Weekly Memo

Here is our weekly memo for May 28th - June 1st

Kindergarten Registration

posted Jan 17, 2020, 11:48 AM by Joanne Blackburn   [ updated Jan 17, 2020, 11:50 AM ]

Register your child now in January for Kindergarten September 2020 if they were born between Jan 1st to 

Dec 31st 2016.  

The following documents are required upon registration:

  1. Proof of age (one of the following): birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, immigration documents (health card not accepted)
  2. Proof of address (one of the following): rental or purchase agreement, utility bill, bank or credit card statement (driver’s licence not accepted)
  3. Forms

If applicable: Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate, Allergy/medication form, Guardianship Declaration

Weekly Memo Jan 13 - 17

posted Jan 13, 2020, 5:49 AM by Kayla Casey   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 5:55 AM ]





           

Kindergarten Registration Week

New Kindergarten Future Sharks!  Please call (613) 599-6600 or stop by any day this week from 8:30-3:30 pm.

Monday, Jan. 13-Pizza Day, Saints & Games Club @ 12:20 pm (Ms Cathy, Mrs. Dougan & Mrs. Hickey)                                                                                              

Tuesday, Jan. 14-Choir @ 12:20pm (Mrs. Fitzel), Girl’s Badminton Tournament (at MPB school in Barrhaven,

Mrs. Wenslawek coaching), School Council @ 6:30 pm (all welcome)                                                                                  

Wednesday, Jan. 15-Squirmies,  Chess (term 2 begins),                                                                   

Thursday, Jan. 16-Boston Pizza Lunch, Stonehaven Manor (gr.3), Tech Club @ 12:20 pm (Ms Terry, Mme Cadieux & Mme Rossi),  

Boy’s Badminton Tournament (at MPB school in Barrhaven, Mr. Swan coaching)                                                                                             

Friday, Jan.17- Spirit Wear, Running Club @ 8:30 am (please meet Mrs. Lewis at the junior side door),

Knitting Club begins @ 12:20 pm (gr 3-6)-Mrs. Stewart-Smith & Ms Gorman

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                                      School News/Highlights:  

*New* Kernels Popcorn for Term 2!

Term 2 food orders (JoJo’s pizza, Boston Pizza hot lunches and Kernels) are now available to purchase.

Please log in to School Cash Online to place your order. https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/ 

Orders are due by January 22 at midnight!

Chess ’n Math Association is hosting another Chess session (8 classes) beginning January 15th! 

See link for details and to sign up - the deadline is this Monday!

https://chess-math.org/event/st-james-chess-lessons-winter-2020?field_succursale=48

    


Looking Ahead: 

                                                                                                                             

Jan. 14- School Council @ 6:30 pm                                                                                        

Jan. 24- P.D. Day (no school for students)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Please follow us on Twitter: @StJamesOCSB      

And our website: jam@ocsb.ca     


Weekly Memo Jan 6 - 10

posted Jan 6, 2020, 6:07 AM by Kayla Casey   [ updated Jan 6, 2020, 6:14 AM ]









Quick Links

St. James 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

Holy Redeemer
613-836-1764


Welcome Back everyone!  St. James staff would like to wish all of our students and their families a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  We hope that your holidays were blessed with lots of great memories together. We are looking forward to a great new year filled with lots of fun and learning!


Mrs. Blackburn,                                                                                       Principal

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Week-At-A Glance

Monday, Jan 6-Epiphany,Pizza Day, Saints & Games Club with Ms Cathy @ 12:20 pm                                                                                        Tuesday, Jan. 7-Choir @ 12:20pm,                                                                                          Wednesday, Jan. 8-Squirmies,                                                                      Thursday, Jan. 9-Boston Pizza Lunch, Stonehaven Manor (gr.3), Tech Club @ 12:20 pm                                                                                                   Friday, Jan.10- Spirit Wear, Popcorn Day 

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                                            School News/Highlights:  

Kindergarten Registration-January 13-17

Kindergarten registration week is January 13th-17th. Registration will occur on a drop-in basis between 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Parents/Guardians may tour our Kindergarten rooms from Monday-Friday between 9:30 am-11:30 am. 

Help us inform others by telling your family, friends and neighbours!For more information and registration forms, please visit our school board’s WEBSITE.

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Looking Ahead:                                                                                      

Jan. 14- School Council @ 6:30 pm (al                                      

Jan. 24- P.D. Day (no school for students)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Please follow us on Twitter: @StJamesOCSB      

And our website: jam@ocsb.ca       




Christmas Musical

posted Dec 10, 2019, 11:32 AM by Joanne Blackburn

Image result for primary school christmas musical imagesPlease join us Friday, December 13th @ 10:30 am OR 2:15 pm for our Christmas Musical. All Welcome

Weekly Update

posted Dec 10, 2019, 11:29 AM by Joanne Blackburn

Here is Our Weekly Update: Dec. 9-16

 

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Quick Links

St. James 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

Holy Redeemer
613-836-1764










Prayer for the Second Week of Advent 

“God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share His wisdom and become one with Him when He comes in glory, for He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen”.

