Category Archives: Schools and Education

Items related to schools (such as meetings about particular schools) and educational institutions in general.

Forest Artists with Don Monet

Are you a struggling student artist? Work with a pro and help your neighbourhood too by documenting the amazing green transformation going on right here in Champlain Park.

If you have been down to the river you will have seen the pollinator garden at the end of Carleton, and the “Tiny Forest” that has popped up along Pontiac.

[Black Walnut Way - tree planting along Pontiac Street]

There are other delights in the woods too that are the fruit of local volunteers with the Champlain Park Community Association.

We would like your help (photographers, painters, sculptors, etc.) to showcase the plant biodiversity and volunteer spirit we are bringing into the neighbourhood.

Don Monet, painter and owner of Ottawa’s CUBE Gallery, lives here too and would be happy to mentor or otherwise support you in a local art project focused on the green transformation. If interested, contact Daniel Buckles (daniel.buckles@gmail.com) for a virtual introduction to Don.

Calling all High School Students! – Reminder

Looking for a fun place to volunteer?

[Pollinator garden with pots of new plants waiting]

The Champlain Park Community needs your help caring for plants and tiny forests (watering, weeding and maintenance).

“It is really nice to spend some time outside in the forest, and you get volunteer hours too! If you love to be outdoors and help out your community, this is the place for you!”

says student volunteer Natasha L.

You can expand your knowledge about plants and trees and species of bugs, and meet new people, all while getting volunteer hours. It is all outdoors, so there is plenty of space to social distance and stay safe!

If you are interested, please contact Daniel Buckles (daniel.buckles@gmail.com)

Calling all High School Students!

Do you need to log “volunteer hours” in order to graduate?

Would you like those hours to be spent outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air?

If so, then the Champlain Park Community Association is the partner for you. We need volunteers to help with greening of our neighbourhood (care for plants, digging gardens, maintenance in the Champlain Woods, etc.).

If interested, contact Daniel Buckles (daniel.buckles@gmail.com).

Rosemount Library Update

A message from the new librarian to our neighbourhood (was addressed to the CPCA board, but the general parts are worth repeating here). By the way, I was there yesterday dropping off a book. They now have a desk just inside the front door, with a plexiglass shield, where they will take your returned books or give you books you’ve ordered online.

– Alex


Subject: Update from the Rosemount branch of the OPL
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2021 20:58:14 +0000
From: Sirett, Kelly <kelly.sirett@biblioottawalibrary.ca>

Hello,

My name is Kelly Sirett and I’m the new Supervising Librarian at the Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library. […]

I’m writing to introduce myself, provide an update on the Rosemount branch, and to connect with your organization. To tell you a bit about myself, I have been working at the OPL since 2014, most recently as the Coordinator of the Sunnyside branch in Old Ottawa South. I live in Hintonburg, love this neighbourhood and am excited to be working in this community.

As you may know, the Rosemount branch temporarily closed its permanent location (at 18 Rosemount) in Spring 2019 for major renovations. During the renovations, the branch operated out of a temporary location on Wellington Street. Like for everyone else, COVID has caused to major changes in Library services. Since July, Rosemount has been offering holds pick up and returns in a variety of ways, depending on provincial regulations. We moved back into our permanent location at 18 Rosemount in early December. While we are operating only on the first floor of the building & with limited services (currently curbside holds pick up and returns), staff are very happy to be back “home”! For more information on current services and hours, please visit our website: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en
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Rosemount Library Reopening – December 3

In case you aren’t on the library mailing list, the Ottawa Public Library has just announced that the Rosemount branch renovations have been finished enough to allow opening of the first floor for just returns and picking up books on hold. Other services will come later. The Rosemount Temporary Location will close on Saturday, November 21.

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

They also say in a recent newsletter:
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Rosemount Library Curbside Service – July 27

In case you didn’t get this as part of your library membership, the temporary location for Rosemount (near the bowling alley) is opening on July 27th, though appointments are needed to pick up the books you put on hold…

Rosemount Temporary Location – Returns Drive and Curbside Service

Rosemount (temporary location), will be offering a curbside returns and holds pickup service starting Monday, July 27, following these hours of operation:

  • Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

SATURDAY, JULY 25 – With limited space at the temporary location and the high volume of materials that circulate from this branch, we will be holding a one-day RETURN drive, accepting curbside returns of library materials. We invite you to come out on Saturday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the north corner of Parkdale Park (corner of Hamilton and Armstrong) to return your library items.

