Monthly Archives: October 2018

Halloween “Spook-a-thon” is finally at Canadian Martyrs!

Dear Crusaders!
Tomorrow is the big day!  Our Halloween “Spook-a-thon” will take place tomorrow!  A big “Thank You!” to our Catholic School Council for all of their organization and help getting things running!  A big “Thank You!” to Mrs. Dupuis-Richmond’s grade 8 class for organizing the annual HAUNTED HOUSE!  We are really looking forward to that!  A big “Thank You!” to our Kindergarten friends who will hold their annual costume parade and march through the entire school showing off their great costumes and outfits of black and orange!

A big “Thank You!” to our entire Crusaders community and our staff for donating so many items for our raffle draw!  We have over 60 prizes to be given away tomorrow!  The raffle table looks awesome and we are so close to reaching our goal of $5000!  We are asking for just $1.00 from each Crusader tomorrow….everyone who brings in another $1.00 will get another raffle ticket and another chance to win some awesome prizes!

Stay tuned to Twitter throughout the day for instant updates of the many things happening at Canadian Martyrs!

Looking forward to another great Halloween day!  See you in your costumes or in Black and Orange Crusaders!

By |2018-10-30T19:46:30-04:00October 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Halloween “Spook-a-thon” is finally at Canadian Martyrs!

Spook-a-thon Dance Fundraiser – Wrap the Mummy!

Hey Crusaders!
With only 6 days to go, we are almost at our goal!  Your generous donations total about $3700 so far!  We are so excited to be close to our goal of $5000!

Please find some time this weekend to talk to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and close neighbours!  Let’s see if we can reach our classroom goals, and our school goals!

Way to go Crusaders!  Don’t stop now!  We are almost there!

By |2018-10-25T21:00:09-04:00October 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Spook-a-thon Dance Fundraiser – Wrap the Mummy!

Monday Morning Message from Canadian Martyrs

Good Morning Crusaders!

This morning our entire school received an extra recess period because of our collective generosity during our food drive!  We set a goal of 1200 food items and you all actually brought in 1343 items!  Thanks for your extreme generosity!  It was a beautiful day to be outside for an extra time today!  Thanks to Mrs. Gorvett and Mrs. Evan’s for helping Mr. Spitzig supervise!

Please note that our Raffle table is out and ready for tickets!    Currently, we have 54 baskets and there are a couple more coming.  We have also received a very generous gift card from our Pizza provider “Gino’s Pizza”.   Thank you!

Please bring in your donation money so that you can purchase tickets!  They are $1.00 each!  The more you buy, the better your chances!  Donate generously and one of these great baskets could be yours!


We have also updated our “Wrap a Mummy” board.  Currently we are at about $1000.  We need your help to reach our goal of $500 by the end of the week.  This is about $15.00 per student, so please give generously!  You can bring in cash to the classroom, cheque to the classroom or office or donate through school cash online.

It is a great day to be a Crusader!

Remember Crusaders, this Friday, October 26, 2018 is a PD Day.  There is no school for students on Friday.

By |2018-10-22T11:45:43-04:00October 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Monday Morning Message from Canadian Martyrs

Help us to Wrap a Mummy for Halloween!

Dear Crusaders!
We are just 2 weeks away from Halloween and we are trying to “Wrap our Mummies” by then!  Currently we have raised about $500 and we are off to a good start on our goal of $5000!

Please give generously and help us “Wrap our Mummies!”

By |2018-10-16T15:36:37-04:00October 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Help us to Wrap a Mummy for Halloween!

Monday…at Canadian Martyrs!

Dear Crusaders!
What a great day at Canadian Martyrs!  We were lucky with the weather and were able to get outside for recess, and so many Crusaders were making good decisions about staying out of the mud and water!  Well done Crusaders!


Please remember that our fundraiser is continuing this week.  We are looking for some small donations to add to the class baskets for the raffle, and we are selling raffle tickets and accepting donations for our fundraising goal of $5000!  Currently, in the first day or two, we have collected many items and almost $500!  We are looking forward to getting our baskets out for display and raising money to meet our goal!  We hope to “wrap our mummy” in time for Halloween!






Also, a big thank you to our parent volunteers who came in today to get our courtyard ready for fall.  So many plants needed to be cut back and so many weeds needed to be pulled!  It wouldn’t look so good unless we had dedicated volunteers like you!  Thank you so much to Laura, Lisa, Rita and Erin!  You are awesome and we are so grateful for you!



What a great day at Canadian Martyrs!

By |2018-10-15T15:59:36-04:00October 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Monday…at Canadian Martyrs!

Fundraiser is in Full Swing at Canadian Martyrs!

Dear Crusaders!

We wanted to say a huge “Thank You” for all of the donations that have come in already for the raffle prizes!  We are looking forward to arranging them into baskets next week and raffling them off at our Dance-a-thon on Halloween Day!

There have also been so many people that have donated so generously to our fundraiser this year!  We wanted to say a huge “Thank You” to you as well.  I know we have been asking a lot this year with the Terry Fox Run and the Thanksgiving Food Drive, but we would ask that you please help us out one more time and donate generously!  Our goal is to raise $5000 for our school so that we can continue to provide many things like recess equipment and games, rocks and trees to gather at outside and updated technology for our students!  Your contributions matter!

Have a great weekend Crusaders!  Keep collecting!

By |2018-10-12T16:05:07-04:00October 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Fundraiser is in Full Swing at Canadian Martyrs!

Transportation Issues at Canadian Martyrs

Dear Crusaders,

We are fully aware of the transportation issues that we are continuing to have with both of our bus routes in the morning and at the end of the day.  One of our routes is experiencing new drivers due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control.  As such, the new drivers are working to learn the routes and the kids.  At times, stops have been missed and most mornings, the bus has been late.  We want to apologize for this, as it can be very inconvenient.  We are so thankful for your patience and understanding as both the bus company and Student Transportation Services works to fix these issues.  It is our hope that a permanent driver will be assigned very soon, which will enable them to get to the route and the kids.

If there is an issue moving forward, please feel free to contact the school, but understand that there is very little that we can do other than pass your message on.  You can also contact Student Transportation Services directly at 519-650-4934.

Thanks again for your continued patience and support as we work through these issues.

Canadian Martyrs

By |2018-10-12T13:28:33-04:00October 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Transportation Issues at Canadian Martyrs