School News & Announcements

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.

United Way

posted Oct 5, 2017, 11:17 AM by Kim Jimmo

Sent to be the Good News

October 2017

United Way

Give. Change A Life.

As you are aware, the United Way/Centraide of Ottawa-Carleton has launched its 2017 Campaign to support those in need in the Ottawa area. United Way/Centraide supports many programs in over 100 member agencies. This year, the staff and students of St. Clare school are called to make a conscious decision in taking an active part in the community by continuing to care for those in need. This supports our Board’s theme, “Sent to be the Good News.” We have designated three Fridays, October 13, 20 and 27, to raise money for our neighbours from the Ottawa area who are in need. Although we ask that students donate a loonie or a toonie for our special days, they can donate anything they can afford to participate in the activities outlined below. Students can do chores in order to earn money to donate to this cause.

You have touched the hearts of many people with your previous, generous support as seen with the Terry Fox walk and the Thanksgiving St. Vincent de Paul food drive. Please help us support United Way.  Your contribution is most appreciated.

Here is the outline for the three days:

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Friday, October 13th: Board Game Day

Bring a toonie and a board game to play during a block today!Screenshot 2016-10-11 at 11.22.47.png

No electronic games, please.

Friday, October 20th:    Black & Orange Day and Movie Day

Bring a toonie and come to school in Black & Orange clothes.

Let’s enjoy a movie for this last afternoon before Halloween. Screenshot 2016-10-11 at 11.25.14.png

Friday, October 27th: Crazy Hair and/or Hat Day         

Students can wear a funny hat and/or have crazy

hair all day for a loonie.

Thank you for your continued support of the United Way in our community of Ottawa-Carleton!

The staff of St. Clare


Food Drive

posted Sep 29, 2017, 8:14 AM by Kim Jimmo

Our annual Food Drive begins on Monday October 2 with our donations going to families in this area in need of support.  St. Vincent de Paul Society will be picking up the food on Tuesday October 10

St. Peter High School E-Waste

posted Sep 27, 2017, 8:50 AM by Kim Jimmo

St. Peter Catholic High School will be having their E-waste collection event, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15 at the Ray Friel parking lot!  Great opportunity to get rid of your e-waste.   


To help meet the ongoing needs of our school, St. Peter School Council is hosting their third E-Waste event.  With the funds from this event, we have been able to help the school buy items such as a 3D printer, a tower garden for our inclusion students, bikes racks, as well as make a contribution to the Grade 12 Scholarship Fund and other student programs. 

School Council Information

posted Sep 13, 2017, 9:59 AM by Kim Jimmo

The following information sheets were emailed home today. Pizza, Milk, and Election

Wish List for 2017-2018 School Year

posted Jun 26, 2017, 12:43 PM by Kim Jimmo




June 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians:


It is hard to believe that the school year has come to an end! It has been a year filled with excitement and joy and we are looking forward to working with all of you in the fall.


Although our school will continue to provide all of the essential student supplies next year, parents generally purchase a few extra school supplies for their children during the summer months. In order to provide consistency for all children, the following is a list of suggested supplies that parents may wish to purchase for their children before school begins next September.






A pair of non-marking running shoes for indoor gym (velcro recommended unless your child can tie his/her own shoes)

A backpack big enough to fit a binder (no wheels)



A box of tissue

LARGE glue sticks (at least 2 per term)

A bottle of soap (pump)

4 tennis balls per chair

A box of large Ziploc bags

An extra set of clothes in a labeled    

    Ziploc bag

A yoga mat for rest time and one small



Please label all articles for your child.



Grade 1 -3



A pair of non-marking running shoes for indoor gym

A backpack big enough to fit a binder



One pencil box


LARGE glue sticks (at least 2 per term)

A package of 8-12 pencils crayons

A box of large Ziploc bags

Kleenex (2 boxes per term)

4 tennis balls per chair (not cut)

Yellow highlighters

1   1 inch binder with 3 plastic page protectors

5 dividers for French

Hand sanitizer

Hand soap



Please note that all students from grades 1 to 3 will be required to purchase a school Agenda in September. Agendas will be sold to all students during the first week of September.

Grade 4-6



A pair of non-marking running shoes for indoor gym

A backpack big enough to fit a binder



A soft pencil case

A pencil sharpener (small enclosed hand-held one with closed lid)

A pair of scissors

A package of multicolored highlighters

Large glue sticks

A package of 8-12 colour pencil crayons

4 tennis balls per chair

Kleenex (2 boxes)

A French-English dictionary

A box of large Ziploc bags

1 medium bottle of white glue

Hand sanitizer

Hand soap



Please note that students from grades 4 to 6 receive all communication electronically. You have the option of purchasing an agenda  if you wish.

Wishing you a safe and restful summer!  See you in September!

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