Welcome to Sts. Martha & Mary School Website
A Prayer for Lent
Lord of heaven and earth,
You lead us up the mountain
to show us something new.
You show us the beauty of life,
And the fun of good friends.
You ask us to let go:
Of pride, selfishness and meanness.
You invite us to open ourselves:
To gentleness, to love, to You.
Lead us up the mountain this Lent
And back home to you this Easter.
"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
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.
ARE YOU TICKED?
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
Full-Day Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15
Registration for Full-Day Kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year is ongoing. For more information about registration and the Full-Day Kindergarten program, call Sts. Martha and Mary School, 905 624-9625 or visit www.dpcdsb.org.
Important notice for Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of students in SK/Year 2 Kindergarten:
The French Immersion Online Application System is now open for submissions. To apply, go to www.dpcdsb.org. The system will remain open until February 28, 2014. Note: All submissions, which meet eligibility criteria, are accepted. In the event that the number of applications is greater than the number of spaces available at a French Immersion school, a centralized, computer-generated lottery will be held at a date yet to be determined.
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF PEEL REGION (STOPR) BUS CANCELLATIONS /SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO BAD WEATHER 2013 – 2014 SCHOOL YEAR
During the winter months inclement weather may cause disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m. and will be announced on the following radio and television stations:
VIRGIN RADIOFM99.9 CHUM AM1050 CFTR AM680
CFNY FM102.1/AM640 CJCL AM590 CHFI FM98.1
CFRB AM1010 EZ ROCK FM97.3 CJBC (FR) AM860
FM Z103.5 FM93.1 FM Q107
CHIN FM100.7/AM1540 CBC99.1
CITYPULSE GLOBAL NEWS CTV
We will be communicating one of the following standard messages to the radio stations. The four announcements and their effect on the transportation system are as follows: (Please note that the highlighted text message below will be communicated by the radio stations).
Sample message: "THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES ARE CANCELLED." This means that: ALL Transportation services provided by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and The Peel District School Board, including buses, vans and taxis have been cancelled for the entire day.
Sample message: "THE SCHOOLS AND OFFICES OF BOTH THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ARE CLOSED."
This means that: ALL Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board ad Peel District School Board schools and offices are closed to all students and staff.
Note: For Secondary School students riding Public Transit, cancellation of service will be communicated by the respective transit property over the radio. Please be advised that Public Transit rarely cancels and that the level of service on days with inclement weather is unpredictable.
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.