School News & Announcements

Come and celebrate the end of the year!

posted Jun 6, 2019, 12:35 PM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 12:42 PM ]

TVO mPower!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 8:18 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

Activate Math Power with free Online K-6 Games.  Developed by the creators of award-winning tvokids, tvo mPower is a series of exciting, cross-curricular that support the development of foundational K-6 math and STEM skills.  The interactive games foster positive attitudes toward math in the classroom and at home. Create your account at

Friday, June 7th

posted May 31, 2019, 9:37 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

A reminder that there is a PD Day June 7th.  School will resume on Monday, June 10th.

Register online for Summer Camps!

posted May 31, 2019, 9:31 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

SummerCamps 2019
All of our camps are offered in conjunction with a variety of quality service providers and are open to students from all school boards.


 Click on the registration link above.

Discover Ottawa's Pools & Beaches

posted May 31, 2019, 7:31 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

The City has many places for you and your family to enjoy the water!   Check out what each location has to offer, there is a broad range of fun and athletic programs.

Stay safe this summer and by taking advantage of the City’s assortment of Red Cross swimming lessons, Aquafit and certification programs!

PD Day - May 17th

posted May 9, 2019, 5:33 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

 A reminder to our parents that Friday, May 17th is a Professional Development Day and there is no school.  On Monday, May 20th it is Victoria Day and there is no school for this statutory holiday.  We will resume on May 21st!

Catholic Education Week at St Martin's!

posted Apr 29, 2019, 8:01 AM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 8:08 AM ]

Spring Dance!

posted Apr 18, 2019, 1:45 PM by Margarita Ziroldo   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 8:13 AM ]

St. Martin de Porres School Council is pleased to announce our annual school dance will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019. This year's theme is Heroes and Villains. Are you a hero or a villain? Choose your favourite character to dress up as although costumes are not required. There will be popcorn and water available for $1 each. No drop offs please. All students must be accompanied by an adult. Lots of fun and dancing from 6:30-8pm in the school gymnasium. Please use the door closest to the staff parking lot. Hope to see you there! It's going to be a blast!  

Easter Egg Hunt!

posted Apr 18, 2019, 1:43 PM by Margarita Ziroldo

Colorful painted easter eggs 3D
Our Social Justice Club is organizing an Easter Egg Hunt for the whole school on Wednesday, April 24th! Cost is $1 to participate to add to our OK Clean Water Project.  Let's go looking!

Message from Ottawa Public Health

posted Apr 4, 2019, 7:10 AM by Margarita Ziroldo

One case of measles confirmed in Ottawa


April 3, 2019

Announcements and Events

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is investigating one confirmed case of measles in an individual who may not have received all of their required measles vaccines. OPH is working closely with local health care providers and hospitals to contact individuals and families who may have been exposed to the infectious case. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease.

People who were present at the following locations and times were potentially exposed to the measles virus:

  • March 26, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m: 40 Hines Rd - lobby, elevator or ground floor
  • March 27, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m: 40 Hines Rd - lobby, elevator or ground floor
  • March 27, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m: Real Canadian Superstore, 760 Eagleson Rd
  • March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m – 9 p.m: Ottawa West Travel Clinic, 760 Eagleson Rd 2nd floor
  • March 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m - 5:45 p.m: Queensway Carleton Hospital Emergency Department
  • April 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m – noon: Queensway Carleton Hospital Ambulatory Care

OPH advises all individuals who were present at these locations, at the times listed above to check their immunization records or contact their health care provider if they are unsure about their immunization status.

If you were at these location at those times AND you fall into one of the following categories, please contact OPH at 613-580-6744:

  • Born in or after 1970 AND never received a measles-containing vaccine or;
  • Have a weakened immune system or;
  • Are pregnant or;
  • Work in the health care or child care sector or;
  • Had a child under the age of 1 with you when you visited one of the above locations.

Early symptoms of measles may include fever, cough, or tiny white spots in the mouth. Within three to seven days, a red blotchy rash will appear, first on the face and then spreading to the body, arms and legs. If you believe that you have measles, you should isolate yourself by staying home and avoid all contact with unimmunized persons. Call before visiting your health care provider, so they can take precautions to protect other patients.

The measles virus(link is external) is transmitted through the air or by direct contact with an infected person. Measles is more severe in adults and infants than in children and can lead to complications. We strongly encourage all residents to consider vaccination as a way to protect yourself and your family against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. If you are unsure of your vaccination status or that of your children, please discuss this with your health care provider.

For additional information on measles(link is external) and immunization, visit is external) or call the Ottawa Public Health Information Centre at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656).


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