Sunday, 14 October 2018

All Saints Blog Week of October 15th, 2018

Grade 9-12 Letters of Progress and Parent-Teacher interviews
Letters of concern for students in grades 9-12 were sent out as part of a message this past Friday from school. All Saints wishes to remind parents of high school students (grades 9-12) that parent/teacher interviews will be held on Thursday, October 18th. There will be an early dismissal at 1:30 pm that day for all students in grades 7-12. The scheduled times for interviews are from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and again from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. We will also have a special “optional” session for parents of students in grade 10, providing information on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Test structure, strategies for preparation and other information will be highlighted in the meeting from 6:30 to 7:00 pm in room 158.
Booking interviews for October 18th will be done online through the You Can Book Me program. The link can be accessed through our website as of Monday. Parents/guardians are reminded that if they are unable to schedule an interview with a particular teacher, they are welcome to contact the teacher at the school to have a telephone discussion.
Please note interviews are 10 minutes in length and parents are asked to request a maximum of one interview slot per teacher. 7&8 Report card distribution will take place on November 1st, and parent teacher interviews with grade 7&8 teachers will be on November 7th.


Youthnet Presentations

All grade 7&8 classes have been participating in Youthnet presentations at All Saints.  These mental health sessions include information regarding the importance of balanced mental health and effective coping strategies for distress while speaking about the role of peer influence.  Additional information can be found at their website: www.ynra.ca


Ottawa Public Health Presentation: The legalization of Cannabis
As you may know, cannabis will be legal in Canada as of October 17th, 2018. Join Ottawa Public Health, all four school boards and our community partners at one of our parent information nights to learn more about cannabis, the new legislation, how to talk to youth as well as available resources and services.
Please see available dates and locations outlined on our website.





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

Come out and join us for a fun night of learning all about School Council. Hear from OCSB staff, mingle and share successes, concerns and tips with fellow School Councils, and so much more.
Tuesday October 30, 2018
7:00 - 9:00pm
Lester B Pearson High School
2072 Jasmine Crescent
Gloucester K1J 8M5
Click on the following link for additional information

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

Coming Up:
October 22nd - School Council meeting (7:00pm)

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

All Saints Blog - Reminder about Pickup/Drop off Expectations

Student Pick-up and Drop Off at All Saints High School
The driveway directly in front of All Saints is used for special transportation to pick up and drop off some of our higher needs students at All Saints School. It is also considered a Fire Route by Ottawa By-Law. We made a change last year to address the issue of congestion in that area during peak periods in the morning, and at the end of the day. We are again reminding parents and guardians to make some accommodations to allow our students who need to board or depart transportation in this area to have the space to do so. We are asking our community to drop off students in our larger parking area to the east of the school. This expectation would be in place from 8:00 to 8:30am in the morning, and from 2:15 to 2:45pm in the afternoon. Ottawa Police have suggested that parents NOT use Kanata Avenue for drop offs or pick ups. Your assistance with this expectation will make the area directly in front of the school less congested and safer for our students. If you have any questions, please contact the school. We thank you for your cooperation with this change.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

All Saints Blog Week of October 9th, 2018

All Saints 2018-2019 School Council

Thank you to all of our parent community who came out to join us at our first School Council meeting this past week. We held elections, and I am happy to introduce our new council for the 2018-2019 school year:

All Saints School Council
Michelle Taylor acclaimed as chair elect
Cindy Lee acclaimed as vice chair
Cathy Deogrades acclaimed as secretary and communications rep
Trudy Rink acclaimed as treasurer
Liana Gallant acclaimed as CSPA rep
Laurie Chatigny acclaimed as community rep

Returning Parent Reps
Cathy Motz
Jen Dowd
Joanne Ness
Cheryl Marron
Rachelle Brewer
Sarah Hobbins
Michele D’Addona


New Parent Reps
Sue Keats
Tanya Ramsamy
Lisa Woodtke
Flavio Mior




There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions. You can visit the website here.
Come out and join us for a fun night of learning all about School Council. Hear from OCSB staff, mingle and share successes, concerns and tips with fellow School Councils, and so much more.

Tuesday October 30, 2018
7:00 - 9:00pm
Lester B Pearson High School
2072 Jasmine Crescent Gloucester K1J 8M5
Click on the following link for additional information


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

Coming Up:
October 18th - 9-12 parent/teacher interviews