Weekly Post: Oct. 23-27

SEL Brain

Thank you for everyone’s participation at the SEL workshop on Thursday. I know that I left the morning with some new ideas and thoughts. The team told us that they would send along some resources and as I get them I will send them out.

At the end of the day I would ask the following. Please make sure that extended day students do not leave your classroom area until the dismissal bell goes. There have been a few children down at extended care and they are not responsible for the students until the dismissal bell rings.

There is a Health and Safety meeting on Monday AM. If you have any concerns or questions, please send them to your representative on the committee for discussion. If you have anything to for me to put on the agenda, send them my way.

Are you interested in helping the Gr. 5 girls out with their Bake Sale? They will be having their sale on Tuesday!

Here is how the week is looking:

Monday: Health and Safety Meeting

Tuesday: Bake Sale for Cancer Research, Collaborative Team Meetings, Progress Reports Due to Office

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday: Collaborative Team Meetings

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Deeper Learning: Leveraging Digital

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PD Session on October 16th, 2017

Leveraging digital accelerates access to knowledge beyond the classroom and cultivates student driven deep learning. A variety of digital tools can be used to accelerate learning opportunities. Leveraging Digital is approached with a commitment to ethical ways of being, promoting gospel values through stewardship of resources, responsible use of technology and seeking out ways to use technology as a tool to serve the common good.

Discussion Questions:

  • What can we do as a school to further leveraging digital in our classrooms?
  • What does this look like to you?
  • Are there any resources that you need?

Interesting Reads:

Weekly Post: Oct. 16th – 20th

Virmiculite

Does anyone know what the picture above is? I didn’t ….. had to do into a Grade 3 classroom to figure that out. If you have any guesses guess away!

Just a couple of quick notes:

  • Interview Night: we have to go with Thursday, November 16th this year. The kinder team cannot send home their reports until the 13th.With them having different timelines it kind of pushes things back a little.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Teachers supervising the Primary yard please remember to grab the Walkie-Talkie out of the Breakfast Program room.
  • School Council Wishlist: In anticipation of the School Council Meeting on Tuesday, please respond to the School Council Wish List if you would like to put your ten cents in.

Thanks for getting all of those IEP’s in everyone!

Here is how the week is looking:

Monday: Leveraging Digital Sessions,

Tuesday: IEP’s go home, School Council at 6:30PM

Wednesday:

Thursday: SEL 1/2 Day Workshop schedule to follow

Friday:

Interesting Article: Reframing that Child

Weekly Post: Oct. 9 – 13

Thanksgiving Prayer

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that you had lots of time to yourself and time to recharge and rejuvenate. On Friday we had an opportunity to join together as a whole school board and celebrate community. It certainly was another great Christian Community Day. Please take a moment and fill our the CCD Survey.

Elementary Student Success Request for Support

  • Areas: Math, Literacy, Arts & Indigenous Studies
  • Please let me know and we will fill our the request form together and organize release time and a date.

Here is how the week is looking:

Monday: Thanksgiving Monday

Tuesday: Staff Meeting at 8:15, here is the Agenda

Wednesday: 7PM First Communion Meeting at St. George Church

Thursday: XCountry Running Meet

Friday:

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Interested in MakerSpace and Coding?

Many new links and resources have been posted on the LearningExchange.ca

Here are two key resources to support Makerspaces and Coding.

The first one is about Makerspaces, and the second is about coding. The makerspace one gives good information on the why of making, and the coding one makes particularly good connections to math.  Meaningful Making Establishing a Makerspace in Your School or Classroom

Computer Coding in the K–8 Mathematics Curriculum

Weekly Post: Oct. 2nd – Oct. 6th

Great Terry Fox Walk this morning everyone! Thanks to Sherri and Jacqueline for organizing. Can’t wait to see our totals. Please make sure to tabulate how much your class collected and we can see which class raised the most. Stay tuned for the prize winners! We had some great prizes. Love all those crazy socks!

Next week we have a staff meeting on Tuesday AM. Please send me any items you have for the agenda.

Here is how the week is looking:

Monday: Terry Fox Walk

Tuesday:

Wednesday: Photo Retakes (we call students down), 3PM Halloween Dance-a-Thon Pep Rally. Gym closed at 2PM to set up.

Thursday: Thanksgiving Mass at 10AM, Pizza Program Begins

Friday: Christian Community Day

 

Weekly Post: Sept. 25 – 29

GG PIC

Well fall is officially here. Sure doesn’t feel like it! Let’s hope the nice weather hangs around for another few months!

Congratulation to Leanne, Fiona and Isabelle for pulling off a very impressive book launch with the Governor General. It was a great morning and I know it is not one that the students will soon forget. Great job!!

