November News

Posted October 31, 2018

MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE

Central Families you will note a change in the school newsletter format.  We are working to ensure that it is accessible. We will continue to share the newsletter on the website and through email.  Please take a minute to register for electronic messages: https://webapps.ugdsb.on.ca/casl

Please be sure to visit our online calendar: https://www.ugdsb.ca/central/calendar/monthly/

During the week of November 5th – 9th we will be recognizing Treaties week.  Some great learning opportunities will be set up for Central students to take part.

The week of November 19th – 23rd is Bullying Prevention week.  The week will be filled with team building activities to continue to build the positive and caring environment we know Central is.

We want all students to feel safe at school.  For students, staff and parents to know that we do have a process for determining if bullying is happening and steps to take to ensure it stops. If you know of anyone experiencing this type of interaction please report it to an adult in the school or access the “Online Bullying” reporting tool found on the board and school websites.   

R. MurrayCako

Principal

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Remembrance Day assembly will be on Monday, November 12th, 2018 beginning at 11:15 am in the gym. Poppies will be handed out prior to the assembly. Money donations for the poppies are to be handed to homeroom teachers.

TREATIES RECOGNITION WEEK

Treaties Recognition Week is the first week of November. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships.  During this week the children in our school will discuss treaties as a promise/agreement between two groups of people. We will also reflect on the meaning of the following statement read at all official gatherings within our school board:  Honouring the Land & Territory  From the Anishinaabe to the Haudenosaunee and the Metis, these treaty lands are steeped in rich Indigenous history and modern traditions.  As a community, we have a responsibility to honour and respect the four directions, land, waters, plants, animals and ancestors. Today, this area is home to many Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island.   We acknowledge the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples, on whose ancestral and treaty lands we teach, learn and live.   

SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS

Happy November from School Council. It looks like the colder weather is here to stay!

A note went home last week outlining one of our recent fundraising initiatives through Acorn School Fundraising which customizes student artwork into items such as cards, calendars, placemats and more. Order forms will be sent home this week and are due by November 8th  (cheque or cash only). With orders arriving the week of December 3, what else could you want in such a personalized, memorable holiday gift?! An order form also went home for our annual wreath and holiday décor fundraiser that is due by November 6, 2018 (cheque, cash or CashOnline).  Items will be delivered to the school on November 26th, 2018 for pick up.

For those who placed orders through Fresh from the Farm, produce will be delivered between November 5th and December 6th .  Once a date has been confirmed, we will communicate it out to families.

We hope to see new and familiar faces at our upcoming November 6th meeting (free childcare provided)

Important Dates:

  • Next School Council meeting – Tuesday November 6th from 630-8 pm in the library (childcare provided)
  • Fresh from the Farm pick up dates between November 5th-December 6th  
  • Wreath and holiday décor order forms due November 6th
  • Acorn School Fundraising order forms due November 8th
  • Wreath and holiday decor items on November 26th
  • Acorn School Fundraising ordered delivered the week of December 3rd

PROGRESS REPORTS

Progress reports focus on learning skills or work habits, as well as, strengths and next steps to assist in improving student learning in subject areas.  It will provide students and parents with early and specific feedback on the progress made during the first two months of the school year. There will be an opportunity for parent/teacher conferences. This is your chance to find out early in the school year how your child is progressing. Progress Reports will be sent home November 20th.

SKATES

We are looking for skate donations to support the junior skate program.  If you have used skates size 3-6 please pass onto Ms. McNabb. Thank you for your support!

SHOES AT SCHOOL

With the wet and cold weather approaching, it is important that all students have both outdoor  and indoor shoes. This is a safety issue as proper footwear reduces the risk of slips and falls and stepping on items which may cause injury.  Indoor shoes are also important so that students are protected in the event of a fire drill or event resulting in a school evacuation.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP REMINDERS

If you will be dropping your child off late or picking up early please ensure your child checks in at the office to be signed in or out.  Therefore we know they are here and safely to class.

Please assist us in ensuring student safety at drop off and pickup times.  We would appreciate your help by ensuring that both you and your child are crossing at the crosswalk or at the corners that are supported by our School Safety Patrollers and Crossing Guard.  The school parking lot is not a drop off or pick up zone.

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