Sunday, 1 October 2017

All Saints Blog Week of October 2nd, 2017

New All Saints School Council for 2017-2018
All Saints School Council met this past week and elected the new Council for the 2017-2018 school year.  Thank you to the following individuals who put forth their names as members:
Chairperson: Laurie Chatigny (Email:
Vice-Chairperson: Cathy Stone-Brooks
Secretary: Cathy Deogrades
Treasurer: Trudy Rink
Parish representative: Carolyn Crummer
Communications representative: Cindy Lee
Parent representatives: Juanita Balaraj, Cathy Motz, Kelly Roper, Jen Dowd, Michelle Taylor, Joanne Ness, Cheryl Marron, Rachelle Brewer, Sarah Hobbins, Michele D’Addona
Teacher representatives: Cathy Gloade & Ryan Jolicoeur

School Council 2017/2018 Meeting Dates:
October 16
November 20 - Mandatory
Dec. 18
Jan. 22/2018
Feb. 26/2018 - Mandatory
Apr 16/2018
May 28/2018
June 18/2018

You are welcome to check out the School Council section of our School Website for meeting dates and minutes from our meetings.

Party Smart Activity for Grade 10 students
On Thursday, October 5th our Grade 10 students are going to participate in the first “All Saints, Party Smart” event.  This event will provide our Grade 10 students with the opportunity to hear from community leaders about alcohol and drug use, overdoses, drinking and driving, distracted driving, and other related issues.  Our community leaders are members of the Ottawa Emergency Services, Public Health Unit, Rideauwood, The Ottawa Hospital, CAA and the MTO.  We are encouraged by the partnerships we have established with these groups, and look forward to this student centred activity.

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre Program
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) is offering information regarding a new program available to individuals and families in the West End of Ottawa.  The program is for community members aged 12 -26 years,  concerned about alcohol and/or drug use and looking for help.  The WOCRC is pleased to partner with the Ottawa Addictions Access and  Referral Services (OAARS), and Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services to provide Youth Support groups, Parent Support groups and FREE one on one counselling for both youth and parents from their office location in Kanata!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katherine Morin (Capacity Developer for Youth) Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, 2 MacNeil Court., Kanata, Ont. K2L 4H7 Phone: 613-591-3686 x 227 │ Fax: 613-591-2501 │

Welcome Masses at All Saints
Last week, Fathers Virgil and Daryold joined us to open our school year with Masses for all students and staff.  The themes for the Masses were based around our Board Spiritual Theme: Sent to Be the Good News.  Students were encouraged to make this year an opportunity to share with others and to get involved.  We appreciate the company of Father Virgil and Father Daryold, and appreciate the team of staff and students who worked to put the Masses together.  A special thank you to Lindsay Moore-Chung, our Chaplaincy Leader, who handled the organizing.

Christian Community Day
This Friday, October 6th, the entire staff at the Ottawa Catholic School Board comes together to celebrate Christian Community Day.  This is an opportunity to set academic and spiritual direction for the school year.  Friday is a Professional Development day in all OCSB schools.
Math Homework Help
Homework Help is a valuable math resource for students in grades 7 to 10, as it allows them to access live, anonymous tutor chat sessions with certified Ontario teachers. In these sessions, the tutors will guide students to solve math questions after school hours. The live Homework Help chat room service is available for students from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Sundays to Thursdays.

There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.

Check out our blog – and our twitter @AllSaintsCHS (Mr. Kelly’s - @seankellyottawa) as well as our website for all that is happening at All Saints!

Coming Up:
October 6th: Christian Community Day for Staff - PD day for students in all OCSB schools
October 9th: Thanksgiving

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