On Tuesday morning I was hoping to have a brief meeting to discuss buying more flexible seating for the school. I would like to come up with a way that includes all classes and so that people can get a say in what they would like to reflect their classroom needs. Now ….. I am not talking about totally redoing classrooms. Maybe a few pieces that we can build on as we move more and more into the global competencies and flexible seating. If you are interested feel free to stop by the LC at 8:40AM for a few minutes.

Here is how the week is looking:

Monday:

Tuesday: ‘Flexible Seating’ for those interested @ 8:40 AM in LC, Fire Drill at 10:25AM

Wednesday: Kindergarten Meeting @ 8:40 AM in Rm. 127

Thursday:

Friday:

Items of possible interest:

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

We are pleased to announce that Stewards of Creation is the theme for OCSTA’s 2017
A great opportunity for Grades 4-12

Short Video YouTube Contest for students in grades 4-12 at Ontario’s publicly-funded Catholic schools.
This theme invites students to demonstrate in a 2-minute video how they are protecting and caring for the natural, living environment as good “Stewards of Creation.”

 

                                          Summer Institute Sessions Archived
Great opportunity to incorporate these sessions into your Professional Learning Plan!

 

                                                          Coding Quest Link

Great opportunity to learn to incorporate Coding into the classroom!  The Learning Partnership is offering Coding Quest again for teachers from Grades 4-6.

 

Spatial Reasoning with Diane Stang

K-6 Learning Day

             Description:*** This session is a repeat of the session facilitated in 2016-17. ***

This practical, hands-on workshop will focus on: related research, an overview of spatial reasoning, the power of visualization for learning math, and how to ‘spatialize’ the Ontario math curriculum.  Time will also be devoted to exploring a wide variety of spatial reasoning activities that use manipulatives, visual representations, and technology to promote conceptual understanding across all five math strands in Grades K–6.  We will also investigate resources such as Zorbit’s Math Adventure, an engaging set of digital games, and MathWise, a collection of 30 levelled print books that integrate math concepts in real-world contexts.

    Each participant will receive free resources and there will be many prizes again this year!

                                     Morning coffee,snacks and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

Open to all OCSB K-6 teachers

Maximum 80 participants.  Registration opens on Monday, September 18
ERO COURSE CODE: 07042  CLICK TO REGISTER IN ERO

 

The following are some EVERFI programs that are available at no cost to your schools.
If you would you like to bring this free learning opportunity to your students and teachers, write to swara@everfi.com and recommend one or two teachers who can lead EVERFI programs at your school.
For Grades 4-6

  • Vault- Financial Literacy program, sponsored by TD Bank and is available in English and French

For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey
  • Ignition – Covers everything about Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying and Copyright/Plagiarism

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

Link to Website

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Retreat: Leading and Learning

We are pleased to once again offer full day school Pulse Elementary Retreats for the entire student body, with Masson Normand and his drummer Gabe Dipple.  We have 9 days available between November 15-24, 2017.

 

Guides to Effective Instruction

These guides provide teachers with practical applications to help students

K – 6 achieve the curriculum expectations in mathematics.

 

Leading and Learning

NTIP Retreat:

NTIP teachers have been invited to the Retreat on Thursday September 21st by email invitation. Principals of those teachers who register will be invited to attend the retreat from 8:30am – 10:00 am. The event takes place at the Central Experimental Farm, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit School Contact:

Please forward the name of the school contact to Daphane.Sandre@ocsb.ca.

 

Leading & Learning Journey
The Board’s Leading & Learning Journey is recognized throughout the province for its success in offering all staff professional development and personal growth opportunities. The program is offered through the Leading & Learning Department and reflects, in content and approach, our Board Priorities and Gospel values.

We are proud to share that we have 21 Leading & Learning programs/sessions available for registration for the 2017-18 school year. Registration opens September 18, 2017.  To review the list of offerings and to register for programs or sessions, please go to Boards and Departments / Leading and Learning / Leading & Learning Journey.

 

Walking in My Shoes (WIMS) is a monthly meeting for parents of children with special needs to meet, greet and share experiences through facilitated discussions and guest speakers.   Walking In My Shoes Flyer

 

                                                Information to Share

 

Samaritans on the Digital Road – Relevant and Important information for all of the OCSB community.  

 

                    Leveraging Digital in Mathematics: Online Math Learning

Once again this year, Dreambox will be available for K-3 and Mathletics for 4-12. The Help Desk will be accepting special requests (e.g. combined grades).  Please find a link for an overview and Tutorial Support for both Dreambox and Mathletics.

