Thursday, 16 November 2017

CSAC Meeting on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 PM

Our next CSAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 PM in the school Computer Lab/Resource Centre.  All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Parental involvement is a key component of the many events and programs which make Our Lady of Mount Carmel School special.  Your help and input would be greatly appreciated.

For Families Navigating High School

Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week at OLMC School

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School has many activities, presentations and initiatives for this year's Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week  (November 19-25).  These initiatives are being undertaken to bring attention to this important and relevant matter in the lives of our students.
These are a few of the activities we have planned at OLMC School to promote Bullying Awareness:
        -Kick-Off Assembly on Monday, November 20th at 1:00 PM in school gymnasium featuring a Bullying Video, Skits,           and a Reflection Dance.
        -"Positive Message Challenge" where all students and staff of OLMC take the challenge and pledge to write or say                something positive to someone, everyday of the week, to bring a smile to their face.
        -Staff and students to wear Pink all week to show a united front against Bullying.
        -Poster Contest where students are asked to create a poster that delivers a Bullying Awareness message.
        -Morning Announcements and Prayers during the week which have a bullying awareness message.
        -Every class to create a piece of work that depicts the dangers of bullying and the need to care and respect our                classmates and colleagues.  All creations will be displayed in the school entry showcase.
        -Large Bulletin Board in the school's front hallway with the message, "#WECDSB STAND UP!".  Every student and           staff member will sign the bulletin board to show their support and unity against bullying.
        -All classroom teachers will address the dangers and proper use of social media with their students.

All these events and activities are done in an effort to heighten awareness of the dangers of bullying and its negative impact on the school community.  The ultimate goal is to eradicate bullying forever!!!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Visit by Assistant Deputy Minister to OLMC

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School was honoured to have the Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for Ontario, Mr. Martin Beckett, visit on Friday, November 10th.  Mr. Beckett, together with Mr. Joseph Ibrahim, Superintendent for the WECDSB, visited Ms. Morneau's EMPOWER class to observe the students engaged in learning wonderful reading strategies and skills.  Mr Beckett was truly impressed with the talented and hard working students of OLMC School!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

On Monday, November 13th, the students of OLMC School will bring home their Progress Reports.  As parents/guardians, you are encouraged to discuss with your child his/her progress and assist them in setting some new goals for the remainder of Term One.  You are also encouraged to attend the Parent-Teacher Interviews to be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, to speak to your child's teacher about the successes or concerns you may have regarding the Progress Report. The partnership between home and school is crucial for a child's success in education. Thank you for your continued support as we work together to provide the best possible Catholic education to our students.

PD Day on Friday, November 17, 2017 - NO SCHOOL

Please note that this Friday, November 17th is a Professional Development Day and as such, there will be no school for students.  We will see our OLMC students back on Monday, November 20th.  We hope everyone enjoys a safe and fund day!