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Sts. Martha and Mary Catholic School
"Striving in Learning"
905.624.9625
  • Sts. Martha and Mary Catholic School
  • 1760 Bough Beeches Boulevard
  • Mississauga ON, L4W 2B9
  • Phone: 905.624.9625
  • Fax: 905.624.8089
  • Principal: K.J. Carey
  • Vice Principal(s):
  • Superintendent: Tim Lariviere
  • Trustee:
  • Mario Pascucci (Ward 3)
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Sts. Martha and Mary Important Updates

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

A Summer Blessing


May you walk with God
This summer
In whatever you do
Wherever you go

Walking with God means...
Walking with honesty
And with courage,
Walking with love
And respect
And concern for the feelings of others

May you talk to God
This summer
And every day and
In every situation

Talking with God means...
Praying words of praise
For the beauty of creation
Saying prayers of thanks
For friends and good times,
Asking God's help
In all your decisions
Expressing sorrow
When you have failed

May you talk with God
Every day. Amen.
- Author unknown

Letter to the Dufferin-Peel Community on the Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum

The Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum Guidelines on Monday, February 23. Our preliminary analysis would indicate that the document is a significant update of the curriculum. Working with the Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO), we will meet the expectations of the Ministry, within our Catholic faith context, in delivering the curriculum to our students.

It is important for parents and guardians to know that, as a publicly funded Catholic board, we teach ALL curriculum through our faith lens. Human development and sexual health is no exception. As Catholics, we understand that parents and guardians are the primary educators of their children and that your role in the teaching of family life issues is pivotal and vital. In our education system, we support this vision through our Fully Alive program. In fact, the vast majority of the revised curriculum is already covered within the Fully Alive program.

For over 35 years, Catholic schools have been teaching a family life program, which covers human development and sexual health. Under the guidance of the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, the Fully Alive program was written to provide a distinct Catholic framework for family life education, which is closely tied to our Religious Education program and embedded across multiple curriculum areas.

All curriculum, including the Health and Physical Education curriculum, is written using specific expectations, so that parents, students and teachers have a clear indication of what is expected of students by the time they finish learning the material at each grade level. Curriculum documents also provide teachers with possible suggestions and examples to illustrate the intended learning. These are NOT mandatory. Teachers support student learning through materials appropriate within the context of a Catholic classroom.

As we do with all curriculum, we will teach the revised Health and Physical Education curriculum through a Catholic lens. Now that the curriculum has been released, the Catholic education community will work to develop resources that support our Catholic teachers and ensure that the curriculum delivered in our classrooms is consistent with our Catholic teachings. The content related to family life will be taught in our

Fully Alive program, which provides its own set of prompts and examples. Be assured, also, that, we will continue to offer a rich, holistic curriculum, which provides a context for healthy sexuality that is shaped by a Catholic worldview.

Sincerely,

John B. Kostoff Mario Pascucci

Director of Education Chair

"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 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.

 

http://dpcdsb.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/yyybbb/online-reporting-tool-cec-yftwe/?collector=61307

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:

Criminal Reference Check Page 1
Criminal Reference Check Page 2

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.

Registration for the 2015-16 school year, will continue throughout June and when the school office reopens, August 31 to September 4, 2105.  

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.

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

 

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 

 

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.

Mission Statement

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, 2015-2016, 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.

 

Grade 9 Orientation Programs

21/08/2015

Next week, many of Dufferin-Peel’s 7,300 Grade 9 students are preparing for their transition to high school by participating in the board’s Get Ready! for Secondary School and Link Crew transition programs, among others. Read More

iFun Orientation Program for Newcomers

20/08/2015

On September 2, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold an iFun Orientation Program at six secondary schools in Mississauga and Brampton. Read More

Young Rider Orientation Day

17/08/2015

A free Young Rider Orientation Day on August 22 will help new students feel more comfortable taking the school bus. Read More

Unveiling of new outdoor learning environments

17/08/2015

Kindergarten students at 25 Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools will enjoy newly enhanced outdoor learning environments in their Kindergarten playground areas this year. Read More

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