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ALCDSB Summer 2021 Mental Health Supports

June 17, 2021
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​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will be running several programs throughout the summer of 2021 in support of Mental Health for our students and families.  Please use the link below to access an information poster which describes these programs in further detail, and provides links for registration....

Ministry Approves ALCDSB 2021-22 School Year Calendars

June 15, 2021
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The Ontario Ministry of Education has approved the 2021 -2022 ALCDSB School Year Calendars. The first day of school will be Tuesday September 7, 2021. Please see the links below for further details and  full year calendars for Elementary and Secondary Schools. 
School Year Calendar 2021-22- (Elementary).pdf ...

Joint Statement from HPE and KFL&A Public Health Units

June 09, 2021
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June 9,2021
To All Members of the School Communities in the Hastings Prince Edward, and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Counties. A Joint Statement from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&A PH) regarding the upcoming...

Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 05, 2021
​ Each year during Catholic Education Week, ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  Catholic Education Week Awards Poster:​​   2021 CEW Awards Poster.pdf ​ ​ Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award

​ Sarah Cassidy - ALCDSB Board...

Elementary Summer Programming (Grade SK - 8)

April 27, 2021
Funding for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Elementary Summer Learning Program (SLP) has been approved for Summer 2021. The Summer Learning Program aims to provide students opportunities to minimize learning loss and face social and economic challenges that affect their learning. Another focus of this year's SLP is...

ALCE Foundation Silent Auction goes LIVE at 5pm TODAY!

April 19, 2021
ALCE Foundation's Silent Auction to raise funds for families in financial crisis starts today !  Silent Auction LINK Bidding will begin at 5pm on Monday, April 19th .  Relax and browse the 147 items that are up for bid to help raise much needed funds for the students and families in our Catholic...

Rick Revelle Visits SMB

April 07, 2021
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Rick Revelle, our cultural advisor for Indigenous Education, joined us on Wednesday, April 7th to help us learn about what life was like 700 years ago.  Students learned about Indigenous ways of life, such as hunting, gathering, clothing, and farming.  Mr. Revelle also shared some of his book,  Algonquin Spring...

World Autism Day

April 06, 2021
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Today at SMB, we wear blue to increase understanding and acceptance for people who are on the autism spectrum.  Thanks to all those who wore blue today in support of this worldwide event.  

SOCKS Kingston

April 01, 2021
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We did it!  We surpassed our goal of collecting 1000 pairs of socks for SOCKS Kingston by actually collecting 2120 pairs of socks.  Way to go SMB!  Our efforts will really help a lot of local families this Easter Season.  Thank you for your generosity!  Happy Easter!  

St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2021
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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, we were a sea of green at SMB today.  We usually are away on March Break for St. Pat's Day, but with the break rescheduled this year, we were able to celebrate together.  Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!​

Remote Learning Plan 2021-2022

March 17, 2021
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Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
2021-22 Remote Learning Plan    
Dear Families,   The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue offering families the opportunity for their children to learn remotely through virtual modes in the 2021-2022 school year. Ideally, all students would...

Sweater Day for Easter Seals and EcoSchools

March 12, 2021
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Today, SMB combined our Easter Seals efforts with our EcoSchools efforts by hosting a Sweater Day.  Our school will donate $500 to Easter Seals while wearing sweaters to raise awareness around energy conservation.  Don't forget to turn the thermostat down, especially in this warmer weather!  

Elementary Remote Learning Survey

March 04, 2021
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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s);
 On February 11 th Ontario Education Minister of Education Stephen Lecce issued a statement that March break would be postponed until April 12-16, 2021. This decision was made in conjunction with Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials' advice, including consultations with many local Medical...

Knights of Columbus Poster Contest Winners

March 01, 2021
​ ​ Each year, the Knights of Columbus host a series of poster contests for students.  This year, some of our students were successful in winning the contests.  Our winners this year include: Jason K - School and Council winner (Ages 8-10) Alcohol Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
Audrey M - School Winner...

Pink Shirt Day

February 24, 2021
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On Wednesday, February 24th, we celebrate kindness by wearing pink for Pink Shirt Day.  It's a great reminder for us all that kindness matters and we should do our best each day to treat others as we would like to be treated.  Remember, keep calm and be kind!

ALCDSB 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Survey

February 02, 2021


​The ALCDSB 2021-2022 School Year Calendar is being finalized and we are seeking input from our school communities and  stakeholders on different options for things like starting dates, PA days, and final day of instruction dates. This survey will be open for responses from February 2 until 6pm on February 16th.  Please...

Family Literacy Day

January 27, 2021
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There were lots of flannel pajamas and onesies at school today in celebration of Family Literacy Day.  Students participated in classroom activities to mark the event.  Be sure to snuggle up and a read a good book together at home today!  

National Legion Remembrance Day Literacy and Poster Contest Winners

January 26, 2021
  Every year, students from our school enter the National Legion Remembrance Day Literacy and Poster contest and every year our students achieve great success.  We would like to express our gratitude to all students who entered the contest and congratulate the following winners:    Linkon L:   1st place for his colour poster  Kim...

Terry Fox Walk Final Numbers

January 14, 2021
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We are proud to announce that St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School’s Terry Fox School Run collected $1,969.00 for cancer research! The Terry Fox Foundation extends their heartfelt thanks for your generosity and support in this very challenging year. Terry’s message of hope lives on and remains strong! If you...

Donations to St. Vincent De Paul and Joseph Street Shelter

December 18, 2020
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Thank you for all the wonderful donations that we collected over the Advent season for St. Vincent De Paul and Joseph Street Shelter.  Your generosity will go a long way in helping others who need our support the most to have a Merry Christmas.  Well done SMB!  Merry Christmas...

Poinsettia Fundraiser

December 02, 2020
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Thank you to all those who purchased Poinsettias this year in support of our school!  Money raised goes towards supporting school Council initiatives that have included purchasing technology for classrooms, the new climber for our school yard, outfitting our Sensory Room, furniture for our Learning Commons, etc.  We offer a...

Remote Learning Survey for Elementary

November 30, 2020
         β€‹ Dear parents/guardians of elementary students, I am writing to you to provide updates on our Catholic learning communities. This information applies to elementary students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) only. There are no changes at the secondary level (Grade 9-12). Please note that Remote Learning is available for families...

First Eucharist

November 26, 2020
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​On Tuesday, November 24th many of our students were able to celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  We offer a special thank you to our Parish and our parents/guardians for your support and patience as our celebration was originally planned for the...

Inclement Weather Days

November 22, 2020
November 24, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians,
Following our message to you this past Sunday (November 22, 2020) regarding our inclement weather day process this year, we would like to provide further clarification on some key points:
ALCDSB is keeping our schools open during inclement weather days when buses are cancelled....

Holy Cross Gr. 8 visit

November 17, 2020
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Holy Cross presented to our Gr. 8 students today to share some insights into what next year might look like.  School sports, clubs, the uniform, social life, and academics were all discussed.  Our Gr. 8s had the chance to ask questions and to think about some things before Holy...

Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 16, 2020
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Each year on Remembrance Day, our school comes together to be thankful and to reflect upon the sacrifices that others have made on our behalf so that we may live as we do today in the wonderful country that we have.    This year, we couldn't gather as a...

Orange and Black Day

October 30, 2020
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Our school was getting into the Halloween spirit today by hosting our Orange and Black Day.  We wish everyone a Happy Halloween!  Be Safe!

Dress Purple Day

October 28, 2020
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This month and throughout the year, the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Society encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our community a better place for all children and families.  On Tuesday, October 27th, Ontario Dress Purple Day, we join together to speak up for every...

United Way Campaign

October 19, 2020
​The employees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have, for many years, been strong supporters of our local United Way. Once again, we look to you to participate in our United Way campaign by making a donation that will support our students and families within our communities.
During...

All Are Welcome in This Place

October 14, 2020
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Our School Board has recently implemented a Multi-Year Strategic Plan.  The first year of the plan calls for the board-wide theme, All Are Welcome in This Place.  At SMB, we have placed our banner that honours this theme in our front foyer just below our school flag and beside our own...

SMB Surpasses our $50,000 goal for Terry Fox!

October 07, 2020
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Congratulations SMB! As of yesterday morning we had collected $1, 904 dollars in on-line donations! That's $605 more than what we had set for this year's modified goal! It brings our 13 year donation total to $50, 605! Thank you to all of those who donated towards Terry's dream...

ALCDSB Launches New Five Year Plan

October 07, 2020
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is excited to announce a new Multi-Year Strategic Plan. This five-year plan will guide ALCDSB to higher levels of excellence in all that we do in service of Catholic education.
ALCDSB's new Multi-Year Strategic plan will focus on four main priorities over...

Ask A Professional About Your Child's Anxiety

October 05, 2020
​Social workers and psychotherapists talk about how anxiety affects children and youth. Ask questions and learn how to help your child.
Virtual Town Hall 
October 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
Click Here to Register

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Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2020
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On September 30th, we are asked to reflect nationally on the Residential School System in Canada.  Orange shirts are worn in memory of all the Indigenous children whose culture, language, and freedoms were lost, oppressed, or challenged.  As schools and as a nation, we remember our Calls to Action.
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Terry Fox Event

September 29, 2020
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Today, our classes went on their annual Terry Fox Walk in support of cancer research.  This year, we couldn't host our whole school assembly or walk as a whole school, but we were able to keep the spirit of Terry's walk alive.  Donations were made online with classrooms challenging...

