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Beacon of Hope Award

March 21, 2019
​ Congratulations to Megan Driver who is this year's Beacon of Hope Award Recipient for our school.  The Beacon of Hope Award is given annually to one student in each of the elementary schools in our board.  Megan is an "unsung hero" who has made significant contributions to the life of...
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Big Kids Entertainment Production of Little Red Riding Hood

March 21, 2019
​ Big Kids Entertainment treated our school to a performance of Little Red Riding Hood this morning, which focused on the theme of healthy digital citizenship through the lens of this popular children's story.  Great work Mr. Griffin on narrating the performance and to Ms. Rutkowska for Polish accent and cameo appearance. ...

Rube Golberg Competition

March 08, 2019
Today, our Gr. 8 students faced off against each other in our annual Rube Golberg Competition.  Some creative and innovative designs were on display with lots of original thought, hard work, and teamwork added in.​
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Tim the French Stunt Ventriloquist Visits SMB

March 07, 2019
​ Our French teachers successfully applied for a $400 French grant earlier in the year and were able to bring back Tim the Stunt Ventriloquist.  Our Gr. 1-8 students enjoyed his juggling, puppets, and comedy while continuing to learn French in a fun way.  

Ash Wednesday

March 07, 2019
​ Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our Lenten Journey.  Lent is a time when, as a Catholic faith community, we focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Michel from St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church led us in our Ash Wednesday Liturgy of the Word and distribution of ashes.  We will be...

First Reconciliation

March 06, 2019
​ Congratulations to our students who celebrated the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Thursday, March 28th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Thank you to all of our families for preparing our students so well and to our staff members who worked hard in class and at the church to make...

Basketball Tournaments

March 04, 2019
​ Congratulations to all of our basketball teams for their great sportsmanship, effort, and teamwork over the past 2 months.  The teams has their board tournaments last week with SMB making it to the finals or semi-finals in all but one division.  Thanks to all the parents and friends who came...

Pink Shirt Day

February 27, 2019
​ There was a pink wave that hit our school today as we celebrate Pink Shirt Day!  Pink Shirt Day is a reminder to us all to be kind to others.  We challenge everyone in our school community to do something extra nice or say something extra kind to someone else today.  Keep calm...
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Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

February 19, 2019
Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2019 During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values...

Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Poster Contest Winners

February 15, 2019
​ Congratulations to Grace G who was the school winner in the Knights of Columbus Alcohol Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.  Congratulations as well to MacKenzie O who was the school winner for the Drug Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.  Thank you to all those who entered the contest this year and special...
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Celebrating Flag Day

February 15, 2019
​ To celebrate Flag Day, our school gathered in the gym for a special rendition of O' Canada and a Flag Day Assembly.  Some information about how our Canadian Flag came to be was shared by our Gr. 5 students.  Great to see so much red/white and Canadian colours today!  Attached...

Paging Collin Johnson!

February 14, 2019
​ Congratulations to Collin Johnson, a Gr. 8 student at SMB, who has recently been selected to serve as a Legislative Page at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.  The Page Program is a full-time educational program that engages young students in the parliamentary and political process.  Collin will be participating at...
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Grade 7-8 Skills Ontario Challenge

February 08, 2019
​ To encourage authentic STEM-related experiential learning and pathways exploration and to increase awareness of career opportunities in skilled trades and technologies, SMB is participating in the Skills Ontario competition.  Ms. Coppen's Gr. 8 Class is competing in a regional challenge competition on February 26 at Loyalist College.  Good luck SMB!
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Welcome to Kindergarten!

February 01, 2019
  The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board looks forward to welcoming your child to our kindergarten classrooms!
Online Pre-Registration  New this year! ALCDSB offers pre-registration online for all incoming kindergarten students.  Pre-Registration Online Form
This application will take approximately 15 minutes. After you complete this form,...

MADD Smart Wheels Bus

January 31, 2019
​ Some of our Jr. classes participated in the MADD Smart Wheels program today.  The MADD bus became a virtual reality classroom in which students were able to put on some high tech virtual reality goggles to simulate real-life scenarios.  The message reinforces safety on our roadways and taking care of...

Book Exchange

January 28, 2019
​ In support of Family Literacy Day, SMB hosted its annual Book Exchange on Friday, January 25th.   Students were able to bring in books that were no longer read or used at home in exchange for a new book or two that someone else brought in.  We also held a Pyjama...
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Gr. 5-8 Kingston Police Internet Safety Presentations

January 15, 2019
​ Our Gr. 5-8 students were engaged in a very informative presentation by Constables MacMillan and Anderson about internet safety on Monday, January 14th.  Topics included being smart about what is posted on social media, protecting your privacy, cyber-bullying, being smart about who you trust on social media, and not sharing...

Advent Food Drive for St. Vincent De Paul

December 21, 2018
​ Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's Advent food drive for St. Vincent De Paul.  Once again, we are able to make a sizable donation, which assists those who need a helping hand over the holiday season.  Our total food collection weighed in at over 1 ton!  Way...
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Advent Mass and Bake Sale

December 19, 2018
​ Our Advent Mass was well-attended this year at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Our Kindergarten students led us off with a couple Christmas songs before Fr. Amato led us in the celebration of Mass.  Thank you to all of our students who particpated in the Mass by helping out...

Royal Canadian Legion Literacy Contest Winners

December 18, 2018
​ Our school did very well again this year with our submissions to the annual Royal Canadian Legion Literacy Contest.  An incredible seven students placed in the top three for their category and ages.  Congratulations to all our entries and especially to the following students: Jacob V - 3rd place Elijah...

Sr. Girls' Volleyball Championship

December 14, 2018
​ Our Sr. Girls' Volleyball Team took on the team from St. Martha's on Wednesday, December 12 at Regiopolis Notre-Dame for the board championship.  Despite our effort and determination, the girls lost to St. Martha's in two sets.  As always, the girls did show great sportsmanship and represented our school very...

Poinsettia Fundraiser

December 12, 2018
​ Thanks to everyone for their support of our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser, which brought in $1,846.00 profit for our school.  Special thanks to Sheri LaDuca for leading the organization of our fundraiser, to our parent volunteers who helped sort out and distrubute the flowers, and to everyone who purchased flowers this...
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Advent Prayer Services

December 10, 2018
​ Today we continue with our Monday Prayer Services during this time of Advent.  Each Monday morning, we gather in our gym to contemplate the season in hope for the birth of Jesus.  Thank you to Ms. Bulmer and her class for leading us in prayer each week.

