Friday, October 26, 2012


Day 1 - H.S. & Day 2 - Gr. 7 & 8


clip_image002SPIRIT WEEK:  Next week is spirit week!!!  Monday is Character Day (think villains, heroes, cartoons etc) for HS Students and White Out Day for Gr. 7/8, Tuesday is Titan Pride Day, Wednesday is Halloween (costumes MUST show face at all times and adhere to dress code), Thursday is Employee of the Month Day, Friday is Comfy Day (pj’s, sweats etc.).  Show your TITAN SPIRIT!! (NR -Nov 2)

clip_image004BOOK WEEK WRITING CONTEST FOR KIDS & TEENS:  Each year the Canadian Children’s Book Centre runs a writing contest for students in Grades 4 to 12. Young writers from across Canada are invited to submit their stories and/or poems to the Book Week 2013 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens. Judging is done by noted writers from across Canada and one winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate for the bookstore of his or her choice. Two honourable mentions from each grade category will also receive $50 gift certificates. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. Entry forms can be picked up in the Learning Commons. (CHV - Nov. 30)


7/8 ANNOUNCEMENTS clip_image006

clip_image008TLC MEETINGS

  • Monday -Library Ambassadors

  • Wednesday- Game Club

  • Thursday- Graphic Novel/Manga Club

  • Red Maple- starting Tuesdays in late October

Reminder: Pick up a pass in the morning.   Bring your lunch to the seminar room. (CHV –Oct 26)




clip_image010EUROPE 2013: All students participating in the trip to Europe this March are asked to attend a short and important meeting this Friday at 11:30 in Student Services. (MP – Oct. 26)


DEBATE CLUB: Will meet Tuesdays after school in Rom 138. (JS – Oct. 30)

WRITING CLUB: Meets every Tuesday at lunch in Rm 138.  New members always welcome. (JS –Oct 30)


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The STUDENT SERVICES WEBSITE at is set up as an information tool.

Includes information about: Courses, Careers, Graduation, Scholarships,etc.


clip_image014INTERESTED IN THE CANADIAN FORCES?? Any Grade 11 or 12 student interested in learning more about the Canadian Forces, is invited to go to Student Services and sign up to attend an information session by Sergeant Contini. He will be at Mother Teresa on November 6 at 9:30 am. All students that sign up will report to the multi purpose room on that date and time for the presentation. If you have questions please see Mrs. Rennick in room 320. (JR –Oct 26)


·         Fun volunteer opportunity - We are looking for 5 or 6 student volunteers to help out at St. Luke School Movie Night on Friday October 26th. It will be from 5-9 with various tasks, set up, take down, snack booth, etc. Please email 

·         Student volunteers needed on Saturday, October 27, 2012. It's the Fall Cleanup the Capital road and wetland activity. Pick up forms in Student Services. (KW – Oct. 26)

clip_image016PEER MENTORS: Peer mentors work with younger students and lend social or organizational support. Any grade 11 or grade 12 student interested in becoming a peer mentor is asked to sign up in Student Services this week. (MP – Oct. 26)

HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM:  Information about the Program is available on the Parliament of Canada Web site and applications must be submitted online at Deadline for application is Thursday, December 20, 2012. Check the Student Services Bulletin Board in the Atrium for more information. (KW – Nov 15)

LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES? Check out a great website that posts opportunities throughout the city.


