Room 126a

Weekly Update #21

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a great March Break!

This Week's Special Helpers are....

Monday Nathan

Tuesday Cavan & Quinn

Wednesday Isabel, Aaron & Rebekah Joy

Thursday Ophelia & Ava

Friday Field Trip to Humber Arboretum

Happy Birthday to Nathan who celebrated his birthday over March Break!

Class Trip to Humber Arboretum

All parents who indicated that they would like to attend our class trip should have received an email to inform them whether or not they were drawn from the hat. If you indicated interest in attending, but have not received an email, please email me ASAP.

Friday is supposed to be cold and muddy, and we will be outside for the majority of the day. Please make sure you send your child prepared for cold, wet weather. Snow or splash pants should be worn, and water proof boots are a must.

Also, please make sure you are sending a substantial litterless lunch and full water bottle with your child for the day.

The bus will be departing the school immediately after attendance, so please make sure your child arrives at school on time on Friday. We should be returning prior to dismissal at 3:05.

Please make sure your child arrives at school dressed to play outside every day!

Arrival and Dismissal Times

I know this is a repeat message, but PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL CARE GIVERS AND DAYCARES ARE AWARE OF THESE EXPECTATIONS:

Parents are reminded that they should not be entering the school during morning arrival times. Older children should join their line and enter the school through their assigned door with the other students. Once older siblings have been dropped off to their line, there is enough time to come around the school to our entry door. Students should not be dropped off at the internal door, as we can not ensure their safety.

If you are arriving late, then you must enter the school through entrance 1, and sign your child in at the office before delivering them to the classroom.

Also, students who are away for the morning, should not arrive for afternoon classes until 12:15 when the teachers go on duty in the yard. Similarly, if you are withdrawing you child for the afternoon, please be prepared to pick them up at the beginning of lunch, 11:30. We often travel to other parts of the school, including the school yard, Hillside Garden, gym, library, and music rooms. If you are delivering or picking up your child at times other than arrival and dismissal times, we can not guarantee that they will be in the classroom or prepared to leave.

WITH WARMER WEATHER, SOME CLASSES MAY USE SOME EXTRA TIME AT THE END OF THE DAY TO PLAY OUTSIDE. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE ADVENTURE YARD UNTIL ALL CLASSES HAVE LINED UP AND THE TEACHERS INDICATE THAT IT IS OKAY TO ENTER THE YARD.

Laundry

Thank you to Ophelia's mom, Jessica for doing laundry this week. If you are available to do laundry this week, please email me to let me know.

Help Keep Each Other Healthy

We have been working on building healthy habits (such as washing our hands when they have been in our mouths, etc...) in the classroom. However, germs do continue to travel fast through our classroom. Please practice healthy habits with your child at home: cover mouths with elbows when coughing and sneezing; use kleenex instead of fingers to wipe noses; and wash hands with soap and water (don't forget to scrub). Also, if your child is sick, please keep them home until they are better. Please help us keep each other healthy.

Also, in light of recent measles outbreaks across North America, the TDSB is reminding everyone to ensure that your children have been appropriates vaccinated. If public health does not have appropriate documentation of your child's vaccinations, and a case of measles occurs at Runnymede, your child will have to stay home during that time to ensure their safety. Please make sure that school has all appropriate vaccination documentation for you children.