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January 21 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/108January 21 Weekly Update<p>Monday January 21st - DAY TWO - French Immersion application process for students entering Grade 1 for the 2019-2020 school year – More information is available at https://www.scdsb.on.ca/cms/one.aspx?pageId=372631</p><p>Tuesday January 22nd - DAY THREE - Lyons/Abercombie classes to Springwater Park Field Trip </p><p>Wednesday January 23rd - DAY FOUR - Hicks class to Springwater Park Field Trip </p><p>Thursday January 24th – DAY FIVE - Kell/Legros classes to Springwater Park Field Trip</p><p>Friday, January 25th – PD DAY - No School for Students </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates/Reminder: </p><p>January 28th – Registration for Junior Kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 School Year Begins – Registration takes place online – visit www.scdsb.on.ca for further details </p><p>January 31st – School Council Meeting in the Multipurpose Room at 6:00 p.m. (Re-scheduled from Feb. 7 th) </p><p>February 7th – Community Public Meeting to address new Bradford Elementary School, Growth of Bradford Schools and potential school boundary changes – Meeting to be held at Bradford District High School (6:00 p.m.)</p><p>February 15th – Report Cards sent home </p><p>February 18th – Family Day (School closed for Holiday)</p><p>Important Messages: </p><p>Inclement weather and bus cancellation information reminder - All information regarding cancelled buses in Simcoe County is posted on the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC)’s bus information website at www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca Our school is in the South zone. When buses are cancelled, schools remain open for student learning, unless otherwise noted. It is always a family decision whether or not it is safe for their child(ren) to leave for school under severe weather conditions. The Consortium and bus operators try to make the decision to cancel school buses before 6 a.m. and make every effort to post announcements before 7 a.m. Inclement weather cancellations are effective for the whole day and buses cancelled in the morning will not run at the end of the day. You can follow the Consortium on Twitter @SCSTC_SchoolBus for bus cancellations and other information. You can also subscribe to receive bus delay notifications here: https://scstc.ca/Subscriptions </p><p>Appropriate Winter Attire Reminder: As we move forward in the winter months, it is important that students come dressed prepared for spending time outdoors during the recess breaks. We would like to remind families to review with your child(ren) the importance of wearing all their appropriate winter attire when outdoors. </p><p>Pink Shirt Day Sales: Already available on School Cash Online, our Student Leaders will be selling pink TShirts, bracelets and arm bands as part of the anti-bullying campaign for Pink Shirt Day on February 27th. If you would like to make a purchase, the proceeds will support Student Leadership initiatives. Get your orders in before February 1st so that you can have your Pink Gear ready for Pink Shirt Day on February 27th and then again on International Day of Pink on April 10th . </p><p>Student Drop Off: Just a reminder that students cannot be dropped off at school prior to 9:00 a.m. Duty coverage on the yard starts at 9:00 a.m. – there is no available staff to supervise students prior to this time. </p><p>School Climate Survey - The Simcoe County District School Board aims to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that supports all students in being successful. Between January 7 and January 25, 2019 all students in Grades 4 to 8 will be asked to complete a confidential online survey about how they feel about their school. Teachers will supervise the class during the survey’s completion and can answer any questions or concerns your child may have. Parents and guardians of students in Grades 4 to 8 will also be asked to complete an anonymous online survey about how they feel about their child’s school (between January 7- 25, 2019). The survey provides valuable feedback to inform SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities and School Action Plans. To complete the SCDSB 2018-2019 school climate survey for parents/guardians, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/201819ParentsGuardians and click on the link to the survey. If you do not have access to the internet and/or prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, copies of the parent/guardian survey are available in our office. We appreciate your input and value your voice in SCDSB’s School Climate Survey. </p><p>Kindergarten Registration: Do you or someone you know have a child born in 2015? Beginning January 28th , Registration for Junior Kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year will begin. New this year – the registration process will be online! Visit www.scdsb.on.ca for further information. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Please call our Safe Arrival line (905-778-4323 – Extension 1) if your child(ren) will be late or absent. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. </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. – 3:45 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 and avoid blocking fire exits. 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.<br></p>
