DEAR MPS FAMILIES
If we learned anything in 2020, it is that life can send us unexpected events. It's times like these that help us focus on what is important - being grateful for the people and things in our lives, and knowing that we are stronger and braver than we thought we were.
We thank our families for your support of learning at home. We appreciate your commitment and perseverance! We know this can be challenging and we are here to support you the best that we can. Students will continue to participate in both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent) learning activities. Your child's teacher will have provided you with a schedule so that you are aware of when the synchronous learning activities will take place. If you or your child are having any challenges, please reach out to the classroom teachers or contact the school office. It is helpful for us to know how things are working (or not working) for students and families and we appreciate your feedback.
ONLINE CLASS MEETING ETIQUETTE
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS
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 on the government’s Support for Learners webpage
FAMILY LITERACY DAY - JANUARY 27
Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development and improving a child’s literacy skills.
Family Literacy Day 2021 Theme: Travel the World Together!
Families may be restricted on their travel these days, but that doesn't prevent anyone from using their imagination to go exploring and travel the world together as a family – you never know what you’ll learn! Plan your dream trip, learn about another culture and open your mind to the world.
For more resources, check out ABC Family Life Literacy website at https://abclifeliteracy.ca/all-programs/family-literacy-day/
PA DAY - JANUARY 29
'Little STEMs' - JANUARY 29
MPS SCHOOL COUNCIL
The next virtual meeting is scheduled for February 11th @ 3:15pm.
All parents/guardians are welcome. Please email the school, or school council, if you would like to be added to the email list in order to receive the link to join the meeting.
2020-2021 elected council members:
Chair - Angela Macauley
Treasurer - Kayo Murakami
Secretary - Judy Gerber-vanVliet
If you would like to contact Parent Council directly, you can email them at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Marysville Public School - Parent Council