Friday, 19 October 2018

All Saints Blog Week of October 22nd, 2018

Government Input on Educational Issues
As many parents/guardians have heard, the provincial Conservative government has commenced a series of telephone town hall meetings to solicit input on a variety of educational topics. The questions the provincial government they plan to address include the following:

1. Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
2. Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding
3. Improving provincial standardized testing
4. Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy
5. Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
6. Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes
subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis
7. Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights.

Parents/guardians are invited to participate in one of the phone calls if you would like your view considered. Online registration to take part in one of the calls
Note that space is limited and will be filled on a first come basis. The Ottawa options are:
October 24: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 30: 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. (French)
November 2: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know
The organization for School Mental Health-Assist, in cooperation with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has created a newsletter with information regarding the legalization of cannabis. This fact sheet on recreational cannabis is for parents/guardians and caregivers of youth in grades 6 to 12. It provides information about cannabis, cannabis legalization, risks, signs of a problem, how to help your child, and where to get more information and support.
You can access the fact sheet here:

Terry Fox Run - Our organization en Francais!
Hi! We’d like to share some news about our recent Terry Fox event. Bonjour! Nous sommes les représentantes de la classe de Madame MacLellan qui ont coordonné l'événement Terry Fox à All Saints.
As a class, we decided to organize an exciting walk for all our grade 7-8 classes as a way to create a direct action in our community based on our learning of what it means to be a leader and good samaritan. We planned trivia stations, student and teacher challenges, which included a flash dance competition between classes. Overall, everyone had a lot of fun and laughs while creating community in our school and raising money for a good cause.
Some highlights include the class who raised more than $2,000. Thank you Ms. Donaldson’s homeroom, we also liked their dance moves! Now the homeroom with THE MOST SCHOOL SPIRIT and trivia knowledge! Nous avons la classe qui a gagné avec le plus de points avec leur esprit d’équipe et les points de chaque défi. C’est une classe de français…la classe de Mr. Breton! Bravo! In third place with an honourable mention for raising money and bringing school spirit is Mr. Michienzi’s homeroom!
Congratulations to our winners and everyone who participated for making this day a success. As well, congratulations All Saints for raising more than $4,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation!
  • Submitted by Rachel, with Ms. MacLellan and their Period 1, French Immersion Religion Gr. 9 Class
St. Isidore Tornado Relief Fundraiser
St. Isidore Parish is having a Christmas Craft Fundraiser for Tornado relief on Saturday, December 8th at St. isidore Catholic School. There will be a host of vendors, raffle draws and activities for kids. Admission is $2 or a non perishable food item for the Kanata Food Cupboard.
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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

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

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

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