Principal's Message

September 2017
Hello Students and Parents/Guardians
I hope that you have had a fun and relaxing summer. I have been at Katimavik ES for 2.5 years and I am looking forward to working with students, staff and parents again this year as we continue to build on all of the great things Katimavik E.S. has to offer. For the 2017-2018 school year, Katimavik has an enrollment of 330 students in grade 4-8. We offer an English Program, an Early French Immersion program, and General Learning Program (GLP). Again this year, we will offer a junior and Intermediate Learning Disabilities Specialized intervention Program (LDSIP).  We have had a few administrative staffing changes for this year. Harry de Roo our Vice-Principal has transferred to another school. Katimavik ES was not allocated an VP for this year so there is no replacement. Sandra Agro, our Office Adminstrator, has retired and will be replaced by Donna Cooke (coming from DA Moodie M.S.) and Roxanne Merits, our Library Techniican has retired and we welcome Margot Leduc (coming from Greenbanck M.S.)
About me:
This will be my 14th year as Principal /Vice-Principal. During the past 13 years I have been a school administrator at Bayshore P.S. (K-5), Fisher Park/Summit Alternative (Gr. 7/8), and Bridlewood C.E.S. (K-8 – at the time), and the last 2.5 years at Katimavik ES (Gr. 4-8). My teaching experience mostly involved teaching intermediate students – so I am excited to be at a school with grade 7 and 8 students. My wife is also a teacher with the OCDSB, and we have 2 boys who keep us very busy – a 5 year old who attends kindergarten in one of our great OCDSB schools - and a 3 1/2 year old who is doing a great job keeping up with his big brother!
Feel free to contact me if you have questions/concerns. You can visit the school, call me, or email me –
Take care,
Jeff Gervais

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