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Kindergarten Registration
2022 Kindergarten Virtual Parent Information Night Recording
It’s time to register for Kindergarten! Every child is welcome in our full-day, fully-bilingual Kindergarten program. Register now and watch our virtual parent information night video.
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PA Day January 21, 2022
There will be no classes for students on Friday, January 21, 2022.
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New Elementary Vice-Principal
Vice Principal Harry de Roo will be replacing Madame Joëlle effective Monday, January 17th . . . (read more)
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Author Rachel Eugster to visit OCV Grade 2 Classes
On January 14, Ottawa-based children’s author Rachel Eugster will visit OCV’s Grade 2 classes . . . (read more)
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Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023
If your child will be age four by December 31, 2022, they are ready for kindergarten starting September 2022. If you happen to miss the January registration period, registrations will also be willingly accepted anytime during the school year. To give each child the best beginning possible, our Kindergarten program provides a host of unique learning opportunities and experiences . . .
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OCV Elementary School Council Newsletter
Our OCV Elementary School Council is pleased to share the January 2022 Newsletter with you. . .
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Lego Club Coming Soon!
Lego Club for Grades 3 and 4 and Arts/Crafts Club for Grades 4 and 5 are coming soon! Students will receive a link to join the google classrooms for these clubs from their homeroom teachers. Stay tuned!
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January 27, 2022 is Family Literacy Day!
The following are strategies for parents to foster literacy skills in their child(ren) and strengthen their own literacy skills along the way . . . (read More)
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Learning at OCV
For those families/students who have chosen to have their child/children engage in Remote Learning in place of returning to school in person...
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Free Access to French Online Homework Help and Practice for K-12 Students
Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus provides students with live, online support from Ontario teachers, as students practice their French; get homework help in French, English and Math; and play communicative French games...
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Student Engagement
Students are not required to turn their cameras on during online learning and there are many reasons why they may choose to keep their cameras off. There are many ways that students can demonstrate their engagement during Google Meets...
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If your family is planning on travelling, please let the office know by calling 613-596-8753 or by emailing [email protected]
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Screenshots (Pictures) of Student Work
Taking pictures of student work (screenshot) is used by staff for demonstration of learning and assessment purposes. If you would prefer to opt out of pictures being taken of your child’s work, please complete the form sent by your child’s teacher...
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Time flies when you’re learning and having fun in OCV Elementary School....
It is hard to believe it is already December with only two and a half weeks until the Winter Break. Students and staff have been very busy in the classrooms. We love visiting classes and seeing the amazing teaching and learning taking place. Thank you to all the parents and guardians who attended our parent-teacher interviews. A reminder that the last day of school before the Winter Break is Friday, December 17th and we return to school on Monday, January 3rd. We wish all our OCV Families a wonderful two weeks off with much health and happiness.
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OCV Technology Tools
We will be sharing a pre-recorded Information Session about OCV Technology Tools later this month. Given the busy demands of families’ schedule, this session will be a video that you can watch at your convenience. During this session, staff will discuss topics including: - Our Learning Management Systems (LMS) – Google Classroom and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) - Google Meet - Resources
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OCV Elementary School Council

OCV Elementary has begun establishing our School Council for the year. School Council meetings will be held virtually each month using Google Meets. Meeting dates will be shared soon. All parents are welcome to attend meetings. A link to the Google Meets will be sent out before the meeting.

If you would like to become a member of School Council, please email [email protected]Any parent/guardian of a student enrolled in our school can be elected as a parent member of the school council.

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November Update
October was a very busy month. We held our first OCV Junior Assembly! It was nice to connect our grade 4, 5 and 6 students with a common activity. Students got the chance to know the OCV Admin Team a bit better and lots of fun was had by all. We have been visiting many classes over the past month and have been fortunate enough to have Superintendent Lehman visit a variety of classes in the kindergarten, primary and junior divisions as well. Our students always make us feel so welcome when we attend their classes. The dedication and creativity our staff bring to their classrooms every day is amazing. Thank you for all your support at home. We truly have a wonderful school community.
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OCV Elementary Virtual Recess is a success! Students are enjoying it so much we are combining classes for larger groups and ensuring all students can choose to access recess five days a week. Please watch for more information coming from your child’s teacher this week.
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Attendance Line
If your child(ren) will be absent from school, please call 613-596-8753 and press 1 for our attendance line or email us at [email protected]. In your voicemail or email, please include your child’s name, grade, teacher’s name and reason for absence.
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Terry Fox Run
Thank you to all students, families and staff for participating in the Ten Days for Terry Exercise Challenge. As a school, we exercised thousands of times over the course of ten days. We are grateful for all of the donations towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Our school community raised almost $1000 in online donations! You can still donate online at OCV Terry Fox Donations.
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Message from our MLO (Multicultural Liaison Officer)

On behalf of OCISO (Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization), if parents need any settlement services, they can contact Ms. Susan Al- Riffai (MLO) either through the school referral or at 613-897-6417 Monday to Wednesday.

إىل أولياء األمور الكرام
ي حال إحتياج
بالنيابة عن منظمة أوتاوا لخدمات المهاجرين )اوسيس( نود أن نعلمكم بأنه ف أوالدكم إىل أي من خدمات اإلستقرار يمكنكم اإلتصال بالسيدة
/سوزان الرفاىع مندوبتنا الثقافية عن طريق المدرسة أو االتصال بها عىل هاتف 6417 897 613 واألربعاء

OCV Elementary has MLO services in the following languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Pakistani, Pashto, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese. Please contact us at [email protected] if you require support from a MLO.

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Somali Centre for Family Services

Somali Centre for Family Services offers SNAP (Stop Now And Plan), a cognitive behavioral model that provides a framework for teaching children (between ages 6-11) struggling with behavioral issues and their parents, effective emotional and self-regulation. They provide individual and group counselling sessions, ensuring that children and families receive the support they need at school and in the community as well. For more information, please click here.

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We’re here to help!

Our office hours are 8:45-4:15. Please feel free to contact us by phone at 613-596-8753 or by email at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

You can also reach out to our Admin Team:

Susan Bouwer, Kindergarten Vice Principal, [email protected]

Joëlle Rudick, Primary Vice Principal (Grades 1-3), [email protected]

Marc Laliberte, Junior Vice Principal (Grades 4-6), [email protected]

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September 2021: Welcome to OCV Elementary!
Welcome to OCV Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year! Read Principal Rian Bayne's message to families.
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OCV Emergency Procedures

If a student is in medical distress, the educator will take steps to contact the student's parents or guardians.

If an educator in your child's Virtual Classroom is in medical distress and cannot continue with the lesson, please contact the school immediately by calling 613-596-8753 or emailing the principal at [email protected] with the subject line URGENT.
In the email, please provide:
- your child's name
- your child's grade and code (e.g., EF3D, R4C, KJSA)
- the educator's name
- your name
- your phone number
If you call the school and you are unable to speak personally with someone from the office, please contact the OCDSB School Board Office by calling 613-721-1820. Please continue to contact the school or the OCDSB School Board until you have spoken to a person or received an email back from the Principal.
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