School News & Announcements
The registration for our Family Art Night with local artist Kate Ryckman is now full. Should you wish, you may add your name to our waiting list. You will be contacted by email should space become available.
Thanks to the Ontario Pro Grant program, the Guardian Angels School Council has planned a FREE Family Art Night for the families of Guardian Angels School. Local mixed media artist Kate Ryckman will be onsite leading us through creating an individual art piece that can be done with or alongside your child(ren). Kate will also share information about the importance of the arts in our lives, the benefits to our physical and mental health and how we can use the arts as a bridge in relationships.
Participants must register in advance.
Our April School Council meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our children and youth
This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth. When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Paquette
Immaculata High School
This highly interactive workshop will have you working on your own and in groups to understand your emotional triggers and your child’s and find better calming techniques and solutions to create more harmonious relationships in your home.
Speaker: Joanne Boyd
St. Matthew High School
OCSB Special Education and Student Services, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) PIC and CSPA, present an evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs. The 4 workshops will be offered twice. Participants will be able to attend two sessions of their choice
Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.
Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how OCSB school staff can help support their concerns.
Mental Health Supports at the OCSB
Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.
On My Way - Transitions
Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17SpecEd
Saint Patrick’s High School
YOUR input needed: Parent focus group on student well-being. What does “well-being” mean to you? How can students' well-being be supported at school?
The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a K-12 student well-being framework to help support the mental health and wellness of all students.
CSPA is hosting this parent session with Dr. Elizabeth Paquette (OCSB Mental Health Lead), to collect your ideas and opinions to share with the Ministry. We know that students who have strong relationships and a positive sense of self are in a better position to reach their full potential. Come learn more about current initiatives in OCSB schools and share your ideas to promote well-being.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17wellbeing
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
For several weeks our students and teachers from kindergarten to grade 6 have been working with Robin Guy, a professional choreographer and voice coach, to prepare a musical theatre routine to music from various Broadway shows. Come and enjoy the results of their hard work and enthusiasm!
For tickets and the time of the performance of your child's class, see the flyer that was sent home on Friday, February 24th.
The Guardian Angels School Council presents its third annual
Family Fun Dance
Sacred Heart Cafeteria/Gym
“Warm Hearts, Warm Hands” Theme. Bring a pair of gently used/new mittens for children JK-grade 6 and receive a FREE cupcake. ALL of the mitten donations will go to children at our sister school, St. Rose of Lima.
NOTE: When ordering, order under your OLDEST child only for your entire family. You will be able to choose meal plans and single items for your entire family and tickets will be delivered to your OLDEST child prior to the Dance. Special pricing for orders placed online - prices will be higher at the dance. We will have a LIMITED amount of extras this year so all items are on a first come first serve basis if you have not pre-ordered online.
Paper order forms available at the school by request.
Order deadline: .
Please note that school buses have been cancelled for the entire day but the schools do remain open. Our hot food program will not be offered today but has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb 9th. If your child does come to school please make sure that they bring a lunch.