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All parents are invited to attend EQAO Parent Forum – March 7th

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is inviting parents and educators to a free parent forum in downtown Ottawa on Sat. March 7 from 9:00-2:00. The forum is composed of two sessions. The first session will deliver information about EQAO’s province-wide assessment program (i.e. an overview of EQAO elementary (Gr. 3 & 6) and secondary assessments (Gr. 9), the process for developing and scoring the assessments and an explanation about how the results from these assessments contribute to student learning in Ontario’s schools).

In the 2nd session, guest speaker – educator and author Dr. Lynda Colgan discusses the differences that parents can make in their child’s mathematics education. She will provide parents with effective strategies and resources to use as they carry out their important job as members of the math teaching team.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Location: Southway Hotel, 2431 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1V 8R9
Continental Breakfast : 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
First Session: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Second Session: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Parents and educators wishing to attend are asked to register at ParentForum@eqao.com. Please provide the following information when registering: first and last name, board of education, school, and e-mail address. The deadline for registration is February 20, 2015.

This graphic displays results on Lakeview PS student attitudes from the 2013-14 Grade 3 EQAO.

Pie graphs showing Lakeview grade 3 students' attitudes 2013-2014

Every School; Every Voice – Take part!

The OCDSB has launched its consultation to support the development of its next strategic plan. You should have received an email that poses 3 broad questions asking YOU to share their thoughts and ideas about our schools – what are the challenges; what are the successes and what more can be done? The Thought Exchange platform allows you to use your unique link to save your answers and go back to them as much as you need to before submitting them. We encourage all of you to take the time to complete this very important survey.

Every School Every Voice Information Sheet

Update on Kindergarten Class Sizes

In response to many Council, parent and Trustee inquiries into the enrollment numbers for JK/SK full-day kindergarten programs this year, the OCDSB has issued the following memo and chart which details kindergarten class sizes across the Board. If you have any further questions, you can contact our Principal or Susan MacDonald who is the Early Learning lead for the OCSDB (susan.macdonald@ocdsb.ca).

Memo to trustees
Kindergarten class size chart

Free Technology Session – Monday, October 6

A Parent’s Guide to 21st Century Learning…

DID YOU KNOW? The Google for Education Team is coming to Ottawa! 1200 educators in our region will be trained on the latest in promoting student learning using technology.

HOW CAN PARENTS BE INVOLVED? OCASC invites you to an evening session uniquely designed for parents.

Monday, October 6th – childcare provided
St. Paul High School (behind Lee Valley/IKEA)

GoogleWorkshop-6-Oct2014

Another Year of Online Homework Help in French!

Parents,

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has registered for another year of Online Homework Help in French with Voila Learning. Your child will now be able to continue using the program free of charge!

WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE PROGRAM HERE

The program will reopen for the 2014/2015 school year on Monday, September 15th. Tutors will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 4 and 8 pm to help students with homework, reading comprehension and oral communication in French. To connect to our new virtual classroom, simply click on this link during the above times:
http://getconnect.adobeconnect.com/ohh201415/

This year, OHH will be bigger and better than ever! We have worked hard over the summer to fortify our team of tutors and create new, fun activities for all French Immersion subjects. We hope you will join us and take advantage of this wonderful service that has been made available to you!

OCDSB School Supplies List

OCDSB School Supplies List

A common list of school supplies has been developed for students in grades JK-3 and grades 4-8. Principals, in consultation with staff, will determine if the lists will be sent to parents. Staff may remove some items from the list, if the items are not pertinent for the particular grade level. This list of supplies is strictly voluntary; parents/guardians are not required to purchase or provide the items listed.

Printable School Supply List

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