Carson Grove ES News - Week of Jan. 22nd

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of Jan. 22nd
Posted on 01/21/2024

Carson Grove ES News - Week of Jan. 22nd

It was an excellent week at Carson Grove!  Students had the chance to see for themselves how skating rink ice is made when a City of Ottawa rink team came to flood the ice during recess one day.  Our grade 3 to 5 students will likely start to skate this coming week!

It’s registration time for 2024-25.  This week’s update has important reminders about the coming weeks.  It was great to see so many families come in to register their children for kindergarten in September.

REGISTER NOW for Kindergarten

Families with a child who will be four years old by December 31, 2024 (children born in 2020) can visit the OCDSB website to register them for Kindergarten.  You can also come to Carson Grove between 9:30am and 3pm daily to register in person.

Cross-Boundary Transfer Period (for a Possible September 2024 Transfer)

The transfer application period for elementary and secondary students runs from January 29th to February 9th, 2024.Learn more on the OCDSB website.

Middle French Immersion Registration Period, February 5th to 9th, 2024

Once your child has completed the grade 3 English/Core French Program at Carson Grove ES, you can register them for the OCDSB’s Middle French Immersion Program at Queen Elizabeth PS. The registration period for Middle French Immersion is open from Monday, February 5th to Friday, February 9th 2024.Learn more on the OCDSB website. You can also call Queen Elizabeth PS for more information or to arrange a tour (by appointment) at 613-746-3246 ext 0 or email [email protected].

Wear Green on Thursday, January 25th for Bell Let’s Talk Mental Health Awareness Day

On Thursday, January 25th, please ask your child to wear green to school for Bell Let’s Talk Mental Health Awareness Day!  It’s important to show that talking about mental health is something that’s positive.  No one should keep mental health challenges to themselves.

Pizza Day at Carson Grove is Friday, February 2nd - Forms Due Thursday, January 25th

We will be having a Pizza Day on Friday, February 2nd.  A form will be sent home with your child at the start of this week and will be due back at school by Thursday, January 25th.  You can also click here to download and print it at home.

Slices of cheese pizza will be served and cost $2 each.  You are welcome to send a donation so students who would like a slice get one.  School council will also be helping with this.

Gluten-free crust and dairy-free cheese are also available for students with special dietary needs.

PA Day - Friday, January 26th

The school will be closed for students on Friday, January 26th for a PA Day for staff.

Free Clothing Give Away for Carson Grove Families - 9am to 3pm on January 26th

On Friday, January 26th, we will have gently used clothing and winter clothes available for families.  Please come to the school gym from 9am to 3pm and take home whatever clothing you and your family needs.  Click here to view the poster.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, January 31st, 6pm - New to Kindergarten 2024 Info Night

With the 2024 Kindergarten registration week (for new kinders starting in September 2024) set to run from now to the end of January, Carson Grove ES will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:00pm.  Please share this date and time with any neighbours, friends, or family in our school area.

Joke or Riddle of the Day!

A “Joke or Riddle of the Day'' is featured daily on the morning announcements.  There are two ways to share a possible joke/riddle of the day: Students will be able to pass along jokes/riddles at school in class using a Chromebook; or, they can suggest one with help from home by clicking here and completing a quick Google Form.  Based on the overwhelming response levels in the past, not all jokes/riddles are used during the announcements.  We do our best to find ones that match the time of the year and also try to make sel
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