Fairfield Elementary School Update

November 9, 2021

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We are so proud of all Fairfield students for the effort they are demonstrating! Learning can be hard work and Fairfield Falcons are perservering! Way to go!

Remembrance Day

Mrs. Sullivan's Grade 7/8 class has prepared a Remembrance Day slideshow ceremony that classes throughout the school can use this Thursday for our virtual services. Many classes have contributed ideas and creations and the collaborative effort is terrific! The link to the slideshow is below. Families are welcome to view this and use it for your own time of Remembrance on Thursday.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ikv5JTY4Q61zAsVgjk4Val_YBWlq0TleRdSKEsbqsl4/edit?usp=sharing

Poppies will be distributed to all students on Thursday. Donations to the Legion are welcome.

Important Dates


November is Indigenous Heritage and Hindu Heritage Month


November 22nd to 26th: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

The LDSB will recognize Friday November 26th as a district wide Pink Shirt Day.


Sunday, November 28th - Monday, December 6th: Hanukkah

Hot Lunch

More details to come but the School Council will be organizing some hot lunch options in the coming weeks. We will be following all covid guidelines and protocols. Watch for information coming home soon! Thank you School Council!

School Council

The next School Council meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday November 9th at 6pm. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Just email the school: frfld@limestone.on.ca and the meeting link will be shared with you. All welcome!

Progress Reports will go home with students on Friday November 19th

Food Drive

Fairfield ES will be organizing a holiday food drive in suport of the local Amherstview Lions Club. More details will come later in the month! Stay tuned! This is a great way to support families in the local community.

Spirit Days

We have lots of Spirit Days coming up! Students are welcome to participate in any or all!


* Thursday November 18th - Sports Team Day (wear anything sports related - colours, jersey, hat, etc.)


* Thursday November 25 - "Throwback Thursday" - dress retro! 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s - anything goes!


*Wednesday December 1st - Colour Day - wear your favourite colour or colours - all one or a whole rainbow!


*Wednesday December 8th - "Wacky Wednesday" - hair, hat and/or socks!


*Monday December 13th - Ugly (Holiday) Sweater day


*Tuesday December 14th - Holiday hat, hair and/or socks day


*Wednesday December 15th - PJ Day


*Thursday December 16th - Student Choice Dress Up Day


*Friday December 17th - Red, Green & Glitter Day

Thank you Trustee Hutcheon and Associate Superintendent Gollogly for visiting!

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Indigo

You can support Fairfield Elementary School while you shop!


If you are considering online shopping at Indigo please click the link below and a portion of the sales will be donated back to our school. If you purchase an e-gift card, 20% will be donated back. If you purchase other items, 5% will be donated back. E-gift cards can be used in store as well.


https://indigo.flipgive.com/f/950308 Happy Shopping!

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A Message from Loyalist Township

As part of the development of the Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP) for Loyalist Township - a plan to address the core infrastructure needs of the Township for the next 25 years - Loyalist Township is looking for local feedback to gauge interest in intercommunity trails and to identify existing gaps in the urban sidewalk systems. The purpose of this survey is to identify the trail and urban sidewalk needs within Loyalist Township and to gather input that will be used to inform future recommendations and decisions.


"Input received from the survey will provide insight into the needs of the community based on the personal experiences from those living in the community," stated Loyalist Township Mayor, Ric Bresee. "Please take a few minutes to share your insights and forward the survey link to any other Township residents who may be interested in active transportation and community accessibility. Higher response rates will improve the data and help to inform decisions made by Council."


The goal of the survey is to determine optimum routes for the Township's trail, sidewalk, and bike lane networks to promote connectivity and active transportation. The Township would also like to hear if you have any routes alternative to those shown on the maps that you believe would provide meaningful connections and/or increase walkability within the Township.


The Intercommunity Trails & Urban Sidewalks Survey will be open from November until mid-December 2021.


Survey Link


Following this survey, another survey will be released to learn more about traffic calming needs in Loyalist Township to help inform the Infrastructure Master Plan.


For more information on the Infrastructure Master Plan, please visit the project webpage .

Flip Give - An Easy Way to Support FES

The FES School Council is launching an ongoing fundraiser for the school. It is easy to join in, it is FREE for you, and you can support the school all year long with no extra cost to you.


We earn cash back on purchases made when you start your shopping using the FlipGive app or on the FlipGive website. Think about things you usually purchase, like groceries or birthday gifts. There is a long list of brands to choose from and you can shop for items and/or gift cards. A percentage of each shopping “trip” will be donated back to the school.


Join our “team” now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop:

https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?joincode=X7J9DX

Or

enter this code: X7J9DX


It’s completely virtual and contactless. Feel free to share this information with the online shoppers in your life. Any questions, just ask! Many thanks from the FES School Council.

A Message from Willow Youth Network

Hi there!


I just wanted to inform you that our first workshop module is live!


If you go to indigogirlsgroup.com under the "Kingston" branch, we have uploaded an "expression and individuality" online club. If you/students of your school or their guardians are interested, please let them know! It is a great resource to help youth foster and grow their own individuality during these times of reforming to 'normal' life post pandemic.


Thanks for your time, take care!


Kyna Scarlett (she/her)

Community Outreach Coordinator


Willow Youth Network"


Kingston Branch


kingston@indigogirlsgroup.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indigogirlskingston

Website: http://indigogirlsgroup.com

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A friendly reminder that dogs and pets are not allowed on the school grounds at any time.

Water Bottle

Please don't forget to pack a water bottle every day for your child. There are several water bottle filling stations throughout the school, but there are no water fountains (due to covid restrictions). It is important for students to be hydrated throughout the day and students require water. Bringing a bottle for water each day is helpful - thank you!

Feeling unwell? Please use the covid screener daily to ensure that you are able to come to school. If you are unwell please stay home until symptom free!

Safe Arrival - How to Report An Absence

Please use the Safe Arrival system to report your child's absence; do not call the school to report an absence. If you child is going to be absent from learning, please ensure you use the Safe Arrival system to report the absence. If your child will be late, please report a full day absence and then we will sign them in when they arrive. You cannot indicate a half day absence.


How to report your absence:


1. Toll-free telephone

  • Call 1-855-257-9349 toll-free to report an absence using the automated phone system.


2. School Messenger App

  • Use your mobile device to download and install the free SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the SchoolMessenger website portal, or from within the LDSB mobile app.
  • The first time you use the app, you must select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account, or may not be able to see the "Attendance" option. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system.
  • Select Attendance, then select Report an Absence and follow the prompts.


3. SchoolMessenger SafeArrival Website Portal
  • Visit the SchoolMessenger website portal.
  • The first time you use the app, you must select Sign Up to create your account. Please ensure you use the same email address your student’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account, or may not be able to see the "Attendance" option. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system.
  • Select Attendance, then Report an Absence and follow the prompts.

LDSB SchoolMessenger App Tutorial: How to Sign Up & Log In

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