Spring Break - March 16th - 20th
School Council Meeting - April 8th @ 7pm
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Mutchmor's 2013-14 EQAO results can be accessed from www.eqao.com.
TTFM Survey Results
Here are the 2013-2014 results. For more info, see our WITS page.
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Our school uses the WITS program to help us solve our problem and strengthen our relationships. WITS stands for Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, and Seek Help. 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!
For our school WITS activities, see our school's WITS page, or check out our work from 2013-2014:
Our WITS song is available on our WITS page. Or you can click here to listen now!
In January, a number of classes had workshops with the Gloucester Pottery School where they learned the techniques involved in creating 3-D sculptures.
In March, a number of Mutchmor students took part in the Kangaroo Math Contest. The purpose of this competition is to introduce youngsters from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges. The competition is held yearly in the following Canadian cities: Calgary, Charlottetown (new), Coquitlam, Edmonton,Guelph (new), Halifax, Lethbridge (new), London, Montreal, Mississauga, North Bay, Ottawa, Regina (new), St. Catharines(new), Scarborough, Sherbrooke (new), St. John's, Sudbury,Sydney (new), Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver (new),Waterloo (new), and Winnipeg.
Students in Mrs. Sheehy's class, Noor and Patrick, both received a bronze medal for their achievements. Zander finished 5th overall in Canada, and he placed as the top grade 2 student in Ottawa. Well done representing our school! Click here to see local results.
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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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.