Catholic Education Week at a Glance!

posted Apr 29, 2021, 5:55 AM by Stephen Gay   [ updated Apr 29, 2021, 5:59 AM ]

Please download the attached document to see the events that are going on Board-wide next week! 

New Principal in September: Please Welcome Ms. Hicks!

posted Apr 29, 2021, 5:53 AM by Stephen Gay

New Principal in September

I am pleased to announce that Ms. Alison Hicks will be the principal of Saint John XXIII in September.  Ms. Hicks comes to us from St. Leonard’s where she was the vice-principal.   Ms. Hicks was a special education consultant before she entered administration and has a wealth of experience.  Ms. Hicks is also a former teacher at Saint John XXIII.   Welcome, Ms. Hicks. 

Virtual Book Fair in May (for Education Week)

posted Apr 21, 2021, 11:30 AM by Stephen Gay

Our Virtual Book Fair starts in 10 days and runs from May 1-14, 2021!  We've teamed up with Book Depot to offer everyone a great selection of discounted titles, and 20% of the sales come back to us!!

Here's the link if you want to check it out  You can set up an account and start shopping right away, but please don't buy anything until the fair starts on May 1st.

Feel free to promote promote promote!

Virtual Movie Night

posted Mar 9, 2021, 7:40 AM by Stephen Gay

Reminder - St. John XXIII Virtual Movie Night Invitation

Brought to you by your Parent Council


Friday, March 12 at 6:30-8:30 pm (with a 15-minute intermission)

Movie - Bigfoot Family


Don’t forget to register for the 2021 Virtual Movie Night, brought to you by your Parent Council! On the evening of March 12, we can all have a shared movie experience as we watch the movie Bigfoot Family together! As we watch, our children can use the chat feature to “talk” with their friends.


To register your family for this Virtual Movie Night, you will need to fill in the following registration form. On the registration form, we will collect the following information – Parent Name, Parent Email, Parent phone number (during the event), Child’s first name. After you register, you will be sent the link for the event.


(Registration form:

Deadline for Registration is Thursday, March 11.


Please Note:

  • You must have an active Netflix account at the time of the event to participate.
  • You will need to use a laptop or Chromebook to join the event, and utilize a Chrome Browser

First Communion and Confirmation at Saint John the Apostle Church

posted Mar 3, 2021, 11:25 AM by Stephen Gay

First Communion 

Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00pm


Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00pm

New Screening Tool from Public Health

posted Feb 22, 2021, 7:22 AM by Stephen Gay

A new screening tool came into effect today.  Click on the link below to access it. 


posted Feb 5, 2021, 11:39 AM by Stephen Gay

You registered your child for Kindergarten at your local OCSB school in January, but school doesn’t start until September. So what do you do to help get your child ready for Kindergarten?

Sign up for the Supported School Readiness Program. This excellent program is available at the following 12 OCSB schools in partnership with the Licensed Home Child Care Network of Ottawa. The program is for children entering Kindergarten for the first time. You would receive a home visit and support from one of our Child Development Advisors leading up to and during the first weeks of school. For many kids, seeing a familiar face can reduce the amount of anxiety they might feel during those first few weeks of school. Register now to take full advantage of the program.

Frank Ryan Grade 6 Information Night

posted Jan 28, 2021, 6:50 AM by Stephen Gay

On behalf of the Frank Ryan Staff, we would like to invite grade 6 parents to an information session on Wednesday February 3rd, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  All the information regarding the evening can be found by clicking here.
The evening will consist of an opportunity to ask questions based on this parent presentation.  
All parents are asked to watch this videoas it will answer many of your questions. The video can be viewed at any time. Thus, if you are not able to attend the information session on February 3rd, you can still find the information you need. We look forward to welcoming your child into grade 7 in September 2021.

Thank you.
Mike Raso
Principal, Frank Ryan Catholic School.

February 3rd is the Grade 6 Parent Night at Frank Ryan

posted Jan 14, 2021, 8:13 AM by Stephen Gay

A flyer will be sent to all grade 6 parents as soon as it is ready.  Stay tuned. 

Virtual Winter Camp: STEM CAMP

posted Dec 16, 2020, 7:45 AM by Stephen Gay   [ updated Dec 16, 2020, 7:49 AM ]

Look at the Tweet from December 16th for more information.  

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