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Free Access to French Online Homework Help and Practice
Get free access to Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus. Every evening, from Monday to Thursday, OCDSB students have access to live teachers online to practice their French and get homework help in French, English and Math.
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Pink Shirt Day- February 26th, 2020
Pink Shirt Day is being recognized on February 26th, 2020. Join us in wearing pink and standing together against bullying in schools, in the workplace, and online. Schools across our District will be taking part in events, including assemblies, classroom activities, and more.
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Immunization information
Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. 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 students for whom OPH does not have a record of immunization from attending school. Parents/guardians are responsible for updating Ottawa Public Health every time their child receives an immunization from their doctor.
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MFI Registration Feb. 10th to 18th, 2020
As a parent of a Grade 3 student, you have the option of having your child remain in the English program in Grade 4, or move into the Middle French Immersion program for September 2020. Although registrations will be accepted beyond this date, your early identification of interest in the program is extremely important to assist us in proper planning and staffing for September.
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Kindergarten Registration– January 20-27, 2020
If your child turns four by December 31, 2020, they are eligible to start Kindergarten in September this year. Our schools offer a Full-Day, 50/50 Bilingual Kindergarten experience that provides a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all children. Our Official Kindergarten Registration Week runs from January 20 to January 27, 2020. Kindergarten Information Nights Join us at one of our Information Nights and find out more about our Kindergarten Program and getting your child ready for Kindergarten .
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Fifth Disease (Parvovirus B19) Jan. 8, 2020
We have been informed that there is a case of Fifth Disease (Parvovirus B19) present in the school. Fifth Disease usually affects children and, for most people, can be viewed as an unimportant rash illness. Children with sickle cell or other forms of chronic anemia and pregnant women should consult with the health care provider. The symptoms of Fifth Disease include: mild fever and distinctive facial rash (giving them a “slapped cheek” appearance), or a red lace-like rash on the rest of the body. Some people may have severe reactions while others may only demonstrate mild signs of illness.
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Skating 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians: Thanks to the fantastic efforts of our parent volunteers, we will have a skating rink in the schoolyard. Students will use the rink as part of their physical education program to promote aerobic fitness and to develop skating skills. The rink is open to students during scheduled blocks of time. You will be notified of the class skating times by your child’s teacher. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 613-828-3100. It is strongly recommended that students bring their skates to school in a sturdy bag which is well labeled with your child’s name. To ensure that the student’s are able to skate as soon as the rink is ready, please send in the forms by Friday December 20th, 2019 Important: All skate blades must be covered by skate guards. All skaters MUST have an OCDSB Extra-Curricular Sport Consent & Physical Health Information Form filled out. The Parent and Student consent form requires the signatures of both Parent and Student. All forms must be received by the school in order to participate in our Skating Activity. There are inherent dangers in skating and we advise students to take the following precautions: All skaters MUST wear a CSA approved hockey helmet when on the ice. If the child is able to bring their own helmet, please ensure that it is labeled with your child’s name in permanent marker. All students MUST wear mitts or gloves. Sincerely, Dave Petrie Proud Principal Bells Corners Public School
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Pizza Days Winter 2020
Cheese pizza slices delivered at lunch!
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ECO Team at BCPS
This year the eco team is focusing on reducing plastic spoons throughout the classrooms, because they are bad for our environment. Research tells us that it can take up to 1000 years for a single plastic spoon to decompose. So after november 14th there will be no more plastic spoons in the classroom. So don't forget to bring your own spoons. Our school will be doing litterless lunches starting Friday, November 22nd. Litterless lunches are when all of the packaged foods in our lunches do not get thrown out at school but travel home with students. Recycling will continue as usual. Please check back soon for some tips on how to reduce the amount of garbage in your lunch bag.
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Be Winter Ready - Ottawa Public Health
Please check our online resources on how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Ottawa Public Health will send out cold weather alerts at the following thresholds: • Frostbite advisories will go out when the wind-chill is forecast to be -25C or colder, and • Frostbite warnings will be sent out when the wind-chill is forecast to be -35C or colder. We encourage you to download the WeatherCAN app for your mobile devices to get weather advisories of all kinds directly from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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BCPS School Council
Council meetings will be on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the library.
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