- We participated in the Terry Fox Run today. Thank you so much for your donations to a good cause.
- Team Awesome did a great job for their first fire drill. One down, five more to go!
- Please return items to school in your child's zipper bag. We do not look in backpacks for items so it might get missed if it is not in a zipper bag.
- We will begin our library time next Tuesday with Ms. Kipp. Please return books in the library bag by the following Tuesday at the latest so your child can choose a new one.
- As of Monday, Sept. 28 the road (Windsor) between the BEST school field and the new Tim Horton's being built will be closed for a month or so. Please plan parking and pick ups/ drop offs accordingly.
- Monday, Sept. 28, is an NI day which means there is no school for students.
- Tuesday, Sept. 29 the school meals program will begin.
- Wednesday, Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day. Wearing an orange shirt and promoting the slogan, Every Child Matters, is an affirmation of our commitment to raise awareness of the residential school experience
- The PAC $10 coupon book order form and envelope and should be returned to school by Sept. 30. Don't forget the Unfundraiser forms which recently went home. Thank you for supporting our PAC.
- Please sign and return all of the forms in the brown envelope as well as school supply fees if you have not yet done so.
- Although we are not in cold/flu season yet, it is coming. If your child is exhibiting symptoms of any kind, they must be kept home.
- We have not yet, but eventually we will ask you to send a pair of headphones for your child to use with the iPads. Please put them in a labelled ziplock bag to help keep them organized. Earbuds are often not the best choice.
In previous years we have always had adults come into our rooms at the end of the day to gather their child and belongings. It allowed us to touch bases with parents, learn a bit about the family lives of our children, make sure each child was leaving with the proper adult and say good-bye to everyone in a relaxed manner. It was a lovely way to end the day. Our new end-of-day procedure is much less relaxed right now. The students are becoming more independent each day and so having them get ready on their own will get easier but we are missing the casual interactions with their families and getting to know them better. We are also finding that not knowing for certain the children are leaving with the adult they are supposed to be with slightly anxiety-inducing. In the mad mass rush out the door we are having to trust that they are going home with the proper adult. So you have to promise us- no matter how adorable they are (and they are pretty cute!)- you won't spontaneously decide to pick up a few extra dozen children at the end of the day.
Mrs. Bowden &