Phone: 705 728-9658 Fax: 705-728-1076 Mr. A. Shehata Safe Arrival Ms. M.K.Murphy PRINCIPAL 705 728-9658 Ext. 1 VICE PRINCIPAL October 2012 First Nation, Métis and Inuit Families and Community SIMCOE COUNTY INFORMATION FAIR The Simcoe County District School Board is hosting Children’s Treatment Network, in collaboration with an information session on the the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural will be hosting an event to help students, parents and Awareness. educators navigate community resources available Parents, families and community members are invited for children with special needs, ages 0-19. This event to attend. takes place on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from Guest Presenter: Gertie Beaucage 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Barrie Free Methodist Tuesday October 23, 2012 Church, 284 Cundles Rd. East, Barrie, Ontario. 9:00am-12:00pm Community agencies will highlight services available Roy Edwards Room, and break-out sessions will be presented. Event information, including break-out session topics and Simcoe County District School Board, Midhurst times, is available at Please RSVP to Lisa Ewanchuk, Principal of First http://scdsb.on.ca/programs-services/special- Nation, Metis and Inuit Education 705-734-6363 ext education/upcoming-events/ 11475 or at firstname.lastname@example.org October Library News Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit Thank you to families who visited the Library on Your Child’s Immunization Record! Meet the Teacher Night. A big thank you to Jane from The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is the Barrie Public Library who provided information required by law to keep an up to date to families on free programs and signed families up immunization record on file for every student for a Library card. who attends elementary or secondary school in Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. Oral language is the foundation for reading. Listening Unfortunately the health unit does not receive and speaking are your child’s first introduction to immunization information directly from doctor’s language. Read often to your child and have fun! offices, therefore parents need to contact the Tumblebooks and Tumblebook Cloud are an health unit each time students receive a vaccine excellent read aloud option! They are EBooks that from their health care provider to update their read to your child with expression. Tumblebook record. If a student’s immunization record on file EBooks are for Primary students (Fiction and Non- with the health unit is not up to date, the health Fiction stories available) and Tumblebook Cloud unit will mail a notice requesting immunization EBooks are for Junior and Intermediate students information or proof of a valid exemption. If the (popular chapter books/series). Please visit our school information requested is not provided, the library webpage to find these E Books. student may be suspended from school. If a student is due for immunizations, an Go to: http://cundles.edublogs.org/, click on Library, appointment can be made with their health care then click on students, then under Languages see provider or at the health unit immunization clinic Tumblebooks and Tumblebook Cloud links. by contacting Your Health Connection at 705 721-7520 or 1-877 721-7520. Parents can now Tumblebooks User name: scdsb provide updated immunization information to the Password: books health unit online at Tumblebook Cloud User name: scdsb www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/immsonline Password: login SCHOOL COUNCIL UPDATE THANKS FOR A GREAT MEET THE TEACHER EVENT Thanks to everyone who attended the Open House event At the October 1st meeting, the following parents were on Thursday, September 27. We were delighted with the installed as Members at Large (voting members) of the large number of parents and students who attended. It School Council for 2012-2013: was a very successful evening. Joe Gabor-Co-chair Ken Boyington-Co-chair Laurianne Bayley PARENT/STUDENT CONFERENCES Christina Chase-Nugent Donna Cah-Henry If you attended the Meet the Teacher event on Tracy Metzger Denis Nugent September 27, we hope that you signed up for a parent/student conference to be held with your The next meeting of School Council will be held on child(ren)’s teacher(s) from Junior Kindergarten November 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Library. Any through Grade 8 during the week of November 12-16. parents who wish to join us for the meeting are welcome. Any parents who have not yet signed up for a Please submit all agenda items to the office for Co-Chairs Joe Gabor or Ken Boyington by Friday, November 2. parent/student conference, please contact your child(ren)’s teacher(s). QSP Fundraising Event School Bus Evacuation Training – School Bus Attention: Parents & Safety Week October 15 through October 19, 2012 Students School Bus Safety Week takes place October 15 to We hope that each family can 19, 2012. To support schools in promoting school bus help us reach our goal and order at least safety to students, the Simcoe County Student one magazine for their child and help Transportation Consortium (SCSTC), in partnership with our Bus Operators, will be offering School Bus promote reading. Evacuation Training to all home-to-school Every single order placed, really helps our transported students. school. During this special week, school bus drivers will be educating students on how to evacuate a school bus Suggestions: Chickadee (ages 6-9), Highlights (ages 6-12), National Geographic Kids (ages 6-14), The Magazine (ages in an emergency situation. 