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CPSA Presentation

posted 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

Motherisk Commission

posted Mar 23, 2017, 8:13 AM by Sean McGuire

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Were you taken from your parent by the

Children’s Aid Society?

• Children’s Aid Societies used hair strand tests to see if parents were using drugs or

alcohol.

• We now know that these tests were unreliable.

• Do you want to know if this testing was relied on in your case?

• If yes, we may be able to help and it’s completely CONFIDENTIAL.

Contact us:

info@motheriskcommission.ca

1-844-303-5476 (toll free)

www.motheriskcommission.ca

www.facebook.com/motheriskcommission

Twitter: @motheriskcomm

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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

February Newsletter

posted Feb 3, 2017, 8:04 AM by Sean McGuire

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February Newsletter 2016


In this issue
Principal’s Message

FSL Pathways

Frankie the Falcon

Public Health

January 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

It is a busy time of year.  Our first term report cards are being completed and will be sent home on February 16th.  There are no formal Parent Teacher interviews scheduled for this time however you are always welcome to contact your child’s teacher and schedule a meeting.  

In just a few weeks we will be getting ready for Lent and we are ever so mindful of its many traditions.  For example, during Lent, we put away the song of “Alleluia”.  The staff and children will be doing just that at our Ash Wednesday Liturgy scheduled for March 1 and parents are welcome to attend.

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FSL Pathways


An information package regarding French course selections for next year will be sent home with all our Grade 3 and Grade 6 students with the report cards on February 16th.  Please feel free to consult your child’s French teacher if you have any questions.

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Frankie the Falcon


After a school wide competition to select a school mascot, Frankie the Falcon was the winner!  The winning selection came from Mrs. McLaren’s class and Frankie arrived on December 23rd and made a surprise visit last Friday.  Go Falcons!


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Public Health February News

Sleep

Sleep is a basic need for everyone. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for kids. It is needed to help them develop well and perform their best. School-age kids need 10-12 hours of sleep a night. Many kids are getting less than this. Signs that a child may not be getting enough sleep are:

·       Short attention span

·       Lacks interest and motivation

·       Yawning frequently during the day

·       Drowsy

·       Hard time waking up in the morning

Most kids will resist bedtime but parents should be firm. Here is what parents can do to help kids sleep longer and better:

·       Have dinner and after school activities early in the evening

·       No screens in the bedroom. This includes TV, computers, phones and games

·       Bedrooms should be cool

·       House should be quiet

·       Have the same bedtime routine every night (bath, reading before bed or quiet time, lights out)

Parents can be great role models and get a good night’s sleep too.

For more information visit www.ottawa.ca/health or contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.




February Gathering

Our February Gathering will be held on Thursday, February 9th and we will be celebrating the Gospel values of Hope and Love.

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Office Updates

The next milk order runs March 20th to June 8th.  Parents may order using ‘School Cash Online’ starting on February 15th or completing the paper version attached to the newsletter and returning to the office no later than March 3rd

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

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.

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

Wednesday, February 15, 20176:45 - 8:45 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic

High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

Catholic School Council

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

http://sktcatholicschoolcouncil.blogspot.ca/

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Important Dates

February 9th:  February Gathering

February 16th:  First Term Report Cards sent home.

February 20th:  Family Day Holiday



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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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Parent Focus Group on Student Well-being

posted Feb 2, 2017, 7:15 AM by Sean McGuire


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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata


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