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September 3 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/83September 3 Weekly Update<p>​Monday, September 3rd – Labour Day - No School for Students </p><p>Tuesday, September 4th – DAY ONE - First Day of School – SK – Grade 8 Students (See Messaging Below) </p><p>Wednesday, September 5th – DAY TWO - </p><p><br></p><p>Thursday, September 6th – DAY THREE - First Day of School – JK Students (See Messaging Below) </p><p>Friday, September 7th – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>July 2nd – School Closed July 3rd – 6 th – School Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Please be advised that the office will not always have staff readily available to open the doors during these times, so we would ask that you call ahead, if you need to come in </p><p>July 9th – August 24th – School Office Closed</p><p>August 27th – August 31st – School office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.</p><p>September 3 rd – Labour Day – School Closed </p><p>September 4th – First Day of the 2018-2019 School Year for SK – Grade 8 Students </p><p>September 6th – First Day of the 2018-2019 School Year for JK Students </p><p>September 27th – Turn around day – Students will be re-organized in order to adhere to Ministry Class Sizes (See messaging below) </p><p>Messages: </p><p>First Day of School – SK – Grade 8 students: On the first day of school (September 4th), Grades 1-8 students will meet out on the tarmac at the 9:15 a.m. bell. Staff members will be holding grade signs on the tarmac and field, and students will be asked to go the appropriate sign. When they arrive at their designated meeting place, they will meet their classroom teacher and then relocate to their classroom. SK students will go to their previous year’s teacher/DECE where students will be escorted to their new classroom.</p><p> First Day of School – JK Students: On the first day of school for JK students (September 6th), students and families will meet in the gymnasium at 9:15 a.m., where they will meet their teacher/DECE and then relocate to their classroom. We would ask parents/family members to depart once saying goodbye to their child. </p><p>Re-organization of Classrooms: It is important for our families and students to know that as our student population continues to increase, we anticipate that we will need to re-organize classes at the end of September. Therefore, we want to make students and families aware that where pupils are placed on the first day of school, most likely change prior to the end of September. We need to ensure that our classroom numbers adhere to Ministry sizes. Preparing students for this likely change will ensure a smooth transition when the time comes to re-organize classes. </p><p>Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p>
Registering a New Studenthttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/84Registering a New Student<p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Welcome future Commanders!  If you are new to the area, and need to register your children for September, we encourage you to contact the Simcoe County District School Board.  You can call 705-728-7570 for a registration appointment.  The school office will reopen August 27th, 2018, and we will be happy to accept registrations then as well.  </span> ​</p>
June 25 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/82June 25 Weekly Update<p>​Monday, June 25th – DAY FIVE - Grade 8 Graduation at Bradford District High School (6:30 p.m.) </p><p>Tuesday, June 26th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Wednesday, June 27th – DAY TWO - Report Cards Go Home </p><p>Thursday, June 28th – DAY THREE - Last Day of the 2017-2018 School Year - LOST and FOUND items will be picked up at the end of the day and sent to a charitable organization, so please take some time to go through the LOST and FOUND this week and retrieve any of your child’s lost items </p><p>Friday, June 29th – PD DAY - No School for Students </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>July 2nd – School Closed </p><p>July 3rd – 6 th – School Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Please be advised that the office will not always have staff readily available to open the doors during these times, so we would ask that you call ahead, if you need to come in </p><p>July 9th – August 24th – School Office Closed </p><p>August 27th – August 31st – School office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. </p><p>September 3rd – Labour Day – School Closed </p><p>September 4th – First Day of the 2018-2019 School Year for SK – Grade 8 Students </p><p>September 6th – First Day of the 2018-2019 School Year for JK Students </p><p>September 27th – Turn around day – Students will be re-organized in order to adhere to Ministry Class Sizes (See messaging below) </p><p>Messages: </p><p>First Day of School – SK – Grade 8 students: On the first day of school (September 4th), Grades 1-8 students will meet out on the