School News


ADMazing Savings Ticket Packs

For Sale at the office. $25.00 each

Food Donations

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, please send a non-perishable food item with your child BEFORE Oct. 3.  Items will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at our Thanksgiving Celebration on Oct. 4 at 2 pm.

2017-2018 Yearbooks Have Come-In

We have extra yearbooks for sale at the school office. $15.00/each


If you need a faith-lift join our Alpha group at Sacred Heart Parish. Enjoy a pot luck supper a DVD presentation and an opportunity to share ideas. Fun!  Fun!  Contact David to register or get more info. 403-357-9117.

Monday Early Dismissal Reminder

Monday, September 10 is our first 2:20 pm dismissal.

Meet the Staff

Come for an informal meet and greet on Wednesday, September 12. Pop in from 8:15 - 9:00 am for a coffee!

Road Closure

58 Avenue will be closed from 57 Avenue to 38 Street on Sept. 4 & 5 due to construction. This is the street that is on the West side of the school.

1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist

Parents can begin registering online by Aug 27 for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist at St Mary's Church. Click for here more information. Parent Orientation and Information Session is Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm.

School Closed Wednesday Afternoon

The office is closed at 11:00 am on August 29. All staff will be attending the Division-wide Mass.

Back to School

Thursday, August 30 is the first day of school for all grade 1 - 5 students. Kindergarten students begin staggered entry Thursday and Friday.

Supply Drop-Off

You are welcome to pop into the school, Wednesday, August 29 between 9:00 - 11:00 am. to see which class your child is in and drop off supplies.

The 2018 RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program is here!

This award-winning program started in the summer of 2014 and is designed to eliminate summer reading loss and foster a love of reading through continued access to books. Parents, students and staff are invited to take and submit photos of their child…

Professional School Bus Operators Needed

Looking for a corner office with a view and love to travel? Train with us to be a Professional School Bus Operator and make an impact in a child's life. Why you should choose to be a part of the Red Deer Catholic Team Red Deer Catholic Transportation…

Mrs. McCullough's Musings

It has been a year of challenges and growth this year at St. Martins; however, there have been great successes along the way.  I just wanted to take a few minutes to update you on staffing, that has just been completed and the final events we have planned…

New Class Alert for Next Year!

As we wrap up to the current school year we are already busy planning next school year.  To make the transition easier for our students, we are proposing options for students to meet teachers and see their new learning spaces.     June 25- 1:15-2:00…

Order you 2017-2018 Yearbook Now

Order Online  Yearbook ID Code: 1275118  

2018-2019 School Bus Registration

The deadline for registration has been extended until Tuesday, June 12 for 2018/2019 school bus service. Please register today by visiting

A Fitness Class Just for Kids!

Edsby - Student reporting program

Reminder: Please check Edsby for your child's progress report. If you have not already done so follow the instructions below. You will first need to create an account in PowerSchool Once that is done you will receive an invite to Edsby via email Click here for…

Important - 2018-19 School bus registration

IMPORTANT: School bus registration for 2018-19 must be completed by Fri, Jun 1, 2018. Register here

SC Plant Sale Fundraiser

Thank you on behalf of School Council to all who supported our us by taking part in our plant fundraiser. Approximately $1500 was raised.

TD Summer Reading Club

Red Deer Public Library invites you to the TD Summer Reading Club open forchildren ages 3 - 11. This year’s theme is “Geek Out: Feed Your Passion!” Registration starts: Saturday, June 16 at each RDPL Branch. Kick-off party: Saturday, June 23 at…

Hats On!

Funds raised on May 2 in support of Mental Health came to a total of $221. A donation on behalf of the school was made to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. Thank you for your donations.

Full day Exhibition of Fine Arts Learning - May 11

Parents...we need you to be part of the CREATE on May 11.  Please join us for a full day Exhibition of Fine Arts learning.  All classes will have performance times in the gym and when they aren't performing we are inviting you to join them in a variety…

2018 Spring Flower Fundraiser

Click here order form

World Catholic Education Day - Thu, May 10

On this day, we join other schools in our division as well as countries around the world to celebrate the gift of Catholic Education.  There are 7 themes of Catholic Social Teaching. These are used to build a just society. This year, we are focusing…

School Bus Registration

All students are required to register for School Bus Service. Registrations for the 2018-2019 school year must be completed online by June 1, 2018. Late registrations for bus service will be processed as best we can. Service may be delayed.  Families…

Hats On! For Mental Health - May 2, 2018

Staff Parking Lot

Please refrain from using the parking lot as pick-up or drop off spot. The safety of our students is our biggest concern.

Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser

School Council is organizing a Spring Plant Sale. Orders are due no later than May 14, 2018. See below for more information and order form. Product Information Order form

Administrator's Message

Wishing all our families a Blessed and Happy Easter! Please take a few minutes to read our administrator's message.

Women's Fun Run - Saturday May 12

The Red Deer PCN Women's Fun Run takes place on Saturday May 12 at the LTCHS track and McKenzie trails, with events for all ages and abilities from a 100m "Diaper Dash" all the way up to a 10Km run/walk. This event raises funds for OUR school lunch…

Crazy Hair Day

March 22 is "Crazy Hair Day".

Dental Outreach of Red Deer - Free Urgent Dental Care


"If you haven’t ordered your 2016-17 school photos….it’s not too late.  Order online at or phone 1-866-457-8212.”

Edsby Parent Portal User Guide

Information on how to navigate Edsby to view your child's progress. Link to Edsby which is also on the right hand side under Bus Status.

Summer Youth Camps

Camp Encounter and Our Lady of Victory Camp Click here for more information  

Scholastic Book Fair

  Mon, Mar 19 & Tue, Mar 20 for student shopping Wed, Mar 21 & Thu, Mar 22  2-7 p.m.  

Parent Teacher Interviews - Online Bookings

Parent Teacher Interviews  Book your appointment starting March 7 March 14 - 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.  ( 3L, 4O & 5Z only) March 21 - 4-7 p.m.  K, 1, 2, 3T, 4J & 5G March 22 - 4-7 p.m.- K-5  ****************************************************** Instructions…

Order your 2017-2018 Yearbook Now!

Yearbook ID Code:  1275118 Go to Order online for your 2017-2018 yearbook. 

Edsby - Online reporting program

Our school, along with other Red Deer Catholic Elementaries, will be implementing a new online reporting program called Edsby. This program has many advantages compared to our previous system. The primary advantage is that you will have access to student…


SAVE THE DATE! WE NEED YOUR VOICE! ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS INVITED!!   WHY - To further enhance the Fine Arts Focus at St. Martin de Porres School WHEN - Wednesday, March 7 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. WHO - Parents and Guardians of students currently…

Shrove Tuesday

Thank you to School Council for organizing pancakes for the entire school.

Boston Pizza - Operation Education

Thank you to the families who submitted receipts. We raised a total $74 to go towards Social Justice. 

Dress-up Days this week

Feb 13- Dress in Canada colors Feb 14- Pink/red Day Feb 15- Wear a medal to school Day Feb 16- Dress in your favourite sport/Jersey Day

RDCRS and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Support Team

Letter regarding the practice of smudging as a traditional form of prayer in the First Nations culture. For more information

Our Lady of Victory Camp and Camp Encounter

Over the years, Our Lady of Victory Camp and Camp Encounter have offered young people in the Archdiocese unique Catholic experiences in beautiful natural settings. Both have played important roles in the Church’s ministry to our precious young people.…

Thank you School Council

Great job on organizing the evening! Fun was had by all.

Faith and Fun Day

Fun Night of Hockey Action & Family Entertainment!

Brag Sheet 2017-2018

Some great things to celebrate! Click here to read more. 

Read for 15

Join us, in support of the Family Literacy Day Read for 15, for a Literacy Lunch, on Friday, January 26, from 11:00-11:45.  You are welcome to share lunch with your child and spend time reading with them during this time.

Winter Family Fun Night

Administrator's Message

Click here to see January's message

Alberta Health Services

  Dental Outreach of Red Deer (DOoR) Free urgent dental treatment for children 5-18 years of age having difficulty accessing dental care. Services are provided at the Red Deer Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre For more information, please call…

Family Fun Night

January 18  - 6-8 PM There will be skating, sledding and a dance in the gym. Cookies and Hot Chocolate will be provided. 

