November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019

It was wonderful to see so many of our families at last week at the Boo Bash!  A huge thank you to the Parent Council for organizing wonderful event that brings our community together.

Arrival and Pick-Up Routines:

Our hallways are busy places at the beginning and end of the day.  In the interest of safety and supporting students to be independent, we are asking that families drop-off and meet their child on the school yard. If your child arrives late or needs to leave early, please go to the office where someone will help you.  The office is especially busy from 2:15-2:45, if you need to pick-up your child between these times, please send a note to the classroom teacher who will make arrangements to have your child waiting at the office for you.  The secretaries are very busy at this time ensuring that students are dismissed safely and to the right place (i.e. bus, after care, after-school programming).

Head Lice

Did you know that your doctor can write a prescription for head lice medication treatment?  With this prescription, the treatment will be paid for under your child’s OHIP+ card.  If you need additional help, the pharmacists at Med + Pharmacy at 277 Bath Road can identify if your child has head lice and recommend the right treatment.  No appointment is necessary.

Operation Warm Feet

On Saturday November 23rd, “Toonie Boots” will be available for $2 a pair at Kingston Community Health Centre, 263 Weller Ave between 9:00-5:00, while supplies last.  Boots are available to youth and children born in 2001 and after.  Bring your child’s health card for proof of age.  New clients will be asked to fill out registration packages and return them to KCHC.

Parking Lot:

In the interest of safety, please follow the traffic flow arrows and parking restrictions.  Entrance to the parking lot will be restricted to buses, staff, and those in need of accessible parking daily from 8:00-8:25am and from 2:15-2:45pm.

School Council:

The November Parent Council meeting will take place on Monday, November 4 at 6:00-7:00.  All Council meetings are open to everyone to attend and there are different sub-committees that are always looking for volunteers.  Free child care is provided during the meeting. Parent Council meetings will take place on the first Monday of the month.  Once again this year, Parent Council is entering a Molly Brant Elementary School float in the Santa Clause parade.

Picture Re-Take Day:  Photo re-takes will take place on Wednesday November 20th.

Parents and educators are partners when it comes to educating children, and your child’s teacher is here to help. If you have any questions about your child’s learning needs, please speak to your child’s teacher.