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Gator Bites: Week of October 9th

posted Oct 7, 2017, 5:27 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gators!,

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

Thank you to all the families that came out to meet our staff at Sam Sherratt on Wednesday night. It was great to meet so many new faces!

Next week we have both Girls and Boys Volleyball games scheduled.

Our Chocolate and brochure fundraisers are off to a great start towards meeting our goal of $10,000!!

Please enjoy a safe and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sam Sherratt Public School.

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker

Bita Watts

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

(Read on for important messages from The Staff)

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Attention Grade 3-6 parents

On Tuesday October 17th from 9-12am we will have Author Michael Wade visiting our school for a book talk about his series "Then it Happened". He will have signed copies of the book that day for $5 each or $40 for the set (1-13) cash or cheque will be accepted.

Parents are also welcome to come and listen in the Learning Commons.

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Milton Fire Department Fire Prevention Week and Open House

It’s Fire Prevention Week from October 8 to 14 and the Milton Fire Department wants you to Plan 2 Ways Out of your home. If a fire broke out tonight while you were sleeping, would you and your loved ones be able to get out safely? Take a few minutes to plan your escape from fire and practise it with everyone in your household. Make sure everyone knows two ways out of each room, if possible. Arrange a meeting place away from the home where everyone can meet and call the fire department from outside the home.

The Fire Department is also inviting you to attend their open house on Saturday, October 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to wrap up Fire Prevention Week. The open house features a free barbecue and hands-on, kid-friendly activities at Fire Station 1 (405 Steeles Avenue East), Fire Station 2 (2665 Reid Side Road, Campbellville) and Fire Station 3 (610 Savoline Blvd.).

To see tools to plan 2 ways out check out: http://www.miltonfire.ca/fireprevention

     Simple steps to pre-plan your escape

     Escape plan grid

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REMINDER: You need your Halton student number (from yellow sheet sent out back in June) in order to sign up for school cash. If you have misplaced that form please contact the office and we will provide you with the number. Thanks for paying online.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

Oct 9th - Happy Thanksgiving - Enjoy time with your family and friends

Oct 10th - VOLLEYBALL- Girls @ Sherratt, Boys @ Anne J. MacArthur

Oct 12th - VOLLEYBALL - Girls @ Sherratt, Boys @ MSB

Oct 17th - Author Visit Gr’s 3-6

Oct 19th - Photo Day

Nov 3rd - Gr 7 Hep B & HPV


Gator Bites: Week of October 2nd, 2017

posted Oct 1, 2017, 2:18 PM by David Willoughby   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 8:15 PM ]

Good Evening Gators!,

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

We hope everyone had a great week. Please find below some information and dates for the upcoming week.


Meet the Teacher Night: Please join us on Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 at 6:00pm to meet our amazing Staff here at Sam Sherratt!

The school and classrooms will open at 6:00pm and Teachers will be available to meet parents until approx. 7:30pm; with the exception of our Grade 8 teachers, who will be running an information session at 7:00pm.


Grade 8 Ottawa Trip

Grade 8 Teachers and Parents are invited to join us in the Mall area for a grade 8 Ottawa trip information session from 7:00pm until approx. 8:00pm, on Oct 4th, during our Meet the Teacher night.


My Life On-Line: On Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 we have an exciting presentation being offered to our students in grades 6-8. This is part of our school plan to educate our students on having a safe on-line profile, helping our students to make good choices while using social media.


Upcoming Parent Council: On Monday, Oct 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 pm, we will have our Parent Council Nomination evening, where parents will be invited to vote and decide on all of the positions for our parent council for the upcoming school year.

Please note: you must be in attendance to both vote and accept a position on our parent council. We look forward to seeing you on Monday!


In Partnership,

Maggie Parker

Bita Watts

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt


(Read on for important messages from The Staff)

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Attention Grade 3-6 parents

On Tuesday October 17th from 9-12am we will have Author Michael Wade visiting our school for a book talk about his series "Then it Happened". He will have signed copies of the book that day for $5 each or $40 for the set (1-13) cash or cheque will be accepted.

Parents are also welcome to come and listen in the Learning Commons.

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REMINDER: You need your Halton student number(from yellow sheet sent out back in June) in order to sign up for school cash. If you have misplaced that form please contact the office and we will provide you with the number. Thanks for paying online. .

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

Oct 2nd - School Council meeting 6:30pm

Oct 4th - Meet the Teacher Night 6:00pm

Oct 4th - Grade 8 Ottawa trip Information session 7:00pm

Oct 4th - International Walk to School Day

Oct 4th - My Life Online presentation Grades 6 -8

Oct 6th - PD Day - NO SCHOOL

Oct 9th - Happy Thanksgiving - Enjoy time with your family and friends

Oct 17th - Author Visit Gr’s 3-6

Oct 19th - Photo Day

Nov 3rd - Gr 7 Hep B & HPV

Gator Bites: Week of September 18th

posted Sep 15, 2017, 2:48 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families,

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

This week has been filled with learning and lots of fun here at school. We wanted to share a few important messages and reminders.

