Weekly Memo Oct. 1st-Oct.5th

posted Sep 29, 2018, 6:16 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

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Weekly Update: October 1-5, 2018

In this issue
Week at a Glance

Thanksgiving Prayer

Orange Shirt Day

Parent Information

Letter from Mr. Risto

Anxiety in School-Aged Children

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ST.ANDREW 613-723-9767



Week at a Glance

Monday, October 1

  • Orange Shirt Day

Wednesday, October 3

  • Thanksgiving Mass at 9:25 am       All are welcome to attend!

  • Pizza Lunch

Friday, October 5

  • PD Day (no school for students)


Thanksgiving Prayer
“Thank You, God, for all the wonderful blessings, for our daily meals, for clean drinking water and for sunlight, and for the cool breeze. I'm thankful for my family, my friends and my health. I'm thankful for my friends, to love and be loved. Thank You for this great country and for the freedom it offers. I'm thankful to be alive and praise You for all these wonders. I'm thankful that You have been so gracious to give Your only Son to us who gave his life and bore the unbearable for us sinners. On this Thanksgiving Day, I take the opportunity to give thanks for countless other things You provide us with on a daily basis. Amen”.

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
Orange Shirt Day is upon us, Monday October 1, 2018. This is an influential movement sweeping across Canada that is helping to educate our student and communities on the history and legacy of the Residential school system. For more information, please visit their official WEBSITE. Please demonstrate your support by providing your child with an orange shirt or other piece of orange coloured clothing for this day.

Thank you, Indigenous Team

Parent Information

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day – Sunday, September 30

Flags on all Ontario government buildings and establishments across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2018, in observance of Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day.Where buildings are closed for the weekend, flags may be lowered at close of business on Friday, September 28, and remain at half-mast until business resumes on Monday, October 1.


Health & Safety


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Since 2007, the Ontario government has been requiring child care centres and schools to flush the plumbing in their facilities and test drinking water for lead. New amendments to Ontario regulation 243/07 took effect July 1, 2017 that require lead testing within these facilities for all designated fixtures used to provide drinking water and/or prepare food or drink for children under 18.

All designated water fixtures were sampled and tested in 2017. The intent with regards to ongoing sampling is once all of the drinking water fountains and taps have been sampled then the school would return to sampling one fixture every year and would rotate through all of the drinking water fixtures again. Over this summer 2018, as per Ontario regulation 243/07 we sampled the required designated fixtures. All of the designated fixtures at our school passed.

The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This standard is based on a national guideline set by Health Canada. School Boards and Child Care Centres have three years in which to phase in the new sampling and testing procedures.

At OCSB we elected to complete sampling and testing of designated fixtures across the entire district in the summer of 2017. In consultation with the School Principal, the Planning and Facilities Department is responsible for sampling, testing and implementing remedial action if and where required. Any water fixture that is available to persons under the age 18 that is not designated for drinking, or the making of food or drink will be posted with a sign illustrating that it is not to be used for those purposes. Principals, teachers, support staff and Child Care Supervisors and staff are aware of these protocols and are expected to communicate them to students.

If a child care centre or school gets a drinking water test result that is above the Provincial Standards for lead, the local Medical Officer of Health will issue a water advisory notice and consult with Planning and Facilities on corrective actions to be taken. When the Planning and Facilities receives an advisory the fixture in question is no longer accessible to students. After corrective action (flushing, removal/replacement of the fixture) and additional sampling and testing shows that the fixture is within Provincial Standards the local Medical Officer of Health lifts the advisory and the fixture is made available. These local processes have been in place since 2007 and are working well.

Again, we are pleased to inform you that all designated fixtures for drinking water, making of food and drink tested satisfactory at our school. The results will soon be available to the public at our school.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this letter.


Chris Risto



Anxiety in School-Aged Children

Wed. Oct. 10, 2018
Speaker: Dr. 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: bit.ly/CSPAanxiety2018

Please visit our school WEBSITE for additional information throughout the year as well as a calendar with all important dates and times for various events. Follow us on TWITTER and be sure to visit our FACEBOOK page.


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