Monday, November 18, 2019
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
Tuesday, November 19th – DAY FOUR
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
PINK SHIRT DAY – We are encouraging Staff and Students to wear Pink to promote Bully
Prevention Awareness Week
Thursday, November 21st – DAY ONE
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
Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:
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.
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
November 29th – SPIRIT DAY – Jean/Denim Day
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
December 5th – School Council Meeting at 6 p.m. in General Purpose Room – All Welcome!
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.
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.
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.
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.