Truedell P.S.

Newsletter 4

January 2020!

Happy New Year!

With the recent spike in cold temperatures, it is extremely important that children dress for the cold weather. Waterproof mittens, boots and snowpants are very helpful item to wear to ensure students keep warm throughout the winter months.

Upcoming Dates/Events:

January 31st is a PA Day. There will not be school on this date.

Report Cards go home on February 19th.

The date for our ski trip, which was originally scheduled for January 29th, has been changed to March 5th.

Next PAC Meeting

Our next Parent Council meeting is on Monday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Resource Centre. Childcare is available. Should you need childcare, please contact the school on or before January 29th.

February Hot Lunch Orders

February Hot Lunch orders are now available online and are due by Monday January 27th. Should you need support with using School Day to place your child's order, please contact Mrs. Pitt.

Kindergarten Registratation

Parents of students who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall can register them online using the "Register Your Child" drop-down of the Limestone District School Board website. We also have a dedicated computer at the school which parents can use to assist them with the registration process.

If you are registering a student for Kindergarten for a new school year (September), children must turn age four (Year 1 Kindergarten) or age five (Year 2 Kindergarten) by December 31st of that year. Those students who are already enrolled in Year 1 Kindergarten do not register again.

Please bring proof of residence and proof of age (birth certificate, birth registration or passport) to the school office for Mrs. Pitt to photocopy.

Cake Walk Friday, February 14th

Parent Council is planning the annual Cake Walk on Valentine's Day (Friday, February 14th). If you send cupcakes or cakes to the school that day, please make sure they are peanut and tree nut free, as we have a number of staff and students with serious nut allergies. More information will be forthcoming from Parent Council.


Milk can now be purchased on a monthly basis but is no longer able to be purchased by bringing cash into the school. The March deadline for purchasing milk is February 19th.

Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign

A message from L.D.S.B.'s Special Education Program Coordinator Sue Burnett:

The word "retard" is still being used and although many people might say, "We don't mean it that way", it is offensive and disrespectful to people who have an Intellectual Disability. Youth, through Best Buddies and Special Olympics, initiated a "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign several years ago. The campaign is intended to get schools, communities and organizations to rally and pledge their support to help create communities of inclusion and acceptance for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. We would like to invite and support all local schools to join the campaign to pledge to stop saying the R-word!