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Weekly Update : June 3rd

“If you trust in the goodness of the Lord, you will understand the meaning of events & the purpose of your life”

Pope Francis

Thank you:

Thank you to all of our students who share their talents and skills with our school! We wish you well at the school Track & Field Meet on Monday, June 3rd at Notre Dame CSS! A very special thank you to Mr. Rath, Mr. Murray & Mrs. Macdonald for supporting our students and for giving their time!

Thank you to all our students who participated in Bike to School Week!

Gentle Reminders:

Please ‘Save the Date’ ~ Thursday, September 12th~ for our Welcome Back BBQ & Celebration of Learning.

Save the Date – Talent Show

This year’s talent show will take place on Wednesday June 26. We hope you can join us for the performances~ more information to follow regarding start time! Thank you to ALL the staff involved for your commitment, dedication & leadership with the show!

 Friday June 7 is a PA Day – there are no classes for elementary students.

This year Canadian Martyrs CES is joining the Summer Food Drive “Batting Out Hunger”, which is run by BOMA Baseball, in support of the Gift of Giving. We are asking for your help~please send some nonperishable food items to your child’s class on Thursday, June 6th. All donations will be shared with the Salvation Army & The Burlington Food Bank. ~Thank you to our intermediate leaders for their commitment to the Burlington Community!

If your child is in Gr. 8, please remember to forward a “baby picture” to Mrs. Ciarloni, who is organizing the Graduation Slide Show.~ Please refer to the email sent home on Friday, May 25th ~ thank you!

ABA for ALL – Kids Do Well if They Can

HCDSB’s Special Education Department is thrilled to be hosting Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for All Bonanza events at each of our schools throughout May and June, 2019.

The events will showcase ABA methodology to help teachers, school staff, administrators, and parents gain a better understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis and its benefit on education.

The Bonanzas will also demonstrate all the great ways that ABA is already happening in our schools to support our students! ​

Not sure what ABA is? Watch this short video to learn more:​.​

All parents are welcome to join us in the Canadian Martyr Library on Tuesday June 11th  from  1:10 to 3:20 pm – please stop by for a 20-minute session during the afternoon.

Burlington Public Library – Summer Reading Programs

Hello from Burlington Public Library (BPL)! Summer is fast approaching, and that means Summer Reading Club is just around the corner! As partners in supporting the growth and development of Burlington’s children, staff from New Appleby branch is visiting on Wednesday June 12 to share info about the Summer Reading Club. Summer Reading Club (SRC) school visits promote participation in SRC and build excitement about reading over the summer months, which is so important for continued school success in the Fall. Our staff will share some fun read-alouds, talk about the public library, and encourage everyone to make SRC a part of their summer vacation!

Our ECO Club would kindly request your support with the following initiative:

Clean out your closets and #DontTrashTech! Join Ontario EcoSchools, eCycle Solutions, and Best Buy Canada in the reduction of e-waste in our community.Millions of pounds of electronic waste go to landfills each year when they could be recycled. Electronics often contain toxic chemicals like lead, cadmium, and mercury. When you throw them away, they end upin landfill sites and those poisons can end up in the environment.

EcoSchools, Best Buy Canada and their secure, trusted recycling partner eCycle Solutions are running a campaign that provides a free, convenient and secure way for you to recycle your unwanted electronics. Schools in your community are invited to bring their unwanted electronics to their nearest participating Best Buy store between May 24th and June 2nd for FREE secure recycling.

How it works:

  1. Bring your unwanted electronics to your nearest participating Best Buy store (1200 Brant St Unit 1, Burlington, ON L7P 5C6 ) between May 24th and June 2nd – ask your friends, neighbours and family members if they have any electronics they’d like recycled.
  2. When dropping off your item(s), have a Best Buy employee give you a ballot for each item you drop off.
  3. Bring your ballots back to your school to collect and submit into the draw.


  • $2,500 Best Buy gift card to the school that has the highest average number of items dropped off based on student enrollment (i.e. 350 students and 920 items received = 2.63 avg.)
  • $500 Best Buy gift card awarded to one student through a draw of the ballots collected – the more items you drop off, the more chances you have to win!

Let’s ensure we do our part and put e-waste in its place.

Thank you for your support ~ Canadian Martyrs Eco Club!

Promoting Well-Being – Bring Peace into Your Home:

1.      Speak Kindly

2.      Forgive Quickly

3.      Work Cheerfully

4.      Pray Frequently

5.      Stand Firmly

Please Follow us on Twitter @CMartyrsHCDSB to see all of the wonderful “happenings” in our school community!

Looking Ahead:

Track & Field -Burlington
Jun 3 @ 3:39 pm – 4:39 pm
Gr. 8 Grad Trip
Jun 5 all day
“Batting Our Hunger” Food Drive ~ Kids Helping Kids
Jun 6 all day
PA Day- No School for Students
Jun 7 @ 3:41 pm – 4:41 pm
System Finals Track & Field
Jun 10 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Gr. 7 Parent Information Meeting ~ Bark Lake Sept. 2019
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Play Day
Jun 19 all day
No Pizza Day
Jun 21 @ 3:43 pm – 4:43 pm
Gr. 8 Luncheon
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Grade 8 Graduation
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm
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