April 2019 Newsletter

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
– Marcus Aurelius

Principal’s Message

As noted in the Grade 3/4 artwork in our hallway – Spring is Coming!  We have opened up our climbers, the fields are drying up nicely and the children are now spread all over the yard running and playing in lighter clothes and rubber boots and shoes.

We want to welcome Mrs. Gerber back to Seaforth PS as our new Vice Principal. Mrs. Gerber comes to us from her most recent role as a Grade 8 teacher at Hullett Central PS.
Congratulations to Mrs. Jackson and her family on the arrival of Delta Huron Jackson on March 11, 2019. Baby and family are all doing well.

This month we will focus on the character trait of Honesty. As always, we will continue our focus on kindness, empathy and caring for one another in our daily routines and actions.

Updates and Reminders

We have an April PD day on April 5th. You are invited to come to the gym for the afternoon (12:30 – ) where the Community Development Committee will be showing Spiderman, a movie for all ages.

Outdoor shoes and clothing – please send along an extra pair of socks and splash pants for our muddy season. Students should have a pair of indoor and outdoor shoes for recess play to help us maintain our clean school floors.

Upcoming PD Days – June 7th and 28th.

Loud and Proud – Massed band performance day – May 7th at Stratford Northwestern

Music Monday – Music and Arts night – May 13th Seaforth hallways and gym. Book Fair is open that day as well.

School Council Meeting

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 a 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 website when they are approved each month. You can make a difference in your child’s school community so please plan to attend.

Seaforth Library News

“Barnaby Never Forgets” is a great story about a kid who never forgets anything,
well sometimes he remembers the really important stuff. He remembers when
it’s ice cream night, but sometimes he can’t find his glasses. He remembers when the mail comes, but can’t remember to shut the fridge door. This is a laugh out
loud story for younger children about remembering, and sometimes about not
remembering anything! This Jr. Picture book is written by Pierre Collet-Derby and
has been nominated for a Blue Spruce Award.

Book Club. This month we’ll meet Thursday April 11 from 12-1 to discuss Classic Children’s Stories. Join us for great conversation. You bring the lunch and we’ll supply the coffee. New members always welcome.

Carnegie Film Series, continues into April. Bring your own refreshments to the
Monday afternoon screenings. 1 p.m. For Film Titles and Content Ratings call the
Library at 519-527-1430

Tech Time. Do you need help mastering the latest technologies. Call the Library
to book a 45 minute session today.

Vote! Watch! Share virtual popcorn with 2 nominated authors: Leanne Shirtliff
(Blue Spruce) and Shari Green (Silver Birch) at 10:45 – 11:45, then vote for your
favourite book. Voting will continue until April 30.

April Calendar

April 1 – May Food/Milk opens on SCO
April 1 – Grad pictures
April 2 – Celtic Animals in the Classroom – McBride
April 3 – Grade 8 Chicken orders arrive
April 4 – Pizza Day
April 4 – Celeb/Superhero Day
April 5 – PD Day
April 10 – New Friends, Old Friends (JK classes)
April 10 – Blyth Creek Maple Farm (1, 1/2)
April 11 – Rollup Day
April 11 – Water / Waste trips (4/5, 5/6)
April 16 – Senior Basketball tournament
April 18 – Sub Day
April 18 – Beach Day/ Dance
April 19 – Good Friday
April 22 – Easter
April 23 – May Food/Milk closes on SCO
April 25 – Pizza
April 29 – School Council Meeting – 6pm

School Cash Online

Way to go! Our school is currently at 95.41% adopted, with the next closest school at 93.49%. Let’s reach 100%.

Did you know:

  • you can dump money into your eWallet (works like a Timmy’s card) and reload it as needed.
  • the SCO account stays with your child(ren) through to graduation from secondary school.
  • SCO works for all your children, whether they are in elementary or secondary school.
  • your banking account information is never retained on SCO, meaning you need that information every time you make a transaction – known as an eCheque. Hence, eWallet is easier!
  • you will use SCO to pay for – class trips, school fundraising, food, milk, and more!

If you haven’t already signed up, you’ll need to login to the SchoolCashOnline website.

You first register yourself, then when you confirm registration, you will require your child’s OEN – which is the 9 digit number on their report card (no spaces or hyphens). Associate all your children and see all trips, food/milk, or fundraising available to them (for a limited time). You will receive email reminders closer to the deadlines of each.