November 2017 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

We will be happy to greet you here at the school on November 2nd and 3rd for the progress report interviews.

The Junior Soccer Tournament took place on October 20th and a good time was had by all at the Mornington and Newton Fields. Many thanks to Coach Jagger and her team! Also, thanks go out to all staff and students who helped in any way to make the day run so smoothly. I’d also like to thank Mr. Keith McIntosh of the Newton Tigers soccer for all his help in getting the fields lined at Newton and for organizing the paint and sprayer. Lastly (but not least) we thank Mrs. Kelly and her team of line painters who did such a nice job on our Mornington fields! Beautiful work team!

Our thanks also go to the Township of Perth East for allowing us yet again to use the Newton soccer fields.  Congratulations also to our Intermediate Soccer Team who travelled to Elma School on October 20th for their tournament. Thank you to Coach Kelly for your dedication to our new Intermediate Soccer Team!

Farm Credit Canada made a very welcome donation to our Mornington Central breakfast program. Without help from community partners like FCC our program would not be able to offer as much as we do. Sincere thanks to Farm Credit Canada!

If you are at the school, please take a look at our new math bulletin board outside of Miss Graham’s room. Each month we post a math problem or question and students are asked to come up with solutions. We can see the different ways of thinking about math and the children enjoy offering their thoughts and answers.

Please make sure that your children practice reading and basic math facts for a few minutes at home each night. The more we practice reading and math the better we get, and it only takes a few minutes of time at home each night. Thank you for your support.
We wish everyone a happy month of November.

Lions Club Hearing & Vision Screening

In partnership with local Lions Club organizations, we are pleased to offer hearing and vision screening for JK and SK students. We understand the impact of having healthy eyes and good hearing on your child’s overall health, well-being, and education. JK/SK Vision and Hearing Screening is coming to Mornington Central School on Tuesday, November 21st at 12:00 p.m.

Picture Re-take Day!

Picture order forms are due November 10th. Students who were absent on photo day will have an opportunity to have their photos taken on retake day on Wednesday, November 22nd at 9:00 a.m.

Remembrance Day Assembly

Mornington Central will be observing Remembrance Day this year on Friday, November 10th, at 9:00 a.m. Each class will attend this assembly and poppies will be distributed to all students. Family members are welcome to attend.

Kindergarten Registration

It is with pleasure that we invite parents and children getting ready for Kindergarten in September 2018 to visit our school on November 14th, 2017. It is a chance for your child to see what our school has to offer, meet other children of their age and play some exciting games while you sign them up for Kindergarten 2018! Registration events are taking place at Avon Maitland Schools throughout November 2017.

These special events are for children who would be starting school in Junior or Senior Kindergarten in September 2018 who are:

  • 3 years old by December 31, 2017 (eligible for JK), born in 2014.
  • 4 years old by December 31
  • 2017 (eligible for SK), born in 2013

At the event you can sign up your child for Junior or Senior Kindergarten for 2018, see how they engage in fun learning activities and get tips on how to prepare your child for school.  The kindergarten registration event is taking place at this school on Tuesday, November 14th. For more information and to book an appointment, call 519-595-8995.

Ready for Winter

How do I know when buses are cancelled and/or my school is closed?

Huron Perth Student Transportation Services makes it easy to get your school bus delay and cancellation information. Already you can follow the announcements by going to our website or by following your school’s twitter account. You don’t need to have a twitter account to get this information, as the latest Tweet appears on the main page of your school’s website.

HPSTS has a smart phone App – called HPSTS. This App is available for iPhones, Android Smartphones and Windows OS Smartphones and is absolutely free. This App will bring you all the latest announcements regarding school bus or school delays and cancellations.

The HPSTS App is available in the Google Play Store for smartphones using the Android OS. For iphones and Windows OS phones go to the following link to install the app: or you can use your smartphone to scan the QR code at the beginning of this story to install the app.

As in the past, you can also monitor local radio stations during inclement weather for the latest announcements on cancellations or delays.

For further information please contact Huron Perth Student Transportation Services at 1-888-871-7722 or visit our website at

Attendance Reminder

Just a reminder to call the school office at 519-595-8995 if your child(ren) will not be attending school, either because they are ill, have a medical appointment, or maybe going away on vacation. All calls need to be placed before 9:00 a.m. by a parent. You are also welcome to leave a message on our school answering machine as to why your child is not attending school. Thank you!

Reading Volunteers Needed

Mornington School is currently seeking volunteers to read with children. If you are interested in spending a couple hours a week or every other week reading with children, please contact Mrs. Abbinett. If you have a little time or flexibility in your schedule, we sure could use your help!

Breakfast for Learning Program

A big thank you to those who volunteer to help us out with Breakfast Club. We are looking for more volunteers to run it successfully. If you can help out, and are free from about 8:15 a.m. until a little after 9:00 a.m. on a Thursday or Friday morning, please give the office a call.

Nut Free Mornington Central School

A reminder that we strive to be a nut and nut product free school as much as possible. There are many people who have severe life threatening allergies to nuts, and we may have people in the building (students, education workers, visitors) who have these types of allergies. Thank you very much for your continued diligence and for not sending nut products in lunches.