School Announcements

“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
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“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


April Newsletter 2018

posted Mar 29, 2018, 11:16 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 5:28 AM ]

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April  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



Easter Sunday Prayer

God our Father, by raising Christ your Son you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. Let our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen


On behalf of the St. Luke staff, we would like to wish you a blessed Easter weekend with family and friends. Happy Easter.

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Lenten Charity Update


We would like to take this opportunity to thank our St. Luke school community for supporting our Lenten initiative again this year. It is with great pleasure that we inform you that we will be donating $1001.45 to the Roger Neilson House in memory of Cara Dance. A heartfelt thank you to all.


This past week, we raffled off a beautiful handmade quilt made by Mrs. Peddle. The money collected from the raffle will also be donated to the Roger Neilson House. Congratulations to Sherry Liang in grade two who was the lucky winner! Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets!

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Easter Mass


Please note, our Easter mass will be held on Wednesday, April 11th at 9:25 am. All are welcome to join us in our celebration.

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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

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!


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

ECO Update


The St. Luke ECO team, students and staff all are having a blast with the many ECO initiatives that have taken place. Congratulations to all of the students for participating in the March International Day of Forests and Earth Hour.  


Home

This month, St. Luke school will be starting to collect plastic bags from homes (grocery & shopping bags, ziplocs, bubble wrap) as we now have a plastic bag recycling bin in our front office.  We are registered for the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge during Earth Week (April 16th - 20th). The Plastic Bag Grab challenge is a waste reduction program for elementary schools across Canada that engages schools and students on the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The challenge is open to all Canadian students from kindergarten to grade eight. Please help us in this initiative as the grand prize of $1000 will be awarded to one school in each province/territory who best embraces the reduce and reuse objectives of the 2018 Plastic Bag Grab Challenge.


Stay tuned for other ECO initiatives that our St. Luke School will be taking on during Earth Week.  More detailed information will be shared with our community via Twitter and our St. Luke website.

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Preparing for EQAO Assessment


For parents of Grade 3 and 6 students who will be completing the EQAO Assessment, please refer to the schedule below when setting up appointments so your child will be present for all assessment days. Thank you in advance for your support.


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.

____________________________________________________________Grade 6 Update:  

Retakes will take place on Tuesday, April 24th. for those who would like retakes.


On April 24th at 6:00 pm, St. Mother Teresa High School will be holding a Grade 6 Parent Night for parents/guardians who will have students attending grade 7 next year. All are encouraged to attend.

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Celebrating Excellence


Celebrating Excellence is an annual event that recognizes one exceptional student from each of our 82 schools. Students are singled out for exemplifying one or more of the following Gospel values: faith, hope, community, dignity of persons, excellence, justice, and stewardship for creation. This year, we are happy to recognize Brian Albrecht, a grade six student. Brian will be recognized on April 9th at St. Paul Catholic High School. Congratulation, Brian!



Please note that Friday,  April 27th is a PD Day. There is no school for students on this day.


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A Message from our Catholic School Council


March has been a busy month and we want to start off by thanking all the volunteers that help out with all our events. Without your help and dedication, our lunch programs and other activities cannot be done.


In April, Term 2 pizza is well under way and going great. Subway Friday’s continue and are a big hit. For exact dates on the lunch programs, please review the school calendar.


Popcorn Friday’s continue and the popcorn can be bought in the classroom on Friday’s for $2 / bag. A great deal for a tasty snack.


Pasta Monday: our final pasta day for this year will be on Monday April 30. If you haven’t ordered, but you would like to, please email Council at stlukecouncil@gmail.com.


Did you register for the upcoming presentation on:

Bullying Prevention & Youth Empowerment with Ryan Laird!


St. Mother Teresa, St Elizabeth Ann Seton, St Luke Nepean and St Patrick's School Council's present: Bullying Prevention & Youth Empowerment with Ryan Laird.


FORMALLY FOUNDED IN 2013, THE BiggerThanThat! BULLYING PREVENTION AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PERFORMANCES CONSIST OF A POWERFUL & ENTERTAINING EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO:


Prevent Bullying

Build Self-Confidence & Resiliency

Promote Inclusion

Provide an Open Communication Platform

Make Goals & Dreams Come True

Empower Children ​


“I’m hoping to motivate as many kids as I can to never stop chasing their dreams and never let negativity stand in their way of success and happiness in life! I’m thrilled to have visited thousands of youth across our great nation over the past couple years. After hearing their stories about bullying experiences and the many dreams that they aspire to in their lives, I was inspired to use my voice as an artist to provide message driven music concerts which empower youth to dream big and conquer negative influences. This is BiggerThanThat!™”

– Ryan Laird, Canadian Country Recording Artist


The program's headlining artist, Ryan Laird, is a Canadian born, Country Recording Artist who resides in Nashville, Tennessee where he is living out his dream after overcoming childhood bullying that is often so commonplace in today's schools and communities. Ryan shares his life story while offering an entertaining and engaging music concert, consistently delivering a message of encouragement and empowerment.


Visit www.biggerthanthat.org for more details on this wonderful program! #BiggerThanThat


REGISTER TODAY:

https://biggerthanthat.eventbrite.ca/


Note that this is a free event. All are welcome!


We look forward to seeing you there!


Thank you and Happy Easter!

 


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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March Luke ECO Initiatives

posted Mar 9, 2018, 7:47 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 7:47 AM ]


St. Luke is taking part in the International Day of Forests
celebration on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.  Stay tuned
for our school-wide tree project where students will pledge
their support of saving our trees & green space.

