School News & Announcements
A reminder to parents that our School Council meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Please print yourself a copy of the agenda for November 21's meeting.
Dear Parents, We will be having a Remembrance Day Service on November 11th, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:10 a.m. All parents and grandparents are welcome to join us. Please park on Watters Road. Thank you.
Don't forget to wear your Pajamas and bring a favourite stuffed animal on Friday, November 4th for just a Toonie. All donations will go toward the United Way Fundraiser. Thank you for your support.
Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs) and Behaviour
Some children (with and without other special needs) “have problems developing the ability to process information received through their senses. They might have problems interpreting sights, sounds, and sensations of touch and movement. They might become unusually upset by bright lights or loud noises or by being touched or moved unexpectedly. They might also have problems controlling, orchestrating and using their muscles effectively. .. these difficulties can result in behaviours that confuse, frustrate and anger parents and teachers.
Nathalie Mabon, Occupational Therapist OT Reg. (Ont.) will provide background on SPDs often associated with autism, developmental disabilities and other diagnoses; the latest evidence-based strategies to help children (and adults who support them) cope with sensory issues in order to prevent sensory overload leading to the fight, flight or freeze response as well as strategies to help students recover when they do become overwhelmed.
Become a sensory detective and learn how to read your child and provide the right support. The presentation will include:
· an introduction to all 7 sensory systems and their function
· an explanation of sensory modulation with regards to the sensory systems
· a discussion of sensory triggers (what causes a behaviour to occur) and "grounders" (calming techniques) and how to use them
· the impact of sensory modulation challenges on behaviour
· strategies, strategies, strategies....
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAsensory
Notre Dame High School School, 710 Broadview Avenue
The Catholic School Councils at Frank Ryan, St. Gregory, St. Rita St. Monica, St. Daniel St. Augustine, St. John the Apostle and St. Patrick Elementary extend an invitation to all parents in the OCSB to attend a presentation and workshop by noted child advocate Dr. Jean Clinton. You are welcome to attend the workshop on Tuesday, November 15th at Frank Ryan Intermediate School located at 128 Chestertown in Ottawa. The workshop will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Description of the Dr. Jean Clinton Workshop:
"Connection is Key :
The relationships that we have with our children are essential components of healthy brain development. These relationships play a key role all the way from early brain development to healthy adolescent development. This presentation will explore brain development through the lens that relationships and love build brain."
Students and staff are welcome to bring a Halloween costume to school on Friday, October 28th. Students will be given time to change into their costume shortly after lunch. Starting at 1:30 p.m., we will be parading in the school. Each class will be invited to select the best costume representing their class and staff will vote on the best three costumes in the school. Winners will get a small prize. On Monday, October 31st, students and staff will be invited to wear orange and/or black clothes. Happy Halloween!
Please feel free to join us at our council meeting on Monday, October 17th starting at 7:00 p.m. Here is a copy of the agenda.
Class photos will be taken on Tuesday, October 18th, along with any retakes that need to be done.
Edge Imaging photo orders are due to the school office this Friday, October 14th. Send your child's photo in time to avoid late fees.