School News & Announcements

Parent Night CANCELED tonight

posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:34 AM by Michelle McGarry

Due to the freezing rain conditions today, our parent night with Dr. Daniels has been canceled for this evening.
We will reschedule this event and notify our community of the new date soon.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
Please drive safely today

Cyber Bullying Presentation at St Pat's Intermediate

posted Apr 9, 2018, 12:14 PM by Michelle McGarry

Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of what your children are doing with technology and social media? On Wednesday April 11, St. Patrick Intermediate School has invited Social Networking Safety speaker Paul Davis, who has over 26 years of IT experience, to share his message with students of the school in the afternoon, and parents in the evening at 6pm in the cafeteria.  This invitation is being extended to all parents in feeder schools as well. Paul will provide a Common Sense approach to dealing with the technology we have, including Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat, Cyber-Bullying, Handheld Devices, Texting, photo sharing and Legal Matters, as well as demonstrating how easily your account can be compromised. To date, he has reached over 430, 000 students in Canada alone. If you would like to attend, you are asked to register at bit.do/spepauldavis, or e-mail the school at patrick.intermediate@ocsb.ca or call the school at 613-733-3736. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the St. Patrick’s Intermediate School cafeteria on Wednesday April 11 at 6pm.

Support for Humboldt Broncos - Jersey Day this Thursday

posted Apr 9, 2018, 8:44 AM by Michelle McGarry

As you know on April 6, 2018, an unfathomable tragedy happened involving the well-loved Humboldt Broncos. The impact of this tragic accident has left many Canadians with heavy hearts, the impact is very far reaching. On 
Thursday, April 12th, the St. Thomas More community will join thousands to support the victims, families and the Humboldt community by wearing our favorite jersey or by wearing the color green. This is a small, but tangible gesture of compassion and support during a very difficult time. 
Staff and students are encouraged to participate on Jersey Day April 12th
Please continue to keep the Humboldt Broncos and their families in your prayers.
#prayersforHumboldt
#prayersforHumboldtBroncos

Parent Info Night - Cyber Bullying

posted Mar 28, 2018, 6:33 AM by Michelle McGarry

STM Parent Council is pleased to invite you to an upcoming Parent Night on 
Monday, April 16, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm)
Dr. Tina Daniels (Associate Professor Carleton University) will be offering a parent session on "Bullying/CyberBullying in the 21st Century". Please see the attached poster for further details.

Highlights of her presentation will include:
* The impact of Bullying/CyberBullying on Youth
* Expert insights and strategies to support parents
* Increasing resilience and EMPOWERING your children

Please register for this event using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/uhhieoVZHxSxgXn93
This event is intended for adults only. Parents/Friends outside of the STM community are most welcome. Please feel free to invite your friends and family for this powerful evening with Dr. Daniels.

Special thanks to the STM Parent Council for organizing this special parent event for our community.

Thanks!

Holy Thursday - Stations of the Cross Event

posted Mar 28, 2018, 6:26 AM by Michelle McGarry

Friends and family are invited to join our school community on 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 (10:05-11:00am) for the Stations of the Cross (Tableau Style).

The staff of St. Thomas More extend to you and your family best wishes for a blessed Holy Week.

Grad Photo & Spring Sibling Photo Day

posted Mar 28, 2018, 6:22 AM by Michelle McGarry

Our Gr. 6 students will have their "Grad" photos taken on 
Friday, April 6, 2018.
We will also be offering an opportunity for "Spring Sibling Photos" on the same day, Friday, April 6, 2018.
Forms for both events will be coming home with your child(ren).

STM 2018 Lenten Project

posted Mar 20, 2018, 9:33 AM by Michelle McGarry   [ updated Mar 26, 2018, 11:16 AM ]

Canada’s Indigenous Water Crisis 
This Thursday is World Water Day!  We will be celebrating by hosting a local Indigenous musician  David Finkle who will share with us some stories and drumming songs on the topic of water. He will also lead some music workshops in the afternoon.  We will also have 2 hands-on learning stations (Storm Water Model & Shoreline Erosion Model) borrowed from the local organization "Ottawa Riverkeeper".

The Lenten committee has already raised $1100 for Water First and there are some amazing inquiries about water going on around the school! 

This Friday is Beach Day!

posted Mar 7, 2018, 2:33 PM by Michelle McGarry   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 2:34 PM ]

Image result for image of a beachPlease continue to help the WATER FIRST PROJECT http://waterfirst.ngo/To continue to raise money for our Lenten Project, this Friday will be Beach Day!! Students and staff are asked to dress like they are going to the beach and bring $2!

Our Lenten Project

posted Feb 26, 2018, 2:46 PM by Michelle McGarry

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The season of Lent is upon us. Lent is a time of reflection. It is an opportunity to grow in our relationship with God in a deeply personal way. It is a tradition at St. Thomas More to commit to a Lenten Project as a school community each year during Lent. This year staff and students will be exploring Canada’s Indigenous Water Crisis. 
Did you know….
20% of First Nations communities are under a boil water advisory in Canada.
In Ontario, 40% are under a boil water advisory, twice the national average.
50% of First Nations’ water treatment plants in Ontario do not have a certified water treatment operator.

During our Lenten project 2018, St. Thomas More will be learning about the importance of water and the challenges many Indigenous communities face in Canada regarding access to clean water. We believe “everybody deserves clean water”. 
The purpose of our Lenten project includes:
1. Raising Awareness of Canada’s Indigenous Water Crisis
2. Support with prayers and intentions
3. Charitable donations to NGO WaterFirst

Our fundraising efforts will be directed towards a registered Canadian charity “Water First”, which is dedicated to addressing water challenges in Indigenous communities through training, education and meaningful collaboration. Water First began working with First Nations in Canada in 2012, focusing exclusively on water challenges related to drinking water and environmental water concerns. 
You are invited to follow our journey using the Twitter hashtag #STMLent2018.
Special thanks to the STM Social Justice Club and the STM ECO-Club for their leadership with our Lenten campaign.

The first fundraiser of our Lenten campaign is scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018, “Shades of Blue Water Theme Day”. Staff and students are invited to wear shades of blue on Friday and donate a toonie to support Water First. Thank you for your support and prayers.

With gratitude,
The Lenten Project 2018 Committee

Ottawa Senators 4 on 4 Hockey Youth League

posted Feb 26, 2018, 2:35 PM by Michelle McGarry

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