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Gator Bites: Week of November 5th

posted Nov 11, 2018, 10:26 AM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gators!

Parent Council:Image result for parent council;

Thank you to all the parents who joined us on Monday for our Parent Council meeting. Please see attachment below from our Parent Council.

                                             Silent Auction Baskets 2018 SSPS.pdf 

Intramural:

We had a busy week of Volleyball practice both boys and girls, as well as games. Annie Rehearsals are taking place in the music room and we have a variety of other musical programs running, Drumline, symphonic winds, jazz band and choir. Thank you to all of our staff for making Sam Sherratt such a great place to be!

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We had photo retake day on Friday, please note that photo order forms are due by November 13th.  You can place your order online or return your envelope to the office by November 13th. Late charges will apply after this date.

Terry Fox:

Thank you to all of our families who supported our Terry Fox event, we were able to raise $326.00 with our loonie and toonie donations for the Terry Fox foundation. Thank you to our intermediate students and Mr. Kryzanowski for their organisation and leadership of this school wide event.

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We have set up our online Spirit Wear again for this school year. Please follow the link to place an order. The website will be open for two weeks, it is currently active, and will close on November 16th 2018. The products will be delivered by December 12th 2018.

                                                  https://spiritwearshop.ca/ssgators/

Craig Kielburger:

Is having their annual craft sale please see the attached flyer.Image result for arts and crafts

                                                   CKHS craft flyer.pdf 

Gator Bites: Week of October 29th

posted Nov 2, 2018, 2:41 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gators!

On Wednesday we celebrated Halloween at Sam Sherratt. We enjoyed a primary parade, which ended in the mall area, and then our primary students enjoyed a dance party. Our Junior students came out to watch the parade, and then they participated in a dance party and activities in the learning commons. Our Intermediate students had a dance party during the last block of the day, as well as activities being run for them in the LC.  Thank you so much to our new student council for putting together our “Monster Mash” day of fun!

Sam Sherratt Rock...because of you!!

Kindie Maker Challenge in the LC: Thank you Ms. Belford for making learning so much fun! Today at school we had our FDk students participating in a “Maker Challenge”, using Sphero technology and an assortment of materials.

Spirit Wear: We have set up our online Spirit Wear again for this school year. Please follow the link to place an order. The website will be open for two weeks, it is currently active, and will close on November 16th 2018. The products will be delivered by December 12th 2018.

https://spiritwearshop.ca/ssgators/

We have to say a fond farewell to Mrs. Smyth who has been with us since September helping out in our SERT department. Mrs. Smyth you will be missed, thank you for all the kind and caring ways you helped our students!

Gator Bites: Week of October 22nd

posted Oct 29, 2018, 8:11 AM by David Willoughby


This week at Sam Sherratt our grade 1 students enjoyed a trip to Andrew’s Scenic Acres. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and our teachers for braving the weather and organising such a fun learning experience for our students!

This year our Grade 5 students took part in the Civix Canada Municipal Student Vote process along with 2000 other schools. Some classes researched and presented the candidates’ platforms in our school ward prior to voting. Students were able to formulate an opinion and compare their vote to the actual results after they were tabulated.  

On Election Day, students came to the Learning Commons and were given an official ballot. They marked their vote behind the screen and placed it in the voting box. What an authentic learning opportunity!

Then a few of our classes went to the Gym to see the actual voting happen.  They had a tour thanks to Mr. Charrey, and saw first hand what they will be able to do when they are legal voting age. Some are desperately waiting to become 18 now! Thank you to Mr. Charrey and Ms. Belford for all of your hard work!!

The Big Crunch:Image result for apples

The Big Crunch occurred on Thursday this week, during the second half of first break. Each student at Sam Sherratt was given an apple at the start of nutrition break, and posed for a group picture as they took a HUGE Crunch out of their delicious apples. We, the student council, had been mentioning the Big Crunch on the announcements for quite some time, and it’s safe to say that the student body was fairly excited. The big crowd of students outside looked up, apples in hand, to see Ms. Byrne and Mr. Goral on the roof, video taping and taking pictures. Down to the count of three, every student took a bite out of their apple, creating a satisfying crunch. The idea of the Big Crunch was to advertise healthy eating and an initiative to help raise funds for Halton Food for Thought. Judging by the taste of those apples, I’m sure students will be eating healthier everyday! Written by S. Edirisinghe

The Monster Mash Activity DayImage result for pumpkins and ghosts

This Wednesday, October 31st, the student council has decided to hold a “Monster Mash Activity Day”, so all students can have a memorable and enjoyable October 31st. We will be holding a Dance in the mall, with music by our Prime Ministers aka. DJ’s PMSQUARED, there will be a movie in the Gym, and activities in the Learning Commons. The idea for our “Monster Mash Activity Day” was brought forward from the student body, via our new Student Council Classroom Representatives.

