School News & Announcements

Mid-summer update on school repairs

posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:47 AM by School Websites

As promised in July, this is a further update on the progress of the repairs after the fire damage at the school. 

A Construction Manager has been hired to coordinate and oversee the restoration work. Contracts have been issued for the different types of repairs required, and the materials have been ordered. Priority is being given to the DE classroom, administration area, staff room and childcare centre. Contingency plans are in place in the event that they are needed, however, at this point we are still on track to have the school open for the first day of school on September 5.

I will post another update in two weeks time. You will find the updated information on our school website under the announcement section (fra.ocsb.ca). I will also post updates via the school twitter account (https://twitter.com/FRAAssisiSchool).  Preschool parents will also be receiving information directly from the supervisor at the Early Learning Centre. 

Inquiries can be made to our Communications Department at 613 224 4455 ext. 2326.

Sincerely,

Carole Parent
Principal

UPDATE on repairs at St. Francis of Assisi

posted Jul 13, 2017, 2:01 PM by Carole Parent

Dear Parent/Guardian,

        Thank you to everyone for your continued support as we work to fully restore our school in preparation for the start of the school year.

Work is proceeding well at the school. Board staff is working with an insurance adjuster and contractors to replace damaged items, and to repair the school so that we are ready to welcome everyone back for September 5th. As work continues over the summer months we will ensure that we have a contingency plan in case areas of the school are not fully restored.

In two weeks time, during the first week of August, I will post another update to keep you informed of the progress of the repairs. You will find the updated information on our school website under the announcement section (fra.ocsb.ca). I will also post updates via the school twitter account (https://twitter.com/FRAAssisiSchool).  Preschool parents will also be receiving information directly from the supervisor at the Early Learning Centre.

Inquiries can be made to our Communications Department at 613 224 4455 ext. 2326.


Sincerely,


Carole Parent

Principal


FIRE UPDATE

posted Jul 4, 2017, 8:52 AM by Carole Parent   [ updated Jul 4, 2017, 9:46 AM ]

Dear parents and guardians -  

 

In the early morning hours of July 4, St. Francis of Assisi School was damaged in a serious fire. We are relieved and grateful to report that there were no injuries.

 

We understand that this is unwelcome news for the school community. Ottawa Catholic School Board staff are on the scene to provide assistance to Ottawa police and fire services. After the Fire Marshall’s Office has completed their investigation, we will begin the work of restoring this wonderful community school.


FIRE AT THE SCHOOL:

posted Jul 4, 2017, 4:00 AM by Carole Parent

It is with sadness  that we report a serious fire at St. Francis of Assisi School early this morning. The good news is that nobody was hurt. We will give you more information as the Fire Department completes its investigation.

Happy Summer Break:

posted Jul 1, 2017, 2:14 PM by Carole Parent

Wishing all students, staff members and families a peaceful and restful summer holiday. May everyone enjoy time with family and friends. School will begin again on Tuesday, September 5th.

TRACK & FIELD:

posted Jun 20, 2017, 4:17 AM by Carole Parent

The track & field event for east end schools is ON. Please wear your rain gears.

GREAT WEATHER IN FORCAST:

posted Jun 13, 2017, 1:40 PM by Carole Parent

The weather for Wednesday, June 14th, will be perfect for a Family BBQ! 22 degrees and sunny! Bring your lawn chairs and/or your picnic blankets. You will be able to buy your family dinner through the food trucks on location. You will get your pre-ordered bracelets today, which will allow your children to take advantage of the bouncy castles on location. Hope to see you there.

FAMILY BBQ JUNE 14:

posted Jun 8, 2017, 2:40 AM by Carole Parent

St. Francis Families,

The Year-end BBQ is only a week away! The BBQ committee is busy finalizing all the details and we are super excited. We still need a few more volunteers – if you are able to help out for a half hour or more we would really appreciate it. To sign up please visit: http://stfrancis.ivolunteer.com/bbq_2017

The pre-BBQ bouncy castle bracelet sale is still available until Sunday evening through your cash online accounts at: https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com
Pre-purchased bracelets will go home with students on Tuesday June 13 – as will the final BBQ letter with a raffle summary and lots of exciting details.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and fingers crossed for sunshine!

~ The SFA BBQ Committee

JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD DAY:

posted Jun 6, 2017, 4:19 PM by Carole Parent

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7th, the grades 4-6 students will participate in our yearly track and field event. It looks like the weather will be on our side! Students are to wear comfortable clothes (layers would be a good idea as it will be cool in the morning).  Sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended. Let's hope for a fun day for everyone.

Helmet Weekend Discount

posted May 11, 2017, 8:48 AM by Carole Parent

For the sixth year, Ottawa Public Health has partnered with sports retailers across Ottawa to bring residents a discount on helmets. Helmets prevent serious brain and head injuries by absorbing the force from a fall or hit to the head. Helmets are recommended for activities like skateboarding, rollerblading, biking, sledding, skating, skiing and snowboarding. In Ontario, it is mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a certified helmet while riding a bicycle (Highway Traffic Act).

The Retailer Helmet Weekend Discount is May 13 & 14, 2017.

For a list of participating helmet retailers, please visit:

http://www.parentinginottawa.com/en/children/Helmet-Discount.asp

 

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