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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...
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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,...
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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...

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...
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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!


ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018

Hot Lunch and Milk Programs

June 03, 2018

Thank you again to Nancy Watters, Serra Russell and a committed group of volunteers who work each week to bring the hot lunch program to all children who order throughout the year.  This is a big job and well appreciated by our families!  Similarly, we say a big "Thank...

Parenting in the Digital Age - Relationships and Aggression in Youth Study (RAYS)

June 03, 2018

Dr. Wendy Craig and Irene Hong of Queen's University invite parents of students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 whose child participated in the Relationships and Aggression in Youth Study (RAYS) to participate in an online study about technology use and parenting in the digital age. This study will...

Spring Carnival: Thursday, June 14th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

June 03, 2018

​ A big "Thank you" is extended to Rosalynn St. Germain and the organizing committee for co-ordinating the St. Martha Spring Carnival, which will be held on Thursday, June 14 th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  A number of dedicated volunteers have worked collectively to bring the Spring Carnival forward again this...

Volunteer Appreciation

June 03, 2018

We value the many contributions of our volunteers at St. Martha and are grateful for the experience they provide to our students every day!  Volunteers are invited to a Volunteer Appreciation on Friday, June 15 th , 2018 in the Learning Commons from 2:00-2:40 p.m.  We are hopeful that...

Staffing Update

June 03, 2018

We are currently in the process of finalizing staffing for 2018-2019.  Thank you to families who have shared information about potential moves as well as new registrations.  We anticipate that our staffing needs will continue to change throughout the summer.  We say "Congratulations" and "Farewell" to Ms. Ranieri on...

Year End Reflection and Farewell

June 03, 2018

As we reflect on another school year at St. Martha Catholic School, we are reminded that each member of our school community is a gift from God, formed in the image and likeness of God.   In our work together, we are called to nurture each learner to become...

ECO Team News

May 09, 2018
​Our St. Martha ECO Team has been working diligently all year to promote ECO friendly best practices and to raise awareness about the need to preserve our gift, the earth, and all of God's creation within it.  Work taken on by staff and students this year has been a real labor...

Spring Hotel Dieu Art Gallery

May 09, 2018
​Thank you to all students who submitted artwork to the Spring Hotel Dieu Art Gallery. Congratulations to the following students whose artwork was submitted for the spring display at Hotel Dieu Hospital:  Berlyn C, Sienna T, Kaitlyn R, Jackson S, Elsie T-M, Camden S, Connor M, Kim P, Chayse D, Jeremy D, Emily C, Jenny D, Nathan M, Kayla M, Natalie M and Rowan S.  ...

Creating an Indigenous Space

May 09, 2018
​Teachers within the ALCDSB continue to bring Indigenous histories and perspectives into our classrooms so that students can see First Nation, Metis and Inuit histories, cultures and contemporary perspectives in their learning and learning environments. We have been given an opportunity to create  an Indigenous space within the school community where...

Spring Carnival

May 09, 2018
​Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the St. Martha Spring Carnival on Thursday, June 14 th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The organizing committee has been meeting and working to plan an evening of St. Martha spirit and fun, rain or shine! Come out to enjoy sun, food, fun and games, all...

Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk with Your Teen

April 15, 2018
​Drug Free Kids Canada has developed a resource for parents/guardians that teaches how to set the stage to have an open dialogue with teens - about any issue, but cannabis in particular. Drug Free Kids Canada has worked with experts in the fields of health and parenting to help parents/guardians talk with teens. Drug Free...

MSAC: Tenth Year Anniversary

April 02, 2018
​ By Emily Clark, Grade 8 student  
Do you e ver wonder how to  make your voice heard about your education? Well, as of 2018, the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) has reached its tenth year as an operating council. For the most part, not many people know about...

“Beacon of Hope” Breakfast

April 02, 2018
Each year the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board hosts a “Beacon of Hope” Breakfast to celebrate one student from each school who has made significant contributions to the life of his/her school through lived experiences.  These students come to school each day, give it their best and add to...

