School News

September 2019

posted Sep 17, 2019, 2:11 PM by Courtney Coulombe

Student Canada Votes
This year our students in grades 5-8 will participate in a mock vote to coincide with the federal election. Student Vote Canada 2019 is a parallel election program for students under the voting age coinciding with the 2019 federal election. It provides students with an authentic learning experience where they practice the habits of active and informed citizenship.

Fall Fair
Our annual Fall Fair is this Saturday, September 21 from 11 - 3:00 P.M. We will have games, music, food trucks, vendors and our famous cake walk! 

Extra Curricular Activities
We have many activities have already started including Volleyball, Cross Country, Dance Club, Diversity Club, and more!

Meet the Teacher Night
This year our Meet the Teacher Night will take place on Thursday, September 26, from 6:30 7:30 P.M. This is a great opportunity to see the school and meet your child's teacher(s).

Upcoming Events

posted Sep 10, 2019, 6:12 AM by Courtney Coulombe

Meet the Teacher Night
Thursday September 26 will be our Meet the Teacher Night. The event runs from 6:30-7:30 P.M.

Cross Country and Other Clubs!
We have started many extra curricular clubs here at MSPS. These include the Diversity Club, Sewing Club, Grade 7/8 Volleyball, and Cross Country Running. There will be many more starting very soon!

The Pumpkin Patch Returns!
Stay tuned for more information about this amazing annual event!

PD Day September 16
This Monday September 16 all Martin Street staff will be engaged in a Professional Activity Day. There will be no school for students.

Welcome Back!

posted Sep 2, 2019, 8:57 AM by Courtney Coulombe   [ updated Sep 2, 2019, 9:13 AM ]

Welcome Back to our Martin Street students and their families!  A special welcome to those new families who have recently moved into the area, as well as the new families in Grade 2 French Immersion, Junior Kindergarten, and our new Communication Class. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer and are feeling ready for the start of another year.  We are incredibly excited to begin our 3rd year in our new building! This promises to be a year filled with amazing opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before!  We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with special events and a plethora of extracurricular clubs and activities, performing arts groups, and athletic teams, certain to encourage our Martin Street children to be involved and stay connected!

During the 2019-20 school year we will continue to build upon and refine our foundation of Collective Commitments, Core Values, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education. Soon you will be hearing about many opportunities to visit our school, beginning with our School Council Fall Fair on Saturday, September 21. We extend a special, year-long invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We value your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Your active participation is key to the success of your children in their elementary school years.

Our administration team consists of Dan Albrecht, Principal and Jacqueline Febers, Vice Principal. Our office doors are always open and we encourage communication between home and school as the most effective way to provide your child with the confidence to be a successful Martin Street student. On this website, you will find a link to our staff list. 
We welcome you to Martin Street and to our wonderful learning community. Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day!

Fall Fair: Our School Council is working hard in preparation for our annual Fall Fair on Saturday September 21. Hope to see you there! If you are willing to volunteer in any capacity please contact our School Council Co-Chair Louise Thewlis at lthewlis@cogeco.ca.

Pizza, Milk, and Popcorn: Shortly you will be receiving information about how to order.

Breakfast Club: Once again Martin Street will be providing a Breakfast Programme on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff who volunteer to distribute the food. And a huge thank you to Mrs. Katherine Jensen for once again coordinating this most valuable programme!

Class Placements: Thank you for your patience as we implement a notification system and work through the glitches. Please know that it is inevitable that there will be split classes. Families will be receiving an email explaining the rationale for split classes. Please do not call or email requesting a class change. At this time we will honor the hard work of our staff in placing students in the class that will best meet their needs.

Mr. Dan Albrecht        &        Mrs. J. Febers
albrechtd@hdsb.ca              febersj@hdsb.ca

Martin Street School Breakfast Club

posted Jul 2, 2019, 11:48 AM by Courtney Coulombe

We've had a great couple of years of the Breakfast Club! We've uploaded the schedule for 2019/2020 school year to get an idea of the volunteers availability!

Please have a look and sign up if you can - even 1 day makes a difference.

June 2019

posted Apr 9, 2019, 6:13 PM by Courtney Coulombe   [ updated Jun 20, 2019, 4:15 AM by Wendy Webber ]


Volleyball Camps
1/2 Day Volleyball Camp: July 8-12, 9 am - 12 noon
Boys & Girls, Grades 2-5 & 6-8
Weekly Volleyball: Fridays June 21 - Aug 9, 6 - 7 pm
Boys & Girls, Grades 2 - 5
Registration OPEN www.miltonedge.com

MOVIE NIGHT JUNE 6th   
Please join us for Movie Night!
"How to Train Your Dragon" The Hidden World (last instalment of the series)
Doors open - 6:15     Movie starts - 6:30
Whole pizzas, popcorn and drinks are available to purchase through cashless IN ADVANCE. There will be limited amounts of popcorn and drinks available night of, but no pizzas.
Bring blankets, wear pjs and enjoy the movie with friends.
This is not a drop off event. Children must be supervised and settled during the movie so that everyone can enjoy.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

School Spirit Night
Martin Street is inviting all families to attend our first annual spirit night on May 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm. Come and check out what clubs and/or teams your child is a part of, as well as some services that are available to your child as a Martin Street student. Our band and choir will be performing and the night will end with a staff/student dodgeball game. You won't want to miss this!
Also, families of Grade 5 students are invited to attend an information session on next year's Camp Muskoka trip that same night on May 2nd from 6:00-6:30pm.

Book Fair
The book fair will be open for book sales in the library on Thursday April 18th, Tuesday April 23rd and Thursday April 25th! Students will have a chance to browse and create a wish-list when their classes visit. Thank you to Ms. Peachey for all her hard work setting this up!

