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The TD Summer Reading Club Returns to Your Public Library

June 03, 2018
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is delighted to welcome back the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC)! This summer with the TDSRC, children are encouraged to dive into areas that already fascinate them, dabble in others for new inspiration and discover that their passions have the potential to transform them, their friends and...
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Class Lists for 2018/2019

June 03, 2018
Beginning shortly, we will begin to prepare “tentative” class lists for September. The lists are tentative because a number of current students leave in June, and also because new students register in late August for September. As families move during the summer months, we continue to juggle class groupings and class lists...
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June Provincial Report Cards

June 03, 2018
Please note that June Provincial Report Cards will be sent home with all Kindergarten-Grade 8 students on Thursday, June 28th. If for some reason your child is not able to attend school on June 28th, your child’s report card will be mailed to the address we have on file. If you are...
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Grade 8 Graduation

June 03, 2018
Our Grade 8 Graduation is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 25th, 2018. We are pleased to gather as a Catholic faith community for a Prayer Celebration at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym. Following the Prayer Celebration, there will be a Graduation Ceremony and refreshments before a boat cruise that sets...
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St. Martha Cross Country Results

June 03, 2018
St. Martha’s Cross Country Teams had an excellent day at the Board-wide meet on May 14th, capturing the trophy for overall winning school of the day again this year! Many of our students achieved their personal best at the meet due to hard work and practice! Congratulations to the following students and...
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Me to We Talent Show

June 03, 2018
Thank you to all families and friends who came out to support our Me to We Talent Show! Staff and students should be very proud of their work and performances! It was a delight to watch the rich talent and efforts of our students as they performed to make our world a...
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EQAO

May 09, 2018
Preparations are well underway for all Grade 3 and 6 students to participate to their fullest potential in the upcoming provincial assessments of Reading, Writing and Math. Please note that our Grade 6 students will be writing the assessment during the mornings on May 23, 24 and 25th. Our Grade 3 students...
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IPRC (Identification, Placement and Review Committee) Meetings

May 09, 2018
Thank you to all parents who have returned the invitation to waive or hold an annual meeting to review your child’s identification and placement in our special education program at St. Martha. IPRC Meetings will take place on May 15th, 2018. Please note that parents can meet with staff at any time...
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Cross Country Meet- May 14, 2018

May 09, 2018
Best wishes to all students who have been training to participate in the ALCDSB’s annual Cross Country Meet scheduled to take place on May 14th at Fort Henry Hill. We have a large number of students have been running at noon hour (Primary and Junior) and after school (Intermediate) to prepare for...
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School Council Meeting

May 07, 2018
School Council Update Our next School Council Meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons. All Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend. Thank you to Mrs. Valente and School Council for their successful application to KFL&A Public Health’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge KFL&A...
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School Lockdown Drill and Practice

April 02, 2018
It is a requirement of all schools to practice emergency lockdown drills twice a year. This procedure enables all students and staff to respond to an emergency situation. During a lockdown drill, steps are taken to isolate students and staff from danger by requiring everyone to remain inside the building. We will...
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Promoting our Mathematical Thinking

April 02, 2018
At school, we have been working in all classes to promote each child’s mathematical thinking. The ability of students to explain what they know about a math concept and how they know it will enhance a deeper understanding of math concepts. Further, when students engage in problem solving and communication, they are...
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“Brush Up on the Facts” campaign urges parents to keep kids’ teeth healthy

April 02, 2018
Good oral health is important for children’s self-esteem, sense of well-being and overall health.  Dental cavities can cause missed school and may lead to problems with chewing, sleeping, concentrating and learning. KFL&A Public Health has partnered with the Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD) and Public Health Units across Ontario to...
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Homework Hygiene

April 02, 2018
As a follow up to our presentation of SCREENAGERS, please note that parents may subscribe to receive tips every Tuesday to help families manage screen time at home. The following is taken from a SCREENAGER/ Tech Talk Tuesday with homework tips they call Homework Hygiene. Do homework after physical activity because the...
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Raising Resilient Children

