Weekly Update ~ February 22 – 27

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At Bobcaygeon Public School We Empower Leadership and Celebrate Greatness !

We are a Leader in Me School!

Practice Habit 4: Think WIN WIN – – It is important to consider both sides of a disagreement and consider how both parties can feel successful in achieving success in the outcome.

think win win

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @BobcaygeonPS and watch the daily announcements at www.bob.tldsb.on.ca

School News

A reminder – The Annual Ski Trip to Sir Sam’s Ski Area is booked for MARCH 3RD.

Report Cards went home Friday with students. Celebrate your successes and set goals for yourself for term 2. Be eco-friendly: Return your report card envelopes to your child’s teacher.

This Monday, February 22nd Fenelon Falls Secondary School will be here to work with our grade 8 students on course selection for next school year. Please remember to have all your forms returned to the school on Monday if you are attending FFSS.

Our monthly Salad Club is set for Tuesday, February 23rd. Bring in one veggie and one fruit and enjoy a yummy, healthy salad bar.

Wednesday, February 24th is Pink Shirt Day to support Anti-Bullying. Please wear pink to show your support for raising awareness and understanding of bullying and the effects it can have on individuals.

pink shirt day

Jimmy Chapman will be returning this year to teach his famous Break Dancing Classes to our students during their phys ed classes. Jimmy’s first session is Monday, February 29th.

Grade 6,7,8 Band with Mrs. Cameron
Every Tuesday 3:25 – 4:45 (except for the third Tuesday of each month)

Grade 5 Band with Mrs. Cameron
Every Wednesday 3:25 – 4:45

If you have not yet purchased a year book and would like to, please send in 15$ by Friday. The yearbook committee is also missing some baby pictures. Thank you to those who have sent them is as well as other pictures! Mme Lepine

Graduation Photos for Grade 8 students and Senior Kindergarten students will be held on March 4th.

School Level Speeches are scheduled for March 4th in the afternoon.

March 11, 2016 PA Day – There will be a PA day added to this year’s school calendar. The additional PA day will be Friday, March 11, 2016. This addition is part of the provincial contracts negotiated earlier this school year with our teacher unions. An additional professional activity day is to be included in each school year.
Interviews will be held on March 10th from 4:30-8:30 PM. An information form will be sent home on Monday to advise you of the format of this year’s interviews. A BBQ Dinner will be available during the interview evening – – more information will be available about the BBQ next week.

Mark your calendars: March Break this year falls the week of March 14-18

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.

Thank you for practising WIN WIN! – – We thank you for your continued vigilance in ensuring that our front parking lot is a safe place for our students at the beginning and the end of each day. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE FRONT PARKING LOT BETWEEN 8:30-9:00am OR 3:10-3:45pm. We understand that it may seem more convenient for you in the colder weather , however it creates a safety issue with cars moving about at drop off and pick-up time trying to squeeze around each other and between snow banks.

Please use the upper parking lot to park your car and walk down to meet your child at the assigned spot.

Is your family going on a vacation this winter? Please complete a Parent Request for Temporary Excusal from School form and submit to the Office before you leave. This fulfills our obligations under the Education Act Regulation 298. Copy is attached. Hard copy is available from the Office.

Snow Days
• A reminder that if busses are cancelled in the morning they do not run in the afternoon .
• If your child is on a bus route you do not need to call in your attendance when busses are cancelled. If your child is a walker or gets driven to school, please call to let us know if your child will be absent – phone calls for attendance and safety will be made for
walkers as appropriate. For Your Information – – all students who are absent are given a grant day in attendance (not marked absent).
• Announcements by TLDSB re Bus Cancellations will be announced on local radio stations (Lindsay/Peterborough) and are available at www.mybustoschool.ca or at www.tldsb.on.ca
• Please note, on Snow Days ALL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED. This includes all morning programs.