Jingle Bell Walk

December 07, 2018
​ The sun was shining for our annual Jingle Bell Walk on Friday, December 7th.  All of our students were able to get active and have fun as we made our way through the parks and neighbourhood around our school.  Thank you to all those who have brought in non-perishable food...
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UPDATE: School Threats, Dec. 5 & 6

December 05, 2018
December 10- Update from Kingston Police Investigation Continuing into Threats against Local Schools   The threats made to several local schools on December 5 and 6, 2018 has been investigated by the Kingston Police. They have been found to be unsubstantiated and no actual danger existed at any of the schools...

Snowplough Safety Presentations

December 05, 2018
​ Our younger students were treated with a visit from the snowplough today.  During the visit, we learned about snowplough safety as well as how the streets are cleared of snow in the winter.  Remember to be safe in the snow!

SMB Indigo Night

November 29, 2018
​ Thank you to our School Council for organizing another successful Indigo Night for our school.  Thank you to all of those who came out to support our school by shopping at Indigo on Wednesday, November 28th.  During the event, 20% of sales were donated back to the school, providing approximately...

Kindergarten Prayer Service

November 28, 2018
​ Our Kindergarten classes were treated by a visit from Michel Quenneville, our seminarian from St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, who led our Kindergarten classes in a morning prayer service.  Michel visits our school after our monthly Masses to reinforce the Gospel messages that our students hear.


November 26, 2018
​ Congratulations to all our of students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, November 25th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Thank you to Archbishop O'Brien, Fr. Amato, and Kevin from the church Youth Ministry for helping our school staff and parents prepare our students in receiving the...
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Gr. 3/4 Kingston Police Internet Safety Presentation

November 19, 2018
​ Constable Bryan McMillan from Kingston Police visited our Gr. 3 and 4 students today to help us learn more about internet safety.  He talked about being smart about what we post online and who we talk to online.  He also answered lots of questions about policing in Kingston.  Thank you...

SMB Yearbook

November 13, 2018
​Please see the attached flyer for information on ordering the 2018/2019 SMB Yearbook. The order deadline is Nov. 30th.

Chapters Night Fundraiser at Indigo

November 13, 2018
​Please see the attached flyer for details on our annual fundraiser. We hope to see you on Wed., Nov. 28th between 5pm - 9pm at Indigo. Thank you for your support!

Poinsettia Fundraiser

November 12, 2018
​Please see the attached letter regarding the Poinsettia fundraiser at SMB. Thank you for your support.

Remembrance Day

November 09, 2018
​ Today we offer gratitude and prayers for those who have sacrificed on our behalf so that we may live in peace today.  We offer a special thank you to Major Justin Behiels and Major Ray Vanderberg for making our Remembrance Day Assembly more meaningful by sharing their knowledge, experience, and WWII...

Inclement Weather Information

November 09, 2018
​Please see the attached letter regarding information on bus delays/cancellations and student attendance on inclement weather days.

After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

November 05, 2018
​ The After School ABA Program is offering FREE Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication.  For Belleville and area, including Napanee :
For more information:  ASAP Flyer - Updated October...
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Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-10

November 05, 2018
In 2016, the Ontario government passed the Treaties Recognition Week Act to honour the importance of treaties and to help all Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. This legislation designates the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week and is intended to bring awareness to the treaty...

Bus Safety Presentations

November 05, 2018
​ Buster the Bus visited our school again this year for our annual bus safety presentations.  Tri-Board Transportations facilitates the Safe Rider Program in which interactive assemblies are offered for our K-3 and 4-8 students.  Buster the Bus visits our younger students while the older students participate in a trivia game...

#Jakestrong Thank You

October 31, 2018
​ Message from Jake Cooper's mom   "Thank you so much from the bottom of our Jakes heart,  I can't wait to show him and put the banner up in his room.  Money will be going into trust for Jake.  Please thank the organizer, staff and all the entire school community. ...

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2018
​ There were a number of activities taking place today at SMB in anticipation of Halloween.  Our Kindergarten students wore their costumes for a visit to Trillium Ridge to treat the residents with a collection of superheroes, characters, and special guests.  Back at school, our primary students enjoyed our Spookarama activities,...

Picture Retake Day is Wed., Nov. 14

October 30, 2018
​Please see the attached flyer regarding Picture Retake Day.

Student Spirited Support Kick Off Assembly

October 29, 2018
​ Senior students who facilitate our Student Spirited Support Team led our school for our kick-off assembly today.  The mandate of the group is to serve as peer helpers for students who may be looking for extra support when dealing with other students, managing school work, having some issues outside of school,...

Jamaica Mission Fish Fry at Holy Cross CSS - Nov. 9th

October 29, 2018
​Please see the attached letter regarding this fun event taking place at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School on Friday, November 9th. Thank you for your support!

Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 29, 2018
​Please see the attached letter regarding Progress Reports and how to schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences online.

Hot Lunch 2018-2019

October 29, 2018
​Pleae see the attached letter regarding Hot Lunch.

SMB Night at the Kingston Frontenacs Game

October 29, 2018
​ On Friday, October 26th, the SMB Special Events Choir opened up the Kingston Frontenacs game with the singing of our National Anthem.  Thank you to all of our choir members for doing such a great job in getting the game started well.  Unfortunately, the Frontenacs lost the game to the...


October 29, 2018
​ In light of the recent incident at Holy Cross in which students from our family Catholic secondary school were involved in a serious car accident, SMB hosted a "jersey day" to support one of the families to help offset some of the costs associated with the hospital visits.  Together, we...

Kingston Frontenacs Visit SMB

October 17, 2018
​ SMB welcomed #10 Cameron Hough and #11 Bryan Laureigh from the Kingston Frontenacs yesterday who came to our school to visit classrooms in support of our upcoming SMB Frontenacs Night.  On Friday, October 26th, our special events choir is singing the national anthem at the Frontenacs game at the Leons...

Bus Patroller Training

October 16, 2018
​ On Tuesday, October 16th and Thrusday, October 18th, several students from SMB joined students from other schools to participate in bus patroller training.  Our bus patrollers help our bus drivers with our youngest riders as well as in emergency situations.  Thanks to all of our student volunteers and thanks to...
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ALCDSB Shares Experiences with FreshGrade [video]

October 02, 2018
FreshGrade is a digital portfolio and assessment platform that makes learning visible for educators, parents/guardians and students.  Check out what ALCDSB educators and students have to say about their experience with FreshGrade!


