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Roots of Empathy Instructors Needed

September 19, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Would you like to help students develop empathy? We are looking for volunteers to take The Roots of Empathy training to be able to run the program at Huron Park School. We had this program last year in one of our Grade 7/8 classes and it was very worthwhile. The volunteer would need to attend a 3-day intensive training (spots are currently available in York Region and Toronto), as well as a local 1-day mid-year training. Roots offers the training and teaching materials at no cost, and requests as such that potential instructors commit to 2 years.

Please see the Instructor Recruitment Poster. Please note that training opportunities are limited, and as they are taking place in October, we would need to hear from interested applicants very soon.

Interested instructors should begin the application process by emailing [email protected] Following that, Roots head office will conduct an interview process prior to the instructor participating in training.

Training Dates:
York Region – Oct. 28-30
Toronto – Sept. 30-Oct.2, Oct. 14-16, Oct. 28-30

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Updated School Council Nominations/Election Procedures

September 10, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

If you are interested in joining a great group of interested parents, guardians, staff and community, please consider joining School Council this year.   We want to hear your voice at the table.

Self-nominations are being accepted until Sept. 19 at our school office.  Nomination forms are being sent home but you can print one 025 FORM 1School Council Elections Sept 2014

A Candidate Forum will be held Sept. 22 at 6:30

Elections will take place on Sept. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the school.  Drop by the office to vote.

First School Council meeting will be held Oct 6 6:30 after our BBQ!

Please join us!

Did you know?

August 31, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Huron Park has a very active Facebook page.  We have over 100 followers and we’re hoping for many more this year.  As events happen at the school, they are tweeted to Twitter and go directly to Facebook.  You will find lots of pictures and information there.  We encourage you to “Like” our Facebook page or to follow us on Twitter or both.

If you want breaking news and information from Huron Park, Twitter and Facebook are the places to be.  If you don’t follow Twitter or Facebook, our Twitter feed runs on our website here to the right.

 

 

Huron Park Transportation Information

August 28, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Students who ride on Special Needs Transportation have received a phone call at home.

Students riding regular buses will be picked up/dropped off as follows:

Route 328 (Parkview Midland)

8:49 a.m. pickup/3:30 p.m. dropoff–at Coral Springs and Southwinds  (South Entrance)

Route 330 (Parkview Midland)

8:39 a.m. pickup/3:39 p.m. dropoff–at Aberdeen and Riverwalk

8:44 a.m. pickup/3:29 dropoff– at 870 Birchwood

8:45 a.m. pickup/3:31– dropoff at 806 Birchwood

8:47 pickup/3:33 p.m.– at 761 Birchwood

8:50 pickup/3:35 p.m.– at 715 Birchwood

Questions?  Please call the school 705-526-5300

 

Class Lists to be posted

August 27, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

The tentative class lists for September will be posted inside the school on Friday, August 29 from 2-4 p.m.  As always, a great deal of thought has been put into these lists and we have tried to take into account specific requests.  Sometimes that is not possible.   Only first names will be posted and, again, we respectfully ask that you not take photographs of the lists.

Please be aware that the classes could change significantly after the first three weeks depending on enrollment.  If there are new students living in your neighbourhood, please encourage their parents/guardians to register them on Thursday or Friday.  This makes their transition so much easier.

Students will line up with their assigned teachers on their yard when the bell rings at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2.  Teachers will have signs to help you find your way.  Mrs. Therrien’s 3/4 class will line up on the primary yard on Tuesday morning.  We will have plenty of staff on the yard on Tuesday morning to assist you and your children to find their classes.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mrs. Lethbridge (principal) or Ms. Cameron-Armstrong (vice-principal) or drop in to see us on Thursday or Friday this week.

Looking forward to a great year with your children.

 

Front doors will be locked during school day starting in September

August 21, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Starting on September 2, our front door will be locked during the school day. All other school doors are also locked.  To access the building, visitors will need to press the intercom button located to the right of the door.

Staff in the office will be responsible for letting visitors into the school. It’s one more way we can keep track of who is visiting our school. It will help us ensure all visitors sign in at the office.

Please understand that staff may not be available to answer the door immediately. There may be a wait.

I wanted to make sure you were aware of this security enhancement at our school. This same feature will be in place at all SCDSB elementary schools.  As always, if you have any questions, please call or visit the office.  Our office reopens Monday, August 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Hope to see you soon.

Upcoming Community Event

August 11, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

On Saturday, September 6 at 2 p.m., everyone is invited to a traditional lacrosse match at the Huronia Museum. Visitors will have a chance to watch the game played in the traditional manner and then learn to play the game.  There will also be a presentation about lacrosse inside the museum after the game.  There is no cost to attend this event.  Remember to bring your camera!

Lacrosse

 

Would your child like to learn to play violin, viola or cello?

July 9, 2014 by · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Fifteen students who will be in Grades 3-8 in September at Huron Park have the opportunity to learn to play one of these instruments next year thanks to Sistema Huronia Academy.  This local non-profit group has been working for two years to get the project off the ground and our students are going to benefit.  We thank the hardworking volunteers of Sistema Huronia Academy for their vision and commitment.

Students will get two-hours of instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 at Huron Park Public School from a qualified music teacher.  The program will run for approximately 35 weeks.  There is no cost to families for the program.  The only requirement is that students are interested and that students and families are willing to make the time commitment to the program.

If you are interested in registering your child, please contact Mrs. Lethbridge via email at [email protected] or call and leave a message at school and she will get back to you. 705-526-5300 X24252

Again, there is no cost to families for this program as it is completely funded through fundraising, community/business sponsorship and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Check out Sistema Huronia Academy’s website for more information.

Community Involvement for our Grade 8 Grads

July 6, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

Every student in Ontario is required to complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive his/her secondary school diploma. Since July 1, 2011, students have been able to start accumulating community involvement hours in the summer before they enter Grade 9.

We encourage our 46 Grade 8 graduates to get out there and help with the various events and activities happening in the great town of Midland.

We encourage the community to make possible community involvement activities known to our grads.
Click to learn more about the program, the rules and requirements or to print a form.

Summer Registration

July 4, 2014 by · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Huron Park Public School office will be closed starting July 7th and will reopen on August 25, 2014.

Registrations for new public elementary students not yet registered for next school year will be accepted at the SCDSB’s Education Centre in Midhurst during the summer months. Please call 705-734-6363 x11750 to schedule an appointment to register in person at the Education Centre.

Please visit the Simcoe County District School Board website at www.scdsb.on.ca for more information about registration and specific programs like Full-day Kindergarten, French Immersion and Extended French.