Welcome to Steve MacLean Public School

Upcoming Events: 

Lego Donations: Thank you to all the families that have donated their previously loved Lego to our Lego Fund to support the creation of a Lego Club at Charles H. Hulse Public School.  The staff and students at Charles H. Hulse are very appreciative and excited to get a Lego Club started.  We are excepting donations until Thursday Feb. 11th.

Toonie Tuesday: Tuesday Feb. 23rd students can bring in a Toonie in support of the Education Foundation of Ottawa. 100% of funds raised are invested in OCDSB students through the "Students in Crisis Emergency Fund" to support food, clothing, medical needs and other extraordinary and emergency needs of individual students brought about by financial hardship.

Winter Walk to School Day: This Wednesday Feb.10th we encourage as many students as possible to get active and walk either all or part of the way to school.

Grad Photo Retakes: Monday Feb. 22nd 

Looking for Knitters: We are looking for any parents/guardians or grandparents that have knitting skills to volunteer to support a knitting club for our students.  The students are interested in knitting scarves to welcome the Syrian refugees through a project called Share the Warmth which is sponsored by the  Ottawa-based not-for-profit organization Kind Canada Genereux.  If you or a family member are interested in helping us out please contact Vice-Principal Rosalie Cross.

Kindness Campaign: January 4th to February 19th we are spreading kindness far and wide! Perform random acts of kindness and record them on our blog at: smpskindnesscampaign.weebly.com  Let's work together so that we can proudly say that at "Steve MacLean Public School, Students Make People Smile!" Our name says it all! 

Interested in Hot Lunches for Your Child?

Lunch Lady orders can now be placed online. Click here for more info.

School Fees and School Supplies: Click here for a list of recommended school supplies and voluntary fees.  Please bring in these requested supplies and voluntary school fee as soon as possible during the first week. THANK YOU!

 

2015-2016 Day 1-5 Cycle Calendar for SMPS: Click here

   

Congratulations to "Be The Change"Grade 6 Students and Staff!!!! 

We are proud to announce that Mr.M.Tremblay's, Madame N. Martyn's and Mr. G. White's grade 6 classes won a National Student Innovation Award for their Entrepreneurial Adventure project: "Be The Change."

Representatives from the Learning Partnership and BMO presented the award to our students this morning at a ceremony at the National Gallery.  Ten awards were presentedat ceremonies across Canada.  Steve MacLean's "Be The Change" raised $24,000 to build two classrooms onto an existing school in Haiti.  Our school won their award in the "Enterprising Spirit" category. CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing honour!

 

Great story in the Ottawa Community News about the fundraising efforts by our grade 6 French immersion classes.  Check out the story.

 

Class requests for 2015-2016?  Please take note of the section from the Principal's Comments in the February newsletter that deals with this.

 

An important newsletter went home today about "Street Safety." Click here for newsletter.

 

Information on "Street Proofing Your Child." Click here

 

There has been lots of talk about the new  Health Curriculum.  Please see OCSDB Director Adams webpage about this. http://www.ocdsb.ca/AB-OCDSB/DIRECTOROFEDUCATION/Pages/default.aspx

  

WITS: We are letting kids know that when they have difficult social situations and/or bullying, they can: Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out and Seek help.  Parents might want to use the same language at home to help their kids.  Check out the parent flyer.

 

OCDSB Boundary Reviews for SMPS: more information about the proposed changeshttp://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/as/Pages/Elementary-Alternative-Boundary-Expansion.aspx

 

Procedures for Extended Day Program click here

 
 

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

 

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 1-8Kindergarten

 

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