School News & Announcements

SKT BBQ June 8th!

posted May 23, 2017, 7:09 AM by Sean McGuire

The SKT School Council would like to remind you that the BBQ pre-orders for the Fun Fair are due no later than tomorrow, May 24th. And the raffle basket items are due no later than this Friday, May 26th. We look forward to seeing you at the Fun Fair.

April Newsletter

posted Apr 6, 2017, 10:44 AM by Sean McGuire   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 11:58 AM by Cathy Sanford ]

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April Newsletter 2017




In this issue
Principal’s Message

NED Show

April Gathering

Catholic Education Week

CPSA Presentations

Catholic School Council

Important Dates


Quick Links

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

OCSB

CSPA

OSTA


Parish Links

Good Shepherd
613-824-4394



Principal’s Message

As we enter Holy Week we are reminded of the many sacrifices that Jesus has made for us.  Easter is a time of renewal and reflection and rebirth. We wish you all the best during this very significant time in our liturgical calendar.  Our Easter Mass will be held on April 20th at 9:30 a.m. Over the past few weeks the children have been bringing in money for our Lenten project, ‘Kindness For Kenya’.  We are very close to our goal of 3000 dollars.  We thank you again for your generous support of this initiative.


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NED Show

We are looking forward to the NED show at SKT on April 20th. This school-wide character education program centers around a 45 minute assembly called The NED Show. NED is a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. The NED show is simple, relatable and kid-focused.



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April Gathering

Our April Gathering was held on Thursday, April 6th and we celebrated the Gospel value of Faith.

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Catholic Education Week



SKT Catholic Education Week Schedule

Monday, May 1st:

·       Pedestrian Presentation 10:45am

·       Gymnastics Presentation – afternoon – 2 presentations

(Club de gymnastiques Les Sittelles)

Tuesday, May 2nd:

·       Literacy Presentation – Author Chris Nihmey - morning

·       Dance Showcase – Dance Team away until last block

Wednesday, May 3rd:

·       Muffin & Coffee Breakfast, Dance and Choir Presentation, Open-House for 1st block, Moment of thanks in classrooms

Thursday, May 4th:

·       Healthy Snack and Walk – morning

·       Pedestrian Presentation 1:10

·       Welcome to Kinder Night 6:00-7:00

Friday, May 5th:

·       Choral Presentation – Choir away all-day

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Catholic School Council

You may keep up to date with our Catholic School Council by visiting their facebook page.

http://sktcatholicschoolcouncil.blogspot.ca/






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Important Dates

Tuesday, April 11th:  SKT Hosts the Girls’ Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, April 19th:  SKT Hosts the Boys’ Basketball Tournament

Friday, April 14th:  Good Friday

Monday, April 17th:  Easter Monday

May 1st-5th:  Catholic Education Week



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St. Kateri Tekakwitha School

6400 Beauséjour Drive

Orléans, ON  K1C 4W2

Phone: 613-820-2454
Email: Kateri.Tekakwitha@ocsb.ca
Website: kat.ocsb.ca
Twitter: KateriOttawa

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Sunshine Day Camp. Social Skills Program

posted Mar 28, 2017, 6:41 AM by Sean McGuire


CPSA Presentation

posted Mar 27, 2017, 7:29 AM by Sean McGuire


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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street, Ottawa

CSPA Presentation

posted Mar 24, 2017, 7:53 AM by Sean McGuire

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orleans


Register: http://bit.ly/CSPAbigemotions

Mental Health Presentation

posted Mar 23, 2017, 8:04 AM by Sean McGuire

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

Children

Parents will learn:

 Signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in primary

school-aged children.

 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,

Clinical Psychologist

Director of Youth Mental Health

Research,

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:

stacey275@hotmail.com

adults only please given sensitive topics

Cyber Bullying Prevention Presentation

posted Mar 23, 2017, 8:01 AM by Sean McGuire

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 6:30pm to 9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe, Ottawa ON

 

Our Target Audience: Parents and caregivers

 

Evening Program Time:

            6:00-6:30 pm: Agency Fair Setup

6:30-7:00 pm: Registration / Service Fair Booths

7:00-8:00 pm: Speaker: Dr Hazen Gandy CHEO

            8:00-8:30pm: Speaker: OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE, Cst Cindy Cybulski and Cst Geneviève Hupé

8:30-9:00pm: Question Period /Service Fair Booths

 

Registration is limited, please have parents register using Event Brite at:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cyber-bullying-parent-night-how-to-prevent-and-respond-tickets-32511567975

  

March Newsletter

posted Mar 3, 2017, 10:25 AM by Sean McGuire

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March Newsletter 2017




In this issue
Principal’s Message

Lenten Project

March Gathering

Office Updates

CPSA Presentations

Catholic School Council

Important Dates


Quick Links

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

OCSB

CSPA

OSTA


Parish Links

Good Shepherd
613-824-4394



Principal’s Message


The Lenten season is upon us.  Tuesday, February 28th our Catholic School Council prepared pancakes for the entire school which was a wonderful display of our awesome SKT community.  Wednesday, March 1st we gathered for our Ash Wednesday liturgy and now we set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.

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Lenten Project


Our Lenten Project this year is to support a school in Kenya.  Our ‘We Team’ is busy organizing the fundraising and a representative from the school will be at SKT during our next gathering to share details of the project.

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March Gathering

Our March Gathering will be held on Wednesday, March 8th and we will be celebrating the Gospel value of Love.

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Office Updates

Parents are reminded of our parking lot expectations at the end of the day. Please refrain from stopping, parking or idling your vehicle in the laneway of the parking lot.  This is for the safety of our students and to ease congestion.

It’s that time of year where we begin planning for next year.  Anyone who is not planning on returning to SKT next year or not planning to attend St. Matthew’s next year please let the office know.

A reminder to parents of Kindergarten students who ride the bus that a parent or guardian must meet your child at the bus stop.  If no parent or guardian is present OSTA’s policy is to return the student to the school and if no staff are available the drivers are informed to take students to the nearest police station.

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CSPA Presentations

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

Assistive Technology

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.

Positive Advocacy

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

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Catholic School Council

You may keep up to date with our Catholic School Council by visiting their facebook page.

http://sktcatholicschoolcouncil.blogspot.ca/








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Good day,

Easter is around the corner and the Optimist Club St-Joseph d’Orleans is organizing an Easter craft activity for all age group.

Free entrance. Drawing, miscellaneous craft, game and a special guest Sakura the rabbit and her friend will be with us.

When: Sunday April 2, 2017 from 13h00 to 16h00.

Location : Cafeteria Ecole secondaire Garneau au 6588 rue Carrière, Orléans, ON.

Please confirm the attendance of your child (children) no later than 31 March 2017 via email at cynanbou@sympatico.ca.  Please indicate the name of your child and your information to reach you.

For more information, please contact Nancy at 613-590-7867 (evening only)


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Important Dates

March 13th-March 17th:  March Break



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St. Kateri Tekakwitha School

6400 Beauséjour Drive

Orléans, ON  K1C 4W2

Phone: 613-820-2454
Email: Kateri.Tekakwitha@ocsb.ca
Website: kat.ocsb.ca
Twitter: KateriOttawa

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CSPA Presentations

posted Feb 28, 2017, 7:37 AM by Sean McGuire

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


Assistive Technology

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.


Positive Advocacy

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive


Carnival Spirit Week

posted Feb 16, 2017, 9:25 AM by Sean McGuire

Carnival Week

February 21-15, 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

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

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