November 8th, 2019
What’s happening in October/November:
- Sat. Nov.9th – Community School Yard Clean up
- Mon. Nov 11th – Progress Reports go home
- Mon. Nov 11th – Remembrance Day Assembly 11:15 (All welcome)
- Wed. Nov. 13th – Indigo Fundraiser 6:30 – 8:30 pm
- Thurs. Nov.14th – School Council Meeting 6:30 (All welcome)
- Fri. Nov.15th – PD Day (no school for students )
Please ensure that you call or email the attendance line to inform us of your child’s absence.
Attendance Email: email@example.com or Attendance Line: 519-744-4430 ext 1
TRAFFIC AND SANDHILLS PARKING LOT
Student safety is our primary concern at all times. Increased traffic in and around the school zone creates hazards for students. Furthermore, with only a few exceptions, all Sandhills students live within the radius determined by the Board to be within walking distance. It is for these reasons that the expectation is that Sandhills is a walking school.
The parking lot is closed everyday from 8:15-8:40 and 2:45-3:10. There is NO student drop off or pick up by way of the school parking lot at entry or dismissal times. The only exceptions will be for qualifying students and special circumstances approved by the Principal, and registered Extended Day Program users.
If parents feel that a drive part way to school is appropriate, we encourage the use of ‘Drive to 5’ locations identified by the school that indicates places that are a 5 minute walk to the school.
NOVEMBER IS KINDNESS MONTH
“In November, we are continuing with our Umbrella skills project. At the end of October we celebrated our work on developing EMPATHY skills by showing that we “know how others feel” and “care about how others feel.” This month our focus shifts to KINDNESS as we work on showing KINDNESS to ourselves so we are better able to show KINDNESS to others. Be sure to check out the Umbrella Project website for tips and ideas on how to support this initiative at home.
Kindness video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwelE8yyY0U
Dear Families and Caregivers,
Re: Peanut butter substitutions
There are students and staff within our school that suffer from extreme allergies, and we need to ensure the safety of these individuals. The safety and health of our students and staff is our first priority, which is why our schools have procedures in place to minimize risk of anaphylaxis reactions in those who have this extreme allergy.
There is a substitute peanut butter product that is being marketed to consumers as a safe alternative for children to bring to schools in place of peanut butter. The Waterloo Region District School Board asks that parents refrain from including these products in your child’s lunches or snacks.
These products tend to look, taste, and smell very much like peanut butter. While the product is nut free, it mimics a known allergen that causes anaphylaxis in some children to the degree that it is indistinguishable from the allergen. It is a convincing substitute, opening up the possibility that it can be confused as peanut butter, or worse yet, peanut butter could be confused as this soy-based product.
We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in avoiding the use of these products to assist in our continued efforts to create a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment for all students.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
TERRA COTTA COOKIE ORDERS
New order on School Day for December!
Get your cookie orders in on School Day for the month of December. If you miss the deadline watch for it come out for January!
We are delighted to share our next Fundraiser with you. Wed, November 13th at the INDIGO location on Fairway Road, Kitchener (6:30 pm to 8:30pm). Sandhills School Council encourages you to partake in some early holiday shopping and help raise money for school initiatives. 20% of all purchases will go towards the school if you tell your check out assistant that you have a student at Sandhills Public School. As an extra treat for our Sandhills Community, our JUNIOR CHOIR will be performing. Come and cheer on our wonderful Junior Choir and show your support. We will see you there!!
SANDHILLS SCHOOL COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY
School Council Event
WHEN: Saturday November 9th
Let’s take ownership of our school and ensure it is safe and clean for them to attend!
We will be planting tulip bulbs, clean out the gardens and collecting garbage!!!!
- Dress according to the weather
- Gloves and bags will be provided
- Snacks and drinks provided after the clean up!!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org!!
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