School News & Announcements
If you have a child in grade two and up who would like to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, we will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:30 p.m. If you have a child in grade 6 who would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, you are invited to attend the same meeting. Pizza will be served. Thank you.
Inside grade 3 and 6 report cards, parents will find option sheets for our French programs. We have a French Information Evening for grade 3 parents scheduled for next Wednesday, February 22nd.
Report cards are coming home with your children today!
Parent Focus Group on Student Well-being
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 Chief Psychologist & 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
Cathy PhilpottCo-Chair, CSPA
Strong Not Tough;
The healthy family step plan to manage anxiety & prevent depression
As adults, we experience many life changes; workplace transitions, entering & ending relationships, financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one, supporting friends or family members with mental illness or substance/alcohol abuse. Feeling overwhelmed or anxious is natural.
Gain the know-how and confidence to navigate everyday life challenges!
This workshop will provide you with positive coping skills and coping step plans to help you navigate experiences, effectively manage feelings and be resilient. Come and participate in creating a family that can bend, not break. We all need a community that is strong, not tough.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAstrong17
Monday, January 23, 2017
6:45 - 8:45 PM
St. Mark Catholic High School
We are very fortunate to have Jennifer Snell and her dog, Honey, visit us this week for kindness presentations. Ms Snell teaches us how to treat all living things with reverence and respect. The students will also have a chance to pet her dog and learn what responsibilities come with pet ownership.
The time of our Remembrance Day Mass will be 9:30 a.m., not 10:30 a.m. Sorry for any confusion. Thank you.
The construction of the addition onto St. Pat's High School will be discussed at the St. Pat's Intermediate School Council meeting on
Prince Of Peace Parenting and Family Literacy Centre
This Month’s Topics:
· Dressing your child for winter weather.
· Keeping your child healthy during cold and flu season.
Join us from for our Parent Chat. Registered Nurse Susan Kirkpatrick from South East Ottawa Community Health Centre will be here to share information and answer your questions about winter health and safety.
Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) and Behaviour
Some children (with and without other special needs) “have problems developing the ability to process information received through their senses. They might have problems interpreting sights, sounds, and sensations of touch and movement. They might become unusually upset by bright lights or loud noises or by being touched or moved unexpectedly. They might also have problems controlling, orchestrating and using their muscles effectively. .. these difficulties can result in behaviours that confuse, frustrate and anger parents and teachers.
Nathalie Mabon, Occupational Therapist OT Reg. (Ont.) will provide background on SPDs often associated with autism, developmental disabilities and other diagnoses; the latest evidence-based strategies to help children (and adults who support them) cope with sensory issues in order to prevent sensory overload leading to the fight, flight or freeze response as well as strategies to help students recover when they do become overwhelmed.
Become a sensory detective and learn how to read your child and provide the right support. The presentation will include:
· an introduction to all 7 sensory systems and their function
· an explanation of sensory modulation with regards to the sensory systems
· a discussion of sensory triggers (what causes a behaviour to occur) and "grounders" (calming techniques) and how to use them
· the impact of sensory modulation challenges on behaviour
· strategies, strategies, strategies....
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAsensory