Talent Show

Thank you to the students who performed last night at the School Talent show and to those who helped behind the scenes. You all did a fantastic job and demonstrated that there is a lot of talent and creativity at KES.  A big thank you to Ms. Reid and Mrs. Wilson for providing this opportunity to our students! Well done!

Run Club News – Carp 5 km Results

Congratulations to all Run Club members who endured the heat and ran in the MEC 5km Run in Carp this weekend. To view the results of the run please check the link below. A special thanks to all the parents and the teachers, (Ms. Reid, Ms. Baker, Mme Rasmden, Mr. Gray, Mr. Touabi) for their support throughout the season. A special thank you to Teri MacDonald and the School Council for the contribution of medals for the Katimavik finishers. From the Run Club, we wish you all a great summer and keep on running.


Grade 6 Trip


Gr. 6 students are on their way home from Carleton University… Buses left just before 4:00 pm. Estimated time of arrival will be around 4:30pm (keep in kind that there will likely be traffic on the way back)

A reminder not to park in the bus lanes…


Grade 8 Band Trip to Toronto


The Grade 8 band have finished performing at Canada’s Wonderland and are now enjoying the park! The group is due back to Katimavik ES between 10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. this evening.  A reminder to parentband at wonderlands to keep the bus lanes free so that the buses can properly park upon arrival. There is parking available in both parking lots (in front of the school and on the side of the school)

Message from Holy Trinity


Holy Trinity has sent out the following notice (from Wednesday, June 15) . Ottawa Police has no additional information at this time.

“There have been confirmed reports of a middle aged male, average height, caucasian with a pronounced stomach exposing himself to students in the Castlefrank, Katimavik area.  The school is working very closely with the police to ensure everyone’s safety.  If you are walking in that area please be extra diligent and report any suspicious activity to the Ottawa Police”

If we receive any updates I will be sure to pass it along to the school community.


Student Medication – end of year pick up


Students who have medication, epi-pens, etc stored in the office are reminded that their medication and new forms (that are required to be filled out for the 2016-2017 school year) need to be picked up on their last day at school. If you have questions about medication pickup please contact the school office at 613-592-5462.

Thank you



KES Variety Show – It’s Showtime!!

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, we will be having our annual Variety Show here at Katimavik ES. We are very excited to have our students so enthusiastic about showcasing their talents! Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to attend the daytime performance and/or the evening performance.

DAYTIME Variety Show – Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 9:00am-10:15am, intermission, then 11:15am – noon-ish
During the school day, students will be performing in one show for the entire school and guests. Due to the number of performers, we will need to take an intermission for nutrition break and recess and then finish the show after. It will begin at 9:00 am, continue until 10:15 am, then resume again at 11:15 am (First recess & nutrition break will be from 10:25 am – 11:10am). We anticipate the show will be completed before noon.

EVENING Variety Show – Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
The evening show will begin at 6:30 pm. EVERYONE is invited to attend! Please spread the invitation!

If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Wilson via email at sheri.wilson@ocdsb.ca or Megan Reid via email at megan.reid@ocdsb.ca.

Run Club News

After weeks of training our goal is in sight. Our wrap-up 5km race in Carp is only six days away. If you haven’t registered yet, you have until Wednesday June 15th at 10:00 am to do so. The MEC sponsored run is on:

Date: Sunday, 19 June, 2016
Time: 8:30am
Meeting Place: Carp Fair Gounds – W.E. Johnston Arena (Parents are responsible for supervision and transportation)
Price: $12.50 (Special Katimavik Cost)


Registration page will close on Wednesday 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.!

Please check the above-mentioned web page for more information.
Mr. Harry will go to MEC on Friday to pick-up race packages of all registered runners and distribute packages Sunday morning in the arena at 7:45 am.


FYI – At the beginning of recess today, an adult was found in the forest area at the back of the school yard who required medical attention.  Paramedics were called to the school. Students were directed back into the school for an early lunch so that we could create a safe passage for the ambulance.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Take care,

Parents, We Thank YOU!!!


Parents, we say thank you for all that you have done, but do you really know how important your help is?  Seriously, teachers and students know that without you … our lives and jobs simply don’t work! We NEED you to: help us, to support us, to guide us, to walk with us to a cross country event, to drive us to a soccer tournament, to serve us pizza on Mondays, to preserve our hard work by laminating it, to support our decisions, to help us with homework, to stay ALL day at the track meet and get a sunburn so that we can have that amazing day…

THANK YOU to those of you who regularly ENGAGE in your child’s education, for those of you who ask them questions about their day, support them with projects, allow them to make mistakes and live with the consequences, thanks for being there to supervise the Scientists in School program and chaperone field trips.


AND a extra special THANK YOU to those who volunteer at our school regularly, but get little reward.  I’m talking about you Ken Dixon, for delivering Pizza EVERY week for the ENTIRE year, or Glenn Backmeier for laminating every week to save our anchor charts from being ruined and saving student work to cherish for a life time.  Or how about Megan Venner, Claudette Nyenhuis and Teri MacDonald for being a constant presence between book fairs, preparing food for teachers at the PD day or lunch, organizing the Technology Night and the Community BBQ, not to mention organizing the monthly Council meetings.  We’ve also got Stephanie Naismith who organized the bake sale to raise money for our new jerseys, Ian Urbach who delivered our popcorn each month, Sue Pieters who tended to our gardens… then we have Jennene Powers, Chantale Kaye, Sonia Festeryga, Beth Wynn and Alex MacDonald who helped by taking multiple shifts at the Book Fair… AND still we’ve got even more parents who sit as voting members on our council: Sheila Ball, Deidre Mander, Sara Cummings, Robyn Stongitharm, Rebecca LeClair and Carla Backmeier.  Then we have Joe Nyenhuis and his whole crew who helped keep the rink in shape for skating in gym class.

We are likely forgetting some of you – our apologies! Thank you to all who have helped in any capacity this year.  Many hands make for less work, so if you didn’t get a chance to volunteer this year, please consider helping out this wonderful team next year.

The Katimavik Staff and Students