MPS Update February 12-16, 2018
Read-a-thon Kit 2018
MPS News February 11, 2018
MPS Update February 5-9, 2018
MPS Update January 29-February 2, 2018
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MPS Update January 22-26, 2018
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MPS Update January 15-19, 2018
MPS Lunch Program FAQs January 2018
Shiverfest 2018 Flyer
MPS Update January 8-12, 2018
MPS Update December 11-15, 2017
School-Based Fundraising Plan 2017-2018
MPS Update December 4-8, 2017
MPS Update November 27-December 1, 2017
Flyer on Self-Regulation Talk November 30, 2017
MPS Update November 20-24, 2017
Usborne Book Fair Flyer
MPS Update November 13-17, 2017
MPS Update November 6-10, 2017
MPS News November 6, 2017
MPS Update October 30-November 3, 2017
MPS Update October 23-27, 2017
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MPS News October 15, 2017
MPS Update October 10, 2017
MPS News October 2, 2017
Hot Lunch Order Form
MPS Update October 2-6, 2017
MPS News September 24, 2017
MPS Update September 25-29, 2017
List of MPS Special Events 2017-2018
MPS Council Newsletter February 12, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter February 5, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter January 29, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter January 22, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter January 15, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter January 8, 2018
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MPS Council Newsletter November 27, 2017
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MPS Council Newsletter September 11, 2017
Next Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
The next meeting of the MPS Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm in the school library. We hope to see you there!
Trivia Night at the Mill Tavern, February 27th
Trivia Night Tickets On Sale Now! Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m.
Buy your trivia and raffle tickets on the Hot Lunches site now! Teams up to 6 are welcome or come alone and make new friends! Family friendly or call the babysitter and make it a fun night out with friends. Come early and enjoy dinner before trivia starts.
If you plan on coming as a team, please let me know so we can arrange seating in advance. Tickets $15 each – limited number available, don’t miss out! Raffle tickets can also be purchased for new Pioneer Dynamic Stereo headphones, Calabogie 2-for-1 lift tickets and other great prizes. Ticket sales and raffle proceeds go towards enhancing our children’s education experience. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Gault: email@example.com
This is an MPS Advisory Council fundraiser and not a school sanctioned event.
Read-a-thon Begins Thursday, February 1st, 2018
THE MPS ANNUAL READATHON begins on Thursday, February 1st, and runs until February 28th. The Read-a-Thon is held to celebrate the love of reading as well as to raise money to expand the collection of library books, fund the book club, host special author visits, and provide opportunities for enriching workshops or field trips.
Information packets will be sent home with students on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Look for the large manila envelope.
Students should keep track of time reading on their own and/or being read to by someone else.
★ A prize will be awarded to the top reader in each class.
★ Each class with the highest average minutes read per student at the Primary level (JK-Gr.2) and Junior level (Gr.3-5) will participate in a classroom story writing workshop, hosted by Ottawa author, Timm Holmes. Go to the Timm Holmes website to learn about his Start a Story workshops.
★ Additionally, Mrs. Snarr has issued a Principal Challenge . If MPS reads 175,000 minutes or more, she will schedule a school-wide activity selected by the students.
Forest of Reading Book Club – Starts January 16, 2018
Regular book club sessions will begin January 16th, 2018 in the library at first recess. The books have arrived and the activities are planned! Our first book club session will be on Tuesday, January 16th at first recess. It will be a short session from 10:15 to 10:40am. Looking ahead, January 23rd will be a longer session when we welcome Heather Hayne from St. John Ambulance and her therapy dog, Leica.
Any students in grades 2 to 5 interested in joining book club may do so at any time. Upcoming sessions will feature:
Jan. 16th – Top Dogs: True Stories of Canines That Made History; and Smiley: A Journey of Love.
Jan. 23rd – Special Guest from St. John Ambulance
Jan. 30th – Hockey Science
For more info, contact Angela McLinton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amy Rascanin (email@example.com), Literacy Initiatives Coordinators, MPS School Council
Save the Date– Spring Fair. You Don’t Want to Miss It!
Spring is just around the corner and that means the council will be looking for volunteers for our annual Spring Fair. This year’s fair will be held on Saturday, May 26th, 2018. Please save the date and further details will be released within the next few weeks.
