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Gator Bites: Week of June 26th

posted 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

Gator Bites: Week of May 23rd

posted May 23, 2017, 7:08 AM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

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

Looking more like Spring...and a little bit of Summer too! A reminder to families to send your children to school prepared for outdoor play. We do go outside on sunny and hot days so please remember to pack a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle for a fun day!

Dance a thon

What an amazing success! We had a great day dancing up a storm, swaying to some cool tunes and seeing the latest videos on the BIG screens!! Thank you to all the families who have donated...we are grateful for your support! We know there were quite a few students who forgot their envelopes at home. Any student who brings in additional funds by Tuesday May 23rd will be able to get raffle tickets for the BIG draw! (Cashless will be open for any late donations too!)

We do hope to reach our goal and are grateful for your support!

Save the Date: Movie Night

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 http://www.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 24th - Sept JK Orientation Evening 6-7pm

May 25th - Interm. Track Meet

May 23 - 26th - EQAO - Gr 6

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 12:50

June 13th - Canadian Warplane Museum - Gr 6

June 14th - Ottawa Trip - Gr 8s

Gator Bites: Week of May 15th

posted May 15, 2017, 8:11 AM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

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

Dance a thon

7 days to go until our Dance a thon FUNraiser! We have booked our DJ to get us moving on May 19th! Students came home this week with their fundraising envelope; please help us reach our goal! For every $5.00 raised, students will be able to put a ticket into a draw for a prize! We are down to 7 days to raise money to meet our school goal of $10, 000!!

Safety Reminder

As the weather warms up, more of our neighbours are using the community pathways to walk their dogs, exercise and enjoy the fresh air. The pathways that cross through our property are community paths and during the school day we do have community members passing through our fields. During breaks, our fields are monitored by staff on duty, and most neighbours steer clear during this time due to the active play of our students.

This week, a few students were concerned when they saw a stranger walking the path behind our portables. The students were quick to tell their teacher and the office. After a walk through of our property, and a check in call with the Halton Police, we have concluded the person seen was not a safety concern for our students. However, we wanted to inform the community to encourage families to engage in a discussion with their children around safety and strangers. This is a perfect opportunity to review what to do if you feel unsafe, adults you can talk to, and private family code word in the case of an emergency.

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

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

May 25th - Interm. Track Meet

May 23 - 26th - EQAO - Gr 6

May 29 - 31st - EQAO - Gr 3

May 31st - Band trip to Canada Wonderland

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


Gator Bites: Week of May 8th

posted May 5, 2017, 7:08 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

**Please be sure to read to the bottom to find important attachments!!

We are grateful for the rain that brings us bright green grass, beautiful colourful flowers and big puddles to jump in...but enough is enough!!! We hope this weekend is joyful for your families, and if it doesn't stop raining...buy a boat!

Family TECH night!

We are so excited to open our doors this Wednesday May 10th for our Family Tech night!  Come as a family to learn about technology at school, and how you can support your child in developing healthy tech habits at home!  Babysitting is provided for those who have registered. Please use this link (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e3HsYzpeGvG-qwdZNUfyWvsvvqQ-vzfAS1mLiW2Jvio/edit?usp=sharing), and read attached for more information.

Dance a thon

OK Gators...time to get on your dancing shoes!  Our annual Dance a thon is coming up FAST.  We have booked our DJ to get us moving on May 19th!  Students will be coming home with their fundraising envelopes mid-week. They will have 10 days to raise money to meet our school goal of $10, 000!!  More information to come!!

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 Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to our school May 9th to 13th and everyone is invited to join! There will be fun activities, awesome contests, and fabulous Family Events! Students from K-8 will have the chance to view and purchase books during the school day with their classes and this year we will have TWO evenings for parents to come in after school (3:30). We will be open till 8:30 pm for parents to come in during the Tech Night on Wednesday, May 10th! And on Thursday, May 11th we will be here till 5:30 pm. Plus, if you come out to either of our evening Family Events, you’ll have the chance to win FREE BOOKS!  Have s’more fun with books at the Happy Camper Book Fair!

Debit and Credit will be accepted, however, due to limited signal in the learning commons, cash or cheque are preferred to ensure your purchase can be processed.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

May 8 - 12th - Spring Book Fair

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

May 10th - Parent Technology night 6-8PM

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

May 23 - 26th - EQAO - Gr 6

May 29 - 31st - EQAO - Gr 3

Gator Bites: Week of May 1st

posted May 1, 2017, 12:10 PM by David Willoughby

Good Evening Sherratt Families!

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

Mental Health Awareness Week - May 1-5

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and our Wellness Team have developed daily events to encourage well being!  Monday, all staff and students are encouraged to wear GREEN to support Mental Health Awareness.

A reminder that our School Council meeting on May 1st at 7:00 PM is open to all Sherratt families to attend! Looking forward to seeing our regulars...and hopefully some new faces too!

In Partnership,

Robert Iannuzzi

Colleen Golightly

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

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Save the Date: May 10th Parent tech info night

Come learn how tech is used in the classroom and enhances your student’s learning and health.

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Dr. Frank J. Hayden Parent Advisory Council is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Speaker Evening, “Surviving the Teen Years”! Presented by Mr. Wayne Jones, M.Ed., of Kate Jones & Associates. Wayne is a former middle school Principal, former University Faculty Advisor, International Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, with a Masters of Education. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.

We welcome ALL parents, guardians, grandparents and students of the Alton Community,

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hayden Theatre

Kindly register online using the link by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

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 6-8PM

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 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

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