Weekly Update Dec. 14th-18th

posted Dec 13, 2020, 8:29 AM by Teri Shurb

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Monday, December 14th - 18th

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 3 …Joy

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also

to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. 


Let us pray:

Dear God,

Now Jesus’ birth is nearer.  We think of praying to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We say “ Thank you, God, for Jesus, - your gift to us.”



Principal Message

We would like to thank all parents in their effort to call ahead to the main office when they need to pick up their child early from school. This allows us plenty of time to have your son / daughter ready shortly after you arrive. This year requires many extra steps including social distancing and the wearing of masks. As we get into our typically colder weather and many layers calling ahead will ensure that children are ready shortly after you arrive.

 Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!




Week at a Glance

Monday, Dec. 14th

  • Unclaimed Lost and Found items to be donated today.

  • Third Week of Advent liturgy shared with classes.

Tuesday, Dec. 15th

Wednesday, Dec.16th

Thursday, Dec. 17th

Friday, Dec.18th

  • Children and staff are invited to wear their pjs today.  Cozy into holidays.


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

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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