MOTHER TERESA HIGH SCHOOL ~ DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEEK JUSTICE
LOVE KINDNESS & MERCY
WALK HUMBLY WITH GOD”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
WHOLE SCHOOL

 7/8 ANNOUNCEMENTS

7/8 Boys Flag Rugby: All members of the boys 7/8 Flag rugby are asked to come to a quick meeting on Friday, October 18th, at lunch in room 333. Please be prompt. (BC Oct 18)

Cubes in Space: There will be an information meeting for any students interested in participating in this year's Cubes In Space competition on THURSDAY during 7/8 LUNCH in Rm 232 (Resource). (SH Oct. 17)

The Learning Commons Lunch Clubs are up and running: (NBD Oct.25)  
Monday: Red Maple Book Club (first meeting October 21st)
Tuesday: Chess Club
Wednesday: VEX Robotics
Thursday: Makerspace
Friday: Makerspace
Please come at the beginning of 7/8 lunch to the Seminar Room in the Learning Commons with your lunch. New members are welcome. If you have any questions about these clubs, please ask one of the librarians. Thanks!   

7/8 Fundraiser (Pizza and pop): Don't forget to bring your money to order your pizza and pop to support your 7/8 students council to your homeroom teacher (2.00$ pizza, 1.50$ pop). The fundraiser will be held Wednesday, October 16 after school (You can grab your pizza and pop before catching your bus). This money will help us plan different activities throughout the year such as your upcoming Halloween event. Merci. (MC Oct. 16)


 HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

COSTA RICA - March 2020: There will be a brief but mandatory meeting for all students participating in the Costa Rica trip this Friday, October 18 at the beginning of lunch in room 203.  Please see Mrs. Brownrigg ASAP if you cannot attend this meeting(LB Oct. 18)

High School Curling Team:  All high school students interested in being part of the curling teams are a invited to an information meeting on Friday, October 18th during high school lunch.  Please go to room 216 at the beginning of lunch.  If you are not able to attend the meeting but would like to be part of the team please see Mr. Baldin (room 216) or Mrs. Robinson (room 301) before October 18th. (NR Oct. 18)

Peer Helpers: Are you interested in peer helping and mentorship? Come join us on Friday October 18th in room 310 at lunch. (PC, Oct 18)

Student Vote for the Federal Election- Thursday, October 17
Attention all high school students! You will have an opportunity to participate in a mock vote for the upcoming federal election on Thursday, October 17. This will be a good opportunity to research the different platforms of political parties (see websites below) and make an informed choice. The following candidates will be listed on the ballots:
Ontario NDP Party: Zaff Ansari https://www.ndp.ca/     
Ontario Liberal Party: Chandra Arya  https://2019.liberal.ca/
Green Party of Ontario: Jean-Luc Cooke   https://www.greenparty.ca/en/platform
People’s Party of Canada: Azim Hooda  https://www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca/platform
Conservative Party of Ontario: Brain St. Louis https://www.conservative.ca/
Communist Party of Canada: Dustan Wang  https://communist-party.ca/
See you at the polls!

Key Club!!  Any grade 9-12 students interested in leadership opportunities through community involvement, or who wish to complete their volunteer hours is welcomed to join Key Club! Meetings will be held on Thursdays at lunch in room 203. (LB Oct. 25)
Attention all Gr. 11 & 12 students - Registration for Algonquin College Dual Credit program (winter term) will open on October 21 and close November 8.  This is a great opportunity for students who would like to experience taking a course in college while in high school (earning a credit in both).  There are many courses offered.  If you would like more information, please speak to your guidance counsellor.  You can also visit: https://www.algonquincollege.com/ap/about-dualcredit/ (MB Nov. 8)

Swim Team: If you are interested in joining the swim team, please sign up outside room 310. We will have our first meeting Wednesday October 16th (Wednesday after Thanksgiving). (PC Oct 16)

Want to go to Costa Rica in March? This exciting trip is almost full!  Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to see manatees, howler & spider monkeys and giant iguanas in their natural habitats!  We will also be visiting the beautiful Arenal Hot Springs and enjoying an Aerial Tram ride over the rainforest of Tortuguera!  For more information, visit www.explorica.ca/Brownrigg-3024  When registering online, use the voucher code 75off2020 to save $75 until October 31st!  Check out this video showing some of the amazing things you will experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=CacI08DHm3E  Information packages and permission forms can also be found outside room 203.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Brownrigg (rm 203) or Mrs. Sinclair (rm 211).  (LB Oct. 31)  

