Do you have a baby 1 to 4 months old? We are looking for help…

This year, Mrs. Nevison’s class (Grade 7/8) will be participating in the Roots of Empathy program.  For the program to run, we need a family with a baby that is currently 1-4 months old.  The baby and its parent would be visiting the class to help the students learn about empathy through exposure to a very young child.  This is the link to the Roots of Empathy website if you would like to learn more.

If you or someone you know has a baby of this age and would be willing to help us out, please call Mrs. Lethbridge at the school. 705-526-5300 X24252

Student Council will be starting on Wednesday, October 9

Mrs. Lethbridge and Mrs. Miller are looking for students in Grades 3-8 who want to volunteer to be on Student Council.  We will be meeting at 1 p.m. every Wednesday.  Student Council will:  be planning special events and spirit days; be helping with fundraising; act as student advisors to to the school administration team; and generally provide a student voice within the school.  Signup will be outside the back door to the office all this week.  Consider the talents and leadership you have to share with your school!

Remember that OPEN HOUSE is Monday night

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night (Monday, September 30) when we swing our doors open to welcome you.  Students are encouraged to bring their parents, guardians and younger siblings to see their school, meet the staff, check out the classrooms and meet their classroom teacher.

Open house hours are from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

See you tomorrow night!

Adult Volunteers Needed for Breakfast Program

Good news!  We are now going to be able to run our Breakfast Program Monday to Thursday mornings.  Thanks to everyone who has stepped forward to help.  We are still in need of a few more adult volunteers.  We would like to run the program 5 days per week.  If you’re able to help any day of the week, please call the school at 705-526-5300.

Chocolate Almonds are in big demand

If you have a case of chocolate almonds at your house and you are not able to sell them, please send them back to school along with the money for any sold boxes as soon as possible.  We have a LONG waiting list of people who want more almonds to sell.  So, no need to worry about not being able to sell all your almonds.  We will happily accept them back.  We will give one chance at the draw for any case returned by Thursday of this week.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

We now have a Huron Park Public School Facebook Page.  You can find us by searching for Huron Park Public School, Midland.  It’s just in the development phase, so we don’t have any pictures on it.  Be among the first to “like” us.

As well, we have a Twitter account.  Follow us on Twitter.  We are Huron Park PS.  Get breaking news and updates from the school by following our Twitter feed.  If you don’t use Twitter but have Facebook, all the tweets from us are immediately uploaded to our Facebook page.



The posting on the weekend indicating that SK students would be moving from Mrs. Knudsen’s class was incorrect.  The Grade 1 students from Mrs. Knudsen’s will be moving and the SK’s will stay to be joined by Juniors from the other two classes.


Chocolate-covered almonds coming home tomorrow (Monday)

Each child will receive a case of chocolate-covered almonds on Monday to sell.  You should have received a letter on Friday with all the details.  There are 30 boxes of chocolate almonds in each case.  The boxes are $2.00 each.  Please attempt to sell all 30 boxes.  Please return the money/unsold almonds to your child’s teacher.  If you have unsold chocolate, please do not wait until the end of the campaign to return it.  Unsold chocolate means more chocolate for us to return to the company and this reduces our overall fundraising success.  If you sell all your chocolates and require more, please return the $60.00 and a note requesting another case.  Every student who sells a case will have a chance to win an iPod, movie tickets, or a 5-pound bar of chocolate.  Details are in the letter.


Class changes…

As was mentioned earlier, we expected we would have to rearrange classes to accommodate our numbers.  Each year we make plans for classes for September with the understanding that the movement of students in and out of school communities can significantly impact how many students are in each grade.

The board completed staffing on Friday, and we have been assigned an extra teacher to ease the overcrowding in some of our classes.

We will be changing our K/1 class to a JK/SK and the Grade 1 will be be moved into other classrooms.  This will balance the size of the Full Day Learning Kindergarten classes.

We will be restructuring our Primary, Junior and Intermediate classes as well.  Our goal is to move as few students as possible while meeting a variety of obligations but please understand that these moves are unavoidable.  We spend considerable time making decisions around these moves, taking into consideration a wide variety of factors.  Please believe that we look at the best interest of EVERY child when placing them into classes.

Moves such as this are happening across Simcoe County.  Due to the need to reassign staff to schools, no moves of students will be made until Monday, September 23.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we go about this task.

You will receive a letter and/or phone call if your child is changing classes.  Our plan is to move the children and their gear Friday afternoon so they are ready to start learning in their new classes on Monday morning.

As always, if you have any questions, please call me at the school or contact me via email.

Mrs. Lethbridge