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Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, We are well into mid-October and our school is a busy, happy place of learning. Our staff had an excellent day of learning on the October 5th PA Day with a focus on math fundamentals. They’ve just completed IEPs and are currently busy working on progress reports, which will be arriving home on in less than a month (November 8). Our Math club, Games Club, BEST Club, Puppetry Club and Robotics club are up and running and our students had an incredible showing at the regional cross-country meet last week. Our school bands are working out their squeaks and learning new songs in anticipation of performing them for you. Our student council is preparing for a dance for intermediate students on October 31st and we have a team preparing for Remembrance Day. Many of our young athletes are progressing to the district-wide meet. Way to go Bears!! You make our school a vibrant and exciting place to learn and work! Adults on the School Yard In our last communication we included the guidelines below regarding access to our school yard. Please be reminded that parents and guardians are welcome to enter our school yard no sooner than 3:45 at the end of the school day. Staff and students use our yard as a learning space right to the end of the day. The number of adults that are entering our school yard prior to 3:45 makes it more difficult for our staff to ensure the safety of our students as we are not able to distinguish between friendly faces and strangers. Thank you for respecting this important guideline.                                            Keeping our students safe is a top priority for us here at Broadview Public School. We are also a community school and appreciate that parents and guardians enjoy dropping off and picking up their children in our school yard. In order to help us keep your children safe while balancing the community feel of our school, thank you for respecting the following guidelines: Supervision begins at 9:00 am. Parents are asked to take their children to the back of the school where they can say goodbye and begin their day. Once the bell rings at 9:15 the yard should be cleared promptly so classes can use the courtyard for physical education. Parents and guardians should not be in the school yard prior to the 3:45 dismissal bell. We use the courtyard, play structure and field for physical education programs and need to keep this area clear. Parents, guardians and their children need to clear the yard by 4:00 so that our students in EDP and students participating in extra-curricular activities can have full access. Parents and guardians should not enter the kindergarten area without a staff member. The kindergarten gate must remain closed at all times to avoid confusion for our little ones. Student Pickup Safety To ensure the safety of our students, all student pickups at school by adults must be done through the office. Students need to be signed out by an adult who can be verified by the school office staff as being authorized to do so. Pickups on the yard or at the bus will not be permitted unless the adult has been authorized by office staff in advance. If your child is going to be picked up by an adult that is not known to the school or an adult not identified as an emergency contact, please let us know, as we only release children to adults who have been authorized by parents and guardians. Photo Day Say cheese! Our school photo days are on Wednesday, October 24th for students in kindergarten to grade 4, and Thursday, October 25th for students in grades 5-8. Broadview is Allergy Aware The health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority at Broadview. For some of us, food allergens are a life-threatening concern. To that end, we remind you that no nut products should be coming to school under any circumstances. Your child’s teacher may have communicated a list of other allergens that may not be sent to your child’s
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Oct 18, 2018 at 10:05 PM
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, Welcome to Broadview Public School and thank you for sending us such lovely children with whom to work! A very special welcome to our families that are new to our community this year. This is the first of many messages that you’ll receive from the Principal’s office with updates on what’s happening at school. I post these messages on our website as well under the Principal’s Blog. Our startup has gone very well this year and we’ve been thrilled to welcome many new staff members. I hope you can make it out to meet your children’s teachers this Thursday at our Welcome Back Broadview event. We have two new Vice-Principals this year - Alli Hunter and Alison Boyd. I’m including a selfie of your admin team so that you can put faces to our names. Your Broadview Admin Team: Principal Paré, VP Boyd, and VP Hunter Broadview also welcomes Janett McPherson to the office as our new full-time office assistant. If you call the school chances are it will be Janett’s voice at the other end of the line. Welcome, Janett! Our school lobby has a wonderful display of all the faces of the staff of Broadview. Be sure to stop in and see it on your next visit to our school. Thank you to Mrs. Morris and Emma for making it happen. Home/School Communication I’ll be sending messages home via email regularly as new information becomes available. Thank you for taking the time to read these messages and thank you for sharing feedback with me. You can also follow what’s happening here at