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MPS Update May 14-18, 2018
MPS Spring Fair Flyer 2018
MPS Council Annual General Meeting June 13, 2018
MPS Update May 7-11, 2018
MPS News May 6, 2018
2018 Lemonade Standemonium General Info
Safety Workshop Grades 1 to 3
Home Alone Workshop Grades 4 and 5
MPS Update April 30 – May 4, 2018
MPS Update April 23-27, 2018
MPS News April 22, 2018
MPS Parent School Climate Survey 2018
MCNS FUNDrive
Ottawa Public Health Helmet Safety Guidelines
Children’s Mental Health Presentations April and May 2018
MPS Update April 16-20, 2018
Brush A Mania
MPS Update April 9-13, 2018
MPS Update April 2-6, 2018
Readathon Results April 2018

Meaningful Making
School-Based Fundraising Plan 2017-2018
List of MPS Special Events 2017-2018

Other MPS News 2017-2018

Council Newsletters

MPS Council Newsletter May 14, 2018
MPS Council Annual General Meeting June 13, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter May 7, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter April 30, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter April 23, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter April 16, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter April 9, 2018
MPS Council Newsletter April 2, 2018

Other 2017-2018 Council Newsletters

Next Council Meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 and Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The next meeting of the MPS Advisory Council for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm in the school library.  We hope to see you there!

The MPS Advisory Council Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018, starting at 7:00 p.m.  in the school gym. We hope you can join us so you can find out more about the activities of the Advisory Council and help us come up with ideas for the 2018/19 school year.

Student-Led Learning Walk Thursday, May 10, 2018

This Thursday is the MPS STUDENT-LED LEARNING WALK​ ​from 5:00-6:30 pm. Your personalized invitation went home with your child on Friday. We hope you will take this opportunity to join your child in this learning walk through the halls of MPS!

Immediately followed by…
HOT 89.9 will host a Lemonade Standemonium Rally​ from 6:30-7:00pm (primary yard)
Support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Curb Appeal Food Truck​ 5:00-7:00pm (primary yard)
Cool Treats Ice Cream Truck​ 6:00-7:15pm (primary yard)

MPS Spring Fair is on Saturday, May 26th, 10am-2pm

Manotick Spring Fair Poster 2018

Wristbands for MPS families can be purchased on the hot lunches website:
https://manotick.hotlunches.net.

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 26, 2018

The Spring Fair is right around the corner and we are still looking for volunteers in order to make this
day a success. There are plenty of different opportunities to help out and shifts are 10-12 or 12-2- so
you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy the Fair. This is also a great opportunity for high school
students looking for volunteer hours.

The volunteer sign up sheet can be found by clicking this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cpDqgCr8Rvx2xWOVGK-bVecKekbA8YyJkVte89T8NQ8/edit?ts=5ad776a5#gid=0

Upcoming Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered during this school year! Volunteer opportunities are still available with upcoming events such as Spring Fair (Sat. May 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Staff Appreciation (Mon., June 18). We require a minimum of 40 parents to volunteer for Spring Fair for the event to go ahead (even just a two-hour shift would be a great help). If you would like to volunteer or have any questions about volunteering, please contact tashastefanis@yahoo.ca.

All funds raised go directly back to the school for equipment and programs not funded by the school board.

Spring Fair Items Needed!

Do you have new or gently used sporting equipment, toys or books looking for a new home? Now’s the time to donate them to the Spring Fair shopping tents! All funds raised go directly back to the school for equipment and programs not funded by the school board. If you have items you would like to donate please contact Bianca Krueger: biancakrueger@gmail.com

MPS Advisory Council is on Facebook!

Make sure you are in the know about events happening at MPS! To join the MPS Parent Advisory Council’s Facebook group, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/147649806061140/

Mabel’s Labels

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:

Mabel’s Labels Flyer 2016

Web Site Admin2015_FundraisingWebBanners (School)

Previous News and Events:

Volunteers Needed for Spring Clean-up at School!

