June 2019 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

June is an exceptionally busy time at school as we wrap up this year and plan for next year.

Besides staffing and organizing classes, we will start to place students in classes for next year. As was detailed in the May newsletter, placing students in classes is based on a variety of considerations, such as balancing boys/girls, friendships, abilities, interests
and needs; avoiding splits two years in a row; and staff professional judgment.
If you feel strongly about your child’s placement, feel free to call the school to discuss with me, or send me an email. Do so by June 10th. It is not enough to speak to the classroom teacher. Note that your request will be discussed and considered, but cannot always be granted due to the above considerations. However, whenever possible, we aim to meet reasonable requests.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 519-348-8472, or paula.robinson@ed.amdsb.ca


Paula Robinson, Principal

Staff Retirements

Congratulations to Patti Webb, who will be retiring at the end of June! Mrs.
Webb began and ended her teaching career at Upper Thames ES! After graduating from Althouse, she spent a year at UTES, and then her journey took her to the Ottawa Carlton Board, and she eventually came back to grade 2 at Upper Thames. We wish her all the best in her retirement, as she spends more time with family and friends.

Dave Cossey, also known as Mr. Popcorn, will also be retiring! Dave has worked in various fields and has been working as a custodian for AMDSB for 14 years. We wish him all the best on his trips in the RV!

Grade 6 Song Hits You Tube!

The grade 6 students worked with Mrs. Nicholson and Dustin Sky Smith from Skyline Productions to write and record a song called “Illuminate” for the Tanner Steffler Foundation. Check it out at youtube for Illuminate – UTES (SHELTER PROJECT 2019). We are very proud of Mrs. Nicholson and our grade 6 students! Well done!

Fun Fair

Thursday, June 13th, 5-7:30 p.m.  Rain or shine!

Games, bouncy castle, haunted house, tattoos, cookie walk, face painting, emergency vehicles, bbq, 50/50, silent auction, basket raffle

Bus Information 2019-2020

Letter from Huron Perth Student Transportation Services

Upcoming Events for June

June 4
Arts Night at 7:00 pm First Ride program for our new
Kindergarten students at 9:00 am

June 7 Professional Activity Day (No school for students}

June 11 and 12
Grade 3 trips to Rotary Complex for Dairy Days

June 11 Volunteer Tea 2:00 -4:00 pm
Regional Track and Field in St. Marys

June 13
Fun Fair!
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

June 14
Jump Rope for Heart

June 18 and 19
Brocksden School Grade 3 trips

June 18
District Track and Field

June 19
Grade 2 African Lion Safari

June 20
Grade 4 trip to Aquarium and Medieval Times in Toronto

Grade 5 trip to Camp Menesetung Primary Play Day (am)

June 21
Storybook Gardens – Kindergarten trip

June 24
Grade 6 trip to Science Center Grade 1 trip to Butterfly Conservatory

June 25
Report Cards go home

June 26
Grade 6 Celebration – at 9:30 a.m

June 27
Last Day of School

June 28
Professional Activity Day – no school for students

Enjoy the summer holidays!
Classes resume on September 3rd!