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Monday Morning Minutes November 16th, 2020

Monday Morning Minutes November 16th, 2020
Posted on 11/16/2020

Dear ALC Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message.  

Daily COVID student assessment

Parents and guardians are to complete the Ottawa Public Health (OPH) COVID self-assessment for every student before leaving home each day.  

https://secureforms.ottawapublichealth.ca/School-Health-Sante-scolaire/COVID-19-Screening-Tool-for-Students

Please fill in the following Attestation Form if your child/children have been absent due to illness or have been tested.


This step is key to helping keep the virus out of the school.  Please take the time to thoroughly review the screening tool with your child each morning, and follow the directions provided by Ottawa Public Health.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep our staff and students safe and healthy.

ALC November Spirit days

Friday, November 27th is Wacky Tacky day -  Dress as wacky as you like - ugly sweater, clashing patterns, mismatched or inside out clothing.  

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

From November 15-21, schools across Ontario, including A Lorne Cassidy, are marking Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. In support of our collective efforts to create a safe, caring and inclusive environment, where diversity is valued and celebrated and care and empathy are shown towards each other, ALC students will be participating in one of two virtual assemblies this week: I Like me Street, a presentation that highlights the importance of kindness towards others and oneself for JK-Gr 3 students, or Make Some Noise, an interactive presentation for Gr 4-8 students that celebrates diversity and respect for individuality.

ALC Emergency Evacuation Plan

Thank you to all of ALC families who have returned their Emergency Evacuation Consent form.  If you haven’t yet done so, please fill out one form per family and return it either by scanning and sending it to Mrs Norton at wendy.norton@ocdsb.ca or by printing a hard copy, filling it out and returning it to your eldest child’s teacher. 

Parents are asked to select one of three options for each ALC child as per below:

Option #1 - WALK HOME

Option #2 TAKE THE BUS

Option #3 REMAIN ON SITE FOR PARENT PICK UP

Parent consent re ALC Emergency Evacuation or Closure (1).docx 

ALC Scholastic Bookfair

A Lorne Cassidy’s VIRTUAL Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! The virtual bookfair will run Monday, November 30th to Monday, December 7. Shop from the comfort of your own home, at a time convenient for you. Visit  ALC's Scholastic Book Fair and from November 30 to December 7 inclusive you will have an opportunity to place an order.  

Scholastic will be offering free standard shipping on purchases over $35 and orders will be delivered by UPS right to your home within a week.

In addition, all purchases made through the book fair link below will help provide new resources for our school library.

A.L.C. Virtual Book Fair

A sneak peek of some of the available books can be found at http://scholastic.ca/book fairs/featuredbooks 

or check out the Junior Book Fair Flyer and the Intermediate Book Flyer 

FREE SHIPPING on Family night! 

Family Night is Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM local time – FREE shipping on all orders placed during this time. 

Thank you for supporting our Library!

Snowsuit Donations

Thank you to all of the ALC families who donated gently used snowsuits and children’s winter wear in support of our sister school, Carleton Heights last week.  Your generosity in helping out children in need at our sister school is most appreciated.

Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

Progress reports will be available to parents/guardians via the Report card portal as of this Friday, November 20th.  New families who do not have an account to the Report Card Portal need to create an account to access the reports. Existing families who forgot their password can use the self-serve password reset on the Report Card Portal.  More details, including step by step instructions, can be found on the OCDSB website at:

https://ocdsb.ca/cms/one.aspx?portalid=55478&pageid=32536398

For all ALC Report Card Portal inquiries, please contact Mrs Norton at wendy.norton@ocdsb.ca

The first of three reports to go home during the school year, Progress Reports provide a summary of progress towards the achievement of curriculum expectations, learning skills and work habits during the first six weeks of school.  It also provides the opportunity for students, together with parents/guardians and teachers, to reflect upon learning and set goals for improvement.  Parent/teacher conferences will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 26th.  More specific details will be forthcoming later this week.

A Message from School Council - Vendor Virtual Holiday Market

Vendors:

School Council is looking for ALC and local vendors for our first ever Virtual Holiday Market.  We will be taking 20 vendors at this time, no duplicates. You will be contacted directly via email if your application is accepted. Event runs from December 2nd to 11th. For an application form please email sc-alornecassidyes@ocdsb.ca

Parents:

ALC School Council is proud to present our first ever Virtual Vendor Holiday Market in support of local vendors and A. Lorne Cassidy ES in Stittsville. The event runs online from December 2nd to 11th.

Over the course of the event, Vendors will be showcasing their products and posting their shopping links to order from. All purchases are done directly with the vendors. Please feel free to invite your friends and family. All purchases benefit A. Lorne Cassidy ES. 

Please LIKE and FOLLOW the event Facebook page:

ALC School Council Virtual Holiday Market

https://www.facebook.com/alcvirtualmarket

Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

Fri, Nov 20 - Progress reports accessible to parents on report card portal

Wednesday, Nov 25:  ALC School Council virtual meeting, 7 pm

Thursday, Nov 26, - Parent-teacher interviews in the evening

Friday, Nov 27th - ALC Spirit Day -  Wacky Tacky day - dress as wacky as you like: ugly sweater, clashing patterns, mismatched or inside out clothing. 

Another reminder that all absences, pickups, late arrivals are to be emailed directly to:  alcabsence@ocdsb.ca and copy the teachers or call 613-831-3434.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Rainer and Sandra Hutt

ALC Principal and Vice Principal


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