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.
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Coming Up:
November 16th - PD day

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