June 03, 2019
Please find below information from the Durham Continuing Education Program. DCE provides summer school opportunities which include the following choices: 1. SMILE Program for Gr 6, 7 and 8 Students- The SMILE Program replaces our Literacy/Numeracy Program. The SMILE Program is based on STEAM and it engages students in coding activities...
May 01, 2019
The Durham District School Board is proud to be an official sponsor of Durham Carifest. This dynamic event is an important celebration of the Caribbean diaspora in Durham and will feature live performances, art, children’s activities, vendors and other entertainment. It promises to be an enjoyable day that honours Caribbean traditions...
April 02, 2019
On behalf of the Parents as Partners Committee, please join us for a fun and interactive morning of learning for parents/guardians and students K-12. For details on the days’ events, workshop descriptions, registration etc. please visit: www.bit.ly/PARENTSASPARTNERS2019
April 02, 2019
You are invited to a mental health event for parents and caregivers hosted by Durham Talking About Mental Illness (TAMI). Please click here for details: TAMI Parent Event FINAL (002).pdf
March 29, 2019
On behalf of the Durham Black Educators’ Network (DBEN), we am pleased to share information regarding the 8th annual “And Still We Rise – Elementary Edition” Conference, taking place on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Romeo Dallaire Public School in Ajax. This event, as in years...
March 28, 2019
DENSA is hosting a Career Guidance Workshop for high school students on Saturday March 30 th , 2019 at Pickering High School. Please click here for details: DENSA Career Information Flyer .jpg
February 12, 2019
Please click here for details concerning wildlife safety in our community: Wildlife Safety.pdf
November 22, 2018
Please review the following attachment regarding an incident in our school community and associated safety tips: School Safety Nov 2018.pdf
November 11, 2018
We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews at the school on Thursday, November 15th from 4:00-5:00 pm, 6:00– 8:00 pm and Friday, November 16th from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. This year, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. Please click here for instructions to sign up: letter...
November 01, 2018
Discover ways to cultivate healthy relationships that support your child’s well-being and mental health. Please click below for more details: A Journey of Hope flyer 2018.pdf
September 16, 2018
The Durham District School Board offers the option of self-contained gifted classes for identified intellectually gifted students beginning at the Grade 4 level at host elementary and secondary schools throughout the region. The core curriculum as determined by the Ontario Ministry of Education remains the same, but the teaching methods are...
September 14, 2018
As we continue to pursue equitable pathways and outcomes for all students, the Durham District School Board - Student Success 7-12 Department, Durham Black Educators’ Network, and Durham College – RISE Program are partnering to bring you a focused discussion for Grade 7-10 students and families. Together we present, VISIONS OF...
September 03, 2018
SchoolMessenger is the new attendance management system. Please click here to create your SchoolMessenger account: https://www.ddsb.ca/Parents/SafeArrival/Pages/default.aspx
August 27, 2018
Steele Families: The Parent Portal is available to determine your child(ren)'s teacher for this year (starting Aug. 30) and to complete the Returning Student Verification Form (for Gr. 7 students to get Chromebooks). Click here to create your account: Parent Portal
The Parent Portal also provides links to other parent systems...
July 13, 2018
Please refer to the following attachment for information regarding Safe Arrival System Change, Homeroom Teacher Information and Returning Student Verification Forms: Update for Families - Summer 2018.pdf
June 12, 2018
Please click below for details regarding our Grade 8 Storefront Fundraiser which occurs tomorrow, Wednesday June 13: Storefront 2018.JPG
June 11, 2018
Volunteer of Distinction Nomination: Please read the attached program criteria and complete accordingly to nominate: Volunteer of Distinction.pdf
June 01, 2018
Monday June 4th is a PA Day for all DDSB elementary schools including Sir Sam Steele. Have a safe weekend and we'll see everyone on Tuesday.
