Gator Tracks Family Update:
Week of December 3rd
Coming Up This Week:
Monday, December 3rd Day 1
Girls VB Practice 8 am
Senior Boys VB practice 10:30
Senior Boys VB game @ Perth Road
Tuesday, December 4th Day 2
Swim/Skate - Mackenzie/Manolakas; Murphy/Ambury
Gotta Dance Workshop - Deloughery
Wednesday, December 5th Day 3
Junior Boys VB game @ Home
Thursday, December 6th Day 4
Senior Boys VB practice 10:30
Gould Lake visit Grades 5-8
Junior Girls VB game @ Home 3:30 pm AVPS Gym
Friday, December 7th Day 5
Trillium Gymnastics - Loiselle/Jacques
Jingle Bell Run
Gotta Dance Workshop - Murphy
Junior Girls Volleyball Tournament - MacArthur
Skating Fun at Henderson Arena
Heads together, in deep collaboration, in Mme Lavoie's class.
Grade 2 students making invented words to practice their French sounds.
Who doesn't love learning about fractions and proportional reasoning by making cupcakes. Students in Mr. Richards class enjoyed tasty results!
Jingle Bell Walk and Food Collection
This year, Amherstview Public School will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Amherstview Lion’s Club. All food collected will be distributed to families in our Amherstview community. Last year, we collected enough food to create 156 baskets!
This year, non-perishable food items will be collected by the Lion’s Club from November 26th until December 7th which is the date of our annual Jingle Bell Walk.
While all non-perishable food items are accepted, items really
-macaroni and cheese
Please check the dates on the non-perishable food items to ensure expiry codes have not passed.
To encourage students to bring in items, students will be awarded 1 (one) point for each non-perishable food item, for their Colour House. Each class will be keeping track of points collected and we will be announcing the winning Colour House team on December 8th.
Thank you for your kind donations in advance!
Stay Connected - New Communication System Rolling Out
Our school will use a new broadcasting tool to communicate need-to-know information to families in a timely and efficient way.
The “Communicate” system will allow us to share important school information with families via text, email or phone message. We will use this tool for urgent items like event cancellations or school emergencies. We may also use it for sharing information such as upcoming progress reports, school council meetings or special events. In the past, we have used a previous version of the broadcast tool called Synervoice.
Registered parents/guardians will receive these messages through contact information collected in our student information system. Parents/guardians may choose how to receive these alerts by text message, email or phone call with the exception of emergency events which will always be communicated via all contact methods on file with the school. If parents/guardians choose to receive text messages, they must opt-in due to potential charges from their cell phone carrier.
It is important that parents/guardians ensure schools have the most up-to-date contact information at the beginning of the school year. If your contact information changes during the school year, parents/guardians are asked to contact the school with the updated information.
In addition, teachers and coaches/leaders of extra-curricular activities will also be able to take advantage of an instant message option to keep students and families up to date regarding classroom activities or practices/games in a timely manner. Students and parents/guardians will be invited to join a group and receive messages related specifically to their group. Information on how to join groups will be shared directly with students and families by the teacher, coach/leader.
School Messenger App Account
All of our new electronic communications tools can be accessed anytime, anywhere online and/or via Smartphones. To take advantage of this new convenience and functionality, we encourage you to create a School Messenger account on your desktop, laptop, tablet and/or download the SchoolMessenger app. While an account is not required to use these new tools, it will allow you to review your contact information and communication preferences, and it stores all of your messages in one place.
Communicate does not replace current school communication tools but enhances the way in which schools will provide information to families. In most cases, information will still be provided on school websites, school newsletters, notices home and social media accounts, where applicable.
Morning Drop Off
- December 11th Teens Trashing Tobacco - Gr 7/8s in Gym
- December 11th Swim/Skate: Leppik/Carlone; Putos/Olive
- December 12th Junior Boys VB Tournament @ McArthur
- December 12th Frontenacs Hockey Team visit Grades 1-3
- December 14th Trillium Gymnastics - Adamson/Burke
- December 14th ESS Concert Band
- December 17th Field Trip - Gould Lake Carlone/Leppik
- December 18th Swim/Skate: Adamson/Loiselle; Lavoie/LeBlanc
- December 19th Welcome Winter Open House