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Gator Bites: Week of December 11th

posted Dec 11, 2017, 12:08 PM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Good Evening Gator Families!

Thank you to Mr. Smith and Milton District High School who came today with 6 different ensembles for a beautiful morning of music. They finished with a band version of Moana, where the whole gym erupted in song. Great way to end the week!

Thank you to all those families who joined us for our Parent Council Meeting on Monday, where our Trustee Donna Danielli and our Superintendent Jacqueline Newton joined us for an open forum. It was great to see so many new faces, we hope to see you at the upcoming council meetings.

Thank you to our community officers for coming in to visit our intermediate students on Wednesday to discuss important messages on the safe use of social media. Students had a chance to ask many questions.

Vex Robotics Reminder: Our next competition will be hosted at MM Robinson on December 16th, 2017.

Grade 8 Reminders: Over the next two weeks, grade 8 students will be completing Secondary School Option sheets for next year.

Our grade 8 Ottawa trip has had a successful sign up, and at this stage we have no more room on the buses. Thank you to those families who have signed up….our students will have a great time!

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker, Principal

Bita Watts - Vice Principal

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt


On Thursday December 14th we will be holding our Holiday Extravaganza!  A blue flyer was sent home with your child earlier this week explaining the details.

We need your help! We are STILL looking for donations of Books (adult, youth, children, cookbooks etc.), games, household items, trinkets, knickknacks, toys, etc. Think garage sale items! Donations should be in good condition and "giftable" we will gladly accept new items as well!

We are also looking for donations of tape, gift bags, tissue and wrapping paper, ribbon, bows etc.

All donations need to be brought to the school by Wednesday December 13th

A copy of the flyer is attached for your convenience

Thank you for your support!


School Council will be running a Silent Auction during the Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 20th. Please help us raise funds for S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) initiatives. Recently we purchased Vex materials to support the after school robotics program, and the students are loving them!

SNEAK PEAK items for the Silent Auction.

Springridge Farms -- Family pass for 2018 and jam ($85 value)

Organizing This with TJ -- Two 2 hour Organizing Services ($60 value each)

CrossFit Cambria -- 1 month gym pass ($200 value)

Arbonne Cosmetics and Make up discount -- ($80 value plus 35 % off additional purchases)

Mary Kay Cosmetics and Make Up Trial ($150 value)

Utopia Spa and Boutique -- ($25 gift card) Real Estate Team --Family Night Fun Basket($100 value)

Starbucks--Coffee Gift Set ($50 value)

Disegno -- Fine Jewelry -- Three beautiful necklaces with charms

And more!



Thank you to all parents and students for your support during the scholastic book fair. Thank you to the parent community for helping with the set-up and Mr. Costello who volunteered his time to help with packing up the book fair.

A special shout out goes to Mrs. Wozniak for her dedication and help to ensure this event was a big success.

                                               Overall we sold


Therefore, many new books were purchased from wish list items for everyone to enjoy in the learning commons.

Wow, way to go Gators!


Please find attached a list of this year’s Extra Curricular Activities led by our teachers at Sam Sherratt P.S. We also have a number of student initiated and led activities called 'Marvelous Me" that take place in our Learning Commons during breaks, which include Coding Club, Acting Club, Animation Club, Debate/Drama Club, Lego Challenges and our upcoming Chess Club!


IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

Dec 13th - Finally drop off day for Holiday Extravaganza

Dec 14th - Holiday Extravaganza

Dec 18th - MADD presentation - Gr’s 7 & 8

Dec 19th - Pizza Day

Dec 20th - Holiday Concert - 6:30pm

Dec 22nd - Last day of school before winter break