May 1 - Bake Sale
May 2 - E-Waste fundraiser
May 6 - Open House 8:30-10:30
Roch Carrier ES will be holding an open house during Education Week (May 4-8). Our open house will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 8:30-10:30. Please drop in during that time to visit your child's classroom.
Looking ahead to 2015-2016
Our staff will soon start to think about class placements for next year. If for any reason your child will not be attending Roch Carrier ES next year, please let our office staff know as soon as possible.
School Yard Cleanup
We would like to thank all the families who came to cleanup our school yard. The families collected 37 bags of yard waste. Our yard has never looked better!
Primary Play: It's a Jungle Out There!
Our Spring Cake Walk:
Thank you to all the parents who baked the delicious cakes. Over $700.00 was raised.
The Children's Village of Ottawa-Carleton is coming to Roch Carrier in September 2015. Click HERE for more information.
Our E-Waste Fundraising Event is being held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 from 9am – 3pm. Recycle your old electronics and support our school! Please click HERE for more information.
Me to We and Pink Day
Our school brought 20 students to We Day at the Canadian Tire Centre to experience the vision and energy to change the world. The students have come back pumped with ideas and suggestions that we are looking forward to experiencing.
Our first leadership activity was to lead "Pink Day", a bullying awareness activity where every student and staff pressed their pink hand print on a school poster and pledged these 4 items:
1. Include others.
2. Help students who are bullied by speaking out and getting help.
3. Stand up and speak out about bullying.
4. Not bully others
The We group have another outstanding leadership cause that they will share with the School Council and our community next month.
Students saw a performance of Jack and the Giant this morning:
Litterless Lunches on Fridays
Fridays will now be litterless lunch days at Roch Carrier Elementary School. We are encouraging all families to send lunches with reusable containers and NO garbage on these days. Please click HERE for further information.
Please click HERE for information on the revised health and physical education curriculum.
Morning drop off:
Please do NOT use the bus lane to drop off your child in the morning from 8:15 - 8:30. The School buses require the full lane access for safety. We will be using pylons in the morning to prevent any cars from parking in the bus lane.
Please DO use the "Kiss and Ride" area for drop offs.
Variable Transportation for Students in Joint Custody Arrangement with Two Homes
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is seeking input from the school community regarding a proposed policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes. Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation. A formal application process requires that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and provide a schedule. Weekly and bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety. Other safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.
Members of the school community are invited to complete an online survey (see link below). Please review the proposed policy and procedure, as well as Frequently Asked Questions on OSTA's website (www.ottawaschoolbus.ca) prior to completing the survey. Public consultation closes March 13, 2015.
OSTA thanks you for your input.
Planning a holiday during the school term? Are you concerned about your child missing formal work? Only a rare parent can devote two or three hours a day to supervise or even monitor formal written homework assignments on trips. Click HERE for some suggestions to allow parents to assume responsibility for their child’s absence and make education part of every holiday event.
Please click HERE to see information on our JUMP ROPE FOR HEART/ HOOPS FOR HEART activities supporting THE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION. All donations are due March 13.
Please click HERE to see information on our Roch3 program
Madame Poirier's grade 2 class is Rochin' the Roch3:
Student Lunch Monitors
Some parents have been curious about the role of student lunch monitors at Roch Carrier.
Many of our Grade 6 students act as classroom monitors during our nutrition breaks. These monitors are a key part of our school team working to ensure that the nutrition break is a safe, enjoyable experience for our younger students, and that children get outside for recess in an efficient manner. Our monitors ensure that students are in their seats, eating their lunches, chatting quietly, and behaving safely. They often help students opening lunch containers, ensure they have a chance to visit the washroom if needed, and help with tricky outdoor clothing in the winter. During inclement weather, the monitors help supervise in the classroom.
There is always a teacher supervising the area who is ultimately responsible for student safely and behaviour, and who is called immediately if there are any issues. Thanks to our lunch monitors, our nutrition breaks run very smoothly!
We are now accepting Kindergarten Registrations for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please click HERE for information on the registration process and to complete an online registration form (new for this year!).
Please click HERE to see our school profile.
Please drop in anytime for a visit.
Lost and Found
We have many items in our lost and found (single mitts, boots, sweaters, hairbands, water bottles). Are they yours? Click here to see pictures. Click here to see even more lost and found items. We will be packing them up for donation soon so please have a look.
ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP IN FRENCH: VOILA LEARNING
All OCDSB French as a Second Language students K-12 now have access to Free online French Homework Help.
Partnered with the ODCSB and uniting dozens of French teachers, the team at Voila Learning is excited to provide FREE ONLINE FRENCH HOMEWORK HELP to your children/students registered in French as a Second Language programs.
All your student needs is:
*Access to a computer (at home)
*An internet connection
Register at voilalearning.com, and you will receive an e-mail every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 letting you know that a teacher is available online to help your child every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Register your child today (it's free)
Parent Support Workshops offered by Family Services Ottawa
Please click on the workshops in the list below for more information:
**NEW** SNOW DAY GUIDELINES (Bus Cancellations)
1. Please call the school regardless if your child takes the bus or walks - if they ARE NOT attending.
2. Please tell the teacher and your child how they are getting home - are they walking or being picked up?
3. Pick up - Students wait in the library until someone arrives to pick them up. Parents may use the bus lane for pick up. Please do NOT come into the school. The office will co ordinate getting your child from the library to you out front.
Reminder -As we hit upon cold/flu season - please remember to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the school (613-254-9256) if your child will be absent.
Student/Family Information Update -
If any information regarding your child changes such as address, email, phone number, please let the office know as soon as possible.
The School Council has just launched a new website! It is a great resource for staying up to date with the latest information, checking the buses, weather, calendar and much more. The first time you view it you may need to hit refresh on your browser in order to load the new site. You will know you have the new website if you see a picture of the school at the top of the page. Check it out at www.rochcouncil.ca.
Click HERE for a Quick Reference Guide to Safe Schools Procedures in the OCDSB
On October 8, the School Council held a second meeting to elect officers for the 2014/2015 school year.
On behalf of the families and staff at Roch Carrier I would like to thank all those who came forward to volunteer to be a member of the School Council this year and to those who were willing to put their candidacy forward for leadership within the Council. We welcome Michelle Sutherland as Chair of the Council, Craig Wells as Treasurer and Erin Trudeau as Secretary.
In addition to parents, the Council includes the Principal (Nicole Turpin), as well as a member of the teaching staff (Colleen Powe). School Councils also provide the opportunity for a representative of the Administrative and Support Staff as well as community member to be part of the group.
All parents and guardians are welcome to attend any School Council meeting. At the meetings there is discussion on various topics including our School Learning Plan (formerly SIPSA). There is opportunity for input on the School Learning Plan and on decisions that affect our students' learning experience. The School Council is a place where families can get to know each other better with the goal of enhancing the school experience for all our students. We know that as parents you have valuable insights, ideas and knowledge to share and we encourage you to come and join us to see what the Council is all about!
For the remainder of the school year, meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the months of November, January, February, April and May. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 10 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the school library.
Please click HERE to see details about the food program being offered at Roch Carrier Elementary School for the school year and the steps for creating an account on our on-line registration system.
Roch Carrier now has an email address for reporting student absences: email@example.com. Please be sure to include your child's full name as well as the reason and date of their absence.