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Gregory A. Hogan Catholic School

1825 Hogan Drive
Sarnia, Ontario N7S 6G9

Phone: (519) 542-8190 Fax: (519) 542-2422

Dr. Kriellaar Presentation October 25 & 26, 6:30 - 8pm 

Can physical activity promote emotional development? Join us for Dr. Kriellaar's presentation October 25 or 26 - 6:30 - 8pm.   Please click HERE to view all details and to register. 

Oct 03, 2017

Welcome to Kindergarten 

 

SO YOU HAVE DECIDED TO ENROL YOUR CHILD IN A FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM AND YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AT HOME.  

​​​Parents play an important role in their child’s education.  Take time each day to talk to your child about his/her learning experiences.  Use positive encouraging words when speaking to your child.  Providing a caring and nurturing environment that invites children to share their experiences will boost your child’s confidence and enable him/her to feel secure, loved and accepted for their talents and unique gifts.

Things you can do at home to support your child’s French language learning

  • include some French in your everyday home life, for example, watching a French program on television, a video, attending a cultural event in French or listening to a tape of French songs. (You’ll learn some French too, and the whole family will have fun!)
  • review the French vocabulary of the week or month with your child
  • listen to, repeat, recite, sing along with your child as he shares his latest French song, rhyme or story.

Things you can do at home to encourage your child to be more self-sufficient

  • encourage your child to make decisions by offering him choices
  • encourage your child to take responsibility for some tasks
  • provide opportunities for your child to practise buttoning, doing zippers, drawing, cutting, blowing nose and tying shoelaces

Things you can do at home to promote your child’s good health to be more self-sufficient

  • ensure plenty of rest, with early bedtimes
  • ensure that your child eats a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups
  • encourage your child to walk, stretch, hop, jump, run dance or skip, both indoors and outdoors

Include your child in everyday activities to practise new skills and explore new concepts

  • baking—have your child help to measure ingredients  
  • walking—encourage your child to observe his environment and to develop an active lifestyle
  • shopping—point out the names of stores, gas stations, businesses, restaurants and schools; notice traffic signs
  • gardening—give the child a small section to plant and care for
  • writing—include a note from your child in letters to family; have the child write telephone messages and lists
  • cleaning and tidying up—help the child sort toys into categories: cars, blocks, dishes, puzzles.

What Else Could I Do At Home?

  • Read, read and read some more!
  • Discuss the pictures and the story after you have read.
  • Track the print—left to right—top to bottom.
  • Provide a good role model. Read and write at home yourself.
  • Teach your child rhymes, emphasizing similarities and differences in sounds.
  • Model proper speech.
  • Count with your child.
  • Make sets with the numbers from 1 to 5.
  • Help your child print his/her name.
  • Make patterns with construction paper, beads etc.
  • Play with the alphabet letter tiles, magnetic letters etc.
  • Build alphabet trains together.
  • Play with puzzles.
  • Encourage your child’s successes.
  • Sing Songs


Tips For Reading:   Adapted from “Yes, You Can Help”.

The most important foundation for reading is established before your child goes to school. There is nothing more important that you can do for your child than to establish a love of books and an appreciation of the written word. Expose your child to English and French reading material as often as possible. Use a variety of genres (i.e. newspapers, comic books, fiction, and non-fiction). Discuss content with your child and encourage verbal feedback. Model reading to show that books can be a form of entertainment as well as a source of information. Libraries and Book Clubs are an excellent source for obtaining quality reading material. Parents can assist their child in learning how to locate information and resources which will support his/her learning.

 

Useful Links:

1.  Canadian Parents for French Ontario:  https://on.cpf.ca/

2.  La boÎte à outils:  https://pei.cpf.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/La-bo%C3%8Ete-%C3%A0-outils.pdf

3.  TFO:  THE French television channel in Ontario:  https://www.tfo.org/en/

4.  Educational site for early primary:  http://www.lasouris-web.org/prescolaire/prescolaire_lecture.html

5.  Songs in french for kids:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjhQvv9kexk

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCMth8kyepjPIg7Y72czA8sskM-IGOLM2

 

 

Aug 17, 2017

French Organizations  

Tools and Resources to Promote French Immersion Programs

Canadian Parents for French (CPF)                                           

http://on.cpf.ca/

Canadian Parents for French is a non-profit charitable organization that supports parents in helping their children develop language proficiency in French.  CPF was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. This organization has evolved into a proactive national network consisting of 10 branches across Canada and over 150 Chapters.  Parents can find many useful tools and resources to support FSL (French as a second language) learning both inside and outside of the classroom.               

Camp Tournesol                                                                    

https://www.camptournesol.ca/blog/                                             

 

Looking for a great way for your child to be immersed in a French setting?

Camp Tournesol, offers many exciting summer camps throughout the the greater Toronto area.  This organization offers a variety of exciting programs ranging from French day summer camps, French overnight camps, and out-of-province trips

French Street                                                                           

http://www.frenchstreet.ca/en/

This is a database that contains a treasure trove of resources to enhance the curriculum and inspire students to learn French in an interactive and engaging way!  Find links here to field trips, Arts & Culture, Camps, Exchange Programs, Francophone Centres and many other useful resources.

 

 
 
 

        

 

Mar 19, 2017

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation - C.A.S.L. - Important Update 

Consent to receive ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION.  Please follow the link listed below to receive Electronic Messages (Fundraising Items, Hot Lunch Orders, Newsletters, Calendars etc)

http://www.st-clair.net/canadian-anti-spam-legislation.aspx 

 

 

Sep 28, 2016

 

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Vice Principal: Daniella Mancusi
Secretary: Kathy Leach
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