School News & Announcements

CSPA Event: Supporting Big Emotions: Yours and Your Child's

posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:19 AM by Craig Pinches

Your Action Plan for Supporting Big Emotions - Yours and Your Child’s

This highly interactive workshop will have you working on your own and in groups to understand your emotional triggers and your child’s and find better calming techniques and solutions to create more harmonious relationships in your home.

Speaker: Joanne Boyd

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

St. Matthew High School

6550 Bilberry Drive, Orleans


Cyberbullying Parent Night

posted Mar 23, 2017, 5:12 AM by Craig Pinches

See the flyer below for a session on Cyberbullying, hosted  in conjunction with the Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition, Ottawa Public Health, and the Ottawa Police Service. The event takes place Thursday March 30th at 6:30pm, at Ben Franklin Place at 101 Centrepointe.

Thursday, March 30th, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe, Ottawa ON


Our Target Audience: Parents and caregivers


Evening Program Time:

            6:00-6:30 pm: Agency Fair Setup

6:30-7:00 pm: Registration / Service Fair Booths

7:00-8:00 pm: Speaker: Dr Hazen Gandy CHEO

            8:00-8:30pm: Speaker: OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE, Cst Cindy Cybulski and Cst Geneviève Hupé

8:30-9:00pm: Question Period /Service Fair Booths


Registration is limited, please register using Event Brite at:

School Council's Speaker

posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:40 AM by Cathy Parij

OSSLT: Parents, please read!

posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:05 AM by Craig Pinches

To all parents of Grade 10 students, and previously eligible Grade 11 and 12 students, the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be taking place this year on March 30th, 2017
. It is imperative that your child is present for this test, and if they will not be able to be present, that you inform your child’s respective Vice Principal as soon as possible.

High School Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Mar 10, 2017, 6:41 AM by Craig Pinches   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 12:10 PM by Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School ]

The online booking for High School Parent Teacher Interviews will open on Friday March 10th, at approximately 3pm . Click here to be taken to the booking page. Please check back at this time. Information will be sent home with your son or daughter regarding booking the interviews with their Letters of Concern, which were distributed on Thursday March 9th by their respective teachers.

Cyberbullying Parent Information Night

posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:00 AM by Craig Pinches

On March 30th, the Ottawa Police Service, along with Ottawa Public Health and CHEO will be hosting a Cyberbullying Parent Information Night at Ben Franklin Place in Nepean. They will More information can be found in the file below:

Parent Information Meeting on Fentanyl and Opioids

posted Mar 9, 2017, 9:53 AM by Craig Pinches

Notice of Parent Information Meeting

Subject:  Fentanyl and Opioids


The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.

Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.

When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public

Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map:

Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.

The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    

City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources:

CSPA Presentation: Special Education and Your Child

posted Feb 28, 2017, 10:59 AM by Craig Pinches

Special Education and Your Child:  Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs

OCSB Special Education and Student Services, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) PIC and CSPA, present an evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs.  The 4 workshops will be offered twice.  Participants will be able to attend two sessions of their choice

Assistive Technology

Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.

Positive Advocacy

Learn tips to help you positively advocate for your child with special needs during education setting meetings. There will be an opportunity for parents to make suggestions as to how OCSB school staff can help support their concerns.

Mental Health Supports at the OCSB

Who can you approach for help when your child is experiencing mental health issues? Come and learn about the mental health resources available at the board and in the community to support students with mental health challenges.

On My Way - Transitions

Effective transitions planning allows for students to be successful as they move through their day, activities or settings. Come and learn how we support successful transitions at all different points for students - prior to the start of school, throughout a student's daily schedule, from grade to grade, and when moving from one school to another.

Register Now:

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Saint Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Gr. 7 Immunization

posted Feb 22, 2017, 7:53 AM by Craig Pinches

Students in grade 7 will be receiving the following vaccine on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

· Meningococcal vaccine ( mandatory as per Ministry of Health)  


You are encouraged to talk with your child about the vaccines; and ideally both you and your child should sign the consent form.if you haven't done so already. 


On the day of the school clinic, remind your child to:


·         Eat a good breakfast.

·         Bring an extra juice or a snack to school.

·         Wear short sleeves or a loose shirt so that his or her upper arm is exposed easily, without undressing.

·         Bring the signed consent form with them to the school clinic



If you have any questions, please call the Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 and ask to speak to a public health nurse.

HS Program Night

posted Feb 21, 2017, 11:32 AM by Craig Pinches

Interested in attending Lester B Pearson next year? Wondering about what pathways or courses to select? Come and join us for our Annual Program Night on Tuesday February 28th, at 6:30pm. Come and learn about Pearson!

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