Monthly Archives: October 2019

Student Led Conferences

Dear Parents

Below you will find a link for instructions on how to sign up for Student Led Conferences for Grades 1 – 8.

The Conferences will be held on Thursday November 7th, 2019.

The Progress Reports will be sent home on Tuesday November 5th, 2019.

If you used the program last year, you should be able to log in with your login from last year.

Please call the office if you have any questions.

Thank-you

Mr. Petrella

School Appointments – Parent Instructions

 

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Mid October News

PA Day Friday October 25th. 

A reminder that there is no school on Friday as Staff will be getting inserviced on various topics throughout the day.

 

All Hallow’s Eve Costume Day

Students are welcome to wear costumes to school on

Thursday, October 31, 2019.

The costumes must respect the following rules:

  • Faces must be visible (no masks)
  • Make-up is to be applied at home
  • Props are discouraged
  • No blood or graphic injuries
  • All costumes must be appropriate to be modelled for young children (eg. provocative or violent    costumes are not appropriate)
  • Students are welcome to bring a change of clothes.
  • Students are welcome to wear black and orange instead of a costume if they wish.
  • Morning Activities will include Numeracy and Literacy with a Halloween Focus
  • We will have a Parade in the afternoon around the block (weather permitting)
  • Classroom/Grade Level Activities to follow

 

Halloween/Fall Food Drive

October 16 – 31

Thank-you for sending in non-perishable food items.

 

 

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PICTURE DAY ON MONDAY

Our School Wide Picture Day will be held on Monday October 21.

Classes will be called down to the gym throughout the day. Please let your classroom teacher know if you have not received the picture package.

Say Cheese!  – North

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Oktoberfest/Harvest Colours Theme Day Friday

On Friday October 18, 2019 our Student Council is hosting an Oktoberfest/Harvest Colours Theme Day!

All bears are invited to wear Oktoberfest gear or to wear the colours of the season!

We look forward to seeing all the wonderful colours on Friday.

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Hot Lunch Days

Our supplier ESNS has found a new pizza supplier.  However, they cannot begin this week and there will be no pizza day tomorrow.

For those of you signed up for hot lunches, you should have received notification from ESNS.  To accommodate this new supplier we are switching pizza day to Tuesdays and the other hot lunch providers will rotate through Thursdays.

Thank you for your patience. If you are interested in being a part of the lunch program, please follow these directions.

To Register log on to :  www.esns.ca

  1. Click on the tab SCHOOLS
  2. Click on your school from the list
  3. Click on the tab REGISTER
  4. Complete all the fields in the registration form
  5. Click on Children to add your student information – select their classroom from the drop down menu – Add additional children if appropriate
  6. Click on the tab ORDERS
  7. Complete one order form for each child then proceed to payment

Full detailed instructions can also be found under the HELP Tab

  • North
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CUPE FULL STRIKE POSSIBILITY

October 02, 2019
Dear Parent or Guardian,
On Wednesday September 25th, 2019, we received word that CUPE would be initiating a “work to rule” campaign in all of our schools and work places on Monday September 30th, 2019. We are writing today to provide an update on the CUPE strike action which is currently taking place in our schools.
At WCDSB CUPE represents the following working groups: Administrative Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants, Personal Support Works, Child and Youth Workers, Lunch Hour Supervisors, Library Technicians, Communicative Disorder Assistants, Payroll and Accounting Associates and Computer Technicians. In each case CUPE had informed us of “struck work”, which are duties that might otherwise be performed by these individuals, which is no longer occurring.
In all cases, our school safety and a Christ-centred learning environment remains of paramount importance to us, and our administrators are working diligently to ensure that we are compensating as best we can for the duties not being performed. Having said that, it is important for all to acknowledge that it is not “business as usual” across the board, and in some cases compromises have been required, until we are through the job action.
This morning we received notice that a full CUPE strike may commence on Monday October 7th, if an agreement is not reached this weekend. If the strike proceeds, this will mean CUPE members will not report to work. As CUPE represents 1100 of our school based staff, we would not be able to safely operate our schools. Therefore, IF the strike proceeds, we will be proceeding to closing our schools commencing Monday October 7th, 2019.
The declaration of and continuation of the strike is a result of central (provincial-level) negotiations and decisions that will be made at that level. At WCDSB we do not currently control the decisions regarding the strike or its remedy. Since there is a possibility that schools may be closed for an indefinite period of time, we recommend that you immediately begin making alternate plans for the care of your children, in the event that the strike proceeds.
We hope you find this update helpful. Please note that updates are regularly being posted to our website www.wcdsb.ca and there is a Frequently Asked Questions section there as well, which may prove helpful. In the meanwhile, we offer our prayers that CUPE and the government are able to reach a fast, fair and respectful collective agreement.
Sincerely yours,
Loretta Notten
Director of Education

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