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.
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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.

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:
November 16th - PD day

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