School Announcements

School Bus & Pedestrian Safety Day

posted Aug 1, 2018, 12:09 PM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

Want to be a part of this fun interactive day?  Come and join us for information on school bus and pedestrian safety!  Take part in Pedestrian Safety with the Ottawa Safety Council.  Get on the bus with your children for a bus ride.  Learn about the walking school bus. Enjoy videos, colouring, and more fun activities for all ages. Click HERE to register. 

2018/19 School Calendar

posted Jun 27, 2018, 11:29 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

The OCSB has received approval from the Ministry of Education for the 2018-2019 school year calendar dates. Hard copy calendars will be distributed to students in September 2018. You can view the school year calendar HERE

Summer Registration

posted Jun 27, 2018, 4:44 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is open all summer to help. Please visit the Board office located at 570 West Hunt Club Road in Nepean to register your child in Kindergarten to Grade 6 or visit any OCSB high school to register your Grade 7-12 student. More information can be found HERE

OSTA's Operators are hiring now!

posted Jun 25, 2018, 7:03 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

Do you know someone who wants to make a difference in kids' lives?  Be a school bus driver!  OSTA's Operators are hiring now.  Visit ottawaschoolbus.ca for more information today.

* Great part-time job that's different and exciting
* Stay-at-home-parents, bring your little ones along
* Park-outs available
* Weekends and holidays off
* Ministry Bonus and other benefits

YEAR END EVENT UPDATE

posted Jun 18, 2018, 4:29 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

Due to the extreme heat wave and pending thunderstorms for today, Monday June 18th, the Year End Family Fun Fair has been rescheduled and will be held on Tuesday, June 26th from 5:30-830 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see everyone on June 26th. Thank you. 

June Newsletter 2018

posted Jun 1, 2018, 1:00 PM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 1:42 PM ]

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June  2018



Spiritual Theme: Sent to be the Good News’ Luke 4:14-20


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



Principal: Chris Risto

Vice Principal: Julie Fortier

Superintendent: Ben Vallati

Trustee: Spencer Warren



Quick Links

St. Luke

OCSB

CSPA

OSTA



Parish Links

St. Andrew
613-723-9767



A Summer Prayer

“Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer. Thank You for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight. Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation. Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, and for the more casual pace of the summer season. Draw me closer to You this summer. Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing. Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence and light my path with Your word and counsel. As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You. Amen”





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A Note from Mr. Risto  


           It is hard to believe that this is our final newsletter of the 2017-2018 school year. Once again, it has been a wonderful year of learning and growing as a St. Luke school community. On behalf of the staff here at St. Luke, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your support, partnership and dedication towards your child/children’s education. As the year comes to a close, we would like to congratulate all of our students on a successful year and wish you and your families a restful and fun-filled summer vacation!


          As the 2017-2018 year winds down, the preparations for the 2018-2019 year get into full swing. To all of our families who are leaving St. Luke, we wish you all the best especially to our grade six students who will be moving on to attend high school next year. If you are moving and not attending St. Luke next year, we encourage you to notify our office administrator, Mrs. Pezoulas, if you have not already done so, as this assists with our planning for next year.


June is a very busy month in our school with various field trips and activities scheduled including our End-of-the-Year Mass and End-Of-Year Ceremony for our Grade 6 students. Please visit our WEBSITE and review the calendar for all upcoming school activities, dates and times.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our Catholic School Council and parent volunteers for being an integral part of enhancing the student experience at St. Luke. This year’s CSC was able to directly impact the student learning  by allocating funds from school fundraising initiatives, including lunch programs, to support students and teachers by helping offset the many costs for field trips, busing and school learning initiatives. Thank you CSC and parents for your ongoing support, time and dedication to our school. We are truly grateful and humbled for all that you do for our students! The CSC will be leading the way by capping off another school year with the Family Fun Fair evening for St.Luke and greater Barrhaven Community on Monday, June 18th. With great effort and ongoing support from parents at St.Luke, we are once again blessed that there will be no additional cost to families. This is our way to say thank you for an amazing school year! We kindly ask that you donate to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard by bringing a non perishable item to school during the month of June or to the Family Fun Fair evening.  In addition, we would also like to thank the many volunteers who have generously offered their time over the past few months and most recently with your EQAO support for our students in grade 3 and grade 6 . Volunteers are a key component and valued immensely by all.        

