December 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

November came and it went but we had a great month! Thanks to everyone involved in preparing our Remembrance Day Service and thanks to our guests for attending. Our service was very well done!

I continue to reflect on my two months at Hullett Central PS, and one thing that really stands out to me is the care and concern that our staff has for our students. Hullett Central has a staff who truly value the importance of high quality education. All staff engage in professional learning in an effort to continuously improve their practice. Our students are very fortunate to have a staff like ours!

Also, we have a great school community. Our students and staff consistently demonstrate kindness and respect. A very accepting and positive vibe is felt in and around our school!

I’d like to wish everyone a very happy holiday and all the best in 2019! As always, should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to come and see me at the school, call me at 519-523-4201 or email me at matthew.robinson@ed.amdsb.ca .

Primary Christmas Concert

Our Primary Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 12th. There will be a dress rehearsal at 12:30 p.m. for students, staff and available family members. The evening performance will take place at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Identity-Based Data Collection

From December 3rd to December 7th, students and families from across the Avon Maitland District School Board will be participating in a new opportunity focused on the collection of Student Identity-Based Data. This project is part of a provincial pilot offered by the Ministry of Education’s Equity Secretariat. Its purpose is to enhance understanding of Ontario students in order to create positive learning environments where student achievement, well-being and equity are prioritized. A link to the survey will be sent to families from grades K-6, and students in grades 7 and 8 will complete the survey in class. Please contact the school if you would prefer a paper copy of the survey or if you have any questions.

“Me to We” Food Drive and Spirit Days

Our “Me to We” group has organized a food drive and spirit days. The following is the schedule:

Friday (November 30) – Lunch Snacks, PJ and Stuffy Day
Monday (December 3) – Canned Proteins/Beans, Hat Day
Tuesday (December 4) – Breakfast Items, Gum Day
Wednesday (December 5) – Pasta/Rice, Jersey Day
Thursday (December 6) – Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Wacky Hair Day

Let’s show our school spirit and how much Hullett cares!

“Me to We” Candygrams

Our “Me to We” group will be selling Candygrams from December 10-13th. Candygrams will be distributed to students on December 14th. Candygrams will be $2 each, and proceeds will go to a local charity yet to be determined.

PA Day/Christmas Break

Just a reminder, Friday, December 7th is a PA Day and there is no school for students. Our Christmas Break is Saturday, December 22nd until Sunday, January 6th. Classes will resume Monday, January 7th. Have a great holiday, everyone!

Blyth Parade

Hullett Central PS was represented at the recent Blyth Christmas Parade. A special thanks to John and Jennifer Storey for donating the float and thanks to Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Anderson and participating students and families.

Meat Draw Fundraiser

Meat Calendar Draw tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $10 each or three for $20 and each family is asked to sell 15 tickets. Funds raised will be used to purchase new iPads and/or Chromebooks for the school. Tickets and money need to be returned to the school by December 17th. Draws will start on January 1, 2019, and results will be posted on the Hullett Facebook page and the school website.

Cyber Safety Tips

Some valuable cyber safety tips for all of us:

  1. Never leave your device unattended: Teach your children how valuable these devices are and to keep them close.
  2. Click with caution: When in doubt, do not click on the link.
  3. Passwords: Teach your kids to protect accounts with strong, unique passwords and not to share with friends.
  4. Be wary of using social media: There are many risks that come with social accounts. Stalking and bullying are two very real dangers.
  5. Be a good online citizen: Practice good online etiquette and to never say mean things.

Weather Delays and Cancellations

Hullett Central Public School will be utilizing School Messenger to communicate weather cancellations and delays. This communication will be made via e-mail and/or text message. To “opt in” to receive text messages via School Messenger, text YES to 978338 . Information about cancellations and delays will also be posted on Twitter at @HullettCPS and online on the Huron Perth School Transportation Services site.

Swimming/Skating

On Thursday, December 20th, our grades 1-8 students will be going to the North Huron Wescast Recreation Centre in Wingham. Grades 1-3 will swim from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and then return to the school. Grades 4-8 will skate from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and swim from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Permission forms will be sent home soon.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 7th: Identity-Based Data Collection Survey

Friday, December 7th: PA Day, no school for students

Monday, December 10th – Thursday, December 13th: Candygram Sales

Friday, December 14th: Candygrams distributed

Wednesday, December 12th: Primary Christmas Concert (dress rehearsal at 12:30 pm and evening performance at 7:00 pm)

Thursday, December 13th: Primary Christmas Concert snow date

Thursday, December 13th: Grade 8 Tech Day at CHSS

Friday, December 14th: Hullett Hawks School Dance

Monday, December 17th: Meat Draw tickets and money due

Monday, December 17th: Epicure orders delivered

Thursday, December 20th: Skating and Swimming Excursion

Friday, December 21st: Last day of school before Christmas Holidays

Monday, January 7th: First day back after the Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 16th: Tubing

From all of us at Hullett Central Public School, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!