Welcome to the Steve Maclean Public School webpage

 

In case you missed it: Synrevoice call and email to parents on September 12-14, 2014.

 

September 2014 Newsletter

 

Procedures for Extended Day Program : click here

 

School hours remain 9-3:30.  Proposed changes to start/end times are for next year in 2015.

 

Schools supplies list: click here

 

Day 1-5 Schedule: Click here

 

Walk/Run for Cancer Research:  When: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014    Where: SMPS yard   Why: Help us raise awareness and funds to support Cancer Research  (For more info click here)

 

**Walking School Bus is Just Around the Corner! This is a new pilot project to help kids get to school safely. This involves a group of students walking to school together along a specific route with planned stops and a regular schedule.  The best part is that the group of children will be walking to school under adult supervision by an individual that has been hired by the Ottawa Safety Council!  There is a limited number of spots so register soon.  The registration process involves TWO steps.  Step 1: register online (see link) Step 2: print the registration, sign it and submit it to the school office.  This pilot project will run from September 29th to December 19th. Go to www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/resources/safe-routes for more info, including route map and registration forms.  Don't miss this opportunity!  It's a safe, convenient, healthy and fun way for your child to travel to school with their friends!

 

 

Empty Seat Requestsa memo to parents about our processes and timelines for available seats on the school buses. Empty Seat application  

 

In the Spring, parents and students (grade 4-8) were asked to complete an online survey  ("Tell Them From Me") about bullying and other related topics.  Click here for the results: Grade 4-6, Grade 7-8, Parents.  These results and our resulting plan of action will be shared with the School Council in the Fall.

 

Please note: Starting July 1, 2014, students who are 12 years of age and older - must show proof of vaccination against meningococcal disease with a meningococcal conjugate-ACYW-135 vaccine (Menactra) to be able to attend school. Click here for catch-up clinics in the Summer and Fall.

 

Is your child going to Merivale HS in the Fall?  You might want to attend their School Council meeting on September 9th and 7:00pm.

 

We will be doing magazine subscriptions again the Fall (the money raised paid for all of our amazing arts shows).  If you are looking to renew a subscription, click here for more info.

 

June Newsletter is now posted!  Click here.

  

Upcoming Dates:

  • Classroom Showcase: Do you have children in grades 1 through 8?  If you do, we are happy to invite you to come visit your child's classroom and meet the staff on Thursday, September 18th between 5pm to 7pm.  Kindergarten classrooms and staff will not be participating in this event.    

 

Taking a trip and you need some school work for your children?  Check out these two great pages of ideas for kids on a holiday.  Grade 1-8, Kindergarten

 

French Help: Click here for two OCDSB recommended websites for French help.

"Best Practices for Parents at SMPS":  A list of best practices for parents has been developed to help new and returning parents/ care-givers know how we do things here at Steve MacLean PS.

SMPS Code of Conduct: as found in your child's agenda