Weekly Update: Nov. 26th-Nov. 30th

posted Nov 23, 2018, 9:50 AM by St. Luke ‎(Nepean)‎ School

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Weekly Update: November 26th - November 30th , 2018

In this issue
Week at a Glance

Movember Update


Prime Minister’s Awards

Information Session

Quick Links   








Week at a Glance

Wednesday, November 28

  • Pizza Lunch

  • Sports Jersey Day (2$ donation for Angel Tree Campaign)

Friday, November 30

  • Popcorn Friday! (2$ per bag)

  • Recognition Assembly/ Dye and Shave the Movember moustaches!

  • Snowflake Ball 5:30 - 8:00 pm

  • Last day to purchase Spirit Wear


Movember Update

In an effort to raise awareness and money toward men’s health issues, St. Luke is taking on its 7th annual Movember fundraising campaign.   Students are encouraged to bring in a toonie, or whatever they can afford,  to class between November 14th and the 23rd .   The top five classes who bring in the most Movember contributions will earn the right to dye and shave the St. Luke Mo Bros new moustaches.  This will take place on Friday, November 30th.   Later that day, the same day as our school’s Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGE) assembly, a representative from the five winning classes will come up and shave those newly coloured moustaches.   Additionally, on Friday, November 30th, students will receive a Movember moustache sticker to wear for the day.  Our goal this year is to raise $600 toward our Movember campaign.

Thank you in advance for your support of our Movember initiative!  Grow it! Dye it! Shave it! Mr. Bruno, Mr. Risto, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Faux, Mr.Dore, Mr. Mike & Mr. McCarthy

St. Luke Mo Bros



Advent … a time for waiting and anticipating; a time to prepare our hearts to receive God’s gift of His Son, Jesus.  To help us experience the loving act of sharing and giving to those less fortunate, we invite our community to participate in our Advent outreach project: The Angel Tree Campaign.

Here’s how it works: you will receive a hard copy of a  paper angel from your child, and a list of ways to contribute. If you wish to participate, please select the item(s) which you wish to contribute , attach the angel to it, and then send  to school with your child. No item is too big, or too small. Please bring any items, unwrapped, to the school, with the angel tag, by Friday, December 14th.  With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of some children this Christmas.

Our front lobby display case has a fireplace titled, “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, along with hats, scarves and mittens for everyone to SHARE”. These items that we collect will be given to the Youville Centre to help make a child's Christmas a little brighter and warmer. Please make sure these items are at the school by Friday. Dec.14th

We will also have 2 spirit theme days during Advent, where we will collect $2 from students and staff. It will be Wear Your Favourite Sports Jersey Day, Wednesday, November 28th. We will have a Wear Your Christmas Colours/ Ugly Sweater Day on Friday, December 7th. All proceeds will go to supporting families in need here in our St Luke School Community.

The act of getting our students directly involved in charitable giving at home and at school lets them take responsibility for helping others who are less fortunate than themselves, building empathy and a sense of belonging to a community. We thank you in advance for your generosity. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers if you have any questions.

The St Luke Advent Team


Nominate an exceptional educator for the 2019 Prime Minister's Awards for:

  • Teaching Excellence

  • Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology,  

                Engineering and Math (STEM)

  • Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Applications may be found at Canada.ca/pm-awards

Nomination Deadline is January 14, 2019 at 23:59 Pacific Time


                              The shared St. Luke intention book.

St. Luke would love to welcome the parent community to take part in our student, staff and parent prayer Intention Book.  The St. Luke Community Intention Book is at the front office foyer and is there for all to share their thoughts and prayers.  Staff and students have already written in this beautiful book! We are all here to

support each other in prayer.     "St. Luke - pray for us!"


Ottawa Catholic School Parents Association: Special Education and Your Child

Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Venue: Notre Dame High School - 710 Broadview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2M3

Workshop session options:

1. Assistive Technology (2-hours), offered only ONCE.


2. These 1-hour sessions will be offered twice, choose two:

  • The Roots of Reading: Helping your child build language and literacy skills

  • ABA (applied behaviour analysis) Building Capacity

  • How are learning disabilities and mental health issues connected?

  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) - Solving the IEP Puzzle

  • Shared Solutions document: A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Educational Needs

Register: bit.ly/CSPA_SpecEdWorkshops2018


Congratulations to Carson! His picture was featured as one of the Weather Watcher photos on CTV News! What a great winter picture! Well done!


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