May 03, 2018
You're invited: Dr. Karyn Gordon will be at Steele on Tues May 15 at 7:30pm to present on Building Confidence in Kids. This is a free event. More details attached. Refreshments & snacks provided by the SCC. RSVP and more information here: Dr Karyn Gordon.pdf
May 02, 2018
Our DDSB community is invited to celebrate recognizing excellence in students of black and afro-diasporic identities: DBEN.jpg
May 02, 2018
Grade 6, 7 & 8 Summer School offerings are now available online for registration. Please click here for more details: http://www.ddsb.ca/school/dce/Programs/summerschool/Pages/default.aspx
April 24, 2018
If you or someone you know has a school aged child who will be attending Sir Samuel Steele Public School in September 2018, please complete the on-line registration form as soon as possible.
April 24, 2018
If you will be moving prior to the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, please notify the office at your earliest convenience. Having the most up-to-date information about our students allows the school to plan for a successful academic year. Moving.GIF
April 24, 2018
Class placement meetings for the September 2018/2019 school year will take place in early June. The teachers and administration work collaboratively together to determine the best class placement for all our student. For futher details, please click below: Class Requests for 2018.pdf
April 18, 2018
The Durham Black Educators’ Network along with the DDSB presents "And Still We Rise." Please click here for details: And still we rise flyer.pdf
April 11, 2018
Students and staff are encouraged to wear a jersey or green clothing on Thursday April 12 in support of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and the Humboldt Broncos.
November 12, 2017
Parent/Teacher Interviews occur this Thursday November 16 in the afternoon and evening and during the morning of Friday November 17. Please review the Interview Request Sheet sent home with your child(ren) and return to school with your child.
November 10, 2017
Occasionally Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS) cancels school bus transportation due to weather conditions. Depending on the location and type of weather occurrence school bus transportation may be cancelled for a specific zone of Durham Region. DSTS encourages all families to visit www.dsts.on.ca/inclement-weather for full details on Inclement Weather and how...
September 28, 2017
In the Durham District School Board, we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students. 1. Sabrina’s Law requires that all district school boards have procedures and training in place to protect students at risk of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and can...
September 20, 2017
Our first School Community Council (SCC) meeting will be held Tues Oct 10th @ 7pm. Click here for more SCC info: http://ddsb.ca/Parents/ParentInvolvement/Pages/School-Community-Councils.aspx If you would like to become a member of our SCC, please complete the attached nomination form: SCC Nomination Form 2017.pdf
SCC Nomination Forms are due back to...
September 19, 2017
Advice regarding WOWBUTTER: The Durham Region Health Department has advised our staff that this product is not recommended for schools. Here is the Durham Region Health Department's full statement regarding WOWBUTTER in schools:
September 17, 2017
Students: 1. Please cross with the School Crossing Guard.
2. Wait for the Guard’s second whistle then look all ways before entering the street.
3. Walk, don’t run, across the street.
4. Walk bikes, carry skateboards and don’t bounce your ball in the crosswalk.
5. Remove headphones while crossing the road.
6. Encourage your parents to...
September 11, 2017
Presented by Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences. Please refer to the attached flyer for details regarding this free event to mindfully guide your teen through body image and health in today’s society. Hear stories from individuals who struggled with their body image and eating. Ontario Shores Family Night.pdf
September 07, 2017
All Sir Samuel Steele Families are invited to our Meet the Teacher BBQ. Date: Thursday September 14 BBQ Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm Meet the Teacher Classroom Visit Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Intermediate teachers can be found in the gym and will be hosting a large group information session for parents @...
August 26, 2017
REMIND is the ideal way to receive text and/or email
updates sent directly to your mobile device or email. It's quick, easy,
safe and free! When signed up, you will receive updates, reminders,
news and information about events and happenings at Sir Samuel Steele.
