Newsletter April 2016

Message from the Principal:
Happy Spring! I hope that you had a lovely Easter, and you are enjoying the sunshine and warmer days. The school board will be starting work on a second well for the school to help with our water pressure issues that we experience at times. This work will take place on the north side of the building by the bus lane and will not affect buses or be a safety concern for students or staff. We should also have a response soon from the Ministry if our application for the grant to improve the playground has been approved. Unfortunately up to this point, we have not been able to start any work on the playground due to many unforeseen issues, but we will be able to give you a full update on our plans very soon. Teachers have been busy recently ordering math manipulatives and classroom book sets with the money fundraised this year, over $10,000! Thanks again to PPO and parent volunteers for all of their hard work and time organizing these successful events for these much needed materials for students. Lastly, we are launching a more user-friendly school website in the coming weeks.

Congratulations to our Grade 6 class for raising $275.75 towards graduation activities with last week’s bake sale. The class has now organized a Spring Flower Fundraiser. Catalogues were sent home yesterday. Orders are due by April 12th. Thank you for your support.

Hadley/Philemon Band

The Hadley/Philemon Wright band will be visiting to entertain students on April 4th.

Artist In The School

Local Artist, Marc Walter will be working with the Grade 5/6 and Grade 6 classes on April 4th, 5th and 6th. He will be working with our Cycle 2.2 classes the week of the 18th to help create an artistic butterfly garden.

Basketball

A team of Grade 6 students will be participating in a basketball tournament at Hadley/Philemon on April 8th.

Musicmakers

There will be a Music Makers practice on April 8th at Pierre Elliott Trudeau School at 6:30pm. The official Music Makers production will take place at Symmes-D’Arcy on April 15th. More details to follow.

Governing Board

Governing Board will meet on April 20th at 5:30pm in the library.

PD Day/Daycare

April 29th is a PD day. The daycare will be participating in a Carnival Day at the school. Registration forms will be sent home today and are due back by April15th.

Guatemala Project

Money that was raised from our Holiday Sale went towards supporting the Guatemala Project. Headed by Sheila Silver and Brian Swan, their project, Saludos Ninos is an early childhood development centre which directly helps 55 children. Recently Mme. Doucet had the opportunity to visit and bring donations of clothing, toys and school supplies that were collected at our school. We have included some photos that she sent back.

Such an endeavor always requires helping hands to continue its valuable work.

If you would like to know more or contribute in any way possible to this project visit their webpage at www.saludosninos.org