    Mathletics     Dreambox Links/Tutorials
Everfi:Link to Website  For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

 

                               Environmental Stewardship
School Environmental Stewardship Representatives for 2017-18:

Please update your school’s environmental representative for this school year, by clicking here.  Environmental Stewardship and Eco-Schools Update can be found here.
New to EcoSchools? Upcoming Ontario Ecoschools Fall Kick-off Workshop:

This year’s Ontario EcoSchools Fall Kick-off is October 23 from 9:00am – 2:30pm at the Confederation Education Center, 1645 Woodroffe Ave. Click here for more details.  

 

                          

                                                         OCSB Partnership with Staples
The #OCSB has partnered with Staples Canada in Ottawa to support our BYOD program. More information about board recommended Chromebooks here: https://goo.gl/6ZU4jX + Parent Information letter

 

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities: Dr. Maggie Mamen Parent Sessions

Please share with your parent community

 

Attached, for your information, is the most recent copy of the Ottawa Public Health Fact Sheet on head lice. The Public Health Nurses will be sharing this

new information and fact sheet with all of their schools in September.  Head Lice Fact Sheet

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

Social & Emotional Learning/Mental Health: The SEL teachers and IEAs are in full swing as we continue to pursue our goal of enhancing student well-being system-wide. If you have already met with your SEL team, you know that we have added some very exciting components to our initiative this year, including an explicit focus on students in Grades One, Six, and Seven. If you haven’t already done so, please book an appointment with your SEL team to learn more!

 

Kindergarten – Initial Observations:  Please share with K Educators

Guidance will be provided to teams re: Initial Observations in the next month.  

They do not go home until Nov 13 – 20th.  (after Progress Reports for 1 – 6 go out).

 

Ontario New Teacher’s Handbook, Surviving and Thriving in the French as a Second Language Classroom

The purpose of the handbook is to provide concrete, practical solutions   to address many of the challenges of teaching French as a Second Language (FSL).  It was developed using the input of new and experienced second language teachers. Available online in French and in English.

https://sites.google.com/teltgafe.com/fsl-handbook/home?authuser=1

 

Le français à coeur 2017-2018                                

Differenciate the needs of all learners
Once again, the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network

(EOSDN) is pleased to host  “Le français à coeur” conference to be held on Thursday,

October 12, 2017 in Kingston.   There is a follow-up session scheduled on April 5 in

Kingston as well.
EOSDN is sponsoring 35 spots for our FSL teachers.  Principals of selected schools will be

contacted next week with more information.  Selection will be based on previous attendance

and connections to Sipsaw. If your FSL teachers would like to attend using the ⅓, ⅓, ⅓  

funding, they can register online by October 5th, 2017.
https://www.eosdn.on.ca/professional-learning/le-francais-a-coeur

 

FSL School Contacts

A gentle reminder to complete the form to indicate your two 2017-2018 FSL school contacts by Wednesday, September 20. The selected FSL teachers contacts (one at the K-3 level / one at the 4-6 level) will receive information from Elementary Student Success Department throughout the year. Merci!

 

Dates to Remember: Looking Ahead

 

      Elementary Principal’s meeting – September 19, 2017 – Full Day, Boardroom

 

      TPA Training for new Vice-Principals and Principals – September 26, 2017 –

8:30-10:30 am in the Innovation Station

 

                       September 30 – Arts Incentive Deadline

                   

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 4 DBTRC

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 13 TD McGee

 

          Orange Shirt Day- This is an opportunity for us to recognize residential school

survivors and intergenerational trauma; Information forthcoming from  

Marina Westbrook for all schools (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/)

We are pleased to announce that Stewards of Creation is the theme for OCSTA’s 2017
A great opportunity for Grades 4-12

Short Video YouTube Contest for students in grades 4-12 at Ontario’s publicly-funded Catholic schools.
This theme invites students to demonstrate in a 2-minute video how they are protecting and caring for the natural, living environment as good “Stewards of Creation.”

 

                                          Summer Institute Sessions Archived
Great opportunity to incorporate these sessions into your Professional Learning Plan!

 

                                                          Coding Quest Link

Great opportunity to learn to incorporate Coding into the classroom!  The Learning Partnership is offering Coding Quest again for teachers from Grades 4-6.

 

Spatial Reasoning with Diane Stang

K-6 Learning Day

             Description:*** This session is a repeat of the session facilitated in 2016-17. ***

This practical, hands-on workshop will focus on: related research, an overview of spatial reasoning, the power of visualization for learning math, and how to ‘spatialize’ the Ontario math curriculum.  Time will also be devoted to exploring a wide variety of spatial reasoning activities that use manipulatives, visual representations, and technology to promote conceptual understanding across all five math strands in Grades K–6.  We will also investigate resources such as Zorbit’s Math Adventure, an engaging set of digital games, and MathWise, a collection of 30 levelled print books that integrate math concepts in real-world contexts.

