School News & Announcements

Oct. 17th Updates

posted Oct 17, 2019, 8:12 AM by Sean Crookshank

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United Way Days

The following Fridays will be fun days for staff and students to help support our United Way Campaign. If possible, students are asked to make a small donation of a loonie or toonie. Donations may be made via School Cash online or send in cash with your child.

Friday, October 18th: PJ Day

Friday, November 1st: Hat Day

Friday, November 8th: Beach Day


Halloween Day

Staff and Students are welcome to wear black and orange on Halloween Day at school.  No costumes please!

Dress Purple

The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) annually dedicates the month of October to spreading awareness about the Duty to Report and the community’s responsibility to “Speak up for Kids.” The campaign urges community members to report suspicions that a child is being abused or neglected, or at risk of being abused or neglected of abuse or neglect.

Marked by Dress Purple Day on October 24, 2019, the campaign's main goal is to keep children and youth safe by increasing public knowledge of child abuse and neglect and outline the steps to take to eradicate it.  We encourage staff and students to dress in purple on October 24, 2019.

CSPA Parent information

Please Click Here to get information on upcoming CSPA information nights for parents.


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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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October 9th Updates

posted Oct 9, 2019, 12:33 PM by Sean Crookshank

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PIZZA ORDER - TERM 1

The Pizza Order for Term 1 is now available on School Cash Online. It is quick and easy to register and you won’t miss out on items. The dates for Pizza are Friday, October 25, Friday, November 29 and Friday, December 20th. The deadline to order is October 17th. This date is firm as our parent volunteer must organize and place the order in a timely manner. If there are questions or concerns, contact Mrs. Benoit.


P.D. DAY

Friday, October 11th is a Professional Development Day for staff. There is no school for students. Also, Monday, October 14th is Thanksgiving. Enjoy a lovely long weekend.

FOOD DRIVE

Please support our school's Food Drive and donate non-perishable food items during the month of October.  We are doing a special donation the Thursday before Thanksgiving, to help the food bank with much needed supplies.  Please consider donating early and throughout October. 

PICTURE DAY

Picture Day is on Wednesday, October 16th. After Picture Day, order your pictures on mylifetouch.ca using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form.

LOST AND FOUND

Our Lost and Found continues to grow! Items have been set out in the hallway for a number of weeks but instead of dwindling the piles continue to grow. With the fluctuating weather, many students forget they have come with a jacket or sweatshirt. Every class has been by a number of times. Remind your child to take an extra look. Any items remaining will be donated.

EMPTY SEAT APPLICATIONS

Assignment for Empty Seat Applications will start the second week of October. Please continue to check the OSTA website to see if your child’s school has been listed. If your child’s school has been posted then all available seats have been assigned. Please check bus stop finder to see if your child has been approved. If there is no busing information then your child has been put on a waitlist. We will continue to assign seats throughout the year as they become available.


FRENCH ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP AND PRACTICE FOR YOUR CHILD


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your child’s classroom has been selected by the Ottawa Catholic District School Board to get access to

Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus. Every evening from Monday to Thursday students have access to

live teachers online to practice their French and get homework help in French, English and Math.


The Virtual Immersion Campus will be open Monday to Thursday (October 1st 2019 to May 31st 2020, excluding school breaks) from 5pm to 8pm (EST) for homework help and French practice

You can send your child’s homework to homework@voilalearning.com before accessing the

platform. Your child can also practice their French and play live, communicative games in French on the platform, all while earning points.


Registering for Voilà Live is easy! All you have to do is:

1. Visit http://voilalearning.com/en/free-online-tutoring/

2. Click on ‘My school board is registered’

3. Complete the form and use the code: 01OTTAWACAT

4. You will receive a link to download the platform the next day

We look forward to helping your child on the campus!


Your online tutor,

1(866)900-0658 (Toll free number)






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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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Labour Relations

posted Oct 3, 2019, 9:38 AM by Sean Crookshank

Important information for families. If a strike by CUPE occurs, all #ocsb schools (K-12) will be closed for students as of Monday, October 7th. Read more: http://ocsb.ca/labour-2019/

School Council Meeting

posted Oct 1, 2019, 10:00 AM by Sean Crookshank

Our first School Council Meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7pm in the Learning Commons.  Hope to see you there.

