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Mental Health, Finding Hope and Recovery

posted Mar 26, 2018, 5:02 AM by Sean Crookshank

March 8 Updates

posted Mar 8, 2018, 12:22 PM by Sean Crookshank

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MARCH BREAK

The March Break is from March 12th to March 16th.  This is a time where our school community takes time to have a well-deserved rest following a period of high energy and involvement.

LENTEN PROJECT

Our Lenten Project this year is to once again support Sacred Heart Children's Home in South Africa.  Our Lenten team has organized special Fun Fridays and the remaining ones are listed below. A small donation is  encouraged. You are able to pay through School Cash Online.Thanks everyone for your continued support.
                           Friday, March 9th: Dress to Impress
                           Friday, March 23rd: Beach Day

EASTER RAFFLE

To support our Lenten cause we are having an Easter Rafflect. Tickets are .25 each or 5 for $1.00. If you purchase online you get twice the amount i.e. 10 tickets for $1.00. There are two baskets to be won and the draw will take place on Tuesday, March 27th.


MILK PROGRAM - TERM 3

The Milk Order for Term 3 is posted to School Cash Online. This is the most efficient, safe way to purchase milk and ensure that your child receives it in a timely manner. This program is for Grades 1 to 6. If there is difficulty ordering online, please contact Mrs. Benoit. THE LAST DAY TO ORDER MILK FOR TERM 3 IS MARCH 21ST.


CORRECTION TO PIZZA ORDER-TERM 3 (ONLINE ONLY)

There is an error in School Cash Online for the Term 3 Pizza Order. Please only order for April 26th and May 25th. The March 29th date is showing in error. If you have already purchased for this date, your account will be credited. Once an item has been purchased by one person, we are unable to change the form. Sorry for the confusion. THE LAST DAY TO ORDER PIZZA FOR TERM 3 IS MARCH 26TH.


CPSA EVENT-Anxiety in School-Aged Children

Tuesday,  April 3, 2018

​7:00 - 9:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Jean Clinton ​

St. Paul High School

2675 Draper Avenue


Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAdrjean2018



Post-Secondary in a New Age

What are the opportunities for your child after grade 12?  It's never too early to get informed.

University and College are both great options.  College has CHANGED; now offering Certificate programs, Degree programs, and Collaborative Degrees in partnership with various universities.

Come take a NEW LOOK at the opportunities! We'll share strategies to make it more affordable and engaging.


4 dates and locations:

  • Thurs. March 22 at St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Ave, 7 - 8 PM


  • Thurs. April 12 at Frank Ryan Intermediate School, 128 Chesterton Dr., 7 - 8 PM


  • Mon. April 16 at All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave, 6 - 7 PM


  • Thurs. April 26 at St. Matthew High School, 6550 Bilberry Dr, Orléans, 7 - 8 PM



Register now: bit.ly/CSPApostsecondary18


Poster attached


Link to poster:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f7hOVxEXL1CgWowAB7eUgh0zC8WPti22/view?usp=sharing


Skills Builder

For students currently in grade 6, 7 or 8.  This program will run from July 4 - July 25 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm at Holy Trinity HS, St. Pius X HS, Immaculata HS and St. Matthew HS. Skills Builder is a literacy and numeracy support program for students who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower, and are at a risk. In this program, students receive encouragement, gain confidence and learn how to improve reading, writing, numeracy, study and organizational skills required for success.   Download Registration Form






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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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Anxiety in School-Aged Children

posted Mar 7, 2018, 6:21 AM by Sean Crookshank

Anxiety in School-Aged Children  - Tues. April 3, 2018

​Speaker: 
D
r. Jean Clinton
 ​
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM


Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

​ 
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAdrjean2018 ​


Lenten Project Info

posted Feb 21, 2018, 6:28 AM by Sean Crookshank

LENTEN PROJECT

Our Lenten Project this year is to once again support Sacred Heart Children's Home in South Africa.  Our Lenten team has organized special Fun Fridays that are listed below.  A small donation will be encouraged.  You will be able to pay through School Cash Online.  As well, in March, we will be holding an Easter Raffle for two gift baskets with more information to follow.


Friday, Feb. 23rd: Hat Day

Friday, March 2nd: Crazy Hair Day

Friday, March 9th: Dress to Impress

Friday, March 23rd: Beach Day


Thanks everyone for your continued support,


Sean Crookshank

Principal


February 13th Update

posted Feb 13, 2018, 11:58 AM by Sean Crookshank   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 11:59 AM ]

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Parents/Guardians are welcome to join us tomorrow for our Ash Wednesday Celebration in the gym at 9:00 a.m.  Hope to see you there.

PARKING LOT

The parking lot can be a busy place during drop off and pick up.  Please continue to practice patience and care during drop off and pick up, especially at the top and bottom of the parking lot where it can be a tight squeeze for cars to turn around.  We thank everyone for their cooperation with this.

ARRIVE ON TIME!


We are making an effort to ensure that children have a full and balanced school day that allows for full participation in all areas of the curriculum. We appreciate the efforts of parents and students who begin the day on time without disruptions caused by lateness. A child who disrupts a class for two or three minutes because of late arrival means a loss of a whole hour of time when added up for everyone. The teacher has to go over the same instructions again. “Lates” must be noted on record, both upon entry to the school and in the classroom. This takes time for teachers and the secretary in addition to the time lost in the classroom. All students should be at school by 8:30 to line up with their class at the proper door. We understand that some lates are unavoidable in extraordinary circumstances, such as medical appointments or family emergencies. We appreciate your calling to let us know when a child will be late. Please support our efforts in this area. Just a reminder, that when you are signing your child in late, it would be appreciated if you say goodbye to them in the front foyer.

