Welcome to Mrs. Martel's Grade One Page

We are at St. Stephen School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Events at School This Week

Christmas Week At School

Here are few little notes about this week! It will be busy!!!

Monday, December 19th - Games Day! Please bring in a board game to play and share with others. Please label it with your name.

*Mass costumes(Mrs. Martel's Class) - you are also invited to send in the costume parts to school (staff, sheep or any other parts you were asked) the children do not need to send in their proper coloured clothing (ex. beige pants and light shirt) as they can wear those colours to school on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 20th - Advent Mass - please wear appropriate coloured clothing as directed to you in a note home. Mass is at 11:30a.m. in the school gym. Please feel free to attend.

Wednesday, December 21st - Literacy Cafe at 9:30 a.m. We have five students from each class reading their work from our class. Feel free to drop in and listen to some wonderful writing.

Thursday, December 22nd - PJ Day!! Singalong in gym at 11:30 a.m. Feel free to bring your singing voice and join in the fun!

Friday, December 23rd - News Show at 11:30 a.m. Mrs. McCord's Class is Bucket Drumming! Everyone welcome!

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Newsletter Posted

Check out the Notes Home section to find our Grade One December Newsletter! Thanks!

More Information

If you are looking for more information about December Events, please see the St. Gabriel December Newsletter.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Important Things

Christmas is fast approaching! Things are getting exciting at school. This will be the final week of homework before the Christmas Break. Try to write one or more sentences with our Christmas words.

Upcoming Dates
Thursday, December 15th - Grade One Art-o-rama
Tuesday, December 20th - Advent Mass
Wednesday, December 21st - Literacy Cafe
Thursday, December 22nd - Sing-a-long & PJ Day
Friday, December 23rd - Newshow 11:30a.m.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Events of the Week (Nov 28-Dec 2)

On Tuesday November 29 all students are asked to wear their school colours for the News Show! The show is at 2 p.m. everyone is welcome!

Also Tuesday is the last day to submit tickets for the Sens Ticket Raffle in support of our playstructure.

Our school as launched a new fundraising campaign. Please see this link for the more information.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Events at School (November 21st)

Monday, November 21st - Official School Opening at 7p.m. in the gym.
Wednesday, November 23rd - Picture Re-Take Day
Thursday, November 24th - Boys Volleyball Tournament


WOW! Double Lunch Day was a huge success!!! 359 lunches were sent to the Ottawa Mission as well as 3 boxes of goodies and extra food! Thank you very much for your support! And a special thank you to our parent volunteers! Thank you to all!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wear Pink and Double Lunch Day

Tomorrow is the day to wear PINK to take a stand against bullying. It is also DOUBLE LUNCH DAY! Please support both these important events at our school.
We will also have a visit from a Firefighter. Mr.McNeil will be doing a fire safety presentation to the Grade One Classes.
Welcome Mr. McNeil!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Events at School This Week (November 14th)

On Tuesday there will be a Bake Sale organized by Mr. Joe's Gr. 5's - to raise money for the OK Clean Water Project - All items are 25 cents.

Tuesday evening, at 7 p.m., there will be a sacramental preparation meeting for all grade 2 parents whose child will be receiving First Reconciliation and First Eucharist this year. This meeting is at St. Isidore church hall.

On Wednesday, wear pink against Bullying. It's also Double Lunch Day - bring a second lunch to be sent to the Mission. (*I am in need of a volunteer to drive the Lunches to the Mission first thing on Wednesday Morning. You would need a van or SUV and a friend. If you can volunteer, please e-mail me asap. Thanks!)

On Thursday, our girls volleyball team heads to St. Anne for the board tournament.

Friday, is a PD Day and there is no school for students.

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What an Amazing Experience

Today was very special for me. I went over to St. Isidore school to help with their Double Lunch Day. The staff and students of St. Isidore brought in a second lunch that I drove down to the Ottawa Mission with Ms.Lisa from their school. St. Isidore sent 155 lunches and a bag full of food donations! WOW! When we arrived, everyone was happy to see us and they even gave us a tour! It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful to everyone who helped to make this an amazing experience. The community from St.Isidore is very kind, generous and thoughtful. Their donations are truly appreciated!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Toys Tomorrow

We've read over 100 BOOKS! So as a reward we get to bring our favourite toys to school tomorrow! Bring one to share and play with!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Up Coming Events

Today - November 1st - we had a practice lockdown. The children did an excellent job.
Wednesday, November 2nd - Program Night at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, November 3rd - Reports Go Home!
Thursday, November 10th - Interview Evening
Wednesday, November 16th - Double Lunch Day (Bring a second lunch to donate to The Ottawa Mission)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Up Coming Events

Picture Day is Tomorrow (October 25th) - We will have our turn sometime in the afternoon!

Monday, October 31st - Halloween Wear Black and Orange, bring something to share and at 2pm is our News Show (everyone is welcome!)

Wednesday, November 2nd - Program Night at 6:30pm
Thursday, November 3rd - Progress Reports Go Home
Thursday, November 10th - Interview Evening

Friday, October 21, 2011


It sounds silly - but I've hit over 10 000 page views!
Thanks everyone!

