Weekly Memo

posted Nov 21, 2016, 4:05 PM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 4:19 AM ]

St. James Christmas Hampers for Families

posted Nov 21, 2016, 4:02 PM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 3:13 PM ]

St. James School ‘Christmas Hampers for Families’

Advent Project

November 28- December 14th, 2016

‘Sent To Be The Good News’

During the season of Advent, Christians across the world prepare for the celebration of the coming of the Lord through the birth of his Son, Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness. The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. Our theme for Advent again this year is ‘Christmas Hampers for Families’.  We, at St. James School, have chosen to support families in less privileged areas in our Board. We are asking students and staff at St. James School to support our project in two simple yet rewarding ways.

1. Each student will be asked to donate a non-perishable food item to a class hamper. The specific item we are requesting will be written in your child’s agenda (or on a note for Kindergarten students) on Thursday, December 1st.  If you would like to make a cash donation as well, this would be most appreciated. All money will be used to buy gift cards at the family's local grocery stores. We are asking that all donations be sent to school no later than Wednesday, December 14th. These hampers will be delivered to families before Christmas. St. James staff will be supporting this project by purchasing gifts for specific members of each family to go along with the hampers.

2.  On Wednesday,  December 14th, we are having a St. James  School Christmas Spirit Day.  For a small donation of a ‘twoonie’, children are encouraged to wear their most festive clothing to show our true St. James Spirit. It’s time to dig out those reindeer antlers, Santa and elf hats, red and green clothes and Christmas accessories! All monies collected will go to support our Christmas Hamper Campaign.  

Wishing you and your family all of the blessings of this Advent season.


St James Staff

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”                          Anne Frank


posted Oct 30, 2016, 6:40 PM by Joanne Blackburn   [ updated Nov 16, 2016, 5:18 AM ]


 WITS   Parents please visit this link to learn more about the WITS program. 

Minor Boundary Change Proposals

posted Oct 12, 2016, 12:06 PM by School Websites

At the October 11 Board meeting, trustees reviewed minor boundary change proposals for three areas:  

1) Minor adjustment to direct more new developments to Holy Spirit from current Guardian Angels boundary.

2) Eliminate the option for Winding Way to attend St. Monica, and direct students to St. Andrew. Existing students who now attend Frank Ryan and St. Pius X, will be grandfathered (remain at their current school when designated attendance area school has changed).

3) Provide an option for part of the St. Anne boundary to attend St. James.

The proposed changes will have no impact on existing students, except as noted above, where two (2) students would be grandparented, and where parents from St. Anne may choose the option to attend St. James. 

The consultations will occur through the school councils at the affected schools, as well as with OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority). 

The proposed changes attempt to distribute development to existing schools with space and contribute to stable and supportive boundaries for long-term viability.

Holy Redeemer news on Confirmation

posted Sep 8, 2016, 4:46 AM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

Transporation Services for 2016-2017

posted Jun 7, 2016, 1:38 PM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

School Active Transportation Policy Consultation

posted Mar 8, 2016, 5:45 AM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

From: Vicky Kyriaco
Date: March 4, 2016
Re: School Active Transportation Policy Consultation

OSTA is seeking your assistance in distributing this survey link for public consultation on its
proposed School Active Transportation Policy. This policy is scheduled to be presented at
OSTA’s next public governance meeting on April 25, 2016. Delegations may also be heard
at this time.
School active transporation survey
OSTA’s School Active Transportation Program has been in development for the past two
years. With our school board partners, City partners and community partners, we have
been able to support the 50,000+ students who are not eligible for transportation by
motorized vehicle. OSTA’s program includes:
• School Active Transportation Charter, signed by OCDSB, OCSB and OSTA Leaders
• Review of walking hazards at over 180 schools
• Preferred walk route to school maps for all elementary schools
• School Travel Planning facilitation with Green Communities Canada
• Walking School Bus routes at 8 schools
• School site traffic safety reviews
• Participation in the Ottawa School Active Transportation Network
The SAT policy would formalize OSTA’s commitment to continuing to provide services for
students who walk, bike and roll, to school every day.
More information may be found on our website
Vicky Kyriaco
General Manager/CAO

Upcoming workshops

posted Mar 1, 2016, 11:06 AM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

The Catholic School Parent Association are hosting many workshops in the coming weeks.
To see what they are offering please go to:  Catholic School Parents' Association (CSPA)

BCA May 2016 newsletter

posted Feb 27, 2016, 6:41 AM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

Bridlewood Community Association Information

posted Jan 18, 2016, 9:40 AM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

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