The 2018-19 St Francis Xavier Catholic School Council positions were confirmed at our October 4th meeting. The school would like to thank all those who have joined this year’s council and their respective positions.
Juanita MacDonald – Chair
Natalie Andrews – Secretary
Cindy Shea – Treasurer
Lorraine Boyer – SEAC Rep.
Theresa Lapointe – OAPCE Rep
Brian Fraser – member
Jason Shea – member
Shelley Standen – member
Joanne Zuccherato – member
Lynda Matte – member
Kayla Nault – Gr 7/8 Rep
Tammy Oldford – Teacher Rep
Nick Ali – Non-Teaching Rep
The CDSBEO Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program is a provincially accredited program that is delivered in various communities throughout our board by qualified health care providers with nursing backgrounds. Our PSW students graduate with qualifications equal to those taking a PSW program at a community college with significant cost savings.
Each of our PSW programs include opportunities for various certifications, as well as the ability to earn credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Please check out our website www.coned.cdsbeo.on.ca/psw for more information.
Information sessions about the PSW program for our February 2019 intake will take place on the following days and locations.
November 27/18 1:00 – 2:00 St. James Catholic Education Center – Smiths Falls
November 28/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Mary C.H.S. – Brockville
December 3/18 2:00 – 3:00 Cornwall Board Office
December 7/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Joseph – Gananoque
December 10/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Jude – Vankleek Hill
December 12/18 3:00 – 4:00 St. Michael C.H.S. – Kemptville
Fighting cancer in all its forms is a cause that is, and always has been, near and dear to STFX.
The SHOUT Team will be collecting money for the Terry Fox walk which will take place on September 27th. The last day to pay $2 to participate will be on September 26th.
In addition, STFX is selling hot pink hoodies for $45 through school cash online until September 28th.
Students will be able to wear the hoodie for phys-ed class, a chosen day in October and as well as Anti-Bullying day that takes place in the January.
The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario invites Catholic School Council parent leaders to apply for vacant positions on the CDSBEO Parent Involvement Committee.
Counties with vacant positions include: Lanark County, Prescott-Russell County, and Glengarry County.
Catholic School Council parent leaders are asked to serve a two-year term, and must be available to attend four meetings per year, in addition to other leadership responsibilities.
All Catholic School Council parent leaders interested in serving on the CDSBEO Parent Involvement Committee are asked to complete the PIC Application Form 2018-19 and return it to Norma McDonald at Norma.McDonald@cdsbeo.on.ca by Friday, October 19, 2018.
CDSBEO has embraced the opportunity of commemorating Orange Shirt Day—a National event—across our system. We continue our work in building understanding and awareness of Indigenous perspective as well as our new History curriculum in grades 4 through 10. Orange Shirt Day will be commemorated on October 1st, as the actual date, September 30th is a Sunday this year.
This letter is to inform you that students in grades 10-12 are invited to attend a keynote address given by residential school survivor, Elder (Dr.) Thomas Louttit. To further unpack the learning around Orange Shirt Day, we are providing our grade 10-12 students with the opportunity to listen to his story.
We are very fortunate to be able to hear Elder (Dr.) Thomas Louttit tell us his story. He is the survivor of two residential schools. Thomas Louttit is celebrated within the Indigenous community as well as the community at large. In fact, Carleton University presented Thomas with an Honorary Doctorate two years ago. It is an honour for our students to have the privilege of hearing him speak.
On September 20th, Thomas will tell his story live at the auditorium at St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School. Our grade 10-12 classes at St. Francis Xavier will be able to Skype into the talk through a link shared with our secondary schools.
One of the concerns involved is the inherent risk of triggering students who either suffer from intergenerational trauma or who have been traumatized in their past. For this reason, a sharing circle will be held with small groups of students and an adult leader to talk about their feelings after the keynote address.
A sincere thank you for your support of our work. These are important steps to understanding the need for and the goal of achieving reconciliation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school Principal or Marian.firstname.lastname@example.org
The CSC meeting to close out last year (i.e. last year’s council) will take place this Wednesday at 6:00pm in the library.
The inaugural CSC meeting of the new 2018-19 council is Thursday, October 4th at 6:00pm in the library.
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Catholic School Council nomination forms are due Tuesday, September 18th.
Nomination forms 2018