 

           June always brings us farewells and new “welcomes” to St. Luke School. We would like to say a very well-deserved thank you and best wishes to Mrs. O’Neil-Farago,  Mrs. DiGaetano and Mme. Bilder who will be leaving us at the end of June. As many of you know, their expertise and love for the school and the students will be greatly missed. We also say a well-deserved thank you to Ms. Delorme, Ms. Potvin and Mme. Olive for their dedication and the positive impact they have had on our students this year. We wish them all the best on their new endeavors. We also say thank you to Mrs. Vorobej, Mr. Wilson and  Mrs. Bower, we wish you all the very best at your new schools!


We are excited to be welcoming our newest teachers, Mrs. Amy Agostini and Mme. Christine Cote to our St. Luke community. Mrs. Agostini and Mme. Cote bring a wealth of experience and a love for teaching. They will be joining our school in September. Please warmly welcome them when you see them in the hallways or out in the yard. As we are currently staffing our school for next year, we will also be planning classes and class lists. Our class lists will be ready on the first day of school. Careful consideration goes into making our classes to ensure a positive learning and working environment for all.    


          On behalf of all of our staff, it has been a pleasure to work with all of you this school year and we look forward to seeing you at St. Luke next year. We wish you a restful and safe summer vacation.


Yours in Education, Chris Risto

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Some Highlights from the month of May


Peace Festival

A group of students attended the Peace Festival this past month with Miss Basten. St. Luke was once again well represented and students had a fantastic day! They participated in many team building activities while celebrating our school’s efforts to bring peace to the world.



Ultimate Frisbee Team


A Big Thank you and Congratulations to Mr. Bruno and his Ultimate Frisbee for representing our school with sportsmanship and fair play. Way to go St.Luke Bulls!

                                 




Ottawa Race Weekend


A few of our students participated in the Scotiabank Ottawa Kids Marathon last month. Students prepared over a six week period with the guidance of Mme. Bilder, Mrs. Shurb, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Perrier, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Faux. Well done boys and girls!

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Lost and Found


Please come and take a peek in our Lost and Found bin in the gym hallway of the school. After June 28th, anything left in the bin will be donated to a local charity.






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Year-End Mass


Please join us for our year-end mass on June 20th at 9:25 am. Thank you in advance to our grade one team who has been eagerly preparing for the celebration. In addition, many thanks to Ms. Sherwin for preparing the musical component to the mass. As always, all are welcome to attend.

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Please note that the last day of school for student is in on Thursday, June 28th.

To view next year’s school calendar, please visit our school board’s website. You will find all important dates which include the first day of school, all holidays as well as all PD days for the 2018/19 school year.  

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A Message from our Catholic School Council


Thank you to all  parent volunteers for an amazing school year. We couldn't have achieved the success we have had this year without your support. Please join us to celebrate a job well done by joining us at our  next Council Meeting / Potluck Social that will be on Tuesday, June 12th from 6pm - 9pm. All Parents and Caregivers are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

       

An important reminder that our Year End Family Fun Fair is being held on Monday June 18th from 5-8pm! Come join us for a fun evening with bouncy castles, food and Dunk Tank for charity starting at 5:30pm.




We wish you and your families a safe and happy summer and we look forward to another terrific year ahead in September 2018. Blessings.

 


Please visit our school WEBSITE for additional information throughout the year as well as a calendar of events. Follow us on TWITTER and be sure to visit our FACEBOOK page!


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St. Luke School, Nepean

60 Mountshannon Drive

Nepean, ON  K2J 4B8

Phone: 613-825-2520
Email: Luke.Carleton@ocsb.ca
Website: luk.ocsb.ca
Twitter: lukecarleton

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May Newsletter 2018

posted May 1, 2018, 1:40 PM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

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May  2018



Spiritual Theme: Sent to be the Good News’ Luke 4:14-20


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



Principal: Chris Risto

Vice Principal: Julie Fortier

Superintendent: Ben Vallati

Trustee: Spencer Warren



Quick Links

St. Luke

OCSB

CSPA

OSTA



Parish Links

St. Andrew
613-723-9767





A Catholic Education Week Prayer

“God of mercy

, We thank you for the gift of Catholic education. We walk in faith and thanks, guided by those who have gone before us, who nurtured and sustained Catholic education. Inspired by our Catholic Graduate Expectations, we acknowledge that the promise of Catholic education is within us, that it is a promise that we live out in our families and communities and that it is a promise that we proclaim in acts of justice and compassion in word and deed. We make this prayer that we may live out the promise of Catholic education for many more years to come Amen”.
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Catholic Education Week (Monday, May 7th- Friday, May 11th)

