Summer Enrolment – Register All Summer Long!

Thank you for visiting the Stephen Leacock Public School website!  We are now closed for the summer but you can 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 and 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.

We hope you all have a wonderful summer – enjoy your families and friends.

See you all Tuesday September 2, 2014.

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The Great Elephant Role

Lots of enjoyment today on the last day of school, with the great elephant mud role. The students raised $941.05 for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Thanks to the great leadership from Lalia Burns, grade 4 student. Five staff went into the mud! Do you know who they are?


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Junior Track and Field Results

Stephen Leacock had an outstanding day at the Region 6 Junior Track and Field event last Tuesday at Earl of March SS. The school team was made up of approximately 75 grade 4, 5 and 6 students. There were many great individual performances throughout the day as well as super 4X100 m relay results. Individual performances gave Stephen Leacock such great team scores that we came away with best combined team scores in the Mite and Tyke divisions adding four more banners to our gym wall. Stephen Leacock also won the Grand Aggregate Award for top school performance overall
(combining boys and girls results from all three divisions)
Way to go Stephen Leacock!
Congratulations to all participants!


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What learning looked like this week at SLPS

Our grade 5 students have been working all year with our grade 1 students. Their most recent learning involved the grade 1 students creating the characteristics of a mystery story (i.e. characters, setting and plot). The grade 5 students took the information and created a mystery story for the grade 1 students to read and solve. Artistic talent was provided by the grade 1 students.


Our grade 7 students participated in a Human Library. Through their English and French language arts, students were learning about recent immigrants by interviewing a family or community member who has recently immigrated to Canada. In French history, they compared the new immigrant to that of a loyalist perspective. In the library this week, in groups of three, students shared their stories of immigrants. Many connections were made by students learning more about their parents and or grandparents journey to Canada.

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Our primary students were involved in learning about our French music culture through a MASC presentation called La Ridaine – French Canadian Song and Dance. It was a lively performance of traditional music and dance, La Ridaine and their “dance caller” involved everyone in a show that mixed singing, dancing and traditional music. This presentation was made possible through the voluntary donations from our primary families back in September – Merci!     IMG_2835




Our grade 1 students were learning about community resources and potential jobs in the community. Students received presentations from a bee keeper, a doctor and a visit from our Ottawa Police canine unit.


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Bell Times at Earl of March – OSTA Transformation

The bell times at Earl of March Secondary School are currently being reviewed by the Ottawa School Transportation Authority (OSTA).

Please click here for information on why OSTA has proposed these changes and what future plans may be.

Please visit the websites below to provide your input and remember to put the name of the school in the subject line and provide your full contact information.

Proposed Bell Times and Walk Zone Maps consultation Survey

OSTA – Ottawa School Transportation Authority




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Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony

The Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony will be held on Wednesday June 25, 2014
at the Earl of March Secondary School

The ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. and finish no later than 2:30 p.m.

Students should arrive promptly at 12:00 p.m.
at Earl of March to assemble for the procession into the auditorium

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Eco Army Fundraiser for grade 3 students.

Summer Craft Sale

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This month, the SLPS Eco Army is planning a Summer Craft Sale for the grade threes.

There will be many small crafts that your child may purchase. All of the crafts will be three dollars or less. Please consider bringing in more money for donations. It will take place Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 during recreation periods and will be held in room 11. There will also be a chance for your child to purchase crafts after school from 3:00-4:30pm.

All proceeds will  go to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the Red Panda which is vulnerable to extinction. At the sale there will also be a group of posters that will show what the Eco Army has done through the year. Our leader, Ethan Stephanson, will also be making a short speech about the Eco Army. A donation jar will be available if you want to help the Eco Army, without buying anything. Please help!

Here is a little information on the Red Panda:

The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat with a bear-like body and thick russet fur. The belly and limbs are black, and there are white markings on the side of the head and above its small eyes. Red pandas are very skillful and acrobatic animals that predominantly stay in trees. Almost 50 percent of the red panda’s habitat is in the Eastern Himalayas. They use their long, bushy tails for balance and to cover themselves in winter, presumably for warmth. Primarily a herbivore, the name panda is said to come from the Nepali word ‘ponya,’ which means bamboo or plant-eating animal. Red pandas are often killed when they get caught in traps meant for other animals such as wild pigs and deer. They are also poached for their distinctive pelts in China and Myanmar. Red panda fur caps or hats have been found for sale in Bhutan.

Thank you for your consideration,

The Eco Army Family

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