Friday, January 4, 2019

January 2019 School Council Meeting


1.               Introduction
a.                Call to Order
b.               Prayer
2.               Approvals
b.               Review and Approval of Agenda
3.               Reports
a.                Principal (Sean)
                                                                       i.                     Safe Schools
b.               Teacher (Cindy L))
c.                Non-Teaching Staff (Cindy G)
d.               Treasurer (Laura)
e.                CSPA / OAPCE (Tiffany)
f.                Community (Claudia)
g.               Parish (Angela)
4.               Sub Committees
a.                Fundraising
                                                                       i.                     Reminder to think of ideas for 2019/2020 to bring to our February meeting
b.               Social
                                                                       i.                     Snow Glow/Winter Dance (Tammy)
c.                Volunteer
d.               Communications
e.                Playground
f.                Fun Fair (José and Silvia)
5.               Unfinished Business
a.                Possible Tech purchase for School Concerts
b.               Gift of Reading
c.                Grade 6 Graduation
6.               New Business
7.               Round Table
8.               Adjournment
9.               Next Meeting: February 5, 2019

Forward Agenda:

-                   Boston Pizza Night (April 24th) -  to add to February Agenda
-                   2019/20 Fundraiser – people bring ideas to February meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December 2018 School Council Meeting

1.      Introduction
a.       Call to Order
b.      Prayer
2.      Approvals
b.      Review and Approval of Agenda
3.      Reports
a.       Principal (Sean)
                                                                                         i.      Safe Schools
b.      Teacher (Cindy L))
c.       Non-Teaching Staff (Cindy G)
d.      Treasurer (Laura)
e.       CSPA / OAPCE (Tiffany)
f.       Community (Claudia)
g.      Parish (Angela)
4.      Sub Committees
a.       Fundraising
                                                                                         i.      World’s Finest Chocolates
b.      Social
                                                                                         i.      Snow Glow/Winter Dance?
c.       Volunteer
d.      Communications
e.       Playground – Kinder
f.       Fun Fair
5.      Unfinished Business
a.       Possible Tech purchase for School Concerts
b.      Gift of Reading
c.       Grade 6 Graduation
6.      New Business
7.      Round Table
8.      Adjournment
9.      Next Meeting: January 8, 2019

Forward Agenda:

-          Boston Pizza Night (April 24th) -  to add to February Agenda
-          2019/20 Fundraiser – people bring ideas to February meeting

Monday, November 12, 2018

November 2018 Events

Ottawa Catholic School Parent's Association Events

Date:  Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Venue: Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School - 635 La Vérendrye Dr, Gloucester, ON K1J 7C2, Canada
Presented by:
Dr. Francine Chappus, Psychologist, OCSB
Dr. Rick McCendie, Community Psychologist

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological disorder that affects 7% of children and 5% of adults. It can cause a wide variety of impairments in academic, family, and social functioning. It is estimated that 25% of children with ADHD have a learning disability.
The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of ADHD, its causes and symptoms, how it impacts on children's lives and treatment options.

Special Education and Your Child
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Venue: Notre Dame High School - 710 Broadview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2M3, Canada
Workshop session options:
1. Assistive Technology (2-hours), offered only ONCE.
2. These 1-hour sessions will be offered twice, choose two:
•The Roots of Reading: Helping your child build language and literacy skills
•ABA (applied behaviour analysis) Building Capacity
•How are learning disabilities and mental health issues connected?
•Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) - Solving the IEP Puzzle
•Shared Solutions document: A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Educational Needs


Community Events

Help Santa Toy Parade
Saturday November 17 @ 11am
Laurier Avenue to Bank Street to Lansdowne, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Comiccon: Holiday Edition
A two-day geeky shopping celebration featuring local crafters, artists, retailers and vendors with original art, comics, toys, collectibles, statues, and much more!

Saturday, November 17: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: Free Admission

Orleans Parade of Lights
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 @ 6pm

CP Holiday Train
November 28, 2018
Finch, Merrickville, Smiths Falls, and Perth train stations
Cost: Free – donations for food bank appreciated

Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks
Magic of Lights is 2 kilometer drive through with nearly one million twinkling lights of spectacular displays and animations. This is sure to get the kids in the holiday spirit!

This spectacular display features snowmen, elves, horses, hockey players, Santa Claus and so much more! There is also a 200 foot light tunnel as the finale!

November 16th, 2018 to January 5th 2019 from dusk to 10pm daily
411 Corkstown Rd, Nepean, ON K2H 8T1, Canada
Cost: $20+HST online or $25 (HST included) at the gate / per car.

Canadian Museum of History Christmas Market
More than 80 food producers and artisans from the region will be on hand in the majestic Grand Hall to present their delicious products and unique handmade crafts.

November 29 to December 2, 2018
Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Québec
Cost: Free

Winter Songs
Embrace the holiday spirit and celebrate winter in the company of Coro Vivo Ottawa! Under the baton of Antonio Llaca, CVO performs an eclectic program of choral music celebrating holiday traditions.

November 30 and December 1, 2018
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: Tickets: $20, free for children under 14

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland
CIRQUE MUSICA presents WONDERLAND is a concert and visual experience where audiences will journey into a world of high-flying adventure with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer that is Wonderland. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today's greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of a symphony orchestra performing the greatest holiday music of all time. CIRQUE MUSICA presents WONDERLAND is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music LIVE while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience.

December 1, 2018; 3pm
TD Place : TD Place at Lansdowne, 1015 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: Adults ($60-75); Children ($35)

Cumberland Farmers’ Market Christmas Market
A showcase of more than 50 local producers with a wide selection of foods and artisan goods.

December 1, 2018
RJ Kennedy Community Centre, 1115 Dunning Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Christmas in Venice
The first concert of the season features festive repertoire for Christmas inspired by Italian composers working in Venice during the early Baroque period. Featuring Monteverdi’s Christmas Vespers from the Selva morale e spirituale collection of 1640-41, polychoral works by Giovanni Gabrieli, and works by Bassano and Croce, the music from this concert will celebrate the glory and splendour of the Christmas season. This spectacular presentation includes the Ensemble Caprice baroque orchestra, with strings, sackbuts and continuo, as well as soloists.

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8PM
St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa
8 PM - 10 PM
Cost: Children 12 and under Free. Adult tickets $15-45

The Alberta Ballet pulls out all the stops with brilliant costumes, extravagant sets and charming, original choreography.
November 28 to December 2, 2018
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Music at the Museum: Sounds of the Season
December 2, 2018, 2pm
Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario
The Museum is more than just aircraft. The world-renowned collection also provides the backdrop for incredible concerts. Three talented musical partners provide unique, inspiring afternoon performances.
Cost: Admission to the museum

Christmas Lights Across Canada
Event Date: Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Location: Lights along Confederation Boulevard. Illumination Ceremony on Parliament Hill
Cost: Free

Makers and bakers, artisans and boutiques…150 vendors offer amazing gifts for the holidays!
December 1, 2018
Carleton University Fieldhouse, 85 University Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost: free