October 2018 Mini Newsletter

More October news…

Walking/Wheeling is good for everyone!

We are excited to announce that we have begun an in-depth process called School Travel Planning that will help us get more students walking or cycling to/from school. School Travel Planning has had much success at other schools across the country—helping to improve children’s physical and mental health, and reduce traffic congestion and emissions.

This program asks that we share our concerns about why children are not walking or cycling so that we can determine the barriers preventing children from walking and cycling to Romeo School. Our concerns will then be shared with people like city planners, school planners and police so that we can benefit from their support and advice if we need big-picture changes to our streets or enforcement. We will also be working with Public Health on education and encouragement activities. Stay tuned for more information.

Please remember that all Halloween candy that comes to school must be nut free. Please assist your child in making safe choices.

On October 30th all students will be part of a bus evacuation assembly and practice drill. All students in Avon Maitland will participate in this training in the fall.

Mike’s Lanes Bowling Club Cards

Back by popular demand- Mike’s Lanes Bowling Club Cards are back! Each card entitles you to 10 hours of bowling for the low price of $40.00. This means you save $400! You can have up to 6 people in your lane and all you have to pay for is the price of your shoe rental (just $2.85). This also includes Glow In the Dark Bowling! The card is valid until April 30th 2019. This is a great Christmas gift or a great way to have fun in the winter! All proceeds will benefit Romeo Students if you call or text Michelle at 519-301-3360.

Progress Reports and Interviews

Progress Reports go home Monday, October 29 and Parent and Teacher interviews are November 1 in the evening and November 2 in the morning. You will find an interview form attached to this newsletter to return to the school indicating your preferences.

Photo Retake Day

Student photo retake day is scheduled to take place on Thursday October 18. Photo retakes are for students who need their photo retaken, or for any students who were absent from school at the previously scheduled time.

The Great Big Crunch

On October 18th students, teachers, parents and others who are passionate about healthy food are invited to share their enthusiasm in a national moment of anti-silence. Since 2006, Canadians from coast to coast have participated in the Great Big Crunch, an initiative of FoodShare Toronto. The Romeo School apples were donated from local producers. Volunteers will clean, count and drop off enough for each class and then we will countdown to our very own “Great Big Crunch”!

K-Kids Update – October Food Drive

Our K-Kids Club is up and running – this enthusiastic group of students are busy planning many events for our school and community. One of the first events they have planned is an October Food Drive. K-Kids members are asking students to bring in any non-perishable food items (canned or boxes) which will be donated to our local foodbank. Non-perishable food items will be collected from October 22-26th. Any monetary donations will also be accepted and sent to the UNICEF program supported by the K-Kids and Kiwanis Clubs. Thank you very much for your donations to help out those in our community!

Cushion Concert

Cushion Concert at the Stratford Public Library, auditorium
Sunday, October 28, 2 to 3 p.m.
Presented by the Stratford Symphony Orchestra

A fun, educational and free program for families to hear and enjoy musical instruments. This concert will feature a Brass Trio with Dave Manning on the trumpet, Randi Patterson on the horn and Susan Follows on the trombone.
Everyone welcome!

Dates to remember:

Picture Retake Day – Thursday, October 18

Stratford Municipal Election Day – Monday, October 22

Report Cards go home – Monday, October 29

Evening Interviews 3:30-7:00- Thursday, November 1

P.A. Day Interviews 8:45-12:00- Friday, November 2

School Council Meeting 7:00- Tuesday November 13 (Library- we’d love to see you!)

Skating at the Allman Arena

Children must wear skates and CSA approved helmets on the ice. A cloth bag or backpack to carry these items in while walking to and from the arena would be helpful. Mittens/gloves and snow pants are encouraged. Our first school skating date is Friday, November 9.