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Information for Parents

posted Aug 20, 2013, 6:29 AM by St. Cecilia School

While the school provides essential consumable items and instructional supplies for the students, many students prefer to have some of their own supplies. Parents may provide materials other than those made available by the school, however, you are not required to. If you plan to make “back to school” purchases, you may wish to consider the following items.



·         Roomy knapsack that he/she can open and close by him/herself

·         One pair of slip-on or Velcro running shoes (preferably no laces) to be left at school. 


Grade 1-6

·         Roomy knapsack

·         2 glue sticks scissors

·         Box of kleenex

·         Pencil case

·         Pencil crayons

·         Indoor shoes



Each day your child should bring a lunch and two small nutritious snacks (e.g. fruit, vegetables, cheese, etc.)  We encourage litterless lunches and snacks every day.  Please send snacks in containers that your child can open and close him/herself.





First Day of School!!!

The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013 for all students except junior kindergarten as they follow a staggered entry schedule. If your child is in junior kindergarten you should have received a letter re an interview and entry date in July by your child’s teacher. If you did not receive information please email the school at Cecilia@ocsb.ca.



How will my child find out what class he/she is in?


Teachers and their class lists will be posted outside by 8:45am on Tuesday Sept 3rd. The grade level lists will be clearly labelled and posted on the brick walls close to the exit/entrance doors at the back of the school. All staff will be outside to guide students to the correct line and welcome students back!

If your child is taking the bus on the first day we will guide them to the yard and place them in their correct class. When students are lined up with their teacher they will say goodbye and start their first day at St Cecilia!


Enrolment at St Cecilia


Our summer enrolment has greatly passed our projections. This is great news for St Cecilia. You may have noticed that we now have 4 portables on site. Our portables on site will be equipped and furnished the same as each classroom in the school. We have four fantastic educators teaching the grade 5 and 6 students in the portables.





Punctuality is a positive habit we want to instill and we strongly encourage parents to ensure that their children are in the schoolyard before the bell rings at 9:10 a.m. Outside supervision is provided from 8:55 a.m. Parents of students who walk to school are asked to keep their children at home prior to 8:55 a.m.




9:10 – 3:40


Grades 1-6

9:10 am School day begins

10:25 am Recess

11:55 am Lunch

12:55 pm Afternoon classes begin

2:10 pm Recess

3:40 pm Dismissal



We look forward to an exciting year at St. Cecilia!!!