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The Notre Dame Community Weekly
Published on Feb 4, 2019 08:10

The Notre Dame Community Weekly

February 4, 2019


Beauty of Winter

God of creation, thank You for the beauty of winter, for snow, icy window panes, evergreen trees, warm coats, sledding and hot cocoa. Let us enjoy Your creation in all its glory, this winter and always.


Parents of students with ASD:

Kerry’s Place is offering many workshops in Simcoe county for parents of students with ASD.  See the Events page on the website for more information.


Did you know that Triple P Positive Parenting is for every parent/guardian?

Triple P provides easy to use tips and strategies that can help parents/guardians build confidence and skills related to raising healthy, well-adjusted children. You can reach them through:

Health Connection: 1-877-721-8520
-Provides one-on-one support with a nurse over the phone. -Can help families choose group sessions close to home. -Can help families sign up for an online course.

Triple P group sessions in our area include discussion groups, tip sheet sessions and seminars:

Discussion groups and Tip Sheet sessions focus on specific parenting issues such as managing common developmental issues and disobedience. -There are many tip sheet topics available specifically written for common issues relating to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary schoolers, and youth. -Seminars are group sessions that teach basic positive parenting skills for all parents. There are three seminars in both the child and teen series to choose from:

Child: -Raising Confident, Competent Children -Raising Resilient Children -The Power of Positive Parenting

Teen: -Raising Competent Teenagers -Raising Responsible Teenagers -Getting Teenagers Connected

Reminder of Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 5

-Supporting Our Children’s Mental Health Presentation at Patrick Fogarty C.S.S from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Register at this link.

-Art Club 3:10-4:30

Wednesday, February 6

-Hockey 3-4:30 @ Oro

-Sr Girls Volleyball at Orchard Park


Thursday, February 7

-Praise & Recognition Assembly 1:30

-Chess club second recess

Friday, February 8

-Mass 11:30 am

Sunday, February 10

-Choir @ St. Francis of Assisi

-Legion Awards Luncheon 1:00pm at Orillia Legion (18 NOD students receiving awards! Please join us!)

Monday, February 11

-Dance-a-thon pledge forms and money due to office

-100th day of school

-Chess club second recess

-Sr. Girls VB @ NOD

Wednesday, February 13

-Sr girls VB @ MLE


Thursday, February 14

-Valentine’s Day Dance-A-Thon

-Pink, White & Red Day

-Chess Club 2nd recess

Monday, February 18

-Family Day (no classes)

February 19

-Art Club 3:10—4:30

February 20

-Choir 3:10—4:15

-Gr. 8 Mattawa Trip Info Session @ 6:00 p.m.

February 21

-Chess Club—2nd recess

-Sr. Girls V.Ball @ Lions Oval--3:30-4:30

February 22

- Reports sent home

- Orillia Area Chess Tournament

February 25-27 Dental Screening

-JK, Gr. 2 & Gr. 7

February 25

-Chess Club—2nd recess

-Sr. Girls V.Ball @ NOD--3:30-4:30 26

-Art Club 3:10—4:30

February 27

-Gr. 8 graduation and Kindergarten celebration photos

-International Polar Bear Day—Dress in White

-Choir 3:10—4:15 28

-Sr. Girls V.Ball @ The Mask—12:00 p.m. (only if we place in the top two of our pool)