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January 27th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/153January 27th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, January 27th – DAY ONE - The provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a rotating one-day walkout on Monday, January 27th . Should a tentative agreement not be reached, all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Monday, January 27th, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for elementary school students will be cancelled on Monday, Jan. 27. For updates please check the following website – www.scdsb.on.ca - Online </p><p>Kindergarten Registration begins today for students turning 4 in 2020! For more information on Kindergarten Registration please visit the following website - https://www.scdsb.on.ca/news/current_news/kindergarten_registration_2020-21 - please contact our school office if you need any assistance - Students who would have received their Swiss Chalet lunch today (Mon. Jan. 27) through our Hot Lunch Program, will receive their lunch on Friday, January 31st</p><p> Tuesday, January 28th – DAY TWO </p><p>Wednesday, January 29th – DAY THREE - “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - Bell Let’s Talk Day – Awareness Day for Mental Health - Eat Together Assembly – Sponsored by the Loblaws Company and our local Zehrs - KERNELS POPCORN IS BACK – We will be selling Kernels Popcorn for $2.00 a bag in the front foyer during first Nutrition Break!! </p><p>Thursday, January 30th – DAY FOUR </p><p>Friday, January 31st – DAY FIVE - Students who would have received their Swiss Chalet Hot Lunch on Monday – will receive it today! </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>February 6th – School Council Meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room (6:00 p.m.) – All Welcome! </p><p>February 15th – Hot Lunch orders for March are due </p><p>February 17th – School Closed for Family Day Holiday – Enjoy the day with Family and Friends</p><p> MESSAGES: </p><p>MRS CARNEGIE IS RETIRING: After 30 years in Education, Mrs. Carnegie will be retiring on January 31st. She has been an important member of our school community over the past several years and we thank her for her dedication towards student achievement and well-being. Please take some time to thank Mrs. Carnegie for her service this week prior to her last day. We wish her all the best on this exciting next phase of her life. We will miss you Mrs. Carnegie!!</p><p> KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: If you know of a child in our neighbourhood who is turning 4 in 2020, it is time to register them for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Online registrations can be found at https://www.scdsb.on.ca/news/current_news/kindergarten_registration_2020-21 - If you need any assistance with the registration process – please contact our school office and we will be happy to support you!</p><p> NO IDLING IN SCHOOL PARKING LOT: We would ask that at the end of the school day, when cars are parked in the school parking lot for dismissal pick-up, that vehicles are not idling. Students and staff are reporting difficulty with the air quality due to idling vehicles. Following this request would promote a healthier dismissal environment for everyone at the end of each school day. Thank you for your support. </p><p>SNOW BANKS: Please remind your child(ren) to not play on the snowbanks on the street and/or in the school parking lot while arriving or departing school. Due to the high volume of traffic, this poses as a danger to our students. Thanks for your support with this. </p><p>VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our students. Thank you for supporting a safe school! </p><p>YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times.<br></p>
January 20th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/152January 20th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, January 20th – DAY TWO - </p><p>Tuesday, January 21st – DAY THREE - </p><p>Wednesday, January 22nd – DAY FOUR - “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays</p><p> Thursday, January 23rd – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Friday, January 24th – PD DAY - There will be no school for students today </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:</p><p> January 27th - Eat Together Event Assembly – Hosted by Loblaw Company </p><p>January 29th – Bell Let’s Talk Day – Awareness Day for Mental Health </p><p>February 17th – School Closed for Family Day Holiday – Enjoy the day with Family and Friends</p><p><br></p><p> MESSAGES: NO IDLING IN SCHOOL PARKING LOT: We would ask that at the end of the school day, when cars are parked in the school parking lot for dismissal pick-up, that vehicles are not idling. Students and staff are reporting difficulty with the air quality due to idling vehicles. Following this request would promote a healthier dismissal environment for everyone at the end of each school day. Thank you for your support. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our students. Thank you for supporting a safe school! YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated. PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
