For the Education Week, from May 7-11th, our school became a “Human Library” filled with volunteers as “human books”. Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally engage with. Kudos to all the volunteers for sharing their stories, teachers for organizing and students for asking great questions, and making this event a huge success!
The Human Library is about bringing people together in the community to share their stories, interesting life experiences, education, passions or jobs. It gives people a chance to learn about others, be inspired, ask questions, gain understanding and strengthen social connections. If you or someone you know would be interested in coming to share your knowledge with the students in the future, we would love to have you! Some ideas are: artists, authors, athlete, military, pilot, scientist, yoga instructor, refugee, Olympian, inspirational speaker, chef, musician, news anchor, etc… the list goes on and on!
Please feel free to contact Ms. Kerri Draper at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for considering!
If you are interested in joining the School Council, there are various positions open. Ballot forms will be distributed in your child’s backpack and in the event you missed it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for a copy. Forms are due back Friday, September 23. A description of the various roles is available on the form.
If you are interested in joining the School Council, there are various positions open. Ballot forms were distributed in your child’s backpack and in the event you missed it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for a copy. Forms are due back Friday, September 25. A description of the various roles is available on the form.
The Ottawa Food Bank Food Drive has ended and we are so excited to announce that it was a huge success. Thanks to the very generous families of Steve MacLean Public School we collected approximately 50 boxes of non perishable items to donate.
We have not received the final weigh-in but we believe it is the most our school has ever collected.
The four wining classes in Kindergarten and the three divisions will be enjoying a pizza party this week as a thank you. In the new year the two older winning classes will have the opportunity to visit the Food Bank for a tour and to help sort food items. The classes who attended last year found this to be an amazing experience and enjoyed seeing firsthand how the Ottawa Food Bank works.
Thank you to Brenda Torrington-Smith and Chanelle Daigle who organized their teams of grade sevens to sort and tally the totals each day. A huge thank you to the Student Council for doing announcements, assembling boxes, making posters and helping out every step of the way. Also a big thank you to the School Council for sponsoring the pizza party and the buses for the trips to the Food Bank. This was definitely a team effort!
Thank you Steve MacLean families for helping to feed our community and helping to ensure that NO ONE GOES HUNGRY.
The festive season is upon us and once again Steve MacLean Public School is excited to be kicking off our 2014 Annual Food Drive for the Ottawa Food Bank. The Ottawa Food Bank provides emergency food to 48, 000 people a month – 37% of those are children. Their mission is to collect and distribute food to Member Agencies serving people in need in the Ottawa area. Their vision- That no one goes hungry in the Ottawa area.
Every year the generous students and families of SMPS donate dozens of boxes of non perishable food items to the food bank. Last year we donated 3360 pounds of food……let’s see if we can beat that number this year!
With the help of our wonderful Student Council we will be collecting as many items as possible during the week of Monday December 8 through Thursday December 11.
Please take a look at the list below to see the most needed items.
Most needed food items:
Canned fish, meat, and stews
Canned vegetables and fruit
Cereal (whole grain)
Dry pasta and sauce
Juice (boxes or cans)
Personal hygiene products
Snacks (think nutritious!)
Check your cupboards or add a few extra items to your cart at the grocery store and let’s make a difference together!
No one should be hungry!