The OCDSB - A Community of Character

November: Cooperation

I work with others to make a peaceful community.

 I am willing to listen to other's ideas and suggestions.

 I compromise and negotiate to solve problems and differences of opinion. 


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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) 


 *Labour Relations Updates: Please check the Board Website at for the most up to date Labour Relations News.  


 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.   
Next D. Roy Kennedy School Colours Spirit Day:  November 24th - wear your D. Roy Kennedy gear and/or blue and yellow!
Next School Council meeting:  November 24th @6:30 pm in the library
Popcorn Day:  November 24th
Bagel Day:  December 4th
Holiday Celebration :  Thursday, December 10th
Sports, Clubs and Activities on now:
Intermediate Boys Volleyball (gr 7/8)
Intermediate Girls Volleyball (gr 7/8)
Junior Boys Bordenball (gr 4-6)
Junior Girls Bordenball (gr 4-6)
Peace Patrol Club (gr 5-8)
Primary Board Games Club (gr 1-3) - coming soon 
Junior Me to We Club (gr 4-6):  weekly
Junior Board Games Club (gr 4-6):  Mondays at second recess
Math Clinic Club: (gr7-8)
Gals club (gr7-8 girls)
Sock Monkey Club:  weekly
EcoClub:  weekly
Save the Earth Club - daily  until end of November
Volleyball Club:  Thursday's after school for grade 5 & 6s (starting Dec 2nd for 6 weeks) 
 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


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Volunteering at D. Roy Kennedy

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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.