École James R. Henderson

Weekly Update

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Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Dear Families,

It seems incredible that we are now into the month of April. Many of us think of the Easter holiday as a time of renewal, hope and a shift to warm days and sunny skies. We truly hope that this weekend can be a time to unplug and recharge, to connect with your loved ones virtually, and to spend time with your children outside in the sunshine. At the time of publication, our understanding is that students will be returning to school on Tuesday :) We remain optimistic that face-to-face learning will continue to be possible, as we know that being with teachers and peers in person is what is best for kids. However, please rest assured that our Staff are ready, willing and able to continue to support each and every student in any scenario. (In an abundance of caution, we have still had students bring home their personal items.)

A big thank you to Mr. Don Myers, our Educational Assistant who manages the Food Sharing for our school: the fridge in which we store all of the snacks and milk broke down on the weekend. Mr. Myers quickly connected with the Food Sharing Administration and by the end of the day had secured a donation of a new (gently used!) refrigerator. We are truly grateful to be surrounded by such dedicated educators who take initiative and support our students in so many ways, both visible and behind the scenes.

We have a staffing update to share: Ms. Caverly finished her teaching assignment here on Wednesday, and we welcome Ms. Lauren Desarmia to our Staff. Ms. Desarmia will teach English to Immersion and Health to Mme Sedore's Class, Health to Ms. Marshall, Ms. Panter, Mr. Hearn and Mme Fox's classes, and Social Studies to Ms. Sills' class. We know that she will be a great addition to our team!

Tuesday will be a special day in LDSB, as we will be recognizing World Autism Day. Students and Staff are encouraged to "Light it Up Blue!" This is a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation of the gifts and talents that persons with Autism share with our school community every day, and to demonstrate our understanding that students with Autism sometimes have to work very hard to express their thinking and to interpret the communication of others. Remember to wear some blue on Tuesday -- let's light it up, Hawks!!

We hope that you enjoy the photos of just some of the rich, authentic and engaging learning tasks that we have seen this week: our students continue to display amazing curiosity, perseverance and enthusiasm for learning, and our staff continue to set the bar high and provide challenging and motivating tasks and assignments. Bravo, les Hawks -- nous sommes tellement fiers de vous!

Have a safe and happy long weekend,

Mme Peart and Mrs. Davey

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Online Registration for 2021-22 Has Begun!

Kindergarten Registration is now open! Please ensure that you register your child/ren who will begin Kindergarten in September 2021. Detailed information is provided in the link below:


And online registration for students of all grades is now also open. We are already getting excited for the 2021-22 school year! You can access the Online Student Registration Form using the following link:


Henderson Hawks Spirit Wear and Accessories Online Store

We have decided that EVERY Friday will be a Henderson Hawks Spirit Day! On Fridays, slip on some green and yellow clothing, footwear or accessories, and show how proud you are to be a Hawk!

Families who wish to purchase Henderson Hawks Spirit Wear: Check out all of the amazing clothing and accessories available at our École James R. Henderson School E-Store:


School Council Information/Mom's Pantry Fundraiser

It is not too late to order some delicious products through our Mom's Pantry Fundraiser! Please see detailed information below. **Please note that due to restrictions with COVID-19, we are unable to commit to Group Pick up orders. You MUST select products that can be delivered to your home, by selecting “Fundraiser Order (From Afar). This will allow for individual shipping. Only “dry” products (i.e. not frozen or fresh) are available for order at this time.**

Our next School Council meeting will take place on Thursday, April 8th 2021 from 6:45-8:45. This meeting will be held virtually. Please email daveyjk@limestone.on.ca if you would like to attend.

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