The Rideau Report
"The harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you achieve it." Unknown
It is hard to believe that a month has already passed, but a busy September is behind us and a busy fall continues through October.
It was great to see so many families at our Open House last week. Parents and guardians are an important partner in education, and we love to be able to show you all the great things that are underway at Rideau. Already our soccer teams have finished their seasons, and our cross-country teams are gearing up for their races. This month we recognize Orange Shirt Day to support reconciliation efforts. Rehearsals for our school musical, the Lion King Jr., continue on a daily basis. Students in every class are busy learning important reading, math, and writing skills, along side of work habits, self-regulation skills and executive functioning strategies. The energy at the school is great, and we are committed to maintaining that positivity and growth mindset throughout the year.
Last week, we shared that CUPE members in schools across Ontario will begin strike action on Sept. 30. Student safety is our number one priority through this job action, and we are committed to providing safe, engaging learning environments for all our learners during this period. We will communicate updates regularly via School Messenger, and all the latest information will be available on the LDSB website, https://limestone.on.ca .
We try to make our communications with families as effective as possible. All email communication will be done through School Messenger this year, so please ensure that we have your correct email address by returning your child's Data Verification Form. Our website: https://rideaupublicschool.limestone.on.ca/ also has our newsletters, a school calendar, and other useful information. Twitter is another way to keep up with what's happening at Rideau. Follow us @RideauPS_LDSB . You don't even need a Twitter account to follow us! Just Google the name and you can see our Twitter feed. We hope this newsletter, our website, and the Limestone App are useful for families, and we are interested in your feedback. You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 613-546-5901. Thank you for your continued support of the work we do every day!
G. Seiveright, Principal
Communication with Families
School Council News
- Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 - 8:00
- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 - 8:00
- Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 - 8:00
Meetings are in the staff room, and child care is available in the gym.
Rainbow Risers Club
Parent Volunteer list
Threat/Risk Assessment Notification and Process
1-855-257-9349. Even if your child is just going to be late due to an appointment, please report them absent for the day, and we will change it when they arrive. Thanks for your support!
- October 1 - Safety Week Fire Drill
- October 3 - Safety Week Lockdown Drill
- October 4 - Safety Week Fire Drill
- October 4, 11, 18 - Grade 3 Swim to Survive
- October 7 - Grade 5 Grow Project Farm visit
- October 9 - School Council meeting
- October 14 - Thanksgiving
- October 16 - Cross Country Regional meet
- October 22 - District Cross Country meet
- October 24, 25 - Boo Bash
- November 1 - PA Day
Check our school calendar on our website for the most current listing of events!