April is Perseverance Month

I will work hard and I will not give up.

  I will finish what I begin and I will not give up. 

I will care enough and I will not give up.   


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 D. Roy Kennedy is Home of the Bulldogs

Where We Use Our W.I.T.S.

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




D. Roy Kennedy is Celebrating Earth Week - April 20-24

Here is a look at how students and staff at D. Roy Kennedy will be getting involved to celebrate Earth Week.  Of particular interest to parents might be the Monday, Kick-off Assembly headed by the Eco club,  and our Plant $ale on Thursday, in front of the office.


MONDAY - Schoolwide kick-off to Earth Week with an Ecokids assembly at 2:10

TUESDAY-Litterless lunch day/Recycling Relay

WEDNESDAY-EARTH DAY-Wear Earth Colours/Schoolwide Yard clean up.

THURSDAY-Plant sale @ 2nd recess. Funds raised will  go toward the establishment of a vegetable garden at our school.

FRIDAY-Sweater Day/Bird nesting boxes made by junior classes, will be ready for installation at home of their adopted class tree.



 Important dates and events.
April 20 - 24, 2015:  Earth Week

May 1, 2015:  Hot Dog Day

May 4 - 8, 2015:  Education Week:  Achieving Excellence, Moving Forward in Math

May 7, 2015:  Family Math Night 5-7 pm

May 26, 2015:  Last school council meeting of the year @6:30 pm in the library

 May 25 to June 4, 2015:  EQAO for grade 3 and 6 students 

Sports on Now:

 Running Club

Junior Boys Basketball

Junior Girls Basketball

 Clubs on Now:

EcoSchool Club (Sep - Jun )

Peace Patrol (Sep - Jun )

Junior Games/cards Club - Mondays at second recess

Junior Art Club - starting in January

Sock Monkey Club - ongoing

Primary Science Club - April

Math  club - April










Transportation Route Schedules:

All 2014-2015 Transportation Route Schedules are posted on the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority website at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca. In addition to the bus route schedules being posted, please note that there is also a “Stop Locator” feature on our website. This feature allows parents to access bus stop information for their children for the 2014-2015 bus route schedules. The “Stop Locator” feature returns bus stop and route information for eligible students who are assigned to regular “yellow school bus” service or for eligible students who are assigned to OC Transpo Service.

 Primary Playground Renewal

DRK School Council has organized a Playground Renewal project and has already raised $6,000 towards a new structure.  

Are you interested in what the new structure will look like? 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 jena.cameron@bellnet.ca





 Bulldog and I know it! from D. Roy Kennedy on Vimeo.






Volunteering at D. Roy Kennedy


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

 Welcome to D. Roy Kennedy PS.  
All questions about boundaries should be directed to the Planning Department of the
OCDSB at (613) 596-8780. Information regarding transportation eligibility can be
obtained from the Transportation Department at (613) 224-8800.

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

Whitehaven Kindergarten School Age Centre (Licensed Child Care Centre since 1984) - located at D. Roy Kennedy Public School currently has spaces available in their 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

Also, there is a before and after school activities program on
site. For more information please call (613) 728-1416

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. 






The information can also be found on the Board’s website: www.ocdsb.ca.