The Eco Team is kicking off our year with 2 events this Friday on November 2nd.
Take it Outside Day (weather permitting) – Each class is encouraged to participate in outdoor activities for 40 to 60 minutes. This supports mental well being and promotes environmental stewardship in our children. Primary students will be going on a Scavenger Hunt and participating in leaf and tree rubbing activities. Juniour and Intermediate students will participate in one or more of the following activities – an obstacle course, a schoolyard orienteering course, or a Use the Right Bin relay.
Please make sure that your child is dress appropriately for the weather (e.g. coat, hat, gloves, outdoor shoes, etc). You also may want to send extra socks or pants to school today.
Litterless Lunches – Every Friday, starting on November 2nd, our school is encouraging students to bring a litterless lunch and snack. A litterless lunch means that no recycling or garbage waste is left at school. Reusable water and food containers are recommended. Eco Team members will be monitoring the classes and keeping a record of each homeroom class’ success. Monitor your child’s class in our school chart, found in the hallway leading to the library on the main floor.
Just a reminder to all parents and students that this Wednesday is the annual Dance A Thon & Halloween Parade.
This year, the Leadership Council has decided to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. They hope to raise $1000.00 through collected donations and sales of drinks and treats at the dance. The prices for items for sale on Wednesday range from $0.50 to $2.50 and the Leadership Council will have drinks, gum, chips and chocolate treats available. A games room and a reading room are open for students who do not wish to visit the gym for their scheduled 30-60 minute dance.
The Leadership Council is awarding top grades with various prizes to thank them for their generosity. So far the Kindergarten students are in second place and the grade 4 students are in first place. The school has collected $630.00 to date and they will be accepting donations up to Friday, November 2.
Also we’d like to remind all parents and caregivers that students must not bring any plastic or replica weapons (knives, swords, guns, arrows) to school at any time. Further, if a staff member feels that a costume is inappropriate for a school setting, the child can call home and request a change of clothes. Older students can wear their full costume at the dance (grade 5/6s at 11:20 a.m. and grade 7/8s at 1:15 p.m.) since they cannot wear masks during the school day. Younger students will have to arrive at school with their complete costume since the parade will take place in the atrium and main hallways at 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
–Mrs. Waiser and Mr. Anania
Please join our Parent Council on Monday, November 12, 2018 for BINGO night!
New this year – two shifts – 6:30-7:30 or 7:45- 8:45 or stay the whole night!
Game booklets, food and beverages will be available for purchase through schoolcashonline or available at the door.
Please mark your calendars and make note of the following dates:
- October 22 – PA Day
- October 22 – Municipal Elections (Rosedale Heights being used as voting site)
- October 23 – Photo orders are due
- October 26 – Twin/Triplet Spirit Day
- October 31 – Halloween Parade & Dance-a-thon
- November 2 – Take Me Outside Day
- November 2 – Photo Retakes
The results from the 2017-2018 EQAO are being sent home today with current grade 4 and grade 7 students.
Student Transportation Services of York Region is responsible for ensuring all students receive transportation service in accordance with Board Policy.
STS constantly reviews school bus routes to ensure all are running as efficiently as possible.
Please be advised that the route number will change from 3151 to 3084
This will be effective: Friday October 5, 2018
All existing stops and times will remain the same but are approximate and can vary with weather and traffic conditions.
You may obtain current bus stop information, including locations and services times by using the STS website: www.schoolbuscity.com
Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this service revision and best wishes for a continued safe and successful school year.
Introducing Online Absence Reporting
Parents/guardians can now report student absences online.
Regular and punctual attendance affects school success and is expected of all students. It is important that students, families and school staff work together to ensure regular attendance. You are expected to notify the school as soon as possible if your child will be absent or late.
Reporting an absence online is now available through Edsby. If you have activated your Edsby account, you can login to Edsby and report your child’s absence online. You can access an online video tutorial to learn more (bit.ly/edsbyabsence) about how to do this.
If you have downloaded the Edsby App, the server address is yrdsb.edsby.com.
If you have not yet created an Edsby account, please check your email (and/or Junk) for the invitation we sent out last week.
Families can still continue to report absences by phone (905-882-1864).
The Junglesport program starts today and runs until next Friday (Oct 12.) All students will be participating. If you have yet to sign and return the permission form please do ASAP as your child will not be able to participate without guardian/parental consent. You can print off a copy below.