October 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe that I am only starting my second month at Exeter Elementary. What a wonderful community to land in! Your support, and the support of your student(s), has been heartening. To date I’ve listened to enthusiastic readers, dutifully admired the gums of students who have lost teeth at school, and begun to decorate my office door with student artwork.

Sporting events and Me to We activities are underway. This month students will be involved with cross country and our dedicated ‘Me to We’ group are organizing a number of events. Although they all worthwhile, I‘d like to draw your attention to the month long WE Scare Hunger Non-Perishable Food Campaign in particular. We know that we have community members who struggle with food security and that hungry children are not always ready to learn. Please consider supporting this worthwhile campaign.

Many of our students will be heading to ‘The Music Man’ at the Stafford Festival on either Oct 4 or 9. Students who are involved in cross country will attend on October 9. After much reflection we have decided that the following classes will attend: Coward, MacPhee, Regier, Glavin, Dekkaban/Gleadall, Hunnunick, Walper-Bedard, Clarke, and Hrudka. It will be a long and exciting day. Ms. Carlyle is preparing the students who will be attending the performance by discussing elements of musicals and music genres.

Lastly, Trivia Night is Saturday October 20. I hear that this is the ‘can’t miss event’ of the EES school year. Have prior commitments but want to support this fundraiser? Please contact School Council to find out how.

Abby Armstrong

Parent Council

The school year is up and running and so is School Council. Fresh from Farm forms have gone home and available online for ordering delicious apples and veggies. YUMMY!! Orders are due Oct.5th so don’t delay. Pick up date will be announced soon. We are also looking for silent auction donations for the upcoming Trivia Night, October 20th. If you wish to donate message us through our Facebook page “Exeter Elementary School” or our school council e-mail eeschoolcouncil@gmail.com we’d love to see our EES families participating.

School Spirit Wear will be available Oct 2, 2018 on School Cash online. It will be due back by October 17, 2018. If you need a paper copy of the order form please contact the office.

School Council meets once a month in the library our next meeting is October 9th at 6:30. We get so excited when we see a new face at the table. Please come share your ideas and opinions we love hearing them.
Don’t forget to like and follow our school Facebook and twitter page!

Jr. Soccer Update

Junior Soccer team traveled to Little Falls P.S. on Sept. 27th.  They played three games in total and demonstrated great perseverance and sportsmanship during each game!! It was a wonderful opportunity for Gr.5 and 6 students to compete against other schools in our board.

Well done Exeter Panthers!!

Cross Country

The Cross Country Running Team have been training hard the last six week and are ready to compete in the regionals meet at Wildwood Conservation Area on Thursday October 4. We are looking forward to seeing the entire team try their best and show us what they’ve got! Stay tuned to see which students move on to the District meet near the end of October. Let’s go!

Me to We News

In September, we chose 8 Grade 5 and 6 students to be our EES representatives for WE Day in Toronto. They got to be a part of an amazing day motivating students to be leaders for their school and community. They were also fortunate to see celebrities, motivational speakers and show their dancing skills, especially Mr. G! They are looking forward to bringing their new skills back to our whole school and me to we group.

Upcoming WE Events at EES in October

WE Scare Hunger Non-Perishable Food Campaign

EES will be collecting non-perishable food items beginning October 1 – 29 to be donated to our local food bank. Me to We wants to send a message that together, we can scare away hunger and help those in need, so children can come to school with full bellies, ready to learn. Please donate any items that you can!

Pink Day

On Friday October 5, EES staff and students are asked to wear pink to show their support for breast cancer awareness month. We all know someone who has been affected by this horrible illness, so let’s raise awareness in our own community and encourage people to talk and share their stories.

Purple Day

Every October, Children’s Aid Societies across the province work with community partners to raise awareness about the right of all children and youth to safety and well-being in all areas and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children and youth who need support. This year Ontario Dress Purple Day will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Class Pumpkin Decorating Contest

During the last week of October, each class will be given a pumpkin to decorate together. Mike Hansen at Hansen’s Independent has generously donated the pumpkins to our school! Me to We will organize the pumpkins on the front tables in the lobby and as a school, each student will vote for their favourite pumpkin. Students have a chance to be creative, have fun and get into the school spirit. The winning class will receive a special treat!

Black and Orange Day

On Wednesday October 31, staff and students at EES are encouraged to wear black and orange to celebrate Halloween. Show your school spirit!

Calling All Three Year Olds – Kindergarten Registration

November 13, 2018
Please call to book an appointment.
All parents with children eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year should plan to attend the CATYO.