EVENTS AND REMINDERS
Places to Go…Things to Remember
Pleasant Park Book Sale – October 25th
The Pleasant Park/Hawthorne Used Book Sale, featuring thousands of affordable books, will once again take over the Pleasant Park Public School gymnasium on Saturday, October 25. Doors open at 9 a.m. and remain open an extra hour this year, until 2 p.m. The school is located at 564 Pleasant Park Road (at Lynda Lane).
Parent Workshop on Behaviour Management Strategies – October 25th
Behaviour Management Strategies for the Child with Learning Disability and ADHD
Register online or call 613.567.5864
October 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School Tickets
Colonel By Concert Band Performance – October 28th
The Colonel By Concert Band will perform at Canada’s National Arts Centre as part of “ConneXXions 2014” from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 28th of October.
Hilson Avenue Public School Transforms Into An Art Gallery – October 28th
After months of planning, volunteers will be mounting about 250 large black-and-white portraits on the exterior of Hilson Avenue Public School on October 28th in a moving tribute to the connection between the school and its community. The public exhibit is part of a global art project called “Inside Out” that was launched in 2011 by TED Prize winner and Parisian artist JR. The images on the school will be the faces of the school’s students, as well as teachers, support staff, volunteers and many other people in the community who encourage Hilson students to be the best they can be. The posters will be up between 9:00 a.m. to noon on the 28th. The weather’s effect on the posters will determine how long the installation will last.
Westwind Public School Speaker Event – November 6th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Maggie Mamen – Different Folks, Different Strokes: Understanding and Supporting our Children Through School
This presentation will examine how different personalities and learning styles can impact a child’s experience of school, and will provide some ideas and strategies for encouraging independence, accountability and progress. Dr. Maggie Mamen is an award-winning psychologist and best-selling author who works with children and their families in a multi-disciplinary private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. Before starting this practice in 1990, she worked at Carleton University, CHEO and the former Carleton Board of Education. Maggie provides seminars and presentations to groups of parents, teachers and other professionals both nationally and internationally. She and her husband have three adult children on whom they practiced and three grandchildren who reap the benefits.
Clifford Bowey School Council Chef Night – November 15th
“Chef Night: Savour Autumn” will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 6:00 pm at Clifford Bowey Public School. The evening will include a cooking demonstration with renowned Chef Justin Scott followed by a three-course dinner and a silent auction. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased online. The Silent Auction portion of the event is already up and running online. Anyone can participate, whether they are attending the event or not.
Parent Guide to Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting (9-12)
We’re excited to share our new Parent Guide to Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting. The guide will help you better understand assessment, evaluation and reporting and answers some of the most common questions you may have regarding your child’s progress. It also provides you with tips on how to talk with your child and his or her teachers. Hardcopies of the secondary version are in schools now. The elementary version is coming soon.
Secondary Parents – Scholarship/Bursaries
There are many free resources available to assist you in your search for scholarships, bursaries and awards? Check out our website for more information or talk to your child’s guidance counsellor for more information. Several deadlines are coming up.
Free Online French Homework Help – Bonnes Nouvelles!!!
The OCDSB has partnered with Voilà Learning and dozens of French teachers to provide free online French homework help to your children/students registered in a French program. Students will need access to a computer (at home) and internet. Register, and you will receive an e-mail every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 letting you know that a French teacher is available online to help your child every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH VOILA LEARNING TODAY
Click here for Homework Help in English
Please Vote in the Municipal Elections – October 28th
Finally, a reminder that Monday is Municipal Election Day in Ontario. Please make the time to get out and vote for City Council and for School Board Trustee.
Have a great weekend.