    Each participant will receive free resources and there will be many prizes again this year!

                                     Morning coffee,snacks and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

Open to all OCSB K-6 teachers

Maximum 80 participants.  Registration opens on Monday, September 18
ERO COURSE CODE: 07042  CLICK TO REGISTER IN ERO

 

The following are some EVERFI programs that are available at no cost to your schools.
If you would you like to bring this free learning opportunity to your students and teachers, write to swara@everfi.com and recommend one or two teachers who can lead EVERFI programs at your school.
For Grades 4-6

  • Vault- Financial Literacy program, sponsored by TD Bank and is available in English and French

For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey
  • Ignition – Covers everything about Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying and Copyright/Plagiarism

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

Link to Website

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Retreat: Leading and Learning

We are pleased to once again offer full day school Pulse Elementary Retreats for the entire student body, with Masson Normand and his drummer Gabe Dipple.  We have 9 days available between November 15-24, 2017.

 

Guides to Effective Instruction

These guides provide teachers with practical applications to help students

K – 6 achieve the curriculum expectations in mathematics.

 

Leading and Learning

NTIP Retreat:

NTIP teachers have been invited to the Retreat on Thursday September 21st by email invitation. Principals of those teachers who register will be invited to attend the retreat from 8:30am – 10:00 am. The event takes place at the Central Experimental Farm, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit School Contact:

Please forward the name of the school contact to Daphane.Sandre@ocsb.ca.

 

Leading & Learning Journey
The Board’s Leading & Learning Journey is recognized throughout the province for its success in offering all staff professional development and personal growth opportunities. The program is offered through the Leading & Learning Department and reflects, in content and approach, our Board Priorities and Gospel values.

We are proud to share that we have 21 Leading & Learning programs/sessions available for registration for the 2017-18 school year. Registration opens September 18, 2017.  To review the list of offerings and to register for programs or sessions, please go to Boards and Departments / Leading and Learning / Leading & Learning Journey.

 

Walking in My Shoes (WIMS) is a monthly meeting for parents of children with special needs to meet, greet and share experiences through facilitated discussions and guest speakers.   Walking In My Shoes Flyer

 

                                                Information to Share

 

Samaritans on the Digital Road – Relevant and Important information for all of the OCSB community.  

 

                    Leveraging Digital in Mathematics: Online Math Learning

Once again this year, Dreambox will be available for K-3 and Mathletics for 4-12. The Help Desk will be accepting special requests (e.g. combined grades).  Please find a link for an overview and Tutorial Support for both Dreambox and Mathletics.

    Mathletics     Dreambox Links/Tutorials
Everfi:Link to Website  For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

 

                               Environmental Stewardship
School Environmental Stewardship Representatives for 2017-18:

Please update your school’s environmental representative for this school year, by clicking here.  Environmental Stewardship and Eco-Schools Update can be found here.
New to EcoSchools? Upcoming Ontario Ecoschools Fall Kick-off Workshop:

This year’s Ontario EcoSchools Fall Kick-off is October 23 from 9:00am – 2:30pm at the Confederation Education Center, 1645 Woodroffe Ave. Click here for more details.  

 

                          

                                                         OCSB Partnership with Staples
The #OCSB has partnered with Staples Canada in Ottawa to support our BYOD program. More information about board recommended Chromebooks here: https://goo.gl/6ZU4jX + Parent Information letter

 

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities: Dr. Maggie Mamen Parent Sessions

Please share with your parent community

 

Attached, for your information, is the most recent copy of the Ottawa Public Health Fact Sheet on head lice. The Public Health Nurses will be sharing this

new information and fact sheet with all of their schools in September.  Head Lice Fact Sheet

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

Social & Emotional Learning/Mental Health: The SEL teachers and IEAs are in full swing as we continue to pursue our goal of enhancing student well-being system-wide. If you have already met with your SEL team, you know that we have added some very exciting components to our initiative this year, including an explicit focus on students in Grades One, Six, and Seven. If you haven’t already done so, please book an appointment with your SEL team to learn more!

 

Kindergarten – Initial Observations:  Please share with K Educators

Guidance will be provided to teams re: Initial Observations in the next month.  

They do not go home until Nov 13 – 20th.  (after Progress Reports for 1 – 6 go out).

