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Special Education and Your Child - Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

posted Oct 17, 2017, 6:20 AM by Tracy Mertz


Special Education and Your Child - Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs


Workshop session descriptions: you may choose 2 options from sessions 1 - 4 (each is 1-hour in length) or choose only #5 (2-hour session)


1. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies & SEL language​ in the classrooms

2. Deep Learning: learning environments for students with special needs

3. Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) - Unlocking the Curriculum

4. Literacy and Numeracy for Students with ADHD


5. Assistive Technology (2-hour session)


Register Now: bit.ly/CSPA_SpecEd17

Monday, November 6, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Notre Dame High School

710 Broadview Ave

United Way Campaign has begun at St. Emily

posted Oct 15, 2017, 8:06 AM by Tracy Mertz

Our United Way Campaign begins Wednesday with student dress up days in support of United Way.  This is a great way to live out spiritual theme, Sent to be thImage result for united way ottawa symbole Good News.  We are welcoming a cash donation on each of our dress up days to go towards our United Way Campaign.  Here are our Dress up days each Wednesday during the campaign.  
Oct 18 -    Jersey day 
Oct  25 -   PJ day
Nov 1  -    Crazy hair
Nov 8 -     School Colours (blue and gold)
Nov 22  -  Hat day


October Newsletter

posted Oct 9, 2017, 7:09 PM by Tracy Mertz

Happy Thanksgiving

posted Oct 6, 2017, 1:37 PM by Tracy Mertz

We wish you the joy of thanksgiving as you gather to celebrate the gifts of  family and friends.  
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Black bus Carrier change in the afternoon

posted Oct 4, 2017, 10:53 AM by Tracy Mertz

In response to the delays occuring on Black bus arrival time at the end of the night, the following changes will be put in place by OSTA.   This afternoon route will now be route C145 and will be serviced by Campeau Bus Lines. There are no changes to the route or stops only the bus carrier. A change of notice form is on the way to students who ride the Black bus tonight.    

Registration for Sacramental Prepartion for First Communion (gd 2) and Confirmation (gd 6)

posted Oct 2, 2017, 1:46 PM by Tracy Mertz

School Age Sacramental Preparation For ALL (both Catholic school and public school) baptized Catholic children. The parish registration for reception of the Sacrament of First Communion (grade 2) will be in OCTOBER. First Communion Meetings (parents only) in the Parish Hall at: St. Monica Parish, 2080 Merivale Rd Choose ONE of these meetings to attend: Tues. Oct. 3 @ 7:30 pm & Wed. Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm Tues. Oct.10 @ 7:30 pm & Wed. Oct. 11 @ 7:30 pm Sat. Oct.14 @ 10:00 am Confirmation (grade 6 +) registration will be in NOVEMBER.

Franco-Ontario Day- Monday, September 25

posted Sep 21, 2017, 5:59 PM by Tracy Mertz

Please join us by wearing Green and White to celebrate Franco-Ontario Day on Monday.

Join me in welcoming our new Catholic School Council 2017-2018

posted Sep 19, 2017, 6:37 PM by Tracy Mertz   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 7:15 AM ]

Please join me in thanking our outgoing School Council for all the work they did last year.  We were blessed with their enthusiasm and committment to Catholic Education.  Please join me in welcoming this year Catholic School Council.  Thank you to  all of the parents that took time out to join us at the first meeting.  Our council consists of the following voting members:

Mark McMahon, Chair
Ingrid Miza-McDonald - Co Chair
Brynn McMahon - Treasurer
Helen Svoboda Dorner - Assistant Treasurer
Janice Vanderwel -  Secretary
Lori McIntosh-Belanger - CSPA
Milva Calla  -  Parish Representative
Megan Pettit - Fundraising
Vicki Russett - Lunch
Renee Cooper - Member at Large
Fidelia Addison - Member at Large
Monica Jagdev -  Member at Large
Taylor Davis - Member at Large

School Council Meeting - Tuesday, September 19 6:30 p.m.

posted Sep 19, 2017, 2:46 PM by Tracy Mertz   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 6:27 PM ]

Please join us for our council meeting tonight.  It is our School Council Election night.  Here is the agenda for the meeting.

CSPA presents - The A,B,C,'s of ADHD: What Parents Need to Know

posted Sep 12, 2017, 4:32 PM by Tracy Mertz

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.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street

Register: bit.ly/CSPA_ADHD17


Cathy Philpott
Co-Chair, CSPA 
www.ottawacspa.ca

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