Our Annual Costume Parade will be happening at 9am, and loved ones are more than welcome to attend. 

Written by S. Edirisinghe    Stay Tuned for more updates from your 2018-2019 Sam Sherratt Student Council!

Milton District High School Programs

Milton District High School came to visit with our Grade 8 students on Thursday.  They informed our students about the various programs offered at the high school including Applied, Academic, Gifted and Advanced Placement (AP), as well as the wide variety of clubs and teams available.  Students were given the opportunity to ask any questions about what Grade 9 and .high school might bring. A reminder to families the Open House for Milton District will be on November 8th at 6:30pm.

AnnieImage result for annie play

This week we have been holding Callbacks for the Annie Jr. Musical, and narrowing down our casting for each role. There is so much talent at Sherratt!! We will be finalizing decisions by the end of next week.  Thank you to all students for your hard work preparing for your auditions, and for your patience as we carefully consider our casting decisions.

We will hold our first ALL CAST meeting and rehearsals the week of November 5th.

Fundraising campaign:  You only have a few days left to support our fundraising campaign with Recipes in a jar and you can make a difference! Online Orders through Sam Sherratts very own Online Storesha.recipesinajar.ca are due Monday October 29th.     By buying a jar, you help Sam Sherratt reach our fundraising goal and offer a meal to a local food bank.

Cultural Celebration:

Sam Sherratt is planning to hold their 1st annual Cultural Celebration on December 6, from 6 - 8 pm, but we need your HELP to be successful.  All families are invited to attend but we need MORE participants. To sign up please either complete the  Cultural Celebration information letter or Cultural Celebration Google Form as soon as possible!

FREE November ART afternoons with the Milton ArtHouse:

November 7 - 28 on Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm stop by the ArtHouse for a free drop-in art club for children 7 - 12. No pre registration required.

Gator Bites: Week of October 22nd

posted Oct 21, 2018, 9:11 AM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gators!

This week at Sam Sherratt Author Lana Button, an Early Childhood Educator in Halton and former actress, presented to our JK-Grade 3's  in the Learning Commons. Her presentation was lively and fun. She read her picture books Willow Whispers and Willow Finds a Way to our Gators and left us with 3 important messages:

1. Everybody has a voice and your voice matters.

2. It is important to give everybody a second chance because we all make mistakes.

3. We can all help one another by taking action and getting help. Some of our friends also made "magic microphones" .

Thank you to Ms. Belford for organising this great learning opportunity. 

Some of our friends also made "magic microphones" .  Thank you to Ms. Belford for organising this great learning opportunity.

             

Some of our grade 6 students went on a class trip this week. Thank you to Mr. Charrey, Ms. Litt and Mr. Kerschner for organising this experience. Here is what one of our students has to say about their trip:

On Tuesday October 16, 2018 some grade fives and all grade sixes went on a field trip and walked to the First Ontario Arts Center. The day was so much fun!   The students made coil pots with clay, they did this by making long thin cylinders and shaping them into creative pot designs using balls, swirls, triangles and more. The students learned that when you start the pot you have to make a small circular or rectangular base. The clay the students used was a special type because it did not require heating in a kiln. Students had a great time at the Arts Center and would love to go back! By: Madison Carey 5\6-1

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Cultural Celebration:  Sam Sherratt is planning to hold their 1st annual Cultural Celebration on December 6, from 6 - 8 pm, but we need your HELP to be successful.  All families are invited to attend but we need MORE participants.  To sign up please either complete the  Cultural Celebration information letter or Cultural Celebration Google Form as soon as possible!

