Roger Neilson P.S. Review
Family Edition - Mar. 27th - Mar. 31st, 2023
Action / Information
It's hard to believe that we are entering the last week of March! The mornings are still cool, but as the days warm and the rainy weather begins, once again I would like to remind everyone that this means a VERY muddy and wet schoolyard and field. Sending your child to school with an extra pair of clothes in the backpack is a good idea! On some days we usually have to call a "pavement-only recess", but some friends still find a way to slip in the mud! We are hopeful that things dry out soon!
Last Wednesday marked the beginning of Ramadan. I would like to wish a Blessed Ramadan to all students and families observing this holy month. Ramadan is an important time in the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims. It is a time for fasting, spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. Ramadan began at sunset on Wednesday, March 22 and lasts until sunset on Thursday, April 20. There is a special festival to mark the end of Ramadan called Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.
A reminder of the school council meeting on Thursday at 6 pm. More information can be found below.
Please see all the messages below for important updates...
Have a great week,
Tues. Mar. 28th - Mr. Sift and Ms. Robertson's class on Trip to "Sugar Shack"
Wed. Mar. 29th - SubWay Lunch
Thurs. Mar. 30th - School Council Meeting @ 6pm
April 7th - Good Friday - No School
April10th - Easter Monday - No School
April 12th - International Day of Pink
April 28th - PA DAY
Upcoming Days of Significance for March:
March 26, 2023: Khordad Sal (FC) (Zoroastrianism)
March 30, 2023: Shri Ramnavami (Hinduism)March 31, 2023: National Indigenous Languages Day, International Transgender Day of Visibility
School Council Update
Our next Council meeting is this Thursday, March 30th, 2023 at 6:00 pm in our school Library and we would love to see new members join! We meet once a month and there are a variety of roles and tasks that we need support with. Some don’t require much commitment at all. We will also offer a virtual drop-in if you can't meet in person. Cisco WebEx is the platform. If you do not have the use of a computer, a free app can be downloaded to most Smart Phones. To access the meeting, please use this link: https://kprdsb.webex.com/meet/kevin_coulter at 6pm. For parents needing daycare in order to attend a meeting, please let us know in the office and we will see if we can support you with childcare for the hour.
If you have any questions please get in touch with Mr. Coulter. We hope to see you!
Please consider supporting "March" Breakfast Club at Roger Neilson!
However, running a school wide program comes with a cost. Thank-you to all families who donated so far! This support means a lot! We are hoping that families would consider donating to our program again for the Month of March if your child is accessing it in the mornings. Look for this opportunity on school cash online soon. $5 per month, which is roughly 25 cents a day would really help us out.
Thanks for considering!
Pop! Pop! Pop! POPCORN!
“It’s not too late to support our Grade 6 fundraising efforts! Our popcorn fundraiser continues for 6 more weeks! Thanks to everyone who has already ordered.” Grade 6 students are selling popcorn to raise money for their year end celebration and to help pay for their trip to Camp Kawartha.
Cost: $5 dollars for 5 bags (= 5 weeks of popcorn)
How to Pay: Please go to School Cash Online: School Cash Online KPRDSB
Need to register for School Cash Online? Click here : Register for School Cash Online
When: Orders are due on Mondays. Popcorn is delivered every Thursday.
Thanks so much for supporting our Grade 6 students!
Updates from KPR School Board!
From the Community:
A reminder to please continue to visit the provincial screening tool https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ for COVID related guidance. To support you with decision making, their is a helpful PDF document below, but also in picture format too below that.
In the event of illness at school, families will be asked to pick up students and keep them home until their symptoms are improving, in accordance with the provincial screening tool. Students who develop symptoms of illness while at school will be distanced from other students as much as possible and asked to wear a mask until they can be picked up. Schools will no longer have separate isolation rooms.
Rapid Antigen Tests will continue to be available at schools and will be provided as needed.
If your child is going to be absent, you can use the "very user-friendly" School Messenger app (a free download), to let us know. You can also call the student absence reporting system at 1-844-434-8119. This number is available 24 hours a day. Complete attendance information can be found at this link: https://www.kprschools.ca/en/our-schools/attendance-and-absences.aspx
A Message From Public Health Peterborough
As we continue to monitor daily absence trends and work closely with our partners in public health, we are sharing the attached below is communication from Peterborough Public Health, which includes guidance and updates on COVID-19 as well as the transmission of other illnesses in the community.
Wanting to Volunteer at our School or for a Class Trip?
DOGS on School Property
Our Parking Lot Before and After School
We recognize that our parking lot is a concern. We sometimes do not have enough spots for our staff. The bus company has also asked that we continue to have room for them to safely enter our parking lot. We kindly ask families to not enter our parking lot with your car as it becomes crowed and unsafe for our school buses. We know this is not ideal, especially in inclement weather, but we thank-you for your support with this!
Before and after school can be very busy with picking up and dropping off students with many little ones around. We have also been asked to remind everyone to watch the language we use during this time around our students. Thank-you!
Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario
New Bus APP for our School Routes
Visitors to the school are now allowed. When you arrive please ring the buzzer and follow these steps when entering the building:
· Complete the Daily Screener Tool
· Wear a Mask if instructed or if you choose to wear one
· SANITIZE YOUR HANDS
· SIGN IN FOR CONTRACT TRACING
Should you wish to speak with a teacher regarding your child’s progress, an appointment can be made by contacting the office or the teacher directly by email. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Your child’s safety and education is our number one priority.
Information about School Cash Online
Communication from Roger Neilson P.S.
Most communication from Roger Neilson and our KPR board office is delivered via text messaging or email. If you have not opted into these services and would like to, please do so. For text messaging, your cell number must be in our system. You can opt into text messages by simply texting the word “yes” to the number 978338. If your phone number or email is not registered in the school system, or you have changed your number, please call the school to update: 705-745-6456.
This Weekly Newsletter will be sent via email every Sunday evening, please check it for weekly updates!
School Bell Times:
9:10am - Morning Bell - Students Enter School
10:50am - 11:30am - Nutrition Break #1
1:10pm-1:50pm - Nutrition Break #2
3:30pm - Leaving Bell (Gates Open for Parents to Pick Students up on Yard)