March 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Optimism is the way you see and think about the things that are happening around you. It is about looking for the good in all situations or the way to improve upon what you are experiencing. Approaching learning tasks, homework, sports and daily with the mindset that things are going too well, even when they are difficult, has roots in optimism. It is believing that you can do, or that you can make things better.

As we move through the month of March, we will continue our year-long school focus on kindness and build into our kindness activities the sense of optimism. As each snow-day came and went and each snowflake continues to fall, we will continue to be optimistic that Spring will come eventually. So, when life gives you snow storms, build snowpeople!

Updates and Reminders

Just a reminder that March Break is from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2019. Enjoy your holiday!

We are wishing Ms. Jackson the very best as she begins her maternity leave on March 8th and we are warmly welcoming Ms. Gerber as our new Vice Principal until June 2019.

Ms. Gerber may be a familiar face to some families as she returns to the Seaforth school community.

Upcoming PD Days – April 5, 2019, June 7, 2019, June 28, 2019.

Loud and Proud – Mass band performance day – May 7th at Stratford Northwestern SS.

Music Monday – Music and Arts Night – May 13th Seaforth hallways and gym. Scholastic Book Fair will be open on this day!

School Council Meeting and Playground Committee

Our next School Advisory Council meeting will be held on Monday April 29th, at 6:00 p.m. The agenda will focus on upcoming academic work for the remainder of the year and special school events. We will be creating our vision for the 2019-2020 school year and generating areas where we need parents to help out to allow our events to run smoothly. This council wants to be active and create opportunities for families to be engaged in the school during and beyond the school day. Come out and be part of the excitement at Seaforth PS. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will provide pizza for parents and students attending. Child care (story books and quiet movie) will be provided. We will send home a notice early in April with a sign-up ticket to allow us to order enough pizza.

Council minutes are posted to our school website when they are approved each month. Joining our School Council is an important way that you can make a difference in your child’s school community.

Seaforth Library News

In the new Junior Picture book, “Tricky”, by Kari Rust, Duke and his dog Tricky cheat, steal and play cruel jokes on people. But one day a stranger gives Tricky a lovely treat that melts his heart and he decides he has had enough of tricks. Tricky sets out to become kind and somehow he has to convince Duke to change as well. The bright, cartoon like illustrations add a sense of humour to the story. This book is nominated for a Blue Spruce Award.

After School Story Time, March 12, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., ages 3+. Features games, songs, crafts and rhymes based on the Canadian Forest of Reading program.

Book Club, Thursday March 14, 12 – 1 p.m., Adults. Join us for a brown bag lunch book club. We provide coffee.

Carnegie Film Series, Mondays in March, 1 p.m., Adults and Seniors. Bring your own refreshments. Call the Library for Titles and Ratings. 519-527-1430

EarlyOn, every Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 0-1. Meet other children and parents and learn early literacy brain games, songs and rhymes.

Genealogy Using Ancestry – Advanced, Tuesday March 19, Intermediate Genealogy is a prerequisite, 6-8 p.m. Bring your own laptop or tablet. Now that you’re comfortable with the basics learn the next steps. Registration is required.

Read, Review, Play, March Break, for School aged Children registered in the Forest of Reading. Ongoing games, puzzles and activities. Submit your book reviews and take part in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes.

Story Time, Fridays February 8 – March 29, 10-11 a.m. A program for adults with young children of all ages and abilities to listen to stories, sing songs, and play in a group setting.

Tech Time – Do you need help mastering the latest technologies? Call to book a one on one, 45 minute appointment with our Tech Tutor. Alternate Thursdays and Fridays.
The Library is open on Sundays during the School Year.

March Calendar

April Food/Milk orders are open on SCO
March 8 – Wacky Hair Day
March 10 – Clocks move ahead
March 11- 15 – Spring Break
March 21 – Pizza Day
March 21 – Rock your Socks Day
March 22 – Country Day/Dance
March 26 – April Food/Milk closes on SCO
March 28 – Rollup Day
March 29 – Sub Day – Rescheduled from January 24