School News & Announcements

Last Day of School before Summer

posted Jun 22, 2018, 11:28 AM by Michelle McGarry

The last day of school is next Thursday, June 28th and the office will be closed as of Friday, June 29th.  
We wish everyone a safe and happy summer with family and friends and look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday, September 4th.  The office will be open on Monday, August 27th.

STM awarded the OCSB Elementary School award from Shepherds of Good Hope!

posted Jun 22, 2018, 11:23 AM by Michelle McGarry

Some more good news to share!
St. Thomas More School has been awarded the Ottawa Catholic School Board-Elementary School award from Shepherds of Good Hope in thanks for all of our support of their organization. Our school will be honored with a special award during their AGM this month.

Many thanks to our school community for their continued support of our social justice initiatives!
Ms Gotell, Ms McGarry & STM's Social Justice Club

Report Cards and IEP going home!

posted Jun 22, 2018, 11:01 AM by Michelle McGarry

End of year report cards and IEPs will be going home next Tuesday, June 26th!

STM receives Platinum ECO certification!

posted Jun 22, 2018, 10:54 AM by Michelle McGarry   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 10:56 AM ]

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is our pleasure to share some wonderful ECO news with our community! As you know our school community has been maintaining our strong GOLD certification the past few years with our ECO status in Ontario Schools. The St. Thomas More community, with the incredible support of the STM ECO-Club, raised the bar this year and we have been awarded the HIGHEST possible certification by Ontario ECO Schools: PLATINUM! This is a very high achieving award, only 8 schools achieved this certification in OCSB.

Congratulations to everybody! Your outstanding commitment to all of our environmental initiatives are truly appreciated!
Together we are Better! 

A very special thank you and shout out to our ECO-Club and passionate teacher leads (Mme. Lafrance, Mme. Flo and Mr. Gulick). Their passion, enthusiasm and leadership have taken our community to new heights, soaring to PLATINUM certification this year.

You are invited to check out the criteria below to qualify for this very high standard:
Platinum certification is designed to reflect the highest level of achievement and indicates that a school has taken a comprehensive approach to implementing the Ontario EcoSchools program. Schools must reach Gold certification (a minimum of 75% of the possible points in EACH of the six sections) and claim a minimum of 20 out of 25 Platinum points to be assessed for Platinum certification. 
Evidence required in all areas:
I. Teamwork and Leadership 
II. Energy Conservation 
III. Waste Minimization 
IV. School Ground Greening 
V. Curriculum 
VI. Environmental Stewardship 

More information on Ontario Eco-Schools: https://goo.gl/gegh1c

STM plans to celebrate this incredible accomplishment and honor our school's commitment to Mother Earth with an outdoor "PLATINUM PARTY!" We will host an extended recess party on Tuesday, June 26th with some special highlights and music outside.
Many thanks!
Ms. Gotell , Ms. McGarry and the STM ECO-Club

PD Day this Friday!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 4:02 PM by Michelle McGarry

Friday, June 8th is a PD Day. Schools will reopen on Monday, June 11th.

Final Parent Council Meeting tomorrow!

posted May 15, 2018, 7:27 AM by Michelle McGarry

Final Parent Council Meeting is being held tomorrow night in the Learning Commons!  It begins at 6:30pm and all are welcome!

Reminder: PD Day this Friday!

posted May 15, 2018, 7:23 AM by Michelle McGarry

We hope your family has a safe and happy long weekend! Reminder that this Friday is a PD Day and next Monday is a holiday!

Final Collections for North of 60 Project

posted May 15, 2018, 7:17 AM by Michelle McGarry

Just a reminder that we will

be collecting the food until this Thursday, May 17th for the North of 60 Project:  An Ontario-wide food collection for Canada's North. Specifically we are looking for the following food to donate:

             

  • White Rice (900g) -- cook time 15-30 min Nupak, Uncle Ben's, Dainty, Grace (no instant/minute rice)

  • Mac and Cheese (225g) – single box or multipack Kraft Dinner

  • Canned Vegetables (340-398 ml) – peas, carrots, corn  Del Monte, Green Giant

                                   ***2019 (or later) best before dates***

Together we can make a difference in the lives of those in this community. Thank you for your support!

Roseneath Theater brings Spirit Horse to STM

posted May 7, 2018, 4:04 PM by Denise Gotell

Parents are invited to join us for this unique MASC Indigenous performance tomorrow Tuesday, May 8th (9:00-10:15am). Junior students are in for a treat! We are pleased to welcome students from St. Luke Ottawa as well. Special thanks to STM Parent Council for funding this amazing artistic event for our students.
#CathEdWeek  # STMEdWeek2018


Day 2 Mental Health Awareness Week

posted May 7, 2018, 4:00 PM by Denise Gotell

Tomorrow's theme for positive mental health is "Tell a Joke/Laughter Day. Enjoy! lol

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