Announcements




Schools closed Wed. Feb. 13

posted Feb 12, 2019, 6:35 PM by Julie Kerr

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is closing all schools and administration offices including the Catholic Education Centre on Wednesday, February 13. See details about the decision and child care at http://ocsb.ca  TOP of page. @OttawaCSPA

Winter Walk Day-cancelled

posted Feb 5, 2019, 7:54 AM by Julie Kerr

Unfortunately due to weather conditions this week, we have had to cancel Winter Walk Day scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th.

Kindergarten Registration

posted Jan 11, 2019, 6:31 AM by Julie Kerr   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 6:34 AM ]

Kindergarten Registration Week is January 14 to 18, 2019

Born in 2015? Registration begins in January for children starting school next September! Learn about the Kindergarten program at your child’s first school and get excited together. If your child will be four years old by December 31, 2019, then they are ready to start Kindergarten in September 2019. The special week lets us register as many families as early as possible. Families who miss it can still register at any time by visiting our school. For more information http://ocsb.ca/register/

Back to School tomorrow-Jan. 7

posted Jan 6, 2019, 6:13 PM by Julie Kerr

Wishing our whole St. John Paul II community a wonderful start to 2019.  We are all looking forward to seeing staff and students tomorrow and are excited for new explorations and new learning.  Don't forget your indoor shoes and everything you need to stay dry and warm outdoors.  See you soon!

Christmas Spirit Week

posted Dec 16, 2018, 12:44 PM by Julie Kerr

Christmas Spirit Week

  • Monday-Let’s stay cozy this Christmas

    • Students are invited to wear their pjs.  We will be selling hot chocolate ($1) in support of the Wells family.

    • Advent Liturgy 10:15

  • Tuesday-Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow

    • Student are invited to wear white, snowflake clothing or accessories.

  • Wednesday-Happy Birthday Jesus

    • Students are asked to bring in a plastic plate and reusable fork as they will be eating Christmas dinner for lunch!

  • Thursday-Share your Christmas Cheer

    • Students are invited to wear their Christmas sweaters and bling!

    • Bake Sale-goodies
      to buy to support our Christmas Child Fundraiser

  • Friday-JOY, JOY, JOY

    • Students are invited to wear Red and White today as they participate in JOY day activities.

Advent Fundraiser

posted Dec 3, 2018, 9:25 AM by Julie Kerr

This year we will be holding an Advent Food Drive to collect some specific items for Christmas Hampers, which will be distributed to families in our community this Christmas. We are asking each class to donate specific items. Here is a list of requested items by class. We are asking for all donations to sent with your child by December 14th.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!


KP - stuffing

Grade 1 (Brown)/Grade 4 - cookies

Grade 1 (O’Toole)/Grade 5 - soup

Grade 2/3 /Grade 5/6 - pasta

Grade 3/Grade 6 - pancake mix

Grade 2 - any item on list

(stuffing, cookies, soup, pasta or pancake mix)

St.. Ignatius Children's Choir

posted Nov 30, 2018, 6:13 AM by Julie Kerr

The St.. Ignatius Children's Choir will be rehearsing after 10:00 a.m. mass this Sunday.  All children from Grade 3 and up are invited to participate.  The rehearsal will last an hour.  The children's choir will be singing at next Sunday's 10:00 a.m. mass as well as Christmas Eve Mass at 7:00 p.m.  Mrs. Featherston and Ms. Logan hope to see some familiar faces this Sunday.

School Council Fundraising Updates

posted Nov 15, 2018, 3:59 PM by Julie Kerr

The School Council would like to thank all parents, families and staff for supporting our Winter Fundraising efforts. We have a few updates to share:

The Sam & Miko Toy Sale ended last weekend and we thank everyone for sending in their receipts.

We have extended our Little Caesar's fundraiser until November 21st, although the delivery date still remains the same at December 3rd. School Cash Online will be updated soon to reflect this change or feel free to drop off the hard copy order form that was sent home a few weeks ago.

Winter Raffle Basket tickets sales will continue until November 21st, with the draw taking place on November 22nd. Households will be contacted via phone to arrange pick-up as many of the baskets are quite large.

The second and last deadline to purchase gift cards on Fundscrip and have them delivered to the school free of shipping fees is December 3rd. Please indicate your name and your child's name in the checkout and we will notify you when the cards arrive at the school. Gift cards can be purchased throughout the year FYI but we arranged two dates to allow us to benefit from the free shipping option.

Thank you for your continued support!

The St. John Paul II Catholic School Council

Raffle Baskets

posted Nov 8, 2018, 9:29 AM by John Paul II School

Thank you parents for your generous donations.  Tickets for our beautiful raffle baskets will be on sale tonight at Parent/Teacher interviews. 

Progress Reports going home today

posted Oct 30, 2018, 10:42 AM by Julie Kerr

Today, October 30, your child will be bringing home their Progress Report (Gr. 1-6).  Please review with your child and set positive goals for the remainder of Term 1.  Should you wish to book an interview, you will be using an online booking link. Information will be coming home with the Progress Report.
Please wait until Friday to book an interview with your teachers.  Teacher Links for Interviews

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