Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples, 
on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

School Staff

St. Luke has a dedicated team of talented educators excited to work with your child as they progress along their learning journey.  

Principal
Marcia Lynch

Office Administrator
Irene Stec

JK/SK - Teachers
Tanya Simoneau
Lucienne Clinton

JK/SK - Early Childhood Educators
Christy Johnston
Maurita Thok

Grade 1
Jessica Grisel

Grade 1/2
Tracy DoCanto

Grade 2/3
Kylie Carter

Grade 3                                                                          Ashley Maves (LTO)

Grade 4                                                                              Brittany Jones

Grade 5
Kayla Rousseau

Grade 6                                                                                 Shannon Aubut                                        

Primary French 
Betty Cadet

Junior French
Pascale Brisson

Junior French
Sara Perkins 

Resource
Joseph Meagher

ELL Teacher 
Melissa Juneau                                                                   

Library Technician
Peggy Aghazarian

Educational Assistants                                                    Noor Alhattab                                                                        Keira Fletcher                                                                      Sarah Tobin                                                                          Josh Wallace

Head Caretaker
John Sienkiewicz



 

About Our School

The St. Luke School Community is committed to sharing its values in an atmosphere of respect and caring in order to nurture the spiritual, academic and physical development of our students, while preparing them for the future and challenging everyone to be the best they can be. 

Class Timetable 

Kindergarten  - Grade 6
Arrival
Block  1
Recess
Block 2
Lunch
Block 3
Recess
Block 4
Dismissal
8:15 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:45
9:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 1:45
1:45 - 3:00
3:00


School History

St. Luke Catholic School opened in 1963 at a site on Furby Avenue, and was originally known as Hawthorne Meadows School. It was renamed in 1965. It later moved to its current address on Dwight Crescent, where it shared a three-story facility with Ecole St-Luc. An addition was built in 1998 as school enrolment grew due to the closing of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School.  In 1999. In 2002, Ecole St-Luc was closed and its students moved to Ste. Genevieve School next to Resurrection of the Lord Church on Saunderson Drive. The McHugh School now occupies the space in the building, which was previously used by Ecole St-Luc.

School Colours:
Navy Blue, White and Grey 

School Logo
The school logo is a cross with the words “Saint Luke” across the top and “Catholic School” across the bottom. In the center of the cross are the three words “Caring, Sharing, Preparing.”

School Mascot
The St. Luke school mascot is a Lion named “Maximus.”

School Team Names
The school teams are called the St. Luke Lions.

Student Dress Code
St. Luke students are encouraged to wear their school clothing or our school colours (navy blue, white and grey) Monday - Friday. Ripped jean pants and clothing with inappropriate logos are not permitted. School clothing will be available for purchase during the school year.


Boomerang/Waste-Free Lunch Program


St. Luke has for many years been striving to “Care for God’s Creation”, by becoming environmentally friendly. This year we are aiming to become a certified ECO School. To that end we are looking to reduce our waste production by 80%. 

Last year, St. Luke school adopted a Boomerang/Waste-Free Lunch Program to help make a difference in our environment. This means that all waste, food or containers will be returned home for recycling. Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities for proper rinsing of containers, and despite our best efforts to use the green bin program, we ended up with cross-contamination, and our containers had to be put in the garbage.

We know this program will require families to rethink food preparation and student actions. Our hope is that discussions will take place at home and school and habits will change. Packing a waste-free lunch not only helps the environment, but it can also result in healthier, more nutritious snack/lunches as many prepackaged foods contain significant amounts of salt, preservatives, sugar and fat. There is also a cost savings as lunches made of prepackaged items cost more than buying larger quantities and serving them in reusable containers. During the school year, the ECO Team will organize some special activities in order to raise awareness about eco-friendly ideas.

Thanks in advance for your support with this very important initiative.   St. Luke ECO Team


Breakfast Program 
Successful students need to start their day with a nutritious meal to ensure they start their day ready to learn. A breakfast program supported by the Ontario Network for Education provides a nutritious meal and snacks for students who may require such assistance. Please contact the office for more information about this daily program.

Lunches and Snacks
Some children at our school have life-threatening allergies to some foods. Food containing nuts or legumes (such as peanut butter) will trigger these allergies - even if it is just present in the room.

In respect of the medical needs of these students, we request that parents do not send any peanut butter sandwiches or any products containing nuts or traces of nuts to school.  We thank you for helping to keep all our students safe.  

Contact numbers
Please ensure we have the latest, most up to date phone and contact information.  This ensures that if we need to reach you with important information or your child becomes ill or injured during the day we can contact you. Thank you.

Signing In / Out - Late arrivals and appointments
For the safety and security of your child please sign in at the office when your child is arriving late or from an appointment or leaving early.  This information prevents unnecessary phone calls to your home and is imperative in the unlikely event of an emergency.  

Recess Breaks
All children are expected to participate in the recess breaks in the playground; parents are responsible for ensuring that children come to school dressed appropriately. In case of inclement or cold weather (temperatures and/or wind chill lower than -25 C), recess breaks will be held indoors.
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Shoes at School
For reasons of safety, all students must provide a pair of shoes with non-marking rubber soles to be worn while at school. These shoes will be stored at the school, and must be suitable for physical education activities.

School Bus Transportation
For the safety of all concerned, all children are required to sit properly, talk quietly, and obey the bus driver. A responsible adult must supervise and meet JK and SK students at the bus stops. OSTA, the school bus consortium, maintains a website with up to date information:  www.ottawaschoolbus.ca

Lost and Found
It is essential that all articles of clothing and other belongings be clearly labeled. This will help us return it to its rightful owner. If an article becomes lost, please inquire through the main office.

Emergency School Closure 
For weather emergencies, such as snowstorms, the Board will announce school closures on the local radio and TV stations. If the emergency closure occurs during the school day, families will be notified by telephone; please ensure that you notify us about any changes in your current telephone numbers, about any special requirements. If school buses are not available, parents will be responsible for providing transportation home from school.



Volunteering at St. Luke School - Application Process


St. Luke welcomes parents to volunteer on field trips, to help students with literacy and numeracy, to assist with lunchtime activities etc. The OCSB asks that all volunteers submit a Level 3 - Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) from the Ottawa Police Service (OPS). In our ongoing effort to provide a safe, secure learning and working environment for our staff and students, the Board has an application process for prospective volunteers, which includes an application form and a current Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) from the local police. Once your application form and VSC have been verified, you are invited to contact the principal to explore how your time and skills can be put to valuable use.  If you hold a current VSC (completed within the last 12 months), you are welcome to submit it in order to volunteer at our school. 


Please click this link for the Volunteers in OCSB School Application Forms.





Activities, Clubs & Teams

Activities
Intramurals are a great way to have fun enjoying a wide variety of sports at lunch.

Clubs
ECO Team
MIlk Program Team
Social Justice Club

Teams
Junior Soccer Teams 
Junior Cross Country Running Team 
Junior Volleyball Teams 
Junior Floorball Team  
Junior Basketball Teams 
Dance Showcase
Junior Football Teams 
Junior Track and Field Team



Affiliated Schools

2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
Phone: 613-733-0501



Our Parish

Resurrection of Our Lord
940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa
Phone:  613-733-4661