Parent Peek at the Week

Week 15 News from #AwesomeArmour

Highlights from Week 14

Numeracy alive in our halls

https://twitter.com/ArmourHeightsPS/status/1071186867050049536


Three volleyball teams represented #AwesomeArmour this week!

https://twitter.com/ArmourHeightsPS/status/1070996265410985984


Our staff is always learning...

https://twitter.com/ArmourHeightsPS/status/1070864156168019968


Our partnership with Peterborough Police continues - thank you!

https://twitter.com/ArmourHeightsPS/status/1070465447307423744

From the Office

It is hard to believe that we are deep in December! We have our Book Fair this week and so many other festive events including our Festive Evening concert on December 13th at 6:00pm, door decorating to enjoy the week of Dec 17th, a number of festive inspired dress up days and a holiday sing-song on the 21st! This month is full of observances and through school announcements, class discussions and text/media resources, together with student interest, we will intentionally recognize a variety of important celebrations throughout the year.


Our community is a powerful force - full of generosity and spirit. We have already thoroughly enjoyed the festive Winter Decor event and once again extend a thank you to Chantelle Clarke and Andrea Plumley for their leadership, as well as share thanks with Nina Bishop and Brigid Johnston for their leadership and coordination of our favourite annual "New to You" sale. It is such acts of support that offer our whole community the chance to support opportunities for one another - all of these contributions make us #AwesomeArmour and are examples of our community's strengths.


Regarding the recent announcement of King George students and staff relocating to Lakefield for the 2019/2020 school year, we have received feedback in various forms and from a variety of stakeholders. While many members of the #EastCitySchool community are preparing for this adventure, we know that there are also concerns and questions, and we invite our parents/guardians to access kpr_info@kprdsb.ca to share these queries. Please also keep an eye out for further communication from our Board, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


As you know, we have limited parking at Armour Heights and I'm very appreciative of how respectful everyone has been following our requests for parking lot safety. We have one handicap parking space in front of the parking lot and we greatly appreciate you recognizing that we need to give priority to our buses, and any emergency vehicles along McFarlane. In the interest of everyone’s safety during busy times, we ask that you recognize the priority of our bus area, leaving ample space behind and in front of this area to prevent the need for dangerous manoeuvres by cars and people. As an alternative to parking in these areas, please consider parking on neighbourhood adjacent streets and we kindly ask you to be extra cautious of people and vehicle traffic throughout the school area.


With the winter season now upon us, there is a subsequent increase in the amount of mud, dirt, snow and moisture that is tracked into the school. In order to keep the classrooms clean and safe, we ask that all children have a pair of indoor shoes. These may be hard-soled slippers if you wish. On behalf of our head custodian, Mr. Robbins, we thank you in advance for your assistance with helping to keep our school clean and safe.


Let's keep in touch,

Ms. McIlmoyle Parsons

Dates of Importance

December 10 - Jimmy Chapman

December 10 - TAS Visits our Grade 8 students sharing information about registration and course selection

December 10- Grade 6 for YES learning here with KG with Officer McCurdy

December 11 - Intermediate Comp. Boys Volleyball team competes

December 12 - 14 - Scholastic Book Fair (our Book Fair will be open prior and immediately following our Festive Evening showcase)

December 13 - A Festive Evening Showcase for families 6:00 pm in our gym

December 19 - Jimmy Chapman

December 19 - Intermediate Mixed Volleyball team competes

December 21 - Holiday Sing Along 9:30 am

December 21 - Intermediate Dance

Dec. 22-Jan. 6 - Winter Holidays

Jan. 7 - Return to School

Jan 14 - 17 - Mobile Code visits

A Festive Evening at AHPS

We hope you will join us on December 13th @ 6:00 pm for our showcase of song, plays and dances celebrating the season!


We look forward to sharing this time together as a community and will be accepting monetary donations that evening at the door in support of our Nutrition Program that supports all our students.


If you have any accessibility needs, please don't hesitate to contact the office for information or support - we look forward to sharing this special evening with family and friends of #AwesomeArmour!

Scholastic Book Fair - this Week!

We are very excited to host our annual Scholastic Book Fair this coming week. Information will go home on Monday to support wish lists and make everyone aware of the amazing books and resources for sale. If you have someone who has a special book on their holiday wish list, this is a fantastic way to make a wish come true but also support our school library. We hope you will find this timing a wonderful match!


Students will be visiting the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled library periods between Dec 12 - 14 and the Book Fair is scheduled to be open just prior to and after the Festive Evening showcase on Dec 13th if you have a purchase you'd like to make during that time.


Thank you for your support of this terrific event and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Teacher Librarian, Ms. Vowles through our school office.

"Share the Warmth" event continues

We are very fortunate to have a variety of donated children's winter apparel at our school. We share these donations with students as the need arises at school through the winter. At the turn of the season this year, we wanted to reach out to our community to let you know several gently used items are available should your child be in need of a new coat, snow pants or boots. This week we will continue to have a "Share the Warmth" table in the front lobby of the school and we encourage families in our community to come by, try on items and feel free to take needed items home to stay warm over the coming winter. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.

Inclement Weather & Hot Lunch Information

Should buses be cancelled to Armour Heights on a Pizza Day, the pizza will be provided on the following day. Please note that should your child be absent on any regular pizza lunch day, you may call the school and request to pick up your child’s lunch. Lunches cannot be held over at the school due to health reasons.

KPRDSB AND COMMUNITY PARTNER NEWS

Proposed 2019-20 School Year Calendar

KPR is seeking comments from students, parents, guardians, staff and community members regarding the proposed school year calendar for 2019-20. Please review the proposed calendar and comment using the online survey available on the home page of www.kprschools.ca by Monday, December 10, 2018. The dates being proposed for Winter Break next year are Monday, December 23, 2019, to Friday, January 3, 2020. Last day of classes before the break would be Friday, December 20, 2019, with students returning to class Monday, January 6, 2020. First and last days of school, March Break and PA Days can all be viewed on the proposed calendar.

STSCO Winter Newsletter Info

Winter is coming, and so might inclement weather! Please see the link below regarding bus/route cancellations, and other information that will be helpful to parents of students who ride the school bus. The STSCO website is the best place to go if you need up-to-date information or if you have questions about the bus. www.stsco.ca

Key Contacts

School Council Co -Chairs 2018 -19:

Chantelle Clarke

Andrea Plumley


Superintendent of Student Achievement:

Jack Nigro

(705) 742-9773 ext. 2061

jack_nigro@kprdsb.ca


Trustees:

Rose Kitney

rose_ kitney@kprdsb.ca


Steve Russell

steve_russell@kprdsb.ca