Jun 22

Elementary Report Cards/Letters of Promotion Update

Hello Glen Cairn PS Families,

The letter below was sent to all OCDSB families this evening from Director of Education Jennifer Adams:


Dear Parent/Guardian:

I would like to provide you with an update regarding report cards, Letters of Promotion, and the sharing of mark information for elementary students.  Last week, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board advised parents that for Term 2 of the 2014-2015 school year, the school district will be issuing:

  •  Report cards to students in grades 8 on June 25, 2015; and
  •  A Letter of Promotion to students in JK to grade 7 on June 23, 2015.

I am pleased to advise you that, in addition, parents of students in JK to grade 7 will be mailed “Information about Term 2 Marks” by August 31, 2015. The mark information is not a report card, but it will be personalized with the student’s marks by subject and strand, and will be based on the information submitted by the teacher.  Please note that the Letter of Promotion will be the official document for students in JK to grade 7 and will be filed in the Ontario Student Record.  These changes to report card practice are a result of the legal job action currently underway by teachers in Ontario. This week, we were reminded by parents and students that the report card including the marks, learning skills and teacher comments are valued. While we cannot generate report cards for all students in JK to grade 7, we heard very clearly that limited mark information was better than none. As a result, we made a commitment to share mark information with parents and students.

As always, if you have any questions about your child’s learning, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher prior to the end of the school year.

More detailed information and a series of questions and answers are posted on the District website at http://www.ocdsb.ca. You can send any questions to chat@ocdsb.ca or to director@ocdsb.ca.  Thank you for your understanding.


Jennifer Adams

Director of Education

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Jun 18

Register All Summer Long!

Thank you for visiting the Glen Cairn Public School website!  After June 26th we will be closed for the summer but you may register all summer long at the OCDSB Administration Building at 133 Greenbank Road.

Please call the Admissions Department at 613-596-8730 to make an appointment.

Please bring your child’s proof of age, address, health card and immunization record to register.

If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment.

For more information please visit the OCDSB website.

Jun 16

Bridlewood Home Hardware Partnership Program

Bridlewood Home Hardware and GCPS have teamed up. 

When you shop at Bridlewood Home Hardware, please let the cashier know that you have students attending Glen Cairn Public School. When you do Home Hardware will give 3% of your total pretax purchase back to GCPS that will go towards enhancing student achievement.

It’s win-win!

Jun 09

Leadership Camp at Jack Charron Arena

Leadership Camps

To register, please visit ottawa.ca



Jun 04

Spring Music Concert at Glen Cairn Public School

Please join us for our annual Spring Music Concert featuring all of Glen Cairn’s music ensembles. 

When: Thursday, June 11th

 Time: 7pm

Where: in the gym at Glen Cairn Public School.

Jun 03

REMINDER: Friday, June 5 – PD Day – No school for students

Jun 03

Summer Leadership Programs / City of Ottawa

Leadership Programs Pamphlet  – Please click on link to see pamphlet

May 29

Grade 8 Graduation

The Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony will take place on:

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

10 am in the Gym

Due to capacity restrictions, each student will have a maximum of 2 guests, possibly 3.  Please let us know the number of tickets that you will need to request.

There will be a short reception with refreshments following the Leaving Ceremony.  Please let us know if you, your child or any guests have food sensitivities or allergies.

Please complete the form below and return it to the school office as soon as possible to reserve your tickets. 

Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony

May 12

Glen Cairn PS Open House

Dear Glen Cairn PS Community

This Thursday we are thrilled to invite you to join us for our annual Open House event.  This event showcases student work from the year, including student art work, musical performances, classroom learning and extra curriculars.

Our Open House also highlights the community partnerships that enable us to provide incredibly rich learning opportunities within a small school setting.  Come meet our City Councillor, Allan Hubley, representatives from the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, the Ottawa Public Library, Do it For Daron, The Ottawa Network for Education, Laura’s Independent Grocer and many more!

Visit the technology clubs in the library and see what our students are doing with innovative technologies such as our 3D printer.  Visit classrooms and meet our committed staff and student ambassadors.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in slam poetry workshops with Ian Keteku and Nathanael Larochette!

We look forward to welcoming new families, returning families, and future families to our Open House event on Thursday evening from 6 – 8 pm.



May 05

May 5, 2015 Labour Relations Update (9:30 am)

Dear Glen Cairn PS Families,

Below is an updated message available on the OCDSB website:

MAY, 5, 2015 - 8:53 a.m.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has provided notice of strike action in all Ontario elementary schools beginning Monday, May 11, 2015.  Based on the information available at this time, it is believed that ETFO will be implementing a partial withdrawal of service.  According to media reports elementary teachers will not participate in EQAO testing, will perform limited duties in relation to report card preparation, and will not participate in professional development.  This job action applies to all elementary schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, as well as other elementary schools in Ontario.

Based on the information received, parents can expect elementary schools to be open and all classes running as usual.  All extended day programs will operate as regularly scheduled.  The school district will provide more information about the specific services that the union is withdrawing in the coming days.  
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario strike action relates to ’central bargaining’‎. The school district does not sit at the central bargaining table; all Ontario school districts are represented by the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA); and the government of Ontario also sits at the table.  At the local level, the school district is continuing to meet with our elementary teachers and Occasional teachers, however this is separate from the ‘central table’ negotiations. 
Secondary Teachers Legal Strike Position
Our secondary teachers and occasional teachers (OSSTF) remain in a legal strike position. The OCDSB is one of seven Ontario school districts which OSSTF has targeted for strike action. Currently strike action is underway by OSSTF at the Durham District School Board, Rainbow District School Board, and  the Peel District School Board. OSSTF must provide 5 days advance notice of any planned strike action to the OCDSB. To date, we have not received notice of strike action at the OCDSB.  The school district remains committed to negotiating fair and fully funded collective agreements for our employees.
We understand that the potential for labour disruption can create anxiety for our students, parents and staff.   We remain committed to communicating with parents and students to ensure that you have as much information as possible.  Regular updates are posted on the district website at www.ocdsb.ca.   ‎If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school principal or e-mail the school district at chat@ocdsb.ca.


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