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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.

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.


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.


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.

Interested in being a school volunteer? We would love to have you.

Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

  • Parents/guardians

  • Teaching Staff

  • Community Representatives

Meetings are held monthly.

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

2020 - 2021 School Council members:

Chair:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

CSPA rep:

Principal:


School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

  • local calendar of events and activities

  • school code of student behavior

  • school curriculum and program goals

  • selection of the Principal through the identification of a profile-type for the school

  • school budget priorities

  • school-community communication strategy ie methods of reporting to parents and the community

  • extra-curricular activities in the school

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!

Meeting Dates & Minutes: 2020 - 2021

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA)

The Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all Ottawa Catholic School Board parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, Twitter feed, and email newsletters, they we provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join CSPA's e-mail list, follow CSPA on Twitter, or attend CSPA monthly meetings.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, a principal and the Director of Education. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the school board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The parent members of the OCSB PIC are appointed by CSPA.