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Morning Announcement Friday, February 15, 2019

High School Announcements:

Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteers are needed next Thursday, February 21st. We will need approximately 50 volunteers at our huge Open House event!  You will be needed at the school from 5:30 -8:30 pm.  Of you would like to show off your school and contribute to an exciting event, please come to Student Services to sign up.  You can sign up in pairs to be tour guides, you can be a greeter, or you can help one of your specialty teachers with a demonstration classroom.  All grades of students are welcome.

Course Switches

  • Grades 9 -12 students: the last day to switch courses this semester is Thursday, February 21st.  Next Thursday.

Nordic Ski Team

  • Congratulations to the Nordic Ski team on a wonderful day in Deep River. There is a very important meeting in Room 175 at lunch.

Volleyball

  • Congratulations to the Jr and Sr Girls volleyball teams who will be representing Lanark in the A division of EOSSAA next week. Jr’s will be going on Wednesday to St. Michael’s in Kemptville and the Sr’s to Granite Ridge HS on Thursday.

Opportunity

  • Do you dream of becoming an Archeologist?  Do you love science and meeting new people?  Students who are entering Grade 11 or 12 could spend the month of August working at an actual dig site and earning two high school credits.  Come to guidance if you are interested.
  • Any High School students interested in refereeing the grade 5/6 hockey tournament on Feb 20 should give their name to the office. There is also a need for score keepers on the same day.

Social Justice

  • Any social justice members who would like to help out with next week’s Open House can please come to Room 221 at the start of lunch today.

Grade 12 Grads

  • All grade 12s should be booking their graduation photo appointments. Photos take place February 27 & 28.  You must book online at photovisions.ca/notredame.  There is no cost to reserve but you need to bring $25 to the photo session.

Jr Boys Basketball

  • All Jr Boys Basketball players are reminded to return your basketball uniform ASAP.

Elementary Announcements:

Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteers are needed next Thursday, February 21st. We will need approximately 50 volunteers at our huge Open House event!  You will be needed at the school from 5:30 -8:30 pm.  Of you would like to show off your school and contribute to an exciting event, please come to Student Services to sign up.  You can sign up in pairs to be tour guides, you can be a greeter, or you can help one of your specialty teachers with a demonstration classroom.  All grades of students are welcome.

Grade 8 Workshop

  • The Grade 8 workshop that was scheduled for yesterday will be held on Tuesday, February 19th. It will take place from 9:40 – 1 pm.

Hockey Practice

  • There are practices for 7/8 hockey Tuesday, Feb 19th. Kids will be bused to the rink and parents are asked to pick students up from the rink at the end of practice.

 

Morning Announcement Thursday, February 14, 2019

High School Announcements:

 

Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteers are needed next Thursday, February 21st. We will need approximately 50 volunteers at our huge Open House event!  You will be needed at the school from 5:30 -8:30 pm.  Of you would like to show off your school and contribute to an exciting event, please come to Student Services to sign up.  You can sign up in pairs to be tour guides, you can be a greeter, or you can help one of your specialty teachers with a demonstration classroom.  All grades of students are welcome.

Ottawa U

  • Reminder to Grade 12s who have applied to University of Ottawa – a rep will be here at lunch to meet and ask questions. Please meet in Student Services.

Course Switches

  • Grades 9 -12 students: the last day to switch courses this semester is Thursday, February 21st.  Next Thursday.

Opportunity

  • Do you dream of becoming an Archeologist?  Do you love science and meeting new people?  Students who are entering Grade 11 or 12 could spend the month of August working at an actual dig site and earning two high school credits.  Come to guidance if you are interested.

Student Council

  • Crush 4 your crush, roses and candy grams will be for sale today at lunch in the foyer!

Grade 12 Grads

  • All grade 12s should be booking their graduation photo appointments. Photos take place February 27 & 28.  You must book online at photovisions.ca/notredame.  There is no cost to reserve but you need to bring $25 to the photo session.

Jr Boys Basketball

  • All Jr Boys Basketball players are reminded to return your basketball uniform ASAP.

