Niton Central News

Nov. 9th - 13th

Fall Break

Our Fall break is Nov.12-13th, we hope students have a restful time off. Thank you to Mr. Meier and his grade 5/6 class for preparing a video for our Remembrance Day Ceremony. We will upload it to our website on Tuesday Nov. 10th to make it available for you to view. Students will view the ceremony at 11:00am in their cohort groups.

Learning in ACTION

Michelangelo at Niton Central School

Mr. Fern's Social Studies class spent time discussing the changes in culture and worldview between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and specifically how art changed with the times. Students experienced what it would like to be Michelangelo while he was painting the Sistine Chapel and the challenges that may have been faced by artists of the time. After recreating their art, students completed critical thinking questions related to the influences of the Church on art and artists of the time.

Parent/Teacher Interviews


Please complete the following form to sign up for parent/ teacher interviews.

Interviews run November 18th and 19th from 4:00 - 7:00 and will be held virtually this year by either a google meet or phone call.

We will confirm dates and times with you after you have completed the form. DEADLINE for requesting an interview - Monday Nov. 9th

News from the G.Y.P.S.D. Learning Centre

Please see the latest Newsletter.

Good Neighbour Shoveling Project

The “Be A Good Neighbour” campaign recognizes volunteers who clear snow for residents who are unable to, such as the elderly or those with mobility or other health issues. Please see more information below.

Alberta Health Services Update


Alberta is seeing a sustained record number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the province daily, and with each case, double to triple the number of close contacts that require notification and follow-up.

This volume is unprecedented. The Alberta Health Services (AHS) contact tracing team is working tirelessly to meet demand; however, to support this team - and the health of our communities - we are engaging Albertans to support contact tracing efforts.

We are writing to ensure you understand that these changes do NOT impact the processes in place for contact tracing in the school environment.

Effective Friday, November 6, AHS will temporarily change the current approach to close contact notification in Alberta.

AHS will continue to directly notify close contacts of cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the following three priority groups:

· Minors (parents will be notified by AHS if their child has been exposed in a school setting);

· Individuals who live or work within congregate or communal facilities; and,

· Health care workers.

AHS will no longer directly notify close contacts of positive cases that are confirmed outside of these three priority groups, at this time.

Instead, Albertans who are not within these priority groups, who have tested positive for COVID-19, will be asked to notify their own close contacts of the exposure.

Event organizers will also still be directed to notify event attendees of an exposure. Workplaces will be informed by AHS of a case, and directed to send out the notification to employees.

AHS will also continue to directly contact all positive cases of COVID-19 to notify of the result, identify priority contacts that AHS will notify, and provide the case with guidance on notification of their own contacts.

Again, these changes do NOT impact the processes in place for contact tracing in the school environment.

Though these changes do not impact your current processes, you and your staff may still receive questions on these changes from the public.

To help manage these questions, AHS has developed a new webpage, http://www.ahs.ca/closecontacts, where Albertans can find supports including email templates and scripts to use when notifying their own close contacts, as well as guidelines to help them identify their own close contacts.

We also remind Albertans that continued adherence to all public health guidance, and considering limiting the number of contacts we each have, remains critical to our fight against COVID-19, now and in the weeks and months ahead.

We thank you for your continued work with our contact tracing teams, as we work to limit spread of COVID-19. We are all in this together.



Skills Canada

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Stoyles has registered our grade 9's in this year's Skills Canada virtual competition. It is an event that promotes excellence in trade & technology careers through skills competitions and hands-on programs for students. For more information please click HERE.

Just In Time For Christmas

Chocolates

Can you help us reach our fundraising goals?

We receive 25% back in fundraising profits from every sale— and you receive chocolates crafted in Canada with premium-quality ingredients and 100% sustainable cocoa. Thank you for your support!

All funds raised will go towards Niton Central School for items the

teachers, students, or school needs.

To ORDER ONLINE:

1. Sign in or create a new supporter account either by clicking the link sent to you by our coordinator or by visiting https://fundraising.purdys.com/join.aspx

2. If you’re creating a new account, please enter the customer number below on the registration page.

3. If you’re signing into an existing account, enter the number below into the search bar that will come up after you’ve signed in.

4. Click on JOIN CAMPAIGN 37019

Or fill out order form inside the booklet and return to school


Please submit your order by November 25 2020

Pick up at school on December 11 2020

Checks payable to Niton Central Fundraising Society

Poinsettia and Wreaths


This Winter we are selling beautiful plants to help raise money for our school.

Please click on FLOWERS to see what is available and then place your order. By purchasing a beautiful plant, not only will you be spreading holiday cheer, you will also be supporting some amazing children and teacher with items they could really use in their classrooms. #nitoncentralhas♥

By placing your order and paying online we are reducing the risk of COVID exposure while still supporting our fundraising efforts.


Thank you for your support, we couldn't do it without you!


Deadline is Nov. 26th to order

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Nov. 10th - Remembrance Day Ceremony and Report Cards sent home

Wednesday Nov. 11th - Remembrance Day - No School

Thursday Nov. 12th - Fall Break

Friday Nov. 13th - Fall Break

Reminders

  • DEADLINE for making an appointment for Parent/Teacher Interviews - Monday Nov. 9th (You will receive a confirmation call Monday or Tuesday)
  • Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school for use throughout the day.
  • When dropping off and or pick up your child at the beginning or end of day please do not park in the bus lane.