School News & Announcements

Snow Day - Attendance Protocol

posted Nov 27, 2018, 6:49 AM by Tania Gamache

WALKING STUDENTS: In the event of bus or small vehicle cancellations due to inclement weather, parents are asked to notify the school of absences for "walking students". It is very important that parents call or email (thomas.more@ocsb.ca) the school to indicate absences for walking students related to snow days.

For walking students, who attend Extended Day Programming (EDP), parents are required to report any absences to BOTH the school and the EDP program on snow days.

STUDENTS USING BUS TRANSPORTATION: For students, who regularly travel on the bus, absences will be automatically noted due to the cancellation of bus transportation. Parents are NOT required to contact the school to report the absence for students, who travel on the bus.

On snow days, students will be dismissed from the foyer of the school at the end of the school day.

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Shoebox Campaign 2018

posted Nov 25, 2018, 12:36 PM by Tania Gamache   [ updated Nov 25, 2018, 12:37 PM ]

This year, our Advent Project “15 days of Giving”, will continue to support the Christmas ShoeBox Campaign for the Shepherds of Good Hope. Beginning Nov. 26, students will be invited to bring in a variety of items outlined by this poster. Special thanks to Mrs. Chuey, Mme. Robinson and our Social Justice Club for their leadership with this special school-wide project.

STM Angel Tree 2018

posted Nov 15, 2018, 1:20 PM by Tania Gamache

We have set up our "Angel Tree” in our foyer to support children in our community during the holidays. You are invited to take an angel from the tree, which will indicate the gender and age of a child. Please return an UNWRAPPED gift, with the angel tag attached, by December 17th. These gifts will support children in our community and children from St. Luke Catholic School in Ottawa, our sister school. This is a unique opportunity for our students to learn about the social Catholic teachings of Jesus Christ. Thank you for being the "light of Christ" during the upcoming Advent season.

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STM Spirit Clothing

posted Nov 7, 2018, 9:42 AM by Tania Gamache

We are pleased to be offering our school community the opportunity to purchase STM Spirit Clothing. We are offering a variety of clothing items in both youth and adult sizes. STM Spirit Wear is now available for purchase through School Cash Online until November 23. Items for sale include printed t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, sweat pants and an embroidered toque. All prices include taxes and delivery to the school. Clothing will be delivered before the Christmas holidays. Products are Gildan brand.  Please see links for clothing options and sizing.
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Remembrance Day Service

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:21 AM by Tania Gamache

Family and friends are invited to join our school community for our Remembrance Day Service on Friday, November 9 at 10:30 am. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a poppy on Friday morning at school. Any students involved in the community organizations of "Guiding, Scouting or Cadets" are welcome to wear their uniforms on Friday for the service. 

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Photo Retake DAY - Nov 12

posted Nov 1, 2018, 1:02 PM by Tania Gamache

Photo Retake Day is scheduled for Monday, November 12 in the morning. If your child(ren) require a retake, please send in the "proof envelope with the Lifetouch ID #" from your original picture package. 

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Parent Educator Interviews Nov. 15, 2018

posted Nov 1, 2018, 1:01 PM by Denise Gotell

  
Parent Educator Interviews are scheduled for November 15, 2018 (JK-Gr. 6) Please book your interview online HERE.
Thank you!

Halloween & Pumpkin Raffle

posted Oct 26, 2018, 6:20 AM by Tania Gamache

As per tradition at St. Thomas More, FDK students (only) are invited to wear costumes on Halloween Day, October 31, 2018. The FDK students will have an opportunity to celebrate and share with our school community as they enjoy a much loved, short parade through our school.  Students in Gr. 1-6 are invited to participate in our Halloween Theme Day by wearing Orange and Black on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

In addition STM will be hosting its 5th Annual Pumpkin Raffle. Students can purchase raffle tickets starting Oct. 29th until 31st, 2018 (25 cents each or 5 tickets for $1.00) Money raised will go towards the Ottawa Catholic School Board United Way Campaign. Special thanks to our social justice club for organising!

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Saidat Show

posted Oct 25, 2018, 1:08 PM by Tania Gamache

We are pleased to share that STM will be hosting THE SAIDAT SHOW on Monday, October 29th. The Saidat Show will be an exciting, interactive and inspiring experience for our students! Parents are welcome to join us. There is no fee for these presentations; the school is pleased to cover the cost. The scheduled presentations include: Grade 4-6: 8:45-9:45am    JK-Grade 3: 10:15-11:15am.

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CAA Patrols @ STM

posted Oct 18, 2018, 12:32 PM by Tania Gamache

STM will be participating once again in the CAA School Safety Bus and Foot Patrol Program. The role of the Bus Patroller is to support the Bus Driver to transport passengers to their destinations in a safe and orderly manner and to educate classmates on how to ride a school bus safely by setting a proper example. Grade 5 and 6 students considered for this program demonstrate responsibility, punctuality, dedication, enthusiasm, self-confidence and leadership skills. Special Thanks to Mme. Robinson for taking the lead in training our students. Our patrols will begin their responsibilities in the very near future.
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