School News & Announcements

ALL SCHOOLS OPEN MON. OCT. 7

posted Oct 6, 2019, 6:57 PM by Rosanne Popp

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the provincial government thus averting a strike at all Ottawa Catholic Schools.  All Ottawa Catholic schools and daycares will be open on Monday, October 7, 2019, at their regular scheduled times. Director of Education, Denise Andre said, “I would like to begin by extending my sincere thanks to parents, students and community partners. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through the challenges of last week. This is good news for our students and staff.”

RUDHRO PRINCE MEMORIAL WALK: JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

posted Sep 20, 2019, 5:54 AM by Rosanne Popp   [ updated Sep 20, 2019, 5:59 AM ]

Everyone is invited to the 1st annual Rudhro Prince Memorial Walk this Sunday at Andrew Haydon Park!  We hope to see many families and staff join this event.  Start time is 8:30am.  You can register or donate to the event here; you can also register when you arrive on Sunday.  All proceeds from this event go to:  Asthma Canada, CHEO and St. Mary School.

Hey students: You can wear your grade colour to help you find your classmates at the park! 
JK/SK: BLUE

Gr. 1: GREEN

Gr. 2: ORANGE

Gr. 3: PURPLE

Gr. 4: PINK/VIOLET

Gr. 5: YELLOW

Gr. 6: BLACK

"MEET THE TEACHER" THURS. SEPT. 19, 6:30-7:30PM

posted Sep 18, 2019, 1:58 PM by Rosanne Popp

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend! Please meet in the gym at 6:30pm; after a short presentation, parents will have a chance to move to the classrooms and meet the teachers.  Typically this is an evening for adults; if parents do not have a caregiver to stay home with the kids however, they are welcome to bring them along.  Hope to see you Thursday evening!

CODE OF CONDUCT

posted Sep 2, 2019, 4:08 PM by Rosanne Popp

This week your child/children will bring home our "Code of Conduct" and "Appropriate Use of Technology" information forms.
Please review together, sign and return to the school. 

WEEKLY UPDATE SEPT. 3-6, 2019

posted Sep 2, 2019, 3:58 PM by Rosanne Popp

Click here to see the weekly update.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

posted Sep 2, 2019, 3:55 PM by Rosanne Popp

OCSB schools do not have mandatory school supply lists, other than asking that each child have a pair of indoor running shoes that will stay at the school, a backpack and a lunch box.  Should you wish to purchase a few other supplies for your children, our teachers have made have created an optional list of items that you may wish to consider.  This list was sent home with the final report card, or you can click here to view it.

MUFFIN BREAKFAST IS TOMORROW, FRI. MAY 10

posted May 9, 2019, 3:47 PM by Rosanne Popp

ST. MARY SCHOOL WILL BE HOLDING AN OPEN HOUSE/MUFFIN BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY, MAY 10, FROM 8:00AM-9:15AM:  ALL FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!

Muffins, coffee and juice will be served in the gym.  Please help us reduce waste by bringing your own reusable travel mug/coffee cup.  Families are also invited to visit the classrooms to view the student work on display.

 Parents, please remember that you are responsible for keeping your children with you and supervising them from the time you arrive until 9:00 a.m..  If you need to leave between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., you may drop your child/children off at their homeroom (morning) classroom, as teachers will be on supervision duty between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m.

The schoolyard gates will be open on the day of our Open House/Muffin Breakfast, so that you may park in the backyard.  This means our yard will be closed to students that morning.  Students arriving by bus will be escorted into the school through the front door and will go directly to their classrooms.  Please do not park in our bus lane, on the “ramp” leading from Bank St. to Mitch Owens (or even along the merging lane in front of the school that leads to this ramp) as you may receive a parking ticket.

We will have a few tables set up with lost and found items. Please take a moment to look over the items, as we will be donating the items that are not claimed at the end of the month.

We look forward to seeing you on May 10th!

R. Popp, Principal St. Mary School


FUNFAIR IS THURS. JUNE 6, 4:30-8:00PM

posted May 9, 2019, 3:38 PM by Rosanne Popp

St. Mary’s annual FunFair is on June 6th from 4:30 to 8:00pm; join us, in the school’s backyard for this family celebration.  

Online ticket ordering for food/activities  is open now and will close on Monday, May 13th at midnight.  

How to order?

Follow these steps to order your tickets online:

1.    Visit https://stmarycouncil.hotlunches.net

2.    Sign in to your account you created in Term 1.

3.    Select “ORDERS”, and “STUDENT”

4.    Look for “FUNFAIR 2019"

5.    Select your Student(s) and “ORDER”

6.    Place your Order 

Please email stmarylunches@icloud.com if you have any questions on ordering or experience technical difficulties.

Pre-ordering tickets is important, as it helps us plan for the event and will guarantee your food choices.  You may choose to invite your immediate family members to join in on the fun as well and purchase tickets on their behalf.

We are looking for volunteers to help operate stations for 1 hour and 15 minute increments; some stations include serving food and drinks, supervising an inflatable or facilitating a game. 

We are also looking for baked (nut-free) donations for our Bale Sale.

Sign up below.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER AND OR DONATE BAKED GOODS!

Please email funfairstmary2019@hotmail.com if you have any questions on FunFair.

Thank you for your support.

Parent Council /Fun Fair Coordinator

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LENTEN PROJECT!

posted Mar 24, 2019, 7:43 PM by Rosanne Popp   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 7:44 PM ]

Our school has partnered with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - North of 60. This organization gathers non-perishables and arranges sea containers for delivery to communities that are in need. We will collect items for the Rankin Inlet Sharing Centre.

IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE CONSIDER SENDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO THE SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN:

 - white sugar (1kg-2.5 kg bags)

- white all-purpose flour (2.5 kg or smaller)

- Crisco vegetable oil (must be Crisco brand)

- Crisco vegetable shortening (must be Crisco brand and this product must be packaged in a tub in order to avoid spillage in case it melts during transportation.)

- canned vegetables (corn, peas, carrots)

 Kindly ensure that your donations' "Best Before Date" is 2020 or later. Items will be collected from now until Wednesday, April 17th.  


PARENT VOLUNTEERS: Sign up online for your police record check

posted Feb 25, 2019, 7:44 PM by Rosanne Popp

All parent volunteers in our school or taking part in field trips must now have a police record check for the vulnerable sector.  You can apply online for free if you upload a letter from the school when you apply.

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