June 2018 Final Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It has been a delight to step in for Mrs. Gregus at Stephen Central Public School. The students and staff at this school have become dear to me and you should rest assured that everyone here cares very much for your children. Have a lovely summer.

Avon Maitland DSB schools are committed to supporting students with prevalent medical conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes and epilepsy to fully access school in a safe, accepting, and healthy learning environment. We want you to be active participants in supporting your child’s medical condition at school. Prior to the beginning of the new school year, please inform us about your child’s medical condition and help us create, review and/or update their Individual Medical Management Plan of Care.

Sincerely, Deb Gill

Staffing for 2018-2019 School Year (tentative)

T.B.A. JK/SK A
Ms. Jacy Anderson Early Childhood Educator
Ms. Maggie Miller JK/SK B
Mrs. Heather Rempel Grade 1
Mrs. Cheryl MacLeod Grade 1/2 (AM)
T.B.A. Grade 1/2 (PM)
Ms. Cindy Visser Grade 2/3
T.B.A. Grade 3/4
Ms. Erin Robinson Grade 4
T.B.A. Grade 5
Mrs. Skye Peck Grade 6
Ms. Jennifer Reed French (AM)
Mrs. Cheryl MacLeod Music (PM)
Mrs. Vanessa Laye Special Education Resource Teacher
Mrs. Angela Desjardine Educational Assistant
Mrs. Jenn Ramer Educational Assistant
T.B.A. Educational Assistant
Mrs. Pam Powell Strive Educational Assistant
Ms. Sandy Wondergem Technical Resource Assistant
Mrs. Donna Gregus Principal
Mrs. Patty Case Secretary
Mr. Mark Laye Custodian
Mrs. Sharon Laye Custodian

We would like to wish a happy retirement to Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Beierling and Mrs. Ryckman and goodbye to Ms. Gale and Ms. Gingerich, and thank them for all the work they have done for our students, staff and parents. We will miss you.

Thank you to…

  • Hansen’s Your Independent Grocers for providing the whole school with a healthy breakfast on Friday, June 22. We enjoyed eating together
  • the School Council for a fantastic fun Science Day
  • Sobey’s for delivering our Eat & Learn supplies

Track & Field

Great big congratulations to all the Stephen Tiger Athletes who competed in the Regional Track & Field event on June 12, 2018. We are so very proud of each of you for trying your best, encouraging others and doing such a fantastic job representing our school. Many thanks to Ms. Gale and Mrs. Powell for helping the students have a terrific day.

Further congratulations to Sara in Grade 5 and Mike in Grade 6 for doing such an awesome job at District Track & Field yesterday. Sara won 4th and Mike won 2nd. Whoo hooo!

Library News

Please return any library books that are outstanding. If you find a school library book over the summer, please send it back to school in September.

Reading over the summer is a great way for children to help maintain their literacy skills. Reading books is great. In addition, children can read street signs, flyers, names of things in the grocery store, or read on the internet.

2018 Fun Pass

Celebrate the summer with savings when planning a trip to Ontario’s attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass.The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on a daily parking permit at selected Ontario provincial parks. Simply bring a coupon to any participating attraction.

The passes were handed out Friday, June 15, or visit Ontario FunPass for more information about the program and to download the coupons.

Community News

YRecreation Program – Stephen Arena – Green Space – See the Big Tent, 417 Airport Line, Huron Park, ON, N0M 1Y0. Ages 4-12, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm with extended hours 7:30-9:00 am and 4:00-5:30 pm. Cost is $35 per day. No half days. Two snacks and you need to bring a bagged lunch. Start July 3rd (Tuesday) until last week of August. For more information call 226-932-0541. Subsidy available through the County of Huron. Call 519-482-8505 for eligibility information. Register at One HSN.

Vacation Bible School – Splash Canyon, God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride, July 23 to 27, 2018. 9:00 a.m. to noon, ages 3 to Grade 6 welcome. For more information call 519-237-3548 or email – ziondashwoodvbs@gmail.com. Register online at the Zion Lutheran site.

Piano lessons, play piano, read music, understand the theory and develop a love for music – private piano lessons are conducted at Stephen Central Public School. Call Lannette Heikoop (226-448-3213 – lannette.bye@gmail.com to sign up for September (space is limited).

Use SunSense – get outdoors and be sun safe

Don’t Get Burned!
Sunscreen can protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, yet some common errors in using it can lead to ineffective protection. Use these tips to get avoid a burn and get maximum protection.

Upcoming Events

– Monday, June 25 – Family Team Fun Day
– Tuesday, June 26 – Report cards go home
– Tuesday, June 26 – Grade 6 Celebration Assembly @ 10:00 a.m.
– Wednesday, June 27 – Hansen’s Wrap Meal Day
– Thursday, June 28 – Last Day of School and Assembly
– Friday, June 29 – P.A. Day – no school for students
– Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day
– Monday, September 3 – Labour Day Holiday
– Tuesday, September 4 – First day back at school for Grade 1 to 6
– Monday, September 10 – Parent Council Meeting

Congratulations to: Nathan L. & family who were the winners of the June newsletter draw. They received a free pizza coupon from Godfather’s Pizza in Exeter.
See you back at school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.