St Martha Grace Logo Contest 

April 02, 2018
Attention all St Martha's Grade 4-8 students! There is an opportunity for you to use your talents to create St .  Martha's very own Grace logo. The winning logo will be featured on the St .  Martha web- site, and  be framed and displayed in the school. Make sure to enter...

Family Movie Night

April 02, 2018
Thank you to all families who came out to see  The Secret World of  Arrietty  on Thursday, March 8 th .  We had a great turnout as families settled in to watch the movie and enjoy refreshments before the March Break.  Thank you to Mrs. Stephanie Van Der Pryt and her...

Archdiocese of Kingston: Totus Tuus Summer Camp & Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference

March 06, 2018
​ The Archdiocese of Kingston is offering two exciting events this summer:  Totus   Tuus  summer camp and the Steubenville Toronto Youth Conference.     Totus   Tuus :   The second annual  Totus   Tuus  Catholic summer camp will include skits, songs, games, and inspiring teaching.  The camp will operate out...

Our Learning Journey

March 06, 2018
​ As we prepare our students to demonstrate their best work and thinking during daily reading response activities at school and at home, please know that our students will be showing what they know.  Students will practice:   - Understanding explicitly stated information and ideas (use information from the text to...

Social Justice Committee Lenten Campaign in support of United World Schools

March 06, 2018
As part of St. Martha’s commitment to being a “Me  to  We” school, our Social Justice Team we will be focusing on a global charity called United World Schools during Lent. Through United World Schools, we have been paired with a high school in the UK to support a school in ...

How We Live … Matters A communication from the ALCDSB Committee for Social Justice

February 05, 2018
​The ALCDSB Committee for Social Justice was mandated by the Board of Trustees in the fall of 2002 to assume the following responsibilities:  promote the integration of the social teachings of the Church into the curriculum and broader life of the schools around a three-fold structure of service, education and...

Our Learning Journey

February 05, 2018
During the month of February, we continue to implement this year's School Improvement Plan, focusing on posted Learning Goals and co-constructing Success Criteria with students so that our students know in advance what successful works looks like.  Demonstrations of student work and learning are posted throughout the school so that students...

St. Martha ECO Savers

February 05, 2018
Our class ECO Savers have been busy working hard behind the scenes to plan activities aimed at reducing our impact on the environment.  We ask our wider St. Martha community for your support as well of the following!
Seater and Touque Day on February 15 th when we turn down the...

Ontario Provincial Report Cards

February 05, 2018
Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be receiving Term One Report Cards on Tuesday , February 20 th , 2018.   Students in Grades 1-8 will receive feedback on academic achievement in subject areas as well as on progress relating to the Learning Skills and Work Habits since the beginning...

Our Lenten Journey

February 05, 2018
During the season of Lent, all classes are  scheduled to attend the 9:00 a.m. weekday Mass at Holy Name Church   on March 6, 7 or  8 th .   Thank you  to Fr. Wes for hosting us at our  parish Church during Lent.   In addition, students will have the opportunity...

KMFRC Special Needs Lending Library

February 05, 2018
​If you have a military student who would benefit from the use of assistive devices such as visual timers, noise cancelling headphones, wiggle seats or stools, private study carrels or other assistive aids, please refer to the Special Needs Lending Library Catalogue at your school, or contact the KMFRC.

Mabel's Labels is a Great Way to Support St Martha

January 29, 2018
​Pa rents, friends and family are invited to shop Mabel’s Labels and support St Martha. Anyone can place an order and shipping is free. Please visit:    to learn more about Mabel's Labels. And thank-you for supporting St Martha and St Martha School Council. 

Choir Sings O'Canada at Frontenac Game

January 29, 2018
​Thank-you so much to all those who attended and supported St Martha Choir at the Frontenac hockey game on Friday January 26th. The St Martha community was well represented and the choir sang beautifully. Thank-you to Mrs Williams and Mrs Ryan for their work in preparing the choir.

