ST. STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER & UPDATE
Healthy Hearts, Caring Minds
April 18, 2017
In this issue
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Stephen School
1145 Stittsville Main Street