Broadview through our Twitter feed. Twitter users can follow @BroadviewPS1 and non-Twitter users can see our Twitter feed on our school website, www.broadviewps.ocdsb.ca. Our website also hosts our school calendar and a school council page sharing important council business. You can also email the school’s general mailbox - broadviewps@ocdsb.ca. If we don’t have an up to date email address for you, please call the school’s main number and a member of our office team will happily update this for you. Voluntary School Fees Thank you to those parents who have voluntarily paid their children’s school fees. If you haven’t already done so, payment can be made easily through School Cash Online, cash, or by cheque made payable to Broadview Public School. School Learning Plan Broadview educators are focusing their professional learning this year on math. Specifically we are curious about how to help students improve their confidence when approaching a math problem, and how to boost fundamental skills such as mental math. Our goal is to see our students feeling confident when presented with math problems and for students to feel as though they are equipped with numeracy skills that help them to achieve numerical fluency. If you have input that you would like to share I’d be happy to hear from you. Orange Shirt Day Orange Shirt Day was created during the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project in Williams Lake, BC, in May 2013. Former student, Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, told her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl, which prompted the realization that many survivors have similar stories. Schools across Canada will be commemorating Orange Shirt Day on Monday, October 1. Staff and students are encouraged to wear any piece of orange clothing, design their own ‘Every Child Matters’ shirt, wear ribbons or orange stickers, or wear any kind of orange clothing or decoration. If you would like to help send a message to Joanne Small-Greenall. Adults on the School Yard Keeping our students safe is a top priority for us here at Broadview Public School. We are also a community school and appreciate that parents and guardians enjoy dropping off and picking up their children in our school yard. In order to help us keep your children safe while balancing the community feel of our school,
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Sep 18, 2018 at 6:51 PM 1 Comment
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, I’ve included some new updates as well as some older ones in this message. Please see the bottom of the message for important links to additional information. Student Vigilance in the Community Now that Spring has finally arrived, it’s a good time to remind children of the importance of being vigilant in the community between home and school. For our grade 8 students participating in Mini-Enrichment courses next week, it’s of particular importance as well! When not accompanied by an adult, children should walk with a friend, not approach unfamiliar adults (strangers) and make sure a parent knows their travel plans. Any encounters with unfriendly individuals should be reported to both home and school. We will follow up with our School Resource Officer, if necessary. Students should also be respectful of homeowner’s properties by sticking to the streets and sidewalks. Students who bike to school must lock their bicycles in the bike parking areas with a good lock and must always wear a helmet. Bikes must be walked when anywhere on school property (including in our parking lots). Dress for the Weather Outdoor play supports an engaged indoor learner. At Broadview we send students out for recess whenever we can. Please send students to school with clothing appropriate for the weather. We will not send students out for recess in they will be soaked by a downpour or if there is lightning nearby, but they can expect to be out in a light drizzle. School Climate Survey Thank you to the 18 parents who have completed our school climate survey! I really appreciate that you took the time to do so. To the other 1000 parents, please do consider taking the time to complete this survey. Being in my first year at Broadview, this data is exceptionally important feedback that I will inform my planning for the coming years here at Broadview. The parent survey is open now until to May 11, 2018. Use this link to access it: http://www.ourschool.net/broa18 Yearbook Broadview has two yearbooks available for purchase, and this has caused some confusion. This year’s yearbook is produced by our intermediate students and is primarily for our intermediate students. It is available for purchase for $20 and can be ordered online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the code 12444418 for Broadview. We are also have a yearbook that was published in 2016 to mark Broadview’s Centennial anniversary. This is for sale on School Cash Online for $10. When purchasing a yearbook, please be sure you are purchasing the correct book. Book Bonanza (Thursday May 10-Saturday May 12) This year marks Broadview Public School's 43rd Annual Book Bonanza!! This is one of the school's largest fundraisers and we need lots of help to sort, organize, and sell thousands of books. Come and meet other parents within the Broadview community or bring some friends and enjoy the fun, social atmosphere. Thanks for lending a hand!! Sign up to help with this year’s Book Bonanza! Helpers! http://signup.com/go/ruYdXGd Bakers! http://signup.com/go/CbMBSVC Sellers! http://signup.com/go/hTikOiO Broadview Bears Hit The Red Carpet at Our Annual Family Dance May 31st 6-8pm, $5 Per Family: Tickets available at the Door Top 10 Reasons Why Broadview’s Family Dance Will Be The Event of the Year! 10) We will have 2 Bubble Machines! 9) There will be a 200 Balloon Drop from the ceiling! 8) We will have a Red Carpet Photobooth where each family can pose and get a free print of their family photo shoot! 7) HOT 89.9 is providing speakers and music! 6) Great snacks and helium balloons will be for sale! 5) Ottawa Life Magazine is coming to the dance and will write a story about it in their magazine! 4) Great opportunity to dance with your friends and stay up late! 3) The proceeds from the dance will go towards our sister school York St. P.S. 2) The Dovercat will be there! 1) Broadview's own DJ Princi-PAL (aka Mr. Dennis Pare) w
