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posted Jun 29, 2020, 4:53 PM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Jun 29, 2020, 4:56 PM ]

Beaches are now open
 

It’s finally summer and we are happy to announce that our  
beaches are now open. Lifeguards will be on duty from noon to 7 p.m. every day until August 30, 2020. As we love to see residents enjoying the outdoor space, please continue to observe Ottawa Public Health guidelines
 and look out for our wonderful Park Ambassadors in green who are there to answer any of your questions. Please note that Britannia Beach will remain closed to swimmers and beach goers for riverbed restoration.
 
Keeping the parks clean
As the greenspace is open for use, just a gentle reminder that we all have a small part to play in keeping the area clean. Please try to take your waste home with you, do not dump household waste in the park, limit your waste footprint and pack food into reusable containers where possible, and please dispose of dog waste in your green bin. By each of us thinking about keeping the spaces litter-free we can all enjoy the beauty that Ottawa has to offer.
 
Pool openings on the horizon
We’re planning for a gradual opening of our wading pools across the city, starting with the first batch on July 6. We’re are also working to reopen indoor pools and outdoor deep-water pools with modified formats for many of the usual activities, such as swimming lessons and open swims.  Stay tuned for the details.
 
 
Summer Camp Fun
Remember, you can register today for fun, safe summer camps from The City of Ottawa.
 
We’re on YouTube
Yes, you read that right. Take a trip over to our new YouTube channel to find fun and fresh videos including Dexter the Dinosaur, fitness and our Tea with Dave series. Follow Dave as he chats to local stars including JW Jones!

Have a happy, healthy Canada Day!


Parent Resources

posted Jun 24, 2020, 12:23 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

Here are some great resources for our families to check for support during Covid-19's pandemic.

Services for Parenting Support

Phone Line Support for Youth

Importance of routine during the summer


Here are some mental wellness calendars of various activities to do in the summer:

July SEL Calendar Designed for Elementary Students

July Wellness Calendar for Teens

August Wellness Calendar of Activities for Teens


Parent Portal

posted Jun 18, 2020, 2:13 PM by Margarita Ziroldo


We understand many are experiencing issues registering through the parent portal.  Please refer to the board's website
 https://www.ocsb.ca/parent portal/.  Parents are to register using their email address found in ​school database and the date of birth of their youngest child.

To verify the account ​that was just​ created, parents will need to click on the email verification link that is sent to them in email.to activate the account.

Click Detailed Instructions for more information​.​

If you are following the instructions but are still unable to log in, we may not have your correct email address. 

Please complete this contact information form to provide your current email address. You will need to wait 24 hours for our systems to update the information before trying again.  

Here is who to contact​ for support​ if ​you​ are experiencing issues.

E​mail: parentportal@ocsb.ca
Telephone: 613-695-3127

The support line is available from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm​​, June 18th- July 3rd and August 24th- September 11th.

Join St Martin's (virtually) for Catholic Education Week, May 4-8

posted Apr 30, 2020, 7:27 AM by School Websites   [ updated Apr 30, 2020, 8:02 AM by Margarita Ziroldo ]


St Martin's Learn at Home

posted Mar 22, 2020, 6:55 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Mar 22, 2020, 6:55 AM ]

We love to learn!  Please check your teacher's blogs, twitter handles and email messages for the most current school work information.  

Learning At Home Ideas


All St Martin de Porres students have access to OCSB Student Portal

Ontario Government: Learn at Home


Religion

Math



Science



Language




P.E.

  • Play games (tag, hide and seek, twister)

  • Jump rope

  • Ride bikes

  • Take a walk in nature

  • Play catch

  • Go Noodle (search YouTube)

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga (search YouTube)

  • Scavenger hunt on a walk

Arts




French

  • Speak French for a part of every day

  • Facetime or call a family member or friend that speaks French

  • Duolingo

  • Change the language on favourite shows/movies on Netflix to French

  • Write a French journal

  • Practice numbers in French (cue cards or random number generator, board games, card games)

  • The French Experiment

  • Epic: Read or listen to a French book

Social Studies

Social Skills

  • Play board games

  • Build inside forts

  • Play card games

  • Minute to Win it (Google ideas and create your own)

STEM


Misc

Twitter


Our Lenten Project

posted Feb 29, 2020, 10:50 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Mar 22, 2020, 7:04 AM ]

This year, we will be supporting the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, which works to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together through awareness, education and connections between all Canadians. 

Throughout the Lenten season, we will be collecting donations for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund. Students are welcome to: 


  • Collect donations of $2 in exchange for doing good deeds or chores at home


  • Contribute a $2 donation in exchange for being able to paint a piece of our Reconciliation mural which will be displayed in our school


  • Contribute $2 to take part in Twin Day on March 13th 


The class who raises the most donations will have the opportunity to take part in duct-taping Mrs. Ziroldo and Mrs. Weisenberg to the wall! Our goal as a school is to raise $2000!


These donations can be contributed through SchoolCash Online starting next week. We look forward to supporting this organization through our Lenten Project this year. We thank you for your ongoing support. 




Registration forms

posted Feb 29, 2020, 10:32 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Mar 22, 2020, 7:09 AM ]

Register your child for Kindergarten September 2020 if they were born in 
2016.  

The following documents are required upon registration:

  1. Proof of age (one of the following): birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, immigration documents (health card not accepted)
  2. Proof of address (one of the following): rental or purchase agreement, utility bill, bank or credit card statement (driver’s licence not accepted)

If applicable: Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate, Allergy/medication form, Guardianship Declaration

Lenten Project

posted Feb 28, 2020, 11:58 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Feb 28, 2020, 11:59 AM ]

This year, we will be supporting the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, which works to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities together through awareness, education and connections between all Canadians. 

Throughout the Lenten season, we will be collecting donations for the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund. Students are welcome to: 


  • Collect donations of $2 in exchange for doing good deeds or chores at home


  • Contribute a $2 donation in exchange for being able to paint a piece of our Reconciliation mural which will be displayed in our school


  • Contribute $2 to take part in Twin Day on March 13th 


The class who raises the most donations will have the opportunity to take part in duct-taping Mrs. Ziroldo and Mrs. Weisenberg to the wall! Our goal as a school is to raise $2000!


These donations can be contributed through SchoolCash Online starting next week. We look forward to supporting this organization through our Lenten Project this year. We thank you for your ongoing support. 


Snow Day

posted Feb 27, 2020, 3:53 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Feb 28, 2020, 12:01 PM ]

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Due to inclement weather all school buses and school vans are cancelled for today, Thursday, February 27th.  Parents/Guardians are responsible for transporting their children to and from school.  Our students will be exiting at the side gate by the kinder yard at the end of the day.

 

Parent/Teacher interviews are cancelled today and are rescheduled for next week Wednesday, March 4th with the same times.  Please contact the teacher if you cannot make next week's interviews to make alternate arrangements.

 

Students in classes that are scheduled for skating today and brought their skates will go skating.  

Pancake Breakfast - Monday

posted Feb 22, 2020, 1:35 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

On Monday, February 24th, all students will be enjoying a pancake breakfast thanks to the generosity of our School Council.  Please note those students with allergies will be provided with an allergy free pancake. The pancake breakfast has been moved from our traditional 'Shrove Tuesday'.

Families interested in participating in Shrove Tuesday are welcome to attend Holy Redeemer Parish Tuesday, February 25th.  The Knights of Columbus will be organizing a FREE pancake dinner from 5-8 pm.  All are welcome!

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