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Ashbury College News: February 2018

Ashbury College News: February 2018

Ashbury Sleeps OUT for Youth

This year in Ottawa, more than 1,000 young people will spend the coldest, darkest and harshest months of the year with no place to call home. Sadly, the winter months are not the only battle for homeless youth in Ottawa. Many suffer from trauma, mental health issues, poverty, addiction and other challenges that contribute to homelessness. On November 30, a team of Ashbury students, staff and some parents spent the night outdoors on the field at TD Place Stadium to raise money and awareness for homeless youth in our community. The SleepOUT event was organized by Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau (YSB). Thank you to all the supporters of Team Ashbury, who helped raise more than $14,000 to help end homelessness in Ottawa.


Once Upon a Time

The 2017 Ashbury Ball was another huge success! The evening of dining, dancing and bidding, held on November 18, had a fairy tale theme that saw guests arriving via the yellow brick road, drinking Hogwarts-inspired potions, and posing for pictures in the magic mirror. Many thanks to our fearless Ball co-chairs, Jenny Shinder and Micheline Saikaley, for their tireless work, endless energy and enthusiasm. With their leadership, we raised over $210,000 to invest in the vision and priorities of Ashbury’s educational and long-range needs, as well as the enhancement of the Ashbury Scholarship Fund for student bursaries. Thank you to all who attended, donated and sponsored this magical night.


Alumni Skate

Ashbury alumni will don their skates for the annual Winter Classic shinny game at the Rockcliffe rink on February 22. The evening game provides a great opportunity for grads to catch up while engaging in some friendly competition.

Rockcliffe Park Public School News: February 2018

Rockcliffe Park Public School News: February 2018

F.A.I.R. Club’s Holiday Garage Sale

On December 20, the F.A.I.R. Club of Rockcliffe Park Public School hosted a Christmas Holiday Garage Sale. Many of the students said that the items at the sale made excellent gifts at very low prices. F.A.I.R. Club donated all the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders, which allows doctors to treat people in developing countries. Last year, F.A.I.R. Club raised over $600! This year, F.A.I.R. Club raised even more: over $950!! We would also like to add a big “Thank You” to all who participated in the garage sale by donating items they no longer needed and/or purchasing items, and to members of F.A.I.R. Club who helped to organize the garage sale. We would also like to thank Mme. Clement, Mrs. Bickford and Mme. Lemieux, the responsible teachers. Thank you!!

Emilia Wesolkowski, Grade 6 student, member of F.A.I.R.

Elmwood School News: February 2018

Elmwood School News: February 2018

Old Girls’ Art Fair and, Holly Tea a Great Success!

On December 1 we kicked off Elmwood’s holiday weekend with the Old Girls’ Art Show Vernissage. The evening featured over 90 pieces of artwork, including work by local artists, alumnae, alumnae parents, current students, current parents, and past and present staff. Congratulations to Liz Heatherington ‘63, Lynne Evenson ‘79 and the Old Girls’ Art Fair Organizing Committee for putting together such a fabulous event! The show continued for the rest of the weekend, and on Saturday, December 2, the school was also hustling and bustling with holiday festivities! Elmwood parents, students, staff and friends gathered in our beautifully decorated gymnasium to browse the Holiday Marketplace, where a variety of vendors displayed their baked goods, jewellery, clothing, handmade delights and more. Later in the afternoon, our guests were treated to tea and sweets as part of our traditional Holly Tea event. Santa was also available for all those wishing to have their picture taken with him! Congratulations to Aileen Conway, Alexei O’Connor and the Elmwood Parents’ Association for organizing such a holly jolly day!

March Break Flight Academy

Let your daughter “earn her wings” at Elmwood’s exciting March Break Flight Academy, March 12-16!

Under the expert guidance of former pilot John Hayman and the Mad Science team, campers will participate in age-appropriate, hands-on workshops to learn about the properties of air and the four forces of flight. Highlights will include a tour of the Aviation Museum and engaging experiments using a flight simulator, rocket launcher and wind tunnel.

Elmwood’s popular March Break Discovery Camp combines challenging activities with our usual winning blend of arts, crafts, games and sports. The dynamic program will be served up by our talented, caring counsellors, together with daily mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows! Limited spaces for March Break camp are still available. To register, visit today.


Elmwood Summer Camp Registration Now Open

We are thrilled to be offering a full slate of camps this summer, including our popular Discovery Camps, as well as our Elmwood Skills Academy!

Discovery Camps

With exciting new weekly themes such as Robot Academy, music camp, “Lab Rats” chemistry camp and Sleuth Academy, girls from Kindergarten to Grade Six will discover new challenges, develop new friendships and enjoy a dynamic range of hands-on, interactive activities.

Led by skilled and experienced educators, our camps have the perfect blend of learning, active play and creative exploration, all within Elmwood’s beautiful and safe campus, located here in Rockcliffe Park.

Elmwood Skills Academy

Our Skills Academy offers an outstanding range of academic and special interest programs. Taught either by Elmwood’s talented faculty or by other experts in their field, these camps combine superb instruction with dynamic activities, sure to appeal to girls of all ages and skill levels.

Visit or call 613 749-6761 for details and registration.


Save the Date: “Dare to Dream” – Elmwood’s 29th Annual Gala

On Saturday, April 21, join us for our 29th Annual Elmwood Gala. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner, sip champagne, bid on superb auction items and hit the dance floor when 1945 takes the stage! Many thanks to our Corporate Partners – Opus Fitness, Star Motors, Terlin Construction Ltd. and Vista Credit – for their support.

Visit for information and tickets.

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