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					Cougar Chronicle
Principal: Mme. E. Guay                                             Newsletter #5 January 10, 2012
Vice Principal: Ms. L. Paredes                                     Telephone/Voice Mail: (604) 588-4435
                                                                           Fax Machine: (604) 582-6528
                                                                  Website: www.sd36.bc.ca/scunningham




MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
   Welcome back! I hope all our school community enjoyed your holiday break, and return with fond memories
of good times with family and friends.
   Just as the start of a new year is traditionally a time to review the past and to set goals for the future, the start
of a new term is a good occasion to set goals for learning. Setting a consistent time for homework, nightly
practise of math facts or establishing the habit of reading before bedtime are a few examples that are sure to show
lasting benefits. Let's all make the start of 2012 the best it can be for all our young learners!
Mme. Guay
Principal



SIMON CUNNINGHAM, SUPER READERS / SUPER LECTEURS
To motivate our students to read each night we have attached our Simon Cunningham Super-Reader
sheet. The sheet is designed to keep track of 30 nights of reading at home. When you are done the
students bring their sheet to the office to receive a special reading incentive! DON’T FORGET TO
INITIAL YOUR CHILD’S SHEET FOR EVERY NIGHT OF READING! HAPPY READING!

                                            UPCOMING EVENTS
January 23 Chinese New Year Assembly 1:15 pm (Parents are welcome to join us)
February 10 Professional Day (Classes not in session)
February 14 Red, Pink, White Day (Sponsored by our Leadership team)



CLASS CANCELLATION IN CASE OF EXTREME WEATHER
Please check our school website at www.sd36.bc.ca/scunningham or www.sd36.bc.ca for more information.
SPECIAL THANK YOU
We really appreciated the support and generosity demonstrated by our school community in
December. Our Leadership team had a very successful Basics for Babies Campaign. Our school
community donated over 17 boxes of baby items, and food items for Surrey families in need.
Your support was able to impact families from within our own school community through your
donations of money, toys, and other household items this Christmas season. In addition, our
family that lost everything in a house fire before Christmas break was very touched by the
generosity of cash donations, food, and household goods. This kindness contributed to easing the
loss this family suffered. A big Thank you to our parents who organized treats for staff the last
week of school. The gesture was very much appreciated.

ENGLISH KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
                          Registration for children who will be 5 years of age during 2012 will
                          begin on Monday, January 16. Registrations will only be accepted for
                          students who live in catchment. Out of catchment students will be put on
   MONDAY                 a wait list and must be registered at their local school. If you have a
 JANUARY 16               child who is eligible to begin Kindergarten in September, please be sure
                          that you register As Soon As Possible to guarantee your child’s
                          placement. Also, if you know of neighbourhood children who qualify
for registration, please pass on this message to their parents. Please bring the original birth
certificate, care card, proof of address and guardianship. If possible, please bring immunization
records for your child. We also require birth certificate, passport, or immigration papers of
the parents of the child that is registering. Photocopies will be taken and the originals
returned to you.

EARLY IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Siblings (brothers & sisters) of children presently enrolled in the Immersion class will be given
priority for registration in the same school until Wednesday January 11, 2012. Registration takes
place in the Simon Cunningham office during regular school hours. Please bring the required documents.
After Wednesday January 11, 2012, sibling registration is no longer guaranteed. Registration will
be open for Immersion Kindergarten registration for students on a first come, first served basis
by phone-in to 604-595-6400 at the District Education Centre, beginning at 5 pm on Wednesday
January 11, 2012.

REDUCING WASTE & GOING GREEN
In order to model sustainable practices as a school community, we will no longer be providing disposable
plastic spoons & forks at the front office for students. Parents, please remember to include reusable forks
and spoons with your child’s lunch.

LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Student Leadership team has now grown to 35 grade 6/7 students who dedicate themselves to
providing community service & leadership during recess & lunch breaks. These students contribute time
everyday to making our school community a better place. New this term, will be play leaders that will
focus on working with our Kindergarten students to learn cooperative games and keeping active during
lunch. These leaders can be spotted around the playground with their Leadership shirts & coats. There
will be another student leadership intake in March that will be open to grade 5, 6, and 7 to apply.

				
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