After School Literacy Program

Dear Parent/Guardian,

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, all grade 10 students will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy  test (OSSLT). Students must be successful on the test in order to graduate and receive their Ontario
Secondary School Diploma.

In an effort to support your child’s academic achievement, St. Thomas Aquinas CSS is offering an After School Literacy Program designed to prepare students for the upcoming OSSLT assessment. The After School Literacy Program aims to equip students with the necessary skills required to be successful for the test.

If your child could benefit from this skills program. please have them pick up a permission from in the main office. This supervised program will supplement the preparation activities for the OSSLT that are occurring in the classroom during the regular school day.

Permission forms are also available by clicking here.

The 11-session program will run as follows:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from February 21, 2018 to April 8, 2018.
  • The classes will be held twice a week from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. An extra 15 minutes (4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.) will be available for individual teacher-student conferencing.

Topics for study will include effective reading strategies, newspaper writing, how to write a series of
opinion paragraphs, strategies for answering multiple choice questions, as well as how to read and
interpret graphic, informational and narrative texts.

This program is free of charge and a snack will be provided to all students who attend.If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact Mrs. S. Typer at your earliest convenience.

Please note that there is no fee for the course and regular attendance is an expectation.

After School Literacy Program Course Dates
Session 1: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Session 2: Monday, February 26, 2018
Session 3: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Session 4: Monday, March 5, 2018
Session 5: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Session 6: Monday, March 19, 2018
Session 7: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Session 8: Monday, March 26, 2018
Session 9: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Session 10: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Session 11: Monday, April 9, 2018

OSSLT: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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