Spring has finally arrived! Volunteers are needed to help get the school gardens ready
for spring after a LONG winter. Yard clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you’d like to help out, please contact Stephanie Demers at
stephanie.demers81@gmail.com. Green thumb not required!

COCO Family Movie Night on Friday, April 6th

Join us at the school gym on Friday, April 6th, for our final movie night of the year. Bring your stuffies, sleeping bags, blankets and wear your pj’s to watch COCO 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 will be available on the evening but must be pre-ordered. Tickets and pizza can be purchased through the Hot Lunches website. Raffle tickets for a COCO Cake and DVD can also be purchased. Funds raised go back to the school – we look forward to seeing you there!

If you are available to volunteer at this event please contact Tasha Stefanis: tashastefanis@yahoo.ca

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.

PRIZES
★ 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.

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!

ADDITIONAL IDEAS FOR SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD IN MATH AT HOME

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.

Parents, please remind your children to return their books each Tuesday to book club so that other students may have an opportunity to enjoy our limited supply of Forest of Reading® selections. 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

UPDATES:

Unfortunately, due to the weather and bus cancellations, our visit with Heather Hayne and her therapy dog, Leica, from St. John Ambulance was postponed. Stay tuned as we are arranging an alternate date for her visit.

On January 30th, we will be doing some GREAT Hockey Science ​with our book club students. In the book GREAT by Glen Gretzky and Lauri Holomis, Wayne and Taylor shoot the puck as it slides and glides easily
along the ice. Have you ever wondered how the puck goes so fast on the ice? What else might slide on the ice, or what might stick? We will dive into some Hockey Science to find out! This book club session will be a longer, picnic session which will run over both the activity and nutrition break.

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On January 30th, we did some GREAT Hockey Science with our book club students. They did an experiment predicting what might slide on ice, or what might stick. Our conclusions showed the rough (or fuzzy) items had more friction which slowed objects down. The smoother the item, the less friction which meant they slid more quickly across the ice. Fun Fact! Hockey pucks generally travel at 160 kilometres per hour.

Our upcoming session on February 6th will be a story time featuring Restart by Gordon Korman.

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We are happy to announce that our visit with Heather Hayne and her therapy dog, Leica, from St. John Ambulance, has been rescheduled to February 20th.

At our upcoming book club on February 13th, our theme will be SPACE and we will feature two books. The first book is The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield and Kate Fillion. The second book is a non-fiction selection called To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space by Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti. This book club session will be a longer, picnic session that will run over both the activity and nutrition break.

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On Tuesday, February 20th we enjoyed our visit with Heather Hayne and her therapy dog, Leica, from St. John Ambulance.

Our next book club session will be moved to Monday, February 26th. We are very excited to welcome Mireille Messier, author of The Branch/Ma branche préférée, a 2018 Blue Spruce Award™ /le Prix Peuplier 2018 Nominee to Manotick Public School. This will be a longer session and we will not have a book exchange this session in order to maximize our time with Ms. Messier.

For more info, contact Angela McLinton (gregmclinton@rogers.com) and Amy Rascanin (amyrascanin@gmail.com), Literacy Initiatives Coordinators, MPS School Council

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Our last book club session for the school year will be this Tuesday, April 24th. We look
forward to welcoming local author Nidhi Kamra. She will share her book Ten Sheep to
Sleep and lead the students in some fun activities.

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 ashley.vandeven@gmail.com.

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

Manotick Spring Fair Poster 2017

Wristbands for MPS families can be purchased on the hot lunches website:
https://manotick.hotlunches.net.

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 tashastefanis@yahoo.ca.  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.

Prizes

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:

Pledge Form
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.

Pledge Envelope
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

The Read-a-thon packages included three sheets. If you need any extra copies, please see below:
Intro letter
Tally sheet
Pledge sheet

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 readwithsandra@gmail.com. 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.

Manotick Hot Lunches Web Site

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 maryooma@gmail.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

UPDATE:

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: hester_theobald@hotmail.com.

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.

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Halloween Dance 2016 Flyer

Meet-the-Staff Event 

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

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