The Big Crunch & Toonies for Tummies: We will be participating in the “Big Crunch” at Sam Sherratt next Thursday, Oct. 25th, during the first nutrition break outside, where we will all crunch into an apple at the same time!  Toonies for Tummies will run all week, and we are asking families to send in a toonie or loonie or any amount to the school to donate to Halton Food for thought, who generously help us with our healthy snack bin program at school.  If parents would like to donate to our snack program, you can also do this on our cashless system under “Healthy Snack Bin Program”. Thank you for your support!Image result for image of apple

Terry Fox Walk: Thank you to all the students and families who supported our Terry Fox event by bringing in loonies and toonies and participating in our Terry fox walk. Thank you to Mr. Kryzanowski and the grade 8 students who were such great leaders! We were so proud of you, giving high 5’s and encouraging our younger students in their efforts. Go Gators!!Image result for terry fox run

Girls & Boys Senior Volleyball Games:  This weeks both teams started off the season playing strong games on Tuesday and Thursday.  They showed great determination and won some of the games. Thank you to Mr. Baker, Mr. Kerschner, Mr. Goral and Mr. Aidoo for coaching our teams.  Keep up the great effort!

Project Runway:  Congratulations to the Grade 5's in Mrs.Paulson's class who participated in project Runway! They modelled their costumes after European explorers and shared the creative stop motion animation iMovies they had made! The Grade 5's made their costumes and scripts entirely from scratch and walked the Runway through the gym cheered on by students, staff and their parents .Image result for strike a pose images

Our Laura Secord Chocolate fundraiser has come to an end, please return all leftover chocolate and money to the school by Monday. Chocolate payments can also be done on online at School Cash Online.   

 Don't forget to place your orders for our Recipes in a Jar fundraiser either on our online store atsha.recipesinajar.ca  or with the paper order form that was sent home with your student. Orders are due October 25th.

 Thank you for your support.

Ottawa Trip Info Session: Thank you to all the families who joined us on Thursday evening for our Ottawa Trip Information session for our grade 8 students. Thank you to Mr. Fox for all the hard work that goes into organising the trip and to Ms. Watts for being part of the presentation. More information will be coming home with our grade 8 students.

Grade 8 to 9 Parent Information Evenings:  All HDSB Secondary Schools offer rich programming and opportunities for our students. Unique school based programs such as certificate programs and pathway programs will be shared at these information sessions.

Craig Kielburger Secondary School Gr. 8 Parent Info Night is Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 pm

Milton District High School Parent Info Night is Thursday, Nov. 8th

Calling All Three-Year Olds Kindergarten Open Houses :  Beginning school is a big step for children and parents, and the Halton District School Board wants to make that transition as smooth as possible. The Board is hosting a Calling All Three-Year Olds Kindergarten Open Houses in Milton on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.at  P.L. Robertson Public School (840 Scott Blvd.) for families to help make this first school experience a happy one.

If you, or someone you know, have a child born in 2015, they can start Kindergarten in September 2019. Kindergarten registration begins in January 2019 and takes place at the school the child will attend.

                                          

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker, Principal

Bita Watts - Vice Principal

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

Gator Bites: Week of October 15th

posted Oct 15, 2018, 2:51 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gators!

We had some exciting learning taking place in our Learning Commons this week, with Breakout Edu: Escape rooms with Ms. Belford. Thank you for keeping us so current with fun learning Ms.Belford!!

Terry Fox: We will be participating in a Sam Sherratt Terry Fox event on Thursday October 18th, 2018.During period 6. Please bring a loonie or toonie on the day to support our Terry Fox run. Thank you to Mr. Kryzanowski for organising this event.

Fundraiser: Our Laura Secord Chocolate fundraiser is coming to an end, please return all leftover chocolate and money to the school by Tuesday October 16th, or Chocolate payments can be done on online at School Cash Online.   

Don't forget to place your orders for our Recipes in a Jar fundraiser either on our online store atsha.recipesinajar.ca or with the paper order form that was sent home with your student. Orders are due October 25th. Thank you for all of your support!!

Mystery Reads: Grade 5-8 students are encouraged to check out the fun Mystery Reads event taking place in the Learning Commons.

