What’s The Scoop? January 25th, 2018

January 25th, 2018 – Weekly School-Day Update


*** New Attendance Feature, the ability to email your child’s absence has returned! ***

Email shl-attendance@wrdsb.ca or call 519-744-4430 (press 1) to report your child’s absence.


  1. Important Dates

Jan. 26 – P.A. Day – no school for students

Jan. 30 – Dental Screening

Feb. 7 – Winter Walk to School Day / Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Feb. 7 – School Council Meeting 6:30pm, everyone welcome

Feb. 8 – Valentine’s Family Dance 6-8pm

Feb 9. – Sports Day / Jersey Day – show your spirit for your favourite team

Feb. 11 – ECI Traveling Troupe perform for all primary students

Feb. 16 – Term 1 Report cards go home

Feb. 19 – Family Day holiday – no school


2. School Council Update – Family Dance and Lamontagne Chocolate fundraiser

Mark your calendars for February 8th for our Valentine’s Family Dance.  The event will run from 6-8pm featuring music by Professor Jamz, with snacks and swag available for purchase.  Please note that students of all ages must be accompanied by an adult.  Stay tuned for more information.

School Council will be spearheading a fundraising campaign from February 8th – 21st.  Students will be invited to sell Lamontagne Belgium Chocolates.  Details were sent home January 22nd.  We thank you for supporting our school.  Please remember that we cannot accept cheques for chocolate sales.  If you chose not to participate in the fundraiser and would like to make a donation to the school instead, we can accept cash or cheques made out to W.E.F.I. (W.R.D.S.B.’s registered charity).

3. Winter Walk to School Day – Wednesday, February 7th.

Join your neighbours and walk to school for Winter Walk to School Day (and every day!).

Build stamina with daily walking; over a month’s time, hikers have found that a toddler can start at .09 km and build up to 3.2 km.  Small children are able to reach longer distances with practice and the daily habit can expend their natural energy and lead to better sleep, greater focus, and higher school achievement.

4. Walking School Bus Volunteers

Are you already walking to school with your children?  Are you interested in helping our Walking School Bus grow?  Parents interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer walker are invited to contact Mr. Ernst for more information at tom_ernst@wrdsb.ca . This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbours and serve the wonderful Sandhills community.

 5. Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Children born in 2014 or new-to-school children born in 2013 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2018.  Registration begins online, visit www.shl.wrdsb.ca and click on the Register for Kindergarten button on the left side.  After the online registration is completed, call the office (519-744-4430) to book a brief appointment to finish the registration.  Students already enrolled in Kindergarten do not need to register again.

6. OTIP Teaching Awards

These awards recognize the excellence of our teachers in publicly funded education.  There are three categories for the awards: elementary school teacher, secondary school teacher and beginning teacher in the first five years of teaching.  A teacher can be nominated by anyone – teachers, students, parents or the general public.  Further information is available at www.teachingawards.ca

7. Parking Lot Attendant Needed

We are looking to hire a parking lot attendant to cover two 30 minute shifts daily – morning and afternoon.  This is a paid position.  The morning shift would be from 8:15 am until 8:45 am.  The afternoon shift would be from 2:45 pm until 3:15 pm.  We will also consider applicants who are only interested in one of the two available shifts. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email nancy_murovec@wrdsb.ca or tom_ernst@wrdsb.ca

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