Frank Ryan Grade 6 Night

posted Jan 13, 2020, 4:44 AM by Stephen Gay   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 4:45 AM ]

Grade 6 into Grade 7 Parent Information Night

If you have a child currently attending grade 6 at one of our feeder schools (Saint John XXIII), you may already be aware that we are having a Parent Information Session for parents of students currently in grade 6, who are coming to Frank Ryan next year for grade 7. It is scheduled for Thursday, January 30th. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m and will be in our gymnasium. Parents are encouraged to try and arrive earlier to park their vehicles, walk around the school if they like and find a seat prior to the presentation.

Upcoming Events at Saint Paul High School for Grade 6 Students and Parents

posted Jan 6, 2020, 12:51 PM by Stephen Gay   [ updated Jan 6, 2020, 12:52 PM ]

Below you will find a list of upcoming events for grade 6 students and their parents who are considering attending St. Paul High School next year.  On Thursday, February 20th our students will be visiting St. Paul High School.  

  • Grade 6 Parent Info Night: Thursday, Feb 13th, 6 - 7:30 pm

  • Grade 6 Visit to St Paul: Thursday, Feb 20th (school trip)

  • Catholic Education Week Open House: Thursday, May 7th

  • Welcome BBQ: Thursday, August 27th

Christmas Basket's at Saint John XXIII: Deadline December 13!

posted Dec 4, 2019, 11:03 AM by Stephen Gay   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 7:29 AM ]

Every class has been asked to contribute items to our Christmas Baskets that we are putting together for families in our community.  The chart below details the particular items that each class has been asked to bring.   Please send them in by December 13! Thank you for your support!



Items Needed 


Socks and underwear


Toothpaste and toothbrush


shampoo + conditioner 


Pancake mix + table syrup

Grade 1 Arno

Granola bars

Grade 1 Beerkens

Rice and sides

Grade ½ Oatway


Grade 2 Belanger

Cereal + Oatmeal

Grade ⅔ Amadio

Pasta and Sauce

Gr 3 Moreland



Soap + deodorant

Gr  ⅘ Vigneault (AM)

Fruit cups

Gr  ⅘ Frangione

peanut butter +jams, 

Gr  ⅚ MacEachern

Canned meat 

Gr 6 LeClair 

Canned vegetables, chickpeas, navy beans. 

Frank Ryan Open House for Grade 6 Parents

posted Dec 4, 2019, 6:14 AM by Stephen Gay

The Frank Ryan Grade 6 into 7 parent Night will be taking place on Thursday, January 30th at 6:30. Frank Ryan suggests that parents arrive early and walk around the school if they would like and to find parking.

Updated Confirmation and First Communion Information

posted Nov 12, 2019, 6:11 AM by Stephen Gay

First Communion & Confirmation Registration for eligible Catholic children within the boundaries of St John the Apostle Parish will be held at the church (2340  Baseline Rd) on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.  Registration for First Communion/Reconciliation will be at 1:00 pm and registration for Confirmation will be at 2:00 pm.  Parents must attend to register and bring a copy of their child's Baptismal Certificate.  There is a $20 registration fee for Confirmation only, to defray costs.  This fee does not apply to First Communion.  For further information or questions please contact the parish office: 613-829-1760

Spirit Week for our Catholic Education Foundation

posted Oct 28, 2019, 4:59 AM by Stephen Gay

Spirit Week-October 28th - Nov. 1, 2019

Days of the week


All week long

Hat for the day

  • Students may wear their hats inside for the price of $1.00 a day.