January 6th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/151January 6th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, January 6th – DAY TWO - First Day of School in 2020 </p><p>Tuesday, January 7th – DAY THREE - </p><p>Wednesday, January 8th – DAY FOUR - “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays </p><p>Thursday, January 9 th – DAY FIVE - School Council Meeting in the Multi-purpose Room (6:00 p.m.) – All Welcome! </p><p>Friday, January 10 th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>January 24th – PD DAY – No school for students</p><p>January 29th – Bell Let’s Talk Day – Awareness Day for Mental Health</p><p>MESSAGES: </p><p>VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our students. Thank you for supporting a safe school! </p><p>YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated.</p><p> PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
December 16th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/150December 16th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, December 16th – DAY TWO - SPIRIT DAY: Twin Day - Candy Cane Reindeer Sales for Grade 3 Fundraiser </p><p>Tuesday, December 17th – DAY THREE - SPIRIT DAY – Jersey Day - Candy Cane Reindeer Sales for Grade 3 Fundraiser </p><p>Wednesday, December 18th – DAY FOUR - “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - SPIRIT DAY – Tropical Day - Lost and Found items will be collected and sent to a charitable organization </p><p>Thursday, December 19th – DAY FIVE - SPIRIT DAY – Holiday Sweater Day </p><p>Friday, December 20th – DAY ONE - SPIRIT DAY – PJ Day - Last day of school in 2019 </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>December 23rd – January 3rd – Holiday Break</p><p> January 6th – First day of school in 2020 </p><p>January 24th – PD DAY – No school for students</p><p> MESSAGES:</p><p> LOST AND FOUND: We have numerous items in our Lost and Found – please encourage your child to check the Lost and Found to claim any personal items. We would also encourage parents to come in and check the Lost and Found as well. All items will be collected and sent to a charitable organization on December 17th . </p><p>VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our students. Thank you for supporting a safe school! </p><p>YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
December 9th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/149December 9th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, December 9th – DAY TWO - Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Game Vs. Staff </p><p>Tuesday, December 10th – DAY THREE - </p><p>Wednesday, December 11th – DAY FOUR - Walk N’ Wheel Wednesday – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - Student Leadership Team Meeting (4:00 p.m.) </p><p>Thursday, December 12th – DAY FIVE - Character Assemblies (Kindergarten – 9:30 a.m.; Primary - 11:45 a.m.; Junior/Intermediate – 2:00 p.m.) - Final Day of the Holiday Toy Drive – We are collecting new toys for Simcoe County Paramedic Association – Please drop off your toys at the office or send with your child to their classroom – Thank you for your generosity and support </p><p>Friday, December 13th – DAY ONE - Bradford District High School Guidance Visit to Grade 8 Classes </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>December 15th – January Hot Lunch Orders due on School Cash Online </p><p>December 16th – SPIRIT DAY – Twin Day </p><p>December 16 – 17 – Candy Cane Reindeer Sales for Grade 3 Fundraiser </p><p>December 17th – SPIRIT DAY – Jersey Day </p><p>December 17th – Lost and Found items will be collected and sent to a charitable organization </p><p>December 18th – SPIRIT DAY – Tropical Day</p><p> December 19th – SPIRIT DAY – Holiday Sweater Day</p><p> December 20th – SPIRIT DAY – PJ Day </p><p>December 20th – Last day of school in 2019 </p><p>December 23rd – January 3rd – Holiday Break </p><p>January 6th – First day of school in 2020 </p><p>MESSAGES: </p><p>LOST AND FOUND: We have numerous items in our Lost and Found – please encourage your child to check the Lost and Found to claim any personal items. We would also encourage parents to come in and check the Lost and Found as well. All items will be collected and sent to a charitable organization on December 17th . </p><p>YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated.</p><p> PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
December 2nd Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/148December 2nd Weekly Update<p>​Monday, December 2nd – DAY TWO - Spring Water Park Trip for Legros/Kell Classes </p><p>Tuesday, December 3rd – DAY THREE - Spring Water Park Trip for Kell/Abercrombie Classes </p><p>Wednesday, December 4th – DAY FOUR - Walk N’ Wheel Wednesday – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - Spring Water Park Trip for Fairbarn/Stewart Classes</p><p> Thursday, December 5th – DAY FIVE - School Council Meeting at 6 p.m. in General Purpose Room – All Welcome! - Spring Water Park Trip for Davies/Stewart Classes </p><p>Friday, December 6th – DAY ONE </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>December 11th – Student Leadership Team Meeting (4:00 p.m.) </p><p>December 12th – Character Assemblies (Kindergarten – 9:30 a.m.; Primary – 11:45 a.m.; Junior/Intermediate – 2:00 p.m.) </p><p>December 13th – Bradford District High School Guidance Visit to Grade 8 Classes </p><p>December 15th – January Hot Lunch Orders due on SchoolCash Online </p><p>December 16th – SPIRIT DAY – Twin Day</p><p> December 17th – SPIRIT DAY – Jersey Day </p><p>December 17th – Lost and Found items will be collected and sent to a charitable organization </p><p>December 18th – SPIRIT DAY – Tropical Day</p><p> December 19th – SPIRIT DAY – Holiday Sweater Day </p><p>December 20th – SPIRIT DAY – PJ Day December 20th – Last day of school in 2019 </p><p>December 23rd – January 3 rd – Holiday Break </p><p>January 6th – First day of school in 2020 </p><p>MESSAGES: </p><p>LOST AND FOUND: We have numerous items in our Lost and Found – please encourage your child to check the Lost and Found to claim any personal items. We would also encourage parents to come in and check the Lost and Found as well. All items will be collected and sent to a charitable organization on December 17th . </p><p>YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
