Tamworth Telegraph

November

What a Great Start

We are now into November and we have a GREAT start. We have had lots of things happen in the first two months of school. This past month was capped with our Spooktacular School Council event. The halls were lined with pumpkins and the gym filled with our haunted house. It was a great eventing.

We have had our new Director of Education out for a visit to our school and classrooms and it was great to have her out to meet our staff and students and for us to show what an amazing school we have.

School News

We will be holding our Remembrance Day Ceremony on, November 11th at 9:00 a.m.

Parents and guests are always welcome to attend. We will be holding our moment of silence at 11:00 at the flag at the front of the school. Our Gr. 7/8 class will represent TES at the Cenotaph for the ceremony there.

The Tamworth Legion has generously supplied every student and staff member at our school with a poppy for Remembrance Day. A small monetary donation would be appreciated when the students receive their poppies on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.


Mental Health in Students


The board has posted its Mental Health Strategy -

http://www.limestone.on.ca/Special_Education/Mental_Health/

Here are some facts from there:

  • Roughly 1 in 5 student in Canadian schools struggle with a mental health problems that is severe and persistent (emotional, behavioural and brain-related disturbances) and that interferes with their day to day functioning
  • In 70% of cases, the onset of problems begins before age 18 with 50% of cases starting before age 14
  • Up to 80% of children and youth who experience a mental health problem will not receive treatment

As we work with our students one goal is to build our students' resilience. There will be more in our next newsletter, but here s a link to building resilience in young children


http://www.beststart.org/resources/hlthy_chld_dev/pdf/BSRC_Resilience_English_fnl.pdf



Math

There has been much talk about math and what can parents do to help at home. Here is a great website -

http://oame.on.ca/mathies/

It has lots of great activities and learning tools to help students to review math concepts. Parents can talk to their children about the math around them every day - measuring when cooking - speeds when driving - money while grocery shopping - counting stitches while knitting - the math is everywhere and the more that we expose students to it - the less they will be afraid of Math.

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School Council News and Events

Parent Council is looking for any gently used winter items for our winter clothing sale. Now is the time to clear out that closet and make room for the next size up. We are accepting any rain jackets, winter jackets, snowsuits, boots, skates, mitts and gloves for our donation table that we will be setting up in the front foyer. All proceeds will go towards The Parent Council. Please come out and support us and go home with great winter items for your children. Please donate children’s sizes only. Ages 4-13 approx. We greatly appreciate your donations and support

Parent Council Committee

Technology Corner

Microsoft office 365 is available to all students within the board. Each student has access to five licenced downloads of the Microsoft Suite of products - including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote.

www.myo365.limestone.on.ca

Your son or daughter should know their login and Password - this will allow them to login and on the main page should be the install now button.

For more information go to

www.myits.limestone.on.ca

there is a link there for O365 new users guide for staff and students.