  • Teacher Pie eating contest. Bring in money to purchase a ballot to place in the jar of the teacher you want to see compete in the pie eating contest. $0.50 a ballot


  • Crazy Hair day


Twinning/Triplet Tuesday

  • Dress alike with a friend and be TWINS for a day 


  • Jersey day

Bracelet  SALE

  •  Gr. ⅚ will be selling bracelets by the front office. A student will be coming around to bring classes down one at a time

  • This will continue for both Thursday and Friday



  • Fall Fling: dress in orange and black

  • Teacher Pie eating contest


  • PJ day

  • Bring in your favourite bedtime Story

Fall Fling Schedule

posted Oct 15, 2019, 8:13 AM by Stephen Gay

October 10, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:  

Our annual Fall Fling is almost upon us!   This will be just a fun event for our students.  On Thursday, October 31st we would ask the students to come to school in orange and black (not costumes).  Parents who have their background checks done are welcome to attend!!   


8:45 to 9:15 a.m.: grades two to three 

9:15 to 9:45 a.m.:  all grade one classes and grade 1/2 (Oatway) and 1, 2, 3 (ECL, Ms. Burgess)

9:45 to 10:10 a.m.:  all kindergarten classes

10:10 to 10:40 a.m.:  4/5 Immersion (Vigneault) and 

5/6 MacEachern (Imm) 

10:40 to 11:10:  Ms. Moga’s 4,5,6 ( JSN), 5/6 LeClair and 4/5 Extended (Frangione).  

A BIG THANK YOU to Parent Council for running this event.  We hope to see as many parents as possible at this event! 


S. Gay


Important Letter Home Posted Below

posted Oct 7, 2019, 11:46 AM by Stephen Gay

October 7, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

I wanted to make you aware Manordale Public School is reporting that a suspicious individual has been seen in our neighbourhood. Ottawa Police Services are investigating the matter.  

Student safety is always our number one priority. I am attaching some street proofing tips which you may want to use when you speak to your child at home.| If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


S. Gay



What’s street proofing all about? It’s about helping children identify and react to situations that are uncomfortable, unwelcome or even dangerous. Street proofing skills help students become more aware of their surroundings and those in it. They also help to build confidence and independence as students spend more time away from their parents.

Schools, parents and guardians can help make personal safety second nature to a student’s daily activities. We can’t follow our children around everywhere, but we can teach them to trust their own instincts and “keep their radar up.”

In an age-appropriate way, students should learn the following:

·          Their name, age, telephone number and address

·          How to reach a parent, guardian or family contact in an emergency

·          How to contact police, fire and ambulance personnel

·          A secret family password to identify when someone different will pick them up

·          To let a parent or other responsible adult know where they will be at all times

·          Never to say they are alone if they answer the phone

·          Never to invite strangers into their home

·          Not to enter anyone’s home without a parent/guardian’s permission

·          Not to accept gifts from strangers

·          To tell a parent or guardian if someone has asked them to keep a secret

·          Never to play in deserted buildings or isolated areas

·          Never to take shortcuts through empty parks or fields

·          Never to approach or enter a stranger’s car

·           To report to a parent, school authority or police officer anyone who exposes private parts

·          That police officers are their friends and that they can rely on them if they are in trouble     

Extended Day Program would close with a CUPE strike

posted Oct 3, 2019, 11:34 AM by Stephen Gay

In the event of a CUPE strike next week, all Extended Day Programs would also be closed.  We are sorry and continue to pray that a solution is negotiated over the weekend.

Local Construction from the City of Ottawa

posted Sep 23, 2019, 8:59 AM by Stephen Gay

Please note that the City of Ottawa proposes to commence construction work on Monday, September 23, 2019 between Craig Henry Drive to Centrepointe Drive. This will entail temporary closures of sections of the pathway to facilitate work by the contractor. This work will last between one to two weeks.


We wish to ensure the safety of all users including the students of your school by asking all to be vigilant and exercise caution around the construction zones during this period. If possible, detouring and avoiding the use of the pathway until construction is completed would be welcome, if possible.


Thank you for getting the word out to your students and your patience during this time. We will be in touch once this work is completed.


Ron Nauth



Ron Nauth, B.Eng., P.L. Eng.

Senior Construction Manager

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