Week of March 22-26, 2021

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Monday, March 22 - Day 3

  • Term 2 IEPs will be sent home

Tuesday, March 23 - Day 4

Wednesday, March 24 - Day 5

Thursday, March 25 - Day 1

Friday, March 26 - Day 2

  • 10:35-12:15 Earth Hour at Calvin Park - we will reduce our electricity use by powering off electronics and turning off the lights for an hour
  • Calvin Colours Day! Wear red and blue or your Calvin clothing and show your spirit!


March 27 Earth Hour (global) 8:30-9:30 pm ET

April 2-5 Easter Break

April 2 World Autism Awareness Day (wear blue)

April 6-9, 19, 20 Grade 8 Graduation Photos

April 12-16 Spring Break (postponed from March)


Thank you for continuing to be vigilant by screening your child daily for Covid-19 symptoms and for working together to keep everyone safe and healthy. Dr. Kieran Moore, KFLA's Medical Officer of Health, has provided these important guidelines to limit the spread of Covid-19:

  • Monitor for symptoms daily and get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19,
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms – do not go to school, work or visit others,
  • If someone in your household is symptomatic, they need to get tested and everyone else in the household must isolate until a negative test result is back,
  • Avoid crowds and closed spaces,
  • Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with),
  • Do not travel outside of the KFL&A area,
  • Wear a face covering and stay 2 metres apart from anyone who does not live in your household,
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often,
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, and
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
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School Advisory Council Executive for 2020-21:


Claudine Elvidge (

Krystle Holton ( )

Secretary/Treasurer: Sarah Phinney

Our next meeting will be in April (date to be determined). New members are always welcome. The meeting link will be sent out to all Council Members by our Co-Chairs. New members are always welcome so please contact Claudine for the meeting link if you are a new member.

Our Indigo and FlipGive fundraisers will be continuing until June 25th. For more information about these fundraisers, please view the Calvin Park School Advisory Council Update Participation in these fundraisers is easy! Just sign up and a percentage of what you spend for regular purchases like groceries, gas, home products and gifts, will go to our school. All fundraising this year will be used to purchase new books for classroom libraries to reflect diverse lives and issues related to equity, racism, and inclusion.

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This year's Grade 8 Graduation will be planned with Covid health and safety protocols in place. It is important to note that graduation plans need to be flexible enough to change quickly should there be new pandemic developments and Public Health directives. Students attending the Elementary Virtual School will have the option of attending the Calvin Park Graduation, if they wish. We have tentatively set aside June 21/22 for Grade 8 Graduation, however, our Graduation Committee is meeting later this month to discuss our plans and we will share them as soon as they are finalized.


Lifetouch Grade 8 Graduation Photos will take place on April 6-9, 19, 20, with Covid protocols in place. There will be an opportunity for students who are currently attending the Elementary Virtual School to also have their photos taken. Guidelines and the schedule for classes will be provided closer to the event.
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March 21st each year is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day is observed every year to bring attention to individuals, communities and societies that continue to be subject to the injustice of racism. We all have a responsibility to address the ongoing impact of racism and eliminate it.
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Recently, our Board switched to a new data information system which has resulted in a change in the way that teachers report their attendance each morning. Teachers are no longer able to put a reason in for your child's absence. To avoid receiving an automated attendance call, please report all absences using the School Messenger app, by calling the SAFE ARRIVAL attendance number (1-855-257-9349) or by reporting your child's absence using the website ( If you are having difficulty using these methods to report your child's absence please contact our office so that we can support you. Informing your child's classroom teacher about your child's absence is still encouraged however families must also enter the absence into School Messenger.
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To participate, download or check out the calendar of activities during the month of March. Challenge yourself, your family and your friends to get active each day. Then enter for a chance to win prizes! All the details are in the Kingston Gets Active Calendar, which can be found on the Kingston Gets Active website.


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Please continue to check these Limestone District School Board platforms for the most up-to-date information from our Board.

LDSB Website

LDSB Twitter:

LDSB Facebook

LDSB Instagram

In addition, please follow our:

Calvin Park Twitter account: @CalvinPark_LDSB or

Calvin Park Website:

Calvin Park Public School Office: (613) 542-2796

Mrs. Christine LeClair, Office Administrator

Mrs. Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal:

Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal:

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