February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

Welcome Back to Face to Face Learning! 

We were so happy to see students and educators return to the school last week!  The students are to be commended for their outstanding work while learning virtually.  It was clear that students were doing their very best to participate, persevere and complete work.  A big thank you to the adults and older siblings who were supporting at home.  We know this was not an easy time for anyone. If you have an iPad or Chromebook that belongs to the school, please return it, and the charger, right away. We need these devices in classrooms. 

School Photo Proofs -- School photo proofs were sent home last week and orders are due by Friday, February 12th.  Families may place orders on-line or send their order form and money to the school by this date and the photos will be delivered to the school and sent home with students.  

For the Love of Reading Week -- During the week of February 15-19, we will be celebrating our love of reading at Molly Brant.  Reading is both a powerful tool for gaining knowledge and an enjoyable pastime.  Throughout the week there will be activities taking place to celebrate and encourage reading. The end the week, on Friday, February 19th students are invited to wear their PJs to school, and we will have a cozy “drop everything and read” time in the day.  

Parent Council -- The February Virtual Parent Council meeting will take place at 6:00 on Monday, February 1st.  Monthly meetings take place on the first Monday of every month and are open to any parent/guardian of Molly Brant students. 

Please complete thi
s form to request an access link be sent to you for the February Virtual Parent Council Meeting.   https://forms.gle/U3CxYo9n7wyfzqgg7  

The  next meeting will take place on Monday, March 1st at 6:00. 

Happy Heart Day – February 12th -- As a school, we are going to mark February 12th as “Happy Heart Day”.  On the 12th, students are encouraged to wear whatever colour makes their heart happy.  Students will be participating in activities that make their hearts, and the hearts of others, happy and healthy.  This will include a focus on kindness and physical activity that gets our hearts pumping so they are healthy and strong.   

Hot clipart cold weather, Hot cold weather Transparent FREE for download on WebStockReview 2021  Winter Weather Reminders 

Students go outside for recess twice a day throughout the winter, except in the cases of extreme cold (below -25 degrees). It is important that children are dressed for the weather. Please contact the office, or Ms. Carey, if your child needs winter clothing. 

SnowflakeWhen the ground is frozen, students are not permitted to use the climbers.  When the ground cover under the climbers is frozen it does not provide the cushioning effect it is designed to provide, in the event of a fall.

SnowflakeIf buses are cancelled in the morning, they do not run in the afternoon, regardless of any improvements in the weather.  This includes the bus to the Boys and Girls’ Club.  

SnowflakeIf you choose to drive your child to school when buses are cancelled, you must pick them up at 2:40.

SnowflakeIf your child is not coming to school when buses are cancelled, please report your child’s absence through the Safe Arrival program, even if they usually take the bus.

SnowflakePlease pick your child up at 2:40 when buses are cancelled as there is no supervision beyond that time.


Community Group Offering Free Tutoring  -- "Is your student in need of additional educational support? We can help! Queen’s U MEDucators, an initiative started by a group of medical students at Queen’s University are providing a free, one-on-one tutor program via on-line video conferencing for students in need throughout our community. Our tutors provide FREE informal tutoring services for children of all ages and grades (K-12) across core subjects (math, science, English, French). The service may range from simply supporting the student virtually while they complete their homework, to creating full-on lesson plans to aid their learning. Learn more and register your student here: https://forms.gle/bHLXo22qfBvxXHAG7, or email us at meducatorsqu@gmail.com !" 


Indigo Girls Kingston is excited to announce the start of 2021 girls clubs! 

Indigo Girls Group is an organization run by young women for young women. In a non-pandemic world, IGG facilitates weekly after-school girls' clubs in schools in the Kingston area. Indigo Girls Kingston educates and engages girls in grades 4-8 in discussions about current topics facing girls today. Girls clubs foster a safe space for learning and analysis of topics such as self-care, anti-oppression, mental well-being, women in STEM, and much more. These subjects and methods of delivery promote personal growth, increased self-esteem, and mental and physical well-being. 

 

After exploring alternatives to safely accommodate the current circumstances brought on by Covid-19, we have decided to create virtual weekly modules for girls to complete at their own pace. Each module will focus on a societal theme affecting young women and will include videos, discussions and interactive activities. 

 

Modules will be released at indigogirlsgroup.com under ‘Kingston Branch’ each Friday starting on February 12th 2021 for 7 weeks.