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Gator Bites: Week of April 24th

posted Apr 21, 2017, 7:52 PM by David Willoughby   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 3:08 PM ]

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

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

Happy Earth Day! This Saturday is Earth day, time to get out and clean up our communities. Our students have begun cleaning up our yard, and will continue to next week. It is so wonderful to shed our coats and see so many shades of green!

A big thank you to Mr Fournier for arranging our 'Elvis" concert this week. We were very lucky to have Mr Pete Paquette, a professional Elvis impersonator (a regular Sherratt Supply Teacher!) and his band come to entertain us for the afternoon on Wednesday!

4th (and final) Reminder: Classroom Placement for 2016-2017

As we start our planning for next year, we always like to provide the opportunity for parents to share their thoughts about what type of learning environment can make their child successful.

Please provide the office with written notification of your child’s needs and what styles of teaching have been successful. We cannot take into consideration any requests for specific teachers because of the constraints related to Ministry classroom size restrictions and staffing changes that can happen at the end of the year or over the summer. We must stress that the class building process takes many areas into consideration when placing students.Please email Dr Iannuzzi directly, or drop a letter off at our main office. (iannuzzir@hdsb.ca)

All letters must be in the office by April 27, 2017 at the very latest to be considered.

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

April 25th - Dental Screening - JK, SK & Gr 2

April 26th - Jr/Int Speech Competition

April 26th - Rock Band to Montclair at 6:00pm

May 1st - Mountsberg - Grade 6

May 4th - Jump Rope for Heart event

May 8 - 12th - Spring Book Fair

May 10th - Milton District SS visit - Gr 8 AM

May 10th - Parent Technology Night 6-8:00pm

May 11th - Fire Prevention presentation - Gr 3

May 11th - Bandshare at CKSS

May 16th - Jr/Int Relay Meet

May 17th - Knights of Valour - Gr 4

May 17th - Forest of Reading

May 17th - Spring Concert 6:30 pm

May 18th - Immunization Gr 7 & 8

May 19th - Dance a Thon

Gator Bites: Week of April 17th

posted Apr 13, 2017, 8:20 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

We had such a wonderful time at our Family Movie Night! We had over 200 people in for our evening event, filled with popcorn, pizza, a few technical glitches and a whole lot of fun! We are so grateful for our amazing School Council who were the masterminds behind this event. We look forward to our next movie night and hope to see you all back for another night of movies and socialization!

DATE CHANGE: Attention Families of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students

Due to some school events and to accommodate our students, we have needed to switch the dates for our EQAO Assessments. Please note:

Grade 6: May 23, 24, and 26

Grade 3: May 29, 30, and 31

We are asking families of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students to please ensure your child is at school on these dates and prepared for a great assessment. Please attempt to keep these dates clear from appointments, vacations and scheduled events. Please speak to Mrs Golightly if you have any questions (golightlyc@hdsb.ca)

3rd Reminder: Classroom Placement for 2016-2017

As we start our planning for next year, we always like to provide the opportunity for parents to share their thoughts about what type of learning environment can make their child successful.

Please provide the office with written notification of your child’s needs and what styles of teaching have been successful. We cannot take into consideration any requests for specific teachers because of the constraints related to Ministry classroom size restrictions and staffing changes that can happen at the end of the year or over the summer. We must stress that the class building process takes many areas into consideration when placing students. Please email Dr Iannuzzi directly, or drop a letter off at our main office. (iannuzzir@hdsb.ca)

All letters must be in the office by April 27, 2017 at the very latest to be considered.

To all our families who will celebrate Easter this weekend we wish you joy! We hope all our families take advantage of a sunny 4 day weekend to get outside and watch Spring bloom!!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

April 19th - Elvis concert - PM

April 25th - Dental Screening - JK, SK & Gr 2

April 26th - Jr/Int Speech Competition

May 1st - Mountsberg - Grade 6

May 4th - Jump Rope for Heart event

May 10th - Milton District SS visit - Gr 8

May 11th - Fire Prevention presentation - Gr 3

May 11th - Bandshare at CKSS


Gator Bites: Week of April 10th

posted Apr 9, 2017, 12:54 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

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

We hope you have had a wonderful week. We are looking forward to seeing many of you next week to see SING at our School Council sponsored Movie Night!

