January 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

The month of January brings a fresh start and a new perspective. It allows for a chance to reflect on the year that has passed. It brings with it the excitement of a new year and the winter season. I know that staff are eager to welcome students back and ensure that all of them are successful this coming year. With the snow comes the traditional reminder to send your children appropriately dressed for school. This includes boots, mitts, toques, and snow pants or wind pants.

The character attribute for the month of January is Responsibility. Students are able to demonstrate the character attribute by taking care of their personal belongings, completing all assigned work to the best of their ability, and by making responsible choices during recess.

Quote about responsibility

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I am looking forward to a very positive 2019. As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.


Mr. Charles Longston
Engage, Inspire, Innovate… Always Learning

Dates to Remember

January 14th – SCC golf program with students
January 14th – Parent Council at 7 p.m.
January 22nd – Food Orders due to office
January 25th – Family Literacy Day
January 31st – Skating at the Dufferin Arena(1-6)
February 1st – P.A. Day (No School)
February 8th – Skating at the Dufferin Arena (1-6)

Permission forms for skating will be sent home with students in Grades 1-6. Please review the sheet attached to the newsletter and send it back ASAP. A reminder that they must wear a CSA approved helmet. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Head Lice Reminder

Please take a moment to check your child for head lice. Over the holidays lice tend to spread based on sleepovers and family events.  If any are found please contact the office and begin treatment right away.

Shampoos and combs can be purchased at the drugstore. Prescriptions are available from your family doctor and treatment can be provided for free.