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Announcements Dec. 2 - 6 Dec. 2 - 6<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wed. Dec.4</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Today is our 7th day of Christmas and we invite you to donate canned tomato and pasta sauces. We also encourage each student to donate at least one new unwrapped toy, or a new book to help bring Christmas joy to needy families in our commuinity. Let's do o9ur part and donate to Christmas Cheer.</p><p>Congratulations to the Intermediate boys volleyball team for making it to the semi finals at Counties. We came first in our round robin play and played fantasic volleyball.  Well done Bobcats! Please return your jersey to Mrs. Joslin by Friday. All players are asked to remport to Mrs. Joslin's classroom during 2nd recess for the signing of the banner.</p><p>Good luck to the Junior Girls and Boys volleyball teams at their Zone tournaments this afternoon.<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>​Tuesday Dec. 3</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">This is our 8th day of Christmas and we invite you to donate pasta and rice. We also encourage each student to donate at least one new unwrapped toy, or a new book to help bring Christmas joy to needy families in our community. It's a great way to demonstrate our Bobcat spirit of empathy, compassion, and citizenship.</p><p>There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 2nd break today. <br></p><p>Recycling this week will be on Tuesday and Thursday during 5th period. Please make sure bins are sorted prior to the "all call" and that all classes send down their bins with recycling reps! Thanks!</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday Dec. 2</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Today is our 9th day of Christmas and we invite you to donate canned meats. We also encourage each student to donate at least one new unwrapped toy, or a new book to help bring Christmas joy to needy families in our community. Let's show our Bobcat spirit and do our part by donating to Christmas Cheer.</p><p>Intermediate boys volleyball county tournament tomorrow at Banting high schoool in Alliston. Our first game is at 8:30.  Be at Banting by 8:15 AM. Don't forget indoor shoes.</p><p>There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 1st break today. Come right away.</p><p>Mrs. Stevens would like thank all of the students who submitted letters to be Prologue Performance MC's. After reading the letters she would like to meet the following students this morning in the library for a short meeting. Ali, Peyton, Isabella, Bella, Olivia, and Payton.<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></p><p><br></p>
Announcements Nov. 18 - Nov. 22 Nov. 18 - Nov. 22<p><span style="font-size:13px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​</span><span><span><span><span style="font-size:13px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​</span><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Thursday Nov. 21st</strong><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Reminder to all students who are participating in the Artshine program.  Please go to the library tonight and have fun artists!</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Good morning. <span style="left:120.04px;top:123.633px;font-family:sans-serif;"></span><span style="left:120.04px;top:550.683px;font-family:sans-serif;"></span><span style="left:120.04px;top:592.883px;font-family:sans-serif;">Today we will talk about the different kinds of bullying. Bullying happe</span><span style="left:768.167px;top:592.883px;font-family:sans-serif;">ns in many </span><span style="left:120.04px;top:618.683px;font-family:sans-serif;">different ways. The 4 forms of bullying are: physical, </span><span style="left:516.717px;top:618.683px;font-family:sans-serif;">emotional, social and electronic</span><span style="left:753.767px;top:618.683px;font-family:sans-serif;">. Physical bullying </span><span style="left:120.04px;top:644.317px;font-family:sans-serif;">is when you use your hands, feet or other objects to hurt or harm another person. Emotional bullying is </span><span style="left:120.04px;top:670.117px;font-family:sans-serif;">when </span><span style="left:165.84px;top:670.117px;font-family:sans-serif;">you name</span><span style="left:243.833px;top:670.117px;font-family:sans-serif;">call, or insult a</span><span style="left:351.683px;top:670.117px;font-family:sans-serif;">nother person</span><span style="left:458.083px;top:670.117px;font-family:sans-serif;">. Social bullying is when you spread rumours about </span><span style="left:120.04px;top:695.917px;font-family:sans-serif;">some</span><span style="left:160.64px;top:695.917px;font-family:sans-serif;">one or intentionally leave</span><span style="left:355.283px;top:695.917px;font-family:sans-serif;">them out of </span><span style="left:448.083px;top:695.917px;font-family:sans-serif;">a g</span><span style="left:469.483px;top:695.917px;font-family:sans-serif;">ame or activity. E</span><span style="left:602.117px;top:695.917px;font-family:sans-serif;">lectronic</span><span style="left:671.117px;top:695.917px;font-family:sans-serif;">bullying is when you use </span><span style="left:120.04px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">technology t</span><span style="left:213.233px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">o bully someone, </span><span style="left:344.883px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">through </span><span style="left:408.683px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">websites like F</span><span style="left:516.917px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">acebook or twitter or </span><span style="left:679.967px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">through </span><span style="left:743.767px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">text messages. </span><span style="left:862.167px;top:721.