School News & Announcements

Call for School Crossing Guards

posted Jun 12, 2017, 6:47 AM by St. Philip School

A partner of OCSB and OSTA is the Ottawa Safety Council. They hire, train and coordinate school crossing guards. Perhaps you might consider sharing this with your school community.  Interested parties can contact 613 238 1513 or go to for more information.

Lawn Sign 2017 Crossing Guard

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety

posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:56 AM by St. Philip School

Please see the attached School Bus & Pedestrian Safety poster for events 

International Languages Program

posted May 29, 2017, 6:47 AM by St. Philip School

Please check out the flyer attached for information on summer language classes

Secure Your Meds Campaign 2017

posted May 29, 2017, 6:38 AM by St. Philip School

Secure Your Meds Campaign

Whether toddler or teen, Ottawa children are being harmed by medications they find in their own homes, including opioid prescription medication.

Thirteen (13) percent of Ottawa high school students reported using an opioid pain reliever that weren't prescribed for them, and two-thirds got the drug from a parent, sibling or someone else they live with.

Prescription-style opioids are misused more than most illegal drugs in Ottawa, and were involved in about 45% of drug overdose deaths between 2009 and 2011. Fentanyl, for the first time, was the leading cause of death due to unintentional opioid overdose death in Ottawa in 2014. More recently, the fentanyl related overdose deaths of two local teens has further highlighted this serious health issue.

Parents like you, as well as other family members and friends, can reduce the risk of teens accessing medications in your home simply by securing your medications, either by:

  • Returning unused or expired medications to your pharmacy or to a pharmacy participating in the Ontario Medication Return Program (see this searchable map for locations near you).
  • Making sure to keep prescription medication, that you or other family members currently require, locked up and check from time to time to ensure no medication is missing

For more information on securing your medication, please Visit . For information about opioid overdose, and for resources available in our community, please visit the opioid page at Parenting in Ottawa and the Stop Overdose Ottawa website.

Fun Fair - New Information

posted May 23, 2017, 8:00 AM by St. Philip School

Our St Philip Fun Fair is less than two weeks away! It will take place Friday June 2nd4:30-6:30 PM rain or shine.  Our backup location is the parish hall.  The talent show will follow at 6:45PM in the school gym.  The Fun Fair Committee has been hard at work getting everything ready for a fun event.  Please see below for some important announcements:

Ticket pre-orders:
BBQ/food tickets and game/blow up tickets can be pre-purchased using our online hot lunch system until Monday May 29.  There will be a pick up table available close to the BBQ for these tickets.  Pre-order of tickets is encouraged to help us know how much food to order.  Cash sales will also be available the night of the BBQ.

Cake Walk: Bakers needed!
The cake walk is looking for just a few more cake donations to fill up our cake tables. This event is certainly a highlight of the fair.  Cakes, cupcakes, pies or any other sweet treat all welcomed. Sign up here:
A huge thank you to all who have already volunteered. Cakes can be dropped off the morning of the Fun Fair near the office from 8:00-9:20AM.

Silent Auction: check out the great items donated!:
*NEW* this year we will be having a silent auction table next to our cake walk tables.  We have many wonderful donations already and will continue accepting donations until May 29. There is certainly something for everyone!! A sincere thank you to our talented and generous contributors.  Remember to bring some extra auction money (we can also accept etransfer the day of the event) - . If you have anything to contribute please contact Tina

See the amazing list of items below .... Happy Bidding 

4 Passes to Funhaven 

2 Passes to Escape Manor 

Kings basket - Kings Independent - Chris King  

CC's corner basket 

Kavy caps -designed by Meghan Kavanagh

Scentsy basket - Paige Watson

Glow bug boutique - Selena Tweedie 

Hand crafted wine Glasses -Thoughtfully yours - Lianne Nuefeld

Wine/ glass beer stein combo- Thoughtfully Yours - Lianne Nuefeld

Handmade Jewelry - Paula Harris  

Arbonne - Gaye Godard 

Arbonne - Andrea Fitzgerald 

Koru Card Designs - Gaye Godard 

Great Canadian Fire place company. - Clint Connelly 

Crafted By- Handmade toys -Julia Robertson - 

Auto detailing Pypers Detailing Service - Chris Pyper

 $100 in gift cards - Jojo's pizza 

3 Treadmill sessions - Next Generation Hockey 

Family four Pack of tickets to Ottawa Fury Game ($100 value) - Dante Cacciato

Fan Services Specialist Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group