January 14 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/106January 14 Weekly Update<p>Monday January 14th - DAY TWO -</p><p>Tuesday January 15th - DAY THREE - Intermediate Boys’ Basketball Practice (3:45 p.m.) </p><p>Wednesday January 16th - DAY FOUR - Intermediate Boys’ Basketball Practice (1:15 p.m.) </p><p>Thursday January 17th – DAY FIVE - Intermediate Girls’ Volleyball Practice (1:15 p.m.) </p><p>Friday, January 18th - DAY ONE - Intermediate Girls’ Volleyball Practice (1:15 p.m.)</p><p> Some Upcoming Dates/Reminder: </p><p>January 21 (9:00 a.m.) – 23 (9:00 p.m.) – French Immersion application process for students entering Grade 1 for the 2019-2020 school year – More information is available at https://www.scdsb.on.ca/cms/one.aspx?pageId=372631 </p><p>January 25th – PD Day – No School for Students </p><p>January 28th – Registration for Junior Kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 School Year Begins – Registration takes place online – visit www.scdsb.on.ca for further details</p><p> January 31st – School Council Meeting in the Multipurpose Room at 6:00 p.m. (Re-scheduled from February 7 th) </p><p>February 15th – Report Cards sent home </p><p>February 18th – Family Day (School closed for Holiday) </p><p>Important Messages: </p><p>Appropriate Winter Attire Reminder: As we move forward in the winter months, it is important that students come dressed prepared for spending time outdoors during the recess breaks. We would like to remind families to review with your child(ren) the importance of wearing all their appropriate winter attire when outdoors. </p><p>Pink Shirt Day Sales: Beginning next week on School Cash Online, our Student Leaders will be selling pink TShirts, bracelets and arm bands as part of the anti-bullying campaign for Pink Shirt Day on February 27th. If you would like to make a purchase, the proceeds will support Student Leadership initiatives. Get your orders in before February 1st so that you can have your Pink Gear ready for Pink Shirt Day on February 27th and then again on International Day of Pink on April 10th . </p><p>Student Drop Off: Just a reminder that students cannot be dropped off at school prior to 9:00 a.m. Duty coverage on the yard starts at 9:00 a.m. – there is no available staff to supervise students prior to this time. </p><p>School Climate Survey - The Simcoe County District School Board aims to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that supports all students in being successful. Between January 7 and January 25, 2019 all students in Grades 4 to 8 will be asked to complete a confidential online survey about how they feel about their school. Teachers will supervise the class during the survey’s completion and can answer any questions or concerns your child may have. Parents and guardians of students in Grades 4 to 8 will also be asked to complete an anonymous online survey about how they feel about their child’s school (between January 7- 25, 2019). The survey provides valuable feedback to inform SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities and School Action Plans. To complete the SCDSB 2018-2019 school climate survey for parents/guardians, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/201819ParentsGuardians and click on the link to the survey. If you do not have access to the internet and/or prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, copies of the parent/guardian survey are available in our office. We appreciate your input and value your voice in SCDSB’s School Climate Survey. </p><p>Kindergarten Registration: Do you or someone you know have a child born in 2015? Beginning January 28th , Registration for Junior Kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year will begin. New this year – the registration process will be online! Visit www.scdsb.on.ca for further information.</p><p> Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser: Our Kindergarten Team is hosting a Mabel’s Labels fundraiser that is ongoing throughout the year. Please take a look at the following link: https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=4264&cur_website=base and see the various products you can purchase. All proceeds go to our Kindergarten classrooms for learning materials and outdoor play equipment. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Please call our Safe Arrival line (905-778-4323 – Extension 1) if your child(ren) will be late or absent. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. </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. – 3:45 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 and avoid blocking fire exits. 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.<br></p>
Notification Letter http://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/107Notification Letter <p>Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), </p><p>In January 2018, the Ministry of Education announced funding approval for a new Bradford elementary school and child care centre. The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has experienced significant residential growth and this much-needed project will help to address the current and future enrolment pressures in the community. It is recognized that as this growth continues, enrolment pressures at area schools will remain.