Saturday, 17 November 2018

All Saints Blog Week of November 19th, 2018

Tornado Relief - Youth Action at City Hall On Tuesday, November 13th, Mme MacKinnon along with five grade 10 students representing three Civics classes attended the Youth Action Showcase at City Hall to raise awareness and provide relief for the victims of the recent tornadoes in the Ottawa region. The showcase was attended by mayor Jim Watson, municipal counsellors, business and community leaders as well as other civically-minded young people. The students from All Saints who participated in the showcase and spoke passionately about the ASH Tornado Relief initiative were from L to R: Kayleigh Coady, Ruby Reid, Megan Pattison, Owen Doherty, and Desmond Clark.





Ottawa Public Health addresses Smoking and Vaping
Every day tobacco kills more Ontarians than alcohol, illicit substances, accidents, suicide and homicides combined. People who use tobacco are more likely to go to the hospital and stay longer. They are also likely to die younger. Tobacco products contain nicotine, which is a substance that makes them highly addictive. Evidence shows that almost 90 per cent of adults who ever smoked daily (aged 30–39) reported trying their first cigarette by the time they were 18 years old — and nearly two-thirds of them began smoking daily by this age.

Starting October 17, 2018, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA) will prohibit smoking, vaping (electronic cigarettes), and smoking cannabis on school property and school parking lots, including within 20m from the perimeter of school property.

Tobacco Enforcement Officers (TEOs), appointed by the Minister of Health, enforce the SFOA. TEOs can issue, at their discretion, provincial offences notices to anyone for smoking and vaping on school property and within 20m from a school. The fine for this contravention of the SFOA begins at $305.

The Ontario Education Act, Section 266 (2.1) and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Section 20(7) require school officials to identify pupils (who have contravened sections of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act), to the Medical Officer of Health or to a designate of the Medical Officer of Health. The information to be released is limited to: the pupil’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth, and the name, address and telephone number of the parent or guardian.

For more information, please contact Ottawa Public Health.
You may also obtain information by calling toll-free:

• INFOline 1-866-532-3161
• TTY 1-800-387-5559 Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
For specific information on smoking and vaping laws in schools, contact your local Public Health Unit. To find the public health unit serving your region, please visit their website at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx.

2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence


Nominate an exceptional educator for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for:



Teaching Excellence
Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Nomination Deadline is January 14, 2019 at 23:59 Pacific Time. Applications may be found here.

Post Secondary Presentations at All Saints
Last week, the guidance counsellors met with grade 12 students regarding the college and university application process. 
The presentations are below:
Applying to College
Applying to University

Immunization of Students
The Immunization of School Pupils Act states that students attending schools in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine diseases, or else have a valid exemption. Parents are required to report all immunizations done at the doctor's office to Ottawa Public Health. Every year, OPH conducts an immunization surveillance campaign and students whose records remain incomplete may be suspended from school.

If your child requires immunization, you should receive a first notice from Ottawa Public Health, and you are encouraged to have your child immunized; and/or advise OPH (not the school) that you have done so. Details on how to update OPH are on the written notice that you will receive in the mail. Parents with questions can contact OPH at 613-580-6744.

Cooperative Education Corner

All Saints has a large number of students who enrol in cooperative education courses to pursue some practical work opportunities. In the coming weeks we will feature some of our students and the experiences they are having. This week: Featured Co-op Student: Matthew Tzavelas.

Matthew Tzavelas is a Grade 12 student working at Rogers TV. He is also part of the ICT SHSM

Matthew commented that “I really enjoyed helping with audio for a real live daytime show. I get to do it by myself, most of the time and I like the responsibility that I get.The main duties and responsibilities of an Audio Technician are making sure all audio levels are not too loud or quiet. These levels must be monitored at all times. Another responsibility is making sure all mics work before the show starts and all the mics have a high enough battery percentage, if these are not checked, microphones may not work.”  Matthew is able to demonstrate how the Catholic Values he is learning at school are serving him well in the workplace. At Rogers TV, Community is very important. Everyone must work together and communicate constantly during shows in order for them to run smoothly. No one can do their job alone, the entire show must be run as a team.




