School News & Announcements

News from Divine Infant Parish

posted by Carole Parent   [ updated ]

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 
Tuesday, February 28th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the parish hall (Divine Infant Church) $5.00/person or $15.00/family

Ash Wednesday Masses at 9:00am and 7:00pm

Teaching Mass for 1st Eucharist students 
Wednesday, March, 8th at 6:30pm in the church

 Parish Lenten Mission: The Gift is an inspiring and practical series aimed at people of all ages to help them encounter the Holy Spirit and empower them to share their faith. It’s a great way to deepen their faith and understand the role of the Holy Spirit in their lives and enrich one’s Lent and Easter seasons. Six Sessions Weekly on​ Thursday nights in the parish hall 8:00pm - 9pm
The presentations are relaxed, personal and informative, rooted in the Bible, the Catechism, Evangelii Gaudium, and reflections on the Holy Spirit from Pope Francis. This Lenten mission series is available for all parishioners regardless of where they are in their faith journey. There is NO COST to participate  more information at

Peyton Shares a Piece of Creative Writing

posted by Carole Parent

Grasyn Shares Her Creative Writing Story

posted by Carole Parent

Grade 1 to 6 Parent/Teacher Interviews

posted Feb 15, 2017, 4:14 PM by St. Francis of Assisi School

If your child is in Grade 1 to 6, please click on the link below to find your child's teacher to book an interview time with them.

Report Cards Parent/Teacher Interviews

Book Fair Coming Soon!

posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:31 AM by Carole Parent

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to St. Francis of Assisi School once again! We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children's books.  Our Scholastic Book Fair dates and times are:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 9:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If your child would like to make a purchase during their class time, please place his/her money in a zip lock bag with your child's name.  Parents are welcome to purchase books at this time as well. Please note that our Book fair will be open until 8:00 p.m on Thursday, February 27th during the parent-teacher interviews. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
You will find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. Please check the flyer that was sent home, which provides a preview of some of the many books that will be available to purchase.
We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and thank you, in advance, for supporting this great literary event. Thank you also for believing in books and the impact of reading on our child's future.


posted Feb 1, 2017, 8:22 AM by Carole Parent

YOUR input needed: Parent focus group on student well-being. What does “well-being” mean to you? How can students' well-being be supported at school?

The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a K-12 student well-being framework to help support the mental health and wellness of all students.  

CSPA is hosting this parent session with Dr. Elizabeth Paquette (OCSB Chief Psychologist & Mental Health Lead), to collect your ideas and opinions to share with the Ministry.  We know that students who have strong relationships and a positive sense of self, are in a better position to reach their full potential. Come learn more about current initiatives in OCSB schools and share your ideas to promote well-being.

Register Now:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

Cathy Philpott
Co-Chair, CSPA


posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:16 AM by Carole Parent


posted Jan 17, 2017, 8:53 AM by Carole Parent

Cumberland Branch, Ottawa Public Library, will be hosting a Family Literacy Day Celebration this coming Sunday, January 27th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Families are invited to celebrate with a bilingual musical performance “La Grande Étude" par Á Tempo. Suzanne Pinel (a.k.a. Marie Soleil) will be there to help us celebrate and to present the Suzanne Pinel Book Award.


posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:10 AM by Carole Parent

Educating Boys:  Strategies for engaging boys in academic work

Gain a better understanding of how you can help boys achieve greater success at school.

Speaker Kenton Biffert will present:

  • Developmental stages for boys from young child to adult
  • Factors that may impede boys’ academic achievement
  • Strategies parents and guardians can use to engage boys


Thursday, January 19, 2017

6:45 - 8:30 PM

St. Joseph High School

3333 Greenbank Rd, Nepean

Strong Not Tough;

The healthy family step plan to manage anxiety & prevent depression

As adults, we experience many life changes; workplace transitions, entering & ending relationships, financial difficulties, the loss of a loved one, supporting friends or family members with mental illness or substance/alcohol abuse.  Feeling overwhelmed or anxious is natural.

Gain the know-how and confidence to navigate everyday life challenges!

This workshop will provide you with positive coping skills and coping step plans to help you navigate experiences, effectively manage feelings and be resilient.  Come and participate in creating a family that can bend, not break. We all need a community that is strong, not tough.

Register Now:

Monday, January 23, 2017

6:45 - 8:45 PM

 St. Mark Catholic High School

1040 Dozois Rd, Manotick

Dental Screening for Grades JK, SK, 2 Tuesday, Jan 10th.

posted Jan 9, 2017, 8:56 AM by Kerry Clarke

Annie Sauvé, a registered dental hygienist with Ottawa Public Health, will provide a dental screening using a tongue depressor on January 10, 2017*, for grades JK, SK, 2 and other children as necessary. If your child’s grade is not selected, but you wish for the dental hygienist to see him/her, please advise the school. Only children identified as having dental needs will bring home a form. Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done. THIS DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS WITH YOUR FAMILY DENTIST.
* Some date(s) may be subject to change

This dental screening is offered in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Personal Health Information is collected in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act and will be used for the purpose of dental assessment, treatment and oral hygiene instruction, and for statistical purposes. Questions concerning the collection and use of this information should be directed to the Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400-1580 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON, tel.: 613-580-6744 ext 26376.

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