Kindergarten Registration Week 2018 - 2019 (January 15 - 19, 2018)

If your child will be 4 years old before December 31, 2018, then they are ready to start kindergarten in September 2018. So if your child was born in 2014, then the time to register is now! 

Registration will take place at the school during the week of January 15 - 19,  2018.  Please visit the school between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. More Registration Information.


Term 2 Pizza Program Order Form (February 1 - June 21, 2018)

posted Jan 16, 2018, 2:08 PM by St. Augustine School

St. Augustine is pleased to be able to continue to offer a pizza program.  Once again, pizza will be offered
every Thursday.  

For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school.  If you have registered for School Cash Online, the order form is available online as well as payment can be made online (i.e. credit card or direct bank withdrawal) at https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com.  

  

If you are making a payment with cash or a cheque, then click the link below for an order form.  Please return the completed form along with your payment to the school by Monday, January 22, 2018.


For Cash and Cheque Payments -  Pizza  Order Form

(February  1 - June 21, 2018)


Kindergarten Registration Week (January 15 - 19, 2018)

posted Jan 16, 2018, 1:44 PM by St. Augustine School

If your child will be 4 years old before December 31, 2018, then they are ready to start kindergarten in September 2018. So if your child was born in 2014, then the time to register is now! 

Registration will take place at the school during the week of January 15 - 19,  2018.  Please visit the school between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. More Registration Information.

Advent Project 2017 - Food Drive for The Shepherds of Good Hope (November 28 - December 15, 2017)

posted Dec 6, 2017, 6:01 PM by St. Augustine School

Mother Teresa said, “Not all of us can do great things.  But we can all do small things  with great love.”  We have decided that during this season of Advent we will support The Shepherds of Good Hope.  


The Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa.  They provide people with a hot meal, clothing, groceries and support for people who are looking for a friendly ear to listen. Over 500 people sleep in one of their  eight facilities across the city every night.


Over 1600 people visit the shelter each day.  We will be collecting the following items from November 28th to December 15th, 2017.  


  • Canned and boxed foods

Thank you in advance for supporting us with this very worthwhile Advent outreach project.


Annual Cake Raffle (Thursday, December 14, 2017)

posted Dec 6, 2017, 5:53 PM by St. Augustine School

Tickets on sale NOW !!!


Our School Council is excited about the Cake Raffle Fundraiser that will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the gymnasium at St. Augustine.


The Cake Raffle is a School Council initiative – our success depends on the parents and guardians support.  


Here is how you can help:

  • Bake a nut free cake or baked goods (ie: cup cakes, pies, pastries, squares (store bought goodies are also welcome)

  • Buy raffle tickets so your child/ren can vote to win their favourite cake.  Tickets are $1.00 each, or $3.00 for 5 tickets or $5.00  for 10 tickets

  • Consider making a “classroom monetary donation”  in order to ensure all students in the class have a chance to purchase tickets.  

  • Volunteer to help on the day of the Cake Raffle.   



Please click here for more information and to volunteer for the Cake Raffle



A hard copy of the information and volunteer form was sent home with the students on Monday, December 4, 2017.


Thank you in advance for your continued support.


Weekly Advent Liturgies (December 7, 13, and 20, 2017)

posted Dec 6, 2017, 5:49 PM by St. Augustine School   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 7:31 PM ]

The season of Advent has begun   Advent is a special time of waiting.  We continue to wait for the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.   


Parents are welcome to join us for our Advent Liturgies that will be held at the school.

Advent Liturgy (Week 1) Thursday, December 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Advent Liturgy (Week 2) Wednesday, December 13th at 2:50 p.m.

Advent Liturgy (Week 3) Wednesday, December 20th at 1:30 p.m.


ADVENT PROJECT 2017 THE SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE FOOD DRIVE (November 29th - December 15th, 2017)

posted Nov 28, 2017, 2:28 PM by St. Augustine School   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 2:33 PM ]

Mother Teresa said, “Not all of us can do great things.  But we can all do small things  with great love.”  We have decided that during this season of Advent we will support The Shepherds of Good Hope.  


The Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa.  They provide people with a hot meal, clothing, groceries and support for people who are looking for a friendly ear to listen. Over 500 people sleep in one of their  eight facilities across the city every night.


Over 1600 people visit the shelter each day.  We will be collecting the following items from November 29th to December 15th, 2017.  


Canned and boxed foods

Some ideas….  

  • Canned fish, meats and stews.

  • Peanut butter.

  • Cereal in a box (whole grains)

  • Rice

  • Dry pasta and sauce.