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

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:30 - 9:00pm - Learn more about: ABA (applied behaviour analysis) Building Capacity.
The Roots of Reading: Helping your child build language and literacy skills.
Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) - Solving the IEP Puzzle.
Shared Solutions: A guide to preventing and resolving conflicts regarding programs and services for students with special educational needs.
Notre Dame High School 710 Broadview Avenue Ottawa, ON K2A 2M2

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:
November 19th - 7:00pm School Council meeting

Sunday, 11 November 2018

All Saints Blog Week of November 12th, 2018

Career Week Activities
November 12th to 15th is Career Week in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. We have been busy organizing activities for students this week. Students will be invited to take part in the following:
  • Monday, November 12th: Gr.10 career classes and skilled trade related courses to attend 'Skills Ontario Presentation" in the Learning Commons (period 1,2,3,4)
  • Tuesday, November 13th: 'Meet and Munch' lunch time activity. Gr. 7-12 are welcome to attend during their respective lunches. Students are invited to bring their lunch to the atrium and sit with a skilled professional to learn more about their trade/career. We will have representatives from:
1. Canadian Armed Forces
2. Canadian Navy
3. Plumber
4. An apprentice Electrician
5. HVAC specialist
6. Engineering Student Ambassadors from Carleton University
7. Nokia (telecommunications specialist)
8. Discover Year (gap year program) with ASH grads who are in the program
9. Recording and performing artist

  • Wednesday, November 14th: Take Your Kid To Work Day (all grade 9 students are to participate). Students are invited to attend the McDonald Restaurant recruitment fair in the atrium during high school lunch.
  • Thursday, November 15th: Gr. 10-11-12 period 2 classes to attend Career/Leadership Presentation by motivational speaker, Fahd Alhattab, in our Cafeteria Gym. Presentation will begin promptly at 9:50 am.
  • Friday, November 16th: Professional Learning Day for staff
Go Green Team
Did you know that it takes up to 1000 years for plastic bags to decompose? The Go Green team would like to to reduce the amount of plastics going into the environment by collecting milk bags. We are promoting this initiative by asking students to drop off clean and dry 4 litre outer milk bags in the bin set up in Student Services. The bags will then be delivered to St. Isidore Parish, where volunteers will weave them into mats to be sent to developing countries.

Expectations at 7&8 Lunch
During the lunch hour, we encourage our grade 7 & 8 students to bring a lunch from home or to purchase a lunch from the cafeteria. Students are not permitted to access online food ordering and delivery platforms (e.g. Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats, etc.) during the school day. The Main Office does not receive deliveries for food and to ensure safety, our grade 7 & 8 students are not permitted to leave the school to receive a food order. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Immunization of Students
The Immunization of School Pupils Act states that students attending schools in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine diseases, or else have a valid exemption. Parents are required to report all immunizations done at the doctor's office to Ottawa Public Health. Every year, OPH conducts an immunization surveillance campaign and students whose records remain incomplete may be suspended from school.
If your child requires immunization, you should receive a first notice from Ottawa Public Health, and you are encouraged to:
  • have your child immunized; and/or
  • advise OPH (not the school) that you have done so. Details on how to update OPH are on the written notice that you will receive in the mail. Parents with questions can contact OPH at 613-580-6744. 
Cooperative Education Corner
All Saints has a large number of students who enrol in cooperative education courses to pursue some practical work opportunities. In the coming weeks we will feature some of our students and the experiences they are having. This week: Featured Co-op Student:  Mackenzie Kadar
Mackenzie is a Grade 12 student working at an Industrial Design company named Studio 63 in Bell’s Corners. She is part of the Arts and Culture Specialist High Skills Major Program.

Mackenzie said that “the experience I have had at my placement has been very positive. I have been learning how to create products through the use of SolidWorks, develop renderings of projects using KeyShot, set up print files with Simplify3d, and then get the 3D printer ready by leveling the bed, setting up the filament, and heating it.
Mackenzie is able to demonstrate how the Catholic values she is learning at school are serving her well in the workplace. She is demonstrating Stewardship for Creation - “Industrial designers aim to expand and improve products, or invent products to solve day to day issues. Issues involving the earth, such as how to use less wasted materials on products.”

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.
Christmas Craft Fair.jpg



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

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:30 - 9:00pm - Learn more about: ABA (applied behaviour analysis) Building Capacity.
The Roots of Reading: Helping your child build language and literacy skills.
Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) - Solving the IEP Puzzle.
Shared Solutions: A guide to preventing and resolving conflicts regarding programs and services for students with special educational needs.
Notre Dame High School
710 Broadview Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2A 2M2

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:
November 16th - PD day

Sunday, 4 November 2018

All Saints Blog Week of November 5th, 2018

Grade 7&8 Parent-Teacher interviews / Early Dismissal
All Saints wishes to remind parents of Grade 7&8 students that parent/teacher interviews will be held on Wednesday, November 7th. 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.
Booking interviews for November 7th 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.

French Language Support for Students
Image result for french languageVoilĂ  Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus is open to all students in our board from K-12. Every evening from Monday to Thursday students have access to live teachers online to practice their French and get homework help in French. Children can also play live, communicative games in French on the platform. For more information please see: A letter for parents with the access code, the step by step access guide for parents, and Bookmarks created for students.