Angel Tree & Christmas Hampers

Advent … a time for waiting and anticipating; a time to prepare our hearts to receive God’s gift of His Son, Jesus.  To help us experience the loving act of sharing and giving to those less fortunate, we invite our community to participate in our Advent outreach project: The Angel Tree/Christmas Hamper Campaign.

Week-At-A Glance

SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT: PEACE

                                                   

Monday, Dec. 9: Saints and Games Club (Ms Cathy & Ms. Dougan), JoJo’s Pizza Day

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Choir at 12:20 pm (Ms Fitzel), 

Wednesday, Dec 11:  Elf Yourself Day! (How creative can you be?) Please bring in a donation for our Christmas Hampers/Angel Tree, Students get to watch our Christmas Musical. 

Wednesday is JO-JO’s PIZZA Night-Take a break from cooking dinner tonight and order Jo-Jo’s pizza, 20% goes right back to St. James School!!! Thank you to our School Council for organizing

Thursday, Dec. 12:Boston Pizza, Stonehaven Manor (grade 3), Tech Club @ 12:20 pm (Grade 3s), Christmas Musical for Stonehaven Manor and Stonehaven Childcare.

Friday, Dec. 13: Popcorn Day, Our Christmas Musical (10:30 & 2:15 pm) All Welcome. We hope you will be able to join us.  All students K-6 are involved in our Christmas Musical.

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St. James School ‘Christmas Hampers for Families’

Advent Project

 On Wednesday, December 11th (ELF Yourself Day) we will be having two theme days at St. James to support families in need.  Please bring in a toonie/or any donation to support our Advent Project. Gift cards will also be accepted and will go towards supporting our own families in need and also to our sister support school.  In total we support 26 families.  Thank you so much for your donation and kindness in advance. Parents are most welcome to come and pick an angel from our tree in the front foyer. You can also send a note to the office and we can give it to your child to take home.  Please return your gift wrapped and place the angel tag on the top of the gift. We would like all the angels returned by Friday, Dec 13th.  Thank you in advance.

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Student Voice

Virtue Of The Month: BE’ Patient

Here is a video message from our Student Voice: HERE

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EXCITING NEWS from Mrs. Gorman’s Grade 3 Class:

Ms Gorman's Class is on youTube!!  They have entered the CBC Music Class Challenge and will be competing with schools across the country for a chance to win some music instruments for the school.  With over 100 entries in their category the competition will be tough but they had a blast singing "Shine" the new Paralympic Canadian song. Check out their submission at the following link!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGSCWaBj_ow 

 

 

School Council:

HUGE Thank you to Mrs Ashley Picco and our School Council for another incredible Christmas Craft Fair. We received many compliments...a tribute to the organization, hard work and planning that went into this successful event. Thank you also to parents and staff for bringing in Baked treats. 

 

 

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Coming Up                                                                                                                                                                                                      

      Dec. 11- Elf Yourself Day for our Christmas Hampers                                     Dec. 13-St James Christmas Play (10:30 am & 2:15 pm)                           Dec. 17-Advent Mass @ 10:45 am (All Welcome), School Council @ 6:30 pm Dec. 20-Last day before Christmas Holidays                                                  Monday, Jan. 6th-First day after Christmas Holidays                                     

Please follow us on Twitter: @StJamesOCSB      

And our website: jam@ocsb.ca      


Weekly Update

posted Dec 2, 2019, 12:22 PM by Joanne Blackburn

Here is our Weekly Update: Dec. 2-6

 

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Quick Links

St. James 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

Holy Redeemer
613-836-1764










Prayer for the First Week of Advent 

“All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at His coming and call us to His side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever, Amen”.

Angel Tree & Christmas Hampers

Advent … a time for waiting and anticipating; a time to prepare our hearts to receive God’s gift of His Son, Jesus.  To help us experience the loving act of sharing and giving to those less fortunate, we invite our community to participate in our Advent outreach project: The Angel Tree/Christmas Hamper Campaign.

