School News

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

October happenings!

posted Sep 30, 2018, 1:47 PM by Wendy Webber   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:38 PM ]

Oct 8 
Meet the Teacher Night
This coming Thursday will be our Meet the Teacher Night. The event runs from 6:30-7:30 P.M.

Cross Country
Thus Wednesday our cross country team (grades 3-7) will be participating in the HDSB Cross Country Meet. The event will be held at the Kelso Conservation Area, here in Milton.

Intramural Dodge Ball
New games and clubs are slowly getting started!  Dodge ball is this Thursday and Friday for grades 4-7.

The Martin Street Band!
Our grade 7 band has started practicing, every Wednesday at the second break for grade 7. The grade 6 band will start a little later in the year.

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

PD Day October 5
This past Friday all Martin Street staff were engaged in a very helpful professional Activity Day. The focus was on the Fundamentals of Math. The staff worked through strategies and resources that are available to support educators and learners in HDSB classrooms.

Kindergarten Information Nights
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Oct 1
Thank You!
A very special thank you to our School Council Co-Chairs Louise Thewlis and Beth Duraiappah and their team of amazing volunteers for making our second annual Fall Fair such a success! We were extremely pleased with how many of our families attended and there were many smiles to be seen!

Extra Curricular Activities
Cross Country and Senior Volleyball are both under way. We now have a Student Council in place, a Girls Empowerment Club, ECO Team, Junior Librarians and a Diversity Club. More clubs and teams are soon to start up as well. Stay tuned for more information about the new activities that will begin shortly. Please encourage your child to get involved and join a team or club!

Open House - Meet the Teacher Night
Mark your calendars! Our Meet the Teacher Night will take place on Thursday October 11.

Breakfast Club
Our Breakfast Club continues every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Special thank you to Katherine Jensen for leading this initiative, as well as all the parents and staff members who volunteer their time to make this happen!

Empathy Month
This month our character theme will be Empathy. Daily announcements will occur, as well as weekly classroom community circles.

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

PD Day 
There will be a PD Day for staff this Friday October 5. There will be no school for students that day. All staff will be participating in Math professional development.


Parking Lot
Our parking lot is very busy this year. Students who ride the bus are encouraged to do so. Students who are walkers are encouraged to do so. If you drive your children to school please note that you cannot leave your car unattended in the Kiss and Ride area. If your child is not in Kindergarten you need to park on a side street and walk your children to school. 

Terry Fox Run & Donation Info

posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:43 PM by Courtney Coulombe

This year, our school's Terry Fox Run will be held on Thursday, September 27th. Parents are welcome to join! The walk will begin at 2pm (Periods 5 & 6). Donations for our school are greatly appreciated and can be made by visiting the following link: www.terryfox.ca/martinstreetpsmilton

Milton Marlin Swim Team looking for aspiring young athletes

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:31 PM by Wendy Webber

The Milton Marlin Swim Team is seeking aspiring young athletes to join our organization for the 2018-2019 season.  At the Marlins, we believe in Long Term Athlete Development, starting at the grass roots level with our unique Milton Marlin Swim Academy program, designed to improve fitness and strength in the water to build safer, faster swimmers. We support our swimmers along the pathway, helping them succeed by building confidence and work ethic into their everyday lives.
Contact us today to book a free assessment!
p: 289.670.1948
w: miltonmarlins.ca

Milton's Culture Days

posted Sep 13, 2018, 10:50 AM by Wendy Webber

Milton’s largest arts and cultural event  (it’s free!). Culture Days invites the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes through 75+ interactive drop-in activities at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton from Sept 28-30 - in art, craft, music, theatre, dance, technology, literature and more.

 
 

September updates

posted Sep 5, 2018, 4:57 PM by Wendy Webber   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 5:02 PM ]

Parking Lot  
Our parking lot is very busy this year. Students who ride the bus are encouraged to do so. Students who are walkers are encouraged to do so. If you drive your children to school please note that you cannot leave your car unattended in the Kiss and Ride area. If your child is not in Kindergarten you need to park on a side street and walk your children to school. 

Extra Curricular Activities
Cross Country and Senior Volleyball are both under way. Shortly there will be many more activities starting. Please encourage your child to get involved and join a team or club!

School Council Meeting
The first School Council Meeting of the year will be this Monday September 10, at 7:00 P.M. in the school library. All parents are welcome to attend!

Fall Fair at Martin Street
This year our Fall Fair is on Saturday September 29, from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Please come out to support this great event! There will be games, entertainment, a silent auction, lots of food, and much more!

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