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St. Luke Newsletter (April 6 - 10, 2020)

posted Apr 5, 2020, 8:52 AM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School



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St. Luke Newsletter (March 30 - April 3, 2020)

posted Mar 29, 2020, 3:47 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

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St. Luke - Newsletter (March 23, 2020)

posted Mar 29, 2020, 1:24 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School   [ updated Mar 29, 2020, 1:28 PM ]


March 23, 2020


Dear Parents/Guardians:


The well being of your children, you and our staff are our priorities while we seek also to ensure that school closures do not have a greater impact on the education of the students. As information around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we will update information for our families, parents, and students on our school website or via School Messenger. 

 

Ottawa Public Health Information

Below is some information from Ottawa Public Health (OPH):

 

Click here for information to keep your family safe after travelling out of the country during the March Break.   

Click here for information for Self-Isolation Instructions for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Distance Learning Education

As schools are closed in response to COVID-19, we are committed to continuing to support your students' learning. The Board and Ministry of Education offers a number of ways for students to engage in learning even while they are away from school.

One of your child’s teachers will contact you this week in order to ask how they can help support your child’s learning during the school closure.  We encourage families to continue student learning at home. Educators will provide some recommended activities to the students that will not take the place of regular classroom instruction but will supplement student learning at home. Assignments will not be required or graded. These activities are meant to provide optional opportunities for student learning while they are absent from school. 

We recommend providing structure for your child. At school, students get used to their days following a certain structure or schedule. Communicating with your children that they will have a structure to follow for the next two weeks will set expectations and set everyone up to make the most out of their learning time.

Although the school is closed, if you need to contact an educator or staff member, then please send an email to luke.ottawa@ocsb.ca  or you may call the school  (613) 731-3541 and leave a message. It is very important that we can contact parents during the school closure. If your contact information has changed, then please call or email the school and provide us with your new information.

Sincerely,


Marcia Lynch

Principal



OCSB Novel Coronavirus Update – Friday, March 20, 2020

posted Mar 22, 2020, 7:23 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Novel Coronavirus Update – March 20, 2020When our schools closed, we committed to keeping you informed. As Director of Education, we want you to know our Board’s commitment to the safety and well-being of our students and staff is unwavering.  

Why We Closed Schools 

As you know, all 72 Ontario School Boards closed their schools on the advice of Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the experts at the Provincial COVID-19 Command Table from March 14 – April 5, 2020, in response to the emergence of COVID-19. The Premier indicated he will continue to follow the advice of medical experts and should school closures need to be extended he will advise Ontarians.

Learn at Home Portal

The Province of Ontario launched a new online tool to help students continue learning while schools are closed. The online resource is in line with the kindergarten to grade 12 curriculum. 

The Learn at Home website is now live.

The website contains reading material for elementary and secondary students. Qualified tutors will be made available through TVO, available to answer questions from students. High school content is designed with a focus on STEM courses to ensure core competencies and skills are reinforced. 

EQAO Assessments – Cancelled

All EQAO assessments (elementary and secondary) cancelled for the remainder of this school year. For students who are graduating in the 2019-20 school year, the literacy graduation requirement is waived. Students who are not graduating this school year will have the opportunity to write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

Ottawa Public Health Updates

Ottawa Public Health posts the latest COVID-19 developments on Twitter and Facebook and their Website.

Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET,  the Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information, including the status of cases in Ontario.

Reminder – Travellers

To all families and staff returning from abroad, welcome back home. Please remember you must practice 14-day home isolation, which means asking a friend or family member to drop off anything you will need at your doorstep – food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. 

It is crucial to understand family reunions or playdates could be dangerous to your loved ones. Our local hospitals are counting on all of us to be socially responsible. 

Doing Our Part

We are working with the City of Ottawa to set up a primary care clinic at our former St. Patrick Intermediate site located on 1485 Heron Rd. This is just one way we are helping to support the broader Ottawa community.