This is in addition to the classroom REMIND your child(ren)'s
June 30, 2017
Our End-of-Year School Newsletter is now available. Please click here for details: June 2017 Newsletter.pdf
June 25, 2017
All DDSB Parents and Students are invited to our Welcome Back to Learning BBQ on Wednesday August 30, 2017. Please see below for details on this FREE Event:
May 19, 2017
Mark your calendars: Saturday June 24th is the Durham Caribbean Festival. Please click here for details on this great event: School flyer.jpg
May 15, 2017
Our May Newsletter is now available. Details include Safe Arrival Best Practice, EQAO and Dates to Remember. May Newsletter ...
May 08, 2017
The Parent Involvement Committee Recognition Program is seeking nominations for the Sir Sameul Steele “Volunteer of Distinction Award." The Durham District School Board is committed to excellence. Our schools excel because of the contributions of staff, students, parents and community volunteers. The volunteers in our school make a priceless commitment to the...
May 07, 2017
Our Spring Scholastic 'Happy Camper' Book Fair is coming soon. Thanks for your support and click here for details: Spring Book Fair.pdf
March 25, 2017
The Durham Black Educators’ Network (DBEN) is pleased to share an exciting community engagement opportunity. The 5 th Annual And Still We Rise Conference for Elementary students and families will be held Saturday April 22 nd , 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Westcreek PS in Pickering. The...
March 23, 2017
Please see details below for the next in the STEMTalks Speaker Series with the DDSB. STEMTalk_April2017.pdf
March 21, 2017
In an effort to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Actions 13 and 14, highlighting the need to preserve, revitalize, and strengthen Aboriginal languages, the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Department will be hosting a 7 week Anishinabemowin (Ojibwe) Land Based Language Program for Indigenous families and community...
March 03, 2017
If you have not yet signed up for our school-wide REMIND updates, we would like to invite you to do so now. REMIND is the ideal way to receive text and/or email updates sent directly to your mobile device or email. It's quick, easy, safe and free!...
March 03, 2017
Our Kindergarten Family Literacy Session is Tues Mar 7 at 9am in library. Please RSVP to 905-723-2944 ASAP. Muffins and coffee to be served.
February 12, 2017
We've extended the deadline to submit your child(ren)'s Dance-a-thon Pledge Form and donations. Every dollar collected will help out your school. Please donate by sending in your Pledge Form and Donations or using School Cash Online. Thanks so much for your support!
February 09, 2017
Due to inclement weather earlier this week, the date for Special Education Community Information Session at David Bouchard has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 1 st . Please find the revised flier attached to this email. This information will be posted on the Durham DSB website as well as shared out...
February 05, 2017
Please mark your calendars accordingly as Thursday March 2, 2017 is our Kindergarten Literacy Night from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Stay tuned for further details.
February 05, 2017
Here at Sir Samuel Steele we're proud to have the opportunity to support the Grandview Children's Centre. Again this year we are running our Tape a Toonie program. Please send in your toonies on or before Feb 7. Tape-a-Toonie.pdf
Each year 5,600 children and youth with special needs receive critical...
February 01, 2017
We are reshaping special education supports and services to improve the delivery of service for students with special needs and families. Please join us for a community information session with opportunity for conversation. Please click below for further details. Community Information Flyer revised date.jpg
January 31, 2017
Mrs. McGillivray has been part of the heart and soul of Sir Samuel Steele since the first day that the school opened its doors. She has touched the lives of countless students, their families and the staff members here as Sir Sam. As we travel around the school, we hear...
January 26, 2017
Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser brought to you by the Sir Samuel Steele SCC Friday, February 17th, 2017 To reach our goal, we challenge each student to raise at least $20 for our dance-a-thon. ALL money raised will be used to support many aspects of your child’s school environment. Our goal is 100% participation....
January 23, 2017
As part of the Canada 150 recognition year, the theme of this year’s event is Together, One Canada Strong #ClaimIT: Celebrating Black History in Canada . The event will take place Saturday February 4, 2017 at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate from 5 to 9 pm. Admission is free...
