CALVIN PARK UPDATE
Week of May 17-21, 2021
We hope that you have had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful spring weather! We are entering the 5th week of remote learning and we would like to say thank you for supporting your child through this challenging period. We know that it is not easy to balance all the responsibilities at home with supporting your child's learning and that, as the weather becomes nicer, it becomes even more difficult for students to maintain their engagement in learning. We encourage your family to find the balance that works for you. Please reach out to your child's teacher if we can help in any way. We know that these times are not easy!
We would like to commend our students for their resilience and perseverance! They have been asked to keep going through all these changes in their young lives and we are proud of them for rising to the challenge!
I would also like to recognize the Calvin Park Staff for their commitment to supporting their students to stay connected and engaged in learning. Switching between in-person and virtual learning is a huge task yet the Calvin Staff have done it with grace and a determination to do whatever it takes to support their students' achievement and well-being, while also, in many situations, managing their own children's learning at home. Thank you to our Staff!
During Mental Health Week at the beginning of May, we focused on ways to promote mental and physical wellness to support mental health. We suggested five strategies that could be helpful when you are feeling overwhelmed and/or anxious:
Thinking about things that you are grateful for and feel positive about.
Being physically active.
Staying connected to important people in your life (and pets if you have them!)
Being creative (drawing, dancing, music, building, doing crafts, etc)
Finding time to relax, breathe deeply and be mindful
We hope that we will be able to return to school to learn together this year, when the provincial government and Public Health determines that it is safe. In the meantime, please take care and stay well,
Mrs. Suriyuth, Mrs. Pettingill and the Calvin Park Team
THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK
Monday, May 17
- Virtual Learning Week #5
Tuesday, May 18
Wednesday, May 19
Thursday, May 20
Friday, May 21
- Calvin Clothing Spirit Day - wear blue and red or your Calvin clothing. Show your Comet spirit!
May 24 Victoria Day Holiday
June 4 PA DAY
Claudine Elvidge (email@example.com)
Krystle Holton ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Secretary/Treasurer: Sarah Phinney
Our next School Council Meeting is May 31 at 6:00 pm. We welcome new members at any time so please contact one of the Co-Chairs for the link to the meeting if you are interested in attending. This will be the final School Council Meeting for this school year.
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.
LDSB PIC FUNDRAISER FOR THE FOOD SHARING PROJECT
PLANNING FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
IN-SCHOOL MODEL: Elementary schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will offer full-time in-person learning. Students will continue to stay in cohorts with their classmates and homeroom teacher. Mask and hand washing protocols will likely be in place. As we have don this year, students will remain in their homeroom classroom and specialized rotary teachers will move from class to class. This model could change based on a variety of factors.
VIRTUAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION: The opportunity to enroll in virtual school is extended until June 4th. Here is the registration link. Please note, if your student will be attending in-person school, no action is required on your part.
More information about 2021-22 School Year Planning can be found by clicking the button below.
FOOD AND CLOTHING SUPPORTS
UPDATE ON GRADE 8 GRADUATION CEREMONY PLANS
We are in contact with Lifetouch Photography regarding graduation photos and any deposits that were made for the composite graduation photos. We will share any new information once it becomes available.
Please continue to complete attendance through SafeArrival for your child when they are absent from school. Attendance is taken every day and the automated call-out is sent out at around 2:00 p.m. daily. Please make sure your child checks-in with their teacher in some way throughout the day so that they are not accidentally marked absent. If your child is accidentally marked absent, please contact our office.
ONTARIO GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
If you received a payment through the Support for Learners program, you do not need to apply. Starting on April 26, 2021, we will begin issuing additional payments of:
- $400 for each child or youth up to Grade 12
- $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs
If you missed applying for the Support for Learners program, you will have the opportunity to apply for this new round of payment. Applications will open from May 3, 2021 to May 17, 2021.Learn more on the government’s Support for Learners webpage .
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH
DAILY COVID SCREENING
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