November Newsletter

posted Nov 8, 2016, 7:33 AM by Sean McGuire

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November Newsletter 2016

In this issue
PRs and PT Interviews

Remembrance Day

Public Health

Office Updates

Pow Wow

Important Dates

Quick Links

St. Kateri Tekakwitha




Parish Links

Good Shepherd

Progress Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews

    Congratulations to the students and staff of SKT for a wonderful start to the year.  After reviewing the progress reports it is apparent we have much to celebrate.

   Communication between home and school is vital to the success of our students.  St. Kateri Tekakwitha strives to maintain an open door policy with regards to communication throughout the year.   Our Progress Report is the first of three official reports for the academic year.  It is important at this time of the year for teachers and parents/guardians to discuss progress and next steps to ensure students are working to their full potential.

    This year we will not have a formal Parent Teacher conference evening.  Teachers will request to meet with parents during a mutually convenient  time.  Parents/Guardians are also invited to request a meeting to discuss student progress.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day or Armistice Day marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). Some 100,000 Canadian soldiers died in the First and Second World Wars.  Many people wear poppies before and on Remembrance Day to show their respect and support for Canadian troops.  We will have our Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11th at 10:50am.


Public Health Updates

Anxiety in Kids

Anxiety is when you don’t feel okay; you may feel afraid or worried.  It is normal for kids to feel nervous when:

•       It is their first day of school

•       A test is coming up

•       They have to talk to lots of people

•       They go to crowded places

Sometimes kids have feelings of worry that are too much for them to handle. You may also feel like you cannot help your child on your own.

If your child:

·      Has constant or extreme worry

·      Withdraws from activities

·      Has difficulty sleeping

·   Has physical complaints such as stomach-aches, headaches, and tiredness

These may be signs of a bigger problem. Anxiety can be handled, but if left alone, it can go on into the adult years.  If you think your child has a problem coping with anxiety, there is help.

For more information contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744,, or Crossroads Children’s Centre at 613-723-1623,

Office Updates

For security and safety reasons it is important for parents/guardians to remain at the office when visiting the school unless otherwise directed by the Office Administration.

Drop off and Pick Up;

A reminder to all parents not to use the bus loading zone (i.e. area directly in front of the school) from 8:45-9:30am and from 3:30-4:00pm.  In addition please refrain from waiting in your car in the staff parking area for safety ease of traffic flow.

Did your child forget their lunch?  Homework?  Anything?

In order to minimize interruptions to the class please leave items on the shelf next to the office and your child will come to the office during lunch to collect their belongings.  When possible, please inform your child that you will be dropping items off for them so they are aware to come to the office


Pow Wows

We held our second Pow Wow of the year on Thursday, November 4th and we introduced our new school Mascot; Frankie the Falcon!  Congratulations to Mrs. McLaren’s Class for winning this competition.  Students are encouraged to wear their House Shirts on Wednesdays and during our Pow Wows.

Orleans Optimist Club

 Bonjour,  Noël approche à grand pas et le Club Optimiste St-Joseph d'Orléans organise un après-midi de bricolage pour les petits et grands. L’activité est gratuite.  Dessin, divers bricolage et la visite de du Père Noël sont au menu.

Quand : Dimanche, 4 décembre 2016 de 13h00 à 16h00.

Endroit : Cafétéria de l’École secondaire Garneau au 6588 rue Carrière, Orléans, ON.

Nous demandons que les parents apportent un petit cadeau pour leurs enfants d’une valeur ne dépassant pas $10.00 afin que notre Père Noël puisse leur remettre.

Confirmer la présence de votre (vos) enfant(s) au plus tard  le 30 Nov 2016  par courriel à l’adresse suivante :  Veuillez mentionner le nom de l’enfant et vos coordonnées pour vous rejoindre.

Pour plus d’information, contacter Nancy au 613-590-7867

Catholic School Council

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


Important Dates

PD Day:  November 18th

Bully Awareness Week:  November 20th-26th


St. Kateri Tekakwitha School

6400 Beauséjour Drive

Orléans, ON  K1C 4W2

Phone: 613-820-2454
Twitter: KateriOttawa