</p><p> You may be wondering what this means for your family and children. The planning, development and construction of a facility can take considerable time. As we move through that process, staff have commenced with an attendance area review which will include Chris Hadfield PS, Fieldcrest ES, Fred C. Cook PS, Honourable Earl Rowe PS, Sir William Osler PS and W.H. Day ES. The purpose of the review is to: </p><p>- establish the attendance area for the approved new Bradford elementary school; </p><p>- balance enrolment among area schools;</p><p> - consider impacts to program delivery; and, </p><p>- incorporate planning for additional future schools.</p><p> It is important to note that the attendance area review is a public process and opportunities will be provided to share information and receive feedback. A meeting has been scheduled to share information regarding the new school and process. </p><p>Date: February 7, 2019</p><p> Time: 6 p.m. </p><p>Location: Bradford District High School Cafetorium </p><p>We invite you to attend this meeting to learn more and share your thoughts with the team. Please note that no recommendations regarding attendance areas will be made at this meeting. </p><p>More information can be found in the board’s Capital Plan 2018-19, available on the SCDSB website at www.scdsb.on.ca, under ‘About’, ‘Capital Planning’. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. </p><p>Sincerely, Daryl Halliday - Superintendent of Education (705) 734-6363 Ext. 11366 DHalliday@scdsb.on.ca</p>
January 7 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/105January 7 Weekly Update<p>​Monday January 7 th - DAY TWO - First day of school for 2019 </p><p>Tuesday January 8th - DAY THREE - Grade 1 French Immersion Session at WH Day for parents of SK students interested in the French Immersion Program (6:00 p.m.) </p><p>Wednesday January 9 th - DAY FOUR - </p><p>Thursday January 10th – DAY FIVE - School Council Meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room (6:00 p.m.) – All Welcome! </p><p>Friday, January 11th - DAY ONE - </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates/Reminder: </p><p>January 21 (9:00 a.m.) – 23 (9:00 p.m.) – French Immersion application process for students entering Grade 1 for the 2019-2020 school year – More information is available at www.scdsb.on.ca </p><p>January 25th – PD Day – No School for Students </p><p>January 31st – School Council Meeting in the Multipurpose Room at 6:00 p.m. (Re-scheduled from February 7 th) </p><p>Important Messages: </p><p>Student Drop Off: Just a reminder that students cannot be dropped off at school prior to 9:00 a.m. Duty coverage on the yard starts at 9:00 a.m. – there is no available staff to supervise students prior to this time.</p><p> School Climate Survey - The Simcoe County District School Board aims to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that supports all students in being successful. Between January 7 and January 25, 2019 all students in Grades 4 to 8 will be asked to complete a confidential online survey about how they feel about their school. Teachers will supervise the class during the survey’s completion and can answer any questions or concerns your child may have. Parents and guardians of students in Grades 4 to 8 will also be asked to complete an anonymous online survey about how they feel about their child’s school (between January 7- 25, 2019). The survey provides valuable feedback to inform SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities and School Action Plans. To complete the SCDSB 2018-2019 school climate survey for parents/guardians, please go to www.scdsb.on.ca and click on the link to the survey. If you do not have access to the internet and/or prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, copies of the parent/guardian survey are available in our office. We appreciate your input and value your voice in SCDSB’s School Climate Survey. </p><p>Volunteers: Volunteers who received a letter indicating they were required to submit an updated CVV/VSS for review must complete their registration on the portal by December 31st, 2018. Current, approved volunteers who did not register on the portal using the unique ID code by December 31st will be required to submit a new CVV/VSS for review and register as a new volunteer. Volunteering at the school will not be permitted until all steps in the approval process have been completed. Please contact the office with any questions. </p><p>Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser: Our Kindergarten Team is hosting a Mabel’s Labels fundraiser that is ongoing throughout the year. Please take a look at the following link: https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=4264&cur_website=base and see the various products you can purchase. All proceeds go to our Kindergarten classrooms for learning materials and outdoor play equipment. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Please call our Safe Arrival line (905-778-4323 – Extension 1) if your child(ren) will be late or absent. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. </p><p>Before and After School Daycare: Just a reminder that students being dropped off for daycare need to use the East Entrance of the school (across from the Parking Lot). </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. – 3:45 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 and avoid blocking fire exits. 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.<br></p>
