School News & Announcements

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!

February Spirit Week!

posted Feb 9, 2020, 6:15 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

We have an exciting week planned for our school;

Monday - Pyjama Day

Tuesday - Sports Jersey Day AND Winter Activity Day - Please dress properly for the outdoors.

Wednesday - Crazy Hat Day

Thursday - Red/White/Pink AND School Dance-a-Thon!

Friday - PD Day - No School

New helmet policy - effective February 1:

posted Jan 29, 2020, 11:48 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

New helmet policy - effective February 1:

  • Children aged 10 and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet at all City indoor arenas in order to be allowed on the ice.

CSA-certified hockey helmets:

  • Provide optimal protection from head injury during on-ice activities.
  • Are designed to provide multi-impact protection from multiple directions.
  • Are strongly recommended for everyone participating in on-ice activities at all types of rinks.

For more information on helmet safety, visit Ottawa Public Health

The city is offering coupons for 15 percent off hockey helmets purchased at Play It Again Sports, and will offer free family skating to help further offset the cost.

School Dance-A-Thon!

posted Jan 20, 2020, 10:13 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Jan 27, 2020, 7:08 AM ]


 Save the date!  On February 13th our school will be participating in a school wide Dance-A-Thon!  Students have been provided with pledge sheets to get sponsors to generate funds for our school activities.  There are prizes to be won and our top three students will get a Chromebook, Wireless headphones or a Galaxy Tablet!

Let's get ready to dance!

National Sweater Day!

posted Jan 20, 2020, 9:52 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Jan 27, 2020, 7:03 AM ]

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Our school will be taking part in National Sweater Day on Thursday, February 6th!

National Sweater Day is an annual event organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada. On National Sweater Day, WWF asks Canadians from coast to coast to turn down thermostats by two degrees Celsius at home, at school, and at work to highlight the role that energy conservation plays in preventing climate change.
Our school buildings will be a litter chillier on February 6th, so we are asking that all students wear or bring a sweater to school.
Through participation, we hope to understand how everyday actions affect our planet’s future.
We are looking forward to a cozy day in the classroom!

To learn more about National Sweater Day, please visit schools.wwf.ca

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