Weekly Update Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th

posted Nov 28, 2020, 7:53 AM by Teri Shurb   [ updated Nov 28, 2020, 7:54 AM ]
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Monday, November 30 - December 4

In this issue


Principal Message

        Week at a Glance

School Council Corner



Quick Links

St. Thomas More 




Hapara Work Spaces

#ocsbHowTo video “Use the Portal to access Student Hapara Workspace.

Virtual Academy

For our families that have opted for virtual learning  here is a blog  to connect with our elementary parents regarding our Virtual Program for Kindergarten and grades 1 to 6.

Parish Links

St. Bernard

Advent Season ..Week 1..Hope

The word 'Advent' comes from Latin and means "coming;" its purpose is to look forward to the coming of Christ to Earth; it was a season that focused on waiting. So, "Advent means something new is coming. The dawn of a new and better era. This is really what the Christmas season is all about, isn’t it? It’s the celebration of the ADVENT of a new era. God broke into time and space and entered our world" 

Let us pray:

Dear God, 

Bless and help our family to remember that Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the son of God, who is true man and true God.



Principal Message

A wonderful week of snow, building forts and enjoying the outdoors! STM students are really trying their best to do their best.  Keep it up Wolf Pack.

Have a safe and happy weekend


Angel Tree and Spirit Weeks

Next week is our Christmas themed Spirit Week.  

During this time, we continue to ask everyone to donate what they can so that we can further our commitment to Be Community and help out families in need this Christmas, both within our own school as well as our companion school St. Luke (Ottawa). Due to pandemic restrictions around the handling of cash, DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. Thank you for your generosity and your Be Community spirit!


Week at a Glance

Monday, Nov. 30th

  • Festive Hair / Hat Day

Tuesday, Dec. 1st

  • STM Spirit Wear / School Colours Day

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday, Dec. 3rd

  • Red and Green Day

Friday, Dec. 4th

  • PJ Day


School Council Corner   

Fundraising Update  

FLIPGIVE is a hit!  Don’t forget to join the STM Flipgive Team in support of our school community, here is  our code when joining the STM team.    Code: ZXG4P5

Get started on your online Christmas shopping or purchase gift cards to use in-store to earn cash back for STM School Council. Major brands and retailers pay us a commission with every sale! Visit www.flipgive.com/join or download the app.

Supports for Parents

  Mental Health Resources (CSPA)

                             FOR GENERAL SCHOOL COUNCIL INQUIRIES,
                                                        PLEASE CONTACT:

Next meeting:  January 20th, 2021

Our Virtual Meetings start at 6:30pm. Virtual Meeting links will be sent out closer to the date of the meeting

  All parents are welcome!



St. Thomas More School
1620 Blohm Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K1G 5N6

Phone: 613-739-7131
Email: thomas.more@ocsb.ca
Website: stm.ocsb.ca
Twitter: ThomasMoreOCSB