The Villager

Stories from the Countryside - Issue Two+

CHOOSE ACTION ON BULLYING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION WEEK

The Peel District School Board will recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week during the week of November 16 to 22.


Across the Peel board, schools use many programs and initiatives to prevent bullying and to intervene when bullying happens. Though the programs vary, their messages are consistent. Students are taught to:

  • define bullying
  • identify forms of bullying
  • identify roles in bullying relationships, for example the person who bullies, the target, the bystander or the trusted advocate
  • determine how to safely “choose action” to prevent and intervene in bullying & harassment
  • demonstrate character attributes and be a leader to help maintain positive and safe school communities

Every school has a Climate for Learning and Working Team which is required to develop a Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan as part of the School Success Plan. Also, every employee who is involved in the care and service of students is obligated to report in writing to the school administration any action for which the principal must consider suspension or expulsion. Bullying is an offence that must be considered for suspension.


Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is one of the key items contained in Bill 13: The Accepting Schools Act, that came into effect on September 1, 2012. For more information, visit: www.peelschools.org/aboutus/safeschools/bullying/ orwww.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/prevention.html

Upcoming @CountrysidePDSB and Important Reminders

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Students in Grade 6, 7 and 8 will be a part of the Choose Action - Bullying Prevention excursion to the Powerade Centre

Winter Weather

The WEATHER conditions continue to change and as weather permits students will still be going outside for minimum of 40 minutes everyday. Students should be dressed appropriately to go outside. Winter jackets/coats, snow-pants, hats, gloves, and boots all make this time more enjoyable for the children. Please check daily weather conditions to ensure your child/children are coming to school ready to go outside.


Where do I find out if schools are closed or buses are cancelled due to bad weather?


During the winter months, inclement weather may cause the disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:30 a.m. Call 905-890-1010 for a recorded message about bus information. Or check our board and school websites for school bus information. This will also be announced on radio and television stations.


One of the following messages will be broadcast:


Peel District School Board buses are cancelled, but schools are open. Schools remain open for students and staff, but buses are cancelled. Buses will remain cancelled all day. All activities that require busing will also be cancelled. Permits, night school classes, daycare and other activities in schools will operate as usual.

All Peel District School Board schools and board offices are closed. Due to weather conditions, schools and board offices are closed to students and staff. All activities in schools and board offices are also cancelled, including daycare, night school and permits.

Peel District School Board buses in Caledon are cancelled, but schools are open. Schools remain open for students but buses in the municipality of Caledon are cancelled. Buses in Caledon will remain cancelled all day. All activities that require transportation are also be cancelled. Permits, night school classes, daycare and other activities in schools will operate as usual.

All evening programs and permits at the Peel District School Board are cancelled. Due to weather conditions, all activities in schools and board offices are cancelled, including continuing education courses and events. The buildings will be closed.

All weekend programs and permits at the Peel District School Board are cancelled. Due to weather conditions, all activities in schools and board offices are cancelled, including continuing education courses and events. The buildings will be closed.

Greg Lawless visits Countryside and the Grade Five's

The 5s and Gregg Lawless @CountrysidePDSB

Sub and Pizza Days

Students will be given the chance to order Subs and Pizza a month at-a-time. Order forms have gone home and returned to the school. Orders that have been placed are being organized for the month of November.


Sub Days will be:

----------Monday's in November: 24

Pizza Days will be:

----------Friday's in November: 21, and 28