Our 2013-2014 school year is drawing to a close. We will bid adieu to our Grade 8 students who are eagerly anticipating moving to High School and we look forward to welcoming a new group of Junior Kindergarten students in September 2014. Summer holidays are beckoning. Excitement is in the air!
Congratulations to both the Junior and Intermediate Track and Field teams who participated with great sportsmanship at their respective Meets.
Junior Intramurals have now wrapped up. The Junior Golden Boot was awarded to House 2.
At the end of this school year, we wistfully say farewell to some staff members. Teachers who are leaving include: Mrs. Marge Duncan, who is retiring; Ms. Juli Gordier is moving to BerriganPublic School, Mr. Dan Officer is moving to W. O. Mitchell as a Vice-Principal, and Mr. Trevor Powers, is moving to Sir Winston Churchill Public School.
Early Childhood Educators, Mrs. Kelly Phillips, Mrs. Deborah McCarthy and Ms. Tara Gottfried will be part of the Kindergarten team at Roland Michener Public School.
A heartfelt thank you to teachers, Mr. Michael Small, Mr. David Chalk, Ms. Leslie Holloway and Ms. Ashley Cowan who have been replacing staff off on parental leave this year.
This coming September, we welcome a number of new staff coming to W. Erskine Johnston Public School; teachers, Mrs. Lisa Baker, Mrs. Aniqua Khan, Mr. Dan Kline, and Mr. Michael Braden. Early Childhood Educators joining us in September include Ms. Chareen Moher, Ms. Melissa Hayes, Ms. Karen McLaughlin, Ms. Sabrin Saraj and Ms. Kellie Grant.
On behalf of students, parents and staff, our heartfelt appreciation is extended to our School Council who has worked so hard this year on behalf of our students. Thank you, as well, to the many parents who have contributed their time to help out in a myriad of ways within the school, to fundraise, and to participate in special events for students.
Summer Office Hours
The school office will be closing at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, June 27th and reopening at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 25th.
Register All Summer Long
Parents new to the community may register their children during the summer at the OCDSB Administration Building at 133 Greenback Road. Please call the Admissions Department at 613-596-8730 to make an appointment. Please bring your child’s proof of age and address, health card and immunization record to register.
If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment.
For more information please visit the OCDSB website.
Are you Moving?
In order to help the school office plan for the next school year, it would be helpful to know if any of our students are moving. If you are planning to move, please advise the office by calling 613-592-4492. Thank you
As in previous years, report cards do not have the name of next year’s teacher. This will prevent disappointment for children as teachers may need to change grade level or classes in August due to a staffing reorganization due to student population changes over the summer.
School Bus Transportation
All 2014-2015 Transportation Route Schedules will be posted on the Ottawa student Transportation Authority’s website at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca by mid-August.
First Day Procedures: Tuesday September 2, 2014
When students from Grade 1 to 8 arrive at school, they will proceed to the back of the school building (in inclement weather they will go to the gym). Students will gather in the primary, junior or intermediate areas where teachers will assemble with class lists.
Children new to the school will be met in front of a sign labeled “Student New to W. Erskine Johnston P.S.” and then will be escorted to their new classes from there.
Junior and Senior Kindergarten students are asked to come to school at their scheduled meeting time, as per the letter they received from the office.
Have a safe and happy Summer!