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Morning Announcements

Morning Announcement Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 High School Announcements:

 NYC Travelers

  • NYC Travelers please pick up your waiver forms from the library.

 Volunteers Needed

  • The CP Winter Carnival is being held on February 24th. They are recruiting volunteers to help with shifts from 2 hours to 8 hours long. Please come to Guidance or sign up on line at
  • Anyone interested in volunteer hours please see Ms. Gagne for an opportunity March 10.

Ski Club

  • This week’s trip to Mont Ste. Marie on Thursday is postponed. We are looking at Thursday March 8th as the alternate date.

Badminton Tryouts

  • Badminton tryouts continue this week: Thursday morning at 6:45.

Spirit Wear

  • Spirit Wear will be on sale for the next 3 weeks. Forms are available in the front office and in the West Wing. Even if you pay online please return the form to the office or to Mrs. Egyed.

Jr and Sr. Boys Basketball

  • Jr. and Sr Boys basketball players are reminded to hand in their uniforms ASAP.

Elementary Announcements:

Spirit Wear

  • Spirit Wear will be on sale for the next 3 weeks. Forms are available in the front office and in the West Wing. Even if you pay online please return the form to the office or to Mrs. Egyed.

7/8 Basketball

  • A reminder to all 7/8 Basketball players of the practices Wednesday and Friday after school.

7/8 Hockey

  • A reminder of hockey practice this week Thursday after school.

Announcements – February 20


Catholic Coalition Event At Notre Dame

Please join us Thursday, February 22 for Catholic Coalition evening at Notre Dame.  Bishop Gerard Bergie will help us find inspiration through many of our schools’ Patron Saints.  Bishop Bergie will remind us that our strong faith in Jesus Christ makes us resilient and hope filled.   The evening will begin at 6:30pm and end by 8:00pm  All are welcome.  See attached flyer.

Catholic Coalition Event

Grade 7/8 Activity Day

Due to inclement weather, activity day has been rescheduled to Friday, March 2

Carleton Place Winter Carnival Needs Volunteers

Please visit their website to sign up as a volunteer. Shifts will range from 2 hours to 8 hours with a variety of jobs.

Driver Education Course

Please see attached information regarding Omni-Lateral’s driver education course starting March 21st.  Please sign up in the main office starting February 1st.

Driver Education Course Info

College Application Deadline

Ontario College Applications are due by February 1, 2018.  Fee is $95 and must be paid by the deadline.  Contact the guidance department if you have questions.  Go to to complete your application.

Open House and School Showcase

Embrace.  Educate.  Empower.

Notre Dame’s Open House and School Showcase for grades 7-12 will take place on Thursday, February 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Visit the school to learn more about our diverse programs, tour the facility, and meet our staff!

All are welcome! No appointment necessary. We look forward to meeting you!

Summer Employment Opportunities

Summer employment opportunities are now available in the Ontario Public Service.  Jobs are currently posted and have staggered closing dates between January 16th and March 27th.   There are a variety of sectors and locations.  Learn more at the website:

Cocoa and Cram

Link Crew is hosting a study session for grade 9 students to prepare for their exams on Monday, January 15 and Monday, January 22 from 2:15pm to 4:00pm in room 140. Cocoa and healthy snacks will be provided free of charge.  Student experts in each of the grade 9 subjects will be there to provide support.

Exam Preparation

Guidance staff have visited grade 9 classes to help them get ready for culminating activities and final exams.  Teachers reviewed the schedule and what students can expect during the month of January.  Here is the package that was shared with students.  Parents are welcome to review the package and help their son/daughter organize their time, review strategies and material, and prepare for final exams.

Getting Ready for Exams

Culminating and Exam Schedule

School returns from Christmas holidays on January 8, 2018.  From January 9-22 all courses will have classes dedicated to culminating activities.  January 23rd will be a regular school day during which most classes will cover their exam review.  Exams will run as follows:

January 24th  – Period 1

January 25th – Period 2

January 26th – Period 3

January 29th – Period 4

January 20th – Snow Day back up day*

*In the event of a bus cancellation during the exam period, all exams will be pushed ahead to the next day.

January 31st – PD Day for all CDSBEO schools

February 1st – First day of semester 2

If a student is absent from a culminating day, they will be expected to make up time for the class and complete their culminating activity which may be outside of the regular school day.  If students are absent for an exam, a doctor’s note must be provided and arrangements will be made in consultation with the main office. Students must be in full uniform for all exams.

Early buses will depart Notre Dame at 11am.  Adjusted routes will be posted in January.  If students remain at school it is expected that they are working with teachers or studying in the library.  Students are permitted to leave the school after their exam each day.

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