School News & Announcements

September Wish List

posted Jun 22, 2018, 7:46 AM by Kim Jimmo

Please see the wish list for the 2018-2019 school year.

Fun Fair 2018

posted May 22, 2018, 1:05 PM by Kim Jimmo

Please see the Fun Fair flyer for all the details.

Dr. Maggie Mamen - Raising Resilient Children

posted Mar 26, 2018, 8:17 AM by Kim Jimmo

St. Clare School Council invites you to a free information session on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP by April 9th.

Good News

posted Feb 1, 2018, 10:08 AM by Kim Jimmo

Good afternoon!

Did you hear the great news? Yesterday morning, the Ottawa Catholic School Board was named a 2018 Top Employer in the National Capital Region for the 4th year in a row! To celebrate this accomplishment, we’re calling on members of our community (yes, that means you!) to help us recognize inspiring employees that make the OCSB a great place to work and learn. Watch this year's video!


The nomination process is very easy. All you need to do is visit

to fill out a short form which will only take 1-2 minutes to complete. Anyone can submit a nomination, and you can submit as many nominations as you would like. The deadline for nomination is Friday, March 2, 2018. How many people will you recognize this year?


You can help us spread the word about this campaign by sharing on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram using the #ocsbCelebrates hashtag.

Here are some pre-made posts you can copy and paste on your social media accounts:

  • I just nominated an #ocsb employee that inspires me, you should too! #ocsbCelebrates

  • [name of person] inspires me. Nominate an #ocsb employee that inspires YOU: #ocsbCelebrates

  • #ocsbCelebrates being a top employer in the city! Nominate an inspiring employee:

  • I work for one of the top employers in Ottawa! #ocsbCelebrates

For more information and to nominate inspiring employees, visit


Engagement Specialist
Ottawa Catholic School Board | Communications Department Inspired education. Inspiring students. 

Boot Camp II

posted Jan 29, 2018, 11:36 AM by Kim Jimmo

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  
Guest speaker, Jacqui Strachan from People for Education. With over 20 years experience working on and with school councils, Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Plan to attend in person or listen in from home via the webinar.

St. Patrick's High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Kindergarten Registration Week runs January 15 to 19, 2018

posted Dec 19, 2017, 7:42 AM by Kim Jimmo

Kindergarten Registration Week runs January 15 to 19, 2018

Any child who will turn four in 2018 is eligible to start Kindergarten in September.  All of our schools are open to welcome new families and answer questions at any time during the school year. However, we've designated one special week to help with this important transition. Visit for more information.


posted Nov 29, 2017, 6:49 AM by Kim Jimmo

Advent 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Advent… a time for us to wait and prepare to receive God’s greatest gift - his Son, Jesus.

To help us experience the loving act of sharing and giving, the students are invited to collect items to donate to the Shepherds of Good Hope.

This is an opportunity for the students to be made aware that there are many people in our community who are less fortunate and in need of our help. At this time of year, there are many items the Shepherds need to help the people who are staying at the shelter.

This year, the students are invited to donate new items such as: personal care items, shampoo, soap, hair brushes, mittens and socks. Each grade will be responsible for specific items, but all donations are welcome. See the list below for the items per grade. We ask that all donations be made by Monday, December 18th.  The items will be picked up at the school and brought to the shelter.

Kindergarten: hair brushes, combs

Grade 1: disposable razors (packaged), shaving cream

Grade 2: deodorant, shampoo (large sizes, not samples)

Grade 3: adult mittens, adult gloves, adult toques

Grade 4: facial wipes  and travel size kleenex

Grade 5: warm socks for adults

Grade 6: soap, body wash, wash cloths

We look forward to sharing this activity with your child.

                                                           St. Clare Advent Team

Me to We Club is encouraging our students to “Pay it Forward”

posted Nov 27, 2017, 8:23 AM by Kim Jimmo

The  St. Clare Me to We Club is encouraging our students to “Pay it Forward” to students at another school as our Christmas project. Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is holding a Christmas Store for their students.  This enables students to purchase gifts for their family members.  All funds raised will be used to support the students at this school enabling them to go on field trips and to purchase school supplies and to provide food and clothing for families who need assistance.  A portion of the funds collected by the Christmas store will also be given to charity or another school in our board that requires support from the community.

We are looking for gently used:

-jewellry- baseball caps- toys- Christmas ornaments- Christmas gift bags- tissue paper and anything else you feel would be appropriate as a gift for the students to purchase for family members

We need the donations sent to our school by December 15.

Thank you for your support! Merry Christmas

Booking Parent-Teacher Interviews

posted Nov 8, 2017, 7:35 AM by Kim Jimmo

Booking Parent-Teacher Interviews

The Progress Report Card Parent-Teacher Interviews are scheduled for parents of Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 students on Thursday, November 9th from 4:00-8:30 pm. All conferences will be 10 minutes in length to allow for as many families to speak with the teachers as possible, unless your child’s teacher has contacted you beforehand via a note in your child’s agenda.  These 10 minute interviews will take place in your child’s classroom and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  This year, we will be providing an opportunity for parents to book interviews electronically.  Please visit the following webpage to access a list of teachers and interview times.To set interviews with more than one teacher, please open each teacher in a new tab to see their available times.

Thank you for following this time frame to ensure that all families are able to discuss their child’s progress with the teacher.  If you find that you still have some questions following the conference, teachers will be happy to follow up with you at a later date. 

Thank you for your continued support of your child’s learning.

United Way change

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:04 AM by Kim Jimmo

Black and Orange & Movie Day will take place on Friday, October 27th and Crazy Hair or Hat Day will take place on Friday, October 20th.

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