International Languages – after school program


We would like to offer Mandarin and/or Spanish language classes as an After School Program at Katimavik Elementary School in September.  This is an enriching and academic program offered by Continuing Education to prepare our youth for participation in the global village. The Ministry of Education defines an International Language as any language other than English or French.  Previous exposure to the language is NOT required.

This program is open to all students in grade 4-8. The program can only run if there are enough participants. If you are interested please print and complete the form (2 pages) by clicking on this link – International Languages – Sign-up for September  and return to the school office by June 17, 2015. You may also pick up a hard copy in the school office.

Your input is also requested on page one of the form to determine the length of the program and what languages will be offered. Although there is a small fee, you do not have to pay the fee now.

If you have questions please contact Jeff Gervais at 613-592-5462

Gr. 3 to Gr. 4 Transition Activities

To: Castlefrank Parents! News from Katimavik ES
At Katimavik E.S. we have been planning some opportunities for the grade 3 students who will be attending Katimavik ES next year for grade 4.
  • On Monday, May 11 – Mr. Gervais visited Castlefrank ES and had a great time meeting with Grade 3 students and answering their great questions!
  • On Friday, June 12 – Grade 3 students will be visiting to Katimavik E.S. during the school day to visit the school, meet students and to participate in activities – more details will be sent home very soon.
  • On Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. – Parents and students are invited to the KES Variety Show to experience one of the many extra-curricular activities that students can become involved in.
  • On Wednesday, June 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – there will be an Information Night hosted my Mr. Gervais and Mr. de Roo for parents and students new to Katimavik ES. This is an opportunity to visit the school and ask questions.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Gervais at 613-592-5462

Summer School update (Gr. 7 & 8)

To: Students and Parents
If you are looking for support with registering for summer school programs Mrs. Irwin will available to support on Friday, May 29, periods 1 and 2. Students needing help with registration should give their name to their homeroom teachers first thing in the morning and Mrs. Irwin will meet with them individually.
For students who have already registered, Mrs. Irwin will be reviewing all applications on Wednesday, May 27. Once applications have been approved and submitted Mrs. Irwin will email parents to let them know.

Junior Track and Field day

On Wednesday, May 20th Junior students of Katimavik E.S. participated in their Junior Track and Field day. Students chose their top 3 events to participate in, including ball throw, long jump, and various distance track events. Taking inspiration from the upcoming Pan Am Games, each class chose a country to represent by dressing in their colours and carrying their flags. The student athletes trained hard, and played well, but the true inspiration came from the team-work, sportsmanship, and positive attitude of all of our students. The regionals for Junior students will be held at Earl of March on June 9th.

Ottawa Fury came to Katimavik

Members of the Ottawa Fury came to Katimavik on May 19,2015 as part of the school’s ongoing Resilience Building Initiative. Mark Sluban, along with Fury Keeper, Romuald Peiser and Mascot, Sparky gave the students an enlightening message of;
How We are All a Team;
How to Set Goals and;
To Never Give Up!

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FYI: Today at 12:00 p.m. we had a lock down practice at the school. Our school resource officer was present and the practice went very well. Students and staff followed all procedures quickly and effectively.  Each year, we have two lock down practices as well as 6 fire drills to ensure the safety and security of everyone in the school.


Evening Literacy/Numeracy Program

Recently, the OCDSB Continuing Education Department started a new literacy and numeracy support program at Earl of March Secondary School on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This program provides support to students in grades 7 -12 who need help in all subjects with a specific focus on English, Math, Science, and the Social Sciences. These programs are staffed by qualified teachers with expertise in each of these areas. Attendance for this program is on a drop in basis and there is no cost for students to attend. Students are requested to bring their Ontario Education Number (OEN) each time they attend the program.  OENs can be found at the top of any Ontario student report card. For information about this program please see the Earl of March Literacy Numeracy Program Flyer.

Super Spark

On Thursday May 14, 2015 Katimavik ES was very fortunate to have Josee Lindsay , author of Super Spark,  come to KES to speak to the students from Grade 4 to 6 as well as the grade 3 students from Castlefrank ES. Sponsored by the Proud to Be Me Foundation, Josee’s message encourages children to accept themselves, and be empathetic and compassionate towards others. Throughout the the presentation Ms. Lindsay encouraged the students to ignite the their inner greatness and be kind and caring of other. Her message supports Katimavik’s, I Have, I Am, I Can initiative of building resilience in children.

*The Proud to be Me Foundation was established in 2011 and mission is to create a community where everyone is able to realize their full potential and can confidently say “I am Proud to be Me” by embracing both their own and others’ individuality. Their vision for the future is a society in which empathy, acceptance, responsibility and opportunity are combined to benefit the community at large. 




Thanks to everyone’s generosity, our school raised over $2000 so far. The two Bake Sales were very successful – over $500 -
Next Friday, May 22nd, will be our school-wide Jump Rope for Heart event. Students from all grades will participate in fun outdoor activities. There will also be a lemonade stand $0.50 / cup to add to our school’s donation.
If you have questions please contact –