Welcome to Bayshore Public School!
Official Kindergarten Registration Week
January 25 to 29, 2016 
at Bayshore Public School is this Tuesday, Jan. 26th at 5:30
Kindergarten at Bayshore
Thinking of sending your child to Bayshore Public School for Junior or Senior Kindergarten in the fall? There will be an Information Night on Tuesday, January 26th starting at 5:30 p.m.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the program and find out how to register your child. Registration runs the whole week of January 25th-29th.
School Zone Meeting on Education Issues
Theresa Kavanagh, our school trustee, is holding a meeting for parents to discuss education issues effecting schools in the Bay Ward which includes Bayshore.  Board staff will be there to help answer questions. Topics covered will include the propsed changes to the french immersion program and the feasibility of expanding the early french immersion program.
When: Thursday January 21st at 7:00 pm
Where: Severn Avenue Public School, 2553 Severn Avenue
             in the school library
Kindergarten General Info Sessions
Not sure what your options are for kindergarten? An information night will be held at the Nepean Sportsplex on Wednesday, January 13th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  There will be representation from the English and French boards for both Public and Catholic schools as well as the private schools in Ottawa.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions and get information about the various resources available to you and your family in your community.
Proposed Changes to French Instruction in Kindergarten
- The OCDSB is considering changes to the amount of French instruction in all Kindergarten (JK & SK) programs and in Early French Immersion (EFI) grades 1-3 beginning September 2016.
- More information about these changes is available on the district website at www.ocdsb.ca. Information on the website can be translated.
- There is a survey on the website to get your feedback on these proposed changes. Please complete the survey by January 11, 2016. 
- If you need assistance completing the survey, please contact your school principal.
Food Drive
Join in this year's food drive! Bayshore families are once again showing their generousity by donating canned foods and dry goods to the school food drive. Donations will be collected until next Friday, December 11th. The class that brings in the most food will get a pizza lunch. 
Updating Immunization Records
Since April 2015, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has been reviewing the immunization records of 150,000 students attending elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa to make sure the information is up-to-date. Updates on immunizations are crucial information to protect the health of students during an infectious disease outbreak, such as measles.

 As of early October 2015, the immunization records of 50,000 children in Ottawa are still incomplete. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine diseases or have a valid exemption. Parents are required to provide this information to school boards at kindergarten registration. Parents are also required to report all additional immunizations that are done at the doctor's office after kindergarten to Ottawa Public Health on an ongoing basis. 

In the months ahead, OPH will be sending letters to parents if their child’s records are not up-to-date. A suspension from school may be issued if a student’s record remains incomplete. Written notices will be mailed between late October 2015 and early January 2016 and school suspensions will be staggered between early December 2015 and March 2016.

Parents who receive a letter requesting immunization information can contact OPH by phone at 613-580-6744 or submit immunization information online, by fax, by mail or by the ImmunizeCA app. Parents can visit parentinginottawa.ca/immunization for more details about how to submit their child’s immunization information to Ottawa Public Health.

 OPH will be hosting “catch-up clinics” for students who are missing required vaccines and don't have a doctor. Students who provide exemptions to OPH for medical or philosophical reasons are not subject to suspensions; however, in the event of an outbreak, the child may be excluded from school while there is risk of transmission.

If you receive a letter from Ottawa Public Health, your cooperation and support to respond quickly is very much appreciated. Your efforts will help protect not only your child but will help ensure all our children are better protected against infectious diseases.

Bayshore's 50th Anniversary Celebration:
Our celebration will be postponed to later in the year, when the teacher labor concerns are resolved.  We will notify the community when  the new date has been set.
Re-organization at Bayshore P.S.:
Every September the Board reviews enrolment numbers in all schools.  As a result of this review, we are required to make some changes in our classroom organization.  Unfortunately, we  have had to collapse our gr.2/3 class and have to say good-bye to a dedicated teacher.  Ms. Brisebois will be moving to another school in the OCDSB and Ms. Summers will resume the grade 1 class.  Other classroom movement has been required and a SK/gr. 1 has been created.
If your child is affected by this move, he/she will receive a letter today informing you of his/her new teacher.
Any questions, please call the office. 
Thank you for your understanding and commitment to our school.
Mrs. Garvie

Welcome Back!

