The Rideau Report
"Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen." Conan O'Brien
Welcome Back! It was great to see so many new and old Rhino families last week, as we welcomed everyone back for another great year at Rideau. Our first day seemed to go very smoothly, and the rest of the week followed suit. It has been a quick transition for students to get back to learning, and our youngest learners seem to be adapting very well to their new lives as students.
The Limestone Elementary Staffing Committee met on Friday last week to review enrollment and school organizations across the District. I am pleased to share that for the second year in a row, our start-up organization has been approved, so we do not need to add or lose a classroom, or move any students around. We can confidently move forward with our Learning Goals for September, completing baseline assessments and continuing our work of learning together.
We are very excited by a few new faces on staff at Rideau this year. Many of you met Mme Gemma Zelmanovits, who is our new VP and Student Support Teacher. She is quickly learning names and getting to know families, and will be a great addition to the team. As well, we welcome Mme LeBlanc, teaching grade 2/3, Mme Natasha, an ECE in kindergarten, Mme Camille, a kindergarten teacher, and Mme Farris, a new EA. We are also lucky to have Mme Coulas back from a year's leave, working in kindergarten with Mme Camille.
Students and staff alike were thrilled to see several facility improvements last week. Our new outdoor classroom is beautiful, and is a highlight of the yard. Thanks to School Council for that amazing investment. We finally got our parking lot paved, which is a relief for everyone who drives through it on a daily basis. As well, we installed great new wall padding in our gym, moved a primary basketball net into the yard, and planted new trees in a variety of spots. We know that learning happens best in engaging learning environments, and we want our school to be one we can all be proud of!
In this newsletter you will find a variety of upcoming events, opportunities, and information to help your year go smoothly. Newsletters will be sent out monthly via School Messenger. This program links to our student database, so as long as we have the correct email address on file for your child, you will continue to receive this newsletter and other messages from the school. Please ensure that we have your correct info on file when Data verification forms come home. Our website: https://rideaupublicschool.limestone.on.ca/ also has our newsletters, a school calendar, and other useful information. Twitter is another way to keep up with what's happening at Rideau. Follow us @RideauPS_LDSB . You don't even need a Twitter account to follow us! Just Google the name and you can see our Twitter feed.
We try to make our communications with families as effective as possible. We hope this newsletter, our website, and the Limestone App are all steps in that direction, and we are interested in your feedback. You can always email email@example.com or call the school at 613-546-5901. Thank you for your continued support of the work we do every day!
G. Seiveright, Principal
Communication with Families
School Council News
- Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:30 - 8:00 Meet & Greet. Meet last year's Council and find out more about the SAC
- Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 - 8:00 Annual General Meeting. Election of new Council, including executive and all member-at-large positions.
Meetings are in the gym, and child care is available in the gym.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Orange Shirt Day
Parent Volunteer list
New gym padding!
Threat/Risk Assessment Notification and Process
1-855-257-9349. Even if your child is just going to be late due to an appointment, please report them absent for the day, and we will change it when they arrive. Thanks for your support!
- September 10 - First Fire Drill (10:25 a.m.)
- September 12 - School Council Meet and Greet (6:30)
- September 18 - School Council AGM (6:30)
- September 26 - Terry Fox Run
- September 26 - Open House (5-6 p.m.)
- September 27 - PA Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!)
- September 30 - Orange Shirt Day
Check our school calendar on our website for the most current listing of events!