Welcome to the Steve Maclean Public School webpage
We would like to wish all families a safe and wonderful summer holiday.
First Day of School for Grade 1-8 is September 8th, 2015.
Information about the first day of school procedures will be posted in late August.
Walking School Bus 2015-2016: Now Accepting Registrations **New Route**
Click here to register.
School Bus Safety Awareness Day: August 30th 9am-1pm More Details Here
Report Cards - Important Information from the Director
An e-mail synervoice message will be sent out from Director Jennifer Adams to families with children in the OCDSB providing information around term 2 report cards. Please click here to view a copy of the letter. You can also find the letter on Steve MacLean PS Tweeter page and on the OCDSB website.
Important Information Update:
Synervoice Updates for May
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!
School Travel Planning - Parent Survey
Please take a moment to complete an online survey about how your child/children travels to and from school. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96P79Z8
Labour Relations Update: How will this impact the Extended Day Program?
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.
In case you missed the synrevoice email and/or call on March 27th...click here for latest SMPS news and updates
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/
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.
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
Day 1-5 Schedule: Click here
Procedures for Extended Day Program : 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