School News & Announcements

School Project for Lent

posted Feb 28, 2019, 11:28 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

As we enter the season of Lent, we would like to inform you of this year’s Lenten Project. In an effort to encourage doing something kind for others, we are challenging students to help with chores at home. We ask that each child perform one new chore each night during the week to earn $0.25. Then each Friday, students can bring in their dollar as part of a fundraising opportunity. All proceeds will go to OK Clean Water Project, which aims to provide clean water sources in Cameroon. For more information about this charity, you can visit their website at:

Lets get our good deeds going!

Shrove Tuesday - March 5th

posted Feb 28, 2019, 11:25 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

We will be enjoying a delicious pancake breakfast on Tuesday, March 5th!  Thanks to the generosity of our
 parent volunteers from School Council, they will be making and distributing pancakes to all our students on in the morning on Shrove Tuesday.  Yum!

Spirit Week at St Martin's

posted Feb 9, 2019, 11:34 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Feb 9, 2019, 11:36 AM ]

Here's the excitement for our school's Spirit Week for February 11th-14th
We have Luv2Groove in ALL WEEK! All our classes are scheduled with dance workshops.

Monday February 11th - CRAZY Hair Day!

Tuesday February 12th - Twin Day 
Wednesday February 13th  - I'd Rather be in Hawaii Day!!  We are sick of this long winter....!

Thursday February 14th - Valentines Day! Wear Red/White/Pink 💞
Some classes will have valentines and report cards go home.


Friday February 15th -  PD Day- No school. Enjoy your Family Day long weekend.


posted Feb 1, 2019, 10:35 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Feb 1, 2019, 10:36 AM ]

Ottawa Public Health is maintaining student health records for up to date immunizations.  Students missing immunizations will be suspended Wednesday, February 6th.  Please refer to School Immunization info. Some parents/guardians have received a notice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) advising them that their child’s immunization records are incomplete. If you have received such a notice, please be advised that your child will be suspended from school beginning on February 6th, and will be unable to return until OPH advises the school that he/she may be readmitted.

If you have any questions, please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

Lunch Pizza Order Jan 2019

posted Jan 21, 2019, 6:43 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 8:49 AM ]

The St. Martin de Porres School Council is pleased to announce we will continue the pizza program through the remainder of the year. Our pizza is provided by Jo-Jo’s Pizzeria and is available in either cheese or pepperoni options.

The cost per slice is $2.60.


Orders and payments are only accepted online.  Orders can be placed online starting Tuesday January 22nd. Please use the School Cash link to pay online:


NEW: To improve the quality and accuracy of pizza delivery, students will no longer be able to alternate between cheese and pepperoni, but rather must pick one option which will persist through the session. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this change.  Also new for this year, we will be offering Gluten Free Cheese Pizza as an alternative option.


Snow Day Policy

If there is a snow day on one of the scheduled Wednesdays, pizza delivery will take place on the following non-snow day. Bus delays and cancellations can be found on the school’s web site.

**We are currently collecting pizza orders for February 27 to June 19, 2019**

The deadline to submit your pizza order(s) is Thursday, February 7th. This is a firm deadline and orders cannot be processed after this date.


The second-half pizza lunch dates are:

Wednesday, February 27th

Wednesday, March 27th

Wednesday, April 10th

Wednesday, April 24th

Wednesday, May 8th

Wednesday, May 22nd

Wednesday, June 5th

Wednesday, June 19th


Kindergarten registration for September 2019!

posted Jan 8, 2019, 12:16 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

Do you have a child born in 2015?  Come to the school to register during the week of January 14th-18th.  Please bring your child's birth certificate (or Passport), proof of address (ie utility bill) and a baptism certificate if you have one.
 Learn about the Kindergarten program at your child’s first school and get excited together. If your child will be four years old by December 31, 2019, then they are ready to start Kindergarten in September 2019. The special week lets us register as many families as early as possible. Families who miss it can still register at any time by visiting their local OCSB school.  Please check the board's website for more information

City of Ottawa presents...

posted Jan 7, 2019, 12:45 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

Skating on the Canal

The Rideau Canal is the longest man-made skating rink in the world and it is one of the best reasons to live in this picturesque city of ours. Every year thousands of residents strap on their skates to glide to work, get some exercise or take part in winter fun. There’s no feeling quite like skating the whole 7.8 kms of the canal in one solid go. Be sure to check ice conditions here to check the ice conditions.

Cross Country Ski School Promo

Mooney’s Bay Ski Centre boasts 5 kms of perfectly maintained cross country ski trails. The Ski Centre is also one of the best places to improve your skills. Whether you’re a seasoned vet or a first timer, there’s lessons to fit your skill level!

Important information for Gr 6 parents

posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:08 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School invites all parents of Grade 6 students to an Information 
Night and Open House on Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 pm.

The evening will provide parents with information about what to
expect for their Grade 7 student at Holy Trinity. Parents are
invited to:

• attend a presentation led by Student Services in the Cafetorium
• learn about extracurricular activities offered at Holy Trinity
• discover what life is like for an intermediate student at HT
                                          • hear from counsellors, resource teachers, and French Curriculum Leader

We look forward to welcoming you to our school community and introducing you to all that Holy Trinity has to offer!

Holy Trinity Catholic High School
180 Katimavik Road, Kanata, ON K2L 4A7 (613) 591-9955
email: Website:

Week before Christmas

posted Dec 14, 2018, 11:55 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Hey St Martin's, do you have school spirit?  Let's show it!

Monday: Dress like an Elf
Tuesday: Red & Green Day
Wednesday: School Mass & Christmas Sweater
Thursday: Sport jersey 
Friday: PJ Day for $1

Social Justice Club

posted Dec 4, 2018, 7:23 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Our School Social Club will be collecting non-perishable foods for the Shepherds of Good Hope.  Please check the expiry date before sending it in!

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