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Friday, 20 October 2017

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog October 23 to 27



Halloween Activities

Students will have the opportunity to dress up in an appropriate costume on Tuesday, October 31st or they may pay $2 to simply dress down. We ask that no masks cover the face (make-up is ok) and no replica weapons be utilized. We are also asking that costumes be culturally sensitive.

Photo Retake Day

Picture retakes for students who missed their first opportunity or who would like a second sitting will occur this Friday, October 27. There is no additional work for parents who would like a retake except to remind their son/daughter to listen for the PA announcement on Friday. The photography team will make a point to review the original and the re-take image with students to ensure that they are getting the exact portrait they want.

Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events

Monday, November 6: CSPA Presents Special Education and Your Child, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Notre Dame High School (please see spe.ocsb.ca for more details and to register).

Wednesday, November 8:  School Council meeting at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1.

Thursday, November 30:  CSPA Presents Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs, 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School (please see spe.ocsb.ca for more details and to register). 

Other Information

Friday, 13 October 2017

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog October 16-20

Individual Education Plan (IEP)
On Tuesday, IEP's will be sent home. If your son or daughter has an IEP, please have a look at this very important "live" document. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Resource Department and they will be able to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.

Homework Club
Our Homework Club is now up and running. For those not familiar with this, on most Mondays and Wednesdays after-school, from 2:10 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., students can go to Learning Commons 1 to work on homework and to receive help on anything they are struggling with academically. This is a great way to meet new friends and to get work done at the same time.

OCSB Connect
OCSBconnect is a service that allows Grade 7 to 12 students to submit anonymous tips on incidents of bullying, student safety, and crime to school staff by phone, text, or mobile app. Please see the depiction at the end of this Blog.

Don't Forget to Check Our Website
Just a reminder to remember to check our website (spe.ocsb.ca) often, especially on the HomePage under School News and Announcements. In this area, I place notices for important upcoming events that may be of interest to parents, such as topics on drug awareness, concussions, test-taking strategies, etc. I try to post events as quickly as I receive them so please check back often.


Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca
Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 17: Quebec City Info Night for Grade 8 Parents at St. Pat's Intermediate, 5:30 p.m., Cafeteria.

Tuesday, October 17:  The ABC's of ADHD at 7 p.m. at Immaculata High School. For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Wednesday, November 8:  School Council meeting at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1.

Other Information

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Friday, 6 October 2017

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog Week of October 9 to 13

Terry Fox Run

Our community did a super job fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation. We came up short of our $5000 goal but still managed to raise $3600. Students and staff raised money to help support the Foundation as they continue their work to support cancer research. Our run/walk culminated with a high energy assembly that saw each of our homebases decked out in their Catholic Values T-shirts. Our top-fundraising students took turns throwing sponges at our staff members. Thanks to all those who helped organize and support this very important event.


Christian Community Day

On Friday staff gathered at the Shaw Centre for Christian Community Day. This year we listened to our Director of Education, Denise Andre, set direction by reviewing our Board's Deep Learning strategies as well as heard various schools speak about important happenings at their sites.  We then celebrated mass with our most Reverend Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J.  As in years' past, it was a very fulfilling day and experience.

Happy Thanksgiving

As we enter October, I do not know where September went. Things really do move quickly in this wonderful St. Pat's Intermediate family of ours. That said, I wish everyone in our community a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving.  We live in one of the best countries in the world and have much to be thankful for. 

Important Contact Information

Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca
Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.
Don Murphy

Principal

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 17:  The ABC's of ADHD at 7 p.m. at Immaculata High School. For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Wednesday, November 8:  School Council meeting at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1.

Friday, 29 September 2017

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog October 2-6

Terry Fox Run - Thursday, October 5th
We have been encouraging students to assist with fundraising for our Terry Fox Run this coming Thursday.  In order to support our fundraising activities, we have put a number of incentives in place to get students to enlist help from friends and family.  Our goal this year is $5000. This is a great community building activity that goes to a very worthy cause.  To access our school fundraising page, please click on the following link:  
http://www.terryfox.ca/StPatricksIntermediate


Professional Development Day on Friday
Just a reminder that this coming Friday there is no school for students as staff will be taking part in Christian Community Day at the Shaw Centre. This day is always productive as we learn of overall Board-wide goals and set direction to meet those goals.


Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.
Don Murphy


Principal

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, October 3:  Supporting Big Emotions at 7 p.m. at St. Mother Teresa High School.  For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Tuesday, October 17:  The ABC's of ADHD at 7 p.m. at Immaculata High School. For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Wednesday, November 8:  School Council meeting at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1.

Other Information

Thursday, 21 September 2017

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog Week of September 25 to 29

School Council Elections
School Council elections took place Tuesday evening. Congratulations to our new chairperson, Ms. Stephanie Anderton, our new vice-chairperson, Ms. Jo-Anne Saikaley Sparkes, and our new Treasurer, Ms. Irina Appa. The next School Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1.

Student Verification Sheets
Student verification sheets were sent home a few weeks ago. Please have a look at this important information and make any changes necessary. The forms were due back on Friday so if you still have not returned them please do so as soon as possible.

Dress-Down Day on Monday
On Monday, for a small donation of $2 which goes to charity, students will be able to wear appropriate non-uniform clothing. This was mentioned at our Monday Morning Assembly as to what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate clothing items.

Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Stephanie Anderton and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.
Don Murphy
Principal

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, October 3:  Supporting Big Emotions at 7 p.m. at St. Mother Teresa High School.  For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Tuesday, October 17:  The ABC's of ADHD at 7 p.m. at Immaculata High School. For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Other Information

Friday, 15 September 2017

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog Week of September 18-22

Important School Council Meeting
This Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1 we are having our first School Council Meeting.  This year we have a number of vacant positions due to students moving into grade 9 and, therefore, parents no longer being eligible to be on School Council.

Please consider running for one of the vacant positions: chair, vice-chair, treasurer, and parent representative.

Intramurals at St. Pat's Intermediate
Under the direction of Ms. Tilly Corriveau, our highly-popular intramurals program is starting up again.  For information on this and on the purchasing of intramural t-shirts, please access:
https://drive.google.com/open?
id=18SlWdjIZXRaFSvTT16LWP_JvkwAsJ_WMq5EQAauu-9U

Staples Promotion
For information on our Board's BYOD program (bring your own device) and for a promotional offer from Staples, please access the following link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Wy40nNGz2mhRZ8RowoZiTmkN_fLZh8tETpZoiTlqVu0

School Photo Day
Students will be called down during the day for school photos on Friday, September 22.  There is no need to send money ahead of time as students will receive picture proofs and parents can make decisions about ordering later on. For helpful hints from Edge Imaging, simply click here:  
Photo Day Information


Math Homework Help
Homework Help is a valuable math resource for students in grades 7 to 10, as it allows them to access live, anonymous tutor chat sessions with certified Ontario teachers. In these sessions, the tutors will guide students to solve math questions after school hours. Access at: Homework Help

Important Contact Information
Our School Council chair is Cees Artz and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.
Don Murphy
Principal

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, September 19:  School Council Meeting in Learning Commons 1, St. Pat's Intermediate, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3:  Supporting Big Emotions at 7 p.m. at St. Mother Teresa High School.  For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Tuesday, October 17:  The ABC's of ADHD at 7 p.m. at Immaculata High School. For more information and to register please access School News and Announcements on our website's landing page at spe.ocsb.ca.

Friday, 8 September 2017

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog Week of September 11-15

Opening Week

We had a great opening week at St. Patrick’s Intermediate.  Our assemblies gave us an opportunity to speak to students about being kind to each other and steps to take if bullied or if a witness to bullying.  We have a strong tradition at St. Patrick’s of demonstrating care and concern for each other.  This doesn’t happen by accident - we need to continually review our approaches and make sure we are all content both in and outside the classroom.  


Meet the Staff Night

On Thursday we had a great turnout for our annual Meet the Staff Night. Despite the downpour, parents/guardians were able to walk from building to building in order to connect with our staff. Feedback from this night was extremely positive and it is something that we will continue annually.

Monday Morning Assembly

For our grade 7 students, our weekly Monday Morning Assembly will be a new experience in organization and in building spirit.  We gather Monday mornings as a full community to listen, to pray, to reflect, and to review goals.


Important Contact Information

Our School Council chair is Cees Artz and can be reached at 
chair@StPatsInt-council.ca

Our Trustee is Mark Mullan and can be reached at mark.mullan@ocsb.ca

Have a great week.

Don Murphy
Principal


Upcoming Events


Tuesday, September 19:  School Council Meeting in Learning Commons 1, St. Pat's Intermediate, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Other Information