Parking Lot and Kiss and Ride: A reminder to parents and guardians who are dropping off children at the kiss and ride: if you are the first car in the line please pull up to the teacher who has a vest on. This will allow the maximum number of cars to drop off and keep things moving nicely.

Parents and Guardians are invited to use the Kiss and Ride as a drop off and pick up zone. Please do not come through the front area of the school, where the small buses are loading students at the end of the day. That area of the parking lot will be closed from 3:10pm until 3:45pm. Thank you for your cooperation, we want to keep all of our students safe!!

Cross Country: We have Cross Country coming up on September 28th for those children who are on the team in grades 3-8. Please remember to send in the medical information form and all permission forms.

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

(Read on for important messages from The Staff)

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REMINDER: You need your Halton student number(from yellow sheet sent out back in June) in order to sign up for school cash. If you have misplaced this form please contact the office and we will provide you with the number. Thanks for paying online. .

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

Sept. 27 - 29th - Mansfield Grade 7 Trip

Sept 28th - Cross Country Team Gr’s 3-8 event

Oct 4th - International Walk to School Day

Oct 4th - My Life Online presentation

Oct 17th - Author Visit Gr’s 3-6

Oct 19th - Photo Day

Gator Bites: Week of September 11th

posted Sep 12, 2017, 12:27 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families and Welcome back for another exciting school year!!

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

Parent Council Reminder: A reminder that we will have a parent council meeting on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 7pm in the learning commons. This meeting is for the parent council members who were members last year. Our new council will begin in October.

Remember to bring in your parent council nomination forms!!

Intermediate Student Lunch Reminder: Here at Sam Sherratt our intermediate students will have the opportunity to go out for lunch during second break. 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!!

Please note:  When signing up for School Cash online you will need your Halton student number which can be found on the personalized yellow School Cash handout that was sent home in June.   

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

(Read on for important messages from The Staff)

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Pizza day order forms for Sept to Jan will be going home on Monday.   Please take the time over the weekend to sign up for School Cash online, if you have not done so already. This year, School Cash online will be our preferred method of payment. The new system allows for instant payment and credit card payment.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

Sept. 11th - School Council at 7pm

Sept. 12th - Mansfield Grade 7 Parent Information Night- 6:30pm

Sept. 27 - 29th - Mansfield Grade 7 Trip

Sept 28th - Cross Country team event

Oct 4th - International Walk to School Day

Oct 19th - Photo Day

Class Lists for 2017/2018 School Year

posted Sep 2, 2017, 3:50 AM by David Willoughby   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 6:40 AM ]


Please note that you will need to know your Ontario Education Number (OEN).


Gator Bites: Week of June 26th

posted Jun 23, 2017, 5:48 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

Monday is our Right to Play day and we could not be more excited! The weather is not looking the best for us at this point, hopefully the sunshine will push away the clouds! We do not have a rain date so we will plan on a great day and accommodate for the weather if needed!

Reminder: Monday is also our end of the year School Council Sponsored Pizza Celebration Day!

Next week is our final week of our 2016-2017 school year! We ask that you send your child to school with 2-3 additional bags, such as a grocery bag, to help your child clear out their lockers and desks.

To all our families celebrating Eid this weekend we wish you peace and joy during this time of celebration! May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life and may you celebrate it with all your close friends & may it fill your heart with wonders. Eid Mubarak!!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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FINAL REMINDER REGARDING CASHLESS

Parent are asked to clear out their wallet balances (if they are donating to the school or asking for an HDSB Cheque) and finish all other purchases in Cashless Schools by June 25th.

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Immunize and report it!

Did you know that it’s up to parents and guardians to report children’s immunizations and exemptions to the Health

Department? It’s the law, helps keep your child in school and protects our school. To update your child’s immunization record,

please:

• visit your doctor to get required immunizations and update the Halton Region Health Department online (halton.ca/immunize) or by dialing 311; OR

• update the Halton Region Health Department online (halton.ca/immunize) or by dialing 311 if your child’s immunizations are up-to-date; OR

• submit an exemption form (halton.ca/immunize) to the Halton Region Health Department if your child will not be immunized due to medical or religious/conscience reasons.

If you are currently looking for a family doctor, you can visit halton.ca/newdoctor for a list of new doctors that are accepting new patients in Halton Region. Thank you for your help in keeping Halton’s schools safe and healthy.