Remote Learning Survey for Elementary

September 28, 2020

Dear parents/guardians of elementary students,
I am writing to you to provide updates on our Catholic learning communities.
This information applies to elementary students (Kindergarten-Grade 8) only. There are no changes at the secondary level (Grade 9-12). Please note that Remote Learning is available for families who require...

See You At the Pole Prayer Service

September 24, 2020
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On Wednesday, September 23rd, many of our classes gathered at our flag pole to participate a world day of prayer entitled 'See You At the Pole'.  Each class prepared a short prayer service to participate in as a classroom.  

Follow TriBoard Transportation for Bus Delays & Cancellations

September 17, 2020
​ TriBoard Bus Transportation anticipates more delays and route cancellations than normal this year due to the pandemic. TriBoard is asking all families to ensure they have subscribed to their notification system and are aware of other ways to track bus delays and cancellations. 
Click here to subscribe by email...

First Day of School for All Students

September 14, 2020
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Monday, September 14th marked the first day of school in which all our students were at school at the same time.  From September 3rd until September 14th, we gradually invited our students back to school with a staggered start.  This allowed us to work through our new COVID measures...

COVID-19 and ALCDSB School Closures

August 12, 2020
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Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

July 30, 2020
Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September
Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe Office of the Premier 
TORONTO β€” The Ontario government is announcing the safe reopening of schools for in-class instruction beginning this September. The government has unveiled a plan that prioritizes the...

Child Care Survey from Ministry of Education

July 09, 2020
Thank you for your continued partnership during this unprecedented time. We value your leadership and commitment in supporting children and families across the province.
As you know, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. The CCEYA requires the Minister of Education...

Remote Learning Survey

June 17, 2020

The last three months have been a time of learning for all of us at ALCDSB. We had to quickly change how we connect with our students and families  as a result of the province's Emergency Closure Order. 
We are looking for your feedback on how we did and how we...

Elementary Summer Programming (Grades 1-8)

June 09, 2020

​ Elementary Summer Programming (Grade 1 -8) Funding for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Elementary Summer Learning Program (SLP) has been approved for Summer 2020.  The Summer Learning Program aims to provide opportunities for students to minimize learning loss, and for those who may face social and economic...

Catholic Education Week & Mental Health Week

April 28, 2020
​Please see the following attachment for daily resources for Catholic Education Week and Mental Health Week.  ​
CEW-MHW 2020 Placemat
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Accessing ALCDSB Learning Platforms

April 06, 2020
​ Please see attached document, which supports students and families in accessing FreshGrade and D2L from home. 
Accessing alcdsb learning platforms
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Holy Week

April 05, 2020

​As we enter into Holy Week, check out the following resources for families and educators on daily Gospel readings, infographics/video reflections,  music and actions:  Holy Week 2020

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Access to Technology Questionnaire

April 01, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 4, 2020

As a result, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will continue to work to create a plan to best support our students academically. 
With this...

Learning Resources for Students

March 24, 2020
PHASE TWO On March 31, 2020 the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Education announced the launch of the second phase of  Learn at Home . The second phase establishes clarity for parents/guardians, enhances education supports and creates opportunities for teachers and educators to connect with students. ​Letter from the Minister of...

Boomerang Lunches

March 12, 2020
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As we make our way towards platinum EcoSchools certification this year, we wanted to thank our parents for your continued support.  The picture above displays two great examples of boomerang lunches, complete with healthy food and containers that can be brought home without producing any waste.  Way to go!

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Swim to Survive

March 12, 2020
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Our Gr. 3 students have been making their way to the pool at Queen's University to undertake swimming lessons during the Swim to Survive Program.  Students learn basic swimming techniques in a safe and fun setting.  

Grade 7/8 Rube Goldberg Competition a Huge Success!

March 12, 2020
Our Grade 7/8 student presented their Rube Goldberg projects to all students today. Students demonstrated outstanding collaboration, creativity and innovation in the creation of their projects. Thank you to Ms. Markotich and Ms. Coppens for providing such an engaging activity for the students. A special thank you to our guest judges; Speros...

COVID-19 Updates from KFL&A Public Health and HPE Public Health

March 12, 2020
​Dear ALCDSB families, guardians and staff,   
The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19. 
The Algonquin and Lakeshore...

