The Week Ahead

November 22nd - November 26th, 2021

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Weekly Schedule:

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 (Day 2)


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 (Day 3)


Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 (Day 4)


Thursday, November 25th, 2021 (Day 5)

  • Hot Lunch Orders Due!


Friday, November 26th, 2021 (Day 1)

  • Pink Shirt Day

BUY SPIRIT WEAR ANYTIME!

Upcoming Important Dates:

November - Indigenous Education Month

November - Hindu Heritage Month

December 17th - Last Day of Class Before Winter Break

Message From the Principal

Dear Families,


Thank you to those of you who have contributed cereal for our drive in memory of Brady Faroldi. We will continue to accept these until the end of November.


https://www.kingstonist.com/news/cereal-drive-continues-to-feed-hungry-kids-in-memory-of-brady-faroldi/


Don't forget, hot lunch orders are online at school-day.com, the due date is this Thursday, November 25th.


This week is Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week in LDSB. Throughout the year we promote kindness and inclusivity, and celebrate diversity. This is just one week where we try to amplify those ideas in our schools. Everyone deserves to feel safe, accepted, included and valued.


Have a great week!

Sincerely,


Aaron West

Principal

NEW FUNDRAISER - FLIPGIVE!

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This season, fundraising for WJ Holsgrove Public School is going to be so much easier with FlipGive, a free team funding app.


We earn cash back on every purchase we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Walmart, Sport Chek, Indigo, Old Navy, Apple, Esso, and Loblaws. No more going door-to-door selling chocolate bars - it’s completely virtual and contactless. On flipgive, you can also order gift cards!


Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?joincode=CG467Y

Or enter this code: CG467Y


Any questions, just ask!


Want to learn more? Check out this 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vTO_Qg4n80

What is FlipGive? A better alternative to fundraising for your team.

Employment Opportunity

We continue to seek people who might be available to fill in for our paid yard duty positions, on an emergency basis. If this is something that interests you, please email Aaron West (Principal) at westa@limestone.on.ca. Anyone interested in doing so will need a recent Criminal Background/Vulnerable Sector check, and must be fully vaccinated. This position pays minimum wage.

Siblings At School With COVID Symptoms

There have been some questions about siblings who are at school when a student has COVID symptoms and needs to be picked up. To clarify - any siblings in this case ALSO need to be sent home. The siblings may return when the student with symptoms has obtained a negative COVID test. The only exception to this rule is if the siblings are fully vaccinated.


Also, whenever you've kept a student home because they have COVID symptoms (fever and/or chills, cough, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, loss of taste or smell) siblings should not attend school until you've received a negative test for the symptomatic child.

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Community Spirit Gaming Centre

After a 20-month-long hiatus, volunteers are finally back in the gaming centres! Volunteers play a crucial role in Charity Gaming, giving a face to the charities that are supported by the program. We enjoy greeting customers, thanking them for their support, and telling them all the ways in which our school and students benefit from these funds. Last month we raised over $1,300! If you'd like more information on becoming a volunteer for our school, please contact Nathalie Paul at nthibode@gmail.com.

COVID SCREENING & STUDENT SYMPTOMS AT SCHOOL

We greatly appreciate your diligence in screening your children for Covid symptoms each day before sending them to school. This screener can be accessed online at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/. It is important you understand the process for how we manage situations where a student displays symptoms at school. This process can be seen in the image below. Again, these protocols come from Public Health, not the school, but we are obligated to follow them. Thank you for your understanding.
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SAFE ARRIVAL ATTENDANCE SYSTEM

How to report a student absence using SafeArrival

There are three ways you can report your student’s absence in advance:


1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger blue app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store or from School Messenger website or you can select it from within the LDSB mobile app. The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Make sure you use the same email address your child’s school has on file. If you do not use that same email address, you will not be able to create an account. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance, then Report an Absence.


2. Use the School Messenger website. The first time you use the website, 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. You may have already created an account when we introduced the Communicate broadcast system. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.


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


***Please do not call the school directly to report your student's absence***