School News & Announcements

Social Networking and Internet Safety

posted Apr 22, 2018, 4:49 PM by Angela Harrison

Paul Davis will be presenting on the topic of Internet and Social Media Safety at Thomas D'arcy McGee on Thursday, April 26th (6:30 p.m.)  All parents are welcome!

Catholic Education Week

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:10 PM by Angela Harrison


Fairy Godmother Pop Up Prom Shop

posted Apr 11, 2018, 9:30 AM by Angela Harrison

DATE:         April 2018

TO:              Ottawa Area High Schools

RE:              Fairy Godmother 2018 Prom Program

 

Imagine that you’ve worked really hard to achieve a high school diploma despite financial, social, or even medical obstacles, and when the moment for celebrating your accomplishments arrives, there is only one problem – the cost of a proper graduation dress. For some Ottawa area girls, all they need is a fairy godmother.

 

Fairy Godmother Inc. of Ottawa was founded in 2003 by Melissa Shabinsky and Catherine Whitla and our goal is to help make a positive impact on our participant's self esteem by making them look their best on prom night and to celebrate their accomplishments feeling proud and confident no matter what their economic background. To date, we have dressed over 1800 Ottawa area teens for prom.

 

How it Works

This year, we are opening the doors of our POP UP PROM SHOP for 1 DAY ONLY where graduating teens who need a Fairy Godmother can 'shop', for free, for a Cinderella-worthy dress to make their prom night a magical experience - Saturday, May 12th from 9am - 5 pm.

 

The girls can book a fitting with us online at www.fairygodmotherottawa.com. At the fitting, they are assigned to a 'fairy godmother', a stylist who will work one-on-one with them to choose the perfect dress, shoes and accessories. The fitting takes approximately 1 hour and girls are encouraged to bring a friend or family member to help them make their choice of 'looks'.

 

Who Needs a Fairy godmother?

To qualify for our program, the girls must be unable to purchase a dress on their own and are often referred by high school guidance counsellors, community centres and social organizations. We run on an honour system and do not require any financial verification.

  

We strive to maintain the confidentiality of the girls and are dedicated to making their shopping experience a magical one. Girls MUST book an appointment - either book online or email us at info@fairygodmotherottawa.com to do so. Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Sincerely,

Melissa Shabinsky

Fairy Godmother

info@fairygodmotherottawa.com

Fairy Godmother Pop Up Prom Shop

posted Apr 10, 2018, 10:10 AM by Angela Harrison

DATE:         April 2018

TO:              Ottawa Area High Schools

RE:              Fairy Godmother 2018 Prom Program

 

Imagine that you’ve worked really hard to achieve a high school diploma despite financial, social, or even medical obstacles, and when the moment for celebrating your accomplishments arrives, there is only one problem – the cost of a proper graduation dress. For some Ottawa area girls, all they need is a fairy godmother.

 

Fairy Godmother Inc. of Ottawa was founded in 2003 by Melissa Shabinsky and Catherine Whitla and our goal is to help make a positive impact on our participant's self esteem by making them look their best on prom night and to celebrate their accomplishments feeling proud and confident no matter what their economic background. To date, we have dressed over 1800 Ottawa area teens for prom.

 

How it Works

This year, we are opening the doors of our POP UP PROM SHOP for 1 DAY ONLY where graduating teens who need a Fairy Godmother can 'shop', for free, for a Cinderella-worthy dress to make their prom night a magical experience - Saturday, May 12th from 9am - 5 pm.

 

At the fitting, the girls can book a fitting with us online at www.fairygodmotherottawa.com. At the fitting, they are assigned to a 'fairy godmother', a stylist that will work one-on-one with them to choose the perfect dress, shoes and accessories. The fitting takes approximately 1 hour and girls are encouraged to bring a friend or family member to help them make their choice of 'looks'.

 

Who Needs a Fairygodmother?

To qualify for our program, the girls must be unable to purchase a dress on their own and are often referred by high school guidance counsellors, community centres and social organizations. We run on an honour system and do not require any financial verification.

 

Help Spread the Word

Please help us let you students know about your program:

-         Please circulate our digital poster to your schools and staff

-         Please include us in your school communications - newsletter, announcements etc.

