School News & Announcements

Principal Carole Parent Retiring:

posted Dec 6, 2018, 7:34 AM by Carole Parent

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Serving as principal of St. Francis of Assisi for the past 5 years has been a privilege and a pleasure.  I have decided to retire from the educational system as of December 31st, 2018.  I will greatly miss the students, the staff, the parents and the community at large. I do hope to keep in touch by serving as a volunteer in the future.

The principal that has been appointed to replace me as of January 1st is Mrs. Michelle McGarry.  She is currently serving as vice-principal of Guardian Angels School in Stittsville and was vice-principal of St. Thomas More School, last year.  Mrs. McGarry will be spending the day with us on Monday, December 10th, where she will meet staff and students.  She will also be attending School Council that same night starting at 7:00 p.m. as a first step in our transition plan.

Thank you for welcoming Mrs. McGarry at St. Francis of Assisi School. She is looking forward to meeting with all of you in the coming months.


Carole Parent


Sandwich Making:

posted Dec 6, 2018, 7:20 AM by Carole Parent

Special thanks to all the parents and staff members who were able to donate bread, mustard, mayonnaise and/or meat to help us make sandwiches for the Shepards of Good Hope.  It is very much appreciated!  Follow us on Twitter to see how the morning goes (@AssisiOCSB).

United Way:

posted Nov 23, 2018, 11:28 AM by Carole Parent

A big thank you to staff and students for supporting our United Way campaign.  We were able to raise slightly over $3, 300. for the cause, and most of the money is being re-directed to the Catholic Foundation.

Christmas Store:

posted Nov 23, 2018, 11:25 AM by Carole Parent

Once again this year, the students will be invited to purchase slightly used gifts for their parents and siblings.  For this activity to be a success, we need the support of our parents and teachers.  Starting on Monday, parents and teachers are invited to donate to the school items that are in good condition and might prove to be a great gift for someone else.  Items can be dropped off in our main foyer from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until December 10th. We will run our Christmas Store on December 11th in our gymnasium.  Volunteers will wrap the gifts the students purchase. We thank our school council for organizing this worthwhile and fun activity.

Grade 4 Bibles:

posted Nov 23, 2018, 11:18 AM by Carole Parent

We thank Father Tavis for blessing and handing out The New Testament bibles to each one of our grade 4 students.  We also thank our school council for paying for the bibles.  The students were very excited to have their own bible to read and study. 

School is Opened Tomorrow, Tuesday

posted Sep 24, 2018, 2:36 PM by Carole Parent   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 2:42 PM ]

St. Francis of Assisi School, along with all of the other schools in the Ottawa Catholic School Board will re-open to welcome back all students tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25th. Please keep in your prayers all of the people who are affected physically, emotionally, financially, and socially due to the tornadoes that swept through our area. Together, we will rebuild.

School is Closed on Monday September 24, 2018

posted Sep 23, 2018, 3:01 PM by Carole Parent

Please note that St. Francis of Assisi School and Daycare, along with all schools in the Ottawa Catholic School Board, will be CLOSED on Monday, September 24th. Please check the message from the OCSB below as well as on Twitter.


posted Sep 11, 2018, 12:13 PM by Carole Parent

Please note that the Ottawa Public Health will be holding an immunization catch-up clinic on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Collège Catholique Mer Bleue located at 6401 Renaud Rd, Orleans.  The catch-up clinic is open to all Orleans students who are not up to date on their immunizations. Appointments are required and are booked by calling Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744

Welcome Back

posted Aug 26, 2018, 6:52 PM by Carole Parent

We hope everyone was able to enjoy the summer holidays. The school looks wonderful again, thanks to the good work of our caretakers' team. Our port-a-pact has a new roof and a new floor.  Teachers will be busy volunteering time to set up classrooms this week to welcome the students on September 4th. Special welcome to the new families who are joining us. We look forward to a new school year. (Carole Parent; Principal)

Workshop for Parents:

posted May 14, 2018, 6:14 AM by Carole Parent

Our Lady of Wisdom's School Council is hosting a parent evening entitled "Parents as Allies: How can parents support their children as they work through bullying/cyberbullying experiences?" The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Interested parents may register online at: . 

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