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On May 07, 2018 at 8:05 AM
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, Welcome to Spring!! The warm weather this week meant we could finally open our play structures to our students, who literally swarmed them with excitement! It also means that we start planning for next year. My time has been greatly occupied these past few weeks with the staffing process. This process, which takes around 3 months from start to finish, is probably the single most important task I have as school principal. I have the task of placing teachers in teaching assignments and hiring any new teachers. I also decide school facility utilization, figure out timetables and consult with teachers and parents to create class lists. Our school is projected to grow again next year, so I will be hiring new staff. We’re also very fortunate in that we have been allocated another Vice-Principal. Every decision made throughout this process will have an impact on students, their learning environment, their achievement and their well-being. It’s absolutely critical that this process receives my focus and energy. If you’ve emailed me in the past few weeks, I do apologize for being a slow responder! School Climate Survey 2018 for Parent/Guardians - Open until May 11, 2018 The OCDSB values parental engagement. When parents share their ideas and offer constructive feedback, the school system is improved and students succeed. We are seeking your input regarding school climate. By completing our School Climate Survey for parents/guardian, your feedback will assist us in developing strategies to prevent bullying and to promote safe and inclusive schools for all students. The “OurSCHOOL” survey developed by The Learning Bar will be used across the OCDSB. It is anonymous, voluntary, confidential, and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The parent survey is open now until to May 11, 2018. Use this link to access it: http://www.ourschool.net/broa18 All Ontario school boards are required by the Ministry to conduct school climate surveys of students, school staff and parents at least once every two years. More information about the survey is available on the OCDSB website and in the attached file. Book Bonanza (Thursday May 10-Saturday May 12) This year marks Broadview Public School's 43rd Annual Book Bonanza!! This is one of the school's largest fundraisers and we need lots of help to sort, organize, and sell thousands of books. Come and meet other parents within the Broadview community or bring some friends and enjoy the fun, social atmosphere. Thanks for lending a hand!!Sign up to help with this year’s Book Bonanza! Helpers! http://signup.com/go/ruYdXGd Bakers! http://signup.com/go/CbMBSVC Sellers! http://signup.com/go/hTikOiO Broadview Bears Hit The Red Carpet at Our Annual Family Dance May 31st 6-8pm, $5 Per Family: Tickets available at the Door Top 10 Reasons Why Broadview’s Family Dance Will Be The Event of the Year! 10) We will have 2 Bubble Machines! 9) There will be a 200 Balloon Drop from the ceiling! 8) We will have a Red Carpet Photobooth where each family can pose and get a free print of their family photo shoot! 7) HOT 89.9 is providing speakers and music! 6) Great snacks and helium balloons will be for sale! 5) Ottawa Life Magazine is coming to the dance and will write a story about it in their magazine! 4) Great opportunity to dance with your friends and stay up late! 3) The proceeds from the dance will go towards our sister school York St. P.S. 2) The Dovercat will be there! 1) Broadview's own DJ Princi-PAL (aka Mr. Dennis Pare) will be the DJ! Summer School Information Please find information attached to this message. Broadview is schedule to be a site for the grade 6 program. School Yard - EDP Our school hosts an Extended Day Program as of 7 am in the morning and until 6 pm in the evening. Outdoor play is an important part of the program, particularly on warm sunny days! While I don’t want to discourage families from picking
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Apr 25, 2018 at 8:45 PM
