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Friday, 16 February 2018

St. Pat's Intermediate Blog Feb. 19 to 23

Parent-Teacher Interviews
Term 1 report cards went home on Friday, February 16.  Parent-teacher interviews are available by appointment using the form that accompanied your child's report card. Interviews take place this Thursday, February 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.  The St. Pat's High School principal, Ms. Carrie Bowie, will also be present to distribute materials and answer questions on various high school pathways and about St. Pat's High School in general.

Some Staffing Changes
Our head caretaker, Justin Joanisse, is being moved to a larger school (Lester B. Pearson) right after the March Break.  He will be replaced by Jorge Martell.  Also, one of our office administrators, Amanda Hayes, will be taking on a more permanent position at Holy Trinity High School on March 1.  We will soon be welcoming Josie Fitzgerald into Amanda's position.

Justin and Amanda are both excellent contributors and members of our community.  We wish them nothing but the best in their new positions.

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.



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 (not listed above)
Monday, Feb. 19: Family Day (no school for staff and students)

Thursday, March 8: Parent Information Night for Grade 6's going into 7 and Grade 7's going into 8, 6 p.m., St. Pat's High School Auditorium

Tuesday, April 24: School Council Meeting, 7 p.m. in Learning Commons 1 at St. Pat's Intermediate





Friday, 9 February 2018

St. Pat's Intermediate Blog February 12 to 16

Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Interviews
Term 1 report cards go home on Friday, February 16.  Parent-teacher interviews are available by appointment using the form that will accompany your child's report card. Interviews take place the following week, on Thursday, February 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.  The St. Pat's High School Guidance Department will also be present to distribute materials and answer questions on various high school pathways and about St. Pat's High School in general.

Grade 8 Parent Night
On February 15th, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., parents and guardians of students in grade 8 are welcome to join the staff at St. Pat's High School for an informative session regarding what to expect as students transition to grade 9.  Students have been given a great deal of information regarding course selection and what to expect in high school; however, this is an opportunity for parents to receive information.  Hope to see many of you there.

Ash Wednesday Service
This coming Wednesday, February 14, is Ash Wednesday...the beginning of Lent.  Given this, we will be having an Ash Wednesday service in our cafeteria at 1 p.m.  Parents/guardians are welcome to attend should they wish to receive ashes.

High School:  A Parent's Guide
To access an important OCSB publication, High School:  A Parent's Guide, please access the following link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByrlYMrTjslHWlhHQU1kdmxMaHRldThBMGhKd0U5emdxLVJ3

OCSB Guide to High School Courses 2018-19
The above brand-new document can be accessed at:
http://ocsb.ca/hsguide/

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.



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 (not listed above)
Tuesday, Feb. 13 @ 7 p.m.: School Council meeting in Learning Commons 1

Monday, Feb. 19: Family Day (no school for students)

Thursday, March 8: Parent Information Night for Grade 6's going into 7 and Grade 7's going into 8, 6 p.m., St. Pat's High School Auditorium

Friday, 2 February 2018

St. Pat's Intermediate Blog Feb. 5 to 9

SPH Visits to Showcase Art
St. Pat's High School paid us a visit this week to discuss with students art course options as well as to showcase various projects done by students predominantly at the grade 9 level. We are always happy to welcome SPH to SPI!

Important Immunization Notice
Some parents/guardians will have received a notice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) advising them that their immunization records are incomplete. If you have received such a notice, please be advised that your child will be suspended from school beginning on Feb. 7 and will be unable to return until OPH advises the school that he/she may be readmitted. If you have any questions please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.



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, Feb. 13 @ 7 p.m.: School Council meeting in Learning Commons 1

Friday, 26 January 2018

St. Pat's Intermediate Blog Jan. 29 to Feb. 2

Important Immunization Notice
Some parents/guardians will have received a notice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) advising them that their immunization records are incomplete. If you have received such a notice, please be advised that your child will be suspended from school beginning on Feb. 7 and will be unable to return until OPH advises the school that he/she may be readmitted. If you have any questions please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

PD Day on Wednesday
Don't forget that this coming Wednesday (Jan. 31) is a PD Day at St. Patrick Intermediate, Frank Ryan, and all 7-12 High Schools.

CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.


