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Gator Bites: Week of Sept 21st

posted Sep 21, 2018, 6:20 PM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Good Evening Gators! Thank you to all of our families who attended our “Meet the Teacher” evening last night. It was a great turn out, and so nice to see so many of our Sam Sherratt families. We hope that some of our parents will come and join us on our Parent Council this year. Our first meeting will be Oct 1st 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Student Council: New to Sam Sherratt this year, we have created a student council. Campaigning took place last week, and all of our students voted on Tuesday. We are so proud of all of our students who showed enthusiasm and interest in this leadership opportunity. Here are our new representatives on the student council:

Many of our extracurricular activities have now begun and students are busy enjoying participating in Cross Country, Senior Girls and Boys Volleyball, Flag Football, Peacekeepers and Peace Buddies, the Jazz Band, the Symphonic Winds Band and our Drumline each week.  We still do need parent volunteers to assist with the Drumline, so if you are interested please let us know.

Laura Secord Chocolate Fundraiser: We had the kick off assembly for our Laura Secord Chocolate Fundraiser on Tuesday. All students brought home forms with information for how you can support our fundraiser this year. Please remember to bring in your permission forms.

Grade 2 and 3 students attended the Milton Fall Fair on Friday. A hot sunny day, but smiles and fun was had by all. Thank you so much to Ms. Jersyk,  Ms. Swift and Ms. McKenna for organizing and escorting out students on this amazing learning opportunity!

One of our grade 5 classes went to the SuperStore today they learned about the three start healthy option program, they met Caroline Cott a nutritionist who helped them to make healthy snacks today. Thank you Ms. Paulson for organising this trip.

Grade 7 Mansfield Trip: Next week our grade 7 students will be heading off to Mansfield to enjoy some outdoor learning and develop some new skills. Thank you to all of our teachers who have volunteered their time to take our kids on this great trip! We suggest both students and teachers rest up this weekend!!

Wednesday, September 26th wear PURPLE to recognize our 1st ever Rowen’s Law Day.  In 2018, a new law called Rowan’s Law was passed in Ontario. It will help protect people who play sports, or play active games in schools, help teachers, parents/guardians and coaches learn about preventing concussions, and help people who get concussions to recover.

Thanks to Rowan’s Law, all sports organizations and schools in Ontario will have new rules in place around concussions. Even when we do our best to prevent injuries there is always some risk. Rowan’s Law will help coaches, teachers, and parents/guardians, know when a child has suffered a suspected concussion and that they should immediately stop participating in physical activities, and help them identify when it’s safe to play again.

Friday, September 28th - ORANGE Shirt day . Wear orange to recognize the harm the residential school system did to the identity, self-esteem, and well-being of First Nations, Métis, Inuit children and communities and show that everyone around us matters and move towards truth and reconciliation.

Locked Doors: A reminder to parents that our doors are locked, if you have a child in the YMCA program, the staff from the program should have been in touch with you this week to provide with a code in order to gain access to the building. If you did not receive a code, and you have a child in the YMCA, please contact the YMCA representative at the school.

Milton Culture Days - On September 28th – 30th, 2018, join Arts Milton at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton for a weekend of music, visual art, dance, theatre, technology and more! Get hands-on and behind-the-scenes in your community, alongside thousands of events happening across Canada. In Milton you’ll find a selection of 60+ free participatory activities for all ages.

Activities for all ages will take place on September 29th and 30th from 10-4 pm at the Arts Centre – 1010 Main St East. Visit or to view activities and plan your weekend now!