What’s The Scoop? February 2nd, 2018

February 2nd, 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

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

Mar. 12 -16 – March Break – no school


  1. 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).


  1. Winter Walk to School Day & Crossing Guard Appreciation 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.


Student Transportation Services is running a Twitter contest, hoping for community members to share photos/stories of your favourite crossing guard in action telling the location and using #crossingguardlovewr.  The winner will get a $50 Tim Hortons card.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. Registration for Before & After School Programs for 2018-2019

Registration opened January 29th for before and after school programs for the 2018-2019 school year.  Visit www.wrdsb.ca/beforeafter to register for the onsite extended day program for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade Two, or the Youth Development Program run onsite by the YMCA/YWCA for students in Grades Three – Six.

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