April 02, 2018
Resilience is being able to bounce back from difficult times, setbacks and other significant challenges. It includes being able to deal effectively with pressures, and get through tough times with good outcomes. When your child is faced with a problem, listen to your child. When he/she feels understood, ask the question: What...
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Team and Club Photos for the Yearbook on April 3rd, 2018

April 02, 2018
We are excited to be working on this year’s yearbook! As we continue to prepare the 2017-18 St. Martha Catholic School Yearbook, please note that Life Touch Photography will be at St. Martha Catholic School to take Team and Club photos on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Our yearbook will feature individual student...
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Stations of the Cross

April 02, 2018
Please note that staff and students had an opportunity to attend the Stations of the Cross presented as a tableau by our Grade 6 Classes on Thursday, March 29th. Thank you to Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Couture for preparing students to lead this important time of reflection in preparation to celebrate Easter....
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Easter Liturgies and Masses at Holy Name Church

March 06, 2018
Holy Thursday - 29 March 2018:  7:00 pm, Mass Good Friday - 30 March 2018: 2:30 pm, Stations of the Cross 3 pm, Passion of Christ (Readings - Polish, Passion - English) Holy Saturday, 31 March:  11 and 11:30 am - Blessing of the Food 8 pm - Easter Vigil (English and...
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Early Learning Kindergarten Program

March 06, 2018
It is not too early to begin to think about registering your child for Kindergarten in September 2018! We are now accepting Kindergarten registrations. Your child is eligible to enroll in the Early Learning Kindergarten program if he or she will be 4 years of age by December 31st, 2018. Registration forms...
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OFIP After-School Tutoring for Grade 3 and 6 Students

March 06, 2018
All students in Grades 3 and 6 are invited to take part in a free after school tutoring program aimed at reinforcing skills in reading, writing and math with focused intervention strategies. Thank you to instructors Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Williams, for offering the program. If you are interested in having your...
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Public Speaking

March 06, 2018
Well done to all students who participated in the Public Speaking event in the Gym on February 14th. A wide variety of topics were researched and presented with passion, confidence and humor. Congratulations to the following students who were invited to attend the Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Contest: Xavier T, Emily...
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Term One Provincial Report Cards

March 06, 2018
Term One Report Cards were issued on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. If you have not already done so, please sign and return the last page as well as the Report Card envelope for use again in June. As always, if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the...
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School Council Meetings

March 06, 2018
Thank you to all parents who come out to our School Council meetings in support of student achievement and well-being. This month, School Council is hosting a Family Movie Night on Thursday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. featuring The Secret World of Arrietty. All families are welcome to attend! Our next meeting...
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Grade 8 Confirmation Retreat and Graduation Dates

March 06, 2018
As our Grade 8 students prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 12th, Confirmation candidates will participate in a Confirmation Retreat Day on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. Students will travel by bus to Holy Name Church to attend Mass and receive the sacrament of reconciliation before heading over to Rideau...
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Grade 8 Graduation Photos

February 05, 2018
Life Touch Photography will be at St. Martha to take Graduation photos of students in Grade 8 in Thursday, February 15th. More information will follow.
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Attention Grade 8 Parents/Guardians

February 05, 2018
Please note that the Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School Grade 8 Parent Information Night is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Families who are interested in the International Baccalaureate program are invited to attend at 5:30 p.m. in the Upper Room. More information is available...
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Need your High School Diploma? Looking to get into College?

