School News & Announcements

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  - 

PD Day - Friday, Jan 25th

posted Jan 24, 2019, 9:30 AM by Michelle McGarry

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, January 25th, is a Professional Development Day and the school will be closed for students.

Cancelling First Eucharist meeting

posted Jan 23, 2019, 8:26 AM by Kerry Clarke


Due to the  inclement weather, tonight's presentation for the First Eucharist families is CANCELLED.  

Please review the power-point link presentation with your child. It can be found on the parish website

Reconciliation workbooks may be returned at any Mass this weekend to the return bin (blue bin attached to the wall under the sacramental board).  The sticker booklet handout will be available for pick up at the same location. 
Mass times are:
  • Saturday 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 8:00, 9:15 & 11:15 am and 6:30 pm
God bless, Victoria Pusiak

Kindergarten Registration Week Jan 14th - 18th, 2019

posted Jan 11, 2019, 12:57 PM by Michelle McGarry

Next week (Jan.14th - 18th, 2019) is Kindergarten Registration Week in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Children, who will be 4 years old by December 31, 2019, are eligible to begin Kindergarten in September 2019. Parents are invited to drop by the school to pick up the registration package at your convenience next week, Monday, Jan. 14 to Friday, Jan. 18, 2018 during the following hours: 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:00 pm. Please see our school board website ( for detailed information and required documentation for new registrations.

We will be offering brief guided tours of our school during these times as well.

St. Francis of Assisi School will be hosting a Kindergarten information session with more specific details about the Kindergarten program later in the spring.

If you wish to have a registration package sent home with an older sibling next week, please contact the school. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family.

We look forward to welcoming new families/students to the St. Francis of Assisi School community.

Thank you.
God Bless.

Miss Kerry and Mrs. McGarry 

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


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