tarmac at the 9:15 a.m. bell. Staff members will be holding grade signs on the tarmac and field, and students will be asked to go the appropriate sign. When they arrive at their designated meeting place, they will meet their classroom teacher and then relocate to their classroom. SK students will go to their previous year’s teacher/DECE where students will be escorted to their new classroom. </p><p>First Day of School – JK Students: On the first day of school for JK students (September 6th), students and families will meet in the gymnasium at 9:15 a.m., where they will meet their teacher/DECE and then relocate to their classroom. We would ask parents/family members to depart once saying goodbye to their child. </p><p>Re-organization of Classrooms: It is important for our families and students to know that as our student population continues to increase, we anticipate that we will need to re-organize classes at the end of September. Therefore, we want to make students and families aware that where pupils are placed on the first day of school, most likely change prior to the end of September. We need to ensure that our classroom numbers adhere to Ministry sizes. Preparing students for this likely change will ensure a smooth transition when the time comes to re-organize classes.</p><p>Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p>
Staffing Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/81Staffing Update<p> As we come to the end of the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to take some time to thank some of our staff members who will be leaving us at the end of the month. We have had several occasional teaching positions that will be coming to an end which include Mrs. Gleason, Ms. Lyons, Mr. Monger, Mrs. Takacs, Ms. Tilling and Ms. Running. They have been wonderful additions to our staff, and we wish them the best as they move onto future career opportunities. Our school has also been fortunate to have had several occasional education assistant positions which will conclude at the end of June. We will be saying goodbye to Ms. Pecchia and Ms. Jensen. We appreciate their efforts to support our students and wish them well in their future endeavours. We have also been fortunate to have Ms. Nickel supporting us in the office. Her role at Chris Hadfield Public School will also come to an end as the school year comes to a close. As we wind down the school year, please take some time to thank and say goodbye to these wonderful professionals that our students have had the benefit of working with.​</p>
June 18 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/80June 18 Weekly Update<p>​Monday, June 18th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Tuesday, June 19th – DAY ONE - Volunteer Breakfast (8:30 a.m.) in the General Purpose Room - Girls 3-Pitch Tournament at Barrie Sports Complex​- Area Track and Field Day at Bradford District High School ​</p><p> Wednesday, June 20th – DAY TWO - Grades 4-8 Character Assembly (12:00 p.m.) - K- 3 Character Assembly (2:15 p.m.) - Boys 3-Pitch Tournament at Barrie Sports Complex </p><p>Thursday, June 21st – DAY THREE - National Aboriginal Day </p><p>Friday, June 22nd – DAY FOUR - Jump Rope For Heart School Event </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>June 25th – Grade 8 Graduation at Bradford District High School – Details to follow </p><p>June 27th – Report Cards Go Home </p><p>June 28th – Last Day of the 2018-19 School Year </p><p>Messages: </p><p>Hot Lunches/Milk Program: June 18th – 22nd is the final week for our Hot Lunch and Milk Programs. These programs will not be running during the week of June 25th </p><p>Road Safety: Please remind students who are walking to and from school to follow staff and crossing guard instructions when crossing the road. It is important that students cross the road at supervised areas or at stop signs! It has been brought to our attention by members of the community, that some students are running across busy roads where traffic is high, and students are not paying proper attention. Reviewing safe road rules as a family is an essential habit to continue.</p><p> ​Safe Arrival: Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m. Please ensure that students are here on time to start the school day! We would also ask that if your child is going to be absent or late, that you call the school and leave a message on the Safe Arrival line!</p><p>Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times.​</p>
