Just a few weekly reminders…
Monday, February 11th
- Kindness-O-Grams for sale (25¢ each)
- Pizza Day ($2)
Tuesday, February 12th
- Kindness-O-Grams for sale (25¢ each)
- Report Cards go home
Wednesday, February 13th
- Last day to purchase Kindness-O-Grams (25¢ each)
Thursday, February 14th
- Happy Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 15th
- Lockdown DRILL
Kindness-O-Grams for Sale!
Mrs. Grybas’ Grade 3-4 class is selling “Kindness-O-Grams” for 25¢ each until Wednesday, February 13th. For twenty-five cents (25¢) each, students can send a friend a sweet treat (heart shaped lollipop, peanut free) along with a kind message on Valentine’s Day. Proceeds will be donated to support our positive school climate initiative.
Family Day (Next Monday, February 18th)
Just a friendly reminder that this coming Monday, February 18th is Family Day. Family Day is a statutory holiday observed on the third Monday in February. This year, Family Day falls on Monday, February 18th. During the Ontario provincial election in 2007, Dalton McGuinty, of the Liberal Party, promised that, if re-elected premier, he would establish a provincial holiday in February. And, on October 12, 2007, the provincial government established Family Day, to be first observed on February 18, 2008. It is a day dedicated to spending time with family.
Family Day Ideas
There are many things you can do together as a family. Here are just a few ideas you can plan for the day:
¨ take a walk in the neighbourhood
¨ get cooking – bake a batch of cookies, bake a cake or some muffins, make a pizza
¨ find your favourite board games and play together as a family
¨ read a story
¨ make a craft
¨ take a family photo
¨ visit your local fire station or pet shelter
¨ collect large stones and decorate your family pet rock
¨ make a list of items around the house and have a treasure hunt
¨ put on a talent show for the family – sing a song, make up a dance routine, or perform a magic show
¨ play dress-up and put on your coolest costumes
¨ watch your favourite children’s movie
¨ do a puzzle together as a family
Kindergarten Registration Has Already Begun
Kindergarten registration has already started for families with children entering either Junior Kindergarten (born in 2015) or Senior Kindergarten (born in 2014 who are not presently attending school). For your convenience, we have attached a copy of the registration form, and have posted a copy on our website https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/sirisaacbrock/ so it may be printed and filled out before you come to the school. In addition to the completed registration form, the child’s birth certificate (or proof of birth), immunization information, and proof of address (hydro bill, lease, mortgage, etc.) will be needed to complete the process. Please share this information with your neighbours as well as families new to the community. For those who would like to know more about the Kindergarten program, an information evening will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. **Please Note – students already attending Junior Kindergarten do not need to re-register for next year.** For more information regarding kindergarten, please feel free to visit https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/kindergarten/.
We kindly ask that you refrain from sending your child to school if he/she has a fever, if he/she is vomiting, or too sick to be involved with regular school activities (i.e. Phys. Ed, recess). By doing so, your child can get better, and we can avoid other students from getting sick. Your understanding is appreciated.
To ensure safe arrival to school, and to eliminate delays in phone calls in getting in touch with parents, we ask that you please keep us informed if your child will be absent due to illness, an appointment, vacation plans, etc. Our phone lines are open 24-hours a day, and you can leave a detailed voicemail message at any time by calling (905) 561-0814. (Please note that if you are calling regarding your child’s absence due to sickness, please inform us if he/she has a fever. In our attendance system, we keep track of fevers vs a “cold”.) We thank you for cooperation!
Have a wonderful week!