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">All </span><span style="left:120.04px;top:747.517px;font-family:sans-serif;">kinds of bullying hurt and leave scars. </span><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Congratulations to the Intermediate Boys Volleyball team on winning the zone tournament yesterday. Special mention to Kai P. for serving 22 straight points! Outstanding!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">The team will be advancing to the Regional tournament at Terry Fox on Nov. 27th. There will be a quick meeting in Mrs. Joslin's room at 1:20 today.<br>Today we will be emptying blue, grey , and green bins during 2nd nutrition break and 5th period. Have your classroom recycling reps remove contaminants and bring bins to the depot when do the the "all call". Thanks!<br>There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 1st break today.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Thank you for a great Intermediate Girls Volleyball season. Thanks to Mr. Roos for coaching this!<br>There will be a meeting of the Primary Sign Language Club today at second recess in room 102. New members are welcome.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday Nov. 20th</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:250.633px;font-size:13px;">Good morning. This week is Bullying Awareness </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:613.717px;top:250.633px;font-size:13px;">and Prevention </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:731.567px;top:250.633px;font-size:13px;">week. </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:276.433px;font-size:13px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:678.717px;top:276.433px;font-size:13px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:778.367px;top:276.433px;font-size:13px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:789.567px;top:276.433px;font-size:13px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:846.367px;top:276.433px;font-size:13px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:302.033px;font-size:13px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:339.683px;top:302.033px;font-size:13px;">Today we will focus on what bullying REALLY is. There will be times when </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:327.833px;font-size:13px;">you are at school when you will not get along with someone. Having a conflict, disagreement or </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:353.633px;font-size:13px;">argument with someone is nor</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:348.883px;top:353.633px;font-size:13px;">mal. It is important to remember that there is a difference between </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:379.283px;font-size:13px;">teasing and bullying. When you tease someone it usually on</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:569.917px;top:379.283px;font-size:13px;">ly</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:586.517px;top:379.283px;font-size:13px;">happen</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:642.917px;top:379.283px;font-size:13px;">s</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:654.117px;top:379.283px;font-size:13px;">once or twice, but bullying is </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:405.083px;font-size:13px;">repeated behavio</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:251.633px;top:405.083px;font-size:13px;">u</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:261.233px;top:405.083px;font-size:13px;">r; that means it happens over and over again. Bullying is done on pu</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:771.367px;top:405.083px;font-size:13px;">rpose to hurt </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:430.883px;font-size:13px;">someone’s feelings and the </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:328.083px;top:430.883px;font-size:13px;">child that is bullied </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:472.883px;top:430.883px;font-size:13px;">feels sca</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:535.917px;top:430.883px;font-size:13px;">red, sad and sometimes angry while the </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:837.367px;top:430.883px;font-size:13px;">child </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:456.683px;font-size:13px;">that bullied</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:209.833px;top:456.683px;font-size:13px;">does not</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:275.033px;top:456.683px;font-size:13px;">. With teasing or joking </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:455.483px;top:456.683px;font-size:13px;">it will still hurt your feeling</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:654.317px;top:456.683px;font-size:13px;">s, </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:670.317px;top:456.683px;font-size:13px;">but the behaviour </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:808.367px;top:456.683px;font-size:13px;">happens in </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:482.283px;font-size:13px;">the heat of the moment and bo</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:355.083px;top:482.283px;font-size:13px;">th sides feel bad after. </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:529.717px;top:482.283px;font-size:13px;">If we all understand what bullying is and can </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:508.283px;font-size:13px;">recognize it when it is happening, we can all find wa</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:507.117px;top:508.283px;font-size:13px;">ys to help when we see bullying</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:743.167px;top:508.283px;font-size:13px;">. </span></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span></p><p>There will be a meeting of the Junior/Intermediate Sign Language Club today at second recess in the Library.  