December 17 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/104December 17 Weekly Update<p>Monday December 17th - DAY TWO - Bradford District High School band will be here to perform for Grade 8 classes - Spirit Day: Red and Green Day </p><p>Tuesday December 18th - DAY THREE - </p><p>Wednesday December 19th - DAY FOUR - January Hot Lunch Orders Due - Spirit Day: Ugly Sweater and/or Fun Hat Day </p><p>Thursday December 20th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Friday, December 21st - DAY ONE - Spirit Day: Dress Cozy and or wear your PJs - All Lost and Found items will be packed up and sent to a charitable organization - Last Day of School for 2018 </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates/Reminders:</p><p>December 24 – January 4 – School Closed for Winter Break </p><p>January 7 – First Day of School for 2019 </p><p>January 8 – Grade 1 French Immersion Session at WH Day for parents of SK students interested in the French Immersion Program (6:00 p.m.) </p><p>January 10 – School Council Meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room (6:00 p.m.) – All Welcome </p><p>January 21 (9:00 a.m.) – 23 (9:00 p.m.) – French Immersion application process for students entering in Grade 1 for the 2019-2020 school year – More information is available at www.scdsb.on.ca </p><p>Important Messages: </p><p>Classroom Holiday Celebrations: As we quickly approach the Winter Holidays, many classrooms will be having class celebrations. If you plan on sending in treats to your child’s class – we would ask that you speak to your child’s educator before doing so. We would also remind you that due to serious life threatening allergies within our school, all food products being sent into the school must be peanut/nut free. Thank you for your co-operation. </p><p>School Climate Survey - The Simcoe County District School Board aims to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that supports all students in being successful. Between January 7 and January 25, 2019 all students in Grades 4 to 8 will be asked to complete a confidential online survey about how they feel about their school. Teachers will supervise the class during the survey’s completion and can answer any questions or concerns your child may have. Parents and guardians of students in Grades 4 to 8 will also be asked to complete an anonymous online survey about how they feel about their child’s school (between January 7- 25, 2019). The survey provides valuable feedback to inform SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities and School Action Plans. To complete the SCDSB 2018-2019 school climate survey for parents/guardians, please go to www.scdsb.on.ca and click on the link to the survey. If you do not have access to the internet and/or prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, copies of the parent/guardian survey are available in our office. We appreciate your input and value your voice in SCDSB’s School Climate Survey. </p><p>Volunteers: Volunteers who received a letter indicating they were required to submit an updated CVV/VSS for review must complete their registration on the portal by December 31st, 2018. Current, approved volunteers who did not register on the portal using the unique ID code by December 31st will be required to submit a new CVV/VSS for review and register as a new volunteer. Volunteering at the school will not be permitted until all steps in the approval process have been completed. Please contact the office with any questions. </p><p>Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser: Our Kindergarten Team is hosting a Mabels Labels fundraiser that is ongoing throughout the year. Please take a look at the following link https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=4264&cur_website=base and see the various products you can purchase. All proceeds go to our Kindergarten classrooms for learning materials and outdoor play equipment. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Please call our Safe Arrival line (905-778-4323 – Extension 1) if your child(ren) will be late or absent. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. </p><p>Before and After School Daycare: Just a reminder that students being dropped off for daycare need to use the East Entrance of the school (across from the Parking Lot). </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. – 3:45 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 and avoid blocking fire exits. 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>
Letter From Mr. Dashnayhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/103Letter From Mr. Dashnay<p>, Our school community continues to grow and our student population has increased by over 40 students since the beginning of the school year. We anticipate further growth as we head into the New Year. Due to this reality, some of our classes may surpass Ministry mandated class sizes, and therefore we may have to reorganize our school. The potential of re-organizing some of our classes may result in creating some split grades in order to adhere to Ministry guidelines and reduce the number of students in specific classrooms. As a result of this reorganization, your child may have a change in their classroom teacher and possibly move classroom locations. If this is the case, please be assured that this change will not affect the quality of education that your child will receive. In fact, it could allow the teacher to spend more time with individual students since classes may be smaller. As always, the Chris Hadfield team will do what is in the best interest of students and families. School staff will work to ensure a smooth transition. We will keep you updated as we work through this growth phase within our community. Sincerely, Robin Dashnay Principal​</p>
