Sunday, 17 December 2017

All Saints Blog Week of December 18th, 2017

Our current season of advent has allowed us to collectively anticipate the coming of Jesus’ birth, while making practical connections to our own lives.  We appreciate the work that our students and staff have done ahead of last week organizing Christmas packages for those in our community experincing some need this season.  And while there is a great deal of activity during our last week of school before Christmas holidays, it is my hope that you have an opportunity to relax with family and friends and reflect on the important messages of this Advent and Christmas Season.  Merry Christmas and have a safe Holiday.  See you on January 9th!

Christmas Spirit Week
Tis the season for our Christmas Spirit Week!
MONDAY: Christmas Morning PJ Day
TUESDAY: Winter Getaway Day (Tropical/ Hawaiian)
THURSDAY: Ugly Christmas Sweater
FRIDAY: Red and Green Day

Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) survey:
The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) is the provincial body for high school athletics in Ontario. They conduct 45 championships and festivals in 21 different sports, and provide other programs and services to support school athletics at the school and regional levels. OFSAA will be developing a new strategic plan to guide the organization over the next three years and we are inviting input from high school students. Please take a few moments to respond and have your say. Thank you for your time. You can access the survey here.  

Study Skills Session for Students
Once again, Dr. Richard Bolduc, our board psychologist, will be offering a Study Skills Session to our high school students to help them prepare for their semester 1 exams.  This session will take place on Wednesday, January 10th in room L210 (the classroom off the LC) during high school lunch.  Students can sign up for the session in Student Services.  

Student Immunization information
The Immunization of School Pupils Act requires that students in Ontario be vaccinated against nine diseases, or have a valid exemption. It is the responsibility of parents to report all immunizations to Ottawa Public Health, and every year OPH reviews these records to ensure that the information is up-to-date. The process is designed to prevent infectious disease outbreaks and protect the health of our students.

Please be aware of the following timelines:

1. November: parents received notices informing them of any gaps in the immunization records for their child(ren).

2. January 15, 2018: Suspension notices will be mailed to families who have not yet complied with the requirements under the legislation.

3. February 7, 2018: Suspensions will be enforced for any remaining students whose records are still not up-to-date.

All Saints Ottawa Senators Celebration Game
Thank you to all of our families who bought tickets to support our All Saints’ Ottawa Senators game.  You can pick up your tickets at the school from December 18th to 20th from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the All Saints atrium (for additional pick up information, please email Michele D’Addona at

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:
December 18th (7:00pm): School Council meeting
December 20th and 21st: School Play at Centrepoint theatre
January 8th: First day of school following the Christmas break