Term 2 Pizza Begins this week

Just a reminder that the new term of pizza begins this Friday.

This term covers from February 9th through to April 20th.  On the form we sent out, April 6th was accidentally omitted from the dates.  Pizza will be delivered on this day.

Walk to School Day A Huge Success!

It was another wonderful snowy winter day in Canada, perfect for a healthy walk. Over 120 students walked to school today!  Congratulations EJ Sand for starting your day with a healthy walk.  We will be sending in our numbers to Canada Walks. We hope that our families continue to choose to walk to school.

Thank you to our Eco Team for organizing this event!

 

Tomorrow is Winter Walk To School Day

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Winter Walk to School Day.  Being active, especially in winter, is very important.  Being active on the way to school is also very stimulating for the mind.

Tomorrow, February 7th, is known as Winter Walk to School.  We need your help EJ Sand!  Walk to school tomorrow.

Here is the link to the website.

Message From Our Trustee

 With report cards coming home, this is a good time of year to review your child’s progress and to set goals for the rest of the school year.

As trustees, our goals are set out in the Board Multi-Year Plan. In the coming months, trustees will be reviewing and updating this plan. This process will include opportunities for public input, and trustees will be out in the communities talking about this. More information will be shared about this in the spring.

Developing and reviewing the Multi-Year Plan is just one of our responsibilities as publicly elected officials. Trustee responsibilities also include hiring the Director of Education, setting Board policies and the annual budget, and communicating with the public.

This is a good time to learn more about the role of trustees with the next municipal election taking place later this year on October 22, 2018. York Region District School Board has 12 trustees, elected by ratepayers. As a trustee, listening and communicating with families is an important part of my role. Students, families and members of the public are welcome to attend and observe any public Board, Advisory or Board Committee meetings and to share their views with us on policy and Board governance.

As we move into the second half of the year, I hope that you are seeing evidence of your child’s learning and progress, and finding opportunities to get involved in their learning and the life of the school.

I wish you all the best for a successful second term.

Susan Geller, Trustee

February Read-a-thon

We cannot understate the importance of reading each and every day!

February is our read-a-thon.  Students will “pledge” to read a certain number of books.  Students can collect money from family and friends through to February 20th.  For every $5 raised, students will receive a ballot for a raffle with really cool prizes.  (Donations of over $25 can receive a tax receipt if they indicate so on the form.)

Come on EJ!

Read! Read! Read!

Read-a-thon Parent Information

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School Cash Online

All YRDSB schools are now using School Cash Online as an online payment system. School Cash Online is an easy, safe and convenient way for families to pay online for extracurricular items or events, including yearbooks and field trips. It helps to reduce paper and the amount of cash/cheques handled by parents and students.

Families may make payments using School Cash Online, or by cash or cheque.

 

You can register for School Cash Online at any time. There is also a button on our school website. Once you are registered, you will be notified of any new items available for your child.