December 3 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/102December 3 Weekly Update<p>​Monday December 3rd - DAY TWO </p><p>Tuesday December 4th - DAY THREE </p><p>Wednesday December 5th - DAY FOUR </p><p>Thursday December 6th – DAY FIVE - School Council Meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room (All Welcome) – 6:00 p.m. </p><p>Friday, December 7th - DAY ONE </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates/Reminders: </p><p>December 10th – Spirit Day: Blue and White Day </p><p>December 13th – Character Assemblies – Kindergarten (9:30 a.m.); Grades 1-3 (11:45 a.m.); Grades 4-8 (2:00 p.m.) </p><p>December 17th – Grade 8 students go to Bradford District High School for Concert </p><p>December 17th – Spirit Day: Red and Green Day </p><p>December 19th – Spirit Day: Ugly Sweater and/or Fun Hat Day </p><p>December 21st – Spirit Day: Dress Cozy and/or Wear your PJs </p><p>December 21st – All Lost and Found items will be packed up and sent to a charitable organization </p><p>December 21st – Last Day of School for 2018 </p><p>December 24 – January 4 – School Closed for Winter Holidays </p><p>January 7 – First Day of School for 2019 </p><p>Classroom Holiday Celebrations: As we quickly approach the Winter Holidays, many classrooms will be having class celebrations. If you plan on sending in treats to your child’s class – we would ask that you speak to your child’s educator before doing so. We would also remind you that due to serious life threatening allergies within our school, all food products being sent into the school must be peanut/nut free. Thank you for your co-operation. Lost and Found: Please ensure that you or your child check the Lost and Found prior to December 21st. Over the holidays, all remaining lost and found items will be packed up and sent to a charitable organization. </p><p>Volunteers: Volunteers now need to register using the Online Portal. Annual Offense Declarations now need to be submitted online. A unique username, as well as instructions for online registration will be sent to existing volunteers over the coming days. For all new volunteers, please speak with the office staff to obtain the required paperwork. </p><p>Medical Information: If your child has a medical condition (i.e. asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, diabetes, etc.), please inform the school office as soon as possible, so that we can put together a Medical Emergency Plan to ensure your child’s safety. </p><p>Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser: Our Kindergarten Team is hosting a Mabels Labels fundraiser that is ongoing throughout the year. Please take a look at the following link https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=4264&cur_website=base and see the various products you can purchase. All proceeds go to our Kindergarten classrooms for learning materials and outdoor play equipment. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Please call our Safe Arrival line (705-778-4323 – Extension 1) if your child(ren) will be late or absent. Messages can be left 24 hours a day.</p><p> Before and After School Daycare: Just a reminder that students being dropped off for daycare need to use the East Entrance of the school (across from the Parking Lot). </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. – 3:45 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 and avoid blocking fire exits. 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><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 19 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/100November 19 Weekly Update<p>Monday November 19th - DAY THREE Kindergarten Poinsettia orders due </p><p>Tuesday November 20th - DAY FOUR </p><p>Wednesday November 21st - DAY FIVE</p><p> Thursday November 22nd – DAY ONE Student Led Conferences Begin </p><p>Friday, November 23rd PA Day- Student Led Conferences No School for Students </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>Poinsettia Fundraiser: CHPS Poinsettia orders are due via School Cash online by November 19th </p><p>Volunteers: Volunteers now need to register using the Online Portal. Annual Offense Declarations now need to be submitted online. A unique username, as well as instructions for online registration will be sent to existing volunteers over the coming days. For all new volunteers, please speak with the office staff to obtain the required paperwork. </p><p>Medical Information: If your child has a medical condition (i.e. asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, diabetes, etc.), please inform the school office as soon as possible, so that we can put together a Medical Emergency Plan to ensure your child’s safety. </p><p>Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser: Our Kindergarten Team is hosting a Mabels Labels fundraiser that is ongoing throughout the year. Please take a look at the following link https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=4264&cur_website=base and see the various products you can purchase. All proceeds go to our Kindergarten classrooms for learning materials and outdoor play equipment. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Please call our Safe Arrival line (705-778-4323 – Extension 1) if your child(ren) will be late or absent. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. </p><p>Before and After School Daycare: Just a reminder that students being dropped off for daycare need to use the East Entrance of the school (across from the Parking Lot). </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. – 3:45 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 and avoid blocking fire exits. 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><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. </p><p>Message from the School Office: Bumps and bruises are a daily occurrence in an elementary school. The office staff welcomes donations of snack bags for ice, paper towels, and Kleenex. Thank you!<br></p>