Elementary Announcements:

Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteers are needed next Thursday, February 21st. We will need approximately 50 volunteers at our huge Open House event!  You will be needed at the school from 5:30 -8:30 pm.  Of you would like to show off your school and contribute to an exciting event, please come to Student Services to sign up.  You can sign up in pairs to be tour guides, you can be a greeter, or you can help one of your specialty teachers with a demonstration classroom.  All grades of students are welcome.

Boys Basketball

  • Practice was to be yesterday. Please see Mrs. Peters for new practice times.

Girls Basketball

  • Girls basketball practice is tonight, Thursday, from 2:15-3:30 pm in the gym.

Grade 8 Workshop

  • The Grade 8 workshop that was scheduled for yesterday will be held on Tuesday, February 19th. It will take place from 9:40 – 1 pm.

Hockey Practice

  • There are practices for 7/8 hockey tonight and Tuesday, Feb 19th. Kids will be bused to the rink and parents are asked to pick students up from the rink at the end of practice.

 

Morning Announcement Monday, February 11, 2019

High School Announcements:

Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteers are needed next Thursday, February 21st. We will need approximately 50 volunteers at our huge Open House event!  You will be needed at the school from 5:30 -8:30 pm.  Of you would like to show off your school and contribute to an exciting event, please come to Student Services to sign up.  You can sign up in pairs to be tour guides, you can be a greeter, or you can help one of your specialty teachers with a demonstration classroom.  All grades of students are welcome.

Chess Club

  • Chess Club is happening today at lunch in room 224.We will be preparing for Renfrew tournament. See Mr. Geddes with questions.

Student Council

  • Crush 4 your crush, roses and candy grams will be for sale today at lunch in the foyer!

Grade 12 Grads

  • All grade 12s should be booking their graduation photo appointments. Photos take place February 27 & 28.  You must book online at photovisions.ca/notredame.  There is no cost to reserve but you need to bring $25 to the photo session.

Elementary Announcements:

Volunteers Needed

  • Volunteers are needed next Thursday, February 21st. We will need approximately 50 volunteers at our huge Open House event!  You will be needed at the school from 5:30 -8:30 pm.  Of you would like to show off your school and contribute to an exciting event, please come to Student Services to sign up.  You can sign up in pairs to be tour guides, you can be a greeter, or you can help one of your specialty teachers with a demonstration classroom.  All grades of students are welcome.

Chocolate Fundraiser

Purchase a chocolate item through school cash online at $5 each:

#CH1  Almonds covered with milk chocolate (75g)

#CH2  Milk chocolate and almond bar (75g)

#CH3  Rice crisps milk chocolate bar (75g)

#CH4  Milk chocolate with creamy caramel filling (75g)

Every Monday at lunch time your child can come to the library to pick up their purchased item(s) from the previous week.  Weeks are considered to be Monday through Sunday night.  You can purchase as often as you wish while supplies last.  For each item purchased, we will put your child’s name in the draw to win a 5lb milk chocolate bar (see photo on website).  Only one ticket will be drawn at the Christmas talent show on Friday, December 21, 2018.  Maybe your family will be the lucky winner just in time for the holidays!


**EXAM UPDATE**

Dear Parents and Students,

As you are aware, buses are cancelled again today. High school exams will now start on Monday, January 28. The exam schedule is as follows:

 

Period 1 / Week 1 exam Monday, January 28 MORNING
Period 2/ Week 1 exam Tuesday, January 29 MORNING
Period 3/ Week 1 exam Wednesday, January 30 MORNING
Period 4/ Week 1 exam Wednesday, January 30 AFTERNOON
PD DAY Thursday, January 31
First day of Semester 2 Friday, February 1

 

Students are encouraged to check their class webpages and email where applicable for exam reviews and other course content to assist with exam preparation.

Tomorrow, Friday, January 25, we will run the Period 4 Culminating activity in the afternoon with shortened periods in the morning to allow students the opportunity to see their teachers for final course review.