Support our fundraising campaign with Mabel’s Labels. Shop online and we’ll earn a percentage of all sales, so tell your neighbours and friends, too! They also have a “tween” section, so it’s not just for little ones. Our website link is here and on the right sidebar – click the Mabel’s Labels logo and start shopping! Please see flyer below for more details:
Previous News and Events:
Mathletes at MPS on Thursday, February 8th, 2018
MATHLETES are coming to MPS on Thursday, February 8th. GR. 2-5 PARENTS ARE INVITED TO DROP IN between 9:15-10:15 or 11:00-12:30 to see your children work through these engaging Math challenges!
What is MATHLETES? (This excerpt from their website gives you an overview.)
Our gym will be divided into four ENGAGING Math zones with students moving through each zone, working together in teams to complete as many Math activities as possible in four timed periods. Teams are coached by our grade 5 students, who take part in a 45 minute leadership training prior to the arrival of the participants.
Music, visual images & high energy fuels the day with scores being tabulated & celebrated at the end of each zone motivating students to keep working towards a common GOAL of completing THOUSANDS of MATH QUESTIONS together in one day! MATHLETES concludes with a ribbon ceremony for ALL students as they CELEBRATE their MATH accomplishments!
Lunch Program Update – Order Deadline January 26, 2018
It’s time to order lunches for Term 2 (February 1 – June 27, 2018). We’ve made some changes to the menu and ordering is now available online. See here for details. The online lunch ordering period is January 15th until January 26th, and orders can be placed online at https://manock.hotlunches.net/. Please note that after January 26th orders will be finalized and sent to our vendors; therefore, no changes can be made.
Family Movie Night on Friday, January 19th, 2018
Join us at the school gym on Friday, January 19th, for the first movie night of 2018. Bring your stuffies, sleeping bags, blankets and wear your pj’s to watch DESPICABLE ME 3 with your friends. The movie will start at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Entry is just $5 and includes a bag of chips and a drink. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pizza is available on the evening but must be pre-ordered. Tickets and pizza are available at www.ocdsb.schoolcashonline.com. Raffle tickets for a Despicable Me 3 Cake and DVD can also be purchased. Funds raised go back to the school – we look forward to seeing you there!
Kindergarten Information Night – Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Kindergarten Information Night for parents of children starting Kindergarten in September 2018 will be held on Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30-7:30pm in the gym.
Holiday Bazaar Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Holiday Bazaar Items Online (and gifts/wrapping items still needed!)
Thank you to everyone who has donated items so far – we really appreciate it! For anyone who hasn’t had the chance to donate we are still in need of items to make the 2017 Holiday Bazaar a success. You can drop off any new or gently used items at the school office. We ask that you donate the number of items that your family would purchase to ensure that we have enough gifts for all of the children on the day. We are also accepting donations of christmas wrapping paper, bags, ribbon, coloured tissue paper, name tags and tape which can also be sent into the office.
Gifts can now be purchased online through School Cash Online https://ocdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ Gifts are just $3.00 per item at the bazaar. If you do not have anything at home to donate (or the time to find anything!), there is also an option online to donate funds for the events committee to purchase items on your behalf. All of the funds raised through this event allow School Council to provide additional resources for our students (such as field trips, classroom items for direct student use, school wellbeing initiatives, etc). Thank you for your support in creating a fun and exciting event for our students.
Usborne Book Fair November 23-24, 2017
Usborne Books will be at Manotick Public School on Thursday, November 23rd (8 am – 8 pm), and Friday, November 24th (8am – noon).
Manotick Public School will receive 25% of the total sales in free books!! This is a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done, build your own home library and benefit your school. Payment accepted by MC, Visa, cash, EMT or cheque (made out to Sandra Romanauskas). See flyer here for more details.
The Nut Job 2 Movie Night, Friday, November 17th
Join us at the school gym on Friday, November 17th, for the first movie night of the school year. Bring your stuffies, sleeping bags, blankets and wear your pj’s to watch THE NUT JOB 2 with your friends.
The movie will start at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Entry is just $5 and includes a bag of chips and a drink. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pizza is available on the evening but must be pre-ordered. Tickets, raffle tickets and pizza can be purchased through school cash online soon. http://www.ocdsb.schoolcashonline.com
Raffle Prizes Include:
Nut Job 2 Cake
Nut Job 2 DVD
Family Photography Session with Christina Warrysh Photography
Funds raised go back to the school – we look forward to seeing you there!
Halloween Dance Friday, October 27th
Please join us at the MPS Halloween Dance on Friday, October 27th, from 6pm-8pm (doors open at 5:30pm)!
Halloween Dance tickets are available at https://ocdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ until Tuesday. We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday!
All grades JK to Grade 5 are invited to join in on the fun and enjoy some pizza & refreshments, great music, costume prizes, Halloween games, raffles and more! Tickets are just $5 (including a drink) and pizza must be pre-ordered online. These are available through school cash online now.
