Assistive Technology Training Program (ATTP) 2013
Heart & Stroke "Jump Rope for Heart"
Just a reminder that "Jump Rope for Heart" pledge forms are due on the
day of the event, Thursday, May 23rd. If you register online, they will
start you off with a $5 pledge! You will also be able to win some great
draw prizes! Thank you for your support! For details on how to register
online, please visit the website www.jumpropeforheart.ca.
For Fun or For Credit!
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is providing some
excellent options for continued learning this summer. Students in
Grades 7 and 8 will have the opportunity to enhance their skills while
having fun. Grade 8 students also have the opportunity to earn a credit
before starting high school. Classes are held from July 8 to August 2, 2013
at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Barrie (except for Co-op Education courses).
Summer School registration closes on Friday, June 28, 2013 at noon.
Click here for more information on Summer School 2013.
Bike Safety Rodeo
When: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Where: Tudhope Park, Orillia
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rain or shine, get a free inspection of your helmet and bike/"ride".
All non-motorized "rides" are welcome, including skate/longboards,
rollerblades, skooters and bikes!
Test your ability in the skills course. Prizes for the first 100 participants.
Enter to win a Grand Prize, your choice of one of the "rides" listed above.
Open to all youth up to the age of 17 wearing an approved helmet.
Organized by the Orillia OPP and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
Thank you to our many sponsors!
The Third Annual Metal and E-Waste Drive
Beginning on April 15th through to the end of April, bring in any
metal or electronic waste you have been collecting in your garage
or basement. Notre Dame is working with FMR, our local recycler,
who will have a trailer in the school parking lot for the collection
of metal and e-waste. The trailer will be locked during the day,
so you are welcome to put your items on the parking lot side of
the trailer. Please remember that we cannot take propane tanks
or refrigerators if they are not emptied of the freon.
Thank you for your continued support of Ecoschools at Notre Dame!
It's Registration Time!
If you have a child who is 4 years old by December 31,
2013, you may register him/her for Jr. Kindergarten.
Children starting Sr. Kindergarten must be 5 years old by
December 31, 2013.
You may pick up a registration package at the school office.
Please bring in your child's baptismal certificate, birth
certificate, and immunization record, as well as your proof of address.
If your child is in Jr. Kindergarten this year, you do not have to register for Sr.
Kindergarten for this fall. For more information, please call the school office
at: (705) 326-0979. You may also visit the school board link for everything
you need to know on our Kindergarten Registration Page.
Zehrs Save-A-Tape Program
is a grocery receipt redemption program.
For every $450.00 of grocery tapes
redeemed, the equivalent
of $1.00 is donated to our school. Please send
in your receipts!!
Accessibility Planning Survey
The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is committed
to providing an environment in all of its facilities that builds
independence, dignity and respect for our students, parents/guardians,
the public and our staff that includes facilitating the use of assistive
We created this survey to gather information to guide the Board's
Accessibility Planning Committee in the creation of a five-year accessibility
plan. We thank you in advance for completing this survey:
Audible Pedestrian Signals (APS) Location Survey
The City of Orillia's Public Works Department and the Accessibility Advisory
Committee are looking for public comment on the installation of APS at
various traffic intersections throughout the City. APS is the system that
emits a beep/chirp sound to assist those that are visually impaired cross
the roadway. For the survey and more information ...
New "Safe Arrival" Option
In order to assist parents/guardians with our "Safe Arrival" program,
you now have the option of notifying the Notre Dame school office if
your child will be late or absent for the day by clicking on the "Safe Arrival"
(school bell) icon on the right side of our website. You will be directed
to complete a form online and the school will then send a confirmation email
upon receipt of your "Safe Arrival" notification.
You are still welcome to contact the school by telephone (24/7) at (705) 326-0979
or send a note to your child's teacher to notify the office of a lateness or absence.
Reminder to Parents and Guardians
Please remember to check your child's head for head lice on a regular basis, e.g. after your
child's hair is washed, weekly, after school breaks, after sleepovers, group events. Indirect
transmission of lice, most likely in a school setting is rare. Direct head to head contact is
most likely to spread an infestation. Notify the school of any head lice and please ensure that
proper measures are taken to remedy the situation. Board policy does not permit students to
attend school with lice/nits present in their hair. Please contact the school office if you require
French Speech Competition
Congratulations to our student, Teddy M., who represented Notre Dame at the French
speech competition at the Board office on February 28, 2013! There were 11
students in the Grade 4 - 6 group and Teddy was the only Grade 4 participant.
Not only did Teddy win his category, but he was also the highlight of the competition.
Teddy will now move on to the provincial competition at Glendon College on May 11th!!
Bonne Chance Teddy!!!
A program geared to helping parents and children make the most of Assistive
Technology at school and at home! For more information ...
Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation
For information on Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation at Guardian Angels'
Parish, Saint Francis Church and Saint Columbkille Church, please see the 2013 Schedule.
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