SLPS News March 12, 2015

We would like to wish all our families a very  happy March break holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone back to school on March 23rd.

*A paper newsletter was sent home today to all students. It contains some information regarding safe arrival and dismissal,  information regarding changes to the walk zone from OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority) as well as a note from the SLPS council.

*Skating is finished for the season! Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to help. We would not be able to integrate skating into our physical education program without parent volunteers.

*For information about OCDSB Continuing Education programs (International Languages and Extra Curricular Arts)  please click CENewsletter Mar-Apr2015

Highlights of our learning this week:

*Grade 1 students experienced snowshoeing!snowshoeing grade 1 2nd pic

 

*Genius Hour in 7B where students are encouraged to explore their own passions and creativity. Genius Hour provides students a choice in what they learn and an opportunity to showcase their interests and talents.

Learning about what we love! Genius Hour 7B

Learning about what we love! Genius Hour 7B

Math buddies 4c and 1D*Math buddies and probability games in 1D/4C

4A Social Studies

Regions in Ontario

*Learning about  Ontario in 4A

*Literature Circle presentations in 5B

Lit circles 5B

Presenting our Literature circle novels in 5B

 

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SLPS news March 6th 2015

News in the school this week:

  • Congratulations to our grade 7 and 8 concert bands who were awarded gold for their performances in the capital region music festival on Feb. 28th.
  • We are very pleased to announce that Tiam in grade 7 will be representing the school in the district finals of the Concours d’art oratoire at the end of the month. Bravo!
  • On Wednesday the Junior Boys Volleyball team competed at Stonecrest against 8 other strong teams. After defeating Katimavik in the quarters they were eliminated by the team from Roch Carrier. The boys should be very proud of their hard work and determination! Great job boys!!
  • We have avid readers in grades 4,5,6! Students in our junior classes who enjoy reading have had the opportunity to take part in the Silver Birch reading club. This program is a national reading club organized by the library association. It fosters a love of reading. Students taking part get to read a wonderful selection of books and also have the chance to vote for the books they think should get the Silver Birch award. We now have several students who are ready to cast their ballot as they have read 5 books from one of the categories.
  • It is with great pride that we bring you the news of the Int. boys’ basketball tournament. The boys played 2 very competitive games in the round robin to continue on to the semi-finals against A. Lorne Cassidy. What a solid team effort! The team finished in first place! Mrs. Pirri could not be prouder of the conduct of the team on and off the court! 
  • Social Justice and History gr.8

    Social Justice and History gr.8

    Making History come alive in grade 8

    Making History come alive in grade 8

    *What a fabulous living library moment today! Students in Mme Heffernan’s 8A and 8C classes shared what they have been learning about in history  through a wonderful performance presentation in the gym today.  Through their social justice project on the legacy of the residential school system, they explored social conditions, internal and external pressures for change and the factors contributing to change in Canadian society.

    A moment in time!

    A moment in time!

 

 

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SLPS News Feb 27th

We said goodbye to February with a week of wonderful activities!

*Primary Winter Carnival  and Primary Assembly-  Thank you to our gr. 7 students who did a wonderful job organizing all the outdoor collaborative play activities!parachute games with grade 7

*Junior Ski day! What a successful day on the hill!

Winter carnival!

Winter carnival!

ski jr

*A BIG thank you to our volunteers! Your ongoing support of ski days, field trips, book sale, hot lunches, skating and sports activities is very much appreciated! MERCI!

**News from the school parent council: Stephen Leacock School Council is looking for parent feedback on the future of the holiday gift shop in its current format. Please take a minute to take their very brief online surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6CMSPQT

*Thank you for all your generous donations to our Hearts for the Homeless clothing drive and your support for Toonie Tuesday this week. Your donations will help many families in the Ottawa area!

Looking ahead to next week: Grade 6,7,8 students Fiddler on the Roof musical at EOM on March 5th (please pack a lunch/ only snacks available at the musical’s canteen)/Jr. Girls Volleyball tournament on Frid. March 6th 

 

 

 

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SLPS News Feb 24th

*A few reminders:

  • Junior Ski trip tomorrow Feb 25th (there will be a lot of traffic- please be patient and drive with caution)
  • French Book Fair ongoing tomorrow and Thursday! Open tomorrow evening from 2:30pm until 7:30pm. Please drop by and shop for a book!
  • PINK shirt day tomorrow. By wearing pink (colour of caring and kindness) we show that together we say NO to bullying.
  • grade 8 trip to Youth Talks @ Earl of March on Friday Feb. 27th
  • grade 8 Option sheets due on Friday the 27th. After that date, please any option sheets will need to be sent directly to EOM

*If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the new Ontario Health curriculum, please click here.

*The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is seeking input from the school community regarding a proposed policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes. Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation. A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and provide a schedule. Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety. Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.Members of the school community are invited to complete an online survey Please review the proposed policy and procedure, as well as Frequently Asked Questions on OSTA’s website (www.ottawaschoolbus.ca) prior to completing the survey. Public consultation closes March 13 2015.

