J.R. Henderson P.S.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the first term. As I make my way to the different classrooms, it is so wonderful to hear and see all of the learning taking place in our school!

Progress Reports, for students in Grades 1-8, will be sent home on Tuesday, November 15. The Progress Report will provide families with a snapshot of progress to date in both learning skills and academics. We encourage you to review the Progress Report with your child and help them develop a few learning goals for the rest of the Term. As for our JK & SK students, their parents/guardians will be invited to come to school and observe the learning taking place in the classroom, or attend a conference with the classroom ECE and teacher.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Student Leaders, headed by Mme Gallupe, Mr. Schukei & Ms. Rowe, for their wonderful teamwork in helping to organize our Halloween activities. The K-4 students had fun at the Halloween Hop while the older students had the choice of attending a Halloween dance, watch a movie or socialize & strategize in the games room. The Student Leadership team also organized a “Spooky Hair” competition - congratulations to all the winners!

November brings along its own very meaningful celebration, Remembrance Day. As in the past, our school will be hosting two ceremonies. The Primary classes (Gr.1-3) will be first, from 9:20 to 10:00, while the Junior/Intermediate classes (Gr.4-8) will be from 10:30 to 11:30. Families & friends are welcome to join us for this very special event!

As well, November 21st to 25th has been designated as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, which aims to promote safe and positive schools across Ontario. Although having a safe and positive school culture is promoted on a daily basis at Henderson, this week does allow us to focus some additional attention to the issue. As such, students will engage in a variety of classroom activities related to this topic as well as participate along with other Limestone schools in a “Pink Shirt” day on Thursday, November 24th.

Ms. Prenevost



A reminder that supervision begins at 8:55 in the morning and students are asked not to arrive at school before that time.

Picture Retake Day!

Picture Retake Day is Monday, November 14th, 2016

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 2
  • Mr. Nicholls', Mr. Schukei's & M. Lord's classes to Gould Lake
Tuesday, November 8

  • Grandfather's Teachings Assembly: Honesty
Monday, November 14
  • Picture Re-take Day

Tuesday, November 15

  • Progress Reports are sent home to students in grades 1 to 8
  • No Time for That - Anti-bullying presentation Gr.4-8
Wednesday November 16

  • Intermediate classes to Anne Frank display at Library
Thursday, November 17
  • 9:15 to noon - Gazeley and Tremblay classes to Little Cataraqui
Friday, November 18
  • Poinsettia Order Forms Due
Monday, November 21
  • 9:10 to noon - Sedore and Landis classes to Little Cataraqui
Wednesday, November 23

  • Family Movie Night #1
Thursday, November 24

  • Pink Shirt Day
  • Family Movie Night #2
Friday, November 25
  • P.A. Day
Wednesday, November 30
  • Poinsettia Pickup from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

November is Indigenous Education Month

Kwey kwey, She:kon, Taanshi, Greetings,

(pronounced Kway, kway, Say go, Tawn shee)

This area is home to over 7000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. It is the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe (pronounced Ah nish nah bay) and the Haudenosaunee (pronounced Ho den oh show nay). It is also home to Métis, Inuit and First Nations peoples from across Canada. At LDSB, we believe that all students need to know about the distinct cultures, traditions, and histories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit and so have designated this month as Indigenous Education Month. Throughout the month we will be sharing announcements with students that will teach them about the Indigenous people of this area.

Poinsettia Fundraiser

J. R. Henderson Public School is pleased to be able to offer the Poinsettia Fundraiser again this Holiday Season.

Rekker Greenhouse has been providing us with wonderful plants for many years. All plants will be delivered to the school individually wrapped in foil paper with a protective sleeve.

Order forms were sent home last Thursday --- more forms can be found on our website at http://jrhenderson.limestone.on.ca/Forms/Poinsettia%20Letter%20&%20Order%20Form%202016.pdf

You may also order your poinsettias online at http://jrh.milkprogram.com . If you have already registered for the milk program or hot lunch you would use your current login information. If you have not registered as of yet, you will need to do so and use the access code: JRH

¨ The last day to submit orders is Friday, November 18th, 2016 - NO EXCEPTIONS.

¨ If you are ordering poinsettias via paper order form, please return the forms with full payment (cash or cheque) to your child’s classroom in an envelope labeled “Poinsettia Fundraiser”.

¨ Cheques must be made payable to J. R. Henderson Public School.

¨ PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Orders will be available for PICK-UP on Wednesday, November 30th from 3:00 pm to 5:30 p.m.

We encourage you to share this beautiful fundraiser with your family and friends. Other people who may be interested in this service might include:

¨ your employer

¨ co-workers

¨ your customers or clients (they make beautiful Holiday gifts)

¨ neighbours

Please, students are not to go door-to-door to sell these plants.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

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Grade One Book Donation - Small Saull

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is delighted to give each Grade One student in your school(s) a beautiful Canadian children’s book, thanks to the very generous sponsorship of TD Bank Group. This year we are especially proud to be offering Small Saul, published by Kids Can Press, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.

Since 2000, in cooperation with ministries of education, school boards and library organizations across Canada, the Canadian Children's Book Centre has coordinated the production and distribution of a great Canadian picture book to be given to every Grade One child in Canada. Over 550,000 books in English and French are distributed each year. This far-reaching and innovative annual program is fully funded by TD Bank Group.

Each book is our gift to one of your Grade One students and is meant to be taken home by them to read with their parents. Our goal is to help all Canadian children to develop a love of reading and a passion for books and what better way than with the gift of a wonderful Canadian picture book!

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