Sr. Boys' Basketball Champs!

March 12, 2020
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Both our Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys' Basketball Teams played their way into the championship game on Wednesday, March 11th at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School.  Our girls played hard against a tough and talented team from Mother Teresa Catholic School, losing in the final.  Our boys' team faced off...

Public Health: COVID19

March 05, 2020
March 4, 2020
​The health and wellbeing of all Board students, staff, volunteers and community members is a priority for the Board. We work in collaboration with all of our public health units who have asked us to share information about COVID-19.
On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared...

First Reconciliation

March 05, 2020
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Our Gr. 2 students celebrated the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Wednesday, March 4th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  It was a meaningful liturgy followed by the students receiving the Sacrament.  Thank you to our Parish, our teachers, our parents, and our students for a job well...

Stunt French Ventriloquist Performance

March 04, 2020
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In support of our French language instruction at SMB and through a grant secured by our French Teachers, our school was treated to a French stunt ventriloquist performance on Wednesday, March 4th.  Our performer juggled, interacted with some puppets, played the harmonica, and rode a unicycle during this interactive...

Team Nunavut Curling Team Visits SMB

March 03, 2020
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On Tuesday, March 3rd, our school had a special visit from Team Nunavut who are competing in the Tim Horton's Brier that is currently taking place in Kingston.  The team talked to some of our classes about what life is like in the far north and about curling.  Some...

Kingston Police Intermediate Cyber-Bullying Presentation

February 28, 2020
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Special thanks to Constable Anderson and Constable Knott for coming into our school on Friday, February 28th to speak to our Gr. 7-8 students about bullying and cyber-bullying.  We talked about thinking of what impact your actions have on others, especially when you are on social media platforms and...

Pink Shirt Day

February 26, 2020
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It was a sea of pink in many places at our school today as we celebrated Pink Shirt Day together.  Pink Shirt Day is a time to encourage kindness among others and to treat others as you would like to be treated.  

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

February 26, 2020
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Despite the bus cancellations, we were able to have our Ash Wednesday Prayer Service and distribution of ashes on Wednesday, February 26th.  The original plan was to receive ashes during our monthly Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, but had to change the plan to host the...

Frontenac Cup Champs!

February 24, 2020
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Congratulations to our school's Ball Hockey Team who won the Frontenac Cup last week.  The Frontenac Cup is an annual ball hockey tournament that is hosted by St. Martha's for our Jr. students that includes about a dozen schools in the Kingston area.  Our team beat St. Patrick (Harrowsmith)...

Knights of Columbus Alcohol/Substance Abuse Poster Contest Winners

February 24, 2020
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Each year, the Knights of Columbus host an alcohol abuse poster contest and a substance abuse poster contest for schools in our area.  We congratulate Aaron P for placing first in our school's Alcohol Abuse Poster Contest and to Chris S for placing first in our school's Substance Abuse...

OECTA Labour Updates

February 18, 2020
February 28, 2020 The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) have announced a one-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  As a result, all ALCDSB schools will be closed to students. This affects both elementary and secondary students. All information will continue to be posted on the board...

National Flag Day Assembly

February 14, 2020
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Each year, Canada celebrates its flag on National Flag Day on Saturday, February 15th.  On Friday, February 14th, SMB held its annual National Flag Day Assembly in anticipation of the big day.  Ms. Bogle's class led the school with some key Canadian flag facts, the singing of our National...

Queen's Football Players Visit Ms. Lollar's Class

February 13, 2020
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Three players from the Queen's University Football Team along with one of their coaches took some time to visit Ms. Lollar's Gr. 4 class on Wednesday, February 12th.  They offered students a positive message about working hard, being  a leader, being resilient, and achieving your goals.  Thank you to...

Book Fair

February 10, 2020
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SMB is hosting its annual Book Fair in our Learning Commons from Monday, February 10th until Friday, February 14th.  Monday and Tuesday are preview days and Wednesday to Friday are days for purchasing items.  There are tons of great reads this year to check out.  Come on in and...

Teens Trashing Tobacco

February 10, 2020
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Our local health unit visited us on Monday, February 10th to talk to our Gr. 7-8 students about tobacco and healthy living.  Stations were set up in our gymnasium for students to flow through to participate in different talks around tobacco use.

Tech It Out!

February 06, 2020
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Recently, our Gr. 8 students visited Holy Cross to participate in their "Tech It Out" Day.  It was a day full of hands-on activities with lots of opportunity to explore some of the technology available to students at Holy Cross in anticipation into moving into Gr. 9 next year.


