School News & Announcements

Skates Needed.

posted Mar 24, 2017, 12:58 PM by Kerry Clarke

We are looking for skates size 10 - 11 - 12 - 1 - 2 - 3 mostly girls, but we will accept boys as well.  If you have some to lend to us, please bring them to the school on Monday.

Thank you,

Grade 6 Leaving Celebration Photos.

posted Mar 23, 2017, 9:01 AM by Kerry Clarke

The Grade 6 Individual Leaving Celebration photos will be taken on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Students are to wear a white shirt and their best smile.  Thank you.

Parent Information Meeting Re: Fentanyl & Opioids

posted Mar 9, 2017, 12:21 PM by Carole Parent

Notice of Parent Information Meeting

Subject:  Fentanyl and Opioids


The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.

Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.

When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public

Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map:

Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.

The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    

City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources:

For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at


posted Mar 2, 2017, 3:46 PM by Carole Parent

Special Education and Your Child:  Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

OCSB Special Education and Student Services, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) PIC and CSPA, present an evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs.  The 4 workshops will be offered twice.  Participants will be able to attend two sessions of their choice

Assistive Technology

Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.

Positive Advocacy

Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how OCSB school staff can help support their concerns.

Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.

On My Way - Transitions

Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.

Register Now:

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Technology at St. Francis of Assisi School

posted Feb 26, 2017, 7:50 PM by Carole Parent   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 8:19 AM ]

News from Divine Infant Parish

posted Feb 23, 2017, 4:25 PM by Carole Parent   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 4:25 PM ]

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 Feb 23, 2017, 4:06 PM by Carole Parent

Grasyn Shares Her Creative Writing Story

posted Feb 23, 2017, 4:03 PM 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.

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