Monthly Archives: October 2019

Just 2 More Days until our Dance-a-thon!

Hey Crusaders!

We are SO CLOSE to reaching our goal for our fundraiser!  We are looking forward to seeing all of you in your costumes, or in orange and black on Thursday, October 31, 2019!  We will have set times for our kids to go to the gym and dance to some awesome tunes!

By the end of the day, we will have all of our raffles done and prizes given out to the lucky winners!

You still have time to bring in those loonies and toonies and get some more tickets for the draw!

Good luck to all of you!

By |2019-10-29T12:36:12-04:00October 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Just 2 More Days until our Dance-a-thon!

Conference Scheduling happening today at Canadian Martyrs!

Hey Crusaders!

We will schedule all student/parent/teacher conferences this morning at Canadian Martyrs.  Please make sure that you have returned your preference sheet so that we know when to schedule you!  This sheet went home with the OLDEST students in your family.  Those that do not return a sheet will be assigned a time and it will be up to you to reschedule with the teacher.

If you have any questions, please contact the office!

Thanks Crusaders!  Happy Tuesday!

By |2019-10-29T06:45:50-04:00October 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Conference Scheduling happening today at Canadian Martyrs!

One more week until our Dance-a-thon!

Hey Crusaders!

We are half-way to our goal with a week to go!  Please get your donations in this week and get lots of tickets for our wonderful prizes!

Remember to wear your costume, or orange and black on Thursday, October 31st!  Remember, if you are choosing to wear your costume, we are not allowing props (e.g., things you have to hold in your hands) or masks to school.  This can cause some unsafe situations and we want the day to be focused on fun!

Thank you to all who have donated so generously thus far.  We are hoping to see some more donations coming in over the course of the next week.

Thanks Crusaders!

By |2019-10-25T13:14:26-04:00October 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on One more week until our Dance-a-thon!

GOLD Certified at Canadian Martyrs!

Hello Canadian Martyrs!

Our Eco Club is up and running once again this year! We were awarded Gold Certification in June 2019, and we look forward to maintaining this standing. We’ll have many school initiatives in place to ensure we take a collective effort towards environmental responsibility. These will include:

  • Green Bin Liners: A great way to divert food waste from the landfill so that it can be converted into useful compost.
  • Boomerang/Wasteless Wednesday Lunches:  Students will boomerang or take garbage and food back home to reduce the amount of waste at school.
  • Energy Conservation– Keep school lights/projector shut off when not needed, including Lights Out Lunches!
  • Banning Single-Use Cutlery: We are no longer providing plastic forks or spoons at lunch time.  Please remember to bring your utensils from home!
  • Encouraging Reusable Water Bottles: We do not want to see plastic water bottles in our school.  We have installed water bottle filling stations and we love to see so many students using them!
  • School Yard Clean-ups: We will focus on keeping our school yard clean and ensuring that the litter is placed in the proper bins!

Thank you for your ongoing support!
From the Canadian Martyrs Eco Team.

By |2019-10-25T13:10:16-04:00October 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on GOLD Certified at Canadian Martyrs!

Spook-a-thon Dance is just a week away!

Hey Crusaders!

We are getting so excited for our Spook-a-thon Dance-a-thon!

Our prize tables look amazing thanks to the wonderful efforts of our Catholic School Council!  Your work and dedication are very much appreciated!

We have so many wonderful prizes including Kitchener Rangers tickets, Pizza Gift Cards, Pita Pit Gift Cards, Time in the gym and computer lab and the classrooms with various teachers, Book Fair Gift Certificates, and well over 50 baskets filled with wonderful goodies!

Please make your donations today as we are on our way to our goal of $6000.  Currently we are at about $2000 with just a week to go! Remember that any money raised will go towards yard improvements, equipment improvements and of course materials to help our literacy and numeracy programs!

…and don’t forget about our overall prizes!!!

Overall Class Prizes for the 3 classes that raise the most money: A Pizza Party!  An Ice Cream Party!  A BBQ Party!

Whole School Prizes when we reach certain thresholds:

  • $1000 – Extra Recess
  • $2000 – Gum Day
  • $3000 – Hat Day
  • $4000 – Electronics Day
  • $5000 – Movie Day
  • $6000 – All of the prizes!!!

On Halloween Day, October 31st, 2019 we will have a DANCE-a-THON in our gymnasium!  The staff are ready to show off their dance moves and we want to see yours!  Start practicing!

Donate today!  You can donate via SchoolCash Online, at school via Cash or Cheque made out to Canadian Martyrs.

Any questions, please contact the main office.

Thanks Crusaders!

By |2019-10-23T16:19:23-04:00October 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Spook-a-thon Dance is just a week away!

Spook-a-thon Baskets are out! Prizes are ready!

Hey Crusaders!

We are getting so excited for our Spook-a-thon Dance-a-thon!  We have several prizes ready to go that our students can work towards!

Our goal is to raise $6000 for yard improvements, equipment improvements and of course materials to help our literacy and numeracy programs!

There are several prizes for our students including:

Overall Class Prizes for the 3 classes that raise the most money: A Pizza Party!  An Ice Cream Party!  A BBQ Party!

Whole School Prizes when we reach certain thresholds:

  • $1000 – Hat Day
  • $2000 – Gum Day
  • $3000 – Electronics Day
  • $4000 – Extra Recess
  • $5000 – Movie Day
  • $6000 – All of the prizes!!!

Plus!  We have several baskets to give away during our draw!  For each dollar that you bring in, you get one ticket in the draw!

And don’t forget!  On Halloween Day, October 31st, 2019 we will have a DANCE-a-THON in our gymnasium!  The staff are ready to show off their dance moves and we want to see yours!  Start practicing!

Donate today!  You can donate via SchoolCash Online, at school via Cash or Cheque made out to Canadian Martyrs.

Any questions, please contact the main office.

Thanks Crusaders!

By |2019-10-17T22:17:18-04:00October 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Spook-a-thon Baskets are out! Prizes are ready!

The renovations continue at Canadian Martyrs!

Hey Crusaders!

Did you know that we are still receiving many upgrades and fixes around the school?  We have had some work done in our mechanical room recently and work is almost complete!  We are getting new boilers in our school that will be more efficient, more effective and more dependable than the old, original ones.

Currently, they are on site and our friends installing them are working very hard to get things complete.  Currently, however, the heat in our building is a little spotty.  There are some times throughout the day when it gets a little cold in our building.

We are working to provide safe and efficient space heaters to the classrooms until the boilers are up and running consistently, but in the mean time, please ensure that you children are dressing in layers so that if they get warm, they can take a sweater off and if they get cold, they have one to put on.

As the weather changes outside, coats and hats are a good idea as well.  These shouldn’t be needed inside, but it is a good idea to have them on hand for recess and other times throughout the day.

Thanks for you help and patience as more improvements are made to our building!  We continue to work hard, have fun and learn lots through this project, just like all the others.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Thanks Crusaders!

By |2019-10-17T22:01:55-04:00October 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The renovations continue at Canadian Martyrs!

Special Lunch options at Canadian Martyrs

Hey Crusaders!

Did you know that we offer White and Chocolate Milk daily, Subway once per month, Pita’s and Smoothies once per month, and Boston Pizza once per month?

Any of these optional items are available through Elementary School Nutrition Services (i.e., ESNS) and can be ordered from www.esns.ca.

Thanks Crusaders!

By |2019-10-16T11:03:33-04:00October 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Special Lunch options at Canadian Martyrs