New members are welcome.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday Nov. 19th</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Intermediate Boys Volleyball practice today at 1:20.</p><p>Zone tournament here tomorrow beginning at 12:30. Gym will be closed on Wednesday afternoon (12:30 - 3:30).</p><p>Good luck to the Junior Girls Volleyball team at their game at Guthrie today after school.  Teachers, please dismiss the girls at 3:30. Don't forget your indoor running shoes girls.  Go Bobcats!</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday Nov. 18th</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 2nd break today.</p><p>Our total weight for the Bag2School collection is 470 kg.  That's over 1000 pounds! Thanks to everyone who contributed!  We will be running another collection in the Spring!</p><p>A reminder to all students to ensure they are not having hands on during recess on the yard.  Let's have fun on the yard while playing safely!</p>
Announcements Nov. 11 - Nov. 15 Nov. 11 - Nov. 15<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Fri. Nov. 15</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Bag2School collection is today! We will be calling EcoStudents to load the truck when it arrives.  Thanks to everyon who donated.  Stay tuned for the total weight!<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thurs. Nov. 14</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Intermediate boys volleyball practice at 1:20 today.</p><p>There is a Junior girls volleyball team practice at 1st break today. See you there!</p><p>A reminder that any remaining lost and found items will be donated to Bag2School on Friday.  Please come down and claim any lost items that you are missing before Friday morning. As well, there are a few pairs of indoor shoes so make sure that yours are not missing!<br></p><p>Tomorrow is our Bag2Schol pick up!  Tonight is your last chance to purge unwanted textiles so they can be upcycled and raise money for our school. Thanks to everyone who has brought bags in already!<br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wed. Nov. 13th</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Attention Intermediate Boys Volleyball players. There is a practice tomorrow durind 2nd break.<br>Congratulations to the Junor Girls volleyball team on your win again yesterday!  Great job on your teamwork and sportsmanship! Way to go Bobcats!<br>A reminder to all students now that the snow has arrived to ensure that they are not throwing snowballs at each other or putting snow in each others faces.  Also there has been alot of rough play on the yard. Students are reminded to keep your hands to yourself on the yard.  Teachers please remind students of this while on the yard.<br><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Tues. Nov. 12th</strong><br style="text-decoration:underline;">There is a Junior Girls Volleyball game after school today. Go Bobcats! </p><p>This week is Bag2School collection! Old clothes, old bedding, old towels and shoes, no problem... Bring them to school so they can be upcycled and raise money for our school.  Pick up is Friday!<br>Teachers - please send any poppy money to the office right after these announcements.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Mon. Nov. 11th</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Intermediate boys volleyball team rocked the Innisdale Tournament. Outstanding team work with a short bench! Congratulations on being the champs! Go Bobcats! game tonight here against Terry Fox.<br></p>
Cell Phone Use Phone Use<p>​As of November 4, 2019, the government's new cell phone restrictions came into effect in schools.  The new restrictions vary little from our current policy and cell phone use in classrooms will be at the discretion of the teacher.  The board's expectations for cell phones are included in the student code of conduct, APM 7630, point 3.1.12, and read as follows:</p><p><em>All members of the school community must "respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, </em><em>including ensuring that cellphones and other personal mobile devices are only used during instructional time for educational purposes (as directed by an educator), for health and medical purposes and/or to support special education needs".<br></em></p><p>As well, cell phones are not permitted on the school yard at recess.<br></p>
Announcements Nov. 4 - Nov. 8 Nov. 4 - Nov. 8<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span><span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></span></span>Tuesday Nov. 5</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Today the Eco Ambassadors will be meeting the entire 2nd nutrition break in the library.  Bring your lunch!<br>There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 1st break today. Come right away please.<br>Intermediate Boys volleyball game tomorrow here, against Cundles. Go Bobcats!<br>Congratulations to Layla from Mrs. Centurione's grade 5 class for getting the top score on Mrs. Flamino's Grade 8 Emotion art work! Great guessing! Thank you to all of the staff and students who participated. Layla, come see Mrs. Flamino for your prize.<br>Mrs. Wright has an annoucement. A reminder to all students that balls are not to be bounced at any time near the cars parked near the portables.  This out of bounds area should only be used to walk into and out of the building and is not an area that students can play at any time of the day. Students are also reminded to bring in any playground balls that they take out at recess.</p><p>Also, a reminder that technology use at school should be for academic purposes only when a teacher has given permission for school work.  Students are reminded to keep phones off and away during recess & nutrition unless they are being directly supervised by a teacher.</p><p>Could the sign crew please come to the office to change the sign.<br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday Nov. 4</strong><br style="text-decoration:underline;">There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 2nd break today.</p><p>Attention Eco Ambassadors! Tomorrow will be our 2nd team meeting. We will be meeting in the library for the entire 2nd lunch and nutrition break. Bring your lunch! Our focus will be Bag2School. See you tomorrow.</p><p>Intermediate Boys Volleyball team meeting in Mrs. Joslin's room at 1:40 today. <br style="text-decoration:underline;"></p>