Sept. 25th Updates

posted Sep 25, 2019, 10:57 AM by Sean Crookshank

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CHOCOLATE BAR FUNDRAISER

A box of chocolates was sent  home today with the family courier. It is assumed that you will sell the complete box for a total of $60.00. Please return the money by October 23rd. Prizes will be given! If in the past, the money was not returned in a timely manner, chocolates will not be sent home. This is the main fundraiser for Parent Council. Thank you for your support.



TERRY FOX RUN

Last week a permission form went home to participate in the Terry Fox run. Our school goal is $500. If we reach our goal, one student from the "winning" class will have an opportunity to pie Mr. Crookshank :) We will be walking around the community on Friday, October 4, at 12:30pm. We will immediately go to the back of the school after the walk where the winner or winners will pie the principal! 


This Friday, September 27th. we will be having a "Jersey Day" in support of our Terry Fox Fundraiser. Students are encouraged to bring in a toonie for Terry and wear their jersey of choice!  Donations may also be made on SchoolCash Online.



ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Orange Shirt Day was created during the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project in Williams Lake, BC, in May  2013. Former student, Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, told her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl, which prompted the realization that many survivors have similar stories. We encourage students and staff to wear an orange shirt on that day to remember Phyllis Webstad for whom the day was named.3- Full colour OCSB logo transparent background (preferred).png


Staff and students are invited to wear an orange shirt on Monday, September 30th to commemorate Phyllis Webstad.



EMPTY SEAT APPLICATIONS

Assignment for Empty Seat Applications will start the second week of October. Please continue to check the OSTA website to see if your child’s school has been listed. If your child’s school has been posted then all available seats have been assigned. Please check bus stop finder to see if your child has been approved. If there is no busing information then your child has been put on a waitlist. We will continue to assign seats throughout the year as they become available.


Students are not to take the bus until officially approved. If students are not approved and are riding the bus, the Seat Availability will be denied for the school year. Check the OSTA Website for approvals and further details.




ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD PARISH

“Welcome to the Family” is held Friday Nights from 6:00 to 9:00 from October 4th to December 13th. This program is aimed at students in Grade 6 to 12. Supper is provided each week. Contact the church for further details - Juliana Squires and James Pereira, Co-ordinators of Youth Ministry, youthcoordinator@annunciation-ottawa.com



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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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Sept. 18th Updates

posted Sep 18, 2019, 11:58 AM by Sean Crookshank




PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING

In order to provide two way communication between home and school, we are planning a Meet the Staff/Curriculum evening for parents/guardians of all students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. In addition, this meeting will provide you with the opportunity to discuss class programs, timetables and class routines with your child’s teacher. If you are, interested in discussing your child’s progress, we ask that you contact his/her teacher, as the focus of the evening will be on curriculum and routines. Please plan to join us for this important meeting, which will take place Thursday, September 19th starting at 6:30 p.m. If possible, we ask that students stay at home as the information is geared towards parents/guardians.



FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - REGISTRATION 2019-20

First Holy Communion ‘Information followed by Registration’ (grades 2-6)


When: Sunday, September 22 @ 11:30am, 2019

or

Tuesday, September 24 @ 7pm, 2019


Where: Annunciation of the Lord Parish


For more details: https://annunciation-ottawa.com/first-holy-communion. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our ministry firstprep@annunciation-ottawa.com .


CHOCOLATE BAR FUNDRAISER

A letter went home this week giving parents the option of not taking chocolates to sell. If you do not want to participate in the Chocolate Bar fundraiser, please return the signed note by Monday, September 23rd. If you have not declined, a box of chocolates will go home with the oldest child next week. It is assumed that you will sell the complete box for a total of $60.00. Please return the money by October 23rd. If in the past, the money was not returned in a timely manner, chocolates will not be sent home. This is the main fundraiser for Parent Council.



