CALVIN PARK UPDATE
Week of April 6-9, 2021
DAILY COVID SCREENING
A reminder that the rescheduled "March Break" is next week, April 12-16. Last week, we encouraged students to clean up their desk areas and take home any extra clothing that accumulated over the winter months. We have a few items in our lost and found so please encourage your child to look through the lost and found if they are missing anything.
Spring weather is always unpredictable so we are asking that students have shoes for indoors and boots or outdoor footwear to wear outside. We are trying to keep the mud out of our classrooms and gym! Also, students should continue to dress for the weather since we will be going outside as much as possible in all types of weather. Please contact the office if you require assistance to purchase these items for your child.
Grade 8 Graduation photos will take place April 6-9 and on April 19, 20. Please see the section below for the schedule and further information.
We look forward to another week of learning together!
The Calvin Park Team
THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK
Monday, April 5
- Easter Monday Holiday - no school
Tuesday, April 6 - Day 2
- Graduation Photos - 8C1 (Williams) and start 8C2 (Yateman)
- Wear blue to show support for Autism Awareness and to show that we are committed to raising awareness and creating a sense of belonging that includes a rich diversity of learners at our school.
Wednesday, April 7 - Day 3
- Graduation Photos - Finish 8C2 and 8AT (Raby)
Thursday, April 8 - Day 4
- Graduation Photos - 8A (Boyce) and start 8B (Valberg)
- "The Great Glug!" Bring a water bottle and participate in this event organized by the Calvin Park Eco Club
Friday, April 9 - Day 5
- Graduation Photos - Finish 8B and 7/8A (McCann)
- Twin Day! Dress in matching outfits with one or more of your friends this Friday!! You can be twins, triplets, quadruplets or more!
April 12-16 Spring Break (postponed from March)
April 19 Graduation Photos - 8L1 (Mitchell) and start 8L2 (Stewart)
April 20 Graduation Photos - Finish 8L2 and Virtual School Grads (pre-book your appointments between 12-2 by calling our office)
April 22 Earth Day and Pitch In Clean-Up
GRADE 8 GRADUATION PHOTOS
April 6 8C1 (Williams) and start 8C2 (Yateman)
April 7 Finish 8C2 and 8AT (Raby)
April 8 8A (Boyce) and start 8B (Valberg)
April 9 Finish 8B and 7/8A (McCann)
April 19 8L1 (Mitchell) and start 8L2 (Stewart)
April 20 Finish 8L2 and Virtual School Grads (pre-booked appointments)
Students need to bring their own white shirt (tie is optional) or t-shirt because Lifetouch will not be able to provide these items due to Covid protocols. Gowns will be provided for photos and will be steam-cleaned and sanitized after each use.
Grade 8 students attending face-to-face school will have their photos taken on the dates indicated above. Calvin Park Grade 8 students who are currently enrolled in the Elementary Virtual School have the option of booking an appointment for their photos to be taken at the school on April 20 (pm) or to contact Lifetouch directly and make an appointment at their studio. Virtual school families should contact our school office before Friday, April 9, if you would like to book a photo appointment at the school for your child.
All students will have the option of purchasing a composite of all the 2021 graduates for an additional cost of $25 + tax. Order forms were sent home this week and can be returned with payment before your child's scheduled picture day. If your child is attending the Virtual School and you would like a composite photo, please contact our office for more information.
April is World Autism Awareness Month
Asymptomatic Covid Testing for Students
Claudine Elvidge (email@example.com)
Krystle Holton ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Secretary/Treasurer: Sarah Phinney
Our next meeting will be in April (date to be determined). New members are always welcome. The meeting link will be sent out to all Council Members by our Co-Chairs. New members are always welcome so please contact Claudine for the meeting link if you are a new member.
Our Indigo and FlipGive fundraisers will be continuing until June 25th. For more information about these fundraisers, please view the Calvin Park School Advisory Council Update https://www.smore.com/beqxr Participation in these fundraisers is easy! Just sign up and a percentage of what you spend for regular purchases like groceries, gas, home products and gifts, will go to our school. All fundraising this year will be used to purchase new books for classroom libraries to reflect diverse lives and issues related to equity, racism, and inclusion.
Eco Club News
The Eco Club will also be running The Great Gulp event on Thursday, April 8 during the middle block. We are asking all classes to find a moment during the middle block for everyone in the class to simultaneously take a drink from a reusable water bottle. We will collect these photos and to symbolically bring awareness to world water issues.
Finally, starting the week after the April Break, the Eco Club will promote our Waste Free Wednesdays Campaign. Students will be asked to bring a waste-free lunch/snacks every Wednesday to bring awareness to the amount of waste that we produce and how we can become more eco-friendly. More info to follow!
Spring Food Drive
IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE CHANGES
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH
LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Please continue to check these Limestone District School Board platforms for the most up-to-date information from our Board.
LDSB Website https://www.limestone.on.ca/
LDSB Twitter: https://twitter.com/LimestoneDSB
LDSB Facebook https://tinyurl.com/wbhjtku
LDSB Instagram https://instagram.com/limestonedsb/
In addition, please follow our:
Calvin Park Twitter account: @CalvinPark_LDSB or https://twitter.com/CalvinPark_LDSB
Calvin Park Website: https://calvinpark.limestone.on.ca/
Calvin Park Public School Office: (613) 542-2796
Mrs. Christine LeClair, Office Administrator
Mrs. Elizabeth Suriyuth, Principal: email@example.com
Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org