For more information, please visit halton.ca/immunize or dial 311

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

June 26th - Right to Play Day

June 26th - School wide pizza party

June 27th - Grade 8 Graduation

June 27th - Gr 3s to Springridge Farm

June 28th - Gr 1 & 2 Laurier Splash Pad

June 30th - Last day of school - EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:50

Gator Bites: Week of June 19th

posted Jun 19, 2017, 7:18 AM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

The countdown is on and although we will miss seeing everyones smiling faces we know that the staff, and especially the students, are looking forward to a well deserved break! Things are finishing up, and there's lots on the go! The school is buzzing and it's a wonderful thing to see and hear!

A reminder to families to send your children to school prepared for outdoor play. Once again, we do go outside on sunny and hot days so please remember to pack a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle for a fun and safe day!

Movie Night Success!

Our Movie Night this week was amazing! It was great seeing so many people from our Sherratt Community come out and spend the evening together watching MOANA!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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URGENT! Canadian Blood Services Clinic in Honour of Blake!

This past week we alerted our Sherratt Community to the needs of a bright young man, Blake, from our school who was in a serious accident. Thankfully, he’s doing great!

On Thursday, June 29th at the Milton Centre for the Arts, Canadian Blood Services are renaming the clinic in Blake's honour. If you can, please consider donating in support of both Canadian Blood Services, and Blake. Dates and locations are listed below.

Check your eligibility, and book an appointment at http://www.blood.ca

If you can, please consider donating in support of both Canadian Blood Services, and our young student!  Dates and locations are listed below.

Check your eligibility, and Book an appointment at http://www.blood.ca

Upcoming Clinics:

Heartland Town Centre on June 17th - times vary

Burlington Blood Donor Clinic on June 17th - times vary

Bramalea Baptist Church on June 19th from 2-7pm

Town Hall in Oakville on June 23rd from 1-7pm

Milton Centre for the Arts on June 29th from 2-8pm

Sheridan Shopping Centre on June 30th from 1-7pm

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Sam Sherratt students and Staff would like to thank the HALTON LEARNING FOUNDATION for their generous donations to our music program that went towards the purchase of bells, for funding the purchase of technology (iPad), funding for the PALS program playground equipment, and funding our BUDDY BENCH program. Our community is very grateful and appreciative!

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Attention all new Martin St. PS Parents

You are invited to attend a Martin St.PS school council meeting on Monday June 19th at 7:00pm at Boyne PS. It will be a very short meeting followed with a meet and greet (including snacks).

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

June 19th - Recognition Assembly

June 20 - Bravo Graduation - Gr 6 at 1:40(Time changed)

June 22nd - Talent Show 11:00am

June 26th - Right to Play Day

June 26th - School wide pizza party

June 27th - Grade 8 Graduation

June 30th - Last day of school - EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:50

Gator Bites: Week of June 12th

posted Jun 9, 2017, 5:30 PM by David Willoughby   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 6:43 AM ]

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

It has been a busy week at Sherratt!  We started off our week with our final School Council meeting of the year. It was a full meeting with a heartfelt goodbye to Dr Iannuzzi. Council is very excited for their final movie night coming up on Wednesday in our gym.

Also this week our Junior Track and Field team had a wonderful day representing Sherratt(team photo attached!) as well as our Boys and Girls Soccer Teams both did well at their tournaments. We had a wonderful visit and assembly for all our students going to Martin Street with their new Administrators Mr Dan Albrecht and Ms Christine Blakeley!

We are so proud of our students who participated in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics today. It was a hot and fun day for all our students to join into the final leg of the run!

We also had an opportunity to thank all our volunteers today. We are so very lucky and grateful for all the time and support our Gator families provide here at Sherratt. It truly takes a village, thank you to each and every one of you for all your care and support. 

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

(Read on for important messages from The Staff)

Sam Sherratt students and Staff would like to thank the HALTON LEARNING FOUNDATION for their generous donations to our music program that went towards the purchase of bells, for funding the purchase of technology (iPad), funding for the PALS program playground equipment, and funding our BUDDY BENCH program. Our community is very grateful and appreciative!

Attention all new Martin St. PS Parents

Next year's Martin St. parents are invited to attend a Martin St. PS school council meeting on Monday, June 19th at 7:00pm at Boyne PS. It will be a very short meeting followed with a meet and greet (including snacks).

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

June 13th - Cdn Warplane Museum - Gr 6

June 14 - 16th - Ottawa Trip - Gr 8s

June 14th - Family Movie Night - MOANA - Doors open at 5;30pm

June 19th - Recognition Assembly

June 20 - Bravo Graduation - Gr 6 at 11:10

June 22nd - Talent Show 11:00am

June 26th - Right to Play Day

June 27th - Grade 8 Graduation

Gator Bites: Week of June 5th

posted Jun 5, 2017, 11:52 AM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

Changes for 2017-2018

It is the time of the year when staff of the HDSB begin to plan for the 2017-2018 school year. As Sam Sherratt will be losing many of our community in the Milton Boundary change, we are also saying goodbye to many staff.