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable March Break. We were in south Florida for the week enjoying the sun and time together. While not a hot week, it was sunny every day and the week gave us an opportunity to catch up and enjoy being together. It’s great to be back and we’re looking forward to the final 3 months of school. In my experience, these 3 months fly by. Broadview is a big school with a lot going on. I’ll do my best to keep you apprised of all the goings on! Principal for the Day I had the pleasure of sharing my job this Tuesday with William Haslett, a grade 6 student who was Principal for the day. William bid for this through School Council’s online auction in February. William and I patrolled the hallways, visited classes, made announcements, and supervised the yard. We also checked on the boilers and electrical room. Check out our Twitter feed for pictures of Principal Haslett in action! Thank you to William for a great day! Dogs on School Property A reminder to all pet owners that dogs may not be brought on school property. I’ve heard some reports that dogs are being tied to the school fence as well. Please do not do this. If you walk your child and your dog to school, please say good-bye to your child from the sidewalks around the school. Dogs are not permitted on any OCDSB school properties at any time of day. Thank you for this. Parking Lot/Driving Safely A reminder that the school parking lot is not for pick up or drop off of students. The small parking lot that is located at the southwest corner of the school is not for public use either. My office faces out on Dovercourt Avenue. There was a morning a few weeks ago where I saw several cars doing three point turns in front of the school following a drop off. While not illegal, these turns can be quite dangerous with oncoming traffic and should not be attempted on a busy street like Dovercourt. Finally, I thank you for being respectful of our neighbours. Please do not pull into private driveways to turn your vehicle around. They thank you for respecting this request. Toonie Tuesday - Education Foundation Fundraiser Thank you to our amazing community for contributing over $700 during this year’s Toonie Tuesday campaign. These funds will be used to help support students in need and their families around the district. Grit on the Pavement Our icy conditions this year meant lots of grit and salt were deployed throughout the winter. As we thaw into Spring, we’re finding that the paved areas of our yard are covered in grit - the small stones that are used throughout the winter to add traction. Our amazing Chief Joe is doing his best to look after the pavement until May when the street sweepers will be able to come and do a full clean up. Until then, I ask that you please use care when walking on the paved areas of our yard. We’ll ask the students to do the same through our morning announcements. Mr. Joe has been doing a great job of looking after the basketball courts and four square play areas - thanks, Joe! Class Placements for 2018-2019 In April, the Principal, with the advice of staff, begins the process of developing and refining class lists for the coming school year. A range of criteria are used, such as balancing the needs of children academically, grouping children appropriately for special education or English language learning services, matching teaching/learning styles where possible, grouping or dispersing students appropriately based on social/behavioural needs, and balancing the number of boys and girls in the class. This process is one of the most important decision-making tasks of the school year. As such, we work in a professional manner to achieve the best possible results for all of our students. If a parent feels there are important learning and/or social factors that should be taken into account for his/her child’s placement for 2018-2019, they are invite
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Apr 07, 2018 at 10:07 PM 259 Comments
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, The Ottawa-Carleton Education Foundation provides funds for students in need across the city. As a principal, there have been numerous occasions where I've been able to connect a family to assistance because of the Education Foundation. It is an invaluable resource that allows us to assist those in the most dire need. Tomorrow is Toonie Tuesday, the Foundation's annual fundraiser. I'm hoping to collect a Toonie from each student in our school who is able to make a donation. I will have envelopes to collect from our students during our assembly tomorrow morning.  We are having a mid-year tune up assembly tomorrow to help remind students about expectations in the school, the classroom, and the yard. Please take a moment tomorrow evening to ask your child about what they learned during the assembly. I'm hoping for an answer that goes beyond "respect and stuff"! We'll be taking the opportunity to remind students about the importance of good behaviour, being kind, respectful and polite, healthy problem-solving, and talking about good decision-making skills.  We'll have a separate assembly for our youngest students so that we can accommodate as many as possible in our gym.  We're also going to cover yard boundaries. Since our yard opened in late Fall our staff have been supervising our students on the yard and learning about where they like to play and where they should not go. We'll be sharing a map of the yard with students outlining restrictions on where students can and cannot go on the yard. For example, our kinder yard is reserved exclusively for students in kindergarten. The large soccer field is exclusively for students in junior/intermediate. The play structure closest to the parking lot is for primary students only. Primary refers to students in grades 1-3, junior in grades 4-6, and intermediates in grades 7-8.  Finally, we'll cover what happens when poor choices are made. In most cases, a teacher will help resolve the issue. What does it mean to be sent to the office? What happens if you are, and how are parents involved? Why do we as staff intervene (to help students learn from mistakes, help clear up misunderstandings, and keep everyone safe!). We'll talk about restorative practices - a method of conflict resolution that helps all parties understand the harm that was caused, and seek to restore relationships. Our grade 7 and 8s will be presenting a science fair this Wednesday and Thursday. The community will be welcomed to see our students' work on Thursday evening. Please do consider dropping in! Also on Thursday evening there is the Understanding Mental Health and Addition in Youth talk at Sir Robert Borden High School, starting at 7 pm. See our school calendar for more details.  