Attention Families of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students

We are beginning our preparations for our EQAO assessment. We have designated the following dates for our assessments:

Grade 3: May 24, 25 and 26

Grade 6: May 29, 30, 31 and June 1 (still finalizing dates)

We are asking families of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students to please ensure your child is at school on these dates and prepared for a great assessment. Please attempt to keep these dates clear from appointments, vacations and scheduled events. Please speak to Mrs Golightly if you have any questions.

Classroom Placement for 2017-2018

As we start our planning for next year, we always like to provide the opportunity for parents to share their thoughts about what type of learning environment can make their child successful.

Please provide the office with written notification of your child’s needs and what styles of teaching have been successful. We cannot take into consideration any requests for specific teachers because of the constraints related to Ministry classroom size restrictions and staffing changes that can happen at the end of the year or over the summer. We must stress that the class building process takes many areas into consideration when placing students. Please email Dr Iannuzzi directly, or drop a letter off at our main office. (iannuzzir@hdsb.ca)

All letters must be in the office by April 27, 2017 at the very latest to be considered.

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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REMINDER: All Grade 8 parents

Grad photo order forms are due Tuesday, April 11th

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Epipen recall - For those of you who have epipens a recall have been announced by Pfizer.  Details are available on their web site : http://www.pfizer.ca/node/7651.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

April 11th - BRAVO starts for Gr 6’s

April 11th- International Student Exchange presentation -Gr 6, 7 & 8

April 12th - Mountsberg - Gr 1 & 2

April 12th - Family Movie Night - 6pm

April 13th - Jump Rope for Heart kick-off assembly

April 25th - Dental Screening - JK, SK & Gr 2

April 28th - Mountsberg - JK & SK

Gator Bites: Week of April 3rd

posted Apr 1, 2017, 1:11 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

In like a lion, out like a lamb! Goodbye to March and HELLO April!!

A reminder to our school community that our April School Council Meeting will take place on Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you at our meeting to discuss ongoing initiatives at Sherratt!

Parking Lot Update

As the seasons change, here is a little reminder about our parking lot! We ask that you please drive slowly and carefully when entering our school “Kiss and Ride” zone to drop of your child/children. A reminder to please not block the school bus entrance into our front parking lot when you are entering and exiting our Kiss and Ride. It is essential that buses are able to enter our lot in a timely manner!

Classroom Placement for 2016-2017

As we start our planning for next year, we always like to provide the opportunity for parents to share their thoughts about what type of learning environment can make their child successful.

Please provide the office with written notification of your child’s needs and what styles of teaching have been successful. We cannot take into consideration any requests for specific teachers because of the constraints related to Ministry classroom size restrictions and staffing changes that can happen at the end of the year or over the summer. We must stress that the class building process takes many areas into consideration when placing students. Please email Dr Iannuzzi directly, or drop a letter off at our main office. (iannuzzir@hdsb.ca)

All letters must be in the office by April 27, 2017 at the very latest to be considered.

Supply Supervisors Needed!

We are looking for additional supply Lunch Room Supervisors to support us when our regular supervisors are absent. This paid position requires only a police check, a love of children and a kind heart! Please contact our office if you are interested in submitting an application.

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

April 7th - Team and club photos

April 11th - BRAVO starts for Gr 6’s

April 11th - International Student Exchange presentation -Gr 6, 7 & 8

April 12th - Mountsberg - Gr 1 & 2

April 12th - Family Movie Night - 6pm

April 13th - Jump Rope for Heart kick-off assembly

April 25th - Dental Screening - JK, SK & Gr 2

April 28th - Mountsberg - JK & SK

Gator Bites: Week of March 27th

posted Mar 27, 2017, 8:42 AM by David Willoughby

Good Day Sherratt Families!

We hope you all had a restful and enjoyable March Break! It is great to see our students back at school to complete the final few months of the 2016-2017 school year.

We started off our Spring term with a WIN for our basketball team, followed by a heartwarming letter from a parent from the opposing school. This parent wrote an emotional letter to Dr Iannuzzi and Mrs Golightly outlining the kind and generous actions of our basketball players toward her child who was struggling with losing the game. Our students demonstrated empathy, kindness and wisdom when supporting the opponent. A true example of our Gator Spirit! It is not how you behave when people are watching that matter, it is what you do when no one is watching! Way to go team!

This Thursday our entire school community was engaged in our Right to Play Carnival Play Day! It was a wonderful day for staff and students alike. The day was filled with games, activities and fun; all lead by our amazing student leaders. A BIG thank you to all staff involved! A special thank you to our RTP Leadership Team: Mme Dodge, Mme German, Mme Wlodarczyk, Ms Swift, Ms Gabriel, and Ms Sobieraj!

