March 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

It is hard to believe that March is already here and with every month it seems there are new changes to our Admin Team. Mr. Stretton, who has been filling in since Ms Copeland began her leave will be returning to retirement. We are very thankful for the positive energy he has brought to our school and we hope he comes back for visits. In the meantime we are welcoming Ms. Morton back to Seaforth Public School after many years at other schools. She is coming to us from her most recent assignment as Principal at Downie Central School. Welcome Ms. Morton!

March’s Character attribute is Optimism.¬†¬†Optimism is all about seeing the positive side in all situations. Putting on a smile, seeing each challenge as leading you to your goal and keeping a positive outlook is the key to success. Always look at the glass as half-full, and keep striving for your goals.

March Break will be from March 12 to the 16th this year but the month of March is jam pack full of special events such as skating, a ski trip for the grade 7/8s and Easter Weekend as well so it will be hard not to be optimistic this March.

School Advisory Council

Please come and join us for our next meeting March 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. We will chat about upcoming events, fundraising, student achievement and professional learning communities. This month we will listen to presentation for two school picture companies who would like to do our student and grade photos next year. We look forward to your input and your participation!

Illness, Holidays or Early Pick-up

Parents and guardians must notify the office of an absence due to illness or vacation trips.

When a student is to be dismissed or leaving school early due to an appointment, the office must be notified and the parent/guardian must sign the student out at the office. It is most important that the office is aware of these situations to record information for safe arrival and safe dismissal.

Again, we ask that you please do not text your child during instructional time with messages or alternative arrangements for dismissal or pick up. Messages must come through the office. Thank you for your understanding and support with this request.

March Dates

March 1 – Pizza Day
March 1 – April Food/Milk opens
March 6 – SAC meeting – 6:00 p.m. – library
March 7 – Skating – JK, gr 5/6, 6/7, 7/8
March 8 – Skating – 1/2, 3, 3/4, 4/5, 5
March 8 – Boler Mountain – grade 7/8
March 8 – Sub Day
March 9 – Beach Day
March 12 to 16 – March Break
March 22 – Rollup Day
March 23 – Celeb & Superhero Day
March 27 – April Food/Milk closes
March 29 – Grad Pictures – 9:00 a.m.
March 29 – Pizza Day
March 30 – Good Friday
April 2 – Easter Monday

Did You Know ?

We accept your used printer toner cartridges for recycling. Send them into the school, or drop them in the plastic tote container in the lobby.

We also have a collection pail for your dead household batteries! (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V). Send them in and we will get them disposed of properly for you.

Don’t Forget

Check the school website, School Messenger, Twitter or Facebook for current events, newsletters and other notices going home.

Points of Interest

Stop in to see our Mathlete bulletin board where we highlight one student from each classroom for their excellent math work.

We have a new Empathy bulletin board where we celebrate the kindness, caring and empathy of our staff and students at SPS. This board is maintained by our Parent Council.