The Great Canadian Gift Boxhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/101The Great Canadian Gift Box<div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font size="2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">The Great Canadian Gift Box is a </span></font><font size="2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">new charity that asks Simcoe County families, organizations, school groups, and businesses to donate shoe boxes filled with necessities for the homeless in both December and June.</span></font><font size="2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">  </span></font><font size="2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">These shoe boxes will be delivered to various shelters and social programs within Simcoe County in a one-night donation drive. Students are encouraged to bring in any of the following items. </span></font><br></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Chapstick</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Baby wipes</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Band-Aids</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Feminine hygiene products </span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Hair elastics</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Dental hygiene products (nothing containing alcohol)</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Hand cream</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Hats</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Socks</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Rubber bands</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Sewing kits</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Can opener</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Lock and key</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Flashlight and batteries</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Garbage bags</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Duct tape</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">$5-$10 gift cards (for grocery store, bus pass, coffee shops)</span></font></div><div style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#212121;font-family:sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12.79px;margin:0px 0px 8pt;"><font face="calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">These boxes will make a difference. </span></font></div><p><br></p>
November 12 Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/99November 12 Weekly Update<p>Monday November 12th - DAY THREE Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Game @ Sir William Osler after school </p><p>Tuesday November 13th - DAY FOUR </p><p>Wednesday November 14th - DAY FIVE </p><p>Thursday November 15th – DAY ONE Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball Game @ WH Day after school </p><p>Friday, November 16th – DAY TWO Progress Reports Go Home </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>Thursday November 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences </p><p>Friday November 23rd - P.A. Day- Parent/Teacher Conferences </p><p>Poinsettia Fundraiser: CHPS Poinsettia orders are due via School Cash online by November 19th</p><p> Volunteers: Volunteers now need to register using the Online Portal. Annual Offense Declarations now need to be submitted online. A unique username, as well as instructions for online registration will be sent to existing volunteers over the coming days. For all new volunteers, please speak with the office staff to obtain the required paperwork. </p><p>Medical Information: If your child has a medical condition (i.e. asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, diabetes, etc.), please inform the school office as soon as possible, so that we can put together a Medical Emergency Plan to ensure your child’s safety.</p><p> Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser: Our Kindergarten Team is hosting a Mabels Labels fundraiser that is ongoing throughout the year. Please take a look at the following link https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=4264&cur_website=base and see the various products you can purchase. All proceeds go to our Kindergarten classrooms for learning materials and outdoor play equipment. </p><p>Safe Arrival: Please call our Safe Arrival line (705-778-4323 – Extension 1) if your child(ren) will be late or absent. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. </p><p>Before and After School Daycare: Just a reminder that students being dropped off for daycare need to use the East Entrance of the school (across from the Parking Lot). </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. – 3:45 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 and avoid blocking fire exits. 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><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.</p><p> Message from the School Office: Bumps and bruises are a daily occurrence in an elementary school. The office staff welcomes donations of snack bags for ice, paper towels, and Kleenex. Thank you!<br></p>