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ALGONQUIN COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE: Students interested in attending Algonquin College next year are invited to spend the day at the college on Thursday, November 1st. Please sign-up & pick up a permission form in Student Services.  First come first served with a signed permission form gets you a seat on the bus. (MP –Oct 26)

clip_image020MCGILL UNIVERSITY WILL BE HOSTING ITS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE for prospective students and their families on Sunday, October 28, 2012.   Faculty, students and administrative staff from all units, including the academic departments, Admissions, Recruitment, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Student Services and members of McGill's student societies, will be on hand to answer questions and talk about academic and student life at McGill.  Tours of campus, residences, libraries and the athletics facilities will also be provided. We encourage students to register online to attend the event at: Should you have questions, please consult our website or contact the Open House Team at (MR –Oct 26)

SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND PARENT INFORMATION SESSION is taking place on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites Kanata-Ottawa, Kanata Salon B, 101 Kanata Avenue, Ottawa, ON. For more information, please contact Lauren Cullen, Liaison & Admissions Officer by email or telephone at 902.456.3329. (KW –Oct 26)

clip_image022GRADE 12’s: UNB (University of New Brunswick) will be in the atrium on Thursday Nov 1 at Lunch. (JH – Nov 1)


clip_image024GRAD PHOTO’S: Grad Photos will take place in our multi-purpose room from Monday, November 19th to Friday, November 23rd.  Students are to book their own appointments online. Go to, select sitting type, date and time, confirm appointment via e-mail. School code is MTH.   Pamphlets will be distributed to all graduates and a few will be available in Student Services. Students with a period 1 spare are asked to pick up a pamphlet in Student Services.  Students not interested in purchasing a Grad Photo package must still get a Grad Photo taken, at no cost. This photo is used for the Yearbook and Grad Composite which hangs in the atrium. (JH – Nov. 22)


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clip_image028JEANS DAY: A reminder that Friday October 26th is Jeans Day.  This week our contributions will go toward support for Paula Pert and her family.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated. (SD –Oct 26)



  1. Shepherd's of Good Hope:  Saturday January 26, 2013.  Meal preparation from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Please let me know if you will help out (15 staff Members required).

  2. Barrhaven Food Cupboard needs our help.  They have a huge delivery coming in from John McCrae school (200 boxes) and they need help unloading, sorting and bagging.   We would be needed for 2 hours after school Wednesday November 7.    We need at least 10 people to help.

Please respond directly to Martha if you are available to help out.  By our works.....  (MD –Oct 26)




clip_image030 COMMUNITY CORNER  clip_image032

For information about St. Andrew’s Parish, including parish bulletins, please visit

clip_image034CATHOLIC GRADUATES – WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:  We believe that Ontario Catholic education makes a difference. The Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) invites you to participate in a "Beyond Catholic Graduation Survey" about: the spiritual formation, the cultural engagement, the academic development of Ontario school graduates. All Catholic school graduates are urged to complete this survey in the next few weeks. For further information about this survey, go to (MEA –Oct 26)

PARENTING NOW WORKSHOP - helping parents help their child succeed in school and life.  For more information please visit  (MR -Oct 27)

clip_image036HPV VACCINATION (NO COST) FOR YOUNG WOMEN IN GRADES 10 – 12:  The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has announced they will provide three doses of the HPV Vaccine for eligible young women in Grades 9 through 12.  For more information please see the flyer at  (PG –Oct 31)

clip_image038TAKE CHARGE: A GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH.  Presented by Women in Mind - The Royal’s conference on Women’s Mental Health.  When: Thursday, November-01-12 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM.  Where: Hampton Inn Conference Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, Ontario. 613-741-2300.
To register:
(MR –Oct 31)


clip_image041COMING UP…

  • Oct 25 – 26 – Gr 7/8 Leadership Camp

  • Oct 31 – Wrk4U2 Day – Gr. 8 Students

  • Oct 31 – Grade 7/8 Dance

  • Nov 1 – Gr. 7/8 Progress Reports

  • Nov 7 – Take Our Kids to Work Day (Gr. 9 Students)

  • Nov 8 – Interviews for Gr. 7 & 8.  Early Dismissal (1:50 pm) for ALL students.

  • Nov 15 – High School Report Cards

  • Nov 15 – Flu Clinic – 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Nov 16 – PD Day.  No Classes.

  • Nov 19 – Parent Council Meeting.  7 pm in the Learning Commons

  • Nov 22 – High School Interviews.  Early Dismissal (1:50 pm) for ALL students.



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