Twitter: Parents if you have not yet checked out our Twitter feed please remember to follow us! You will see daily updates about all of the fun and exciting activities and learning happening at Sam Sherratt.@SamSherrattPS

Thank you to Ms. Lowry and family for the generous book donations for our library! We are so excited to have received such a huge selection of new reads!

The Big Crunch: We will be participating in the big crunch at Sam Sherratt this year. On Oct 25th, 2018, during our first outside break we will all crunch into an apple at the same time. This is a fun school event to support our Food For Thought providers, and to learn about healthy eating. We will be collecting on that day a toonie to support “toonies for tummies” a fundraiser for Food For Thought, who generously help us with our healthy snack bin program at school.  If parents would like to donate to our snack program, you can also do this on our cashless system under “Healthy Snack Bin Program”. Thank you for your support!

Remembrance Day Assembly Nov. 12  -  We will have our Remembrance Day Assembly on Nov. 12th.  If you or any family members have been part of the Armed Forces and would like to come in and even speak to the assembly please let Mrs. Parker or Mrs. Watts know.

Parent Council: Thank you to the parents who came out for our October School Council Meeting.  Please see our website for any information on our council. We are in the process of updating our website and you will find the names of council members there.  Next meeting will be Monday, November 5th 2018, at 6:30pm.

Annie Jr.:  Grade 5 - 8 students took part in auditions for our upcoming Annie Jr. production this week.  For more information please see our  Annie Jr. website.

Our Big Crunch Healthy Eating book display in the Learning Commons


Mystery Reads

Gr. 5 - 8 students read descriptions on our new wrapped books and enter their name in a draw to be the first to read our latest great reads!

The 11th Annual  Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Conference will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:15 a.m. – 2:10 p.m., at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd). The theme of the conference is ‘Future Global Competencies: Imagining Possibilities, Inspiring Success’. Ms. Paulson and Mr. Costello who run the Vex Robotics after school club at Sam Sherratt each Friday will be presenting a workshop on Robotics at the conference.

Gator Bites: Week of October 8th

posted Oct 5, 2018, 2:58 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gators!

Thank you to the parents who joined us on Monday night for our first Parent Council Meeting. Parents please join us for our next Parent Council Meeting on November 5th, 2018, beginning at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.

Thank you to our Student Council for running such a successful food drive!! Thank you to the students and families who enthusiastically participated by bringing in so many items! We will be donating 528 food items to support our local food bank in Milton.

Flag Football:  This week we held Flag Football tryouts for grade 7 and 8 students.  Thank you Mr. Pearson and Mr. Kryzanowski for running the tryouts and coaching.  We are looking forward to our first tournament at the end of October.

Cross Country: Even the wet weather could not keep our Sam Sherratt students from participating in the Cross Country Event for grades 3-8 this week. Thank you to Ms. Wheeler, Mr. Costello and Ms. McKenna for all your hard work and our parent volunteers who braved the weather to make this day run so smoothly!

Annie Jr.:  Grade 5 - 8 students were provided with an  information letter about our upcoming Annie Jr. Production.  An information meeting was held on Thursday for interested students who would like to audition for the musical.   Auditions will take place next Wednesday and Thursday. If your child missed the initial meeting and would like to audition please sign up on the Annie Jr. website.

Cultural Celebration:  This year Sam Sherratt will be holding their 1st annual Cultural Celebration on December 6, from 6 - 8 pm.  All families are invited to attend as well as to participate.  Please see our Cultural Celebration information letter for ways you can participate.  Please return completed letters by Monday, Oct. 15th.

Drumline: We are still in need of volunteers to assist with our Drumline.  This can involve as little or as much time as you are able to give us. Please let us know if you can help.

CCAT:  Our grade 4 students in Ms. Wheeler and Ms. Robb’s classes will take part in the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test later in October.  If your child did not bring home an information letter, please let Ms. Wheeler or Ms. Robb know.

This week we were lucky enough to have RBC join us in the Learning Commons to run coding workshops for our students. Thank you to Ms. Belford and RBC for offering this wonderful learning opportunity to our students at Sam Sherratt!

HAVE A GREAT LONG WEEKEND, REMINDER THERE IS NO SCHOOL MONDAY




Gator Bites: Week of October 1st

posted Sep 28, 2018, 5:31 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gator Families!