Catholic Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of our Catholic schools. More than 600,000 students in over 1,500 Catholic schools across Ontario take part in this special week to celebrate the distinctive contribution their schools make in the lives of our students and the community. Our community participates in planned special activities at all grade levels and in all schools. Everyone is welcome to join us in events taking place throughout the week.
Monday, May 7th   
-Launch of Education Week
-St. Luke Spirit Day- wear your St. Luke clothing or school colours
-Painting of Reconciliation Room windows (on-going throughout week)
-Grade 6 students visiting K-5 classes to teach about Bear Witness  Day (on-going throughout week)

-Launch of Mental Health Week (21 Day Mindfulness Rocks)

Rebecca Lira, both Grades 2 teacher and founder of business, Mindfulness Rocks will be coming to our St. Luke School to launch the Mindful Moments Challenge with her beautiful mindfulness rocks. For the launch, Rebecca Lira will…Introduce the children to mindfulness using playfully painted rock characters to describe the various roles of the parts of the brain. She will then engage the children in dialogue about the importance of daily mindfulness and teach the children and the teachers how to take a Mindful Moment (at least 2 minutes of CALM - be still, be quiet and close your eyes. She will then conclude the presentation with the unwrapping and unveiling of our first school mindfulness rock , in this the rock becomes the mindful, spiritual theme of the day that teachers can connect to any lesson.




Tuesday, May 8

-Grade 6 visit to St. Mother Teresa High School

-OCSB Special Olympic Swim Meet hosted by the OCSB Special Education and Student Services Department

 

Wednesday, May 9th
-“Bigger Than That” - Bullying Prevention and Youth Empowerment Presentation for grades four, five and six students at 1:30 pm (Sponsored by our CSC)

 

-Bullying Prevention and Youth Empowerment Presentation for parents and guardians (“Bigger Than That”) at St. Mother Teresa High School (CSC) from 7:00-8:30 PM

 

 

Thursday, May 10th

-Open House from 8:00 am - 9:00 am All are welcome!

-Refreshments provided by our Catholic School Council from 8:00 - 9:25 am

-Catholic Education Week Liturgy at 9:30 am hosted by the Kindergarten Team

Bear Witness Day is about raising awareness about Jordan’s principle. Jordan was a Indigenous child born with a complex medical disease. He never was able to leave the hospital to go to his home. The Federal and Provincial governments argued about who would have to pay for his medical needs at his home. Due to the arguing, no one paid for Jordan’s medical needs and unfortunately Jordan passed away at age 5. Just because Jordan was Indigenous and lived on a reserve, he did not get health care at his house.   Students are encouraged to bring a stuffed bear and a Toonie to donate to First Nations Caring Society today. To learn more about Bear Witness Day, please visit the link below:

https://fncaringsociety.com/main

 

Friday, May 11

-Big Kid Entertainment presents Hansel and Gretel at 1:15 pm (K-6 students)

-Closing out Catholic Education Week, the 23rd Annual Choral Celebration will host choirs from several Ottawa Catholic schools, sharing selected songs with a large audience. St.Luke’s Choir will be singing at St. Paul’s High School starting at 12:00pm. All parents are welcome to attend. Reminder that parking is limited.

-Bear Witness Bingo (K-6)



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ECO UPDATE: Thank you families for our first ever plastic bag grab challenge.T​he school collected 4000 plastic bags that will be sent to Trex, a company that makes garden furniture and decking out of single use plastic films.  In ​M​ay​,​we receive the results of our province wide challenge to see which school wins the ​T​rex ​B​ench and ​t​he $1000 cash prize.

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Sports Update


Thank you to Mr. Bruno and to Mrs. Ellacott and Mme.Boudreau for coaching the boy’s and girl’s basketball teams! Both teams played very well and represented St. Luke with great pride. Well done!


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Planning Ahead: Are you moving?


To assist us in our planning for the 2018 – 2019 school year, kindly let us know if you are moving and therefore will not be returning to St. Luke in September. Please send a note to the school, or call Mrs. Soula Pezoulas, our Office Administrator, indicating the new school which your child or children will be attending. Thank you for your help.

