June 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Wow…the school year is coming to a close. It just seems I was greeting students and getting to know families. Students will be completing yearly curriculum and assessments so teachers are able to complete their final reports. June is always a busy month and this one is no exception. Teachers have planned educational end of the year trips. Our athletes are preparing for track and field and 3-pitch.  Finally, our grade three and six students have just finished EQAO!

Over the next few weeks of June, there will be some changes made to the entrance of the playground by the “Kiss and Drop Zone”. Enrollment has increased to the point where we need a portable classroom for next school year. Changes will need to be made to the fences so a portable can be placed on the corner of the school yard sometime in mid June. We will keep you informed when changes will occur or if routines need to change for a short time.

Remember if you have any questions or concerns please contact the school so that we can continue to work together.

With Kind Regards, Ross MacSorley

Coming Events

June 1—Fun Fair 5—8 p. m.
June 4—Parent Council Meeting
June 5— Gr. 1 & 1/2 classes to Kintail
June 5—Kindergarten Orientation
June 5—Pita Pit Lunch
June 6—Gr. 3/4 class to Camp Menesetung
June 7—Gr. 5 class to African Lion Safari
June 8 — PA Day
June 11—Grade 6 Shakespeare Production at 7 p.m.
June 12— North Region Track and Field
June 13—Gr. 3—IFarm Presentation in Stratford
June 15—Gr. 4 class to Rock Glenn
June 15—Jump Rope for Heart
June 18—Gr. 3 class to Fanshawe Pioneer Village
June 19—District Track Meet—Stratford
June 19—Pita Pit Lunch
June 20—Volunteer Lunch
June 21—Jr. 3 Pitch Tournament
June 22—Kinders to Camp Menesetung
June 22—Gr. 2 & 2/3 to Camp Kintail
June 25-26 — Grade 6 to Kintail
June 26—Report Cards Home
June 27—Grade 6 Graduation at 2 p.m.
June 28—Last day of classes

Fun Fair

Remember our Fun Fair is on Friday, June 1 from 5-8 p.m. rain or shine. Proceeds will go towards technology purchases and other resources for classrooms.

Some reminders:

Giant Cookies should be at the school before 11a.m. on Friday, June 1.  It’s going to be a great time!

Look for:

  • Giant Airslide
  • Raffles
  • Giant Cookie Contest (Decorating) Cookie Walk Game
  • Face Painting Tattoo Booth Mini Manicures
  • Concession Stand Sack Races
  • Sci-Tech Challenge Photo Booth
  • Speed Gun—ball throwing

Virtue of the Month: Integrity

Integrity is standing up for what you believe is right and living by your highest values. It is being honest and sincere with others and yourself. You practice integrity when your words and actions match. Even when it is hard to do the right thing,

Concussion Protocol

The Avon Maitland District School Board recognizes concussions as a serious injury which requires appropriate follow-up measures to reduce risk of potential additional injury. Concussion awareness, prevention, identification and management are a priority for the Avon Maitland District School Board. Our Concussion Protocol, AP 319, is available on the Board website.

If a child receives a bang, bump or blow to the head, face or neck then we will check them for signs of concussion and notify the parent/ guardian. In the case of an emergency, we notify the parents/guardians/emergency contacts immediately. If no signs of concussion are present, we will send a form home with your child so that you know to monitor them for signs of concussion over the next 24-28 hours.

Unused Medication

If your child receives medication at school, there is possibly some left in our medicine chest.  Please arrange to pick this up by the end of the day on June 28th.

Pizza Day

The last pizza day of the year will be Thursday, June 28th.

Summer Clothing

The warm weather has arrived and with it students are enjoying wearing more casual summer clothing. Our school dress code requires clothing that adequately covers (even while moving and stretching). All undergarments must be covered. Your assistance in helping your child(ren) understand the type of clothing that is appropriate for a public learning environment is greatly appreciated.

School Council

Our final meeting of the school year will be on Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. There will be babysitting provided. We’ll talk about our budget, the Fun Fair and the amazing technology purchases we will be able to add to Eastdale classrooms this year.

Lost and Found

Your lost items miss you! Please come take them home! Lost & Found is located in the boot room. Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of June.

Library News

The library has been a great resource all year for students and staff. As the year draws to an end, all books are due back to the library on or before June 13, 2018 so that year end duties can be done and be ready to serve staff and students for the 2018-19 school
year. Slips will be going home in June to remind students to return any library books that are overdue. If your child gets a slip, please help locate the book and have them return it to the library.

Overdue books that have not been returned at the end of the school year will be assessed a fine to cover the cost of replacement of the book.

For the love of reading, please encourage your child to go to your local public library during the summer so that they can continue to enjoy reading. If you have access to a computer, tablet or reading device such as a kobo and have a library card, you can access lots of ebooks free through the library also.

Enjoy your summer! Ms. MacNeil

Shakespeare Play

The Listowel Eastdale Grade 6 class invites you to see their last play at Eastdale. They will be presenting on June 11th at 7 p.m.  Save the date and come support our Grade 6 students.

Organization of Classes

At this time of year, the principal, in consultation with the staff, considers the most effective groupings of students for instruction, for all students, for the upcoming school year. Principals and staff consider a range of factors, including, but not limited to, the academic, emotional and potential social benefits or concerns when placing a child in a given class.

Class placement will be announced the first day of school but is subject to change at any point throughout the year.

Let’s Talk Tech and Math

The AMDSB Parent Involvement Committee invites you to it’s next event:  Let’s Talk Tech and Math Evening.

June 6, 2018 at the Seaforth Public School gymnasium from 6:30—8:30 p.m.

It will be an interactive evening showing you how technology intersects with math in the classroom, giving you a hands-on opportunities to use technology. There will also be a homework help demonstration.

You can drop in throughout the evening similar to an Open House. Children are welcome.

For more information contact Janice Richmond, 519-527-0111 x132.

Huron Perth Student Transportation

This is just a reminder to all Parents/Guardians. If your child (ren) is (are) eli gible 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.

Here is a letter to parents and guardians about information on how to look up your child’s bus information.