Monday Morning Minutes April 26th, 2021

Monday Morning Minutes April 26th, 2021
Posted on 04/26/2021

Dear ALC Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message. We hope this email finds you and your family doing well. Student Chromebooks were distributed last week to ALC families who responded to our earlier email about technology needs at home. Should your child require a Chromebook to access their online learning, please email Mrs Hutt at sandra.hutt@ocdsb.ca and be sure to include your child’s name and homeroom teacher’s name.

OCDSB Summer School

The OCDSB will be offering two non-credit programs for students currently enrolled in grades 6, 7 and 8 this summer:

Summer School “R&R” Review and Reinforcements Grades 6-8

and

Summer School Getting Ready for Grade 9

For more information on these programs, including registration info and course dates, please visit the Summer School 6, 7, 8 webpage or contact Mrs. Eady at jodi.eady@ocdsb.ca

Extended Day Program (EDP) Registration

Registration is now open for OCDSB Extended Day Programs (EDP) for the 2021-2022 school year. The Extended Day Program operates before and after the regular school day and is open to all children from K-6 registered in their designated OCDSB school. For further information, visit the Extended Day Program website.

Summer Virtual International Language Classes for K-8 Students

The OCDSB is offering Virtual International Language Classes this summer for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. These classes are free for Ontario residents. The registration deadline for the full program is June 11, 2021, and classes run June 28 - July 23, 2021. Visit our website for a full list of classes offered and registration information.

Ottawa’s Favorite Crossing Guard Contest

Students and parents depend on their Crossing Guard to help them cross the road safely all year long, in all kinds of weather and traffic. Ottawa’s Favourite Crossing Guard contest is our opportunity to recognize ALC’s Adult Crossing Guards efforts this past year.  The contest runs from April 23rd through May 14th.  The winner receives a $500 cash prize and is awarded the Marie Armstrong Crossing Guard award as part of a virtual appreciation event later in May where the winner will be awarded and the Mayor will make a virtual proclamation for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Ottawa.

To thank and nominate your crossing guard, please go to https://www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca/thankyou/

Families are also welcome to print out and color in the Thank you card that can be found at https://www.ottawasafetycouncil.ca/thankyou/ and/or make a short video saying thank you to their crossing guard. In lieu of actually being able to deliver the card to their Guard personally, students can take a picture of their card and send it to info@ottawasafetycouncil.ca.  The council will then ensure that the cards are shared with the Guards. Thank you videos can be sent to info@ottawasafetycouncil.ca or uploaded to Facebook and tag the Ottawa Safety Council facebook page . 

Rotary Club Free Webinar on Youth Mental Health: Are the Kids Okay?

The Rotary Club of Ottawa Stittsville is offering a free webinar titled "Are the Kids Okay?" It will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 3, 2020. At this webinar a panel of three professionals will discuss issues on youth mental health. It will be of particular interest to parents trying to help their children through the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

To register for this free webinar on Youth Mental Health on Monday, May 03, 2021, click here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldOitrzsoGN3Duy78lcER4-qRrvERE3Tn

2021 Stittsville Volunteer Awards: Call for Nominations

Do you know a person, business or community group going above and beyond to make a difference in Stittsville? We want to hear about them!

The Stittsville Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the dedication of volunteers in our community. There will be six categories of awards this year, including:

  • The Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year
    Awarded to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation.

  • Senior of the Year
    Awarded in recognition of a senior citizen who has made a significant and long-standing contribution to our community.

  • Business of the Year
    Awarded to a local business that goes above and beyond to support the community and make it a better place in which to live.

  • Volunteer Group of the Year
    Awarded to a group of citizens who are actively working together to make a difference in the Stittsville community.

  • Youth of the Year
    Awarded to a young person who exemplifies leadership, inspires their peers and has made a significant contribution to the community through volunteer service.

  • Teacher of the Year
    Awarded in recognition of an outstanding teacher in our community. This award celebrates the teacher who goes above and beyond to support students and inspire the next generation of leadership in the community. 

Nominations must be received by email at the end of day on April 30, 2021, and the awards celebration will take place online on June 3, 2021.

 Please email the completed application form to glen.gower@ottawa.ca

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

Tues, April 27 - Friday schedule

Weds, April 28 - virtual ALC School Council mtg, 7 pm

Thurs, April 29 - Gr 8 Grad Photos POSTPONED

 

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Rainer and Sandra Hutt

ALC Principal and Vice Principal

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