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Kindergarten Registration


Our Welcome to Kindergarten Evening will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 5:00-6:00 pm.

Although our school board designates a week for kindergarten registration in January, we are happy to welcome and register any child at any time for full-day Kindergarten. Additional information as well as a registration package is available HERE.


Please help us inform others by telling your friends and neighbours!

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Preparing for EQAO Assessment

Grade 3 and grade 6 students will be completing the EQAO Assessment this month. Please note the following dates and ensure your child(ren) are present:


Grade 3 EQAO dates: May 28th - June 1st


Grade 6 EQAO dates: May 23rd, 24th and 25th


Please have a look at the EQAO WEBSITE for additional information and parent resources.

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Please note that Friday, May 18th is a P.D. Day. There is no school for students. In addition, Monday, May 21st is Victoria Day and the school will be closed. Have a great long weekend! ____________________________________________________________

A Message from our Catholic School Council


Hello St. Luke Families,

Thank you to everyone that came out to the “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” workshop that was given by The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa Carleton (LDAO-C).  It was an amazing workshop that gave everyone a better understanding of what it is like to have a learning disability and how support those that have one.

Our next PRO Grant event is on May 9 at 7pm at St. Mother Teresa Catholic High School.  This is a powerful and entertaining educational school program that is designed to prevent bullying, build self-confidence & resiliency, Promote inclusion, provide and open communication platform, make goals and dreams come true and empower children.  For further information and to register, please visit http://biggerthanthat.eventbrite.ca

Our next Catholic School Council meeting will be held on Tuesday May 8th at 6:30pm.  This is open to parents/caregivers within the St. Luke Community. We look forward to seeing you there.

Last but definitely not least, a HUGE THANK YOU to the many volunteers that have helped with the various events that we have held.  Without your support and dedication, we would not be able to run the events that we do. We, the St. Luke Community, appreciate you very much!

Thank you and have a safe and happy month of May!

St. Luke Catholic School Council


Please visit our school WEBSITE for additional information throughout the year as well as a calendar of events. Follow us on TWITTER and be sure to visit our FACEBOOK page!


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St. Luke School, Nepean

60 Mountshannon Drive

Nepean, ON  K2J 4B8

Phone: 613-825-2520
Email: Luke.Carleton@ocsb.ca
Website: luk.ocsb.ca
Twitter: lukecarleton

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“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” Workshop

posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:31 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

St. Luke Catholic School Council, in partnership with The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa Carleton (LDAO-C), is pleased to offer an outstanding workshop dedicated to helping children, adolescents and adults who experience social, emotional and behavioral challenges related to their learning disabilities.

April 24th, 2018 starting at 7pm
St. Luke Nepean Elementary School
To register, please visit:
https://stluke_walkamile.eventbrite.ca
Please feel free to share!

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” Workshop is an interactive, energetic and very enlightening workshop for everyone! This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of what it is like to have learning disabilities (LD’s). Participants will engage in a series of exercises that simulate problems with memory, decoding words, written expression or reading facial expressions. Through these exercises, participants gain knowledge about current thinking in the field of LD’s and a practical understanding of the implications for everyday life and mental health. This workshop is probably unlike anything you've participated in. What more effective way to understand learning disabilities than to experience it firsthand! A trained facilitator will put you and your group through a series of simulations and exercises that will give everyone the feeling and better understanding of what a child or adult with learning disabilities experiences every single day of their lives.

It will help participants:
● Understand the emotional, social and behavioral impact of learning disabilities.
● Experience the challenges of having a learning disability.
● Understand the overall impact of learning disabilities.
● Identify effective strategies and approaches.
● Understand terminology used to examine learning disabilities.
● Empathies with what it’s like to have a learning disability.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is:
● Experiential Interactive and Customizable, expect to walk away from it amazed!


Bigger Than That

posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:24 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 10:25 AM ]


Honouring Humboldt

posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:00 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School



A Prayer for the Community of Humboldt

God of Compassion,

We offer our prayers for the community of Humbodlt, Saskatchewan.

Bring comfort and healing to the community as they grieve the losses of those who are precious to them.

Give strength to their friends and to our country to be able to reach out with love and support.

Lord, surround them with comfort that they may be able to come through this tragedy.

Bless all families and youth who pursue the joy of sports and athletics.

We make this prayer in the name of Jesus, your Son.  

Amen


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