See https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/contactless-returns-and-holds-pickup-service for details about the curbside service at Rosemount (temporary location).

Kindergarten Classes at St. George School

Hello! My name is Roisin Philippe and I am the principal of St George School. This is a very strange spring for registration at our school given the current Health situation in our Province and City. Normally, at this time, we would be hosting a Welcome to Kindergarten evening. At this point, it will be most unlikely that this will happen before the end of the school year given the current health situation in our Province.

Having been a kindergarten teacher for many years, I can tell you that it is a very special time in your child’s life where they get to explore many new and exciting things alongside similar age peers who encourage out of the box thinking. Their formal education starts in kindergarten. They will deepen their creative side through a variety of activities, learn to be critical thinkers and problem solvers – becoming more resilient individuals and independent learners, learn the importance of collaboration with adults and children, expand their communication skills to express themselves, share their voice, learn the importance of good character skills through manners and being respectful of others, and seeing their role as a citizen of their class, their school and their community. The best part of all of this is that it is all done through play! The educators provide many provocations but take their lead from the children, seeking out their interests and building on their skills. I truly hope that your child will be able to engage in these wonderful opportunities with us at St George.

For more information about what our Kindergarten program can offer you and your child with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, please click on the following link OCSB – Kindergarten What’s it all about?

How to register

  1. Find your school
  2. Submit online registration form and collect documents

Specific questions regarding registration can be directed to admissions@ocsb.ca.

If you have any questions about St George school, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at roisin.philippe@ocsb.ca We are currently working on a Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten which we will share with all who are registered shortly!!

Roisin Philippe
Principal, St George Catholic School,
OCSB

Rosemount Revitalization Open House – December 13, 15

Invitation: Open House for Rosemount Revitalization

Ottawa Public Library invites members of the community, partners, and customers of OPL’s Rosemount branch to view preliminary designs for revitalizing and improving the 100-year-old branch.

There will be two Open House sessions at the Rosemount branch:

  • Thursday, December 13 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 15 from noon to 2 pm

The branch is located at 18 Rosemount Avenue. Registration is not required.

OPL is working with local design firm +VG Architects, who have been engaged to conduct the revitalization, including public consultation to ensure community needs are met. The preliminary designs reflect input and suggestions from the public, further to consultation online and in person in October 2018. Members of the public will be able to meet the architects and OPL staff, ask questions and share comments about the most recent design.

Designs will be finalized in the coming months and presented to the OPL Board in February.

Construction work is expected to begin in spring 2019 for completion in late 2019 during which Library services will be provided at a nearby temporary location.

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/rosemount-revitalization

Rosemount Library Open House – October 3

From: READRosemount <readrosemount@gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Subject: Upcoming Rosemount Library Consultation – Press Release

Please see the message below or the attached press release sent on behalf of the Rosemount Expansion and Development Group (READ).

The Future of Ottawa’s Rosemount Library is NOW!

The revitalization of the Rosemount Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) begins this Wednesday evening, October 3rd, from 6 to 8 pm at the Rosemount Branch Library (18 Rosemount Ave). The community is invited to meet with the architects to provide input at an OPEN HOUSE. The Rosemount Expansion and Development (READ) community group believes now is the crucial time for the Kitchissippi community to have their say. The revitalization is urgently needed to ensure that Rosemount will meet the demands of the vibrant, growing Kitchissippi neighbourhood. READ’s hope is that the library will be redesigned so it becomes an innovative, interactive and integrated community hub.
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Rosemount Library Update

From: Emily Addison <emilyladdison@gmail.com>
Date: March 23, 2017 at 3:01 PM
Subject: READ Rosemount annual report — for community associations

Dear Community Association Presidents and READ Representatives,

Attached is the READ Rosemount annual report. It describes all of the work that we did in 2016.


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