Registration is now open!

Kindergarten registration is now open!  To fill out the form, click here. Please have a copy of your child's birth certificate, legal and immigration documentation for registration.


Kindergarten Registration (2018-2019)

Kindergarten online registration for the 2018/2019 school year starts on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.  You will be able to fill out the online form; however, you will not be able to submit your application until Monday, January 8, 2018. To…

Live Nativity & Creche Display 2017

Watch a live outdoor re-enactment of the Christmas story, including live animals and a beautiful narration.  See over 300 nativity (creche) displays from around the world, enjoy live Christmas music, and enjoy hot chocolate with cookies inside the building. This…

Winter Family Fun Night - Jan 18, 2018

Save the date. School council is organizing an evening of skating, sledding and dance from 6-8 pm.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten online registration for the 2018/2019 school year, starts on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.  The application form will be made available on Friday, December 22, 2017. You will be able to fill out the online form; however, you will…

Hot Lunch Program is being cancelled

The Hot Lunch program for St Martin de Porres will effectively no longer be as of January 2018.  We would like to thank all of the volunteers who stepped up to help distribute and try to make our program a success. But unfortunately we did not have…

Canada 150 Essays created by student during the 2017 Trickster Residency!

Click here to view four videos created by our students during Trickster Residency.

Silent Auction

 to our parents and staff for your generous donations to our Silent Auction to go towards families in our community. 

Friday Dec 8 is Pajama Day


Advent Celebration

Please join us for our First Week of Advent Celebration on Dec 5 at 2 PM

Prostate Cancer Donation

  A total of $160 was donated on behalf of the school from funds raised on "Moustache Day".  Thank you for your support.  

Silent Auction

As we prepare for Advent and the blessed Christmas season, we invite our parent community to feel free to ‘bid’ on the items located at the front of the school in support of our annual Silent Auction. Bidding opened today and will end at the end…

Silent Auction

Nov 23 - Moustache Day

Hosted by student Leadership.  Students can purchase a stick on moustache or a face painted moustache for a $1.00 donation.  All money raised will go to the Prostate Cancer Society of Canada.

Thank you to school council

A special thank you for providing us with dinner on Wed, Nov 8 during Parent Teacher Interviews. 

Scholastic Book Fair

Nov 7 & 8 during Parent Teacher Interviews Learning Commons 4-7 PM

St. Martin Feast Day Celebration

 Please join us Fri, Nov 3 - 11:15 am Collecting donations for the SPCA (animal food, toys, etc. or coins)

Photo Retakes - Nov 14

Reminder that retakes will take place on Tuesday, Nov 14 in the afternoon.

School Bus Drivers Needed

Looking for a corner office with a view and love to travel? Train with us to be a Professional School Bus Driver and make an impact in a child's life. Please provide a Drivers Abstract and Criminal Record check with your resume.  Our cargo is very precious.…

ADmazing coupon books - last chance to purchase

Coupon books are still available at the school office. Deadline is Oct 31. Proceeds go to help support fine arts in the school.

Hot Lunch - Nov 6 - Pita Pit

You have until midnight on Wed, Nov 1 to place your order for Mon, Nov 6.  

Mindset Monday - Halloween

Today’s Mindset Monday was all about being mindful on Halloween. Mindful in your eating, behaviors and costumes. In addition, the Health Team will be exchanging sweet delicious Innisfail Growers carrots for your Halloween candy, on Nov 1-3.  The…

Take me Outside Day!

This day is to celebrate the benefits of getting outside in nature and being mindful of its true benefits to our health and wellness. When we add activity to being outside, we get so many benefits!

Remembrance Day Submissions..looking for

Students to bring in pictures in addition to a little summary of those people in their family who have served in any of the wars or peacekeeping missions.  All submissions can be handed into the office no later than November 3.  

Trickster Theatre

Trickster Theatre will spend a week with St Martin in residency where each class will spend time daily with one of their theater artists. In the end result, students will create an original theatrical piece to perform on Friday that follows the theme…

ADmazing coupon books available at the school office

Books will be available for sale until October 31, 2017.

Operation Education Fundraiser

Submit your Boston Pizza Receipts from Sep 1 to Dec 31, 2017. Our school will earn 5% cash back on submitted receipts. Proceeds will go towards Social Justice.

