Oct. 23rd Updates

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:56 AM by Sean Crookshank   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 11:29 AM ]

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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

The parent-teacher conference we have planned is an important part of the school’s reporting and evaluation process. During the past months, your child’s teacher(s) have been gathering information which he/she will share with you about your child’s progress and growth. Parent Teacher Interviews for students will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 8th from 3:10 to 5:00 pm and then again from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Parents may schedule an interview by calling Mrs. Benoit from Monday, October 23rd to Friday, October 27th. This is the best option to get a time that works for you.

If no specific time was requested, teachers will assign students to an interview time and this information will be sent home with your child’s Progress Report, and in the agenda for Kindergarten students.

CSPA Parent information

Please Click Here to get information on upcoming CSPA information nights for parents.

Chocolate Fundraiser

The chocolate fundraiser ends on Thurs. Oct. 26th.  Thank you all who have returned the money for the box of chocolates ($60.00) to the school office.  If you are not able to sell your box of chocolates please return the chocolates to the office as soon as possible so that another family can sell them.  Please ensure that all the money and chocolates are returned as soon as possible or by Oct. 26th at the latest.  We would like to conclude the fundraiser on that time.

The draw for our prizes will take place on Wed. Nov. 1st.  For every box of chocolates sold, where money is returned by Nov. 1st, your child’s name will be entered into a draw for one of two prizes.  We will be drawing for a MIP (toy robot that can dance, perform tricks, and much more) and 1 prize of a Movie Pass package (2 adult and I child admission, 2 regular drinks, popcorn and a child’s combo-popcorn, drink and candy).  As well, the top selling student will receive a Movie Pass Package!

Halloween Dance

A reminder that the Parent Council’s annual Halloween Family Dance will take place on Fri. Oct. 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, in the school gymnasium.  Students need to be accompanied by an adult.

Once again this year Volunteers are needed to bake cupcakes and to help out the night of the dance: running games, selling food and helping to clean up at eh end of the evening.  Cupcakes can be brought to the school the night of the dance.  Please consider volunteering your time.

Halloween Day

Staff and Students are welcome to wear black and orange on Halloween Day at school.  No costumes please!

WE SCARE HUNGER CAMPAIGN

Our WE SCARE HUNGER CAMPAIGN is coming to an end this Friday, October 27th. Please continue to donate non-perishable food items for this week. The class with the highest number of items donated will win a pizza lunch.

Dress Purple

The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) annually dedicates the month of October to spreading awareness about the Duty to Report and the community’s responsibility to “Speak up for Kids.” The campaign urges community members to report suspicions that a child is being abused or neglected, or at risk of being abused or neglected of abuse or neglect.

Marked by Dress Purple Day on October 24, 2017, the campaign's main goal is to keep children and youth safe by increasing public knowledge of child abuse and neglect and outline the steps to take to eradicate it.  We encourage staff and students to dress in purple on October 24, 2017.

BYOD

Dear Parent/Guardian,     


The Ottawa Catholic School Board was one of the first school boards in Ontario to allow students to BYOD - Bring Your Own digital Device - to school. Over the last ten years, we have made significant investments to ensure our students and staff have access to a variety current technologies. The use of technology to support learning remains a key priority to ensure that students are equipped with the skills to flourish in an increasingly digital world. Chromebooks have proven to be versatile, reliable, and affordable digital tool in the classroom.


As students have engaged more with the technology that is available in their classrooms, many families have expressed interest in purchasing a device for their child to use at school and at home.  Many parents have reached out, seeking advice about which technology would best support their child’s learning, is reasonably priced, yet durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily use as it’s transported back and forth to school each day.


We have been working with STAPLES CANADA to provide three good Chromebook options that families can choose to purchase at a STAPLES store or online. These three models are the same devices that are currently used in schools. Each is a rugged commercial-grade Chromebook, with a full keyboard and touchscreen, (and some that fold over to also act as a tablet with a pen).  Each of these devices will support your child’s school work, including the use of their @ocsbstudent.ca Google account and all related educational applications they are already use at school.


Detailed information about the recommended options are available online at the following site: https://www.staples.ca/sbdca/en_CA/cre/programs/byod/ottawa/            

OR visit your local/Ottawa STAPLES store to view these three Board-recommended devices:

  1. Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook

  2. Acer R13 CB5-312T-KOYQ Chromebook

  3. Acer Spin 11 R751TN-C5P3 Chromebook


As well, a representative from Staples will be on hand during our interview night to provide information to any parent/guardian that might have questions.


Please note that here is NO expectation that students must purchase and bring their own devices to school, nor is there any incentive to the Board beyond sharing this information. Devices will continue to be made available in schools for use by all students.


Sincerely,


Sean Crookshank




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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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