Money Money Money! Council meeting tomorrow…..FUNDRAISING INFO

Hello All,

A meeting to focus on our fundraising efforts for 2021-2022!  Since our first Council meeting, members have been busy working on Spirit Wear, Popcorn and a series of joint restaurant fundraisers with CES. We will use this time to pull our plan together, look at resources needed and identify who can lead the various initiatives.

1. Electronic Collection of Funds
2. Contactless Pickups
3. Popcorn
4. Spirit wear
5. Restaurant Fundraisers
6. Book Fair
7. Other

Hope to see many of you tomorrow! Looking forward to hearing your ideas!

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Thursday May 6 at 7pm: “Raising Ethical Kids for a Networked World”

With the support of the OCDSB’S new PRO Grant speaker series, KES/CES school council, in coordination with Featherston Drive Public School, is proud to be hosting the Virtual Speaker Event “Raising Ethical Kids for a Networked World”. Please join us Thursday evening at 7pm using the link below.

MediaSmarts is pleased to meet you on May 6th !

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Topic: Raising Ethical Kids For a Networked World

Time: May 6, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Meeting ID: 884 7122 7687
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Description: This workshop examines some of the moral dilemmas that kids face in their online activities and shares some strategies to help them build the social and emotional intelligence that’s needed to support ethical decision making – and build resiliency if things go wrong. The tutorial focuses on respect for: people’s personal information by not oversharing; people’s feelings by not participating in bullying or being a passive bystander; and intellectual property by understanding copyright and plagiarism.

Your Host: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education
Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada’s center for digital and media literacy. He is the author of many of MediaSmarts’ lessons, parent materials and interactive resources and a lead on MediaSmarts’ Young Canadians in a Wired World research project. As an acknowledged expert in digital literacy and its implementation in Canadian curricula, Matthew is the architect of MediaSmarts’ Use, Understand, Create: Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian K-12 Schools. He has contributed blogs and articles to websites and magazines around the world as well as presenting MediaSmarts’ materials on topics such as copyright, cyberbullying, body image and online hate to parliamentary committees, academic conferences and governments and organizations around the world, frequently as a keynote speaker. He has served as on expert panels convened by the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Ontario Network of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Services and others, consulted on provincial curriculum for the Ontario Ministry of Education, and been interviewed by outlets such as The Globe and Mail, BBC News Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Radio Canada International and CBC’s The National.

Additional resources:
Getting the Goods Ethically
Promoting Ethical Online Behaviours with Your Kids
Teaching Your Children Safe Surfing Habits

Virtual Speaker Night: Tues April 20 CES and KES families welcome!

Upcoming event: Self-Regulation in Children and Adolescence
Thanks to the OCDSB’s new PRO Grant speaker series, the Castlefrank School Council is proud to be co-hosting a Virtual Speaker Night on the topic of “Self-Regulation in Children and Adolescence”. This event will be taking place virtually on Tuesday April 20th, starting at 7pm. All CES and KES families are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Self-regulation has become a focus for children in both elementary and secondary schools, and has been shown to be an important predictor of success. In this seminar, OCDSB Learning Support Services Staff will be providing a deeper understanding of behavior from a self-regulation and biological perspective and will provide you with strategies to help you support your child’s skills at home.

Registration for this event is mandatory, and can be completed using the form below. Only one registration per household is required. Registration forms must be submitted on or before Friday April 9th.

Leprechaun Trap? Curious? Have a look at the video link below!!

It was a great St. Patrick’s day at KES!

Mrs. Quirk and her class supported a  Leprechaun trap and house building contest. They watched all the videos and helped determine who won the prizes.  They had some exceptional entries including stop motion videos, robotic mobile homes, even a trap that they tested out on their cat! Thank you to the parents who donated gift cards for prizes.

Leprechaun Traps

Your input is needed….today!

Subject: Your input needed! Virtual speaker night
The OCDSB is launching a new “Virtual Speaker Night” series this spring, and the Castlefrank and Katimavik School Councils are teaming up to try and bring one of these fabulous speakers to our school community.
In order to make the most informed decisions during the application process, we are looking for feedback on what topics are of highest interest to our families. Please follow the link below for information on the various speakers available, and to vote for your favourite.
All surveys must be submitted by the end of day Friday March 19th. We apologize for the short turnaround time, but applications open on Monday so we need this info asap.
Thank you for your feedback.
CES and KES School Council

Now is your chance to participate in Toonie Tuesday! Deadline is Friday.

An important message from Principal Johnson!  Check your school “cash on line account” for an easy way to contribute!

The Education Foundation of Ottawa is having it’s annual “Toonie Tuesday” fundraiser on February 23rd. Funds raised will help students in need throughout the OCDSB.

We continue to have a friendly wager with Castlefrank. The school that raises the least money (should be Castlefrank) has to wear the winner’s school colours (should be Katimavik). So whether you are all about the winning or because you are willing and able to help out those in need, please consider donating.

If you would like to donate $20 or more and receive a charitable tax receipt please click the link below and donate directly to the Education Foundation of Ottawa.

Donations will be accepted until Friday February 26th.

Thank you for your support.







Order deadline for Polar Bear Spirit Wear: Sunday Nov 22

Katimavik School Council is proud to offer POLAR BEAR SPIRIT WEAR! Show off your school spirit to friends and family in style!

We are offering four styles of clothing for purchase:

    • Short-Sleeve T-shirts (100% cotton, black with gold polar bear logo) $18 each;
    • Long-sleeve T-shirts (100% cotton, black with gold polar bear logo) $22 each;


  • Long-sleeve hoodies (50/50 cotton/poly blend, black hoodie with gold KATIMAVIK on chest or gold hoodie with black KATIMAVIK on chest) $35 each;


  • “Pink shirt day” (100% cotton, pink shirt with “don’t be a bully, be a friend” logo) $18 each.
  • Click on the link below for order instructions.  Happy shopping!

School Council Clothing Order 2021


The annual Scholastic book fair is still happening……just a little bit different this year!

A lot of things may be different this year, but good news – the Scholastic Book Fair is still coming! Starting November 16th until the 30th, you are invited to shop the new VIRTUAL book fair format.
A fall tradition at Castlefrank and Katimavik schools, the Scholastic Book Fair provides access to a wide variety of books for all ages and reading levels, in both English and French. Every purchase made using our unique shopping link will help provide our school community with new library and classroom resources. Additional reminders will be sent out in the next few weeks, but in the meantime please mark your calendars and feel free to share the shopping link with friends and family so that they can support too!
Want a sneak peak? Check out to see some of the featured books that will be available, or check out the Junior Book Fair Flyer and Senior Book Fair Flyer.
Happy reading!

Council meeting minutes from Oct 14 posted. Next meeting: Wed Oct 28

Our first Council meeting of the school year was held on Wednesday, Oct 14th.  A rough draft of the minutes have been posted to the applicable page on the blog.  Take a minute to have a look at them.  There are some great photos of the inside of the school!  Thank you Mrs. Quirk!

The Council executive was confirmed.  Please visit the applicable page on the blog for details.

The next Council meeting will be on Wed Oct 28th at 7:00pm via Google Meet.  If you are interested in receiving the link for the meeting, please send an email request to :