BCA Spring Sports and Contest

BCA Spring Sports 2017 Registration is currently open and registration closes on Sunday, March 12 at midnight. For over 30 years, the Bridlewood Community Association has proudly offered an 8-week spring sports program in May and June for children currently enrolled in grades JK – 9. All sports are played on Bridlewood fields and are played one (1) night a week (Monday – Friday) starting at 6 pm.  Players receive a t-shirt, a team photo, a medal and refreshments (pizza and drinks) after their final game.

More information on Spring Sports 2017 edition is available at: http://bridlewood.ca/spring-sports-2017-registration-open-now/

Also, this year we have a very special contest occurring.  The “Redesign the Spring Sports T-Shirt” contest!!

Children from JK to Grade 9 are invited to participate in our “Redesign the Spring Sports t-shirt” contest. Hundreds of people of all ages wear this exclusive t-shirt. Let your creativity shine and win some awesome prizes for yourself, your classroom and your school. The school where the winner hails from will receive $1,000 cash to dedicate to any initiative they want. The classroom (or homeroom) of the winner will get a pizza party. And the winner will not only get a free t-shirt but will have over 400 people wear his/her design.

More information on the Spring Sports t-shirt design contest is available at: http://bridlewood.ca/redesign-the-spring-sports-tshirt-contest-ends-march-19-2017/

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Tree Celebration

On Friday, February 24, Roch Carrier ES had a very special “Tree Celebration”. This celebration is the culmination of two years of hard work by a group of parents who wanted to help improve the green space in our school yard.

This fall, Tree Canada sponsored the planting of a legacy tree. This beautiful maple is now surrounded by a Buddy Bench. None of this could have happened had it not been for an amazing group of parents. Special thanks go to Sharon Jollimore, Kim Loenhart, Jason Scott, and Michelle Sutherland. The funding for this special bench was raised and provided by our School Council who worked hard to have this opportunity for our children to sit in the shade under our tree.

At the same time, the City of Ottawa planted 20 trees to also enhance the quality of our yard.  With the support of School Council each of the trees were fenced and had a watering system to keep the new roots growing.

We could have never kept these beautiful trees thriving all summer and fall if it were not for weekly watering by our grade 5 and 6 students with Mrs Carew and some very caring parents who watered all through the summer.

Thank you so very much to Tree Canada, the City of Ottawa, our School Council and student and parent community!

Advice from a Tree

Stand tall and proud

Think long term

Go out on a limb

Drink plenty of water

Remember your roots

Enjoy the view

by Ilan Shamir (adapted)

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Help Needed for Fun Fair

Dear Roch families,
Your Roch Carrier Parent Council is searching for volunteers to help run the Rochin’ Family Fun Fair in June. This event has become a tradition for Roch students and their families to celebrate the school year coming to an end. To ensure that we continue with the Fun Fair, we are seeking an event organizer.

The organizer(s) would be the main point of contact and would oversee the main event areas (outlined below) and troubleshoot any challenges that might arise. Approximate volunteer time is 10-12 hours, including time for attending the event. 
We are also searching for 8-10 volunteers who would be willing to oversee some of the core areas.
– food, such as pizza (<3 hours), 

– concessions: drinks, freezies, pop, chips (<5 hours)

– organizing inflatables / wrist-bands for students (<3 hours)

– entertainment (magician/clown/face painting or others) (<2 hours)

– set up/tidy up (<4 hours)

– promotion (signage – typically students will help (<2 hours)

– Dance/DJ (<4 hours)

– Volunteer coordination (<10 hours)

– Bake Sale & 50/50 draw (<3 hours)

Most of the details of these tasks have been captured in a planning sheet from previous years, and council members from past year’s Fun Fairs are willing to answer any questions.

Parent Council has set a deadline of early March to find volunteers, especially an event organizer, or the Fun Fair cannot run.

If you know of anybody who may be willing to help out / support components of this cherished year-end celebration, please have them email us at rcsc.chair@gmail.com 

Thanks for your consideration,

Sharon and Kim 
RCSC Co-Chairs
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Tree Celebration and Winter Walk Day

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Me to We Food Drive and Raffle

Roch Carrier’s Me-to-We Club has organized a food drive for the month of February to show they care. They will be raffling off a Valentine’s themed basket. To receive a ticket to enter into the draw, students are asked to bring in a canned food item as a donation. Each item they bring will give them a ticket to enter the draw. The winners will be chosen on February 14th. So have a heart and take part!! Let’s show how much we care!

