Mar 16

Tragic Fire in our Community!

Over the March Break a very big house fire struck our community.  Lamees Ali in Ms. Knelsen’s class & Elizabeth Skitch in Ms. Clarke’s class have lost their homes and all of their belongings.  There are two ways you can help.  The first way you can help is to buy popcorn from School Council at 2nd recess on Thursdays.  Popcorn will now cost $2.00 per bag and the 1st dollar from each sale will go to Elizabeth and Lamees.  The second way you can help is to bring in a cash donation.  Century will run 3 fundraising drives.  For the 1st week of each of the remaining 3 months: April, May and June, Century will raise funds.  The class that raises the most funds, each week will win a slice of pizza and a special dessert.  So start saving up your Loonies and Twoonies.  It will be nice to win a treat and it will be wonderful to help our two Cyclones and their families rebuild.  At Century, we take care of each other.

Mar 07

Opioid Abuse

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has been working with Rideauwood Addictions and Family Counselling, Ottawa Public Health, and Ottawa Police Services to organize parent evenings at several of our school locations.  We know that the more information you have, the better equipped you are to parent.

The sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, March 8 – Earl of March Secondary School 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 9 – Glebe Collegiate Institute 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22 – Longfields Davidson Heights SS 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 23 – Gloucester High School 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

These presentations will focus on opioids and opioid overdose, followed by a marketplace of community resources. Parents will also have an opportunity to speak directly to Public Health nurses, Rideauwood counsellors and Ottawa Police.

Mar 02

The Accommodation Review Process has concluded

Final decisions for the Review have been made.  Click here for a detailed letter from the School Board.  Below is a summary of the changes affecting Century Public School:

  • Merivale High School’s grade structure is expanded to grade 7 to 12 effective September 2017.
  • Century Public School be closed effective September 2017 and that its JK to grade 6 English Program with Core French be redirected to Carleton Heights Public School.
  • Century Public School Language Learning Disabilities (LLD) program class be relocated to Carleton Heights Public School effective September 2017.

This is the final decision.  Let’s support each other and our children.  Please know that Century Staff are working on plans to transition students, children and families to our new school, in the best way possible.  If  you have any questions, please feel free to call us at school at 613 224 4903.  

Feb 22

Papa Jacks Popcorn Fundraiser Coming Soon!

Century School Council will be raising money by selling Papa Jacks Popcorn once a week at 1st snack each Thursday.  Popcorn will cost $2.00 per bag and the 1st dollar from each sale will go to support Lamees Ali and Elizabeth Skitch who lost their homes in the house fire.  Council will use the remaining profits to support end of the year activities at Century for all Cyclones – how great is that?

Sep 30

Walking School Bus

A ‘Walking School Bus’ is coming to Century.  There have been significant changes to the bussing routes, at every school in the city, this year and many of our students are now walking to school – sometimes by themselves.  The ‘Walking School Bus’ is not a bus.  It is a group of children walking to school along a specific route with a trained adult leader.  It runs mornings only.  Space will be limited and registration will be on a first come first serve basis.  More information to follow!  Check out the cool video, below!

To Register, contact Jessica Sheridan by email at jessica@saferoutestoschool.ca

 

Sep 02

Concerned About the New Health Curriculum?

imageGood!  We are pleased you are interested in your child’s learning.  Consider these questions and see the link below, please…

 

What’s changed?

The world has changed since the sexual health education section of the curriculum was last updated in 1998 – 17 years ago!

Research shows that children now enter puberty earlier. Young people now have widespread access to the Internet, social media and smart phones, giving them easy access to both helpful and potentially harmful and incorrect information.

Educating children with accurate and current information, skills and strategies to help them navigate a digital world can help keep them safe and healthy.

How will we teach the curriculum

The Human Development and Sexual Health (sex ed) component of the Health and Physical Education curriculum guides teachers to plan what they teach with the goal of establishing a foundation of mutual respect, and understanding for diverse perspectives in the classroom.

It will not replace the role of parents in educating their children about sexual health.

We respect your family, your culture and your values.  You are the first and most important teachers in your children’s lives.

Let’s work together to implement this new curriculum and let’s start by looking at it together.  Please scroll down to the post, below and Click the links below for resources that outline exactly what will be taught.

  1. The curriculum at a glance
  2. Topics by grade
  3. Sexual health education by grade
  4. A Guide for Muslim Parents

 

 

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