April News

Posted April 1, 2019

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The next weeks can bring changing weather from cold to warm to rain.  Be sure to continue to send your children with appropriate clothing and outdoor/indoor footwear.  We are all very excited about the opening of the playground and will communicate when it will be open.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

April 2 – World Autism Day – Wear Blue

April 4 – Skills Ontario, Planet Bean Orders Due

April 5 – PA Day – No School for students

April 10 – International Day of Pink – Wear Pink

April 12 – Pizza, Milk & Sub orders due

April 16 – SK Grad Photos and Sibling Photos

April 19 and 22 – Holiday

April 24 – Administrative Professionals Day

April 25 – Custodial Appreciation Day

April 23-26 – Earth Week

April 25 – 6:30 – 8:00 School Council Meeting

SPRING DRILLS

During the spring we will be conducting the following drills: 3 Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drill,     Bomb Threat Drill and a Lockdown Drill.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

The smell of spring is finally in the air……and maybe the smell of a fresh cup of coffee too?  School Council is pleased to announce the launch of their annual Planet Bean fundraiser this week.  Order forms have been sent home with students. Please return forms by Thursday, April 4th.   Pick-up date will be April 18th.  Thanks in advance for your support.

What’s Next?:  

  • We look forward to joining school staff in organizing a Student Art Show (with pop-up cafe) to showcase student artwork on the evening on May 8th.   
  • Next school council meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25th @ 6:30 pm.  Childcare will be provided.  Please join us.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PINK

April 10th, 2019 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop bullying.  Wear PINK!

SAFE ARRIVAL

Continuing with best practices, late students must check in at the office in order to get a late slip before entering class.  It is also important to call if your child will be arriving late.

SPRING PIC EVENT

This year’s Parent Involvement Committee Spring Event is targeted for parent(s)/guardian(s).  This is a change from previous years:

The annual Parent Involvement Committee’s Spring Event is scheduled this year for Wednesday, April 17th from 5:00 – 7:00pm.   This year’s focus will be on: Effective & Impactful School Councils. There will be a selection of support workshops available to help School Councils share best practices on engaging school communities and supporting student learning. Follow the link below to register.   This year’s event is an open event and available for any of your School Council members or those interested in learning more about the role and impact that School Councils can have in your community.

When:   Wednesday, April 17th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:  Centre Wellington DHS, Fergus

Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pic-spring-event-effective-and-impactful-school-councils-tickets-58440637520

SPRING PORTRAITS

Spring Portraits will be coming to Central P.S. on Friday, April 13th /18.  SK Graduation Photos and Sibling Photos will be taken.

FROM THE LIBRARY  LEARNING COMMONS

Our Grade1, 1/2, 2/3 and 3 classes will vote on their favourite Blue Spruce books at the end of the month with the much-anticipated Blue Party.  We are really enjoying reading all of these wonderful Canadian picture books. A notice about dates for the Blue Party will come home later in the month.  

MILK AND PIZZA ORDERS

Our final milk, pizza and sub order forms will be sent home April 1st.   The orders are posted in the cash online program. Orders are due April 12th.

EQAO GRADE 3 AND 6 ASSESSMENT OF READING, WRITING AND MATHEMATICS

The EQAO (Education Quality Accountability Office) testing for both Grade 3 & 6 students this school year will take place during the week of May 21st to June 3rd.  Please support by arranging appointments outside school activities before or after these dates. Thank you!

SAFETY ON THE PLAYGROUND

With the warm weather approaching our students have been anxiously waiting for our playground structure to reopen.  Board policy determines that the equipment is off limits from November 1 to April 1 and at other times as determined by the school administration.  This includes periods of freezing temperatures, rain, if the ground cover is frozen, or if there is a build-up of snow and ice. The structure will be opening once we have stable weather and can inspect the playground and ensure that is safe for use.  It is important to note that the creative playground is designed for users aged 5-12. We do not provide supervision, maintenance and inspections outside of school hours.

Students please remember:

  • Keep hands to self
  • Move slowly around play structures
  • No eating when on playground equipment
  • Sticks, stones or other objects stay on the ground
  • Ropes, scarves or loose drawstrings on clothing should not be on the play structure

BIKES AND SCOOTERS

Promoting the safety of students riding to and from school is a shared responsibility. Student’s riding to school must wear a properly fitted cycling helmet while cycling.  Bicycles and scooters left on school property during the school day must be equipped with a lock and secured properly. We are not responsible for loss or damage to your bicycle or a scooter. It is encouraged that primary students ride to and from school accompanied by an adult.

ECO TEAM NEWS

We are excited to be celebrating Earth Week from Tuesday, April 23- Friday, April 26.  Eco Team will be organizing a Litterless Lunch Day, Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day, Earth clean ups at school and in the community, and of course our Annual Clothing Swap.  Stay tuned for more information and listen to the announcements during Earth Week!

 

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