OSTA PUBLIC Consultation SURVEY OSTA thanks you for your input.

***We enjoyed a wonderful Primary assembly today. The performance by the primary choir , the drumming group and the class videos all helped us to think about the concept of Fairness and that fair does not always mean equal. ***Primary assembly

* Community opportunity:  Love magic? Enjoy chemistry ? Carleton University is offering a free Chemistry magic show on Saturday Feb. 28th. For more info Carleton University Chemistry Magic show

 

 

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SLPS News Feb. 19th 2015

Thank you to the parents that are helping to make our drop off lane safer for all by keeping to the right, unloading quickly and proceeding with caution. Please remember to park your vehicle if you need to help your children unload from a vehicle (with backpacks and skates etc.)

  • Parking may be extremely limited tomorrow due to the United church’s annual Used Book Sale
  • Show your SLPS spirit!!!!Dress as your favourite fictional character tomorrow Feb. 20th
  • Graduation photos for 8C  tomorrow. 8A and 8B today
  • We are still collection gently used clothing for Hearts for the Homeless until Feb. 27th. Donation boxes are in the front foyer.

Highlights this week:

We learned about Chinese New Year today!!!

Learning about Chinese New Year in 2E

Learning about Chinese New Year in 2E

*Healthy teeth projects in 3D*

What is in a tooth? 3D

What is in a tooth? 3D

Love of reading is all around in 2D!

Talking about our favourite books in 2D

Talking about our favourite books in 2D

 

 

 

 

 

*On Feb. 17th the Int. boys basketball team played  2 exhibition games against W.E. Johnston Public School. Our boys played against both the gr. 8 and the gr. 7 teams. The boys played  very well and were victorious in both games. Ms. Pirri was very proud of the team spirit displayed on and off the court!  Congratulations boys! 

Looking ahead to next week: Toonie Tuesday Feb 24th (we collect toonies to support the Education Foundation of Ottawa)/ Pink Day is Feb 25th- we invite students to wear pink. It is the colour of caring and kindness as together we say NO to bullying / Jr. Ski day Feb. 25th/ French Book Fair @ SLPS Feb 24,25,26 *VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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SLPS news Feb 12th 2015- kindness edition

We have heart at SLPS!!!!!!!!!!

*This week we read and wrote about kindness in grade 1 and 2

What I learned this week in grade 2 English

What I learned this week in grade 2 English

 on aime la St-Valentin

on aime la St-Valentin

 

How we demonstrate kindness at home and in the community 4C & 4D

How we demonstrate kindness at home and in the community 4C & 4D

*We shared how we show kindness in grade 4

heart for homeless

*We helped others through our Hearts for the Homeless clothing drive

Le Carnaval a SLPS

Le Carnaval a SLPS

*We celebrated ‘carnaval’ in grade 3&5

*We made wonderful music for all to enjoy in grade 6!  Have a great weekend from all of us at SLPS!

 

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SLPS News Feb 11th 2015

A reminder that Friday Feb 13th is a PA day. There is no school for students on Feb 13th and Feb. 16th for the Family Day holiday. Please note that the EDP program is not running at SLPS on Feb. 13th or  Feb. 16th. We hope you enjoy a wonderful, fun-filled family long weekend!

  • Do you have any gently used jeans or clothing for children, men and women? We are currently collecting gently used clothing as part of our student-led fundraiser “Hearts for the Homeless” until February 27th. Donation bins are located in the front foyer.
  • Grade 8 graduation photos will be taken on Feb 19th and 20th. Reminder that option sheets for  Earl of March H.S. are due on Feb. 27th
  • Grade 2 dental screening by Ottawa Public Health is tomorrow Feb. 12th
  • Intermediate Skate day is tomorrow Feb 12th
  • French book fair at SLPS Tuesday February 24th to Thursday February 26th. For more info or to check class schedules click French Book Fair 2015

 We have a lot of vehicle traffic in the morning and afternoon and request your assistance in following some safety guidelines when dropping off students:

  • Please exercise caution when entering the parking lot and reduce your speed.
  • The drop off loop is meant to be constantly moving, with only brief stops to load or unload students.
  • If you have to leave your vehicle to help your child with backpacks etc., please park your vehicle in the parking spaces. This significantly impacts the flow of traffic.
  • Students should always exit from the right passenger side in the drop off loop.
  • Please keep right for the drop off loop and circulate with caution. The entry into and out of the parking lot is a single lane. Please do not pass cars on the left to move ahead in the drop off queue.
  • Always yield to buses when exiting the drop off lane.
  • When we have special events such as field trips, the parking lot is very full and we have a lot of additional vehicular traffic. Patience and caution is needed. Working together, we can ensure the safety of all students at the school!
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