School News & Announcements

Boot camp for School Council members

posted Jan 29, 2018, 10:23 AM by Luce Paradis

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  
Guest speaker, Jacqui Strachan from People for Education. With over 20 years experience working on and with school councils, Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Plan to attend in person or listen in from home via the webinar.

St. Patrick's High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 PM

School Council - January meeting minutes

posted Jan 24, 2018, 4:58 PM by Luce Paradis

Dear Parents,
These can be found under that tab Catholic School Council...

Invitation to all parents

posted Jan 22, 2018, 5:17 PM by Luce Paradis

Please note: while the target audience for this event is Indigenous families, all interested parents/guardians are welcome.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board warmly invites community families and friends to a Circle of Learning. Come learn about the Indigenous programs and supports being offered in our schools.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Immaculata High School - 140 Main Street

We invite you to join us for a Feast from 6:00 - 6:30 PM (Three Sisters Soup, Bannock, Dessert Squares, etc)

Presentation: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
FREE babysitting for preregistered children.

OCSB has partnered with COPA to bring valuable resources into our schools that will support safe and inclusive learning environments. Learn more about COPA and the "A Circle of Caring" project and how it can support parents and families.

COPA presenters: Deb St. Amant, Elder-in-Residence, Queen's University & Mohini Athia, COPA educator.
Meet OCSB Indigenous Education team members.

Families will be provided with free takeaway materials.

Cathy Philpott
Past Chair, CSPA

Eye See...Eye Learn

posted Dec 8, 2017, 2:57 PM by Luce Paradis   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 3:00 PM ]

The Ontario Association of Optometrists, our participating optometrists, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care  and our great partners OGI Eyewear and Nikon Canada and very happy to announce that the Eye See…Eye Learn® program will continue for next year’s junior kindergarten students for the 2018 – 2019 school year.


The Eye See…Eye Learn® program is still available for your current JK students until June 30, 2018.

We very much appreciate your support for the Eye See…Eye Learn® program and in helping your youngest learners begin their school careers with healthy eyes and good vision.


Please note that a Vision Screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam.  Only a comprehensive eye exam performed by an optometrist can detect childhood eye diseases and vision problems.

Newsletters posted

posted Dec 5, 2017, 5:33 PM by Luce Paradis our News & Links tab...

St.John the Apostle Church: Registration for Communion & Confirmation

posted Nov 28, 2017, 7:51 PM by Luce Paradis

First Communion & Confirmation Registration:  This Sunday, Dec. 3rd there will be a meeting at St John the Apostle Church (2340 Baseline Rd.) for parents of children eligible for First Communion or Confirmation in this school year.  The First Communion meeting will be at 1:00pm and theConfirmation meeting at 2:00pm.  For parents who cannot make this date there will be a joint makeup meeting in the church on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7:00pm.  One parent needs to attend, children do not.  Please bring a copy of the child's baptismal certificate.  Due to costs incurred by the parish for Confirmation preparation there will be a fee at the time of registration for Confirmation only of $20 (cash or cheque).

Online resource for parents

posted Nov 3, 2017, 1:23 PM by Luce Paradis arms parents with the knowledge they need to help keep their kids be safe online.

School Newsletter

posted Nov 1, 2017, 3:57 PM by Luce Paradis

Please find our November School Newsletter and more under the tab News & Links - note a website support for home: French, Math, English!!!

More parent workshops

posted Oct 17, 2017, 5:33 PM by Luce Paradis

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

Workshop session descriptions: you may choose 2 options from sessions 1 - 4 (each is 1-hour in length) or choose only #5 (2-hour session)

1. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies & SEL language​ in the classrooms

2. Deep Learning: learning environments for students with special needs

3. Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s) - Unlocking the Curriculum

4. Literacy and Numeracy for Students with ADHD

5. Assistive Technology (2-hour session)

Register Now:

Monday, November 6, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Notre Dame High School

710 Broadview Ave


Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs

Would you like to learn how to advocate more effectively for your child with special needs?

Louise McGoey, former chair of the Ottawa Catholic SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee), will provide participants with strategies for effective advocacy.  Learn about the importance of knowing what your goals are for your child, how to communicate effectively with school and board staff and how to prepare for productive meetings.  Presented by SEAC and CSPA.

Register Now:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

7:00 - 8:45 PM

Thomas D’Arcy McGee Catholic School

Boot Camp for School Council & parents

posted Oct 16, 2017, 6:13 PM by Luce Paradis

Boot Camp for School Councils 2017

Boot Camp for School Councils offers the opportunity for parents and school council members to come together and learn more about the role of school councils, share best practices, ask questions and to network with other council members. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether a council member or not.

Register Now:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

7:00 – 8:45 PM

Holy Trinity High School

180 Katimavik Road, Kanata

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