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Notice: Board elects new Chair and Vice-Chair

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has elected Trustee Mark D. Mullan as Chairperson and Trustee Jeremy Wittet as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. Trustee Mullan is the Trustee for Zone 8, Alta Vista/Gloucester-Southgate. He was first elected 1997, and served previously as Chairperson in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Trustee Wittet represents Zone 7, Kitchissippi/Bay has served as trustee since 2017. The election took place at the Board’s Inaugural Meeting held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Catholic Education Centre. View news release.

Notice: December 18 Board meeting cancelled

The Board of Trustees has voted to cancel the Board meeting scheduled to take place on December 18, 2018. The next Board meeting will be on January 8, 2019. View ocsb.ca/meetings for the full meeting schedule, agendas, and News From the Boardroom.

Notice: Christmas holidays begin December 21, 2018

The last day of school before Christmas is Friday, December 21, 2018. Schools will be closed until Monday, January 7, 2019. Sync with calendar to keep on top of important dates. View ocsb.ca/calender.

Notice: Audited Consolidated Financial Statements

In accordance with Section 252(2)1. of the Education Act, Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report of the Ottawa Catholic School Board for the year ended August 31, 2018 is now available for viewing at ocsb.ca/bps. Copies of the reports noted in this section may also be obtained either by writing to the Finance Department, Ottawa Catholic School Board, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 3R4, by phone 613-224-2222 ext. 2281 or by email at finance@ocsb.ca.

Our ocsb.ca/bps webpage contains documents such as: Management’s Report; Independent Auditor’s Report; Consolidated statement of financial position; Consolidated statement of operations; Consolidated statement of changes in net debt; Consolidated statement of cash flow; Notes to the consolidated financial statements; Director’s Annual Report; and Public sector salary disclosure information. Visit ocsb.ca/bps.

Notice: Volunteers in OCSB schools

The OCSB is responsible for providing a safe and secure learning and working environment for its students and staff.  The Board of Trustees has adopted a revised policy regarding volunteers in OCSB schools. Volunteer applicants must obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) from a police service; in our Board area, a VSC can be obtained online at www.ottawapolice.ca/recordchecks. Visit ocsb.ca/volunteers for more information.

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Ready to launch the OCSB French virtual library

Ready to launch the OCSB French virtual library

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) will soon be inviting all students to submit their literary works to our very own French online library. La bibliothèque virtuelle FSL OCSB will be launched Board-wide in January 2019. The FSL Virtual Library is a web platform that allows students to publish short stories online for others in the OCSB community to enjoy, enabling students to share their success as French writers and readers.

La bibliothèque virtuelle FSL OCSB is a Deep Learning opportunity that will enhance our students’ ability to be creative and collaborative while connecting with other students within our OCSB community. The Board is pleased to share this innovative resource with the OCSB community — virtual French books generated by our very own students!

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Filling buckets with half a million dollars: OCSB’s United Way Campaign

Filling buckets with half a million dollars: OCSB’s United Way Campaign

We did it again! The Ottawa Catholic School Board’s (OCSB) United Way campaign has had another successful year with OCSB employees raising $508,598, with $379,035 being directed to the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO). The generosity of the staff in this school district is both amazing and inspiring.

Inspired by the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” the “Fill a Bucket” theme for this year’s campaign was well received and took on a life of its own. Shiny red buckets were proudly and effectively displayed on raffle tables, special lunch tables….anywhere staff could see them to remind them how good it feels to fill the bucket for someone in need. The generous employees of the OCSB really connected with this message. They understood that while they may not know exactly how their donation will change a life, they know that it will.

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Board elects new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

Board elects new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has elected Trustee Mark D. Mullan as Chairperson and Trustee Jeremy Wittet as Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. Trustee Mullan is the trustee for Zone 8, Alta Vista/Gloucester-Southgate. He was first elected 1997, and served previously as Chairperson in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Trustee Wittet represents Zone 7, Kitchissippi/Bay and has served as Trustee since 2017.

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