End of School Year 2020 Message

posted Jun 25, 2020, 12:19 PM by Sean Crookshank

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As the school year nears an end, during this beautiful season of summer, God will give us the opportunity to spend time in the outdoors, admiring nature and all its beauty.

Let us reflect upon what seeds we have planted and nurtured this school year in our inner gardens and in the hearts of others.

Gracious Gardener,

How wondrously You care for my soil,

You send Your waters of refreshment.

You fertilize me with Your wisdom.

You warm me with Your tender kindness.

You keep drawing us toward your light.

New growth continually sprouts

From the soil of my spiritual garden.

Flowers of creativity bloom.

Herbs of joy flavour my days.

Vegetables of nourishment flourish.

Gracious gardener,

I trust that You will continually

Water my growing garden

And drench my flower beds

With Your abiding love.


           I would like to wish each of you a wonderful summer, hoping that you will have an opportunity to spend time with friends and family. Before we know it, it will be back-to-school (whatever that might look like).

Cherish every moment of the summer.  

Sean Crookshank, Principal

Kindergarten Registration: If you have a child 4 years old on or before Dec. 31 2020 and wish to register them for Kindergarten,  please do so online as soon as possible. Online Registration K-6 

(if your child is already enrolled at SBA you do not have to register each year).

Virtual Pilgrimage Update: We did it St. Brother Andre! Our Virtual Pilgrimage was a great success. As a school community we "walked" from our school to Saint Joseph's Oratory. Then, we went to Mont Saint-Grégoire (birthplace of St. Brother Andre). Next, we travelled to Farnham, QC (childhood hometown of St. Brother Andre). Thank-you for your participation.

Report Cards: Please visit https://www.ocsb.ca/parentportal/ for more information.

Important Board Updates: Please visit https://www.ocsb.ca/parent-update-june-23-2020/ for more information.

Saying Good-Bye: At this time of year, we unfortunately have to say good-by to a number of staff members that are moving on to other positions in our board.  We wish them all the best in their new roles and know that they will be missed.  All the best to:  Ms Mazzarello, Ms Harvey, Mme Gauthier, Ms Campagn, Mrs. Thoby, Ms Markhauser, Ms DiNardo, Ms Sheffield, Ms Cape, Mrs. O’Connor, Mrs. Brandow.

Mental Health Resource Links.

Links to various community supports

Phone line Support

Importance of routine during the summer

July SEL calendar for elementary students

July Wellness Calendar for Teens

August Wellness Calendar for Teens

Virtual Stress Lessons for Grades 5-6

Have a safe and healthy summer SBA!!!

Have a safe and healthy summer SBA!!!


St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

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