Program Night

Program Night has been scheduled for 6:30p.m. on
Wednesday, November 2nd.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

School Council Meeting

Everyone is welcome to attend the school council meeting tonight (Wednesday, October 12th) at 7pm at the school.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their families! The weather was amazing! I can't believe it! Tomorrow is the sens home opener! Wear your jerseys to support our home town team! Go Sens Go!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Few Reminders

Please hand in any milk/juice orders and clothing orders by Thursday, October 6th! Thank you!
Don't forget the collection for the Kanata Food Cupboard.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Terry Fox Run

Just a little reminder! Wednesday is the Terry Fox Run! Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

We have also sent home milk order forms, clothing order forms and the activities are due. Thank you in advance!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wear Purple or Gray

Wednesday September 21 is a full school picture. Please wear our school colours which are purple and gray.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day

Wow! What a wonderful first day! We had a great day filled with lots of routines, getting to know you activities and smartboard activities. We also participated in our first Google+ Hangout with students from St. Isidore and from our own school. It was fun! Thanks for the great day everyone!

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Room is Ready!

Here are a few pictures of the room now that I put ALOT of stuff in it! I'm ready for some wonderful children to move in!

My Favourite Spot - the SMARTBoard

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pictures of the New Classroom

Here are a few pictures from the brand new classroom...BEFORE...I put things in! Check out the orange wall!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Narrative Writing Vokis!

Here are the first group of grade ones that have completed the writing process for their narrative writing assignments. They did a plan, rough copy, editing, good copy and now published! Here is a link to their avatars that reads their narratives to you! They did a great job from beginning to end! Enjoy!

R. M.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Important Things

Oh my! Where has the month gone! I can't believe it is already June! Please return all homework, snuggle books and library books to school as soon as possible.
Stay tuned! Very cool narrative writing to be posted soon!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Double Lunch Bag Tuesday May 31st

Can you imagine not having a meal for several days? Can you imagine trying to start a job or attend school with a hungry belly? Our grade one class along with many other classes in the school are joining together to bring an extra lunch to give to someone in need. We have wonderful volunteers who will drive the lunches to The Mission and to The Innercity Ministries. These two organizations are in great need and they are truly excited about our contribution. We are using this activity to talk about poverty, compassion for others, caring for those in need and healthy eating. Thank you so much for all of those who are willing to help out with The Double Lunch Bag activity.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Run for Military Families

WOW! We did a great job! Our school raised $3520.59 for the Run for Military Families!!! AMAZING! Please follow the run through twitter or their website http://runformilitaryfamilies.ca/en/

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Catholic Education Week

It is Catholic Education Week! Here is a list of all the special events that will happen at our school this week:

Monday, May 2 - Music Monday (School Sing-a-long) 1p.m. To learn more click Music Monday

Tuesday, May 3 - Catholic Education Week Liturgy 2:05p.m. in our school gym. Wear your Pay It Forward T-Shirt and donate a toonie for Colville Lake School. Book Fair in the library all day. Preparing Your Child for Grade One 7p.m. presentation by Kathy McCord (at school).

Wednesday, May 4 - Book Fair all day. Living Rosary 9:30a.m. for primary students. OPP food pick up.

Thursday, May 5 - Run for Military Families! Special presentation at 11:45a.m. and the Run should come by around noon. Book Fair all day and Pizza Day!

Friday, May 6 - Open House and Muffin Breakfast 8-9a.m. Jump Rope For Heart 9:30-10:30a.m. Volunteer Lunch 11a.m. Primary choir and dance showcase presentation 2:30p.m.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

Today is a special day. Good Friday and Earth Day. Enjoy the time with your families.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Stuffies

Here are our stuffies for our descriptive writing task. They are sleeping over at school for the weekend. I'm sure they are having fun!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Big Things Tomorrow

Remember to bring in $2 to support the Run For Military Families. It is Spirit Day! Wear your Sens Gear, Sports Gear or your Pay It Forward T-Shirt! Don't forget your stuffie for our descriptive writing activity!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Kanata North School

Are you interested in naming the new school? Please see the link below for further information on how to name the new school! The deadline in April 15th! Kanata North Website

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our Lenten Projects

Please remember to support our Lenten projects. We are collecting money for our sister school in Kakinada, India as well as collecting food for our local food cupboard (organized through the OPP). Please support these causes. For more information please visit our school website at Lenten Projects Thank you!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome Back

I hope everyone had a wonderful March Break! I was lucky enough to spend time in Florida over the break. What did you do?

Monday, February 28, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pizza Day Tomorrow

Remember that Pizza Day has been changed. It is tomorrow! Wednesday, February 23! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Report Cards

Report Cards went home on Monday, February 8th. We kindly ask that you sign and return the portion of the report card that asks for your signature. We also ask that you return the envelope, as we will reuse them for the final report card.
Thank you!

Science Day

Thursday is Scientists in School Day! Be ready to be a scientist for the day!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

100th Day of School

Only 7 Days until the 100th Day of School!
Do you have your project done??? Remember to put 100 things into groups of ten.
Have you returned your decorated number yet? Please return your number to school as soon as possible.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What are you doing for supper tonight?

Don't forget to support our school and the New Kanata North School by going to Lone Star tonight. Enjoy your supper!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sports Team Jersey Day

Wear your favourite Sports Team Jersey or Pay It Forward T-Shirt on Friday, January 28th!

Book Orders

If you wish to order books, please have your orders in by Friday, January 28th.
Thank you!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pizza Forms Due

Just a reminder that your pizza forms are due Wednesday, January 19th!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Homework This Week!

Homework is due on Thursday this week because of the P.D.Day on Friday.