January 21-25, 2019

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Please see flyer below for more information and activities that are available through the board to commemorate this month.

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Happening this week!

January 21- Mindful Monday

January 21-25- Justin Barkie Dance workshops for K-2B

January 22- Grade 1 Scientists in School

January 23- Badminton Night for families! @6:30pm

School Council will be hosting a family badminton night! All families are encouraged to come out, get active and enjoy some time to network with other families! Children must be supervised by an adult:)

January 24- Saree’s Day!

In celebration of Thai Pongal and Tamil Heritage Month, we will be having Saree/Cultural Attire Day. We invite all students and staff to dress in a Saree, Kurta or in attire representative of their own culture.

Looking Ahead

January 27- International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28- Tamil Heritage Month Assembly

February- African Heritage/Black History Month

February 1- PA Day NO SCHOOL

February 4- Lion Dance Presentation

February 5- Lunar New Year!

February 6- Winter Walk Day

A Closer Look

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Kindergarten Registration Continues

Kindergarten registration will continue for the 2019-20 school year. Registration forms are available on YRDSB’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Children who turn four or five years old during 2019, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. For more information please visit the YRDSB website or contact your local school.

ACTIVE SCHOOL TRAVELscreen shot 2019-01-20 at 6.28.31 pm

Some tips for how to get outside and still have fun in the cold, including while you’re walking or wheeling to school or the bus stop.

  • Being dressed for the weather is the first step to enjoying the outdoors. Here are a few suggestions on how to stay warm:
    • Wear a base layer
    • Wear an insulating layer (wool socks, shirt and pants but not jeans or cotton)
    • Wear an outer shell (windproof jacket with a hood and snow pants with elastic or velcro fastening at the cuff)
    • Wear insulated waterproof snow boots
    • Have a hat that covers the ears (and a spare!)
    • Add a neck warmer
    • Finish with waterproof mittens
  • Keep moving!
  • Eat high-fat snacks to keep your body going.
  • Drink water! Even though it’s cold, the air is dry and your body can become dehydrated.