Career Week Activities
All Saints’ 'Career Awareness Week' takes place beginning on Monday, November 12th. We have a number of activities planned for students throughout the week. Please encourage your son/daughter to take advantage of the following:
  • Mon. Nov. 12th: Gr. 10 and skilled trade related courses to attend 'Skills Ontario Presentation" in the Learning Commons (period 1,2,3,4).
  • Tues. Nov. 13th: 'Meet and Munch' lunch time activity. Gr. 7-12 are welcome to attend during their respective lunches. Students are invited to bring their lunch to the atrium and sit with a skilled professional to learn more about their trade/career. We will have representatives from:
1. Canadian Armed Forces
2. Canadian Navy
3. Plumber
4. An apprentice Electrician
5. HVAC specialist
6. Engineering Student Ambassadors from Carleton University
7. Nokia (telecommunications specialist)
8. Discover Year (gap year program) with ASH grads who are in the program
9. Recording and performing artist

  • Wed. Nov. 14th: Take Your Kid To Work Day
  • Thurs. Nov. 15th: Gr. 10-11-12 period 2 classes to attend Career/Leadership Presentation by motivational speaker, Fahd Alhattab, in Caf/Gym. Presentation will begin promptly at 9:50 am.
  • Fri. Nov. 16th: P.D. Day
Dual Credit Program
All Saints High School senior students have the opportunity to register in part-time studies at Algonquin College. If accepted into the program, students will be eligible to earn a college credit and a high school credit.

Dual Credit is a School-to-College-to-Work pilot project sponsored by the Partnering to Achieve for Student Success (PASS) Team. Delegates from nine publicly funded school boards in eastern Ontario as well as representatives from three regional community colleges and representatives from two community/ business partners are members of the PASS Regional Planning Team. The PASS Dual Credit initiative supports, financially and educationally, high school students, in attending a college course while still in the process of completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Prior to each semester, Algonquin College releases a list of courses that are available to secondary school students enrolled in the Dual Credit project. A variety of courses in a number of disciplines such as Early Childhood Education, Graphic Design, Culinary Arts, Trades and Business are among the possibilities. The 2018-2019 offerings are accessible at Dual Credit Offerings . Refer to the far two right-hand columns for the upcoming offerings, Winter and Spring Dual Credit Offerings.

Benefits of the Dual Credit Program:
  • Students gain exposure to college programs which will allow them to make a more informed decision regarding their post secondary destination. 
  • Students can earn a college credit and a high school credit. 
  • Tuition, books and most transportation costs will be paid through the PASS Dual Credit Project. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to experience campus life and learn at the college level. 
  • Students will have an opportunity to link their cooperative education learning experience (if applicable) to a college program. 
Cooperative Education Corner
All Saints has a large number of students who enrol in cooperative education courses to pursue some practical work opportunities. In the coming weeks we will feature some of our students and the experiences they are having. This week: Featured Co-op Student: Farishtay Yousef.

Farishtay Yousef is a grade 11 student who is interested in working in the IT field. Her placement is at Ericsson in the Kanata Tech business park. She is also part of the ICT - Information Communication Technology, SHSM - Specialist High Skills Major program at school.  Farishtay is excelling at her placement. She commented that “some duties I fulfill at Ericsson is programming with various softwares ex. R Studio, Java, Linux, write scripts and run them to see the output of the script. I do field testing for a variety of measurements and reports to be sent away to be examined.”   Farishtay is able to demonstrate how the Catholic values she is learning at school are serving her well in the workplace. “I exemplify excellence and initiative at my workplace in that I am willing to do any task my supervisor gives, whether it be small like, label all the phones with stickers for testing or a big project like programming - to process data. I come prepared and ready to learn new and fun stuff at Ericsson. Initiative to me is arriving on time to work, ready to work and learn.”

Lunch Routines - 7&8 Students
We are encouraging our 7&8 students to help with keeping our cafeteria clean on a regular basis. We have asked all grade 7 & 8 students, ahead of dismissal at 12:15 PM from the caf, that they ensure that they have cleaned their table completely and raised their hands to acknowledge that they are ready to leave. Tables will be dismissed one by one. In addition, students are not permitted to access their lockers at 12:15 PM as there is no supervision in the 7&8 wing. They are to bring their coats (and anything else they need for the remainder of lunch) to the caf with them when they get their lunch. We have shared these reminders with our 7&8 community at last week’s morning assembly.

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.
Christmas Craft Fair.jpg



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 @AllSaintsOCSB (Mr. Kelly’s - @seankellyottawa) as well as our website ash.ocsb.ca for all that is happening at All Saints!

Coming Up:
November 16th - PD day