Last Day Tomorrow!

Dear JK Families,

We have had an AMAZING year together and it’s a bittersweet feeling that we are all feeling today! Your children have been asking for this for a few weeks and we are happy to announce that tomorrow (Wednesday, June 28) will be….. A PYJAMA PARTY!!!!! Please send your child dressed in weather-appropriate pjs (no fleece!), bring a small stuffy, some snacks and water. We will not need lunch as it is a 12:00 pm dismissal.

We are also sending home a lot of things your children have worked on throughout the year. Please send an extra canvas bag in case their backpacks get too heavy. Some of the folders have summer practice pages, so please keep an eye out for those.

Thank you so much for being a part of the 2022-23 OJCS JK family, we LOVED having your children in our class this year, and watching them grow and become the amazing, confident, kind, unique individuals that they are today.

Keep in touch! Have a fabulous summer!


Morah Susan, Monsieur Ebbs, and Morah Mushki


Drumroll please!

We raised $277.66 for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation!

If you would like to donate to Joshua’s lemonade stand directly, or know someone who does, please direct them to:

Just click on Joshua Shabinsky and it will take you to his page.

JK proudly sorted and counted all of the coins and paper money, learning a bit about what each piece of money is worth, and what the symbols are.

Kol Hakavod!


A HUGE shout out to the Shabinsky family, Glenview homes, the JK class, and all of our helpers for helping us with Joshua’s lemonade standemonium! The biggest thank you goes out to all of our patrons – THANK YOU!!!!
We will be counting your total donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation tomorrow morning so please Stay tuned!

Here are some photos of us getting ready and hosting the lemonade stand!

Thank you! Todah! Merci!

Lemonade standemoneum 2023

Shalom families!

We are so proud to announce that one of our very own students has registered for the 2023 Lemonade Standemoneum, presented by Glenview homes (also one of our wonderful families!). He will be setting up his lemonade stand tomorrow, Tuesday June 13th, at the front of the school at pick up time and JK will be helping him sell lemonade! All proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Please consider making a donation. Hope to see you there, sipping on some delicious refreshing lemonade!



Upcoming events

Shalom JK families!

We had such a lovely time yesterday with all of our special visitors yesterday morning for generations day, we hope they come back and visit soon!

We have a busy schedule over the next two weeks so here are some important dates and reminders:

  • In honour of Shavuot, OJCS is compiling a recipe book. JK is responsible for desserts so please send in/email your family’s most favourite dairy or pareve desserts! Cite your source if it’s from a website or cookbook!
  • Friday, May 19: Dress down day! JK has decided to have a PJ day, so wear your cozy pjs, bring a stuffy (as long as it fits in your backpack), and some friends even want to wear their slippers as indoor shoes!
  • Monday, May 22: NO SCHOOL Victoria Day
  • Thursday, May 25: DAIRY DAY in honour of Shavuot we are having an assembly with a special dairy treat! We are also collecting donations of food items for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank. Please see flyer below for more details.
  • Friday, May 26: NO SCHOOL Shavuot

Please remember to send your child dressed appropriately for the weather, which includes a light jacket or sweatshirt, rain gear if needed, a sun hat, and please consider applying sunscreen in the morning. You can also send in sunscreen for your child to reapply before we go out later in the day.

Purim is coming!

Purim is coming and we are gearing up for a fabulous school-wide celebration. Next week is Ruach Week, where every day of the week is an opportunity to dress up in a different theme. See the poster below for the schedule. Another way we celebrate is by going to the Purim Carnival. To make it even more fun, students can win tickets and trade them in for prizes! We are looking for donations of gently used toys and tchatchkes to be used as prizes. If you would like to donate something and are unsure if it is appropriate, please send us a picture and we will let you know!

100th day is Wednesday!

100th day of school is this coming Wednesday, March 1st!

Please send in your child’s “100 items” tomorrow so we can prepare to kick off the celebrations in the morning. The items have to be 100 of something (like buttons, stickers, etc), fit in your child’s backpack, and it cannot be food. If you need ideas or want to share what your child has chosen, please reach out or comment on this post. Thank you for your help!

100th day is coming…

The 100th day of school is on Wednesday, March 1st!

As part of our 100th day celebration, we will be doing all kinds of STEAM challenges. One of those challenges is about sorting and grouping. Please discuss with your child what “100 of something” they would like to bring in (we talked about it this morning at our circle) and send in by Tuesday, February 28th. This should be 100 of one item – for example 100 paper clips, 100 buttons, 100 stickers, etc. The only rules are that your “100 of something” cannot be food and it should (preferably) fit inside your child’s backpack. Be creative! You can always reply to this post or send a message if you’re not sure, or if you have any questions.

Winter fun day!

This Thursday, February 16th is Winter Fun Day at OJCS!

A few important things for you to know:

  • Morning drop-off will be on the playground as usual.

  • Students do not need to wear uniforms, but please dress appropriately for the weather! Layers and cozy clothing encouraged!

  • Please send an extra set of clothes, especially socks, pants, and waterproof gloves/mittens. Some of you already have a set in the class – if you’re not sure, let us know and we will check!

  • We will be having our École Enchantée (French Forest school) experience Thursday instead of Wednesday.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!