Period 1 – 8:15-9:03am

Break-9:03-9:08am
Period 2- 9:08-9:56am
Break- 9:56-10:01am
Period 3- 10:01-10:49am

Lunch 10:49-11:41am

Period 4- 11:41-12:53pm

Break- 12:53-1:03pm

Period 4-1:03pm-2:15pm.

 

Please note the school is open and students can attend to complete work.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thank-you for your patience and flexibility.

 

Sincerely

Donna Koekkoek

Principal


*WED JAN 23 UPDATE – Exam/Culminating Schedule*

Dear Parents and Students,

As you are aware, buses are cancelled again today. High school exams will now start on Friday, January 25. Students are encouraged to check their class webpages and email where applicable for exam reviews and other course content to assist with exam preparation.

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, we will run the last Culminating activity in the afternoon with shortened periods in the morning to allow students the opportunity to see their teachers before their exams.

Period 1 – 8:15-9:03am

Break-9:03-9:08am
Period 2- 9:08-9:56am
Break- 9:56-10:01am
Period 3- 10:01-10:49am

Lunch 10:49-11:41am

Period 4- 11:41-12:53pm

Break- 12:53-1:03pm

Period 4-1:03pm-2:15pm.

Please note the school is open and students can attend to complete work.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any further questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely

Donna Koekkoek

Principal


URGENT** Revised Culminating Schedule – Bus Cancellations

Hello Parents and Students,

As you are aware, buses are cancelled again today. This affects period 4 culminating. Adjustments will be made to our schedule on Wednesday to allow for a longer period 4.
We will divide the morning into three equal periods (48 minutes) with a five-minute break between these periods. Period 4 will last all afternoon with the usual break at 12:53. Period 4 teachers will adjust culminating expectations to allow time for students to thoroughly complete task and for an exam review.

Period 1 – 8:15-9:03am
Break-9:03-9:08am
Period 2- 9:08-9:56am
Break- 9:56-10:01am
Period 3- 10:01-10:49am

Lunch 10:49-11:41am

Period 4- 11:41-12:53pm

Break- 12:53-1:03pm

Period 4-1:03pm-2:15pm.

Period 1/Week 1 exam will be written as scheduled Thursday, January 24th.

While at home, students are encouraged to use their time to study and review. When possible teachers have posted their exam reviews. In the case buses are cancelled tomorrow, a new plan will be communicated. Please note the school is open and students can attend to complete work.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any further questions or concerns.

Sincerely

Donna Koekkoek


McCarthy’s Uniforms – Bundle and Save

Please see McCarthy’s flyer for details on school uniform bundles.

WINTER 2019 PROMO FLYER – FINAL


Chocolate Sales – Music Department

Purchase a chocolate item at $5 with a chance to win the 2018-2019 homemade music department quilt.  Various chocolates to choose from, see School Cash Online for more info.   You can purchase as often as you wish while supplies last.  For every item purchased, your child’s name will be put into a draw to win the quilt.  Your child will receive the purchased chocolate item before the end of the week.  Draw date is Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Spring Concert.  Best of luck to all!


Cocoa and Cram – Study help for grade 9’s

Grade 9 students:  Get ready for your exams by getting help from Link Crew Leaders.  Be smart and study early.  Experts on all your exam subjects will be there to help you.  Monday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 23 from 2:15pm to 4:00pm in room 140. Free cocoa and snacks.


Exam Prep Package

This week, all grade 9 students will have a class visit from the Guidance Department.  They will be reviewing what to expect during exam time and how to prepare for exams.  Students each received a booklet.  See link below for electronic form.  Happy Studying!

Exam Prep Package


McCarthy’s Holiday Hours

See link below

McCarthy’s Store Hours


Used Uniform Survey

Notre Dame Catholic School Council is investigating several options to increase donations of used uniform items and improve uniform recycling without our community.  All funds received by Council support student activities.  We appreciate your feedback. This survey will take 1-2 minutes to complete:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDCouncil1_18

If you have any questions about this survey or about Notre Dame Catholic School Council, please contact Christina Nichols at christinanichols@sympatico.ca

Thank you!


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