School News & Announcements

SCHOOL PHOTO DAY MOVED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

posted by Rosanne Popp

(the original date was this Wed. Oct. 17).  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS NEW TO ST. MARY-SIGN UP TO RECEIVE SCHOOL EMAILS

posted Sep 29, 2018, 7:55 PM by Rosanne Popp

In order to receive the weekly updates, newsletters and other email/phone reminders from the school, parents of students new to St. Mary School (including JK parents) must register online; click here for all the information on how to do this.  Don't miss out; register now!  

ST. MARY SCHOOL TERRY FOX RUN, THURS. OCT. 4

posted Sep 29, 2018, 7:47 PM by Rosanne Popp

St. Mary School will be keeping Terry’s dream alive this Thursday (Oct. 4) when students from JK-grade 6 participate in our Terry Fox School Run.  Please continue to reach out to your friends, families and neighbours to invite them to make a donation to support cancer research (please remember that we do not want students to go door-to-door canvassing, unless accompanied by an adult).  To make online donations, just follow the link below to be taken to our school's donation webpage:
http://www.terryfox.ca/StMarySchGloucester   If you are available as a parent volunteer on Run Day, sign up online by clicking here.

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR WED. OCT 2

posted Sep 29, 2018, 7:40 PM by Rosanne Popp

All St. Mary parents/guardians are invited to attend!  This will be our first School Council meeting of the year and the new School Council Executive members will be chosen at this meeting.  Interested in a position?  Click here for all the information on the various positions on the School Council and for a self-nomination form.

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING FOR MON. SEPT. 24 CANCELLED

posted Sep 23, 2018, 7:17 PM by Rosanne Popp

We will let parents & guardians know as soon as a new date for this meeting has been scheduled.

ST. MARY SCHOOL CLOSED MON. SEPT. 24

posted Sep 23, 2018, 7:12 PM by Rosanne Popp   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 7:13 PM ]

I am thankful that our community and our school was spared the type of damage that occurred elsewhere in Ottawa from Friday's tornadoes.  As you have undoubtedly heard from previous phone and email messages, St. Mary School, along with all Ottawa Catholic Schools, is closed today (Mon. Sept. 24). Bus transportation is cancelled, as are our Board's EDP (before-and-after school) daycare programs

While we have electricity, operational traffic signals and little damage from downed trees here in Greely, that is not the case elsewhere.  Many of our employees at St. Mary travel from other parts of the city.  By closing schools, and keeping our Board's 4000 employees and 38000 students off the roads, we are cooperating with Ottawa Emergency Services as they work to return power and safe road conditions to all parts of our city.  Community use of our school this evening is also cancelled.  This means that our first School Council meeting (scheduled for tonight at 7pm) is cancelled and will have to be rescheduled.  As soon as a new date is chosen for our School Council meeting, we will share that information with our parents and guardians.

Please refer back to our school website or the board website at ocsb.ca later today for an update regarding school closures for Tuesday.  As well, please keep all members of the greater Ottawa community, who are still suffering the effects of last Friday's events, in your thoughts and prayers.

Rosanne Popp, Principal St. Mary School


PARENT VOLUNTEERS: sign up online for your police record check

posted Sep 13, 2018, 12:04 PM by Rosanne Popp

All parent volunteers in our schools 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.

FUN FAIR ORDER DEADLINE FRI. JUNE 1

posted May 30, 2018, 7:37 PM by Rosanne Popp   [ updated May 30, 2018, 7:41 PM ]

The deadline for all ordering for Fun Fair is this Friday, June 1, 2018, 11.59 PM
TO ORDER TICKETS & FOOD, CLICK HERE!
WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS! Please sign up to volunteer your time-even volunteering for one hour would be a big help! We will have to cancel some games if there are not enough volunteers.
It is important to actually fill out the form as we are better able to plan the schedule.  CLICK HERE!
St. Mary Fun Fair Coordinators

OPEN HOUSE/MUFFIN BREAKFAST THIS THURS. (MAY 10)

posted May 6, 2018, 5:59 PM by Rosanne Popp

On Thursday May 10th, from 8:00-9:15 a.m.,  we will be holding an Open House/Muffin Breakfast at St. Mary School! 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. For more details, click here.


CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK, MAY 7-11

posted May 6, 2018, 5:54 PM by Rosanne Popp

This week we celebrate Catholic Education Week.  Click here for a list of special activities taking place this week at St. Mary School.

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