School Announcements

Upcoming events - St. Andrew

posted Nov 29, 2019, 7:54 AM by Tracy Mertz

The Advent Service of Lessons and Carols takes place on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm at St. Monica Church.  Reception in the parish hall afterwards.

The First practice for our Christmas Eve Pageant is this Sunday after the 9:30 am Mass.  It is not too late to sign up your child or grandchild (between the ages of 4 - 12 years).  It is a great experience and one that will create a beautiful memory.

St Andrew Parish Survey Link

posted Nov 22, 2019, 1:00 PM by Tracy Mertz   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 1:04 PM ]

Here is the link to the St. Andrew Parish Survey.  It is open until November 30

St. Andrew Parish News

posted Nov 22, 2019, 12:58 PM by Tracy Mertz

If you forgot to get them, Advent candles are still available to purchase at the parish office for $6 per set.

This weekend is the CWL is doing a food drive for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.  Please help support their efforts.

On Wed. Nov.  27th at 7:00 pm, there will be a Healing Mass at St. Monica.  All are welcome!

Please do not forget to complete the Parish Survey.  The link is on the front page of our website.

White Elephant Sale - Thursday, December 12

posted Nov 14, 2019, 9:19 AM by Tracy Mertz

White Elephant Sale!

On Thursday, December 12th, our Grade Six students will be hosting a White Elephant Sale for all students. Students are invited to bring in quarters, loonies and toonies for their special Christmas gift purchases. Please refrain from sending big bills.

This is a great time to clean out your basement and donate those items for the White Elephant Sale! Starting this week, please send in any items with your child  (e.g., toys, stuffies, games, jewelry, household items, books…). Donations will be accepted until December 11th. ​

🎄🎄🎄The Grade 6 team is also looking for unwanted gift bags and/or wrapping paper for our gift wrapping!

Parent Letter explaining White Elephant Sale

Snow day today - Picture retake day will be rescheduled

posted Nov 12, 2019, 3:29 AM by Tracy Mertz

Picture day will be rescheduled to another day

Parent Teacher Interviews - November 7, 2019

posted Nov 1, 2019, 5:12 PM by Tracy Mertz

Interview schedule for Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 7.  Sign up on the form.

Family All Saints Day Celebration Friday, Nov. 1st, 6-8 pm

posted Oct 25, 2019, 12:39 PM by Tracy Mertz

Join us for a celebration of our wonderful Saints!

All are welcome! We will have a variety of stations and games, crafts, face painting, cupcake decorating and snacks. This event takes place in the parish hall at St. Monica. Children are encouraged to dress as their favourite saint or hero. 

Parents must accompany children at this event.

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.

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