 

Ontario New Teacher’s Handbook, Surviving and Thriving in the French as a Second Language Classroom

The purpose of the handbook is to provide concrete, practical solutions   to address many of the challenges of teaching French as a Second Language (FSL).  It was developed using the input of new and experienced second language teachers. Available online in French and in English.

https://sites.google.com/teltgafe.com/fsl-handbook/home?authuser=1

 

Le français à coeur 2017-2018                                

Differenciate the needs of all learners
Once again, the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network

(EOSDN) is pleased to host  “Le français à coeur” conference to be held on Thursday,

October 12, 2017 in Kingston.   There is a follow-up session scheduled on April 5 in

Kingston as well.
EOSDN is sponsoring 35 spots for our FSL teachers.  Principals of selected schools will be

contacted next week with more information.  Selection will be based on previous attendance

and connections to Sipsaw. If your FSL teachers would like to attend using the ⅓, ⅓, ⅓  

funding, they can register online by October 5th, 2017.
https://www.eosdn.on.ca/professional-learning/le-francais-a-coeur

 

FSL School Contacts

A gentle reminder to complete the form to indicate your two 2017-2018 FSL school contacts by Wednesday, September 20. The selected FSL teachers contacts (one at the K-3 level / one at the 4-6 level) will receive information from Elementary Student Success Department throughout the year. Merci!

 

Dates to Remember: Looking Ahead

 

      Elementary Principal’s meeting – September 19, 2017 – Full Day, Boardroom

 

      TPA Training for new Vice-Principals and Principals – September 26, 2017 –

8:30-10:30 am in the Innovation Station

 

                       September 30 – Arts Incentive Deadline

                   

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 4 DBTRC

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 13 TD McGee

 

          Orange Shirt Day- This is an opportunity for us to recognize residential school

survivors and intergenerational trauma; Information forthcoming from  

Marina Westbrook for all schools (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/)

We are pleased to announce that Stewards of Creation is the theme for OCSTA’s 2017
A great opportunity for Grades 4-12

Short Video YouTube Contest for students in grades 4-12 at Ontario’s publicly-funded Catholic schools.
This theme invites students to demonstrate in a 2-minute video how they are protecting and caring for the natural, living environment as good “Stewards of Creation.”

 

                                          Summer Institute Sessions Archived
Great opportunity to incorporate these sessions into your Professional Learning Plan!

 

                                                          Coding Quest Link

Great opportunity to learn to incorporate Coding into the classroom!  The Learning Partnership is offering Coding Quest again for teachers from Grades 4-6.

 

Spatial Reasoning with Diane Stang

K-6 Learning Day

             Description:*** This session is a repeat of the session facilitated in 2016-17. ***

This practical, hands-on workshop will focus on: related research, an overview of spatial reasoning, the power of visualization for learning math, and how to ‘spatialize’ the Ontario math curriculum.  Time will also be devoted to exploring a wide variety of spatial reasoning activities that use manipulatives, visual representations, and technology to promote conceptual understanding across all five math strands in Grades K–6.  We will also investigate resources such as Zorbit’s Math Adventure, an engaging set of digital games, and MathWise, a collection of 30 levelled print books that integrate math concepts in real-world contexts.

    Each participant will receive free resources and there will be many prizes again this year!

                                     Morning coffee,snacks and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

Open to all OCSB K-6 teachers

Maximum 80 participants.  Registration opens on Monday, September 18
ERO COURSE CODE: 07042  CLICK TO REGISTER IN ERO

 

The following are some EVERFI programs that are available at no cost to your schools.
If you would you like to bring this free learning opportunity to your students and teachers, write to swara@everfi.com and recommend one or two teachers who can lead EVERFI programs at your school.
For Grades 4-6

  • Vault- Financial Literacy program, sponsored by TD Bank and is available in English and French

For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey
  • Ignition – Covers everything about Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying and Copyright/Plagiarism

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

Link to Website

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Retreat: Leading and Learning

We are pleased to once again offer full day school Pulse Elementary Retreats for the entire student body, with Masson Normand and his drummer Gabe Dipple.  We have 9 days available between November 15-24, 2017.

 

Guides to Effective Instruction

These guides provide teachers with practical applications to help students

K – 6 achieve the curriculum expectations in mathematics.

 

Leading and Learning

NTIP Retreat:

NTIP teachers have been invited to the Retreat on Thursday September 21st by email invitation. Principals of those teachers who register will be invited to attend the retreat from 8:30am – 10:00 am. The event takes place at the Central Experimental Farm, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit School Contact:

Please forward the name of the school contact to Daphane.Sandre@ocsb.ca.

 

Leading & Learning Journey
The Board’s Leading & Learning Journey is recognized throughout the province for its success in offering all staff professional development and personal growth opportunities. The program is offered through the Leading & Learning Department and reflects, in content and approach, our Board Priorities and Gospel values.

