School News & Announcements

A Whipped Pie Challenge

posted Apr 13, 2017, 12:24 PM by Carole Parent   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 12:27 PM ]
Have a look at the results of our whipped pie challenge as it unfolded in our gymnasium today. Lots of fun!

Pie Face Challenge!

posted Apr 11, 2017, 7:49 AM by Carole Parent   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

Getting worried about our pie face challenge! Go St. Francis, go!


posted Apr 10, 2017, 6:41 AM by Carole Parent

As we embark on our last week of Lent, we have challenged the students to raise $500. from now until Thursday morning (April 13th), for the school we are supporting in Nunavut. For every $2.00 a child brings in, they will be given a coupon. If we reach our goal for the week, we will be drawing three names on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Those three students will get the unique chance to throw a cream pie at the principal (Mme Parent), the designate (Mrs. Harrington) or the caretaker (Mr. Wayne)'s face. Let's see if the students can meet the challenge!

Understanding the Kindergarten Report Card

posted Apr 4, 2017, 9:03 AM by Carole Parent

Please find attached approved PDF versions of “Full Day Kindergarten Understanding Your Child’s Reports -A Parent’s Guide to Kindergarten Communication of Learning: Initial Observations and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning ”. These are now available in English at and in French.

Big Emotions Workshop for Parents

posted Mar 27, 2017, 11:12 AM by Carole Parent

Your Action Plan for Supporting Big Emotions - Yours and Your Child’s

This highly interactive workshop will have you working on your own and in groups to understand your emotional triggers and your child’s and find better calming techniques and solutions to create more harmonious relationships in your home.

Speaker: Joanne Boyd

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orleans

Mental Health Workshop for Parents

posted Mar 27, 2017, 11:10 AM by Carole Parent

Recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our children and youth

This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth.  When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Paquette

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street, Ottawa

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

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