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UPDATE: Planning for a Safe Return to Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities
09/10/2021
The four local school boards recognize the importance of extracurricular activities in supporting students' mental health, well-being and academic development. We are therefore pleased to inform the school community that a protocol has been jointly developed with the support of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit....
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Federal Election Polling Stations at Designated NPSC Schools
09/09/2021
The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board has worked closely with Elections Canada to identify schools to be used as polling stations for the upcoming federal election on September 20, 2021...
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Planning for a Safe Return to Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities
09/07/2021
Extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs are an important part of the school experience and support student mental health and well-being. NPSC looks forward to resuming inter-school sports, intramurals and clubs for the 2021-2022 school year. Please 'read more' for further information.
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Registration Information
08/26/2021
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board schools are NOW OPEN for registration. To register your child for school, please contact your nearest Catholic school.....
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Updated Ministry of Education Plan for Reopening of Schools September 2021
08/13/2021
On August 3, the The Ministry of Education announced the reopening plan for schools this September. Please click 'read more' to read the most recent version (V2) of the plan, issued August 13, 2021.
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Routine and School-based Publicly Funded Immunizations for Children
07/02/2021
Please 'read more' to view a memo for information on the reinforcement and promotion of the importance of ongoing collaboration between public health units and school boards in the delivery of Ontario’s immunization programs.
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Summer Registration Information
06/30/2021
For assistance with your child's transportation information or registration during the summer months, please 'read more' for details.
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Graduation Message from the Minister of Education
06/24/2021
Please click 'read more' to access congratulatory videos addressed to this year’s graduating students from the Minister of Education.
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National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21
06/18/2021
National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated annually on June 21 and is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. NPSC students and staff will be celebrating this day remotely. “Read more” for a list of school events and activities.
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Register for September 2021
06/10/2021
Register today for Kindergarten at one of our 11 elementary schools serving North Bay, Mattawa, Powassan, Callander and West Nipissing. "Read more" for details!
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Return to School Planning Survey 2021
06/09/2021
Parents and guardians are required to declare which learning mode you have chosen for your child(ren) by completing a survey by June 9, 2021. Please note that this decision is for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Click "read more" for the survey link.
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Local Schools to Celebrate Their Graduates and End of Year
06/09/2021
In consultation with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, the four local school boards are confirming that school administrators will move ahead with virtual ceremonies with the opportunity of a drive-by component in order to provide graduates and a few immediate family members a safe yet unique celebration. Please "read more" for further details.
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Revisions to School Screening Tool (for staff and students currently working and learning in-person)
06/08/2021
On June 8, the Ministry of Education notified school boards of the updated COVID-19 screening guidance for school settings for the school staff and students with special education needs who are currently working and learning in-person in Ontario schools. Please 'read more' for further details.
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Recognizing the Children of Kamloops Indian Residential School
05/31/2021
The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is deeply saddened by the recent news of the discovery of the remains of 215 children lost at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation Territory. It is a difficult reminder of the injustices against our Indigenous community in our Nation's recent history. We grieve for the students who perished and any members of our First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples who have suffered...
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National Indigenous History Month
05/30/2021
June is National Indigenous History Month, honouring the history, contributions, culture and strength of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Learn more here...
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NPSC's Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusive School Communities
05/29/2021
The month of June is designated as PRIDE month in Canada, a sign and symbol of love and inclusion. Our Catholic schools are committed to nurturing safe and inclusive learning environments where every student and every member of the community is welcomed, valued, and respected.....
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Transportation Reminder: Updating Information
05/29/2021
Avoid the September rush! If you know you are moving or changing child care providers between now and the start of the next school year, now is the time to contact your school to update your address and confirm busing eligibility for next year. For transportation details, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services at 705-472-8840, info@npssts.ca or by visiting www.npssts.ca.
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9 Days of Prayer - Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
05/28/2021
Beginning on June 2, we invite those involved in and those who care for Catholic Education in the province of Ontario to pray together for nine days in preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. "Read more" for more information, including the daily prayers.
