Parent Peek at the Week
Week of October 11th, 2021
In case you missed it....
Last Monday we had our first School Council meeting of the year. Thank you to all the parents and staff who joined us!
Last week also saw our first fire drill of the season. Students did a fabulous job remembering exactly what to do!
Feeling buddies and Mind UP
All our classes have now begun key social/emotional learning with Feeling Buddies and Mind UP. Exciting adventures to come!
Monday, October 11th - Day 0
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Tuesday, October 12th - Day 5
- 12:45pm: First Subway hot lunch of the year!
Wednesday, October 13th - Day 1
Thursday, October 14th - Day 2
- 12:45: Boston Pizza Hot Lunch
Friday, October 15th - Day 3
- First Cougar Courage awards of the year
- ??? 2 surprise fire drills
- October 19th - day all IEP's must be completed for students with this support
- October 21st: First lockdown drill
Cougar Courage Awards
Starting this Friday, 2 students from each class will be recognized each week for their wonderful personality traits, using their strategies or a great commitment to learning.
Coming soon to a back pack near you!!
Oral Language Support
Oral language skills are critical for a child’s school success, their ability to have positive interactions with others and their overall well-being.
Below, please find a resource from our KPR Board office that might inspire learning activities at home for our Kindergarten and Grade 1/2 friends!
School Council Meeting
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the first School Council Meeting of the year. Congratulations to the following people who were elected to the Council:
Sarah Amirault - Chair
Rachel MacLean - Secretary
Karen Murduff - Treasurer
After elections and reports, we spent some time considering initiatives to support this year and fundraising we would need to do in order to cover the costs.
The minutes from our meeting are posted below. Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 1st at 6:30pm on WebEx.
Please feel free to join us!
Communication and Information Forms
This past weekend, a personal email was sent to the parents of each student that had not yet completed the form (no email means you've done it!). Please make sure you complete this form by the end of the week, or we'll assume that you have not given permission for any of the questions being asked.
Hot Lunch Program
This week is our first hot lunch days - 47 students will be enjoying Subway on Tuesday and almost 60 will have Boston Pizza on Thursday. It's never too late to sign up! You can order one lunch at a time, or several weeks/months at once too. Whatever is easiest for you! All funds go to support School Council initiatives.
Please go to Lunchboxorders.com to sign up and place your orders. No money or orders are done through the school. For more information, please see below!
From the KPR board office
KPR is pleased to welcome volunteers, placement students and third-party contractors back into our schools, with approval of a new vaccination disclosure process for this group. For the health and safety of all, the following people must complete a vaccine attestation form and provide proof of vaccination before assisting in a school setting:
- volunteers including parents, guardians and community members
- college/university placement students (including teacher and nursing candidates as well as early childhood education, education assistant or child and youth worker students).
Volunteers and placement students can complete the vaccine attestation form here. Fully vaccinated individuals have priority at this time. Unvaccinated people may be able to volunteer at a later date, with rapid COVID testing measures.
After completing the attestation form, volunteers and placement students must print or bring an electronic copy of their vaccination receipt to the school when volunteering. You can obtain proof of vaccination at
Third party providers such as bus drivers, professional services and contractors complete the attestation process through their employer. We thank them all for their cooperation as we welcome them back to our schools!
Virtual High School Transitions
Students can transfer between the Virtual High School and in-person learning at the start of each quadmester by contacting Guidance staff at their home school within the following timelines:
Quadmester Transfer Timelines
Quadmester 2 (November 11-January 31) November 1-17, 2021
Quadmester 3 (February 1-April 20) January 20-February 7, 2022
Quadmester 4 (April 21-June 30) April 8-27, 2022
For elementary students, transition times will be mid-November, early February and spring 2022. We will share more specific details once they are confirmed. Elementary families wishing to move their children between virtual and in-person learning will need to contact the principal of their home school.
Director of Education