December BUZZ

The Prince Charles School

Dear Families at Home,

November was an eventful month at The Prince Charles School! We had a lot of great opportunities for our students. Mme Little's Class did a beautiful job organizing and running our Remembrance Day assembly. The assembly was completely run by students. We are so lucky to have such amazing student leadership at TPCS. Special thanks to all of the staff for all of their hard work behind the scenes to support student leadership.

Stingers recognized Bullying Awareness month with a focus on BEElonging and a number of activities and events. Students did a number of activities in their classrooms and as a school to discuss the impact of unkind words. We are all working hard to make all members of our Stinger Community feel that they have a positive sense of belonging to our school. We are proud that as Stingers- we are making the world a better place, one kind word at a time!

The classrooms continue to be a hub of activities with lots of critical literacy and small guided practice groups for students in both literacy and mathematics. Our key focus over this term has been to set learning goals in reading and number sense for small groups of students and then work with them to improve their decoding, fluency, comprehension and their understanding of numbers. Guided practice groups have allowed students to work with teachers in a more focused format on skills that will help them to progress. We look forward to continuing this focus in 2018.

We continue to embed technology in our communication plan. Please consider signing up for Twitter ( and following @TPCS_LDSB, as well as using REMIND to get updates on upcoming events. They are excellent and very easy ways to stay informed and up to date on what is happening at the school.

Please do not hesitate to stop in at the office if you have any questions or concerns.

Happy Holidays!

K. Nitschke, Principal

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Colour House Update

In November, the students in Grades 1 to 8 have been learning to play European Handball. On Friday, students come to Dance Club to listen to popular tunes and share their newest dance moves with friends. We have also added intramural soccer for our Senior Kindergarten students on Tuesday and Wednesdays. The Colour House Leaders have been doing an excellent job running these activities with the support of a variety of teachers.

Please check the calendar for all of the activities and spirit days coming up this month!

Clubs to Join

There have been lots of questions about the Clubs and Intramurals open to students at TPCS. We are lucky to have so many staff volunteering to run clubs and sports. The calendar below is a snap shot of the extracurricular activities that are currently happening. Please encourage your child to participate in those activities that interest him or her!
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World Diabetes Day

We had over 350 students and staff who wore BLUE to support World Diabetes Day on November 14th. Peyton, a Grade 3 student from Mme. LeBlanc's class presented information on Type 1 Diabetes to all of the classrooms in the school. Excellent student leadership Peyton!

Poppies and Posters

Thank you so much to the Stinger community for their support of our Poppy fund. We sold over 400 poppies and were able to donate $455 to the Royal Canadian Legion. Mme Little's class did an excellent job organizing the collection and distribution of poppies in November.

Many students in the Junior/Intermediate division participated in the Royal Canadian Legion Poster contest. Congrats to Lily from Mme Little's class whose poster was selected by the Legion in our area to move on to the Provincial competition.

Jingle Bell Walk

Our Jingle Bell walk will be held on Friday December 1st at 1:45pm. Every student will receive a jingle bell and we will take a short walk around TPCS to kick off the holiday season in an active way. We are asking every student to try and bring in a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. Students will be doing something good for their hearts and at the same time helping out those less fortunate. Students will receive a colour house ticket for every item they bring in. There will be a Timbit and Hot Chocolate Party for the Colour House that brings in the most tickets.
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Resources for Home

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Check out the December Events at TPCS

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Stinger Night at the Frontenacs

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