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Kindergarten Open House

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Bell Times

Entry: 8:55 a.m.

Period 1 8:55-9:45 a.m.

Period 2 9:45- 10:35 a.m.

Nutrition and Fitness Break

10:35 - 11:15 a.m.

Period 3 11:15 - 12:05 p.m.

Period 4 12:05-12:55 p.m.

Nutrition and Fitness Break

12:55-1:35 p.m.

Period 5 1:35- 2:25 p.m.

Period 6 2:25- 3:15 p.m.

Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.

Important Dates

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

April:

April 2 - Spring Photo Day/Raise the Flag for Autism/Bake Sale

April 3- Swim to Survive- Gr. 3

April 5- I Matter Celebration Assembly at 9:15.

April 9 - Chris D'Souza Inclusion and Kindness Assembly

April 19-22-Easter Weekend

April 25– Dance Team to Scotia Centre
April 26– Silver Birch Con-ference

May:

May 3– I Matter Celebration Assembly

May 3– Family Pasta Night

May 6– Grade 4 and 4/5 to Adventure Campus

May 10– Track and Field

May 17 - PA Day

May 20-Victoria Day Holiday

May 21– Kindergarten Classes to Walker Living Campus

Spring is here! It will be a busy month filled with many activities including: Raise the Flag for Autism event and week. The twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2019. Grapeview will join many international communities, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, school, work places and homes around the world by wearing light blue in recognition of people living with autism.

As this time of year we often take time at the office to reflect on where we are now from where we started in September and celebrate successes and set tar-gets to help us continue to reach our goals. We are so very pleased with our students. They are showing great growth in reading and mathematics. Thank you for the support you provide at home by listening to your child read, encouraging the use of RAZ Kids (if you child is in Grades 1-3), Dreambox (for students in Grades K-6) and D2L (for links to learning for children in Grades 7 and 8). Creating routines for the practice of literacy and mathematics material at home helps with the practice piece of learning. The open communication and team approach to education is very important to student success and we thank you for your continued involvement.

Part of student success can also be attributed to our parent volunteers. In Grades K-2 we are looking for parents or grandparents who are able to give some time to come in and read with our students. When a child has an oppor-tunity to practice reading regularly it supports their fluency and comprehen-sion. We appreciate all our volunteers and thank them for their time. When chil-dren see parents in our school it demonstrates that we are a team and commu-nity that is welcoming and where everyone belongs. If you are interested in vol-unteering. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or the office.
Looking forward to a fantastic spring at Grapeview!

Sincerely,

Mr. S. Hancox and Ms. K. Veld

 

World Autism Awareness Day

Raise the Flag
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Grapeview Public School
106 First Street Louth
9:45 Raise the Flag Event
10:00 Autism Awareness Celebration Walk

Bake Sale first and second break–
Proceeds will go to the Communication Classes and a donation will be made to Autism Ontario.

* Wear BLUE to show your support!

Bath Bomb Fundraiser

We are excited to introduce a new fundraising idea to sup-port our children at school. With Mother’s Day approach-ing we are going to be raising money by selling bath bombs. What a lovely way to show our caregivers thanks by giving them time to themselves to be pampered.

Parent council will be sending information about this out shortly. Please stay tuned and check your child’s backpacks. The information will go home with the youngest child in the school or your only child at Grapeview.

Community Night

Grapeview Parent Council will be arranging an opportunity for families to get together for a pasta night. Save the Date for May 3 and please stay turned for more information.

More Ways to Communicate:

Grapeview has a variety of ways to communicate with our families and we want to make sure you all have the opportunity to engage with the methods that work best for you. In order to be more eco-friendly we try to avoid sending paper copies home as much as we can.  We are committed to keep our website up to date with important information, School Advisory Council updates, important dates, monthly newsletters, etc. We also have a Twitter Feed: @GrapeviewSchool for us to update the community as well.  We are also starting a schoolwide Remind App page for brief reminders via text messages.  If you are interested, please click on the link below.

Remind App Instructions

Scent Aware-Reduced Environment:

Grapeview is a Scent-Reduced Environment: many people have a sensitivity to odours, smells, and scents. Please do not wear, or send your child with, perfume, cologne, after shave, or scented body lotion into the school.

Keeping our School Safe and Healthy

If you have a child with a Prevalent Medical Condition (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy) we want to make sure we have a current Plan of Care to support your child.  

The Plan of Care form is a new document that replaces the Emergency Action Plan. All parents of children with Prevalent Medical Conditions are asked to fill out the new Plan of Care and submit to the school.

You can download the forms here dsbn.org/prevalent-medical-conditions.

For more information, please contact the school.