Dear families,

What a great day! The Grade One team organized an amazing assembly on teamwork! Our Grade One students and their teachers worked hard and helped all of the students learn about this important skill.

Just a reminder that on Friday, October 25 the school will be closed for students as there is a PD day. Our teachers will be learning about effective strategies when teaching math and how to support students’ well-being.

We are continuing to have challenges with our parking lot. We are reminding families to adhere to the one-way route. Cars are not allowed to be left unattended in the fire lane. Please work with the school to ensure all of our students are safe.

Thank you, 

Andrea Michelutti, Principal

October 31 – Halloween

On October 31, students who are participating in Halloween may wear their costumes or dress in black and orange to school first thing in the morning. For the students who are not participating, we will be provided alternative programs in the library. We remind families that masks and toy weapons are not allowed at school. We also encourage accessories to be left at home as they are often forgotten at school.

Pumpkin Patrol

Once again this year, the Pumpkin Patrol will be patrolling your school and community during the nights of Wednesday, October 30, Thursday, October 31, and Friday, November 1. The Pumpkin Patrol will randomly visit the Waterloo Region District School Board facilities as well as be a watchful eye for any problems that may occur while the children are out “trick-or-treating.” The staff has experienced a reduction in vandalism at Board facilities as a result of this program. The program acts as a deterrent in decreasing the number of activities, damage to the schools and helps ensure increased safety to our children who may be out on the fun-filled evenings.

School Council

Thank you to the members of our school council for their work at this month’s meeting. Please review the minutes from the September Council Meeting.

Upcoming events

October 25 – PD Day

November 15 – PD Day

November 22 – Animal day

December 20 – Pyjama day

January 31 – Beach day

February 21 – Multicultural day

March 27 – Retro day

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day (wear blue)

April 22 – Lights out, earth wear attire or used clothing day

May 15 – Sports Jersey day

June 25 – Canada Day (Jean Steckle spirit wear)