November 2017 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Please join us if you are able for our Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 10th at 10 a.m. Students will be presenting wreaths and showcasing some of their singing talents. We will be joined by representatives from the local branch of the legion.

On November 21st we will be hosting CATYO (Calling All Three Year Olds) at South Perth. If you have family or friends who have yet to register their child for an appointment time please have them contact the school.

Parent Council is really excited to present the “Beanstalk Project” to students and parents alike on November 28th. Please mark your calendars as we are looking for a big parent turnout that night starting at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. For more information please check out www.thebeanstalkproject.org

The character attribute for the month of November is Courage. Courage is defined as the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, without fear. Students can demonstrate courage at school by:

– trying new things even if you might fail
– telling the truth regardless of the consequences
– bravely dealing with new challenges

As always please feel free to contact me at the school with any questions or concerns.

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

Dates to Remember

November 2nd – Parent / Teacher Interviews (4-7)
November 3rd – Parent / Teacher Interviews (9-11:30)
November 3rd – P.D. Day (No School)
November 3rd – Subway orders due
November 8th – Photo re-take day
November 8th – JK/SK Hearing and Vision Screening
November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly
November 13th – School Bus Evacuation Drill
November 17th – PJ and Stuffy Day for Power of We
November 21st – Farm Fresh Delivery
November 21st – QSP Cookie Dough pick-up
November 21st – CATYO at South Perth
November 28th – The Beanstalk Project
(please consider attending)

Before and After School Viability Survey

As part of an on-going commitment to make the school day as seamless as possible for our families, each family will be receiving an information sheet in mid-October regarding Before and After School care. Families interested in Before and After school programs for their four and five year old’s, and possibly order children in the upcoming school year, should complete an on-line survey by December 1, 2017. The link to the survey will be found on the Board website www.yourschools.ca starting mid-October. We appreciate your assistance as we determine the feasibility of offering such programs. Should your require a paper copy, please contact the school after October 10th.

School Council Update

Please mark your calendars as we are excited to welcome Joel Hilchey to SPCS on Tuesday November 28th at 6:30 p.m. Joel is an inspirational speaker and founder of the Beanstalk Project, a youth engagement initiative that helps students start their own community projects, develop global leadership skills and create positive social change. Joel will entertain and encourage us in his workshop on maximizing whole-self wellness. Bring your family and plan to be inspired!

Piano Lessons at SPC

Would you be interested in having your child take piano lessons during the school day, right in the comfort of the school? We are currently seeing if there is enough interest to run a piano lesson program at SPCS. A qualified piano teacher would come to the school and parents would give permission to excuse their student from class for the duration of the lesson (approximately 30 minutes).

Parents would pay the piano teacher directly for this service. If you are interested, please contact Katharine at kfound@quadro.net or 519-229-8031. If there is sufficient interest, this program would begin in the new year.

Fundraisers

Thank you for your support of the Fresh from the Farm and QSP fundraisers. Both were very successful. A reminder that pick up for both fundraisers will be on Tuesday November 21st from 3 – 5 p.m. at the school. Look for a notice about the maple syrup and Klomps Nursery fundraisers that will be coming home soon. Both would make excellent Christmas gifts!

School Clothing

Looking for more Christmas gift ideas? Order some SPCS swag for your student.

Long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, hooded sweaters, sweat pants and toques are all available for order.  Samples are available in the office for sizing. Orders will be due November 29th to ensure they are in before Christmas.

Our next School Council meeting will be brief, and will be held after the Beanstalk Project presentation, at 8:00 p.m. on November 28th.

Sincerely,
Katharine Found
School Council Chair

Power of We News

Thank you very much for donating non-perishable food items to our October food drive.  We were very proud to donate 120 items to our local food bank.  Our next food drive will take place in the spring.

The Power of We will be working with WE Charities to fundraise for educational materials for a village in Ethiopia.  The Power of We is hoping to raise $1000.00 by the end of April 2018 for their Education for Ethiopia campaign.  In November, we are asking people to donate to this campaign during the “PJ and Stuffy Day” on Friday, November 17th!  Other spirit/fundraising days are being planned by the Power of We for the rest of the school year.