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St. Andrew Twitter - Remain Connected

posted Mar 24, 2020, 10:14 AM by Julie Fortier

Refer to our St. Andrew Twitter Account in order to remain connected to OCSB and St. Andrew news.  I will also try and retweet ideas at-home activity ideas for families. Stay tuned.

OCSB School Closure Update

posted Mar 24, 2020, 10:10 AM by Julie Fortier

Premier Ford has announced that the Ontario school closure will be extended beyond April 5. We do not have additional details at this time. We will share updates as soon as we receive it. Thanks for your understanding and ongoing patience.
Learn more HERE


Coronavirus Update - March 13, 2020

posted Mar 13, 2020, 11:25 AM by Julie Fortier

Please refer to this link for the Ottawa Catholic School Board information.

Parent Mail Day: Friday, January 24th, 2020

posted Jan 24, 2020, 12:57 PM by Julie Fortier

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Friday, January 24th Mail Day


Our Motto: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You


Quick Links

St. Andrew 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

St. Monica
613-727-1067

St. Andrew Annual Food Drive: 

January 27th-February 7th


Once again this year, St. Andrew students are asked to collect canned food items for our annual food drive.   As in the past years, all the items will be donated to the food kitchen in Barrhaven as we are proud to help the people in need in our community.   We ask that again this year you donate generously. We will be taking donations from Monday, January 27th to Friday, February 7th, 2020.

We thank you for your support.

 Kids Helping Kids.

St. Mother Teresa Grade 6 Parent Information Night


To all parents/guardians of Grade 6 students at St. Andrew:

St. Mother Teresa High School Grade 6 Parent Information Night is on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 pm. Mark this date in your calendar!

 

Grade 6 Confirmation Preparation

Our school parish, St. Monica's Church, has dates organized for Grade 6 students and parents to attend as part of the Confirmation process and preparation.  It is a one-hour orientation. Families must attend one of the following sessions:

 

* Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

* Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  

* Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m

St. Andrew Popcorn Day on Friday, January 31st

This is a reminder for students to bring their $2 next Friday as it is Popcorn Day.  The flavour choices are Butter or Dill.


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St. Andrew School

201 Crestway Drive

Nepean, ON  K2G 6Z3

Phone: 613-843-0050
Email: Andrew@ocsb.ca
Website: and.ocsb.ca
Twitter: andrewnepean

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Grade 6 Parent Information Night for SMT

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:46 PM by Julie Fortier

St. Mother Teresa High School Grade 6 Parent Information Night is on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 pm.  Mark it in your calendars!

Parent Mail Day: Friday, January 10th, 2020

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:43 PM by Julie Fortier


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Friday, January 10th Mail Day


Our Motto: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You


Quick Links

St. Andrew 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

St. Monica
613-727-1067

 

St. Andrew 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration


Registration for Kindergarten is Monday, January 13th-17th.  Registration packages are both at the St. Andrew front office or are linked to the school website homepage - here.  Also, if you would like us to send Kindergarten Registration Packages home with your child(ren) who already attend St. Andrew, just contact the school at (613) 843-0050 or send a message via Seesaw to your child(ren)’s teacher, and we can facilitate you in this process.  


Spread the word about registration in your neighbourhood.  The more St. Andrew newcomers we have, the better!

The St. Andrew Kindergarten Open House evening will be on Thursday, March 5th fro 6-7:30p.m.  Mark it in your calendars now!  

Grade 6 Confirmation Preparation

Our school parish, St. Monica's Church, has dates organized for Grade 6 students and parents to attend as part of the Confirmation process and preparation.  It is a one-hour orientation. Families must attend one of the following sessions:

 

* Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

* Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  

* Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m

St. Andrew New Year School-wide 21-Day Mindful Moments Challenge

On Monday, January 13th, all of the St. Andrew classes will be participating in a 21 Day Mindful Moments Challenge.  We are taking a school-wide approach to social-emotional learning. Specifically, we will be learning about labelling and understanding our emotions using the Zones of Regulation Model as well as self-regulation using methods such as gratitude practice, breathing strategies and  calming strategies. Furthermore, staff and students will together learn about how we can learn to control the emotional part of our brain, our amygdala, when we are upset in order to access our thinking part of our brain, our prefrontal cortex. Like everything else in our lives, with a deeper understanding of these concepts along with daily practice, we can all become more in charge of our emotions.  

 

Every day, for 21 days, we will all tune into a live event, created by Mindfulness Rocks, for an inspiring journey into classroom calm for both staff and students. Videos are approximately 10 minutes long each day and include a short mindfulness lesson followed by a 2-minute Mindful Moment.

 

St. Andrew parents, your only job is to ask your children about their daily learning during the 21 day Mindful Moment Challenge.  This way, your child(ren) can practice articulating their social-emotional learning with you at home. Maybe, you can even practice a 2-minute Mindful Moment with your children at home!

St. Andrew Milk Bag Mats Initiative

Please keep sending in milk bags for our milk mat weaving team!

St. Andrew Sports

Girls’ Badminton Tournament - Tuesday, January 14th at Monsignor Paul Baxtor


Boys’ Badminton Tournament - Thursday, January 16th at Monsignor Paul Baxtor

St. Andrew Friday Popcorn Day

Add popcorn Friday to your calendar!  Next Friday, January 17th is popcorn day.  $2 per popcorn bag - dill and butter are the flavors.

