March 7 - PD day
March 10 - 14 - March Break
TTFM Survey Results
Here are the 2012-2013 results. For more info, see our WITS page.
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Mutchmor WITS Poster Contest
It's time to create our posters for next year to show how we use our WITS every day! Winning posters will be featured in our school's agenda, as well as displayed around our school. Our school's Top 5 entries will also be entered into the national WITS poster contest. Here is how it works:
Posters must be submitted to homeroom teachers by Tuesday, March 4. Each class will choose their Top 3 submissions for entry into the school-wide contest. Voting of our finalists will be done online from March 20 - 24.
Mutchmor Ranked 2nd in OCDSB by Fraser Institute
The Fraser Institute released its annual elementary school rankings and Mutchmor ranks 2nd in the OCDSB and 9th out of all schools in Ottawa. Click here for the Ottawa Citizen story. Click here for the full Fraser Report.
Setting goals with an Olympian – Katie Weatherston
Grade 3 – 6 students had a special opportunity to spend time with an Olympic athlete and a chance to visit the main hall at GNAG! Katie Weatherston was a member of the 2006 gold-medal Women’s Hockey team. She challenged students to set short-term goals to reach their long-term goals. Students identified long-term goals such as “I want to run a marathon” or “I want to be a doctor”, and Katie challenged them to write 7 short-term goals to help them achieve it: “I will join a running club” or “I will check my work for spelling 5 times”.
Katie emphasized the importance of being on time, courageous, disciplined and consistent every day. She encouraged them not to let anything stop them from achieving their goals, and left them with a final thought from Babe Ruth: You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
Students had a moment to view Katie’s Olympic and national medals, along with the Olympic torch she carried, prior to heading back to school.
Adult Crossing Guard Employment Opportunity
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Call for nominations for the 2014 Capital Educators' Awards!
The 2014 Capital Educators' Awards have been launched. Nominate an outstanding educator for a Capital Educators' Award! www.edugala.ca We are accepting nominations from January 13 to February 28, 2014. The Capital Educators' Awards recognize the achievements of outstanding educators and celebrates public education in our community - from kindergarten to PhD. Award recipients are announced at a gala dinner and ceremony each spring, aptly called EduGala. The 13th annual EduGala will be held on May 22, 2014 at Algonquin College.
Ottawa Public Health Extreme Cold Weather Tips To Keep You and Your Children Warm.
Wear a hat, gloves or mittens to prevent heat loss and protect ears and fingers from frostbite. Wear a scarf to protect the chin, lips and cheeks - all are extremely susceptible to cold weather injuries. Wear clothes in layers. The inner layer (closest to the skin) - should have "wicking" properties to move any moisture away from the skin. The middle layer should be the insulating layer to prevent loss of your body heat while keeping the cold outside air away. Finally the outer layer should be the "windbreaking" layer to reduce the chances of cold air reaching the insulating layer.
When Ottawa Public Health issues a cold weather alert to the OCDSB, this information is forwarded to schools. On days where schools receive the Ottawa Public Health Frostbite Alert/Advisory (Wind chill of -25 or colder) or Frostbite Warning (Wind chill of -35 or colder), we work to keep students indoors for recess, lunch or class-based activities.
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.
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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.