  • Juices

Thank you in advance for supporting us with this very worthwhile Advent outreach project.



Remembrance Day Liturgy - Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

posted Nov 9, 2017, 9:45 AM by St. Augustine School

Parents are welcome to attend our Remembrance Day Liturgy on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR (November 7-9, 2017)

posted Nov 6, 2017, 2:03 PM by St. Augustine School

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!  We invite you to share in our celebration of books and reading.


Students will visit the Book Fair during class time and can purchase books during this visit. If you are unable to visit the Fair, please look over the attached Highlights flyer with your child and use the Student Wish List form to select books that you may want to purchase. Then, simply send the flyer with the money to school with your child.


Join us for a special Family Event where you’ll find books for every person in your family. Don’t forget to enter our Family Event Draw.  You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family and $25 for your child’s classroom!


Thank you for encouraging your child to read. By purchasing books and supporting our Book Fair, you are enabling our school to obtain new resources for our school library. We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair.

Book Fair Dates:  


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Flyer was sent home with the students.


Primary Flyer


Junior Flyer


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Students will preview the books.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017  (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Students and parents will be able to purchase books.

               

Thursday, November 9, 2017  (8:30 - 4:00 p.m.)

and  during Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Students and parents will be able to purchase books.


Please note that we are able to accept cheques made payable to St. Augustine School.  Visa and MasterCard are welcome.


We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with the Scholastic Book Fair, please email Lorraine.Cook@ocsb.ca  (Library Technician) if interested.


MANDATORY OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH DENTAL SCREENING (JK, SK and Gr. 2 ) Thursday, November 9, 2017

posted Nov 6, 2017, 2:01 PM by St. Augustine School

The Medical Officer of Health has requested we advise you that Lynne Bérubé, registered dental hygienist from Ottawa Public Health, will provide a dental screening using a tongue depressor and non-latex gloves on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for JK, SK and Gr. 2 students. If your child’s grade is not selected, but you wish for the dental hygienist to see him/her, please advise the school.   Only children identified as having dental needs will bring home a form.  Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done.  This does not replace regular dental visits with your family dentist.


This is offered in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, Mandatory Health Programs under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.  Personal Health information is collected under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act and will be used for the purpose of dental assessment, treatment and oral hygiene instruction, and for statistical purposes.  Questions concerning the collection and use of this information should be directed to the

Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400-1580 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON, tel.:  613-580-6744 ext 26376.


November Progress Report Cards (Grades 1-6) and Parent-Teacher Conferences (Grades 1-6)

posted Oct 30, 2017, 2:04 PM by St. Augustine School

Progress report cards for Grades 1-6 students will be distributed on Thursday, November 2, 2017.  

With the Ontario Ministry of Education electronic report card, there are possibilities of human and technical errors.  Please contact your child’s teacher(s) in order to clarify any omissions or errors.

Please remember to sign and return the response form (bottom of page 2) of the progress report card to your child’s teacher before Monday, November 13, 2017.   The response form will be filed in the Ontario Student Record Card (OSR).

Please Note:

  • It is not mandatory that all subjects checked off as ‘progressing very well’ or ‘progressing well’ be accompanied by a written comment.

  • When the IEP box or ESL/ELD box is checked it indicates that achievement is based on expectations modified from the curriculum expectations for the grade.

  • When NA is checked on the progress report card, it indicates that no instruction is being offered for this subject or strand at this time.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for Grades 1 - 6 students will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4:00 -7:30 p.m.

Ten-minute conferences will be scheduled on this day.  For scheduled conferences to be successful, the time limits set must be respected.  Should you require a longer period of time for your conference, please contact the teacher to arrange a conference on a mutually convenient date and time.  Parents who have recently discussed their child’s progress with the teachers or who have regularly kept in contact with teachers may consider these contacts as your “Progress Report Card Conference”.  Your child will bring home your scheduled appointment time by Friday, November 3, 2017.    If you do not receive an appointment time by Tuesday, November 7, 2017, please contact your child’s morning teacher.   It is not necessary for your child to attend the parent-teacher conferences.  

On November 20, 2017, the Kindergarten students will bring home  their November Progress Reports. Parent Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten students will be scheduled after November 20, 2017. More information to follow.


Below are some suggestions as to how to prepare for your Parent-Teacher Conference:

  • Ask if there is anything your child wants you to discuss with the teacher.

  • Review recent test scores, notebooks, assignments, projects and agenda.

  • Bring your child’s progress report to the conference.

  • Do not hesitate to ask what the various report card terms mean.

We look forward to seeing you at the conferences


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