June 11 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/79June 11 Weekly Update<p>​Monday, June 11th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Tuesday, June 12th – DAY ONE - Grade 6 Bowling Trip - Grade 2 Pen Pal Visit at the Bradford Public Library - Student Leadership Team Meeting in the gymnasium (3:45 p.m.) </p><p>Wednesday, June 13th – DAY TWO - Grade 8 students leave for Geneva Park </p><p>Thursday, June 14th – DAY THREE - Grade 8 students at Geneva Park </p><p>Friday, June 15th – DAY FOUR - Grade 8 students return from Geneva Park </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>June 19th – Volunteer Breakfast (8:30 a.m.) in the General Purpose Room </p><p>June 19th – Girls 3-Pitch Tournament at Barrie Sports Complex </p><p>June 20th – Character Assembly – Details to follow</p><p>June 20th – Boys 3-Pitch Tournament at Barrie Sports Complex </p><p>June 21st – National Aboriginal Day </p><p>June 22nd – Jump Rope for Heart School Event</p><p>June 25th – Grade 8 Graduation at Bradford District High School – Details to follow </p><p>Messages: </p><p>Road Safety: Please remind students who are walking to and from school to follow staff and crossing guard instructions when crossing the road. It is important that students cross the road at supervised areas or at stop signs! It has been brought to our attention by members of the community, that some students are running across busy roads where traffic is high, and students are not paying proper attention. Reviewing safe road rules as a family is an essential habit to continue. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m. Please ensure that students are here on time to start the school day! We would also ask that if your child is going to be absent or late, that you call the school and leave a message on the Safe Arrival line! </p><p>Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p>
June 4 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/78June 4 Weekly Update<p>​Monday, June 4th – DAY FIVE - EQAO Testing for Grades 3 & 6 Students - School Track and Field Meet for Grades 4-8 Students at Bradford District High School </p><p>Tuesday, June 5th – DAY ONE - School Track and Field Meet Rain Date - Student Vote for Grades 5-8 Students </p><p>Wednesday, June 6th – DAY TWO - School Council Meeting in the Staff Room (6:30 p.m.) – All Welcome! **NEW DATE** </p><p>Thursday, June 7th – DAY THREE - Ontario Election – We would ask that families walk to and from school on this day if possible, as our school will be a polling station. Our parking lot will be much busier throughout the day. - Scientists in the School for Grade 6 students - Vaccinations for Grade 7 students </p><p>Friday, June 8th – DAY FOUR - Scientists in the School for Grade 6 students </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>June 12th – Grade 6 Bowling Trip </p><p>June 12th – Grade 2 Pen Pal Visit at Bradford Public Library </p><p>June 12th – Student Leadership Team Meeting in the gymnasium (3:45 p.m.) </p><p>June 13th – 15th – Grade 8 students to Geneva Park</p><p>June 15th – Grade 2 Pen Pal Visit at Bradford Public Library </p><p>June 19th – Volunteer Breakfast (8:30 a.m.) in the General Purpose Room </p><p>June 19th – Girls 3-Pitch Tournament at Barrie Sports Complex </p><p>June 20th – Character Assembly – Details to follow </p><p>June 20th – Boys 3-Pitch Tournament at Barrie Sports Complex </p><p>June 21st – National Aboriginal Day​​</p><p> June 22nd – Jump Rope for Heart School Event </p><p>Messages: </p><p>Provincial Election: On June 7th, our school will be used as a polling station for the Provincial Election. With our building being open to the public for voting purposes, our school parking lot will be even busier than usual. We would ask that if all possible, students and family walk to and from school on this day, to help ease the traffic congestion within our school community. Thanks for the support! </p><p>Road Safety: Please remind students who are walking to and from school to follow staff and crossing guard instructions when crossing the road. It is important that students cross the road at supervised areas or at stop signs! It has been brought to our attention by members of the community, that some students are running across busy roads where traffic is high, and students are not paying proper attention. Reviewing safe road rules as a family is an essential habit to continue. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m. Please ensure that students are here on time to start the school day! We would also ask that if your child is going to be absent or late, that you call the school and leave a message on the Safe Arrival line!</p><p> Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times.​</p>
May 21 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/77May 21 Weekly Update<p>​​Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day - School Closed </p><p>Tuesday, May 22nd – DAY TWO - </p><p>Wednesday, May 23rd – DAY THREE - EQAO testing for Grades 3 and 6 Students - Kindergarten Students to Elmvale Zoo</p><p>Thursday, May 24th – DAY FOUR - EQAO testing for Grades 3 and 6 Students - Grades 7 and 8 students to Toronto Blue Jays Game </p><p>Friday, May 25th – DAY FIVE - POPCORN SALES – We are selling Popcorn at 1st Nutrition Break for $2.00 - EQAO testing for Grades 3 and 6 Students - Officer Elisabeth Drug Awareness Presentation to Grade 8 Students </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>May 28th – June 4th – EQAO testing for Grades 3 & 6 Students </p><p>May 30th – Earth Rangers Presentation for Grades 