Welcome to Sts. Martha & Mary School Website
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga, ON, L5R 1C5, Tel: (905) 890-1221
Extraordinary lives start with a great Catholic education
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Today, our Dufferin-Peel Catholic Schools and board facilities fly their flags at half-staff, in memory of the victims of the shootings at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Ste. Foy, Quebec.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Muslim community both in Quebec, and across the world. As we share our prayers, we must also remember to stand, in solidarity, with our Muslim brothers and sisters. Every member of our community is entitled to feel safe, accepted and included. Acts of violence, such as this shooting in a place of worship, undermine the human dignity of the person and upon which the very fabric that our Canadian society has been built. We will continue as a caring Catholic community to minister to all our members and share the call to unity;
"There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."
We ask you to remember in your prayers, any of our brothers and sisters who are persecuted because of their faith, but most especially, the victims and their families, and all members of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec.
Prince of Peace, today we pray for peace in our hearts, in our minds and in our actions. In a world struggling to find meaning and often finds itself witnessing deliberate acts of violence, help us be peacemakers. Grant us the wisdom, insight and prudence to resolve issues and conflicts without violence. Grant us the vision to recognize that we are all unique and different. Help us to see the commonality rooted in our humanity, dignity and worth. Help us to embrace the model that you lived and to love one another as you continue to love us.
(based on a prayer from 365 prayers for Catholic schools and parish youth groups, Novalis, 2016)
I Dream a World
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!
by Langston Hughes
"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
The following dates have been identified for Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year. One evening has been set aside for Kindergarten registration as well as four consecutive days. A snow date for evening registration has also been determined. One central system-wide permit will be issued for the use of elementary schools on these dates.
Day Registration: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Evening Registration: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNOW DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
(7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Parent Evening to Support the Transition of Students with Differing Abilities into Kindergarten
• Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – CEC Room 301, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(Snow Date: Monday, January 16, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Please Note: In addition to the above-noted dates, Kindergarten registration occurs continuously throughout the remainder of the school year.
For more information about registration and the Kindergarten program, call 905 624-9625 or visit www.dpcdsb.org.
Authorization for Storage and Administration of Medication
Parents are encouraged to explore alternatives should a child require medication during the school day. Options include: at home rather than a school; at school by the parents/guardians; or at school by a person other than school staff member who is authorized by parents/guardians (e.g. caregivers)
If the medication must be administered by designated staff, the Principal shall, after agreeing to the request, obtain a signed Authorization for Storage and Administration of Medications form Part A/Part B from the parents/guardians and the supervising physician , whenever a prescription is initiated or changed.
The form can be obtained at the school main office or accessed in the link below:
Authorization for Storage and Administration of Medication
School Cash Online, an online fee payment system that will allow parents to pay with credit cards/debit cards for student fees and school items. For teachers and staff, it will mean considerable time saved when planning, processing and handling cash and cheque payments.
Registered parents will receive notifications when items and fees become available for their child. This will help reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into your classroom as well as overdue and forgotten payments.
This is a great solution for our parents and our community. In order to make this successful, we need you support, if not already done, to register online. https://dpcdsb.schoolcashonline.com
The Online Reporting Tool
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School board has developed a new way to help nurture a safe, caring and inclusive school environment. The Online Reporting Tool is intended for students in grades 3 – 8 who become aware of bullying incidents and negative behaviours. The student can simply ‘click’ on the link found on our school’s website to fill out the report. The report will then be directly emailed to the principal and/or vice principal and will be dealt with accordingly.
It is important to recognize that the Online Reporting Tool is an alternate reporting option. It is best practice to speak directly with a responsible adult at home and/or in the school.
ALL VOLUNTEERS on field trips must have a (Form A Vulnerable Sector) 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.
Student Registration is ongoing. 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.
Safety First when dropping students off at school
The safety of all children and staff must be considered as paramount at all times when dropping students off at school. Recent concerns from the community have been brought to City Councillor Chris Fonseca and referred to Traffic Safety Council for school site inspections. In addition, Peel Police have been patrolling Bough Beeches Boulevard to enforce violations to drivers who stop/park in the designated no stopping/no parking zones.
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.
ARE YOU TICKED?
Make Sure Your School Support Designation is English Separate (Catholic) It’s a powerful message in support of Catholic education
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
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
The school year, 2016-2017, Sts. Martha and Mary is home to 360 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 in Learning", 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.
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In memory of the victims of the shootings at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Ste. Foy, Quebec Read More
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The Director of Education produces an annual report to the community outlining board activities, events, highlights and statistical information over the past school year. Read More
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board recently received notification from the Ministry of Education of the funding of two new Catholic elementary schools; one in Brampton and one in Caledon. Read More
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