Selby Star

Weekly Update - Jan. 10, 2020

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Dear Selby Families,

Happy 2020! I hope each one of you enjoyed a wonderful winter break with those you love. This week we dove back into our work and continue to be focused on student achievement and wellness for the next 6 months together.

A huge thank-you on behalf of Mrs.Gallagher and I for the many well-wishes, cards and gifts we received from many of you before the holidays. They were so thoughtful and generous.

I would like to share our School Learning Plan goals - these will continue to evolve over time as we learn more about our students and how they are progressing. Please have a look at our 'One-Page' plan attached below.

Have a wonderful weekend,

K. Witley


Staffing Updates:

Mrs.Mitchell will continue in our grade 7/8 class for Mrs. Putnam indefinitely.

Ms. Monahan will continue in our grade 2/3 class for Mrs. Richards indefinitely.

Mrs. Rowe's class will be covered by Mr. Spiers until a long-term occasional teacher is hired.

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January 22 - Parent Council @ 6 pm; all welcome

January 23 - Rowe/Hill to Gould Lake

January 24 - PJ Day (colour house)

January 27 - Family Literacy Day

January 28 - Planetarium Visit to Selby

January 31 - PA Day (no school for students)

Sledding at Selby

We have crazy carpets at school for classes to use under direct supervision by their teacher during Physical Education and/or DPA time. Staff follow safety guidelines such as ensuring the crazy carpets are in good condition (e.g., no sharp edges), and making sure that students are seated properly and leaving adequate space between sliders. Sliding only takes place on the small hill at the side of the school. Helmets are not mandatory for this type of sliding but students are welcome to bring a helmet from home. Please contact your child's teacher to discuss further if you have any questions about when your child's class may be using the crazy carpets.

Milk Bags NEEDED!

Please send in your milk bags (3 L bag) to the school for Mrs. McCutcheon's class to make milk bag mats for the homeless (see image below).
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Absence Reporting on Inclement Weather Days

In past years when school buses have been cancelled due to inclement weather, parents/guardians of bused students were not required to report their absence. Only parents/guardians of walkers who chose not to come to school were to report absences.

NEW FOR 2019-2020: All parents/guardians are asked to report their student’s absence regardless of the reason, including when there are bus cancellations. Often, bused students find alternative ways to school and we want to ensure we know a student’s whereabouts to ensure their safety and well-being. Knowing who is supposed to be at school will allow school office staff to best ensure all students are accounted for. Students will report to their classroom teacher for attendance at 9:20 am as they would normally do on a regular school day. This allows school office staff to quickly determine who isn’t at school and launch SafeArrival calls to a student’s designated contacts. We appreciate your support and understanding as we work to enhance practices that ensure student safety.

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