June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe how quickly a year passes! As a principal much of June involves planning for the coming school year. We have a draft organization that you will see with this message. This is always considered a tentative organization since enrolment is reviewed every September and changes are possible.

We have one recent change to announce and that is Mrs. Brady’s acceptance of a Teaching and Learning Coach role at the education centre for the upcoming year. Naturally, this will create an opening on our staff that we will fill over the next few weeks. We wish Mrs. Brady well in her new role! We also have some great news to share about Mrs. Munn. She was recommended and will be receiving a mentorship/leadership award by our staff through ETFO. We are super proud of Mrs. Munn’s accomplishments!

We wish to thank all of our families for your support over the year and wish you an enjoyable and restful summer holiday!
~ Carol

Draft Organization for 2018-2019

K 26, 26 and 15
Gr. 1-20
Gr. 1/2-19
Gr. 2-20
Gr. 2/3-19
Gr. 3-20
Gr. 3/4-22
Gr. 4/5–24
Gr. 5/6-25
Gr. 6-28
Gr.6/7-27
Gr.7/8-28
Gr.7/8-27

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. Class placements are announced on the first day of school at an assembly.

Don’t forget that June 8th is a P. D. Day

School Council

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!

  • Rebekha Snell – Chair
  • Leanne Wiseman – Secretary
  • Brenda Chuter – Treasurer
  • Susanne Claussen
  • Barb McIntosh

We are grateful to those of you who may have come out for a meeting or two and /or to support our fundraisers. All help is welcome and appreciated!

Report Cards

Reports will be going home June 26th. Please sign and return page 3 for us prior to the last day of school.

Last Day of School

Thursday, June 28th is the students’ last day of school for the 2017-2018 school year. It is a full day with dismissal at 3:15 p.m. as usual.

YMCA Before & After School Program

For many parents and guardians, their children’s school day is often shorter than their work day. So the YMCA before and after program makes sure your children are well looked after when not in school. Whether you need early morning or after school care YMCA ensures your child enjoys a safe, secure environment. We offer from ages 4-12 years 7:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Please call 226-932-0541 or email Debbie Wingrove for details.

School Council Elections
September 17th, 2018
All welcome!

Staff appreciation/Walk for Water day

Will be held on June 7th. This is a day for the staff to take a break and enjoy some delicious treats while parents look after lunch duty. If anyone is interested in bringing in some treats or helping with the lunch supervision please call the school at 519-233-3330. Parents who are able to help with this need to be at the school from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. You are also invited to participate in our walk for water fundraiser during the last block of that day. Thanks!

Lost & Found

If your child is missing clothing or shoes please encourage them to check the lost and found or drop by the school and look the items over yourself. Also, an email of photos will be coming out soon. All unclaimed items will be forwarded to a charity the first week of July.

Library Books

Overdue notices will be sent home with students weekly from now until all books are returned. Please remind students to check their desks, classroom bins, and everywhere at home as we do have an extremely large amount of overdue books within the school. If you are unable to find the overdue book you may choose to send in a replacement book, or send in $5.00 for each lost book. Book exchange will wrap up on June 15th. Thanks so much!  Ms.Sygrove

Snack Program

A special thank you to Angela Lawrence who helps purchase food for our snack program. This program provides all the students with special snack days as well as extra food for students who are needing a little more in their lunch. Most of our students use this program regularly.

School Council Message

Well, that is a wrap! Your school council had their last meeting for the school year on May 8, 2018. We would like to say a huge thank you to all that are on council, came to meetings, helped out during the different events and fundraisers. We truly wouldn’t be able to do everything we do without all of our parent and teacher volunteers. Also a big thank you to Mr. Coursey and Mrs. Rauser for both your dedication of time and help at all the meetings. A special assembly was held for the Annual Volunteer Appreciation on May 18th to show how thankful we are for all those volunteers that take time out of their busy schedules to help. No matter how much time is given, we all appreciate it and wouldn’t be able to manage nearly as well without all of you!

As the teachers and students are all gearing up for their year end trips and final 5 weeks of the 2017/2018 School year, council organized the last two fundraisers for Huron Ridge and Metzgers Meats which were both great successes.

May also brought our new little students for their First Ride and orientation. We welcome you all to H.C.S!

Congratulations from Parent Council to all the Grade 8 graduates, may you all make your last weeks here at H.C.S a memorable one before moving on to the next phase of your journey.

Have a safe and fun summer – see you all in the fall.

Help Needed

Our school Track & Field date is Tuesday, June 5th. We are still in need of some people to help run some of the events. If you are available please notify your child’s teacher or office.

Summer time is almost here and so is the 2018 TD Summer Reading Club!

TD Summer Reading Program

At all Huron County libraries throughout the summer, the TD Summer Reading Program is offered to children between the ages of 4 and 12. The program runs from eight weeks starting on Tuesday, July 3rd to Friday, August 24th with our goal being to increase the level of interest in reading with children over the summer break. By playing games, making crafts, winning prizes, and reading together, children are making social connections and are engaging with reading! To get more information and to register, contact or visit your local Huron County library branch.

A summer of exploration and fun awaits you at the Huron County Library!

Friends of the Bayfield Library Invite you to Rockin Rhythms An Interactive Music Extravaganza Bayfield Library June 30 from 10:30– 12:00

Free Multicultural Festival
June 23, 12-8
Goderich, Courthouse Square
kids activities, food and craft vendors and a performance stage with a variety of musicians and dancers.

Bussing

This is just a reminder to all Parents/Guardians.  If your child (ren) is (are) eligible for transportation you are responsible for looking up your child (ren)’s busing information for the 2018/2019 school year.  The busing information for the 2018/2019 school year will be available on the Huron Perth Student Transportation website  mid-August.  (Any child(ren) that are new to the board or are in JK without older siblings at the same residence will receive a phone call mid-late August from the bus company with their bus information.)  Please check the Huron Perth Student Transportation Services website frequently in the last week leading up to the first day of school as routes and times change daily during the last week.

To look up your child’s bus information:
Go to the Huron Perth Student Transportation Services website.
Once you have entered the website:
Select the “Busplanner Web” icon

Then select “Student Login” (Make sure you have selected the correct school year from the drop down arrow box in the top left hand corner of the page before you make any selections)

You will need the following information to login:
Ontario Education Number (OEN)

This can be found on your child’s latest report card and should have 9 numbers

Only include the numbers – do not include hyphens

If the report card only has 8 numbers, then include a zero 0 before the 8 numbers

Date of Birth (Year/Month/Day) (birthdate order format may be different on each computer)

House Address Number or 9-1-1 Address
i.e. for a home address of 4602 Line 32 use only 4602

School Name

The School that the child will be attending in September 2018

This can be selected from the pull-down list

When you gain access to the portal, you will be able to see such information as your child’s eligibility for bus transportation, the Bus Route Number, approximate morning pick-up time and location, approximate afternoon drop-off time and location, transfer bus information (if required), School Bus Company and more.