CALVIN PARK UPDATE
Week of March 8-12, 2021
We are entering the second week of March and have had another wonderful week of learning together! We welcome the new beginnings that Spring brings, including Daylight Savings Time (clocks move one hour forward) this Sunday, March 14. The weather is starting to warm up but we still encourage everyone to continue to dress warmly and wear boots because we will still be heading outside as much as possible and the fields will be wet and muddy for a while. Students should keep a pair of indoor shoes at school that can be used in the classroom and in the gymnasium.
We are beginning preliminary planning for Grade 8 Graduation 2021, which will take place on June 21 and 22. Public health guidelines in June will impact this event and we know that large gatherings will not be permitted. Similar to last year's ceremony, students and families will be assigned a scheduled time with a limited number of guests. We will share additional details as they become available.
Students are reminded to sign up for our Spring production of "Here Comes the Sun!" The theme of this virtual production is on hope, optimism, and a brighter future. Submissions can be in any format, from artwork to dance, to music, spoken word poetry and special talents. The sign-ups will remain open for the next little while and students can participate as an individual, as a group (in your own cohort) or as an entire class!
Families can complete the anonymous LDSB Mental Health Survey to provide your input so that our Board can make decisions about how to support student mental health and well-being at school. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be found here: LDSB Mental Health Survey Link Students will be encouraged to complete the student survey at school this week. More information about the survey can be found at this LDSB Website link.
Thank you for continuing to screen your child daily and for following the KFLA Public Health Covid safety protocols. A reminder to keep your student at home if they are displaying one or more symptoms. Working together, we can keep everyone safe and healthy for the better days ahead!!
The Calvin Park Team
THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK
Monday, March 8 - Day 3
- School Council Meeting CANCELLED - April Meeting date to be determined
- International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 9 - Day 4
- LDSB Virtual GSA (more info on the poster below)
Wednesday, March 10 - Day 5
Thursday, March 11 - Day 1
Friday, March 12 - Day 2
- Calvin Colours Day! Wear red and blue or your Calvin clothing and show your spirit!
March 15-19 SPRING FORWARD SPIRIT WEEK (look for more information coming this week)
March 22 Term 2 IEPs sent home
April 2-5 Easter Break
April 12-16 Spring Break (postponed from March)
Every Friday is Calvin Colours Day! Show your Calvin spirit by wearing red and blue or your Calvin clothing!
Claudine Elvidge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Krystle Holton ( email@example.com )
Secretary/Treasurer: Sarah Phinney
Our next meeting will be in April (date to be determined). New members are always welcome. The meeting link will be sent out to all Council Members by our Co-Chairs. New members are always welcome so please contact Claudine for the meeting link if you are a new member.
Our Indigo and FlipGive fundraisers will be continuing until June 25th. For more information about these fundraisers, please view the Calvin Park School Advisory Council Update https://www.smore.com/beqxr Participation in these fundraisers is easy! Just sign up and a percentage of what you spend for regular purchases like groceries, gas, home products and gifts, will go to our school. All fundraising this year will be used to purchase new books for classroom libraries to reflect diverse lives and issues related to equity, racism, and inclusion.
MARCH is KINGSTON GETS ACTIVE MONTH
Get ready for the Kingston Gets Active Month Challenge! Kingston Gets Active Month is being offered as a challenge during the month of March, just in time to help you beat the winter and COVID blues. Kingston Gets Active Month is traditionally a time to try a new activity or just get out and have some fun getting active. This year all activities can be done outdoors or virtually at home. Everything is Free and there’s something for all ages.
To participate, download or check out the calendar of activities during the month of March. Challenge yourself, your family and your friends to get active each day. Then enter for a chance to win prizes!
Kingston Gets active is partnering with St Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation students, who will be providing live virtual classes for all ages—from “Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Body Break” for little ones, to “Stretch to Destress at Work”, “Family Scavenger Hunt”, “Jukebox Classics Zumba” for older adults, and more. Other live virtual classes from local providers include cheerleading, yoga, and DancePl3y. We also have links from local provides to their virtual fitness programming as well as some fun things to do at home & outdoors—like water bottle bowling. All the details are in the Kingston Gets Active Calendar, which can be found on the Kingston Gets Active website.
Being physically active brings many benefits, including maintaining a healthy body weight, building a healthy heart, strengthening muscles and bones, improving self-esteem and mental health. “The Covid19 pandemic has made it difficult for all of us to find ways to be active,” said Kristin Côté, Coordinator of Kingston Gets Active. “We hope that all Kingston residents will take advantage of the many free activities being offered during the month and stay active, get healthy, and have some fun.”
GRADE 8 - 9 TRANSITION INFORMATION
Grade 8 students have completed their Grade 9 course selection and registration using the online tool, MyBlueprint Students can log into My Blueprint at home to review courses and explore the other features of My Blueprint, including education and career pathways, creating a cover letter and resume, etc. More information about the Grade 8 to 9 transition process is available from your child's teacher, our Vice-Principal, Wilma Pettingill, or on the LDSB Website Grade 8-9 Transitions
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH
LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Please continue to check these Limestone District School Board platforms for the most up-to-date information from our Board.
LDSB Website https://www.limestone.on.ca/
LDSB Twitter: https://twitter.com/LimestoneDSB
LDSB Facebook https://tinyurl.com/wbhjtku
LDSB Instagram https://instagram.com/limestonedsb/
In addition, please follow our:
Calvin Park Twitter account: @CalvinPark_LDSB or https://twitter.com/CalvinPark_LDSB
Calvin Park Website: https://calvinpark.limestone.on.ca/
Calvin Park Public School Office: (613) 542-2796
Mrs. Christine LeClair, Office Administrator
Mrs. Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal: email@example.com