The Rideau Report

December 2022

This is the last month of 2022

Bonjour Rideau Families!


December is the month of Love and Kindness. This means wanting what is best for others and wishing them good things. It is giving and receiving happily our attention, nice gestures and affection. There is reciprocity in love and kindness, even when we don't agree with someone. We also need to love ourselves and take care of ourselves if we want to be able to give to others. This is a good message for children and for adults.


Construction Update: All windows have now been replaced on the west wall. We have access to the gym. Work on the roof is mostly done. Scaffolding has been installed for masons to start with the exterior brick work. The entire project should be completed sometime in December.


Students Council distributed composting bins to every class last week and the composting has started.


EQAO results are now public. We are very proud of our students. Families of children in grade 4 will receive their child's results from last year later this week. If your child was not at Rideau last year, it may take longer to get the results. For children who were in grade 6 last year, we will forward the results to their current school.


Mr. Davison is completing the audition process for the Wizard of Oz. We are very happy with all the talent our students possess.


M. Cameron and Mr. Davison are taking the volleyball players to the final tournament in December. The permission form went out in School Day.


The staff is planning many interesting activities for the students in December. Some will go see The Nutcracker (pending bus confirmation), some will go skating, and some will enjoy a movie and popcorn. Each teacher will inform their class of the activities planned for the month. As the calendar year is wrapping up, we want to keep our students engaged and happy to come to school.


Dec. 2 Jingle Bell Run - Wear your Festive Hat


Dec. 9 Wear your Rideau gear


Dec. 16 Wear your Colour House


Dec. 22 Dress in Red, White and Green


With the colder weather, we want kids to enjoy themselves when they are playing outside at recess. Make sure they are wearing proper winter clothing when coming to school.


Lost and Found: Again, the tables are overflowing with items of clothing that are not labelled and have been abandoned either on yards or in the hallways. We have two full tables with almost two layers of folded clothing. Please stop by the school and have a peak in case you find something that belongs to your child before December 21st. Unclaimed items will be donated before we leave for the winter break. See pictures below.


Here are some resources to support younger learners in French as well as some games.


These are all the news I have for today. Have a great December!


Valerie Arsenault

Principal

Food Drive and Winter Clothing Drive

From November 28 to December 19, Rideau Public School will be hosting a Food Drive for Partners in Mission food bank in Kingston. We will be collecting non-perishable food items as well as toiletries. Students are invited to bring their donations to the front foyer where we have set up blue barrels to collect donations.

All donations are welcome and accepted. Please follow the link for suggestions of the most needed items for the food bank: https://www.kingstonfoodbank.ca/giving/most-needed-items

We also have a Winter Clothing Donation Bin where we will collect new hats, mittens, and other winter clothing items for those who will need them to stay warm this winter.

Thank you so much for your support with these important community initiatives!

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Parent Council

Our next meeting is Thursday January 19 at 6:30 in the staff room. Babysitting is provided. For people who would prefer to join us remotely, you can use this link Click here to join the meeting virtually.

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