Mystery Box - Valued at $140

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Please sign up!:

Volunteer sign up is now open for this amazing event. Please note the change from Thursday evening to Friday evening was made this year due to popular request. This is a huge event for our school with a BBQ, cake walk, blow up amusements and new this year: a silent auction, Canadiana trivia table, and obstacle course. We need MANY volunteers to make this happen. If you are a family with little ones, please consider trading off with your significant other and working a short half hour shift. If you are a family without little ones, please consider working a shift or two while your older kids run amok. Teenagers can get volunteer hours while working the games/trivia/obstacle course. We will be inviting community members to attend the GRAND OPENING of our play structure during this event - so please please please help us to make it successful by signing up here:

St Philip Fun Fair - SAVE THE DATE

posted May 3, 2017, 12:26 PM by St. Philip School

Hello Parents,

Friday June 2 is our annual Fun Fair event from 4:30 to 6:30 pm followed by our Talent Show starting at 6:45 pm

All are invited to this great evening of fun and school community interaction. There will be games, blow up amusements, Cake Auction, BBQ and MORE!  Please see attached the pre-order form for our BBQ and game tickets. Avoid the lineups to get tickets at the event. 

All orders must be placed via the Hotlunches online system. No forms can be sent to the school. 

We hope to see you there!!

Another great event brought to you from your Catholic School Council.

Muffin Breakfast & Open House Tuesday May 2

posted Apr 27, 2017, 12:44 PM by St. Philip School   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

You are invited to St Philip's Muffin Breakfast and Open House on Tuesday May 2 
Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:20 am, then parents can explore the amazing work 
happening in our classrooms from 9:20 to 10:35.
Hope to see you there!

A Request from Parent Council

posted Apr 26, 2017, 12:02 PM by St. Philip School

Dear parents,
The parent council has for the past few years funded classroom bags with sports equipment for students to use at recess time. Although our focus this year has been on the play structure, we intend to continue this initiative as it is very much appreciated by the students and staff. It was suggested at the council meeting that we put a request out to parents who may have extra soccer balls, skipping ropes, boxes of chalk or other items sitting unused in their garages before purchasing brand new items. Here is a list of the types of items requested by teachers so far, please consider if you would be willing to donate any of the following:
  • footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, tennis balls
  • frisbees
  • chalk
  • skipping ropes
  • trucks/shovels for digging in sand
  • outdoor water/sand table with gardening tools
  • sand toys
Thank you in advance for any support you can offer. Please contact Jodi Eady to arrange drop off of items.

Happening Now...Book Fair

posted Apr 21, 2017, 9:22 AM by St. Philip School   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 11:57 AM ]





DATE -  Wed. April 26, Thurs. April 27 ALL DAY

Fri. April 28, CLOSING AT 2 P.M.




LOCATION - Learning Commons

Earth Day Activities - All Week Long!

posted Apr 21, 2017, 8:59 AM by St. Philip School   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 12:11 PM ]

Dear St. Philip Families,

April 22 is Earth Day.  Our school will spend the next week learning about Earth Day and practising little ways to take care of the environment both in and out of the school.

 Monday     DRINK green - bring a reusable water bottle instead of juice box
 Tuesday SEE green - make sure to turn off electrical appliances and lights when not  in use
 Wednesday EAT green - today is our regular Boomerang lunch day.  Bring your trash back home, or try to pack a litterless lunch using reusable or recyclable containers
 Thursday  ACT green - pledge to make one small change to help the Earth.  Post it on our Green Team bulletin board or in your class.  
 Friday WEAR green - show you care about your school by wearing a green shirt
                    Thank you, again, for helping us to care for God’s creation!                

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