October News

Bath Public School - October 2022

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Dear Bath families,

We have had a busy start to October with the many Bath community activities happening, bringing our students together in spirit and sport. We came together for our first colour house assembly, created colour banners, started Kindergarten helpers and reading buddies as well as started a new Rock band club with Mr Morris! We also welcomed Mr Roy, our new Primary French Teacher. We have so much to be thankful for at our school.

Last week we had Photo Visions in to complete our student photos! Classroom group photos will be taken on picture retake day November 9th. After a few years without group photos, we are looking forward to having these photos for our memory books, as we are sure families are too. Thanks for your patience.

We are super proud of our 33 cross country runners and coach Hay for braving the rain and wind at the Fort Henry Regional Race on Oct 13. This was a 'first' for many of our students and we were so impressed with the determination and teamwork from our runners! We will be sending 23 of our runners to the District Championships on Thursday Oct. 20th Way to go, Bath Knights!

Last week was Fire Safety week, which meant that the Loyalist Fire and Rescue visited schools in our area to help with our fire drills. On Wednesday, they came to Bath PS to see how well we can do our drills and provide feedback. They were impressed with how we exited the building in a safe and orderly manner!

Halloween is fast approaching! As some families may be heading out over the next few weeks to select costumes for Halloween, we wanted to offer these questions to help guide your child/children in their choices. Certainly, these questions would also be guiding principles for any "spirit day" that would involve costumes throughout the year. It is essential within our scope of providing a safe and welcoming place for all students to learn that we are mindful in all areas of our programming.

  • Is my costume depicting and perpetuating a stereotype or stigma associated with a particular race, culture or religion?
  • Does my costume include a replication of a garment that is a significant component of a particular religion or culture of which I do not identify with?
  • Is my costume depicting a historical time-period where that look/costume is now considered offensive and discriminatory?
  • Does my costume represent elements of a culture or cultural practice that is being commoditized for consumption?
  • Can I look in the mirror and confidently say that my costume choice would not be considered offensive to a particular race, ethnic origin, gender or religion?

Thank you for supporting these conversations at home. More information regarding an October spirit day will be sent home in a separate communication.

Yours in Education,

Jennifer Osborne, Principal

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Again this year our Bath Knights are helping to collect pairs of new socks so that those in need in our Napanee and Area Community can have access to them. Socks are one of the most requested items at shelters in our area. Over the month of October we are asking students and families who are able to donate a new pair of socks and help us collectively create a thoughtful and amazing donation of cozy socks. Thank you for supporting the SOCKTOBER initiative. People will have warm toes and we will have happy hearts. It's a win win. Our school spirit Fridays will be sock related. Check our https://twitter.com/BathPS_LDSB for more info.

Looking Ahead

October is Islamic History Month & Hispanic-Latin America Heritage Month

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month


Oct 17-21 - Tri Board Bus Safety Week

October 17th - Wynn Farms Kindergarten Trip

October 19th - IEPs go home

October 20th - District Cross Country Championship Fort Henry

October 21st - Grade 3 Swim to Survive

October 24th - Monday PA Day

October 28th - Grade 3 Swim to Survive

October 31st - Grade 7 Morrisey Grow Garden Trip

November 2 - SAC @6:30, Scholastic Book Fair Family night

November 4th - Grade 3 Swim to Survive, Grade 7 and 8 Immunizations

November 9th - Photo Retake day/Class group photos

November 18th - Progress reports go home

November 19th - Bath Public Holiday Bazar Fundraiser

November 25th - Friday PA Day

Scholastic Book Fair

We will be holding a Fall Scholastic Book Fair Nov 2-4 at our school. Classrooms will be given an opportunity to visit and purchase items throughout these days. We will also be holding a family night on Nov 2. More information will be shared in a separate communication.

Hot Lunch Dates

Oct. 18 - Pizza

Oct. 25 - Grilled Cheese

Nov 1 - Chicken fingers

Nov 8- Pizza

Nov. 15 - Grilled Cheese

Nov. 22- Chicken fingers

Nov. 29 - Pizza

**November Orders are due by October 28th. No late orders will be accepted**

Families will need to order on School Day - if you do not have a school day account/login please call the school and we will help you.

If you do have a school day account - you should have received an email with the details for ordering Hot lunch and Milk .

Terry Fox School Fundraising Event

On Friday October 7th our school participated in a fun run in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. In 1980, Terry Fox set the bar high for himself when he started his Marathon of Hope, saying, “Nobody is ever going to call me a quitter.” Our school proudly took part in this year's Terry Fox School Run to continue Terry's legacy. Thank you to all that supported our school's fundraising efforts to raise much-needed funds for cancer research.

School Advisory Council (SAC)

Bath PS is sending a big thanks and appreciation to our School Advisory Council of 2021-2022 for contributing to positive learning, activities and resources to support our school and our children. We had our first meeting and elections on Oct 5 for the 2022/23 school year. Many of our SAC members will have graduating students this year so we welcome many co-positions to our SAC executive in 2022-2023:

Co-Chairs: Tracy McVicar/Kristi Marucci

Co-Secretaries: Meghan McCourt/Stephanie Black

Co-Treasurers: Shawna Greyling/Katie Murrell

Our next meeting is Wednesday Nov 2 at 6:30. We are looking for an Indigenous community representative to become part of our council. Please let our school know if you are interested!

Thank you to all of the families that stopped by our Open House table and put their name in to the draw! Here are the winners:

Hartlen Family - Books On Main

Singer Family - The Lodge

Dixon Family - Welborne Commons

Punchard Family - Fun & Games Basket


Our first fundraiser is well underway. Please take note of the following dates for the Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser as no late orders will be accepted:

Paper order forms due by October 26

Online orders due by October 30

Delivery is November 16

Bath Holiday Bazar Nov 19th

Don't miss out on the event of the season! This is our largest fundraiser, bringing in over $9,000 for our students! We also need your help to make this event a success!

We will need volunteers Friday Nov. 18th and Sat. Nov. 19th. We will also need donations of baked goodies and items for our raffle and silent auction. For more details about the bazaar, please check us out on Facebook or email bathholidaybazaar@gmail.com.

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Brainworx FREE afterschool program sign up!

Please see the poster for details


LDSB will be offering virtual learning support for students in Grades 1-10 this Fall. Virtual literacy support will be available to students in Grades 1-3 and virtual Homework Help will be offered to Grade 4-10 students. After-school drop-in sessions will be offered through MS Teams to students in specific grades from Monday to Thursday each week until December 2022. Please continue to check the LDSB website for more details and information about this program. LDSB is in the process of hiring and training educational tutors.

In addition, these on-line tutoring resources are available to support your child’s learning:

Mathify Online Math Tutoring for Grades 4-12 https://www.tvomathify.com/students

  • Free 1:1 online math tutoring support with Ontario Certified Teachers. Available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00 to 9:00 pm. Students/families can sign up, select a tutor and start immediately.

TVO Learn https://tvolearn.com/

  • Over 2,100 curriculum-aligned, grade and subject-specific learning activities from Kindergarten to Grade 8 (including for the new Science and Technology curriculum
  • Grade 9 to 12 searchable high school content for over 140 secondary school courses
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