School News & Announcements

EQAO Dates Shifted

posted May 14, 2019, 11:49 AM by Michelle McGarry

Dear Parents

We have shifted our EQAO writing dates by one day. Here is the updated schedule:

Gr 3: Wed May 22nd - Fri May 24th then Tues May 28th - Thurs May 30th

Gr 6: Wed May 22nd - Fri May 24th then Mon May 27th  - Wed May 29th

Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring your children are well rested, eat a healthy breakfast, and are at school on time ready to go on each of these days! If something urgent comes up please contact the school right away to let us know your child will be absent.

Ms McGarry and the Gr 3 & 6 Education Teams

2nd Annual Eco Fair

posted May 5, 2019, 11:26 AM by Michelle McGarry

Here is a sneak peek of what you will see at our 2nd Annual Eco Fair:

1. Outdoor Classroom - Want to know what improvements we’re making this year? You’ve come to the right booth! A HUGE THANK YOU PARENT COUNCIL FOR DONATING $1000 for this project. We want YOU to have your say. What would you like to see implemented outside at our school? Please be sure stop by the booth and let us know by filling out the form.

2. Crayola Marker Recycle Booth - See how we collected old writing instruments for recycling.

3. Plastic Bag Grab - See how many bags we have saved from our landfills this year.

4. Newspaper Compost Bin Liners - We make them all on our for the compost bins. Learn in quick easy steps how to make them.

5. My Pet Rock - Want to adopt one of these sweet rocks? It’s only $1.00 per rock to adopt them.. We thank you in advance for you donations and for making a difference in our school!

6. Eco Word Searches - grab your eco word search created by students to calm your brain. They are fun and maybe even a challenge.

7. Upcycling/Recycling Art - check out our many art displays. See how you can re-use to make things beautiful again!

8. Painted Pots/Plants - Check out the biodegradable planters and flowers. Take one home!

Catholic Education Week

posted Apr 26, 2019, 9:13 AM by Michelle McGarry

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples” and will be celebrated during the week of May 5 – May 10

We have many exciting events planned for the students but we wanted to first highlight our Open House scheduled for Thursday, May 9th so that you can hopefully make plans to join us for some or all of it!

8:30  GYM     come and mingle with other parents in our community in the gym  Muffins & coffee will be available

                       Eco Fair & information from our Entrepreneurial Adventure  and our School Council will be highlighted at this time as well

9:15  GYM      Dance Showcase Team will perform

                        Principal will introduce our School- Wide Brain Inquiry

9:40                 Classroom Visits to learn about the brain from our students

10:15 - 10:45   Praying Together as a Community:   Please join us for our Education Week Liturgy of the Word in the Gym

Other activities that students will participate in will be

Monday, May 6th            Dress in green to show your school spirit during our Education Week Spirit Assembly

Tuesday May 7th            AM Living as Joyful Disciples Faith Activities in each classroom,  Clean Up the Capitol,

                                         All day Kinder classes to the Shenkman Arts Center

Wed May 8th                   Gr 3-6 students going to the Ottawa Fury Soccer Game  

                                          Grandparents/ Family members in to read with the Kinder, Gr 1 & 2 classes (invitations coming soon!)

Thurs May 9th                Open House!

Friday May 10th              AM - Special guests in to celebrate their love of reading with our classes  

                                         PM - Playing Together as a Community - Math & French games

Additionally it is Child Mental Health Week therefore we will even more intentionally highlight wellness strategies in the following ways: school wide meditation (Mon), Praying in Colour (Tues),  tell a joke: the power of laughter & positivity (Wed), the importance of Gratitude (Thurs) & Bust-A-Move: the benefits of physical activity (Fri)

Looking forward to seeing everyone during our Open House!

Warm Regards

St Francis of Assisi

Leaving Ceremony Picture Retakes

posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:12 PM by Michelle McGarry

Just a reminder for those parents of grade 6 students that if you would like retakes, they are scheduled for this coming Wednesday, April 24th.

Our 2019 Lenten Project

posted Mar 20, 2019, 10:32 AM by Michelle McGarry

This year St Francis is continuing to support Chalice for our 2019 Lenten Project.  Chalice is a Catholic international aid charity organization based out of Nova Scotia. This group supports children, families and community development in many of the impoverished areas in our World. Last year we raised close to $2000.00 for food, water systems, farm animals, medical care, toiletries and the list goes on!  We are looking to match or beat that total this year!

To raise money, we have organized end-of-week-spirit days during Lent and ask that your child participate by dressing according to the theme and bringing a donation of $2 for each Spirit Day.

Friday March 22nd Wear Blue for Word Water Day & bring a reusable water bottle

Friday March 28th Twin Day: find a twin and dress the same!

Friday April 5th Sports Fan Day: Dress like you are going to a sports game!

Friday April 12th  Rock Star Day: Dress like you are ready to rock n' roll!

Thursday April 18th Grade Colour Day:

Kinder - Pink (Peace Innocence Love)

                                        Grade 1 - Purple (Wisdom as Mutual Care)

Grade 2 - Blue (Truth)

Grade 3 - Green (Life)

Grade 4 - Yellow (Grace)

Grade 5 - Orange (Mercy)

Grade 6 - Red (Outward Good)
We are having a Lenten Spirit Assembly tomorrow morning to kick off this worthwhile project and than you in advance for your support!

Invite to Participate in an Indigenous Circle of Learning

posted Mar 3, 2019, 1:48 PM by Michelle McGarry

Please see this link for more information on an upcoming FMNI Parent night 2019 OCSB FNMI Parent night poster

Leaving Ceremony Photo Day

posted Feb 26, 2019, 6:10 AM by Michelle McGarry

 SchoolSupportSocialJunior-Coming1Save the date!  Tuesday, March 26th is when our photographer is here to take our Grade 6 student's Leaving Ceremony pictures. 

Pink Shirt Day this Wednesday!

posted Feb 25, 2019, 11:30 AM by Michelle McGarry   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 11:31 AM ]

We are asking students and staff to wear a pink shirt this coming Wednesday, February 27th. This year's Pink Shirt Day is not only to raise awareness about bullying but to specifically talk about cyberbullying.  Our message throughout the day is we want social media users to THINK before they post: to determine if it is  True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

posted Feb 12, 2019, 11:09 AM by Kerry Clarke

Report cards will go home today.  Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday, February 21st.

Online booking is now open, for teacher links please click on view more and then click here.

Thank you.

Cancelling First Communion presentation

posted Feb 12, 2019, 10:41 AM by Kerry Clarke

The Church presentation for First Eucharist families scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 13th is RESCHEDULED to 
Wednesday, February 27th @ 6:30 pm in the church.  

Stay warm,  God bless, 
Victoria Pusiak  - 

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