All children must be accompanied by an adult (parents are responsible for supervision during the event).
Tickets and pizza can be purchased online until Thursday, October 26th, at 11pm.
We hope to see you all celebrating in the school gym between 6-8pm on October 27th, this will be a party you won’t want to miss!
We will be incorporating the Teal Pumpkin Project in the activities again this year. There will be an area in the gym that will include a Teal Pumpkin colouring station.
If you would like to contribute to the bake sale please contact Ashley Van De Ven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All funds raised through the dance will go back to the school – we look forward to seeing you there!
Meet the Teacher on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
We hope you can join us this Wednesday the 27th for our MEET THE TEACHER! Teachers will be in their classrooms to greet you and your family from 4:00-5:30pm. Meet the Teacher is meant to be an informal introduction to your child’s teachers and his/her learning environment. It is a great opportunity for your child to show you where s/he spends much of each day. Teachers will not be providing updates about individual children’s learning during this time. Please email or contact your child’s teacher(s) should you wish to meet with him/her to discuss your child’s progress at another time. Food trucks will be onsite ready to serve you from 4:30-7:00pm. We look forward to seeing our MPS families on Wednesday! (All family members are welcome.)
MPS Spring Fair is on Saturday, May 27th, 10am-2pm
Wristbands for MPS families can be purchased on the hot lunches website:
Other families in the community can purchase wristbands using Eventbrite here.
See the silent auction page here for a sneak peek at what you can bid on!
Please see our Spring Fair page here for more information about this exciting event!
Spring Fair – Volunteers Needed – Saturday, May 27, 2017
We need your help!
We are looking for volunteers for the Spring Fair. If you would like to get involved (even if just for an hour or two), please contact the Spring Fair volunteer coordinator Tasha Stefanis at email@example.com. Please see spring fair volunteer flyer here for more information.
Check your child’s backpack
This week you received info on the silent basket auction. Parents contribute toward their child’s classroom basket. Send your item early to help build the best baskets.
Did you know?
The Spring Fair is our most popular event – and our most important fundraiser. Last year, we raised more than $5,000 through this event alone. This represents roughly a third of all the funds raised by the Council. 100% of the proceeds goes back to the School for field trips, in-class technology, student workshops, and other initiatives that support our children’s learning.
Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, May 16th
Kindergarten Information Night for children new-to-Kindergarten will be on Tuesday, May 16th, at 6:30pm in the library (new location). New-to-Kinder students are welcome to join their parents for this session as we will provide a tour of the school and Kinder classrooms. Teachers and ECEs will also be in attendance to meet the children and to answer any questions you may have.
Art in Bloom
MPS Arts in Bloom Open House for parents has been moved to Wednesday, May 3rd from 11:00-1:00pm in our gym. We hope you can stop by to see our students’ art and/or other work displayed and to see members of our Highland Dance Club perform!
Next MPS Movie Night – The LEGO Batman Movie
Friday, April 28th, at 6:30 pm
Bring your sleeping bags, wear your pjs and don’t forget your stuffies! Join us at the school gym on Friday, April 28th, 2017, for the final movie night of the school year, featuring The Lego Batman Movie. The movie will start at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Entry is just $5 and includes a bag of chips and a drink. Funds raised go back to the school. There will be a chance to win a Lego Batman Cake. Tickets can be purchased on the hot lunches website: https://manotick.hotlunches.net/. Pizza slices must be pre-ordered. We look forward to seeing you there!
Flower Bulb Fundraiser
NOTE: Please return all order forms to the school by Wednesday, March 29, 2017!
Spring is in the air – gardens will be ready for digging soon, and bulbs will be ready to be planted!
Watch for the Vesey’s bulb order forms in your child’s backpack after the March Break. Click here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/43c30353b50c4a0de2c2c96f7/files/2017_SPRING_CAT_CAN_JPG2.pdf for a preview of the Spring catalogue. 50% of the proceeds goes back to the school!
2017 Read-a-thon, February 1-28, 2017
Manotick Public School – Annual February Read-a-thon
Dear Students and Parents,
Manotick Public School is holding its annual Read-a-thon as a fundraiser for literacy initiatives. The Read-a-thon is held to celebrate the love of reading as well as to raise money to expand the collection of library books and host special author visits to the school.
Take advantage of these winter days to set a time to read. You may want to try a “reading hour” or a “family reading day.” Select fun books or magazines that grab your attention.