Thank you for your support.

Items Most needed for food bank

High Priority

  • Canned Flaked Meat/Salmon
  • Level 1 and 3 Baby Food (glass jars)
  • Baking Supplies
  • Rice (900 gram bag)
  • Canned Peas
  • Canned Niblet Corn
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Jam
  • Soda Crackers
  • Canned Pasta
  • Packages of Casseroles/Side Dishes
  • Fruit Cups (size appropriate for school lunches)
  • Juice Boxes (size appropriate for school lunches)
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap)


In Demand

  • Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate
  • Soup (Dry and Canned)
  • Miscellaneous Crackers
  • Canned Stews
  • Chili
  • Chunky Soups
  • Stuffing, Cranberries, Gravy
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Sanitary Supplies
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Large Juice
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cookies
  • Diapers (Sizes 4,5 & 6)
  • Toilet Paper
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Discount Sens Tickets

The Education Foundation of Ottawa has partnered with the Ottawa Senators for a win-win….hopefully the Sens will win too!

You will receive a 10% – 30% discount off the regular ticket price (see below for ticket sections and costs) and the Education Foundation will receive between $10 and $20 from the Sens for each ticket sold.

Eligible games:

  • March 2 – Colorado Avalanche
  • March 4 – Columbus Blue Jackets
  • March 6 – Boston Bruins
  • March 14 – Tampa Bay Lightening
  • March 16 – Chicago Blackhawks
  • March 23 – Pittsburgh Penguins
  • April 4 – Detroit Red Wings
  • April 8 – New York Rangers

This discount is available to anyone – please forward to your contacts, friends and Sens fans! ​

Here’s how it works…….

  1. Logon to Purchase link: www.ottawasenators.com/EDFOUNDATION
  1. Enter promo code: EDFOUNDATION
  1. Complete purchase
  1. Enjoy the game!

Pricing for March 2, 4, 6, and 14:


Seating Level Price to Buyer (%10-30% off regular price) Regular Gate Ticket Price $ back per ticket sold
100 Level Centres $155 $195 $20
100 Level Ends $105 $130 – $140 $20
200 Level Centre $120 $170 $15
200 Level Ends $75 $90 $15
300 Level Lower Center $65 $80 $10
300 Level Upper Centre $50 $55 $10
300 Level Lower Ends/ Corners $55 $75 $10
300 Level Upper Ends/ Corners $30 $38.50 – $45.00 $10

Pricing for March 16 & 23April 4 & 8:


Seating Level Price to Buyer (%10-30% off regular price) Regular Gate Ticket Price $ back per ticket sold
100 Level Centres $187 $205 $25
100 Level Ends $150 $145 – $165 $25
200 Level Centre $155 $175 $10
200 Level Ends $110 $120 $10
300 Level Lower Center $95 $105 $10
300 Level Upper Centre $65 $65 $10
300 Level Lower Ends/ Corners $75 $80 $10
300 Level Upper Ends/ Corners $50 $55-70 $10


This discount is available to anyone – please forward to your contacts and Sens fans! ​


Thanks for your support and enjoy the game(s).




Chris McGarvey

Executive Director

Education Foundation of Ottawa

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New Guide for Trusted Adults

Click on the image to access the new guide:

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Lunch Term Order Deadline

Dear Parents,
We hope you have enjoyed utilizing the lunch program this year or we hope that you will consider utilizing it soon.  It is a great way to provide healthy food for your child and many of the proceeds go toward special activities and projects that Roch Carrier seeks to carry out.
A reminder that ordering for the 3rd term (February 13th – April 28th) for Subway, Pizza, Pita and Milk programs will close Monday, February 6th, 2017.  The 2nd lunch term (Subway, pizza, pita and milk) ends February 10th.
NOTE: Late orders cannot be accepted.
Please click on the Lunch Program tab for further details.
Thank You,
Roch Carrier Elementary School Council
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