Previous news items from Regina St. Alternative

Previous news items from Regina St. Alternative
Posted on 09/01/2017

Regina St. Alternative School News

New School Hours

Ournewhours are 8:30am - 3:00pm.Supervision on school yard begins at 8:15am.


New Proposed Changes to Kindergarten and Early French Immersion


The OCDSB is presently reviewing French instruction at the Kindergarten level and how it is delivered in Early French Immersion. Please find information below regarding these changes and how you can provide feedback.

Parent/Community Survey





Question of the Month

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Two students in Mr. Perks class found what looks like beaver marks high up on a tree (sorry for sideways photo). Their question is, if they are beaver marks how did they get there?



New Health & Physical Education Curriculum

Please see the facts about Ontario's new Health & Physical Education Curriculum. Parent guide.



Outdoor Classroom




It has been a long time coming but we are almost there. Our outdoor classroom is almost complete, just need to add some seating. Mr. Bradley & Cameron's class estimated we would need 20 cubic yards of mulch. Our Grade 4,5, & 6 students spent all of a Friday finding out. See the photo's below.



Peek a boo!


One never knows what they will see in Mud Lake, or better yet WHO will see you. This Eastern Screech Owl was checking out Mrs. Little's Gr. 1/2 class last Friday. Thank you to for the photograph.



Thanks to the amazing work of Lisa Glithero from the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and Quebec-based videographer, Sira Chayer, we have a video that captures our unique approach to making outdoor learning a part of our teaching practice.


REGINA SCHOOL-MUD LAKE-V2 from RobertJames on Vimeo.



GO Sens GO!!!!


Arts Night


Thank-you to everyone who make it out for our Arts Night! We had a tremendous outpouring of support and we were thrilled to see so many of our families there. Everyone was completely blown away by the students art work. We were also fortunate to have our school Trustee Theresa Kavanagh and MP Dennis Bevington who represents the North West Territories join us. He was very impressed with students work and our fundraising efforts for Northern Neighbours. Together we raised $287, an amazing amount. Thank-you to our students, teachers, and parent community! Again we live up to our motto "Small in Size Big in Heart".



Nature Canada Video Project

This fall the students of Regina Street Public School were asked to colour a variety of pictures. These were frames to put together and animated for a Nature Canada video. The following is the animated movie "Speciesat Risk in the Ottawa NatureHood". The video also features narration from three of our own students.



The Mud Lake Project

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Mr. Cameron, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Perks, and Mrs. Bruce are part of an exciting learning project. You can learn more about it here.



Town Hall

Once every two months Regina Street holds a Town Hall. This is an opportunity for the school to share what we are working on and for parents to ask questions.

1.1.Doing Mathematics with Your Child. K-6

2.Education Minister Liz Sandals on How Parents Can Help with Math

3.Education Minister Liz Sandals on Math Homework



Homework Tips

Thank-you to the parents who made it out for our November 7 Town Hall. For those of you who were unable to attend you can find the homework tips presentation here.

Mr. Cameron, Jesse Stewart, and Tristen were interviewed on CBC Radio One.  Listen here.




Please bring your child’s proof of age and address, health card and immunization record to register.

If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family Reception Centre at613-239-2416to make an appointment.

For more information please visit the  OCDSB website.



Our backyard...


See some of the learning that goes on in Mud Lake with  Mr. Cameron's class.

Another great resource to learn more about Mud Lake can be found here.

Please check our calendar for upcoming events or follow us on Twitter.



OCDSB Volunteer Appreciation Reception & Community Recognition Awards


The evening of June 5th two valued members of the Regina Street community were honoured at the OCDSB's Volunteer and Community Recognition Awards.

Sheryl Brazeau, a dedicated volunteer who has been reading to our Kindergarten children for 10 years was awarded the Volunteer of the Year. Inta Zobs, who is no stranger to anyone in the Regina Street community was awarded the Community Award.

A well-deserved congratulations to both Sheryl and Inta!



Regina Street P.S.DuckWalk

A duck has been nesting at the front our school this past month. Staff and students have been waiting patiently for the eggs to hatch. Today was the day and they are on the move! We are all hopeful they can make their way safely to Mud Lake so we can enjoy future generations of our little friends.


IMG 2026 from RobertJames on Vimeo.



Environmental Education

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How Many Nickels Make a Dollar?

The Importance of Proportional Reasoning in Your Child’s Math Development.

Proportional reasoning is an important mathematical way of thinking needed for much of the math that’s used in school and in everyday life.

Watch this video to learn about proportional reasoning, why it’s important and how parents can support its development in their children.














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