Another busy week was had at St. Michael School! A week that was filled with learning and always a little bit of fun!
CHARITY BINGO NIGHT
On Wednesday January 29th starting at 7:00pm, the Cambridge BINGO and Gaming Centre is hosting a Charity Bingo Night. This is a great way to earn money for our school! Our school will receive $10.00 for each charity member/friend that shows up to play BINGO that night! All you have to do is mention that you are playing for St. Michael School. The Bingo and Gaming Centre is located at 255 Elgin Street North. Hope to see you there!
CLUBS/COMMITTEES AT ST. MICHAEL!
There are so many great things taking place during recess and lunch at school for your children to participate in. Our staff works very hard and diligently to provide amazing experiences not only during instructional time but also during the break times as well. Many of the clubs that are running right now are listed below:
- Make a Change Committee
- ECO Team
- Student Leadership Team
- Skills Canada
- Dungeons and Dragons Club – new this year!
- Recycling Team
- DIY Club
- Landscaping Club
Encourage your child to get involved and help contribute to the amazing community of St. Michael’s School!
PERSONAL ITEMS AT SCHOOL – TECHNOLOGY PROTOCOL
Often after Christmas, students are excited about some of their new Christmas gifts and want to bring these
toys or technology items to school. We respect the cost of these items as well as safety precautions that need to be considered for some devices (i.e. content on electronic devices, cyber bullying, etc.).
Accordingly, we discourage students from bringing valuables (cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 Players, iPods, etc.) money or toys to school. Often these are lost, stolen or broken or can lead to problematic behaviour. Parental support in this area is required and greatly appreciated. Please monitor your child(ren)’s activity on the internet and the various social media sites The school does not assume responsibility for any loss or damage to valuable items. Please note also that cell phones should be left at home or turned off completely during school hours.
WINTER CLOTHING REMINDER
Please ensure that your child(ren) has dry running shoes to change into from their wet/muddy outdoor boots.
Children must not walk around the school in their socks due to health and safety concerns. Students are not to
wear their wet boots in class as this may cause a slippery hazard. In addition, if there ever was a fire drill or lockdown, an emergency, there may not be time to put on boots. In addition, please check to ensure your child leaves home wearing warm winter clothing (hat, mitts, gloves, scarf, boots, and winter jacket). During the winter months, in order to play on the snow piles during recess times students will be required to wear snow pants and boots. This will keep the students dry and warm when playing in the snow.
VISITORS IN THE SCHOOL – INCLUDING PARENTS
“Safety First” for our Students
St. Michael School has a Visitors’ Policy to ensure the safety of our students and staff. It is monitored and reviewed every year. The Visitors’ Policy has many purposes.
- To enhance the safety of the students, staff and volunteers at St. Michael, while maintaining a welcoming environment where parents are encouraged to participate in school life.
- To easily identify visitors, volunteers and parents in the school.
- To help teachers identify possible intruders in the school.
- To provide administration with the names of people in the school in case of an emergency.
Procedure: Doors are locked for safety reasons at all times. All visitors must enter the school building through the front main doors and ring the buzzer. Every visitor entering St. Michael School during school hours is required to sign-in at the Office and pick up a visitor’s tag to wear for the duration of their visit. Please remember to sign-out at the Office and return your visitor tag before you leave. Under no circumstances should a parent enter the school through other doors. If you do, you will be asked by staff to report to the main office. All staff have been advised to ensure safety of all students in the building. Please adhere to this very important safety policy to ensure we keep everyone safe and secure.
Thank you for your assistance.
PARKING REMINDER TO PARENTS
Another reminder that the front parking lot is for JK/SK Kiss and Drop Parents only. These vehicles are identified by a tag that is clearly visible on the front dashboard of the car. All parking for school drop off is located at the back of the school on Winterhalt Drive. In addition, you are able to park on Concession street (clearly marked signs) to walk your child to school. If you pull into the parking lot to walk your child to their destination, you will be asked to move your vehicle. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Tuesday OECTA Job Action
Just a reminder that our school will be closed on Tuesday as our teachers’ association, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, is holding a one day job action. Our Extended Day Program will be running, as usual, for those students who are registered with that program. All other students will be at home on Tuesday.
There is a PD Day scheduled this Friday, January 24th. The school will be closed for students for the day. All extended day services will continue to be open.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- Tues. Jan 21 – OECTA Strike Day (Schools Closed)
- Wed. Jan 22 – Carizon Worker on-site (AM)
- Wed. Jan 22 – Spirit Wear Day!
- Thurs. Jan 23 – Grade 5/6 to Safety Village
- Thurs. Jan 23 – Movie and Popcorn Lunch (Primary)
- Fri. Jan 24 – PD Day
- Wed. Jan 29 – Bell Let’s Talk Day! Wear BLUE!
- Wed. Jan 29 – Safety Village AM – Comiskey’s class
- Fri. Jan 31 – Hat Day!
- Fri. Jan 31 – Scientists in Schools – Primary
- Sun. Feb 2 – First Communion Parent Child Workshop (8:45am)