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Our MONSTER MASH fundraiser has started! Check out School Cash Monster Mash to make a donation! Our Dance Party for students will be on October 29th!

School Messenger - October

Friday, Oct 15th

Hello St George School Community!

We are super excited to announce that we will be having our Monster Mash fundraiser again this year! Our amazing School Council has been working hard organizing this event once more! If you are able to lend a hand with the organization, please email the council - stgeorge.council@gmail.com

This is our main fundraiser and provides funds for various activities and supplies for the students. We rely on these funds to provide all the extras that enhance the students school experience, such as guest presenters, virtual workshops, tech tools, yard equipment, and much more. We currently have a courtyard improvement project that requires much funding as well. This is a project that is being planned by the whole school in conjunction with members from the community. There will be more information shared about this project in the not too distant future.

To reward the students for raising funds, the council organizes various prizes as well as a halloween dance party equipped with DJ and all for the whole school - hence THE MONSTER MASH! We will follow COVID-19 guidelines by having it outside, each cohort will have their scheduled time with our rocking DJ, dancing away to fun tunes! Sorry but unfortunately no parents can attend again this year, but we will take lots of pictures to share.

We have launched the fundraiser today with the students. You may have noticed the fabulous signs on our school property - thanks to our School Council.

We are not collecting cash, instead all donations must be put through School Cash. Here is the link for School Cash Monster Mash that can be shared with anyone who would like to contribute!

Thank you for continued support! It is greatly appreciated!


Have a wonderful weekend!!





Thursday, Oct 7th

Hello St George School Community!

Happy LOONNNGGG Thanksgiving Weekend to all of our St George Families.

We hope that you are able to spend some quality time with those that you love this weekend. We are thankful and grateful for each and everyone one of you!

Reminder that tomorrow is a PD DAY!! No school for our students.

There is still a Crossing Guard opening for our school that the Ottawa Safety Council is trying to hire for.

Crossing Guard needed for St. George C.S. at:

Scott St at Island Park Dr

3:30 - 4:30

Apply through the Ottawa Safety Council at Crossing-Guard.ca

Reminder about school clothing! St George Spirit Wear 2022 is now available! Please visit ST. GEORGE SPIRITWEAR – Tuck gear to order online. The deadline to order has been extended to October 11, 2021.

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SCHOOL PHOTOS

School picture day is Thursday, October 14th, bring your smiles!!

School Cash online…

We are asking for a voluntary donation of $20.00 per student which will help cover activities that bring the curriculum alive to our classrooms.

https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/

The student activity fee helps enhance your child’s experiences by providing extra activities and virtual presentations which cannot be funded through the regular school budget.


Our wonderful School Council is working on the plans for our annual MONSTER MASH!! Please reach out to this amazing team if you can lend a hand! stgeorge.council@gmail.com


Have a wonderful weekend! See you Tuesday!



School Messenger - September

Sept 27th

Due to Covid Restrictions, we are unable to have our Fall Meet the Teacher BAR BQ evening. We hope you will enjoy flipping through our School Book for this school year. Here is the LINK to the book!


Sept 22nd


Reminder of our Franco-Ontarian Day tomorrow. Wear Green and White!


Friday is our Terry Fox walk. Please support cancer research by making a donation online.

We have raised $40 000 over the past 15 years! So far we have only raised $25. Let’s keep the spirit going strong this year. Please note that donations are accepted online only this year.

Make Your Donation Here


EXCITING NEWS!! St George Spirit Wear 2022 is now available! Please visit ST. GEORGE SPIRITWEAR – Tuck gear to order on line. The deadline to order is October 3, 2021.

PDF


Thank you!


Sept 20th

School Council Meeting this Tuesday!

Our first School Council meeting for this school year is next Tuesday, Sept 21st at 6:30pm. Please email the council stgeorge.council@gmail.com if you would like the link to the meeting. Weather permitting, and depending on numbers who want to attend, we would like to attempt having this first meeting outside in our courtyard. Please come to the gate near the Keyworth entrance! Please do the COVID-19 self screening that we use for school before joining us in person. If the weather is looking iffy, we will be virtual. We will have a computer set up for those who prefer joining virtually.

Fidget toys/cards… please keep at home… We are not responsible for lost items at school. Due to COVID- 19 students should not be sharing items from home, we provide many items for the classes to play with at recess.

Fidget TOOLS, should not be distrating to others. If you are unsure or have questions about an item that you have provided for your child to use as a fidget tool, please contact the teacher. There are many things on the market that are not necessarily classroom friendly. Thank you for your support with this!


Please continue to check the OSTA website for bus cancellations.


Sept 16th


Hello School Community

It has been wonderful getting to know our students once more IRL (“in real life” for those of you who don’t speak teenager :-) The students and staff seem happy to be back to routines and seeing friends, working on projects together and just coming together as a school community!


I have a few bits of information to share with you at this time.

We had an impromptu fire drill on Tuesday after one of our fire alarms was pulled by accident. We continue to work with our little ones in understanding the reason for those alarms on the wall. Our school community did an amazing job, getting out of the school safely and in a timely fashion.


Updates from OPH:

COVID-19 Screening Tool for School (Child)


OPH information for parents


BIG SHOUT OUT! Two of our very own Dragons, Miriam and Vera Ozon-Wells made a difference for many this summer. They wrote to Mr. Leiper about the walking signal at Carleton and Scott Street. They found the signal too short. Their letters were successful and the walking signal is now longer! So, if your child is one of the walkers that uses that intersection, they have these little #sgeochangemakers to thank for making their crossing a little safer.


OSTA has cancelled a number of school bus routes. Please review your child’s information on the Parent Portal and then check the posted lists to confirm the route’s status. The list will be updated daily with any morning cancellations.

At the moment our Blue bus E150 has been cancelled indefinitely.

http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/

Safer School Zones start with you!


Reduce vehicle congestion around our school by walking all or part way to school

➜ Download your Walk-a-Block map!

➜ Plot your route!

➜ Meetup and Walk&Roll with others!

https://bit.ly/2DVVdxF



Coming up Next week:


Our first School Council meeting for this school year is next Tuesday, Sept 21st at 6:30pm. Please email the council stgeorge.council@gmail.com if you would like the link to the meeting. Weather permitting, and depending on numbers who want to attend, we would like to attempt having this first meeting outside in our outdoor classroom near Pontiac. If the weather is looking iffy, we will be virtual. We will have a computer set up for those who prefer joining virtually.


On Thursday, September 23rd, we will be celebrating La journée de la francophonie by wearing Green and White. The French teachers are planning some fun activities that day as well to mark the day! Nous avons hâte de célébre notre communauté francophone ensemble!


On Friday, September 24th wear your crazy socks for Terry Fox, St George t-shirts and show your school spirit with your class. Our Rain Date will be Monday, September 27th.

We have raised $40 000 over the past 15 years! Let’s keep the spirit going strong this year. Please note that donations are accepted online only this year.

Make Your Donation Here


Due to Covid Restrictions, we are unable to have our Welcome Back BarBQ/Meet the Educator evening. Instead, we will be sharing a virtual book to introduce the staff and share a bit about our classrooms next week.


Mark your calendar: Photo Day - October 14th


A few more important links regarding parental involvement with the OCSB.

About CSPA

About PIC

About SEAC


Take care and stay safe!!

ST. GEORGE SPIRITWEAR – Tuck gear to order online. The deadline to order has been extended to October 11, 2021.PDF

School Calendar