School News & Announcements

ST. MARY SCHOOL ADVENT PROJECTS

posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:24 AM by Rosanne Popp

During Advent our school focus is on “Community”. One way we can exemplify this Gospel Value as a school community is by reaching out to others, in a spirit of sharing and compassion.  To do this, we will be supporting some families at our own school, working with two other Catholic elementary schools who have a larger number of families to support, raising money for WE Schools and collecting items for The Shepherds of Good Hope.  For all the details on how you can help, just click here.


INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY?

posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:19 AM by Rosanne Popp   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 6:21 AM ]

If you would like to sign-up to help at Christmas Shopping Day (this Fri. Dec. 14), just click here to sign-up for volunteering  .

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY IS COMING SOON!

posted Nov 14, 2018, 4:17 AM by Rosanne Popp

Christmas Shopping Day at St. Mary School is on Fri. Dec. 14.  THE FIRST DONATION DROP-OFF TIME IS THIS THURS., NOV. 15, FROM 4-8 PM.  Click here for all the information about Christmas Shopping Day.

PARENT INTERVIEWS: ONLINE BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

posted Nov 11, 2018, 11:17 AM by Rosanne Popp   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 4:50 PM ]

Interviews for parents of gr. 1-6 students ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​on​ ​Thursday,​ ​November​ 15,​ ​2018.  ​Kindergarten​ parent  ​interviews​ ​will​ ​be​ ​on​ ​Thursday,​ ​November​ ​22.​  

To book an interview time, click on the teacher’s name (below) 

If you have questions about the online booking  procedure, please contact the main office or Ms. Popp (Principal).  

 Helpful Tips

  • Please realize that there is limited availability for some teachers in gr. 4-6, as some of these teachers teach up to 50 students each day.  If the interview slots are all taken when you try to book, please call the school and ask the teacher to contact you for a phone interview at a mutually convenient time

  • Kindly book only one time slot per teacher

  • Your​ ​network​ ​server​ ​at​ ​work​ may ​block your access to book ​an appointment,; if so,  please​ ​try​ ​booking​ ​an​ ​interview​ ​from​ ​home

  • ​In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​see​ ​more​ ​than​ ​one​ ​teacher’s​ ​schedule​ ​at the​ ​same​ ​time,​ ​we​ ​suggest​ ​you​ ​open​ ​up​ ​multiple​ ​tabs​ ​in​ ​your​ ​web​ ​browser​ ​and​ ​view​ ​each​ ​teacher’s schedule/availability​ ​in​ ​the​ ​different​ ​tabs

  • When you find a time slot that you would like to book, click SAVE to book that appointment time; you will get an email to confirm your appointment

Thursday November 15, 2018 Gr. 1-6 Interview Night:  Click on the teacher’s name below to book

Gr. 1 Mr. Da Silva

 Gr. 1  Mrs. Weber  

Gr. 1&2 Mrs. Dalrymple

Gr. 2 Mrs. Elliott is not available on this date to do face-to-face interviews.  Please contact the school to schedule a phone interview with Mrs. Elliott, if necessary.

Gr. 2&3 Ms. Cavar

Gr. 3 Mrs. Hamilton

Gr. 3 Ms. Haskell

Primary French Mme Clement  (French teacher for Mrs. Weber, Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Hamilton and Ms. Haskell’s classes)

 Primary French Mme Menard (French teacher for Mr. DaSilva, Ms. Dalrymple and Ms Cavar’s classes)    

Primary Language Class Mrs. Pilon

Gr. 4 English, Gr. 4&5 English Ms. Haroun

Gr. 4 English Ms. Visentin

Gr. 5 English, Gr. 6 English Mrs. Moreira

Gr. 5 English Mrs. Utano

Gr. 6 English Mr. Duhaime

Gr. 4 French Immersion, Gr. 6 French Extended Mme Julie DiGaetano

Gr. 4&5 French Immersion, Gr. 6 French Immersion Mme Bissonnette

Gr. 5 French Immersion Mme Ouellette

Gr. 4&5 Extended French-We are in the process of confirming the teacher who will replace Mme Alex; parent interviews with this teacher will take place at a later time.

Thursday November 22 Kindergarten Interview Night-Click on the educators' names below to book

Please make one interview appointment with your child’s homeroom teacher and ECE (Early Childhood Educator).

Not sure who the homeroom teacher is? Ask your child which of the Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) below is in his/her class (the ECEs stay with the homeroom class at all times, while the teachers switch for French/English).

JK/SK     Miss Cindy (ECE)  and Mme Gisele (homeroom teacher)

JK/SK     Mrs. Pignat (ECE) and Mrs. Moor  (homeroom teacher)

JK/SK     Mrs. Stevens (ECE), Ms. Myers (new teacher replacing Mrs. Zagaria):   Face-to-face interviews will not take place at this time, as Ms. Myers (the new teacher) is just meeting the class on Monday.  If the JK/SK team would like an interview this Fall, you will be contacted in the next few weeks. If you do not receive a call, the opportunity for an interview will take place at a later date (for example, when end-of-term Reports go home in February).  If you have specific questions and would like to speak to the Team this Fall, please contact the school towards the end of November, when the new teacher has had a chance to get to know your child a bit better.

SCHOOL PHOTO DAY MOVED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

posted Oct 16, 2018, 8:31 AM 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


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