1-6 Students </p><p>May 31st – Welcome to Kindergarten Event – We are welcoming our new JK students and their families who will be starting school this fall to this Special Event which starts at 5:00 p.m. – Children need to be registered at our school to be able to attend – if you haven’t registered your child, please see us in the school office </p><p>June 1st – PD Day – No School for Students </p><p>June 4th – School Track and Field Meet for Grades 4-8 Students at Bradford District High School June 5 th – School Track and Field Meet Rain Date </p><p>June 7th – Ontario Election – We would ask that families walk to and from school on this day if possible, as our school will be a polling station. Our parking lot will be much busier throughout the day.</p><p>June 7th – Scientists in the School for Grade 6 students</p><p>une 7th – Vaccinations for Grade 7 students </p><p>June 8th – Scientists in the School for Grade 6 students </p><p>Messages</p><p>Provincial Election: On June 7th, our school will be used as a polling station for the Provincial Election. With our building being open to the public for voting purposes, our school parking lot will be even busier than usual. We would ask that if all possible, students and family walk to and from school on this day, to help ease the traffic congestion within our school community. Thanks for the support! </p><p>Road Safety: Please remind students who are walking to and from school to follow staff and crossing guard instructions when crossing the road. It is important that students cross the road at supervised areas or at stop signs! It has been brought to our attention by members of the community, that some students are running across busy roads where traffic is high, and students are not paying proper attention. Reviewing safe road rules as a family is an essential habit to continue.</p><p>Safe Arrival: Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m. Please ensure that students are here on time to start the school day! We would also ask that if your child is going to be absent or late, that you call the school and leave a message on the Safe Arrival line!</p><p>Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p>
May 14 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/76May 14 Weekly Update<p>​Monday, May 14th – DAY TWO - </p><p>Tuesday, May 15th – DAY THREE - Rain Barrel Pick Up Day – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - SPIRIT DAY – Disney Day – Dress up as your favourite Disney, Marvel or Star Wars Character </p><p>Wednesday, May 16th – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Thursday, May 17th – DAY FIVE - Grade 8 Students at Skills Trade Expo - POPCORN SALES – We are selling Popcorn at 1st Nutrition Break for $2.00 </p><p>Friday, May 18th – PD DAY - No School for Students </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:</p><p>May 21st – Victoria Day – No School for Students </p><p>May 23rd – June 4th – EQAO testing for Grades 3 & 6 Students </p><p>May 23rd – Kindergarten Students to Elmvale Zoo </p><p>May 24th – Grades 7 and 8 students to Toronto Blue Jays Game </p><p>May 25th – Officer Elisabeth Drug Awareness Presentation to Grade 8 Students </p><p>May 31st – Welcome to Kindergarten Event – We are welcoming our new JK students and their families who will be starting school this fall to this Special Event which starts at 5:00 p.m. – Children need to be registered at our school to be able to attend – if you haven’t registered your child, please see us in the school office</p><p> June 1st – PD Day – No School for Students </p><p>June 7th – Ontario Election – We would ask that families walk to and from school on this day if possible, as our school will be a polling station. Our parking lot will be much busier throughout the day. </p><p>Messages</p><p>Provincial Election: On June 7th, our school will be used as a polling station for the Provincial Election. With our building being open to the public for voting purposes, our school parking lot will be even busier than usual. We would ask that if all possible, students and family walk to and from school on this day, to help ease the traffic congestion within our school community. Thanks for the support! </p><p>Champion of Diversity Award: The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is looking for nominations for the Champion of Diversity Award. This honour will be awarded to a member of the community who actively promotes equity and inclusion within the community. If you have someone that you would like to nominate – please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/honours-and-awards - Click on the “Inclusion” category and then click on “Champion of Diversity Award”. Nominations are being accepted until May 15th . </p><p>Rain Barrel Fundraiser: Our school is having a “Rain Barrel Fundraiser” – Please see the following link - https://rainbarrel.ca/chps/ - Proceeds from purchases at this site will be donated to our school! </p><p>Road Safety: Please remind students who are walking to and from school to follow staff and crossing guard instructions when crossing the road. It is important that students cross the road at supervised areas or at stop signs! It has been brought to our attention by members of the community, that some students are running across busy roads where traffic is high, and students are not paying proper attention. Reviewing safe road rules as a family is an essential habit to continue. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m. Please ensure that students are here on time to start the school day! We would also ask that if your child is going to be absent or late, that you call the school and leave a message on the Safe Arrival line! </p><p>Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times.​</p>