We are proud to share that we have 21 Leading & Learning programs/sessions available for registration for the 2017-18 school year. Registration opens September 18, 2017.  To review the list of offerings and to register for programs or sessions, please go to Boards and Departments / Leading and Learning / Leading & Learning Journey.

 

Walking in My Shoes (WIMS) is a monthly meeting for parents of children with special needs to meet, greet and share experiences through facilitated discussions and guest speakers.   Walking In My Shoes Flyer

 

                                                Information to Share

 

Samaritans on the Digital Road – Relevant and Important information for all of the OCSB community.  

 

                    Leveraging Digital in Mathematics: Online Math Learning

Once again this year, Dreambox will be available for K-3 and Mathletics for 4-12. The Help Desk will be accepting special requests (e.g. combined grades).  Please find a link for an overview and Tutorial Support for both Dreambox and Mathletics.

    Mathletics     Dreambox Links/Tutorials
Everfi:Link to Website  For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

 

                               Environmental Stewardship
School Environmental Stewardship Representatives for 2017-18:

Please update your school’s environmental representative for this school year, by clicking here.  Environmental Stewardship and Eco-Schools Update can be found here.
New to EcoSchools? Upcoming Ontario Ecoschools Fall Kick-off Workshop:

This year’s Ontario EcoSchools Fall Kick-off is October 23 from 9:00am – 2:30pm at the Confederation Education Center, 1645 Woodroffe Ave. Click here for more details.  

 

                          

                                                         OCSB Partnership with Staples
The #OCSB has partnered with Staples Canada in Ottawa to support our BYOD program. More information about board recommended Chromebooks here: https://goo.gl/6ZU4jX + Parent Information letter

 

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities: Dr. Maggie Mamen Parent Sessions

Please share with your parent community

 

Attached, for your information, is the most recent copy of the Ottawa Public Health Fact Sheet on head lice. The Public Health Nurses will be sharing this

new information and fact sheet with all of their schools in September.  Head Lice Fact Sheet

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

Social & Emotional Learning/Mental Health: The SEL teachers and IEAs are in full swing as we continue to pursue our goal of enhancing student well-being system-wide. If you have already met with your SEL team, you know that we have added some very exciting components to our initiative this year, including an explicit focus on students in Grades One, Six, and Seven. If you haven’t already done so, please book an appointment with your SEL team to learn more!

 

Kindergarten – Initial Observations:  Please share with K Educators

Guidance will be provided to teams re: Initial Observations in the next month.  

They do not go home until Nov 13 – 20th.  (after Progress Reports for 1 – 6 go out).

 

Ontario New Teacher’s Handbook, Surviving and Thriving in the French as a Second Language Classroom

The purpose of the handbook is to provide concrete, practical solutions   to address many of the challenges of teaching French as a Second Language (FSL).  It was developed using the input of new and experienced second language teachers. Available online in French and in English.

https://sites.google.com/teltgafe.com/fsl-handbook/home?authuser=1

 

Le français à coeur 2017-2018                                

Differenciate the needs of all learners
Once again, the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network

(EOSDN) is pleased to host  “Le français à coeur” conference to be held on Thursday,

October 12, 2017 in Kingston.   There is a follow-up session scheduled on April 5 in

Kingston as well.
EOSDN is sponsoring 35 spots for our FSL teachers.  Principals of selected schools will be

contacted next week with more information.  Selection will be based on previous attendance

and connections to Sipsaw. If your FSL teachers would like to attend using the ⅓, ⅓, ⅓  

funding, they can register online by October 5th, 2017.
https://www.eosdn.on.ca/professional-learning/le-francais-a-coeur

 

FSL School Contacts

A gentle reminder to complete the form to indicate your two 2017-2018 FSL school contacts by Wednesday, September 20. The selected FSL teachers contacts (one at the K-3 level / one at the 4-6 level) will receive information from Elementary Student Success Department throughout the year. Merci!

 

Dates to Remember: Looking Ahead

 

      Elementary Principal’s meeting – September 19, 2017 – Full Day, Boardroom

 

      TPA Training for new Vice-Principals and Principals – September 26, 2017 –

8:30-10:30 am in the Innovation Station

 

                       September 30 – Arts Incentive Deadline

                   

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 4 DBTRC

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 13 TD McGee

 

          Orange Shirt Day- This is an opportunity for us to recognize residential school

survivors and intergenerational trauma; Information forthcoming from  

Marina Westbrook for all schools (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/)

We are pleased to announce that Stewards of Creation is the theme for OCSTA’s 2017
A great opportunity for Grades 4-12

Short Video YouTube Contest for students in grades 4-12 at Ontario’s publicly-funded Catholic schools.
This theme invites students to demonstrate in a 2-minute video how they are protecting and caring for the natural, living environment as good “Stewards of Creation.”