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Extended Stay-at-Home Order and Youth Vaccination Plan
05/14/2021
Please click 'read more' for information about the extended stay-at-home order and the youth vaccination plan.
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Education Support Staff Appreciation Day - May 5
05/05/2021
As part of Catholic Education Week, on Wednesday, May 5, we celebrate all our educational support staff for their hard work and daily contributions to our schools. Join us as we acknowledge the crucial roles of our educational support staff and as we extend a huge ‘thank you’ for all that they do.
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SJSH Vocal Music and Computers Students Meet EDM Duo DVBBS!
05/05/2021
On May 5, EDM Duo DVBBS, who are originally from Orangeville and are now based out of Los Angeles, met virtually with SJSH's Mr. Overholt’s Vocal Music and Computers students. "Read more" for details and a picture!
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Catholic Education Week 2021
05/03/2021
May 3-7 is Catholic Education Week and the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is celebrating with a variety of school events, throughout the week. This year, the theme is "Nurturing Hope".
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Mental Health Week
05/02/2021
This week is the 70th annual CMHA #MentalHealthWeek! #GetReal about how you feel. Name it, don’t numb it. Together we’ll #GetReal. For details and resources, visit mentalhealthweek.ca.
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2021-2022 School Year Calendar
05/01/2021
The 2021-2022 school year will begin on Tuesday September 7 and will end on Wednesday, June 29. This recommendation has been approved by the Ministry of Education. Please 'read more' to view the approved school year calendar.
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Follow-up: Resolved Case at Our Lady of Sorrows
04/23/2021
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has confirmed and advised us that the positive COVID-19 case from the Our Lady of Sorrows School community, which was reported to you on April 13, 2021, is now resolved. Please "read more" for more information.
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NPSC Outdoor Recreational Amenities Closed Until Further Notice
04/20/2021
Please be advised that in light of the provisions of the provincial Stay-at Home Order, all access to Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and sports fields, is prohibited until further notice. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
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Scientists in Schools - Genetic Diversity and You workshop
04/19/2021
On April 19, Ms. Walsh's Grade 7/8 class participated in a "Scientists in Schools - Genetic Diversity and You" workshop with presenter Ms. Carla Sterling. The workshop was based around STEM in the virtual classroom!
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Virtual Learning at NPSC Following Spring Break
04/15/2021
On April 12, 2021, the Premier of Ontario announced that Ontario elementary and secondary schools will be closed for in-person learning and that instruction will take place virtually following the spring break. Please 'read more' for important information regarding virtual learning following the spring break.
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Letter to Our Lady of Sorrows School Community
04/13/2021
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has advised us that an individual from the Our Lady of Sorrows School community has tested positive for COVID-19 and was at school during their infectious period. At this time, the Grade 7 and 8 cohort as well as individuals who boarded Allouette Bus Line route #52 are being asked to self-isolate. The Health Unit has advised that the current situation does not meet the criteria to declare an outbreak. Please "read more" for more information.
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Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break
04/12/2021
The Ontario government has announced its decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April 12-16 spring break. All publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in the province will be moving to teacher-led remote learning when students return from the April break on April 19. NPSC will be sharing more details with students and parents over the next few days. Please 'read more' to read the statement, released on April 12.
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Spring Break Information for Parents
04/08/2021
Please 'read more' for important spring break information for parents.
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Easter Blessings
04/01/2021
Easter blessings to everyone as we celebrate the true meaning of Easter, from the reflection of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Sunday and the promise of eternal life. May you feel the bright, joyful blessings God has to offer you during this Easter holiday. Happy Easter! **Please note the Board Office and Schools are closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday**
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World Autism Awareness Day
04/01/2021
April 2 is Autism Awareness Day! Many NPSC staff and students will wear BLUE on Thursday and Tuesday to help raise awareness and increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism around the world! #LightItUpBlue
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Asymptomatic Testing Available for NPSC Students and Staff
03/31/2021
COVID-19 rapid antigen testing is now available at select Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Pharmacy locations for students, children, and staff of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board. Testing is voluntary and participants will need to be asymptomatic in-order to be eligible to receive a COVID-19 rapid antigen test. "Read more" for important details.
