School News & Announcements
Recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our children and youth
This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth. When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Paquette
Immaculata High School
Your Action Plan for Supporting Big Emotions - Yours and Your Child’s
This highly interactive workshop will have you working on your own and in groups to understand your emotional triggers and your child’s and find better calming techniques and solutions to create more harmonious relationships in your home.
Speaker: Joanne Boyd
St. Matthew High School
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Did you know…
Up to 1 in 5 of our children may develop a
mental health disorder.
Let’s work together for our children!
Please join us for a free information session with:
A Parent’s Toolbox: Mental Health of School-Aged
Parents will learn:
Signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in primary
The role of schools in children’s mental health.
How to promote resilience and wellness in your child.
The importance of self-care as a parent and how this impacts
your child’s wellness and coping.
Dr. Ian Manion,
Director of Youth Mental Health
Institute of Mental Health Research
at The Royal
Thursday April 6, 2017 7:00 - 8:00 pm
St. Clare Elementary School Gym
2133 Gardenway Drive, Orleans
(please use the child care entrance)
Please RSVP by April 3, 2017 to Stacey MacKay:
adults only please given sensitive topics
The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police Service will be hosting an event for parents on cyber bullying. The event will bring together key partners across sectors including mental health experts, police and research to facilitate a conversion on cyberbullying and building a more supportive and safe community for all those impacted.
Thursday, March 30th, from at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe, Ottawa ON
Our Target Audience: Parents and caregivers
Evening Program Time:
: Agency Fair Setup
: Registration / Service Fair Booths
: Speaker: Dr Hazen Gandy CHEO
: Speaker: OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE, Cst Cindy Cybulski and Cst Geneviève Hupé
: Question Period /Service Fair Booths
Registration is limited, please have parents register using Event Brite at:
Special Education and Your Child: Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs
OCSB Special Education and Student Services, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) PIC and CSPA, present an evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs. The 4 workshops will be offered twice. Participants will be able to attend two sessions of their choice
Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.
Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how OCSB school staff can help support their concerns.
Mental Health Supports at the OCSB
Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.
On My Way - Transitions
Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17SpecEd
Saint Patrick’s High School
February 21-15, 2017
St. Kateri will be hosting our annual Carnival Week from February 21-25. Here are the activities planned:
Monday: Family Day (No school)
Tuesday: Twin/Triplet Day (Dress like a friend)
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday (Dress in your wackiest outfit)
Thursday: Winter Carnival
Students will be playing outside during the morning and have a special movie in the afternoon. Popcorn will be sold for $2.00 a bag during the movie (proceeds will be going to our Lenten project). Children will be given hot chocolate as one of the stations. Please let your child's teacher know if you prefer them not to have any. Parent Council generously provides hot chocolate for us yearly. Please ensure that your child has extra mittens and socks for this day. If the weather is too cold for us Thursday, the playday will be postponed until Friday.
Friday: PJ Day and Stuffy Day (a donation of $2.00 is appreciated and will help support our Lenten project)
We look forward to celebrating winter with this fun-filled week!
Winter Carnival Committee
Parent Focus Group on Student Well-being
YOUR input needed: Parent focus group on student well-being. What does “well-being” mean to you? How can students' well-being be supported at school?
The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a K-12 student well-being framework to help support the mental health and wellness of all students.
CSPA is hosting this parent session with Dr. Elizabeth Paquette (OCSB Chief Psychologist & Mental Health Lead), to collect your ideas and opinions to share with the Ministry. We know that students who have strong relationships and a positive sense of self, are in a better position to reach their full potential. Come learn more about current initiatives in OCSB schools and share your ideas to promote well-being.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17wellbeing
Holy Trinity Catholic High School