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We are at St. Stephen School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sunday, March 25, 2012

School News and Updates March 26th

Here is a link to the upcoming school community dance. Check it out - Dance

Mrs. Cummings Grade 3 Class is collecting donations for the Shepherds of Good Hope
The Grade 3 students in Mrs. Cummings' room are helping the Shepherds of Good Hope as a way of reaching out to others in our community. They will be collecting Hygiene Care bags for the men and women who use the shelters. They are asking for soaps, shampoos, toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks, etc.-anything that fits into a freezer bag. Please label "Men's" or "Women's". Please help them to collect as many bags as possible for the truly needy. Collection will begin on Monday, March 26 until Thursday, April 5th. Thanks so much for your continued support.

The Lost and Found
Items will be on display this week - there are many many pairs of mitts, hats, shoes, sweatshirts.... that are unclaimed in our lost and found. If your child is missing something, please remind them to look at the items that are placed in the hallway for viewing, or you are welcome to come in and check them out yourself.

E-Waste Collection Day Saturday March 31st
On Saturday, March 31, the St. Gabriel Catholic School Council is holding an e-waste collection. Drop off your old, obsolete, or worn out electronics for safe disposal and recycling. The drop off is at St. Gabriel School. We are still looking for volunteers for that day - either the morning 9 - noon shift, or the noon - 3 p.m. shift. Please contact the school if you can volunteer.

Director of Education Award
This year I have been chosen to receive one the Director of Education Awards for this school year. I am sincerely gratefully to my nominators including Kathy McCord. It is an honour to be chosen out of the large amount of employees for our school board. I am very proud to be a Catholic Educator and I am very humbled to receive this honour. Thank you for all your inspiration and support!  ~ Mrs. Martel