The OCDSB - A Community of Character

October:  Appreciation

I am grateful for all that I have.

I am thankful for the support that others give me. 

I am generous in recognizing the contributions of others.



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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) 


 *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 School Council Meeting:  Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 pm in the library - all parents are welcome!
Spirit Day:  Tuesday, October 27th.  D. R. K. "bulldogs" are encourage to wear their DRK t-shirts or school colours - blue and yellow.  We will be having a spirit day assembly
Picture Day:  Tuesday, October 20th
 Sports, Clubs and Activities on now:   
Intermediate Boys Touch Football
Intermediate Girls Touch Football
Junior Cross Country 

Intermediate Cross Country
Junior Boys Soccer:  Practices are usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
Junior Girls Soccer: Practices are usually Tuesday and Thursday.  
As schedules can change, students should confirm with their coach the date and time of the next practice 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 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

DRK School Council has organized a Playground Renewal project and has already raised $15,000 towards a new structure.  That, combined with generous contributions from community partners, including our local Carlingwood Loblaws and the City of Ottawa puts us well on our way to a new play structure.  UPDATE:  Sep 21st, 2015.  The site preparation for our new play structure and sandbox has begun!  Excavation and preparation of the ground will take place over the next couple of weeks followed by the installation of the play structure in the couple of weeks following that.  Stay tuned for news of an "opening" celebration. 

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


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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.