Bill Richardson Visit SMB for Kingston WritersFest

October 01, 2018
​ Author Bill Richardson visited SMB on Monday, October 1st as part of Kingston's Writer's Fest Celebration of Literacy and the Authors @ School Program.  Mr. Richardson shared his new book, The Bunny Band, with Ms. Sheppard and Ms. Albrough's classes.  Each class read the story with Mr. Richardson, which was...
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Ambush Rocks Our Open House Again!

September 29, 2018
​ We had cooperative weather,  another great turnout, and the best entertainment for our annual Open House BBQ on Thursday, September 27th.  We offer a special thank you to our School Council who did the lion's share of the organization, set up, and clean up.  Thank you to our local health...

Terry Fox Walk

September 27, 2018
​ The weather was perfect today as our school particpated in our annual Terry Fox Walk in support of cancer research.  We are still counting money as it continues to trickle in, hoping to surpass the $40,000 mark over the last 10 years.  Thanks to everyone in our school community for...

See You at the Pole

September 27, 2018
​ Ms. Bulmer's class led our intermediate students today at our Meet You At the Pole prayer service.  Last year, we held this worldwide prayer service at our flag pole, but the rain moved us indoors for this year.  Thank you to all of our student leaders who helped the school...

ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018


September 21, 2018
​ Thanks to a $500 dollar grant from our local Kingston Health Unit, our school was able to purchase some new balls for our gym equipment room.  The deal was that we had to do something active at the school to get the grant, so today we hosted a Bounce-A-Thon in...

School Cash Online

September 10, 2018
​Please see the attached letter regarding School Cash Online.

Ms. Bogle's Class Retreat

September 10, 2018
​ On Friday, September 7th, Ms. Bogle's class spent the day at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church to participate in a class retreat.  Taking care of our their spiritual wellness, Ms. Bogle's class engaged in various activities and were able to spend some time with Fr. Amato.  The day finished...

Japanese Visit

September 07, 2018
​ Our annual visitors from Sakurano-Seibo Junior College in Japan visited us on Friday, September 7th.  Ms. Cambell and Ms. Lollar's classes gathered in the gym to partake in some origami folding, ball games, and top spinning while learning a little bit about Japanese culture.   Our visitors toured our school and...

Inpirational Painting

September 05, 2018
​ Our school is brighter and happier thanks to a team of parent and student volunteers who offered their time and talents over the summer months to come in and do some painting.  We have many new inspirational quotes and advice in our hallways and washrooms to encourage our students to be kind...

Butterflies Everywhere!

September 05, 2018
​ As part of our Butterfly Trail initiative that began several years ago now, we have continued the tradition of purchasing butterfly kits of our Kindergarten and Primary classroom.  Each class hosts 6 monarch butterfly caterpillars and 2 chrysalises.  Students help to look after the caterpillars until they form into their chyrsalis. ...
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New Play Structure @ SMB

September 05, 2018
​ Thanks to the awesome fundraising efforts of our School Council and they support of all of our school community, we were able to purchase and install our newest play structure in our school yard.  Designed our Kindergarten/Gr. 1 students, it has already become a popular destination for recess and outdoor...

Gold EcoSchool

June 20, 2018
​ Due to the hard work of our EcoTeam and our school community, we have achieved gold ecoschools status for the 2017-18 school year.  This marks the 11th consecutive year that our school has been either a gold or platinum certified EcoSchool.  Way to go SMB!  

SMB Wins the Board Track and Field Championship

June 20, 2018
​ Our students did exceptionally well this year at the board Track and Field Meets on Monday, June 18 (Tyke and Pee Wee) and June 19 (Bantam).  Many of our athletes placed in the top 5 boardwide, leading our school to our first ever championship in track and field.  Below is...

Volunteer Luncheon and Volunteer of the Year Award

June 13, 2018
​ As you know, SMB is a busy place with lots going on pretty much all the time.  It is only possible to offer all of these opportunities because of all the great work that our volunteers do each year.  On Wednesday, June 12th, our school held our annual Volunteer Luncheon...
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Flag Football Champs!

May 30, 2018
​ Congratulations to our flag football team who won the board tournament on Tuesday, May 29th.  Our team went undefeated for the day, prevailing over St. Francis in the championship game.   Congratulations team to great sportsmanship and results!
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Fun Fair

May 29, 2018
​ SMB held its most successful Fun Fair to date on Saturday, May 26th.  The weather was fantastic and our community support was excellent for this annual event.  We extend a huge thank you to our School Council who spent countless hours organizing for the big day and getting ready for...

School Track and Field Meet

May 29, 2018
​ On Monday, May 28th, our school held its annual track and field meet at CaraCo Field.  The weather cooperated and the events ran well, allowing us to finish all the events except for the 1,500m race, which will be held at the school in the near future.  Those who were...


May 10, 2018
​ During Catholic Education Week, May 7-11, SMB hosted its third musical "Annie".  In total, there were 10 performances with 8 daytime performances for our students and students from other schools in our board, and 2 evening performances for parents and guests.  The musical was completely awesome again this year with...

Congratulations Ms. Ows

May 09, 2018
​ Congratulations to Ms. Ows who was the recipient of the Katharine Award at this year's Catholic Education Week Mass.  The Katharine Award is meant to recognize an individual, group or school whose charitable efforts honour the spirit of giving of the late Katharine Splinter and are consistent with the character of...

First Eucharist

April 30, 2018
​ On Sunday, April 29th, many of our Gr. 2 students celebrated the Sacrament of First Eucharist at St. Paul the Apostle Church.  In conjuction with St. John XXIII Catholic School, our students have been preparing for this special day for many months in class.  Special thanks to the Knights of...

Ms. Bogle's Class Wins Kingston Earth Day Challenge

April 23, 2018
​ Congrats to Mrs. Bogle's grade 1 classroom from from for the winning design for the solid waste services Earth Day design contest. They win a full year's worth of composting bins! Way to go Gr. 1's!

Living Rosary in Support of Humbolt Broncos and Jonathan Pitre

April 20, 2018
​ In support of the recent tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan and the passing of Jonathan Pitre, our staff and students enacted a living rosary on Friday, April 20th.  Our school community gathered in the gym for a time of reflection and prayer.  Thank you to Ms. Lollar's class for leading us today.

