OCDSB Speaker Series

Dr. Alex Russel

Next Wednesday, November 5th, Bell HS is hosting a presentation for parents by Dr. Alex Russell, author of Drop the Worry Ball. His message is about the idea that children learn resilience and resourcefulness by experiencing non-catastrophic failures. Attached is a colour poster for the event, which is free of charge and takes place in the caf from 6:30-8:30 pm. .



Parent-Teacher Interviews

Thursday Oct 23

Parents are invited to meet with teachers in order to discuss student academic performance on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 2:00-4:30 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm.  Parents of grade 12 students are invited to a Parent Meeting in the Cafeteria from 5:00-6:00 pm to review timelines and procedures for post-secondary planning and application.
Interviews with subject teachers may be booked on this form by the students during class time.  Interviews are normally scheduled in 10 minute intervals in order that we may accommodate as many parents as possible. If you prefer to schedule a phone interview, please indicate below. Staff can also be reached via email if preferred – a complete list of staff email addresses can be found on our web site at:
Parent/guardians wishing to see a guidance counsellor should call Ms. Dawna Moulton in the Student Services Department at 613-224-1807 ext. 233 to book an appointment.

To reserve your time, please complete the interview request form sent home with your son/daughter this week. Download

Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Bullying

Parenting through challenging times

Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Bullying - Parenting through challenging times 

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontarion (CHEO) will host a free information session for parents on the subjects of suicide, depression, anxiety, and bullying.  
The event will be a two-hour Q&A session with a panel of experts focusing on warning signs, practical tips and “how to” talk to your teen. Audience members will be given many opportunities to be heard – you can ask questions to the panelists at the session, submit your questions in writing at the event, or pre-submit your questions below.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Alex Munter, CHEO’s president and chief executive officer.
Members of the panel will include:
Dr. Phil Ritchie: A CHEO psychologist who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, helping parents build resilient teens, urgent care and disaster response. Dr. Ritchie is also one of the columnists for CHEO’s “I’m Glad you Asked”, an educational forum to discuss general mental health questions and issues available on the CHEO website.
Dr. Neil Gottheil: A clinical psychologist with CHEO’s outpatient mental health services. Dr. Gottheil works with children and teens dealing with various mental health issues and has considerable experience in the areas of mood, anxiety, suicidality and bullying. He has lectured extensively in the community and to professional groups on the topic of bullying.
Dr. Clare Gray: A pediatric psychiatrist, head of CHEO’s Crisis Intervention Program, and Chief of Community Based Psychiatry.
Register to attend at http://www.cheo.on.ca/en/CHEOConnects-MH-Oct-15-2014
Event: Wednesday, October 15, 2014  from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Sir Robert Borden High School, 131 Greenbank Road, Nepean
Parking is free.

Rescheduling the Musical

February 25-28

The dates of our musical have changed. Be sure to make the corrections in your calendars! Hope to see you all at the show.