Learning French is Fun!

January 29, 2018
"My favourite part of this semester's French class was getting to look back to the start of the semester and seeing not only how much I've learned, but also how everyone has improved by doing dialogues and actually speaking French.  I saw many of my friends become more confident in their...

Steubenville Toronto | July 13-15, 2018

January 19, 2018
​ The Archdiocese of Kingston is preparing to attend  Steubenville Toronto  this  July 13-15, 2018 ! Please see the info package attached and if STEUBENVILLE INFORMATION PACKAGE 2018.pdf interested in joining us please register online at: Canada's largest conference for  Catholic   Youth  is being held July 13-15, 2018 at UOIT Campus...

KMFRC Let's Talk About ...

January 17, 2018
​ The Special Needs Inclusion Program is thrilled to be offering a new parent education program here at the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre (KMFRC).   The Special Needs Inclusion Workers invite all adult caregivers to join us for an evening of building community connections and information sharing . The new ...

Building Resilience

January 14, 2018
As we head back into another term of learning and adapting to day to day life at school, the following tips from the American Psychological Association remind us of ways to help our children develop resiliency and well-being well into adulthood. Make connections Teach your child how to make friends, including...

Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest Winners

January 14, 2018
Congratulations to the following students who were announced as recent winners of the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest which took place across Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 in November in the following categories: Color Poster: 1 st  Place  Elsie Taguchi-Med     3 rd Place  Shane Davey                  Alex...

Paint Nite at St. Martha

January 14, 2018
​St. Martha School Council is pleased to invite all members of our community to Paint Nite , a fun night out with friends and neighbours to exercise, explore and enjoy your creative side! There is limited space for this fun event, so don't hesitate to go online and purchase your tickets. ...

Welcome Back!

January 12, 2018
​ It is a pleasure to welcome back all students, families and staff to St. Martha Catholic School!  We hope that the holidays were a break from school routines and a time for rest and relaxation with family and friends. Thank you to the St. Martha Catholic School community who generously...

February 3 GO CODE GIRL - Grade 7-11

January 08, 2018
​ Connections Engineering Outreach at Queen’s University would like to invite all girls who are currently in Grade 7-11 to come join us on Saturday February 3 rd  on Queen’s University Campus for our GO CODE GIRL event.  This event is designed to help expose, educate, and inspire young girls to...

Finding St. Martha!

January 08, 2018
Over the Christmas holidays, my brother and I, and my uncle and his friend flew over Greenwood Park.  This is my first time on a plane and it was AMAZING! My dream is to be a Snowbird pilot and this brought me a thousand steps closer to my goal.  I can’t wait...

Embrace Your "You"ness

December 22, 2017
​Every year Happy Soul Project, a non-profit organization, puts out a calendar to bring awareness and to celebrate children ... and who they are! In the past, thousands of calendars have been put up in hospitals, clinics, offices, homes and schools. Through the #ClassroomCalendarProject, 2018 Happy Soul Project #differentisbeautiful calendars have been...

Every School Day Counts

December 04, 2017
Did you know that starting in Kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school?   In fact, missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read. Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every...

Zones of Regulation

December 04, 2017
​ All staff and students at St. Martha have been introduced to and are using a resource called "Zones of Regulation" to identify and recognize a variety of emotions that children experience.   Zones range from Red, Yellow, Green and Blue, each with different feelings.   It is important to reinforce...

Supporting the Mathematics Program at Home

December 04, 2017
​ Parents often ask how they can support and strengthen their children’s math readiness skills at home.   Mathies  is an   interactive home support that  provides hands-on activities so that parents, guardians, caregivers and other family members can help support the development of mathematics knowledge and skills for Kindergarten to Grade...

School Council Meetings

December 04, 2017
​ Thank you to all parents who come to our monthly meetings in support of student learning and achievement at St. Martha Catholic School.  In particular, we wish to thank School Council for their financial support to repair the floating stones portion of the play structure on the Junior-Intermediate yard.  This...

