Friday, November 13, 2020
Monday, November 16th – DAY THREE
- VIRTUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR CONTINUES THIS WEEK! See further information below in regards
to our Book Fair that will support our School Library
- Student/Teacher Conferences to be held throughout this week – Information was emailed out to
families on November 9th with instructions for sign up – if you are having difficulty with this process,
please reach out to your child’s teacher
Tuesday, November 17
th – DAY FOUR
Wednesday, November 18
th – DAY FIVE
Thursday, November 19
th – DAY ONE
Friday, November 20th – PD Day
- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:
November 9th – 23rd – Virtual Scholastic Book Fair – See details below!
November 27th – SPIRIT DAY – Tie Dye Day! Staff and students are encouraged to wear tie dye today!
COVID-19 DAILY ASSESSMENT TOOL: Staff and students must complete the Covid-19 assessment tool prior
to coming to school each day. If staff and/or students are symptomatic, they must stay home. The
assessment tool can be found at the following link - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
DONATION TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: This past Remembrance Day, the local branch of the Royal
Canadian Legion provided our students with a poppy to wear to commemorate the occasion. Unlike
previous years, we were unable to collect money from students to donate to the Poppy Fund. However, our
School Council generously donated $500.00 on behalf of the families of CHPS to our local branch of the Royal
Canadian Legion to support their Poppy Campaign.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: Our Scholastic Book Fair is going virtual! From November 9th to the 23rd you can
shop the book fair from the comfort of your home. Shipping will be directly to your home and is free for
orders over $35. Click on the link to get a sneak peek at some great books! Every book purchased helps us
buy new books for our library and resources for classrooms. https://bookfairscanada.myshopify.com/pages/5152021
START OF DAY SUPERVISION: Just a reminder that supervision on our yard, does not begin prior to 9:00 a.m.
Students cannot be dropped off prior to this time. While there are adults on the yard, prior to 9:00 a.m.,
these are Bradford Progress Daycare Staff and are not responsible for students outside their Before and
After School care. Thanks for your co-operation with this.
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. Due to some parking lot construction that took place over the summer
some of our bike racks were moved by the portables adjacent to Miller Park Avenue. Students are also
welcome to lock their bikes temporarily on the school fence in this area. 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 co-operation with this matter.