November Council MeetingThe November School Council Meeting will be held in the staff room on Monday November 26th. This is your chance to have a say, find out about what's happening at your child's school and have some fun. All are welcome.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Holiday Coffee Order on-line
|Lady Evelyn's annual Holiday Fair Trade Coffee Order is now underway. Order forms for coffee, tea and chocolate can be sent in by Friday, December 10th. A popular and great holiday gift for that person who is hard to buy for.|
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 12:30 AM EST [Link]
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Draft Revitalization Report available for Review
Draft 4 of the Alternative Revitalization Report is now available for review and comments. Lady Evelyn is being asked to review this and provide comments back to ASAC by the end of January 2008. A joint review meeting for all the Alternative schools will be announced later. Target date for submission to the board is April 2008. [more]
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 05:11 PM EST [Link]
Monday, November 26, 2007
Family Movie Night
Join us for the first School Council Family Movie Night Of the year
When: Friday November 30thAdmission is free
Where: In the gym of Lady Evelyn Alternative Public School
Featuring: The Iron Giant
Popcorn and drinks will be sold
Please wear your pj's and bring your favourite chair, pillow and blankets [more]
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 09:58 AM EST [Link]
Cookie Dough Orders due this Friday
This is your chance to purchase nut-free gourmet cookie dough and support Lady Evelyn.
- The cookie dough is 100% nut-free
- Each pail will make between 7 & 10 dozen mouth-watering cookies
- All pails are labelled with easy instructions-just scoop and bake
- Just in time for winter or the holidays
- They are a great price, convenient and delicious!
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 09:53 AM EST [Link]
Monday, November 19, 2007
Used Book Sale
Lady Evelyn School Council, along with the teachers and staff, is organizing a used books' sale to collect funds for the Child Haven International Orphanage in Nepal. The book sale will be held at Lady Evelyn School on the aftenoon and evening of December 6th and the morning of December 7th during parent/teacher sessions.
If you have any used books that you would like to donate for the book sale, please drop them off at the front entrance of Lady Evelyn School in the designated box.
On December 6th and 7th, parents and students will be able to purchase used books at a nominal price and the proceeds of the sale will go to support the construction and development of a library at the Child Haven Orphanage in Nepal (http://www.childhaven.ca/). Parents will also have an opportunity on these days to purchase fair trade crafts from Nepal. This event is a great opportunity to recycle used books for a worthy cause and do a little holiday shopping at the same time!
For more information on the book and fair trade craft sale, please contact Narissa Somji at (613)730-6955. Volunteers are needed to assist with these events.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 10:10 AM EST [Link]
Monday, November 12, 2007
Education Committee Discussion Evening
Friday, November 16
7pm at school (room to be determined)
Choices for children - Is Alfie Kohn's perspective realistic and applicable or utopian?
The education committee is inviting all school families (grown-ups and kids) to an evening of discussion on facilitating choices for children at school and at home as presented last week by Alfie Kohn at the Montessori Conference.
We hope you will join us for stimulating dialogue and sharing of ideas on how to enhance our children's potential to learn and flourish in an inspired and inspiring environment.
For those of you who couldn't make it to Alfie Kohn's presentation, it might be useful to read his article Choices for children which sums up his arguments for allowing children greater choice.
refreshments will be provided
go check out the Education Committee blog
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 12:42 PM EST [Link]
Monday, November 5, 2007
Alfie Kohn article in Saturday's Citizen
There was a full page article in section J of Saturday's Ottawa Citizen on Alfie Kohn. It mentioned his upcoming talk at the Montessori conference this Friday night and focused on the problems with homework and praise.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 11:14 AM EST [Link]
Friday, October 26, 2007
|This is your chance to buy FROZEN BERRIES and support Lady Evelyn Alternative!|
Why a Berry Fundraiser?
- Frozen berries are commonly purchased by families over the winter.
- These berries are high quality and I.Q.F frozen with a freezer shelf life of at least three years.
- They’re just in time for winter school lunches and breakfasts and for holiday baking.
- And, they’re a great price, convenient, and nutritious!
More information and order forms are available here. Thanks to Nora Ballantyne for organizing this.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 01:32 PM EST [Link]
Monday, October 15, 2007
Program Night Rescheduled to Monday, October 22nd
After the classroom re-organization, Program Night has been reset for this coming Monday, October 22nd, 2007.
5:45 - 6:15
School Council Information
6:15 - 6:30
6:30 - 7:00
7:00 - 7:30
The regulard School Council meeting will follow at 7:30.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 06:50 PM EST [Link]
Friday, October 12, 2007
Article in the Guardian Newspaper (UK) - The School we'd like
In the U.K., the Guradian newspaper recently asked children to tell them what would make an ideal school. The results indicated that kids wanted to go to a school that was more fun and more relevant. Over 15,000 entries were submitted altogether.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 01:27 PM EST [Link]
Saturday, September 22, 2007
We would like to conduct a very brief poll to gauge interest in a milk program (where parents can choose to pay a small amount to provide their child with cold milk several days a week).
You can fill out the single question survey here.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 11:35 AM EST [Link]
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Alfie Kohn coming to Ottawa in November
The Montessori Society of Canada will be holding its fifth National Conference in Ottawa, from November 9 to 11, 2007 at the Chateau Laurier. One of the key speakers this year is Alfie Kohn, who will speak on the Friday Evening, November 9th. Tickets are $25.00 and available to all, with 500 spots available.
From his bio:
Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and social theory. His eleven books include PUNISHED BY REWARDS (1993), BEYOND DISCIPLINE: From Compliance to Community (1996),THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” (1999), THE CASE AGAINST STANDARDIZED TESTING (2000), UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING (2005), and most recently, THE HOMEWORK MYTH (2006). [more]
Kohn has been described by Time magazine as America's "most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores." His criticisms of competition and rewards have helped to shape the thinking of educators -- as well as parents and managers -- across North America and abroad. Kohn has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, including the “Canada A.M.” and two appearances on “Oprah.” He lectures widely at universities and to school faculties, parent groups, and corporations, as well as speaking at staff development seminars and keynoting national education conferences. Kohn’s articles include “Feel-Bad Education: The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy” in Education Week; “Five Reasons to Stop Saying ‘Good Job!’” in Young Children; and “Raising Children Who Care" in NAMTA Journal. Kohn lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 02:37 PM EST [Link]
Friday, September 14, 2007
September Newsletter now on-line
The September Lady Evelyn Newsletter is now available on-line.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 01:21 PM EST [Link]
Special Education Café
Interested Parents, Guardians and Community Members are invited to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board's Special Education Café on Thursday September 27th at 1:00 or 7:00 P.M.
This session is being provided so that parents, staff and community members will have the opportunity to share concerns, ideas, and recommendations regarding Special Education Programs and Services for the 2008-2009 school year. [more]
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 01:04 PM EST [Link]
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Lady Evelyn Alternative Priorities (LEAP) Survey
The ad hoc committee of the Lady Evelyn Alternative Priorities (LEAP) Working Group would like to invite all parents and students to fill out a survey to help provide direction for LEAP.
The kids' survey can be found here.
And the parents' survey is here.
The surveys will be available until July 13th.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 05:23 PM EST [Link]
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Thanks for Swing Into Spring
The Fundraising Committee would like to wrap up this year's &Spring into Spring& Event with a big thank you to all of the individuals/businesses who kindly contributed auction item(s) to this year’s event. We made $2100.00 from this fundraising event this year -- money that goes towards supporting sports, arts and the library at our school.
A full list of contributors can be found here.
Posted by Richard Deadman @ 04:06 PM EST [Link]