March 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

A quick reminder that March Break runs from March 11th – 15th. I hope everyone gets a chance to relax and recharge with family and friends.

The character attribute for the month of March is Optimism. Optimism is defined as hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. The following story is a reflection piece, I encourage you to read it with your child and see what connections they can make…

Treasure Hunters and Trash Collectors

It seems that in life there are two types of people. The first are treasure hunters. Every day they seek out what is useful and positive. They focus on it, talk about it, and think about it. Each of these moments is treasured like a bright, shining jewel that they store in their treasure chest forever.

And then there are trash collectors who spend their lives looking for what is wrong, unfair, and not working. They focus their energy, time, and thoughts on the trash, and every day they put that trash into a big trashcan.

The treasure hunters proudly carry their treasure into the future, while the trash collectors drag their heavy, smelly trashcan from one day to the next. The question is: When they get to the end of the year, what does each person have – a treasure chest filled with useful, positive memories, or a trash can full of things they didn’t like? The choice is yours. You get to decide.
-Unknown Author

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

Dates to Remember

March 4th – Parent Council at 7 p.m.
March 5th – Junior Mixed Basketball Tournament
March 8th – Harriston Meat Orders Due
March 8th – Sub Day
March 11th – March Break
March 18th – School Resumes
March 19th – Food Orders Due
March 22nd – Pizza Day
March 27th – Humane Society Visit
March 29th – Pita Day
April 5th – P.A. Day (No School)

Parking and Safety Patrol

We need your help…

Thank you to those who have been respecting the no stopping or parking on Mowat Street between the pylons at arrival and pickup times. I have only had to remind a couple of drivers of our safety zone. This area needs to be clear for our Safety Patrol students to cross other students safely.

Walking and biking are good alternatives to driving, and healthier ones too. Also, when parking on Mowat and Strachan Streets please be courteous and do not block or park in our neighbours’ driveways.

We do have a handicap parking space available in the staff parking lot off of Mowat Street, if it is needed.