Thursday, October 23, 2014


Dear Parents/Guardians and Families,

The OCDSB has prepared some tips for parents and teachers to keep in mind when communicating with children about yesterday’s events. Please follow this link: http://www.ocdsb.ca/alert/Pages/Communication-Tips-for-Parents-and-Teachers.aspx
Please know that the staff at BCPS is here to support your child and will, as suggested, follow the lead of the students and answer questions as best we can and in developmentally appropriate ways while at the same time maintaining normal routines in the school.  If there is anything we can do to support your child/ren or your family at this time, please do not hesitate to contact me via emailcassia.laine@ocdsb.ca or at the school 613-828-3100
Thank you once again for your support 

Bells Corners Public School
3770 Old Richmond Road, Nepean, Ont., K2H 5C3 
PHONE:  613-828-3100   FAX  613-828-3701

"A Tradition of Success"

   October 23, 2014

  Dear Parents/Guardians:

  On behalf of the school community, I extend our support and condolences to all those affected
  by the events on Parliament Hill. It was a difficult day for our community.
 At the school, our first priority is always the safety of our students and staff. When we
  encounter situations of risk, we implement appropriate safety measures to secure the school
  and we make every effort to maintain a calm and safe learning environment.

  In response to this incident, our school moved to “shelter in place.”

  “Shelter in Place” mode which means regular activity continued within the school, but all
  exterior doors and windows were locked, and students were kept inside at lunch and recess.

  We did have students outside of the school at the soccer tournament and the trip supervisor
  was contacted and students were secured as quickly as possible.

  In emergency situations, we receive communications support from the school district. This
  allows school staff to stay focused on school needs and ensures consistent and timely
  messaging to the community. Information was provided to parents through the media, social
  media (Twitter and Facebook), our district website (ocdsb.ca), and direct phone calls and email
  to parents. At times like this, we are reminded of the importance of having up-to-date
  emergency contact information for all parents. Please ensure that your contact information is up
  to date.

  As we resume regular operations, we will be keeping a close eye on student and staff wellbeing.
  We know that children may be confused by what they have heard about what has
  happened in our city today. Most likely they will look to adults for information and guidance on
  how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children cope by listening, acknowledging
  and validating feelings and by being reassuring. At the school, we will provide resources and
  supports to students as required. Attached is an information sheet for parents to help manage
  conversations with children. This information is also posted on the district website.


  If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. I
  appreciate your ongoing support.


 
  Cassia Laine

  Principal

Friday Oct. 23 is "Salad Day"


PLEASE BRING IN A BOWL AND "HEALTHY SNACK"  WILL PROVIDE THE SALAD

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Parents: 

if you are impacted by today's events and worried about being late to pick up your child,

please call the school.

613-828-3100
Shelter in place has been lifted.
BCPS is in "Shelter in Place" No one is to enter or exit the building.  All are safe.
All after school and evening activities, including community use are cancelled.  
Our Junior field trip scheduled for tomorrow Thursday October 23rd is cancelled. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bells Corners Public School’s Parent Council
would like to invite you to our
Hallowe’en Dance
Come in Costume!

Dance tickets and pizza are only available through pre-order only.
Limited quantities of pizza may be sold at dance depending on availability.

ALL Children MUST be accompanied by an adult

If you are interested in helping at the dance, please send an email to ae_cameron@yahoo.ca with the times you can help. We need people for set-up (4:40-5:30), during (5:30-7:30), and cleanup (7:30-8:30)