School Announcements

Happy Thanksgiving

posted Oct 4, 2018, 3:54 PM by Tracy Mertz

Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life, the freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings. as we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength to carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ, Our Heavenly Father.


Thanksgiving Mass - Tuesday, October 2 at 9:40 a.m.

posted Sep 30, 2018, 7:01 AM by Tracy Mertz

Please join us as we celebrate our first Mass with Father Frank.  Each grade volunteers to read at Mass and the grade 2 team will have readers at this Mass.  Parents are asked to sign in at the office and come to the gym to celebrate with us.

Terry Fox Walk

posted Sep 27, 2018, 5:45 PM by Margie Butler   [ updated Sep 27, 2018, 5:49 PM ]

Friday, Sept 28th students and staff at St. Emily will partake in Terry Fox day.
Students will have an opportunity to learn more about Terry's message of Hope and then join together
in community to partake in a walk in our school's backyard.
Students are welcome to bring a "Toonie For Terry" to help support the cause.

Please welcome St Emily Catholic School Council 2018-2019

posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:06 PM by Tracy Mertz

Please join me in welcoming St. Emily Catholic School Council 2018-2019.  We thank them for offering to serve our community in this role. 

Janice Vanderwel - Chair
Carolina Cieniak - Co Chair
Rob Smith - Treasurer
Helen Svoboda Dorner- Assistant Treasurer
Renee Cooper - Secretary
Megan Petitt - Fundraising Chair
Mark McMahon- Lunch Chair
Brynn McMahon- CSPA
Ingrid Meza-McDonald - Member at Large
Fidelia Addison - Member at Large
Monica Jagdev - Member at Large
Taylor Davies - Member at Large
Vacant - Parish Representative
Stanislaw Ozorowski - Member at Large
Teacher Representative - Kim Clermont

Ottawa Public Health advice on Head Lice

posted Sep 17, 2018, 2:44 PM by Tracy Mertz

Please click on the link  for  necessary information for parents on Head Lice from Ottawa Public Health.

Urgent message from OSTA

posted Sep 6, 2018, 10:20 AM by Tracy Mertz

A Message from OSTA to all Schools:

Please direct parents to complete the Transportation Issue Form, rather than sending emails to OSTA zones. These are prioritized over email.  We are finding an unusually high number of emails and we will not be able to respond to them, due to volume and multiple copies.

School bus finder

posted Aug 23, 2018, 6:16 AM by Tracy Mertz

At this time of year, there are many questions regarding bus transportation for Setpember.  Is my child eligible? Where is the pick up and drop off spot and times?  Please head to Ottawa School Transportation Authority and look under Student Bus Stop finder.  You will need your child's last name, date of birth and grade in September.  All information you need will be there.  

Getting Ready for Back to School

posted Aug 8, 2018, 5:50 AM by Tracy Mertz

At this time of year, stores are busy advertising back to school supplies.  While students love to have their own pencil case with pencils and pencil crayons, rest assured that it is not necessary.  We have a stockpile of all things school ready and waiting for you to return.  Classroom educators will always welcome hand sanitizer, kleenex, tennis balls cut to fit the bottom of chairs and desks and large zip lock bags.  
We can't wait to hear about all your summer fun.  See you soon!

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

posted Jul 23, 2018, 3:26 PM by Tracy Mertz

Is this your child’s first time on the bus or walking to school?  School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day on Sunday August 26th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM is a great opportunity for your child to learn about being safe on their way to school.

School Bus Safety

Children can take a school bus ride while their families tag along, watch an interactive school bus safety video, and enjoy games! All children entering the school system for the first time in the fall, or new residents to the area should plan to attend. The day’s activities are suitable for all elementary school-age children and everyone is welcome.
Each session takes approximately 45 minutes. The following activities are available at the school sites:

– Learn how to get on and off the bus safely
– Take a ride on the bus
– Bus safety information and hand-outs will be provided
– Watch a school bus safety video
– Participants will receive bus safety certificates and colouring books along with the information

Young Pedestrian Safety

With the Ottawa Safety Council’s interactive pedestrian training, children practice on a make-believe cross-walk with real lights and sounds. The session takes about 20 minutes and is facilitated by a safety specialist.  



August 26th, 2018 Sites
School LocationAddressPhone to register
Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Joseph D’Orleans – French/Autobus6664 rue Carriere, Orleans    613-746-3654
Ecole elementaire publique Charlotte Lemieux – French/Autobus2093 prom. Belair, Ottawa    613-746-3654
Holy Trinity Catholic School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata    613-224-8800
Ridgemont High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus                         2597 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa    613-224-8800
Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus1515 Tenth Line Road, Orleans    613-224-8800
St. Mark High School – English/School Bus 1040 Dozois Road, Manotick    613-224-8800
Woodroffe High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus 2410 Georgina Dr, Ottawa    613-224-8800

Happy Canada Day!

posted Jul 1, 2018, 10:55 AM by Tracy Mertz

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