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St Cecilia Christmas Spirit Days

posted Dec 3, 2020, 7:25 AM by Kathryn McCallum


Apply for provincial funding for parents. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.

posted Dec 3, 2020, 6:43 AM by Kathryn McCallum   [ updated Dec 3, 2020, 6:44 AM ]

Earlier this week, the Province announced details on Support for Learners funding for parents to help offset costs during the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are a resident of Ontario and a parent or guardian to a child up to age 12, or up to age 21 if they have special needs. If you already received funding earlier in the year under programs that are now closed, like the Support for Parents or Support for Families, you can still apply!

How much will parents receive?

Eligible parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of:

  • $200 for each child up to age 12
  • $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs

For more information or to apply for the Support for Learners funding, visit the Government of Ontario website.

Using these funds to purchase a Chromebook

Some parents will be using these funds to purchase a Chromebook for their child. This is a great idea, but not mandatory. If you are going to buy a Chromebook, we recommend getting one with 4GB of memory. If it has a touchscreen, that is helpful but not necessary. To find a great deal on a Chromebook, you can use a website or app like reebee or flipp to search the best offers.

Library Book Winners!

posted Nov 23, 2020, 7:54 AM by Kathryn McCallum   [ updated Nov 23, 2020, 8:16 AM ]

Congratulations to Alice R and Logan C, the winners of the free book giveaway. These two students won a new, free book as they requested a library book online during the contest.



News from St Cecilia - Nov 20, 2020

posted Nov 20, 2020, 1:06 PM by Kathryn McCallum

New from St Cecilia Nov 20, 2020


Spirit Wear

posted Nov 20, 2020, 12:13 PM by Jody Prevost OCSB

St. Cecilia spirit wear is back!  Orders will be made directly on the website that is provided.  Please see attached link. 

Lost and Found - November 2020

posted Nov 19, 2020, 8:21 AM by Kathryn McCallum

Please see attached link to view photos of items that are currently in lost and found.  These are unlabelled items.  Labeled items have already been returned to your child.  If you recognize something, please send us a note at cecilia@ocsb.ca or call us at 613-692-6164 and we will return your child's item to them.  Unclaimed items will be donated on December 1st.
Thank you!

How to View Your Child's Report Card

posted Nov 12, 2020, 11:21 AM by Kathryn McCallum   [ updated Nov 12, 2020, 1:35 PM ]

If you have been having issues creating your account on the Compass Website, please see these instructions.

Calling All Shoppers! - news from your School Council

posted Nov 4, 2020, 1:41 PM by Kathryn McCallum

FlipGive

COVID-19 has changed so much in our lives. Given the uncertainty that surrounds all families this year, School Council has decided to take a passive approach to our school fundraising efforts.  We will be using FlipGive as a way to provide benefits to the school with no cost to our families. FlipGive is an app that allows families to support school fundraising efforts simply by doing their usual shopping.

What do you do?

Step 1: Download the Flipgive App on your mobile devices.  

Step 2: Join our team on FlipGive by clicking this link and creating your Log In - this should automatically connect you to our 'team'.  If you are prompted to enter a join code, enter this code: DF25CX

Step 3:  Start shopping through the flipgive app!  By shopping through the App you’ll help our school earn money every time you shop with popular brands like Amazon, Starbucks, Indigo, Sportchek, Esso and many more!

Step 4: Feel free to share our school 'team' info with friends and family who can also use the app to help us reach our goals even faster!

Thank you for your support and Happy Shopping!

Info for VIRTUAL & IN PERSON Parents

posted Oct 20, 2020, 1:35 PM by Kathryn McCallum

Virtual parents should have received a form last week from the OCSB (the Board) asking if you want your child to switch to in-person from virtual learning.  If you did not receive this survey, please check your spam and junk folders. If you still cannot find it, please use the following link for instructions on how to get the survey. This survey must be filled out (for each child) even if you have already informed the school directly that you wish to be placed on a waitlist.


In-person parents should have received a form yesterday from the OCSB (the Board) asking if you want your child to switch to virtual from in-person learning.  If you did not receive this survey, please check your spam and junk folders. If you still cannot find it, please use the following link for instructions on how to get the survey. This survey must be filled out (for each child) even if you have already informed the school directly that you wish to be placed on a waitlist.


St Cecilia is once again hosting a ‘We Scare Hunger’ food drive. We welcome donations from all of our St Cecilia Families - whether in-person or virtual, to contribute to this campaign.  There will be a collection box in the front foyer for donations from our virtual families.

Halloween / We Scare Hunger Food Drive

posted Oct 19, 2020, 1:12 PM by Kathryn McCallum

Dear Parents/Guardians,


With the uncertainty of Halloween in Ottawa, we wanted to let parents know we are pleased to provide some Halloween entertainment at school on Friday, October 30, 2020. We invite our students to wear optional costumes or orange and black clothing that day. Costumes should be as simple as possible, with nothing that will impede the safety of the children. We request that students do not wear Halloween masks or helmets, as the children will still be wearing their cloth/medical masks to comply with Covid requirements. Please do not send any ‘props’ with your child’s costume. We recognize that not all families are purchasing costumes this year, so we encourage you to create something at home from things that you already have on hand.  Alternatively, the children can simply wear orange and black to celebrate this as a spirit day. Individual classes may also be planning different activities.


As the pandemic continues, we know that there are many families who are still struggling. Our school will once again be participating in the “We Scare Hunger” food drive. The thirst to help is always in our school. We ask that students bring in canned foods or non-perishable items anytime between Tuesday, October 20th and Monday, November 2nd. We have carefully considered the potential issue of cross-contamination with the items of food being brought in and will quarantine and sanitize them once we collect them and before distributing them in order to minimize this risk. 


Halloween will be different this year, just as many of the events of the past 7 months have been, but I know we will make the most of it at St. Cecilia!


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.                                                                   


Jody Prevost

Principal


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