November 25th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/147November 25th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, November 25th – DAY TWO - French Immersion Information Night for Families of Year 2 Kindergarten Students considering enrolling their child in the Grade 1 French Immersion Program – Meeting at WH Day at 6 p.m. </p><p>Tuesday, November 26th – DAY THREE - Chris Hadfield Airlines – Grade 3 students are selling Candy Airplanes for $2.00 </p><p>Wednesday, November 27th – DAY FOUR - Walk N’ Wheel Wednesday – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - Chris Hadfield Airlines – Grade 3 students are selling Candy Airplanes for $2.00 </p><p>Thursday, November 28th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Friday, November 29th – DAY ONE - BIG BOX OF CARDS FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN EXTENDED!! – Big Box of Cards, Birthday Card boxes and All Occasion Card Boxes – Available on School Cash Online – Samples are available for preview in the office – Profits will go to the School Yard Improvement Fund. - SPIRIT DAY – Jean/Denim Day </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>December 2nd – 20th – Registration for 2020-2021 Grade 1 French Immersion Program for Year 2 Kindergarten Students – Find application information at www.scdsb.on.ca </p><p>December 5th – School Council Meeting at 6 p.m. in General Purpose Room – All Welcome! </p><p>December 12th – Character Assemblies (Kindergarten – 9:30 a.m.; Primary – 11:45 a.m.; Junior/Intermediate – 2:00 p.m.) </p><p>MESSAGES: </p><p>BIG BOX OF CARDS FUNDRAISER: Big Box of Cards, Birthday Card boxes and All Occasion Card Boxes are available for purchase online – Samples are available for preview in the office – Final day of purchase is November 29th – the profits will go to our School Yard Improvement Fund. </p><p>YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
November 18th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/145November 18th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, November 18th – DAY THREE - STUDENT CONFERENCES ALL WEEK – If you have not booked a student conference, please contact your child’s teacher to book a meeting - Bully Prevention Awareness Week </p><p>Tuesday, November 19th – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Wednesday, November 20th – DAY FIVE - Walk N’ Wheel Wednesday – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - </p><p>PINK SHIRT DAY – We are encouraging Staff and Students to wear Pink to promote Bully Prevention Awareness Week </p><p>Thursday, November 21st – DAY ONE -</p><p> Friday, November 22nd – PD DAY - No School for Students -Volunteers need to have their annual offence declaration submitted by this date or they will need to start the process over again – please contact the school office if you have any questions </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:</p><p>November 25th – French Immersion Information Night for Families of Year 2 Kindergarten Students considering enrolling their child in the Grade 1 French Immersion Program – Meeting at WH Day at 6 p.m. </p><p>November 29th – BIG BOX OF CARDS FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN EXTENDED!! – Big Box of Cards, Birthday Card boxes and All Occasion Card Boxes – Available on School Cash Online – Samples are available for preview in the office!! </p><p>November 29th – SPIRIT DAY – Jean/Denim Day </p><p>December 2nd – 20th – Registration for 2020-2021 Grade 1 French Immersion Program for Year 2 Kindergarten Students – Find application information at www.scdsb.on.ca </p><p>December 5th – School Council Meeting at 6 p.m. in General Purpose Room – All Welcome! </p><p>Messages: </p><p>LOST AND FOUND ITEMS: Lost and Found Items will be on display during the week of November 18th – 22nd . When you are in for your child’s student conference, please take some time to look through the lost and found and claim any items that belong to your child. After November 22nd, items will be packed up and donated to a charitable organization. </p><p>TOONIES FOR TECHNOLOGY: During Student Conferences, Student Leaders will be in the front foyer collecting donations of toonies (or any denomination) on behalf of School Council. All donations will go towards purchasing technology for student use. Donations can also be made on School Cash Online.</p><p> YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>
School Yard Informationhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/146School Yard Information<p>​Throughout the Fall, the administration team and the Chris Hadfield School Council has worked closely with our partners from the Simcoe County District School Board to create a plan to make our outdoor school yard space more accessible and safer for our students.