Weekly Post: Last Week of School 2019

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Can you believe it? We are in the last week of school of the 2018-10 school year. Please enjoy this time with the students as there are lots of exciting things going and these times are what many school memories are made of.

There is an end of year assemble to present our June awards and to recognise any excellent students and clubs that we need to celebrate. There have been many excellent things that have gone on at St. George over the past year. If you have anything you want to add to the assembly agenda, please add it here: June Assembly

We have a really busy week coming up ahead of us, and this is how things are looking:

  • Monday: 11AM Piano Recital in the gym, Pot Luck Lunch,  Talent Show Period 3 in the gym, Staff Party at BTP
  • Tuesday: AM Play Day, 1:45 PM End of Year Mass at St. George Church
  • Wednesday: Reports go home, Primary Choir end of year celebration 12PM Chapmpain Park
  • Thursday: Last Day of School! and 10AM End of Year Assembly
  • Friday: PD Day 9:15 AM Staff Meeting in the staff room

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Mid-Week Post: June 18 – 21

Looks like the nice weather is finally here! Thanks to those of you who have your report cards in. The official due date is Thursday but if you get them in before that, no worries. If you can, please print them off double sided to save on paper.

What a day for the track meet! Our school finished second overall in points out of all of the other school that were there today! Thanks, Jenna for being the track coach and taking care of our athletes. Leah, thank you as well!

Here is the schedule for the funeral on Wednesday. Thank you to all of you who have been able to help out and cover classes and duties. This is a great example of how we at St. George are #ocsbCommunity.

Just so you are all aware as well:

  • Oliva’s mother-in-law passed away yesterday. Please keep her family, especially her husband Bryan, in your prayers. When I know more details I will let you know.
  • Jamie is off for the remainder of the year as her father is not well. Please keep Jamie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Privacy and Records Management

  • Do you ever wonder what you should do with that daybook, mark book, student work or that piece of art that was forgotten in your classroom? Well, take a look here for a handy dandy FAQ’s Year End Records Retention Checklist. In all seriousness, it is very good document to review to make sure you have disposed of student information and student work properly.

Here is how the rest of the week is looking:

  • Wednesday: Knights of Columbus Jr. Hot Dog Day,
  • Thursday: Report Cards Due, 12 PM Kinder Year End Celebration, Gr. 6’s to St. George Church PM, Staff Pot Luck,
  • Friday: Leaving Ceremony 1 PM

Weekly Post: June 10 – 14

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I hope that you all will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather that they are forecasting this weekend. It is about time! With only three more weeks before the end of the school

  • Staff Meeting: There will be no staff meeting this Tuesday. I know that all of you are busy working on Reports and dealing with the business of the season. That time will be best used for getting those things done. Anything that needs to be communicated to you will be sent out via email.
  • Report Cards: I have moved the report card due date to Thursday, June 20th. If you are done your reports and want to get them in sooner, please just give them to Christine or me.
  • Volunteer Breakfast: It is on Monday, June 17th. The date is set and the planning is underway. Take a look at the Volunteer Appreciation Sign-Up that has been put together. If you have not touched base with Allan about who your regular classroom volunteers are, please do so ASAP so we can get the invitations out.
  • Optional Health and Safety Ministry Survey
  • Just a reminder not to be going down into the basement. I received a message from the District Supervisor asking me to pass this along. There are electrical issues, sump pump issues among other things. I was also reminded that staff should not be storing items in the basement as well.

Here is how the Week is looking:

Weekly Post: June 3rd – June 7th

June has arrived and the weather still feels like April!

Thanks to the Gr. 3 and 6 staff who worked so hard preparing our students for EQAO. Another huge shoutout to the Resource team for the support and organization to make things go off without a hitch. We have a busy week coming up and just a couple of things to draw your attention to:

  • Monthly Assembly: if you have anything to add please put it on this document. Excellence Assembly
  • Our PD Day is a Report Card writing day for teaching staff. If you are a CUPE staff member, please let me know what you are doing Friday on this form: CUPE PD Day June 7th
  • Here are the room assignments for next school year. Any question let me know: 2019-20 SGE Room Assignments

Here is how the week is looking:

  • Monday: Junior Track Meet
  • Tuesday: Monthly Assembly, Girls’ Football
  • Wednesday: Gr. 3’s to Upper Canada Village
  • Thursday:  Sandra’s VBall Night, Elmdale Invitational Tennis Tournament,
  • Friday: PD Day

Mid Week Post: May 22nd

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I hope that everyone enjoyed their long weekend and was able to spend some time outdoors when the weather was nice. There are just a couple of items that I would like to draw your attention to:

  1. EQAO has begun. We will be holding off on announcements until lunch each day. If you have something you need to announce, please email the staff conference or the individual teacher(s), so they can announce it to their own class.
  2. We were offered another session of MathUp for Primary teachers. What I was offered was in the AM before school. If you are interested, please let me know.
  3. On the weekend there was a possible ‘wolf sighting’ on the NCC trails. There have been no other sightings. If you hear anything please let me know.
  4. Classlists that you began working on last week are due to the office by May 31st.

