St. Patrick's High School

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Principal's Newsletter-- June 30, 2022


Thursday, June 30th, 2022


In this issue

- Principal’s Message

- Catholic School Council

- 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

- Uniforms

- Summer School

- Grade 8-11 Students - Community Service Hours Requirements



Quick Links

St. Patrick

OCSB

CSPA

OSTA


Parish Links

Immaculate Heart of Mary

613-733-9636

Trustee for Zone 8 - Alta Vista - Gloucester - Southgate Wards

Mark Mullan

Chairperson

(613) 841-4836

mark.mullan@ocsb.ca



Principal’s Message

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the St Patrick’s community! We have closed off yet another school year and I cannot tell you how proud I am of all that we have accomplished. I would like to congratulate the graduating the Class of 2022! What a beautiful ceremony we had yesterday and what a pleasure to have everyone back in the building to share in this moment. To our Intermediate students transitioning to High School, you are ready for the challenges to come and will be welcomed with open arms in the fall.

I want to thank our dedicated staff for navigating the many, many changes this year. Just when we figured out the new routines, we changed them and you did so without skipping a beat.

To our retiring staff: Mr. Michael Bellefeuille, Mrs. Claudia Galvis and Mme Johanne Ledoux - we thank you for your service to the Ottawa Catholic School Board and your commitment to your students throughout your years.

We also bid adieu to VP Daria Borland, who has been a member of the St Patrick’s Administration Team for the past 5 years. Mrs Borland is moving on to All Saints High School where she will be Vice-Principal this fall.

Whether you are staying nearby or traveling this summer, please take care of yourself and rest up! We look forward to welcoming back our returning families on September 6th, 2022.

Stay Safe and Be Well!

Mme Al Koura


Catholic School Council

I would like to thank our 2021-2022 Catholic School Council for your support throughout the year! The collaboIf you are interested in joining us next year, please keep an eye out in the Fall Newsletter for the date of our first meeting. We hope to see you among us!


2022-2023 School Year Calendar

The School Year Calendar has been approved and the following dates are key dates to place in your calendars. Of particular interest are the dates surrounding High School Evaluations and Exams. Our incoming Grade 9 students will be completing RSTs while the Grades 10-12 will have RSTs and the return to Exams. It is very important that you take note of these dates as all students are required to be present IN-PERSON to complete both RST and Exam assessments.


September 5, 2022 Labour Day

September 6, 2022 First Day of School for Students

October 7, 2022 PD Day (Grades K-12)

October 10, 2022 Thanksgiving Day

November 18, 2022 PD Day (Grades K-12)

December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023 Christmas Break

January 9, 2023 First day of School after Christmas Break

January 9-20, 2023 High School RSTs for Semester 1

January 24-27 and 30, 2023 High School Exams for Semester 1

February 1, 2023 PD Day (Grades 7-12)

February 2, 2023 First Day of High School Semester 2

February 20, 2023 Family Day

March 13-17, 2023 March Break

March 20, 2023 First Day of School after March Break

April 7, 2023 Good Friday

April 10, 2023 Easter Monday

April 28, 2023 PD Day (Grades K-12)

May 22, 2023 Victoria Day

June 2, 2023 PD Day (Grades K-12)

June 7-20, 2023 High School RSTs for Semester 2

June 21-23 and 26-27, 2023 High School Exams for Semester 2

June 28, 2023 Last Day of School (Grades K-8)



Uniforms

A reminder that St Patrick's High School is a uniformed school. Our uniform supplier is Top Marks. Uniform pieces are available to be ordered year-round however we recommend that you place your order for any new or replacement pieces over the summer as the uniform is required on the first day of school. Please visit www.topmarks.ca using code PAT02.


Summer School

Summer school information is still available. Registrations can be completed online. For more details and for application forms, you can visit the Student Services Section of our school website (sph.ocsb.ca) or go to the following link: Summer School Information


Grade 8-11 Students - Community Service Hours Requirements

It is a great time for our current Grade 8-11 students to be planning for their community service hours. Look for opportunities to gather your volunteer hours (40 hours), if you have not already done so. Please remember that until you have handed in your signed form, your hours are not recognized.


HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!!



St. Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Ottawa, ON K1V 7T3


Phone: 613-733-0501

Email: Patrick.High@ocsb.ca

Website: sph.ocsb.ca

Twitter: stpatricksIRISH




Principal's Newsletter -- June 6, 2022


In this issue

- Principal’s Message

- Catholic School Council

- International Languages Teachers Needed

- End of Year Calendar

- Summer Program for Black Students

- Summer School

- Grade 12 Students - Community Service Hours Requirements


Quick Links

St. Patrick

OCSB

CSPA

OSTA


Parish Links

Immaculate Heart of Mary

613-733-9636

Trustee for Zone 8 - Alta Vista - Gloucester - Southgate Wards

Mark Mullan

Chairperson

(613) 841-4836

mark.mullan@ocsb.ca



Principal’s Message

We are but weeks away from the end of the 2021-2022 school year and much has been happening in our building. Last month, we shared with you a 2-part Newsletter as 1 would have been too lengthy. The incredible work that our staff and students have been doing continues!!!!!

Last week, we celebrated our Graduation Mass. Thank you to the planning committee as well as all the parents, family members and friends who came out to partake in this special event. It was wonderful being able to welcome you! On Friday, our graduates attended the first prom in over 2 years. They were a sight to be seen: dapper, beautiful, joyous, happy and “in their element”. To our Prom attendees, we were so happy to celebrate with you and proud of you.

This month, we recognize and celebrate the Month of the Sacred Heart, Indigenous History Month, Pride Month, Portuguese Heritage Month and Italian Heritage Month.

Stay Safe and Be Well!

Mme Al Koura


Catholic School Council

I would like to thank our Catholic School Council Members: Lisa Wilson (Co-Chair), Elizabeth Bartlett (Co-Chair), Pam Bhandarkar MacPhee, Titi Olateju, Dawn Eady-Dowdall, Nadine Robinson and Juliana Siok (Teacher Representative).

Our final meeting of the year took place on May 30th at 5:00 pm.

If you are interested in joining us next year, please keep an eye out in the Newsletter for the date of our first meeting. We hope to see you among us!


International Languages Teachers Needed

If you know anyone who is interested in being an instructor in July, please ask them to reply to the job posting on the Careers page or email their CV to Ludmila (Lucy) Minkova (Ludmila.minkova@ocsb.ca ) as soon as possible:

Priority needs are for the following languages based on successful pre-registration so far:

  1. Mandarin for Barrhaven site (St. Cecilia Elementary School)

  2. Farsi/Persian in Kanata (St. Gabriel's Elementary School)

  3. Cantonese - (1) Our Lady of Fatima School or (2) for a Virtual Cantonese class

Job Posting Details includes criteria, hours of instruction, etc. for instructors in Summer. Good opportunity for people who are fluent in the language to get some teaching experience in our program and possibly of interest to post-secondary students in Summer.


End of Year Calendar

The end of the school year is almost upon us. Please review these dates with your children to ensure they are aware of when final assessments are due:

Monday, June 27th: Last Regular School Day for Grades 9 - 12

Intermediate Report Cards available in Parent Portal after 5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 28th: Credit Intervention Day (By Appointment Only) Grades 9-12

Wednesday, June 29th: Grade 12 - Graduation at 9:00 am

Credit Recovery Day (By Appointment Only) Grades 9-11

Last Day of School Grades 7-8

Thursday, June 30th: PD Day


Summer Program for Black Students

Summer is almost here, and the OCSB is offering a wonderful summer program opportunity for students that self-identify as Black at our school. This program runs from July 25 to August 05 and will explore what the local community has to offer!

Note most of the sessions will be virtual except for the Fun Sports Day (July 29) and Field Trip (August 3).

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with Grade 11 & 12 students who have practical and useful wisdom to share about their high school journey and a chance to choose from a range of 15 sessions. Should the students sign up and attend a minimum of five sessions, they will receive a $25 gift card at the end of the program! Participants who attend five or more sessions will also have their names entered into a draw for a Chromebook Grand Prize on End Game Day, August 5, 2022.

If your child is interested in registering for this program, please contact your child’s Vice-Principal or Guidance Counsellor.

