CALVIN PARK UPDATE

Week of March 29-April 1, 2021

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THIS WEEK AT CALVIN PARK

Monday, March 29 - Day 3

  • Food Drive


Tuesday, March 30 - Day 4
  • Food Drive


Wednesday, March 31 - Day 5

  • Food Drive (last day)


Thursday, April 1 - Day 1


Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5

  • Easter Break - NO SCHOOL



UPCOMING DATES

April 2-5 Easter Break

April 2 World Autism Awareness Day (wear blue)

April 6-9, 19, 20 Grade 8 Graduation Photos (see schedule below)

April 9 The Great Glug - organized by the Eco Club (bring your water bottle)

April 12-16 Spring Break (postponed from March)

DAILY COVID SCREENING

Thank you for continuing to be vigilant by screening your child daily for Covid-19 symptoms and for working together to keep everyone safe and healthy. Dr. Kieran Moore, KFLA's Medical Officer of Health, has provided these important guidelines to limit the spread of Covid-19:


  • Monitor for symptoms daily and get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19,
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms – do not go to school, work or visit others,
  • If someone in your household is symptomatic, they need to get tested and everyone else in the household must isolate until a negative test result is back,
  • Avoid crowds and closed spaces,
  • Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with),
  • Do not travel outside of the KFL&A area,
  • Wear a face covering and stay 2 metres apart from anyone who does not live in your household,
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often,
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, and
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
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Asymptomatic Covid Testing for Students

Students are invited to participate in voluntary asymptomatic testing (no symptoms) for COVID-19 during designated times. Families must book appointments for students using the assessment centre’s existing booking process (online or by telephone). Walk-ins are not permitted. Parent/guardian consent is required for testing of students under the age of 18. This testing is only for students, staff and bus drivers who DO NOT have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 at a Community Assessment Centre. Learn more and review the schedule for your student's school at https://bit.ly/LDSBAsymptomaticTesting
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Addressing Anti-Asian Racism

In our commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming school, we must continue to confront any and all forms of racism. Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, Asians & people of Asian descent have been subjected to increasing racist attitudes & behaviours. LDSB is providing supports to confront anti-Asian racism to create safe, welcoming & identity-affirming spaces for everyone. https://bit.ly/2QvAtTd
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Spring Food Drive

We started a Spring Food Drive last week as part of our March Madness Brackets organized by Mr. Raby's class. Although the date to hand in brackets has passed, students can still bring in non-perishable donations for the Food Bank until this Wednesday, March 31. Items needed include:
  • Canned meat & fish
  • Peanut butter, jam
  • Stews, canned tomatoes
  • Baby food, formula, diapers
  • Pasta, pasta sauce
  • Cereal
  • 100% Fruit juice
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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 will be in April (date to be determined). 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.


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.

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GRADE 8 GRADUATION PHOTOS

Lifetouch Grade 8 Graduation Photos will take place on April 6-9, 19, 20, with Covid protocols in place. The photos will take place in the cafeteria. This is the schedule of classes each day:


April 6 8C1 (Williams) and start 8C2 (Yateman)

April 7 Finish 8C2 and 8AT (Raby)

April 8 8A (Boyce) and start 8B (Valberg)

April 9 Finish 8B and 7/8A (McCann)

April 19 8L1 (Mitchell) and start 8L2 (Stewart)

April 20 Finish 8L2 and Virtual School Grads (pre-booked appointments)


Students need to bring their own white shirt (tie is optional) or t-shirt because Lifetouch will not be able to provide these items due to Covid protocols. Gowns will be provided for photos and will be steam-cleaned and sanitized after each use.


Grade 8 students attending face-to-face school will have their photos taken on the dates indicated above. Calvin Park Grade 8 students who are currently enrolled in the Elementary Virtual School have the option of booking an appointment for their photos to be taken at the school on April 20 (pm) or to contact Lifetouch directly and make an appointment at their studio. Virtual school families should contact our school office before Friday, April 9, if you would like to book a photo appointment at the school for your child.


All students will have the option of purchasing a composite of all the 2021 graduates for an additional cost. Forms will be sent home next week.

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OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING

We are continuing to go outside in all types of weather, including when it is raining. It is important that students are dressed appropriately for the weather, with rainwear and outdoor footwear. The yards are very muddy and wet right now, so we are asking students to bring indoor shoes to wear in their classrooms and in the gym to avoid tracking mud throughout the school. If you would like assistance to purchase these items for your child, please contact the office.

IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE CHANGES

Recently, our Board switched to a new data information system which has resulted in a change in the way that teachers report their attendance each morning. Teachers are no longer able to put a reason in for your child's absence. To avoid receiving an automated attendance call, please report all absences using the School Messenger app, by calling the SAFE ARRIVAL attendance number (1-855-257-9349) or by reporting your child's absence using the website (https://go.schoolmessenger.ca) If you are having difficulty using these methods to report your child's absence please contact our office so that we can support you. Informing your child's classroom teacher about your child's absence is still encouraged however families must also enter the absence into School Messenger.

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

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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: suriyuthe@limestone.on.ca

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

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