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Book Exchange

January 28, 2020
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In celebration of Family Literacy Day on January 27th, our school hosted its annual Book Exchange for our students.  Students brought in books from home that were no longer used in exchange for a fresh book at school.  Thanks for all the great books that came into the school...

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Feast Day Prayer Service

January 13, 2020
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On Monday, January 13th, our school celebrated the feast day of our patron saint, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys.  Ms. Bogle and our Special Events Choir sang some St. Marguerite Bourgeoys songs and Sister Marijke from the Congregation of Notre Dame was able to join us to share her expertise about...

Labour Action Update - Jan. 21 Schools Closed to Students

January 08, 2020
January 14, 2020
On Monday, January 13, 2020 OECTA announced that they would be taking part in a one-day full withdrawal of services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 if an agreement is not reached prior to this date. Due to this full withdrawal of services, all ALCDSB schools will be...

Joseph Street and St. Vincent De Paul Donations

December 20, 2019
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Thank you to our school community for your continued generosity over this Advent season.  As a result, we were able to make sizable donations to St. Vincent De Paul as well as Joseph Street Shelter on Friday, December 20th.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Advent Mass

December 19, 2019
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Our school celebrated our annual Advent Mass on Tuesday, December 17th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Many of our students participated in the Mass, helping out with readings, singing in the choir, altar serving, participating in the Jesse Tree presentation, etc.  Special thanks to the Toffolon family...

Jingle Bell Walk

December 16, 2019
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On Friday, December 13th, our school participated in our annual Jingle Bell Walk, which is sponsored by the KFLH Health Unit.  As always, our families were very generous in donating non-perishable items for St. Vincent De Paul as well as personal hygiene items for Joseph Street Shelter.  Our students...

The Life of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys: As Told in Story and Song

December 11, 2019
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Ms. Bogle and the members of her Gr. 5 class have been busy as of late preparing for their presentation of "The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys:  As Told in Story and Song".  Our performers were able to offer their singing and acting talents to our school on Tuesday, December...

SMB Special Events Choir Performs at the Cathedral

December 11, 2019
​ Our Special Events Choir was busy again this week singing a rendition of "St. Marguerite We Love You" for those in attendance at St. Mary's Cathedral on Monday, December 9th.  Our Diocese was celebrating "The Archdiocesan Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary", which included many Sisters...

Poinsettia Fundraiser

December 03, 2019
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Our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser has come to a close this Advent season with a few outstanding sellers to mention.  Together, our school raised approximately $1,400.00 of profit.  Our top poinsettia sellers for this year were: 1.     Levi and Declan Martin 2.     Mason and Kai Popazzi...

Confirmation

December 03, 2019
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Congratulations to all of our Gr. 8 students who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, November 30th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  This year, our students teamed up with students from Archbishop O'Sullivan to celebrate the Sacrament together.  We offer a special thanks to our Parish...

Special Events Choir Sings O'Canada at the Frontenacs Game

December 03, 2019
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On Wednesday, November 27th, our Special Events Choir had the privilege of singing O'Canada at the Kingston Frontenacs hockey game.  Our choir represented our school  very well, but it wasn't enough to secure a Frontenacs victory.  It was a high scoring game with the Ottawa 67s defeating the Kingston...

Week 1 Advent Prayer Service

December 03, 2019
Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Today, our students gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate...

SMB Indigo Night

November 26, 2019
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Thank you to everyone in our SMB community for another successful SMB Indigo Night!  On Friday, November 22nd, 15% of all of the book store sales were offered back to our school as part of the program.  Together, it looks like we raised approximately $1,300.00 for our school.  Those...

Board Volleyball Tournaments

November 15, 2019
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Congratulations to all of our volleyballs teams who participated in their respective board volleyball tournaments this past week at Queen's Duncan McArthur Gymnasium.   Our players demonstrated great sportsmanship and team effort with some of our teams reaching the finals and semi-finals.  Well done volleyball players!

Bus Safety Presentations

November 12, 2019
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Buster the Safety Bus visited our Gr. K-3 students today for our annual Bus Safety Presentations.  Our Gr. 4-8 students' presentation involved a game show format that focused on safety and behaviour.  

Remembrance Day Assembly

November 12, 2019
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On Monday, November 11th, our school gathered in our gymnasium for our annual Remembrance Day Assembly.  As always, we had many parents/guardians join in our events, particularly those who are members of our military.  We offer a special thank you to Major Behiels who was able to talk to...

ABA Skill Building Groups

November 11, 2019
​ What is the ABA Skill Development Program?
This program is offering free skills development programming to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The program will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, emotional regulation,  daily living, and communication based on...

