School Announcements



Kindergarten Transportation Information 2018-2019

posted Aug 15, 2018, 4:09 PM by Katherine OBrien

Please see the attached file for important information from the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority.

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

posted Aug 15, 2018, 4:02 PM by Katherine OBrien

The OCSB has received approval from the Ministry of Education for the 2018-2019 school year calendar dates. 

Hard copy calendars will be distributed to students in September 2018. 

You can view the school year calendar here.

Attention School Volunteers

posted Aug 15, 2018, 7:06 AM by Katherine OBrien   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 7:20 AM ]

Please note that
the Ottawa Catholic School Board is implementing a new policy commencing with the 2018-19 school year regarding school volunteers. Please read
this letter that explains the new process involved for volunteering in our school.

Back To School Information For September 2018

posted Jun 30, 2018, 4:28 AM by St. Augustine School

First Day of School
The first day of school for SK - Grade 6 students is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:15 a.m.   
During the summer months, new registrations will be accepted at the Summer Registration Centre located at our School Board office, 570 West Hunt Club Road.
The school office will reopen beginning on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 

Schedule
The schedule for St.  Augustine School will remain the same for 2018 - 2019.

Start time 9:15 a.m.
Lunch time 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
End time 3:45  p.m.

Teachers and their class lists for next year will be posted outside at 9:00 am on the first day of school. The grade level lists will be posted close to the entrance/exit doors for the specific grade. All staff will be outside at 9:00 am to guide students to the correct classroom and welcome students back!

Kindergarten Information
Junior kindergarten students will have visits scheduled on September 4h and 5th. JK parents should have received a letter at the end of June 2018 indicating their child’s interview time and staggered entry date.

Day 1 - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018  Orientation visits for all JK children registered in the Extended Day Program (EDP)​. Children come to school with their parents for their scheduled visit and then go home with parents but return to school the next day. All SK students are in class.

Day 2 – Wednesday, September 5, 2018  The children in EDP return to school today and join in with the SK students. Orientation visits continue with the rest of the families. These children come to school with their parents for their scheduled visit and then go home with their parents and return the next day.

Day 3 – Thursday, September 8, 2018   ALL students, JK and SK students are in class. 

Suggested School Supplies for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6
In accordance with Board policy, the school will provide all the necessary basic instructional supplies such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, etc. for all students. Parents may choose to purchase the suggested school supplies. Suggested School Supplies for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6

Transportation Information
Transportation eligibility changes from Kindergarten to grade 1. Kindergarten students must meet the distance of 800 meters and grades 1-6 must meet the distance of 1.6 km. Eligibility information is posted on the OSTA website under Policy T18. Parents are advised to go to the OSTA website for all school bus information. The School Bus Stop Finder link​ will be available to parents August 20th to find your child’s bus information for September.

The Annual School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day​ will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Please visit the OSTA website for more information and to register.


Childcare
For all information and inquiries on the child care in our school please visit our board website at http://www.ocsb.ca/childcare

Epi-Pens and Medication
All epi-pens and medication were returned to families on the last day of school. 
Along with the epi-pens / medication a “Request and Consent for Administration of Medication​” form was also sent home.  This form needs to be updated and completed each year​.
Please have it completed and signed by your family physician and returned with the epipen/ medication on the first day of school.

SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR KINDERGARTEN AND GRADES 1 TO 6

posted Jun 30, 2018, 4:17 AM by St. Augustine School

In accordance with Board policy,  the school will provide all the necessary basic instructional supplies such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, etc. for all students.  Parents may choose to purchase the suggested school supplies. Suggested School Supplies for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6


End of the Year Assembly and Catholic Graduate Expectation Awards - Wear Red and White (Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:50 a.m.)

posted Jun 27, 2018, 5:24 PM by St. Augustine School   [ updated Jun 27, 2018, 5:24 PM ]

Parents are welcome to attend our final assembly on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:50 a.m.  The Catholic Graduate Expectation Awards for Being a Reflective Thinker and a Lifelong Learner will be presented. Staff who are leaving will be acknowledged, followed by a slideshow highlighting the 2017 - 2018 year. Students are encouraged to wear red and white in order to celebrate (an early) Canada Day

June Communication of Learning (Kindergarten) and June Report Cards (Grades 1 - 6) Sent Home (Tuesday, June 26, 2018)

posted Jun 26, 2018, 3:36 AM by St. Augustine School

June Communication of Learning (Kindergarten) and June Report Cards for Grades 1-6 students will be distributed on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 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 ) of the report card to your child’s teacher on or before Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The response form will be filed in the Ontario Student Record Card (OSR).

End of the Year Liturgy (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:20 p.m.)

posted Jun 26, 2018, 3:25 AM by St. Augustine School

Parents are welcome to attend our End of the Year Liturgy on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:20 p.m.  The St. Augustine Choir will perform at the Liturgy.

OCSB WEST JUNIOR TRACK AND FIELD MEET - RESCHEDULED TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018

posted Jun 18, 2018, 5:43 PM by St. Augustine School

The date of the meet will be
Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The students and supervisor will depart from St. Augustine School at 9:30 a.m. and travel by school bus to Terry Fox Athletic Facility (2960 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON) where students will enjoy the day participating in the meet. Students will return to the school at 2:15 p.m.

Students are to wear appropriate clothing for the activity and weather. We are suggesting students dress in comfortable clothing and wear running shoes (no sandals or flip-flops), sunscreen, and bring a hat and a water bottle.  


Junior Track and Field Schedule for June 19, 2018 (see June 18, 2018 schedule)


Muffin Breakfast and Open House - Friday, May 11, 2018 (8:00 - 9:15 a.m.)

posted May 7, 2018, 8:29 AM by St. Augustine School   [ updated May 7, 2018, 8:32 AM ]

This week is Catholic Education Week. The date of our Open House will be Friday, May 11, 2018.  Each family is asked to donate 6 “nut-free” muffins.  Coffee and juice will be provided.  After the Muffin Breakfast your child will escort you to his/her classroom(s) and tour the school.  Parents will have the opportunity to view student work and displays.  When your tour of the school is completed, your child will return to his/her own classroom.  Parents must accompany and supervise their child(ren) during the breakfast (8:00 - 9:00 a..m.).    Students taking the bus to school, will proceed to their classrooms at 9:00 a.m.   At 9:15 a.m. all students will begin their school day. Parents who choose to park on the side streets are asked to obey the parking signs.  We appreciate your cooperation as it allows us to ensure the safety of the students.  


Parents are also welcome to attend the following event:

Jump Rope For Heart Kick-off - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Catholic Education Week Liturgy - Thursday, May 11, 2018 at 1:15 p.m.


Catholic Education Week Board Events


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