Weekly Update: Nov.9th-Nov.13th

posted Nov 6, 2020, 9:08 AM by Chris Risto
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Monday, Nov.9th-Friday, Nov.13th

In this issue

A Prayer for Remembrance

        Week at a Glance

       Remembrance Day

   Indiginous Awareness     


       Progress Reports

Parent/Teacher Interviews

      STM Angel Tree    


Wolfpack Wear

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

Week at a Glance

Monday, Nov. 9th

Tuesday, Nov. 10th

  •  Gr. 1-6 Progress Report cards are available at 5pm  for viewing in the OCSB Parent Portal. If you have registered for a Parent Portal account, you can login at this link: OCSB PARENT PORTAL

  • The school will send out our Remembrance Day Liturgy link today for parents to view at home. 

Wednesday, Nov.11th

  • Remembrance Day

Thursday, Nov. 12th

Friday, Nov. 13th

  • PD Day - No School for Students

  • No EDP for Students


Remembrance Day

Dear Wolfpack families, we will commemorate Remembrance Day with a pre-recorded liturgy so that all students can safely watch within their own classrooms. On Tuesday, November 10th we will email all of our families the link to our Remembrance Day liturgy so you are able to view for November 11th. We continue to follow all OPH COVID safety rules and will place a stick-on poppy for each student in advance on their desk the night before November 11th. If you wish to make a poppy donation please visit https://legion.ca/donations


Indigenous Awareness Month

November is Indigenous Awareness Month for OCSB. This month the Wolfpack are learning about treaties, land acknowledgements in class.  Our grade 6 students will be leading our Indigenous learning by delivering a daily morning announcement highlighting a number of different Indigenous events throughout the month of November         Please follow us  @ThomasMoreOCSB 


Progress Reports / Initial Observation Reports (Kindergarten)

The  Gr. 1-6 Report Cards will be available on Tuesday, November 10th at 5PM using this link: OCSB PARENT PORTAL

Parent/teacher Interviews

         Dear STM families, our Parent/Teacher Interviews is a great opportunity for us to share academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, testing data, assessments, portfolios, in-class assignments and online assignments using Hapara. Our Parent/Teacher interviews will be conducted by phone or by google meet. Your teacher will be reaching out to you by email/phone shortly to set up an interview time and date to discuss your child’s progress.

All interviews will be conducted starting November 11th -November 18th. 

          I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of our STM educators for their ongoing professionalism and dedication to our students and STM families. Parent/Teacher interviews play a significant role in enhancing a child's education. Please take the time to read your child(ren)’s report card. Saying this, our educators have been preparing their notes and assessment in advance for your interview so that you have a better understanding of your child’s progress.  Their passion for teaching is infectious and they are to be commended on their ongoing professionalism. Thank you STM Wolfpack! 


Dear Wolfpack families, St.Thomas More School is excited to celebrate two upcoming Spirit Weeks with our Wolfpack community: the first centered around anti-bullying for the month of November, and the second around the spirit of giving “Angel Tree Campaign” and the importance of loving our neighbour. Over the next 6 weeks there will be lots of fun activities planned for our students.  During this time, we are also asking everyone to donate what they can so that we can further our commitment to Be Community and help out our 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! This year through gift cards purchased with your generous donations using school cash online, we are able to support our families in need.  Please watch for more information.


Wolfpack Wear 

A great way to show your school spirit. A reminder that all clothing items including  masks, hats and school fanny packs will be available for purchase using School Cash Online until Thursday, November 19th. Special note to our Virtual Academy Wolfpack members pick up/delivery arrangements will be made for our  students.   ____________________________________________________________________

School Council Corner   

Fundraising Update  

 Join the STM Flipgive Team! A great way to support our school community, here is  our code when joining the STM team.    Code: ZXG4P5   So far we have raised $98.00 in support of our school. Way to go STM! We are hoping to reach our $1000.00 goal before the Christmas Holidays. Thank you in advance. CSC

Flipgive is a fundraising app & website that earns us cash for the things you’re already buying!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.

                             FOR GENERAL SCHOOL COUNCIL INQUIRIES,
                                                        PLEASE CONTACT:

Next meeting:  November 18th, 2020

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