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Gator Bites: Week of December 4th

posted Dec 4, 2017, 11:48 AM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Good Evening Gator Families!

We would like to start by thanking all of the amazing staff, students and families at Sam Sherratt for doing such an incredible job this week. Everybody did exactly what they were suppose to do and even more. We are so very proud to serve a school community that supports one another and in the face of challenge remains positive and pulls together as a community should; we thank you.

Vex Robotics: We will be hosting our Junior Vex Robotics Tournament this evening at school from 3:30- 6:00pm.

Our Vex teams will also be competing tomorrow at Craig Keilburger H.S.. Thank you to Ms. Paulson, Mr. Massari and Mr. Costello for all of your hard work!!

Thank you to Mr. Goral’s grade 8 class for running our Equity Day this week!! His students went to visit grade 6, 7 and 8 classes to raise awareness and teach students about acceptance based on Halton’s 7 diverse equity lenses. Thank you!

Parent Council: Reminder that we have a Parent Council meeting on Monday, Dec 4th, 2017 beginning at 6:30pm.

Families who use transportation: Please be advised that effective Monday,, Dec. 4th, 2017 bus route 609 AM will be switching operators and changing Route number. The new route number for the students will be 726 AM, which will be covered by First Student. As a result, there will be a 5 minute earlier pick up time.

Also, there will be a driver change on Route 614 PM to help with present delays. The drop off times for the students will now be running on time. The route number will remain as 614.

If you would like to verify your children’s pick up and drop off times you can access the information on the transportation website in the transportation section on the HDSB main page. You will be required to click on Transportation Schedules and input your student’s OEN number, house number, school of attendance and grade to obtain the bussing details.

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker, Principal

Bita Watts - Vice Principal

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt


Silent Auction items needed for the Holiday Concert -- 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! Help us do more. Please contribute items that can be auctioned off for this great cause. Contact Fiorella Finelli at f_finelli@hotmail.comby December 8th if you are able to assist with items.


Message from the Town of Milton:

International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Town of Milton is celebrating this special day of inclusiveness and accessibility with free drop-in programs for persons with disabilities:

Fitness centres and classes

Skating, swimming and sports

Walking/running tracks

Whirlpool and sauna

Free drop-in programs are available:

For persons with disabilities and one support person

At all recreation facilities, except the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, which is closed for the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup

Drop-in schedules: or MyMilton app


IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

Dec 5th - Pizza Day

Dec 8th - MDHS Band visits Sam Sherratt

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

David Willoughby [Staff],
Dec 4, 2017, 11:48 AM