Parent Night - Responsible Use of Electronics

April 20, 2018
​ Constable McMillan and Constable Anderson from Kingston Police offered their time and expertise to our parent community on Thursday, April 19th to speak to us about the "Responsible Use of Electronics".  Talking points included different apps students are using, being safe on the internet, the importance of parent involvment when...

SMB Offers Our Support for the Humboldt Broncos

April 13, 2018

CKWS TV visited our school to speak to our students about how we are supporting freinds and families  of the recent tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.  Along with our jersey/green day, some students within the school organized a bottle drive.  Likewise, we will be hosting a living rosary next week as...

Ms. Bulmer's Class Visits Kingston Street Mission

April 09, 2018
​ Ms. Bulmer's Gr. 6/7 class visited the Kingston Street Mission on Friday, April 6th to offer some community outreach.  The class brought with them some food donations as well as a monetary donation that was raised by the students.  

Responsible Use of Electronics Parent Night

April 05, 2018

Everyone is invited to our parent evening on Thursday, April 19th on the Responsible Use of Electronics.  Sanwiches and veggie trays will be available from 5:30-6:00.  Constable Bryan McMillan will then speak to everyone about electronics, particularly the student use of cell phones/apps from 6:00-7:00.  Please see the attached poster...

Presentation of the Parables

March 29, 2018
​ Ms. Bogle's class led the primary division through a presentation of the parables today during our school's Lenten activities.  As always, it was great to see so many parents/guardians and family members come out to see our students perform.  
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Stations of the Cross

March 27, 2018
​ As we journey towards Easter, we particpate in the Stations of the Cross.  Ms. Bulmer's class led the other classes in our school through the Stations of the Cross in a quiet, reflective manner in keeping with the spirit of Lent. 
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Primary Math Night

March 27, 2018
​ There was lots of Mathematical thinking and fun happening at our Primary Math Night on Monday, March 26th.  Queen's Outreach facilitated the evening, which consisted of many Math centres and games for students and parents to investigate.  

Beacon of Hope Award

March 22, 2018
​ Congratulations to Avery Soares who was this year's Beacon of Hope Award Recipient for our school.  The Beacon of Hope Award is given annually to a student who gives witness to the virtues and serves as an "unsung hero" in our school.  For the many things Avery does each day to make...

Sr. Boys' Basketball Champions

March 09, 2018
​ Congratulations to our Sr. Boys' Basketball Team who won the board championship on Thursday, March 8th.  Our team played Mother Teresa in the final, defeating them by a score of 30-14.  Thanks to all of our parents/guardians, students, staff, and former students who came out to Regiopolis-Notre Dame to cheer...

Kindergarten Olympics

March 02, 2018
​ Our Kindergarten classes got into the Olympic spirit today by holding a series of Olympic Kinder-events  in and around the school.  Featured here is the coveted slalom skiing event, which took place in the front foyer of the school.  The weather even cooperated, providing some fresh snow this morning before...

Sr. Boys' Basketball Championship Game

March 02, 2018
​ Congratulations to our Sr. Boys' Basketball Team who have qualified for the Championship Game on Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 at Regiopolis-Notre Dame.   Our boys played well at the board tournament on February 28th, will allowed them to qualify to play in the championship for the second year in a...

First Reconciliation

March 02, 2018
​ Congratulations to all of our students who received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Thrusday, March 1, 2018 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Special thanks for Fr. Amato for leading us, to Ms. Sheppard, Ms. Lesslie, Ms. Albrough, Ms. DeSa, and Ms. Bogle for their hard work at...

Sr. Boys and Girls Warm-Up Basketball Tournament

February 09, 2018
​ SMB hosted a mini warm-up tournament today for our Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys' Basketball teams.  St. Martha's and Kingston Christian School were able to join us for the event.  The tournament serves as good learning for the official board tournaments, which take place at Holy Cross on February 28 (Sr. Boys)...
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Please Sign Up for School Cash Online

February 07, 2018
​ What is School Cash Online? School Cash Online is an online payment system that offers a  safe ,  fast  and  convenient  way to pay for school activities, field trips, hot lunches, and events. Click here to register!  Once parents/guardians register and create an account, they can proceed to...
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Valentine's Day Notice

February 07, 2018
​ Please see the attached notice regarding Valentine's Day activities at SMB.  Please note that our school will host Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 13th as Wednesday, February 14th is also Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent).  
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Kingston Police Internet Safety Presentations

January 31, 2018
​ Constable Bryan McMillan from Kingston Police came to speak to our Gr. 5-8 students today about internet safety and best practices when it comes to using our electronic devices.  Some great advice for all of us who use cell phones, tablets, online video games, etc.
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Book Exchange

January 26, 2018
​ To celebrate Literacy Day, Ms. Ows and her class organized our Book Exchange again this year.  This is a fun initiative in which students are encouraged to bring in books from home that they longer read in exchange for a new book that someone else has brought it.  We had...

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Day

January 26, 2018
​ Although the feast day of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys falls on January 12th, our school celebrated our namesake today with Sr. Gerretsen from the Congregation of Notre Dame, who also derive their namesake from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys.  Ms. Bogle and the Special Events Choir opened our prayer service, which was followed...
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SMB Mental Health and Well-Being Night

January 19, 2018
​ On Wednesday, January 17th, SMB hosted an evening for parents/guardians and students that focused on mental health and well-being, specifically anxiety and depression.  The eveing was faciliated by Heather Cota and Rose Bruce from The Maltby Centre (formerly known as Pathways).  Adults had their session in the gym while students...

Frontenac Cup Road Hockey Tournament

January 17, 2018
​ Holy Name Catholic School hosted the first annual Frontenac Cup Road Hockey Tournament on Wednesday, January 17th in celebraton of Hockey Week in Canada.  Many of our Gr. 6 students particpated in the tournament, which included a skills competition.  Look for some of our players on CKWS! 

Queen's University Engineering Department Robotics Team Visit

January 17, 2018
​ A team from the Queen's University Engineering Department came to SMB to day to offer a Robotics tutorial for our Gr. 7-8 students.  One of the activities was to program a vehicle-like robot through an obstacle course using coding language through computers.  Queen's will be back next week to finish...

Ms. Rots is Having a Baby!