Tonight at Sam Sherratt the Vex Robotics Club has its first meeting, they will meet in the new and improved Design and Technology room every Friday, from 3:20 until 5:00pm. Parents please remember to pick up your students at the front of the school promptly at 5:00pm.

Cross Country Reminder: For students in grade 3-8 who will be attending our Cross Country meet, it takes place on Oct 1st, at Kelso Park. Please come prepared for your day!

School Council: Please consider coming out to our Parent Council Meeting on Monday to join our council this year!  We will meet in the learning commons at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Annie: This year our school will be putting on a production of the musical Annie. There will be information sessions for students beginning next week, remember to listen to the morning announcements to find out where and when!

PA Day: Reminder that Friday Oct 5th is a PA day at school, all teachers will be involved in Professional Learning Activities and students get to enjoy a nice long weekend.   

Thanksgiving: Oct 8th is Thanksgiving and all schools are closed. We hope that all of our families enjoy a nice long weekend.

Bike Racks: Please note that two of our bike racks have been moved closer to the school between the portables. This is so we can monitor them more closely. We left one bike rack in the fenced area for any families who like to visit the play area on the weekend so they still have somewhere to lock up their bikes.

Fundraising Campaign: Please remember that we have our current Laura Secord Fundraiser going on at school right now. In addition to Laura Secord chocolate bars we are also offering recipes in a jar. A neat idea that gives back to the community.  Please follow our link here and check out the website. Thank you for supporting our school!! Thank you to Suzie Williamson and Melissa Stoute for all of your help organizing the campaign and delivering the many boxes of chocolates!  Sam Sherratt fundraising campaign  

A Message from Mrs. Belford / Volunteers Needed:  Our Learning Commons is also known as our library. This year I am super thrilled to be the Teacher Librarian again and look forward to seeing all the students using our learning space during instructional times and at nutrition breaks.  I will be in the Learning Commons space 50% of my day and therefore I am looking for volunteers to help shelf books when they have time in their day. I was hoping to have a flexible schedule and parents/community members with police checks can sign up to help based on their availability.  Volunteering in the Learning Commons can start whenever you are ready and have time.  Please send me an email at belfordl@hdsb.ca with your availability during the week and the amount of time you are able to commit and I can send you some more details. Thanks in advance for your help and support.

Parent Involvement Committee Conference:   InThe Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) will be hosting the 11th Annual Parent Involvement Committee Conference on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:15 a.m. – 2:10 p.m., at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd). The theme of the conference is ‘Future Global Competencies: Imagining Possibilities, Inspiring Success’. Registration is now open.

The 2018 PIC Conference theme: will provide a variety of engaging workshops that address topics such as Collaborative Problem Solving, Financial Literacy Resources, Robotics in the Classroom, Digital Citizenship, Homework Help, Mental Wellness and Wellbeing, Technology Education, Google Classroom and Mathematics, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Empowering Learning to Lead by Design, new I-STEM Program coming to Aldershot High School (Fall 2019), and more.

Gator Bites: Week of Sept 21st

posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:20 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gators! Thank you to all of our families who attended our “Meet the Teacher” evening last night. It was a great turn out, and so nice to see so many of our Sam Sherratt families. We hope that some of our parents will come and join us on our Parent Council this year. Our first meeting will be Oct 1st 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Student Council: New to Sam Sherratt this year, we have created a student council. Campaigning took place last week, and all of our students voted on Tuesday. We are so proud of all of our students who showed enthusiasm and interest in this leadership opportunity. Here are our new representatives on the student council:

Many of our extracurricular activities have now begun and students are busy enjoying participating in Cross Country, Senior Girls and Boys Volleyball, Flag Football, Peacekeepers and Peace Buddies, the Jazz Band, the Symphonic Winds Band and our Drumline each week.  We still do need parent volunteers to assist with the Drumline, so if you are interested please let us know.

Laura Secord Chocolate Fundraiser: We had the kick off assembly for our Laura Secord Chocolate Fundraiser on Tuesday. All students brought home forms with information for how you can support our fundraiser this year. Please remember to bring in your permission forms.

Grade 2 and 3 students attended the Milton Fall Fair on Friday. A hot sunny day, but smiles and fun was had by all. Thank you so much to Ms. Jersyk,  Ms. Swift and Ms. McKenna for organizing and escorting out students on this amazing learning opportunity!

