School News & Announcements


posted Dec 3, 2018, 3:29 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

The Medical Officer of Health has requested we advise you that Lynne Bérubé, registered dental hygienist from Ottawa Public Health, will provide a dental screening using a tongue depressor and non-latex gloves on Thursday, December 6th and Friday, December 7, 2018 (if needed) for JK, SK and Gr. 2 students. If your child’s grade is not selected, but you wish for the dental hygienist to see him/her, please advise the school.   Only children identified as having dental needs will bring home a form.  Follow-up school visits by the dental hygienist for individual children may be done.  This does not replace regular dental visits with your family dentist.

This is offered in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, Mandatory Health Programs under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.  Personal Health information is collected under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act and will be used for the purpose of dental assessment, treatment and oral hygiene instruction, and for statistical purposes.  Questions concerning the collection and use of this information should be directed to the

Supervisor of Dental Health Promotion, Ottawa Public Health, 400-1580 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, ON, tel.:  613-580-6744 ext 26376.

Catholic Graduate Expectations Assembly and Awards (Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:50 a.m.)

posted Dec 3, 2018, 3:22 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Following our Advent Liturgy, the Grade 5 students will introduce the next Catholic Graduate Expectation (A Responsible Citizen) to the students.  Parents are welcome to attend the assembly.

St. Luke School Scholastic Book Fair (December 4 - 7, 2018)

posted Dec 3, 2018, 2:59 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 2:59 PM ]

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!  We invite you to share in our celebration of books and reading.

Students will visit the Book Fair during class time and can purchase books during this visit. If you are unable to visit the Fair, please look over the flyer that was sent home with your child and use the Student Wish List form to select books that you may want to purchase. Then, simply send the flyer with the money to school with your child.

Join us for a special Family Event where you’ll find books for every person in your family. Don’t forget to enter our Family Event Draw.  You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family and $25 for your child’s classroom!

Thank you for encouraging your child to read. By purchasing books and supporting our Book Fair, you are enabling our school to obtain new resources for our school library. We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair.

Book Fair Dates:  

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Flyer was sent home with the students.

Primary and Junior Flyer

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Students will preview the books.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018  (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Students and parents will be able to purchase books.


Thursday, December 6, 2018  (8:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Students and parents will be able to purchase books.

Friday, December 7, 2018  (8:00 - 11:15 a.m.)

Students and parents will be able to purchase books.

Please note that we are able to accept cheques made payable to St. Luke School.  Visa and MasterCard are welcome.

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with the Scholastic Book Fair, please email  (Library Technician) if interested.

Remembrance Day Ceremony - Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:15 a.m.

posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:13 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Parents are welcome to attend our Remembrance Day Ceremony.  

Individual Student Retakes and Class Photos - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (morning)

posted Nov 5, 2018, 2:33 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018,  a professional photographer will come to the school to take individual student retakes and class photos.  The student photos will be available to the parents.  There will be no obligation to purchase any of the pictures.

November Progress Report Cards (Grades 1-6) and Parent-Teacher Conferences (Kindergarten and Grades 1-6)

posted Nov 1, 2018, 1:54 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 2:09 PM ]

Progress report cards for Grades 1-6 students were distributed on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  

With the Ontario Ministry of Education electronic report card, there are possibilities of human and technical errors.  Please contact your child’s teacher(s) in order to clarify any omissions or errors.

Please remember to return the envelope and to sign and return the response form (bottom of page 2) of the progress report card to your child’s teacher before Friday, November 8, 2018.   The response form will be filed in the Ontario Student Record Card (OSR).

Please Note:

It is not mandatory that all subjects checked off as ‘progressing very well’ or ‘progressing well’ be accompanied by a written comment. When the IEP box or ESL/ELD box is checked it indicates that achievement is based on expectations modified from the curriculum expectations for the grade. When NA is checked on the progress report card, it indicates that no instruction is being offered for this subject or strand at this time.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten and Grades 1 - 6 students will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 3:30 -7:00 p.m.

Ten-minute conferences will be scheduled on this day.  For scheduled conferences to be successful, the time limits set must be respected.  Should you require a longer period of time for your conference, please contact the teacher to arrange a conference on a mutually convenient date and time. Parents who have recently discussed their child’s progress with the teachers or who have regularly kept in contact with teachers may consider these contacts as your “Progress Report Card Conference”.  Your child will bring home your scheduled appointment time by Friday, November 2, 2018.    If you do not receive an appointment time by Tuesday, November 6, 2018, please contact your child’s morning teacher.   It is not necessary for your child to attend the parent-teacher conferences.  

On November 19, 2018, the Kindergarten students will bring home their November Progress Reports (Kindergarten Initial Observations Reports). Parent Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten students will be scheduled for November 8, 2018.

Below are some suggestions as to how to prepare for your Parent-Teacher Conference:

  • Ask if there is anything your child wants you to discuss with the teacher.

  • Review recent test scores, notebooks, assignments, projects, and agenda.

  • Bring your child’s progress report to the conference.

  • Do not hesitate to ask what the various report card terms mean.

We look forward to seeing you at the conferences

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (no school for students) - Friday, October 5, 2018

posted Sep 28, 2018, 6:12 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Professional  Development Day (no school for students) - Friday, October 5, 2018


posted Sep 28, 2018, 6:01 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Individual student pictures and class photos will be taken on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 


posted Sep 28, 2018, 5:37 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School

Although Sunday, September 30, 2018 is Orange Shirt Day., students and staff are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on Monday, October 1, 2018.

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

ST. LUKE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 (No school for students)

posted Sep 23, 2018, 7:17 PM by Marcia Lynch   [ updated Sep 28, 2018, 5:30 PM by St. Luke ‎(Ottawa)‎ School ]

The Ottawa Catholic School Board will close all schools and the Board office on Monday, September 24, 2018.

This decision was made in consultation with city emergency services due to extensive power outages and damage to several areas of the city. 

The safety of our students, families, and staff, is our top priority. 

School closures mean there is no before and after school care, child care centres are closed, and there is no community use of schools or extracurricular use of schools on Monday, September 24, 2018.

We continue to keep in our prayers the families and staff affected by Friday’s tornados, as well as all first responders. 

Please refer back to this website or the board website at on Monday, September 24, 2018 for an update regarding the next school day.

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