Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Day 2 - HS & Day 1 - Gr. 7 & 8


Want to read over the March Break? Students and staff are welcome to come to the Learning Commons and sign out a book or two to read for the March break. And/or, fantastic ebooks and audiobooks are available 24/7 on OverDrive at: Happy reading!

SchoolCashOnline: Our adoption rate has been climbing since we launched on October 31, 2014. Thank you to all of the families who have already registered!!  Remember, online payments are quick and easy.  There's no waiting for your cheque to be processed...BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! If you need a refund, they can be done right away without a trip to the bank!!  So, if you haven't registered, check it out at, click on the schoolcash online link on the left hand side and register today! Don't forget to attach your child to your account so that every time an activity comes up, you will receive an email notification!! Then all you have to do is go to the account and pay!  Seriously, it's that easy!!! (KZ June 26)

LEGO donations: We are looking for donations of LEGO bricks and/or sets for our new grade 7/8 club.


Tuesday: Grade 7 game club is cancelled due to the mess left behind last week. We will meet again after the March break.

Thursday: Grade 7 and 8 Lego Builders Club. Members are welcome to come at the beginning of lunch to the Learning Commons, with their lunches, ready to build.

Red Maple Field Trip: Thursday, March 12. Students attending the Red Maple trip are to go to their homerooms and report to the Learning Commons at 9 o'clock. Please bring your lunch, coat and anything else you might need for the trip.

Friday: Red Maple club will meet at lunch in the seminar room. This week Mrs. P will discuss The Last Train with us. 

Students in grade 7 & 8 are reminded that they are not to be returning to classrooms during the  lunch time unless they have a note from the teacher or a learning commons pass. Students who are participating in lunch time actitivites (e.g. MAth Munchers, Art club etc) are to go directly to the room after period 4. Upon completion head down to the cafeteria/outside area for the remaining part of the lunch period.

7-8 Boys Hockey Schedule:

Tier 1: Practice March 11th at Nepean Sportsplex is cancelled.

Tier 2: Monday March 23: Walter Baker, 3:00-5:00pm (exhibition game vs Turnbull)

Please let Mme. Beraldin know if you cannot attend. (JB march 23)



All H.S. boys' and girls' hockey team members can pick up an order form from Mr. Gervasi in room 309 (extras copies on the door).  Deadline to hand in forms and payment is Thursday March 12th. (MG March 12)

Attention Vocalists: Auditions are being held for the National Cappies Chorus who will be performing at the Cappies gala this year.  Check out the poster on the Drama room door for Info on audition dates and locations. (RL March 13)

Film Photography Club:  Starting next week The Photography department will be hosting a photography club for students who have taken film photography and want to continue to "develop" their skills.  This will take place in room 100 during senior lunch every day 1.  Come to the first meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at lunch in room 100 and find out more info. (RL March 11)

Costa Rica 2016 - Attention all adventurers who are signing up for the Costa Rica Trip next February!  The student information meeting for next year's Costa Rica trip is this Monday at lunch in room 117.  The parent information will follow in Monday, March 9th at 6:00 pm at St, Francis Xavier High School.  If you're interested in zip lining, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, volcanic hot springs, hiking, and staying in a tree house, this trip is for you!  Only 12 spots available - secure your spot asap!  If you love the beach and adventures on the water, this trip is for you! (SR march 20)


The STUDENT SERVICES WEBSITE at is set up as an information tool, including information about: Community Service Hours Opportunities, Courses, Careers, Graduation, Scholarships, etc.

Carleton University March Break 2105 - March 14th, 17th and 21st. Campus Tour Days - March 16th, 18th-20th. See poster in Atrium for more information or visit (KW March 20)

Urgent request for clean and dry milk bags. Please drop off to Mrs. Watkinson in Student Services anytime between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. Thank you.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Nominations are now open and accepted online until 5pm on April 17, 2105 for the 2015 Youth Ottawa Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards taking place this June 4, 2015.  Winners receive a bursary ($1,000 for winners and $250 for runner-ups to be used for advancement of academics or social enterprise in line with the values of Youth Ottawa). For more information, email or visit

Mandarin MS Walk: Sunday, April 26th, 2015, Jean Talon Building, 170 Tunney's Pasture Driveway.  Volunteers requested. For more information, please contact Michelle Davis at 613-728-1583 ex 3323 or (KW Apr. 26)


The Irish Society/NCR organizes a St. Patrick’s parade each year (this year on March 14th (Saturday)) and we need volunteers (120 in fact) to help with traffic control. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Student Volunteers will receive six (6) community service hours for volunteering for the day. Volunteers should contact Mike McLaughlin at for more information. (KW March 14)



Attention Graduates: There will be a meeting about applying for scholarships at the beginning of lunch on Tuesday, March 24 in the Learning Commons Seminar Room. Applications will be available for mostly School

Board sponsored scholarships that are guaranteed to be received by members of our graduating class. If you are interested in applying then you must attend this meeting. (RB March 24)

DELF B2 Certification:  Any students wising to challenge the DELF B2 exam are asked to obtain a permission form from room 314.  The listening, reading, and writing components of the exam will be held at Mother Teresa H.S. on May 11.  The speaking component will take place on May 12 at the Derry Byrne Teacher Resource Centre (165 Knoxdale Rd).  Students are responsible for their transportation to and from Derry Byrne.  There is a $30 cost, which covers administrative fees charged by the DELF Administrative Center.  Cheques are to be made payable to the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  Each school may send 7 students to challenge the DELF.  The spaces for Mother Teresa H.S. will be assigned on a first come first served basis.  Students will be placed on the list when they bring their completed permission form and check to room 314. (SL March 12)

Prom will be held at the Sala San Marco on Preston Street on Friday May 29th from 5:30-11:00 pm. Grade 12 students are asked to sign into and register their intent to attend, indicate food allergies, table preference, guest information (non-MT student) as well as vote for Prom King and Queen. At this time, each grade 12 student is allowed to purchase 1 ticket only. This can be done anytime online. During the week of April 6-10, tickets may be purchased in person at lunch, at which time guest tickets may also be purchased from your child's respective Vice-Principal and will require payment by cheque or cash ($80). (KZ Apr. 10)

Are you looking to attend a US college or university?  Pre-registration at USCOLLEGEEXPO.COM.

Ottawa, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6pm - 9pm at the National Art Centre. Free admission. For more information, see (KW April 15)


St. Andrew’s Parish: For information please visit

St. Monica’s Parish: For information please visit

St. Patrick’s Fallowfield: For information please visit

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