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ST. STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER & UPDATE

Healthy Hearts, Caring Minds

                                                                                                                         October 25, 2016

In this issue

Interviews

Book Fair

United Way

Drop Off/Pick Up

Food Program

Dental Screening

Follow us on Twitter



Quick Links

St. Stephen 

Sacred Heart High

School

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Link

Holy Spirit
613-836-8881

UPCOMING DATES

October 26

Pita Pit lunch day

October 28

Black and Orange Day

Jack-o-lantern raffle

November 1

Progress Reports Sent Home

Dental Screening

November 2

Mazzola lunch day

Dental Screening

November 3

Parent-Teacher Interviews

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Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.”

-Henri Nouwen


Interviews

Next week, the students’ progress reports will be sent home on Tuesday, November 1st. Then, parents and teachers will have the opportunity to discuss the progress their children are making at our interviews on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, November 3rd. We are using the youcanbook.me program to book online this year. You can book a 10-minute interview with the teacher of your choice by clicking here. 


Book Fair

St. Stephen will be having a Scholastic Book Fair November 1-3. We are looking for volunteers for all 3 days. Contact andrea.stevenson@ocsb.ca if your are able to volunteer Tuesday, November 1st, from 8:30-11:30am or 12:00-3:00pm, or Wednesday November 2nd, from 8:30-11:30am or 12:00-3:00pm, or Thursday November 3rd, from 8:30-11:30am or 12:00-3:00pm or 3:00-8:00pm. In your email, please include your name, phone number, child's name and grade and the date/time your are available.


United Way

We will continue our United Way Fundraising this week, on Friday, October 28th, with Black and Orange day. Students and staff are encouraged to bring in a Toonie to support the United Way and to wear black and orange clothing. We will also be having a jack-o-lantern raffle, where students can win pumpkins prepared and decorated by classes in the school. Tickets are          50 cents each, or three for a dollar. The draw will be held on Friday afternoon.  


Drop Off/Pick Up

In order to ensure the safety of our students, we are reminding all parents that if they are dropping off or picking up their children, please do not enter the bus lane in front of the school between 8 and 9am, and from 2:30-3:30 pm. If parents are driving their children to school, they should arrive between 8:15 and 8:20am and use the drop off lane (on the right/sidewalk side of the parking lot). Students should exit on the passenger side, to the sidewalk on the right. Please do not park and exit your vehicle, unless you are dropping off a Kindergarten student. When exiting the parking lot, please follow the arrows that are painted on the pavement.
Another option is to park on a side street and walk your child to the school. Our amazing crossing guard has asked that vehicles not be parked on Stittsville Main Street, as the parked cars can block her view of approaching vehicles.  


Food Program

The milk program began on Monday. Thanks to the Grade 6 students who have volunteered to help pass out the milk to all of the classrooms. The food program also begins this week, with Pita Pit lunch, for all those who ordered, on Wednesday, October 26th. 


Dental Screening

Lucy Charbonneau, a registered dental hygienist with Ottawa Public Health, will provide a dental screening using a tongue depressor on November 1st and November 2nd for JK, SK and Grade 2 students, as well as any other children as necessary. If your child’s grade is not selected, but you wish for the dental hygienist to see him/her, please advise the school.  


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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