École James R. Henderson

Weekly Update

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Dear Families,

We know that we speak for staff, students and families when we say, "YAAAAHHHOOOOOO!!!" We are delighted that everyone will be back in the building on Monday. We also know that everyone is tired of reading from computer screens, so will make this week's update short and sweet. Some important items:

  • Masking in Grades 1-3: it is now mandatory that students in Grades 1-3 wear masks indoors (our students have been doing a great job, so we know that this will not be a big change for our school; we will kindly remind when necessary). We will continue to encourage our Kindergarten students to wear masks as well. We will continue to ensure that students are wearing masks outdoors, when they are not able to physically distance appropriately.
  • Daily Active Screening for COVID-19 Symptoms: please screen your child/ren every day before sending them to school, and keep them at home if they have any of the symptoms indicated. Here is a link to the online COVID screening tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
  • Returning School Technology: if your child is capable of bringing the i-Pad or Chromebook to school to give to his/her teacher, please send it on Monday. If not, please bring it to the Main Office as soon as possible. We will be quarantining and sanitizing all devices prior to re-distributing for classroom use.
  • Cake Boss Challenge Version 2.0: Thank you so much to Mr. Morrison for helping us to kick off 2021 with some school spirit and fun....at the time of publication, we have almost 100 entries. Amazing! And thanks to all families who were able to participate: we hope that this was fun for you and your children, and provided a creative focus for some tasty time together in the kitchen. In keeping with last year's tradition, there will be a special "Cake Boss Challenge Weekly Update" next week...we have posted a few pictures that show cakes-in-progress and proud bakers though! Entries will continue to be accepted until 11:59pm tonight :) Please email a photo to pearts@limestone.on.ca
  • Next Friday, January 29th is a P.A. Day (no school for students)

To all of the École James R. Henderson educators, parents, grandparents, step-parents, foster parents, caregivers and guardians: thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience, your resilience, your optimism and your commitment to our students during the remote learning. We know that it has not been easy. Take a moment to feel proud of what you have done to support your family during the past 3 weeks. We are proud of you, and we are grateful to be partners in education with you.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mme Peart and Mrs. Davey

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Lifetouch School Photography: Ordering School Photos

We will be sending home school photo proofs with students next week. Lifetouch is aware of the need to extend the deadline for ordering school photos. Please disregard the "order by" date included in the package: we will provide a firm update for you next week. information for ordering photos online is included in the attachment below.

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, March 4th 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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