The school office is now open every day from 8:15 AM -3:45 PM.  Staff are busy getting ready to welcome your children next week.  Please note the following entry dates:

Junior Kindergarten - specific appointments on Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th

Senior Kindergarten - 1st day - Thursday, September 10th

unless new to our school

Grade 1 - 5 - Tuesday, September 8th


NEW SCHOOL TIMES:  8:50 AM - 3:20 PM.  Please be on time for school.  This is very important for your child's education.



Thank you for visiting the Bayshore Public School website!  We are now closed for the summer but you may register all summer long at the OCDSB Administration Building at 133 Greenbank Road.

Please call the Admissions Department at 613-596-8730 to make an appointment.  Please bring your child's proof of age, address, health card and immunization record to register.

If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment.

For more information please visit the OCDSB website.


Letters of Promotion: were handed to your child/ren on June 23, 2015.  If your child was absent on the final days of school, you may pick up your letter in September. 

Marks will be mailed to your home at the end of August.


Kindergarten Information Night - Thursday, May 14th at 5:15, in the library.  If you have a child entering our Kindergarten program for September 2015, please come to this event for valuable information. 


Health and Physical Education - Parent Resources in Additional Languages

The Ministry of Education has provided parent communities with information about the recently released curriculum for Health and Physical Education, Grades 1 to 12. The following parent resources are now available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu: 

  •  A Parent's Guide to the Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 1 to 12
  • A Parent's Guide:  Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 1 to 6
  • A Parent's Guide:  Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 7 to 12 
  • Quick Facts for Parents:  Learning about Online Safety, including Risks of Sexting
  • Quick Facts for Parents:  Learning about Healthy Relationships and Consent
Volunteer Appreciation:  A reception will be held on May 20th starting at 6:30 PM at Algonquin College to thank  our parent and community volunteers.  If you plan to attend, please contact the office so we can register you for this worthwhile event.
Parking lot safety:  beginning May 4th, our school parking lot will be closed starting at 3:00.  We encourage you to walk to school to pick up your children.  If you arrive to school before 3:00, you may park in a parking space.  If you arrive after 3:00, you will have to find parking, where permitted, on the street.  The parking lot will re-open at 3:25.  You are asked to remain in the parking lot until then.  This has been implemented for the safety of our students.  Please review with your children the importance of staying safe in a parking lot by holding a parent hand and walking with an adult.
Happy Earth Day! - April 22, 2015
Today begins our launch of a Litterless Lunch program at Bayshore PS!  Students learned today at our Earth Day assembly that we will now be encouraging them to bring re-usable water bottles and containters for their lunch.  Juice boxes, garage and uneaten food will be sent home in their lunch bags.  We are encouraging the reduction of waste and pre-package foods.  We look forward to your support with this as we educate our students about the environment.
Toonie Tuesday is on Feb. 25, 2015
Please consider sending your child with a Toonie on the 25th.  This money will go directly to our Students in Crisis Fund which supports the extraordinary and emergency needs of individual students brought about by financial hardship.
Middle French Immersion Information night at Bells Corners Public School
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Bells Corners School in the library
Who:  Current grade 3 students who want to learn more French in grade 4
Time:  6:00 PM
New Bell Times for 2015-2016!
Please note that our new times for the 2015-2016 school year will be 8:50AM-3:20PM.
Kindergarten Open House for New Kindergarten Students (born in 2011)
Tuesday, January 27th:  9:30 - 10:30 AM
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Thursday, January 29th: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
1:30 - 2:30 PM
***Please choose one time that works for your family and come and see a kindergarten class during the day!
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Please see the message below from our Community Association.  If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Rehana Naseem (contact information below).
Hello Community,
Further to our previous emails, we would like to give you a gentle reminder of the following programs brought to your kids by the City and BCA. 
  1. Ice Hockey Training -  No registration, Tuesday and Thursday (twice a week) 6-7 year olds 4:15-5:15, 8-10 year olds 5:15-6:15 FREE
  2. BCA Ice Skating Training - $30 for full season
  3. BCA Winter Soccer (indoor) -  $ 30 for full season  ( Kids participating in winter soccer will get preference in summer soccer registration.

BCA and City are working together to bring the cost effective and Free training programs as well, in the community. Please take advantage of this facility and let your kids learn winter sport by the professional trainers. 


