École Polson Park PS Family Update
February 18th 2024
Revisit this newsletter to see calendar updates refreshed each week.
Panthers love Pancakes -Merci, Polson SAC!
Peek at the Week of February 12th
FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
Monday, February 19th
- Family Day-no classes!
- Last day for online pizza orders for February 21st Pizza Day
Tuesday, February 20th Day 5
- Queen’s Connections Engineering Workshops (all day)
- Selena Rosillo, ,LDSB Literacy coach, at Polson this week
- Grade 4 basketball skills development (first recess)
GIRLS INC 12:20-1:20 pm
Wednesday, February 21st Day 1
Queen’s Connections Engineering Workshops (all day).
Music Club Meeting in the Gym 1:20pm
Pizza Day pizzas delivered at 11:20 pm
Debbie Lajoie, School Math Facilitator, at Polson
- Music Club Meeting in the Gym 1:20pm
- Grade 5/6 girls basketball skills development (first recess)
- Vanier Info Night for Immersion students: see info below.
Thursday, February 22nd Day 2
Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Smith Class to Gymnastics
Collins Class Library
- Debbie Lajoie, School Math Facilitator, at Polson
- Start to Finish Program meets after school
Friday, February 23rd Day 3
- Polson Pride Friday-wear your school colours!
- Debbie Lajoie, School Math Facilitator, at Polson AM
Grade 5/6 boys basketball skills development (first recess)
February 28th- IEP after school support session with Carolyn and Mark
February 28th - Pink Shirt Day
February 28th -new date for Polson Family Glow Dance!
February 29th -Rare Diseases Awareness Day
MARCH is Developmental Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy & Epilepsy Awareness Month
March 4th Family Literacy & Math Evening 5:30-7 pm-SAVE the date!
Family Dance New Date: February 28th -students must be accompanied by an adult.
French Immersion and Extended French Program at Vanier-Open House Feb.21st 6pm
Earlier this month:
Polson SAC Fundraising -Merci!
Report Cards and Achievement Reporting
Teachers have been working hard on assessment and reporting for students in preparation for sending home report cards and Communication of Learning on Friday, February 16th. Parents are invited to engage in this process by meeting with teachers about your child's progress. Information about changes to the report card for students in grades 1-8 can be found below.
Hats off to the Polson Celebration of Dance Team!
Kindergarten Registration now open! Open house to be scheduled in spring.
Calling all three-year-olds
Calling all three-year-olds Welcome to Kindergarten in Limestone. This is a very exciting time for both you and your student. Kindergarten is a wonderful experience and your student's next phase on their journey of learning. If your student was born in 2020, you may register now so they can begin school this September.
Information about Kindergarten Registration for French Immersion Program
Reminder re: Inclement Weather & Bus Cancellations
'Snow Day' Season Prep
As we near the middle of November and the potential for winter weather to impact schools is present, we want to remind families how inclement weather days are handled in the Limestone District School Board. During the winter, LDSB works closely with Tri-Board Student Transportation Services to determine if it is safe to offer student transportation on inclement weather days.
Bus Cancellations & School Activities on Inclement Weather Days
When buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, they do not run at the end of the day. Please communicate you're child's dismissal plan if they are dropped off in the morning. As well, when buses are cancelled, extracurricular activities, events, and hot lunch orders are also cancelled. At times, after school care may be affected by changing whether conditions on short notice. Please check your email notifications through the day and call the school if you have any questions or changes in your child's dismissal plan. Thank you!
KFL&A Health Unit Alert-please read the following Health Unit notification
École Polson Park School Advisory Council
We appreciate the funding that students have received for field trips, busing, outdoor equipment, classroom enhancements and more. We hope you join us virtually or in person at our next SAC meeting! Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 10th at 6:15 -in-person & virtual. Stay tuned for agenda and virtual link.
A few reminders:
- Please do not park on the grass near portables or in no-parking zones!
- The parking lots have limited space; please do not linger and keep watchful for student who may be near parking areas at dismissal.
- Please remember that accessibility spots are for families with permits only.
- The area in front of the school is a Bus Zone. No parking, idling, or drop-offs are permitted.
- Yard supervision begins at 8:55 am. The school day begins at 9:10 am.
Safe Arrival & Visitor Protocols
It's a very busy time in the morning, and we want to make sure students arrive safely and are accounted for correctly in attendance. Students arriving during morning supervision should be dropped off on the school yard. Students arriving late, should report to the main office. If you are dropping off a younger student after the bell, please report to the main office. Please do not proceed into the school building beyond the main office unless an office administrator has directed you to do so and you have followed the visitor protocol of signing in and receiving a visitor tag. Thank you for following our visitor protocols!
Parents and caregivers should meet students at dismissal (3:40 pm) at their designated dismissal location on the yard. Please do not request early pick-ups at the main office unless you have an emergency or a scheduled appointment. Thank you for communicating appointments in advance.
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