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Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p></p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Free Math Program For Students Entering Grade 7, 8, or 9 Math Program For Students Entering Grade 7, 8, or 9<p style="color:#5c5754;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong><span style="color:#366092;"> This program is designed to prepare students entering grade 7, 8 or 9 in September for the upcoming year’s Math curriculum. </span></strong></p><p style="color:#5c5754;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Taught by qualified teachers the summer program is designed to be fun and engaging with a focus on social justice.  </p><p style="color:#5c5754;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">The course will be held at the Barrie Learning Centre, </p><p style="color:#5c5754;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">August 15 –26, 2016  <br>Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM </p><p style="color:#5c5754;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Limited bus transportation is available for this program.  Bus Route information will be available here June 2015.</p><p style="color:#5c5754;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Registration forms are available from our school or you can register online at <a href="">​</a></p><p style="color:#5c5754;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p>
Eat Wings, Raise Funds, It Pays! Wings, Raise Funds, It Pays!<p>Buffalo Wild Wings (located in Park Place) will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales on March 2, 2016, between 5-9 pm, toward Hewitt's Creek fundraising efforts. </p><p><br></p>
Intermediate Field Trip Cancelled Field Trip Cancelled<p>​​Due to the bus cancellations today, the intermediate field trip to the Barrie Film Festival has been cancelled. </p>
Doodle for SCDSB for SCDSB<p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4"><strong>​​Calling All Artists..... Check out this great opportunity. </strong></span></p><p><a href="">​</a><br></p><p><font size="3" color="#1F4E79" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="en-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"><strong>The deadline for submissions is </strong></span></font><font size="3" color="#C55A11" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="en-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"><strong>February 26, 2016</strong></span></font><font size="3" color="#1F4E79" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="en-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"><strong>, so get doodling!</strong></span></font>​<br></p>
​Free International Languages Program​Free International Languages Program<p>​<strong>Free International Languages program starting in January, limited spaces available.</strong><br style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;">Would your child like to learn a new language or maintain their native language? The International Languages program is open to any student in Grades 1 to 8. Classes run Saturday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There is currently space in the following classes: Spanish in Bradford; Beginner Mandarin, German, Spanish and Greek in Barrie. In-person registration at Barrie and Bradford Learning Centres takes place on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9 a.m. Registration will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis as there are limited spaces available. For more information, visit </span><a href="" target="_blank" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;"></a><span style="color:#212121;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;line-height:16.8667px;background-color:#ffffff;">.</span>​</p>
Caroling & Sharing Assemblies & Sharing Assemblies<p>​​​Please note a correction to the time printed in this month's newsletter. </p><p>Tuesday, December 15 at 9:30am</p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Wednesday, December 16 at <span class="ms-rteBackColor-4">1:50pm</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0 ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">Friday, December 18 at 10:00am</span></p><p>​</p>



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