​May 7 Weekly Update​http://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/75​May 7 Weekly Update​Monday, May 7th – DAY TWO - <div><br></div><div>Tuesday, May 8th – DAY THREE - </div><div><br></div><div>Wednesday, May 9th – DAY FOUR - Walk N’ Wheel Wednesday – Today we encourage families and students to walk or ride their bike to and from school – Event sponsored by the Town of Bradford - Drug and Alcohol Awareness Presentation for Grade 8 students by Officer Elisabeth </div><div><br></div><div>Thursday, May 10th – DAY FIVE </div><div><br></div><div>Friday,May 11th – DAY ONE - POPCORN SALES – Students can bring in $2.00 to purchase a bag of popcorn at first nutrition break - E-Fair in the gymnasium - Ancient Civilization Feast for Grade 4 students - Scientists in the School for Grade 4 students Some </div><div><br></div><div>Upcoming Dates to Remember: </div><div>May 15th – Rain Barrel Pick Up Day – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. </div><div><br></div><div>May 15th – SPIRIT DAY – Disney Day – Dress up as your favourite Disney, Marvel or Star Wars Character </div><div><br></div><div>May 17th – Grade 8 students at Skills Trade Expo </div><div><br></div><div>May 18th – PD Day – No School for Students </div><div><br></div><div>May 21st – Victoria Day – No School for Students </div><div><br></div><div>May 23rd – June 4th – EQAO testing for Grades 3 & 6 Students </div><div><br></div><div>May 23rd – Kindergarten Students to Elmvale Zoo </div><div><br></div><div>May 24th – Grades 7 and 8 students to Toronto Blue Jays Game </div><div><br></div><div>June 1st – PD Day – No School for Students </div><div><br></div><div>Messages: </div><div><br></div><div>Provincial Election: On June 7th, our school will be used as a polling station for the Provincial Election. With our building being open to the public for voting purposes, our school parking lot will be even busier than usual. We would ask that if all possible, students and family walk to and from school on this day, to help ease the traffic congestion within our school community. Thanks for the support! </div><div><br></div><div>Champion of Diversity Award: The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is looking for nominations for the Champion of Diversity Award. This honour will be awarded to a member of the community who actively promotes equity and inclusion within the community. If you have someone that you would like to nominate – please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/honours-and-awards - Click on the “Inclusion” category and then click on “Champion of Diversity Award”. Nominations are being accepted until May 15th . </div><div><br></div><div>Rain Barrel Fundraiser: Our school is having a “Rain Barrel Fundraiser” – Please see the following link - https://rainbarrel.ca/chps/ - Proceeds from purchases at this site will be donated to our school! </div><div><br></div><div>Road Safety: Please remind students who are walking to and from school to follow staff and crossing guard instructions when crossing the road. It is important that students cross the road at supervised areas or at stop signs! It has been brought to our attention by members of the community, that some students are running across busy roads where traffic is high, and students are not paying proper attention. Reviewing safe road rules as a family is an essential habit to continue. </div><div><br></div><div>Safe Arrival: Our school day begins at 9:15 a.m. Please ensure that students are here on time to start the school day! We would also ask that if your child is going to be absent or late, that you call the school and leave a message on the Safe Arrival line! </div><div><br></div><div>Parking Lot: We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff and student safety patrollers on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot will be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. This is to ensure the safety of our students. Also, when coming to the school during school hours (including break time), we would ask that you park by the office and the side of the building. Please be cautious when driving on our neighbouring streets to ensure student/pedestrian safety. South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times.</div>