January 11, 2017
On the morning of Tuesday January 17 we would like to invite parents and guardians to join their children as they engage in math in their classrooms. Families are encouraged to join us for a variety of engaging mathematical activities and see your child(ren) as they learn. Classrooms...
January 11, 2017
The Leadership Council has organized our own Sir Samuel Steele “Let’s Talk” Day. On Friday, January 27th we are inviting the students to bring in a donation for Mental Health and join us in a walk in the fresh air to clear our minds and improve our health for the last...
December 19, 2016
Winter can be a wonderful time for play. Participating in winter sports will help keep the whole family healthy, but injuries can spoil the fun. Here's how to keep kids safe during winter play. Clothing for outdoor play: All winter activities require warm, dry clothing. To prevent frostbite, children should...
December 04, 2016
Please join us for our Celebration Assembly as we recognize student acheivement and success in the areas of Academics, Athletics, Arts and Attitude. Hope to see you there as we showcase the hardwork and dedication of Steele students.
December 04, 2016
Our December Winter Concert is quickly approaching! Please mark Thu. Dec. 15 at 6:30pm on your calendar. We'll also have an afternoon show at 1:15pm. We're very pround of all our students' hard work and look forward to seeing family and friends on Dec. 15!
November 22, 2016
November 21 - 25 is Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week. Ask your child about our "Stomp out Bullying" campaign.
November 08, 2016
Our Novermber Newsletter is now avialable. Please read for details on Parent/Teacher Interviews, Progress Reports, Rembrance Day Activities, Leadership Council Updates and 'Movember' Fundraiser. November 2016 Newsletter.pdf
October 24, 2016
Our 'Scare Away Hunger' food drive is on now. Please send in your non-perishable items to school this week. Each donation receives raffle ticket.
October 17, 2016
We're accepting self-nominations and nominations for our School Community Council (SCC). All are welcome. Nomination form attached here: SCC Nomination
October 14, 2016
Please sign up for our school-wide REMIND to receive text and email notifications regarding upcoming events, activities and notices from Sir Samuel Steele. It's free and easy, just click on this link: https://www.remind.com/join/363622
August 31, 2016
The Durham District School Board is implementing a new method of reporting student absences along with the ability to lookup your child’s homeroom, grade and teacher information online. The SchoolConnects 'Safe Arrival' program enables you to conveniently notify their school when an absence will occur, or before bell time of the...
May 05, 2016
Our Spring "Groovy" Book Fair is coming! Be sure to mark your calendar for Wed May 11 (3:30-4:00) and Thurs May 12 (3:30-4:00 and 5:30-6:30). All purchases to benefit Sir Samuel Steele. Peace...Love...Books!
April 03, 2016
Sir Samuel Steele P.S. proudly presents Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr . Tickets are $5.00 and will be available beginning April 5. Showtimes are April 20 and 21 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm Little Mermaid Poster.pdf
March 11, 2016
Be sure to check out our March 2016 Newsletter. Highlights include: - School Cimate Survey - Details about French Immersion Enrollment - Sir Sam Steele REMIND App signup to get text and email updates - Curriculum and extra-curricular activities & clubs and awards happening at Steele. - Calendar detailing holidays and PA Days March 2016.pdf...
February 29, 2016
Dr Sam's Disco Dance - brought to you by the Sir Samuel Steele SCC will take place Friday March, 11th, 2016. To reach our goal, we challenge each student to raise at least $20. All money raised will be used to support many aspects of your child's school environment. Our goal...
February 27, 2016
Thank you to the Sir Samuel Steele Community for your support of the Tape a Toonie for Grandview Kids. 2016 marked another successful campaign for this worthy cause with a combined total of $17,000 being raised for Grandview Kids. Sir Samuel Steele raised a total of $210. About Grandview Kids: Grandview...
February 23, 2016
Attention all Parents, Guardians and members of the Sir Samuel Steele Community: Our next SCC Meeting will take place on Thursday April 7, 2016 in the Sir Samuel Steele Library at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the SCC,...
