This Wednesday we choose kind by wearing pink as a symbol to not pick on one another, to not make fun of someone and laugh at his/her expense, to not exclude someone, to not hate someone, to not bully. It is much more than a bullying awareness day, because not acts are acts of bullying – it is about following the golden rule and choosing kind!
Pink Shirt Day started because some people in a high school thought it was funny to make fun of a Grade 9 boy who wore a pink shirt to school. That evening a group of senior students went to the local thrift store and bought as many pink shirts as they could find and handed them out the next day to all of their friends to wear to school. What an excellent example of a positive way to stand up for someone!
Once again, your School Council will provide pancakes to the students for free on Tuesday March 5th. That’s only one week away!
We are in desperate need for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts or uncles willing to come in for the morning and flip pancakes with us. Only two have volunteered so far and we need at least 10 to make this event a go. Please call the office if you can help us out. The success of this event is dependent on the amount of volunteers we have to cook the pancakes.
In an effort to support our eco initiatives, we are asking students to BYOP&F (bring your own plate and fork) this day. It is recommended it comes in a ziploc or plastic bag. Many schools are doing this initiative in an effort to reduce the waste of paper plates and plastic cutlery.
Again this treat is free to the students. It is meant to be an addition to their lunch, nor a replacement for it. The pancakes will arrive to individual classes sometime throughout the morning. As soon as a class set is made, they will get delivered.
Once again, your School Council will provide pancakes to the students for free on Tuesday March 5th. That’s only two weeks away!
We are in desperate need for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts or uncles willing to come in for the morning and flip pancakes with us.
Please call the office if you can help us out. The success of this event is dependent on the amount of volunteers we have to cook the pancakes.
More information on the event itself will come out next week.
A friendly reminder that buses are cancelled all day. If you dropped off your child to school this morning, then they need to be picked up.
Stay safe on the roads!
GONG XI FA CAI
We are celebrating Chinese New Year with a special lunch day.
Please order via schoolcashonline by Monday February 11, 2019.
The lunch will be ordered for Friday February 15, 2019.
ST. VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES
We are having our yearly danceathon on this day. A letter was sent home last week. All monies must be returned to the school by February 14th! We have over 50 prizes to be won! We thank all of the families and staff members who donated to our prize table. We wish the acknowledge the following businesses for their contributions: Bamboo Salon, The Bald Barber, Frito Lay, The Kitchener Rangers, MacDonald’s, Scholar’s Choice, Starbucks, Woolly Smittens.
Attached is another pledge form: Dance -a- thon Pledge Form 2019. Prizes will be distributed on Friday February 15 in the afternoon.
This day will be a free day for treats. Classroom teachers will inform parents individually of their plans for the day. It is also a wear red and/or pink day.
Attached is the danceathon schedule for the day: Blessed sacrament Danceathon Parent Schedule 2019. We will be selling chips, cotton candy, popcorn (weather permitting) and glow sticks at the dance for $1 each.
Our Primary Classes will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday February 5, 2019.
Our Kindergarten Classes (who started school later) will celebrate 100th day of school on Friday February 8, 2019.
Classroom teachers will send home more information about their celebrations.
Flag Day is on Friday February 8th this year and marks the 54th anniversary of our Canadian flag.
February also marks Heritage Day where we recognize and celebrate our Multiculturalism.
As such, on Friday February 8th students are encouraged to wear either their Canada clothing or an outfit that recognizes their heritage.
Monday February 18th is Family Day in Ontario this year.
This is a holiday Monday and the school and office will be closed.
Enjoy your long weekend.
We have received many concerns from our neighbours around parking.
A few friendly reminders:
a) the school parking lot is reserved for staff only from the hours of 8:00 – 4:00 pm. We do not have enough spaces for staff as it is. Please do not take up a spot, idling your vehicle waiting to drop off your child.
b) we have a kiss and drop off for parents at the roundabout at the back of the school. For efficiency, the driver should not get out of the vehicle at all. Children may exit the vehicle on the passenger side and staff are present to ensure they walk about safely to the playground. Please do not drop off your child before the playground area (ie by the dumpster) as this increases the risk of injury to the children.
c) for those parents who exit the vehicle with the children and escort them to the playground or kindergarten area, there is ample street parking where signs are located. Please do not block or use the neighbours driveways.
d) School Council is addressing this issue and will be working with Student Transportation and Bylaw Officers to study the impact on the neighbourhood at drop off and pick up times.
Buses have been cancelled for all day, as such if bus students were dropped off to school, they need be picked up.
As there will be more of you picking up your children tonight, you will use the bus lane as there will be no bus pick up tonight.
Staff will be outside to direct you.