School News & Announcements

Holy Redeemer Christmas Shopping Day

posted Dec 3, 2018, 9:59 AM by Christine Pepin

Mark your calendar: Thursday December 13th 2018

Do you have treasures that you are not using or looking to re-gift? This is the perfect event to clear out some clutter before the holidays.


How it works:  All students will have the opportunity to go shopping for their family members, all for a donation of a toonie ($2)!   All the donated gifts are put on display in the gym and the classes take turns coming to “shop” for their families. At the end of the day, your little shopper will bring home pre-wrapped gifts ready to put under the tree.  All proceeds collected from this event will go to Chrysalis House.

See attached note: 2018 Christmas Shopping Day

Parent Teacher Interviews November 15th

posted Nov 2, 2018, 5:55 AM by Cathy O'Brien   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 12:25 PM ]

The You Can Book Me site to book parent-teacher interviews will be available from Friday November 2nd at 3:00 p.m. until Monday, November 12th at 3:30 p.m.    Interviews are on Thursday November 15th from 3:20-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Click link for Parent Instructions and links.

Don't miss any news

posted Sep 20, 2018, 6:05 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Our board's SchoolMessenger communication system enables teachers as well as the school and school board to send email messages to parents. If you wish to receive all types of email messages, you must opt in. Otherwise, you will only receive emergency and attendance email messages. (Families with children in our school last year and who had previously provided Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation(CASL) consent will receive General messages.)


You can opt in by creating an account with SchoolMessenger and choosing your contact preferences for each type of message. (There is also a free SchoolMessenger App available for both iOS and Android based phones which enables you to receive notifications of school messages as well as set your contact preferences for each kind of message.) To receive any emails sent by the school, your preference must be set to “yes” for General Messages. To receive any emails that may be sent by your child's teacher, your preference must be set to “yes” for Teacher-to-Parent Messaging.


You can find instructions for creating your account and setting your preferences at ocsb.ca/schoolmessenger. If you have any questions about your SchoolMessenger account, email School.Messenger@ocsb.ca.

Anxiety in School-Aged Children

posted Sep 12, 2018, 6:50 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Anxiety in School-Aged Children  - Wed. Oct. 10, 2018
Speaker: 
D
r. Jean Clinton
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM


Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

 
Register Now: bit.ly/CSPAanxiety2018 


School Bus & Pedestrian Safety Day

posted Jun 29, 2018, 9:21 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Please click on the link for Information regarding School Bus safety for First Time Riders.

Kindergarten Transportation Information

posted Jun 29, 2018, 9:14 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Click on the link for additional information regarding Kindergarten transportation.

2018 Fun Pass

posted Jun 5, 2018, 11:36 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Celebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario’s attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass.


The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on a daily parking permit at selected Ontario provincial parks. Simply bring a coupon to any participating attraction. Visit Ontario.ca/funpass for more information about the program and to download the coupons.

Algonquin College Dental Clinic Students

posted May 28, 2018, 8:48 AM by Cathy O'Brien

The Algonquin College Dental Clinic Students will be holding Clinics for Children aged 6 to 16 years in May and June 2018. Appointments may be scheduled during the early evening and select Saturday mornings. Each appointment will take approximately 2.5 hours.

For more information visit Algonquin Dental Clinic.

School Messenger

posted May 28, 2018, 8:43 AM by Cathy O'Brien

The Ottawa Catholic School Board will soon begin using a new communication platform called SchoolMessenger. It allows schools, teachers and the school board to send phone and email messages to parents using the contact information that parents have already shared with the school.


What’s new?

The advantage of SchoolMessenger over our current platform is that SchoolMessenger allows parents to select their contact preferences (contact by phone, email, or both) for each of the following different types of messages:

  • Emergency messages

  • Attendance messages

  • General messages

  • Teacher to Parent messages

  • School to Student messages

There is also a free SchoolMessenger App available for both iOS and Android based phones which enables you to receive notifications of school messages as well as set your contact preferences for each kind of message.


What parents need to do

Please click the following link and follow the instructions in the School Messenger Parent Account User Guide to create your parent account and choose your contact preferences (contact by phone, email, or both) for each message type. This link can also be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser:  http://bit.ly/smParentGuide

The School Messenger Parent FAQ provides more information about School Messenger. This link can also be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser:  http://bit.ly/smParentFAQ

Earth Week April 16-20

posted Apr 13, 2018, 6:15 AM by Cathy O'Brien


Plastic Bag Grab Challenge:

We will be collecting plastic bags to return to Walmart stores where they will be recycled. Class with most bags collected wins a prize!

We encourage everyone to shop with reusable bags!

 

Theme Days:  Wear an Earth Day colour each day.

Monday- Blue: Keep water clean & use less!

Tuesday- Green: Keep our land clean: plant trees, less garbage, recycle

Wednesday-White:Clean air day: walk/bike to school & work

Thursday- Yellow, red & orange: Conserve energy day: turn off!

Friday- Blue & Green: Every day is Earth Day & Tally of plastic bags 


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