March 2-6, 2020

Eco Theme March – Turn Off Computers and Monitors

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:Image result for funny parent kid phone messages

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Seat Belt SafetyImage result for seatbelt safety kids

 

 

 

Did you know:

  • Seat belts save an estimated 13,000 lives every year. That’s around 35 people every single day!
  • You are 30 times more likely to be ejected from your vehicle in a crash if you don’t wear a seat belt. 
  • In the front seat of a car, occupants wearing seat belts can reduce the risk of a fatal injury by 45%. In a small truck, that jumps to 60%.
  • Ontario requires children to be either in a safety seat, in a booster seat, or wearing a seat belt, depending on their age, height, and weight. 

If you are driving, you can face a fine if you or anyone in your vehicle under age 16 is not wearing a seat belt or secured in a proper child seat. If you are convicted, you will be fined between $200 and $1,000

FAMILIES, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE BUCKLED UP WHEN RIDING IN A MOTOR VEHICLE! IT IS THE LAW! THIS INCLUDES WHEN YOU ARE PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFF YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.

This Week at the Farm:

March 2-6- Kreative in Dance Styles Workshops Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-8)

March 4- Primary Firefighters Presentation

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

March 11- Scientists in School Grade 2s

March 11- Family Yoga Night @7PM (details to follow)

March 16-20- MARCH BREAK, NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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The Walking School BusImage result for the walking school bus

Dear Parents,

You should have received a memo last week regarding an initiative that the school in partnership with School Council would like to start called “The Walking School Bus.” This initiative will enable students to walk to school safely as well as have some additional benefits listed below.

A Walking School Bus is a safe and convenient way for children to walk to school with adult supervision. Some of the benefits include:

  • An additional 15-20 minutes of physical activity each day
  • Opportunity to learn road safety and navigation skills
  • A safer school zone due to less traffic
  • Better concentration in the classroom

In the memo sent home, there was a survey that we asked families to fill out to gauge interest in whether you would like your child to participate in the program and/or if you would like to volunteer as part of the organizing committee or walk volunteer.

Please take some time to fill in the survey and return it to school by March 6 to your child’s classroom.

Copies can be found below (both in English and Chinese)

WSB Readiness Assessment Survey-CHN final

WSB Readiness Assessment Survey final

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Hot Lunch Program – Highlights for March 2020

Back by popular demand:

  • Spaghetti with Meatballs in tomato sauce (other versions available online)
  • Tuna Sandwich on a whole wheat kaiser

March 2020 Specials

International Women’s Day 2020Image result for international womens day 2020

An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual.

York Region District School Board is proud to recognize International Women’s Day. In 1977,the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to proclaim a day for women’s rights and international peace. Following the United Nations’ lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women’s Day.

Community Events

1) Fatoumata Diawara Musical Performance

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2) FSYR (Family Services of York Region)

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3) Speakers Idol 2020

speakers idol 2020

4) York Region Alliance of African Canadian
Communities (YRAACC)

Sankofa Mentoring Program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage
framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination,
Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose,
Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect.

York Region African Canadian Communities Sankofa Mentoring Program Flyer

5) GIVE- GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER IN EDUCATION

GIVE is a collaborative partnership with SEPYR -Settlement Education Partnership of York Region and YRDSB.  We will be offering free six half day training sessions starting on March 23rd at the Markham North Welcome Centre for any school lunch assistants or parent/community volunteers in your school community that are interested in participating.

Markham Flyer March 2020