School News & Announcements

April 9th Update

posted Apr 9, 2021, 4:39 PM by Roisin Philippe

Spring Break next week! No school! 

The following letter from Dr. Vera Etches was sent out earlier today and is posted on our Board Website. The letter focused on essential tips and reminders to help our community stay safe. The letter is available in English, French, Somali and Arabic.



February 5th Update

posted Feb 7, 2021, 6:30 AM by Roisin Philippe

This message was previously sent out through school Messenger:

February 5th

We had a great first week back to In-School Learning! I think we are all exhausted but lots of smiles (you can tell by the eyes :-) as our school community, students and staff, reconnected. By visiting our School Webpage you can see pictures that have been posted on our twitter site. Just a few updates to share with you below:


February is Black History Month - This week, our daily announcements focused on the work that Michaelle Jean has done for our country as well as for the World. Ask your child if they remember some of the tidbits that we shared this week. Next week we will focus on another “local leader”. 

Apart from the learning that is taking place in the individual classrooms, we have also created a “moving board” with info that will be moved throughout the school every few days so that all students will be able to interact with the information being posted. 


Valentines and Upcoming Spirit Week - Unfortunately, we have been given instructions from OPH to not permit the distribution of Valentines at school this year. Instead, we have made LOVE our focus for next week! We have a few activities planned to show our LOVE for one another. Here is the plan for the week:


Monday: Love of Music - trivia activity planned

Tuesday: Love of The Outdoors - getting outside!

Wednesday: Love of the St George Community! - school colours!

Thursday: Love my hair! Fun Hair day!

Friday: Love of colours - wear your favourite colours, mix and match!


Mental Health - We continue to make this a top priority. The SMHO tool kit offers many great strategies which we are using with our students. There is a parent section as well that is well worth looking into. https://smho-smso.ca/parents-and-families/

 

As previously noted, if you continue to be concerned about your child’s mental health, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) offers various services to help those struggling with mental health concerns. To learn more about how to talk about mental health through a return to school, consult have THAT talk.

  • Please visit OPH’s Parenting in Ottawa mental health page for information about child and or youth mental health agencies. If you have a youth in crisis, contact the Youth Services 24/7 Crisis Line (24 hours a day/7 days a week) at 613-260-2360, if outside Ottawa toll-free 1-877-377-7775.

  • Students and families can also contact Kids Help Phone, which offers 24/7 counselling and referral services across the province. To use this free resource, children can call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

Other services include


If your child or youth does not seem to be improving and you are still concerned about his/her well-being, it may be time to reach out for additional support.  Contact your school Principal to learn about school mental health services such as  Counselling Connect or contact School Mental Health Ontario for free mental health services in our community. 


Love of Reading: Check out this link to virtual books through SORA


Reminder that there is no school on February 15th - Family Day!


We are looking forward to seeing our dragons on Monday February 1st, 2021

posted Jan 30, 2021, 5:47 AM by Roisin Philippe

Please visit the News and Links section to read the latest St George Messages. 

School Council meeting at 6:30pm this evening

posted Dec 8, 2020, 2:57 PM by Roisin Philippe   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 3:51 PM ]

All are welcome. 

St George Message - Update

posted Dec 2, 2020, 4:50 PM by Roisin Philippe

Read the latest newsletter sent yesterday, December 1st through School Messenger. It is also available under the tab News & Links on this website.

Christmas Hampers

posted Nov 20, 2020, 12:59 PM by Roisin Philippe

Christmas is coming quickly! This year we are doing things a little differently in supporting our families during this Christmas Season. In lieu of having you come in to choose an Angel from our tree, we are asking if you can let us know via this CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD FORM if you are able to help us by purchasing a $50.00 gift card for a child in our school. Once you have made the purchase, please drop it off at the office on or before December 4th. 

Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be collecting non-perishable food items this year. If you are able to contribute money through SCHOOL CASH ONLINE - (Christmas Hamper Donations) we will be purchasing gift cards for groceries for these same families.

Thank you immensely for your generous contribution in helping our school community once again this year. Covid has made it especially challenging for many families.

Christmas Masks and scrunchies are on sale through School Cash online as well! Thank you to our very own Ms Emily for her hard work making these!


PARKING NEWS: It was discussed at our last School Council meeting that there are many safety concerns in regards to the parking and movement of cars on Patricia during the morning drop off as well as at dismissal time. Please read the following Memo for changes to parking on Patricia. 


Coming up: 

Reconciliation on Dec 1st.

Rainbow lunch on Dec 1st


MONSTER MASH update

posted Oct 29, 2020, 3:57 PM by Roisin Philippe

We have had an amazing SPIRIT WEEK so far! We are very excited about our MONSTER MASH tomorrow for the kids! Thank you to all who have helped with our fundraising this year. We realize that this is a very challenging year and appreciate the donations that have been made. We will be sure to make very good use of the money raise to enhance the educational experience of your child this year! Our grand total so far is… $4600.00. Our council has some amazing prizes for top fundraisers!!

