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MAY 1 – MAY 6 2016 CATHOLIC  EDUCATION WEEK

Please refer to the outline of activities sent out.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

When inclement weather is upon us, we do want all students to follow the procedures outlined below. Students are expected to enter the school via their regular entrance door.  Students cannot enter the school from the front entrance unless they are arriving AFTER the bell.  Bus students need to also walk around to their regular entrance door, where supervisors are positioned.  Secondly, students will not be permitted to enter the school prior to 8:55 am, at which time we have staff supervising.  Your children’s safety is a priority, and for this reason we ask that they do not come to school prior to 8:55 am, at which time staff are able to supervise.  Students arriving prior to 8:55 am will have to remain outdoors, unsupervised, until doors are unlocked by the supervising staff member.  This same rule applies for students who are in portables.  Portable doors will be opened at 8:55 am for children to enter. Once doors have been opened at 8:55 am, students will be directed by supervising staff to head directly to their classroom. 

 

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES JK-8 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Dates: Monday July 4 – 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Students MUST be currently attending JK-Gr. 8 to register.

To register or more information, please visit the site below.

www.mertoncentre.com

ileregistration@hcdsb.org

Tell Them From Me: Your opinion counts!

 

In our continuing effort to improve school effectiveness, and increase parent engagement, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be implementing an online parent survey– Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning Parent Survey. All parents across each of our elementary and secondary schools are invited to complete a, voluntary and anonymous web-based survey.

The survey will be available April 25th until May 13th.

 

The TTFM Partners in Learning Parent Survey is an online survey that allows parents to provide their input into school improvement initiatives in an anonymous way. The survey is based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering several aspects of parents’ perceptions of their child’s experiences at home and school, including the extent to which parents feel the school supports learning and positive behaviour and promotes a safe and inclusive environment.

 

The TTFM Parent Survey may be accessed on the Board’s website at: www.hcdsb.org/parents/TTFMSurvey/. Click on “Parent Survey”, and once you access the secure website, you will be asked for your username and password.

 

We value the input of our parents and greatly appreciate your support in helping us to make our school the best it can be.

 

                          LUNCH PROCEDURES

 

In the package of Family Information and Consent forms that you are asked to complete, you will be asked to pick your child's regular noon hour routine; whether they will be staying for lunch or  going home on a daily basis. For safety reasons please be advised that a note to the classroom teacher or phone call to the office must occur each time there is a change in the routine. Your co-operation and support of this important supervision/ safety procedure is appreciated.

 

Please note: there is a “lunch drop off” table between the set of doors at the front entrance, so there is no need to enter the school itself.  If you are delivering a lunch, please ensure that it is clearly marked with your child’s name. We ask that you instruct your child to check the table if they have forgotten their lunch or were expecting their lunch to be delivered.  As per the Healthy Schools Act, we are instructing  that NO FAST FOOD be brought to your child.  If you would like, you can sign your child out and have them eat those items at home or off school property.  We kindly ask that parents leave the required lunch and make their way off school property.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.   

 

 

 

 

             KISS AND RIDE PROCEDURES

We respectfully remind parents to please drive carefully in the Kiss and Ride zone and to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure a safe and orderly flow of traffic. The curb lane is NOT FOR PARKING. You may use this lane only for dropping-off or picking-up students. We ask that the stop be 30 seconds or less, as to allow for a continuous flow.  Do not pass another vehicle in the Kiss and Ride zone or back up your vehicle at either gate. 

Pull your vehicle up in the queue for the Kiss and Ride lane before letting your child(ren) out of the vehicle at the curb side. If you walk your child(ren) to either gate, please park in the designated parking lot to prevent congestion at the back pavement gate or at the Kindergarten gate. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

                 PARKING LOT SAFETY 

We want to continue to address the issue of the parking lot during the morning drop-off and afterschool pick-up times. Some parents who are stopping and/or parking their vehicles in areas that are not designated as a parking spot or kiss and ride area.  First and foremost, this is a safety concern that places the students of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School at risk.  Children are forced to travel between cars and are hidden from view from motorists.  Our student population has grown once again this year, and this has led to a more congested parking lot.  We kindly ask for your patience and understanding when entering the school parking lot, and to respect not only the rules of the lot, but the people who are there trying to bring their children to and from school.  Please be aware that bi-law officers continue to patrol the area and have ticketed vehicles who are not abiding to city regulations.  We encourage families to walk to school whenever possible to help alleviate the volume of vehicles in our school parking lot. 

Thanks for your understanding and continued dedication to student safety.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 
 
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