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Rock Your Socks!
03/22/2021
On March 19 and 22, students and staff "rocked their socks" to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (Sunday, March 21). We wore our bright, colourful, striped, and mismatched socks! It was a day that our socks weren't meant to be hidden - instead they were intended to start conversations and to raise awareness. Thank you to the NPSC community for joining in to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down Syndrome.
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Spirit Week at Mother St. Bride School
03/19/2021
Mother St. Bride School celebrated "Spirit Week" from March 15-19, 2021, with different themes and activities each day!
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SJSH Celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph
03/19/2021
On March 19, we celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph! The Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of Mary, honors the foster-father of Jesus, St. Joseph. He is the patron saint of fathers, families, workers, and the Church. "Read more" to see the SJSH door decorating entries!
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Employee Appreciation Day
03/05/2021
Today is Employee Appreciation Day! Please join us as we extend our appreciation to all of our employees for the tremendous work they do each and every day. Thank you to our amazing NPSC Team!
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SJSH CSAC Scholarship and Bursary Donations
03/04/2021
SJSH Parent Council is raising funds to support SJSH graduating students in their education journey. Click 'read more' for a letter from CSAC Chair, Donna Marchione-Backer.
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Register Today - 20th Annual Carousel Evening
03/03/2021
NPSC's Special Education Advisory and Parent Involvement Committees welcome you to their 20th Annual Carousel Evening on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. This free virtual event will feature keynote speaker Michael Jacques and his presentation "It's My Future....How Do I Get There?". Click 'read more' for more information, including how to register!
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Celebrating NPSC Students Who Make A Difference
03/02/2021
On March 24, five students were recognized as “Students Who Make a Difference” and poster contest winner for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. "Read More" for a link to the recorded presentation. Congratulations!
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Child Care Program Needs Survey
03/01/2021
The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is conducting a Child Care Program Needs Survey for the 2020-2021 school year. The goal of this survey is to understand the need for childcare programs for school aged children, and assist with child care program and service planning. We are asking all families to complete this survey on child care needs. The survey should take about five minutes to complete and will remain open until March 12, 2021. Click 'read more' to access the link.
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Social Worker Week 2021
03/01/2021
The first week of March marks the beginning of Social Work Week in Ontario. Over 20,000 Registered Social Workers are at this moment playing an essential role in the overall mental health and well-being of many Ontarians. We count social workers as among the valued contributors of the NPSC organization and team. Join us as we recognize our social workers by celebrating Social Work Week and their many contributions to the NPSC community!
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Spring Break 2021
03/01/2021
On February 11, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced a postponement of March Break. All NPSC schools will remain open the week of March 15-19 and will be closed during the week of April 12-16. Please 'read more' for more information and to view the revised School Year Calendar.
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Director's Report 2020
02/28/2021
The 2020 Director's Report highlights the celebration of many achievements across NPSC from the 2019-2020 school year.
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Letter to St. Theresa School Community
02/25/2021
We have been advised by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (Health Unit) that a member from the St. Theresa School community has tested positive for Covid-19. Through case management and contact tracing, the Health Unit determined that there is no risk to the school community, as the individual was not on premises during their infectious period. The individual and all household members are currently self-isolating. "Read more" for more information.
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Revised School and Child Care Screener and Updated Health and Safety Measures
02/21/2021
The Ontario government is committed to student learning and the safety and well-being of all staff and students. Due to the recent emergence of COVID-19 variants of concern in Ontario, new safety measures have been added in Ontario schools and child care centres to keep students, children, and staff safe. As such, the Ministry of Education has provided school boards with updated guidance that builds upon a number of public health and safety measures. Please 'read more' for further details.
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SJSH Wins GOLD at Special Olympics Soccer
02/18/2021
Congratulations to the SJSH Special Olympics Soccer team who won GOLD at the provincial Special Olympics tournament on February 18!
