School Announcements

Expand your Child's Circle of Concern - PBS Kids..

posted Oct 14, 2019, 4:51 PM by Tracy Mertz

From PBS kids worth taking a look at .. 

"Children’s brains are hard-wired for empathy. Research suggests that most humans have an innate capacity to step into another person’s shoes and respond to their emotions.

The real question, says child psychologist Richard Weissbourd, is not whether kids are kind but to whom.

“Almost all kids are kind to somebody and have empathy for somebody,” says Weissbourd, co-director of Harvard’s Making Caring Common project. “The real work is getting them to be kind and empathetic to people outside of their immediate circle of concern,” including people of various races, nationalities, ages, and abilities."

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

posted Oct 14, 2019, 4:50 PM by Tracy Mertz

Everyone can take action to promote and protect infant and early childhood mental health where we live, work and play.

Check out the information to learn what you can do to support and model positive mental health for infants and young children.


The Brain Story Certification logo


Created by the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative. This free online course is for professionals and the public. The Brain story provides a deeper understanding of infant and early child brain development and its connection to addiction and mental health.

To register or for more information, please visit Brain Story Certification web page. 

Ottawa Catholic Schools and Daycares will be open tomorrow

posted Oct 6, 2019, 6:23 PM by Tracy Mertz

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.

Cross Country - order of events

posted Oct 4, 2019, 1:44 PM by Tracy Mertz

We have had some questions regarding the order of events at our Cross Country Running Day on Wednesday, October 9, below is the order (no times have been provided)


11 and over girls

11 and over boys

9 and under girls

9 and under boys

10 and under girls

10 and under boys

St Andrew - E-Wast Collection and Clothing drive - November 9

posted Sep 27, 2019, 3:19 PM by Tracy Mertz


On Sat. Nov. 9, from 9:30am-2:30pm, St. Monica Parish, 2080 Merivale Road, will accept at the back of the parish parking lot gently used clothing(for St. Vincent de Paul) plus ‘e-
waste’ (electronic scrap) and any type of metal. E-waste / metal revenue will support the parish ‘Outreach’ (social justice) program. 

Picture Day - Tuesday, October 1

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:21 PM by Tracy Mertz

Image result for picture day free clip artBring your smiles to school on Tuesday for picture day.

St. Emily's iWalk Day on Wednesday, October 2

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:18 PM by Tracy Mertz

On Wednesday, October 2, St. Emily is holding a Walk to School Event to celebrate iWalk Day (International Walk to School Day!). We encourage as many students as possible to choose walking and wheeling to school on this day - and every day! Live in the bus zone? Riding the school bus is also a great option!

Our school is currently participating in the School Active Transportation Program. As part of this, we are working to reduce school zone traffic and encourage more students to walk and wheel to school.

Not only is physical activity good for our bodies and minds - the walk to school can be meaningful quality time with your child. Can’t walk or wheel all the way in? Consider parking a few blocks away and walking the last few minutes to school!

We hope you will join us in the celebration and create fun, healthy routines!

Toonies for Terry - Friday, September 27

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:17 PM by Tracy Mertz

We celebrate Terry Fox's commitment to end cancer.  We will walk / run tomorrow afternoon to work together as community to support research to end cancer.

Tonight - Curriculum Night at 6 p.m.

posted Sep 25, 2019, 12:27 PM by Tracy Mertz

Please join us tonight for our Curriculum Night.   We begin at 6 p.m.  There are two 20 minute presentations (each teacher will repeat/ junior teachers teaching two grades will do two separate presentations).   Please go directly to your child's class.  We will make a call over the PA to announce the time to switch.  

It is an information night for parents.  Students are welcomed to join you in the class during their classroom teacher's presentation. 

We end the night in the gym for prayer and introductions.

We hope you can join us. 

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