School News & Announcements

All OCSB schools Closed Monday Sept 24th

posted Sep 23, 2018, 2:23 PM by Lori Ann Hannigan

The Ottawa Catholic School Board will close all schools and the Board office for Monday, September 24, 2018.

This decision was made in consultation with city emergency services due to extensive power outages and damage to several areas of the city.

The safety of our students, families, and staff, is our top priority.

School closures mean there is no before and after school care, child care centres are closed, and there is no community use of schools/extracurricular use of schools on Monday, September 24.

We continue to keep in our prayers the families and staff affected by Friday’s tornados, as well as all first responders.

Please refer back to the website or your school’s website on Monday, September 24, 2018 for an update regarding the next school day.

Parent Literacy Program

posted Sep 18, 2018, 4:49 PM by Lori Ann Hannigan   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 4:56 PM ]

We are excited to share that this year we will be implementing a “Parent Literacy Program” at St. Leonard School, to help some of our students who might need a little extra help to improve their reading.  We are seeking volunteers to support this school wide initiative. If you are a parent who is interested in volunteering for a couple of hours each week, reading with children of any grade, please consider this excellent opportunity to make a difference for our students.

We are looking for several volunteers ( the more volunteers, the more students who can participate) to work one-on-one with students in the Learning Commons for 1-2  blocks (1 morning or afternoon) each week. Volunteers who sign up with us, would work with up to 4 students for 30 minutes each. Please be aware that volunteer schedules will be created according to student schedules, and you will not be working with students in your child’s class. Activities will include sight word practise, decoding strategies,  reading leveled books, and working with words.

This program requires a regular commitment.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email me at Thank you!. We aim to start the program in the first week of October,  so submitting your response quickly is appreciated as we organize the schedule and reading materials. I will be contacting you to you confirm times as soon as the schedule is set up.

Lori Ann Hannigan

Student-Led Open House - Join Us

posted Sep 5, 2018, 2:22 AM by Cathy Faux   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 4:24 AM ]

Please drop by from 5:30-7:00 pm for our Student-Led Open House on Thursday, Sept. 13th. Thanks to our Council, there will be 2 Food Trucks (Pizza All Antica and Stella Luna Gelato) available from 5:00 - 7:00  on site as well this year. (Cash/Debit)


posted Sep 4, 2018, 2:57 AM by Cathy Faux

Welcome to our new and returning families to St. Leonard School.  Please see our September's newsletter.

School Start Up Information

posted Jun 29, 2018, 3:18 AM by Cathy Faux

Our first day of classes for Senior Kindergarten to Gr. 6 students is Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Our students will begin their day at 9:15 a.m.

The staggered entry for Junior Kindergarten students is scheduled for September 4th and 5th with all Junior Kindergarten students beginning school on the morning of September 6th. Further information will be mailed, at the end of June, to the Junior Kindergarten parents.

Summer Blessing

posted Jun 28, 2018, 3:25 AM by Cathy Faux

Our last day of school is Thursday, June 28th. During this summer as you enjoy the summer sun and the summer’s cool waters, be wise and be safe. Respect the beauty of the earth as God’s gift to you. Wishing a restorative and joyful summer - from the St Leonard staff.

Bus Drivers Wanted

posted Jun 25, 2018, 8:21 AM by Cathy Faux

Do you know someone who wants to make a difference in kids' lives?  Be a school bus driver!  OSTA's Operators are hiring now.  Visit for more information today.

* Great part-time job that's different and exciting
* Stay-at-home-parents, bring your little ones along
* Park-outs available
* Weekends and holidays off
* Ministry Bonus and other benefits

You can make a difference!

Year-End Liturgy

posted Jun 20, 2018, 6:15 AM by Cathy Faux

Please join us for our Year-end Liturgy which is scheduled for Monday, June 25 from 9:30-10:30 in our gym.

Family Night BBQ

posted Jun 19, 2018, 7:47 AM by Cathy Faux

This is a reminder of our Family Night BBQ tonight beginning at 5:00.

Track and Field

posted Jun 13, 2018, 3:48 AM by Cathy Faux

Track and Field is on for today (Wed, June 13). Please bring appropriate clothing for any weather changes, sunscreen, a lunch and plenty of water.

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