End of Day Dismissal is at 3pm. Parents/guardians must pick up their children at their designated exit doors. Please arrive on time. If you are running late, please inform the office immediately 905.477.2172. If your child is in grades K-4 please ensure that your child’s teacher has an updated dismissal form. You may request this form from your child’s teacher. If there are any changes in dismissal routines, please inform your child’s teacher and the office. If a student is not picked up on time, they must report to the office. Students should not be leaving school premises if they are to be picked up at the end of the day. Please ensure that your child understands this. Thank you for your support in ensuring student safety.
March Break is coming! Please note that there is no school from March 16th – 20th. Enjoy your break with family and friends! Classes resume on March 23rd…see you then!
York Region District School Board Summer Institute
Online Registration Opens on March 10
Summer Institute offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We are pleased to offer online registration this year. Registration for Summer Institute will open on March 10 at 4:00 pm. You can find information about Summer Institute and registration at www.yrdsb.ca Families can also continue to register in person or by mail at Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning, 36 Regatta Richmond Hill L4E 4R1. For more information about YRDSB Summer Institute, please email Performanceplus.email@example.com
As a parent or guardian of a young woman between grades 7 to 12, we invite you to attend the Build a Dream Career Discovery Expo on Wednesday May 6th at Le Parc Conference Centre, 8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill. It’s a special evening that gives you and your daughter the chance to explore a wide range of career paths in skilled trades, science, technology, engineering, emergency services, and more! This FREE event includes a Dream Maker Panel, with women who inspire and encourage, Exhibitors Showcase, companies that will share information about careers in their industry, prizes, hands-on activities, a photo booth and more. To register for this free event visit the Board website. Please note that space is limited.
One of the priorities in the Trustees’ Multi-Year Strategic Plan is to Foster Well-Being and Mental Health in both our students and our staff members, with the ultimate goal of improving student success. As part of this plan, we are continuing to develop resources to help support parents/ guardians and families understand and support their child’s mental health and well-being. We have created a monthly mental health newsletter for parents/guardian and families. Each month will focus on a theme or topic. December’s newsletter includes helpful information to help parents and guardians navigate the time over the winter break in a low stress way. In addition, we have included information in the December edition about the newly released Student Suicide Intervention Protocol which was also communicated with parents in October. Along with the newsletters, we are also including helpful tip sheets for parents on a variety of topics such as communication, relationships, and substance misuse. The newsletters can be found on the Board website.
GIVE! is a free training program for those who want to volunteer at York Region District School Board. Training sessions are six half-days over six weeks. Develop skills to support your school community Research shows that parent and community engagement increases student achievement, well being and success.
Learn more about: • Role of the Volunteer • Transferrable Skills • Equity and Inclusive Education • Communication Skills • Human Rights • Mental Health & Well Being • Interview Skills • Build confidence and develop new skills • Communicate more effectively with students, staff and parents • Contribute to student learning and parent engagement • Gain volunteer experience in a school • Learn about your school community • Meet new people
Yasmin Mawani 416-727 8179 firstname.lastname@example.org
Asavari Datar 647-297-3902 email@example.com
Where: Markham North Welcome Centre, 8400 Woodbine Avenue, Markham. L3R 4N7 Session dates: March 23, 26, 27 and 30. Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Where: York Regional Police, Community Room, 8700 McCowan Road, Markham. L3P 3J3 Session dates: March 24 and 25. Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.