May 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Everyone is looking forward to our Spring BBQ!

Please join us at the school on Thursday, May 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The book fair will be open in the library. We will have bouncy castles for the kids. There will also be a silent auction of three original pieces by the Art Club to raise money for Epilepsy Ontario. We really hope you can join us.

May is a very busy month for us with EQAO. Please make sure that if your student is in Gr. 3 or Gr. 6 that they are here everyday. EQAO testing takes place from May 22nd to May 29th.

The character attribute for the month of May is Fairness. Fairness is essential to forming trust and lasting relationships. At school we pride ourselves on a differentiated approach and often use the credo “sameness is not fairness.” All students have different needs in achieving the best they possibly can. Students can demonstrate fairness at school by:

  • treating people the way you want to be treated
  • taking turns and telling the truth
  • don’t blame others for your mistakes

Quote about Fairness

“Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.”

As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Dates to Remember

May 3rd – Mental Health Day (Wear Green)
May 6th – Parent Council at 7 p.m.
May 9th – BBQ and Book Fair at 4:30 p.m.
May 12th- Mothers’ Day
May 16th – Track and Field at Central
May 16th – Friendship Games in Goderich
May 17th – Track and Field raindate
May 20th – Victoria Day
May 21st – Food Orders Due
May 24th – Jump Rope for Heart at 2 p.m.
June 7th – P.A. Day

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.