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Nov. 4th Update

November 4, 2022:

OLMC School Community,

Thank you for your communication today and support during a transitional time for our school community.

A couple of items for your information moving forward should the strike continue on Monday November 7, 2022.

  • If you have any questions about passwords/login information/Google Meets please direct that to your child’s classroom teacher.

  • If you have requested a chromebook for your child on Friday November 4 2022 they will be ready for pickup on November 7 2022 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.

  • Please note that our Office Administrator is part of the CUPE union and she will not be in the school during the time of the CUPE union strike. I will do my best to respond to your messages and answer phones based on my availability in the school during the day. Please be patient as there could be a delay in response time.

  • Beginning Monday, if the strike continues, synchronous learning will begin. The remote learning schedule will follow the in-school schedule as much as possible. Please note that the kindergarten schedule will be different from the schedule for the students in grades 1-6. Once again should you have any questions please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.

  • We understand and appreciate that online learning does not work for everyone. Please know that your child will not be penalized if he/she does not take part in remote learning. If your child will not be taking part in remote learning or if your child will only participate for part of the day, please communicate this information to your child’s classroom teacher.

The transition to remote learning is going to be challenging for everyone. Please know that we are here to support you and your child(ren), and we are doing our very best to ensure that everything runs smoothly. This time during remote learning will pass and we are all eager to have the students in the building as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support,


Sean Crookshank



October 4th Update

Gracious God, we come before you in thanksgiving for the gifts you have given. The colour of this season reminds us of the beauty You alone can create. We are thankful for the food You provide in the harvest. You have filled the earth with your gifts. You have blessed us. We are ever grateful, Lord, and we continue to sing your praises.



Principal’s Message

As we all lead our busy lives, we must remind ourselves and our children to pause and take a moment to be thankful for the many wonderful things we are blessed with in our lives. We wish you all the best during this time of thanks,

Sean Crookshank

Principal

Head Lice

Today, we were notified of a few cases of Head Lice at our school. Please continue to be vigilant with weekly head checks and for more information, please see the information below.

Ottawa Public Health Head Lice

Head lice are common in school-aged children, but anyone can get them. These small insects can crawl from person to person by direct head to head contact and most commonly cause itching. Parents should check their children’s hair weekly for head lice. Look for nits (eggs) of head lice. Nits look like dandruff, but they cannot be shaken or flicked off the hair. They are found on the hair very close to the scalp. If you see lice or nits, notify the school and treat your child. Ottawa Public Health recommends that the first of the two required treatments be done before your child returns to school. Daily nit/lice removal is important between treatments. Teach your child to protect himself or herself from getting head lice:

  • Avoid sharing combs, brushes, hair accessories or helmets.

  • Tie back long hair in a braid or ponytail.

  • Keep hats, mittens, and scarves in the sleeve of your child’s coat.

For more information on the prevention and treatment of head lice, call the Ottawa Public Health information line at 613-580-6744 or visit ottawa.ca/health.

Photo Day Information: October 17, 2022

YOUR PHOTO DAY IS APPROACHING!

• Students will be photographed at school.

• On photo day, no order form or payment is due.

• Review your images and purchase online with ease!


Please do not wear green to avoid blending into the background.


REMINDER

Sign up for notifications at edgeimaging.ca/photoday to get real-time updates about your photo day and stay in the know with Edge.


DON’T FORGET

School photos are a Canadian tradition to capture the school year and preserve your continued growth.


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