There are a few updates, the first being the COVID-19 restrictions/protocol changes effective Monday, March 21st. Here's the rundown:
What is staying the same:
- hand washing/hand sanitizing
- enhanced custodial cleaning
- daily before school screening for staff and students
- availability of masks for everyone in the school if they choose to use them
- we will still send home staff/students who become symptomatic at school and provide RATs if needed
What has changed:
- masks are not mandatory now, it is a personal choice and we will have masks available for anyone who would like them
- we're easing slowly into school enrichment activities (e.g. technology teacher is coming in to the senior class to teach woodworking/sewing, etc.)
We've been informed by the Ministry of Education that EQAO (Gr. 3 & 6 standardized testing) will be running this year. Fortunately they have given us a longer window in which to administer the tests, and we understand that the sessions are shorter. We'll be providing more information as we come closer to that time.
I've been enjoying my time doing some music with both classes. You are raising some talented young people!
As always, please reach out if you have questions or concerns.
All the best to you,
Spring time weather and clothing
Also please make sure your child has indoor shoes, preferably running shoes, at school to change into and that they still fit properly.
April 15 - Good Friday
April 18 - Easter Monday holiday
April 29 - PA Day
April Hot Lunch Menu
April 13 - homemade corn dog with quinoa salad
April 20 - veggie casserole with homemade bread
April 27 - squash soup & grilled cheese on homemade bread
Hot lunch forms due March 30, 2022.
Wilton Cheese Fundraiser
Earth Day - April 22
As part of Earth Day and our school's continued efforts of promoting environmental awareness, we will be holding our MPS Community Clean-up on April 22.
The area will consist of the school grounds as well as areas of the Community Centre grounds. If you have work/garden gloves at home, please bring them.
Running Club will be starting soon for students interested in attending this year's Road Race event and Track & Field. More information to be sent home once finalized.
MPS CARDBOARD CHALLENGE
Save your cardboard boxes, paper towel/toilet paper rolls, cereal boxes, etc. All sizes needed!
Students will work collaboratively, using their imagination to brainstorm, design and build a cardboard structure.
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Mrs. Beers' K-4 class recently attended this year's virtual program which included Peter and the Wolf as well as other music that featured the different sections of the orchestra.
The LLF looks forward to continuing virtual author visits to support students grow their love of reading, and provide windows into perspectives and lived experiences of others.
What's happening in the 5-7 class?
Students continue to work on their project for the upcoming Kingston Regional Heritage Fair. This year's theme is Community, so what better time to welcome W.I. resident, Mickayla Pyke, for a workshop on Setting up an Interview: Basics. Students will be putting these new skills to work when they interview life-long community member, Paul Hogan, as part of their documentary.
On March 24th, Lincoln acted as "teacher for a day" using his classroom money to pay for his day in charge. Elijah and Ethan are eagerly awaiting their "teacher for a day" in April.
Francis received his Caribou Math Contest results and he came in 44th in our whole school board. Congrats, Francis! He is currently preparing for another math contest. Best of luck to him!
Inpired by Mrs. Beers' classes work, the senior class has started a unit of study around Constellations and Myths.
Mrs. Diamond was back for ukelele time! In addition, the talented Ms. E learned a couple of songs on her own to teach the class as well! Students have now mastered the song Ho Hey, by the Lumineers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMpkqW5d2bc
Ms. E.'s class welcomed Tech teacher, Mrs. Rooyakkers, to teach some hand and machine sewing techniques this month. Mrs. R. will return the week of April 25-28 for woodworking!
A LOOK AHEAD:
May 12 - Gr 7 Immunizations
May 18 - Next School Council meeting