Archdiocese of Ottawa Suspends Masses 

All Catholic Masses suspended until further notice. “It is with regret that we must temporarily suspend all public celebration of the Mass and other gatherings of Catholics in the Archdiocese,” said Archbishop Terrence Prendergast in a statement to the clergy, religious, and faithful of the Archdiocese. 

School Board Office – Closed

Our Board Office is closed to most staff. Many of our administrative staff are working remotely to help plan our next steps. 

Communication

We know you have questions and we will do our best to keep you up-to-date. Please look at our website and social media channels through Facebook and Twitter for our latest postings. We will also continue to share any new developments impacting our schools with local media, and directly with parents/guardians through our SchoolMessenger communication system.        

Thank You

Thank you for your empathy, partnership, and humanity as we all do our part to practise social distancing, appropriate sanitization, and the recommendations of our local, provincial, and federal public health officials. Together, in faith, we will rise from this crisis with newfound strength and wisdom.

St. Luke Christmas Spirit Week - Monday, December 16, 2019 - Wear School Colours

posted Dec 13, 2019, 1:36 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Wear St. Luke clothing or school colours (dark blue, white, grey)

Advent Liturgy Week 3 - Monday, December 16, 2019 at 12:40 p.m.

posted Dec 13, 2019, 1:30 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Parents are welcome to attend the Advent Liturgy.  The Grade 1 class will be participating in the liturgy.

St. Luke Food Drive for Ottawa Food Bank (Last Day Monday, December 16, 2019)

posted Dec 13, 2019, 1:20 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Our goal is to collect 221 food items by Monday, December 16, 2019.

We need 15 more items to meet our goal. 

Thank you for your support. 



St. Luke Christmas Carolling - Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

posted Dec 5, 2019, 1:51 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 2:09 PM ]

5:45 p.m.   Families meet at St. Luke School

6:00 p.m.  Families will leave school as a group and sing Christmas songs for our neighbours

6:50 p.m.  Families return to the school for Hot Chocolate and Cookies  (Gymnasium)

DRESS WARM  and BRING A FLASHLIGHT

Please call the school (613) 731-3541 if your family will be carolling.  Hope to see many families on Friday, December 6, 2019. 

Scholastic Book Fair - November 25 - 29, 2019

posted Nov 19, 2019, 11:46 AM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

November 2019


Dear Parents and Families,


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event.


We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Your support of this vital literary event is a key part of helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.


You’ll find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. Visit the Scholastic Book Fairs website at www.scholastic.ca/bookfairs to get more detailed information about these books. You can also watch book trailers and author videos with your child on the BookTube page.


A Book Fair flyer was sent home with students. The flyer provides a preview of only a FEW of the many books available to purchase at our Fair. The flyer also contains a special Family Event Draw ballot that parents can deposit during Parents Shopping hours. You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family PLUS $25 for your child’s classroom!


Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and thank you in advance for supporting this great literary event. Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Thank you for believing in books and the impact of reading on your child’s future.


Book Fair Dates/Time:        Monday November 25, 2019 –   Preview (01:50 p.m. - 02:50 p.m.)

                        Tuesday November 26, 2019 –   Preview (08:30 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.)

                        Wednesday November 27, 2019 –   Shopping (08:30 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.)

                    Thursday November 28, 2019 –   Shopping (08:30 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.)

        Friday November 29, 2019 –   Shopping (08:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.)


Morning Shopping for Parents / Families: Wednesday November 27, 2019 (08:00 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.)  

Dates/Time:                                                   Thursday November 28, 2019  (08:00 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.)

                              Friday November 29, 2019 (08:00 a.m. - 08:30 a.m.)

Location: St. Luke (Ottawa) School Learning Commons


We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques are welcome too, made payable to our school. Please note that all sales are final.


Sincerely,


P. Aghazarian - Library Technician

St. Luke (Ottawa) School Learning Commons


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