School News & Announcements

Advent Project and Mitten Tree - December 2nd - 11th

posted Dec 4, 2019, 10:48 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Dec 4, 2019, 10:49 AM ]


The Advent season has arrived and Christmas is just around the corner.  Each of the classes at St Gabriel School will be involved in our Advent project to help those in need.  Each class, from Kindergarten through grade six, will contribute to allow us to prepare a “hamper” for needy families from our adopted school, St Elizabeth.

Each student is being asked to bring in a specific item for the food hamper (your child’s classroom teacher will provide this information).  Additionally, a minimum donation of $2.00 for the family would also be most appreciated. Monies collected will go towards the purchase of a grocery store gift card for each family, so the family can purchase a turkey and fresh fruit and vegetables.

We encourage the students to complete a chore at home to earn their own money, so that they experience the gift of giving.  We will be collecting the hamper items and money from Monday, December 2nd until Wednesday, December 11th.


Advent calls us to share the light with others through our loving deeds.  At St Gabriel we will share our light with others by decorating our Hat and Mitten Tree.  There is a tree in the front foyer and it is our hat and mitten tree. We are looking to cover the tree with new hats, mittens, scarves and gloves.  All donations will be given to children in our partner school St Elizabeth and other schools in our school board where there are children who are in need of warm winter clothing.  Thank you for your ongoing support of our efforts to help others in our community.

Parent Teacher Interview - Link is no longer available

posted Nov 1, 2019, 10:31 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 11:57 AM ]

Parent Instruction for booking Parent Teacher Interviews

St Gabriel Catholic School

Electronic Sign Up for Parent Teacher Interviews for Thursday November 14th, 2019

4:00-4:50 p.m and 6:00-8:00 p.m.


This year St Gabriel is once again using an on-line system for booking parent teacher interviews using Google forms.

Please go to the school website (, under Announcements on the home page, find Parent Teacher Interviews and click on the link for this document.  Click on the teacher's name and the link will take you to the booking form for that teacher. Be sure to choose the correct link. Out of courtesy to other parents, please only book one time slot per teacher. 

Please Note:  the online system will be available from Monday, November 4th at 9:00 am until Monday, November 11th at 3:00 pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. O'Brien.

If your child is in grade 4, 5, or 6, your child may have more than one English teacher.  One English teacher might teach your child science and technology, health and physical education, and the arts, and another English teacher might teach your child mathematics, language arts, and religion.  Due to limited spots available, please only book an interview with the English teacher who teaches your child mathematics and language.  

If your child is in Kindergarten, only book an interview with your child’s homeroom teacher and Early Childhood Educator.

Please note:  Time slots will fill up fast.  If you are not able to book a time to see your child’s teacher, please call the school or write a note in your child’s agenda to arrange for another time to discuss your child’s progress.

Thank you for your continued support,

Maria Richichi

Ottawa Catholic School Parents' Association - Upcoming Events

posted Oct 29, 2019, 11:37 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

Please click on the link for Upcoming events

St Gabriel Halloween Dance- Friday October 25

posted Oct 22, 2019, 12:45 PM by St. Gabriel School   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 12:47 PM ]

For more information please click on the link to view the poster.


posted Sep 13, 2019, 7:45 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

All the staff are so happy to see all new and returning students to St. Gabriel.  We have a fun year planned.

This is your one and only paper copy of a newsletter.  All future correspondence will be via email. You must go to the following site to register your email to receive correspondence.  Stay connected - School messenger

Please visit our school website for  announcements, upcoming events, teacher blogs, etc...

Important upcoming deadlines and events

Pizza orders  - If you would like to order pizza the deadline is Monday, September 16th  . All orders must be done through School Cash Online:  . If your child is new to St Gabriel’s you must register by selecting “Get started now”and follow the steps).  First Pizza day is Tuesday, September 24th.

Milk/Juice orders -  If you would like to order the deadline is Monday, September 16th.  Orders are done through School Cash Online.

Student Activity fee is due on October 10th.  Please use School Cash Online to pay for this fee.

School Council Meeting - The first meeting of the year will be held on September 17th at 7:00 pm in the St. Gabriel Learning Commons.

Meet the Teacher and Program Night - Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m.

Photo Day - September 25th

Orange Shirt Day - September 30th

School Cash online

posted Sep 5, 2019, 6:01 AM by Cathy O'Brien - OA

For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of Cash & Cheques coming into our school.  

School related expenses are now available online for you to make payment.

 Parents and Guardians please register!

  Here’s how:

     Step 1:      Go to this website:

Step 2:       Register by selecting the “Get Started Now” and following the steps


Step 3:       After you receive the confirmation email, please select the ‘click here’ option, sign in and add each of your children to your household account.

Welcome back

posted Aug 27, 2019, 7:13 PM by Cathy O'Brien - OA   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 7:17 PM ]

Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.  Our staff will be ready to greet you at 9 am.  All class lists will be posted around the exterior wall of the school.

School Supplies for 2019-2020

posted Jun 21, 2019, 11:55 AM by Kathy Milks

Please see the following list of suggested school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.

St Gabriel Parent Council Presents "Summer BBQ 2019"

posted Jun 11, 2019, 7:37 AM by Kathy Milks   [ updated Jun 12, 2019, 7:13 AM ]

You're invited to attend the Summer BBQ on Thursday, June 20th starting at 5:30pm.  Please see the attached poster 


posted May 21, 2019, 9:17 AM by Kathy Milks   [ updated May 21, 2019, 9:21 AM ]

Across the province, between May 21 and June 3, students in Grades 3 and 6 will be participating in assessments of reading, writing and mathematics.  The assessments measure students’ knowledge and skills as described in the Ontario Curriculum. Students will work independently to solve problems, write responses and answer multiple-choice questions. The entire staff studies information and implements strategies to help our students be successful in reaching their full potential.  We appreciate your support by ensuring your child is well rested and in attendance on these days.

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