Pedestrian Safety Tips

Teach Children How to Cross the Street Safely

  1. Look left, then right, then left again before crossing the street, even if you’re at a crosswalk or if there is a walk signal. Then remind them to continue looking until safely across.
  2. It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street comers, using traffic signals and
    crosswalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  3. Just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you. Try to make eye contact with
    approaching drivers so you know that they see you.
  4. Wait for the car and driver to stop before you cross and then follow the walk signs.
  5. Children under 10 need to cross the street with an adult. Every child is different, but developmentally, most
    kids are unable to judge the speed and distance of oncoming cars until age 10.
  6. Encourage kids to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up. Be careful in parking lots,
    driveways, and other places where pedestrian crashes are common. Look for signs that a car is about to
    move or back up, such as rear lights, the sound of the motor, and wheels turning.
  7. Teach kids not to run or dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  8. If kids are walking when it’s dark out, teach them to be especially alert and make sure they are visible to
    drivers. Have them wear light- or brightly-colored clothing and reflective gear.

Take Action Against Distraction

  1. Cross the street responsibly – don’t text, listen to music, or do anything else that will distract you. Stay aware
    of your surroundings and walk, don’t rnn, across the street.
  2. Teach kids to put phones, headphones and devices down when crossing the street. It is particularly important to
    reinforce the message with teenagers.
  3. Pull headphones down or tum off the volume before crossing the street.
  4. Be aware of others who may be distracted and speak up when you see someone who is in danger.
  5. If kids need to use a cell phone, teach them to stop walking and find a safe area to talk.

Let Your Actions Speak as Loudly as Your Words

  1. Be a good role model. Set a good example by putting your phone, headphones and devices down when walking
    around cars.
  2. When driving, put cell phones and other distractions in the back seat or out of sight until your final destination.
  3. Be especially alert and slow down when driving in residential neighborhoods and school zones. Be on the lookout
    for bikers, walkers or runners who may be distracted or may step into the street unexpectedly.
  4. Give pedestrians the right of way and look both ways when making a turn to spot any bikers, walkers or mnners
    who may not be immediately visible.

By following these tips while driving and teaching your kids to be cautious pedestrians, you can help keep your children out of harm’s way throughout the school year.

Our Lady of Mercy School Hot Lunch Program

Please note that this notice does not apply to Kindergarten parents.

Please see below.

FUEL Catering

Fuel Catering has teamed up with as our online ordering system provider.

We only accept hot lunch order by credit card (Visa or Master Card). It’s quick and easy to pay online, and only requires your cc number, exp date, and cvc.

No cheque or cash payments will be accepted.


  • Go to:
  • Click the “Register Here” button. The system will guide you through.
  • After adding your children, click the green “Order Lunch!” button to order
  • Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.

RETURNING parents can go directly to the login page:


  • There are increases to prices on our menu this year. As you are aware, with inflation affecting food, supplies, fuel and labour we had to apply these increases to our food and services. We will always thank you for your support!
  • Online ordering will be OPEN the first week of September and will close 7 days prior (every Tuesday at midnight) to the next scheduled hot lunch date.
  • This term of hot lunches will run from September to January. Hot lunches are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the exception of the first school week of lunches. You can order the full term or order monthly. Term 2 lunches run February to June.
  • Please ensure that you have PAID for all orders, as this system will NOT include UNPAID orders to our reports.
  • If you need assistance with ordering please contact us at [email protected] please remember to include your name, school name, student and class.

Allergies: It is the sole responsibility of the parent/purchaser to ensure that the ingredients in our products being purchased is safe for consumption due to allergies. We are a nut free facility however cannot guarantee that the ingredients we use come from a nut free facility or guarantee it has not been cross contaminated with nuts. Please contact us at [email protected] for nutritional information or specific allergen information on our menu items.

Absent: In the event that you have to cancel your child’s lunch order, we will require 48 hrs. Notice for a full credit to be issued on to your account. Refunds will not be given for children absent on lunch days; however, you are welcome to pick up their order at lunchtime or you can contact school for pick up arrangements.

A portion of hot lunch sales will go towards your school. Thank you for the support!

Happy Ordering!

McCarthy Uniforms Notice

This is the time of year that the McCarthy Uniforms team typically distributes school uniform guides and shopping information to our customers to prepare them for back-to-school September school uniform programs.  

To proactively get ahead of these shifts, the following changes will be available:

  • NEW – Online Chat feature
  • NEW – Full tracking system via Canada Post to ensure guaranteed delivery. 
  • Step by step service model will mirror an actual shopping in-store experience. This will greatly assist new families in particular.
  • Easy ordering for new and current parents with clear step by step directions including how to videos 
  • Upgraded sizing charts and how to measure guides including a sizing work sheet as you measure your child
  • Information on garment care 
  • Customized web page by school with uniform guides and full colour pictures showing school specific insignia on the garments.

** Visit the upgraded E store to preregister. Video guide available to assist you through the process. Also available is a uniform guide with a full list of the uniform inventory: Uniform Guide

Traffic Pattern Diagram

Parking Lot Safety

Parking at the front of the school is for staff only. There is no parking, drop-off or pick-up at the front door between 7:45am – 3:30pm. If you are coming in to volunteer or to pick up or drop off your child, please make sure to park in the designated area between the church and school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Student Drop Off Procedures

Listed below are procedures that should be followed when dropping your child off at school:
1. Be extremely cautious and patient.
2. Follow directions of playground supervisors on duty. Be respectful of the supervisors.
3. Pull as far forward along the drop off area as possible before stopping your vehicle.
4. Allow room for as many vehicles as possible to pull in behind you.
5. After stopping, be certain it is safe for your child to exit your vehicle on the passenger side only.
6. Say your goodbye’s before your turn to unload. Traffic will move more quickly for everyone.
7. Never leave your vehicle unattended in the Student Drop Off area.
8. Be cautious when driving out of the parking lot and out of the school zone.

Crosswalk Safety

Unfortunately, this year we are very lean on outside supervision parents. Therefore, we want to ensure that parents teach their children crosswalk safety procedures and have a discussion with their children about safety on the school grounds.

No Right Turn on Henley From 3:00pm

Please note that you cannot turn right onto Henley from 10th Avenue from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Police will issue violation tickets.

Traffic Pattern Diagram