Tuesday, February 20, 2018 

Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School,

I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and happy Family Day weekend. Our family made it downtown for Winterlude on Saturday and enjoyed the canal, perhaps for one last time this year. On Friday our staff were quite busy learning about occupational health and safety and mathematics. The focus of our school learning plan this year is indeed mathematics, with a focus on problem solving during the first term. We will be delving deeper this term into how students learn fractions, a common source of difficulty for many children (and some adults!).

I’m including some attachments with this email to assist with our school’s move to online payments. If you have not already done so, please have a read and register your family with our system. While we will continue to accept cash and cheques, I’m confident that you’ll find the online payment system to be more convenient. Should you have any questions about this system, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.  

Message from Trustee Erica Braunovan: Budget Zone Meeting Feb. 28, 7pm
In partnership with Trustee Menard (Rideau–Vanier/Capital) and Trustee Ellis (Alta Vista/Rideau-Rockcliffe) I will be holding an Open House/Zone meeting. There will be a short presentation on this year's budget and then there will be a Q&A session. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts / priorities with OCDSB Trustees and Senior Finance Staff.

Date: Feb. 28, 7pm to 9pm
Location: Hopewell Avenue PS 17 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa in the Library.

Everyone is welcome. Please share this message with your parent communities.

Online Silent Auction

This was a huge success! Thank you to our families who donated, our families who bid, and our families who helped organize this incredible fundraiser. I am looking forward to sharing my principal duties with William and hearing Claire do the morning announcements!

Broadview Math Night for Parents - Thursday, April 5

Curious about mathematics education in today’s schools? Want to know what you can do to support your child’s math learning at home? Your school council’s Math Committee will be hosting Dr. Marian Small on Thursday, April 5 in our library. Dr. Small is a leading mathematics education expert and researcher and is a highly sought after speaker on math education. Stay tuned to our school calendar for more detailed information about this exciting event.

Math Facts - There is No Such Thing as a Math Gene
"One of the most damaging mathematics myths propagated in classrooms and homes is that math is a gift, that some people are naturally good at math and some are not." Want to learn how to foster a supportive math learning environment. Read on.

Tooney Tuesday - Education Foundation Fundraiser

The Ottawa-Carleton Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser is called Tooney Tuesday. It will be held this year on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Please consider sending a Tooney to school with your child. I can tell you in my experience as Principal that I have been able to provide emergency support to families because of the Education Foundation on numerous occasions. I would encourage you to please consider donating generously. Thank you!

Pink Shirt Day - February 28th
In today’s digital world, it can be impossible to escape online bullying, whether it takes the shape of harassment, spreading rumours, sharing embarrassing information or threats. This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging others to combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative, and instead using the internet to spread kindness - because we know that Nice Needs No Filter! Learn more here.

Volunteers Needed
The School Council is always looking for volunteers on a regular basis to help out with various school and after school activities.  More information, including the sign-up form, is available at the following link:

Student Transfer Application Period

Today is the last day to apply for a cross boundary transfer. Please access the Student Transfer Parent Guide for more information about applying for a cross boundary transfer for your child.

Report Cards and IEPs

Our report cards went home on Wednesday, February 14 last week. If you require an extra copy please be sure to let your child’s homeroom teacher know. Updates to IEPs go home on Wednesday, February 28.

Dental Screening

Lucy Charbonneau, registered dental hygienist with Ottawa Public Health, will provide a dental screening using a tongue depressor on March 1 and 2, 2018 (dates are subject to change), for grades JK. SK, 2 and other children as necessary. If your child’s grade is not selected, but you wish for the dental hygienist to see him/her, please advise the school. Only children identified as having dental needs will bring home a form. Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done. THIS DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR VISITS WITH YOUR FAMILY DENTIST.

This dental screening is offered in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards from ONtario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Personal Health Information is collected in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act and will be used for the purpose of dental assessment, treatment and oral hygiene instruction, and for statistical purposes. Questions concerning the collection and use of this information should be directed to the Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400-1580 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON, tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 26376.

OCDSB Speaker Series - Winter 2018

Understanding Mental Health and Addiction in Youth – Coping and Resilience
March 1, 2018 - 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sir Robert Borden High School – 131 Greenbank Road

Mary Alexandrou - Program Coordinator for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) youth mental health program called YouthNet.
Natalie Markoff – Director of Communication & Partnerships for PLEO – Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario.

Equity in Action
April 5, 2018 - 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Woodroffe High School – 2410 Georgina Drive
Speaker: Chris D’souza – Motivational Speaker and Human Rights Strategist

Self-regulation for Children and Parents

April 19, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gloucester High School – 2060 Ogilvie Road
Speaker: Dr. Susan Hopkins - Executive Director - The MEHRIT Centre

Enjoy these free information sessions - sponsored by the District's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and supported through grant funding from the Ministry of Education.


Dennis Paré

Principal - Broadview Public School

Upcoming Events - these events can be found on the school calendar. Consider adding our school’s Google calendar to your own as it will be the most up to date source of information about Broadview events:

Tuesday, February 20: Junior Triple Ball Tournament
Wednesday, February 21 - Wednesday, February 22: Capital Region Music Fest (School Band)

Tuesday, February 27: Tooney Tuesday (Education Foundation Fundraiser)

Wednesday, February 28: IEPs Updates go home
Wednesday, February 28 - Thursday, March 1: Intermediate Science Fair
Thursday, March 1: Dental Screening, Understanding Mental Health and Addiction in Youth - Coping and Resilience (SRB - 7:00 - 9:00 pm)
Tuesday, March 6: School Council
Friday, March 9: Broadview Colours Day
Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16: March Break - No classes for students
Thursday, March 29: Friday Schedule, Jersey Day
Friday, March 30 - Monday, April 2: Easter Weekend - No classes for students

Wednesday, April 4: Monday Schedule

Thursday, April 5: Dr. Marian Small Math Night for Parents (Broadview Public School, Time to be Confirmed)

Thursday, April 5: Equity in Action (Woodroffe High School, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Tuesday, April 10: School Council

Thursday, April 19: Self-regulation for Children and Parents (Gloucester High School)

Thursday, April 26: Plaid, Stripes and Polka Dots Day
Friday, April 27: PA Day - No classes for students
Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11: Education Week
Tuesday, May 8: School Council

Sunday, May 13: Happy Mother’s Day!
Monday, May 21: Victoria Day (school is closed)
Tuesday, May 22 - Monday, June 4: EQAO (students in grades 3 and 6)
Tuesday, May 22 - Friday, May 25: Grade 8 Band Trip to Québec City
Tuesday, June 5: Friday Schedule
Thursday, June 7: Crazy Hair Day
Friday, June 8: PA Day - Report Card Writing Day
Tuesday, June 12: School Council
Sunday, June 17: Happy Father's Day!
Monday, June 18: MacSkimming (C. McCay)
Tuesday, June 26: Report Cards Go Home
Wednesday, June 27: Grade 8 School Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 28: Last Day of School
Friday, June 29: PA Day - No classes for students
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