Halloween at SMB

November 05, 2019
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Halloween was exciting again this year at SMB as our Kindergarten students walked over to visit Trillium Ridge Retirement Home to show off their costumes and entertain our neighbours.  Our Gr. 8 students organized Spook-A-Rama this year for our Gr. 1-4 students who were able to participate in all...

Hand Hygiene

October 31, 2019

As the cold and flu season draws nearer, remember that hand hygiene is the single most important way to control the spread of infection. Teach your child how to clean their hands properly and re-enforce the message often.


Strive for 5 - Attendance Campaign

October 31, 2019
    [Strive for Five poster created by Abby Daicar, Grade 12 Communications Technology Student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School]


The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board continues to focus on Every School Day Counts in supporting staff and families with strategies to promote good attendance as...

STRETCH

October 23, 2019
Stretch is a Saturday morning program for students who are currently attending ALCDSB schools in grades 7 or 8. 
The program goals are to:            Improve healthy living habits Enhance reading, writing and math skills Develop self-esteem and mental wellness Having fun with friends
Activities may include sports, art, drama, gaming...

Gr. 8 Girls Participate in Women in Trades Workshop

October 22, 2019
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Our Gr. 8 Girls participated in the Women In Trades workshop at St. Lawrence College on Monday, October 21st.  The purpose of the workshop was to promote trades to young women who are underrepresented in many of the trades fields.  Our girls were able to get some hands-on experience...

Election Day At SMB

October 18, 2019
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On Friday, October 18th, students in Gr. 4-8 participated in the Canada Student Vote program in which our students were able to cast their ballots in an election process similar to what would happen on our actual Federal Election voting day on Monday, October 21st.  Ms. Bogle's class were...

Come and See Our New Catholic Graduate Expectation Banners in Our Front Foyer

October 17, 2019
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Our school is proud to display our newly made Catholic Graduate Expectation Banners in our Front Foyer.  The Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGEs) are what guides us in Catholic Schools in terms of ensuring our shared faith is part of all that we do.  Each banner describes what we can...

Student Vote

October 17, 2019
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Our Gr. 4-8 students took part in our Student Vote Assembly on Thursday, October 17th.  Ms. Bogle's class led the assembly, researching and presenting some of the major political party promises and initiatives.  Gr 4-8 students will participate in a mock election on Friday, October 18th with the election...

Gr. 6 Witness Faith Day

October 03, 2019
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Our Gr. 6 students visited St. Mary's Cathedral in Kingston on Thursday, October 3rd to participate in our board's annual Gr. 6 Witness Faith Day.  Students from all over our board gathered for a day of praise and worship with music led by the Josh Blakesley Band.  The purpose...

SMB More Than Doubles Our Goal for Our Annual Terry Fox Walk

September 30, 2019
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Our School held its annual Terry Fox Walk on Thursday, September 26th in Support of the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research.  We set our school goal at $3,000.00, but raised almost $6,500.00!  We offer a giant thank you to all of our school community for your continued support...

Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2019
​ On Monday, September 30th, our students and staff dressed in orange to represent solidarity and a desire for reconciliation to better understand the history and impact of Canada's Residential School System. 

Open House and BBQ

September 27, 2019
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Despite the early rain, we had another fantastic turnout for our annual Open House and BBQ on Thursday, September 26th.  Unfortunately, Ambush was unable to set up due to the early rain and wet weather, so we moved our plan indoors.  Thank you, as always, to the Knights of...

CUPE Job Action Update

September 25, 2019
Sunday, October 6
On Sunday, October 6 the Minister of Education announced that a tentative agreement has been made with CUPE. ALL ALCDSB schools will be open on Monday, October 7. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We look forward to welcoming all students and...

SMB Golf Team Finishes 4th At the Veteran's Memorial Cup

September 25, 2019
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Congratulations to the members of the SMB Golf Team for a great day on Tuesday, September 24th at Briar Fox Golf and Country Club.  Our team finished 4th out of 23 teams shooting 7 over par, demonstrating great sportsmanship and teamwork.  Way to go golfers!

See You At The Pole Prayer Service

September 24, 2019
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Our Gr. 6-8 students gathered at the flag pole at the front of our school on Tuesday, September 24th to participate in our See You At The Pole Prayer Service.  Representatives from each of the classrooms read a short prayer on behalf of each classroom as all students gathered...

Share your thoughts on the future of Catholic Education

September 16, 2019
We want to hear from YOU as we work to create a new MYSP for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board!  Send us your thoughts: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#821842860 Every school board in Ontario is governed by a board of trustees that has a legislated requirement to ensure the creation...

