Carson Grove ES News - Week of Dec. 4th

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of Dec. 4th
Posted on 12/01/2023

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of Dec. 4th

Sports Spirit Day was a lot of fun!  It was nice to see so much school spirit!  Also, we’d like to say a big thank you to our school council for organizing the Family Movie Night.  It’s great to have opportunities like this for our families to come together at Carson Grove!

Please be sure to send your child to school with appropriate cold weather gear.  Students will be going outside unless conditions are extreme, such as frostbite warnings, blizzards, high winds/windchill, etc.  Students can come to the office to borrow winter clothing.

Another thing to remember is that school remains open on days when school transportation has been cancelled.  If you are not sure, please look for an Ottawa School Transportation Authority (OSTA) announcement by 6:15am and then make plans to bring your child to school for 9:15am and pick up at 3:45pm.  You can sign up for OSTA transportation alerts at

Tuesday, December 5th is Student Photo Day

We have partnered with Ottawa Technical Secondary School (OTSS) for our school photos.  On Tuesday, December 5th, senior OTSS students and their photography teacher will come to Carson Grove to take student photos and class photos.  They will then prepare the photos for us to print on photo paper.  A page of prints will be available at no charge for all students in the new year.

Carson Grove Student Clothing Sale

This year you will have the opportunity to purchase a Carson Grove Elementary School t-shirt or hoodie sweater for your child. This is a great opportunity to have a lasting memory of their elementary school!

T-Shirts will be $18 each.

Hoodie sweaters will be $35 each.

To purchase any gear, you could use School Cash online. Click here for directions to use School Cash Online. If this is too difficult or unavailable to you, you can click here  to print and fill out an order form attached and send cash with your child.

Orders are due by Friday, December 8th, 2023.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. 

December Spirit Days - Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Spirit Days in December: Holiday/Winter Hat Day (Dec. 18th), Shine Bright Like a Light/Holiday Bling Day (Dec. 19th), Colours of Winter Day (Dec. 20th), Red and Green/Holiday Sweater Day (Dec. 21st), and PJ Day (Dec. 22nd).

SAVE THE DATE: Carson Grove Holiday Concert - Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 1pm

We will be having a holiday concert on Wednesday, December 20th at 1pm.  Families are welcome to attend.  More information will be shared soon.

Carson Grove School Council News

All are Welcome to Our Next Meeting on Monday, January 15th - from 5 to 6pm

The next Carson Grove School Council meeting is Monday, January 15th from 5 to 6pm.   Please reply to this email if you have any questions or would like to join our school council. All are welcome!

School council meets in the evening at school about 4 to 6 times a year to talk about the school and how to make it the best place for all of our students to learn.  We are also very interested in how to best connect and com

Support Carson Grove ES When You Buy Mabel's Labels

Keep track of all your winter warm stuff through our fundraiser with Mabel's labels. You can order personalized labels suited for clothing, water bottles, and lunch gear directly through the Mabel's Labels website:  

Search for "Carson Grove School Council (Ottawa)" to ensure that our school receives 20% of the proceeds from your order. 

Community Corner

OrKidstra Vanier Hub Holiday Concert on Dec 13th

It's time once more to celebrate the season with OrKidstra’s free Holiday Concerts.  OrKidstra is excited to host two concerts this year – the OrKidstra Vanier Hub Holiday Concert on Dec 13th.  OrKidstra is an Ottawa-based social development program that empowers kids, ages 5-18, from under-served communities by teaching life skills – such as teamwork, commitment, respect and pride in achievement – through the universal language of music. 

The event details on the OrKidstra website here. As always, the concert is free to all, with no tickets needed.  The concerts are about 75 minutes long and are the perfect free holiday activity for families to cultivate pride in the community and instil a love of music.

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