From the office…..
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The month of November was a busy time as staff and students were engaged in many extracurricular activities in and outside our school. On November 22nd, 2018, our Superintendent for the UGDSB, Ms. Heaslip, visited our school and had the pleasure of hearing our wonderful grade one students from Mrs. Ecclestone’s class, perform a poem about Math.
At CMES, we wanted to demonstrate our respect for our heroes past, present, and future who have served our great country, Canada. On Thursday, November 1, 2018, we had a presentation by the Orangeville Legion. They presented to our K-3 students and then presented to our Grades 4-8. They talked about what the Orangeville Legion is, history and why it is important to remember. The students were told about the Act of Remembrance and saw the full colour party. They heard the bagpipes and bugler. At the end, students had a question and answer period with our veterans. We had a wonderful Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 9, 2018. Many of our students from primary, junior and intermediate divisions participated in the assembly. Thank you to Mr. Murray Young for his gift of music in playing the bagpipes. Our Grade 7s in Ms. Nixon’s class presented tableaus, the CMES Band performed, the primary choir sang, and we had students read poems. Thank you to Ms. Nixon, Mr. Barron, Ms. Zantnge, Ms. Neal, Mr. McIntyre, and Mrs. Ecclestone for your contributions in carrying out a respectful time of remembrance for our heroes, past and present.
Bullying Awareness and Prevention week took place across the UGDSB during the week of November 18-24, 2018. Our students had an opportunity to discuss and learn about “Peace” as part of our school-wide social justice and character ed programs. The theme of this week was Choose Kindness
Thank you to all the parents, and guardians who were able to attend the Progress Report Interviews. It was a great opportunity for parents/guardians and teachers to meet and discuss your child’s progress, share highlights of your child’s strengths and areas to improve upon.
As you can see, the month of November was a busy time for staff and students. Now we are looking forward to time with family and friends as the holiday season will soon be here.
Many thanks to our amazing School Council who work hard to help support our students through volunteering in our building, providing hot lunches, snack programs, supporting the purchasing of items in the classroom and off setting the busing costs for field trips, through many fundraising initiatives. Your time, hard work and dedication to our Credit Meadows students is much appreciated!
As always, a friendly reminder for Parents/Guardians to please check the Upper Grand District School Board website and our Credit Meadows website for the latest information and news happening in our Board and school.
The school will be closed from December 24, 2018, until January 4, 2019, for the Christmas Holidays. The first day of classes for our Credit Meadows students will be on Monday, January 7, 2019 (Day 1).
On behalf of the staff at Credit Meadows Elementary School, we want to say thank you to all our parent community for the many ways you support your children. Have a restful, fun holiday season with family and friends. Wishing you all a Happy Holiday and a joyous New Year!
Ms. Lagundzija-deFreitas(P) & Ms. Federico (VP)