Polson Family Update
École Polson Park Public School December 4th 2022
Polson Park Receives Accessibility Award on December 2nd
On Friday, December 2nd, 2022, Kingston's Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee presented the 2022 Celebrating Accessibility Award to recipients, and Polson Park Public School is honoured to be one of the recipients of this award. Polson Park was nominated by Stacey Watson for the school's continued efforts to upgrade the playground so that it is accessible to all students. Special thanks to retired principal, Cathy Carson and to our vice-principal, Christine Desbiens, and to our school advisory council for their commitment to making the playground more inclusive with spaces where children of all abilities can play together.
Polson Food Drive Begins This Week
This week we will be collecting non-perishable food items for our local food bank and for hampers for families in need. If you are able to donate, please send items with your child. The food drive will culminate with the Jingle Bell Run, Walk, & Wheel event on Friday, December 9th at 2:00 pm. Parents are welcome to join us.
Primary Highland Dance Club is a treat for students in grades 2 and 3!
Coming Up This Week:
- Polson Kindness Nominations continue
- Polson Food Drive Begins: We are collecting non-perishable food items this week
- Boys Volleyball Tournament: Go Panthers!
- Individual Photo Retake Day
Tuesday, December 6th Day 2
- National Day of Action & Remembrance Violence Against Women
- Jive Dance 10:50 -11:20 pm
- Highland Dance Club 1:20 -1:40 in gym (See announcements for class schedule)
Wednesday, December 7th Day 3
- Primary Music Club at 10:50 am in Makerspace
- Highland Dance Club 1:20 -1:40 pm (See Announcements for Class Schedule
- Board Game Club 3:40-5 pm
Thursday, December Dec 8th Day 4
Friday, December 9th Day 5
- Red & Green Spirit Day
- Junior Music Club 10:50 am in Makerspace
- Jingle Bell Run/Walk & Roll at 2:00 pm
December 10th Human Rights Day
December 12th Girls Volleyball Tournament
December 13th Jersey Day
December 16th Fancy Friday
December 18th Hanukkah Begins
December 19th Door Decorating Challenge Week
December 20th Kindergarten Holiday Concert 12 pm
December 21st: Winter Solstice/Yule begins
December 22nd: Last Day of Classes before holiday break & Pyjama Day
December 23rd: Holiday Break begins
December 25th Christmas Day
December 26th Kwanzaa
Winter Weather Ahead!
As we look ahead to more snowy weather, we may have a few more inclement weather days and bus cancellations that affect students. A reminder that when buses are cancelled in the morning, they also do not run at the end of the day. If your child is unable to come to school safely on these days, you have the option of entering an absence by selecting "inclement weather" or "bus cancellations" where appropriate. If your child is dropped off at school instead of taking a bus on inclement weather days, please make sure to notify the teacher of their dismissal plan.
As always, please make sure that your child is dressed for winter weather, with extra mittens/socks in case they get wet. If you need assistance with providing boots/snowsuits, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Sign Up for Online Payments!
Our school now uses a new secure online portal that will allow families to complete payments and permission forms online. Instructions on how to register for this new system have been sent and almost 200 families have now signed up. Parents and guardians will be invited to view their student’s school-related events such as field trips, sporting events or activities such as hot lunch and yearbook purchases. Parents/guardians will then be asked to complete the required permissions (if applicable) and complete payment via credit card or electronic funds transfer from their bank account.. This new portal will remove the risks associated with sending money to school with students, the frustration of lost or missing permission forms, and significantly reduce the amount of paper our school consumes. Thanks for signing up as soon as you can!
LDSB Online Tutoring Drop-In Sessions
Tutoring and Online Learning Resources Available
Tutoring and Online Learning Resources Available As part of the Ministry of Education Tutoring Grant, LDSB is offering an afterschool drop-in Virtual Tutoring Program for Limestone students in Grades 1 to 10. Tutoring will be available through MS Teams from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Protocol Updates
The Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced updates to the Updates to the School and Child Care Screening Tool and Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool and Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19.
A few reminders:
- The parking lots have limited space; please do not linger.
- Please remember that accessibility spots are for families with permits only.
- The area in front of the school is a Bus Zone. No parking, idling, or drop-offs are permitted.
- Yard supervision begins at 8:55 am. The school day begins at 9:10 am.
Please see the image below to make sure you are aware of bus zones and no-drop off areas.Thank you for looking out for our students and keeping everyone safe!
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École Polson Park Public School
Location: 165 Robert Wallace Drive, Kingston, ON K7M 1Y3, Canada