January News

Bath Public School

Welcome Back!

What a beautiful first week of 2023 we had! So great to be together and learning at Bath Public School!

We are deep into learning and focusing on the Science of Reading at Bath. Many new resources have made their way into our classrooms and our educators are learning and working to bring researched based teaching techniques and strategies that target literacy gaps in reading and writing. Big thanks to our dedicated team for their passion for continued learning and diving into resources so that we are doing what is best for kids. See below for online and free decodable books that children can use at home, if interested.

We are looking forward to Literacy week and skating days throughout this month and next. More information about these events is listed below. Also a reminder that we will have a PA day on Feb. 3. On this day, our educators will be preparing for Term 1 report cards, which will go home on February 17.

Winter has arrived and these months can have some cold and wet days. We encourage all families to send appropriate outdoor play clothing (boots, snowpants, hats, mitts, warm jackets, extra socks) that are labelled with your child's name. If you are in need of any warm clothing for your children, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school.

Yours in Education,

Jennifer Osborne, Principal

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Upcoming Dates

January 19th ~ Bake sale Fundraiser for Grade 7/8 Ski Trip

January 20th ~ Spirit Day ~ Wear your Bath Colours or Spirit wear

January 23th ~ Literacy Week begins

January 25th ~ Bell Let's Talk Day promoting Mental Health Awareness

January 26th ~ Skating (Hogle/Bauml, DaCosta/Hay)

January 27th ~ Family Literacy day,

January 27th ~ Holocaust Remembrance Day

February 2nd ~ Skating day (Kinders, Kyte/Sparrow)

February 3rd ~ PA Day

February 9th ~ Skating day (Morrisey/Nickel, Little/ McGrath)

February 8th ~ Parent Council Meeting 6:30

February 17th ~ Report Cards sent home

February 20th ~ Family Day Holiday

Hot Lunch Schedule (Tuesdays)

January 17th ~ Chicken Fingers

January 24th ~ Pizza

January 31st ~ Mac and Cheese

Hot lunch for February can be ordered by Jan 31st on School day

February 7th ~ Chicken Fingers

February 14th ~ Pizza

February 21st ~ Mac and Cheese

February 28th ~ Chicken Fingers

Grade 8-9 transitions

It's time for our intermediates to start planning for their transition to secondary school! Course selection, guidance team visits and Parent nights to all Limestone District Secondary schools is happening throughout January and February. Please check out the information poster below for more information.
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Family Literacy Week

Bath PS will be planning school wide Literacy Events from Jan 23-27 to coincide with Bell Let's Talk day (Jan 25) and Family Literacy Day which takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. This year's theme, "Celebrate Your Heritage" encourages families to celebrate their heritage and learn about their family. Events for the week include:

Monday Jan 23

~Read Aloud with a Guest Teacher Swap

Tuesday Jan 24

~ Dress as your favourite book character day

Wednesday Jan 25

~ Celebrity Readers, "Read my Shirt" day

Thursday Jan 26

~ Reading Buddies

Friday Jan 27

~PJ day, Book Party day

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Bus Cancellations

School buses can be cancelled or delayed for many reasons throughout the school year such as:

Whenever a bus is cancelled or delayed by 15+ minutes, a status alert is simultaneously posted to our website, the BusPlanner Delays app, and emailed to subscribers. Families relying on transportation must use at least one of these alert methods so they are aware of service disruptions and can make alternative travel and/or care arrangements.

If busses are cancelled and you choose to send your child or children to school, please drop off your child beginning at 8:55am and make alternate arrangements for pick up at 3:30pm.

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School Advisory Council

Welcome Back, Parents! Please join us on Wednesday February 8 at 6:30 in the school library for our first SAC meeting of 2023. Everyone is welcome! Babysitting of school-aged children is available free of charge. Hope to see you there!
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Free Tutoring Resources

Limestone Tutoring Resources

January 9 – March 30 Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

As part of the Ministry of Education Tutoring Grant, LDSB is extending an afterschool drop-in Virtual Tutoring Program through the winter months for Limestone students in Grades 1 to 10.

Grade 1 to 6 - Build literacy and/or math skills. 3 tutors per night. (20 min sessions)

Grade 7 to 10 - Math skills and support. 3 tutors per night. (30 min sessions)

Grade 7 to 10 – Homework help. 2 tutors per night. (30 min sessions)

· Student must be logged in to MS Teams using their Limestone account.

· Click on link for age group and subject support. (links below)

· Sessions are on a first-come, first-served model.

· Wait in virtual lobby until tutor invites student into the session.


Grade 1-6 Literacy Link 1 Grade 7-10 Math Link 1

Grade 1-6 Literacy Link 2 Grade 7-10 Math Link 2

Grade 1-6 Literacy Link 3 Grade 7-10 Math Link 3

Grade 1-6 Math Link 1 Grade 7-10 HW Link 1

Grade 1-6 Math Link 2 Grade 7-10 HW Link 2

Grade 1-6 Math Link 3

See below for Guidelines.

1. The student must be logged in to MS Teams using their Limestone account. The student’s camera and microphone should be on so that the student and tutor can communicate effectively.

2. The student should have the materials they need with them (e.g., students should have their homework assignment). The student should try to set up in an area in the home with minimal distractions for the tutoring

3. If a tutor is already working with a student, subsequent students will be placed in the lobby of the meeting and then be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis once the tutoring session for the previous student is completed. Tutoring sessions for Grades 1-6 will be about 20 minutes long and may be extended, if no other students are waiting. For Grades 7-10 sessions will start at 30 minutes and may be extended if no students are waiting.

No tutoring on PA Days or Holidays

Kindergarten Registration for this September

Kindergarten Registration/Immunization

A recent assessment conducted by KFL&A Public Health has found that a number of kindergarten students in our area do not have an immunization record on file. Don’t forget that you must submit your student’s immunization record to KFL&A Public Health when you register your child for Kindergarten. Visit www.kflaph.ca/ImmunizationReporting if you have not yet provided your student’s immunization record.

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Queen's Summer camps

Queen's has opened their bursary applications for the 2023 Camp season.

Our bursary applications will be open until February 1st 2023. We are asking families to fill out this Q-Camps Bursary Application Form to submit the request.

All bursary decisions will be made after February 1st 2023 and before our Registration opening day of February 8th 2023.

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Canada Dental Benefits

Canada Dental Benefits Information:

The benefit allows families to receive up-front, direct payments up to $650 per year, per child, for two years (totalling up to $1300) for dental care services. Canada Revenue Agency will be processing the applications and payments for the benefit.

Families are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Age: child(ren) under 12
  • Family income: adjusted net income of less than $90,000. Note: Applicants need to have filed income tax and currently receive the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) for their child.
  • Dental insurance: do not have access to privatedental insurance. Note: Families who are already covered by Healthy Smiles Ontario will still be eligible for the interim Canada Dental Benefit if they incur out of pocket costs for dental care services for their child.
  • Dental expenses: have, or will have, out of pocketdental care expenses.

Visit Canada.ca/Dental for more information.

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