8-14) PLUS Many More – see pages 43-45 in the This training will occur during regular morning catalogue or look at the Kids & Teens Section online at transportation once the bus arrives at the school www.QSP.ca. with students. After the training has been completed by the bus driver, students will unload from the bus. Children are made readers in the laps of their parents. Training topics will include how to safely evacuate Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the vehicle using the front door, rear door, both the body. front and rear door, and other evacuation options. Training will also confirm that the bus driver is in Save time – GO ONLINE – visit charge during any evacuation situation and that www.QSP.ca. students are to move away from the vehicle to a safe location designated by the driver following an evacuation. Enter our school group number is 8989 Remember, paper orders must be FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 IS A P.A. DAY returned to school by: Friday October 12. Thank you for your continued support! Happy Students and parents/guardians are reminded that Friday October Reading! 26 is a P.A. Day. There will be no school for students on that day. FIRST TERM PROGRESS REPORTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Thanks to all our school volunteers for the great variety of Students in Grade 1 through Grade 8 will receive supports they provide to our students and staff. We were their first term progress reports on Friday, delighted to see the new and returning volunteers who November 9. All report cards will include a attended our Volunteer Orientation Event in the Library on parent/student response form. Please return the September 25. At this time, we are looking for volunteers response form to your child’s homeroom teacher. interested in performing the following tasks: Senior kindergarten students will receive a -Volunteers interested in receiving training in order to progress checklist on Friday, November 9. perform periodic head lice screening of our students are asked to leave their name in the office. STUDENT PHOTOS -Volunteers willing to work one morning a week in our Breakfast Club are asked to speak to Mrs. Boynton in the Student photos were taken on Monday October 1st by our office. photograph company Lifetouch. Students who were absent on our October 1st photo day and any other students who ALL POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS ARE REMINDED OF are newly registered since then, please be prepared for THE NEED FOR A VALID CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK student photos on the morning of Monday, October 29. WITH A VULNERABLE SECTOR SCREENING DONE Any students who require retakes of photos taken on WITHIN THE PREVIOUS SIX MONTHS. PLEASE October 1st will also be included at the same time on SUBMIT TO THE OFFICE YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD Monday, October 29. For any retake photos, please CHECK IN A SEALED ENVELOPE LABELED WITH ensure that the student has with him/her the original YOUR NAME, CUNDLES HEIGHTS AND “CRIMINAL photos when the new photos are taken and a brief note RECORD CHECK” ON THE FRONT OF THE from his/her parent/guardian explaining why the retake is ENVELOPE. PARENTS/GUARDIANS NEW TO THE needed. SCHOOL THIS YEAR REQUIRE THE CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK BEFORE THEY BEGIN TO PARKING-BUS ZONE VOLUNTEER. RETURNING VOLUNTEERS ARE ASKED TO COMPLETE A BRIEF OFFENCE Thanks to all our CHPS families who have previously DECLARATION DOCUMENT AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE BEGINNING TO demonstrated safety, understanding and patience VOLUNTEER THIS YEAR. when using our parking lot to pick up and drop off students. In the interest of the safety of all CHPS students and staff, please continue to drive slowly and PEDICULOSIS (HEAD LICE) CHECKS carefully through the designated area. We continue to Parents/guardians are requested to check their child(ren)’s require the daily co-operation of all families in order head(s) on a weekly basis for head lice. At school we do our to maintain a safe parking lot. Please DO NOT stop best to keep you informed of outbreaks of head lice reported to or park any vehicles in the Bus Zone at the front of us by parents. However, it is the responsibility of each parent/guardian to monitor this situation and inform the school the school. Use only designated parking spaces. of an outbreak. Such reports will remain confidential, but