Announcements


St. Maurice Church Bazaar

posted Oct 1, 2018, 5:46 AM by Stephen Gay

St. Maurice Church Bazaar – Saturday, Oct. 20 – It will begin at 12 noon and end at 4 pm.  There will be White Elephant items, books, jewellery, and home décor.  Treasures to be had! For any queries, contact Mary Ellen Yeldon at 613-866-4971 or Mary Sheridan at 613-224-0284.

Vision Testing and Dental Screening Coming To Saint John XXIII: October 10, 2018

posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:53 PM by Stephen Gay

Ottawa Public Health staff will provide dental and vision screenings on October 10, 2018*. 

 

DENTAL SCREENING:

A registered dental hygienist will provide a non-invasive dental screening using a tongue depressor for students in grades JK, SK, grade 2, grade 4 and other children as necessary. The screening helps identify children with oral problems, dental needs and pain. All children screened will bring home a report.  Free dental care for children identified with dental needs may be available for low-income families. Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done. If your child’s grade is not selected, but you wish to have him/her seen by the dental hygienist, please advise the school. THE DENTAL SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS WITH YOUR FAMILY DENTIST. 

 

VISION SCREENING:

Ottawa Public Health staff will provide a non-invasive vision screening for Senior Kindergarten students.  The vision screening is a series of short tests to detect if a child has eye problems.  All children screened will bring home a report.  THE VISION SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM WITH AN OPTOMETRIST. 

 

These screenings are provided in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards established by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Personal and personal health information collected during the screenings will be used for the purposes of delivering, administering and managing screening services, and for statistical purposes, provided under Sections 5 and 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (as amended) and the Ontario Public Health Standards (2018). Information may be used and shared among authorized Ottawa Public Health employees who provide dental and vision screening services.  Questions concerning the dental and vision screenings, the collection and use of personal and personal health information or the exclusion of your child from the dental and/or vision screening can be forwarded to the Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400-1580 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON, tel.: 613-580-2424 ext 26376.

Transportation Information

posted Sep 6, 2018, 10:50 AM by Stephen Gay

School Bus Safety Video – Couldn’t make it to Safety Day?

Check out the new safety videos available on OSTA’s website.  Designed to appeal to various age ranges from Kindergarten to Junior grades 4-8. School Bus Safety Tips

 

Delays and Cancellations – Subscribe via the Parent Web Portal

Subscribe today for email notifications of delays and service cancellations on your child’s route.  You will also receive important service information, reminders and safety tips.  Follow OSTA on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Changes/Compliments/Concerns - Transportation Issue Form

Any requests for changes, reporting of concerns, and sharing of comments should be sent via the Transportation Issue Form, as these are prioritized over emails.  This includes: Bus stop changes, driver issues, late buses, hazards, etc. Bus stop changes will only be addressed after October 1.

 

Empty Seats/Courtesy Seating – Not in effect until October 1

OSTA is responsible for processing and approving all empty seat requests after October 1.  Please DO NOT place your child on a bus until s/he has been assigned to a stop.  Your child’s safety, and that of other students, could be compromised. Empty seats are allocated based on availability, age, distance and a number of other parameters. Empty Seat Application

 

Get in the Zone!  The Walk and Roll Zone!

School zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.  If you live in the Walk Zone, we encourage you to walk your child to school instead of driving.  Or Walk a Block…Park away from the school and walk the rest of the way. For more information regarding pedestrian safety: Walk and Roll Zone


Anxiety in School-Aged Children

posted Aug 31, 2018, 9:39 AM by Stephen Gay

Anxiety in School-Aged Children  - Wed. Oct. 10, 2018
Speaker: 
D
r. Jean Clinton
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM


Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

 
Register Now: bit.ly/CSPAanxiety2018 


What do I do on September 4th?

posted Aug 28, 2018, 1:39 PM by Stephen Gay

September Start

Students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 6 will begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. If the weather permits, all students will meet in the schoolyard beginning at 8:20 a.m. Teachers will post their class lists outside on a large sheet of chart paper. After the bell, teachers will escort their classes inside. If it is raining, students will meet in the Learning Commons (grades 1 to 3) or in room 3 downstairs (Conference Center) for grades 4 to 6. Our gym is still under construction.

We ask that the Kindergarten students wear a name tag with the address of either their home or caregiver tucked into their backpacks. Parents will be allowed into the school on the first day of school to help their child find their class.

Volunteering in OCSB Schools

posted Aug 28, 2018, 1:33 PM by Stephen Gay

We strongly value your participation in our school community.  Parent involvement is vital to our success and we hope to encourage it in any way we can.  In order to insure the security of all students in school, the Board has introduced a new policy with respect to background checks.  


Beginning September 2018,  volunteers working with students in the OCSB must complete a vulnerable sector check. This includes parents and other volunteers taking part infield trips, those working with students in schools, and those volunteering at school events. Here is a link to the revised OCSB criminal record check Policy.


Please note that there are three types of Criminal Record Checks;


Level 1: Criminal Record Check (CRC)

Level 2: Criminal Record Check and Judicial Matters Check (CRJM)

Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)


Anyone over 18 who wishes to take part in a volunteer opportunity in a school must complete a

Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check.


There are two options for competing a vulnerable sector check:


1. In person – https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/In-Person-Police-Record-Checks.asp

2. Online  -https://olbc.ottawapolice.ca/


We value the role you play at Saint John XXIII.  Thank you for your vital contribution. Please consider completing the background check over the course of the summer.   We look forward to working with everyone in September.

School Starts September 4th!

posted Aug 23, 2018, 11:24 AM by Stephen Gay

It is almost time to welcome everyone back to school.  The office is open next week, August 27th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th!  More information to follow... 

An Announcement from Father Lindsay and Saint John the Apostle Church! The ALPHA Course

posted Aug 23, 2018, 5:20 AM by Stephen Gay

Try ALPHA:  Everyone has questions.  Alpha is a chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share your point of view.  St John the Apostle Church (2340 Baseline Rd.) is hosting an Alpha evening on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 at 6:00 pm in the Main Hall.  Come out and share a meal, watch a video, and discuss life's big questions in a safe, non-judgemental environment.  There's no cost.  For more information or to preregister please email sjalitcom@yahoo.ca  Mark your calendar and bring a friend!

Play Day Monday Morning!

posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:25 AM by Stephen Gay

We are planning a play day for Monday morning.  We encourage students to bring a change of clothes as some of the activities involve the carrying of water and the tossing of water ballons!  Thank you for your support. 

End of the Year Mass

posted Jun 19, 2018, 11:36 AM by Stephen Gay

Our final Mass is tomorrow morning at 10:15 a.m.   We are very pleased to have Father Lindsay come and celebrate with us.  Thank you to Mrs. Frangione and Mrs. Schoenrock for planning the liturgy. 

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