Rehana Naseem
Director Administration
Bayshore Community Association - BCA
BCA - "Encouraging a Sense of Community"


 Dear Parents/Guardians and students of Bayshore P.S.

It is a great honor to be Bayshore Public School's newest principal.  I am excited and look forward to working with students, parents, staff and the community.  When Mr. Gervais took me for my first tour of Bayshore P.S. to meet the students and staff, I was thrilled that I would soon become part of such an amazing school.  It was immediately evident that all teachers and support staff work together to ensure that all students are engaged in rich and varied educational experiences within a supportive learning community.  The students were all welcoming with big smiles on their faces!  Now that I am here, and spending time with staff, students and parents, I am seeing all of this on a daily basis!

Thank you to the parents that came out this week to the "Coffee with the New Principal".  I look forward to having more of these gatherings as the year progresses.

A reminder that Kindergarten Information Night is Wednesday, January 21st from 5:30 - 6:30.  Registration starts on Monday, January 26, 2015.

My door is always open if you have any questions or concerns.  Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Monica Garvie

Reminder:  Friday, January 16, 2015 is a PD day.  There is no school for students.  School starts again on Monday, January 19, 2015.

November School Newsletter - CLICK HERE

To: Parent/Guardians and students of Bayshore P.S.
Friday, December 5, 2014

I’ve had the pleasure to work at Bayshore P.S. as both a Vice-Principal and Principal for almost  6 years now.  Bayshore P.S.  is an amazing school with great children, very supportive parents and a very talented and dedicated staff.  I am writing to you today to inform you that I will be leaving the Bayshore community and moving to another school, Katimavik Elementary School, beginning on January 5, 2015. Katimavik E.S. is a grade 4-8 school in Kanata in a neighbourhood where I grew up as a child so I am excited to be returning to this part of the city.

I would like to welcome Mrs. Monica Garvie as the new Principal of Bayshore P.S. Mrs. Garvie is currently the Principal at Farley Mowat Public School in Barrhaven. I have recently met with Mrs. Garvie and she is very excited to be the new Principal of Bayshore. Next week, Mrs. Garvie will be visiting the school and meeting with Mrs. Jackson and me so that we can share with her all of the great things happening at the school and to ensure that there is a smooth transition.

Bayshore P.S. has been a great place to work and I am going to miss the students, staff and parents in the Bayshore community.  I wish you all of the best in the future. 

Jeff Gervais

Parents Reaching Out
Parents - Using a PRO grant (Parents Reaching out) your school council has developed a survey to collect information about how to get parents more involved in the school. The survey has been translated into 6 different languages.

Below are the translated survey:
English Survey
Arabic Survey
Bengali Survey
Dari Survey
Farsi Survey
Somali Survey
Urdu Survey

Find out more about Bayshore PS -
One Page Profile -
Click Here
Detailed School Profile -
Clicke here

Is your child in a combined grade? (i.e. Grade 1/2, 4/5) and not sure what a combined grade is?

Click here for an OCDSB explanation
Click here to view a Ministry of Education explanation

Extended Day Program:
Register for the Extended Day Program at Bayshore P.S. To learn more about the before/after school care -
Click here. To print the registration form Click Here

Pizza Volunteers Needed!
Click on the Language for more information

School Policies:
To view some common school policies click on the language of your choice:

Bayshore P.S. School Council


Who we are and what we are all about
School Council is a group of parents who meet regularly (once a month) along with teacher representatives, and the principal and vice principal to discuss matters affecting our children's education. The members of school council are also (co-) chairing several different committees. The purpose of those committees are manifold, such as to organise fun or educational events for our children, to make this school a safer place, or to reach out to the school community. 

If you are interested and want to learn more about what is going on at your child's school, we warmly invite you to get involved! - Either by attending the next school council meeting or by volunteering on one of the school council committees! We always welcome a helping hand! 
To get involved and/or provide your feedback, please send an email to
parents@bayshoreps.ca, or leave a message in our new suggestion box located just outside the School Council office.


Get this information in ARABIC, FARSI, or URDU

NEW - Parent lending Library at Bayshore PS. Click on the language of your choice: ARABIC, ENGLISH, FARSI, URDU