CALVIN PARK UPDATE

Week of February 1-5, 2021

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THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK

Monday, February 1 - Day 4

  • Start of Term 2


Tuesday, February 2 - Day 5


Wednesday, February 3 - Day 1

  • Elementary Virtual School - School Council Meeting 6:00- 7:00 pm - If your child is attending the Elementary Virtual School, please complete this form to join meetings and include you in EVS School Council communication http://bit.ly/2YhGL9S


Thursday, February 4 - Day 2


Friday, February 5 - Day 3



UPCOMING DATES

February Black History Month

February 8 School Council Meeting (virtual) 6:00 pm

February 15 Family Day Holiday

February 17 Term 1 Report Cards will be sent home

February 24 Pink Shirt Day "Be Safe, Be Kind, Be You" Wear PINK!!

PLEASE RETURN BORROWED CHROMEBOOKS

Many of the Chromebooks that were borrowed for virtual learning in January have been returned, however, we are still waiting for some of them to come back. Please return borrowed Chromebooks and the charging cord this week.
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School Advisory Council Executive for 2020-21:


Co-Chairs:

Claudine Elvidge (claudine_elvidge@hotmail.com)

Krystle Holton ( krystleholton@hotmail.com )

Secretary/Treasurer:

Sarah Phinney


Our next meeting is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 6:00 p.m. 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.

School Advisory Council Fundraising Initiatives

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 All fundraising this year will be used to purchase new books for classroom libraries to reflect diverse lives and issues related to equity and inclusion.

Request for Expressions of Interest for Indigenous SAC Representative Position

The Calvin Park School Council wants to reflect our school community and the perspectives and voices of the people within it. To open the door for more diversity on the executive, and around the council table, a position for an Indigenous SAC Representative is available. Please let us know if you are an Indigenous parent/guardian/grandparent of an Indigenous student interested in this position. We’re looking forward to filling this position and continuing our journey to become a more equitable and representative Advisory Council.

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is Black History Month. This month, and also throughout the year, are opportunities to celebrate the excellence and resiliency of people of African and Caribbean descent in Canada, and to learn more about the impacts of racism and discrimination as well as the ongoing struggles for equity in Canada. Throughout the month, we will share highlights as we continue on our learning journey together.

GRADE 8 - 9 TRANSITION INFORMATION

Our in-school Grade8 students have completed their Grade 9 course selection and registration using the online tool, MyBlueprint Students can log into My Blueprint at home to review courses and explore the other features of My Blueprint, including education and career pathways, creating a cover letter and resume, etc.


More information about the Grade 8 to 9 transition process is available from your child's teacher or on the LDSB Website Grade 8-9 Transitions

Since we are not able to hold in-person events this year, most LDSB secondary schools have produced welcome videos for their incoming Grade 9 students. The videos are all posted on the LDSB YouTube Channel Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Class of 2025 and below:


Bayridge Secondary School

Virtual Grade 8 Visit to BSS

Welcome to BSS Video


Ernestown Secondary School

Grade 8-9 Transitions Video


Frontenac Secondary School

Grade 8 Student Tour Video

Grade 8 Students/Families Live Event (recording)


Kingston Secondary School

Grade 8-9 Transition Presentation


LaSalle Intermediate and Secondary School

Welcome Video

LaSalle Grade 9 Information Video


Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI)

LCVI Grade 8 Transition Information


Napanee District Secondary School

Grade 8 Virtual Open House


Sydenham High School

Grade 8 Transition Information



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Valentine's Day Guidelines

This year, following Public Health guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of students and staff, we are asking families not to send in Valentine's cards or treats to your child's classroom. As we have throughout this time, we will creatively find a way to safely show appreciation and kindness at school during the week of February 8-12.

Enrichment Studies at Queen's University for Grade 7-12 Students

Registration is now open for online enrichment courses for Grade 7-12 students through the Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen's University. For more information, please visit their website:

https://esu.queensu.ca/programs/online/

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Government Support for Remote Learning

The Government of Ontario is providing one-time funding for parents to help offset costs during the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of:

  • $200 for each student up to age 12
  • $250 for each student or youth up to age 21 with special needs
  • NEW $200 for student age 13 to Grade 12 including students who are in secondary school that are over age 18

Applications open on Monday, January 11, 2021. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2021. Learn more by the clicking this link: Support for Learners

PLEASE CONTINUE DAILY COVID-19 SCREENING

Please continue to monitor the members of your household for Covid-19 symptoms. The screening can be completed online or using the tool below. If symptoms develop, you must isolate and get tested right away. After testing, students must remain home while they wait for their test results. Together, we will do our best to keep children, adults and our community safe.
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Free Menstrual Hygiene Products Available in Limestone Schools

Limestone District School Board schools will offer free menstrual hygiene products to students to remove barriers and ensure equitable access for all. Beginning February 1st, all female washrooms and gender-neutral washrooms at Calvin Park will be equipped with menstrual hygiene products in easily accessible locations. Access to menstrual products can be a barrier for many students. Studies show that one in seven young women and non-binary people in Canada will miss some school because they don't have access to pads and tampons, largely because they cannot bear the financial burden of purchasing their own. Other times, students forget to plan ahead or find themselves in an emergency situation.

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Pink Shirt Day is February 24 this year. The Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Kingston & Area sell t-shirts to support anti-bullying initiatives at their club. Pink Shirt Day t-shirts are available for ordering before February 3 at this link BGC Kingston
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RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

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LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?

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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: suriyuthe@limestone.on.ca

Ms. Wilma Pettingill, Vice-Principal: pettingillw@limestone.on.ca

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