Thursday, 22 October 2020

Catholic School Advisory Council for 2020-2021


The 2020-2021 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School Advisory Council (CSAC) is looking forward to an exciting year working together to make our school the best it can be!  On October 20, 2020, the inaugural virtual meeting was held and this year's council and executive were selected.  We are pleased to announce them to you and the executive position that they may hold:

Chair: Emily Stramacchia
Co-Chair:  Luciana Rosu-Sieza
Treasurer:  Melanie Israel
Secretary:  Jennifer Sheppard
Teacher Representative:  Emily Girard
Non-Teacher Representative:  Nicole Girard
CSAC Members:  Emily Stramacchia, Luciana Rosu-Sieza, Melanie Israel, Jennifer Sheppard, Melanie McArthur, Zsuzsa Bodor
Vice Principal:  Kara Chauvin
Principal:  Anna Mancini

All CSAC meetings this year will take place at 5:30 PM and will be virtual. Meetings are scheduled during the following months:  January 12, 2021, March 30, 2021, and May 18, 2021.  Our next meeting is set for Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  All parents/guardians are welcome to attend the virtual meetings.  Kindly call the school and express your interest to attend a meeting, providing your email address, and a link to the meeting will be provided to you.

Please note that any topics or issues which a parent/guardian wishes to present at a CSAC meeting must first be given to the Chairperson where it will be reviewed with the Principal to determine if and when it will be presented at a CSAC Meeting.

Thank you to all parents who have volunteered to be on this year's council.  Parent participation makes a difference in a child's education! 



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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Elementary Declaration Reminder

This message is a reminder that if you intend to switch the mode of learning in which your elementary school children are currently in, the deadline to do so is Monday, Oct. 19 at 3 pm.


We are asking those parents to declare if they intend to change modes to either normal in-school attendance or to at-home/remote learning by filling out a form which can be found on the board's website.


If you intend to keep your children in their current mode of learning, you do not need to fill out this form. No further action is required if you have no intention to change modes.


If you have already informed your school office about your intention to switch modes, you are still required to fill out this form.


Please note that this form is for parents of elementary children only. 


The secondary deadline is Nov. 2. A form for secondary parents will be distributed soon.


If you are sending your child back to school and require busing, you will need to contact your school office directly.


You can find the learning mode declaration form on the main page of our site at wecdsb.on.ca

 




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Friday, 9 October 2020

No School on Monday, October 12th - Thanksgiving Holiday


It will be a long weekend for students as there will be no school on Monday, October 12th because of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Students will return to school on Tuesday, October 13th.  We wish everyone a safe and blessed Thanksgiving spent with family and loved ones.  

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Thursday, 8 October 2020

Fill Out Form If You Are Changing Mode Of Learning


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Parents of elementary students who wish to change the mode of learning their children are currently using have until Oct. 19 to do so.


We are asking those parents to declare if they intend to change modes to either normal in-school attendance or to  at-home/remote learning by filling out a form which can be found here.


If you intend to keep your children in their current mode of learning, you do not need to fill out this form. No further action is required if you have no intentions to change modes.


This form is for parents of elementary children only


The secondary deadline is Nov. 2. A form for secondary parents will be distributed next week.
If your child is returning to school and requires transportation, you will need to contact your school office in order to fill out a transportation application.

أولياء أمور طلاب المرحلة الابتدائية الذين يرغبون في تغيير نمط التعلم الذي يستخدمه أطفالهم حاليًا لديهم حتى ١٩

أكتوبر للقيام بذلك.


نطلب من أولياء الامور  الإعلان عما إذا كانوا يرغبون تغيير الدراسة إلى الحضور العادي في المدرسة أو إلى التعلم في المنزل / عن بُعد عن طريق ملء نموذج يمكن العثور عليه هنا https://forms.gle/GJHXS6YCyTWtUBQh7 



إذا كنت تنوي إبقاء أطفالك في وضع التعلم الحالي ، فلست بحاجة إلى ملء هذا النموذج. لا يلزم اتخاذ أي إجراء آخر إذا لم تكن لديك نية لتغيير نمط الدراسة


هذا النموذج مخصص لأولياء أمور الأطفال في المرحلة الابتدائية فقط.


الموعد النهائي لطلاب المرحلة  الثانوية هو ٢ نوفمبر. سيتم توزيع استمارة لأولياء الأمور الطلاب في المرحلة  الثانوية الأسبوع المقبل. 



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Monday, 5 October 2020

Tech Survey

Under the current pandemic conditions, there MAY be situations in which cohorts of students could be instructed by the local public health unit to isolate at home and not attend school.


In the event that we may need to dismiss a cohort of students, we would like to be certain they can transition seamlessly into virtual online learning at home.


In order to do that, we are conducting a survey to find out how many students would require devices to continue online learning if a cohort is dismissed.


If you have a child at home who would need a device if their class was dismissed, please fill out our survey, which can be found on the main page of our website at wecdsb.on.ca


The survey also contains some information about a great deal on discounted Chromebooks for those who may wish to purchase them.



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Friday, 2 October 2020

Catholic School Advisory Council Nominations and Meeting


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are now accepting nominations for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School Advisory Council 2020-2021. School Councils play a vital role in the education system in Ontario. They provide a forum through which parents and other members of our community can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance. 

 

Education is a partnership involving parents, students, teachers, administration, school boards, government and the community.  Your involvement on the Council gives you the opportunity to strengthen that partnership.  As a member of the Council, you will be an important partner in the education system.  Participating on the School Council will be a rewarding experience and will help make a difference in the education of all students at OLMC.

 

The school's current by-laws stipulate that Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Council requires 10 voting members.  There are various executive positions, committees and other positions that will need to be filled by the elected members of the Council.  In addition, volunteers and unelected council members may also help with various school council activities.

 

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by another parent/guardian for a position on School Council.  If you are interested, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the school with your child no later than Friday, October 9, 2020.  If necessary, elections will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 during the first Parent Council Meeting of the school year.  An election will only be necessary if more than 10 nominations are received.  Please note that due Health and Safety Guidelines, all CSAC meetings will be held virtually this year, using Google Meet.  An invitation will be sent to all individuals seeking to attend a Parent Council Meeting with a link to the Google Meet.  If you are interested in virtually attending a meeting, simply inform the school office, providing an email address and a link to the meeting will be provided to you.

 

All parents/guardians, whether elected or not, are welcome to virtually attend School Council meetings which will be held throughout the year, following the steps noted above.  Meetings are scheduled during the following months:  October, January, March and May starting at 6:00 PM using Google Meet.

 

Becoming actively involved in your children's education is a very valuable and rewarding experience.  Our ongoing success and effectiveness depends on the continuing participation and support of our school community.

 

For more information about School Councils, you are invited to visit the Ministry of Education website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca (School Councils: A Guide for Members 2001).

 

Hoping to see many of you at the first School Council meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM, via Google Meet.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. A. Mancini                                                                          Mrs. K. Chauvin

Principal                                                                                         Vice Principal                                          


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Thursday, 1 October 2020

Just a friendly reminder that October is...


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Just a friendly reminder that October is International Walk to School Month and attached is a calendar full of tips, ideas, and fun things to do each day to enhance your daily routine. Have fun with it!
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