January 12, 2018
​ Congratulations to Ms. Rots, who will leaving us to go on her maternity leave beginning Monday, January 15th.  We wish Ms. Rots all the best as we welcome her first child into the world and look forward to her return next year.  Replacing Ms. Rots will be Ms. Kirkland who will...
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Mental Health and Well-Being Evening

January 11, 2018
​ Please see the attached poster for information on our upcoming Mental Health and Well-Being Evening at SMB.  Everyone is welcome to attend. SMB Mental

Happy Retirement Ms. Sheridan

December 21, 2017
​ Ms. Sheridan has been, for many years now, one of the friendly faces in the office to greet parents and visitors coming into our school and one of the friendly voices to answer the many calls that come into the school each day.  Ms Sheridan will be retiring from our...

Primary Nativity Celebration

December 21, 2017
​ Parents/guardians and grandparents were treated to the Primary Nativity Concert on Wednesday, December 20th.  All classes from Kindergarten to Gr. 3/4 have been working hard on practicing songs, skits, and making decorations for the big day.  We had lots of laughs and are very proud of all of our young...
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Advent Mass

December 14, 2017
​ Our SMB community celebrated our Advent Mass on Wednesday, December 13th at St. Paul the Apostle Church.  Our celebration began with some of our students dramatizing a live nativity.  After Mass, our students made Christmas cards and gift bags that were sold in support of a family that is currently...
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SMB Collects over 1 KM of Donations for our Jingle Bell Walk

December 13, 2017
​ We made it all the way to Costco!  Our goal was to see if we could collect enough food that, when measured, would stretch from the front doors of SMB to the front doors of Costco - a distance of about 1km.   Our SMB community collected 1,030 Metres (just over 1km) of food...

Nativity Exhibition

December 08, 2017
​ A few of our classes travelled to St. Paul the Apostle Church today to visit the annual Nativity Exhibition.  Mr. Gundert was able to speak to our students as a group and our students were also able to view the collection of Nativity scenes.

Legion Poster and Writing Contest Winners

December 08, 2017
​ Congratulations to our students who placed in the recent Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Writing Contests.  This year, SMB has numerous submissions from several classes with much success.  In honouring those who have served on our behalf, we congratulate the following students in particular: Natalie S - 1st place -...

SMB Chapters Night

December 07, 2017
​ Chapters hosted SMB again this year for our annual Chapters Night on Thursday, December 6th.  We had another great turnout with lots of SMB folks checking out the kids section of the store.  Thanks to everyone for your continued support and a big thanks to School Council for organizing the...

Sr. Boys' Volleyball Championship Game

December 07, 2017
​ Our Sr. Boys' Volleyball team lost a close championship game to St. John XXIII two sets to one.  Our team played well, but St. John XXIII was the luckier team in the end.  Congratulations boys on your accomplishments this year and  thanks to all of our community members who came...

Hour of Code

December 06, 2017
​ Today, students from Holy Cross came to visit some of our classrooms to particpate in the Hour of Code taking place in our school board.  Above is a photo of one of our Kindergarten classes learning some coding, which is something they do each Wednesday.  Lots of future programmers on...

Military Family Donations

November 23, 2017
​ Ms. Sheppard's class has been collecting donations to support our military friends abroad as a way of saying thanks and giving back as we approach the season of Advent.  Today, they linked the donations to their ongoing Math learning by doing some sorting, tallying, and addition.  Thanks to all those...

Sr. Boys' Volleyball Championship

November 23, 2017
​ Congratulations to our Sr. Boys' Volleyball team who made it to the board championship game on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30 at Regiopolis-Notre Dame.  The boys did really well at their board tournament on November 16th, which allowed them to qualify for the championship game.  In the final, our team...

Poinsettia Advent Fundraiser

November 23, 2017
​ Congratulations to Mason P, Ashton R, Joey L, and Ms. Bogle for being our top four poinsettia fundraisers this year!  Special thanks as well to Ms. LaDuca and our School Council team for doing such a great job with organizing the fundraiser again this year.  Our poinsettia fundraiser was also...

Rube Goldberg Competition 2017

November 20, 2017
​Grade 7 and 8 students at SMB particpated in the Rube Goldberg Competition held at the school on Friday, November 17.  Students worked collaboratively in groups to apply problem solving skills and inquiry-based learning to design and construct a working machine.   The contest was a hit with all who visited!  The group featured...
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School Bus Safety Presentations

November 20, 2017
​ Buster the Safety Bus visited our school today.  The first session was for our younger students while the second session was for our older students.  The presentations, hosted by TriBoard Transportation, focused on bus safety for our students.  As always, Buster was a hit with our younger students.  

Kingston Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 13, 2017
​ Ten students from SMB represented our school at the annual Remebrance Day Ceremony at the Cataraqui Cemetery on Friday, November 10th.  Above Photo:     Grade 7 pupil Natalie stubbert, 12, from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School plants a flag at a military grave in Cataraqui Cemetery during the annual school...
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Remembrance Day Assembly

November 13, 2017
​ On Friday, November 10th, students, staff, and many of our parents/guardians marked Remembrance Day together with our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony.  Special thanks to Master Warrant Officer David Stuhlmueller for offering his time and experience to speak to our school community about his own personal efforts regarding helping those around the...


November 13, 2017
​ Congratulations to all our Gr. 8 students who recieved the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, November 12th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Our Archbishop, Brendan O'Brien, presided over the celebration alongside Fr. Sebastian.  


October 31, 2017
​ Thank you to Mr. Coleman and his Gr. 5 class for organizing Spookerama this year.  Our younger students were invited to the gym to participate in some maze running, active games, and Halloween fun.  

Raising Awareness for Child Abuse

October 24, 2017
​ SMB joined the other schools in our board today in encouraging our staff and students to wear purple to help raise awareness for child abuse.  Thanks to all those who went purple today.  
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Terry Fox Achievements

October 24, 2017
​ A representative from the Terry Fox Foundation visited our school today to present us with our 10th year of particpation banner in the annual Terry Fox Walk.  There was also a special thank you given to our three students who cut off their long hair to help raise money for...

Parking Lot Etiquette

October 20, 2017
​ Just a friendly reminder to those in our school community who make use of our parking lot to be courteous to others.  We have a relatively small parking lot that gets particularly busy around our entry and dismissal bells.  We would kindly ask that those who make use of the...

