School News & Announcements

Regional Symposium

posted Apr 11, 2017, 6:10 AM by Stephen Gay

Opportunity to attend Regional PIC Symposium 
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Good morning,

There will be a Regional Parent Involvement Committee Symposium in Ottawa on Saturday, April 22.  This full day event (9 am - 4 pm) is being organized by the Ministry of Education Parent Engagement Office and will be held near the Ottawa airport.  It will include PIC and school council members from all school boards in eastern Ontario. 

This event offers you an opportunity to make new connections, learn from others and share best practices.  These FREE sessions are always well organized, offering great speakers, opportunities for networking, lunch and more!  It will be a great day!

There are a few seats remaining and thus an opportunity to offer attendance to a few more OCSB school council members.  These are being made available on a first come, first served basis.  

If interested in attending, please email PIC Chair, Laura Cater: picchair.ocsb@gmail.com 
Please feel free to pass this invitation on to interested members of your school council.

Here is some additional information from the Ministry of Education:

As parents, you already know that when you are involved in your children's education, the entire school community benefits.  Attending a PIC symposium is a great way for parents to network and share ideas to support parent engagement. 

You will have the opportunity to learn about effective practices and be inspired by other parents. You can also share practical materials, tips and strategies that will support your ongoing efforts to enhance parent engagement in your  school board and community.

Hope you can join us.

Cathy Philpott & Mark Savenkoff
CSPA Co-Chairs
Laura Cater
PIC Chair

Recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our children and youth

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:40 AM by Stephen Gay



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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street, Ottawa

March Break Next Week!

posted Mar 9, 2017, 9:20 AM by Stephen Gay

The March Break runs from March 13th to 17th.  There is no school for students next week.  Our school opens again on March 20th!  Have a great break! 

Notice of Parent Information Meeting Subject: Fentanyl and Opioids

posted Mar 9, 2017, 9:11 AM by Stephen Gay


                  

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.


Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.


When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public


Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map: http://bit.ly/2mYn4TS


Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.


The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    


City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources: www.stopoverdoseottawa.ca


For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at mardi.dekemp@ocsb.ca.


Sacrament Information Night: Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation

posted Feb 17, 2017, 10:05 AM by Stephen Gay

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. 

French Option Sheets with Report Cards!

posted Feb 17, 2017, 9:57 AM by Stephen Gay

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.   

Reports Coming Home Today!

posted Feb 17, 2017, 9:47 AM by Stephen Gay

Report cards are coming home with your children today!  

Parent Focus Group on Student Well-being

posted Feb 2, 2017, 1:30 PM by Stephen Gay

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

Cathy Philpott
Co-Chair, CSPA 

Strong Not Tough: The Healthy Family Step Plan to Manage Anxiety & Prevent Depression

posted Jan 9, 2017, 8:10 AM by Stephen Gay

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

1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick


Anti-Bullying Week: Kindness Presentations

posted Nov 23, 2016, 1:39 PM by Stephen Gay

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.  

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