We are looking for additional supply Lunch Room Supervisors to support us when our regular supervisors are absent. This paid position requires only a police check, a love of children and a kind heart! Please contact our office if you are interested in submitting an application.

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

(Read on for important messages from The Staff)

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The new Peace Buddy program during first nutrition break has been really making a difference with students in grades 1 to 5. Everyday the grade 6 students go outside during their lunch time and facilitate and organize games like: soccer, hockey, skipping, leader ball, spud, snow castle building and painting snow are just a few games they have been running. The younger students enjoy playing these games and having somewhere to turn to if they don't have anyone to play with during recess. The Peace Buddies are also Peace Keepers who are trained by Mr Charrey to solve conflicts during play time with Kelso Choices. Peace Buddies will be expanding to second break on Monday to offer even more game time for the younger students to enjoy. This past week has been really exciting because the school just received brand new equipment to support Peace Buddies from a Halton Learning Foundation grant. As the warm weather approaches, Mr Charrey and the Peace Buddies look forward to spending more time organizing games with our Gators!

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

March 28th - Band trip to Burlington Music Centre

March 28th - Mountsberg Conservation -Kindergarten

April 7th - Team and club photos

April 11th - BRAVO starts for Gr 6’s

April 12th - Family Movie Night

April 25th - Dental Screening - JK, SK & Gr 2

April 28th - Mountsberg - JK & SK

Gator Bites: March Break

posted Mar 16, 2017, 12:33 PM by David Willoughby

Happy March Break Sherratt Families!

March Break is finally here!

We hope you have wonderful things planned for your family over the next week. Our staff have spent this Friday in Professional Learning sessions and are off for a week of relaxation before we slide into the final few months of the school year.

A reminder that this weekend our clocks SPRING forward one hour! Another sign that the end of our winter is near!

Have a wonderful week and we look forward to seeing all our families back after the break!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

March 13 - 17th - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL. Enjoy your week off.

March 21st - Pizza Day -

March 22nd - Grade 8 - Grad Photo Day

March 28th - Band trip to Burlington Music Centre

March 28th - Mountsberg Conservation -Kindergarten

Gator Bites: Week of March 6th

posted Mar 4, 2017, 12:28 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 marks the official beginning of Term 2! Families should have received your child's first term report card this week. If you did not receive a report card, please inquire with your child's teacher. A reminder to please send in the report card envelope along with the bottom portion of the second page of the report cards with your child's goals and your plan to support and guide them for the remainder of this year. If you are interested in discussing your child's progress please contact the teacher to make arrangements to discuss.

Boundary Review is Complete

On Wednesday, the HDSB trustees voted to approve Scenario 12B for the new Milton Elementary Boundaries. This will mean that we will be losing many of our JK-Grade 5 friends and community members as they move to Martin Street in September 2017. Our Grade 6-7 students will continue to attend Sam Sherratt until they graduate into secondary school.

This is going to be a time of change for our community. We will work together to support one another for a smooth and positive transition.

Scooters, Bicycles and boards...oh my!

As the weather warms up, please have a conversation with your child around etiquette and safety when 'rolling' to school. All students are expected to get off their 'wheels' and walk once they are on school property.

Have a wonderful weekend!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

(Read on for an important message from The Staff)

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This Wednesday, March 8th, Sam Sherratt is participating in our Right to Play - Carnaval Day. All Sam Sherratt students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will participate in indoor and outdoor games. This combines our school philosophy of “Look after yourself and look after one another” within our Winter French themed activities. Can students please dress appropriately with outdoor gear such as hats, mitts, boots etc.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

March 6th - School Council Meeting at 7:00pm - All parents welcome.

March 8th - Winter ‘Right to Play’ Carnaval Day

March 9th - Recognition assembly - 9-10AM

March 10th - PD Day NO SCHOOL

March 13 - 17th - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL. Enjoy your week off.

March 21st - Pizza Day -

March 22nd - Grade 8 - Grad Photo Day

Gator Bites: Week of February 20th

posted Feb 21, 2017, 12:00 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Gator Families!

We hope you all have great things planned for this Family Day Weekend. The weather is looking wonderful for some outdoor hikes and winter fun!