Bricks 4 Kidz

October 13, 2017
​ The Boys and Girls Club is once again hosting our Bricks 4 Kidz program over the lunch hours at SMB.  Participants from Gr. 3-8 get the chance to use their imagination and engineering skills to build lots of different contraptions with Lego.  

EcoSchools Student Conference

October 06, 2017
​ Three of our senior students represented our school at the annual EcoSchools Student Conference on Friday, October 6th at The Frink Centre in Belleville.  We received our plaque and certificate for achieving platinum certifiation again this year, which is the highest level of certification possible under the EcoSchools program.  This...

Sr. Boys Soccer Champs!

October 06, 2017
​ Congratulations to our Sr. Boys' Soccer Team for winning the championship at our board tournament on Monday, October 2nd.  The team went 6-0 in the tournament, defeating St. Martha's 4-0 in the final.  Thank for representing our school well with your fine sportsmanship and teamwork.  Way to go team!

Terry Fox Walk

September 28, 2017
​ On Thursday, September 27th, SMB joined many other schools across Canada in hosting its annual Terry Fox Walk.  We had another successful campaign, raising almost $6000.00 for cancer research!  Special thanks to Carter S., Ann Marie B., and Maeve P. for volunteering to have their long hair cut off in...

See You at the Pole Prayer Service

September 28, 2017
​ In conjuction with many students around the world, our Gr. 6-8 students participated in the "See You at the Pole" prayer service on Thursday, September 28th.  It was an opportunity for each class to create their own classroom prayer to be read collectively as a large group.  Prayers included intentions...

Kingston Writer's Fest Author, Kyo Maclear, Visits SMB

September 28, 2017
​ As part of the many activities happening in Kingston for this year's Writer's Fest, our school was fortunate enough to have a guest author visit us on Wednesday, September 27th.  Kyo Maclear, author of many children's books, including The Fog and Yak and Dove, spoke to our Kindergarten to Gr....

SMB Night at the Kingston Frontenacs Game

September 25, 2017
​ The special events choir had the honour of singing the Canadian and American national anthems at the home opener for the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday, September 22nd at the KRock Centre.  Our choir did a great job to open the night, which eneded with the Frontenacs beating the Erie Otters...

Monarch Butterflies

September 12, 2017
​ Several of our Kindergarten and primary classes this year are once again releasing butterflies into the gardens around our school.  As in past years, we have purchased monarch butterfly kits in support of our past efforts regarding the butterfly trail.  Students have been excited to watch our caterpillars build their chrysalises...

Japanese Student Visitors

September 08, 2017
​ Today, we were blessed to have our annual visitors from Sakurano Seibo Junior College in Japan visit us to share some of their culture with us while learning about school life in Canada.  During their visit, they did some Japanese movement activities, origami, paper airplanes, and some songs and games...

School Pavement Painting

August 22, 2017
​ Many thanks to our parent volunteers who came out to help with the painting of our paved area on August 21st.   Together, we painted some new hopscotches, basketball keys, four-squares, a snakes-and-ladders game and some other items for our students.  Our hard work will make for a nice suprise...
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Pathways For Children & Youth Open House: September 22, 2017

August 08, 2017
We are having an Open House to announce  our new name and logo.  September 22, 2017, 1:30 to 4:30 pm Pathways for Children and Youth Kingston Office - 31 Hyperion Court, Suite 100, Kingston ON
Pleasse join us!  See attachment.

Talent Show

June 29, 2017
​ SMB was treated to our annual Talent Show on our last day of school.  What a wealth of talent we have here at our school!  The show ended with a fitting farewell song for Ms. Day, which was written and sung by her class with the guidance of Ms. Williams....

Staffing Changes for 2017-18

June 21, 2017
​ As our current school year comes to a close and a new school year is on the horizon, we have some staffing changes to announce.  Firstly, we wish Mrs. Day all the best in her retirement from SMB and thank her for the many years that she has served as...

Board Track and Field Meet

June 21, 2017
​ Congratulations to all of our athletes who participated in our Board Track and Field Meets on June 20 and 21 at CaraCo Field.  The following students placed in the top 6 in their respective events: Brayden L - 3rd place Tyke Boys 100m Elijah D - 5th place Tyke Boys...
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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

June 16, 2017
​ On Friday, June 16th, we hosted our annual Volunteer Luncheon.  We would like to offer a great big thank you to all of our volunteers who help out at our school.  Volunteers help out our school in many ways, including School Council, reading with students, helping out with the Fun...

Daisy Amazed Me Performance

June 14, 2017
​ On Tuesday, June 14th, our Kindergarten to Gr. 5 students were treated to a performance by the Thousand Islands Playhouse Theatre Company entitled Daisy Amazed Me.  The performance tackled the issue of mental well-being in a student-friendly way, which supported our school's inititaves around mental health and well-being.
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Sir John A. MacDonald Commemorative Ceremony

June 06, 2017
​ To mark the 176th anniversary of the death of Sir John A. MacDonald, our Special Events Choir provided those attending the gathering with some introductory songs, O' Canada, and God Save the Queen.  This year's ceremony on Tuesday, June 6th, featured The Honourable Hugh Segal.  Congratulations to the members of...

Kindergarten Open House

June 06, 2017
​ We hosted a Kindergarten Open House for all of our new Kindergarten students who will be attending our school next year on Monday, June 5th.  Next year, we will have approximately 100 Kindergarten students, so the Kindergarten rooms will be a busy place!  New students and parents/guardians had the chance...

Fun Fair

June 06, 2017
​ The weather was perfect for our Fun Fair on June 3rd.  A big thank you to our School Council for organizing the event and for all of our parent and student volunteers for all the help in making the day a success.  There were plenty of games for kids to...

Bus Patrollers

May 23, 2017
​ Each year, a number of SMB students volunteer their time to help out on the bus.  They assist our younger students, help the bus driver, and receive training from TriBoard Transportation about what to do in an emergency situation on the bus.  Congratulations to Tatiana M, Jett P, Masi M,...

SMB is aPeaceQuest School

May 23, 2017

All of the schools inour board were invited to continue the PeaceQuest journey this year, by committing to teach children and young people to live non-violently, to resolve conflicts cooperatively, and to respect the well-being of the earth and all its peoples.   SMB has again qualified as a PeaceQuest school due...

Board Cross Country Meet

May 16, 2017
​ Congratulations to all of our runners who participated in our school board's cross-country running meet on Monday, May 15th.   The weather was cooperative this year as approximately 80 students from SMB made their way through the course.  Special congratulations to Abigail H who placed 3rd in the Tyke Girls...

