School News & Announcements


Virtual After School Program Grades 3-6

posted Mar 5, 2021, 10:53 AM by Shawna Ellis   [ updated Mar 5, 2021, 10:57 AM ]

Dear families, 
Please see the flyer below with information about a free virtual after school program that is being offered for students from Grades 3-6, called Start 2 Finish. The program focuses on fitness and literacy skill development through engaging activities. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions. 
Ms. Bissonnette



January 29th Update

posted Jan 29, 2021, 12:49 PM by Shawna Ellis

Good Afternoon
Please read your most recent school update.  We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Return to School - Monday, February 1st

posted Jan 28, 2021, 1:04 PM by Cindy Bissonnette

The Province, in consultation with Ottawa Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, announced today Ottawa-area schools would reopen for in-person learning on Monday, February 1, 2021. Note: If your child has been attending the Elementary Virtual Program since the beginning of the year, this will continue. If your child has been attending in person this year, they should return on Monday. We are so excited to see everyone!

Remote Learning Extended

posted Jan 20, 2021, 6:31 PM by Cindy Bissonnette

The Province announced today that remote learning has been extended for Ottawa area students. Further information will be shared as it becomes available. 

Remote Learning Extended Until January 25th

posted Jan 10, 2021, 12:26 PM by Cindy Bissonnette

On January 7th, the Provincial Government announced that educator-led remote learning will be extended until Monday, January 25th. Please contact the school if you have any questions. 

A wish for you & your family

posted Dec 18, 2020, 10:08 AM by Shawna Ellis   [ updated Dec 18, 2020, 10:09 AM ]

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year ahead.

School re-opens on Monday January 4th. Please watch our board emails and the local news for any updates that may alter our return to school date.

From all of us at Dr. F.J., have a safe and happy holiday!

Cindy Bissonnette & Staff

General Update

posted Dec 8, 2020, 6:53 AM by Shawna Ellis

Please see our most recent school update

Kindness Week

posted Nov 18, 2020, 6:09 AM by Shawna Ellis

For bullying prevention week we are focusing on kindness. Here are some of the week's activities:

Monday- Pajama Day: We wake up to be kind
Tuesday- Dress Up Day: We are here to serve others
Wednesday - Silly hat/Crazy hair: We don't judge others by how they look
Thursday - Twins day : We are there for our friends
Friday - Dr. F.J. McDonald School Spirit or Green/Yellow: We stand up as a community of kindness

We have a beautiful kindness tree outside of the office.  Every time we see an act of kindness or a student describes an act of kindness that has happened we write it on a heart and add the heart to our kindness tree. The goal is to make our tree "bloom with kindness". We will take a picture and showcase our blooming tree at the end of the week!

We are also having a kindness poster contest and a winner will be selected from each grade.

Halloween Spirit Week Activities

posted Oct 27, 2020, 7:26 AM by Shawna Ellis

All Week- Classroom Door Decorating Contest

Wednesday - Wear your DFJ spirit wear

Friday - Black & Orange Day, Bingo, Pumpkin Decorating and a walk through to view all of the doors we have been decorating all week!

General Shool Update

posted Oct 26, 2020, 12:02 PM by Shawna Ellis

Please see our most recent school update

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