BATH PUBLIC SCHOOL Vol. 2014-15 No. 08 April 2015 APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER Dear Parents and Guardians, Happy April! Spring is starting to appear and with hope we will begin to see some warmer weather and with that more green! Congratulations to our boys and girls basketball teams on their excellent efforts and many thanks go to Ms. Vanderschoor, Mr. Kyte, Mr. Sunderland, Ms. Strathy and Ms. April Jordan for their time dedicated to supporting our students. We would like to recognize Macey B. and Allison G.** for their participation in the All Star game – way to go Bath Knights! Un grand merci to all of the friends and family who attended the French performances put on by our primary students, we appreciate your support of our French program. Merci to Mme. Dittburner and her students for all of their hard work in preparing students for their French plays – fantastic performances by some of our newest FSL learners – bravo!! With the return of warmer weather, students will soon begin to train for the annual Road Races that are held within the District. This is such a great opportunity to get some physical activity after a long winter with lots of indoor time. As soon as our field dries up, we will be looking forward to working on the various track and field events that we will showcase at our school Track and Field Meet (more info to come). This is a wonderful time for parents to come and cheer their children and their children’s friends on in the many events for our grades 3 to 8 students. Our tireless School Advisory Council is hosting another Bingo & Games’ Night here on Wednesday, April 8th from 6 to 7:30. SAC provides us with free games to play, door prizes, and the school is also running our Book Fair. We hope you have time to join us for the evening. Thank-you to SAC for hosting such a wellattended Children’s Thrift Sale this past month, we appreciate your endless support! Thank-you for your continued support and as always please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. Brigid Steele Principal April Bell-Asselstine Vice-Principal BATH PUBLIC SCHOOL 247 Church St. Bath, ON KOH 1GO (613) 352-7543 http://bath.limestone.on.ca/ Twitter: @BathPS_LDSB 2 | Bath PS Newsletter April 2015 SAVE THE DATE! Grade 8 Parents/Guardians: Grade 8 Graduation will be held on Tuesday June 23, 2015. Grade 7 Parents/Guardians: Remember there will be a form going home about providing snacks for the Graduation night. LATE STUDENTS LATE students MUST be signed in by the adult dropping them off. Please do not drop them off in the parking lot or the front sidewalk and send them in, we require that you sign them in for their safety and our records. Thanks for your help in our safe arrival for all students. HOT LUNCH ORDERS Please tell your child if you order pizza for them, as some are saying they shouldn’t be getting it – when you did order for them. DEADLINE for hot lunch orders is Tuesday at 1:25 for that same week Friday. We can’t accept late orders, it is a huge amount of work and we really need your help with respecting the time our volunteers give to organizing this. SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL Our next monthly SAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8th after games night. Please consider joining us in the library. Babysitting is provided, free of charge. Little Caesars order forms have been sent home and will be due April 20th. FAMILY HANDOUTS For students whose parents do not live together, we are willing to send home two copies of newsletters, notices, mailouts, etc. in order for both parents to stay informed about their child’s education. If you wish us to do this, please contact the school office to let us know. KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Children who turn 4 years old before December 31, 2015 are eligible for Junior Kindergarten this coming September (5 years old for Senior Kindergarten)! If you have a child who is Kindergarten age, or know of someone else in our area who does, please call the school office (352-7543) for a registration package! SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES We have some students with severe allergic reactions to all kinds of nuts (not just peanuts), and other products. Because of the nature of nut allergies that are potentially life threatening, we ask that: NO NUT PRODUCTS BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL OR EATEN AT SCHOOL. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. MONTHLY CHEESE ORDERS Don’t forget to place your cheese order each month from the school and help earn activity money for our students! April order forms have been sent home. Please send the order form back to the school by Wednesday, April 8th. Cheese orders will be delivered on Wednesday, April 15th. The orders will be sent home with your student unless the order is too large, then we would ask that someone come to the school that day to pick the order up. Thanks for your help and support with this monthly fundraiser! STUDENT ABSENCES PLEASE DON’T FORGET!! If your child is going to be absent from school, we require a telephone call from the parent/guardian before the start of each school day OR a note to the teacher on the previous day (in the case of a planned absence). If your child is absent and we have not been informed, according to the Board’s Safe School Policy, it is then necessary for us to ensure your child’s safety by contacting you at your home or workplace. If you are not available, we then call your emergency contacts. This is one reason why it is necessary for us to have up-to-date emergency information. Kindly call ahead – our answering machine is on 24 hours a day. 3 | Bath PS Newsletter April 2015 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event. The hours of the book fair are as follows: April 2 Preview day for classes April 7 9:10am – 3:00pm April 8 9:10am – 3:00pm 6:00pm – 7:30pm (during Games Night) April 9 9:10am – 3:00pm April 10 9:10am – 11:30am We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Did you know that for every $10 you spend at the Fair up to $6 comes directly back to our school? Your support of this vital literary event is key in helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms. Upcoming Dates to Remember! April 2015 SAC Parent Information Session Time Management **more info to come** April 8 6:00-7:30pm Book Fair & Games Night SAC Meeting – after games night April 16 2nd Nutrition Break Team & Club photos for Yearbook You’ll find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. April 20 Dental Screening JK/SK & Grade 2 Don’t forget to bring in your special Family Event Draw ballot during our Family Event on Games’ Night. You could win $50 in books $25 for your family PLUS $25 for your child’s classroom! Gould Lake Trip Grade 2/3, 5 & 7 Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and thank you, in advance, for supporting this great literary fundraiser. Mostly, thank you for believing in books and the importance reading has on your child’s future. April 23 & 30 Swim to Survive – Grade 3 Yearbooks are still available! $20 each Please bring orders to the office as soon as you can! 4 | Bath PS Newsletter April 2015 Bingo and Games’ Night! Wednesday, April 8th 6:00pm until 7:30pm Bring your family and your favourite board game and join us in the gym for Games’ Night! Lots of fun to be had playing games and socializing with others! We are looking for donations of baked goods for our Bingo winners! (No nuts please) If you are able to donate, please bring your delicious treats with you to Games Night. The Book Fair will be open until 7:30pm. EARTH HOUR Count Me In! Adults’ attitudes about math affect children’s confidence and success with math learning. Help children become excited and eager to learn about math. Turn everyday activities at home into fun math experiences. Children discover: patterns and relationships through sorting laundry, cutlery or groceries numbers and sequencing skills through card games, and board games like Snakes and Ladders geometry when playing I Spy games to spot shapes in traffic signs, doorways, windows, and rooflines estimation and quantity by guessing how many steps it will take from the car to the front door, or how many dog food kibbles will fit into a pet’s dish measurement by using shoes or mittens as rulers to calculate the height of people or tables, or the length of stuffed animals or counters. Ontario Early Literacy Specialists Ontario Early Literacy Specialists On Friday March 27, Bath PS participated in Earth Hour. We turned off lights, powered down some devices and saved 32 kilo-watt hours! That could – power 2462 CFL (13 watt) light bulbs for one hour, save 10kg of CO2 emissions or power a laptop for 711 hours. Thanks for being green Bath Knights!
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