|Broadview Update Feb 2nd-6th
This week at Broadview
Monday, Feb 2nd
Tuesday, Feb 3rd
Wednesday, Feb 4th Report Cards go home
Thursday, Feb 5th
Friday, Feb 6th
Feb 10th Parent Council meeting 7:00 pm
Feb 10th Intermediate French Public Speaking
Feb 11th Junior French Public Speaking
Feb 12th Winter Carnival
Feb 12th City of Ottawa Built Heritage Committee Meeting 9:30am
Feb 13th PD Day
Feb 16th Family Day
Beginning next week, there are some changes to our teaching staff. Darlene Morrow is on an extended medical leave. We are happy to announce that Catherine Turner will be assuming responsibilities for her classes until the end of June. Catherine has done some exemplary work with our grade 8 English classes .I want to thank Denis Spencer for his excellent contribution to Broadview over the past six weeks,
We also are saying good-bye and thank you to Kevin Doan who has been teaching grade 8 science and math since September as a teaching partner to Rachel Inch. Rachel will increase her teaching assignment to 50% and we welcome Janice King who will be her new teaching partner.
Last week, Pierre Bordeleau returned to his teaching duties part time. Soulaf Jaberi will continue to work with the grade 2 class.
Report cards for students SK- grade 8 will be sent home Wednesday afternoon. Mrs MacFarlane and I have spent time over the last week reviewing all the report cards and we are impressed with the progress students have made in both Learning Skills and in academic areas. Many students have shown growth since the progress reports and should be proud of their hard work. There is no formal interview day a this time of year, however, if you have questions relating to the report card, please contact your child’s teacher.
An important announcement about Hot Lunches
Online ordering for Session Two pizza and milk is now open. Please visit the Hot Lunches website at https://broadview.hotlunches.netto place your orders. Session Two begins the week of February 16th and runs until the end of the school year. The last day for ordering, and full payment, of Session Two pizza and milk orders is Tuesday, February 10. Please note:
Please consider making your payment online using your credit card or PayPal account. Online payments facilitate the running of the program by significantly reducing volunteer workload.
We are sorry but we cannot accept cash payments (to make special payment arrangements please email email@example.com).
We cannot be responsible for cheques sent in via classroom teachers. If you wish to pay by cheque please ensure your cheque goes directly to the office and is clearly labeled for the Broadview Hot Lunches team.
As always, we will continue to sell a limited number of pizza slices each Thursday on a first-come-first-served basis at a cost of $2.50 / slice.
We enjoy serving milk and pizza to your children. Thank you for your support of this program which provides valuable funds for our School Council
Broadview rebuild updates
Please remember to check the Broadview Public School Website http://www.broadviewps.ocdsb.ca or the Broadview Parents website http://www.broadviewparents.org or the OCDSB website http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/Pages/Broadview.aspx for updates on the Rebuild. The city of Ottawa has announced the dates for three meeting to regarding the heritage status of the tower – Feb 12th , 14th and March 11th . Times and locations are available on these websites.
Transfer application dates
The following timelines will apply for the 2015-2016 school year for the student transfer period for the elementary and secondary panels, and the French Immersion program registration period. The information can also be found on the Board’s website: www.ocdsb.ca.
Elementary Student Transfer Application Period
Monday, February 9 to Friday, February 20, 2015
Secondary Student Transfer Application Period
Monday, February 9 to Friday, February 20, 2015
Middle French Immersion Registration Period
Tuesday, February 17 to Monday, February 23, 2015
Online resources for parents - from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE)
Looking for resources to help you help your kids? CODE has produced five booklets with wonderful information and resources for parents. The three tool kits and two resource guides were created with input from parents across Ontario. Parents, guardian, school staff and administrators will find these full of resources to help parent kids and to help support parent engagement. Take a look here.
Grade 8 Parent Information Nights
Grade 8 Parent Information Nights are being held at OCDSB High Schools throughout the district in the coming month. You can find a detailed list of dates and time on the OCDSB website. Open houses offer students and their families an opportunity to learn more about the unique and interesting programs, after school activities, arts, music, sports and much more available in our high schools. Attending the open house is a great way to learn more about secondary school and the pathways and programs available for your child.
The district has been working on a new policy and procedure on concussion management. This work began last year and in the course of our work, the Ministry released requirements for all school boards to develop policies in this area. You can review the policy and the procedure on our website. The policy will be considered by Committee of the Whole on January 20th. This is an important issue for families and I encourage you to learn more
EQAO Parent Forum - March 7th
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is pleased to invite parents and educators to a parent forum in Ottawa on March 7. The forum is composed of two sessions. During the first, the School Support and Outreach Team will deliver information about EQAO's province-wide assessment program. The following topics will be covered during the session: an overview of EQAO elementary and secondary assessments, the process for developing and scoring the assessments and an explanation about how the results from these assessments contribute to student learning in Ontario's schools.
Guest speaker - educator and author Dr. Lynda Colgan - will discuss the differences that parents can make in their child's mathematics education. Using research and concrete examples throughout her session, Lynda will equip parents with effective strategies and resources to use as they carry out their important job as members of the math teaching team.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Location: Southway Hotel, 2431 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1V 8R9
Continental Breakfast : 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
First Session: 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Second Session: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Parents and educators wishing to attend are asked to register at ParentForum@eqao.com. Please provide the following information when registering: first and last name, board of education, school, and e-mail address. The deadline for registration is February 20, 2015.