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

First Communion and Confirmation at Saint John the Apostle

posted Sep 18, 2019, 7:20 AM by Stephen Gay

First Communion & Confirmation Registration for 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.  For further information or questions please contact the parish office: 613-829-1760

Open House, Thursday, September 19th!

posted Sep 16, 2019, 11:38 AM by Stephen Gay

Our Open House is this Thursday, September 19th.  We will be serving pizza in the gym starting at 6:15 p.m.  The format this year is a little bit different. 

There will be a slide show running in the gym during the pizza supper.  Mr. Gay will be there to answer any questions you may have. French teachers will move from class to class in order to answer questions parents may have.  

6:35 p.m.  Teachers will make their first presentation in their classrooms. 

6:55-7:00  Transition to the second classroom (for siblings). 

7:00-7:20  Teachers will repeat their presentation for the benefit of parents with multiple children in the school.  

7:20   Our Open House Ends

7:30  Parent Council Elections in the Learning Commons. All parents are invited to participate. 

We hope to see everyone on Thursday!! 

Vision Screening for SK Students

posted Sep 9, 2019, 9:28 AM by Stephen Gay

Dear Parents/Guardians:  Ottawa Public Health staff will provide vision screenings for Senior Kindergarten students on September 26.*    The vision screening is a series of short tests to detect if a child has risk factors for eye problems. All children screened will bring home a report.   Children from other grades may be screened at the request of a teacher.   To learn more about the school vision screening, watch  THE VISION SCREENING DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS WITH AN OPTOMETRIST.    These screenings are provided in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards established by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Personal and personal health information collected during the screenings will be used for the purposes of delivering, administering and managing screening services, and for statistical purposes, as provided for under Sections 5 and 7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (as amended) and the Ontario Public Health Standards (2018). Information may be used by and shared among authorized Ottawa Public Health employees who provide vision screening services. Questions concerning the vision screenings, the collection and use of personal and personal health information or the exclusion of your child from the vision screening can be forwarded to the Supervisor of the Vision Screening Program, Ottawa Public Health, 400-1580 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON, tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 26376.  * Some date(s) may be subject to change.

School Starts September 3rd!

posted Aug 20, 2019, 11:47 AM by Stephen Gay

September Start

The school office opens on Monday, August 26th. Any new registrations are welcome to come to the school on the 26th. Anyone wishing to register before then should go to the Family Welcome Centre at 540 Hunt Club West (Board Office).

Students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 6 will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. If the weather permits, all students will meet in the schoolyard beginning at 8:20 a.m. Teachers will post their class lists outside on a large sheet of chart paper. After the bell, teachers will escort their classes inside. If it is raining, students in kindergarten to grade 3 will meet their teachers in the gym. Junior students, grades 4 to 6, will meet their teachers in the Learning Commons.

We ask that the Kindergarten students wear a name tag with the address of either their home or caregiver tucked into their backpacks. Parents will be allowed into the school on the first day of school to help their child find their class.

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