Monday, March 02, 2015

Jump Rope for Heart

Congratulations Bells Corners Public School!!!
We raised $1658.55 
Thank you for all of your support!!
10 Ways to Grow Student  Success - Parent Presentation

Farley Mowat Public School is proud to invite you to a parent information session with guest speaker Professor Garfield Gini-Newman.  Professor Gini-Newman will be speaking about critical thinking in a presentation entitled: "10 Ways to Grow Student Success".  This will take place on Thursday, March 5th in the Farley Mowat Public School gymnasium from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation. Take a look at this interview with Garfield Gini-Newman to learn more about his work.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start

Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start offers a culturally-enriched learning environment for Aboriginal children. Our Early Childhood Educators offer children love, acceptance and understanding while fostering the growth and development of each individual child.
Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start operates from Monday to Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm.
Six Components of Aboriginal Head Start:
Culture and Language
Education and Early Learning
Health Promotion
Social Support
Parent and Family Involvement
Register Now for the Fall of 2015!
For more information contact:
Wendy Dehler, Family Coordinator

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Toonie Tuesday

Thank you to all the students, parents and staff who brought in Toonies!
 Your donations will help provide  food, clothes and everyday necessities to thousands of students. 

On behalf of the 15,000 students across the OCDSB who benefit each year from your support and generosity, thank you for supporting Toonie Tuesday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pink Shirt Day February 25, 2015
On February 25, 2015 Canadians - young and old are encouraged to wear something
 pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools,
 in our communities, in our workplaces

 and online.

Friday, February 20, 2015

“Supporting kids' health for more than 30 years, Heart and Stroke Jump Rope for Heart
 encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease 
and stroke research. The program gives children the chance to jump and play alongside
750,000 other kids in more than 4,000 schools across Canada.”

      -From the JRFH Website

On Wednesday, February 25, our school will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart. The school will having a jump marathon, with at least one class jumping all day long. This event will include jump rope and other jumping games and activities.

For this day, please ensure your child has proper clothing and footwear. It is recommended that your child also have a water bottle.

Jump Rope for Heart pledge and fundraising forms are due back by the event, on February 25th.

For more information, go to:

February 24th, 2015
 Give a little, help a lot – Students helping students

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

 Every day thousands of students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) come to school without vital medication, hungry and cold due to socio-economic challenges out of their control. 

The Education Foundation of Ottawa (EFO), an independent charity, works with the OCDSB to help by providing food, warm clothing, medication and funding for extracurricular activities for these students.

 In the first five months of the 2014/15 school year,
  we have provided more than $100,000 to help with these basic necessities.
 We can not do this alone. We need your help.

 Thanks to your support last year more than $30,000 was raised to support emergent needs of students across OCDSB now you can help too through our Toonie Tuesday fundraiser.

 One hundred percent of funds raised on Toonie Tuesday are invested in our students through the Students in Crisis Emergency Fund to support food, clothing and medical needs.

 We invite our parent community to support Toonie Tuesday on February 24th, 2015. We are asking students to donate a Toonie!

 All funds raised through this one-day event will go directly to our Students in Crisis Fund which supports the extraordinary and emergency needs of individual students brought about by financial hardship.

 On February 24th, 2015 please send your child with a Toonie (or more) to help meet the critical necessities for our students. Thank you!

 Chris McGarvey
 Executive Director Education Foundation of Ottawa