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Dinner and Launch Night

September 13, 2019
St. Paul the Apostle Parish will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fam Jam on Saturday, September 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There is no cost to this event, but free-will donations β€‹will be accepted to help offset the meal and to help support local charities in our community will be accepted.
The...

Gr. 5 Retreat

September 11, 2019
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Ms. Bogle's Gr. 5 class visited St. Paul the Apostle Parish on Tuesday, September 10th to celebrate Mass with Fr. Amato and to participate in a class retreat.  It was a nice opportunity for the class to get to know one another a little better outside of the classroom...

Sakurano Seibo College in Japan Visits SMB

September 09, 2019
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On Friday, September 6th, our school was fortunate to have 10 students from Sakurano Seibo College in Japan visit us again.  Sakurano Seibo is an all-girls school who are also affiliated with our school's patron saint, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys.  Each year, they visit our school to learn more about...

Supporting Healthy Schools

September 05, 2019
Do you know how much sleep your child should aim for each night? KFL&A Public Health has produced sleep guidelines to support healthy development in children. Take a look at the guidelines below.

Talent Show

June 27, 2019
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On the last day of school, we held our annual Talent Show in our gymnasium.  Thank you to all of our students who auditioned and congratulations to all of our performers.  Lots of X-Factor potential here!

Gr. 8 Graduation

June 25, 2019
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Congratulations to all of our Gr. 8 students who graduated on Thursday, June 20th.  The celebration began with Mass at 5:30 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Our awards ceremony followed the Mass with the evening ending with a 2 hour boat cruise for all of our graduates. ...

Board Track and Field Meet

June 25, 2019
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On Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th, our School Board hosted its annual Track and Field Meet for our students.  The Tyke and Pee Wee Divisions faced off on Monday, while the Bantam students competed on Tuesday.  We had many students from SMB that did very well at...

Gr. 7/8 Mathematics Tournament

June 20, 2019
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SMB hosted the board's Gr. 7/8 Mathematics Tournament of Friday, June 14.  The Sisters of Notre Dame presented the winning team with a trophy named after their Congregation to St. Paul's.  SMB's top team finished just out of the medals in fourth place.  Congrats to Caleb J who placed...

Gr. 5/6 Math Tournament

June 14, 2019
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Two teams from SMB participated in the First Annual Board Mathematics Tournament, which was hosted by our school.  Teams from all around the board came to SMB to test their Math skills.  The winning trophy was named after the Sisters of Notre Dame to mark their 400th anniversary.  A...

Jump Rope for Heart

June 07, 2019
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Our Jump Rope for Heart Event was a success, raising well over $3,500.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Jumpers from all of our classrooms took advantage of the perfect weather to get outside and jump rope for heart.  Thank you to our school community for your support.  You...

SMB Participates in the Sisters of Notre Dame 400th Anniversary Eucharistic Celebration

May 31, 2019
​ A delegation of our students accompanied our Special Events Choir to the Eucharistic Celebration for the 400th year of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys' birth.  The Sisters of Notre Dame, with whom our school shares its namesake, hosted the celebration as the kick-off to the 400th year festivities.  Our choir sang "St. Marguerite,...

Roots of Empathy

May 31, 2019
​ Today was Baby Oliver's last classroom visit for our Roots of Empathy Program.  Ms. Laframboise/Rots Kindergarten classroom had the opportunity to watch Baby Oliver grow and learn new things over the past school year.  We will miss you Oliver!  Come on back and visit us anytime!

School Track and Field Meet

May 27, 2019
​ The weather was fantastic for our school's annual track and field meet, which took place at CaraCo Field on Monday, May 27th.  Students from Gr. 3-8 participated in the event.  Those who did well enough to qualify for the board track and field meet will compete later in June.  

Early Years & Child Care Services Survey - City of Kingston

May 23, 2019
​ Help shape the future of early years and child care services in Kingston and Frontenac County!
 
The City of Kingston provides direction and oversees Child Care and EarlyON programming in Kingston and Frontenac. As the child care and early years’ service system manager, the City plays an important role in...

2019/2020 School Year Calendar

May 22, 2019
​ The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar has now been approved. To view the full calendar:  2019-2020 ALCDSB School Year Calendar .pdf
 Please note the following dates: First Day of School - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Christmas Break - Monday, December 23, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020 March Break -...

Three Sisters Garden

May 17, 2019
​ We successfully applied for and received an Indigenous Education Grant to help us create our Three Sisters Garden, which is located in a green space near our portables.  The garden is a space for reflection and appreciation as well as an outdoor classroom space.  The Three Sisters Garden is so named...

Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off Assembly

May 17, 2019
​ On Wednesday, May 15th SMB held a kick-off assembly for this year's Jump Rope For Heart Event, which takes place on Friday, June 7th.  The assembly, which was facilitated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, enlightened our students about the need to keep our hearts in good health as well as...

Board Cross-Country Meet

May 14, 2019
​ Congratulations to all our cross-country runners who braved the colder weather and the rain to participate in this year's board cross-country running meet at Fort Henry.  We had close to 100 participants this year.  Your dedication and hard work paid off in some rewarding results.  Thanks for representing our school...

Our New Director Visits SMB

May 10, 2019
​ Our School Board's new director, Mr. David DeSantis, visited our school on Thursday, May 9th.  Mr. DeSantis visited classrooms, met many of our staff and students, and had a chance to learn a little bit about our school.  Welcome to SMB, Mr. DeSantis!

Art Club Celebrates Catholic Education Week

May 08, 2019
​ Our Art Club used the Catholic Graduate Expectations to design an incredible mural for our main entrance in celebration of Catholic Education Week (May 5-10).  Thanks to all of our Art Club members for doing such a great job.  It's a meaningful banner that is a nice way to welcome...

Catholic Education Week Mass

May 08, 2019
​ As part of our board's Catholic Education Week Celebrations, all schools in our board were invited to the board's Catholic Education Week Mass on Tuesday, May 7th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Belleville.  Representatives from each of our classrooms from Gr. 5-8 attended the Mass on behalf of SMB. ...

Best Foot Forward Eco-Conference

May 04, 2019
​ On Friday, May 3rd, three members of our Eco-Team participated in the board's annual Best Foot Forward Student Eco-Conference at The Frink Centre in Bellville.  Students enjoyed a number of workshops that focused on environmental education, Indigenous Education, and Eco-Schools.  This is in support of our efforts become a platinum...

First Eucharist

April 29, 2019
​ Congratulations to our Gr. 2 students who celebrated the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday, April 28th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.  Special thanks to our parents for helping to prepare our students so well and to all the good work done in the classrooms.  It was a...

Earth Day Clean Up

April 23, 2019
​ As part of our ongoing EcoSchools efforts, SMB participated in a Pitch-In Clean-Up of our school yard and surrounding neighbourhood today.  As Earth Day happened to take place over the Easter holidays this year, we had to move our clean up plans to Tuesday, April 23rd.  Students cleaned up our...

SOCKS Kingston Initiative

April 23, 2019
​ SMB collected over 1, 150 pairs of socks for our SOCKS Kingston Initiative this year.  Special thanks to Ms. Lollar's class for collecting and sorting out all the socks.  Thanks, as well, to the many donations that we received this year from our school families.  

School Spirited Support Campaign

April 23, 2019
​ Thank you to our school community for your support of our recent Student Spirited Support Campaign, which raised $782.30 for Kingston Street Missions.  Students brought in their loonies for several themed days, which included crazy hair day, twin/triplet day, jersey day, hat day, and pajama day.  All donated funds were...

Stations of the Cross

April 18, 2019
​ Thank you to Ms. Bogle/DeSa's Gr. 5 class who put on this year's Stations of the Cross for our school.  As always, it was a somber and meaningful presentation.  Thank you to the many parents who joined us this morning as well.  Happy Easter everyone!

Raising Resilient Children Parent Information Night

April 04, 2019
​ On Wednesday, April 3rd, our school joined with six other schools to offer an information night by Dr. Alex Russell  on Raising Resilient Children.  He offered some strategies and approaches for parents on how to handle anxiety with their children.  The night was made possible through each of the seven...

Math Night

April 02, 2019
​ We had an excellent turnout for our Primary Math Night on Monday, April 1 at SMB.  Queen's University's Faculty of Education facilitated the evening that included a wide array of math games and riddles to solve with parents/guardians.  Thank you Primary families for a great turnout!

Fresh Radio Visits Gr. 4

March 25, 2019
​ Thank you to Monica and Al from 104.3 Fresh Radio for talking to our students about what makes an effective media campaign.  Be sure to look for something to come out of our Gr. 4 class in the near future that builds on the all the good tips they learned...

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...

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.​

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...

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...

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...

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
Experience Kindergarten with ALCDSB
​​The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board looks forward to welcoming your child to our kindergarten classrooms!
Online Pre-Registration  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...

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...

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...

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 participated​ 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 distribute the flowers, and to everyone who purchased flowers this...

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...

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.

Confirmation

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...

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...

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
​Please 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...

#Jakestrong

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 Thursday, 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...

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...

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 participated​ 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
 

Bounce-A-Thon

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...

Inspirational 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 chrysalis. ...

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...

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!

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...