Sunday, 25 February 2018

All Saints Blog Week of February 26th, 2018

Liturgical Season of Lent
From the Diocese of Ottawa: In the Catholic faith, God often uses how humans perceive the physical world to impart something spiritual. He uses the seasons of the year to ingrain divine lessons. One such season is Lent. The liturgical cycle invites you not to just read the Scriptures, but to live them. You can experience biblical history and Jesus’ earthly life through the sacraments, sacramentals, celebrations, and times of fasting.
Lent is an opportunity for transformation, inviting us to take a closer look at our own lives and make changes that bring us closer to God. Please visit the Archdiocese of Ottawa webpage for further information
Lenten Penance Services & Confession Times in Parishes


All Saints Dominican Experience
In 2013, All Saints commenced supporting a one room early education center named Todo Los Santos on the Batey Margarita outside of Consuelo in the Dominican Republic. Our annual excursion to this community allows us to sponsor 30 children aged 2-5 who otherwise would not receive an education. Our students and staff arrived in the Dominican this past Saturday and will enjoy an immersion in this culture as they help support the community.



Classroom Visits - Information Sharing
At the end of January and into February, our All Saints administration visited every grade 7-12 classroom to share some common expectations, discuss the support available through our student services department, and take the time to answer student questions. Our grade 7&8 visits focused on encouraging the students around three particular areas:
  • Being respectful - of your peers, your teachers and the school environment
  • Being prepared - arriving to class on-time with all the necessary resources
  • Being focused - using technology at the appropriate times (when directed by the classroom teacher) and having personal devices off and away when not required for class activities.
Our high school discussions focused on important timelines for students (course selection, community services hours, etc.), support for mental health through our Student Services department and additional expectations including dress code. We encouraged students to share updates with parents around pick up and drop off locations before and after school. If students or parents have any additional questions regarding school expectations, we would encourage you to contact an administrator.

Girls’ Hockey - Championship Game
Many of our All Saints teams and clubs are experiencing much success in community competition. Our girls’ hockey team will play in the City Finals at 1:00pm on Feb 27. Any spectators arriving to watch the game (after school!) at Merivale Arena should be aware that there is a $3 door charge levied by the Capital Athletic Association.

Student Fundraiser
A group of our All Saints Grade 12 students has organized a fundraiser selling locally grown Haitian coffee from Singing Rooster: a social non-profit enterprise which helps alleviate poverty in Haiti through fair trade. All proceeds from the selling of coffee will go directly to Kids Connection Haiti. This charity helps Haitian orphans transition from institutions to independent lives. All sales will take place through school cash online. Ground and Whole bean varieties are available in medium, dark and decaf. As a huge incentive, for every bag of coffee a student sells, he/she will have his or her name placed into a draw for 2 Air Canada Tickets to anywhere in North America. Students are encouraged to purchase coffee for parents, family and friends. All coffee will be delivered to students in their homeroom classroom later in March.



City of Ottawa Community Environmental Projects Grant Program
Are you looking for an opportunity to put your environmental ideas into action? The City of Ottawa is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Environmental Projects Grant Program (CEPGP).
The application deadline is Saturday, March 31, 2018
For details on eligibility criteria, the application process, profiles of past projects, download an application form and for program contact information, please visit Ottawa.ca/cepgp





SAVE THE DATE: Anxiety in School-Aged Children with Dr. Jean Clinton

Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
St Paul High School
2675 Draper Avenue K2H 7A1
More information and registration details coming soon!


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

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

Coming Up:
February 26th - School Council meeting
March 1st (5:30 to 7:30) - Grade 6 into 7 parent meeting
March 9th - High School Letters of Progress communicated with parents
  • You can Book Me process for 9-12 parent/teacher interviews is open

Sunday, 18 February 2018

All Saints Blog Week of February 20th, 2018

7&8 Parent/Teacher Interview Booking
Parent-teacher interviews for students in grades 7 & 8 will take place on Thursday, February 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dismissal for this interview day for all grades (7– 12) is 1:30 p.m. The interview booking system was open on Friday, February 16th at 5:00 pm (indicated on our webpage). You can access an appointment by accessing the You Can Book Me link.

Nokia Summer Paid Internship
Nokia Summer Paid Internship - for students going into grade 12 who are curious, interested or have a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, this is the internship for them. The Future Tech Internship is a 7-week program that will have students working alongside Nokia engineering teams solving real, technical problems. Over the course of the summer, students will contribute to meaningful work while receiving support and valuable lessons from a Nokia Future Tech Mentor. Applications are due March 9th.

