January 2018 Newsletter

Principal and Vice Principal’s Message

Happy New Year! I trust that each of you had an enjoyable break spending time with family and friends. Hopefully amongst all the busyness you found time for some rest and relaxation. It’s always great to be back in a school after a break. There is a true sense of renewal and eagerness as we continue down the road of continuous learning with your children. In all we do, we try to model enthusiasm and a love of learning for your children, so that they too may approach learning opportunities enthusiastically and with confidence. I can assure you that there will be many opportunities for all students to become engaged in their learning and to add to the vibrant spirit that is so prevalent at Anne Hathaway Public School. Please continue to reinforce in your children the importance of putting forth a consistently strong effort in everything they do at school. As always, we look forward to working in partnership with all of you  as we help every individual student reach his/her full potential.

Holiday Concert

It was great to see so many people out to enjoy our Holiday Concerts in December. I first want to give a HUGE thanks to Ms. Pearson for her leadership and hard work in coordinating the concert. Thank you also to Mlle Fotaine for lending her musical talents to leading and accompanying choirs. Our appreciation is also extended to Mme D’Hondt’s and Ms. Petrie’s classes for preparing the lunches. Finally, thank you to all staff and students for the work they did in making the concert such a success.

As you know, lunches were made available for those who wished to purchase them. The $96.50 profit from the sale of those lunches was donated to the Salvation Army Kettle Drive prior to Christmas.

Winter Wear

There is absolutely no doubt that we are in the midst of a typical Canadian winter with a great deal of snow and frigid temperatures. Please ensure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather each day. Ideally, students would have snow pants, a winter jacket, boots and gloves so they are able to keep warm as they play in the snow. If staff on duty feel students are not dressed appropriately to play in the snow, those students will be asked to play on the asphalt area of the school yard only. This will help keep them dry so they are not sitting in class in wet clothing or calling home for a change of clothes.

Family Math Night

Save the date! Family Math Night will take place on Thursday, April 5. This promises to be an exciting evening full of Math games and activities for families to do together. There will be no cost for families to attend this evening but it is a family night so children must be accompanied by an adult.

 Math At Home

Please take some time to look at the following website which has a number of math activities you can do as a family at home.  It is a great way to support math achievement n your children as we work together on our math improvement initiatives.

http://ontariomathedresources.ca/

Motivational Speaker

Students at Anne Hathaway will have a presentation from Sara Westbrook, motivational speaker and author, on Tuesday, February 20. Sara shows students they have the power to choose their actions, reactions and beliefs. This will be another opportunity for us to enhance our positive school culture. She will also build in a message around anti-bullying and respect for our differences. For more information about Sara’s message, please check out :

http://www.sarawestbrook.com/