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March 10, 2017
Happy Friday!
Wednesday was a busy day for us! Our grade 8 students enjoyed the final of three Winter Activity Days.  Whether skiing or snowshoeing, our students had a fantastic time and were exemplary ambassadors for our school.  Thank you once again to our parent volunteers who joined us.  We appreciate your support of our programs.
Some students from Shipley Centre participated in the OCDSBs Chess Tournament.  One of our teams placed 5th and the other won the silver medal! Well done! Thank you to Ms Shipley for providing this extension activity for her students. 
Our boys Tier I hockey team hit the ice for their first tournament.  There was a shoot out victory, a tie, a loss and a hat trick.  What a great start to the season!  Thank you to Coaches Boucher and TC who accompanied the boys.
On Thursday, our boys Tier 2 hockey team participated in their first tournament of the season.  They went undefeated in the first two games allowing only two goals against.  The boys never game up and proudly represented our school community.  Thank you to Mr. Beresford for helping Coaches Boucher and TC.
We ended the week with a Tropical Day spirit day as well as an activity afternoon.  Greyhounds had the opportunity to participate in the dance, watch a movie, explore technology or complete a safari scene.  Thank you to Student Council, Mrs. Hillsdon and Mme MacLaren for planning these activities for us.
Please find attached the February/March newsletter for additional information.
Just a reminder that the clocks spring forward on Sunday, March 12th.  This is a great time to check your smoke detectors!
Enjoy a restful March Break!  Be safe, have fun and make tons of memories!  We will see Greyhounds again on Monday, March 20th.

Food Program  
- Lunch Lady
Tuesday- Pizza
Wednesday- Kung Fu Bistro
Thursday- Hotdogs
Form Frenzy 
Winter Activity Day refunds were mailed home
IEPs were sent home on Thursday
Dear Parents and Guardians:
OSTA will be responsible for managing all applications, approvals and assignments for empty seats (courtesy seating) as of 1 April 2017.  The application form and procedures will be available on OSTA’s website:
Students applying for an empty seat after 1 April and for the 2017-18 school year, should send their forms directly to OSTA via email at, or fax their form to 613-224-8840.  If parents cannot access email or fax, the school will be happy to send your completed form to OSTA on your behalf.  All other parameters remain the same:
1. Annual application process.
2. Any student not eligible for motorized transportation may apply for an empty seat.
3. No new stops, or route changes, will be created.
4. In the case where the number of applications exceeds the number of available seats, priority will be given: 1) to youngest students at farthest distances, 2) to those with challenging daycare issues, 3) to siblings of students on the bus and, 4) to students on cross-boundary transfers.  
5. Only available on yellow bus.
6. Students on empty seats may be displaced by other eligible students throughout the year.
7. Each student will only be assigned to ONE empty seat.
8. OSTA will process any applications for the current 2016-17 school year as soon as they are received (providing there is room on the bus).  
9. OSTA will begin assignment for the 2017-18 school year as of October 1 2017. Schools have been advised not to place students on buses until OSTA has officially assigned them, for the safety of your child.  
10. Final seat assignments may be viewed on the Bus Planner Parent Web Portal.
More information is available for parents at
OCDSB 2017-2018 elementary  school year calendar 



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Stittsville, ON

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Across Canada, including Ottawa, there has been an increase in overdoses and overdose deaths related to opioids. Ottawa Public Health is alerting local schools of the increase risk due to illicit non-prescription opioids (a.k.a. counterfeit, illegal, bootleg opioids).


Opioids Information Sheet_ Students.pdf

Opioids Information Sheet_ Parents.pdf 


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If you would like to participate in the Art activity during the March 10th activity afternoon, please bring $4.00 to Mme. MacLaren. We will be painting the picture above.
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Cyberbulling Parent Night
The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police Service will be hosting an event for parents on cyber bullying. The event will bring together key partners across sectors including mental health experts, police and research to facilitate a conversion on cyberbullying and building a more supportive and safe community for all those impacted.
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, TBD
            8:30-9:00pm: Question Period /Service Fair Booths
Registration is limited, please have parents register using Event Brite at:
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