Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of Jan. 23rd

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of Jan. 23rd
Posted on 01/23/2023

Week of January 23rd News Update

It was another great week at Carson Grove.  Students were happy to finally have PJ Spirit Day after so many issues with the weather and many students wore some black on Thursday to mark Black Excellence Day.  It was also nice to see families come to school on Friday afternoon to take advantage of the free clothing store.  Please remember that the school almost always has some winter outerwear and other clothes available. Call the school to let us know if you ever need anything and we’ll do our best to help.

Wednesday, February 1st, 6pm - New to Kindergarten 2023 Info Night

Carson Grove ES will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00pm in the school library.  Please share this date and time with any neighbours, friends, or family in our school area.

Register for 2023-24 Kindergarten

Families with a child who will be four years old by December 31, 2023 can visit the OCDSB website to register them for Kindergarten.  You can also come to Carson Grove between 9:30am and 4pm daily to register in person.

Carson Grove Student Clothing Update

If you ordered a Carson Grove student t-shirt or sweatshirt, we expect the order to arrive early in February.  Please stay tuned.  We will contact you as soon as your order has arrived.

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day honours and remembers the over six million Jews murdered and countless other victims of the Holocaust. Learning the lessons from our past is essential to shaping a more inclusive future, free of antisemitism and hate. Learn more about International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the OCDSB website

January 29: National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

On January 29th, 2017, a tragic Islamophobic attack took place at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City where a gunman killed 6 worshipers and seriously injured 19 more. In 2022 January 29th was proclaimed the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. All are welcome to wear a green square on their clothing in solidarity with the Muslim community and to show hope for a future without hate. Read more on the OCDSB website.

Joke or Riddle of the Day!

A “Joke or Riddle of the Day'' is featured daily on the morning announcements.  There are two ways to share a possible joke/riddle of the day: Students will be able to pass along jokes/riddles at school in class using a Chromebook; or, they can suggest one with help from home by clicking here and completing a quick Google Form.  Based on the overwhelming response levels in the past, not all jokes/riddles are used during the announcements.  We do our best to find ones that match the time of the year and also try to make selections from a variety of classes.

Carson Grove School Council News

Our Next Meeting is January 25th - Online or In Person (in the School Library), You Choose!

The next Carson Grove School Council meeting is Wednesday, January 25th from 6 to 7pm.  You can join us in person in the school library or online by Google Meet (click here to join).  All are welcome!

Our first school council meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, November 22nd in the school library.  Please click here to view the school council webpage and read the meeting notes.  

Community Corner

Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs (NHWH) - St. Laurent - Overbrook at Rideau High School, 815 St. Laurent Boulevard (Click here to view the poster)

Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs (NHWH) are easily accessible places offering drop-in services at no cost to residents across the city of Ottawa. These hubs provide the opportunity to speak in person with Ottawa Public Health and City of Ottawa staff about vaccination, mental and substance use health and wellbeing, parenting, dental health, and financial assistance. Different services are offered at different locations. More information can be found on the Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs website.

All services at the wellness hubs are at no cost, and an appointment is not required. Walk-ins are welcome, and services are available for all ages. There are many services offered at the NHWH, including:

  • Immunization:

  • Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Use Health

    • Wellness tips

    • Assistance to book short-term counselling through Counselling Connect

    • Connection to mental health, addictions and substance use health services through AccessMHA and 1call1click

  • Employment and Social Services 

    • Access to social assistance programs including financial assistance, housing, employment services, and referrals

  • Dental Health

    • Registered dental hygienists provide free dental screenings, support in accessing dental care and dental health promotion

    • Support in enrolling into the Healthy Smiles Ontario (children) and Ontario Seniors Dental Care (older adults) programs

    • All ages are welcome

  • Parenting

    • Speak with a public health nurse about all areas of parenting, including, but not limited to:

      • Infant feeding

      • Safe sleep

      • Growth and development

      • Home safety

      • Transition to parenting

      • Perinatal mental health

Come talk to a Public Health Nurse at any Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hub. Visit our website or call the Ottawa Public Health Information Centre at 613-580-6744, open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Translators are available if needed.

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