Read-a-thon is from February 1-28, 2017
Any type of reading counts: homework, books, magazines, Internet, reading to siblings, and being read to by a parent.
● All Read-a-thon participants will receive a bookmark.
● A prize will be awarded to the top reader in each class.
● Each class with the highest average minutes read per student at the Primary level (JK-Gr.2) and Junior level (Gr.3-5) will be given their choice of an in-class visit. Examples include Luv 2 Groove, Michael the Magician, or an author visit.
Additionally, Mrs. Snarr has issued a Principal Challenge. If MPS reads 175,000 minutes or more, she will schedule a school-wide activity selected by the students. Past activities included a visit from Little Ray’s Reptiles and a Pirate Day.
Read-a-thon Package Checklist:
Students collect pledges from sponsors (relatives/friends).
Student Reading Record
Students colour in a “book” for every 10 minutes of reading. Each student will have two reading records: one for in-class reading and one for home. Additional copies are available in the office.
Money or Cheques made payable to Manotick Public School Council are collected with pledges. Return envelope on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Due: Friday, March 3
For additional information regarding the annual Read-a-thon, please see here.
Usborne Books Book Fair, February 14th & 15th
Tuesday, February 14th (previews), and Wednesday, February 15th (sales)
8:00am – 3:30pm
Usborne books are good quality, award winning books for children of all ages. There is a wide selection of non-fiction, activity, art and crafts, early reading and chapter books with something for everyone! There will be many sample books on display during the fair but they will not be available to take home
immediately. They will be ordered and delivered to the school two weeks after the event. Manotick
Public School will receive 25% of the total sales in free books!
You are invited to visit the school display or you can order online at www.usborneonline.ca/sandra by Thursday February 16th. For online orders please do not ‘proceed to checkout’ but instead send orders to
Sandra ‘as a wish list’ to be included with the fair. Please contact Sandra Romanauskas, our Usborne Consultant, with any questions at (613) 692-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment accepted by cash, cheque (made out to Sandra Romanauskas), MC/ Visa or EMT. This is a great opportunity to build your own home library and benefit your school!
For book fair flyer, see here.
Next MPS Movie Night – Trolls
Friday, February 10th, at 6:30 pm
Please join us at the school gym on Friday, February 10th, for the first movie night of 2017, featuring the movie Trolls. The movie will start at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm). Entry is just $5 and includes a bag of chips and a drink. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pizza is available on the evening but must be pre-ordered. Tickets and pizza can be purchased on the hot lunches website: https://manotick.hotlunches.net/. Funds raised go back to the school. We look forward to seeing you there!
MPS Kindergarten Information Night
Thursday, January 26, at 6:00 pm
Please join us at the school gym for Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Official Kindergarten Registration Week is January 23rd-27th, 2017. Please stop by the school office to pick up your Kindergarten registration form for September 2017.
Attention all parents with children entering Kindergarten in September:
Just a friendly reminder, this is the OCDSB’s official Kindergarten Registration Week. Although you are welcome to register your child at any time, we encourage you to register him/her this week or early next week, if possible.
It’s hard to imagine but we begin planning, now, for the next school year. Staffing and class configurations are all part of this planning so it is helpful for us to have as accurate a picture of our enrollment as possible as we work through this process. Registration packages are available in the office. They will also be available for pick up at our Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday evening (6:00-7:00pm in the library). We will be including a short tour of a Kindergarten classroom at the end of the formal presentation. Children are welcome to join you at the information session. (We will also be holding a Kindergarten evening, in May, for families who have registered at Manotick for the fall. This will include a tour of the school as well as time in the Kindergarten classrooms.) Feel free to contact the main office at 613-692-3311 if you have any questions.
We look forward to growing our Manotick family with you!
Alternate Lunches – Orders Due by Monday, January 30th!
Ordering is now available for the second term of hot lunches! You can place your orders now through the end of the day on Monday, January 30th, on the Hot Lunches website: https://manotick.hotlunches.net/. Unfortunately, no late orders will be accepted. Ordering and payment must be completed online through the Hot Lunches website. Please make all payments online, as payments made by cash or cheque require additional work by our parent volunteers, teachers, and office staff and may delay processing of your child(ren)’s lunch orders. Please let us know if you are unable to make your payment online.
The first lunch for the winter/spring term will be delivered on February 3rd, and the full schedule is available on the Hot Lunches website.
