January 2019 Newsletter

Border Cross Requests Due By February 1, 2019

All border cross applications and renewals for the 2019/2020 school year are due by Friday, February 1st, 2019. Border Cross Renewal forms will be distributed to families on January 7, 2019. Please contact the office for more information.

Thank You – Eat & Learn

Thank you to Tim Hortons in Clinton who generously donated $800 to the Clinton Public School Eat and Learn program. This donation was made possible from funds raised in September 2018 during the Smile Cookie campaign and will be used to provide healthy snacks for our students each morning.

Winter Dressing

As winter weather is here, students and parents are reminded of appropriate clothing for active outdoor activities. All students participate in two 20 minute physical activity breaks during the course of the school day. Please remember to send your children to school with appropriate clothing for winter weather. Coats, mitts, hats, snow pants and boots are recommended for all students.

Please No Idling

For the safety of our students and all who use our parking lot, front entrance and nearby roadways, as well as the safety of your vehicle, please be sure to turn off and take the vehicle keys with you when walking to the school yard or into the school.

Also, please consider the environment when waiting to drop off or pick up children. Every bit we can do to reduce idling vehicles helps!

The Huron County Health Unit will be visiting your school on January 29 and offers the following dental programs:

Students in JK/SK, grade 2, 4 and 7 classes will be included in a dental screening. Children who have been previously identified by our program will also be seen. Any parent who wishes their child to be screened, other than those listed above, should notify the school before the scheduled screening date.

As a preventive service, topical fluoride applications, dental sealants and dental scaling will be offered to eligible children who have been screened at the school.

Financial help is available through the HSO-EESS program for children in urgent need of care who do not have dental insurance and the cost of treatment would be a financial hardship.

A dental program called Healthy Smiles Ontario is now available to help children 17 and under see dentists regularly. It is available for families living with low incomes.

Do you need more information? Call the Dental Department at the Huron County Health Unit at 1-877-837-6143 or visit the Huron County Health Unit Website and search Dental Health.