St. Andrew February Book Fair

St. Andrew Book Fair is this February!  Then sale days are Feb. 10th , 12th and the morning of the 14th.

On February 6th, 7th and 11th, classes can come for a walk through with the teacher to see what is there before their visit. 

Mrs. Francis, our library technician, is looking for support from parents in the community for this event.  

The days she needs some extra hands are February 5th, 10th, 12th and 14th. If you are able to help out any of these days, please call the school to let us know!  Your involvement would be greatly appreciated and would help this initiative run smoothly. Thank you.



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St. Andrew School

201 Crestway Drive

Nepean, ON  K2G 6Z3

Phone: 613-843-0050
Email: Andrew@ocsb.ca
Website: and.ocsb.ca
Twitter: andrewnepean

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Happy Holidays!

posted Dec 20, 2019, 12:37 PM by Julie Fortier   [ updated Dec 20, 2019, 12:56 PM ]

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Parent Mail Day: A Christmas Message

posted Dec 20, 2019, 12:25 PM by Julie Fortier

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Friday, December 20th Mail Day


Our Motto: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You


Quick Links

St. Andrew 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

St. Monica
613-727-1067

A Christmas Prayer of Gratitude

 

Loving Father, 

 

Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. 

 

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift.

 

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen. 

 

From all of us to all of you…

May your holidays be filled with warmth and love, and may your family find the time to relax and rejuvenate.  

We feel so blessed to have your children in our lives. Thank you for sharing them with us.  

Merry Christmas the St. Andrew Community,

The St. Andrew Team


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St. Andrew School

201 Crestway Drive

Nepean, ON  K2G 6Z3

Phone: 613-843-0050
Email: Andrew@ocsb.ca
Website: and.ocsb.ca
Twitter: andrewnepean

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Parent Mail Day: Friday, November 29th

posted Dec 2, 2019, 3:23 PM by Julie Fortier

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Friday, November 29nd  Mail Day


Our Motto: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You


Quick Links

St. Andrew 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

St. Monica
613-727-1067

St. Andrew Recognition Assembly

Thank you to all parents/guardians who joined us for the 3rd Recognition Assembly here at St. Andrew. The children are so happy to have you join us for these special events.  Additionally, thank you for being patient for our tech challenges. I just kept reminding myself that if people were able to present in front of others all the time without the use of tech, then so could I. 

Finally, congratulations to all of the children who worked hard to represent Truth and Justice within the St. Andrew setting.  You should all be very proud of yourselves.

 

For those students who are interested in viewing the Cross Country and Volleyball videos at home, here they are:

 

Beginning of Advent - Angel Tree Fundraising Initiative

Some of the St. Andrew staff will be organizing our Angel Tree again this year. If there are any parents who are interesting and willing to come in to the school and help set up our 2 front foyer Christmas Trees, please call or email the school.  It would be greatly appreciated.


We will get messaging out to all of you when the tree will be set up in the front foyer and when you can come by and get an angel card on the tree that represents a family who would love your support this upcoming holiday season.  More news to follow on this next week in the form of a School Messenger update.

St. Andrew Parent Council Winter Wonderland Dance

Parent Council has once again organized a community event. There is no other perfect time to get all together as a community and share in some good times than Christmas time.  

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Looking ahead to next week…

Monday, December 2nd


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Tuesday, December 3rd

Advent Liturgy, Grade 1 Team

Wednesday, December 4th

Choir Practice at 12:00p.m.

Thursday, December 5th


Friday, December 6th

Parent Council Winter Wonderland Dance, 6-8:00p.m.



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St. Andrew School

201 Crestway Drive

Nepean, ON  K2G 6Z3

Phone: 613-843-0050
Email: Andrew@ocsb.ca
Website: and.ocsb.ca
Twitter: andrewnepean

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Parent Mail Day: November 22nd. 2019

posted Nov 22, 2019, 9:06 AM by Julie Fortier

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Friday, November 22nd  Mail Day


Our Motto: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You


Quick Links

St. Andrew 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

St. Monica
613-727-1067

St. Andrew Recognition Assembly

On Friday, November 29th, we are having our 3rd Recognition Assembly.  This time, we will be recognizing students who demonstrate the Gospel Value of Justice and the corresponding Grandfather Teaching of Truth.

Mathletes at St. Andrew

This week, we have 2 days of Math Activities for Grades 2-6 hosted by Mathletes. St. Andrew had Mathletes come to our school last year for this initiative, and the students had a blast. We are hopeful that it will be yet another year of Math engagement for St. Andrew students.  

Looking ahead to next week…

Monday, November 25th 


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Tuesday, November 26th

Mathletes Math Activities all day (Grades 2-6)

12:15 Rhythmic Gymnastics Practice


Wednesday, November 27th

Mathletes Math Activities all day (Grades 2-6)

12:00 Choir Practice

Thursday, November 28th


Friday, November 29th

Swim to Survive, Grade 3 only, 10:30a.m.

Recognition Assembly @ 1:00p.m. - Parents will be notified if their child with be recognized for Truth/Justice.



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St. Andrew School

201 Crestway Drive

Nepean, ON  K2G 6Z3

Phone: 613-843-0050
Email: Andrew@ocsb.ca
Website: and.ocsb.ca
Twitter: andrewnepean

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