Weekly Update ~ April 11-15

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Here is our weekly update for April 11-15

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School News

This Wednesday is International Day of Pink – – Wear PINK to show your support for Bullying Awareness.

Our Annual Evening of the Arts is being held April 14th. Tickets for the Gala are SOLD OUT. A dress rehearsal is planned for April 13th at 1:10 PM. Entry to the dress rehearsal is by donation. Student art work is for sale by donation this week beginning on Wednesday. If you would like to come and view the pop-up Art Gallery, please come to the school Wed-Friday this week and sign in at the Office for a visitors pass. If you would like to purchase your childI(ren)’s artwork and are not coming to a performance, please send your donation in a sealed envelope or baggie to the Office.

CAST members need to be at the school by 6:15 PM on Thursday evening unless otherwise directed by their coach. All costumes need to be at the school by tomorrow afternoon.
We are asking for donations of Silent Auction items/Basket Raffle items to support our fundraising at the Gala. If you are able to make a donation, please complete the form attached. Mrs. Tokar is spearheading the donations this year. Anything that you can contribute in the way of a good or service is appreciated and valued.

If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, don’t forget to call the school and let us know at 705-738-5105 – messages can be left in the general mailbox.

We want to hear from you!
At Trillium Lakelands District School Board we want to know what we’re doing well and how we can continue to improve our schools. To do this we want to hear from you, our valued stakeholders.
We’re using Thoughtexchange – an online stakeholder engagement tool – to help us better understand your thoughts and priorities at this time.
Step One – Share: April 12 – 24, 2016: On April 12, you will be able to register for our Thoughtexchange by clicking here . After registering you will be able to share your thoughts to some important, open-ended questions. You will have until April 24th to complete this step.

Step Two – Star: April 29 – May 8, 2016: On April 29, you will be invited to star (prioritize) your own thoughts and some thoughts from other community members. If you participated in Share, you will automatically be sent a Star invitation. If you are new to the Thoughtexchange, you can register through our website. You will have until May 8 to complete this step.

Step 3 – Discover is when we will communicate back the prioritized thoughts we have heard from you.
Please know your identity will remain private throughout this process, and your name will never be associated with your input.
We greatly appreciate your time spent engaged in this process. Thank you for your support!

Mark your calendars:

Parent Council Meeting – April 12th 7 PM
International Day of Pink – Anti Bullying Awareness – April 13th WEAR PINK
Dental Screening April 19-20
Volunteer Tea – April 20th 2 PM
Earth Day – April 22nd All Day Activities
Fun Fair – May 4th
Pedal for Hope – Cops for Cancer rolls in Friday, May 6th11:30 am.
School Level Track and Field at Bobcaygeon PS (Junior/Intermediate) – May 19 Weather Date: May 20
EQAO – Grade 3 and 6 – May 25-June 8
Community Baseball Trip to See the Blue Jays – June 14th
Grade 8 Graduation – Monday, June 27th 7 PM

Parent Council News

Ongoing Fundraiser – – Magazine Sales – – Renew or Start a new Subscription – – ONLINE SALES ONLY – – www.qsp.ca Code:3724408

Reminders:

Let everyone know that Kindergarten registration for NEW students in JK or SK is now on. We need to have the most accurate numbers to assist with our staffing so families are encouraged to not delay in completing your registration package.

Do you live in Peterborough County? If you haven’t yet completed your form required for the Transportation Department please do so asap and return to the Office so that we can have your transportation in place for September 2016. Forms were sent home via school connects. A second form has been sent home in hard copy for any that are outstanding.
Don’t forget that you need to have an up-to-date Criminal Record Check completed to participate as a chaperone in Field Trips. If you are planning on supporting our community as a chaperone on an upcoming trip (including Baseball Trip in June) you need to have your CRC. Letters are available from the Office which will request a form be completed on your behalf by the Ontario Provincial Police. We require your legal name and birthdate in order to prepare the letter which can be sent home with your child.

Community Notices:
The Bobcaygeon Skating Club is having a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 16th at the Bobcaygeon Verulam Community Centre. Doors open at 5 PM Dinner at 6 PM Tickets $10 per person Children 4-10 $5 Under 4 FREE. Tickets available from members or at R.J. Insurance.