St. Luke will also be taking part in Earth Hour on Friday,
March 23rd, 2018.  All classes will have their lights out with
no electronics during Block 4. We will be playing board and
                                                    card games, mindfulness colouring and other calming activities.  

Post-Secondary in a New Age

posted Mar 8, 2018, 10:22 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

What are the opportunities for your child after grade 12?  It's never too early to get informed.
University and College are both great options.  College has CHANGED; now offering Certificate programs, Degree programs, and Collaborative Degrees in partnership with various universities.
Come take a NEW LOOK at the opportunities! We'll share strategies to make it more affordable and engaging.

4 dates and locations:
  • Thurs. March 22 at St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Ave, 7 - 8 PM
  • Thurs. April 12 at Frank Ryan Intermediate School, 128 Chesterton Dr., 7 - 8 PM
  • Mon. April 16 at All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave, 6 - 7 PM
  • Thurs. April 26 at St. Matthew High School, 6550 Bilberry Dr, Orléans, 7 - 8 PM


Poster attached



Anxiety in School-Aged Children - Tues. April 3, 2018

posted Mar 8, 2018, 9:40 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 10:22 AM ]


Speaker: 
D
r. Jean Clinton
 ​
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM


Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

​ 
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAdrjean2018 ​



March 2018 Newsletter

posted Mar 2, 2018, 6:12 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

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March  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 Prayer for Good Friday

“O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy most precious blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful passion and death, fully trusting in Thy mercy’ cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil, give into us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten our sufferings, bless our families, and to the nations so sorely afflicted, grant Thy peace, which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Thy commandments we may come at last to the glory of heaven. Amen”.

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Lenten Charity at St. Luke


We will continue to fulfill the Church’s Lenten mission of prayer, fasting and almsgiving throughout the month of March by supporting the Roger Neilson House, in memory of Cara Dance.


On Friday, March 2nd, students are encouraged to wear their colourful pyjamas to school. A 2$ donation is greatly appreciated. In addition, on Friday, March 9th, students may wear their jersey’s or sports wear to school. Again, a 2$ donation is appreciated.


We will continue to sell tickets for the beautiful handmade quilt which has been made by Mrs. Peddle. Tickets are 25 cents each or 5 tickets for 1$ . All proceeds collected will be donated to The Roger Neilson House.


For more information about the Roger Neilson House, please visit their WEBSITE.


Thank you to our Catholic School Council for providing pancakes for students and staff on Shrove Tuesday. A special thank you to our volunteers as well!

To our St. Luke community, many thanks for your continued support with our Lenten project.

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Kindergarten Registration


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!


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


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March Break


Please note that the March Break is from Monday, March 12th to Friday, March 16th. There is no school during this week. Have a safe and restful March break!

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Badminton Team


A special thank you to Mme Lescarbeau for coaching both the girl’s and boy’s badminton team this past month. Both teams represented St. Luke with great skill and pride. Well done!


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Milestone Pictures

Please note that the grade 6 milestone pictures will be on Wednesday, March 21st in the morning. Retakes will be on April 24th.

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Transportation


To find out if student transportation is cancelled due to inclement weather, you can get first-hand information at the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority’s WEBSITE or on OSTA's twitter feed @OttSchoolBus. Announcements are made by 6:15 am.

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The Snowsuit Fund                     


If you are in need or are aware of a child/family that is in need of warm winter clothing, please visit the The Snowsuit Fund for support and additional information.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our St. Luke School Community for all your support. We are blessed with a dedicated Catholic School Council who we appreciate dearly. In addition, we truly appreciate and extend a heartfelt thank you to the many volunteers that dedicate their time in and around our school. On behalf of all of us here at St. Luke, we thank you!

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A Message from our Catholic School Council


We would like to start off by saying a HUGE THANK YOU to the many parents/grandparents and caregivers that cooked over 1000 pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.  Without everyone pulling together, this gift would not be able to happen.

The month of March brings on term 2 for Pizza Wednesdays. Here are the dates for Pizza: (Pre-Order Only)

March 7th, 21st and 28th

Subway Fridays are as follows:(Pre-Order Only)

March 2 and March 23


Popcorn Fridays: ($2 per bag and sold at lunch time in the classrooms)

March 2, 9, 23


Our next Pasta Monday will be on Monday March 26.  If you have not ordered for this day, please email stlukecouncil@gmail.com BEFORE Thursday March 22, 2018.


Please note that there is no Catholic School Council Meeting in March.


Thank you and have a safe and fun March Break and a Happy Easter!




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An Easter Blessing

 

“God our Father, by raising Christ your Son you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. Let our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen”.

On behalf of the St. Luke staff, we wish you and your families a very blessed Easter weekend.

 

Please note that there is no school for students on Friday, March 30th as well as Monday, April 2nd.

 

“May you have the gladness of Easter, which is Hope, The promise of Easter which is Peace, The spirit of Easter which is Love”. Happy Easter!


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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Bigger Than That! A presentation sponsored by your CSC

posted Feb 21, 2018, 10:18 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

St. Luke Winter Walk Day - Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

posted Feb 5, 2018, 12:14 PM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 10:19 AM ]



The ECO team is encouraging students to celebrate Winter Walk Day on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 to have less cars on the road, conserve electrical energy, and get some morning exercise too.  It is a h
omeroom classroom challenge with a prize for the class with the most walkers!  Grab your mittens, hats and boots and be a part of this fun winter event!

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