National Volunteer Week

Dear Roch Carrier families,

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation week – a time to pause and thank Canadians for their contributions and efforts to making our cities and communities a better place. On behalf of the Roch Carrier Parent Council we would like to take a moment to offer our sincere thanks to all of you who have contributed in a myriad of ways in supporting our students, teachers and school-community. Please take a minute to celebrate yourselves and the wonderful example you are setting for your children of what a committed group of people can achieve. We are a healthier school community as a result of your efforts. We wish you all a wonderful week.

With our thanks,

Sharon & Kim
Co-Chairs, RCES Parent Council

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Reminder – This Weekend Is Our E-Waste And Clothing Drive

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Spring Cake Walk – Wednesday, April 12th

The Roch Carrier School Council is looking for nut-free baking donations for our Annual Spring Cake Walk on Wednesday, April 12th. Click here to see the flyer with all of the information.

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4th Lunch Term Order Deadline

Hello Roch Carrier Parents,
The ordering deadline for the final term of food programs is Monday, April 24th (  This term runs from May 1st through June 29th.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED; NO EXCEPTIONS.
If you have a balance outstanding from previous terms, your order will be cancelled unless payment is RECEIVED before the order deadline.
The food offerings remain the same….
Subway MONDAYS – students can select a turkey, ham, roast beef, or veggie sub on either white or 9 grain wheat bread.  The sizes are either a 4″ ($3) or a 6″ ($4.25).
Domino’s Pizza WEDNESDAYS – both cheese and pepperoni slices are available for $2/slice.  Milk can be added to Wednesday pizza orders if you opt not to get milk daily.
Pita Pit THURSDAYS – students can select a turkey, chicken, souvlaki, ham or garden pita with their choice of vegetables for $4.50
DAILY milk – chocolate and white milk are available for $0.75/carton.
Lunch Lady FRIDAYS – ordering is ongoing through
Thanks for your support!
Lunch Programs Coordinator
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Lost and Found

Recognize a lost glove?
Come and claim them!  There are many more items.

Everything that remains at the end of day on April 14th, will be donated.

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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:

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:

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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 

Thanks for your consideration,

Sharon and Kim 
RCSC Co-Chairs
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