School News

2017

Move Your Mood Family Challenge

January 20 is the deadline to register for the Move Your Mood Family Challenge. Go to Sign up NOW!

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

Kindergarten online and in-school registration will start this upcoming Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. Please note that parents/guardians are able to access online registration to start filling out the application for: Kindergarten Registration…

2016

Assembly - Dec 23

Please join us for our monthly assembly at 2:30 pm. Theme is Ugly Christmas Sweater/PJ Day

Third week of Advent Celebration

Please join us Dec 16 @ 2 PM as we continue to prepare for the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

Advent Mass -

Join us and celebrate the second week of advent on Friday, Dec 9 - 11:15 am @ Sacred Heart Church

Advent Celebration

First Week of Advent Celebration taking place Dec 2 @ 2 pm

Poinsettia Delivery

Poinsettias will be available for pick-up starting at 2:15 pm on Monday, Dec 5

School Council Poinsettia Sale

Reminder that orders are due on Nov 24, 2016. Thank you in advance from school council for your continued support.

Servus Free Family Fun Nights at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Enjoy free access on the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8pm. Each month will have a different theme with activities and demonstrations: October – What's Behind Closed Doors          Get an up close and personal tour of the museum collections

No school for students - Oct 28,2016

Staff will be attending PD on Friday.

School Photos

Proofs coming home with your child today. You have until Nov 1 to submit you order to the school office or place your order online. Retakes are Nov 8. Please have your child bring their proofs to the photographer for retakes.

ADmazing $avings Books

Books will be available at the school office until the end of Oct. Please help support our school by purchasing one, $20/book. 50% of the proceeds stay at the school. Thank you for your continued support.

School Clothing orders

Deadline for orders has been extended to September 30, 2016.

Students paint Little Free Libraries

As a part of National Literacy Day, students at our school painted Little Free Libraries, which will then be distributed throughout the community. Little Free Libraries are wooden boxes containing free books. People in the community are able to access,…

Meet the Staff Evening & Unveiling of our New Logo

Please join us on Wed, Sep 7 at 7:00 pm

Register for the 2016-2017 School Year

Register now for the 2016-2017 school year! To see the school boundary map, click here. Click on the links below to download the forms needed to register: Kindergarten Grade 1-5 Once you have completed filling in the forms, please bring the documentation…

Year end Assembly

Please join us June 24 @ 2 PM in the school gym for our final assembly this year. Theme is TACKY TOURIST!

Year end Mass

Please join us for year end mass at Sacred Heart Church on June 23 @ 11:15 AM. Grade 5 Farewell to follow.

Register now for September 2016!

Registration is open for the 2016-2017 school year. Register now by visiting www.stmartinschool.ca/registration.

2015-2016 Yearbooks

Deadline to order yearbooks is June 17, 2016. Order here

Fundraising for Fort McMurray

Our neighbourhood Fas Gas has generously donated Jumbo Freezes which we will be selling at lunch recess on Wed, May 11  $1/eachwith proceeds going to the Red Cross Relief for Fort McMurray

May 4 - Hats on for Mental Health & Star Wars Dress up Day

Rainbow Day

Please join us on Friday, Apr 29 @ 2:30 pmRainbow Day Assembly Kindergarten - Red    Grade 1 - Orange   Grade 2 - Yellow     Grade 3- GreenGrade 4 - Blue     Grade 5 - Purple

School Council Meeting

Reminder: School council mtg this evening at 7:00 PM

RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program

Our school is excited to participate in the 2016 RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program! This award-winning program is designed to eliminate summer reading loss and foster a love of reading through continued access to books. Students going into Grade 2…

Have a Blessed Easter

School Office will be closed from Friday, March 25 to April 3, 2016. Have a wonderful Easter!