St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON K1J 8G7
Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

Program Night

posted Sep 16, 2019, 12:42 PM by Sean Crookshank   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 12:43 PM ]

PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING

In order to provide two way communication between home and school, we are planning a Meet the Staff/Curriculum evening for parents/guardians of all students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. In addition, this meeting will provide you with the opportunity to discuss class programs, timetables and class routines with your child’s teacher. If you are, interested in discussing your child’s progress, we ask that you contact his/her teacher, as the focus of the evening will be on curriculum and routines. Please plan to join us for this important meeting, which will take place Thursday, September 19th starting at 6:30 p.m.  If possible, we ask that students stay at home as the information is geared towards parents/guardians.

School Supplies for September

posted Jun 27, 2019, 9:27 AM by Sean Crookshank

School Supplies for September


x-defaultWhat supplies will your child need for school in September?  The school will provide all children with the pencils, notebooks, art paper, etc that they will need throughout the year.  We also provide access to Chrome books and iPads, gym equipment and yard equipment, and of course, plenty of books.  If you want to supplement the basic supplies provided by the school, feel free to consider providing the items listed below.  Also, if you would like to donate a few additional items, these will be made available to children who might not come to school with any of the 'extras'.  

Supplies for Students in Kindergarten:

  • 1 small blanket.  This should be labeled and be able to fit into an XL size Ziplock type bag.
  • 1 pair of non-marking indoor running shoes for the gym.  Please, label shoes and NO LACES 
  • 2 boxes of tissue (to be shared by all students in the classroom)
  • 3 glue sticks or a bottle of white glue (e.g., Elmers glue)
  • 1 box of any size of Ziploc freezer bags (to be shared by all students in the classroom)
  • 1 pump bottle of hand sanitizer

Supplies for Students in Grade 1 to 6:

  • 1 pair of non-marking indoor running shoes for the gym
  • 2 boxes of tissue (to be shared by all students in the classroom)
  • 1 pump bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 box of large freezer Ziploc bags (to be shared by all students in the classroom)
  • 1 soft, zip up, pencil case
  • 1 pair of scissors  
  • 4 large glue sticks 
  • Gr. 2 to 6 only: 1 box of pencil crayons or washable markers
  • Gr. 2 to 6 only: 1 plastic pencil sharpener with case to hold shavings 
  • Gr. 1 to 6 only: 1 pair of earphonescould be from the dollar store  

June 20th Updates

posted Jun 20, 2019, 12:55 PM by Sean Crookshank

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SAVE THE DATE

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - REGISTRATION 2019-20:  Save the Date

First Holy Communion ‘Information followed by Registration’ (grades 2-6)

When:   Sunday, September 22 @ 11:30am, 2019.

                                            or

           Tuesday, September 24 @ 7pm, 2019.

Where:  Annunciation of the Lord Parish

For more details: https://annunciation-ottawa.com/first-holy-communion updates by August 1, 2019

for the 2019-20 year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our ministry

firstprep@annunciation-ottawa.com   Summer Blessings.



YEAR END LITURGY AND GRADUATION

Our year end liturgy is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th at 9:00 a.m. This will be followed by our Grade 6 Leave Taking Ceremony. All parents and family members are welcome.



PROGRAMS ENDING

The milk program is ending on Friday, June 21st (or until the milk runs out).  Thanks to our Grade 6 milk helpers for all their hard work in making our program run smoothly.


The Snack Bin Program is also ending this Friday. Many students make use of this very healthy snack option. Please ensure for the last week of school, that your child has enough extra snacks for the day. Also, a reminder, that we no longer provide forks and spoons. Please ensure that your children have their own in their lunch.


AGENDAS

Just a reminder that Agendas are for sale on School Cash Online. If your child is in SK to Grade 5, we ask that you purchase the agenda for next school year now. The item will be available until July 26th.




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St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100
Email: Brother.Andre@ocsb.ca
Website: ban.ocsb.ca

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Parish News

posted Jun 13, 2019, 5:05 AM by Sean Crookshank

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - REGISTRATION 2019-20: 
Save the Date First Holy Communion ‘Information followed by Registration’ (grades 2-6) 
When: Sunday, September 22 @ 11:30am, 2019. or Tuesday, September 24 @ 7pm, 2019. 
Where: Annunciation of the Lord Parish
 For more details: https://annunciation-ottawa.com/first-holy-communion updates by August 1, 2019 for the 2019-20 year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our ministry firstprep@annunciation-ottawa.com 
Summer Blessings. 

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