FAMILY DAY

A reminder that Feb. 19th is Family Day so there will be no school on Monday.  Enjoy the extra time together.


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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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Jan. 24th Updates

posted Jan 24, 2018, 12:26 PM by Sean Crookshank

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PARENT COUNCIL MEETING

There is a Parent Council Meeting this evening at 7:00 in the Learning Commons. All parents are invited to attend.


LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER

We are looking a volunteer who would will be willing to pick up items at Costco and Loblaws for our Snack Bin Program. It would require having your own vehicle and a couple of hours a week to shop. Please get in touch with Mr. Crookshank or Mrs. Benoit, if you are interested.


“SNOW DAYS” AND BUSES

In the event of a severe snow or ice storm, parents are reminded that local radio and T.V. stations will begin broadcasting cancellation of transportation starting at 6:00 am. Generally the schools remain open. Parents who drop off their children are reminded that they must make arrangements to pick them up as well. Once buses have been cancelled in the morning they do not run for that entire day. Students must be picked up at 3:00 p.m, our regular dismissal time. The Board provides a link on the school’s website to inform parents of bus cancellations. As well, one can visit OSTA website for the latest updates on bus cancellations, current late buses, etc.

( http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca )


ILLNESS

When Should I Keep My Child Home From School? Many parents struggle with the answer to this question.  As such, we’d like to provide some guidelines to help in your decision-making.

Cold and/or Cough

A sore throat, runny nose, cough and mild congestion are common, recurring symptoms, especially in young children.  More often than not, children are safe to attend school.  Ask yourself: “Can my child still participate in school activities?”  However, if any of these symptoms are accompanied by fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, wheezing or distinct change in mood, please keep your child home until he or she is feeling better.

Fever

A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher.  If your child has been fever-free for at least 24 hours, without the use of a fever-reducing medication and without other symptoms, he or she is safe to return to school.  Otherwise, your child is likely fighting an infection, meaning he or she may be vulnerable and/or contagious.

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Vomiting and diarrhea are good reasons to keep your child at home.  Both are symptoms of infection that could be spread to others.  A child is safe to return to school 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.

Sore Throat

A severe sore throat accompanied by swollen glands and/or fever may be indicative of strep throat, which is highly contagious.  A child with strep throat should be kept home until he or she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

Pink Eye

Red, itchy eyes accompanied by yellow or green discharge are symptoms of conjunctivitis (or pink eye).  This condition is highly contagious and spreads quickly through schools.  Once diagnosed, your child should be kept home until he or she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

Rash

A rash may be a symptom of another infection.  If your child has an undiagnosed rash, please keep your child home until these symptoms clear or until you’ve spoken with the doctor.

Other general symptoms to watch for include: fatigue beyond what you would expect from a mild illness, a pale or tired appearance, irritability or disinterest in normal activities, loss of appetite and any form of pain (earache, stomach, headache, body pain).  Some of these may be indicative of infection or other conditions that should be checked out by a doctor.







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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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Jan. 18th Updates

posted Jan 18, 2018, 11:47 AM by Sean Crookshank   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 11:48 AM ]

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SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING

Our next meeting in on Jan. 24th, at 7pm in our Learning Commons.  Hope to see you there.


PD DAY

Just a friendly reminder that Jan. 26th is PD Day...so no school that day for the students.


PIZZA DAY

Just a reminder that the next pizza day is Thursday, January 25th.


JUNIOR TUBING TRIP

Permission and payment for the Junior Tubing Trip is due by January 29th. It is strongly encouraged that you pay using School Cash Online (https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/).


HEAD LICE INFO FROM LICE SQUAD

Lice Squad does free weekly family lice checks at two locations.


Thursday nights from 6-8 pm at our east end location
427 MacArthur Avenue Suite 06

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us
613-979-5250
Thanks
Ottawa Lice Squad


NEWS FROM CSPA

The Ottawa Catholic School Board warmly invites community families and friends to a Circle of Learning. Come learn about the Indigenous programs and supports being offered in our schools.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Immaculata High School - 140 Main Street

We invite you to join us for a Feast from 6:00 - 6:30 PM (Three Sisters Soup, Bannock, Dessert Squares, etc)

Presentation: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

FREE babysitting for pre registered children.

OCSB has partnered with COPA to bring valuable resources into our schools that will support safe and inclusive learning environments. Learn more about COPA and the "A Circle of Caring" project and how it can support parents and families.

COPA presenters: Deb St. Amant, Elder-in-Residence, Queen's University & Mohini Athia, COPA educator.

Meet OCSB Indigenous Education team members.

Families will be provided with free takeaway materials.

Register: http://bit.ly/CSPA_circle


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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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Jan. 26: PD Day

posted Jan 18, 2018, 8:24 AM by Sean Crookshank

Just a reminder that Jan. 26th is a PD Day...there will be no school that day.

Kindergarten Registration Week Jan 15-19

posted Jan 15, 2018, 7:45 PM by Sean Crookshank

You can register at anytime, but we’ve designated a special week to help welcome your kindergarten child into our OCSB community. Visit 
http://ocsb.ca/register/ for more detailed information and to find your school. 

Advent Mass

posted Dec 19, 2017, 11:42 AM by Sean Crookshank

ADVENT​ ​MASS
Our Advent Mass will be held on Wednesday. Dec. 20th at 10:15 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church. The staff and students will walk the short distance to the church. Parents are most welcome to attend. 

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