Feb 05

Computer Coding Camp

Coding Camp

Feb 03

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

All student transportation is cancelled today.  The school remains open.  If your child normally takes the bus, you do NOT need to call in an absence today.  If your child normally walks, but will remain home today, please ensure you email our attendance line at absentgcps@ocdsb.ca or call our attendance line at 613-836-6453.  If you drive your child, please plan to pick up at 3:00 pm.  Drive carefully if you are on the roads today.

Jan 28

Applications for Minister’s Student Advisory Council


Jan 28

Kanata United Church Book Sale


Jan 16

GC Student Bloggers – Claudia

Hello Glen Cairn PS Families,


We are starting up a new project to bring you news from the school via student bloggers.  Our first entry comes to us via Claudia, a student in R8A, who put together the following write up:


I believe this could be the start of something extraordinary.  An idea that’ll branch off and and bloom. A chance for students, like myself, to express what our school is truly like. Now, before I go any further, I would like to properly introduce myself.  My name is Claudia, a fellow grade 8 student at Glen Cairn Public School.  I’m always looking for a challenge and willing to try anything new.  I enjoy the things like drawing, writing and cooking.  During the winter, my hobbies include snowboarding, and relaxing by the fire with a good book and a cup of cocoa.  During my time at GC, I also stumbled upon a club called Makers Club.  I could finally use my imagination as the limit, but of course, there were no limits to what I wanted to create with the MakerBot.  I soon grew more fond of it, and before you knew, I was taking projects, like my play structure, and 3D printing them.

(Here is a video that features Claudia and our Maker’s club):

Here you will find a recap of the everyday classes we attend to, as well as some engaging activities we love to participate in.  Sometimes you’ll even find us brainstorming for a fundraiser.  For example, on Thursday, the Student Advisory Council (SAC) held a Hot Chocolate Day.  It sold out quickly, so we definitely know to make more next time.  The following day, we sold popcorn.  The smell from the kitchen traveled through the halls and soon everyone was motivated to buy some to snack on.   Dodgeball was also really fun to participate in.  Lots of people, including me, joined and had a great time.  And you can’t forget about our marshmallow catapults!  The Grade 8’s were to follow a criteria for science in order to achieve a device they could use to launch marshmallows.  We all had fun seeing who’s could launch the farthest.  It was certainly a close one!  Then there was the tableau we all acted out based on war in Drama.  The music and scenes fit so well I almost wanted to cry.  It’s the things like winter sledding and yummy treats that shape our school into the community we are today!  Posted every Friday, make sure you stay tuned for upcoming events.  Can’t wait for next week!

Jan 13

Online math resources

New online resources to support students and parents with Mathematics at home have been added to the OCDSB website.  These resources will help support math learning and engage parents in learning with their child.

To access the Online Math Support site:

Browse to www.ocdsb.ca

On the OCDSB home page, Hover over Parents tab and click on Homework Help

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On the Homework Help page, click on Online Math Support 

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The Framework for Balanced Mathematics and an example of an intermediate Glance at a Sample Week are below:

Jan 11

Glen Cairn Activity Schedule – January 2016

School Club January 2016

Jan 04

Parent Conference: Bridging Home and School

Parent Conference: Bridging Home and School

Register Today
OCDSB Parent Conference: Bridging Home and School
Saturday January 16, 2016
9:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Sir Robert Borden High School, 131 Greenbank Rd.
Registration closes January 6, 2016

Join us Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 a.m. (registration opens at 8:30 a.m.) for a day of learning for all parents, guardians and caregivers. There is no cost or fee to participate in this conference. Free parking is available behind the school. Due to overwhelming demand, our childcare is now full.

Dr. Peg Dawson Ed.D co-author of Smart but Scattered  will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Dawson has worked with thousands of children who struggle at home and in school. At the centre of their struggles are poor planning and organizational skills. She will offer parents tools – an essential ‘how to manual’ to help kids get organized, stay focused and control their impulses.

Following the keynote speaker, participants will have the opportunity to choose three different workshops to attend throughout the day.  Workshops will cover a variety of themes including Physical Health and Well-Being, Learning, Special Education and Character Development at home and at school.

This conference is an initiative of the Parent Involvement Committee, with the support of the OCDSB, the Special Education Advisory Committee, and the Ministry of Education’s Parents Reaching Out Grant.


​Following the Keynote Speaker participants will have the opportunity to choose three different workshops to attend throughout the day.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. ​
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
​9:10 – 10:30 a.m. ​Keynote Speaker: Peg Dawson Helping children make decisions and achieve goals
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
​Heatlh Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Session 1 (select one workshop)
​11:45 – 12:30 p.m. ​Bagged Lunch Provided
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ​Session 2 (select one workshop)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ​Session 3 (select one workshop)

Dec 15

Grade 8 Information Night at AY Jackson S.S


Dec 11

Proposed Changes to the Early French Immersion Program

Trustee Christine Boothby will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, January ​6th, ​at ​7:00 pm., in the Auditorium of the Earl of March Secondary School.
The​ focus of the meeting will be on the Proposed Changes to Early French Immersion in Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 3 for September 2016.​


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