Fabulous Friday October 29th, 2021

Fabulous Friday October 29th, 2021
Posted on 10/29/2021

It was so fun to see all of the students dressed up and excited for Halloween! The yard was filled with a wide variety of characters!!

In this week’s Friday Message

  • PROGRESS REPORTS

  • COVID TESTING AND RAPID TESTING

  • HONOURING TREATY WEEK

  • LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PROGRESS REPORTS- OCDSB parents and guardians will once again receive their child’s report card directly in their email. This enables easy and secure access to report cards. 

Parents and guardians, who have provided their email addresses to their child’s school, will receive an email from the school that contains the link to download the secure PDF report card. Parents and guardians will need to enter their child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the report card.

When entering the OEN, please include the hyphens (dashes). The format should be XXX-XXX-XXX. The OEN can be found on any previous provincial report cards. If you do not have access to your child's previous report cards, please contact Brenda or Cheryl in the office for assistance with the OEN. 

COVID TESTING- Ottawa Public Health has supplied the ALC office with Covid-19 PCR test kits to distribute to symptomatic students, their families, staff and individuals who have been identified as high risk contacts. The purpose of the kit is to facilitate rapid access to testing. Parents can perform the test by taking a sample from the cheeks and nostrils.  OPH will pick up the completed tests and take them to Moodie Drive Testing Center, as required.  

ATTESTATION FORM after ILLNESS/TESTING-When ready to Return To School
Posted on 03/22/2021
Please fill in the Ottawa Public Health Attestation form at the link below for return to school after illness/testing when your child is ready to return to school.

Ottawa Public Health link for Attestation form for return to school for a child that has been tested or been home ill:
https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/resources/Documents/Attestation-letter-Return-to-School_Childcare_EN_FINAL.pdf
 Please send it to the alcabsence@ocdsb.ca email after completion.  Thank you for your support.
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Attendance:  If your child is going to be away due to illness, appointments, arriving late or picked up early.  Please contact the school via email at alcabsence@ocdsb.ca or call 613-831-3434 Thank you.

HONOURING TREATY WEEK: On May 30, 2016, Ontario passed new legislation to recognize the importance of treaties and to bring awareness to the treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the province. 

The Treaties Recognition Week Act, 2016 designates the first week of November each year as Treaties Recognition Week. Treaties Recognition Week provides a recurring opportunity for teachers to plan learning activities about treaties during the school year and will help promote awareness of treaties in the broader public and further support the work our community needs to undertake in intentional efforts towards Truth and Reconciliation.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Our classes have been working on developing their class Land Acknowledgements. We thought we would share one with our community each week. This week we would like to share the Land Acknowledgement from EF 2B- Mme Viel and Mrs. Weese’s class.

We are learning that we are on the traditional land of the Algonquin people.  We appreciate this land because it gives us all of the things we need to be alive. As learners, we are finding out that this land is special to the Algonquin people because they respected the way it gave them things to live and things to enjoy.  We say “Miigwech”, which means thank you in the Algonquin language. As builders of the future, we hope that this land does not get harmed. We promise to respect the land by helping to keep it clean for everyone. Nous allons respecter la terre en la gardant propre pour tout le monde.

THE THIRD PATH- HOW STUDENTS REGULATE- Part 2- Some students will progress quickly, and others will struggle slowly, mostly because they have much more complicated ‘instruments’ to learn to play, or much less support at home.  And just like learning to play an instrument, learning to regulate can’t be done alone.  Students have to ‘jam’ with others, improvise, experiment, learn what works and what doesn’t. Slowly and with lots of practise they find a sound and style that works for them and fits in with everyone else. (The Third Path pages 55-56)

KEEPING HALLOWEEN SAFE- With Halloween soon upon us, we did want to share some guidance from Ottawa Public Health to keep trick-or-treating safe:

  • Stay home if you or your child is sick, even if symptoms are mild

  • Trick-or-treat outdoors as much as possible

  • Be creative and build the face covering into your costume but know that a costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering. A costume mask should not be worn over a non-medical mask because it can make it hard to breathe.

  • Do not crowd doorsteps – take turns one at a time

  • Use hand sanitizer often. Before and after handling your face covering, when you arrive home from trick-or-treating, and before and after handling or eating treats.

Costumes can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to be thoughtful about how a costume might affect others.  Avoid costumes that mimic the traditional attire of an ethnic, religious, racial or gender group. Pretending to be a member of a group is a form of cultural appropriation and sends the message that cultural attire is a ‘costume’ to be donned for entertainment purposes. Avoid costumes that are intended to, or have the impact of, inciting fear and anxiety, stereotyping, misrepresenting or making fun of others.

     

NOVEMBER 4- PROGRESS REPORTS EMAILED HOME

NOVEMBER 7- DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS

NOVEMBER 10- EVENING PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

NOVEMBER 11- REMEMBRANCE DAY

NOVEMBER 11- FAUX FRIDAY (Students follow the Friday schedule)

NOVEMBER 12- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY/ MORNING PARENT TEACHER - INTERVIEWS NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

NOTE:  According to the OCDSB Policy Religious Holy Days, no major assessments or school events will be planned on these Holy Days. You can find the list of Religious and Creed Based Holy Days here.

ALC  INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Attendance: if your child will be absent, please call the school at 613 831 3434 or email us at: alcabsence@ocdsb.ca

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