Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of Jan. 16th

Carson Grove ES News Update - Week of Jan. 16th
Posted on 01/13/2023

Week of January 16th News Update

We had a great first week back at school after the winter break.  Students are starting to get really excited with City of Ottawa workers preparing the skating rink behind the school.  It was a quiet day on Friday with the buses and vans not running.

New Date: PJ DAY - Wednesday, January 18th

To make up for the lost spirit day when buses and vans were cancelled on January 13th, we will be having a pyjama spirit day on Wednesday, January 18th.  Wear a pair of cozy PJs to school this Wednesday!

January 19: Black Excellence Day - Please Consider Wearing Black on Thursday to Show Your Support

Students and staff across the OCDSB are encouraged to participate by wearing black on January 19th, and include the voice, vision and contributions of people of Black African descent in their learning throughout the year.

PA Day - Friday, January 20th

The school will be closed for students on Friday, January 20th for a PA Day for staff.

Free Clothing Give Away for Carson Grove Families - 12 to 3pm on January 20th

On Friday, January 20th, we will have gently used clothing and winter clothes available for families.  Please come to the school gym from 12 to 3pm and take home whatever clothing you and your family needs.

Staff Update

We are announcing two changes to our kindergarten team.  Please join us in welcoming English teacher Jessica Hawkins to the Kindergarten B class who will be replacing Sophia Chaudhry.  Ms. Chaudhry has moved to a full time position at another school.  Please also join us in welcoming back Marie-France Laliberte who will be returning to Carson Grove over the coming weeks as French teacher for the Kindergarten A and B classes.  A big thank you to Emily Axford who worked with the two classes in a long term occasional role since September.

Wednesday, February 1st, 6pm - New to Kindergarten 2023 Info Night

With the 2023 Kindergarten registration week (for new kindergarten students starting in September 2023) set to run at the end of January, Carson Grove ES will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00pm in the school library.  Please share this date and time with any neighbours, friends, or family in our school area.

Carson Grove Student Clothing Update

If you ordered a Carson Grove student t-shirt or sweatshirt, we expect the order to arrive early in February.  Please stay tuned.  We will contact you as soon as your order has arrived.

Carson Grove School Council News

Our Next Meeting is January 25th - Online or In Person (in the School Library), You Choose!

The next Carson Grove School Council meeting is Wednesday, January 25th from 6 to 7pm.  You can join us in person in the school library or online by Google Meet (click here to join).  All are welcome!

Our first school council meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, November 22nd in the school library.  Please click here to view the school council webpage and read the meeting notes.  

Community Corner

The Ottawa Safety Council is hiring Crossing Guards!

Know someone that likes to give back to their community, work with kids and be active?  Perhaps a grandparent, neighbour or friend?  The Ottawa Safety Council is hiring Crossing Guards!

Crossing Guards play an important role in their community keeping kids safe on their way to and from schools. 

Crossing Guards typically work 5-10 hours/week.  It is a great way to earn some extra income, no weekends or evenings.  The OSC offers a competitive wage, bonuses and Crossing Guards get various perks such as discounts on City of Ottawa recreation facilities & CAA memberships and retail/dining and travel, monthly coffee socials and special recognition events.   

Being a crossing guard is a great way to stay active, earn some extra income and help your community!

To learn more and apply to be a Crossing Guard, visit:

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