Best foot forward conference

November 26, 2017
By  Kayla
It all started on Friday October 6 th  when Miss. Clayton took four students to the  frank  center in Bellville.    When we got their they greeted us with a beautiful  prayer service and we got this year’s gold sticker for our plaque. Then it was time to...

Remembrance Day

November 26, 2017
By Julia   
Remembrance Day is about   saying T hank you   and sorry, and wearing  poppies .  We think about    Flanders F ields  and  soldier s .  I want to say T hank you for protecting us  and our land.  It is sad that soldiers have died ...

FUNDrive Green Donation Drive: November 20th to 24th

November 09, 2017
​Holy Cross Cahtholic Secondary School and Easter Seals is holding a  fundraiser. Keep items out of land fills and help raise funds. Items that can be dropped off at Holy Cross. Please see the attached poster for more information . 

KFLA Choose Water Campaign

November 07, 2017
​ Many drinks, even those that appear to be healthy, are loaded with sugar. Sugary drinks make up the largest amount of sugar in childrens' diets.  Sugary drinks bump out the good nutrients that kids need to be healthy, feel good and perform their best. Together as parents, we can make...

Kindergarten Initial Observations and Elementary Progress Report Cards (Grades 1-8)

November 05, 2017
​ The Kindergarten Initial Observations Report will be sent home on Tuesday, November 7 th .   The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of observations of your child's learning since the start of the school year and early evidence of growth in learning in relation to the...

Grade 7-8 Poinsettia Pick-up

November 05, 2017
T hank you to all families who purchased poinsettias during the Grade 7-8 fundraising campaign to support year-end activities  Please note that Poinsettia Orders will be available for pick up from the school on Thursday, December 14 th from 2:40-8:00 p.m. (Advent Evening Family Mass) and again on Friday, December 15...

Growing Up in the Digital Age

November 05, 2017
​Screenagers   is suitable viewing for ages 10 and up.  However, all school age children can attend! Our Queen's University Teacher Candidates will host math games for younger school age children in the Performing Arts Room.   Light refreshments will be served upon arrival.   Thank you in advance to Mrs. Rosalynn...

St. Martha ECO Savers News

November 05, 2017
​ Our Eco Savers Team is looking for donations of bulbs to plant in the front garden. The added flowers will greatly enhance the look of the garden. The Eco Savers Team will plant the bulbs this fall and wait in anticipation for the beauty of the flowers in the spring....

School Safety Drill

November 05, 2017
​In addition to annual Fire and Lock Down Drills, all schools in ALCDSB are now required to have evacuation procedures in place in the event that a bomb threat is made to the school or to the immediate area surrounding the school.  The Bomb Threat Protocol would be initiated when the...

Your Child’s Digital Portfolio (Kindergarten to Grade 6)

November 05, 2017
​ As you are aware, regular and ongoing use of the Fresh Grade app remains our Board and school’s commitment to fulfilling Ontario’s Ministry of Education mandate to create pathways to success for all students. Maintaining a digital portfolio is designed to help students achieve their personal goals, and become competent,...

School Cash Online

November 05, 2017
​ Thank you to all families who have made the switch to School Cash Online for making school related purchases.  School Cash Online remains the preferred ALCDSB’s method of payment for all school fees.  If you have not done so already, please visit to set up a profile so that...

School Council Halloween Dance

November 05, 2017
​ A special Thank You is extended to Mrs. Ellen Tseng-Farr and members of School Council for hosting a fun-filled Halloween Dance for our students on October 31 st .  Thank you for your ongoing support of our students!  Please join us for our next St. Martha Catholic School Council meeting scheduled...

Connections: Queen's Engineering Experience Program

October 05, 2017
​ Connections manages the core educational engineering outreach programs that align with current Teaching and Learning strategies and goals within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS). The majority of outreach activities supported by Connections are pre-university programs, with additional focus on educator professional development. The mission of Connections is...

