Catholic Education Week at St John Paul II

posted May 3, 2018, 10:25 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated May 3, 2018, 11:18 AM ]

Come celebrate Catholic Education week with us!  
Monday, May 7th

Liturgy @ 10 am

Start your week by joining us for a  liturgy. Come pray, learn and celebrate Catholic Education with us.

Tuesday, May 8th

School Yard Clean Up

We care for our environment! Classes will be going outside in the afternoon to help pick up trash.  We’ll have gloves and garbage bags, and students will be given a quick lesson on how to clean up safely.

Wednesday, May 9th

JP2 Idol! @ 12:30 pm

Watch some amazing talent from our very own school, who knew we had such young aspiring artists with incredible skills!

Thursday, May 10th

Muffin Breakfast

@ 8:15 am

Families are invited to join us in our gym from 8:15-8:45 a.m. for a quick bite to eat. We will have plenty of fruit, muffins, juice and coffee on hand to share.  Even if you can only stay for a few minutes, we hope you will join us. Students whose families aren’t able to join us for the breakfast will begin their day with recess as usual.

Open House @ 8:45 am

Curious about what learning in the 21st Century looks like?   From 8:45 until 9:45 parents can visit their child’s classroom (or children’s classrooms) to watch students participate in their regular morning routines.  Be forewarned, teachers might be asking parents to participate, too!

Kinder Teddy Bear Picnic

(Bear Witness Day)

Rock n’ Roll Literacy Friday, May 11th @ 9am

Step into the rock era and dress as your favourite rock star as bestselling author Sigmund Brouwer brings his unique sense of play to the serious business of learning to read and write at St John Paul.


There is also a Choral Celebration at Notre Dame High School for our students involved in our  choir.

April 27th, 2018

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:58 PM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 7:59 PM ]

A reminder to all that it is a Professional Development Day in all Elementary schools on Friday, April 27th.  School resumes on Monday, April 30th.  Enjoy a long weekend.

Need a Helmet?

posted Apr 18, 2018, 11:38 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

For the 7th year, Ottawa Public Health has partnered with sports retailers across Ottawa to bring residents a discount on helmets.  Helmets can help prevent serious brain and head injuries by absorbing the force from a fall or hit to the head.  Helmets are recommended for activities such as skateboarding, rollerblading, biking, sledding, skating, skiing and snowboarding.  In Ontario, it is mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a certified helmet while riding a bicycle (Highway Traffic Act:


The Helmet Discount Weekend is Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6, 2018


For a list of participating retailers, please visit the Ottawa Public Health website (

I have attached a promotional poster and postcards (in English and French).  Please feel free to use and share these as appropriate.  If you need more resources, please get in touch with me.


Thank you so much for your support in this campaign.

St Ignatius Fundraiser

posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:46 AM by Margarita Ziroldo


St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, 518 Donald St. (Rear Entrance)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 -  6:00 p.m.
Presenting the talented Band - 'ANOTHER LEVEL' - featuring an amazing selection of Celtic, Country, Contemporary, Pop, Jazz and Classic Rock tunes -- (7-10 p.m.)
Delicious Supper 6:00 p.m.,  Cash Bar,  Silent Auction
Tickets  20.00.  Information & Reserve Tickets - 613-748-6093 

Family Science Night!

posted Mar 26, 2018, 12:43 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

Everyone is welcome to join in an evening of engaging, fun, hands-on science workshops!

Tuesday March 27th, 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St John Paul II Catholic School

**All students need to be accompanied by a parent to attend.

Presentation for Parents

posted Mar 7, 2018, 6:25 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 9:43 AM ]

   Anxiety in School-Aged Children  - Tues. April 3, 2018

r. Jean Clinton
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

Register Now: ​

March Break at the Ottawa Public Library!

posted Feb 26, 2018, 7:08 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

The Ottawa Public Library offers free, mostly bilingual, activities every day of that week!


The theme this year is “Tune in! branche-toi!” -so we’ll be having fun with music, song lyrics, sound effects, dance moves, instruments, etc. J


Please check out the website for the North Gloucester branch @ 2036 Ogilvie –with programs geared to ages 0-6 and 6-12 and the website’s events’ database, for more options at other locations! Ottawa Public Library


Please note that some of the programs do require registration and that space is limited! Registration can be done with a library card, at any branch.


Awazibi Pow Wow

posted Feb 23, 2018, 10:48 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 11:01 AM ]

Save the date! On March 10th, 2018 at the Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By, LEVEL 2.  Doors open at 10 am, Grand entry at 12:00 pm.  Feast (registration required) at 5:30 pm.  
Please join us with an Awazibi Pow Wow. Hosted by the University of Ottawa Indigenous Affairs and the Indigenous Student Association.  Contact for more information.

Vaccination information

posted Feb 9, 2018, 11:56 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Vaccination is the best way to protect your child's health

Parents are responsible for the well-being of their children, including protecting them from illness caused by diseases that are vaccine-preventable. Learn about vaccination and why it is important to your child's health.

Parents agree that feeding and sleeping schedules are important to help keep children healthy. The same goes for childhood vaccinations. Vaccinating your children is the best way to keep them safe from many serious and potentially deadly diseases. You can help protect your children by getting them vaccinated on time and keeping their shots up-to-date.

Here is “A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination” booklets for free in many languages.

Help prevent the spread of germs!

posted Feb 7, 2018, 8:12 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Colds and flus can spread through a workplace quickly, especially if people are working close together. It is important that everyone does their part to avoid spreading illnesses.


Germ-covered surfaces are all around us. Help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer and by covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve.


If you have a fever, coughing or sneezing (from cold/flu, not allergies) or anything else that is likely to be infectious, help prevent the spread of germs by staying home until the symptoms have passed and you feel well enough to go back to work or to school.


To prevent the spread of germs, please visit

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