Saturday, 23 September 2017

Up and Coming...

Hi everyone,

We have had a great start to our school year!  Our students have settled in and we are ready to tackle grade 5 with a positive attitude!

Meet-the-Teacher night is coming up, and we're looking forward to meeting you.  On Thursday, September 28, we will be in our portables from 6:00-7:30pm, and we ask that you pop in to meet us both!  For the duration of Meet-the-Teacher night, there will be an opportunity to sign up for the November Parent Teacher conferences (this will be located in the Gym).  Miss Barrett and I run our conferences together, so that you can get the full scope of your child's learning.  That being said, we will not only have the evening of November 16 and the morning of November 17, but we will also have several other time slots available.  Our conferences will be around 10 minutes, instead of the typical 15, mainly due to the fact that we have twice as many.  If a longer meeting is required, we can certainly arrange something that works for all involved.

Current happenings at Fieldcrest:
  • thank you to students who bought ice cream to help support countries affected by the hurricanes
  • this week, students are invited to bring gently used clothing donations to be sent to those affected by hurricanes.  More information on other needed items will be given early next week.
  • we are beginning our food drive. Please consider donating non-perishable food items, if you are able to do so.
  • school-wide reorganization will happen on Tuesday, September 26. Fortunately, our classes are unaffected by any changes.
Looking Back....

On Friday, September 22, our students and staff recognized Orange Shirt Day. The following excerpt is taken from our SCDSB website, explaining the significance of the day:

On Friday, September 22, students and staff across the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are participating in Orange Shirt Day, wearing orange shirts and starting conversations regarding residential schools. The day is recognized nationally on September 30.
“As we move forward in the spirit of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, it is critical that we understand our history, which includes residential schools, and how it affects students today,” says Alison Bradshaw, Principal, Indigenous Education. “Orange Shirt Day is a great visual way to honour those who attended while educating our students.”
The Orange Shirt Day, Every Child Matters campaign is a commitment to ongoing reconciliation in Canada, and brings awareness to the former students of residential schools. Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 during the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project in Williams Lake, BC, when Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told the story of her first day at residential school as a six-year-old girl. Her new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken away from her. 


Looking Ahead...

Our annual, school-wide Terry Fox run (organized by Miss Barrett) will occur on Thursday, September 28, weather permitting.  Thank you to those families who have made contributions to our fund-raising efforts.



Enjoy the beautiful summer weather on this, the first official weekend of fall!

Mrs. Skelton Wright :)

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