Weekly Update:Sept. 30th - Oct. 4th

posted Sep 27, 2019, 1:07 PM by Chris Risto

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Weekly Update: September 30th-Oct. 4th, 2019

In this issue
Orange Shirt Day

Fruit Bowl Snack

Barrhaven Food Cupboard

Terry Fox Update 

Eco Schools Update

Week at a Glance 

Monday, September 30

  • Orange Shirt Day “Every Child Matters” - Orange Shirt Day is an event that was started in 2013. It was designed to educate people and promote awareness about the residential school system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada. Students are invited to wear an orange shirt to school today. In support of Orange shirt day we are asking students to donate 0.25 cents to the Wabano center in Vanier. If you're not familiar with the Wabano center for Aboriginal Health, here is their website:https://wabano.com/

  • Today is the last day to purchase in the Subway lunch program 

  • Student Agenda fees are due today. 

Tuesday, October 1st

  • Barrhaven Food Cupboard Collection

Wednesday, October 2nd

  • Barrhaven Food Cupboard Collection

  • PIZZA lunch program begins

Thursday, October 3rd

  • Barrhaven Food Cupboard Collection

Friday, October 4th

  • Barrhaven Food Cupboard Collection

  • Boys’ Soccer Tournament (Ben Franklin Park)


Fruit Bowl Snacks

From time to time a student will forget their lunch or require an addition snack to get them through the day.  I want to express our St.Luke gratitude to Kelly  Ross, the owner of the Barrhaven Independent Grocer, for graciously donating one fruit basket per week for the school year and to Mrs. Nathalie Boucher for kindly offering to pick up the donation on a weekly basis. Thank you and God Bless. #BECOMMUNITY! ________________________________________________________________________

Barrhaven Food Cupboard 

The students and staff at St. Luke School will be holding our annual fall food drive to support the “Barrhaven Food Cupboard”.  The food drive will begin on Tuesday, October 1st and conclude on Tuesday, October 8th just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.. This food drive will provide the food cupboard with the much needed provisions for the upcoming summer holidays.  It will also help our students appreciate and care for the less fortunate in our own community. 

All donations are greatly appreciated.  However, food items such as stews, chilies, crackers, cake mixes, granola bars, cookies, canned fruits/vegetables, and hygiene products are in high demand. 

We thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping us demonstrate that …......St. Luke Cares!


Terry Fox Update

Last week, students, staff and school community members, walked, ran and wheeled for Terry Fox. It is with great pleasure that we inform you that our community has raised over $749.10For the Terry Fox Foundation. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated! Many thanks! 


Eco Schools Update      


St. Luke has signed up for the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge (OSBRC) by Raw Materials Company. The Challenge officially starts on October 21, 2019 (Waste Reduction Week) and runs until April 22, 2020 (Earth Day). The Challenge is bigger and better than ever, and every school has a chance to walk away with a prize! WHAT IS THE OSBRC? 

The OSBRC is a recycling competition between 200 elementary and secondary schools across Ontario. Its purpose is to teach children and their families about the proper way to handle, store and recycle batteries at home and at school. Since 2014, OSBRC schools have recycled more than 8 million single-use batteries. The OSBRC prize pool has paid out more than 

$80,000 to winning schools and every year, 10% is donated to the SickKids Children's Hospital. STUDENT MISSIONS With your consent, your child can sign up for Student Missions. If they complete 3 missions they will be entered into a draw for one of ten $50 VISA Gift Cards. If they complete all 5 missions by Family Day, they'll have a chance to win a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls! We also added three bonus missions this year to give students extra chances to win! For more information and to register, please visit: www.rawmaterials.com/ontario-school-recycling-challenge/student

YOU CAN HELP! Collect single-use alkaline batteries from your home, family, friends and work. Before you send them to school, please tape the terminals on all 6V, 9V and button cell batteries. To learn more about how to store batteries in your home and how to prepare them for recycling, please visit: www.rawmaterials.com/page/education/prepare-batteries/ Primary single-use alkaline batteries only. Alkaline batteries come in common sizes including AA, AAA, C, D, 6V, 9V and button cell. Primary “lithium” and rechargeable batteries are not part of this program. 

To recycle them and all other types, please visit makethedrop.ca 

Sincerely, Sarah Lacharity
School Program Coordinator in SUPPORT OF Raw Materials Company Inc. www.rawmaterials.com 


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