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Thursday, 14 June 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog June 18 to 22

New Transportation Information for SPH
If your son/daughter is going to be going to St. Pat's High School in the fall and is going to be bussed, please be aware that they will be receiving Presto cards as they will travel on OC Transpo (even for grades 7/8), NOT yellow school buses. Also, please be aware that receiving transportation currently at St. Pat's Intermediate does not guarantee that you will receive transportation to St. Pat's High School (because you may live close enough to St. Pat's High School). To see if you will receive a Presto card and transportation, please study the following map (if you live within the boundaries outlined you will NOT receive transportation):
https://drive.google.com/open?

School Excursions to Calypso Water Park
Our grade 7's are going to Calypso Water Park on Friday, June 22.  Our 8's are going on Monday, June 25.  For all safety-related and other information (eg. the swim test) regarding Calypso, please access the following links:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHeTA0b2lRR3hCN3loNUJLcGI1eWR5dzE4UFRz

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHczFmVVh5QnJ6ZTZjRkpzS0VJZlFzcG5aNUt3

Community Service Hours
Grade 8's can start collecting the high school diploma required 40 community service hours the summer before going into grade 9. If your son/daughter acquires hours this summer, this link will allow you to access the form which needs to be completed and signed:
http://ocsb.ca/community-involvement

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.




Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events (not listed above):

Friday, 8 June 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog June 11 to 15

St. Pat's Intermediate at SPH Spring Concert
Our Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Glee Club performed at St. Pat's High School this past Wednesday evening for the annual St. Pat's High Spring Concert.  As usual, Ms. Reilly and her students did an amazing job.  Thanks to Cees Artz, former Chair of our St. Pat's Intermediae School Council, for the great photos!

New Transportation Information for SPH
If your son/daughter is going to be going to St. Pat's High School in the fall and is going to be bussed, please be aware that they will be receiving Presto cards as they will travel on OC Transpo (even for grades 7/8), NOT yellow school buses. Also, please be aware that receiving transportation currently at St. Pat's Intermediate does not guarantee that you will receive transportation to St. Pat's High School (because you may live close enough to St. Pat's High School). To see if you will receive a Presto card and transportation, please study the following map (if you live withig the boundaries outlined you will NOT receive transportation):
https://drive.google.com/open?

School Excursions to Calypso Water Park
Our grade 7's are going to Calypso Water Park on Friday, June 22.  Our 8's are supposed to go on Monday, June 25 if interest picks up.  For all safety-related and other information (eg. the swim test) regarding Calypso, please access the following links:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHeTA0b2lRR3hCN3loNUJLcGI1eWR5dzE4UFRz

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHczFmVVh5QnJ6ZTZjRkpzS0VJZlFzcG5aNUt3

Community Service Hours
Grade 8's can start collecting the high school diploma required 40 community service hours the summer before going into grade 9. If your son/daughter acquires hours this summer, this link will allow you to access the form which needs to be completed and signed:
http://ocsb.ca/community-involvement

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.




Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events (not listed above):

Friday, 1 June 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog June 4 to June 8

New Transportation Information for SPH
If your son/daughter is going to be going to St. Pat's High School in the fall and is going to be bussed, please be aware that they will be receiving Presto cards as they will travel on OC Transpo (even for grades 7/8), NOT yellow school buses. Also, please be aware that receiving transportation currently at St. Pat's Intermediate does not guarantee that you will receive transportation to St. Pat's High School (because you may live close enough to St. Pat's High School). To see if you will receive a Presto card and transportation, please study the following map (if you live withig the boundaries outlined you will NOT receive transportation):
https://drive.google.com/open?

PD Day on Friday
A reminder that this Friday (June 8) is a PD Day in all OCSB schools; therefore, there is no school for students.


CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.




Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events (not listed above):

Thursday, 24 May 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog May 28 to June 1

Shamrock Football
Both our boys' and girls' touch football teams were successful in defeating Notre Dame on Wednesday. Our next game is this coming Friday (June 1) when they take on Immaculata. If Wednesday's game is any indication, Immaculata will have their work cut out for them. Go Shamrocks, Go!
New Transportation Information for SPH
If your son/daughter is going to be going to St. Pat's High School in the fall and is going to be bussed, please be aware that they will be receiving Presto cards as they will travel on OC Transpo (even for grades 7/8), NOT yellow school buses. Also, please be aware that receiving transportation currently at St. Pat's Intermediate does not guarantee that you will receive transportation to St. Pat's High School (because you may live close enough to St. Pat's High School). To see if you will receive a Presto card and transportation, please study the following map (if you live withig the boundaries outlined you will NOT receive transportation):
https://drive.google.com/open?

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.




Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events (not listed above):

Friday, 18 May 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog May 21 to 25

Coding in Action
Ms. Sweeney runs our Coding Club after-school each week and the only time a session is missed is if a staff meeting takes place. These dedicated students are the future programmers of tomorrow. Below is a photo of a group of students solving a module problem.


New Transportation Information for SPH
If your son/daughter is going to be going to St. Pat's High School in the fall and is going to be bussed, please be aware that they will be receiving Presto cards as they will travel on OC Transpo (even for grades 7/8), NOT yellow school buses. Also, please be aware that receiving transportation currently at St. Pat's Intermediate does not guarantee that you will receive transportation to St. Pat's High School (because you may live close enough to St. Pat's High School). To see if you will receive a Presto card and transportation, please study the following map (if you live withig the boundaries outlined you will NOT receive transportation):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHdDh5SGFDdDQxRTIzOGF5OE81bU5XX0pMNHNV

Quebec City Trip
Many of our grade 8's are off to Quebec City this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  This is always such a great experience, year after year.  Next week in my blog I'll post some photos from what will hopefully be an amazing experience.