Feedback & Intention Form

A reminder: Please complete the form which came home with your child's report card and return to school office by April 8, 2016. Thank you Click here for copy of form

The Great Big Crunch

Bring your fruit or vegetable to school  for the The Great Big Crunch at 12:14  pm tomorrow, March  9.

Family Fun Night

January 15, 2016 Family Skate at Westpark Community Rink (across from St. Martin’s)  from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join us for hot chocolate and cookies at  St. Martin’s School gym from 7:00 - 8:30 pm $5.00/family

Kindergarten Registration

New! Parents/Guardians wishing to register their child for our 2016-2017 Kindergarten program now have the option to do so online or in person. Online registration application can be submitted today! Also, registration can be completed in person. If…

2015

Family Fun Night - postponed

Postponed until Jan 15, 2016

Comprehensive Music Pilot Program

The Comprehensive Music Program is designed to expose elementary school students to all facets of music, including singing, listening, moving, reading, writing, creating music and playing all types of instruments. This multi-faceted program gives students…

T-Shirt order forms went home today

Please submit your order forms by Dec 2. Another apportunity will be available to submit orders in the new year.

Monday, Nov 30 - Theme Day - Twin/Triplet Day

Poinsettia Pickup

Poinsettia's will be available for pick-up starting at 2:00 PM on Dec 1.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your poinsettia orders. Delivery will be on December 1.    Also a reminder to pick up your raffle tickets at the school office. Tickets are sold in books of 10/$5 each a total of $50. Please pre-pay at time of pick-up. Draw date is December…

Bottle Drive

School Council will be holding a  Bottle DriveMon, Nov 9 & Tue, Nov 10 from 5 - 7 PM We appreciate your help in supporting School Council and especially in helping to raise funds for St. Martin de Porres School's production of Narnia!

Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

Click here to view information and order forms for School Council's Poinsettia Fundraiser

Raffle tickets available

Tickets can now be picked up at the school office.    

Monday is Black & Orange Day!

Assembly at 11:45 AM - Theme is Black & Orange Day

Parent Council Meeting

Reminder: Parent Council meeting is being held tonight @ 7:30 PM

Raffle Tickets coming next week

Tickets will be available at the school office next week.  Check your e-mail for more information. School Council thanks you in advance for your support.

Milk Program

St.Martins de Porres School Council E-News Hello Parents, Our Milk program is up and running again for this year. It has been set up with the same system used with hot lunches. It will be assigned with the month and milk orders right behind it to differentiate…

Helping those in need.

Please consider bringing a food donation to school to help support those in need this Thanksgiving.

Monday Assembly at 11:45

Please join us for Assembly on Mon, Sep 28 at 11:45. Kick off for our 7 - Habits, The Leader in Me. Monday is also "CRAZY, TIE, HAT & HAIR DAY!                                     

DAWE RUN

Heritage Ranch/Bower Bonds Tue, Sept 22. Run begins at 11:30 AM.

School Council Mtg.

Please join us for School Council Mtg. on Sep, 21 @ 7 PM

SUTP BOOKS

STUP Books for 2015/2016 are now available at the school office. They are $20. Thank you in advance for your support.

Meet the Staff Evening

Parents and students, please join us on Sep, 10 @ 7 PM and meet our staff.

School supplies are here

If you ordered school supplies they are now at the school. They can be picked up from 8:00 PM to 4:00 PM everyday from now until Aug 31 except for Friday, Aug 28. The office will be closed from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on that day.

Registration

New student registration starts August 24 at St. Martin de Porres School. See links below for registration information and to download forms needed to register: Kindergarten Grades 1 - 5 Classes start on September 1.

Assembly - Monday, June 22

Assembly on Mon at 11:45 - Theme is Western

Family Fun Night was a great success!

