News from Viscount Alexander School

Michael Barnes

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Viscount students and teachers presented a lovely Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, November 12. The gymnasium was full of an appreciative audience of parents and students. Every class contributed through song, words, music and drama to recognize those who served this country. Canterbury High School student James Johnson played “Last Post.” and Martin played “Imagine” on violin. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this memorable event.


Boys and Girls soccer teams competed in the annual soccer tournament at the Gloucester Hornet’s nest. The Viscount junior girls won first place! Congratulations to Coach Kristi Fulford and girls. The junior boys battled hard, showed resilience and great teamwork, but fell a goal post short of tying a game. Congrats to Coach Justin Moodie and team players.

Many programs underway

The ukulele club and the chess club have just started up along with weekly choir practice with Julie Lanca. There are also Bordenball practices underway for junior boys and girls. And the very popular Tae Kwon Do classes, sponsored by the Korean Embassy, are back again on Friday mornings for our Grade 5/6 classes.

We appreciate the support

Viscount Alexander would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Bytown for their ongoing support of our school. Money has been given yearly to help provide bikes to students during our annual bike rodeo held each May, and for the purchase of hats and mitts. We are also fortunate enough to receive support from the Rotary Club. Each year they provide a free dictionary to our Grade 3 students.

A mural for Viscount

Claudia Salguero is an artist in residence, an extension of the Awesome Arts Program of the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. Grade 3 to 6 students started painting panels under Claudia’s guidance on October 29 and finished November 9. The mural panels sit in the gymnasium for now but will be installed outside the school wall facing Mann Avenue when warmer weather returns. They are very colourful and a wonderful group effort. Our students are very proud of this addition to their school. Thank you Claudia and students!

Wall mural painted by Grade 3 to 6 students under the supervision of Claudia Salguero.

WE Day

Some Grade 6 students attended the WE Day event at Canadian Tire Centre on November 14. They heard from a wide range of inspiring and motivational speakers, talented artists, musicians, dancers and others who in their own way have helped make a better Canada and World. Speakers included Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Silken Laumann, Lizzie Velasquez, and Keshia Shante.

Play structure official opening

Our new play structure has arrived at Viscount in the kindergarten play yard and the official opening and celebration took place on October 18 with coffee and treats. Financial support from the Ottawa Community Foundation, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the City of Ottawa, the Viscount Alexander Parent Council and many individual contributors helped finance some $50,000 for this lovely new play structure. The Grade 1 class who went without any play structure for two years were also welcomed back to use the new structure along with the Kindergarten classes.

Learn more about Viscount

To learn more about our Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 school, please phone the office at 613-239-2213

Kindergarten students enjoying their new play structure.