November 6th Information for Parents
Welcome to November SIB Families!
-Monday November 11th is Remembrance Day. We will be commemorating this important day with an assembly in the gym.
-The next round of Food Orders is up on School Cash Online, it will close November 22nd.
-It has gotten cold out! Please ensure your child(ren) have enough warm clothes to get through the day. We will be outside for recess unless it is raining and warm hats, mitts and boots are going to keep people warm throughout the day.
-Thank you to everyone who participated in the Halloween Dance-A-Thon last Thursday. It was a huge success. A giant thank you to members of the School Council team who made the event happen!
-Immunization Update: WDGPH will be at SIB on Nov 12th to immunize grade 7 students. An information session was held on October 30th for all grade 7 students and information was sent home for parents.
-Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with the Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a survey in your child’s school. All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked to complete this survey. Completion of the survey is not required for your child’s schooling and it won’t affect their grades. The created survey will replace our school climate, mental health and youth health surveys. The new survey will provide the information we need to inform programs and supports for students. The results will also help identify opportunities to improve the well-being of children and youth in our community. Please see the information that has come home with your child in grades 4 to 8 for more information. The parent survey can be accessed at the following link: is.gd/whyparent for families to complete.
-Grade 7 & 8s Get Real Presentation on November 15th: Get REAL is a Canadian non-profit organization whose mission is to combat 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination and bullying in schools, summer camps, and workplaces across Canada. We accomplish this by offering inclusivity workshops and by providing leadership development through our university chapter program and high school leadership program across North America. Our programming aims to break down prejudice, promote unity, and foster compassion in our world. We are growing every year, and have now worked with over 250,000 students across 8 provinces and 3 states, and had our work featured on CTV, Global News, and The National Post. We have built a team of young, passionate, relatable facilitators who perform to exceptional results and feedback. We are proud of the program we have built, and inspired by the students we work with.
– A Safety Reminder: When a student has come to school late, all parents and students MUST report to the office first to ensure that all students are accounted for.
-For our full calendar and up to date information from the school, school board and connected community organizations visit our website:https://www.ugdsb.ca/sibps/ and make sure you are signed up for the UG CONNECTS app for all important school and school board websites in one spot
Have a great week!