 

                                          Summer Institute Sessions Archived
Great opportunity to incorporate these sessions into your Professional Learning Plan!

 

                                                          Coding Quest Link

Great opportunity to learn to incorporate Coding into the classroom!  The Learning Partnership is offering Coding Quest again for teachers from Grades 4-6.

 

Spatial Reasoning with Diane Stang

K-6 Learning Day

             Description:*** This session is a repeat of the session facilitated in 2016-17. ***

This practical, hands-on workshop will focus on: related research, an overview of spatial reasoning, the power of visualization for learning math, and how to ‘spatialize’ the Ontario math curriculum.  Time will also be devoted to exploring a wide variety of spatial reasoning activities that use manipulatives, visual representations, and technology to promote conceptual understanding across all five math strands in Grades K–6.  We will also investigate resources such as Zorbit’s Math Adventure, an engaging set of digital games, and MathWise, a collection of 30 levelled print books that integrate math concepts in real-world contexts.

    Each participant will receive free resources and there will be many prizes again this year!

                                     Morning coffee,snacks and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

Open to all OCSB K-6 teachers

Maximum 80 participants.  Registration opens on Monday, September 18
ERO COURSE CODE: 07042  CLICK TO REGISTER IN ERO

 

The following are some EVERFI programs that are available at no cost to your schools.
If you would you like to bring this free learning opportunity to your students and teachers, write to swara@everfi.com and recommend one or two teachers who can lead EVERFI programs at your school.
For Grades 4-6

  • Vault- Financial Literacy program, sponsored by TD Bank and is available in English and French

For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey
  • Ignition – Covers everything about Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying and Copyright/Plagiarism

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

Link to Website

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse Retreat: Leading and Learning

We are pleased to once again offer full day school Pulse Elementary Retreats for the entire student body, with Masson Normand and his drummer Gabe Dipple.  We have 9 days available between November 15-24, 2017.

 

Guides to Effective Instruction

These guides provide teachers with practical applications to help students

K – 6 achieve the curriculum expectations in mathematics.

 

Leading and Learning

NTIP Retreat:

NTIP teachers have been invited to the Retreat on Thursday September 21st by email invitation. Principals of those teachers who register will be invited to attend the retreat from 8:30am – 10:00 am. The event takes place at the Central Experimental Farm, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit School Contact:

Please forward the name of the school contact to Daphane.Sandre@ocsb.ca.

 

Leading & Learning Journey
The Board’s Leading & Learning Journey is recognized throughout the province for its success in offering all staff professional development and personal growth opportunities. The program is offered through the Leading & Learning Department and reflects, in content and approach, our Board Priorities and Gospel values.

We are proud to share that we have 21 Leading & Learning programs/sessions available for registration for the 2017-18 school year. Registration opens September 18, 2017.  To review the list of offerings and to register for programs or sessions, please go to Boards and Departments / Leading and Learning / Leading & Learning Journey.

 

Walking in My Shoes (WIMS) is a monthly meeting for parents of children with special needs to meet, greet and share experiences through facilitated discussions and guest speakers.   Walking In My Shoes Flyer

 

                                                Information to Share

 

Samaritans on the Digital Road – Relevant and Important information for all of the OCSB community.  

 

                    Leveraging Digital in Mathematics: Online Math Learning

Once again this year, Dreambox will be available for K-3 and Mathletics for 4-12. The Help Desk will be accepting special requests (e.g. combined grades).  Please find a link for an overview and Tutorial Support for both Dreambox and Mathletics.

    Mathletics     Dreambox Links/Tutorials
Everfi:Link to Website  For Grades 5-7

  • Hockey Scholar – Math Edition, learning math concepts through hockey
  • Hockey Scholar – Science Edition, learning science concepts through hockey

Sponsored by the NHL Ottawa Senators, all are available in English and French

 

                               Environmental Stewardship
School Environmental Stewardship Representatives for 2017-18:

Please update your school’s environmental representative for this school year, by clicking here.  Environmental Stewardship and Eco-Schools Update can be found here.
New to EcoSchools? Upcoming Ontario Ecoschools Fall Kick-off Workshop:

This year’s Ontario EcoSchools Fall Kick-off is October 23 from 9:00am – 2:30pm at the Confederation Education Center, 1645 Woodroffe Ave. Click here for more details.  

