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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


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St. Andrew 

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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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St. Andrew Parent/Teacher Interview Sign-Up

posted Nov 1, 2019, 6:46 AM by Julie Fortier   [ updated Nov 12, 2019, 6:34 PM ]

Teacher Interview Forms


Dear St Andrew Catholic Families,

We are pleased to invite you all to our Parent Teacher Interview Evening.  To reserve a time please go to the St Andrew Catholic website and on the left side of the page find the Interview link to the teacher’s available time slots.  We will be hosting all interviews from grades 1 to 6 in the gymnasium from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. If you are seeing one of our Kinder Team or our French Team they will be co-located in the Learning Commons.  Please respect the ten minute interview time for each family.


Patricia Mispelaar Mme Walsh

 

Rachel Richardson Mme Ranger


Christine Awad Mme Rochon


Jane Craig Mr Buccini


Julianne Shelton


Cheryl Brooks


Sue Hanson


Gina Roy


Sue Dunlap


Helen Schouten


Laura Kelso


Patricia Berkers


Stacey Mercier


Marie MacKenzie


Alexandria Campagna


David Hammell


Natalie Legault


Christina Sutton


Parent Weekly Mail: October 10th, 2019

posted Oct 17, 2019, 6:43 PM by Julie Fortier

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Friday, October 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 Terry Fox Event

The Terry Fox event will be held on Friday, October 18th, rain or shine.  As a reward for attaining our goal of $4, 000, chosen educators will be wrapped with toilet paper at the end of the run. The two students in your classes who raise the most money will have the privilege of wrapping an educator in toilet paper.  Pledges can also be made online. Thank you for continuing to support Terry Fox's dream!

Student Vote Canada


Junior students will be participating in a student vote for the federal election on Tuesday October 15th.  You can check out this initiative at https://studentvote.ca/canada/


St. Andrew Annual Halloween Cake Walk!!!


St. Andrew’s SchoolCouncil is happy to announce that the very popular student Halloween Cake Walk is just around the corner! Event information & tickets are being sent home with your child on Thursday October 10th. All proceeds are going to our student led charitable

initiatives this year!


Event Date: Friday, October 25 – All day in the Learning Commons

Ticket Cost: 4 tickets for $1.00 or 10 tickets for $2.00

Tickets and cash must be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher by Thursday,October 24. 


We need your help to create some ghoulish and spooky (nut free) Halloween themed baked goods or to donate non-food items for the Cake Walk. Check out the Parent Council blog page for great ideas and suggestions.

Drop off your Halloween themed creations between 7 and 9amon Friday, October 25 at the Learning Commons.


Do you have questions? We’d love to hear from you, contact us at

standrewcouncil@gmail.com. 

Are you able to volunteer? Contact Alicia Dorey at alicia.beatty@hotmail.com Thank you for your support!!

St. Andrew Milk Bag Mat Initiative


Thank you for your support in our milk bag mat making project.  Please continue to send in clean and dry milk bags.  

St. Andrew ECO School Reminders


Our school continues to recycle batteries as part of the "Ontario Schools Recycling Battery Challenge.” Since our school is participating, students from St. Andrew can sign up for a chance to win 1 of 10 $50 Visa gift cards or 1 of 2 family trips to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls! check the website with your child to see how they can participate!

https://www.rawmaterials.com/ontario-school-recycling-challenge/student/

The St. Andrew Yearbook for 2019-2020 

The 2020 yearbook is on sale now for the lowest price of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the official story of the entire school year. If you order today you can get this $40.00 yearbook for a sale price of just $30.00 - sale price valid until October 25th ONLY! Refer to the St. Andrew Yearbook Form  _____________________ for more information.

Lost & Found Items

It is that time of year again, we are setting out the Lost and Found and would ask you to have your child check for lost items. Thank you.

Looking ahead to next week…

Monday, October 14th

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 15th


Wednesday, October 16th

Ultimate Frisbee Tourney

Thursday, October 17th


Friday, October 18th

Terry Fox Event



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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 Weekly Mail: October 4th, 2019

posted Oct 17, 2019, 6:42 PM by Julie Fortier

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Friday, October 4th  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

Labour relations update for the OCSB community


Important information for #ocsb families: How a strike would impact our services and facilities. Read more: http://ocsb.ca/labour-2019/

Kiss & Ride Reminder

New Language Class Special Transportation


The St. Andrew Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.  Please join me in welcoming both Mrs. Sonia Pilon, the soon to be teacher of the OCSB system Primary Language Class here at St. Andrew.  Mrs. Pilon has been teaching this class for almost a decade at another OCSB school, St. Mary’s. Now, she joins our team and so will 18 other students.  There will be 10 new primary students who will join us in the morning half of the day and 8 for the afternoon blocks of the school day.  


These wonderful kiddos will be arriving to and departing from our school in OSTA Special Transportation at the same time as bus arrivals and dismissals.  In saying this, it is very important for the St. Andrew community to do the following:


  1. PARK ONLY BEHIND OSTA BUSES AND STUDENT TRANSPORTATION:  There will be a pylon to mark the location in which you must park behind, starting on Monday, October 7th, 2019.

  2. ADOPT A KISS & RIDE APPROACH to drop-off starting on Monday, October 7th, 2019.  At this time, we will have our CAA foot patrolers out in the front of the school to assist students on the sidewalk and guide them to our school yard. Parents only need to pull in to the sidewalk, kiss and say good-bye to their children in order to keep the flow of cars running efficiently and safely.

  3. If you insist on parking as opposed to a Kiss and Ride approach to drop-off, then you must park either safely in the parking lot or on Cresthaven Drive.  

  4. Parents who drop-off for Crestway Childcare must enter the parking lot or use Cresthaven Drive when dropping off or picking up their children during the hours of 8:45-9:15a.m.


The St. Andrew educational team truly appreciate your support with student drop-off and pick-up. All implemented expectations are put in place to ensure the safety of all of our students, which is always a top priority for all of us.

Terry Fox Launch


The Terry Fox Run will be held on Friday, October 18th, rain or shine.  As a reward for attaining our goal of $4, 000, chosen educators will be wrapped with toilet paper at the end of the run. The two students in your classes who raise the most money will have the privilege of wrapping an educator in toilet paper. 


Terry Fox pledge forms went home this past week.

Reminders:


PD Day on Friday, October 11th, 2019

Photo Day on Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The St. Andrew Yearbook for 2019-2020 

The 2020 yearbook is on sale now for the lowest price of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the official story of the entire school year. If you order today you can get this $40.00 yearbook for a sale price of just $30.00 - sale price valid until October 25th ONLY! Refer to the St. Andrew Yearbook Form HERE for more information.

St. Andrew Picture Day 

Hello Parents,

Picture Day is coming on Thursday, October 10.

After Picture Day, order your pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form.

Thank You,

Lifetouch

 

Looking ahead to next week…

Monday, October 4th


Tuesday, October 5th


Wednesday, October 6th

Cross Country Meet

Thanksgiving Mass from 9:30-10:30a.m.

Thursday, October 7th

Photo Day - all grades

Friday, September 20th

PD Day:  OCSB Christian Community Day



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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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