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Barrhaven STEM Learning Centre is an after-school supplemental education service that parents trust and students love in Barrhaven. We offer after-school classes in Math, English, French and sciences for kindergarten to Grade 12 students. We successfully helped a number of students gain admittance into an IB program in the last few years and they let us know that our courses provided excellent training.



Candidly Connected Parent Coaching with Ashley Ladouceur, Certified Parent Coach

Ruth E Dickinson Library Event on September 


Community Services for Families in Need 2023-2024 

Community Events - check back frequently for new events!

Dear family and friends,


Please join us on September  24th, 2023 at 9am at Andrew Hayden Park (3127 Carling Ave) for our 5th annual Rudhro Prince memorial walk

Our mission is simple, We want to keep our son's legacy alive by supporting the organizations nearest and dearest to his heart. The proceeds from the walk will be donated to Asthma Canada, C.H.E.O, and St. Mary Elementary School. 

An estimated 23.4 million people currently live with this disease  including 7 million children.  It accounts for roughly 250,000 deaths a year.  We want to spread awareness about the effects of asthma, being that it is one of the most common diseases in the world without cure.  Please come out and support us on September 24th at Andrew Hayden Park. Together,  we are working to achieve our vision of a future without Asthma. 

Please register/donate at

Share and Invite your friends and family on September 24th, 2023 at 9am at Andrew Hayden Park

Thank you

 **Important Information and changes to First Word Services**

  **Important Information and changes to First Word Services**

First Words Updates 

                                   SERVICES FOR CHILDREN BORN IN 2019

Over the next 2 years, First Words will be phasing out services for children eligible for junior kindergarten. These changes will support access to early detection and intervention as well as decrease wait times for services. 

  ***NEW*** Referrals for children born in 2019 will be accepted at First Words if the child has a referral date (completed package received at Intake) before September 1, 2023. Referrals after this date will not be accepted. Most children born in 2019 and referred in the summer prior to their JK year will receive a speech and language assessment before the transition to school-based services and possibly a short block of intervention. All assessments for children born in 2019 will be completed by October 31, 2024.

School Mental Health Ontario - Parent Resources

Scan the QR codes in the link below to access resources to support children’s mental health

SMH-ON Resources

Dental Screening - City of Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health provides free dental screenings in 225 elementary schools in Ottawa. If your children missed the school dental screening or if their class was not selected, they can have a free dental screening at alternative locations.

Please read this letter from Ottawa Public Health regarding free dental screening

Link to Parenting in Ottawa - Dental Health

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Elementary - Board news & information