School News & Announcements

Boot Camp II for School Council members and interested parents

posted Jan 30, 2018, 2:03 PM by Nicole Szeideman

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  The event takes place on Monday February 12, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at St. Patrick's High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive).  Guest speaker Jacqui Strachan from People for Education has over 20 years of experience working on and with school council and will share her wealth of knowledge.  You can attend the event in person or listen in from home via the webinar.  Please click here for more information.  Register at:

Indigenous Event for Parents

posted Jan 22, 2018, 5:51 AM by Nicole Szeideman

You are invited to join us for a Feast from 6:00 - 6:30 PM (Three Sisters Soup, Bannock, Dessert Squares, etc)

Presentation: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
FREE babysitting for preregistered children.

OCSB has partnered with COPA to bring valuable resources into our schools that will support safe and inclusive learning environments. Learn more about COPA and the "A Circle of Caring" project and how it can support parents and families.

COPA presenters: Deb St. Amant, Elder-in-Residence, Queen's University & Mohini Athia, COPA educator.
Meet OCSB Indigenous Education team members.

Families will be provided with free takeaway materials.  Please view poster here
To register, please follow this link:

Skating Party at General Burns Park on Saturday February 3 from 12 to 2pm

posted Jan 21, 2018, 1:53 PM by Nicole Szeideman

Come on out and enjoy winter at the annual Skating Party at General Burns Park, 86 Argue Dr. on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 12 to 2 p.m. Play fun winter games, try snow shoeing, or just come for a skate, then warm up with FREE chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee. Please wear a helmet on the ice and remember to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Debra Dynes Food Bank. Info: or click here

St. Pius X Family Pasta Dinner on February 8

posted Jan 12, 2018, 4:48 PM by Nicole Szeideman

St. Pius X invites you to their 60th Anniversary Celebration.  Enjoy a sumptuous pasta dinner with garlic bread, salad, penne and meatballs.  Non-alcoholic beverages will be served.  For tickets and further information please click here

General Burns Community Association Christmas Party

posted Dec 6, 2017, 7:41 AM by Nicole Szeideman

On Saturday December 9 the General Burns Community Association will hold a Christmas Party from 2 to 4pm at the General Burns Lodge located at 86 Argue Drive.
Children can meet Santa Claus, play games, make crafts and decorate cookies. This is a great chance for adults to meet their neighbours and enjoy some refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is free thanks to the support of Councillor Keith Egli.
Please bring a food donation for the Debra Dynes Food Bank.
For more information about the General Burns Community Association please visit or join our Facebook page.

OCSB Annual Christmas Concert

posted Nov 30, 2017, 3:08 PM by Nicole Szeideman

Please join the OCSB Children's, Boys' and Chamber Choirs and guests for their annual Christmas Concert "GLORIA!" on Monday December 18, 2017 at 7pm at St. Basil's Church (Maitland Avenue, north of the 417 exit).  Tickets are $15/each and are available at the door. Refreshments will be served.

Inspire your child to love math

posted Nov 28, 2017, 3:54 PM by Nicole Szeideman

"When you support and encourage your child to learn, your positive approach helps influence your child's success."  To view the message and modules from the Council of Ontario Directors of Education, please click here.
The guide for "Math Learning Today" can be found here.

Eastern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Corporation Newsletter

posted Nov 21, 2017, 2:17 PM by Nicole Szeideman

To view the EOCCC Newsletter for November 2017, please click here

Kindergarten Information Fair

posted Nov 5, 2017, 12:46 PM by Nicole Szeideman   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 12:50 PM ]

Do you know someone with a child turning 4 in 2018? Kindergarten registration time is just around the corner.  Drop by to learn more at the Kindergarten Information Fair.  There will be representation from the OCSB as well as the other three school boards and private schools in Ottawa.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get information about the various community resources available to families.
Register for free online at:

Wednesday November 15, 2017:
Drop in between 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Holiday Inn - Vanier
1199 Joseph Cyr Street

Wednesday November 22, 2017:
Drop in between 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Nepean Sportsplex, Halls A & B
1701 Woodroffe Avenue

Special Education and Needs Workshops November 6 and November 30

posted Oct 17, 2017, 3:21 PM by Nicole Szeideman   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 3:36 PM ]

Two upcoming workshops are being offered through CSPA:

Monday November 6, 2017 from 6:30 - 9:00pm at Notre Dame High School (710 Broadview Avenue)
Special Education and Your Child - Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Choose from 2 options from sessions 1 - 4 (each is 1 hour in length) or choose only session 5 (2 hours in length)
1. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies and SEL language in the classrooms
2. Deep Learning: learning environments for students with special needs
3. Individualized Education Plans (IEP's) - Unlocking the Curriculum
4. Literacy and Numeracy for students with ADHD
5. Assistive Technology (2 hour session)
Register at

Thursday November 30, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:45pm at Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School (635 La Verendrye Drive)
Advocating for your Child with Special Needs
Would you like to learn how to advocate more effectively for your child with special needs?
Louise McGoey, former chair of the Ottawa Catholic SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee), will provide participants with strategies for effective advocacy.  Learn about the importance of knowing what your goals are for your child, how to communicate effectively with school and board staff and how to prepare for productive meetings.  Presented by SEAC and CSPA.
Register at

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