Roger Neilson P.S. Review

Family Edition - June 5 - June 9, 2023

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you had another great weekend. It's hard to believe that there are only 4 Mondays of the school year left. Please see all the information in the newsletter below...

Don't forget that this Thursday is our "Movie Night" hosted by School Council! See the flyer below for details. This works out well since Friday is a PA DAY for all students while staff work on end-of-year assessments.

Finally, a reminder that the sun is beginning to show its strength and we are reminding students to apply sunscreen and ensure they are protecting themselves from the UV rays before coming to school in the morning.

Have a great week,

~Mr. Coulter

Looking Ahead:

June 5th - Gr. 3 - Swim to Survive Lesson (in class)

June 8th - Gr. 3 - Swim to Survive at the Pool

June 8th - School Movie Night hosted by School Council 7pm

June 9th - PA Day - Schools Closed

June 12th - Area Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

June 14th - Jr. Boy's 3-Pitch Tournament

June 14th - Papa John's Pizza Day

June 15th - Gr. 3 Swim to Survive at the Pool

June 16th - RNPS Fun Day - Roger Neilson's Birthday!

June 18th - Father's Day

June 19th - Gr. 3 Swim to Survive in Class session

June 19th - Jr. Girls' 3-Pitch

June 21st - SubWay Lunch Day

June 22nd - Swim to Survive at the Pool

June 22nd - Gr. 6 Transition visit to Kenner Int.

June 23rd - Volunteer Appreciation Tea

June 27th - Grade 6 Leaving Ceremony - 2:00 pm

June 27th - Grade 6 Clap-out (following the Ceremony)
June 27th - Report Cards Go Home

June 28th - Last Day of School

June 29th - PA Day

Upcoming Days of Significance this Week in May:

June is Recognized as Pride Month- KPR students, staff and school communities come together this month to celebrate, uplift and empower the voices of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities! This month and beyond, we embrace opportunities to promote acceptance and equality, show our support, and continue listening and learning from one another to ensure our words, actions and spaces support inclusion for all.

June 5-9: Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

Congratulations to our Track and Field Team!

Many of our Roger Neilson Jr. students participated in last week's "Very Hot" area Track and Field meet at TASS. Despite the high temperatures, our students demonstrated a lot of effort and sportsmanship cheering on schoolmates! In the end, many of our teams did very well, with some excellent personal results. Our Gr. 4 boy's team came 13th overall with Jackson B. coming 6th in 100m. Our Gr. 5 Girl's team placed 11th overall with Lillianna B. placing 3rd in the 100m and our Gr. 6 Girl's team placed 12th overall with Annah J. coming 4th in the 200m race. AMAZING JOB EVERYONE!!


A lot of items were picked up last week from our Lost and Found table in the front foyer, but we still have many articles of clothing left. Please check the pictures below to see if anything belongs to your child! We would love to see all these pieces of clothing make their way home.


Please see the flyer below from School Council about this Thursday's Movie night in our gym. PLEASE recognize that you must stay with your child if they are attending.
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On Friday, June 16 we are celebrating what would've been Roger Neilson's 89th birthday! Students will take part in a variety of fun activities outdoors during 2nd block 1(1:30-1 pm). We will start it off in our gym with a performance from our Dance Club and then head outside for activities hosted by our grade 6 students!!!

Please consider supporting "June" Breakfast Club at Roger Neilson!

Each day ALL students are offered something to eat in the morning when they come into the school. Not all students choose to take something to eat, but many do. We recognize the importance nutrition has on learning. We would like to thank the "Children's Breakfast Clubs" for their support with our morning nutrition program.

However, running a school wide program comes with a cost. Thank-you to all families who donated so far! This support means a lot! We are hoping that families would consider donating to our program again for the Month of June if your child is accessing it in the mornings. Look for this opportunity on school cash online soon. $5 per month, which is roughly 25 cents a day would really help us out.

Thanks for considering!

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Updates from KPR School Board!

Kindergarten Registration

As we begin to plan for next year, please let your friends and family know they can visit to register for Kindergarten and to learn more about KPR’s awesome Kindergarten classrooms, where children, and their learning, are supported by caring, professional educator teams.

From the Community:

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A reminder to please continue to visit the provincial screening tool for COVID related guidance. To support you with decision making, their is a helpful PDF document below, but also in picture format too below that.

In the event of illness at school, families will be asked to pick up students and keep them home until their symptoms are improving, in accordance with the provincial screening tool. Students who develop symptoms of illness while at school will be distanced from other students as much as possible and asked to wear a mask until they can be picked up. Schools will no longer have separate isolation rooms.

Rapid Antigen Tests will continue to be available at schools and will be provided as needed.

If your child is going to be absent, you can use the "very user-friendly" School Messenger app (a free download), to let us know. You can also call the student absence reporting system at 1-844-434-8119. This number is available 24 hours a day. Complete attendance information can be found at this link:

More School Information!

Wanting to Volunteer at our School or for a Class Trip?

Please click on the PDF below for information on how to get a valid Police Check. Schools need to have police checks for all volunteers. This process can take some time, so please apply for one soon! If you cannot print the process below, please stop by our school office for a hardcopy.

DOGS on School Property

We all love our pets , but we have many little ones who have major fears when it comes to animals and sometimes even the friendliest of animals can be "jumpy". Some parents have shared concerns that even though we have signs posted that say "No Dogs on the school yard", that during pick-up time some people are still bringing dogs onto the yard. We kindly ask that if you bring a dog during pick-up or drop-off that you wait by the gate and have your child come to you or just leave your pets at home. We really appreciate your cooperation with this matter, thank-you!

Our Parking Lot Before and After School

We recognize that our parking lot is a concern. We sometimes do not have enough spots for our staff. The bus company has also asked that we continue to have room for them to safely enter our parking lot. We kindly ask families to not enter our parking lot with your car as it becomes crowed and unsafe for our school buses. We know this is not ideal, especially in inclement weather, but we thank-you for your support with this!

Before and after school can be very busy with picking up and dropping off students with many little ones around. We have also been asked to remind everyone to watch the language we use during this time around our students. Thank-you!

Busing Information

All busing information and issues happens through STSCO. Please use the link below if you have any questions or concerns.

New Bus APP for our School Routes

STSCO has shared information about an APP that can be downloaded to SMART devices to alert families to bus delays and cancellations. Please check out the PDF document below.

Visitor Protocol

Visitors to the school are now allowed. When you arrive please ring the buzzer and follow these steps when entering the building:

· Complete the Daily Screener Tool

· Wear a Mask if instructed or if you choose to wear one



Should you wish to speak with a teacher regarding your child’s progress, an appointment can be made by contacting the office or the teacher directly by email. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Your child’s safety and education is our number one priority.

Information about School Cash Online

Communication from Roger Neilson P.S.

Most communication from Roger Neilson and our KPR board office is delivered via text messaging or email. If you have not opted into these services and would like to, please do so. For text messaging, your cell number must be in our system. You can opt into text messages by simply texting the word “yes” to the number 978338. If your phone number or email is not registered in the school system, or you have changed your number, please call the school to update: 705-745-6456.

This Weekly Newsletter will be sent via email every Sunday evening, please check it for weekly updates!

School Bell Times:

8:55am - School Gates Open and students can enter yard

9:10am - Morning Bell - Students Enter School

10:50am - 11:30am - Nutrition Break #1

1:10pm-1:50pm - Nutrition Break #2

3:30pm - Leaving Bell (Gates Open for Parents to Pick Students up on Yard)