CALVIN PARK UPDATE

Week of June 21-25, 2021

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It is the final week of a challenging year and we have a lot to celebrate! We are proud of our students for their hard work and resilience! We are thankful for our staff for committing to supporting students in every way possible this year. We are grateful to families for persevering and providing support to your child throughout the year, but especially during the periods of learning at home. We believe that through all of these challenges, we have come out stronger by working together.


This week will be busy with Graduation as well as Chromebook return and pick up of personal belongings. Please read through this newsletter for important updates and end-of-the-year information.


It is very important that all individuals complete the Covid screener before coming to the school. If you or your child displays any symptoms, please follow the Health Unit guidelines to get tested or to contact your personal physician. Please call the office to reschedule a time to return your Chromebook/pick up your belongings.


Triboard Transportation

If your child takes a Triboard bus, please read the important busing information below. Many families will need to reapply for busing for the 2021-22 school year.


Grade 8 Graduation

Our Drive-In Graduation is scheduled for June 21 and 22. It looks like it's going to be rainy on Monday so we suggest that graduates bring their umbrellas. If it is pouring, the Graduation will take place under the overhang at the front of the school but if it is light rain we will continue with our plan to hold our drive-in graduation outside the cafeteria. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not received the graduation information and your pre-booked graduation appointment time yet.


Graduation Photos

Unfortunately, we were not able to reschedule graduation photos at the school due to provincial health guidelines.


Personal Belongings and Report Card Pick-Up and Return of Chromebooks and Other Items

Teachers have shared information for students to pick up their belongings and drop off Chromebooks and other items.


Grade 8 students will have an opportunity to drop-off borrowed Chromebooks and pick up their belongings at the Drive-In Graduation. Chromebooks can also be dropped off and belongings picked up on Thursday, June 24. Please remember to bring the charging cord! Grade 8 Report Cards will be mailed.


Grade 7 students will be asked to return Chromebooks (and charging cords) and pick up report cards and belongings on Thursday, June 24. Please come to the front of the school and look for your child's teacher.


Grade 7 Schedule for Belonging Pick Up/Chromebook Return- June 24/2021

8:30-11:30 Weaver, Tang, Ridout, Brackenbury

11:30-2:30 Bridgen, Candela, O'Neill


*** If you are unable to return your Chromebook or pick up your belongings on these dates, they can also be returned on Friday, June 25 and Monday, June 28th to the front of the school. Please call the office when you arrive (613-542-2796) and we will meet you downstairs at the front of the school ***


We look forward to celebrating our 200 graduates on Monday and Tuesday this week! We know that they will move on to do great things! We also look forward to seeing our Grade 7 students when they pickup their belongings on June 24. We can't wait to welcome them back as Grade 8s in September. The first day of school for students for the 2021-22 school year is Tuesday, September 7.


As I mentioned in an earlier newsletter, I am retiring this year. I would like to thank you for the privilege of being involved in your child's educational journey. I wish each and every one of them happiness along whatever path their future holds for them.


On behalf of Ms. Pettingill and the Calvin Park Team, we wish you a happy and healthy summer with your loved ones!


Sincerely,


Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal

Upcoming Dates

June 21 National Indigenous Peoples' Day

June 21/22 Grade 8 Graduation - Grade 8 Chromebook return and pick up of belongings

June 24 Term 2 Report Cards sent home and Grade 7 Chromebook return and pick up of belongings

June 24 Last Day of 2020-21 School Year

June 25 PA Day - no school for students

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Please visit the LDSB website to view next year's calendar. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 7, 2021.


2021-22 School Year Calendar

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School Advisory Council (SAC) Executive for 2020-21:


Co-Chairs:

Claudine Elvidge (claudine_elvidge@hotmail.com)

Krystle Holton ( krystleholton@hotmail.com )

Secretary/Treasurer: Sarah Phinney


Thank you to our wonderful School Advisory Council for your support - your involvement makes a difference! Thank you to our Co-Chairs this year for organizing the meetings each month. The money raised through fundraising this year, will support purchases of new books for classroom libraries with themes of diversity and inclusion.


Please check the September 2021 newsletter to see how you can become involved in the School Advisory Council next year!

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IMPORTANT BUSING INFORMATION FROM TRI-BOARD TRANSPORTATION

If your child is enrolled in the Grade 7 Atlas, Leap or Challenge programs this year and has used Tri-Board busing, please read the following information from the Tri-Board Transportation website


ELECTIVE LEARNING PROGRAM TRANSPORTATION FORM


Complete this form if the student is enrolled in an elective learning program (LEAP, Challenge, ATLAS, etc) excluding French Immersion. Students enrolled in an elective learning program may be eligible to attend schools that are outside the student’s attendance boundary however, parents are responsible for transportation to and from the school that houses the elective learning program. Applications for transportation may be submitted to Tri-Board and transportation may be provided only if:

  1. There is an existing bus route;
  2. There is space on the bus;
  3. There is no additional cost the School Board

If approved by Tri-Board, Tri-Board will assign the student to the bus stop on the route that is closest to the student’s residence. Tri-Board will not re-route buses or move stops for students in elective learning programs. Late arrival/early dismissal as well as extended ride time may be necessary. It is the responsibility of the coordinator of the elective learning program to advise parents and students at the time of registration that the student is not eligible for transportation unless special approval is granted by Tri-Board. The approval of transportation arrangements for students in elective learning programs outside of their attendance boundary will be determined on an annual basis.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING RESOURCES

Please continue to check these Limestone District School Board platforms for the most up-to-date information from our Board.


LDSB Website https://www.limestone.on.ca/

LDSB Twitter: https://twitter.com/LimestoneDSB

LDSB Facebook https://tinyurl.com/wbhjtku

LDSB Instagram https://instagram.com/limestonedsb/


In addition, please follow our:


Calvin Park Twitter account: @CalvinPark_LDSB or https://twitter.com/CalvinPark_LDSB

Calvin Park Website: https://calvinpark.limestone.on.ca/


Calvin Park Public School Office: (613) 542-2796

Mrs. Christine LeClair, Office Administrator


Mrs. Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal: suriyuthe@limestone.on.ca

Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal: pettingillw@limestone.on.ca

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