École James R. Henderson

Weekly Update

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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Dear Families,


Congratulations to all of you for completing two weeks of remote learning: we continue to be so impressed with the extraordinary effort that you are making to support your children's learning. We miss seeing our Hawks at school and are so proud of their efforts to keep learning and to stay connected. We know that many of our students also miss seeing friends and staff in person, and are anxious to get back to their regular routines. Please focus on wellness first: encourage your children to take breaks, get active outside and celebrate what they are doing to participate in learning...and know that each family has unique needs, and that learning may look different in different homes. We know that this is a challenging time and encourage you to continue to connect with your child's teachers, or with us should you need some support.


We are super excited that we are already beginning to receive entries for the Cake Boss Challenge Version 2.0! We hope that this will be a fun way for families to spend time together off screens, and enjoy getting creative in the kitchen. Here are the contest details:


Categories:

Most Original, Winter Wonderland, Remote Learning


Divisions:

  1. Individual Entry (Primary/Junior/Intermediate Categories)

  2. Family Entry

  3. Staff Entry


***You can use one or more cupcakes OR a whole cake to create your tasty design***

Pictures due by Friday, Jan. 22nd: please email pearts@limestone.on.ca and include your child/family's name, grade and the category and division that you wish to enter!


Have a wonderful weekend, Hawks. Enjoy the snow tomorrow!


Mme Peart and Mrs. Davey

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Needing Some Tech Support From Home?

As we all continue to work through technology questions, LDSB's IT department has some answers to support parents and guardians. Please click the link below for some more information. You can also connect with the IT department by emailing learningathome@limestone.on.ca if you have a question about a device or technology.

Lifetouch School Photography: Ordering School Photos

We will be touching base with Lifetouch School Photography to ask them to extend the deadline for ordering photos, as families have not yet been able to see the proofs.

Thanks for your patience!

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Henderson Hawks Spirit Wear and Accessories Online Store

We have decided that EVERY Friday will be a Henderson Hawks Spirit Day! On Fridays, slip on some green and yellow clothing, footwear or accessories, and show how proud you are to be a Hawk!


Families who wish to purchase Henderson Hawks Spirit Wear: Check out all of the amazing clothing and accessories available at our École James R. Henderson School E-Store:

https://specialtytrophies.ca/jrhendersonpublicschool/

School Council Information/Mom's Pantry Fundraiser

It is not too late to order some delicious products through our Mom's Pantry Fundraiser! Please see detailed information below. **Please note that due to restrictions with COVID-19, we are unable to commit to Group Pick up orders. You MUST select products that can be delivered to your home, by selecting “Fundraiser Order (From Afar). This will allow for individual shipping. Only “dry” products (i.e. not frozen or fresh) are available for order at this time.**



Our next School Council meeting will take place on Thursday, March 4th 2021 from 6:45-8:45. This meeting will be held virtually. Please email daveyjk@limestone.on.ca if you would like to attend.

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