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Leadership Recognition

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative to achieve a positive outcome.”

Students

Our students are recognized through classroom and division presentations for the essential role they serve in our school. This is done in many ways. There are monthly assemblies to complement and reward students. Student birthdays are announced and treated to a gift. We encourage our junior students to assume additional leadership roles both within the classroom and within the school community. These leadership opportunities enable these students to demonstrate their strengths as well as to provide our younger students with good role models. Good behaviour is noted on many field trips and other occasions. Junior Division Students are paired up with Primary Divisions students for activities or school outings. These activities include:
• Reading Buddies
• Winterlude
• Playday
• NAC trips
• Trip to Loblaws for lessons about nutrition
• Annual Terry Fox Walk
• Kindergarten Helpers
• Milk Monitors
• Bus Monitors
• Peer Helpers
• Garden Activities
• Noon time skating
• Knickerbocker Glory Sundae Party
These partnerships help teach our older students responsibility and citizenship.

Staff

Our staff members have a wealth of professional qualifications, including Bachelor and Master degrees in Arts, Fine Arts, Physical Education and Sciences, as well as additional qualifications in Special Education, English as a Second Language, Music, Visual Arts, Guidance, and Computers in Education. Staff members actively participate in numerous Board-wide professional development activities in literacy and numeracy. Their initiative is recognized by providing and supporting opportunities for further professional growth. We also recognize staff leadership via personal interactions, letters of thanks, school announcements, school newsletters, assemblies, performance appraisals, and our principal’s report to school council.

Parents/Guardians/Volunteers

Our School Council members are to be congratulated for their fine work in performing behind the scenes to enrich students’ experiences. The School Council participates in our community activities and supports and recognized the work of our students and staff. The staff meets with parents and guardians in community locations to facilitate conversation and support. Our Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) assists in organizing these meetings and ensures that there are other MLOs present to remove language barriers with our parents. Our focus is to encourage parents and guardians to read and speak to their child in their first language. Also, we share with our parents the expectations of our education system, at the school, Board and Ministry levels.

Community

Over recent years, Carson Grove has been fortunate to receive donations from various sources which support our students. We recognize our community supporters through letters of appreciation, school assemblies, school newsletters, Principal’s report to school council, and thank-you cards and letters. During the last couple of years, we have received donations from our local Wal-Mart store, the Sports Check sports store, Dave and Darlene Smith, Starbucks on Ogilvie, Loblaws, the Independent Grocer, Ottawa Network for Education, Staples, Scotia Bank, Giant Tiger, Tim Tierney, Louise and Harvey Glatt and the Ottawa Food Bank.
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