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Statement from the Ministry of Education – March Break Postponed
02/11/2021
The Ministry of Education has postponed March Break until April in an effort to mitigate transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The new dates are April 12-16, 2021. Please "read more" for a link to the statement.
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SJSH Virtual Information Sessions
02/07/2021
St. Joseph-Scollard Hall is excited to welcome all future students and families to our virtual information sessions! "Read More" for more details on the virtual information sessions, including a live Q&A session.
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Register Now for the 2021 Parent Engagement Series
02/05/2021
The NPSC Parent Involvement Committee welcomes you to a free virtual information session: "Eat. Sleep. Move. Think: The Ripple Effect. Leverage sleep, food, movement and mindset to amplify resilience and your health" on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00pm. Join scientist, physiologist and bestselling author Dr. Greg Wells for this informative and engaging keynote presentation. "Read more" for registration details.
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Black History Month 2021
02/01/2021
Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: "The Future is Now". "Read More" for links to videos, information, and resources.
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2021-2022 School Year Calendar Consultation
01/25/2021
Parents are invited to join staff members and provide input into the proposed school year calendar for the 2021-2022 school year by completing the survey by Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
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Register Today for Our Early French Immersion Information Sessions Happening February 2, 2021
01/19/2021
Is your child starting Kindergarten September 2021? Join the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board for our Early French Immersion information session, February 2 at 6:00 p.m., to discover the amazing opportunities a bilingual Catholic education can provide.
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Additional Safety Measures for Ontario Schools
01/13/2021
As you are aware, the Province of Ontario has announced a second state of emergency effective Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A reminder that all Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board schools will remain open for in-person learning during this time. Please click 'read more' for more information regarding additional health and safety protocols that will be occurring in our schools.
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Important Information Regarding Bus Transportation
01/08/2021
Please click 'read more' for an important message from the Nipissing Parry Sound Student Transportation Services. Importantly, NPSSTS advises students to please continue to practice good habits with regards to wearing masks while riding the bus, stating "...public health does not recommend ‘neck gaiters’, scarves, or balaclavas as an equivalent to, or substitute for a face covering..."
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NPSC Schools Return to In-Person Learning January 11
01/07/2021
As you know, the Government of Ontario confirmed yesterday that elementary and secondary students in the region of Northern Ontario will proceed with returning to in-person learning, as scheduled, on January 11, 2021. This includes students in the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board.
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Letter from the Minister of Education January 2021
01/03/2021
Please click 'read more' for a link to a letter from the Minister of Education.
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Our Lady of Fatima Wreath Decorating Contest
12/18/2020
Our Lady of Fatima organized their first annual Christmas Wreath Decorating Contest this December. The winning class got to choose an organization to send the school's fundraising money, collected on Christmas Hat Day. As a result, OLF will be providing The Santa Fund with $100 to use for their families this year. Thank you for sharing your Christmas cheer with our community OLF!
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Ukulele Practice Pays Off at St. Hubert School
12/17/2020
We are so pleased to share two special performances from the Grade 7 and 8 students at St. Hubert! They have been practicing their ukulele skills this semester and their hard work has definitely paid off! Thank you to teacher Allison Denomme for preparing this beautiful video and orchestrating the (virtual) performance!
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St. Gregory Performs Carol of the Bells
12/17/2020
We are so pleased to share a video of our friends at St. Gregory performing Carol of the Bells! Their virtual music instruction is being put to good use as they share their wonderful Christmas cheer with us.
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NPSC Board Newsletter: Christmas Edition
12/17/2020
The Christmas edition of our Board Newsletter, Schools to Believe In is now available. Inside you will find a message from our Director of Education and Board Chair, as well as videos and stories from schools across our district.
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St. Francis Undertakes Advent Challenge
12/16/2020
Our friends at St. Francis took part in a unique festive challenge this year called the Advent-Read-A-Thon. With a new take on the traditional Advent calendar, the 25 day activity challenged primary and junior grades to read something every day, with fun twists. For example, students were challenged to read a mystery book, read poetry or even read in the car! As they complete each week of the reading challenge, they are rewarded with a candy cane. We hear someone in the North Pole has caught wind of this special activity - maybe he will include St. Francis in his pre-Christmas visits!