 

                          

                                                         OCSB Partnership with Staples
The #OCSB has partnered with Staples Canada in Ottawa to support our BYOD program. More information about board recommended Chromebooks here: https://goo.gl/6ZU4jX + Parent Information letter

 

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities: Dr. Maggie Mamen Parent Sessions

Please share with your parent community

 

Attached, for your information, is the most recent copy of the Ottawa Public Health Fact Sheet on head lice. The Public Health Nurses will be sharing this

new information and fact sheet with all of their schools in September.  Head Lice Fact Sheet

 

RAZ KIDS please share with staff – updated info

To determine what your user ID is and to set your password,

– go to Raz Kids at https://www.raz-kids.com/

– select the “Members Login” in the upper right corner

– click on “Forgot Password”

– enter your ocsb email

– you will then be emailed your user ID and password and then proceed with accessing RazKids

If you teach more than on 1LAN or 1KHRM class, then you will have multiple usernames – after you enter your email address you will be presented with a window that has a dropdown list listing multiple usernames

 

Social & Emotional Learning/Mental Health: The SEL teachers and IEAs are in full swing as we continue to pursue our goal of enhancing student well-being system-wide. If you have already met with your SEL team, you know that we have added some very exciting components to our initiative this year, including an explicit focus on students in Grades One, Six, and Seven. If you haven’t already done so, please book an appointment with your SEL team to learn more!

 

Kindergarten – Initial Observations:  Please share with K Educators

Guidance will be provided to teams re: Initial Observations in the next month.  

They do not go home until Nov 13 – 20th.  (after Progress Reports for 1 – 6 go out).

 

Ontario New Teacher’s Handbook, Surviving and Thriving in the French as a Second Language Classroom

The purpose of the handbook is to provide concrete, practical solutions   to address many of the challenges of teaching French as a Second Language (FSL).  It was developed using the input of new and experienced second language teachers. Available online in French and in English.

https://sites.google.com/teltgafe.com/fsl-handbook/home?authuser=1

 

Le français à coeur 2017-2018                                

Differenciate the needs of all learners
Once again, the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network

(EOSDN) is pleased to host  “Le français à coeur” conference to be held on Thursday,

October 12, 2017 in Kingston.   There is a follow-up session scheduled on April 5 in

Kingston as well.
EOSDN is sponsoring 35 spots for our FSL teachers.  Principals of selected schools will be

contacted next week with more information.  Selection will be based on previous attendance

and connections to Sipsaw. If your FSL teachers would like to attend using the ⅓, ⅓, ⅓  

funding, they can register online by October 5th, 2017.
https://www.eosdn.on.ca/professional-learning/le-francais-a-coeur

 

FSL School Contacts

A gentle reminder to complete the form to indicate your two 2017-2018 FSL school contacts by Wednesday, September 20. The selected FSL teachers contacts (one at the K-3 level / one at the 4-6 level) will receive information from Elementary Student Success Department throughout the year. Merci!

 

Dates to Remember: Looking Ahead

 

      Elementary Principal’s meeting – September 19, 2017 – Full Day, Boardroom

 

      TPA Training for new Vice-Principals and Principals – September 26, 2017 –

8:30-10:30 am in the Innovation Station

 

                       September 30 – Arts Incentive Deadline

                   

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 4 DBTRC

Math Mentor Team Session: Full Day October 13 TD McGee

 

          Orange Shirt Day- This is an opportunity for us to recognize residential school

survivors and intergenerational trauma; Information forthcoming from  

Marina Westbrook for all schools (http://www.orangeshirtday.org/)

Weekly Post: Sept 18-22

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Yea …… these two guys had a pretty good idea and they ran with it. They were pretty proud of themselves and they should be!

Educator Night and the BBQ went very well last week. Thanks for all of your hard work and time that you put into this. Parents are very happy and there was so much positive feedback from everyone. Our Trustee Jeremy Wittet was also here and I showed him around. I think we will be seeing more of him.

We have the Governor General coming on Monday. If you take a look at the flagpole on Monday morning it may look a little different. He will arrive at 10:20 and we will begin the the LC at 10:30 sharp with the grade 6 students. Stay tuned for more info and pics…. FYI there could be some media here. Not sure as it depends on the type of news day it is.

It is also Picture Day this week. Please see the schedule below and let your students know when their big day is.

Here is the link to the Samaritans on the Digital Road. If you can be working on these lessons with your students that would be great. The school board would like them all covered by Thanksgiving.

Here is how the week is looking:

Monday: Governor General visit 10:20AM

Tuesday: Picture Day

Wednesday: Picture Day, Girl’s Soccer

Thursday: School Cross Country Meet, Terry Fox Assembly (time TBD)

Friday: Grade 6 Retreat