June 2018 Newsletter

Principals Message

I would like to take this opportunity to say good-bye and thank parents, staff and students for five of the best years of my career in education. When I was told I would be principal of Central Perth five years ago, I remember being elated; CP has had an excellent reputation since its inception 50 years ago, and to belong to its long and positive history is truly an honour.

I am so very pleased to be one of several leaders who have shaped this little gem of a school. I hope that I have contributed something, however small, to the great reputation of this school. When I came here, my goal was to ensure that students were carefully and thoughtfully monitored to ensure that learning needs were understood and addressed. With the support and hard work of staff and the collaboration with home, I believe we have collectively reached this goal. And I feel confident that the aim to understand students and their learning in order to maximize outcomes, will continue to be embraced by this school community.

Students are at the heart of our work, both in terms of academics and well-being. I feel fortunate to have worked with the students here, to have interacted with them daily, to teach them, to coach them through their struggles, celebrate their successes and learn from them. I will carry them with me on the journey ahead and will remember them and this community fondly.

Teachers for September

At this point, we have an incomplete picture of the staffing changes for the 2018-19 school year. So far we have the following information about who will be teaching at CP:

Mrs. Bearrs
Madam Cottle
Mrs. Crowley
Mrs. Drost
Mrs. Gray
Mr. Hunt
Mrs. Inglis Eickmeier
Mr. Kevill
Mr. Kipfer
Mrs. Meszaros
Ms. Priestap
Mrs. Wolfkamp
Mrs. Yantzi
Ms. Zimmer

Further staff updates will be released when that information becomes known.

Hello and Good-bye

For over 25 years, Mrs. Loree Skinner has been a teacher at Central Perth. Mrs. Skinner has been a devoted primary teacher who has always put students first. She is highly respected by her colleagues and has been a role model to new and veteran teachers. It is fitting that Mrs. Skinner has decided to retire in the 50th year of CP’s existence – she leaves us at a time when we remember and celebrate our beloved school and the staff who have made it what it is today. Mrs. Skinner has been a huge contributor to the life and success of Central Perth and she will be warmly remembered. We wish her happiness and the knowledge of a job well done as she transitions to retirement.

We thank Mrs. McDougall for her work here at CP and wish her well in the future.

We welcome Mrs. Andrea Yantzi, who will be coming to us from Sprucedale Public School.

P. A. DAY

Just a reminder that, Friday, June 8th is a P.A. day for students.

Library Books

All library books must be returned to the school library no later than Monday, June 18th, 2018.

Last Day of School and Report Cards

The last instructional day for the 2017-2018 school year will be Thursday, June 28th. Report cards will go home on Tuesday, June 26th and page 3 must be returned to the school by Wednesday, June 27th.

Central Perth School Council

This month many school trips are taking place. We would like to thank parents who have volunteered their time to chaperone our students. We would also like to thank School Council for giving $200.00 per classroom to offset the cost of these trips.
Thanks to our School Council members, their dedication in providing support and input on school matters is greatly appreciated! Please find the time to join Council, next year. We need more members.

Support CP & Nominate Someone!

We are now taking nominations for School Council positions. The following positions are available:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Members at Large (4)
  • School Representative(s)
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary (of the Members at Large)
  • Community Representative

School Council is an advisory committee that meets approximately 5 times a year and provides feedback on numerous school events and practices. We need your help to ensure that School Council continues to have a strong voice at Central Perth. Please complete a nomination (see the back of the newsletter) and submit by June 28, 2018.

Grade 8 Graduation

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony and the dance for the grade 8’s will start at approximately 8 pm. All students must be picked up by 10:00 p.m.

S.O.S. Save Our Subscriptions

The QSP Fundraiser is returning to our school this fall and now QSP will offer 100 e-books and fall bulbs.

It’s not too late! You can still renew and purchase new subscriptions online to benefit our school. Give the gift of reading!

Simply go to www.QSP.ca , click shop now and search for our school.
Any questions you can contact customer care at 1-800-667-2536

Lost and Found

We have plenty of clothing left here at school. Please feel free to come to the school and view these items. Please check in at the office first. If these items are not picked up by Friday, July 6th, they will be donated.

Health Unit News – Sun Safe Tips for Children

The most harmful effects of sun exposure occur during childhood. Cloudy days are no exception! Up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate light clouds, mist and fog. Remember sun protection is needed whenever the UV Index is 3 or greater. Here are ways to protect your child’s skin:

• Dress your child in comfortable long shirts and pants to cover most of your child’s body, along with wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.
• Apply sunscreens liberally to your child’s skin at least 15-30 minutes before going outside.
• Choose a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB, with SPF 30 or higher, and look for products carrying the Canadian Dermatology Association’s logo.
• Try to avoid the sun during the peak hours of 11am to 4pm. Children with fair skin, who usually burn and never tan when out in the sun, or kids with blonde or red hair, freckles, or many moles, are at greatest risk of sun damage.
• Teach your children how to identify shade (made by trees, buildings, porches) and urge them to seek it out: If your shadow is shorter than you are, it’s time to get under some shade!
• Swimmers should use waterproof sunscreens, formulated to stay on in water for up to 80 minutes.
• For children allergic or intolerant to the chemicals in sunscreens, use products labelled “chemical-free”. These usually contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and are much less likely to cause a reaction.
• Parents – remember to teach by example and practice what you preach!

Information source: Canadian Dermatology Association

AMDSB Parent Involvement Committee

The AMDSB Parent Involvement Committee invites you to its next event:

Let’s Talk Tech and Math Evening
June 6, 2018
Seaforth Public School gymnasium
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

– An interactive evening showing parents how technology intersects with math in the classroom
– Giving parents hands-on opportunities to use technology
– Homework help demonstration

A variety of stations will be set up that will focus on the four grade segments of learning; Primary K-3, Junior 4-6, Intermediate 7-10 and Senior 11-12.
Parents can drop in throughout the evening similar to an Open House. Children are welcome too.