June 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

The last month of the school year is suddenly here and what a great year it has been. While writing this newsletter, I do not know what my assignment will be for next year. At present, it is expected that Ms. Copeland and Ms Padfield-Jackson will be returning from their leaves in September and Ms. Morton will be retiring after many years of dedicated service to the Avon Maitland DSB. While Ms. Morton and I have only been at Seaforth for a short time, I am sure I speak for both of us, when I say that will have many fond memories of the students, staff, families as well as the wider community of Seaforth Public School. We wish our grade 8 graduates and all our students the best of luck in their future endeavours and we are convinced that the experiences they have had at SPS, as well as the support they have enjoyed from their families at home, have set them on a steady course for the years to come.

Ms. Morton and Mr. Bennett

Seaforth PS Day at the Races June 17

Seaforth Public School Fundraiser
1:30 – 4:30 at Clinton Raceway
Trackside BBQ. Silent Auction bake sale
10 Live Harness Races
Free gift for Dad / Super Sunday Prizes

Let’s Talk Tech and Math Evening
June 6, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Seaforth Public School gymnasium

– An interactive evening showing parents how technology intersects with math in the classroom
– Giving parents hands-on opportunities to use technology
– Homework help demonstration

A variety of stations will be set up that will focus on the four grade segments of learning; Primary K-3, Junior 4-6, Intermediate 7-10 and Senior 11-12.

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

Ontario Fun Pass

Celebrate the summer with savings when planning a trip to Ontario’s attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass.

The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on a daily parking permit at selected Ontario provincial parks. Simply bring a coupon to any participating attraction.

Watch for the 2018 Fun Pass booklet that will arrive with your kids’ report card in June, or visit Ontario.ca/funpass for more information about the program and to download the coupons.

Volunteers

Over the course of a school year, we are supported by many volunteers on a regular basis. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many volunteers who dedicate their time to the staff and students at Seaforth Public. We thank them for reading with us, helping us with math, playing games and supporting our nutrition program. We certainly cannot get along without our volunteer support.

If you wish to volunteer at the school in the 2018-2019 school year, you will require the Vulnerable Sector Check form to be completed. Please pick up the paperwork from the office. Checks are good for 12-months. You will require this record check to attend field trips and to support students within the school building.

Are you ready for summer? Get ready for the 2018 TD Summer Reading Club!

The TD Summer Reading Club is back this summer at all twelve Huron County library branches! The reading program runs for eight weeks throughout the summer starting on Tuesday, July 3rd and running until Friday, August 24th. The program is offered to students between the ages of 4 and 12; however older students are welcome to volunteer with the program. The main goal of the program is to increase the level of interest in reading for children over the summer. We have planned creative crafts, goofy games, and of course superb stories to engage children of all backgrounds and interests! We will provide stories, crafts, games, and songs for participants based on the weekly theme. You can get more information or register for the TD Summer Reading Club by calling or visiting your local library branch.

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

School Advisory Council

Our next meeting is Tuesday June 5th at 6:00 p.m. Your advisory council will be discussing plans for the upcoming school year and events during the school year end. Please plan to join us for snacks and conversations. You do not have to attend meetings to support your council. If you are interested in being part of a committee or simply a helping hand, please contact the school 519-527-0790 or Council Chair – Grace Short.

June Calendar

June 1 – Tennis (Grades 4-8)
June 1 – J/K students to Morrison Dam
June 4 – Lawn Bowling (9:15-12:15)
June 5 – Camp Kintail (Mokos, Lobb)
June 6 – First Ride Bus Program – New JK students
June 6 – Morrison Dam (Nelson, McBride)
June 7 – Band to Canada Wonderland
June 7 – Sub Day
June 8 – PD Day – no classes
June 8 – Safety Day at Agriplex
June 11 – Lawn Bowling (9:15-12:15)
June 12 – Regional Track & Field
June 13 – Regional Track & Field (raindate)
June 14 – Rollup Day
June 15 – Hat Day
June 15 – North Woods (Cook, Durand, Hewitt)
June 15 – Tennis (gr 4-8)
June 17 – SPS day at the Races
June 18 – Lawn Bowling (9:15-12:15)
June 18 – Camp Menesetung (Nelson, McBride)
June 19 – District Track and Field
June 19 – Swimming (Cook, Durand, Hewitt)
June 19 – Swimming (Lobb, Mokos)
June 20 – District Track & Field (raindate)
June 20 – Edge of Walton (Rivett, Regier)
June 21 – Pizza Day
June 21 – Press Start! (gr 5/ 6, 6, 7/ 8) noon & 7 pm
June 22 – End of the Year Dance(s)
June 22 – Tennis (Grades 4-8)
June 25 – We Walk for Water
June 25 – Swimming (Rivett, Regier)
June 25 – Swimming (Dunseith, Hundey)
June 26 – Grade 8 Grad
June 26 – Play Day
June 27 – Talent Show
June 28 – Swimming (Nelson, McBride)
June 28 – Last Day of School!

Thanks for a terrific year and have a great summer!