June 2019 Newsletter

Principals Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been a pleasure coming to Central Perth as your new principal. It has been wonderful getting to know all of the students, staff and community. June is a busy month as we wrap up one year and put things in place for a new one to come!

I want to begin by highlighting that Madame Cottle is officially retiring at the end of the school year. It is an important milestone to acknowledge when a person has dedicated their life’s work to helping others. Students have already been coming up to me to say they will miss her. Mrs. Cottle has been at Central Perth for the past 13 years but she has been a French teacher for all 33 years in teaching. She has always been a true professional – continually learning and working to do better for her students. My own children benefitted from her kindness and her commitment and passion for French. She will indeed be missed but we are happy she will have more time for travel, reading, painting and family.

]In addition, we have two wonderful educators who will be leaving us for another assignment. Mrs. Meszaros will be at Mornington ES and Mr. Kipfer at Anne Hathaway ES. We will miss their talents in Kindergarten and the junior division but wish them all the best! Ms. Church has only been with us for a year in her prep coverage position but she has shown great enthusiasm and skill for teaching and we hope she is successful in getting another position soon. Returning to Central Perth is Mrs. McKee from a coaching position and Mr. Stevenson.

We wish all of our families an enjoyable and restful summer break!

Our Draft Organization for 2019-2020

KA – 29
KB – 14
Gr 1/2 – 19
Gr 2/3 – 19
Gr 3/4 – 22
Gr 4/5 – 24
Gr 6 – 27
Gr 7/8 – 28
Gr 7/8 – 28

Placement Requests

At this time of year, the administration, in consultation with the staff, considers the most effective groupings of students (class placements) for instruction, for all students, for the upcoming school year. We consider a number of factors, including but not limited to, the academic, emotional and potential social benefits or concerns when placing a child in a given class. Please refer any requests to the office. In a small school like Central Perth sometimes our options are limited. Class placements are announced on the first day of school at an assembly.


Just a reminder that, Friday, June 7th is a P.A. day for students.

Library Books

All library books must be returned to the school library no later than Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

Last Day of School and Report Cards

The last instructional day for the 2018-2019 school year will be Thursday, June 27th. Report cards will go home on Tuesday, June 25th and page 3 must be returned to the school by Wednesday, June 26th.

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 $5.00 per student to offset the cost of these trips.

A special thank you to all of School Council for their work this year. We have had a wonderful group who have served our students and parents well. Thank you to all of you for your support!

Erin Swainson-Brickman – Chair
Amanda Cook – Secretary
Bridget Sage – Community Rep
Sara Vermist
Lisa Francis
Kim Rogers
Ruthann Ogilvie
Jen Lindner
Laura Scheerer

A special thank you to Erin Swainson-Brickman for her help with the grants for our new playground.

Support CP & Nominate Someone!

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

Members at Large (4)
School Representative(s)
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.

Grade 8 Graduation

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 6:30 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.

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

Bus Information for September

Letter from Huron Perth Student Transportation Services