June 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

It has been a traumatic week for Mitchell. My heart goes out to the families and friends touched by the recent tragedies. It is important at this time to keep a keen eye on our children. Although we may think they are not affected by the recent events, they often are in ways that differ from adults. First, they may be curious. Sometimes their curiosity seems strange to us, but they may have little experience with a tragedy and as a result, have some very factual questions. As well, they hear things and don’t always understand what is being said. Experts advise us to answer their questions openly and honestly. Keep the lines of communication open. Secondly, a tragedy may trigger a memory of a related experience, or a fear that something will happen to them. Look for signs of distress: in particular, any change in their behaviour. An outgoing, talkative child who suddenly seems quiet and sullen may be anxious and fearful. Notice and address these changes. Again, keep the lines of communication open and be available with a hug and an open ear, should they wish to talk.

I hope you had a chance to get to see our operetta, Annie! It was quite the performance – from singing to dancing to sets to costumes, every detail was well done!  Congratulations to the cast, crew and staff who worked so tirelessly to ensure a great show!

What do we often remember most about our school experiences? The school trips! Thanks to school fundraising and the outdoor education grant, we are able to subsidize most trips. If you need help with financing, please let us know. We do not want anyone staying behind from a trip because they cannot afford it.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call me at 519-348-8472 or email me at paula.robinson@ed.amdsb.ca.

Sincerely, Paula Robinson

Fun Fair

Be sure to join us for the Fun Fair!

Thursday, June 14th
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rain or shine!

Bouncy Castles/Slide
Silent Auction
Cookie Walk
Haunted House
Face Painting
Book Fair
Emergency Vehicles

Lots to do for everyone!

If you can help, or have something to offer for the silent auction, please call us at the school.

Funds raised will go towards School Council playground projects.

Let’s Talk Tech and Math Evening

AMDSB Parent Involvement Committee invites you to…

Let’s Talk Tech and Math Evening
June 6, 2018
Seaforth Public School gymnasium
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

– An interactive evening showing parents how technology intersects with math in the classroom
– Giving parents hands-on opportunities to use technology
– Homework help demonstration

A variety of stations will be set up that will focus on the four grade segments of learning; Primary K-3, Junior 4-6, Intermediate 7-10 and Senior 11-12.
Parents can drop in throughout the evening similar to an Open House. Children are welcome too.

Upcoming Dates

June 1
Kindergarten Open House
9:00 – 10;00 am and 12:00 – 1:00 pm

June 5
Kindergarten First Ride at 9:00 am

June 6
See above – event in Seaforth

June 7
Jump Rope for Heart event at 1:45 pm

June 8
Professional Activity Day

June 12, 13
Tennis Workshops for phys-ed classes
Grade 3 trip to Agri-plex
June 13
Kindergarten trip to Clovermead Farm

June 14
Fun Fair 5:00 – 7:30 pm

June 18
Camp Kintail for Grade 4

June 20
Grade 3 and 3 /4 to Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Grade 6 trip to Blue Jays

June 21
Lion Safari for Grade 2 and 2/ 3

June 22
Primary Play Day
June 26
Reports go home.
Grade 1 trip to Butterfly Conservatory
Mr. Menary’s class to Camp for the Day

June 27
Mrs. Agar and Mrs Terpstra’s classes to camp!
Grade 6 graduation at 9:30 am

June 28
Final Assembly
Final Day of School for Students

June 29
Professional Activity Day

Note that each Grade 1 to 6 class will also be swimming at the pool and Kindergarten classes will be visiting the splash pad.

…..and then, summer!