April 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Spring has certainly not arrived with the warm weather we were hoping for! During these transition months please make sure all students have an indoor and outdoor pair of shoes. We have an exciting event taking place at our school and DCVI on April 12th. The entire school will be taking place in experiential learning activities organized by Jodi Froud. Woodworking, carpentry, and sewing will be some of the options offered.

Special thanks to the Weber family for organizing and donating the materials needed to construct a beach volleyball court. Students will be anxious to start using it once the warm weather arrives.

Students are starting to get excited for electives day on May 4th. Thank-you to all those that have promptly returned their forms. A huge thanks to Wendy Callcott and Mrs. Mathers for all of their efforts in organizing and planning this wonderful day.

The character attribute for the month of April is Honesty. Honesty is defined as the quality of truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness. It is freedom from deceit or fraud. Students can demonstrate honesty at school in the following ways:

  • tell it like it is rather than sugarcoating it
  • think before you speak
  • say what you mean and mean what you say

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

Dates to Remember

April 4th – Mad Science Assembly at 11:35 a.m.
April6th – Little Caesars pick-up 3 to 5:30 p.m.
April6th – Brush-a-rama in Library at 9:15 a.m.
April9th – Tell them from me survey begins
April12th – Experiential Learning Day Activities
April13th – PDHU Hepatitis B Clinics in p.m.
April17th – JK-5 to Blythe for Bunch of Munsch
April17th – Parent Council at 7 p.m.
April18th – Celtic Animals Workshop Grades 4/5
April20th – School wide spaghetti lunch
April25th –  Pizza, Milk and Sub orders due
April26th – Logo/ ersey Day

Power of We Update

The Power of We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations towards the book sale. Students were excited to peruse the items on display and were aware that their purchases were going towards a good cause. Thanks to your generosity, the Power of We will be making a contribution towards the Education for Ethiopia campaign.

Easter Egg Hunt

I would like to extend my gratitude to Ms. King and Mrs. Vivian. Together they organized and ran an Easter egg hunt in conjunction with parent volunteers. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and because of your generous donations we were able to exceed our goal and make a contribution towards the United Way of Huron-Perth.

School Council Update

Spring is here and with just a few more months left in this year’s school calendar, school council continues to be busy planning and producing projects, activities and programs to enhance our student’s learning opportunities.

Thank you for your support of the Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit fundraiser last month. Just a reminder that orders must be picked up this Friday, April 6th from 3 – 5:30 p.m.Work has begun on our new beach volleyball court at the school. We hope this will be a well-used area for students, and one that may even attract some new athletic competitions to South Perth in the future!

This month will once again see the return of our school-wide annual Spaghetti lunch. On April 20th, during second nutrition break, all students are invited to enjoy the fellowship of our school community as they eat together in the gym. The event is free to all, but families are welcome to make a free-will offering, should you choose to contribute. All proceeds from this even go towards our Families Helping Families fund and will assist those in our school community that experience unfortunate or devastating circumstances. This event allows students to put many of the character attributes that they learn each month into action. We hope students bring their appetites, a plate and cutlery (to be environmentally friendly!) and an openness to enjoy the spirit of the day! Milk has been generously donated by the Perth County Dairy Producers.

Electives Day is happening on May 4th and we hope your students are excited about some of the new event choices. Please send your selection forms in as soon as possible so organizers can get things finalized. Volunteers are needed to help make the day run smoothly. A volunteer sign up form was sent home last week, so please send that back, or contact the school office if you can help out. Lunch is provided for all volunteers!

Funfest is also coming up very quickly, on Thursday, May 17th. Attractions have been booked but we are still looking for silent and children’s auction items. Please let us know if you have something to contribute. We will be in need of volunteers that evening as well – contact Lisa Sheldon, or the school office if you are able to help. Most importantly, save the date, spread the word, recruit your friends and neighbours and help to make this the most successful FunFest yet!

Our next Parent Council Meeting is Tuesday April 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the library. We are always looking for new ideas and we welcome all new faces! Hope to see you there!

FunFest Update – Grab Bag items for Mrs. Vivian

If anyone has any items to send in for the grab bags please do so by May 1st.  Items that can be sent in are gently used or new small toys, individually wrapped candies, pencils, erasers, stickers, bouncy balls, crayons, note pads, balloons etc.

Every year these have been a huge hit. To get a general idea of how many bags get put together for this evening are about 100. Mrs. Vivian puts forth a great effort, putting these together and even purchasing several items to make sure that they are filled. If you have any items you’d like to donate, please send them in.

We are still looking for volunteers, if you can spare any time during the evening we would appreciate the help! I can be reached at 519-280-5472 or by email.

Thank you in advance
Lisa Sheldon