The Rideau Report

December 2021

Winter break is almost here!

Bonjour les Rhinos!

I can't believe the winter break is only a few weeks away. Time flies when you're having fun!

Spirit Wear -> All orders will be delivered to the school during the week of November 29. Let the office know if you want us to hold your order and not send it home with your child.

Lost & Found -> There are two tables overflowing with clothing that has been left on the yard or found in the hallways. We have a huge collection of hats, mitts and sweaters (hoodies and zip up) as well as three pairs of shoes. The clothes that are still at school on the last day before the break will be donated. Feel free to come to the school to check if any of those belong to your child.

Yard Supervisors -> We continue to look for yard supervisors for both recesses every day of the week. We are lucky to have St. Lawrence students helping us out before the break, but come January, we will be in desperate need of adults willing to supervise our children while they play outside. If you are available or if you know someone who has some free time during the day, it would help us out greatly.

Food Drive -> During the month of December, we will collect unperishable food items as well as toiletries that we will donate to the Food Bank. Students are invited to bring their donations to the front foyer.

Spirit Days -> We look forward to having our students participate in spirit days.

December 10 - Rideau Colours Day (Green and Yellow) or spirit wear

December 17 - Holiday Celebration Day (Festive shirt, green, red, blue, etc.)

Picture retakes -> They will be on December 13th.

Parent Council -> Our next meeting is on December 2, at 6:30. It is a virtual meeting. Click here to join the meeting.

COVID -> Parents must continue to screen their children daily to ensure they are not experiencing any COVID symptoms. Here is the link to the government screening tool. Further to this, KFL&A has added an additional screening list. Sick children should remain home. Children who develop COVID like symptoms during the day will be isolated until a parent can pick them up.

Washroom etiquette -> We are having some difficulties, especially in the primary washrooms, with students playing with soap and water, looking underneath stalls and running around. Aside from being dangerous as students could slip and hurt themselves, these behaviours are making it uncomfortable for some students to use the washrooms. Please review washroom etiquette with your children and remind them to tell an adult if they see unsafe behaviours. We truly appreciate your support in this matter.

On December 1st, at 6:30, there is an opportunity to see Dr. Ungar deliver a workshop on Nurturing Resilience in our children. A quality that will help them throughout their school career and beyond.

Valerie Arsenault

Acting Principal

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