Welcome to the Steve Maclean Public School webpage
In case you missed the synrevoice email on Feb. 28th...click here for latest SMPS news and updates
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/
Mental Health resources have been added to our mental health page
From our Social Worker (Matt): Below are links to two upcoming sessions for parents. The first is offered through the OCDSB and CHEO partnership, CHEO Connects. This month's presentation panel is on Eating Disorders. The second is a parents group through the Parents Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO). This group is geared towards parents with children struggling with complex mental health issues.
OSTA Bell Times flyer: no change for 2015-2016
On January 29th, representatives from our two public high schools presented to parents about their schools and the merits of remaining in the public system. This was their presentation.
In Case you missed it: Synrevoice email sent January 23rd, 2015
Dates to Remember:
WITS: we had our kick-off assembly on Dec. 9. 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 changes. http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/as/Pages/Elementary-Alternative-Boundary-Expansion.aspx
Procedures for Extended Day Program : click here
Day 1-5 Schedule: Click here
Do You Live Near North Bluff, Goldeneye, Bowercrest or Antique?
If you answered YES, the Walking School Bus might be a great option for your children to get to school every morning. Click here for Route Map.
Relieve some of the stress of getting your children to school - sign them up for the Walking School Bus!
See below for more information.
**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!
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.
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