December 16 - Happy Hannukkah
December 18 - School Wide Pajama Day
December 19 - Last day of school
January 5, 2015- 1st day back
January 22, 2015 - Kindergarten Information Night
Please call the school today - 613 254 8400 - to let us know if your child is NOT attending today due to bus cancellations. School is open.
Please join us for our Holiday Showcase on December 19 at 9:00 am.
**NEW** SNOW DAY GUIDELINES (Bus Cancellations)
1. Please call the school regardless if your child takes the bus or walks - if they ARE NOT attending.
2. Please tell the teacher and your child how they are getting home - are they walking or being picked up?
3. Pick up - Students wait in the library until someone arrives to pick them up. Parents may use the bus lane for pick up. Please do NOT come into the school. The office will co ordinate getting your child from the library to you out front.
Reminder -As we hit upon cold/flu season - please remember to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the school (613-254-9256) if your child will be absent.
Student/Family Information Update -
If any information regarding your child changes such as address, email, phone number, please let the office know as soon as possible.
Patterning in Mrs. Hammond's Class:
The students just started their patterning unit. In these pictures they are creating patterns. Are they growing patterns? Are they repeating patterns? Hmmmmm
The School Council has just launched a new website! It is a great resource for staying up to date with the latest information, checking the buses, weather, calendar and much more. The first time you view it you may need to hit refresh on your browser in order to load the new site. You will know you have the new website if you see a picture of the school at the top of the page. Check it out at www.rochcouncil.ca.
Click HERE for a Quick Reference Guide to Safe Schools Procedures in the OCDSB
On October 8, the School Council held a second meeting to elect officers for the 2014/2015 school year.
On behalf of the families and staff at Roch Carrier I would like to thank all those who came forward to volunteer to be a member of the School Council this year and to those who were willing to put their candidacy forward for leadership within the Council. We welcome Michelle Sutherland as Chair of the Council, Craig Wells as Treasurer and Erin Trudeau as Secretary.
In addition to parents, the Council includes the Principal (Nicole Turpin), as well as a member of the teaching staff (Colleen Powe). School Councils also provide the opportunity for a representative of the Administrative and Support Staff as well as community member to be part of the group.
All parents and guardians are welcome to attend any School Council meeting. At the meetings there is discussion on various topics including our School Learning Plan (formerly SIPSA). There is opportunity for input on the School Learning Plan and on decisions that affect our students' learning experience. The School Council is a place where families can get to know each other better with the goal of enhancing the school experience for all our students. We know that as parents you have valuable insights, ideas and knowledge to share and we encourage you to come and join us to see what the Council is all about!
For the remainder of the school year, meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the months of November, January, February, April and May. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 10 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the school library.
2014 Junior Boys Soccer Team: Congratulations on a wonderful season!
School Travel Planning Project:
We need parental input for our School Travel Planning Project. Please click HERE to complete the survey.
Click HERE to see information on Active and Safe Routes to School.
Please click HERE to see details about the food program being offered at Roch Carrier Elementary School for the school year and the steps for creating an account on our on-line registration system.
ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP IN FRENCH: VOILA LEARNING
All OCDSB French as a Second Language students K-12 now have access to Free online French Homework Help.
Partnered with the ODCSB and uniting dozens of French teachers, the team at Voila Learning is excited to provide FREE ONLINE FRENCH HOMEWORK HELP to your children/students registered in French as a Second Language programs.
All your student needs is:
*Access to a computer (at home)
*An internet connection
Register at voilalearning.com, and you will receive an e-mail every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 letting you know that a teacher is available online to help your child every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Register your child today (it's free)
Roch Carrier now has an email address for reporting student absences: email@example.com. Please be sure to include your child's full name as well as the reason and date of their absence.