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, Feb. 13 @ 7 p.m.: School Council meeting in Learning Commons 1

Friday, 19 January 2018

St. Pat's Intermediate Blog Jan. 22 to 26

Reminder re: After-School Activities
Please remember that once an after-school activity is complete, for example Homework Club, sports, Art Club, etc., students are no longer supervised and must, for safety reasons, leave the school building either to walk home, catch the OC Transpo bus, or wait on a ride. Your co-operation in reminding your son/daughter of this is greatly appreciated.

Sparky Pays Us a Visit
On Tuesday, players from the Ottawa Fury paid us a visit to promote soccer and their team in general. Prizes were given to students as well as free magnets and small soccer balls. Players signed autographs and shared their sport experiences with students. All in all it was a very fun time. Sparky, the mascot, also paid me a surprise visit in my office.


Phys. Ed. Uniform on Sale
Our phys. ed. uniform, from TopMarks, is currently on sale at a discount of 40%.  If you wish to take advantage of this deal please access the site below which will lead you to a special order form with the sale prices.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4gmDjGp6HhPd0YtM3VnOURMZENoaERJTi1Vek9lMlNfTmdr/view?usp=sharing

Dress-Down Day for Charity
A reminder that this coming Friday (Jan. 27) is a dress-down day for charity.

PD Day
A reminder that Wednesday, Jan. 31 is a Professional Development Day at St. Pat's Intermediate, Frank Ryan, and all 7-12 schools. There will be no school for students on this day.

School Council Meeting Cancelled
Due to some unforeseen scheduling conflicts, our parent School Council meeting set for this coming Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. is cancelled. Our next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Learning Commons building 1.

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



Friday, 12 January 2018

St. Pat's Intermediate Blog January 15 to 19

Important Immunization Notice
Some parents/guardians will have received a notice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) advising them that their immunization records are incomplete. If you have received such a notice, please be advised that your child will be suspended from school beginning on Feb. 7 and will be unable to return until OPH advises the school that he/she may be readmitted. If you have any questions please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

Post-Christmas Activities
With Christmas now behind us, our administration and Student Services department have already begun the transition schedule for our new grade 6’s coming to the school, as well as preparing the details for everyone to move to St. Patrick’s High School.  We put a great deal of effort into this process to ensure that our students are in a comfortable position as they move to new schools. Keep track of our key dates on the calendar that populates at the bottom of the blog page.

My Classroom Visits
What makes me extremely happy in this role is getting into classrooms to see all the exciting things that students and teachers are doing here at SPI. Pictured below is a bridge made in Ms. Montgomery's science class that is holding over 30 pounds and still not breaking. Incredible! I wonder if the group of students who made this are considering engineering as a career?



CSPA
There is a great deal of information on the CSPA website regarding information for parents and upcoming sessions.  You can visit the website here.



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, Jan. 23 @ 7 p.m.: School Council meeting in Learning Commons 1

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

St. Patrick's Intermediate Blog January 8 to 12

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a Happy New Year to all of you in our St. Patrick’s community.  I hope that the Christmas holidays provided you with an opportunity to relax and spend some time with family and friends.  All of us at St. Patrick's look forward to working with our stakeholders in 2018 and to transitioning over to St. Pat's High School in September.

St. Patrick’s Christmas Hampers
We recognize that our strength as a school community can be seen when we work together with good intentions in mind.  This quality was at the forefront of our Christmas Hamper initiative this December. All of our grade 7 and 8 classes, as well as staff and members of our School Council, came together to contribute Christmas packages for those in our community who might not otherwise have food and gifts during the holidays.  The amount of goods contributed was overwhelming.  A big thank you to all who participated in any way they could.

Christmas Concert
Our Band and Glee Club held a well-attended Christmas Concert at St. Patrick's High School on the Wednesday evening prior to the Break. Under the direction of teacher Mary Reilly, the students did an awesome job as usual, much to the delight of the audience. We have such a strong music program at St. Pat's Intermediate that it is so nice to perform for others from time-to-time to showcase all the wonderful talent we have here.



Getting Into the Christmas Spirit
All of our classes really got into the Christmas spirit this year by taking part in a variety of activities.  Below are photos of Ms. Pelisek's class taking part in some festive food sampling as well as a celebration of the making of a Jesse Tree.  Although Christmas is now over, it will long be remembered by many in our wonderful community.



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, Jan. 23 @ 7 p.m.: School Council meeting in Learning Commons 1