Bateman Bobcat Banner: February 6, 2023

Bateman Bobcat Banner: February 6, 2023
Posted on 02/06/2023

Bateman Bobcat Banner

Monday, February 6, 2023


Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, February 9: RBPS School Council Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 15: Term 1 Progress Reports Available Online
  • Friday, February 17: PA Day (No School for students)
  • Monday, February 20: Family Day (No School for students)
  • Tuesday, February 21: Toonie Tuesday (Fundraiser for the Education Foundation)
  • Tuesday, February 22: Pink Shirt Day
  • Monday, February 27: Mural Art Project with Claudia Salguero Begins
  • March 2 - 3: Dental Screening for Kindergarten and Grade 2 Students

First Term Progress Reports

On Wednesday, February 15, you will receive an email inviting you to view your child(ren)’s First Term Progress Reports (or Communication of Learning for Kindergarten students). You will be able to contact your child(ren)’s teacher(s) to discuss their progress, and you are also invited to reach out to discuss your child(ren)’s progress at any time throughout the school year.

These reports will only be available through the online portal (hardcopies will not be sent home). As was the case for Progress Reports in November, you will need your child(ren)’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the report cards; it can be found on previous report cards. If you do not have your child’s OEN, please contact the school office by email, [email protected] to receive this information.

Black History Month

Every February is recognized as Black History Month in Canada. It’s a time to celebrate Black culture and history and to applaud the achievements and significant contributions Black Canadians have made to build Canada and to make this country the diverse, welcoming and strong nation it is today. Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in learning opportunities, festivities, and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

Term 2 Pizza Orders

Term 2 Pizza orders will be coming soon. Please ensure that you are registered with SchoolCash Online so that you can securely place your order online. For those students who will be observing Ramadan, there will also be an option to order pizza only for the 12 weeks before and after Ramadan. Details on ordering will be sent home soon.

RBPS School Council: Thursday, February 9

All parents are invited to attend the RBPS School Council meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm in the school library. This meeting will use a hybrid (in-person and virtual) format; any parents who would like to attend virtually are invited to join using this GoogleMeet link. An agenda will be shared with parents in the next few days.

Hunt Club Park Community Association Winter Festival

When: Saturday, February 11; 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Elizabeth Manley Park

What: There will be Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Games, Skating and Hockey, S’Mores, Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs

Tickets: $1.50 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 4 tickets. Sleigh ride, food, and drinks are 1 ticket each.

Funds raised from this event have gone to support community schools, Including Robert Bateman, so please consider supporting this event.

Clubs and Activities at Robert Bateman School

Thank you to Ms Shackleton, Ms Cao, and Ms Elizabeth Rozak for launching a Grade 3 - 6 coding club at RBPS; many students attended this new club, and we expect it will continue to grow. We will soon be launching our February Food Drive, stay tuned for more details on this event.

Toonie Tuesday - Tuesday, February 21 - Friday, February 24

For the week of February 21 - February 24, Robert Bateman will take part in our annual ‘Toonie Tuesday’ fundraiser, in support of the Education Foundation of Ottawa. Students will be invited to bring in Loonies, Toonies, or other amounts, and parents can donate online here.

The Education Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to supporting students in the OCDSB who are vulnerable to the effects of poverty. One in five children in our schools lives in poverty. The Education Foundation’s goals include reducing barriers to ensure that all students have the basic necessities they need in order to learn confidently. They do this by providing appropriate food, clothing, school supplies, healthcare supports and access to opportunities for students in our neighbourhood and our school. At Robert Bateman School, the Education Foundation provides financial support for our Breakfast Program, provides school supplies, snowsuits, and other items for students, and provides emergency support for RBPS families in need.

March 2 - 3: Dental Screening for Kindergarten and Grade 2 Students

On March 2 - 3, Lynne Bérubé (a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with Ottawa Public Health) will provide a dental screening for students in JK, SK and Grade 2. If your child(ren) are in any other grades, and you would like them to have a dental screening, please reply-sender to this email with your child(ren)’s name(s).

The dental screening is a no-touch technique: the RDH will have no direct contact with your child. Instead, she will use a disposable tongue depressor to look at your child’s mouth. This short visual assessment helps identify the need for dental care (infection, tooth decay, broken teeth or more). To comply with Public Health Ontario’s Best  Practices, appropriate measures will be in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 including performing hand hygiene, wearing personal protective equipment, and maintaining physical distancing as much as possible. Afterwards, your child will be given a report to take home which will explain the results of the dental screening. A follow-up visit by a RDH for individual students or previously screened students may be done. Some families may also be eligible for free dental care. Please note that this screening does not replace regular dental visits with your family dentist.

This dental screening is offered in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards from the Ontario Ministry of Health. Personal health information collected during the screening will be used for the purposes of delivering, administering, and managing screening services and for statistical purposes provided under Sections 5 and 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (as amended) and the Ontario Public Health Standards (2018). Information may be used and shared among Ottawa Public Health authorized employees only in the provision of dental services. Questions concerning the dental screening, how to exclude your child from the dental screening for this school year, the collection and use of this information should be directed to the Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 613-400-1580.


Staff Profiles

(In every Banner, we profile a different staff member..)

Staff Name: Noemi Partosapict

Role: Grade 1 Teacher

Time at Robert Bateman: 2 Years

Background: I was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to Canada (Ottawa) when I was 8 years old. I am a military spouse and have 2 girls, 4 and 9 years old.

Interesting Fact: I am fluent in Tagalog, and I know a little bit of Spanish, since my husband is Peruvian.

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