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de Jourdan Acclaimed Chair, McCool Re-elected Vice-Chair
12/16/2020
At its organizational meeting on Tuesday December 15, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board appointed by acclamation, Leo de Jourdan as Chair and re-elected Barbara McCool as Vice-Chair.
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12 Blocks of Christmas Coding Festivities
12/15/2020
Students at the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC) have been taking part in a unique festive activity called NPSC’s 12 Blocks of Christmas. The competition is open to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 8, with the challenge of completing one coding activity per school day. Students enter the competition by engaging in the board’s curated coding activities throughout the 12 school days of the challenge offering. Activities centre around core curriculum topics and are divided by grade level.
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SJSH Religion Class Shares Christmas Cheer
12/07/2020
Students in the Grade 12 Religion course have been actively spreading Christmas cheer this year, completing a variety of goodwill activities and projects to spread joy this season. The class ‘adopted’ two children through the Children’s Aid Society’s Joy Project which seeks to provide Christmas gifts for all children and youth in the Nipissing and Parry Sound district. Students used their own money to purchase gifts for the children, including a dollhouse, toys, pajamas and art supplies. Staff and students also worked together to hand write 150 Christmas cards for nursing home patients, accompanied by beautiful artwork and Christmas paintings. We are so proud of the work of our students and staff, who continue to demonstrate compassion, generosity and benevolence during the Christmas season and throughout the year!
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Father Eric and St. Gregory Stay Connected!
12/04/2020
Our friends at St. Gregory have been connecting with their school priest virtually this year, through a series of classroom discussions and school masses. Since the beginning of September, Father Eric has been engaging each class in weekly discussions; answering questions, sharing parables, interactive reflections and discussing important aspects of students’ faith development. The school has also taken part in virtual masses throughout the year, coming together monthly to celebrate Mass as a school community. During Advent, Father Eric shared special weekly prayer services to light the candles of our school Advent wreath. Father Eric’s reflections and discussions engage students in learning how hope, peace, joy and love help us prepare during Advent to welcome Christ into our hearts and homes this Christmas. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Father Eric for his creative and important contributions to our school community and the spiritual development of our students!
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Ontario Providing Support for Young Learners
11/30/2020
On November 30, the Ontario government announced it will be providing financial relief for families facing new education-related expenses. Starting today, parents or guardians residing in Ontario can complete a simple online application through the Support for Learners web page. Applications will remain open until February 8, 2021. For details visit the Ontario.ca website.
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Christmas Blessings from NPSC
11/30/2020
A Christmas Message from the Board Chair and Director of Education: ​ In our Catholic schools, the season of Advent is a wonderful time of preparation. As we think about Christmas traditions and preparing “new” traditions this year, we invite our community to join us in sharing a moment of gratitude.
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A Fresh Take on Form, Function and Forces
11/24/2020
Intermediate students enrolled in the Tech and Design program at NPSC have been engaging with the course curriculum using a variety of unique and innovative learning approaches this year. While the majority of students are not able to attend the traditional tech and design classroom in person, teacher Robert Pavone, has created several projects for students to create in their classrooms at their home schools, accompanied by his virtual lessons and supporting material. To complete the procedural learning assignments each of the over 200 students enrolled in the program this semester receives a package that includes project materials, written instructions and access to videos, photos and a Google Slidedeck of instructions to create the 3D models. Design projects include a geodesic dome, a truss bridge, a cell tower and the culminating project of creating floor plans for a virtual home. We are looking forward to sharing more of these projects as they come to life in schools across our district!
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Chef for a Day
Students Experience Being Chef for a Day
11/23/2020
Intermediate students across NPSC had the opportunity to build their culinary knowledge and essential skills through a synchronous learning event, hosted virtually by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and Canadore College. Students learning virtually, as well as students attending school in-person received an ‘activity-box’ with ingredients to make gingerbread houses and energy bites. All participants were then invited to participate in a culinary lesson, receiving live, virtual instruction from a Canadore College Chef and having the opportunity to ask questions about their learning. The hands-on activity provided students with an introductory experience into the skilled trades and college, as well as a discussion about healthy eating and nutrition. Special thank you to the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and Canadore College for providing this exception experience for our students!