We continue to promote students walking to and from general notification will be sent home to affected classes of school, under supervision of a parent/caregiver or students. If you wish to volunteer in order for us to conduct older student as necessary, to promote student health school-wide screening of students for head lice, please leave and to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions and traffic your name in the office. congestion in our school environment. VISITORS TO CUNDLES HEIGHTS HALLOWE’EN ACTIVITIES AT SCHOOL For the safety of all of our students we are reminding all Wednesday October 31 is Hallowe’en. The school has parents/guardians that our school board policy insists that designated this day as Orange and Black Day. Please all visitors (non-CHPS students) are obliged to sign in at check with your child’s teacher regarding any specific the school office when entering the school for any plans for your child’s class that day. In general, please be purpose. We ask that consideration be given to not advised that costumes are not to be worn to school. disrupting students and teachers during their instructional Please ensure that these safety rules are followed: time. Our teachers would be glad to speak to you over the -No costumes of any kind. phone or arrange a personal appointment outside of their -No masks of any kind. teaching time. Messages for students should be kept to -No scary or inappropriate themes. emergencies and left with Mrs. Boynton our school -No toy guns, swords or any other toy weapons. secretary. -Orange and black clothing may be worn and is optional for those that choose to participate. arrangements have been made to provide for their THE SCHOOL WEBSITE IS UP AND children’s safe return home at the end of the regular school day, or during the school day if conditions RUNNING! worsen and it is necessary to close the school at any time before the end of the regular school day. If The web team continues to update the school website buses are cancelled in the morning they are (cun.scdsb.on.ca). The monthly newsletter will be cancelled for the entire day and will not run at a posted on the website for all families who wish to later time that day. access it on-line. Please read the school newsletter on If adverse weather conditions prevail over a wide the website to help us save paper. We will continue area, the school will be declared closed and all to send a paper copy home with the youngest and /or students and staff should remain at home. This will only child registered at CHPS. Check the website be announced in the media mentioned above. regularly as new links are added. EARLY SCHOOL CLOSING PROCEDURES Inclement Weather Procedures It may be necessary, in rare or unusual circumstances of an emergency nature, to close the school. Local media mentioned above will carry the Please review and save the following inclement announcement of the early calling of buses. weather procedures. Please Note: It is the parent/guardian’s Every reasonable effort will be made to keep the responsibility to make alternate arrangements for school open each day for those students who are children’s supervision in the case of school closure able to attend. or early school closing. Should you encounter EARLY MORNING PROCEDURES difficulty in making such arrangements, please discuss this matter with your child’s teacher as soon 1. Local media as well as the Simcoe County District as possible so that a satisfactory understanding may School Board website (www.scdsb.on.ca) will carry be established. Please review your alternate news regarding any delays or cancellations of school arrangements frequently with your children and your buses or closures of schools. Please tune in to local emergency contact adults. Please update the office media from 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. to avoid having to call records with all emergency contact information. the school. SAFETY AND SECURITY AT SCHOOL 2. The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium and their contracted school bus We wish to remind all students and parents that all companies together determine during pre-dawn valuable and/or treasured items should be left at home for hours if it is unsafe for buses to travel during safe keeping. Those items may include (but are not inclement weather. As well, school superintendents limited to) CD players, CD’s, iPods, cameras, handheld and principals together determine whether school electronic games, toys, expensive watches and jewellery. closures are necessary, depending on local weather Cell phones are discouraged, but if parents believe that conditions for each cluster of schools. Our school is in they are necessary for their child, students are to ensure the “Barrie central zone” that all cell phones are shut off, out of sight and not used on school property throughout the entire school 3. All parents/guardians are reminded that it is their instructional day. The school cannot be responsible for responsibility to decide whether or not it is safe for any such