Announcements Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 Oct. 28 - Nov. 1<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Friday Nov. 1st</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">You know what is scarier than Halloween??  Emptying the Recycling and organic bins the day after!!  We are asking for everyones help when we empty the bins 5th period. All wrappers go in the garbage!! All helpers and recycling reps will be treated after! Thanks.<br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">Attention Flag Football players. Please return your school jersey as soon as possible.</span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 1st break today.<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thursday Oct. 31</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Reminder - Artshine is on tonight in the library.  See you there!<br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">A reminder to all boys intermediate volleyball team members that there will be no practice next Monday morning.</span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">Just a reminder to all teachers, please bring down your red folders. <br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">Happy Halloween!<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:underline;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><b>Wednesday Oct. 30</b></span><br style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:underline;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif">There will be a Primary Sign Language Club Meeting at 2nd recess in Room 102.  New members welcome!</font></p><p>Congratulations to the Junior Girls volleyball team for another great game yesterday against Codrington. Great job on your win but more importantly on your great team work and sportsmanship. Way to go Bobcats!</p><p>Don't forget that tomorrow is Halloween! Wear your costumes!</p><p>Trick or Treat. This Thursday is Oct. 31st and that means it's Halloween. That also means that our Grade 6,7, and 8's will have the opportunity to take part in our Halloween Dance. Students can choose to go and have a fun time in the gym or to the library to play a quiet board game or read.  There will also be a room for students who are not done their work. Get excited! This Thursday is going to be a spooktacular day! Remember to wear your costumes or black and orange.<br></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif"></font>​</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday Oct. 29</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">If teachers have any more forms please bring them down to to the office.<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday Oct. 28</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Intermediate boys volleyball game tonight at Sister Catherine Donnolly. Leaving at 3:20 pm.<br>There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 2nd break today.<br>There will be a dance committee meeting in Mrs. Flamino's room today during second recess.<br></p>
Basket Items Items<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Bazaar%20Basket%20Class%20Letter.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Bazaar Basket Class Letter.pdf</a></p>
Annoucements Oct. 21 - Oct. 25 Oct. 21 - Oct. 25<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Friday Oct. 25th</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">If you are in Grades 4-8, you are invited to attend the HVPOA Halloween party tomorrow at Horseshoe Resort in the Red Building beside Lake Horseshoe from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Admission is $5 per child with the majoirity of proceeds going to a local charity.  Don't forget your costume and see you tomorrow!</p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">There will be a flag football practice Monday morning from 8:15-9:15. There will not be a volleyball practice!</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">There will be a Junior/Intermediate sign language club meeting at 2nd recess in the library. New members are welcome.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><br></span></p><p><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">Our basket fundraiser due date has been extended to this coming Monday! If you haven't had a chance to bring in your item please consider bringing in something on Monday to go with your class basket theme. Thanks to all families for thier support with this fundraiser!</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:underline;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><u>​</u></span><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;float:none;"><u>​</u></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:underline;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;float:none;"><b>Thursday Oct. 24rd</b></span></span><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">​</span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Reminder to all students who signed up for Artshine. You'll be meeting in the library tonight.<br>Teachers, could you please send down your green computer media permission forms down to the office after these announcements.