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October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Challenge yourself to teach at least one person this month something new about learning disabilities. Together, we can support everyone reaching their full potential. Photo: @StJamesFinn
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Share stories of gratitude this Thanksgiving season

Take some time to talk with your children about the first month of school. They have so much to share. The next PD Day for all schools is Friday, November 24. Photo: @stpatricksIRISH 
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Teaching digital citizenship at every grade level

We are committed to teaching our students how to be good citizens online. See how the parable of The Good Samaritan helps us explore the different challenges that students face at each grade level. Photo: @STMatthewOttawa
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Know the signs and recovery plan for concussions

Join us for an evening with Athletic Therapist, Tony Carbonette, to learn more about concussion awareness. October 25, from 7-8:30 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Photo: @Immaculata_HS
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Learn another language and broaden your world

Free Saturday classes for children of all ages, and credit courses for Grade 9-12 students. Register anytime and expand your global opportunities. Photo: @CapoOttawa #Korean
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OCSB Notices
Open the tabs below to stay connected with important notices and alerts related to how our Board operates as a school district.
Notice: Policy review process for the public

October 19, 2017 – The OCSB has established a policy review process to allow students, parents, staff, and members of the OCSB community to submit feedback regarding 27 Board policies currently under review. Submit your feedback online before November 15, 2017.

Notice: SEAC committee seeking new members
October 2017 — The OCSB’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is looking for new parent members for Fall 2017. SEAC is a standing committee that makes recommendations to the Board on all matters related to the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils. Visit ocsb.ca/seac for more information.
Notice: LTO List application now CLOSED
October 6, 2017 – The LTO List application process is now CLOSED. It will re-open in the Spring of 2018. For more details, and to learn how to apply, visit our LTO List application page.
Notice: EQAO results for OCSB
September 20, 2017 – OCSB students continue to surpass provincial scored on the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) standardized tests in all areas (Grade 3, 6, 9 and 10 reading, writing, and mathematics). View the results here. 
Notice: Supporting children during stressful times

October 3, 2017 – In stressful times, be it international, national or local events, it is important for families and schools to work together to foster supportive relationships for our students. Caring adults need to help children and youth understand their emotional reactions, to help them engage in positive coping behaviours and to be supportive of each other. We’ve assembled some tips which may assist you while helping children and youth to feel safe. View helpful tips here.

Sharing Good News in our OCSB Blog

Catch a glimpse of what’s buzzing in the OCSB community. Do you have an idea or story you’d like to pitch as a guest blogger? We’d love to hear it. Email your story or idea to connect@ocsb.ca.

Christian Community Day: A perfect prelude to Thanksgiving

The gathering of our OCSB community at this year’s Christian Community Day could not have been a more perfect prelude to Thanksgiving. This year’s focus filled us with gratitude as we celebrated the achievements of our very own alumni, as well as the profound impact we can have on the lives of those in our community who need it most, through the launch of our annual United Way campaign. This feeling of family, even among those we had only first met, is what made the day so special. In so many of us it inspired pride, for the realization that this loving culture is the result of our dedication to be kind to one another. From my eyes, it was the act of standing that symbolized the entire day.

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2017 Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award

2017 Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award

Each year at Christian Community Day, we honour one of our former students with the Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award. This year’s award was presented to Mr. George Brown, who attended Holy Cross School and St. Patrick’s High School. Mr. Brown is an accomplished lawyer, social entrepreneur, and humanitarian. His name will be added to a permanent plaque at the Board office recognizing all past Distinguished Catholic Alumni award winners. Along with the award comes a $5000 donation. Congratulations to Mr. Brown. He is an incredibly deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

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