Congratulations
Congratulations to both the Chess Team and the Skills Competition Team for participating in their respective competitions. Thank you to Mrs. Monk, Mr. Demeter and Ms. Watson for all their support!

Outdoor Learning Space
Martin Street is getting an outdoor classroom! Big thanks to our Parent Council for funding this initiative. This outdoor classroom will facilitate both learning and play. This project is set to be completed by the end of May! If your child is on the Eco Team, they should be able to tell you all about this.

EQAO
EQAO testing will be happening for Grade 3 and 6 students this May 2019. The Grade 3s will write on May 22, 23 and 24. The Grade 6s will write on May 27, 28 and 29. We are seeking volunteers to scribe for students. If you are available and have your police check, please let the office know!

January 2019

posted Jan 10, 2019, 4:21 PM by Courtney Coulombe   [ updated Jan 10, 2019, 4:24 PM ]

Pizza, Popcorn, and Milk
Our pizza, popcorn, and milk programmes continue this week.

Elementary Halton Skills 2019
This year our school has registered to participate in the Elementary Halton Skills 2019. Our students will be practising the areas listed below for an event in the spring. Our school will be represented in the following areas:
Grades 4-6 Lego Robotics (team of 4)
Grades 7 & 8 VEX IQ (plastic snap together kit) Challenge (team of 4)
Grades 7 & 8 Technology Challenge (team of 4)  
Grades 7 & 8 TV Video Production (team of 2)  

Monthly Theme 
This month our theme is Honesty. There will be daily announcements about honesty and classes will be discussing honesty as part of their weekly community circles.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for the 2019/20 school year is underway at the Halton District School Board! Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca). Contact the school to register your child by Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more at www.hdsb.ca (Search: "Kindergarten"). 

Volleyball
Volleyball for our grade 6 students is off and running! Thank you to our coaches for providing this opportunity for our grade 6 students.

Bus Safety Presentation
On January 23 our students will be attend an assembly on Bus Safety, provided by Intertrain.

January 2019

posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:50 AM by Dan Albrecht   [ updated Jan 10, 2019, 4:21 PM by Courtney Coulombe ]

Extra Curricular Activities Continue....
Currently MSPS is running the following extra curricular activities:
Grade 5 and 6 Volleyball, Student Council, ECO Club, Grades 1, 2, and 3 Intramurals, Primary and Junior Choir, Girls’ Empowerment Club, Junior Librarians, Hour of Code Club, Diversity Club, Skipping Club, Band, and Badminton. More clubs will be starting soon!

Kindergarten Open House

posted Nov 14, 2018, 5:59 PM by Courtney Coulombe   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 6:03 PM ]

Calling all three-year olds! Families are invited to attend a Kindergarten Open House to help make this first school experience a happy one. Drop by P.L. Robertson PS (840 Scott Blvd., Milton) on Thursday, Nov. 15 anytime between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For additional Kindergarten Open House dates and to learn more about the Kindergarten program, please visit https://bit.ly/2z9KYlt.

Mid-November Happenings!

posted Oct 12, 2018, 5:59 AM by Wendy Webber   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 6:12 AM by Dan Albrecht ]

Progress Report Cards and Interview Day
Progress reports will be coming home on Monday November 19. Student led conferences will take place on Thursday November 22 in the evening and Friday November 23 during the day. 

Photo Re-Take Day
Edge Imaging will be back Friday November 16 for Photo Retake Day.

Volleyball Season is Winding Down
Our girls team has finished their first season of volleyball. Thank you to Miss Mohorovich and Mr. Carbell for providing this wonderful opportunity for our grade 7 girls. The boys season continues for at least one more night. Good luck to our boys team as they have qualified for the playoffs, with a game against Silver Creek on Tuesday November 13. Thank you to Mrs. May and Mrs. Mayotte for coaching!

Milk, Pizza and Popcorn Programme
Milk for grades K-3 begins Monday October 15. Pizza and Popcorn for all grades will begin Friday, October 19.

School Council Meeting
This Monday, October 15 will be our next School Council meeting at 7:00 P.M. in the Library. At this meeting we will be electing our new School Council for the 2018-19 school year.

School Colours and Spirit Wear
Every Friday is Spirit Wear Day, where staff and students wear their school colours or their Martin Street spirit wear. If you do not know the school colour for your child, please call the office and speak with Mrs. Royce. The web store for ordering Spirit Wear will be open until November 23rd to order items.
https://www.schoolwear.ca/msp

Volleyball Has Begun!
Our grade 7 volleyball season is off and running for the next 8 weeks. The Martin Street Phoenix will be competing against 5 other Milton schools with both home and away games.

Cross Country
Congratulations to our Cross Country Team for their excellent performance at the recent HDSB meet. Our students performed very well, with 3 first place finishes. We also want to commend our students for their excellent behaviour and sportsmanship. Thanks to all the staff who volunteered their time to make this even possible for our students.

Milk Programme
Milk for grades K-3 begins Monday October 15.

Guelph Storm Visits!
On October 16 players from the Guelph Storm hockey team will be visiting to read with our younger children and discuss fitness with our older students.

Photo Day
October 23 will be Martin Street Photo Day.

Camp Muskoka Parent Information Night
On October 25 we will hold our information night for all grade 6 parents. We will meet at 6:00 P.M. in the library.

Ordering school spirit wear!

posted Oct 11, 2018, 4:48 AM by Courtney Coulombe   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 4:49 AM ]

Please visit the following link to order school spirit wear. The store will be re-opening again soon. To check on the status of your order, please call the company and not the school.
https://www.schoolwear.ca/msp

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