Our yard is currently quite icy. Our Chief Custodian Mr. Joe was out today spreading grit and salt throughout the day to help speed the melting of the ice and take advantage of the glorious sunshine. Unfortunately it's just cold enough for ice to melt and flow over more ice and re-freeze over the grit, making a very smooth slippery surface. We're asking all of our students to be very cautious when walking off the pavement in our yard and Mr. Joe will keep at it.  Thank you for reading through. I initially wanted to tell you about Toonie Tuesday and the assembly, but found much more to share! It's a great time to be a part of the Broadview Community! Warm regards, Dennis Paré Broadview Public School dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca      
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Feb 26, 2018 at 6:49 PM
  
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: https://ocdsb-broadviewps.ss13.sharpschool.com/cms/one.aspx?portalId=216721&pageId=324
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Feb 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, I could not have been more pleased to see the snow falling this afternoon, bringing much needed traction to an icy outdoor terrain! January has certainly been a mixed bag of weather. We’re hoping for -10 with no wind and lots of sun every day from now until the end of the month! Broadview students enjoyed a super busy month of learning, fun, and celebration. Yesterday our intermediate Lego Robotics team took gold at the Skills Ontario Preliminary competition. This team would not be possible with dedicated parent volunteers and Ms. Harrison. A special thank you to our School Council who has purchased robots for our school for the past several years. Our team will be competing in the Provincial competition in Toronto this May - we wish them all the best! Several of our intermediate students visited Parliament Hill on Tuesday, January 16 to help celebrate the announcement of Canada’s Olympic Flag Bearers. It was a great day to be Canadian and shake the Prime Minister’s hand! We also hosted several new families for our kindergarten information night and practised a lockdown. It’s been a busy and exciting month!! Coyote in the Neighbourhood! We had a little excitement yesterday morning with reports of a coyote visiting Westboro. A student asked me why there would be a coyote here in the city and I suggested that perhaps he was chasing the Road Runner. The blank stare he gave me made me sad! To be safe, we brought students into the school as they arrived, calling a Shelter in Place. We use this procedure to protect against potential threats outside of the building, such as visiting wild animals or severe weather. Once the students were indoors, we returned to normal operations but ensured that students moving between portables and the school were with an adult at all times during the transition. With no further reports or sightings we fully resumed normal activities by 1st break.   Online Silent Auction Check it out! Bidding closes on February 14th. www.32auctions.com/BroadviewAvenuePS   We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful school and this fundraising will help to make it even better! Ottawa Public Health (OPH) Immunization Surveillance All children attending school between ages 4 to 17 need to be immunized according to Ontario's Immunization Schedule. Learn more here. Parents or guardians of these students would have received written notice from OPH in the mail on November 22, 2017 for elementary students. Suspension orders are scheduled to be mailed on January 22, 2018 and scheduled to be enforced on February 14, 2018. More information can be found here or you may contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744. Mr. Paré Away I will be taking a course this month that will be taking me away from the school for a few days. While I am away Mr. Bickerton will be the Acting Principal working with Vice-Principal MacFarlane. Mr. Bickerton is a retired principal with many years of experience. Parking Lot We continue to have students dropped off in the small parking lot at the southwest corner of the school. This lot is not to be used by the community for parking or drop off at any time of the day. 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: https://ocdsb-broadviewps.ss13.sharpschool.com/cms/one.aspx?portalId=216721&pageId=3242054 Student Transfer Application Period 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 staff are very busy preparing report cards. Reports for all students will be sent home on Wednesday, February 14. Updates to IEPs go home on Wednesday, February 28. Dental Screening Lucy Charbonneau, registered dental hygienist with
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Jan 31, 2018 at 7:32 PM