January 17, 2018
Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education offers many options to support you in achieving your goals. If you are ready to take the next step in achieving your future, visit our website for more information: www.learningatloyola.ca
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Student Safety in the Parking Lot

January 14, 2018
In order to ensure student safety and to eliminate congestion in the back parking lot at drop off and pick up times, we are requesting that vehicles not stop or park in and around the traffic islands in the parking lot. The current design of the back parking lot is not intended...
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Bus Lane in Front of the School

January 14, 2018
Please note that the drive way in front of the school is solely for the use of buses serving St. Martha Catholic School during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. As many of our buses are responsible for a double run, our buses need access to the bus lane in front...
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Grade 2 and Grade 8 Sacrament Meeting

January 12, 2018
If your child will be receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion (Grade 2) or the Sacrament of Confirmation (Grade 8) at Holy Name Catholic Church, Parents/Guardians are requested to attend a meeting at St. Martha Catholic School on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be facilitated...
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Snow Days ... and Hot Lunch

December 04, 2017
On snow days, please listen to the local radio stations or check the Tri Board website to know about bus cancellations. We will also post any cancellations on our school website and the answering machine. If buses do not run in the morning, this means that they will NOT run at the...
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Social Justice Update: WE Day in Ottawa

December 04, 2017
The Social Justice Committee (SJC) has had a very positive turnout this year! On Wednesday, November 15th, nineteen of our students accepted the opportunity to participate in WE day in Ottawa. Students were able to listen to powerful messages about self-acceptance, anti-bullying, and being leaders of today. They have come back with...
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Accessible Parking Spaces

December 04, 2017
Please note that our school has accessible parking spaces on the right side of school and in the rear parking lot of the school. These spaces are reserved for drivers or passengers who require accessible parking spaces. Please note that only vehicles with an accessible parking permit are permitted to use these...
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FreshGrade Digital Portfolio Consent Forms

December 04, 2017
Students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 have begun to create a digital portfolio using FreshGrade, an online portfolio application that students and staff will use to upload learning artifacts to share with families. The artifacts will serve to start a conversation with families about their child’s learning at school and help children...
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St. Martha Primary Christmas Concert

December 04, 2017
It is that time of year when children love to sing and perform traditional Christmas songs and plays to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Parents and Guardians are invited to the Primary Christmas Concert (Kindergarten to Grade 3-4) on Tuesday, December 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Gym. Thank you to Mrs....
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Operation Winter Warmth

December 04, 2017
Operation Winter Warmth in support of local homeless shelters by donating socks, toothbrushes and travel size tooth paste during Advent.
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Jingle Bell Walk

December 04, 2017
Jingle Bell Walk in the St. Martha Catholic School neighborhood. The donation of a non-perishable (canned or boxed) food item for St. Vincent de Paul will be collected during Advent in the front foyer until December 20th. Please dress warmly for our walk on December 8th.
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Treaties Recognition Week: November 10

November 10, 2017
Thank you for participating in Treaties Recognition Week. Here are the last few interesting facts: - Treaties are about relationships. They protect everyone’s relationship to the land, to the water, to the animals, and to the air we breathe. - In Eastern Ontario, the government is currently negotiating a land claim settlement...
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Treaties Recognition Week: November 9

November 09, 2017
Today's interesting facts are: - While much of Canada is covered by Treaties that are numbered from 1 to 11, not all First Nations have signed treaties. For example, of the 200 First Nations in British Columbia, only 40 have historical treaties. - Ontario is governed by 46 treaties and other agreements...
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Treaties Recognition Week: November 8

November 07, 2017
These facts bring awareness to the treaty relationship that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the province of Ontario. Today's interesting facts are: - Since Indigenous Peoples relied on an oral tradition, using spoken words instead of symbols, First Nations leaders were often asked to sign documents that they were unable...
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Treaties Recognition Week: November 7

November 06, 2017
More interesting facts that to bring awareness to the treaty relationship that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the province of Ontario. - Treaty rights are protected by section 35 of the Constitution Act – that’s our Canadian Constitution. - Every person in Ontario is a treaty person. While most were...
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Lost & Found Items

November 05, 2017
Parents are asked to please check the Lost and Found box while visiting the school to pick up items belonging to their children, and to encourage children to do the same while at school. At the end of each month, clothes are collected and donated to charity. Therefore, please remind your children...
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Dismissal Procedures