If you have not yet created an account on the MPS Hot Lunches website for the 2016-2017 school year, please follow the “Click Here to Register” link below the login button on the homepage and fill out the form. Once registered, please add your child(ren) and their homeroom(s) to the account. For existing accounts, please be sure to update your child(ren)’s homeroom(s) if there has been a change from the first term, as all lunch deliveries are organized by homeroom.
This program, run by MPS Advisory Council parent volunteers, has been very successful in our school. Along with providing a different lunch option each week, the proceeds go to Council to help fund resources and programs for our students. The continued success of this program depends heavily on our parent volunteers. If you can help out on Fridays between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm, please email Mariam Alloush at email@example.com. Alternatively, you can indicate which weeks you are available on the Hot Lunches website by following the “Volunteer Sign Up” link under the Orders tab.
Please see here for more information about the Alternate Lunches program.
Holiday Bazaar – Thank You!
A big thank you to all of our MPS families for donating towards the holiday bazaar. We would also like to thank all of the parents and grandparents that volunteered to set up, brought in food for our volunteers, helped the children choose gifts and helped them wrap their gifts. The children had a wonderful time and we hope you enjoy what they have picked out for picked out for you. The funds raised from this event allow School Council to provide additional direct resources for our students, such as field trips, classroom items for direct student use, school wellbeing initiatives, etc.
Movie Night Success – Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Finding Dory movie night. It was a great evening with 127 students and parents in attendance. A special thank you to parent Alyson Fair for making the Finding Dory themed cake for our raffle. All funds raised for the event will be going back to the school to help fund field trips for the students.
Holiday Bazaar Thursday, December 8th
A BIG Thank You to the families that have donated items for the Holiday Bazaar. We have extended the drop off date to Monday 5th December as we are low on gifts for Mom, Dad and older siblings. We will be putting together some cups filled with some smaller items to ensure there are enough gifts for our students to purchase gifts for their parents. If you do not have any items to donate from home, we are also happy to accept some items from your local dollar store OR if you would like to donate 5 or 10 dollars via the hot lunches website we would be happy to do this shopping on your behalf (we understand it’s a busy time of year!).
Examples of gifts for the cups would be:
Mom: chocolates, nail polish, nail files, beauty products, bath bombs, etc.
Dad: Coffee, Tea, tools, personal care items, flashlights, microfiber towels, etc.
Other gift suggestions: hats, gloves, scarves, sports team items (Blue Jays, Ottawa Senators, etc.).
The cost will be just $3/gift and the students will purchase a gift for each member of their family. This payment can be done through the hot lunches website https://manotick.hotlunches.net/
We are still in need of volunteer helpers for setting up on Wednesday 7th December at 6pm and on Thursday 8th December to help the children shop and wrap (especially in the afternoon shift 11:30-2pm). If you (or a grandparent!) would like to volunteer as a helper, please email Hester Potts: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make this exciting tradition a success, we ask parents to bring the donations in and drop them off on the table by the gym entrance by Monday December 5th. We also ask that the number of items donated match the number of people your child will be shopping for; this will assure that we have enough items for all students. Please remember, the best donations are items that you would like to receive as gifts yourself. The holiday helpers are also looking for donations of wrapping paper, gift bags and plastic bags for the children to wrap and carry their gifts home.
Movie Night Friday, November 25th
Finding Dory Movie Night – Tickets On Sale Now!
Join us at the school gym on Friday, November 25th, for the first movie night of the year, featuring the movie, Finding Dory. The movie will start at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Entry is just $5 and includes popcorn and a drink. Funds raised go back to the school. Tickets can be purchased on the MPS hot lunches website: http://manotick.hotlunches.net.
Spirit Wear Ordering Now
MPS SPIRIT WEAR WILL BE HERE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Orders must be returned to the school no later than November 23rd. Order form is available here:
Spirit Wear Order Form
Spirit Wear sizing samples will be set up at the main entrance of the school on Thursday, November 17th, from 4:15pm to 7:30pm, during parent-teacher interviews.
Halloween Dance Friday, October 28th
Please join us at the school gym on Friday, October 28, 2016, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, for our Halloween Dance, with DJ Spooky, costume contest, raffle prizes, and bake sale. Please see flyer below for more information regarding tickets and activities!
Please purchase your tickets, concessions, and raffle tickets at http://manotick.hotlunches.net. If you have not placed a hot lunch order on the website this school year, you will need to create a new account on the website and then place your ticket and concession order.
Please join us at the school on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, for the annual Meet-the-Staff night. Siblings are welcome!
4:00 – 5:00pm Open house throughout the school (opportunity to visit your child’s classroom(s) and meet our teachers)
4:00 – 6:00pm Food trucks onsite for dinner