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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 If you have any questions about your SchoolMessenger account, email

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
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: 

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 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:

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:

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 

Post-Secondary in a New Age

posted Mar 8, 2018, 7:24 AM by Cathy O'Brien

Post-Secondary in a New Age 

What are the opportunities for your child after grade 12?  It's never too early to get informed.
University and College are both great options.  College has CHANGED; now offering Certificate programs, Degree programs, and Collaborative Degrees in partnership with various universities.
Come take a NEW LOOK at the opportunities! We'll share strategies to make it more affordable and engaging.

4 dates and locations:
  • Thurs. March 22 at St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Ave, 7 - 8 PM
  • Thurs. April 12 at Frank Ryan Intermediate School, 128 Chesterton Dr., 7 - 8 PM
  • Mon. April 16 at All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave, 6 - 7 PM
  • Thurs. April 26 at St. Matthew High School, 6550 Bilberry Dr, Orléans, 7 - 8 PM

Poster attached

Lent at Holy Redeemer

posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:18 AM by Christine Pepin

This Lenten season, help us support Ryan's Well Foundation - - as we promote the values of sacrifice and almsgiving. The students are invited to make a small donation to participate in a series of activities (pyjama day, jeysey day, hat day, etc.). The donations will be collected by the classroom teachers on the days of the events. Please refer to the School Calendar or the attached letter for specific dates.

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