One of our grade 5 classes went to the SuperStore today they learned about the three start healthy option program, they met Caroline Cott a nutritionist who helped them to make healthy snacks today. Thank you Ms. Paulson for organising this trip.

Grade 7 Mansfield Trip: Next week our grade 7 students will be heading off to Mansfield to enjoy some outdoor learning and develop some new skills. Thank you to all of our teachers who have volunteered their time to take our kids on this great trip! We suggest both students and teachers rest up this weekend!!

Wednesday, September 26th wear PURPLE to recognize our 1st ever Rowen’s Law Day.  In 2018, a new law called Rowan’s Law was passed in Ontario. It will help protect people who play sports, or play active games in schools, help teachers, parents/guardians and coaches learn about preventing concussions, and help people who get concussions to recover.

Thanks to Rowan’s Law, all sports organizations and schools in Ontario will have new rules in place around concussions. Even when we do our best to prevent injuries there is always some risk. Rowan’s Law will help coaches, teachers, and parents/guardians, know when a child has suffered a suspected concussion and that they should immediately stop participating in physical activities, and help them identify when it’s safe to play again.

Friday, September 28th - ORANGE Shirt day . Wear orange to recognize the harm the residential school system did to the identity, self-esteem, and well-being of First Nations, Métis, Inuit children and communities and show that everyone around us matters and move towards truth and reconciliation.

Locked Doors: A reminder to parents that our doors are locked, if you have a child in the YMCA program, the staff from the program should have been in touch with you this week to provide with a code in order to gain access to the building. If you did not receive a code, and you have a child in the YMCA, please contact the YMCA representative at the school.

Milton Culture Days - On September 28th – 30th, 2018, join Arts Milton at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton for a weekend of music, visual art, dance, theatre, technology and more! Get hands-on and behind-the-scenes in your community, alongside thousands of events happening across Canada. In Milton you’ll find a selection of 60+ free participatory activities for all ages.

Activities for all ages will take place on September 29th and 30th from 10-4 pm at the Arts Centre – 1010 Main St East. Visit culturedays.ca or artsmilton.com to view activities and plan your weekend now!

Gator Bites: Week of Sept 17th

posted Sep 14, 2018, 6:26 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gator Families!

Mansfield Info Session: On Tuesday evening we had a great turn out for our Mansfield information session. Our grade 7 students will shortly embark upon their trip. Thank you parents and students for your enthusiasm and the great questions! Thank you to Mr. Willoughby for organizing the trip and the info session. We loved the old school slide format!

Students wanting to join our new Student Council began their campaigns this week.  There was a lot of enthusiasm and learning connected to real life government. We will have a school Prime Minister (grade 8 students only), a Deputy Prime Minister (grade 7 students only), a recorder (Grade 6 students only) and a student representative from each classroom.  Elections will take place next Tuesday. Good luck to all candidates!

Symphonic winds band and Drumline have started school practices. Parents please note we are going to need to recruit some parent volunteers to help us with Drumline this year. We are hoping that our students will compete this year and we will need some interested parents to join our students on the road to help with set up. If you are interested please contact Ms. Parker or Mrs. Watts.

Learning Commons began class visits and orientation of our amazing space. Ms. Belford will be sharing information about all the awesome events and learning that take place in the Learning Commons. Thank you Ms. Belford!!

reminder that Monday September 17th is a PA day and schools are closed. Our staff will be participating in a full day of learning.

reminder that next Thursday, September 20th 2018, we will be hosting Meet the Teacher Night at Sam Sherratt. Our doors will open from 6:30pm- 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing all of our families next Thursday!

Another great week of Peace Keepers and Peace Buddies helping our students with games outside during nutrition breaks. Thank you to Mr. Charrey for all the work that goes into this great program.

Intermediate Student Lunch Reminder: Here at Sam Sherratt our intermediate students may be granted the opportunity to go out for lunch during second break, if both teachers and parents agree. We are setting up this system currently and we will let parents and students know when this program will start up. Remember to bring in your forms signed and we will let you know when we begin our  Intermediate off school property lunch program. In the meantime remember to bring in your lunch everyday!!

