School News & Announcements

School Open - Monday, October 7, 2019

posted Oct 7, 2019, 3:51 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the provincial government thus averting a strike at all Ottawa Catholic Schools. 

 

All Ottawa Catholic schools and daycares will be open on Monday, October 7, 2019, at their regular scheduled times. Director of Education, Denise Andre said, “I would like to begin by extending my sincere thanks to parents, students and community partners. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through the challenges of last week. This is good news for our students and staff.” 

 

The terms of the new agreement will remain confidential until the ratification process is complete. CUPE employees include educational assistants (EAs), early childhood educators (ECEs), office administrators (OAs), library technicians, learning technology technicians, full-time adult ESL Instructors and a number of the central Board staff.

Hot Dog Day Orders

posted Oct 3, 2019, 5:59 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

HOT DOG DAY orders are now available on Cash Online.

There are 4 Hot Dog Days in this order: Oct. 16th, Nov. 20th, Dec. 18th, Jan. 22nd. The cost of hot dogs is $2.25 each.

The DEADLINE to order is Tuesday, October 8th. NO LATE orders will be accepted.

Thank you.

St. Michael Corkery School Council

Orange Shirt Day

posted Sep 30, 2019, 3:31 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

Orange Shirt Day is commemorated on September 30th each year. This year, all staff and students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on Monday, September 30th. The message for Orange Shirt Day is that every child matters. Commemorating Orange Shirt Day helps to educate our students and communities on the history and legacy of the Residential School system. For more information, see the website:  http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

On Monday, September 30th, all staff and students across the OCSB are also encouraged to bring a donation of a quarter (25 cents) for the Wabano Center for Aborginal Health in Vanier.

School Photo Day

posted Sep 30, 2019, 3:30 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

It’s almost time to dress to impress and show off your nicest smile, because School Photo Day is taking place on Wednesday, October 2nd. Please return the information forms the day of the photos, when Edge Imaging will be taking class photos and individual photos.

Confirmation Information Meeting

posted Sep 30, 2019, 3:28 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

A reminder that all Grade 6 students who are interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation are required to attend one of the information meetings this week with a parent or guardian. The meetings will be held at St. Michael Parish on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00pm and Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00pm. At the meeting, you will be provided with an overview of the sacrament of Confirmation, the preparation for this sacrament and the schedule of planned activities, along with the registration and permission forms. If you cannot attend one of these meetings, please make an appointment with Father Matthew during parish office hours before the registration deadline of Sunday, October 27th

Boys Soccer Tournament Cancellation and Carp Fair Forms

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:00 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

Good morning,

Due to weather conditions, the boys soccer tournament scheduled for today has been cancelled. We will share any information about a possible rescheduled date for the tournament when we receive it.

Also, it has come to our attention that there was some inconsistency with the messaging for the Carp Fair forms. The intent of the form was for parents to send it in to let us know that their children would NOT be attending school on Friday. In error, some forms asked if their children WOULD be attending school on Friday.

In order for your children to be marked as Absent Approved on Friday, you must send in the form or call the school on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

There is no need to send in the form if your children will be at school on Friday.

We are sorry for any confusion. 

We look forward to working with the students that are at school on Friday and hearing all about everyone's Carp Fair adventures this weekend, on Monday morning.

School Open House - Thursday, September 12th

posted Sep 12, 2019, 5:10 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

Our school open house will be held on Thursday, September 12th, from 4:30-6:00pm. This will be a great opportunity for parents to learn about the class routines, expectations, and the exciting curriculum that will be covered in your child’s classroom this year. We hope that many parents are able to attend this event.

Opening School Mass

posted Sep 12, 2019, 5:09 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

On Thursday, September 12th, we will also have our Opening Mass at St. Michael Parish at 9:30am. We look forward to celebrating as a school with Father Matthew.

Lunch Programs

posted Sep 12, 2019, 5:08 AM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

This year, School Council will be offering pizza and Subway days every second Thursday for the first term, starting on Thursday, October 3rd and ending Thursday, December 19th

Pizza: Pizza days will begin on Thursday, October 3rd. The cost is $3.00 per slice and $3.50 per slice for a gluten-free option.  Pizza will be available on SchoolCashonline (https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/Home/SignIn) until Monday, September 23rd

Requests for orders after Monday, September 23rd will unfortunately not be possible. 

The second term for pizza will be available January-June 2020.

Subway: Subway days will begin on Thursday, October 10th. The cost is $4.50 per sub and $5.50 for a gluten-free option. Subway will be available on student cash online (https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/Home/SignIn) until Thursday, September 26th.  

Requests for orders after Thursday, September 26th will unfortunately not be possible. 

The second term for Subway will be available January-June 2020.

Mazzola: Mazzola hot lunch program will be offered two times per week on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting Tuesday, September 17th. Please visit https://order.mazzola.ca/Account/LogOn to create your account and place your orders. Menus are posted monthly. The current menu is available from September 17th through October 29th. Orders can be managed through the online portal and can be canceled up until 7:00 am the morning of delivery. 


School Council Meeting - September 17th

posted Sep 10, 2019, 12:12 PM by St. Michael ‎(Corkery)‎ School

The school council has postponed this week's meeting. The first Corkery School Council meeting for the 2019-2020 school year will now be held on Tuesday, September 17th from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Learning Commons. All parents are welcome.
We are looking for volunteers to help organize activities such as food programs, special events such as Christmas in Corkery and our end of year carnival celebration. These programs are 100% volunteer-driven and not possible without your help. Meetings are short and agenda-driven once per month (as needed). Whether you can volunteer during the day or help with administrative tasks after hours from home.
WE NEED YOU! The more involvement we have, the more our children and our school benefit. If you are new to the school, what a great way to meet your community!

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