Monday, 31 March 2014

Letter to Parents and Guardians

Greetings to all Assumption Parents and Guardians

Please read a letter going home with our students today. The letter can also be found in the Parent Information Section of our website, http://mail.wecdsb.on.ca/~101/

The letter outlines the formation of a "We Need to Talk" Parent Series that will entail parents receiving a newsletter on each Monday during the month of April that will highlight specific areas of internet safety with key information that parents can use on a daily basis to assist us in doing all we can to make internet use a safe and useful tool for learning. During Education the message will be reinforced by implementing the "We Need to Talk" Student Series which will focus on Cyber Bullying, Sexting and Profile Protection, with students in Grades 4-8 taking part in a systemwide, three-part series on internet safety.

Further details will follow.

Joseph Ibrahim
Principal


Friday, 28 March 2014

Parent Workshop



On Saturday, April 12, the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee invites you to a free workshop entitled, "Steps To Raising Healthier, Happier Children". This event is open to parents and children ages 5 and up and will take place at Torino Banquet Hall in Tecumseh from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm. A continental breakfast, healthy lunch and childcare will be provided. For more information and to pre-register, please visit catholicboard.ca.  You must pre-register for this event prior to April 8. We look forward to seeing you there!


Monday, 24 March 2014

Vote for Christian Vegh's band, Red Legacy, on CBC!

Help support Assumption's own Christian Vegh!

You can help by voting for his band, Red Legacy, on the CBC Music and CBC Radio One contest page. You can vote every day!


Here is Christian's biography from the CBC site:

Christian Vegh - ocal/Lead Guitar/Songwriter) -16 yrs., Honour student in Assumption's International Baccalaureate Music Program.  He was named Regional Jazz Musician of the Year and won gold at an International Competition in New York. He has won Long and McQuade's Battle of the Bands and the Battle of the Bands for Cancer. Christian has performed at Sonny Rhodes Induction into the Blues Hall of Fame; BB Kings in Nashville and with Susan McNeil at the International Children's Games in front of 10,000.
He studies music with Brian Zanier, Lee Cochrane & Pete Palozzolo and has been chosen to be a Role Model/Representative for an "Anti-Drug Youth Music Campaign". Career highlight - catching the attention and hearing encouragement from musicians like Joe Bonamassa (who tweeted about Red Legacy), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Dick Wagner as well as huge support from my local musician idols.  

Good luck, Red Legacy!



ACS students do well at St. Clair College cooking skills competition

This past Saturday, March 22nd , four of our SHSM cooking students participated in a skills competition at St. Clair College. They all did an extremely great job!

Fred Wood captured the gold, Jordan Rutt captured the silver and Logan Barr-Mulligan captured the bronze. Cassie Lilaberty competed with a strong and honourable finish.
Congratulations to all participants and to their teacher, Diane Nehmetallah!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

PRESENTATION ON INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS



 You're invited to a presentation and discussion on…
Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More
Monday, April 14, 2014 6:45 p.m. - Registration; 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. - Presentation

Windsor Essex Family Network
& the Enhancing Family Support for Education Group
Many thanks for the support and to the volunteers for this evening from:
Children First, Family Respite Services, John McGivney Children's Centre,
Community Living Windsor, and Windsor Essex Family Network
"Families Helping Families in Partnership"

PRE-REGISTER by April 10th On-line at:
www.familyrespite.org Or, register by phone at:
Windsor Essex Family Network
519-974-1008

Cost for those who Pre-register is $5.00 payable at the door.
Registrations received after April 10th will be $10.00 payable at the door.

Presenters:

Cathy Geml
Associate Director of Education,
Student Achievement K -12
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

Lynn McLaughlin
Superintendent of Special Education Programs and Services
Greater Essex County District School Board

Where?
Essex County Civic Centre
Room C
360 Fairview Ave., Essex
Topics to be covered include:
What is an IEP?
 Reasons for developing an IEP?
Who is part of the IEP team?
Identifying needs and strengths

 Setting goals: What are alternate goals vs. curriculum board goals?
Roles and Responsibilities
 What is an IPRC?
 Ministry Standards

 Questions and answers throughout the evening

Why Come?
This presentation will provide an understanding of the importance of your child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) . . . and more.
Information will be presented by experienced and knowledgeable educators. There will be time for questions and answers.
Participants will receive an information package specific to their school board to take home.
Listen, learn, ask questions, meet others and enjoy some refreshments

Monday, 17 March 2014

Senior IB Art Exhibit

The Senior IB Visual Art Exhibit Reception is on Thursday, March 27th, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the SoVa Gallery on the corner of College and Huron Church Road.  Nine of our students will be exhibiting their amazing artworks.  This is a two-year journey culminating in at least eight studio works and two Investigative Workbooks each!!  You will be very impressed with the work that they display!

If you cannot make it to the reception, the exhibit is open to the community Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week.  Please at least pop by to take a peek!

A Forum for Parents and Guardians


PARENTS.....LET'S TALK ABOUT DRUGS!


 Certified Substance Abuse Counsellors/Windsor Police
Presentation will cover:
- Educating participants on drug use and its effects
- Discussion on signs and symptoms of addiction
- Prevention and interventions strategies

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 from 5-7pm Location: Giovanni Caboto Club - 2175 Parent Ave.
Admission is free!
Speakers:
Jennifer Forfitt – New Beginnings
Dan D'Alessandro – New Beginnings
Stacey Yannacopoulos – New Beginnings
Constable Todd Pearce – Windsor Police

A forum for parents and guardians
Please contact Jennifer Forfitt at jforfitt@newbe.ca or 519-971-0973 ext 108 to register for the forum.

School Climate Survey



Attached is the school link to the school climate survey.

Assumption H.S.



Saturday, 1 March 2014

Assumption Students and iClimb

On February 13th, 2014, Assumption students participated in the iClimb for United Way event. The event raised over $30,000.00 to support United Way's Suicide Prevention Programs!
 
Assumption students raised $979.00, and our very own Maggie McAuley, who raised $243, was the top fundraising student of the entire event!

Great job to Francis Dellosa for organizing the event.