November 2018 Newsletter

Courage

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Principal’s Message

We will take time this month to reflect on the character attribute of Courage. It is the power of courage that allows us each day to learn something new, despite our worry about failure, it is the courage to face obstacles that make us fearful and to overcome life’s challenges and to stand up for what is right.

Many of our students are demonstrating their courage, compassion and interests by taking part in our many clubs, activities and learning initiatives in the classroom and throughout the school. Our Mathlete wall is filled again for the month – you are welcome to come and check it out. Our students of the month are celebrated on the CORE and our teachers are busy bringing students together through extra-curriculars in music, coding club, sports, Me-to-We and as student leaders. This is an active and busy place to be learning each and every day.

PD Day and Interviews

Thank you to our teacher and families who completed interviews on the evening of November 1st and Friday November 2nd. Research shows that when parents take an active interest and are involved in their child’s learning and time at school, the outcomes for success are increased significantly. Your support for your child’s learning and classroom involvement is valued by our school team.

Calling All Three Year Olds (CATYO)

Monday November 5th, 9-11 a.m. we are hosting our registrations for Kindergarten.

If you have or know of a three year old child (born in 2015) who will be eligible for Junior Kindergarten next year, please have them call 519-527-0790 to register.

Eye See…Eye Learn

Junior kindergarten students (born 2014) are eligible for “Eye See…Eye Learn”.  Children in JK qualify for a pair of complimentary glasses!Start your child’s education with clear vision and healthy eyes.  Book your OHIP-covered eye exam with an Eye See…Eye Learn participating optometrist before June 20, 2019  For more information, go to the Eye See…Eye Learn website.

Weather Changes

With cooler weather upon us, please send along appropriate outdoor gear for your student(s). We will be outdoors for two 20-minute recess breaks daily unless it is pouring rain or very frigid temperatures. Rain boots, warm coats, hat and mitts and a pair of splash pants are always helpful items to bring to school each day. Remember, this is the season for wet footwear, be sure to send in a pair of indoor shoes and socks. We have some extras to choose from if you forget or need a pair to borrow for some time. Labelling items is always a great idea, so any Lost & Found items can find their way back home!

Bus Cancellations

When the weather is questionable, please check for delays and cancellations on the Cancellations and Delays Website.
We will also post to Twitter and Facebook as well as local radio stations.

Poinsettia Sales

Our Grade 8 students are selling poinsettias to support their trip to Celtic in May. If you are looking for some beautiful poinsettias or greenery from Huron Acres, please contact a Grade 8 student or call the school to place your order. We thank you for your support.

We Scare Hunger

Our food drive has been very successful again this year. Thank you to everyone who has contributed non-perishable food items for the local food bank. Mrs. Regier and Mrs. Dawe worked with our student Me-to-We team to organize the food drive. We have collected and donated 525 food items and $675 in cash donations to the Seaforth Food Bank! Thanks for showing that Cubs Care! We will soon be putting up our mitten, hats, and socks tree to collect cold weather items for families in need. These items will be donated to the Goderich Women’s Shelter and Men’s shelters in our area.

November Dates

November 1 – Dec food/milk – opens
November 1 – Roll up Day
November 1 – Interviews – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 2 – Interviews – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
November 2 – PD Day – no classes
November 5 – CATYO – am registration
November 6 – Gr 5/6N- workshop
November 8 – Sub Day
November 8 – Picture Retake Day
November 9 – Remembrance Assembly -10:15
November 15 – Pizza Day
November 20 – Food/Milk (Dec) – closes
November 22 – Roll up Day
November 29 – Sub Day

Vulnerable Sector Checks

As part of the academic learning, our classes take part in field trips throughout the year. We also rely on the additional support of our volunteers in the classroom throughout the year. All volunteers attending class trips or supporting at the school must provide a copy of an up-to-date vulnerable sector check, OPP form L220E. This must be completed, attached to a letter from the school and taken in person to the OPP detachment. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Remembrance Day

We will be hosting our Remembrance Day assembly on November 9th at 10:15 a.m. in the gym. Please join us if you are able.

Students and families are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Day acknowledgement at the cenotaph in Seaforth on November 11th. Some of our students will be participating by laying a wreath and ringing the bells at the Anglican Church. We will show our respect to veterans and people who are serving and our first responders.

Read about the Bells of Peace taking place on November 11th at 5:05 p.m.

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