Bricks 4 Kidz

May 11, 2017
​ Our school's Lego builders have been busy over the past couple months creating some impressive projects during our lunchtime Bricks 4 Kidz sessions.  Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club for facilitating the Lego sessions for us.  Lots of fun and lots of learning!

Kindness Chain

May 05, 2017
​ In recognition of Catholic Education Week, our school has been writing about our kind deeds on pink strips of paper to create a long, pink kindness chain that connecting our classrooms throughout the school.  In support of this initiative, our School Council supported the purchase of pink t-shirts for all...

Signing the Our Father

May 05, 2017
Our Fr Signed.MOV  With the guidance of Ms. Williams, all of our students from Kindergarten to Gr. 8 have learned how to sign the Our Father.  Learning how to sign this special prayer was part of our culminating activity in celebration of Catholic Education Week.  We gathered in the...

School Track and Field Meet

May 05, 2017
​ Fortunately the rain held off long enough for our school to finish our school track and field meet on Thursday, May 5th.  Thank you to all of our competitors, volunteers, and parents for their sportsmanship, especially for the final race of the day.  The board track and field meets are...

Catholic Education Week Mass

May 02, 2017
​ Ten students from Gr. 7-8 represented our school at our school board's annual Catholic Education Week Mass on Tuesday, May 2nd.  This year, the Mass took place at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Belleville.  Kayla F was the banner carrier  for our school.  Thank you to all of our students...

First Eucharist

May 01, 2017
​ Catholic Education Week began with a celebration of the Sacrament of First Eucharist for our Gr. 2 students on Sunday, May 1st at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Thanks to all of our students and families for their hard work in preparing for the Sacrament and thank you to...
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Swim to Survive

April 27, 2017
​ Ms. Coppens' Class is participating in the Swim to Survive program at Queen's University.  The program consists of 4 swimming classes in which students are able to learn basis swimming skills.

Earth Day Assembly

April 27, 2017
​ On Wednesday, April 26, our school gathered for an Earth Day Assembly in honour of Earth Day and our school's 10 year anniversary of being an EcoSchool.  We began with a prayer service, which was followed by a video (attached) that was created by our EcoTeam using the new green...

Earth Day Activities

April 27, 2017
​ Ms. Pikaart's class has been busy working in our gardens as part of our Earth Day activities.  Our whole school helped with a pitch-in activity to clean up our yard and surrounding community, get our Peace Garden box ready for planting, and organizing our composting.  
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St. Vincent De Paul Food Donation

April 18, 2017
​ Ms. Ows and Ms. Day's Gr. 3 classes enlisted a large group of parent volunteers to do some grocery shopping during a culminating activity for a unit they have been learning about which incorporates money and social justice.  Together with our parent volunteers, our students collectively spent over $800 on food that we...

Stations of the Cross

April 13, 2017
​ Mr. Griffin's Gr. 6 class led our school as we remembered the stations of the cross today.  The sombre and meaningful gathering included many parents and friends who were able to join us.

Young Women Innovators Conference

March 27, 2017
​ Ten our of young women in Gr. 7/8 participated in the Young Womens Innovators Conference at St. Lawrence Conference on Friday, March 24th.  The conference was organized by Enactus St. Lawrence who focus on engaging students in the spirit of entrepreneurialship to improve our community and the world.  

Sr. Boys' Basketball City Championship

March 27, 2017
​ Congratulations to our Sr. Boys' Basketball Team for their participation in the city championship on Thursday, March 23.  Our team lost to a very talented L'Acadie team, but represented our school very well.  Congratulations on a very successful season.

Beacon of Hope Award

March 21, 2017
​ Congratulations to Josiah Jeffs who is our school's Beacon of Hope Award Recipient for the 2016-2017 school year.  The Beacon of Hope Award is given annually to a student in the school who is known ot be an unsung hero who has made a significant contribution to the life of...

Constable Reshnyk Anti-Bullying Presentation

March 09, 2017
​ ​ Constable Reshnyk from Kingston Police was able to speak with all of our Gr. 5-8 students today about bullying.  She talked about the different types of bullying, how to prevent it, and what to do if students feel that they are being bullied.  The presentations concluded with a question...

Sr. Boys' Basketball Champs!

March 09, 2017
​ Congratulations to our Sr. Boys' Basketball Team who defeated St. John XXIII to win our board championship on March 8th.  Our team will now move on to the city championship game on Thursday, March 23rd at LaSalle Secondary School where they will meet the winner of the Limestone School Board's...

Ash Wednesday

March 01, 2017
​ March 1st, or Ash Wednesday, marks the first day of Lent for the current Liturgical year.  Our school community participated in the distribution of ashes today during a prayer service this afternoon.  Lent is the time before Easter that is marked by repentance, prayer, and almsgiving.  

John Dunn Eco-Presentation

March 01, 2017
​ As part of our ongoing Ecoschools efforts, J​ oh​n Dunn, a wilderness explorer, photographer and lecturer with a fascination for the Canadian Arctic and other wild regions of Canada came to speak to all of our students this morning.  Through a slideshow and video, Mr. Dunn was able to show...

First Reconciliation

February 24, 2017
​ Congratulations to our students who celebrated the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Thursday, February 23rd at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  It was a very peaceful and meaningful experience for our students and families.  Thank you to Fr. Byrne and Friar Ed for leading us in the celebration and...

Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Competition

February 21, 2017
​ Congratulations to Lorik H., Jessica A., and Josh T. who represented our school very well at the District Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition at Archbishop O' Sullivan on Saturday, February 18th.  Jessica was the first runner-up in her division, while Lorik and Josh won each of their divisions and...

Special Events Choir Valentine's Day Performance

February 14, 2017
​ Our Special Events Choir treated some of our primary classes to a special Valentine's Day performance this morning.  Great singing everyone!​

Call for Nominations

February 03, 2017
​During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  Why not nominate someone from your community for one of the many Catholic Education Week awards?? Click for full details​.​

Family Literacy Day at SMB

February 01, 2017
​ January 27th was Family Literacy Day and SMB marked the date by hosting our Book Exchange.  As in previous years, students were invited to bring in a book or two from home that they no longer read or used to exchange for a new book that was brought in by...