</p><p><br></p><p> Beginning Friday, November 22nd (PA Day), there will be a construction team from the school board that will begin taking down the tire hill which has become a safety concern. The construction team will also be taking down the large sand mound within the tarmac play area, and re-grading this portion of the play area to address the drainage concerns that have been creating large puddles in the yard for extended periods of time. The trees within the tarmac play area, which have died, are also going to be removed. These trees will be replaced in the Spring, in an attempt to optimize and create sustainable growth. The school board has also made a commitment to having our tarmac area power swept in order to address the excess gravel and sand. Depending on weather, the power sweeping will happen in the coming weeks or early in the Spring. </p><p>On top of these initiatives, the School Board will be addressing the gravel that was laid on the field over the summer months in anticipation for future portables. A decision was made last summer to re-locate future portables in a different location. The board will be removing this gravel and laying down grass sod in early Spring. </p><p>School Council has also made various commitments to support school yard improvement initiatives. Through fundraising, the School Council will be installing a communication board on the school yard as a tool for our students to use. School Council is also fundraising for a Gaga Ball pit and a large enclosed sandbox for students to use during the recess breaks and outdoor learning time. It is our hope to have these projects completed before the end of the school year.</p><p> Additionally, the Simcoe County District School Board is in negotiations with the Town of Bradford to be able to use the proposed new park, south of our school yard for recess breaks during the 2020-2021 school year. The continued growth of our school community created a decreasing amount of accessible school yard space for our students. Through partnerships between the school, school council and the school board, we believe that we have shaped a plan that will maximize the space we have and create an outdoor space that will be accessible for all students to enjoy in the years to come. Thank you for your support and patience as we work to bring this plan to a reality.<br></p>
November 11th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/144November 11th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, November 11th – DAY THREE - Remembrance Day – Assemblies for Kindergarten – Grade 5 Classes; Grades 6 – 8 Classes will walk to cenotaph for ceremony </p><p>Tuesday, November 12th – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Wednesday, November 13th – DAY FIVE - Walk N’ Wheel Wednesday – We encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - World Kindness Day – We are encouraging staff and students to wear GREEN and/or YELLOW to help spread kindness today </p><p>Thursday, November 14th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Friday, November 15th – DAY TWO - Progress Reports Go Home - December Lunch Orders due on School Cash Online - Last Day for Big Box of Cards Fundraiser – Big Box of Cards, Birthday Card boxes and All Occasion Card boxes – Available on School Cash Online – Samples are available for preview in the office </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>November 18th – 22nd – Student Conferences – if you have not booked a student conference, please contact your child’s teacher to book a meeting </p><p>November 18 th – 22nd – Bully Prevention Week</p><p> November 20th – PINK SHIRT DAY – We are encouraging Staff and Students to wear Pink to promote Bully Prevention Awareness Week </p><p>November 22nd – PD Day – No School for Students </p><p>November 22nd – Volunteers need to have their annual offence declaration submitted by this date or they will need to start the process over again – please contact the school office if you have any questions </p><p>November 25th – French Immersion Information Night for Families of Year 2 Kindergarten Students considering enrolling their child in the Grade 1 French Immersion Program – Meeting at WH Day at 6 p.m.</p><p> December 2nd – 20th – Registration for 2020-2021 Grade 1 French Immersion Program for Year 2 Kindergarten Students – Find application information at www.scdsb.on.ca </p><p>Messages: </p><p>VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LUNCH PROGRAM: In order for our lunch program to run, we rely heavily on the support of parent volunteers. If you are able to volunteer some of your time to support our program, please contact the school office and we can assist you with how you can join our school volunteer program. Any help and support would be greatly appreciated. </p><p>YARD AND PARKING LOT: Just a reminder to all of our families that supervision does not start on the yard until 9:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your child before-hand. When dropping off your child, please do not come onto the school yard as we need to ensure that only staff and students are in the enclosed area. This practice is to ensure the safety of all students. We would also ask that you follow the direction of all school staff both on the yard and in the parking lot. We are working collaboratively to foster a safe school environment for all. Your support is greatly appreciated. </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff 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 continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times. </p><p>Walking To School: As our school and community continues to grow, traffic congestion within our school parking lot and surrounding streets is a safety concern for our students and families. Chris Hadfield Public School is a designated walking school and we would ask that families make a concerted effort to have students walk to and from school. This would establish healthy routines for students and promote an environmentally friendly practice. We continue to work with our partners at South Simcoe Police and the town of Bradford to ensure the safety of all of our community stakeholders. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.<br></p>