St. Martha 2013-2014 EQAO Results

October 05, 2017
​Results of the 2016-2017 Primary and Junior EQAO assessment of reading, writing and math have been released to schools.  The graph below displays data obtained from the assessment of Grade 3 and 6 students last spring at St. Martha Catholic School.  The results represent the percentage of students who achieved at...

School Council Update

October 05, 2017
Thank you to all Parents/Guardians who came out to our initial St. Martha Catholic School Council Meeting on September 26 th , 2017.  Thank you to the following members who were acclaimed and will serve as the School Council Executive during the 2017-18 school year:  Co-Chairs:   Jocelyn Erb and Marsha...

Math Buddies

September 26, 2017
Math buddies are a partnership between a Grade 7/8 student and a Grade 3/4 student.  Math buddies help educate the little person, and teach them strategies in math.  I like math buddies because I get to meet new friends.  My math buddy and I work well together and I like helping...

My Granny Loves Hockey

September 16, 2017
​ Granny has always dreamed of playing hockey. As a child, she could only watch the boys play on the lake until her mom called her home to do more chores. Now, her granddaughter wheels her to the park, where Granny watches the kids play at the rink. One day, the...
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September 16, 2017
​All Parents and Visitors to our school are reminded to present themselves to the Office and sign in using the Visitor Log on the front counter.  We will call Staff to let them know you are here for your appointment.  Please note that our Staff are working with children throughout the...

Hot Lunch

September 16, 2017
​ ​Please note that the Hot Lunch Program began the second week of school.  If you would like to order Hot Lunch for your children, please visit   to place and pay for orders. 

Terry Fox Walk/Run

September 16, 2017
​Due to upcoming Soccer Tournaments at the end of September, our annual Terry Fox Walk/Run in support of cancer research is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 13 th at 12:40 p.m.  Please watch for additional information to follow.

St. Martha Catholic School Council

September 16, 2017
The St. Martha School Council is a dynamic and integral part of our school community.  Through the organization of various social and community building events as well as fundraising efforts, this group of dedicated members has supported the purchase of learning materials, playground equipment, technology upgrades, arts programs, graduations and donations...

Welcome Back BBQ and Open House- September 21st, 2017

September 16, 2017
​Our Open House is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 21 st from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Again this year, we invite all families to a BBQ before the Open House.  Members of St. Martha School Council have generously agreed to barbeque hot dogs.  Juice boxes and cake will also be served...

Suggested School Supply List

August 23, 2017
​Please find attached the Suggested School Supply List for 2017-2018 school year.  Primary Gr. 1-3, Junior Gr. 4-6 and Intermediate Gr. 7-8
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Student led almsgiving project donates to Kingston Humane Society

May 03, 2017
​ ​ On April 26, Paul Coulter's grade 7/8 class presented a cheque to the Kingston Humane Society after their class led an almsgiving fundraiser project. As a class, through student led initiatives, the grade 7/8's were able to raise $1,021.20 as part of their almsgiving fundraiser.  This is the first...
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Students Show Works of Mercy

May 03, 2017
At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis, in his letter   Misericordia et    misera,   emphasized the importance of continuing to live mercy in our daily lives : "The Holy Year, [was} a time rich in mercy, which must continue to be celebrated and lived out in...

School Climate Survey

February 14, 2017
Like all School Boards in Ontario, the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board conducts regular School Climate Surveys. The Tell Them From Me survey includes topics such as emotional and social well-being, physical health, and behaviours and attitudes linked to student success. As part of our ongoing commitment to school safety and...

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​.​

We have OverDrive!

December 05, 2016
​We now have OverDrive. Click Read More to access the live link. 
You can also find the link to OverDrive under Parent Info tab.
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Book Fair is coming to St. Martha Catholic School!

November 04, 2016

St. Martha Catholic School is having their annual Scholastic Book Fair next Wednesday and Thursday in the Learning Commons!   Family members are invited to attend the fair anytime from open (8am) to close (5:30pm on Wednesday and 8:30pm on Thursday).   Students will also have the opportunity to visit...