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ST. STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER & UPDATE

Healthy Hearts, Caring Minds

                                                                                                             April 18, 2017

In this issue

EAP Raffle Baskets

Basketball Tournaments

Hydro Ottawa Presentations

Lenten Project

School Climate Survey

School Council Meeting

Follow us on Twitter



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UPCOMING DATES

April 19

Pita Lunch Day

April 20

Boys Basketball Tournament

EAP Raffle Basket Draw

April 25

Catholic School Council Meeting

April 26

Pizza Lunch Day

April 28

Easter Mass

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As we begin this day, in work and in play, may we live the Good News and bring God’s love to all we meet. Amen.


EAP Raffle Baskets

Our Gr 4 and 5 Students are participating in the Entrepreneurial Adventure Program. Their first business venture is a Raffle Basket Draw. All proceeds are in support of the OK Clean Water Project. Purchasing raffle tickets will give you the opportunity to win 1 of 3 fantastic basket prizes! The cost of raffle tickets are 3 tickets for $5.00 or 7 tickets for $10.00. You can send in money until Thursday, April 20th. The Raffle Basket Committee will visit classes daily to collect money. We will hold the draw at lunchtime on Thursday, April 20th. More information on the prizes can be found by clicking on the link. You can also find out more information about the EAP ventures on the following student created blogs: St. Stephen Entrepreneurs and Ok Gear.


Basketball Tournaments

The girls basketball team had a great time representing the school last week. Next, our school will be hosting the boys basketball tournament on Thursday, April 20th. We look forward to seeing many parents supporting our teams. 


Hydro Ottawa Presentations

Hydro Ottawa presented some very interesting and informative electricity safety and conservation presentations on Tuesday, April 18th. They presented in the gym to the junior students during Block 1, to the kindergarten students during block 2 and to the primary students during block 3. The students learned how to make sure they are being safe around electricity and some great tips to ensure they aren’t wasting electricity at home.


Lenten Project

We are wrapping up our Lenten project, as we are raising money for the Shepherds of Good Hope. Here is more information about our project and the Alms calendar that you can follow. Thanks for your support.


School Climate Survey

Every two years the Ministry of Education requires that we conduct a School Climate Survey where we ask students, staff and families to give input on the environment in our schools. In Catholic schools, our Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person is the starting point for all issues of diversity. Catholic schools strive to create an environment where all members of the school community feel safe, welcomed, included and valued. We ask that parents and guardians take a few minutes to fill out this survey. We ask that each family complete only one survey for each of the schools the children in your family attend. Each survey is linked to the school your child attends.
The survey link is also available on the school website. All school staff and students in Grades 4-12 will complete a similar survey at school. The student survey measures safety, bullying, equity, inclusivity and student well-being. The surveys will help in-school teams determine school needs, make decisions on improving the climate of our school, as well as help to determine whether programs are effective at improving the school climate.


School Council Meeting

The St. Stephen Catholic School Council will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, April 25th. All interested parents are welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin in the school staff room at 6:30pm. More information about the council can be found at: http://ste.ocsb.ca/catholic-school-council. 


Follow us on Twitter

If you want to see some of the exciting things students are doing on a daily basis, please follow us on Twitter: @STEStallions. If you don’t have Twitter, don’t worry, the feed is also embedded on our school website, which can be found at: ste.ocsb.ca.


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St. Stephen School

1145 Stittsville Main Street

Stittsville, ON  K2S 0M5

Phone: 613-831-8844
Email:
stephen@ocsb.ca
Website:
ste.ocsb.ca
Twitter: STEStallions

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