The following staff will be leaving Sam Sherratt to join the staff of Martin Street in the Fall. Ms Kim Maitland, Ms Deb Pride, Ms Jordyn Sobieraj, and Ms Jill Donaldson will be joining so many of you opening this amazing new school.

Also leaving for new opportunities are Ms Lauren Dowdell to Bruce Trail, Ms Andrea Pepper to E.W. Foster, Mr Tim Hancock to Rolling Meadows, Ms Emily Horner to P.L. Robertson, Mr Jeff Belford to P.L. Robertson, Ms Trish MacNeil to Falgarwood, Mr Paul Fournier Oodenawi, Mme Allyson Dodge to C.H. Norton, and Mme Adriana German to Boyne.

We anticipate saying goodbye to more staff before the end of the school year. We will inform the community as these decisions are made.

Thank you

We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Aggarawal from Bronte Family Orthodontics for his generous support!! Dr. Aggarwal donated $500 to support the purchase of Physical Education Equipment and we are most grateful!

Ramadan

To our many families who are participating in the holy time of Ramadan we wish you peace and joy. Some of our older children are observing the practice of fasting which means they will not eat or drink during daylight hours. We have opened our Learning Commons for our students who are fasting for a quiet, independent place to work during the eating portion of second break, therefore removing them from their peers (if they wish) while their peers are eating.

We ask that if you are allowing your child to observe fasting that you could kindly let your child's teacher know. We do have a few younger siblings who are attempting a partial fast and we would like to know they have your blessings not to eat during the day.

Save the Date: Movie Night

Next Movie Night will be Wednesday June 14th!! We are VERY excited to be showing MOANA!!! See the attached flyer for further details.

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

June 5th - School Council Mtg- 7pm, All Parents Welcome

June 6th - Jr Track and Field Meet

June 7th - Assembly for students going to Martin St. PS

June 7th - Boys Soccer Tournament at Shell Park

June 8th - Girls Soccer Tournament at Shell Park

June 9th - Volunteer Tea at 12:50pm

June 13th - Cdn Warplane Museum - Gr 6

June 14 - 16th - Ottawa Trip - Gr 8s

June 14th - Family Movie Night - MOANA - Doors open at 5;30pm

June 19th - Recognition Assembly

June 20 - Bravo Graduation - Gr 6 at 11:10

June 22nd - Talent Show 11:00am

June 26th - Right to Play Day

June 27th - Grade 8 Graduation


Gator Bites: Week of May 29th

posted May 29, 2017, 7:40 AM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

It has been a busy short week here at Sherratt! We had an opportunity to meet our newest Gators at our Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, had our Senior students participate in EQAO and our Grade 6's have completed EQAO! Not to bad of a 4 day week!

Saying Goodbye to Cashless

The Halton District School Board is changing providers for our online payment system. Effective next year we will use School Cash Online as our new provider. Please read the attachment below for more information on closing your account.

Families will be given an opportunity to cash out any remaining funds at the end of the year. Or, if your family wishes, you could transfer the remaining funds to our 'School Donations' section. Every dollar helps!

Save the Date: Movie Night

Our next Movie Night will be Wednesday, June 14th!!  We are VERY excited to be showing MOANA!!! More info coming soon!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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Ontario Attractions 2017 Fun Pass

This summer, celebrate Ontario’s 150th anniversary by planning a trip to Ontario’s attractions with the 2017 Fun Pass.

To help families celebrate this milestone, we are expanding the Fun Pass so that two children, not one, get free admission to 18 popular attractions when accompanied by one paying adult or senior. Parents also save $5 on a daily parking permit at most Ontario provincial parks.

Simply bring a coupon – found at Ontario.ca/funpass – to any participating attraction.

Visit our website in June for more information about the Fun Pass program and to download the e-pass.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

May 29 - 31st - EQAO - Gr 3

May 31st - Band trip to Canada Wonderland

June 5th - School Council Mtg- 7pm, All Parents Welcome

June 6th - Jr Track and Field Meet

June 7th - Assembly for students going to Martin St. PS

June 9th - Volunteer Tea at 12:50pm

June 13th - Cdn Warplane Museum - Gr 6

June 14 - 16th - Ottawa Trip - Gr 8s

June 14th - Family Movie Night - Moana

June 19th - Recognition Assembly

June 20 - Bravo Graduation - Gr 6 at 11:10

June 22nd - Talent Show 11:00am

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