June News

Posted June 4, 2019

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We are moving into the last weeks of school. This time presents many wonderful activities for the students and families of Central.   

It was wonderful to see so many families out during our open house. Thanks to all our staff for their great work with the students.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

June 6 – 1:30 Talent Show

June 7  – P.A. day – no school – 9:00-9:45 New JK Orientation

June 12 – City Track Gr 4, 5, 6  rain date June 13 – 6:30 – 7:30 Grade 7 Orientation Willow RD

June 14 – 5:30 – 7:30 End of Year BBQ

June 21  – Play Day

June 24 – 4:30 – 6:30 Grade 6 Graduation

June 25– 12:00-1:00 Senior Kindergarten Graduation and Report Cards Home

June 26 – Year End Assembly and 12:00 Grade 6’s Visiting Willow

June 27 – Last Day of School

June 28 – PA Day

PRINCIPAL TRANSFER

At the May 28th board meeting it was announced that I have been transferred to William C Winegard Public School.  I will leave Central with fond memories of the past 5 years and many valuable relationships.

The Central community will be welcoming Donna McMillan from Harris Mills Public School to Central Public School.  Mrs. McMillan will be coming to visit the school June 18th. We will work together to support all with this transition.  

SCHOOL COUNCIL

It is hard to believe that June has arrived and the summer countdown has officially commenced.  What a wonderful year for School Council. A big thank you for all of the help in making our fundraising initiatives and events a success.  We could not do it without you!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the End of Year BBQ on Friday, June 14th from 5:30-7:30pm.  

Please mark your calendars for our first 2019-2020 meeting that is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th, 2019.  

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe summer – see you in September!

Kate and Angela (2018-2019 co- chairs)

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

Our new JK students will be visiting the classroom on Friday, June 7th (9:00 – 9:45) for their orientation.  If you have a child or know of a neighbor that has a school age child who is eligible for junior or senior kindergarten in September and has not yet registered, please have them contact the school.

MEDICATION REMINDER

This is a reminder for any parents who have student medication stored at the school in the office, to please come in to the office to pick up all medication by the end of June.

LOST AND FOUND

The lost and found items will be on display from June 10th – 14th in the gym hall.  Parents and guardians are welcome to take a look and retrieve belongings.  All remaining clothing and footwear will be donated to a local charity after June 17th.

ECO TEAM

The Eco Team had another successful Earth week in March.  Teachers and students participated in our Litterless Lunch Day, mulching and yard clean up, students walked/rolled/ biked to school, and many wore the colour green on Friday.  Congratulations to KA for having the most litterless lunches in April and Gr. 1/2 for May! They are taking care of Central’s Eco Team Litterless Lunch Trophy for the month. Every month we will check and see which class will win the trophy for the most litterless lunches.  Thank-you to all families who donated clothing to our 4th Annual Clothing Swap. The students enjoyed “shopping” at our clothing swap, and the remainder of the clothing was donated to Hope House. We look forward to planting the annual flowers in the school containers, and to help plant the front garden.  We plan to acknowledge World Environment Day on June 5.

Thank-you from the Eco Team

FROM THE LIBRARY

Summer Reading!!

Summer is a great time for students to read.  Encourage your child(ren) to take books with them to the cottage, trailer, park, grandparents’ house, etc.!  If you are looking for some excellent suggestions, check out these helpful resources:

https://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/Forest_of_Reading/Kid_Committee.aspx

https://www.guelphpl.ca/en/kids-and-teens/kids-programs-and-clubs.aspx

http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/

Families are also encouraged to frequent the Guelph Public Library.  Library cards are free for Guelph residents and you can take books out from, and return them to, any branch in the city.  Over the summer, the GPL offers the TD Summer Reading Program. For more details, click on the links above.

HAPPY READING!!!!

 

Grade 6 Graduation

Monday, June 24th

The ceremony will begin a 4:30 p.m. followed by light refreshments for the students from  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Kindergarten Graduation

Tuesday, June 25th

The ceremony will begin at 12:00 pm in the gym!

SAFE FUN IN THE SUN

As the weather gets warmer, remember to stay safe in the sun.  Before you and your child head outside, check the UV index on The Weather Network or Environment Canada websites.  When outside, wear sunglasses, hat and sunscreen (SPF of 15 or higher). And if the UV index is 6 or more (high), also stay in the shade.

 

Monthly Environmental Activities to help celebrate our planet

June 5th is World Environment Day!

Protecting the planer is everyone’s responsibility

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th 2019

This year’s theme – Beat Air Pollution!A Platform for Action- World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment and is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

Urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. Together we can #BeatAirPollution. https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

Ideas for your family to celebrate World Environment Day!

  •         Create an event for family, friends and neighbours -There is no end of ideas that you could take forward for World Environment Day. Surprise yourself! Think about ideas that we can do to help the planet like fixing a problem in your community. It can be as simple as a community clean-up, to a tree planting activity.
  •         Get out into nature – World Environment Day is all about appreciating the beautiful planet we inhabit. Why not spend time in a park, hiking a trail or appreciating a forest walk? Or, have a picnic in the back yard!
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  •         Inspire others – A great idea will naturally attract others who will join and make your idea awesome. So, take your idea to reduce single use plastics, or to lug a mug to events or to promote an ecofriendly product and share it! Or ask everyone to make their own personal pledge to change one wasteful or harmful habit for the better. Share what you’re doing using the hashtag: #WorldEnvironmentDay
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  •         Make sure you have fun: Make your event for World Environment Day fun, inspiring and interesting. Google events happening locally that you can attend with family or friends, or check out Pinterest for fun, recycled crafts ideas.

For more information go to: What can schools do? Or What can individuals do? Or Google ‘World Environment Day activities’

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