The Week Ahead
March 6th-March 10th, 2023
Upcoming Important Dates:
March 13th-17th - March Break
March 22nd - Ramadan Begins
March 30th - Maple Madness Trip (Desarmia/MacAdam)
April - Sikh Heritage Month & Autism Acceptance Month
April 5th - Grad Photos
BUY SPIRIT WEAR ANYTIME - SCHOOL GETS 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS!
Message From the Principal
Best wishes to those of you recognizing Purim and Holi this week!
As we head into March break next week, I wanted to take some time to request that you take care when picking up or dropping off students at the school. Recently we have received concerns from neighbours (and others) about cars driving at high rates of speed around the school, parking in areas that are marked as "no stopping", and blocking driveways while parked. In the end, following signage and travelling at appropriate speeds will ensure our kids and their families are safe - this is the most important thing.
Thank you, and have a wonderful week!
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Map
SAFE ARRIVAL ATTENDANCE SYSTEM
How to report a student absence using SafeArrival
There are three ways you can report your student’s absence in advance:
1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or from School Messenger website or you can select it from within the LDSB mobile app. The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Make sure you use the same email address your child’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.
2. Use the School Messenger website. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
3. Call 1-855-257-9349 toll-free to report an absence using the automated phone system.
***Please do not call the school directly to report your student's absence***
This year WJ Holsgrove Public School will continue using FlipGive, a free team funding app.
We earn cash back on every purchase we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Walmart, Sport Chek, Indigo, Old Navy, Apple, Esso, and Loblaws. No more going door-to-door selling chocolate bars - it’s completely virtual and contactless. On flipgive, you can also order gift cards!
Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?joincode=CG467Y
Or enter this code: CG467Y
Any questions, just ask!
Want to learn more? Check out this 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vTO_Qg4n80