</span></p><p><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;">Students are welcome to guess the emotion for the student art hanging up on the bulletin board outside the staff room. Mrs. Flamino's grade 8 class represented emotions using different colours and shapes! There are sheets to complete on the bulletin board. Place completed entries in the "box" at the office. There will be a price for the top score! Happy guessing!<br></span></p><p><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;">There is a Junior Girls volleyball practice at first break today. Come right away please.</span></p><p><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;">Congratulations to our amazing cross country runners who competed at the Simcoe County Championships yesterday. You should all be incredibly proud of you accomplishments! We had amazing results overall and we are so proud of your hard work, dedication, and character. A special congratulations to some top 10 finishers in their respective races: Sienna S. - 3rd place, Emily B. - 3rd place, Aleiyah S. - 4th place, Simon G. - 9th place, and Lucas B. - 10th place. Way to go!!!<br></span></p><p><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;">A reminder to all classes that basket items for the W.R. Best Bazaar are due soon. Please consider donating an item as these baskets bring in money that supports our school for things such as recess yard equipment and field trips.<br></span></p><p><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday Oct. 23rd</span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><em><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;">If you are in Grade 4-8, you are invited to attend the HVPOA Halloween party! Date: Saturday Oct. 26th from 6-8. Place: At Horseshoe Resort in the red building beside lake horseshoe. Admission is $5/child with the majority of the proceeds going to a local charity. Don't forget  your costume!<br></span></em></b></span></p><p>Congratulations to JT Beer!  JT was presented with the Nelsons Trophy by the Oro Medonte Horticultural Society at their Awards Meeting on Monday evening for his Best of Show Flower that he entered in the May Youth Flower Show. Well Done JT!</p><p>Congratulations to the Junior Girls Volleyball team on your win against St. Monica's yesterday. Great team work and sportsmanship girls. Way to go Bobcats!</p><p>Intermediate boys volleyball game tonight here against Guthrie. Go Bobcats!</p><p>There will be a dance committee meeting in Mrs. Flamino's room at 1:40 today. Please be prepared to share your assigned tak for the upcoming dance.<span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;"><b><em><span style="font:400 13px/1.6 "segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;float:none;"><br></span></em></b></span></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif">Tuesday Oct. 22nd</font></b></p><p><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif">Could the sign changes please come down to change the sign sometime today. Thanks!</font></p><p><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif">There will be no flag football practice after school today.</font></p><p><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif">Reminder of practice tomorrow for Intermediate boys volleyball team. Game tomorrow night here against Guthrie.</font></p><p><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif">There is a Junior Girls Volleyballl practice at 1st break today. The girls will be playing their first game today. Go Bobcats!</font></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><font face=""segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif"></font>Monday Oct. 21st</strong></p><p>If you are in Grade 4-8, you are invited to attend the HVPOA Halloween party! Date: Saturday Oct. 26th from 6-8. Place: At Horseshoe Resort in the red building beside lake horseshoe. Admission is $5/child with the majority of the proceeds going to a local charity. Don't forget  your costume!<br>Reminder that the Intermediate Boys volleyball game here Wednesday against Guthrie.<br>Congratulations to our incredible cross country running team! We are so pround of each and every one of you. You showed determination, a postive attitude, and great sportsmanship throughout the events. Thank you for a fantastic season and a special thank you to Mrs. Bax, Mrs. Centurione, and Mrs. Schell for helping out with the team. We are pleased to announce that we had many students qualify for the county run at Mount St. Louis. There will be practice today. If you haven't received your permission form, please see Mrs. Schell.<br></p>
Announecements Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 Nov. 25 - Nov. 29<p>​<span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:883.517px;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday Nov. 25</strong><br>Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we do not feel safe. The same can happen when </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:909.367px;">someone is being bullied. You want to help but you feel scared</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:591.117px;top:909.367px;">, sometimes it is not safe for </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:806.167px;top:909.367px;">you </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:837.767px;top:909.367px;">to </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:857.767px;top:909.367px;">just </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:935.167px;">jump right in at that moment</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:337.483px;top:935.167px;">. It’s oka</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:403.883px;top:935.167px;">y</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:416.483px;top:935.167px;">to feel scared, but it does not mean that you </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:752.367px;top:935.167px;">can’t help</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:825.967px;top:935.167px;">. After, </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:960.767px;">you