Trickster Theatre

St. Martin de Porres is excited to welcome Trickster Theatre to our school from October 23-27.   Click here for more information  

School Photos - October 11

Oct 11 - Photos for KWF to Gr. 5 Oct 12 - KTT

Hot Lunch Program

First Hot Lunch is Monday, Oct 16 Click here for information on how to register Go to to order hot lunches  

Food Donations Welcome

Our school collects non-perishable food items year-round.  The collected food is taken to Sacred Heart Parish in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Thank you for your continued support!

School Photos

Oct 11 & 12. More info to come home next week.

Orange Shirt Day - Fri, Sep 29

Every Child Matters/Orange T-shirt Day Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Alberta Culture Days event at RDC

Grade 1-5 students will be attending a performance on the morning of Fri, Sep 29 at the Red Deer College as part of Alberta Culture Days. This theatrical performance allows students to access the actor & Magician Steve Harmer with a question and answer…

Mexico need us!

Our school is collecting donations for Mexico. Donations will be accepted at the school until Thu, Sep 28, 2017. Looking for the following: Clothes Shoes Towels Diapers Feminine hygiene products Tooth brushes Air mattresses Blankets Tarps Cots Toys

Sep 28 - Year opening Mass

Please join us Sep 28, 2017 @ 11:15 am Sacred Heart Church

No School - Fri, Sep 22

Reminder: No school on Friday, Sep 22. Staff professional development day.

QSP Magazine Fundraiser - Deadline extended to Sep 29, 2017

All orders must be submitted by 9:00 am on Sep 29.

School Council Fundraiser

Dawe Run-Grades 4/5 (September 19)

Note to parents: Because of construction at Bower Ponds the finishing area of the Dawe Run will be different this year.   There are very limited parent parking spaces, at the new parking lot, near Cronquist House.  The students will be finishing the…

Reconciliation and Eucharist Registration

All those registering for 1st Reconciliation/1st Eucharist MUST register online  at St. Mary's  or Sacred Heart  AND attend a Parent Orientation Registration Session   Click here for more info…

School Council Meeting - Sep 11, 2017

Please join us for school council meeting being held September 11 from 7 to 8 pm.

Student Agendas

Student agendas are made available to all students in Grade 1 to 5 for a cost of $10 each. If you have not already done so could you please forward your payment to the school office or come in and pay by credit or debit. Thank you.

Toonies for Terry - September 15

During Mindset on Sep 11 students will be introduced to the Terry Fox story and learn how Terry was a person with a growth mindset and grit to push for his dreams.   On Friday, Sep 15, Run Day, students are asked to bring a toonie with all proceeds…

Attention Parents: We need your support!

Your child has come home with a package of information on our School Council Fundraiser. Please help by sharing our project with your friends and family! Money and order forms are due: Sep 21, 2017 SCHOOL ONLINE ID CODE: 4986873 Go to:

ADmazing coupon books available at the school office

Pick up your coupon book at the school office. $20/book with 50% of funds remaining at the school Available until October 31, 2017

Friendship Meal - Sunday September 24

School council is looking for volunteers for the Friendship Meal at Sacred Heart Church. Please contact Shirley at 403-848-4404 if you are able to come out and help. Thank you.

Alberta Child Health Benefit

School Fees

We will no longer be collecting school fees. However we will be collecting $10 for student agendas. School clothing will also be available for purchase through the school.

Administrator's Message

WELCOME BACK! Read message from Administration here A Reminder: Please return Summer Reading Books

Meet the Staff

When: August 31, 2017  - 8:45-9:15 am Where: St. Martin de Porres School Please bring you children to school, on their very first day, and spend a few minutes meeting the staff that will be working with your child's class. There will be muffins and…

Dental Health

News update

June 28 - Assembly @ 1:15 - School Spirit Day - come dressed  in your school clothing June 29-  No school for students June 30—Report card pick-up day. No busses will be running.   Thank you to School Council for the much appreciated  treats last…

Grade 5 fundraiser a success!

After learning about Children Who Work earlier this term, grade 5 classes decided that they would raise money for a social justice project with Plan Canada to help children who are not as fortunate as most children in Canada. As a result, and with the…