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.
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.
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.
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!
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