We would like to recognize the following who helped to make our Family Fun Night a success. Olymel - for the hotdogs Mrs. Barry - for the use of her BBQ and Photo Booth McGavin's  Bread Basket - discount on buns JSK Consulting Ltd. - donating IPad…

Family Fun Night

BBQ & Dance June 12th  5:30—8:30 PM Come and join us for Hot dogs Popcorn Outside games Lots of fun for everyone. Purchase tickets for: Photo booth & Cake Walk Usborne Book Sale Tickets for Ipad Mini Draw Carnival Store

RDCRS - Facts in regards to our School Division reserves

Please see attached letter with information in regards to our School Division Reserves. May 2015 - Budget FAQ    

Assembly - Monday, May 25 @ 11:30 am

Assembly being held Mon, May 25 @ 11:30. Theme "Backwards" Day. DRIME  (Disciples Ready in Motion Evangelization) Group will be performing.

Plant Sale Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who help support our Plant Sale Fundraiser. It was a great success!

St. Martin de Porres Solidarity Circle

Students from St. Martin de Porres made a solidarity circle around the West Park Lodge to sing and give blessings. The Grade 4 class went into the West Park Lodge to visit with the residents. Happy Catholic Education Day!

School Supply Orders

Reminder: You have until May 15 to order your supplies by cheque or cash by submitted your order to the school office.

Transportation Changes for the 2015-2016 School Year

In response to the budget constraints for the 2015-2016 school year, the transportation department is making some changes to their current practices. A summary of the changes are provided below: Fees: A new fee has been approved by the Board of Trustees…

Gr. 4 Students visit Westpark Lodge

Grade 4 students at St Martin learning about Homesteading by reading stories and interviewing residents at Westpark lodge.

Next week at St Martin

Mon May 4 - 11:45 am - Mock incident Tue May 5 -  10:30 - 11:30 AM - Middle School Counselor visits Wed May 6 - Last day to submit School Council Plant Sale orders Wed & Thu May 6 & 7 - AM - Kindergarten Grad Photos Thu May 7 - Grow Boys…

Local professionals respond to mock incident at St. Martin on May 4 @ 11:45 AM

Click here for more information

School Council Plant Sale

Plant sale fundraiser has been extended until May 6, 2015

School Council Mtg. tonight @ 7 PM

School Attendance Boundaries for 2015-2016

The Board of Trustees approved the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools (RDCRS) school attendance boundaries and transition protocols at their meeting on March 31. These boundaries will take effect September 2015. As you may be aware, Alberta Education…

School Council Mtg.

A reminder meeting will be held at 7 pm Monday, Mar 23.

Tins & Toonies

Our school's Lenten project is in support of Development and Peace. Students are invited to bring in tins (or other food items) in support of the St Vincent de Paul Society or toonies in support of two youth centers that Development and Peace supports…

Parent Teacher Conference Bookings

Book your parent teacher appointments on-line until March 24. Contact the school office if you need help.

Gymnastic

Students participating in gymnastic with Premier Cheer.

2015 Plant Sale

11” Premium Hanging Basket - $25 - 12” Premium Patio Planter -$35 - Order due date: April 21.    Delivery date: May 22.   Click here from more information    

The Great Big Crunch, Mar 12

In recognition of Nutrition Month, on Thurs Mar 12 we will be joining schools across Canada by biting into a healthy crunchy snack at 12:15. Please send a crunchy fruit or veggie with your child that day.

School Boundaries Meetings

We will be hosting several community meetings this upcoming March to discuss school boundaries, as the result of three projects: St. Francis of Assisi Middle School addition and the construction of Blackfalds Kindergarten to Grade 9 School and St. Joesph’s…

Alberta Health Services says to "Walk like a Penguin" to avoid injury this winter

This winter, Alberta Health Services is encouraging all Albertans to leave the hibernating to the bears, and to "walk like a penguin" to avoid injury due to slipping on ice. For more information please visit Alberta Health Services at: www.penguinwalk.ca

St. Martin de Porres is still accepting Kindergarten registrations

St. Martin de Porres is still accepting Kindergarten registrations! Please visit http://stmartinschool.ca/parents-students/registration for registration information and forms. Then bring all forms to your catholic school.

