Carson Grove ES News - Week of April 2nd

Carson Grove ES News - Week of April 2nd
Posted on 03/28/2024

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of April 2nd

This past week marked the 51st anniversary of Carson Grove’s opening.  We celebrated with Carson Grover Day and an assembly where we sang happy birthday to the school along with the school song.  A grade 5 student also presented a slideshow all about our school.  It was a great day to show our school spirit!

Long Weekend - No School March 29th to April 1st

Schools are closed from Friday, March 29th to Monday, April 1st.  School starts again on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Happy Easter for all who are celebrating!

Carson Grove Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 2nd - Wear Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Our next Awareness Day is Tuesday, April 2nd.  Please consider wearing blue to show support for people with autism and those who love and support them.  April is World Autism Awareness Month.  The goal of this month is building stronger, more inclusive communities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Eyes to A’s Vision Screening Letters - Will Go Home on April 2nd

Eyes to A’s Vision Screening took place at Carson Grove the week of March 18th and the results have arrived.  All students who were screened will receive a letter on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Any students who need further examination will get a letter with more instructions for next steps.

Close of Ramadan and Celebration of Eid

Ramadan Mubarak!  With Eid al-Fitr coming soon, please let the office know if your child will be away from school.  On Tuesday, April 2nd, we will send a form home to all families to return to school.  Without the forms, the office will need to call home.  Thank you for your help! 

April 8th Solar Eclipse - No School

On Monday April 8th, there will be a total solar eclipse.  Ottawa will experience a partial solar eclipse.  During a total or partial solar eclipse it is not safe to look directly at the sun without appropriate protective eye wear. Doing so may result in permanent eye damage.

The eclipse occurring on April 8th will last for 2 hours 23 minutes, beginning at 2:11pm and ending at 4:35pm with the maximum point of the eclipse at 3:25pm.  Because almost all school and program dismissal times occur during that window, all OCDSB schools will be closed on Monday, April 8th.

SafeArrival - Create an Account and then Report an Absence

Quick Start Guides: English - Arabic - Pashto - Other Languages

There are three ways you can report student absences - using a mobile app, website, or toll-free phone line.

Important: Use the email address your student’s school has on file when creating your account for the app/website. 

App: Install the SchoolMessenger app (via Apple’s App Store, Google’s Play Store, SchoolMessenger web portal) on your mobile device or access it via the OCDSB app. Open the app and select Sign Up to register. After registering, select Attendance from the menu, then Report an Absence and follow the instructions. 

Website: Visit Select Sign Up to create your account. Once registered, select Attendance from the menu, then Report an Absence and follow the prompts.   

Toll-free Phone: Call 1-833-202-1417 toll-free to report an absence using the automated phone system and follow the prompts.


Watch: How To Create a SafeArrival Account?

Watch: How to Use SafeArrival to Report Absences (App and Website)

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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 selections from a variety of classes.

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