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Gator Bites: Week of Sept 17th

posted Sep 14, 2018, 6:26 PM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Good Evening Gator Families!

Mansfield Info Session: On Tuesday evening we had a great turn out for our Mansfield information session. Our grade 7 students will shortly embark upon their trip. Thank you parents and students for your enthusiasm and the great questions! Thank you to Mr. Willoughby for organizing the trip and the info session. We loved the old school slide format!

Students wanting to join our new Student Council began their campaigns this week.  There was a lot of enthusiasm and learning connected to real life government. We will have a school Prime Minister (grade 8 students only), a Deputy Prime Minister (grade 7 students only), a recorder (Grade 6 students only) and a student representative from each classroom.  Elections will take place next Tuesday. Good luck to all candidates!

Symphonic winds band and Drumline have started school practices. Parents please note we are going to need to recruit some parent volunteers to help us with Drumline this year. We are hoping that our students will compete this year and we will need some interested parents to join our students on the road to help with set up. If you are interested please contact Ms. Parker or Mrs. Watts.

Learning Commons began class visits and orientation of our amazing space. Ms. Belford will be sharing information about all the awesome events and learning that take place in the Learning Commons. Thank you Ms. Belford!!

reminder that Monday September 17th is a PA day and schools are closed. Our staff will be participating in a full day of learning.

reminder that next Thursday, September 20th 2018, we will be hosting Meet the Teacher Night at Sam Sherratt. Our doors will open from 6:30pm- 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing all of our families next Thursday!

Another great week of Peace Keepers and Peace Buddies helping our students with games outside during nutrition breaks. Thank you to Mr. Charrey for all the work that goes into this great program.

Intermediate Student Lunch Reminder: Here at Sam Sherratt our intermediate students may be granted the opportunity to go out for lunch during second break, if both teachers and parents agree. We are setting up this system currently and we will let parents and students know when this program will start up. Remember to bring in your forms signed and we will let you know when we begin our  Intermediate off school property lunch program. In the meantime remember to bring in your lunch everyday!!

Important Kiss & Ride Parking Lot Reminder

In order to keep all of our students safe during the morning Kiss & Ride drop off, please ensure:

  • to pull up as far as you can to the pylon,

  • children exit cars on the right side (sidewalk) of your vehicle.,

  • to drive slowly as parents of younger children may be parking to walk their child

  • on rainy days children enter the school from  the blacktop back doors

  • at the end of the day, to give way to our small buses that need to pull into the front parking lot for loading, as well as big buses on the road needing to pull up for loading,

The front parking lot where the small buses pull in is closed at the end of the day.  You may park in the side parking lot or on the south side of Laurier. Thank you for keeping our students safe!

Sam Sherratt Needs You!!

Parent Council play a crucial role in building the school culture during the school year. Sam Sherratt is looking for individuals who want to be part of our school community to help our school for the 2018-2019 school year.

A minimum of one Monday evening per month is all that is needed to make a difference. Your vote will be heard on behalf of other parents on important issues such as the use of funds, purchases made for the school and yearly events.

The roles that we need filled this year are as follows:

Chair and Co-Chair:  Do you have leadership skills and the desire to make a difference? Apply for the position of School Council Chair / Co-Chair. You’ll arrange and Chair monthly meetings during which you’ll lead discussions on the ongoing issues that affect your child’s school.

Treasurer: Are you good with numbers? Turn your bookkeeping, accounting or math skills into a worthwhile volunteering opportunity as Treasurer. You will maintain books and bank accounts, and provide monthly reports to the Council meetings of the financial activities and account status.

Secretary: Do you have organizational skills and a flair for writing? As Sam Sherratt’s Secretary, your skills will come in handy as you document the Minutes for each Council meeting. You will also maintain and file the important reports and lists that will become the history of this year’s activities.

Please join us for our first parent council meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Oct 1st, 2018 to vote and build our new parent council for the school year. We will meet at 6:30pm in the Learning Commons.

We look forward to seeing you!! 

Lunch Lady Flyer.pdf