-         Please tag us in your social media @ottawapromfairy on twitter and Fairy Godmother of Ottawa on Facebook

-         Please ask your teachers/counsellors to identify candidates and refer them to us

 

We strive to maintain the confidentiality of the girls and are dedicated to making their shopping experience a magical one. Girls MUST book an appointment - either book online or email us at info@fairygodmotherottawa.com to do so. Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Sincerely,

Melissa Shabinsky

Fairy Godmother

info@fairygodmotherottawa.com

One Man, Two Guvnors School Play

posted Apr 10, 2018, 7:09 AM by Angela Harrison

One Man, Two Guvnors   by Richard Bean



This brilliantly written and hysterically funny play is an adaptation of the Commedia dell'arte play The Servant of Two Masters written by Carlo Goldoni in 1745.  It now takes place in 1963 in Brighton, England.  Charlie Clench’s daughter Pauline is engaged to be married to Alan Dangle.  This is only possible because the man who Charlie arranged to marry Pauline has died and now she is able to marry her true love.  Enter the ‘dead man’ or rather his twin sister Rachel dressed as a man, coming to claim the money Charlie had promised “him” on the day of his engagement to his daughter.  But that’s not all! Rachel comes with a servant named Francis. He is an over the top character who lives to eat, chase women and make money. Unbeknownst to them, he ends up being the servant to both Rachel and Stanley Stubbers (Rachel’s real fiance). The comedy ensues when poor Francis tries his best to keep the pair apart, and all the information straight.  Needless to say, he fails. Miserably.


Slapstick comedy at its best; don’t miss Lester B. Pearson’s version of One Man, Two Guvnors, April 12,13,14, 2018.  Curtain at 7:00

$10 for adults, $5 for kids under 10.     


Lester B Goes to London!

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:03 AM by Angela Harrison

Our first five days were full of all that London has to offer.  Some of the highlights are: Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, The Imperial War Museum, The London Eye and St. Paul’s Cathedral.  We toured the historic Globe theatre where we were lucky enough to meet and interact with an actor from the company. A tour of Harry Potter at Warner Bros studios was an exciting experience.  An overnight in Stratford allowed us to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and explore the historical town of Oxford. On our return to the city, we were able to visit the Museum of London and the Tower Bridge.  We also enjoyed three plays: The Play that Went Wrong, The Follies of Mrs Rich and The Comedy of the Bank Robbery. The last play was performed in a theatre built in the underground. This was to facilitate the motto “the play must go on” during the bombings of WWII.   The food was British fare; nothing like fish and chips in London. It was a memorable and educational trip for all!

7-8 Raffle Winners

posted Apr 9, 2018, 4:48 AM by Angela Harrison

Please refer to the following attachment to see if you won a 7-8 raffle prize.

One Man, Two Guvnors

posted Apr 6, 2018, 11:29 AM by Karen Carter   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 11:39 AM ]

Come join us for the funniest play that Lester B Pearson has ever put on!  April 12, 13, 14 2018

  Please click on the above heading and then the link to find all the details

Lester B Goes to London!

posted Apr 5, 2018, 10:57 AM by Angela Harrison

Our first five days were full of all that London has to offer.  Some of the highlights are: Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, The Imperial War Museum, The London Eye and St. Paul’s Cathedral.  We toured the historic Globe theatre where we were lucky enough to meet and interact with an actor from the company. A tour of Harry Potter at Warner Bros studios was an exciting experience.  An overnight in Stratford allowed us to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and explore the historical town of Oxford. On our return to the city, we were able to visit the Museum of London and the Tower Bridge.  We also enjoyed three plays: The Play that Went Wrong, The Follies of Mrs Rich and The Comedy of the Bank Robbery. The last play was performed in a theatre built in the underground. This was to facilitate the motto “the play must go on” during the bombings of WWII.   The food was British fare; nothing like fish and chips in London. It was a memorable and educational trip for all!

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND EQUITY IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

posted Apr 4, 2018, 2:50 PM by Angela Harrison

Come learn more about the Ministry of Education Equity Action Plan. Parents/guardians are key partners in creating inclusive and equitable school communities. Find out how you can play a role at your school. Information and free resources are available for participants to bring back to your school council.
Dinner served at 6 p.m.  (free)

2 choices of date/location:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:00 - 7:45 PM
T.D. McGee School 
635 La Vérendrye Dr, Gloucester

Monday, May 14, 2018
6:00 - 7:45 PM 
OCSB Boardroom 
570 West Hunt Club Road


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