Week-At-A Glance

FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT

                                                   

Monday, Dec. 2: Saints and Games Club (Ms Cathy & Ms. Dougan), 

Tuesday, Dec. 3: Choir at 12:20 pm (Ms Fitzel), 

Thursday, Dec. 5: Christmas Spirit Day (Wear your favourite Christmas Sweater, Onesies,..) Please bring in a donation for our Christmas Hampers, Boston Pizza, Stonehaven Manor (grade 3), Tech Club @ 12:20 pm (Grade 3s), Photo retake order deadline

Friday, Dec. 6: Holy Trinity Grade 12 Mentorship Class visits (gr.1-6), St James Spirit Wear, 

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St. James School ‘Christmas Hampers for Families’

Advent Project

  This Thursday,  December 5th (Christmas Spirit Day)AND on Wednesday, December 11th (ELF Yourself Day) we will be having two theme days at St. James to support families in need.  Please bring in a toonie/or any donation to support our Advent Project. Gift cards will also be accepted and will go towards supporting our own families in need and also to our sister support school (Our Lady of Peace in Bells Corners).  In total we support 26 families.  Thank you so much for your donation and kindness in advance. 

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School Council:

Date Change: December 17th new council meeting

 

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Interested in becoming a crossing guard in Kanata South?  Contact hr@ottawasafetycouncil.ca or call 613-238-1513 x 224 for more information

 

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      Dec. 11- Elf Yourself Day for our Christmas Hampers                                     Dec. 13-St James Christmas Play (10:30 am & 2:15 pm)                           Dec. 17-Advent Mass @ 10:45 am (All Welcome), School Council @ 6:30 pm Dec. 20-Last day before Christmas Holidays                                                  Monday, Jan. 6th-First day after Christmas Holidays                                     

Please follow us on Twitter: @StJamesOCSB      

And our website: jam@ocsb.ca      


St James Christmas Craft Fair

posted Nov 29, 2019, 12:57 PM by Joanne Blackburn   [ updated Nov 29, 2019, 1:03 PM ]

St James Christmas Market. Saturday, November 30th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  Hope to see you all there!

Weekly Memo November 25 - 29

posted Nov 22, 2019, 11:44 AM by Kayla Casey

 

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Quick Links

St. James 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

Holy Redeemer
613-836-1764










Week-At-A Glance                                                    

Monday, Nov. 25: Saints and Games Club (Ms Cathy & Ms. Dougan), 

Tuesday, Nov. 26: Choir at 12:20 pm (Ms Fitzel), 

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Squirmies and Chess @ 12:20 pm, Swim to Survive (Ms. Shea),

Thursday, Nov. 28: Boston Pizza, Stonehaven Manor (grade 3), 

Friday, Nov.29: Popcorn Day, St James Spirit Wear, Home Alone Course @12.20 pm 

Saturday, Nov. 30: Please Join Us!

Sunday, Dec. 1st: First Communion 2:00 pm @ Holy Redeemer Church

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CHAPTER’S NIGHT TONIGHT-NOV 22ND

Get some Christmas shopping done at Chapters Centrum  on November 22 from 6 to 9pm. Register at the St James table at the front of the store and 20% of qualifying purchases will go to School Council


Coming Up                                                                                                  

Nov. 30-St James Family Craft Fair                                                               

Dec.1-First Communion Meeting at Holy Redeemer Church (2-3pm)         

Dec. 3rd-School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm                                            Dec. 13-St James Christmas Play (10:30 am & 2:15 pm) Dec. 17-Advent Mass @ 10:45 am (All Welcome) Dec. 20-Last day before Christmas Holidays

Weekly Update

posted Nov 9, 2019, 6:28 AM by Joanne Blackburn

Here is our Weekly Update: Nov. 11-15

 

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Quick Links

St. James 

OCSB

CSPA 

OSTA 


Parish Links

Holy Redeemer
613-836-1764










Week-At-A Glance

Monday, Nov. 11: Remembrance Day Service @ 10:45 am (Please wear Red and/or White) All Welcome, Pizza Day, Saints and Games Club (Ms Cathy & Ms. Dougan), K Initial Observations Go Home

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Choir at 12:20 pm (Ms Fitzel), School Council @ 6:30 pm (All welcome)

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Squirmies and Chess @ 12:20 pm, Swim to Survive (Ms. Shea), Boys’ Volleyball Tournament (Ms. Gorman, coaching & Mr. Swan, convening)

Thursday, Nov. 14: Boston Pizza, Stonehaven Manor (grade 3), Parent-Teacher Interviews from 4:00-8:00 pm, Boys’ Volleyball Tournament, Home Alone Course @12.20 pm (Ms Emily)

Friday, Nov.15: PD Day (No school for students) ___________________________________________________________________

All are welcome to join us for our Remembrance Day Liturgy on Monday, November 11th beginning at 10:45 am. Students are welcome to wear Red and/or White.  We also encourage all Brownies, Girl Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to wear their uniforms.

November is a time to remember those who in the past, and each day all over the world, put their lives on the line so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we do in this incredible country called Canada. We are truly Blessed!

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SAVE THE DATE!


