NEWS FLASH

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Attendance Email:
 
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Listen Up! First Language Story Time
 
Information on Full Day Kindergarten
 
Keep Our Students Safe: 
Drop-off and Pick-up Zones
For safety reasons we ask that you please let students out as close to the curb as possible and not on the "road" side of either Halton or Penrith. Also, please reduce speed along the drop off points and refrain from doing U-turns as they are extremely dangerous for both parents and students. Thank you for your co-operation in keeping everyone safe at school!  Greatly appreciated! :)
 
Acceptable Use of Computers and Internet/Intranet Technology Procedure
 
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) Newsletter
To download, click here.
 
Parent Articulation Training Program
Workshops on developing speech skills are held at the OCDSB Board Office - 133 Greenbank Road, in the cafeteria. No cost for Parents.
Registration begins at 5:45pm. Workshops start promptly at 6:05pm until 7:30pm. Next workshop is on May 29th.
 
Ottawa Public Health Immunizations
Please mark your calendars
 for Gr 7 - 8 Students 
Next date: May 30, 2014 
Please remember to return consent form ASAP to Ottawa Public Health
 
Student Accident Insurance
Click here for more information.

WELCOME TO JACK DONOHUE 2013-2014

Check back often to find updates on events, information, as well as neat links and homework help!

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UPDATES AND INFORMATION

OSTA Newsletter
JDPS 800m Walk Zone
JDPS 1.6km Walk Zone

OCDSB Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Family Math Program

Please check out this letter regarding housing International students! The OCDSB has the pleasure of welcoming these international students into its schools for the past 15 years, and its your turn to be a part of it! You can also attend one of our information sessions including the one at Jack Donohue on March 20th at 7:00pm in the library.

 Interested in checking out the School-Level Reports from the 2011 Student Survey? Take a peek on the Board website.
 

Tell Them From Me Survey: Every year, we conduct a survey which asks questions related to school climate and safety, including age, gender, ethnicity, experience with bullying, perception of school, and sense of belonging. We will use this information to help school staff develop strategies to prevent bullying and to promote safe and inclusive schools.

Download this letter if your child is in: Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3

Download this letter and consent/non-consent form if your child is in: Grades 4-8

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NEAT LINKS AND HOMEWORK HELP

FSL Homework Toolbox/ Trousse pour devoirs 
This is an FSL resource for parents and students in Ontario created by the Rainbow District School Board in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This resource includes a number of supports including 

  • audio files in English and French
  • video clips demonstrating instructional strategies
  • reference guide for specific topics
  • list of French language learning websites
  • general tips for learning French


Voilà Learning Homework Help - Online Homework Help in French 
This is an online homework help support in French K-12 created in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. Ontario certified teachers are available to provide online support from 4-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for OCDSB students.

Parents/Guardians/Students access the support by calling the toll-free number: 1 (866) 900 0658.

The OCDSB has purchased a license to pilot the use of the online homework help program for the remainder of the school year. 

Ontario Association for Mathematics Education - Mathies
This is a ministry website created in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Ontario Mathematics educators. This is a free and excellent support for support numeracy across grades (they are research based to build competencies). You will see tasks developed by Dr. Marian Small, Dr. Cathy Bruce, Dr. Ruth Beatty, and others.

Proportional Reasoning Explanation Video
Here is a video created by EQAO for parents and guardians to explain proportional reasoning. 

Parental Support Document for Mathematics (Created by the Ministry of Education)

Paying Attention To Mathematics Education

The South March Homework Club

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Cindy Alce, Principal
 
Mark Cruise, Vice-Principal
Kelly Mills, Office Administrator
Lise Bishop, Office Assistant
Wendy Diffey, Office Assistant AM
Perry Brown, Chief Custodian
Martha Johnstone, Librarian
 
Olga Grigoriev, Superintendent of Instruction
Christine Boothby, School Trustee
Jennifer McKenzie, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Jennifer Adams, Director of Education 

For information about the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board please visit our OCDSB website.