Dec 17 - Reveillon and PJ Day
Dec 18 - Holiday Sing-a-long
Dec 20 - P.A. Day (no classes)
Dec 23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break (no classes)
Jan 6 - Classes resume
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Grade 6 students organizing donations in our main hall.
Mutchmor Food Drive and Vow of Hunger - November 25 - December 6
Mutchmor Public School students are raising supplies for their local food bank. This is not uncommon for the student population or their friends and family – the school community is well known for their generosity. What makes it unique is the students have agreed to a Vow of Hunger, on the final day of the food drive, this Friday, November 29, 2013.
At the end of the first week, Mutchmor Public School students in grades 3 - 6 are being asked to surrender their lunch bags during their usual lunch time to take a "Vow of Hunger". Rather than take part in lunch and recess, students will gather in the gym to hear from an Ottawa Food Bank staff member on the most needed donations and how their donations help people in their neighbourhood.
Throughout the food drive, the school's daily announcements will highlight facts about hunger; facts such as "Kids who are hungry don't grow as tall as they should" or "36% of people who use food banks are children and youth". These messages are designed to promote the food drive and provide concrete examples of what hunger looks like and feels like, for many of Canada’s youth.
We hope the Vow of Hunger will promote student participation and will build empathy to raise awareness. Hunger does exist in Ottawa and we all need to be part of the solution. The intent is that that, "When students have the opportunity to feel hungry, even for a short time, it builds a stronger understanding of how hunger affects children in their learning and in their days".
The students are supporting the Centretown Emergency Food Centre, located at 507 Bank Street in the Centretown United Church. Thank you to Mme. Chloe for all your hard work coordinating the event!
Our WITS song is now available on our WITS page. Or you can click here to listen now! For more information about our program, visit our W.I.T.S. page. You can also visit this webpage, where the WITS organizers in BC have recognized and shared our creative ideas!
Construction Through the Eyes of Grade 1 and 2 Students: By: Sediq and Eli (Mrs. Hodges’ grade 1/2 class)
The construction is amazing! The tools they have are very cool. We saw the windows covered with black sheets. All the bricks are coming down from the big gym. There were bangs when they were banging big metal hammers into the ground. We saw lots of metal beams. The trees are cut down because they have a disease and there are stumps. We saw a new shed for Mr. Gobeo in the primary yard.
This week, we saw a crane and big pieces of wood. We think the wood is for the building. The hallway to the big gym is blocked off now. We go into the small gym to get to the big gym now. The builders are trying to make our school bigger. Maybe the workers will stop working today and make a snowman or a snow fort.
Eli (grade 1) and Sediq (grade 2) are students in Mrs. Hodges’ grade 1/2 class at Mutchmor PS. Her class plans to visit our construction site regularly as part of their Language Arts program. Using the school’s iPads, they are taking photos to record the changes on our school yard, and they are talking about their construction observations back in class. Mrs. Hodges is using our project as the authentic topic for her students’ writing. They have started daily writing, and they hope to use a blog to share it with a bigger audience soon. For more informaton about our Big Move, visit our Big Move page.
EQAO - New video on math development for parents
Watch and share EQAO’s NEW video for parents titled “How Many Nickels Make a Dollar? The Importance of Proportional Reasoning in Your Child’s Math Development.”
Furry Friends at home please
Parents and families are reminded that dogs should be left off our school yard or stay at home. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Back at school!
Our classes are back in full swing. Students have been working to practice our routines for walking in hallways, and entering/exiting our building safely and quietly. At our assembly yesterday, students focused on the objects that represent our Big Five, as well as how WITS connects to what we do every day. Students were challenged "it's not when your teachers or your principal are there, it's what happens when YOU are there that makes Mutchmor such a strong school". The video, UNITED, created by Youth for Human Rights International, gave us all the message that when we work together to show kindness and caring, the world (and our school) becomes a better place. The video can be viewed on YouTube.
Mutchmor Lunch Monitor Needed
Mutchmor creates a safe and caring environment for students. We supervise students during eating times and during recess times. Part of recess involves students crossing to the field across 4th Avenue. For more information about the position, view our LTM presentation. Join us as our Lunch Time Monitor for one hour a day (11:15 - 12:15 or 2:00 - 3:00 pm daily, or let us know what days you are available). This is a paid position. To apply for the position, please complete the following forms and submit them to our school's main office:
Mutchmor will have full-day kindergarten starting in September 2014.