School News


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…