November Principal’s Message 2019

Posted November 6, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Progress reports will be arriving home on November 20th. These reports do not contain marks and are a mid-term check-in. We hope that they will help you and your child have a discussion about what they are doing well at in their schooling and what areas they can work on in order to help them improve. On the evening of November 28th (and during the day of November 29th), parents will be invited to meet with their child’s teacher. Please reserve those dates. Look for upcoming information from the teachers and check the school website about scheduling interviews. More information will come home in the report card with interview booking instructions.

Monday, November 11th will be the day that we hold our Remembrance Day Service. It will be held in the school gym at 9am for our K-6 students. Grades 7 & 8 students will leave the school at 10:35 am to be at the Cenotaph to take part in the presentation of wreaths and/or poppies at the 11 am service led by Mayor Chris White. We expect all of our students will participate in a respectful and appropriate manner. We invite any parent who wishes to attend to join us.  We really hope that our service helps students understand the sacrifice made by the many men and women who have served this country to protect freedom here in Canada and around the world. Various students will be participating through songs, readings, drama and a moment of silence. The Legion has provided poppies for our students to wear. Donations for the poppies will be accepted and forwarded to our local Legion. Students are encouraged to wear red and black on this day.

Every day, it gets a little colder and some of our students arrive at school unprepared to be out for half an hour or more. The expectation is that students go outside at least twice every day and they are expected to stay outside, even when the weather dips below zero. Please help us by reinforcing the need to be prepared (or to wear what you send them wearing)!

Finally, as part of the WHY Survey initiative between Public Health and the Upper Grand District School Board, parents and guardians are encouraged to fill out the following survey link ( is.gd/whyparent ). This link will provide information to the school and public health to help us be more responsive to the emotional, social and physical needs of our students. You can visit our website for more information. The survey closes on Nov 15th. You can visit our website for more information.

There is a lot going on during the next few months. Stay up to date by checking out the school calendar on the RCPS Website.

Olivier Cutz

B.A. (Spec. Hons), BEd, MEd

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