The OCDSB - A Community of Character

February - Integrity

I behave ethically and honourably.

 I am honest, loyal and trustworthy.

 I am truthful and courageous.

I stand up for what is right even when it is hard.

 I am a person of my word and people who know me understand that. 


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  School’s Attendance Line (613-722-0647) 

 D. Roy Kennedy is Home of the Bulldogs

Where We Use Our W.I.T.S.

(Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek Help) 


 Important dates and events

Reminder:  Our new school hours, effective Sep 8, 2015 are from 9:15 am to 3:45 am.  Please do not drop off students to school before 9:00 am,  when supervision starts,  and be sure to pick up by 4:00 pm when supervision ends.   
January/February:  Kindergarten visits - if you are registering a child for kindergarten Fall 2016 and would like to see kindergarten in action, please contact the school and we can arrange for a time for a tour and a visit to the classroom.
Next School Council meeting:  Our next meeting will be a short one before a Truth and Reconciliation event - the Blanket Exercise: THURSDAY Feb 25 2016 at 6:30 pm in library (followed by the Blanket Exercise in the Gym at 7:00 pm).  Note - this is a change of night from our regular Tuesday night. 
Bagel Day: Feb 5th
PD day: Feb 12 no school 
Spirit Day! Tuesday, February 23 is "Wear your DRK clothing and/or colours of Blue and Yellow"
Toonie Tuesday:  Feb 23rd - Our OCDSB Education Foundation Fundraiser - bring in a Toonie to directly help OCDSB students
Sports, Clubs and Activities on now:
We are looking for parent coaches for the following teams for the spring:  Junior Boys Basketball; Junior Girls Basketball
Junior Girls Triple Ball
Junior Boys Triple Ball
Intermediate Girls Basketball
Intermediate Boys Basketball
Peace Patrol Club (gr 5-8)
Intermediate Band
Primary Board Games Club (gr 1-3) 
Junior Me to We Club (gr 4-6):  weekly
Junior Board Games Club (gr 4-6):  Mondays at second recess
Homework Club: (gr7-8) Daily
Homework Club:  (gr 4-6) Daily
Gals club (gr7-8 girls)
Guys club (grade 4-6 boys)
Sock Monkey Club:  weekly
EcoClub:  weekly
Volleyball Club:  Thursday's after school for grade 5 & 6s (starting Dec 2nd for 6 weeks)
Chess Club pending:  We are looking for a parent/volunteer to run a chess club - please contact Catherine Donnelly if intereste
 As schedules frequently change, students should confirm with their coach or activity leader the date and time of the next practice/activity and listen to the daily announcements. 


D. Roy Kennedy Extended Day Program (EDP)

 D. Roy Kennedy's Extended Day Program (EDP) is operated through the Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre (Licensed Child Care Centre since 1984).  They are located at D. Roy Kennedy Public School and currently have spaces available in their before and after school age programs,  NEW Preschool Program (2.5yrs.-4 yrs.) and in their Preschool - Kindergarten Readiness Program - (9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - daily).  Carefully designed early learning environment with stimulating play materials and age appropriate activities. Children are offered a wide variety of activities and experiences by Registered Early Childhood Educators. For more information contact - Jayne Gauthier at 613-759-8364

 Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre (September 2015-December 2015)

    Extended Day Learning Fees – Before and After Care – D.R.K. Public School
    Kindergarten (Jr. & Sr.) - $525.00/month
    School Age (Grades 1-6) - $359.00/month
**** The fees are a blended rate and take into account all of the costs associated with
         PD Days, Christmas Break, March Break and Summer Holidays.
         There is no rebate of fees for sick days, holidays, or school closure.
**** Notice of one month must be given for withdrawal from the Centre.
We also offer a Preschool Program – (2.5 yrs.-4 yrs.) - $925.00/month/(Full-time)
                           Preschool-Kindergarten Readiness Program (Part-time)
                           9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - $15.00 / $20.00 (includes a lunch) 

Requests about daycare should be addressed to Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age
Centre at (613) 759-8364.


 Transportation Route Schedules:

For information on busing, routes, times etc. please access the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority at

 Primary Playground Renewal

Thanks to DRK School Council, D. Roy Kennedy families and the community our play structure has been installed and is open for business!   

 Do you have ideas for other improvements to the primary yard? See our presentation to School Council for more information on the initiative. 

To get involved, please contact the Playground Committee by emailing Jena at



Volunteering at D. Roy Kennedy

 Are you interested in volunteering at D. Roy Kennedy? Please click here to find out more information.

D. Roy Kennedy P.S. is a dynamic and diverse learning environment where students
and adults strive towards personal excellence. We are lifelong learners dedicated
to nurturing, empowering, and motivating students to become positive, responsible,
and respectful members of society.