Calling all high school students, Shakespeare first-timers and fans alike.  Find your voice, build confidence, and hone your public speaking chops by participating in the 26th Shakespeare on the Platform competition, November 6th at 6 PM in the University of Ottawa - Academic Hall.
Explore the seasons of life and the human condition: love, loss, courage, hatred, politics ... in the Bard's brilliant soliloquies and sonnets.  Get expert feedback and win some of the $1250 in prize money.
Please see Ms. Simpson in Rm 138 for specifics. (JS Nov. 5)


STUDENT SERVICES

Algonquin College will be visiting SMT on Friday, October 18th at 8:55 a.m. to meet with the grade 12 students in the Learning Commons. If you wish to attend, please sign up in Student Services. (LB Oct. 18)

Shad Canada is a STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) and entrepreneurship program for students in grades 10 and 11.  Labs, seminars, hands-on workshops, a hands-on challenge to develop a plan and prototype that solves a real-world issue. Live on campus at a Canadian university in July. Application deadline is November 18, 2019.  Shad2020 runs from July 5 to July 31.  Apply now at shad.ca/apply.  Please visit the frequently asked questions page at shad.ca/faq

Saturday Engineering and Design Sessions at Carleton University. (KW Nov. 23)
November 2, 9, 23. Includes hands-on lab experiments and demos!
For more information:  carleton.ca/engineering-design/seds

Saturday Learning Club: For Students in Grades 8 to 10
When: Saturdays, 8:30am to 12:30pm

● Every Saturday, from November 2, 2019 to June 13, 2020
2 Sites: St. Nicholas Adult High School, 893 Admiral Avenue, Ottawa
St. Patrick High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
Focus Student Group - English Language Learners and other students requiring support.
The Program:
● Saturday learning will develop skills for improved literacy (oral communication,
reading and writing) and numeracy. Students will have opportunities to collaborate, leverage technology, develop study habits, improve learning skills. Students can prepare for EQAO testing, school day projects, tests, quizzes and culminating activities, etc. Students will have access to technology. Fitness activities will also be incorporated into the Saturday Learning Club. No cost to families. FREE to all students.
How to Register: Students currently enrolled in grades 8 or 9, 10. This program is designed for
students who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower. Regular attendance is required. Parents must complete and sign the required registration form. The student’s day school principal must approve the registration. Registration Form - Link Here. Students and parents will be notified via e-mail. Completed registration forms should be sent to Adam Hobbins, Continuing and Community Education Department, St. Nicholas Adult HS, Admiral Campus. (LB Nov. 2)

High School Credits in Ireland? The Irish Experience.
This is a 4-week credit program in Ireland At University settings in Cork, Galway and Dublin. Grade 11 and 12 credits. For more information, visit www.irishexperience.com (KW Oct. 25)

Driver Education Program - Fall 2019 - registration forms have arrived in Student Services.  Registration runs until October 5th. Students must be at least 16 years of age and have as G1 license prior to October 21st.  Fee is $705.12. (KW Oct. 21)

GRADE 12’s

FOR THE LATEST GRAD AND PROM INFORMATION, CHECK THE STUDENT SERVICES GRAD WEBPAGE:   https://sites.google.com/a/ocsb.ca/teh-student-services-information/home/grade-12-information/graduation-prom-grad-day-info

Calling all Grads!! You can now submit your baby photo and write-up. Please use smtyearbookclass@gmail.com. Your write-up must be no more than 100 characters. (TM Oct.21)

University Visits:

October 18th:            8:55 am, Algonquin College presentation, Learning Commons
October 22nd:           8:55 am, Carleton U, presentation, Learning Commons
October 25th:            11:25 am, McMaster University, in atrium
November 6th:           11:25 am, Trent University, in atrium
November 8th:          11:25 am, Ryerson U, in atrium
November 12th:        11:25 am, Brock University, in atrium
November 19th:        11:25 am, Lakehead U, in atrium
November 20th:        8:15 am, u of Waterloo, in atrium
November 21st:         11:25 am, St. FX, in atrium
November 26th:        11:25 am, Acadia U, in atrium
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