November 05, 2017
Again a big thank you to Parents / Caregivers who are collecting children outside their designated dismissal doors. By now, arrangements for routine dismissal are well established and going very smoothly. Thank you!
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Clothes for Kids Campaign

November 05, 2017
Clothes for Kids provides essential winter outerwear for families struggling and in need throughout our community at no cost. Requests need to be submitted to our Youth Worker no later than Friday, November 10th. If you have a request or any questions, you can contact our Youth Worker, Olivia Rowe Ovens at...
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Seeking Paid Lunch Time Supervisors

November 05, 2017
St. Martha is seeking Paid Lunch Time Supervisors to work one hour each day from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. As a Lunch Time Supervisor, you are responsible for the supervision of students while they are eating lunch or playing on the yard. If you enjoy working with children and have good problem solving...
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St Martha Christmas Market

November 05, 2017
Again this year, the ECO Savers and the Social Justice student groups will be bringing forward the St. Martha Christmas Market on December 12th & 13th. We will be collecting donations of gently used items that could be used as gifts for students to purchase for family members for Christmas. All donations...
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Some Interesting Facts About Treaties November 6

November 05, 2017
All students, both indigenous and non-Indigenous, are enriched by learning about the histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives of First nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of Canada. Treaties Recognition Week provides an opportunity for schools to raise awareness of the treaty relationship that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. To this...
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Social Justice Committee Food Drive

October 25, 2017
The Social Justice Committee is looking for St Martha school community members to donate non-perishable food items before Nov 1. Thank you!
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Transportation/Pick-up Arrangements

October 05, 2017
In order to minimize interruptions to classes and avoid the possible miscommunication of information, parents are requested to make all travel and pick-up arrangements for their children prior to the beginning of the school day. The latter part of classroom instructional time is important and we should be working together to ensure...
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St. Martha Lego Club

October 05, 2017
Our Lego Club is seeking donations of Lego pieces or kits. If you or a family you know has Lego to donate, it can be dropped off at the Office or directed to Ms. Burns. Thank you!
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Student Safety and Pets

October 05, 2017
Student safety at drop off and pick up times remains everyone’s responsibility. Please be aware that the presence of dogs at drop off and pick up locations while children are coming to and going from school may cause some children to feel anxious. We ask that pet owners please ensure that their...
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ECO Schools Update

October 05, 2017
Our ECO Savers are working hard already this year! We continue to implement the boomerang lunch, with all uneaten foods being returned home except fruit and vegetable waste. Our compost team collects all fruit and vegetable waste from compost buckets in classrooms twice a week. We continue to add compost to our...
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Calm, Alert, and Ready for Learning!

October 05, 2017
Eating healthy foods will provide your children with energy and nutrients to grow, be active, stay healthy and do well at school. Use these tips to fuel your children’s body and to stay strong and healthy: • Meals and snacks Enjoy regular meals and snacks with a variety of foods from each...
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Family Information Forms

September 16, 2017
All families are reminded to please return the Family Information Forms to classroom teachers so that our records regarding contact information are up to date.
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OSBIE Accident Insurance

September 16, 2017
Please note that Student Accident Insurance is available to all families at the following link: http://www.insuremykids.com/en/Default.aspx
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Student Safety in the Parking Lot and Accessible Parking Spaces

September 16, 2017
In order to ensure student safety and to eliminate congestion in the back parking lot at drop off and pick up times, we are requesting that vehicles not stop or park in and around the traffic islands in the parking lot. The current design of the back parking lot is not intended...
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Search online for a book in our Learning Commons!

December 21, 2016
You can now search online to see if the Learning Commons has a book on it's shelf that you are interested in. Copy the following link into your browswer to get started - https://hosting.maplewood.com/ON/ALCDSB/mart/Maplewood/connectEd/viewer/Library/Opac.aspx
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Bake Sale

October 13, 2016
There will be a bake sale tomorrow (October 14th) to support Mrs. Ryan's class trip to Beyond Classrooms. Baked goods will be sold for $0.25 - $1.00. Thank you for your support.