The MONSTER MASH fundraising link is open for anyone to use: https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/48573/74/False/True 

 

In case you missed the fabulous video created by our Council, here is the link. 

Today, we had a new development as well… check out this message… VIDEO 

 

Just a reminder that it will be happening outside in the school yard. Please make sure that your child comes to school with the necessary clothing to spend extra time outside tomorrow. Also, please do not send your child with any accessories to their costumes, full face masks, or make up. Thank you for helping us follow the OPH guidelines. 

 

Thank you for your wonderful support!


Updates!

posted Sep 26, 2020, 7:57 AM by Roisin Philippe

If you missed a Newsletter, they can be found under the Tab News & Links, middle column, St George Newsletters

WELCOME BACK!

posted Sep 7, 2020, 2:29 PM by Roisin Philippe

We are very excited to welcome our Kindergarten - Grade 3 Dragons back tomorrow and our grade 4-6 back on Wednesday. Check out the tab News & Links for updated newsletters with pertinent information!
Sleep tight - A demain mes amis!!

June 26th

posted Jun 30, 2020, 7:53 AM by Teri Shurb

Hello parents and guardians

The end of the 2019-2020 school year has arrived. This is undoubtedly a school year for the record books! This year we were faced with adversity and the unknown and we came together showing resilience and collaboration! Hard to believe that it ended in such an unusual way but we are very thankful for all of your support throughout the year, especially as we navigated the new waters of Distance Learning.

We are so proud of all that has been accomplished during these weeks of Distance Learning. The staff and students as well as parents adapted to the “new ways” of learning, with very few bumps along the road. The variety of tools that teachers used to help engage the students and to assist with the learning has amazed me. I was especially proud of how our grade 6 team prepared a wonderful virtual leaving ceremony, that was personal and involved student voice. 

If you were unable to come to the school to pick up your child’s items, they will be returned to them in the fall once the school reopens. 

By now, you should have registered for the parent portal. There may be a slight delay in accessing the report cards but our IT team is working with the vendor on fixing all issues as they arise. The Parent Portal will be one of the ways we will be communicating with the parents moving forward. If you have not registered yet for the Parent Portal, please click on the following link to do so. For any inquiries about the Parent Portal please email  parentportal@ocsb.ca or call 613-695-3127.  


Re-entry: Our School Board is working at developing a plan for the fall. Please read the following information that has been provided by our Director of Education. Parent Update OCSB You will receive an email from the board in August. I will then be reaching out to you shortly after that with what the specific school plan will be regarding reentry. We can appreciate that it is difficult to not have a plan set at this time but we will do our best to get it out to you as quickly as possible. 


As we head into summer holidays, we would like to share with you the following resources. Please remember that there are many useful tools that can be found on the student portal through the school board. All students should know their login information. 


We would like to take the time to acknowledge a few of our staff who will be leaving us for other adventures. Every school year, we have staff who either were only assigned to our school for the school year or who are moving on to different schools in our board. We would like to thank the following educators for all that they have done for our students.

Ms Bowen (Educational Assistant)

Ms Charron (Early Childhood Educator - K2)

Mme Fierro (K1/K2)

Ms Hines (Educational Assistant)

Mr McCarthy (grade 1) 

Ms McCartney (grade 5)

Ms Meehan (Educational Assistant)  

Ms Miron (Educational Assistant)

Ms Zeleny (Educational Assistant) 

We wish them well on their next adventures. 

As you are already aware, Mrs Shurb has been transferred to St Thomas Moore to assume the VP role at a larger school. We will miss her but we wish her success in this new post.  We have two staff members who are officially retiring this year. Mrs. Gosselin who has been our part-time Office administrator will be enjoying retirement after many years with the OCSB. She has been a huge help in the office. Mme Beaulieu, (grade 4 FSL) is also retiring. She has been at St George for 25 years! We wish her many happy days enjoying her next adventures and look forward to her visits in the fall! We will be welcoming Mrs Jacqueline Lawlor back to the St George team this August. There will be a few more new faces next year that will be hired over the summer months. 


Please click on this link for further information from OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority)


Earlier in the year we shared this link as a fundraiser for the school. By clicking on this link, you will be able to see the fundraiser that the School Council has set up through Indigo. This is an easy way to support activities for the students next year. Thank you for your support!


Click here for a Final Summer message from some of the staff at St George!


Have a fabulous summer, we will be in touch again in August with an update as to what the 2020-2021 school year will look like, the plan for reentry, how we will be greeting the children on the first day, and other important information. Our goal will be to make the transition back to school as smooth as possible. Thank you once again for your patience and understanding. Your support through all of this has been very much appreciated.  

Take care and stay safe!


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