Important Kiss & Ride Parking Lot Reminder

In order to keep all of our students safe during the morning Kiss & Ride drop off, please ensure:

  • to pull up as far as you can to the pylon,

  • children exit cars on the right side (sidewalk) of your vehicle.,

  • to drive slowly as parents of younger children may be parking to walk their child

  • on rainy days children enter the school from  the blacktop back doors

  • at the end of the day, to give way to our small buses that need to pull into the front parking lot for loading, as well as big buses on the road needing to pull up for loading,

The front parking lot where the small buses pull in is closed at the end of the day.  You may park in the side parking lot or on the south side of Laurier. Thank you for keeping our students safe!

Sam Sherratt Needs You!!

Parent Council play a crucial role in building the school culture during the school year. Sam Sherratt is looking for individuals who want to be part of our school community to help our school for the 2018-2019 school year.

A minimum of one Monday evening per month is all that is needed to make a difference. Your vote will be heard on behalf of other parents on important issues such as the use of funds, purchases made for the school and yearly events.

The roles that we need filled this year are as follows:

Chair and Co-Chair:  Do you have leadership skills and the desire to make a difference? Apply for the position of School Council Chair / Co-Chair. You’ll arrange and Chair monthly meetings during which you’ll lead discussions on the ongoing issues that affect your child’s school.

Treasurer: Are you good with numbers? Turn your bookkeeping, accounting or math skills into a worthwhile volunteering opportunity as Treasurer. You will maintain books and bank accounts, and provide monthly reports to the Council meetings of the financial activities and account status.

Secretary: Do you have organizational skills and a flair for writing? As Sam Sherratt’s Secretary, your skills will come in handy as you document the Minutes for each Council meeting. You will also maintain and file the important reports and lists that will become the history of this year’s activities.

Please join us for our first parent council meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Oct 1st, 2018 to vote and build our new parent council for the school year. We will meet at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.

We look forward to seeing you!! 

Lunch Lady Flyer.pdf 

Gator Bites: Week of September 10th

posted Sep 7, 2018, 2:38 PM by David Willoughby

Welcome Back Gators!!

What an exciting start to our new school year!! We have had a wonderful week at Sam Sherratt, welcoming new students, connecting with old friends and meeting our new class mates! All students were introduced to all of our Staff (both new and old) at our welcome back assembly on Tuesday.

An additional assembly was run for our Intermediate Students to share information about the upcoming leadership opportunities and to go over rules about cell phones and off school property lunches. Cell phones need to stay in lockers unless invited to be brought to class by teachers (or not brought to school at all)  and the off school lunch program will not begin until October and needs to be endorsed by both parents/guardians and teachers.

Thank you to our Peace Keepers and Peace Buddies for all of their hard work this week. They were out in full force to ensure all of our new students had fun games and activities to participate in and make new friends.

An exciting opportunity for our students! Sam Sherratt will be starting a student council this year. Student reps for every classroom, and our intermediate students will be campaigning for the executive positions! Campaigns begin next week, parents please ask your students about the nomination forms that went to each class today. Thank you Ms. Bryne and Mr. Goral!

Volleyball tryouts begin for Intermediate boys and girls begin on Monday. Thank you Mr. Baker, Mr. Kerschner, Mr. Goral and Mr. Aidoo!!

Grade 7 Students: We will be hosting a Mansfield Information Session next week on Tuesday September 11th in the Mall area beginning at 6:30pm.

We started our Eco Team this week! Thank you to the students who signed up for this team, it is always open to new members...if this is something that interests you please come and see Ms. Hastie.

Cross Country started this week also for grades 3-8, remember to listen for the meeting times on the announcements. Thank you Ms. Wheeler and Mr. Costello.

Intermediate Boys Volleyball also started this week, thank you to Mr. Kershner and Mr. Baker. Remember to listen for try out times on the morning announcements.

Students in portables: Have managed the new lunch procedure of eating in the mall each day very well. It is great to have all of our students inside for meal times each day. Thank you to our staff for making this transition so smooth!

Pizza Forms: Please note that Pizza order forms went home this week. We are moving towards a completely cashless system at Sam Sherratt, so this means please do not send in any money with your students, if you need help signing up for the cashless system which is called “School Cash Online” please pop into the office we are here to help you!

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