June 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

We have arrived in the final month of the school year. Each September we embark on a new school year and June seems to be so very far away. It seems that in no time at all we are completing our learning, making summer plans and thinking about our achievements from our hard work and efforts. Congratulations to each and every student, parent and staff member for setting high expectations for learning and behaviour and putting in the time and effort to achieve those goals.

Our Character Attribute for this month is integrity. It is with integrity that we participate as honest and committed members of our class, part of a team, take our place in the band or choir and interact as individuals. Be true to yourself and your character. Believe in the right thing and do the right thing.

Integrity: Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” -Henry David Thoreau

Safe Arrival

Just a reminder, now that the nicer weather is here, the safety rules are important for student arrival/dismissal. The crosswalk is supervised starting at 8:35 a.m. due to the volume of students crossing Chalk St. Students must cross at the marked crosswalk area, not at the corner of Franklin and Chalk streets. Bikes must be walked down the alleyway and students are asked not to ride their bikes down the sidewalk where the buses are unloading. Our morning yard duty teacher comes on the yard at 8:40 a.m. Students arriving before that time are unsupervised on the playground equipment and yard areas. Safety is our priority. Please remind your child(ren) of the expectations for safe arrival and dismissal each day.

Staff Changes

At this time of the year, we begin to plan the organization of the schools for the upcoming year. With this in mind and with the awareness of recent changes for school boards, we regretfully say goodbye to Ms. VanHarten, Mr. Diamond and Ms. Hanna. We have had the tremendous pleasure and opportunity to have these three young, vibrant and excellent teachers as part of this incredible team of educators at Seaforth PS. We wish them the very best in their futures in the education field and look forward to opportunities to work with them again.

We welcome Ms. Lynn Koot to our school for September 2019. Ms. Koot is moving to Seaforth from Mornington Central School. We look forward to having her join our team.

Music

In the month of May, our music program has been very busy. Each day our musicians under Mrs. Dawe’s leadership learn, practice, play and create music that fills our hallways and feeds our creative abilities. We listen to our students who are just learning to play an instrument grow and develop into accomplished players by the end of the year. We celebrated these musical achievements at Loud and Proud – massed band event on May 2nd in Stratford. Our school musicians and visual artists were celebrated with the Music Monday performances at noon and 7 p.m. on May 13th. Our dancers were highlighted at the Dance Showcase on May 29th at CHSS.

This has been an outstanding year of performances and learning opportunities for our students. Thanks to Mrs. Dawe and our school team for their support and providing such incredible opportunities for our students. Thank you to our students for their performances. You are amazing!

Jump Rope for Heart

On Friday May 31st, our school participated in Jump Rope for Heart as an activity day and fundraising activity. Students and staff had a great time taking part in active games and events. Students worked on their skipping skills in gym classes throughout the month of May and showed off their new abilities. Thank you to all families that contributed to our fundraising efforts.

Grade 8 Graduation

Graduation will take place on June 25th with photos for the graduating class at 6:45 p.m. and the ceremony at 7:00 p.m. All festivities take place at the Community Centre. We wish our graduates the best success in their future endeavours.

Track and Field

Our junior and intermediate students participated in track and field events on May 22nd. Many of our students will go on to compete at the Regional level on June 11, with the hopes of moving on to the District level events June 18. Good luck to our athletes.

School Advisory Council

Our Council hosted a movie night in May and our final meeting was held on June 3rd. As we begin to plan events for students and families for the 2019-2020 school year we are seeking input from everyone. Please send us a message, give us a call or stop in to tell us what you are interested in and what events do you want to see at your school. If you think you would like to know more about your community, would like to share your thoughts on improving outcomes in the school or are interested in volunteering, we would like to hear from you.

Thank you to our School Council members for their time and care for the students, staff and families of Seaforth Public School. Your time and discussion is greatly appreciated.

From Seaforth Library

Together is a Junior Picture book by Emma Dodd that is a celebration of the bond between parent and child. Otter and baby share their day. They watch the sun rise and then float and watch the clouds go by. They play a bit and then dig clams together. They agree “Today we had a perfect day, we held on to each other”. The pictures in this book are bright and colourful, with a silvery shine in the water. This is a gentle rhyming story that is easy to read out loud together. Recommended for JK-2.

Decorate a Cookie, PA Day June 7, 2-4pm. Registration is required.

Early On Babytime, Wednesday, 10-11:30am, 0-12 mths. Storytime for babies.

Follow the Drinking Gourd, Thursday June 20, 6:30-7:30pm. Marlene Thornton shares the history of her family. Learn how they escaped slavery in Maryland and how her family helped found and grow Lucan through the ages.

Friday Morning Story Time, Alternate Fridays June 7 – August 30, 10:30 – 11 a.m., all ages. Storytime and play.

Genealogy at the Archives, Thursday, June 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join Archivist Michael Molnar as he explains how to access resources and archival material at the Huron County Museum.

Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, Friday August 9, 3 – 4 p.m., all ages.  Join Mike Ward as he describes the life cycle of the Monarch. Learn what you can do to protect them and see some live insects.

Seaforth Fair Crafts, Saturday August 24 and September 7, 10 a.m. – noon, School Age. Drop in a make a craft to enter into the Fall Fair.

Summer Family Movies, Thursdays, July 4- August 22, 3 p.m., all ages. Enjoy a family movie on the big screen.

Call the Library at 519-527-1430. Have a great summer.

Busing Information 2019 – 2020

Letter from Huron Perth Student Transportation Services

June Calendar

June 7 – PD Day
June 11 – Regional Track & Field – GDCI
June 13 – Roll Up Day
June 14 – Amazing Race Day
June 14 – Genius Hour presentations
June 18 – District Track & Field
June 19 – EY classes to Clinton Conservation
June 19 – Grades 4/5/6 Spring Musical
June 20 – Sub Day
June 20 – Summer Reading presentation
June 21 – Grades 1 & 2 classes to Museum & Little Bowl
June 21 – Grades 3, 3/ 4, & 4/ 5 to Camp Menesetung
June 21 – 6/7 to Jail & Escape Room
June 24 – End of Year Dance
June 24 – WE walk for water
June 25 – Grad night
June 26 – Variety Show
June 26 – Grades 5/ 6 classes to
June 27 – Hotdog Day
June 27 – Last Day of School