January 20, 2016
On February 3rd, help our school show support for Grandview Kids . Please help out by sending in a $2.00 donation with your child(ren) on or before February 3rd. Funds raised will help some Grandview Kids to walk and others to talk and all to achieve their personal best. Sir Samuel...
December 18, 2015
Best wishes to our families and community partners. We hope for all to have a wonderful holiday and an even better new year!
December 09, 2015
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November 12, 2015
If you have questions please be sure to include your name, address, email address and/or phone number on the attached form so the appropriate staff member can respond to you. You can provide your input on the evening of November 17th or your child can return this completed sheet to your school office by...
October 12, 2015
We would like to welcome our parents and community partners to attend Sir Samuel Steele PS's School Community Council (SCC) meeting this Thursday at 7:00 PM. We are always looking to add new members to a wonderfully supportive SCC! Put this date in your calendar - we look forward to seeing you!...
October 12, 2015
"The DDSB presentation from Dr. Quick scheduled for October 22 has been
cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause."
September 10, 2015
Please take some time to read our school newsletter posted under "School Newsletters" located on the right hand side!
September 10, 2015
Due back to school by October 5th.
September 03, 2015
Welcome back to a great start at Sir Samuel Steele Public School on September 8th! All the staff are looking forward to meeting their new students and a fabulous year ahead filled with innovation!
September 03, 2015
Religious Accommodations and Modifications
The Durham District School Board Equity and Inclusive Education
Policy #4107 is a commitment to embracing diverse social realities; while
maintaining positive, safe and inclusive environments for all students and
staff. The policy is a reflection of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education
Strategy, supporting all areas...
June 26, 2015
The Staff and Administration Team at Sir Samuel Steele PS would like to wish each of you a safe and restful summer with friends and family.
Class lists will be posted on Wednesday, September 2nd and Thursday, September 3rd.
The School Office will be open June 29th & 30th; July 2nd...
June 11, 2015
June News located in School Newsletters! Be sure to read all about the wonderful achievements of our wonderful students and staff at Sir Samuel Steele P.S..
May 15, 2015
EQAO has released the following information to school boards:
EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards.
EQAO has stated that...
May 07, 2015
Please see "School Newsletters" for up to date news and up and coming events!
May 04, 2015
May 7th - Grade 5 Students attend Racing Against Drugs
March 30, 2015
February 24, 2015
Sir Sam Steele is raising funds to support Grandview Kids who receive specialized support and services at Grandview Children's Centre. Please help by bringing in a $2 donation on Thursday . Funds raised will help Grandview Kids. Also remember to wear blue and orange to show your support!
October 07, 2014
Join us Thursday October 23rd, 6:30-8:00pm, for Making Community Connections in Mathematics!
June 27, 2014
Classes Resume September 2nd! Early dismissal at 2:25pm on Tuesday.
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 7 to 9pm the Durham District School Board will be hosting a Durham Community Roundtable to give the community in Durham an opportunity to provide their ideas and input on the future of the community.
March 30, 2014
Stuart Shanker, a distinguished research professor of philosophy
and psychology at York University, is the pied piper of self-regulation
in schools. He maintains that Canadian kids do not know what it
is to feel calm anymore because there is too much stimulation in
their lives. Dr. Shanker concludes that children are...
February 23, 2014
In keeping with our commitment to put safety first in our schools, a new protocol will be in place for all DDSB elementary schools. Starting Monday, February 24, 2014 the Safe Welcome Program will include the locking of all school doors 10 minutes after the entry bell. Doors may be unlocked...
January 17, 2014
This Friday, January 17 th , is our first week of ski club. If the temperature is -25 C or colder, ski club will be cancelled for the week and an additional week will be tacked onto the end of February. For those students that have their own equipment, they...
January 14, 2014
Durham Police Seek the Public’s Assistance to Locate Whitby Man
Durham Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a Whitby man missing since early the on the morning of January 13, 2013, when it is believed he went out for a jog and did not return.