Calypso for the 8's
It's unfortunate that the grade 8 trip to La Ronde had to be cancelled due to poor participation.  We really want the 8's to have an excursion so we will try again with Calypso.  The date for this excursion will be Monday, June 25.  More information will be shared shortly.

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.


Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events (not listed above):

Friday, 11 May 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog May 14 to 18

Open House
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Open House on Thursday. Parents and students really enjoyed the displays, the bbq, and, of course, the music by our band and vocalists. Trustee Mark Mullan showed up to partake in the festivities as well.  The weather did not put a damper on things and a good time was certainly had by all.
Special Olympics Swim Meet
Students from St. Pat's Intermediate took part on Tuesday in the Special Olympics swim meet at the Nepean Sportsplex. St. Pat's is very proud of all competitors who competed in this important event.
New Transportation Information for SPH
If your son/daughter is going to be going to St. Pat's High School in the fall and is going to be bussed, please be aware that they will be receiving Presto cards as they will travel on OC Transpo (even for grades 7/8), NOT yellow school buses. Also, please be aware that receiving transportation currently at St. Pat's Intermediate does not guarantee that you will receive transportation to St. Pat's High School (because you may live close enough to St. Pat's High School). To see if you will receive a Presto card and transportation, please study the following map (if you live withig the boundaries outlined you will NOT receive transportation):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHdDh5SGFDdDQxRTIzOGF5OE81bU5XX0pMNHNV

PD Day
A reminder that this Friday, May 19 is a PD Day, meaning that there is no school for students on this day.

Victoria Day
A reminder that Monday, May 22 is Victoria Day. There is no school for students on this day.

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.


Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events (not listed above):

Friday, 4 May 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate May 7 to 11

Catholic Education Week - May 6 to 11
Also: Celebrating 50th Anniversary Events at Holy Cross Elementary,
Georges Vanier Elementary and Frank Ryan Intermediate



The Ottawa Catholic School Board opens its doors during Catholic Education Week to showcase the learning our students experience every day. All Board schools host activities to encourage the community to visit as we are ‘Renewing the Promise.’  


The Catholic Education Week Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast will take place Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral, 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. The Mass will be followed by the presentation of the Director of Education Commendation Awards. These awards are unique as the recipients are nominated by their peers for recognition.  Our Catholic Education Week Mass collection will be directed to Mother Earth Water Walk, www.motherearthwaterwalk.com , a Canadian organization of First Nations people raising awareness and promoting the health of our Great Lakes and the precious fresh water they provide.


Holy Cross Elementary will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Monday, May 7th.  An open house will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the formal ceremony will take place in the gym at 6:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the Learning Commons.


Georges Vanier Elementary, 40 Varley Drive in Kanata, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Wednesday, May 9th at 4 pm. Take a walk down memory lane at an Open House/Tour of the school at 5:30 pm.  There will be a welcome prayer and school blessing beginning at 6:30 pm.


Frank Ryan Intermediate School is also celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Join them on Friday, May 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for special events including a memory walk, photo booth, face painting and refreshments.


Visit ocsb.ca/edweek for a listing of the activities in over 80 OCSB schools during Education Week.  Follow #CathEdWeek.

Mass on Monday, May 7
We begin Catholic Education Week with a mass at St. Pat's Intermediate at 9:10 a.m. on Monday. All are welcome to attend.

Open House May 10
Parents, students, and guardians are reminded of our Open House taking place at St. Pat's Intermediate from 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. There will be displays, and much more. From 4 to 5:15 p.m. there will be a BBQ where tickets can be purchased for hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks.  And, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., there will be a music showcase.  Hope to see you there!

Youth Mental Health Week
Along with it being Catholic Education Week, it is also Youth Mental Health Week.  Below are some resources that may be of interest to parents:


Ottawa Public Health has created a series of videos to give parents more information about mental health. The videos aim to give parents the knowledge and resources they need to talk about mental health with their child or teen. Parents often have questions about the behaviour of children and adolescents. They may worry about whether a behaviour is appropriate for a particular age or developmental level, or a sign that something is might be wrong.  They may wonder why it is occurring and how best to respond.

The  ABCs of Mental Health provides free web-based resources to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and teens, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.



     




The Psychology Foundation of Canada has developed a variety of resources for parents to help them parent their children and develop positive coping skills.  They have a number of one-page fact sheets for parents on various topics such as Help your teen with stress, Manage screen time, Helping kids get enough sleep. For the parents of pre-teens (ages 10- 12 years) they also have various fact sheets on topics such as friends, managing conflict, independence, puberty, etc.  These are available in various languages in addition to English, such as Arabic, Spanish, Tamil, Russian, Hindi, Gujardi and French.

New Transportation Information for SPH
If your son/daughter is going to be going to St. Pat's High School in the fall and is going to be bussed, please be aware that they will be receiving Presto cards as they will travel on OC Transpo (even for grades 7/8), NOT yellow school buses. Also, please be aware that receiving transportation currently at St. Pat's Intermediate does not guarantee that you will receive transportation to St. Pat's High School (because you may live close enough to St. Pat's High School). To see if you will receive a Presto card and transportation, please study the following map (if you live withig the boundaries outlined you will NOT receive transportation):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHdDh5SGFDdDQxRTIzOGF5OE81bU5XX0pMNHNV

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.


Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events (not listed above):