School News & Announcements

Pancake Breakfast December 9th

posted Dec 5, 2018, 11:07 AM by Sean Crookshank

As a result of the Canada Post strike, we are sending this message to get the word out about our upcoming Pancake and Sausage Breakfast this SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2018, from 9-11am at Colonel By Secondary School.

With the event taking place right in the heart of Beacon Hill, be sure to come and say hello to the Beacon Hill Community Association and its members; in addition to the Rothwell Heights Property Owners Association, and the Pineview Community Association.

Our focus during this event is to gather food donations and new or lightly used winter clothing to give to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard. We also have community groups in attendance, including Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Crime Prevention Ottawa, and YOW.

We hope that you and your families will be able to make it out this weekend. I hear there will be some ornament decorating and garland decorating stations for the kiddies as well.


Nov. 21 Updates

posted Nov 21, 2018, 9:39 AM by Sean Crookshank

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Pizza Day - November 30th.

Just a reminder that Pizza Day is Friday, November 30th., not this Friday. The wrong date was showing on the order form. The Pizza Order for Term 2 is now available on School Cash Online.

United Way Fundraiser

Also this Friday is Red and Black, Plaid or Lumberjack Day for United Way. It is a great chance to wear Red and Black to cheer on our Ottawa Red/Blacks for the Grey Cup.  Please send a small donation for United Way.

Head Lice

Just a further reminder to continue to be vigilant checking for head lice. There has been one or two new cases since the school population was checked. It is important to do weekly checks.


St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100


PD Day: Friday, Nov. 17th

posted Nov 15, 2018, 7:29 AM by Sean Crookshank

Friday, Nov. 17th is a PD day in all schools.  See everyone on Monday!

October 31st: Orange and Black Day

posted Oct 26, 2018, 8:57 AM by Sean Crookshank

 This Wednesday, October 31st is ORANGE & BLACK Day!  Let's show our spirit at St. Brother André!!!

Ottawa Health Info Nights

posted Oct 15, 2018, 8:03 AM by Sean Crookshank

As you may know, cannabis will be legal in Canada as of October 17th, 2018.


Join Ottawa Public Health, all four school boards and our community partners at one of our parent information nights to learn more about cannabis, the new legislation, how to talk to youth as well as available resources and services. 


Please see available dates and locations outlined on our website.

Pizza Order Update

posted Oct 12, 2018, 10:14 AM by Sean Crookshank

PIZZA DAY ORDER - The last day to order pizza in SchoolCash Online is Tuesday, October 16th.  No late orders can be accepted after this date. Mark your calendars. Pizza Day is on the last Friday of each month, namely: Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 21. PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE THE CORRECT DATES. On the order option form the dates showing are last years - oops!!! Mrs. Benoit

Parenting in Ottawa

posted Oct 4, 2018, 10:02 AM by Sean Crookshank


Did you know that every weekday, a public health nurse posts on Facebook information on various health topics related to children and youth? 

Do you have questions?

A nurse can respond to you on the wall or by private message.

Take this 5-minute survey and let us know what you think!

School Updates: Sept. 26

posted Sep 26, 2018, 11:36 AM by Sean Crookshank

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September 26, 2018


We are (once again) collecting canned foods and non-perishable food items for our local WE DAY campaign called “WE SCARE HUNGER”. We like to do this around Thanksgiving for families in need and it’s actually great timing for families affected by the tornado.  Students can start bringing in cans ASAP until the week following Thanksgiving. Each class will keep track and the class with the most cans will get a FREE PIZZA LUNCH!

Start Date: Friday, Sept. 28

End Date: Friday, Oct. 12


Our Terry Fox Run is taking place this Friday, September 28th in the afternoon. We are asking each child to contribute a toonie. You are welcome to contribute more to this wonderful cause. You are able to contribute using SchoolCash Online or have your child bring in cash.


Our first Parent Council meeting of the school year will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Parent Councils are vehicles for communication and consultation between the school, the community at large, the student community, and the parent community. The Parent Council is always in need of parent volunteers. New parents are most welcome to join us at our monthly meetings.


Executive Functioning Skills in Children and Adolescents

Does your child have trouble getting through their morning routine to get off to school on time, getting homework done without a battle, cleaning their room or getting to be on time? This workshop will help parents to understand why these difficulties happen at home and what parents can do to help.

Tuesday October 16, 2018

7:00 - 9:00pm

OCSB Boardroom

570 West Huntclub Road

Ottawa K2G 3R4



St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

Phone: 613-741-0100



Chapters Adopt-a-School

posted Sep 19, 2018, 6:27 AM by Sean Crookshank

Hello St. Brother Andre community! We are in the midst of the Chapters Adopt-a-School fundraiser and the Gloucester Chapters has adopted our school! They would like to raise funds at the store and online for us. The online link is  To donate online, you will have to create a user account which will then take you to the donation page. Thank you so much for your support of our great learning commons! Our students will have so many fantastic new books to read!

School E-Mails

posted Sep 18, 2018, 10:08 AM by Sean Crookshank

Don’t miss any news

Our board's SchoolMessenger communication system enables teachers as well as the school and school board to send email messages to parents. If you wish to receive all types of email messages, you must opt in. Otherwise, you will only receive emergency and attendance email messages. (Families with children in our school last year and who had previously provided Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation(CASL) consent will receive General messages.)

You can opt in by creating an account with SchoolMessenger and choosing your contact preferences for each type of message. (There is also a free SchoolMessenger App available for both iOS and Android based phones which enables you to receive notifications of school messages as well as set your contact preferences for each kind of message.) To receive any emails sent by the school, your preference must be set to “yes” for General Messages. To receive any emails that may be sent by your child's teacher, your preference must be set to “yes” for Teacher-to-Parent Messaging.

You can find instructions for creating your account and setting your preferences at If you have any questions about your SchoolMessenger account, email

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