St James School Christmas Market!

Please come and visit us on Saturday, November 30th from 9:00am-2:00pm

    Bake Sale at the St. James Christmas Market

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Bake Sale at the St. James Christmas Market on Saturday, November 30th from 9am - 2pm. There will be a delicious selection of homemade goods for purchase.  All proceeds will go to St. James Catholic School.  

 

Calling All Bakers!

Please contribute your favourite baked creations to make our Bake Sale a success!  Please send an email to stjameschristmasmarket@gmail.com with the subject: “Bake Sale” and let us know that you are able to contribute. 


From our experience with last year’s bake sale, we would like to offer the following suggestions:

  1. Please have your baked goods packaged and ready for sale. 

  2. Keep portion sizes smaller.  Smaller portions allow people to buy a variety of baked goods.

  3. Please identify your baked goods.  You can either label each package or include one display card for each batch.  For example: “Chocolate Chip Cookies” or “ Lemon Poppyseed Scones.” Please identify If your baked good contains nuts or peanuts.  If you are preparing a gluten-free item, please identify it as such. 


Bake Sale Volunteers Needed!

We will need volunteers to help with setup and pricing, selling baked goods, and clean up and tear down.  If you are able to volunteer some time either on the evening of Friday, November 29th, or during the day on Saturday, November 30th, please email stjameschristmasmarket@gmail.com with the subject: “Bake Sale” and let us know when you are available.

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Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) Presents:        

Raising Children in a Digital World

Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM                               

Location: St. Matthew High School 

Click HERE for more information and to register. 

Cell Phones and Other Personal Devices in Schools:

 

Coming Up                                                                                                  Nov.18-22-Kindness Week

      Nov. 30-St James Family Craft Fair                                                              Dec. 13-St James Christmas Play (10:30 am & 2:15 pm)               Dec. 17-Advent Mass @ 10:45 am (All Welcome) Dec. 20-Last day before Christmas Holidays

Parent / Teacher Interviews - November 14th

posted Nov 4, 2019, 9:02 AM by Kayla Casey


St James 2019 Parent/ Teacher Interviews

Electronic Sign up for Parent Teacher Interviews for 

November 14th, 2019 4:00-5:30 pm and 6:00-7:50 pm

Parent Instructions: 


1) Click on the teacher's name and the link will take you to the booking calendar for that teacher. Be sure to click the correct teacher’s link.  Out of courtesy to other parents, please only book one time slot per teacher.  In order to make booking appointments with numerous teachers easier, we suggest that you open the link for all the teachers you wish to book and check the availability for each.


2) If your child is in Kindergarten,  only book an interview with your child’s homeroom teacher and Early Childhood Educator.


3) Upon completion of booking you will receive an email confirmation from Google. If a cancellation is required, please call the school and leave a message with the teacher’s name, time of the booking, and student name so that we can cancel it in our system.  Or please notify the teacher in the agenda so they can correct the booking.


Please note: Time slots will fill up fast.   If you are not able to book a time to see your child’s teacher, please call the school or write a note in your child’s agenda to arrange for another time to discuss your child’s progress.  Of course, if you are unavailable to meet on Nov.14th interviews, simply contact your child’s teacher to set up a meeting at another mutually convenient time. 


Please Note: the online system will be available from Monday, November 4th at noon until Monday, November 11th at 3:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Casey at the office.


Thank you for your continued support,


Joanne Blackburn



Teacher(s)

Grade

Location

Mme. Morin K1 

K1

Room 115

Ms. Landry K2

K2

116

Mme. Lefebvre K3

K3

117

Ms. Kelleher - K4

K4

114

Mrs. VanZeeland-Power - 1A

Grade 1A

107

Mrs. Stewart-Smith - 1B

Grade 1B

110

Mrs. O’Connor - 2A

Grade 2A

111

Mrs. McColgan - 2B

Grade 2B

112

Mrs. Shea - 3A

Grade 3A

108

Ms. Gorman - 3B

Grade 3B

109

Mrs. Wenslawek / Mrs. Lopez - 4BL

Grade 4BL A & Grade 5 BLA English

106

Mr. Swan / Mrs. Lopez - 4BLA

Grade 4BL B English

103

Ms. Lewis - 6BLB

Grade 5BL A/Grade 6BL A English

101

Mr. Belair - 6BL

Grade 6 BL B English

105

Mme. Gauthier - FSL

Grade 1 & 2 French

Learning Commons

Mme. Davis - FSL

Grade 3, 6 French EXT

Learning Commons

Mme. Cadieux - 5EXT

Grade 4 IMM & Grade 5 Ext French

104

Mme. Rossi - 4EXT

Gr 4B Imm French

113

Mme. Roy - 5IMM

Grade 5 & 6 IMM French

102






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