School News & Announcements
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.
Our next McDonald's Fundraiser is on Tuesday, Feb 7th from 4pm to 8pm.
Our Kindergarten registration week officially begins on and runs until . If your son/daughter will be four years old by then they are eligible to attend our Junior Kindergarten program. You are welcome to visit the school, with your son/daughter, during registration week to complete the necessary paperwork and get a brief tour of the school.
A Kindergarten orientation session will be held for all registered new JK students during the month of May. Details will be sent out to those families in April/May.
For additional information and the documents required to register please visit http://ocsb.ca/register.
Online booking for parent teacher interviews is now closed. Please contact your child's teacher to arrange an interview by phone or in person.
A presentation on Sensory Processing Disorders and Behaviour will be held on Nov 28th. Register and view the details here.