Boundary Review

This past Wednesday, the HDSB put forth a recommendation to move forward with Scenario 12B for the Milton Elementary Boundary Change. For more information, please visit the HDSB website to see how you may be affected by this change. If you need any clarification, or questions answered, Dr Iannuzzi and Mrs Golightly are available to help you understand these changes.

PINK Shirt Day is February 22nd!

National PINK day is February 22nd. We hope to see all of our students (and parents!!) dressed in PINK to Stand Up, Stand Together, to Stamp out Bullying!

Dressing for the Weather

As the weather continues to warm up (and cool down!), this is a reminder to send your children to school with layers and accessories to ensure students stay warm and dry when outside for breaks. Snow pants, Gloves, Hats and scarves should be worn (or brought to school) each day. An extra pair of pants in the bottom of the backpack can really help our students after a recess filled with snow play, and soccer games!  We have a full Lost and Found bin that will be put out for reclaiming in the next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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Please ensure any remaining payments for pizza be made on Cashless by Tuesday Feb. 22nd. .

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

February 20th - Family Day- School closed -Enjoy a day with your family.

February 22nd - National Pink Day

February 27th - Fred Penner Concert - JK - Gr 3

February 27th - Report Cards go home

March 6th - School Council Meeting at 7:00pm - All parents welcome.

March 10th - PD Day NO SCHOOL

March 13 - 17th - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL. Enjoy your week off.


Gator Bites: Week of February 13th

posted Feb 13, 2017, 6:40 PM 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 another wonderful week at Sam Sherratt! Please read on for important information for our community!

Snack Bin Donations

Each week every classroom and work area at Sam Sherratt is provided with a well stocked snack bin for all students to use if hungry. Most weeks, the bins are empty by mid-week, signalling the importance of these bins. Twice a year we reach out to the community to support us in providing healthy, nutritious snacks to support the learning minds in our school. Please find the attached a form outlining our program, and please consider donating to our program. Payment can be made on Cashless, or in an envelope to the office. We are grateful to everyone who support this important and necessary program.

School Council Update

Thank you to all the families who attended our School Council meeting on Monday. We are grateful that Donna Danielli, our School Trustee, was able to attend and hear from our community. Today we expect the recommended Scenario to be shared on the HDSB website. Our trustees will discuss the Scenario at the next board meeting, with a final decision expected by March 1st. We would like to thank Mrs K Lemke for all her time and effort as our Sherratt Rep on the Boundary Review Committee.

School Council Treasurer

We have an opening on our School Council Executive. We are currently seeking a new Treasurer to manage our council finances. If you are interested in this opportunity please let Dr Iannuzzi or Mrs Golightly know as soon as possible.

Have a wonderful weekend!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

February 20th - Family Day- School closed, Enjoy a day with your family

February 27th - Fred Penner Concert - JK - Gr 3

February 27th - Report Cards go home

Gator Bites: Week of January 30th

posted Jan 30, 2017, 7:20 AM by David Willoughby

Good Day Sherratt Families!

Last week was a very exciting week at Sam Sherratt. On Tuesday we enjoyed having the Right to Play organization share how they made a difference in the lives of children around the world.

On Wednesday we had great participation in promoting Wellness and Anti Bullying across our school through Pink day and Bell “Let’s Talk” day.

We hope that your family is enjoying Family Literacy Day today and has the opportunity to snugly up to read your favourite story.

We want to recognize our Jr. Boys Volleyball team who were finalists at the Hawthorne Village tournament last night. A special thanks to our coaches Mr. Hancock, Ms. Swift and Ms. Hunt.

Have a wonderful weekend!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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Town of Milton transportation master plan

As parents of schoolchildren who navigate throughout the community, your input is being welcomed as an integral part of the development of the Town of Milton Transportation Master Plan. This initiative is part of a proactive approach to planning for growth and the Town’s vision for a well-connected community. This plan will define an integrated network of walking, cycling, transit routes and streets to help you get to your work, school and play destinations. We invite your feedback!

Interactive survey and mapping exercise (available until February 17):   http://www.milton.ca/transportationmasterplan

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Town and Police launch Project Safe Crossing for drivers and pedestrians

Please see attached flyer for details.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

February 3rd - PD Day - NO SCHOOL

February 6 & 7th - Hearing / Vision screening (All grades)

February 8, 10 & 13th - Director’s Cut - Gr 7

February 15th - Legoland Field Trip- Grades 3

February 20th - Family Day- School closed, Enjoy a day with your family

February 27th - Report Cards go home

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