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, Welcome to 2018! I hope that everyone had a relaxing, refreshing, invigorating winter break with their friends and family. My family had a staycation which allowed us to try all kinds of new recipes with my new Instant Pot. What a device! I like the ribs, soups, rice, but the enchiladas were the real hit with the kids. It’s amazing what a new tool can do to shake up the dining routine. Elementary PA Day - January 26, 2018 A reminder that January 26, 2018 is a PA day for all elementary students (K-8). Extended Day Programs operated by the district will be operating on that day only for children enrolled in the extended day programs or eligible to attend PA day programs. Tips for Parents of Grade 8 Students - High School Courses and Choices Entering high school is an important time in your child’s education. Over the next month, our secondary schools will be hosting open house nights for students and families to learn more about program offerings and high school. Nepean will be hosting students and their families this Thursday at 6:30 pm (January 18 - please see the attachment for more information). Woodroffe will be hosting their night Wednesday night (January 17) at 6:30 pm Ottawa Public Health (OPH) Immunization Surveillance All children attending school between ages 4 to 17 need to be immunized according to Ontario's Immunization Schedule. Learn more here. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine (9) diseases or have a valid exemption. Parents are required to report all immunizations done at the doctor's office to OPH. Under this Act, OPH has the authority to suspend from attending school students for whom OPH does not have a record of immunization. Parents/guardians of these students would have received written notice from OPH in the mail on November 22, 2017 for elementary students. Suspension orders are scheduled to be mailed on January 22, 2018 and scheduled to be enforced on February 14, 2018. More information can be found here or you may contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744. Do You Want To Volunteer In An OCDSB School? Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) brings volunteers from the community into OCDSB classrooms. OVIE recruits, screens, and trains volunteers to provide much-needed one-to-one support for students. Volunteers provide classroom support in a variety of academic subjects, clubs and activities. Browse through the volunteer opportunities and find a placement that best suits your interests and schedule, or simply apply online here. Continuing Education - January/February Newsletter Take a look at what is coming up in the Continuing Education Department in the New Year in our January/February 2018 Newsletter. We have International Language Programs, Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs, Workplace Training and Academic Upgrading Programs and more. Feeling the need to get outdoors? Join Continuing Education for a Family Snowshoe Hike at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre on Saturday January 20th, 2018. Come explore the forest with your family on a guided snowshoe hike around the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s 425 acre classroom called “MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre”! Experienced Outdoor Education Instructors will guide you and your family along the trails to discover and learn animal signs and tracks, and then relax around the campfire for lunch. Snowshoes & hot dogs will be provided or you can bring your own! The fee is $15.00 per person. To register, please phone or email MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre to book your family in for this great outdoor adventure! Regards, Dennis Paré Principal - Broadview Public School dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca 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 inform
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Jan 31, 2018 at 7:31 PM
  
Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School, I have a few more updates to share with you. Ski Club 2018 Call for Registration Registration begins today for five weeks of ski and snowboarding on Friday evenings at Vorlage with the Broadview Ski Club.  Beginners welcome!  Please see attached communique and note that registration ends on Sunday 17 December.  Please note that this is not a school-sanctioned event. It is organized entirely by parent volunteers. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes! Student Well-Being Speaker Series The link on the previous message didn’t work so we’re trying this again. I apologize for the inconvenience: The Student Well-Being Committee is very excited to announce a Speaker Series that will be offered to parents this Winter The goals of these events are to provide information, resources, and practical advice for parents on a variety of topics that are relevant to many children, teens and families. In order to chose which topics will be the most helpful, we need your input! Please go to the link below to choose the 3 TOPICS that you would like to learn more about. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDXHWWH Call for Volunteers Given the busy holiday season and the many activities at school and in the community, we are in current need of volunteers to support the upcoming Immunization Clinics for Grade 7 and 8 students (Thursday and Friday, December 14-15 during the school day) as well as the Snowball Dance for Intermediate Students (Friday, December 15) in the evening from approximately 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. If you have a few hours to spare in support of either of these two events, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Helen_Leung@live.ca. Thank you! Dennis Paré Principal - Broadview Public School dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca
Posted by dennis.pare@ocdsb.ca  On Dec 12, 2017 at 9:29 PM 182 Comments
  
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