April 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Happy Spring! I’m sure everyone was just as eager as me to begin to see and hear the signs of spring! April is packed with fun and exciting things in the Hullett Central school community. One highlight will be our Hullett Auction fundraiser. Our School Advisory Committee has been working hard at planning this annual event. This will be my first Hullett Auction and, from what I’ve been told, the community support is amazing!

Unfortunately, we have been experiencing some vandalism at Hullett this year. Letters on our school sign have been broken off on three separate occasions. Reports were filed with the police after each of the incidents. Here’s hoping we can put an end to this.

As always, if 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.

Hullett Auction Fundraiser

The annual Hullett Auction will take place on Friday, April 12th from 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m at the Blyth Community Arena. Auction donation items are always welcome and can be dropped off at the school. We sincerely appreciate your support for Hullett Central Public School, and we hope to see you on the evening of April 12th.

OurSchools Survey

Our grade 4-8 students will be participating in the OurSchools survey again this year. Students will complete the survey between April 8th and 12th. Survey measures include such topics as behaviours and attitudes linked to student success, emotional and social well-being and physical health. For more information about the OurSCHOOL Student Survey, please visit The Learning Bar Inc.’s website.

Lunch Monitor Training

Yes, it finally happened! A trainer from St John Ambulance was at the school to train our lunch monitors on Tuesday, March 19th. Lunch monitors were provided with knowledge and understanding of choking hazards and basic first aid.

Robotics

The Hullett Robotics Team, comprised of Brady Graf, Kaden Huether, Jacob Josling and Brody Nesbitt, has been working hard to develop skills and confidence in coding and robotics. They have completed three out of four mini challenges with completion of the 4th and final mini challenge well under way. With the 4th challenge completed they will move on to compete against other Avon Maitland District School Board students at the D&D Automation’s “Battle of the Bots” on April 25th in Stratford. We are proud of our team and look forward to the battle on April 25th!

Mikayla in NYC

“Hi, my name is Mikayla and recently the National Lions Club awarded me with a full paid trip to the Big Apple, New York City because I wrote an essay and placed first in the world. When we got to our hotel, we put our stuff away and went to Times Square.There was a Hershey’s factory and there were billboards everywhere. The next day was our tour day, so we got on the tour bus. Our first stop was the ferry to Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty is.Liberty Island was fun and interesting because it was full of facts and history.  Next, we went to Ellis Island where ancestors came to become American citizens. There was a museum there and it had a lot of interesting facts! After that we went back to the bus, our next stops included Wall Street, Ground Zero and Central Park.  The next day was the day we went to the United Nations to accept my award for winning first in the world for my peace essay.  At the United Nations, members from Lions Club’s from all over the world came and spoke.  Somehow I managed to stay awake until my turn to go up and speak. Everybody loved me and I got a standing ovation! It ultimately was the best thing ever. Then the next day we headed home, honestly l was glad to leave, I was so exhausted. I hope I win again next year, bye!”

Senior Basketball

The Central West Senior Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 17th. We will be going to CHSS for the day to play other schools in our region. Best of luck to all those attending.

Science Fair

This year the Grade 6/7 and Grade 8 classes will be participating in the School Science Fair. Students have already begun to work and continue to work hard on their presentations. Presentations are due Friday, May 3rd and will be presented in the gym on the morning of Friday, May 10th. Parents are invited and welcome to come and view all the presentations.

Spring Photos

Spring photos will take place on Tuesday, April 30th. Students are asked to bring their smiles on that day.

Good Friday/Easter Monday

A reminder that Friday, April 19th is Good Friday and Easter Monday is Monday, April 22nd. There is no school for students on these days.

Digital Citizenship Presentation

On Thursday, April 11th, there will be a presentation called “Red” at the school. Students will be educated about digital footprints and digital citizenship. More information about the performance can be found at the big kid entertainment website.

Upcoming Dates

April 3 – Science Fair in Seaforth
April 5 – PA Day
April 10 – Gr 4 Trip to Agriculture and Water Festival
April 11 – Digital Footprint/Citizenship Assembly for all students
April 12 – Hullett Auction Fundraiser
April 17 – Sr Basketball Tournament
April 18 – Sr Basketball Tournament (alternate date)
April 19 – Good Friday – no school
April 22 – Easter Monday – no school
April 30 – Spring Photos