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




Parish Links

Good Shepherd

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.


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.


March Gathering

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


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.


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:

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive


Catholic School Council

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

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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  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)


Important Dates

March 13th-March 17th:  March Break


St. Kateri Tekakwitha School

6400 Beauséjour Drive

Orléans, ON  K1C 4W2

Phone: 613-820-2454
Twitter: KateriOttawa