Weekly Update: Feb. 11th-Feb. 15th

posted Feb 8, 2019, 10:30 AM by Chris Risto

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Weekly Update: February 11th - February 15th , 2019

In this issue
Week at a Glance

FSL Pathways

Bell Let’s Talk Update

Family Day Reminder

Black History Month


Quick Links   








Week at a Glance

Tuesday, February 12th

  • Pasta Lunch

  • Term 1 Report Cards (grades 1-6) sent home today along with Kindergarten Observation Reports

  • FSL Pathways Presentation at 6:00 pm in the Learning Commons

  • Catholic School Council Meeting at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 13th

  • Pizza Lunch

Thursday, February 14th

  • Valentine’s Day! Wear pink or red today!

  • BE WELL quilt raffle

Friday, February 15th

  • P.D. Day - no school for students


Bell Let’s Talk Day Update

The students and staff are very excited about the upcoming St Luke School "Be Well" quilt raffle. The  winning ticket will be drawn at our Recognition assembly on February 13th. To date we have raised over $350 that will be donated to the "Bell Let's Talk Day. A very special thank you to all who have purchased tickets and Good Luck to all!


FSL Pathways Presentation

Parents & Guardians of Grade 3 students: French as a Second Language Information Night will be held on Tuesday, February 12th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm in the Learning Commons (Library). We will give an overview of both the Extended and Immersion French pathways for grade 4 and the criteria for consideration when selecting the best fit for your child. You do not need to register to attend the meeting. We look forward to seeing our grade 3 parents/guardians on that evening.


Family Day

Please note that Family Day is on Monday February 18th. There is no school for students on that day. Enjoy time with your family and friends!


Black History Month

February is Black History Month. During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.


Lice Update

It’s that time of year again and unfortunately we’ve already had some reported cases of lice at the school. Please read the information below from Ottawa Public Health.

Head lice are small insects that live on the scalp, cause itching and spread by head to head contact. They do not spread disease and anyone can get them. They are more common in children as their heads often touch when they play together. They may also be spread through objects like scarves, brushes, headphones, hats and helmets. A full course of treatment and avoiding close head-to-head activities are recommended. There is no medical reason for excluding a child with nits or live lice from school or child care.  

What to look for:  

• Tiny wingless insects • Crawl and do not jump or fly • Size of a sesame seed and can be difficult to see • Greyish-brown in colour  Nits (eggs of the louse): • Nits attach to the hair shaft very close to the scalp • Size of a grain of sand • Brown in colour when alive, white when dead or hatched • Do not come off easily. Hatch in about seven days. • Nits more than 1 cm from the scalp are dead or hatched, or may be dandruff.   

Where to look:  

Lice or nits are found close to the scalp, particularly around the ears, at the back of the neck and forehead. Use a bright light and magnifying glass if available. Part and comb wet hair into small sections to help you see lice and nits better. If you only find nits, look closer for live lice. If lice and nits are present, act quickly and treat both.   

How to get rid of head lice:

Start lice treatment if live lice are found or if nits are less than 1 cm from the scalp. Your pharmacist can help you choose a head lice product. You do not need a prescription. Read the list of ingredients and use only as directed. Most products require two treatments. The first will kill the head lice but not all nits. The second treatment, given 7 to 10 days after the first, will kill the nits that have hatched. Do not use conditioner or a 2 in-1 shampoo after treatment. Daily nit removal between treatments and hair combing are essential to get rid of head lice successfully. If you see live lice 48 hrs after the second treatment, contact your physician.

Nit treatment  Daily nit removal and hair combing are keys to getting rid of head lice. After head lice are treated, removing the nits can help to prevent a new infestation. Even with careful nit picking some live nits can be missed. Children may return to school or child care facility even if nits still remain in their hair. To remove nits, use a bright light and part hair into small sections. With a fine-toothed nit comb or your fingernails pull the nits from the hair strands starting at the roots down to the tips. This is easier when hair is wet. Wipe the nits onto a tissue and place in a bag for disposal. After treatments, wash your hands with soap and water and soak the comb in hot water.

For additional information please visit Ottawa Public Health’s WEBSITE.


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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: @StLukeNepean