Fun with Premier Cheer

Staff from Premier Cheer came St. Martin de Porres today to teach Kindergarten to Grade 5 students how to stunt, tumble and jump before learning and performing a short gymnastics routine.

Rebels Family Night Out

Save the Date - Feb 28 - St Martin School Rebels Family Night - watch for forms to purchase tickets coming home next week.

We want your input on naming the new K-9 Blackfalds School

We want your input to help us name our new K-9 school in Blackfalds. When naming the school, please review the following guidelines:• The name should be upheld as a role model to students, instead of honouring individuals• Canonized saints are acceptable•…

Hot Dog Lunch - February 24

Grade 5 students are hosting a Hot Dog Lunch. Please make sure to return your order form by Friday, Feb 13.

Coins for Critters Fundraiser

Wed, Feb 11 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, 2K will be having a bake sale, lemonade stand and a garage sale! All proceeds will be donated to the SPCA.

Monday, Jan 26 - Beach Day Theme

Come dressed in your beach wear!

Hip Hop Dance Student Performance - Jan 23

Everyone welcome!  Friday, Jan 23 @ Camille J. Lerouge School gym. Please plan to be there for 6:00 pm.

School Council Bottle Drive end Friday

Friday, Jan 23 - Last day to bring in your bottles. Please drop them off in the cube van located in the school parking lot.  

It's not too late to order your school portraits

“It’s not too late to order pictures!  If you haven’t ordered your 2014-15 school photos….it’s not too late.  Order online at mylifetouch.ca or phone 1-866-457-8212.”

Register Now!

Kindergarten Registration is now open. Please visit http://stmartinschool.ca/parents-students/registration for registration information and forms. Then bring all forms to St. Martin de Porres School.

School Council Bottle Drive - Jan 19-23

Bottles can be dropped off anytime during the week. Thank you for your support.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks can now be ordered on line. Click on 2014-2015 Yearbook orders and "Order Now" to place your order.

Dance Performance - Jan 23, 2015

SoundKreations-Artist in Residency coming to the our school from Jan 19-23 and will be followed by a preformance on Jan 23 at 6:15 pm  @ Camille Lerouge School

Registration for Family Oriented Programming begins today

Registration for Family Oriented Programming begins for all families accessing Program Unit Funding in Kindergarten for the 2014/2015 school year. Click to view the program guide and to register online.  Please note that programs do fill quickly. 

2014

2015/2016 Kindergarten Registration Starts January 5

Kindergarten registration starts January 5 at 8:15 a.m. Our Kindergarten program offers the following: Kindergarten An exciting landmark year in the lives of children and their families. Kindergarten is an exhilarating learning opportunity that builds…

Kindergarten registration packages are now available online!

At St. Martin de Porres School we want your child to have a strong start. Come learn with us. Our welcoming Kindergarten program offers active learning experiences where children blossom. Registration starts at 8:15 on Monday, January 5.  Please…

Alberta Health Services has declared a whooping cough outbreak across Central Alberta

Alberta Health Services has declared a whooping cough outbreak across Central Alberta. For more information, CLICK HERE. 

Mom's Pantry Fundraiser Deliveries

Please note: Change of date. Deliveries will not be coming in until next week. Date TBA.