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week at NPSC
11/13/2020
NPSC is proud to join schools across the province in celebrating the tenth anniversary of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. At NPSC, we continue to focus on creating safe and positive learning environments, based on mutual understanding and respect, so that all students feel a sense of belonging and are able to participate fully in the school community and classroom learning.
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Remembrance Day At NPSC
11/09/2020
Each year NPSC schools and our community support our students in remembering the men and women who have sacrificed for our country and honour those who continue to serve today. Our students and staff have planned a variety of educational activities, virtual prayer services and remembrance ceremonies to mark the day and month of remembrance. These activities have been planned to inspire our students and Catholic communities through our faith, to reflect on the freedoms and peace we have and to remember the Canadians who served and sacrificed for all we have today.
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Intermediate Music Gets Collaborative
11/06/2020
Intermediate students across NPSC have been engaging with music curriculum in a new way this year, working virtually to learn music theory and compose their own music. Using Google Classroom, the music teacher, Allison Denomme, has created a plethora of activities and resources to introduce students to the curriculum. Next, the over 300 students across the district enrolled in the program have signed up to a digital service called BandLab, which allows students to record, edit and mix their own music. Students have the opportunity to connect via Google Meet to share their music and connect with their peers and teacher, who teaches students from across the district from her home school at St. Hubert. Students who are not completing the BandLab unit are learning Ukulele through a series of virtual tutorials and activities.
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St. Alexander Asks the Expert
11/03/2020
Students at St. Alexander School have been bringing their learning to life by connecting virtually with experts in the subjects they are learning about in their classroom. The Grade 6 class has been tuning in to live broadcasts, orchestrated by Joe Grabowski of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, to hear discussions from astronauts, artists, physicians, marine biologists and many more.
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NPSC Celebrates Treaties Recognition Week
10/29/2020
Schools across the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board participated in Treaties Recognition Week through a variety of educational and interactive learning activities. Schools participated in a variety of activities including learning about treaties and developing their own classroom treaties and wampum belts, inviting virtual guest speakers and elders to speak to classes, learning to make medicine wheels through a virtual classroom tutorials and sharing resources such as We are all Treaty People, Back to Batoche and Taking Care of Mother Earth and more.
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Thank You to the Kiwanis Club and Staples
10/22/2020
Special thank you to the Kiwanis Club of North Eastern Ontario and Staples North Bay, who generously donated just over $1,000 in gift cards to benefit students at NPSC.
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NPSC Students Learn Fire Safety
10/22/2020
The North Bay Fire Department joined several NPSC classes to talk about fire safety and prevention, sharing the important story "No Dragons for Tea."
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Cyber Security Awareness
10/22/2020
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year, the Educational Computing Network of Ontario is providing a series of resources to help families and educators stay safe online. Click 'read more' for details.
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Treaties Recognition Week
10/16/2020
November 2-6 is Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. Schools across NPSC are celebrating in some very special ways, including using We Are All Treaty People curriculum resources, sharing prayers, drumming ceremonies, and welcoming virtual guest speakers into their classrooms. For more information about Treaties Recognition Week visit www.ontario.ca/page/treaties.
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NPSC Recognizes Orange Shirt Day
09/28/2020
Schools across NPSC celebrated Orange Shirt Day with a variety of activities and resources. This year, SJSH Indigenous Student Trustee Grace Couchie, worked with SJSH students and staff to create a special Orange Shirt Day video, touching on the importance of the day, it’s history and the perspectives from the school community.
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NPSC Virtual Learning Resources
09/16/2020
NPSC extends a warm welcome all of our students and families who have selected to complete their Catholic Education virtually as we begin the 2020-2021 school year. As students and their families connect with staff this week, we wanted to share a website that provides general information about virtual learning as well as introductory activities in the core areas of Literacy, Numeracy and French as a Second Language. Please click 'read more' for details.
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