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

February 01, 2017
​ Volunteers from the Knights of Columbus visited our school on January 31st to facilitate our annual Free Throw Competition.  This year, 111 students participated in the competition, with some moving on to the District Level competition. Special congratulations to the following students who were the Free Throw Champions for their age...

Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Poster Contest

January 30, 2017
​ Congratulations to Sydney W. and Emily M. who were both runners up in the annual Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Poster Contest at the council level.  Well done, girls!

School Christmas Dance Party

December 23, 2016
​ Our students had a fun morning participating in the school dance celebration in the gym.  Thanks to Ms. Holmes for leading the dance party, which helped to keep everyone in the Christmas spirit while doing something healthy for our bodies.

Primary Nativity Celebration

December 23, 2016
​ Thanks to all our parents who came out to support our Primary Nativity Celebration on December 22nd.  There were plenty of special performances from our youngest learners that brought many smiles and even some tears to our parents/guardians.  Thanks to all our primary teachers for all your hard work putting...

Ms. Coppens' Class Visit to Trillium Ridge

December 23, 2016
​ Ms. Coppens' Class went to visit our friends at Trillium Ridge to share some Christmas cheer with their musical talents.  It was a lovely visit in which our students were warmly received.  Merry Christmas to all!

Ms. Lollar's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 20, 2016
​ Ms. Lollar's Gr. 8 students performed The Best Christmas Pageant Ever guest starring The Herdmans, who were well-behaved today.  The performance was followed up by the class singing an angelic rendition of Jingle Bells and Deck The Halls.​

Ms. Bogle's Nativity Performance

December 20, 2016
​ Ms. Bogle​'s Gr. 1/2 class offered our school community a funny take on the Nativity Story.  Thanks to all of our parents for joining our students.  Well done Gr. 1/2's!

Poinsettia Fundraiser

December 09, 2016

Many thanks to everyone for your support of our Poinsettia Fundraiser.  We raised approximately $1,600.00 for our school.  We would like to extend a great big thank you to our School Council volunteers for organizing the Poinsettias​, especially Ms. LaDuca.  Congratulations to our top sellers as well, which included Kai...
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Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Literary Contest Winners

December 08, 2016

Congratulations to our students who were winners of the Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Literary Contest, which was focused on Remembrance Day.  Congratulations to Judah P, Ethan A, Reagan O, Livia T, Natalie S, Ephraim A, and Noah M.
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Rube Golberg Competition

December 05, 2016
​ Queen's University's Rube Golberg Competition came to SMB recently where area schools were given the opportunity to compete using their designing, creativity, and building skills.  Our school swept the competition with our students winning all the different categories.  Way to go Gr. 7 and 8s!​ 
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Kingston Frontenacs SMB Night

December 05, 2016
​ SMB had another great turnout for our Kingston Frontenacs Night.  Our special events choir sang O'Canada to start the game and sang some entertaining songs during the first intermission as well.  Some of our older students supported our special events choir by offering everyone a bucket drumming performance during the...
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Jingle Bell Walk

December 05, 2016

​On Friday, December 2nd, SMB participated in our anual Jingle Bell Walk around the local neighbourhood.  The purpose of the walk is to promote healthy, active living while doing something helpful for our community.  The walk helped kick off our Advent food drive, which helps local families, Joseph Street Shelter,...
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Closing our Door of Mercy Prayer Service

November 24, 2016
  ​With the coming of the season of Advent, our year of Mercy in which we celebrated our Door of Mercy  comes to an end. To mark this occasion, our school held a closing prayer service at our Door of Mercy, which serves as our entrance into the Activity Room.  A...
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Remembrance Day Assembly

November 14, 2016
  ​In our efforts to remember those who have served our country so that we can live in freedom and peace, our school held its annual Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 11th.  Many parents, including military personnel from our own school community, joined our students and staff in our meaningful...

Gr. 8 Confirmation

November 09, 2016
​ Congratulations to all our students who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, November 6th.  The celebration took place at St. Paul the Apostle Church and was led by Fr. Byrne and His Grace, Bishop O'Brien.

Constable Reshnyk Visits our Gr. 5/6 Students

November 09, 2016
​ ​​​ C onstable Kelly Reshnyk from Kingston Police visited our Gr. 5 and 6 students today to talk to them about mental health and well-b eing .  ​
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Big Kid Entertainment Visits SMB

November 02, 2016
​   On October 26th, SMB was treated to a performance of Hansel and Gretel by Big Kid Entertainment.  This spoof of the actual story offered our students a valuable messageabout taking care of oneself and living  a healthy lifestyle.  The whole-school performance was followed up by classroom visits to our Junior and Intermediate classrooms that...

Bus Patrol Safety Training

October 24, 2016
​ Representatives from each of our bus routes joined students across our school board for bus patrol safety training on October 12th.  Our bus patrollers assist the bus driver and offer special assistance to our younger bus riders.
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Junior Faith Conference

October 24, 2016
  On October 14th, a representative from each of our Junior classrooms participated in our school board's annual Junior Faith Conference.  The conference serves as a chance for our students to explore their faith and to celbrate with other students in our school board.  
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Eco Garden

October 11, 2016
​We extend a big thanks to the Moniz Famliy for building our school a raised garden frame that we can use for planting in the spring.  The garden has been placed in our Peace Garden at the east side of our school.

Platinum EcoSchool for 3rd Straight Year

October 11, 2016
​We are please to announce that SMB recieved its certificate at the recent Board Environmental Conference for acheiving platinum EcoSchools certification for the third consecutive year.  Way to go SMB community!  We are truly eco-leaders in our board and province!

Soccer Tournaments

October 08, 2016
​Congratulations to all of our soccer teams who recently participated in the board soccer tournaments at Machin Fields in Kingston.  All of our teams represented our school very well, demonstrating good sportsmanship, effort, and enthusiasm.  A special congratulations goes out to our Sr. Girls' team who won the championship!  A great...

SMB Students Participate in Annual Eco Conference

October 08, 2016
​   Members of our EcoTeam were able to participate in the board's annual student ecoconference again this year at the Frink Centre.  SMB continues to be the only school in our board that is a Platinum EcoSchool.

Join us for SMB Night @ The Fronts Game on Friday, Nov. 25th!

October 05, 2016
​Friday, November 25th is SMB Night @ The Fronts Game! Our Special Events Choir will sing the national anthem, and our bucket drummers will perform between periods.  Special school sale price for tickets, with a portion of the ticket sales coming back to the school from the hockey club. Don't miss...