Principal’s Message – September 18, 2021

Posted September 18, 2021

What a terrific second week.  Students are settled into their classrooms and are getting used to the routine of school.  Truly, the students just seem happy to be back with friends and kids their own age.  This past week the Board looked at all the organizations of schools based on the number of students in attendance.  I am happy to say that Spencer Ave will NOT be reorganizing.  Students are in the classes they will be for the entire school year.  Yeah!  

This coming week will be “Safety Week” in our school.  Each year we are required to have six fire drills (3 in the Fall), two lockdown drills, a tornado drill and a bomb threat drill.  Due to Covid measures we will not be evacuating the building, rather we will be talking about what we do in our classrooms.  We will also be sounding the alarm bell so students know what it sounds like and to test our various pull stations in the school.  We will be reassuring students that there are no concerns and that it is a drill.  You may want to let your children know, particularly if your child gets anxious with drills.

As mentioned earlier, we are lucky to have picture day back.  There was some confusion as the flyers that Lifetouch sent us had the wrong date.  Picture Day is on Monday, September 27th.  We are doing individual photos only.

The students will be participating in the Annual School Terry Fox Day on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  Each class has signed up for a time to complete their run.  We will not be collecting money at school, but encourage those that are interested in making a donation to do so at: https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=943174  

Mark your calendars for our first School Council meeting of the school year on September 28 at 6:30pm.  We will be electing our executive.  All parents are welcome to attend this virtual meeting.   If you are interested in running for a position on the executive please email me and I will forward a nomination form to you.  The meeting link is below:

Meeting ID: meet.google.com/mpf-ijuy-cdm

Phone Numbers: (‪CA)‪+1 647-734-3360, PIN: ‪244 007 061#

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 20 – 24 – Safety Week
  • September 27 – October 1 – Truth and Reconciliation Week
  • September 27 – Picture Day
  • September 28 – Terry Fox Run
  • September 28 – School Council Virtual Meeting at 6:30pm
  • September 29 – Rowan’s Law Day
  • September 30 – Orange Shirt Day (Residential Schools)
  • October 1 – Grade 7 and 8 Immunizations 

Have a terrific weekend!

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