Fabulous Friday September 24th, 2021

Fabulous Friday September 24th, 2021
Posted on 09/24/2021

Welcome to the first week of Fall!!

In this week’s message:

  • National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

  • Forms sent home

  • IEP Consultation Form 

  • Morning Drop Off reminder

  • Virtual Meet the Teacher

  • Terry Fox

  • School Council Update

  • Yearbooks- 2020-2021

  • Third Path

  • Student Vote

  • Rowan’s Law

  • Hard Copy of Screening

As we head into next week, we ask you to begin thinking about how you, as community members, might be honouring the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. For several years now, September 30 has been Orange Shirt Day, but this year is the first year where we now have a day dedicated to recognizing our roles in the process of Truth and Reconciliation in our country. While at school, students will be actively engaging in learning in a wide variety of ways, here are a few ideas on how you and your family can continue the learning at home.

  1. Spirit Bear’s Guide to the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Report

  2. Talking about Orange Shirt Day, Warrior Kids Podcast https://soundcloud.com/warriorkidspodcast Warrior Kids Podcast celebrates everything Indigenous (culture, values and social justice). It is a podcast for kids (and families) of all backgrounds to educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids together, to make the world a better place for everyone.

  3. Spirit Bear and Children Make History -(Available for free between September 27 and October 1) Spirit Bear and Children Make History This stop-motion animation film the true story about how Spirit Bear and his friends stood with First Nations children to help make Jordan’s Principle a reality. A film by Spotted Fawn Productions and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society.

  4. Listen to Phyllis Webstad tell her story: Orange Shirt Day

FORMS- This week, your child  received a package of information we are asking you to complete and return to the school by Oct 1, 2021. This package includes the annual verification document where you double check all of your contact information and update it as required.  If it is all correct, please return it with a check mark and your signature. Another is the Emergency Closing document.  It will provide direction to school staff on what to do with your child should we need to close the school at any point during the school day.  

IEP CONSULTATION FORMS: If your child currently has an IEP in place (from 2020-2021 or before), by the end of day Monday, you will be emailed your child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) Consultation Form. This is an opportunity for you to provide input into your child's 2021-2022 IEP. The email including the IEP Consultation form will be from notification@pcgccanada. Please check your junk mail if you don't see it in your inbox.  Please let Noelle Georganas, our Learning Support Teacher know as soon as possible if you did not receive it. If you would prefer a PAPER COPY, please let her know and she will send one home with your child.

MORNING DROP OFF: Just a reminder that if you are driving your child to school, we ask you to park on the side streets surrounding the school and walk your child to the entry gates along Hobin St. Please do not drive through the Bus Loop to drop off students. 

VIRTUAL MEET THE TEACHER: Just a reminder that teachers will be sharing information about their virtual Meet the Teacher plans to their classes.

TERRY FOX RUN: Mme. Evans and her class did a fantastic job of introducing the Terry Fox Run and Challenge to the school on Thursday!! We thank them for the leadership, time and effort they put into planning and sharing this year's challenges and events! Remember: “Try Like Terry”!!

Donations this year are going to be online again. You can donate here: ALC Fundraising page for the Terry Fox Run

SCHOOL COUNCIL UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first School Council Meeting on Wednesday night. Council held their elections for the Executive, and below is the elected Executive Members for the 2021-2022 School year:

Chair (Executive)

Terri-Lynn Fraser

Secretary (Executive)

Shannon Jenkins

Treasurer (Executive)

Karen Swerdfeger

OCASC (Executive)

Ashley Jackson

Hot Lunch CoOrdinator

Lea Button

Please see the Annual Report for the 2020-2021 year here. We appreciate the partnership with Council, and if you are interested in joining us, we would love to have you! We meet on the third Wednesday of every month.

YEARBOOKS: Yearbooks from last year have been distributed to all ALC students. If you believe you should have received one and didn't, or you wish to purchase one of the few extras, please email our parent yearbook volunteer at yearbookalc@gmail.com

CONDITION #1- Safety is the feeling that one will not be harmed or hurt physically or emotionally. Students should also feel safe to express their emotions, culture, sexuality, gender identity, race, religious beliefs or other areas that are part of their identity. Safety is taking time to know each and every student, hold space for them, and ensure they feel valued and celebrated.

STUDENT VOTE 2021- On Monday, some of our Junior students were given the opportunity to vote for a local federal candidate in a parallel election. Over 1 million students across Canada have been learning about the electoral process and conducted similar mock elections. The votes have been tabulated, and there was a tie between the Liberal Government and the Conservative Government. The results of the Student Vote across Canada, allow us to see how students voted in various regions compared to the real federal election results. The student votes from all participating schools were then tabulated. If you are interested in seeing the results, you can access them all here:

Here are the student vote results for all of Canada: www.studentvote.ca/results/canada2021 

Here are the student vote results for Ontario: https://studentvote.ca/results/provincial_results/38/5

Here are the Student Vote results for our riding: https://studentvote.ca/results/district_results/38/5/198

Here are the Student Vote results for our school: https://studentvote.ca/results/school_results/38/198/33474024

In 2018, the Ontario Legislature passed legislation designating the last Wednesday of each September as Rowan’s Law Day. The day is dedicated to promoting awareness of strategies to prevent, identify, and manage concussions. Rowan Stringer was an OCDSB student. The OCDSB is committed to honouring her memory by ensuring that students in the District have an opportunity to learn about concussions so that they can keep themselves and others safe.

 

We have received an updated hard copy of the Daily Screening Tool for Students. Please use this updated tool if the website version is not working! School-Childcare-Screening-Tool-Hard-Copy_EN.pdf 

SEPT 27- PRIMARY VIRTUAL MEET THE TEACHER

SEPT 28- JUNIOR VIRTUAL MEET THE TEACHER

SEPT 29- INTERMEDIATE VIRTUAL MEET THE TEACHER

SEPT 29- TERRY FOX RUN AND CHALLENGE DAY!

SEPT 30- ORANGE SHIRT DAY

SEPT 30 ROWAN’S LAW DAY

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

Ottawa Public Health link for Attestation form for return to school for an ill child OR after testing.

 

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