items. Students should avoid bringing large their children to leave for school under conditions of sums of money to school. Payment for lunch orders, field severe weather, as well as at other times. trips, or any other school related purpose should be made to the child’s homeroom teacher as soon as the student 4. If buses are cancelled due to severe weather arrives in the morning, preferably by cheque. conditions outside the immediate school area, but weather conditions are not hazardous in the CUNDLES HEIGHTS STAFF LIST OCTOBER 2012 immediate vicinity of the school, the school will be open to students. In cases where buses have been School Administration cancelled, it is the parents’ responsibility to decide whether or not students who normally ride a school A. Shehata, Principal M.K. Murphy, Vice-Principal bus should set out for school, or should be driven to school. Primary/Junior Division Teachers Please be aware of your child’s bus number and the S. Laurin(JK/SK) T. Davies (Gr. 3) company which provides the bus. H. Hammacott(JK/SK) L. Russell (Gr. 3/4) C. Vallins (JK/SK) If parents drive their children who are normally B. Guest (Gr.1) bused to school on inclement weather days when S. Hamelin (Gr.1/2) buses have been cancelled, it is the parents’ G. St. Amand (Gr. 2) responsibility to ensure that appropriate S. Baker (Gr. 2/3) Junior/Intermediate Division Teachers WEB SITES FOR STUDENTS’ SUPPORT IN P. Coville (Gr. 5) MATHEMATICS L. Giller (Gr.4) T. Orr (Gr.6) E. Hennigar (Gr. 6/7) Math FROG is a web site of free mathematics fun resources and online games for Grades 4, 5 and 6 students, teachers and parents. Go to: www.mathfrog.ca Intermediate Division Teachers The following are web sites that parents may find helpful D. Eales (Gr.7/8) S. MacKenzie(Gr.8) for supporting numeracy skills/concepts. These sites are a supplement and should not be considered a substitute for regular school programming. Web sites for home use Special Education Teachers include: M.Underhill N. Forget (SERT) www.nelson.com (Learning Centre) www.mathfrog.com M.Blais (SocialSkills Class) M.K. Murphy(SERT) www.eworkshop.on.ca A. Wall (SERT) Mathville 1 is a web-based math resource designed to make math fun for Ontario Grade 1 students. To students French as a Second Language Teachers it looks like a game collection, but each of the 12 activities addresses an important topic in the Ontario Grade 1 Math D. Dalton curriculum. Find out more at www.mathville.com. There S. Taylor you will find a product description, manual, worksheet generator, and Ontario curriculum correlation. Mathville 1 Librarian – J. Bennett is licensed for school and home use by all Ontario teachers and students. Planning Time Teachers E. Numbers New!!!! Parent Coffee Hour N. Forget Cundles Heights is hosting a Parent Coffee Hour on Early Childhood Educators Wednesday October 10th and October 24th. Come for N. Melton some coffee and conversation after the bell rings while J. Nicholson your kids are in class. It will take place in The Lodge C. Winter starting at 8:30am. Linda Quennell our Public Health Nurse will run the group. Linda is looking for some topics Educational Assistants for discussion- bring your ideas. Everyone is welcome!! L. Drury S. Scott If you have any questions about Parent Coffee Hour J. Foster- B. Hurst Kalte M. Morris contact the school. D. Monger Remember to sign into the school in the front office and Office Staff – S. Boynton proceed to The Lodge. Custodial Staff A. McLeod W. Snoddy C. Gauthier Bottle Drive Cundles Heights will be having a bottle drive on Saturday October 13. Students and volunteer parents will be driving around Cundles neighbourhood to collect any bottles. Please help our students raise money for school activities. Any students that are interested in helping out with this fundraiser can come to the office to get a parent permission form sign. Please return your permission form to the office by Thursday October 11. RAINBOWS PROGRAM AT CUNDLES HEIGHTS Rainbows is an international not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children and youth grieving a loss. These losses, among others, include separation, divorce, death, incarceration, foster care and deployment of a family member. Rainbows provides a safe, non judgemental and supportive environment for participants to process their feelings, build self esteem and learn positive coping tools to last a lifetime -- because ‘it doesn’t need to hurt forever’. This is accomplished through our unique 12-week peer support programs available from pre-school to adult. Rainbows is provided free of charge to children and youth. I would like my child to participate in the Rainbows program at Cundles Heights. Name: _________________________ Age: ____ Grade: ______ Child’s Signature: __________________ Parent’s Signature: __________________ Please Check: □ Parent has died □ Parents are divorced □ Other (please explain): ________________________________ Please return to the office by October 22nd to help us prepare programming.
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