Here is how the rest of the week is looking:

  • Wednesday: EQAO testing
  • Thursday: EQAO testing, Kindergarten Rock the Arts, Athletic Banquet
  • Friday: EQAO testing

Weekly Post: May 13th – 17th

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Thanks to all of you who made our Catholic Education Week a great one. I know that the weather certainly did not cooperate at the end of the week but we still had a great week. Special thanks to Toni, Sherri B, Patricia and Christine for being part of our committee and making sure that things went all week.

We were to have a staff meeting on Tuesday but we will delay this to Friday of the PD Day. If you have any items for the meeting, please send them my way.

Wishing all the Mom’s out there a great day on Sunday and hope that you all get spoiled.

Here is how the week is looking:

  • Monday: Celebrating Excellence 4 PM St. Paul’s HS
  • Tuesday: Primary MathUp Lunch n’Learn, School Council Meeting
  • Wednesday: FSL PD at the St. George
  • Thursday:
  • Friday: PD Day

Weekly Post: May 6th – 10th

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Catholic Education Week is here! Thanks, Toni for putting this schedule together so everything is easy to follow: Catholic Education Week 2019 at SGE

Thank you to each and every one of you who helped out with the different arrival and departure routines this week. I will let everyone know on Monday if anything has changed. I am really hoping that the water will go down quickly on Pontiac.

  • Music Resources: Sherri B. is working with the School Council to purchase more musical supplies for the school. To do this she is asking for all music supplies (instruments, teacher resource books etc.)

Here is how the week is looking:

  • Monday: Mindfulness Workshops, Music Monday for the Performance Choir at the NAC
  • Tuesday: 9:45 AM Monthly Assembly, Mass at St. George Church 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday: Open House 8:45 – 9:30 AM
  • Thursday: Mindfulness Workshops, Jump Rope for Heart in the afternoon
  • Friday: Nature Walk

Weekly Post: April 29th – May 3rd

First off, I hope that everyone is not experiencing any problems with the rising waters and the flooding around your homes. I know it has been challenging for many people, homes and families around the Ottawa area and even further.

At St. George we have not experienced any flooding in the school as we did in 2017. However, Pontiac Ave. is experiencing a back up from the Ottawa River and there is flooding around the school. The building itself is fine, and so is the schoolyard. There will be implications on the arrival of students taking the bus tomorrow morning. All of our school buses will be dropping off the students at the front of the school. The students will then be walking along the sidewalk and down the walkway by the parking lot into the back of the school.

I am hoping that maybe a couple of staff can put on their sashes and help out in the morning with the safe arrival of students at the front if you have time. There is a message going out to parents to not to park at the front of the school for drop off, and dismissal, tomorrow to allow for the safe arrival and departure of students. If you can help out, it would be most appreciated.

As information comes in, I will make sure to update you all.

Here is how the week is looking:

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday: 11AM Lockdown Practice (will let you know if there is a change)
  • Wednesday: Swim Meet
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:

 

 

Weekly Post: April 22nd – 26th

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I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Easter with friends and family and you had the time to think and reflect on what we are all grateful for in our lives. As we return to St. George we are meeting a 4 day work week that is going to fly by.

On Thursday we will be having a lunch and learn. If you have not filled out the Mathology Lunch and Learn Form please do so. I will take responses until Wednesday at noon. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with these programs or to ask questions to get more comfortable with them. We will be having Lina Belanger from the Student Success Department coming out to work with us.

Here is how the week is looking:

  • Monday: Easter Monday
  • Tuesday: Easter Mass 1:30 pm at the Church
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday: Mathology and Zorbits Lunch and Learn
  • Friday:

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Weekly Post: April 15th – 19th

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The warmer weather is finally here! Next week is Holy Week and we have a few things planned to keep up busy for the four days. We are going to have the Stations of the Cross on Thursday afternoon after the Basketball tournament. We will have more information about that closer to the date.

Here is how the week is looking:

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday: Grade 1-3 to the Sugar Bush, School Council meeting 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:50 AM Farewell to Algonquin Students, Bake Sale for our Lenten Project
  • Thursday: Holy Thursday, Boy’s B-Ball Tournament, Stations of the Cross 4th Block
  • Friday: Good Friday