PROBLEMS WITH WALKERS

Attention:  parents

Recently, it was brought to the attention of the Public Security Service, by school management as well as some motorists, that several young walkers leaving the Wakefield school in groups to make their way to the youth center were having difficulties in respecting some primary safety rules.  It was reported that several of them were walking on the public roadway, squabbling and pushing each other on the road or simply throwing objects towards the vehicles.

Although reminders were made by school officials, the situation, unfortunately, still persists, at least with some children.

For the benefit and safety of everyone, the police would like to mention that this type of behaviour is not only dangerous, but prohibited.  The Highway Safety Code specifies that when there is a sidewalk, pedestrians are required to use it and that pedestrians who need to cross the public roadway must use crosswalks identified for this purpose.  As for the thrown projectiles, municipal by-laws state that it is forbidden to hinder or interfere with traffic.  In the event a projectile causes a collision or damage to a vehicle, then it would be a criminal infraction.

The purpose of this reminder is ultimately to avoid incidents where young children could be seriously injured and also prevent any other situation where the police would be called to intervene.

We also take advantage of this opportunity to ask the collaboration of drivers travelling in that sector to reduce their speed during this winter period.

Safety is everyone’s business

Thank you for you cooperation !

Martin Fournel
Responsable de la Section Prévention, Relations Communautaires et Publiques
Sécurité publique MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais

Newsletter #5

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

EXCITING NEWS!

We are very happy to announce that Ms. Borst has returned from maternity leave. Mr. DeFranco and Ms. Bardell welcomed baby boy Lukas over the holidays. Congratulations! We would like to welcome Megan Lewis who will be replacing Mr. DeFranco for the next 5 weeks while he is on paternity leave.

Governing Board

Governing Board will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6th at 5:30pm.

Kindergarten Derogation

In Quebec, students must be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2016 in order to attend kindergarten for the 2016/17 school year. The Québec Ministry of Education (MEESR (ministere d’education, enseignement superieur et recherché) requires all students whose birthdays are later than September 30th to receive a “derogation” for permission for early admission to school.

Parent Information Meeting

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Parent Information Evening before deciding to apply for early admission to school.

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Western Québec School Board
15, rue Katimavik, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)

PPO

There will be a PPO meeting (Parent Participation Organization) on Monday, January 18th at the school at 6:30pm.

New Student Registration

New student registration for the 2016-2017 school year will take place on Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th between 8:30am-6pm by appointment. For information or to book an appointment please call the school at (819) 459-2373.

Cold Temberature

Winter has arrived and along with it comes colder temperatures. Please ensure your child is dressed according to the weather as we go outside for recess whenever possible. This includes daycare. Extra socks and mitts are always a good idea.

Bus Cancellations/School Closures

In the event of bus cancellations/school closures due to inclement weather, information will be posted on the WQSB website. Visit wqsb.qc.ca or view the twitter link @WQSB_Inclement on the right of this page. Click Follow to receive notifications.