J.R. Henderson P.S.
Thursday October 13, 2016
The leaves are starting to change and the days are getting cooler as the fall season has
officially arrived! It was wonderful to see so many families at our Open House. A
very big thank you to all of the Henderson Staff and School Council who helped make this event such a success!
Staff and students have settled in and it is exciting to see all of the authentic learning taking place in our school, both in and out of the classroom. Indeed, many classes have had the opportunity to enrich their learning by participating in various educational experiences such as the Apple Orchard, Little Cat, Gould Lake as well as zip-lining amongst the trees for our Intermediate students. Participating in these and other adventures allows students to deepen their understanding of the curriculum back in class.
We have also been working on celebrating positive character traits, through the Seven Grandfather Teachings. We began the year by celebrating Respect. Respect for self, for others, and the environment. Respect also means treating others the way you would like to be treated. These ideas have been highlighted both in our school assemblies and during class discussions. As we continue to focus on respect , we will also be introducing a second Grandfather Teaching, Honesty. When we speak of Honesty, we aim to recognize and accept who we are as well as accept and use the gifts we have been given.
Active living continues to play an important role in our school. Since the start of the school year, students have so far participated in Intramurals, a Co-Ed Soccer Team (where the team won silver in their division!), and Cross Country (where Henderson formed a strong presence!). The Boys & Girls Volleyball season is now underway and we wish our teams all of the best!
I look forward to continue working with staff, students and familiies to ensure another great month of learning!
During inclement weather, parents are welcome to wait in the north side foyer by the gym until students are dismissed after the 3:35 bell. Thanks for your cooperation!
Get ready for Picture Day!
James R. Henderson Public School Pictures Picture Day is Monday, October 17 & Tuesday, October 18th (See schedule below)
- Mark your calendar
- See tips for Picture Day at www.lifetouch.ca
- After Picture Day, you will receive credentials to view your child’s image online at mylifetouch.ca.
- Bus Patrollers Training in AM
- Mmes Gallupe's & Goddard's classes to Gould Lake
- Picture Day
- Picture Day
- Grade 6 students to Racing Against Drugs in AM
- Mmes MacKay's & Hassan-Yari-s classes to Ltitle Cat in AM
- Mmes Oleschuk's & Kimmerer's classes to the Public Library in PM
- Ms. Gazeley's & Mme Tremblay's classes to Little Cat in AM
- Lockdown Drill #1
Friday, October 28
- P.A. Day
- Lockdown Drill #2
- Bus Safety Presentations in AM
- Professional Activity Day
- Halloween Hop in AM
- Gr.5-8 Hallweeen Dance in PM
- Mr. Nicholls', Mr. Schukei's & M. Lord's classes to Gould Lake
- Picture Re-take Day
- Three Fire Drills
- Two Lockdowns
- Two Evacuations
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario
Where do kids need to be safe? Everywhere in the Community. Who should keep them safe? Everyone in the Community.
For more than 122 years, Family and Children’s Services has been helping kids and families in this community. This month they’re asking for your help. If you know a family that needs help keeping kids safe, then help them by calling Family and Children’s Services. You can help in other ways, too – foster parenting, adoption, volunteering and more. Find out how you can help kids safe by going to www.FamilyandChildren.ca.
Guitar Lessons are available at the school during regular school hours. Professional guitar teacher, John Russell is offering private 30 minute guitar lessons. If your child is interested, contact John for further details Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 613-483-0377