Family Bowling Day - Spots still available

There are still a few spots available for bowling. Please contact the school if you are interested.

iPhone Bus App Update

A new version of the app will be released on Friday, November 28. The 1.1.0 update must be installed for you to continue to receive notifications about your bus status. Users MUST upgrade to continue receiving notifications about your bus status before…

We Want to Hear From You

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools wants to hear from you. We want your help planning for the next three years! We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete this short survey by November 30, 2014. Please click on the following link: …

Assembly changed to Nov 25 @ 11:45 am

Please note that our assembly has changed to Nov 25 @ 11:45 am - Pajama Day Theme

Deadline to order from Mom's Pantry - Nov 17

A reminder to please place your order with Mom's Pantry

Family Bowling Day - Dec 7

Come out and join us for some fun on Dec 7  Click here for more information

RDCRS Progress Report for November 2014 is Now Available

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools November 2014 Progress Report is now available. RDCRS continues to strive for excellence, as the Division remains above the provincial average in many categories.  All information was gathered from the 2014 Accountability…

Kids Plus Insurance Additional Coverage

 Kids Plus coverage provides an additional level of benefits over and above group programs of parents and our blanket student accident coverage. Information Letter    Benefit Summary     Enrolment Form

November Assembly Date change

Our November assembly has been changed to Tue, Nov 27 @ 11:45 am. Pajama Day Theme.

Parent Teacher Interview Bookings

You have until Saturday Nov 1 at 10:00 pm to book your parent teacher interview. To book your appointment or make any changes after that time you will have to call the school office at 403.343.5650. Thank you.

SUTP Coupon Books

Reminder: Friday, Oct 31 is the last to purchase coupon books for $20

Lucas from KG Country Visits

Lucas from KG Country Morning Show was a guest reader at St. Martin de Porres School today, as a part of the literacy week series. Students laughed, as Lucas impersonated pirates with his radio voice. Thank you Lucas for taking the time to come and…

Literacy Week

It's literacy week at St Martin de Porres School! With a focus on literacy, Trustee, Adriana L. spent the morning reading and getting students to use their imagination. Thank you Adriana and all who helped organize this event. God bless you all!

Mom's Pantry School Fundraiser

Mom’s Pantry Fundraiser begins Oct 27 – Nov 17. Please feel free to pass this email and information on to family and friends to make our school fundraiser a wonderful success. Online payments only please. Thank  you for your support!        …

Grade 5 Band Start-Up-Clinic

Clinic being held Sat, Oct 18 from 10 am - 12 pm @ St Martin School

The 7 Habits - Be Proactive

Be responsible, take initiative, choose your actions, attitude and moods.  Do not blame others, do the right thing without being asked even when no one is looking. 

Next week's events

Oct 16 - Author visit @ 9 am Oct 17 - Jugo Juice - Fun Lunch

Funds raised for Toonies for Tuition Day

Thank you to all of you who donated to Toonies for Tuition Day. We raised a total of $460.70.

Thanks to the following for donations for our Turkey Trot

Thanks Superstore for the pies, IGA for the bananas, Subway for the apples & Jungle Farm for the pumpkins.

Thanksgiving Celebration - Friday

Please join us this Friday for our Thanksgiving Celebration @ 2:45 pm

School Photos

Reminder: School photos - Oct 9 & 10

Toonies for Tuition Day - Tuesday, Oct 7

Toonies For Tuition Day is to help support provinces who do not fund Catholic schools.

Turkey Trot

A reminder: Tuesday, Oct 7 - Turkey Trot - from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm

RDCRS Bus App

Good news! In addition to the iPhone app, there is now an RDCRS Bus App for Android phones. Visit your Google Play Store.

CPR/AED Awareness Training

"All Grade 4 to 9 students received CPR/AED awareness training today (Mon Sep 22). This is a very important component of our Safe and Caring Schools practices. To learn more about it, see the letter from our Superintendent of Schools." Click to see…

School Bus Drivers Wanted!

Looking for a rewarding experience, one that impacts the lives of the students in our community? Do you love driving and being around students? This work is very popular with mothers who want a work schedule that matches the school calendar. A nice…

New School Bus App

It's here! A school bus app for your iPhone that lets you know if your child's school bus in on schedule, delayed or cancelled. Just go to the iPhone app store and search rdcrs. You'll love it! Sorry folks, there is no app for non-Iphone users…

Please join us for Meet the staff Evening on Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm

September Newsletter now posted.