Sunday, 10 June 2018

All Saints Blog Week of June 11th, 2018

Welcoming Ottawa / Kanata North Picnic
All in Kanata North are welcome to attend Councillor Marianne Wilkinson’s Welcoming Ottawa Week – Kanata North in the Beaverpond on Thursday, June 21 from 4pm – 6pm (raindate on June 23 from 4pm – 6pm). It will feature an educational walk through the Beaver Pond led by the Junior Rangers, information stations for parents on important summer public health concerns (ticks, community policing and safety, and more), a speaker’s corner where subject matter experts can give a brief 5-minute speech on related nature topics, and a photographic scavenger hunt taking place.
We are still looking for volunteers! Please email for more information.

Kanata North Picnic - Join Councillor Wilkinson for a special Kanata North Picnic on Wednesday, July 18 from 4pm – 8pm at Sandwell Green Park. This annual picnic is filled with fun activities for the whole family, including a petting zoo, bouncies, free food, face painting, and more! Need more community service hours? We’re still looking for volunteers—fill out the volunteer form here.

New School Messenger App
We recently informed our school community that our school would soon begin using the SchoolMessenger communication platform. The advantage of SchoolMessenger over our current platform is that SchoolMessenger allows parents to select their contact preferences (contact by phone, email, or both) for each of the following different types of messages: Emergency messages, Attendance messages, General messages, Teacher to Parent messages, and School to Student messages.

There is also a free SchoolMessenger App available for both iOS and Android based phones which enables you to receive notifications of school messages as well as set your contact preferences for each kind of message.

What parents need to do:  Please click the following link and follow the instructions in the School Messenger Parent Account User Guide to create your parent account and choose your contact preferences (contact by phone, email, or both) for each message type. This link can also be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser:

The School Messenger Parent FAQ provides more information about School Messenger. This link can also be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser:

Grade 12 Graduation Mass
This past Wednesday, we had the opportunity to come together as a Catholic School Community for our grade 12 Graduation Mass. The Mass was an opportunity to for our grade 12 students and their families to view their hard work and effort over the years from a spiritual point of view. We have been blessed by the efforts of our students who participated in the music and reading liturgy, as well as the organization by our Chaplaincy Leader Lyndsay Moore-Chung. We again are thankful for the participation of Fr. Daryold who has been extremely supportive of our Mass celebrations throughout the year. A special thank you to all of our parents and guardians who were able to join us!

Grade 12 Prom
Our grade 12 students and many staff celebrated “Prom” last Friday at the National Arts Centre. The evening was a huge success with a great deal of organizing on behalf of staff and our prom committee. The Arts Centre was a beautiful backdrop to the evening with an incredibly decorated hall and balcony with magnificent views of our Nation’s Capital. A special thank you to the staff who were able to join us for the event, as well as the hard work of Ms. Dos Santos and Ms. Venedam in creating a truly magical evening.

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:
June 14th - School Council staff breakfast
June 20th - start of 9-12 exams
June 21st - 7&8 school trip (Calypso)
June 25th - 7&8 student athletic awards
June 26th - 7&8 athletic awards
7&8 report card distribution
June 27th - last day of school
June 28th - grade 12 graduation
July 9th - 9-12 report card distribution