Additional Information / For Parents/Guardians:

The registration deadline for the program and individual sessions is June 16.


Summer School

Summer school information is still available. Registrations can be completed online. For more details and for application forms, you can visit the Student Services Section of our school website (sph.ocsb.ca) or go to the following link: Summer School Information


Grade 12 Students - Community Service Hours Requirements

Grade 12 students are reminded that they must complete 20 hours of Community Service to meet graduation requirements this school year. Opportunities are available in the Student Services section of the school website (sph.ocsb.ca).

For our younger students, now is a good time to come up with your plan for how you will gather your volunteer hours (40 hours), if you have not already done so. Please remember that until you have handed in your signed form, your hours are not recognized.




St. Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Ottawa, ON K1V 7T3


Phone: 613-733-0501

Email: Patrick.High@ocsb.ca

Website: sph.ocsb.ca

Twitter: stpatricksIRISH




School Uniform Policy

SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY


The school uniform at St. Patrick’s High School is both a source of pride and identification for the school. By registering at St. Patrick’s, a student is agreeing to uphold the uniform regulations from the time they arrive at school until the end of the school day, including the lunch break. Students who fail to comply with school uniform expectations may be sent home to change into the school uniform or they may be assigned a consequence.


Uniform clothing is ordered through TOP MARKS, our supplier. Orders are placed through the company, and clothing is sent directly to students’ homes by courier.


Our Supplier information is below:


Top Marks www.topmarks.ca

St Patrick’s High School code PAT02

Toll free 1-800-667-7105 (customer service)


**School Uniform consists of garments produced by TOP MARKS for St. Patrick’s High School. All tops will bear a St. Patrick’s logo. All bottoms will bear the TOP MARKS tag.**



UNIFORM INCLUDES:


  • black pants

  • Tartan skort

  • black skort

  • black cargo shorts,

  • white polo shirt / white blouse or white long or short sleeve shirt with St Patrick’s school logo

  • St. Patrick’s V-neck sweater, Crew neck sweater, or rugby shirt are permitted; older versions of the uniform (i.e. the St. Patrick's Intermediate hooded sweatshirt) are no longer part of the uniform

  • 7/8 physical education uniform includes black gym shorts and a grey t-shirt and is mandatory for all grade 7 and 8 students.



PLEASE NOTE:


  • solid black tights or leggings may be worn under uniform skirts or kilts; pants, jeans or sweatpants are not permitted under the kilt


REMINDERS


  • students may wear a plain white T-shirt under a uniform shirt or blouse; wearing a hooded sweatshirt

under a school long- or short-sleeved shirt is not permitted


  • girls may wear a plain white ladies’ camisole under a uniform shirt or blouse;

(plain white implies no writing, no logos, no diagrams)


  • camisoles may not be worn with sweater cardigans unless under a TOP MARKS shirt or

Blouse;


  • skirts and kilts must be worn at a respectable length and such that undergarments are not visible;


  • Pants and shorts are worn such that undergarments are not visible;

  • shirts, blouses, and sweater must be worn so shoulders and torsos are covered;


  • Hats and bandanas are not permitted;


  • the last Monday of each month (with the exception of June) may be designated a “Dress Up

Day” to support a designated charity. Students are reminded to exercise good taste in the selection of their “dress up” apparel.


  • every Wednesday is designated St. Patrick’s Spirit Day. Students may wear their St.

Patrick’s school team or club shirt, with proper uniform bottoms;


  • students must be in proper uniform for any off-site excursions or activities unless otherwise

approved by Administration;


  • Clothing or accessories that are deemed to be gang related in the opinion of Ottawa Police are

unacceptable and not allowed in the school;


  • any clothing or accessory that is deemed to be inappropriate in the opinion of the

Administration is unacceptable and is not allowed in the school.



Wearing clothing with culturally insensitive messages or images is not in keeping with our Catholic value of promoting a safe, caring and inclusive school community. All students are encouraged to wear respectful clothing at all times when on school property or on a school related activity.



Order school uniforms for 2021-2022

Top Marks has provided the following information for online ordering that includes free shipping and returns. Order by June 30 to make sure your uniform arrives by September. Please see this SPH Order Form Package with information about ordering, sizing and more.

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