LF Volunteers: St. Luke is having their Halloween Spooktakular on October 25 and we are in need of 10-12 volunteers.  Please email stlukecouncil@gmail.com with name and number and you will contacted. (KZ Oct. 25)

LF Volunteers: BOO!  Scare You?  No...That's YOUR Job! Monsignor Paul Baxter (MPB) is holding it's annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 25 from 6 to 8 pm for its JK to Gr 6 students, and we need your help! We are seeking 10 to 12 student volunteers to assist with and commit to: Set up of decorations (from approximately 4 pm to 6 pm) Participation in Spooky Hallways (from 6 pm to 8 pm)Take down of decorations (8 pm to 9:30 pm)  Volunteers MUST commitment to the entire time from 4 pm to 9:30 pm.  (Earn volunteer hours for your help.) This year's student theme will be CLOWN's & CREEPS.  We did it a few year's ago and it was a lot of fun! A short meeting will be planned to go over expectations for the evening at a point before the event.If you are interested in helping out, please contact by October 21:  Jeff Benson @ thebensons@sympatico.ca or text 613 843-0388.Scare you later! (Oct. 21)
LF Volunteers: for the Manotick Family Christmas Party following the Manotick Lions Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  Require students from 1pm to 4:30pm on that day.  Must provide own transportation to and from the church (Manotick United Church).  Please contact either Cathy Ablers or Laurel Bajwa at 613-692-4625. (KW Nov. 29)

LF Volunteers. Watson’s Mill in Manotick wants you to join their cast and crew for a truly haunting experience. They need volunteers who will scare our visitors and leave them frightened of things that go bump in the night.
Haunt Night volunteers will be needed for the evenings of October 24, 25, and 26 from 5pm – 10pm.
All time spent as part of our cast and crew can be used towards the 40 hours of community service needed to graduate. Please sign up by emailing programs@watsonsmill.com (KW Oct. 24)

PARISHES SERVING THE MOTHER TERESA COMMUNITY

St. Andrew’s Parish: For information please visit www.saintandrewparish.ca.
St. Monica’s Parish: For information please visit www.st-monica.com
St. Patrick’s Fallowfield: For information please visit www.stpatricks.nepean.on.ca
St. Andrew Parish Christmas & New Year's Mass Schedule: 


 MOTHER TERESA HIGH SCHOOL ~ DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEEK JUSTICE
LOVE KINDNESS & MERCY
WALK HUMBLY WITH GOD”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
WHOLE SCHOOL

 7/8 ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Learning Commons Lunch Clubs are up and running: (NBD Oct.25)  
Monday: Red Maple Book Club (first meeting October 21st)
Tuesday: Chess Club
Wednesday: VEX Robotics
Thursday: Makerspace
Friday: Makerspace
Please come at the beginning of 7/8 lunch to the Seminar Room in the Learning Commons with your lunch. New members are welcome. If you have any questions about these clubs, please ask one of the librarians. Thanks!   

Titans for Justice: There will be a meeting for gr. 7/8 Titans for Justice at 12:20 today in rm. 334. We will discuss details/finish posters for the October collection. Bring your lunch. See Mme Francella with any questions. (Oct. 15, LF)

7/8 Fundraiser (Pizza and pop): Don't forget to bring your money to order your pizza and pop to support your 7/8 students council to your homeroom teacher (2.00$ pizza, 1.50$ pop). The fundraiser will be held Wednesday, October 16 after school (You can grab your pizza and pop before catching your bus). This money will help us plan different activities throughout the year such as your upcoming Halloween event. Merci. (MC Oct. 16)

Attention all 7/8 students.  Any student interested in joining the 7/8 WRESTLING TEAM is asked to pick up an interest/permission letter from Mr. Quinn or pick the form up from the yellow folder on Mr. Quinn's office door.  This form must be signed and returned by Wednesday, October 16th.  The first practice is on Wednesday, October 16th from 3-4pm in the cafeteria gym(TQ Oct. 15)

 HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

High School Curling Team:  All high school students interested in being part of the curling teams are a invited to an information meeting on Friday, October 18th during high school lunch.  Please go to room 216 at the beginning of lunch.  If you are not able to attend the meeting but would like to be part of the team please see Mr. Baldin (room 216) or Mrs. Robinson (room 301) before October 18th. (NR Oct. 18)

Peer Helpers: Are you interested in peer helping and mentorship? Come join us on Friday October 18th in room 310 at lunch. (PC, Oct 18)


