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December 2019 Newsletter

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Vice-Principal’s Message
Happy December! This will be a busy and exciting month. There are several things going on in our school right now. All of our classes are working on creating hands for the front display case to show their support for Bullying Awareness Week, several classes have been getting involved in coding with some robotics kits and ozobots, indoor soccer intramurals are in full swing, and many classes are preparing for our Holidays Around the World performance on December 17th.

As I am sure you have seen in the media we are heading into a time of unrest in the education system. You can go onto AMDSB.ca to keep updated with everything that is going on and how it affects our schools. Please see the letter attached about the strike action on Wed. Dec. 4th, which may result in the school being closed.

Remember to check http://ourschoolbuses.ca/, twitter, and school messenger to get all the information on bus cancellations and school closures.

Sincerely,
Paul Menary

Calendar
http://www.avonmaitlandschools.ca/bedford/bedford-events-calendar/

Donations
Thank you to all the parents who made donations through our milk, pita and pizza orders online. This month $175 was donated!

Anyone wishing to donate to Bedford school and receive a tax receipt may do so through the Huron Perth Foundation – Perth Huron, either on line or through a cheque directly to the Foundation.

Volunteers still needed
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday May 21st 2020 will be Family Fun Night this year! If you haven’t attended before it is the most fun night of the year for parents and the kids! Check out the event in the Bedford Facebook group for more info or e-mail – mandyvoyce@hotmail.com.

School Cash Online
Reminder to order Milk, Pizza & Pita’s with School Cash Online for one month or through to the end of the school year. The deadline is always the 20th of each month with School Cash online orders only, EXCEPT December online orders are due Wednesday December the 18th.

Select “Yes” to email notifications within School Cash and never miss a deadline. If you need help registering, please call Katrina 519-273-1190.

French Immersion Information Night – postponed
Our French Immersion Information Night has been postponed until January 2020. Registrations forms for Grade 1 French Immersion are available in Stratford and area elementary school offices.

For more information call
Bedford PS at 519-273-1190
Anne Hathaway PS at 519-271-8576
or visit yourschools.ca

Concert
Families are invited to Bedford’s grade 1- 3/4 concert! It will be on Tuesday Dec 17th. There is an afternoon performance at 2:15pm and an evening performance at 6:45pm (Snowdate Wed. Dec 18th) The grade 4-6 choir will also be performing at the concert.

In addition, the junior choir, Mme Harrison & Mme Glenn-Lynes’ classes will be singing for the residents of Greenwood Nursing Home on Thursday Dec. 19th at 2pm. Families welcome to come watch.

Me to We
Bedford’s Me to We members are organizing a food drive for the month of December. Please send in any non-perishable food donations by Friday, December 20th.

All Medication – Non Prescription or Prescription
We often have students who need to take medication at school. The following applies to both prescription and non-prescription medication (including Tylenol or Advil).

1. Parents/guardians must complete a form, which is located in the office (or on the Bedford School Website under Resources then Information from the Office).

2. Medication must be delivered by the parent/guardian to the office in original tamper-proof container from the pharmacy. Special instructions for storage must accompany the medication.

3. Epi-pens and puffers are the only medications that may be kept with the student. All other medications have to be stored and distributed in the office.

Illness
This is a reminder that if your child has been fevered or vomiting they should stay home for at least 24hrs

Lost and Found
There are a number of items that have made their way into our lost and found. The wooden box is in the front lobby and it is overflowing again! If your child is missing clothing, lunch box, water bottles, etc, please be sure to take some time to look. Any items left at the break will be donated to the House of Blessing. Please remember to label your child’s clothing items, and check to be sure they are wearing the correct ones.

Bedford Spirit Wear
The Bedford Parent Council has organized a new and simple way for Bedford families to get dressed up in Bedford gear. Spirit wear is a great gift idea, follow the link below. https://bedfordpublicschool.entripyshops.com/

OSSTF Dec 4 Walkout – Letter to Parents

School Water Supply and Fluoride for Families with Young Children – Memo

“Let It Snow” – A Special Kindergarten Performance