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Gator Bites: Week of April 15th

posted Apr 23, 2019, 12:03 PM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Gator Bites week of April 15, 2019

Hello Gators!

Reminder: All schools will be closed on Friday April 19th, and Monday, April 22, 2019. Please enjoy a safe and restful long weekend.

Cultural Fair: Thank you to Mr. Goral, Ms. Byrne and Mr. Hull for supporting students in their collaborative inquiry projects on various cultures and countries.  Students worked together to research information, food and music from a variety of places around the world to share with our school community!

Ms. Byrne and Mr. Costello’s class were able to connect with Dr. Jane Goodall on April 9th, they got to hear about "how every individuals’ actions can have a big impact." It was part of a Microsoft sponsored world-wide Skype. Kids from all around the world got to ask questions and Dr. Jane spoke about how young people can make a huge difference in their world. An exciting learning opportunity for both classes, who are studying the work of Dr. Goodall and biodiversity.


Family Movie Night - brought to you by Sam Sherratt Parent Council

Movie:  Ralph Breaks the Internet

Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)

This is a FREE event, but donations are welcome!  Pizza must be pre-ordered.

Snacks and drinks will be sold during the movie night.Please remember we are a NUT FREE Zone. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Please see attached flyer for more information.


The Jump Rope for Heart Assembly was held this week to provide students information on how to stay healthy, the signs of a heart attack and stroke as well as how the funds we raise help people through the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  

Our skipping club has already been practicing for our upcoming Jump Rope for Heart Event on May 3r.  Thank you Ms. Swift and Ms. Gabriel for all you work on this great initiative.



Book Fair:  A GATOR BIG thank you to Mrs. Wozniak for her dedication and commitment to the Sam Sherratt Scholastic Book Fair because of her we sold $5106.99

With proceeds from our Scholastic book fair we were able to provide some free books to students for contest draws and restock our shelves with more books students love to read in our Learning Commons. We also earned $474.95 in bonus books for our LC.

Donated formal wear available:  The Halton District School Board will host open houses in April and May for students to select, at no cost, donated formal wear for their prom or graduation.

Called Fashion Forward, students will have the opportunity to view and try on formal wear in a friendly and welcoming environment. Students may select from a variety of new and gently-used attire that has been donated for proms, graduations and other special events. There are many different styles, colours, and sizes of formal dresses available as well as suits, shirts, ties and shoes.

The dates to browse for prom wear are Tuesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 9. Each open house runs from 3 - 6 p.m. and will be held at the Milton Staff Learning Centre (215 Ontario Street South, Milton).  Students are required to bring student identification to the open house they attend.

Technology & You:   It's time to do some spring cleaning of your technology this month! Learn how you can do a digital cluttering of your devices by checking out the HDSB's Technology & You resources at (Search: Technology & You) or search #TECHandU on Twitter.