November 1st, 2019
What an exciting week! Thank you to our students for a great Halloween celebration. It was great to see our students in their costumes or wearing black and orange.
This weekend the clocks change. Please remember to “fall back” on Sunday morning. The fire department recommends changing the batteries in your smoke detectors this weekend too.
Andrea Michelutti, Principal
Vandalism at the School
Unfortunately, our school was vandalized this week. It was disappointing to see that our school was covered with spray paint. We encourage you to report suspicious behaviours to Crime Stoppers. Thank you to our community members who reported the vandalism, our facility department for removing the graffiti as quickly as they could, and our School Resource Officer who responded quickly and canvassed the neighbourhood for information.
It’s Flu Season
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by viruses that affect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu season, the peak time for influenza, is November through April each year. The flu shot is your best defence to protect yourself and your family against the flu.
How do you get the flu?
The flu is spread from person to person through coughing or sneezing, or by touching surfaces that are contaminated with the virus.
To protect yourself from the flu you can:
-Frequently wash your hands with soap and running water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub
-Frequently clean and disinfect common surfaces and items
-Get your flu shot
Symptoms usually start one to four days after being exposed to the virus. Most people will recover in seven to 10 days. Individuals in high-risk groups could experience more severe complications.
Some common symptoms of the flu are: a fever, chills, a cough, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, a headache, muscle ache and or extreme weakness and tiredness
Influenza is often confused with the common cold.
If you think you have the flu, you should:
-Stay home until your symptoms begin to go away; get plenty of rest
-Cover your mouth and nose with your arm or a tissue when coughing or sneezing
-Do not visit people in hospital or long-term care facilities
Anyone aged six months and older who works, lives, or attends to school in Ontario is eligible to receive the flu vaccine.
Where to get the flu shot:
- Health care providers
- Pharmacies (must have a health card and be five years of age or older)
- Walk-in clinics
- Public Health clinics (for families with children six months of age up to the sixth birthday, by appointment)
- Community clinics (no appointment or health card needed)
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)