School News & Announcements

March 27th Memo

posted Mar 28, 2020, 12:50 PM by Roisin Philippe

March 27th Memo

Hello Parents/Guardians


We hope that this message finds you healthy and safe as we do our best to follow the direction of our government and practise physical distancing. As we watch and listen to how our wonderful city, province, country and world copes with this virus, we wanted to let you know that we are thinking of all of you. We met as a staff virtually using the platform Google Meets this week. We strongly recommend that you try it with family/friends. It was so wonderful to see all of the St George Staff on my screen. We talked about ways that we are keeping ourselves healthy and how we are reaching out to families by email, blog, seesaw, twitter, and even a few phone calls if needed. If you have not heard from your child’s teacher, please ask your child to check their school email as some teachers have connected that way. It is very important that you please make sure that you or your child lets the teachers know that you have received their message. If you still have not received anything from your child’s teachers, please email me at Roisin.Philippe@ocsb.ca The school board is also communicating with families through school messenger/email so we encourage you to check your email regularly for updates.


We also wanted to share the following two links in case you have not been made aware of these support systems.  Federal income supplement and Provincial emergency assistance 


We would also like to support any local businesses that are providing a service during these very challenging times. Please fill in this form and we will let our community, family and friends know about your service. Since the Parkdale Food Centre has temporarily closed, we have made some donations to the Ottawa Food Bank hoping to reach some of the families in our St George Community. 


You have been such a generous community this year, supporting some of our families with the Wellness Fund - through School Cash online. This Fund will continue to collect money if you would like to donate during this time. We have been purchasing grocery cards for those in need in our community. We will continue to do so and would welcome any donations that you can provide. The link is on the school webpage 


Please reach out to us through my email Roisin.Philippe@ocsb.ca if you require some assistance and we will do what we can to support you. 


We  feel very blessed to belong to such a wonderful community with a dedicated school staff, awesome students and supportive parents. Please continue to follow the direction of physical distancing so that we can beat this virus and be back together soon.


Take care and God Bless


Roisin Philippe, Teri Shurb and all of the St. George Staff!


March 22nd Memo

posted Mar 28, 2020, 12:48 PM by Roisin Philippe

March 22, 2020

Dear St George Families


I hope and pray that everyone is keeping well in these difficult and unpredictable times, and that your families and loved ones are all well. The staff and I miss our Dragons and think about them often. We hope they are finding creative ways to keep busy - social distancing can be challenging for sure! 


For anyone who has travelled or is still away, we pray for your safe and healthy return home. It is important you practise self isolation as indicated by Ottawa Public Health.  


To everyone else, even if you are not in self-isolation, please respect 'social distancing' parameters and keep outings specific to getting essentials and checking on vulnerable friends and family. Having said that, get out for walks, chat with your neighbours, bake, make crafts, Facetime and take at least a couple of hours a day to unplug from the world wide web and practise mindfulness. If you need a great resource to help you with this, I suggest the CALM app. Taking care of your mental well being is going to be especially important the next little while.


I know many of you have questions about what the next couple of weeks will look like. The Ottawa Catholic School Board  will send updates as they come in but in the meantime, please refer to their website for any additional information. For any events that may have been scheduled for the next 2 weeks, they have been cancelled or rescheduled. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you early this week with some updates regarding their learning. As a group of Educators, we have put the following list March 2020: Learning at Home ideas and will continue to add to it throughout the following two weeks. 


As you would have already heard, EQAO has been cancelled for this school year. On Friday, the Ministry of Education announced an e-learning portal that is already up and running.  I have not had a chance to review it in depth, but it does provide learning modules from K-12 in various subject areas. Here is the link for your convenience. Learn at home portal  


I would like to thank our custodial staff, as this past week they were hard at work cleaning and disinfecting our school.  High grade cleaning supplies were used and surfaces were given extra attention. The school is closed to all for the next 2 weeks.


Finally, if you or any of your loved ones are out there either driving a bus, stocking a grocery store shelf, working in clinics, hospitals, driving an ambulance or a police car, or any other job that requires you to be out there helping others, please know how grateful we are for everything you are doing and that we are all praying for your health and wellbeing. 

I thank all of you for your understanding and flexibility. If your family is in need of support or if you know a family in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Roisin.Philippe@ocsb.ca . More information will be shared with you each week by the school board, your child's educators and myself.

Take care of yourselves and your family, we will be in touch again soon. 


March 1st Update

posted Mar 1, 2020, 2:36 PM by St. George School

Please click on the following link for the March 1st Update

February 15th Update

posted Feb 15, 2020, 10:58 AM by Roisin Philippe

Feb 1st Update

posted Feb 1, 2020, 3:22 PM by Roisin Philippe

Please click on this link for the St George Feb 1st update

Crazy Hair/Hat Day - Thursday January 23rd - Funds for Australia

posted Jan 21, 2020, 12:35 PM by Roisin Philippe

Thursday January 23rd, we will be raising funds to support aid missions in Australia due to the devastating fires. On January 6th, we welcomed two students from Australia to our St George community which makes this event much closer to home. 

The students are invited to participate by bringing in a monetary contribution and either wear a hat for the day or create a “crazy hair” look. You can also contribute through School Cash online. 


Thank you once again for your generosity to those in need!


January 15th School Update

posted Jan 16, 2020, 1:37 PM by Roisin Philippe

Kindergarten Registration

posted Jan 11, 2020, 12:45 PM by Roisin Philippe

We are looking forward to welcoming new Kindergarten students this week during our official Kindergarten Registration Week! Please click on this link for more information! OCSB Registration Come find out about all that St George has to offer!! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

posted Dec 19, 2019, 5:22 PM by Roisin Philippe

Thank you to all who came to our Liturgy this morning and/or our concert this afternoon. It is a very special time when we can come together to hear children’s voices singing especially at Christmas time. 

On behalf of all of the staff at St George School, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and blessings for a New Year full of peace and joy. 

Please read the following message from Mme Capkun regarding the Performance Choir:

The St. George Performance Choir will be featured on the following days, as well as other times during the holidays.

The shows can also be seen by using the links below.

Friday at 1pm - St. Martin de Porres, St Elizabeth, St Marguerite, St. George, St. Emily, and St Monica Catholic Schools, along with Mary Honeywell and Henry Larson Elementary Schools

Dec 23 - shows at 7 and 7:30pm

St. Monica Catholic School and Henry Larson Elementary School

St. George Catholic School and St. Emily Catholic School

Dec 26 - 12 pm - St. Monica Catholic School and Henry Larson Elementary School

               1:30 pm - St. George Catholic School and St. Emily Catholic School

Dec 28th there is a marathon with all shows airing starting at 2 pm

 For those who don’t have Roger’s TV, and for this month only, these shows can be found online by searching  " SING! " on the website or by inputting the links below.

http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=4&gid=324533&jwsource=cl

http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=4&gid=324693&jwsource=cl

http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=4&gid=324622&jwsource=cl

http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=4&gid=324452&jwsource=cl


December 15th Update

posted Dec 15, 2019, 2:01 PM by Roisin Philippe

Please click on this link for the update

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