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Monday, September 9, 2019

Important Dates

September 12

Opening School Mass

Open House

September 17

Mazzola Lunch Program

School Council Meeting

September 20

Mazzola Lunch Program


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St. Michael Corkery 

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St. Michael Corkery
613-256-3441

School Council Meeting - New Date

The school council has postponed this week's meeting. The first Corkery School Council meeting for the 2019-2020 school year will now be held on Tuesday, September 17th from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Learning Commons. All parents are welcome.
We are looking for volunteers to help organize activities such as food programs, special events such as Christmas in Corkery and our end of year carnival celebration. These programs are 100% volunteer-driven and not possible without your help. Meetings are short and agenda-driven once per month (as needed). Whether you can volunteer during the day or help with administrative tasks after hours from home.
WE NEED YOU! The more involvement we have, the more our children and our school benefit. If you are new to the school, what a great way to meet your community!


Lunch Programs

This year, School Council will be offering pizza and Subway days every second Thursday for the first term, starting on Thursday, October 3rd and ending Thursday, December 12th.

Pizza: Pizza days will begin on Thursday, October 3rd. The cost is $3.00 per slice and $3.50 per slice for a gluten-free option.  Pizza will be available on SchoolCashonline (https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/Home/SignIn) until Monday, September 23rd.

Requests for orders after Monday, September 23rd will unfortunately not be possible. 

The second term for pizza will be available January-June 2020.

Subway: Subway days will begin on Thursday, October 10th. The cost is $4.50 per sub and $5.50 for a gluten-free option. Subway will be available on student cash online (https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/Home/SignIn) until Thursday, September 26th.  

Requests for orders after Thursday, September 26th will unfortunately not be possible. 

The second term for Subway will be available January-June 2020.

Mazzola: Mazzola hot lunch program will be offered two times per week on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting Tuesday, September 17th. Please visit https://order.mazzola.ca/Account/LogOn to create your account and place your orders. Menus are posted monthly. The current menu is available from September 17th through October 29th. Orders can be managed through the online portal and can be canceled up until 7:00 am the morning of delivery.


School Open House and Opening Mass on Thursday

Our school open house will be held on Thursday, September 12th, from 4:30-6:00pm. This will be a great opportunity for parents to learn about the class routines, expectations, and the exciting curriculum that will be covered in your child’s classroom this year. We hope that many parents are able to attend this event.

On Thursday, September 12th, we will also have our Opening Mass at St. Michael Parish at 9:30am. We look forward to celebrating as a school with Father Matthew.


Vulnerable Sector Checks for Volunteers

Volunteers working with students in the OCSB must complete a vulnerable sector check. This includes parents and other volunteers taking part in field trips, those working with students in schools, and those volunteering at events where they may be in isolation with students even for a brief period of time (eg., meeting in a small area to distribute food/beverages). 
Please note that there are three types of Criminal Record Checks; Level 1: Criminal Record Check (CRC) Level 2: Criminal Record Check and Judicial Matters Check (CRJM) Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)
 Anyone over 18 who wishes to take part in a volunteer opportunity in a school must complete a Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check.
Information about applying for the Vulnerable Sector Check can be found at: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/Level-3---Vulnerable-Sector-Check.aspx
Below is an information package about volunteering from the School Board and two forms that should be included with your Vulnerable Sector Check application.

Volunteer Package from OCSB: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b-DStlOIKAzcureFU3dawpcdLyTwryB5/view?usp=sharing

Volunteer VSC Letter from OCSB:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1REj0dZptq2uGOoUEKhUuBZX2LidO8WIk/view?usp=sharing

There will be a $10 fee until the end of December for the Vulnerable Sector Check. In 2020, the fee will be $20.
Please bring your completed VSC and your receipt to the school and we will reimburse you and create a database of approved volunteers. Thank you for taking the time to have this completed as we will always need volunteers!


Signing up for SchoolMessenger

Our school uses the SchoolMessenger communication platform. All new parents at the school are encouraged to sign up for SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger allows parents to select their contact preferences (contact by phone, email, or both) for each of the following different types of messages:

  • Emergency messages
  • Attendance messages
  • General messages
  • Teacher to Parent messages
  • School to Student messages

There is also a free SchoolMessenger App available for both iOS and Android based phones which enables you to receive notifications of school messages as well as set your contact preferences for each kind of message.

What parents need to do:

Please click the following link and follow the instructions in the School Messenger Parent Account User Guide to create your parent account and choose your contact preferences (contact by phone, email, or both) for each message type. This link can also be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser:  http://bit.ly/smParentGuide
The
 School Messenger Parent FAQ provides more information about School Messenger. This link can also be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser:  http://bit.ly/smParentFAQ
If you have any questions or concerns about the new platform, please contact the school.


Piano Lessons

This year, if there is interest from our school community, piano teacher Julie Acheson will be coming to the school to offer weekly, half-hour private lessons throughout the school day, starting the week of September 16th. She offered lessons at St. Isidore School last year and they were very popular and she is happy to offer this opportunity at our school as well. Please contact Julie Acheson at (613) 602-0264 for more details.


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St. Michael Corkery School

1572 Corkery Road

Carp, ON  K0A 1L0

Phone: 613-256-3672
Email:
Michael.Corkery@ocsb.ca
Website:
mic.ocsb.ca
Twitter: StMichaelCorker

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