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.


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

United Way Campaign (October 18 - November 23, 2017)

posted Oct 17, 2017, 2:17 PM by St. Augustine School   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

St. Augustine School in conjunction with the Ottawa Catholic School Board is planning a number of events in an effort to raise funds for the United Way Campaign.  This is an excellent opportunity for the children to develop social awareness and discover ways that they can help in their community.

Tuesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 2017 – Cookies for United Way

The Grade 6 class will make and sell cookies.

Order forms will be sent home during this week and will be due on Friday, October 20, 2017.   Cookie orders will be delivered on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Cookie Order Form For United Way

Thursday, October 19, 2017   -  Sports Day

For a $1.00 donation, students can wear their favourite sports jersey.  

Thursday, October 26,  2017  - Gum Day

For a $1.00 donation, students can bring their own gum and chew it in school.

For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to chew gum on the school yard.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - Individual Student Photo Retake Day and Group Photo Day

No donations on this day.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - Orange and Black Spirit Day for Halloween

Wear orange and black for Halloween!

Cookie orders will be delivered on this day.

No donations on this day.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Crazy Hat/Hair Day

For a $1.00 donation, students can wear a special hat in the school for the entire day.

Thursday, November 9 , 2017 – Pyjama Day (PJ Day)

For a $1.00 donation students can wear their pyjamas all day.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Popcorn Day for United Way     (Order forms will be sent home the week of November 6th, 2017)

Popcorn orders will be due Friday, November 17, 2017.

Thank you for supporting these initiatives!

United Way Committee

St. Augustine School

SOCKTOBER (October 1 - 31, 2017)

posted Oct 17, 2017, 2:14 PM by St. Augustine School

At our last Catholic Graduate Expectations assembly, the Grades 1 and 1 / 2 encouraged the St. Augustine community to show that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. For the month of October, all students may donate socks that will be given to the Shepherds of Good Hope.

REMINDER: ***NEW*** St. Augustine Parish Confirmation Sacramental Preparation 2017 - 2018

posted Oct 17, 2017, 2:11 PM by St. Augustine School

To: All parents whose children are preparing for Confirmation Spring  2018

The first sacramental preparation session at St. Augustine Parish for your child and at least one parent will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Everyone is asked to stay for the 4:30 p.m. mass.  Please note that attendance at this session and all future sessions is mandatory. The schedule for the 2017/2018 will be handed out and discussed on October 21, 2017.  Please bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate on October 21, 2017.

Confirmation Sacramental Preparation 2017 - 2018

Sincerely yours,  

Reverend Francis P Scott, Pastor St. Augustine

Joanne Larose, Sacramental Co-ordinator St. Augustine

joannelarose@staugustineottawa.ca , 613-410-9130 (text or call)

Reminder: First Eucharist Sacramental Preparation 2017 - 2018 Next Session Sunday, October 15, 2017 (9:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

posted Oct 13, 2017, 3:17 PM by St. Augustine School

To: All parents whose children are preparing for First Eucharist May/June 2018

More and more parishes are having sessions for parents and children who are preparing for Initiation Sacraments. All Sacraments require preparation. Therefore, St. Augustine Parish began once monthly sessions on  Sunday, September 17, 2017.  Sessions will begin at 9:00 am and run until 11:30 am. This will follow through until April 2018 . There will be also be a few retreat afternoons on a Saturday, one in the fall before Advent, and a final one before 1st Eucharist celebrations. The First Holy Eucharist celebration of your child will take place in May or June 2018.  Our new Sacramental co-ordinator, Joanne Larose outlined the important segments of the mandatory schedule for the coming year!  We invite at least one parent along with your child to attend these sessions, who will also benefit from this program. For any child or parent who has not been baptized and would be interested in more information in receiving the sacraments please contact Father Scott at the Parish Office or Joanne Larose for more information. We would be happy to accommodate you! We appreciate your attendance to all sessions of “faith formation” and preparations for this special Sacrament for your child. It is most important that your family is well prepared for this special event in your child’s life.

Sincerely yours,  

Reverend Francis P Scott, Pastor St. Augustine

Joanne Larose, Sacramental Co-ordinator St. Augustine

joannelarose@staugustineottawa.ca , 613-410-9130 (text or call)

Click on the link below for the session dates….

First Eucharist Sacramental Preparation Dates 2017 - 2018  

From Father Scott

Curriculum Night For Parents - Tuesday, September 14, 2017 (6:30 - 7: 30 p.m.)

posted Sep 7, 2017, 3:05 PM by St. Augustine School

Please join us on Thursday, September 14, 2017  for Curriculum Night.  Parents will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher, to learn about their child’s program and to tour the school.   This evening is not intended to be an individual parent-teacher interview.    

Parking Reminder:    Please follow all parking laws. 

Your Partner In Education,

St. Augustine Staff

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