The Rideau Report

October 2018

Principal's Message

Welcome to Smore! This is a new platform for newsletters and parent communication, which I hope will be more effective and easier for everyone to use than the old newsletters. Smore newsletters will continue to be emailed to those families who signed up to receive news by email, and the format is more suited to reading on a variety of devices, including mobile devices, tablets, and laptops. This is the next step in our ongoing efforts to improve communication, which I hope parents and families find helpful in keeping up with what's happening at Rideau!


It is hard to believe that September is already over, but the cooler temperatures and changing leaves are two signs that summer is definitely behind us. Last week our soccer teams competed at their district tournaments, we recognized Orange Shirt Day, and had our annual bus safety presentations. It was great to see so many families at our Open House last week, to catch up, hear stories of your summers, and the first few weeks at school. Everyone has settled into new classes and routines nicely, and we are getting down to some serious learning together over the next few months.


October is always busy. This year we have trips to apple orchards, Cross Country, Thanksgiving, our School Council Boo Bash, and lots more. Our full school calendar is now on our website at rideaupublicschool.limestone.on.ca . You can also get the school calendar on your phone by downloading the Limestone mobile app and adding Rideau as one of your schools.


We will continue to work to make our communications with families more effective. We hope this new-look newsletter, our website, and the Limestone App are all steps in that direction, and we are interested in your feedback. You can always email ridea@limestone.on.ca , or call the school at 613-546-5901.


G. Seiveright, Principal

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Picture Day!

Picture Days this year are October 22 and 23. Specific information about which classes will have their pictures on which days will come home shortly.

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Halloween Costumes

We would respectfully ask that students not wear their Halloween costumes to school on the 31st. Costumes can be a trip or vision hazard (long dress, masks, etc.), and many accessories, such as swords, are not appropriate for school. Costumes often get dirty or torn at recess, and our staff simply can not get 20-25 students changed in and out of costumes when we go outside. We encourage students to wear their costumes to our School Council Boo Bash, and dress

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