School News & Announcements

School Council Meeting October 16

posted Oct 14, 2017, 12:57 PM by Carole Parent

All parents are welcome to attend our School Council Meeting on Monday, October 16 starting at 7:00 p.m. Agenda & last meeting's minutes are available under Catholic School Council tab. 

School Council Agenda

posted Sep 21, 2017, 1:54 PM by Carole Parent

Feel free to download a copy of our school council agenda for September 25 starting at 7:00 p.m..

SEPTEMBER 2017 OFFICE NEWSLETTER

posted Sep 8, 2017, 2:04 PM by Carole Parent

Please feel free to read our September 2017 Office Newsletter.  It was sent electronically to all parents.

We are ready!

posted Sep 4, 2017, 5:27 PM by Carole Parent

Dear Parents & Guardians,
Thanks to the hardwork of staff and volunteers in the last week, we feel ready to welcome back, as planned, our students on the first day of school. We look forward to seeing everyone again after two months of holdays. Special welcome to our new comers. Class lists will be posted outside starting at 9:00, Tuesday morning. In case of rain, students will come into the school through the parking lot doors and will be guided to their new classroom where teachers will await for them. The Kiss and Ride program will take place as usual on the first day of school. Don't forget to pack a pair of indoor shoes with your child, along with a healthy lunch and snacks. See you all very soon.

Carole Parent
Principal

August 22 Update on Repairs at School:

posted Aug 22, 2017, 8:34 AM by Carole Parent

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Repair work on the school is progressing well and continues to be on schedule.  Work on the majority of classrooms will be complete within the next week, and most teachers will be able to set up their classrooms beginning on August 30. We are looking forward to the start of the new school year and to welcoming all our students back on September 5.

Updated information will continue to be posted on our school website under the announcement section (fra.ocsb.ca), as well as 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. 

Our school office reopens on Wednesday August 30. Until then inquiries can be made to our Board Communications Department at 613-224-4455 ext. 2326.

Sincerely,

Carole Parent

Principal


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.

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