Truedell Public School

Newsletter #9

March Update

Masks are now optional at school unless students travelled internationally over the March Break. With the lessening of pandemic-related restrictions, classes are no longer cohorted, and students are enjoying playing with students from other classes in different areas of the school yard. It has been heartwarming to see our older students playing with younger students, encouraging good teamwork and sportsmanship skills.

Students in Grades K-4 enjoyed Beach Day, organized by our Student Leadership committee on the Friday before the March Break. Students in K-8 dressed in their beach spirit wear and enjoyed a popsicle.

Basketball season is here! Junior tryouts are underway with coaches Mrs. Phippen and Mrs. Dempster. A few intermediate students and former students are assisting our coaches this season. Good luck to our teams!

On April 14th, the school will run a Bunny-Hop themed Dance-A-Thon in the gym. Thank you to Parent Council and Mrs. Olding for their support in organizing this fun-filled, fundraising event.

On April 28th, Juno award nominated singer/songwriter Mary Lambert will visit the school to perform for students in our Primary Division.

We are looking forward to hosting more fun events for students this spring!

Parent Council

The next virtual Parent Council is on Monday, April 11th, at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the school if you are interested in attending.

Support the Food Sharing Project Through COBS BREAD RioCan Kingston

COBS is again running its annual Hot Cross Bun fundraiser in support of The Food Sharing Project.

On Saturday, April 2nd, $2.00 from the sale of every 6-pack of Hot Cross Buns will be donated by COBS BREAD to The Food Sharing Project.

Between now and April 2nd, customers will be asked if they want to donate to The Food Sharing Project.

If you mention Truedell, a portion of your purchase is also donated to the school when you visit COBS.

Why is Donating to the Food Sharing Project Important?

Since 1985, The Food Sharing Project has provided nutritious food to schools across Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington. Educators, and research, tell us that students who have access to healthy food can focus better on their academic tasks, are more engaged in their learning, and have more positive social interactions. Student nutrition programs at schools can take many forms, but they all offer healthy food that is accessible to any student who needs nutrition in a stigma-free environment, supported by caring adults.

School Clothing Order

We are excited to offer a school clothing order again this year. Orders must be placed by March 31st. You can order by clicking on the link below. Clothing orders will be delivered to the school by April 21st.
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Pizza Orders

The school will be doing bi-weekly pizza orders through Tony's Pizza. Orders must be placed through our cashless, online School Day system. Please contact the school if you need support in accessing School Day.

Equity Focus for March

March is International Women's History Month

What might you say if your child asks "What is a feminist?".

You might respond by saying a feminist is anyone who believes in equal rights and opportunities for all genders. A feminist can be a man or woman, an adult or a child. The reason that feminism is usually associated with women's rights and "girl power" is that women and girls have historically had much less social, political, and economic power than men and boys. When someone says they're not a feminist, I always ask "Why not? Don't you believe in equal rights and opportunties for all genders?".

Additional Women's History Resources for Parents

What is the Women's Rights Movement? by Deborah Hopkinson

From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Gloria Steinem and Hillary Clinton, women throughout US history have fought for equality. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women were demanding the right to vote. During the 1960s, equal rights and opportunities for women--both at home and in the workplace--were pushed even further. And in the more recent past, Women's Marches have taken place across the world. Celebrate how far women have come with this inspiring read!

Additional Women's History Resources for Students

Book Recommendation for K-6 Students

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli

The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

This must-have volume brings readers on an empowering journey, introducing them to the real-life adventures of trailblazing women from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Each woman's story is also accompanied by a full-page, full-color portrait that captures her rebel spirit.

This hardcover edition, with an extra-smooth matte scuff-free lamination, 100lbs paper, a satin ribbon bookmark, and extraordinary print quality, is the perfect gift for any young reader, and begs to be read again and again.

Website Recommendation for Grades 7-8 Students

Kindergarten Registration for September 2022
Students may start school in September if they turn age four (Year 1 Kindergarten) or age five (Year 2 Kindergarten) by December 31 of that year. Those students who are already enrolled in Year 1 Kindergarten do not register again. We welcome new students looking to begin Year 1 or Year 2 to our schools year-round, but we encourage parents and guardians to pre-register children as soon as possible for the upcoming school year.

For more information about what is required at time of registration, visit
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