Friday, April 29th, 2022

Friday, April 29th 2022
Posted on 04/29/2022

STAFFING UPDATE: We are thrilled to be able to welcome our new VP! Cara Doxsee will be joining the flock as of May 16th! We want to thank Mrs. Power for all of her support and work over the past 2 months. We have been so fortunate to have her help us through this transition. 

GRADE 8 LEAVING CEREMONY: We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an IN PERSON Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony this year! Plans are already underway for our June 29th ceremony at 10:00. To try to maximize personal distancing, guests will be limited to 2/student. We will make accommodations for students who also have step-parents and guardians so that they can also attend.

GRADE 8 PHOTOS: For students who missed the session at ALC or would like retakes, LifeTouch is offering studio days on May 20 and 21. They ask that you call the office to book a day and time, 613-748-0100.

SPARE CLOTHING: In the office we keep a bin of “extras” in the event students get wet or need a change of clothes. We are running short on bottoms for girls. If you have any extras at home, we would put them to good use!

OSTA UPDATE: Did you know the deadline for NEW Joint Custody applications is June 1st?

Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation to apply.

For Joint Custody RENEWALS, the deadline is June 30th! Remember, J/C renewals must be done every year. Our convenient fillable renewal form is to be completed by one parent, providing there are no changes to the existing schedule.

Find out more about Variable Transportation to two homes here: https://bit.ly/3pzkO2J

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK: This year, Mental Health Week takes place from May 2-8. The theme of the week is Empathy.

The last few years have taken a collective toll on all of us, so the theme of Empathy is more important than ever. Empathy is about being tuned into our own feelings, as well as the emotions and experiences of others. It is about taking in another person’s perspective and listening without judgment. This week, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) highlights the need to Get Real about how to help others: click here for further information and resources.

The OCDSB's mental health team has prepared a number of resources to help staff, families and students learn more about mental health and well-being. Visit our 2022 Mental Health Week page to learn more, and follow us on social media for more content throughout Mental Health Week. 

HEALTH CURRICULUM- A reminder that if you would like your child exempted from the Human Development and Sexual Health Strand of the Healthy Living curriculum, you will need to complete the form. Your child’s teacher will inform you of the instruction period, so that if you have indicated you will be keeping them home or picking them up, you will know exactly when that is going to be necessary.

TECHNOLOGY: The ever evolving world of technology quite often leaves the adults feeling like they are a step behind. As the cyber world grows, so does the need for increased supervision and skill building when it comes to children and their access. MediaSmarts offers a wide variety of resources for parents and guardians to support their children with social media and screen time. Please take a few moments to peruse the site and talk with your children about responsible use and digital citizenship. We are regularly engaging in the these conversations at school, and your support at home would only serve to support students in their digital journey.

THE THIRD PATH- CONDITION 7- MASTERY- Self-Regulated learning emphasizes the development of metacognitive skills in students so that they are able to take on tasks, direct their own learning, incorporate feedback, and evaluate their progress. This approach emphasizes the importance of students learning to be learners.  

Self-Regulated learning involves the development of two broad metacognitive skills.  They are:

  1. Self-control: This includes the skills that enable students to direct their learning, such as focusing attention, structuring the environment, dealing with distractions, persisting with the work, and seeking help when needed. 

  2. Self-observation: This involves self-monitoring and progres recording skills, such as tracking performance, identifying learning needs, recognizing success, and setting learning priorities.                                   (The Third Path, page 143)

COMMUNITY NEWS

Y CAMPS- Are you looking for a summer camp for  your child?  Please check out the Y CAMPS flyer for more information. 

 

 

MAY 2- PHOTO RETAKE DAY

MAY 6- POPCORN DAY

May 9- BOSTON PIZZA- Hot Lunch 

MAY 24-27- GRADE 6 EQAO

MAY 30-JUNE 2- GRADE 3 EQAO

JUNE 29- GRADE 8 LEAVING CEREMONY

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: [email protected]

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