Welcome to Sts. Martha & Mary School Website
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 School Council meeting has been cancelled.
We hope that you will join us at a future meeting.
Come, Holy Spirit, Spirit of God,
Spirit of the Risen Christ,
Be with us today, and always.
Be our Light, our Guide,
And our Comforter.
Be our Strength, our Courage,
And our Sanctifier.
May this New Year be a time
Of deep spiritual growth for us,
A time for welcoming Your graces and gifts,
A time for forgiving freely and unconditionally,
A time for growing in virtue and goodness.
Come Holy Spirit.
Be with us today and always.
Peace on Earth and Blessings for 2015
"Commnication is essential to building parent engagement. What parents know and perceive about the school depends on what they see, hear and read." Ontario Ministry of Education
As of September, 2013, ALL VOLUNTEERS on field trips must have a Criminal Reference Check.
This is a free service for all volunteers. The form can be found here:
Please come by the school to have an Administrator authorize the Reference Check before taking it to the Police Station. Copies are also available in the office.
Safety First when dropping students off at school
- Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year, will be held at all Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary schools on January 26* from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and January 28, 29, 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. *A snow date has been designated on January 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
For more information, parents/guardians should contact their school, visit the board website at www.dpcdsb.org, or call the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board at 905-890-1221.
- 2014-15 School Year Calendar
- Student Transportation
The safety of all children and staff must be considered as paramount at all times when dropping students off at school.
The number of serious incidents related to traffic circulation at the front of the school and in the Kiss and Ride area during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal has risen. These incidents include vehicles entering the site in the wrong direction, parking and pulling out of no parking zones, parking in bus lanes, to name a few.
It is imperative that all parents and guardians who drive their children to school adhere to the traffic circulation plan and comply with the traffic and parking signage on the site. It is equally imperative that all drivers follow the direction of staff managing the traffic circulation on the school site.
Thank you for your consideration and co-operation with this important matter.
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Make Sure Your School Support Designation is English Separate (Catholic)
It’s a powerful message in support of Catholic education
On October 27, you will cast your vote for Catholic school trustee in the Municipal elections. Make your vote count, by ensuring you are registered as an English Separate school supporter.
When you designate yourself as an English Separate school supporter, you help foster a strong political voice, through your elected representative (Trustee), in ensuring your rights to a Catholic education for the young people in our province.
To verify that you are registered as an English Separate school supporter:
- Check the assessment section of your Tax Bill or Property Assessment Notice
- Check your Voter Information Card received by mail during the month of May
We can help you register or change your direction of school support. Contact the Admissions Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24512.
For more information, visit www.dpcdsb.org
For more information about registration and the Full-Day Kindergarten program, call Sts. Martha and Mary School, 905 624-9625.
All other registrations, parents are asked to contact the school for details.
Daily Scripture Readings http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/inspiration.htm
Peel Health Immunization Records are to be faxed directly to the Region. For fax or telephone information:
Phone: 905 799-7700
Fax: 905 565-0426
Important Message to Parents/Guardians about Immunization
Is Your Child's Immunization Record Up to Date?
The annual screening, which is required by law, ensures children are protected from a number of vaccine preventable disease. All Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board students missing mandatory immunizations (i.e., Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella) on their records will need to update their records, or provide a valid exemption, to avoid suspension.
We, God's people, staff of Sts. Martha and Mary Cathoilic School strive daily to meet all aspects of our vocation, i.e. to teach and learn from each other and our students. We believe that literacy and numeracy are fundamental life skills. We endeavour to teach these essential processes in our classrooms.
About Our School
This school year, 2013-2014, Sts. Martha and Mary is home to 350 students with a staff and faculty of approximately 25. We work in partnership with parents to foster academic excellence as well as the spirtual life of both our students and staff.
Our School Motto is "Striving for Excellence", which reflects our commitment to high academic standards. Gospel values, teachings and beliefs are infused in the daily life of our school. We pride ourselves in our academic achievements and excellent performance in the Provincial Assessments, but especially in the Christ-centred education that we offer our students.