The Villager

Stories from the Countryside - Issue Three

Mrs. Simons and 2's (Celebrations)

Kwanzaa
Hannukah

Grade 2 and their "Water Inquiry"

Take a look at our Storify showcasing what we learned about the importance of water.

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https://storify.com/FriendlyForrest/water-inquiry

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Life in Grade One

Grade Fives #CHANGEMAKERS

Hello Countryside Village Families,


As the Grade 5 CSV change makers we want to make a difference in our local, national and international communities. We are hoping to organize many events this year to help charities everywhere.


As our first change making project we have decided to organize a food drive and bake sale.


Our food drive will take place December 8-17 at James Grieve Public School home to both Ross Drive and Countryside Village Public Schools. We are encouraging students to bring in non perishable food items. We will be providing each class with a food drive box to store their food drive items. Each day we will be visiting your class and tracking how many items you are bringing in as a class. You can see who is in the lead by seeing the tally charts posted outside the office. As a way to motivate the schools we will be awarding the top class in each school with a prize! All food items will be donated to the Knights Table, a local Brampton charity.


We will also be hosting a bake sale on December 12, 2014. All profits from this sale will be donated to the Herbie Fund an international charity associated with the Sick Kids Hospital.

GENIUS Projects in Grades 3, 6, 7 and 8

You might be wondering, What are "Genius Projects"? Simply put they are student-driven projects focusing on personal areas of interest, wonders or curiosities that help the students to develop essential learning skills applicable across curricular areas.


Check out the video below.

What is Genius Hour? - Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom
At Countryside we have students learning to build a solar powered USB charger, learning about Photography and taking that perfect photo, experimenting with plants growing in natural/artificial light, coming up with ways to help those in need and so many more ideas that focus on their interests.


Stay tuned as students begin to sort out ways to share their work with real audiences beyond the walls of our classrooms and school. You can also follow their learning by following us @CountrysidePDSB on Twitter and Instagram or using the hashtag #csvps on Twitter

Upcoming @CountrysidePDSB and Important Reminders

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:

----------Mondays in December: 8, 15

Pizza Days will be:

----------Fridays in December: 5, 12, 19

Bus cancellation & closing schools due to bad weather

During the winter months, we may need to cancel buses or close schools because of inclement weather.


Information regarding details of cancellations or closures will be announced on radio and television stations listed below and posted at www.peelschools.org and www.stopr.ca. Information will also be available on Twitter from @Peelschools and @CountrysidePDSB or Facebook at www.facebook.com/peelschools or by calling 905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146.


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CHUM AM1050 CFTR AM680

CFNY FM102.1/AM640

CJCL AM590

CHFI FM98.1

CFRB AM1010

EZ ROCK FM97.3

CJBC (FR) AM860

FM Z103.5

FM93.1

FM Q107

CHIN FM100.7/AM1540

CBC99.1

CITYPULSE

GLOBAL NEWS

CTV


One of the following messages will be announced (highlighted text only):


Peel District School Board buses are cancelled.

This means that schools remain open for students and staff, but buses are cancelled. Bus cancellations could occur in all or parts of municipalities. Buses will remain cancelled all day. All activities that require busing will also be cancelled. Permits, night school classes, child care and other activities in schools will operate as usual.


All Peel District School Board schools and board offices are closed.

This means that all schools and Board offices are closed to students and staff. All activities in schools and board offices are also cancelled, including child care, night school and permits.


All evening programs and permits at the Peel District School Board are cancelled.

This means that 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.

This means that all activities in schools and Board offices are cancelled, including continuing education courses and events. The buildings will be closed.

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.

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It's time to register children born in 2011

for kindergarten

Register on Feb. 2, 3, 4 & 5


We inspire success, confidence and hope in each student…and it all starts in kindergarten! If your child was born in 2011, he or she can start kindergarten in September 2014. Registration will be held at our school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 2, 3, 4 and 5 and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 5.


What you will need to bring to registration


Proof of child's age

· Canadian birth certificate

· Canadian passport

· citizenship card/certificate

· Permanent Resident Card

· confirmation of permanent residence

· work permit

· refugee permit


Proof of address

· Ontario driver's license

· utility bill

· bank statement/client slip (directly from financial institution)

· credit card statement

· federal government forms (e.g. Social Insurance Number, Service Canada documents)

· purchase agreement


Proof of custody – children must live with their parent(s) unless provided documentation supports an alternate living arrangement


Proof of immunization – proof that your child has been immunized/vaccinated


Extended-day program for kindergarten students

Families have the option of enrolling their child in before and after-school programs developed by the Ministry of Education to complement the full-day kindergarten program. These programs are run by qualified, experienced staff from our childcare partners. At registration, we will ask families to tell us whether they are interested in the extended-day programs. The programs can only run if there is enough interest among families.


Important information about immunization

In order to attend school in Ontario, your child must have an up-to-date immunization record. When you register your child for school, you will provide copy of your child's immunization record and the school will send it to Peel Health. After registration, keeping your child's records up to date is your responsibility. Peel Health reviews immunization records regularly. Students who are not completely immunized and do not have a valid exemption may not be allowed to attend school.


For information about immunization, or to get a copy of your child's record call Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700; Caledon residents can call toll-free at 905-584-2216. Translation services are available.

Register for French Immersion by Jan. 30, 2015

Are you thinking of registering your child for Grade 1 French Immersion (FI) for the 2015-16 school year?


Registration for Grade 1 FI for the 2015-16 school year will be available online at www.peelschools.org/French as of Monday Nov. 24, 2014 at 9 a.m.


The deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. Registrants after that date will be put on a waiting list.


Registration process

A grade 1 FI enrolment cap is in place. This means that a specific number of spots are available for students entering grade 1 FI. If the number of students registered by the deadline exceeds the number of spots in grade 1 FI, a random selection process system will be used to identify students gaining entrance into the grade 1 FI program.


All students who make the registration deadline will be placed in a random selection process and assigned a rank using a computerized random selection process. Spots are not assigned on a first come, first served basis. Once students have been assigned to all available spots, remaining students will be placed, again in rank order, on the school's waitlist.


Some students will be automatically placed in grade 1 FI. To find out if your child does not need to participate in the random selection process, and for more information about the random selection and waitlist processes, visit www.peelschools.org/French.


How to get more information

· Visit the Peel board website—www.peelschools.org/French.

· Visit the Canadian Parents for French website at http://on.cpf.ca/

Register for Extended French by Jan. 30, 2015

Are you thinking of registering your child for Grade 7 Extended French (EF) for the 2015-16 school year?



Registration for Grade 7 EF for the 2015-16 school year will be available online at www.peelschools.org/French as of Monday Nov. 24, 2014 at 9 a.m.



The deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. Registrants after that date will be put on a waiting list.


How to get more information


· Visit the Peel board website—www.peelschools.org/French.

· Visit the Canadian Parents for French website at http://on.cpf.ca/.

Celebrating Faith and Culture: December 2014

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