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At Bobcaygeon Public School We Empower Leadership and Celebrate Greatness !

We are a Leader in Me School!

Practice Habit #3 and practice putting first things first – – It is important when things get busy to ensure that you are putting in place a plan for the most important items to get finished before filling in your time with the tasks that are less important. Don’t forget to ensure that you are planning and looking after yourself (mind, body, spirit and heart) when you are setting your agenda.

Here is our weekly update for April 25-April 29

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

School News

Tomorrow is Salad Club Day – – bring in 1 fresh fruit and 1 veggie and share in an all you can eat delicious salad bar for lunch. Thank you to our volunteers who make this wonderful, healthy meal possible!

Lawn Bowling for students in grades 5-8 will be starting at Bobcaygeon PS Wednesday afternoons after school beginning Wed., May 18th. Dates are May 18, 25, June 1, 8 with a tournament being held June 15th. Cost is $5 for the program and includes the final tournament and BBQ. Times: 3:40-5:00 PM. A sign up meeting will be held on Thursday. Spots are limited! Please see attached for more info about the Lawn Bowling Club.

Wednesday, May 4th is our FUN FAIR. All families are invited to join us in the evening for an evening filled with fun and exciting activities. The theme of our FUN FAIR is May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars Theme). Participants are encouraged to come in costume if they wish. There will be a costume contest. Stay tuned for more details. If you would like to volunteer to help support a station – please let us know at [ mailto:infobob@tldsb.on.ca ]infobob@tldsb.on.ca There will be a leadership opportunity for students in grades 6-8 who are interested in being on the Fun Fair Action Team.

Book Fair arrives at Bobcaygeon PS on Tuesday, May 3rd and runs all week. It will be open during the Fun Fair being held on May 4th in the evening.

Parent volunteers needed for Fun Fair! If you are able to donate your time in the evening to help support a station it would be greatly appreciated. Current CRC Checks required. High School Students may wish to volunteer to earn their required volunteer hours. Please contact [ mailto:infobob@tldsb.on.ca ]infobob@tldsb.on.ca to volunteer.

Tuesday the Gr. 7/8 students are being given an opportunity to visit Sir Sanford Fleming College to explore some hands on learning in their technical program – – forms must be brought back to school and returned following announcements.

This week there are many wonderful learning opportunities taking place for our Bobcaygeon Lakers: Boys’ Writing Conference (10 students); Cardboard Boat Races – -Winning Team from Last Year represents Bobcaygeon at TLDSB competition; Battle of the Books teams compete; TLDSB Robotics Championship.

Don’t forget to forward your nominations for students in grades 5-8 who exhibit strong leadership skills to represent Bobcaygeon PS at FFSS and to experience the motivational speaker, Spencer West. Forward nominations to [ mailto:infobob@tldsb.on.ca ]infobob@tldsb.on.ca.

Candidates should exemplify the following traits and characteristics:

• Are mindful citizens and contributing members of our learning community.
• Attempt to follow and model the 7 Habits in their daily work and play.
• Create opportunities for others to shine.
• Support learning and leading at Bobcaygeon PS through their positive interactions with others in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular pursuits.
• Are a kind, responsible and respectful young people.

24 Students from Bobcaygeon PS are representing TLDSB at the Skills Ontario competition in Kitchener on May 1st.

Ms. Murray and Mrs. Taggart’s Grade 6 students travel to Yearley Outdoor Ed Centre May 5-6

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.

Forms for the Blue Jays trip are due at the end of April. We need to see what our numbers are to take decisions around transportation etc. Please send completed forms to the Office.

Community News:

We collect Campbell’s Soup product labels as a fundraiser for the school.

A special evening of learning with David Bouchard for families is coming up at LCVI.

TLDSB is holding a special Feed All Four Challenge.

Mark your calendars:

Book Fair – May 3rd-May 9th
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

Thank you to the Parent Council for helping to support the trip to Kitchener for Ontario Skills Competion!

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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
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.