October 9th Updates

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

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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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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)


St. Brother And School

1923 Elmridge Drive

Gloucester, ON  K1J 8G7

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