Student Vote for the Federal Election- Thursday, October 17
Attention all high school students! You will have an opportunity to participate in a mock vote for the upcoming federal election on Thursday, October 17. This will be a good opportunity to research the different platforms of political parties (see websites below) and make an informed choice. The following candidates will be listed on the ballots:
Ontario NDP Party: Zaff Ansari https://www.ndp.ca/     
Ontario Liberal Party: Chandra Arya  https://2019.liberal.ca/
Green Party of Ontario: Jean-Luc Cooke   https://www.greenparty.ca/en/platform
People’s Party of Canada: Azim Hooda  https://www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca/platform
Conservative Party of Ontario: Brain St. Louis https://www.conservative.ca/
Communist Party of Canada: Dustan Wang  https://communist-party.ca/
See you at the polls!

H.S. Hockey Team - Next practice on Tuesday, October 15th from 3-4 @ Sportsplex 2 (Back Rink).  Please see Mr. Gervasi or Mr. Helman if you cannot make it. (MG Oct. 15)

Key Club!!  Any grade 9-12 students interested in leadership opportunities through community involvement, or who wish to complete their volunteer hours is welcomed to join Key Club! Meetings will be held on Thursdays at lunch in room 203. (LB Oct. 25)
Attention all Gr. 11 & 12 students - Registration for Algonquin College Dual Credit program (winter term) will open on October 21 and close November 8.  This is a great opportunity for students who would like to experience taking a course in college while in high school (earning a credit in both).  There are many courses offered.  If you would like more information, please speak to your guidance counsellor.  You can also visit: https://www.algonquincollege.com/ap/about-dualcredit/ (MB Nov. 8)

Swim Team: If you are interested in joining the swim team, please sign up outside room 310. We will have our first meeting Wednesday October 16th (Wednesday after Thanksgiving). (PC Oct 16)

Want to go to Costa Rica in March? This exciting trip is almost full!  Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to see manatees, howler & spider monkeys and giant iguanas in their natural habitats!  We will also be visiting the beautiful Arenal Hot Springs and enjoying an Aerial Tram ride over the rainforest of Tortuguera!  For more information, visit www.explorica.ca/Brownrigg-3024  When registering online, use the voucher code 75off2020 to save $75 until October 31st!  Check out this video showing some of the amazing things you will experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=CacI08DHm3E  Information packages and permission forms can also be found outside room 203.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Brownrigg (rm 203) or Mrs. Sinclair (rm 211).  (LB Oct. 31)  

Calling all high school students, Shakespeare first-timers and fans alike.  Find your voice, build confidence, and hone your public speaking chops by participating in the 26th Shakespeare on the Platform competition, November 6th at 6 PM in the University of Ottawa - Academic Hall.
Explore the seasons of life and the human condition: love, loss, courage, hatred, politics ... in the Bard's brilliant soliloquies and sonnets.  Get expert feedback and win some of the $1250 in prize money.
Please see Ms. Simpson in Rm 138 for specifics. (JS Nov. 5)


STUDENT SERVICES

Shad Canada is a STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) and entrepreneurship program for students in grades 10 and 11.  Labs, seminars, hands-on workshops, a hands-on challenge to develop a plan and prototype that solves a real-world issue. Live on campus at a Canadian university in July. Application deadline is November 18, 2019.  Shad2020 runs from July 5 to July 31.  Apply now at shad.ca/apply.  Please visit the frequently asked questions page at shad.ca/faq

Saturday Engineering and Design Sessions at Carleton University. (KW Nov. 23)
November 2, 9, 23. Includes hands-on lab experiments and demos!
For more information:  carleton.ca/engineering-design/seds

Saturday Learning Club: For Students in Grades 8 to 10
When: Saturdays, 8:30am to 12:30pm

● Every Saturday, from November 2, 2019 to June 13, 2020
2 Sites: St. Nicholas Adult High School, 893 Admiral Avenue, Ottawa
St. Patrick High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
Focus Student Group - English Language Learners and other students requiring support.
The Program:
● Saturday learning will develop skills for improved literacy (oral communication,
reading and writing) and numeracy. Students will have opportunities to collaborate, leverage technology, develop study habits, improve learning skills. Students can prepare for EQAO testing, school day projects, tests, quizzes and culminating activities, etc. Students will have access to technology. Fitness activities will also be incorporated into the Saturday Learning Club. No cost to families. FREE to all students.
How to Register: Students currently enrolled in grades 8 or 9, 10. This program is designed for
students who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower. Regular attendance is required. Parents must complete and sign the required registration form. The student’s day school principal must approve the registration. Registration Form - Link Here. Students and parents will be notified via e-mail. Completed registration forms should be sent to Adam Hobbins, Continuing and Community Education Department, St. Nicholas Adult HS, Admiral Campus. (LB Nov. 2)