Nav Canada Summer Camp Opportunity

NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp - this summer, 20 girls entering Grade 10 in September 2018, will gather from July 15th - 20th. Their mission: one week of learning with a focus on aviation (fly drones, practice air traffic control and flight service sessions in real world training simulators, interact with industry speakers). Applications for this all-expenses-paid camp are due March 9th.

Youth in Policing Initiative
Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) - the Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI) is an employment program with the Ottawa Police Service for youth 15-18 years of age who are attending a secondary school program. The goal of the YIPI program is to give young people an opportunity to develop job skills while enhancing police and community relations. Deadline to apply is March 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada
This three-week summer exchange brings together youth and adult mentors from Canada to promote mutual understanding and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. The all-expenses-paid exchange runs from July 16th - August 4th, in Ottawa, New York state, and Washington. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, aged 15 - 18 years old, have at least 4 months remaining of school (no June 2018 grads), and be dedicated to community service. Preference will be given to applicants from under-represented populations, new Canadians, and Indigenous populations. See poster, SUNY webpage, or application portal for more information. Deadline to apply is March 31st.

Paint it Up!
Funding is available for outdoor mural art projects that support graffiti prevention, youth empowerment, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods. Projects must contribute to a clean, safe and beautiful city by engaging neighbourhoods and youth in a constructive learning process to create murals to prevent or deter graffiti.
For more information about funding, please visit www.crimepreventionottawa.ca, for the program guidelines and application form.
****NEW*** please note the application process has changed and there is a new requirement for a pre-approved mural location.
Applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.




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

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

Coming Up:
February 22nd - 7&8 parent teacher interviews
February 26th - School Council meeting

Sunday, 11 February 2018

All Saints Blog Week of February 12th, 2018

Education / Information Session on Drug Use
From our Community - You are invited to Kanata United Church on Sunday, February 25 at 2:30pm for an education / information session on drugs in our communities. Our speaker, Mark Barnes, is a pharmacist and a vocal advocate on the dangers of fentanyl abuse. This session is for everyone--parents, grandparents, youth, young adults, teachers, family, friends, neighbours and you.

Please join us on Sunday, February 25 at 2:30pm at Kanata United Church at 33 Leacock Drive, Kanata. The presentation is free.


United Church drug awareness information

Paint it Up!
Funding is available for outdoor mural art projects that support graffiti prevention, youth empowerment, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods. Projects must contribute to a clean, safe and beautiful city by engaging neighbourhoods and youth in a constructive learning process to create murals to prevent or deter graffiti.
For more information about funding, please visit www.crimepreventionottawa.ca, for the program guidelines and application form.
****NEW*** please note the application process has changed and there is a new requirement for a pre-approved mural location.

Applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.





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

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

Coming Up:
February 14th - Ash Wednesday

Sunday, 4 February 2018

All Saints Blog Week of February 5th, 2018

Indigenous Art and Stories Contest
Status, Non-status, M├ętis, and Inuit youth aged 6 to 29 are invited to submit art and writing entries exploring Indigenous heritage, culture, and identity. Participants can win up to $2000 in cash, and other great prizes. Registration deadline is March 31, 2018. http://www.our-story.ca/



Ottawa’s first “Mayor for a Day” Contest
Youth Ottawa, the Mayor’s office, and the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee to announce an exciting opportunity for All Saints HS students! We are launching Ottawa’s first “Mayor For a Day Contest” which will run from February 2nd until February 28th, 2018. This contest is only open to Ottawa high school students from grades 9-12. The participants are required to submit their best 3 ideas to improve the City of Ottawa through a 5 minute YouTube video or a 1,000 word essay.

https://youthottawa.ca/en/2018/02/mayor-contest/

You can click the above link to learn more about the contest, the deadlines, and the criteria.





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

The Ottawa Catholic School Board warmly invites community families and friends to a Circle of Learning. Come learn about the Indigenous programs and supports being offered in our schools.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Immaculata High School - 140 Main Street
We invite you to join us for a Feast from 6:00 - 6:30 PM (Three Sisters Soup, Bannock, Dessert Squares, etc)

Presentation: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
FREE babysitting for preregistered children.
Communications:
Check out our blog – allsaintschs.blogspot.ca and our twitter @AllSaintsCHS (Mr. Kelly’s - @seankellyottawa) as well as our website ash.ocsb.ca for all that is happening at All Saints!





Coming Up:

February 14th - Ash Wednesday