High School Credits in Ireland? The Irish Experience.
This is a 4-week credit program in Ireland At University settings in Cork, Galway and Dublin. Grade 11 and 12 credits. For more information, visit www.irishexperience.com (KW Oct. 25)

Driver Education Program - Fall 2019 - registration forms have arrived in Student Services.  Registration runs until October 5th. Students must be at least 16 years of age and have as G1 license prior to October 21st.  Fee is $705.12. (KW Oct. 21)

GRADE 12’s

FOR THE LATEST GRAD AND PROM INFORMATION, CHECK THE STUDENT SERVICES GRAD WEBPAGE:   https://sites.google.com/a/ocsb.ca/teh-student-services-information/home/grade-12-information/graduation-prom-grad-day-info

Calling all Grads!! You can now submit your baby photo and write-up. Please use smtyearbookclass@gmail.com. Your write-up must be no more than 100 characters. (TM Oct.21)

University Visits:

October 18th:            8:55 am, Algonquin College presentation, Learning Commons
October 22nd:           8:55 am, Carleton U, presentation, Learning Commons
October 25th:            11:25 am, McMaster University, in atrium
November 6th:           11:25 am, Trent University, in atrium
November 8th:          11:25 am, Ryerson U, in atrium
November 12th:        11:25 am, Brock University, in atrium
November 19th:        11:25 am, Lakehead U, in atrium
November 20th:        8:15 am, u of Waterloo, in atrium
November 21st:         11:25 am, St. FX, in atrium
November 26th:        11:25 am, Acadia U, in atrium

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

LF Volunteers: St. Luke is having their Halloween Spooktakular on October 25 and we are in need of 10-12 volunteers.  Please email stlukecouncil@gmail.com with name and number and you will contacted. (KZ Oct. 25)

LF Volunteers: BOO!  Scare You?  No...That's YOUR Job! Monsignor Paul Baxter (MPB) is holding it's annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 25 from 6 to 8 pm for its JK to Gr 6 students, and we need your help! We are seeking 10 to 12 student volunteers to assist with and commit to: Set up of decorations (from approximately 4 pm to 6 pm) Participation in Spooky Hallways (from 6 pm to 8 pm)Take down of decorations (8 pm to 9:30 pm)  Volunteers MUST commitment to the entire time from 4 pm to 9:30 pm.  (Earn volunteer hours for your help.) This year's student theme will be CLOWN's & CREEPS.  We did it a few year's ago and it was a lot of fun! A short meeting will be planned to go over expectations for the evening at a point before the event.If you are interested in helping out, please contact by October 21:  Jeff Benson @ thebensons@sympatico.ca or text 613 843-0388.Scare you later! (Oct. 21)

LF Volunteers: for the Manotick Family Christmas Party following the Manotick Lions Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  Require students from 1pm to 4:30pm on that day.  Must provide own transportation to and from the church (Manotick United Church).  Please contact either Cathy Ablers or Laurel Bajwa at 613-692-4625. (KW Nov. 29)

LF Volunteers. Watson’s Mill in Manotick wants you to join their cast and crew for a truly haunting experience. They need volunteers who will scare our visitors and leave them frightened of things that go bump in the night.
Haunt Night volunteers will be needed for the evenings of October 24, 25, and 26 from 5pm – 10pm.
All time spent as part of our cast and crew can be used towards the 40 hours of community service needed to graduate. Please sign up by emailing programs@watsonsmill.com (KW Oct. 24)

PARISHES SERVING THE MOTHER TERESA COMMUNITY

St. Andrew’s Parish: For information please visit www.saintandrewparish.ca.
St. Monica’s Parish: For information please visit www.st-monica.com
St. Patrick’s Fallowfield: For information please visit www.stpatricks.nepean.on.ca
St. Andrew Parish Christmas & New Year's Mass Schedule: 

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