can do a lot. You can let the </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:366.883px;top:960.767px;">child that is being </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:502.317px;top:960.767px;">bullied know that you are their friend and that you </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:986.567px;">want to help them. You ca</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:319.883px;top:986.567px;">n also ask </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:396.083px;top:986.567px;">other students </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:510.117px;top:986.567px;">you </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:541.917px;top:986.567px;">know to stand with you ag</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:738.567px;top:986.567px;">ainst bullying</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:837.167px;top:986.567px;">. </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:850.167px;top:986.567px;">T</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:859.167px;top:986.567px;">he </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:1012.37px;">most impor</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:206.433px;top:1012.37px;">tant thing that you can do is</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:419.683px;top:1012.37px;">tell an adult about the </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:589.717px;top:1012.37px;">bullying</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:648.117px;top:1012.37px;">. </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:1063.77px;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:325.683px;top:1063.77px;">By doing your part </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:467.283px;top:1063.77px;">and reporting t</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:579.517px;top:1063.77px;">o an</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:616.117px;top:1063.77px;">adult when you see bullying</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:823.967px;top:1063.77px;">, </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:832.567px;top:1063.77px;">you can </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1" style="left:120.04px;top:1089.77px;">help put an end to bullying behavior.<br></span></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tues. Nov. 26</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Intermediate boys volleyball team has the regional tournament tomorrow at Sister Catherine. First game is at 9:30 am.  Game tonight here against Shanty Bay. Not previously on schedule. Practice today at 11:00 AM.</p><p>It's that most wonderful time of the year! Out annual Christmas CHeet campaign kicks off today so we are asking for your kind hearted support. Please consider donating canned foods such as soup, sauces, fruit, stew, puddings, pork and beans, packaged foods and of course unwrapped toys and books. Also needed are diapers, mitts, hats, scarfs, and socks.  We are confident that our school community will make wthis another very happy and special Christmas for those who might otherwise go without.</p><p>There is a Junior Girls Volleyball practice at 2nd break today.</p><p>Welcome to Miss. McFarland who is our Principal this morning.  She has an announcement. Please classes do not have hands on at recess. Thank you.</p><p><span style="font-size:13px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wed. Nov. 27</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:165.833px;font-size:13px;">Good morning. </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:244.833px;top:165.833px;font-size:13px;">Ha</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:264.833px;top:165.833px;font-size:13px;">ve you heard the saying ‘put yourself in</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:562.317px;top:165.833px;font-size:13px;">someone else’s shoes’? It does not mean to </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:191.633px;font-size:13px;">actually put on someone el</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:321.483px;top:191.633px;font-size:13px;">se’s shoes</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:396.683px;top:191.633px;font-size:13px;">,</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:405.283px;top:191.633px;font-size:13px;">but to think hard about what it would be like to be someone else </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:217.233px;font-size:13px;">for a while. What would they think, feel or act</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:466.683px;top:217.233px;font-size:13px;">?</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:483.483px;top:217.233px;font-size:13px;">How do you think it would feel to play by yourself </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:243.033px;font-size:13px;">everyday at recess? How would you feel if you were the only one not invited to a birthday party? </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:853.567px;top:243.033px;font-size:13px;">How </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:268.833px;font-size:13px;">would you feel if someone called you bad names all the time? On the other hand, how would you feel </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:885.8px;top:268.833px;font-size:13px;">if </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:294.433px;font-size:13px;">someone stood up for</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:289.033px;top:294.433px;font-size:13px;">you? Or spoke up for you when you were</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:600.317px;top:294.433px;font-size:13px;">being picked on?</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:730.367px;top:294.433px;font-size:13px;">Take some time today </span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="left:120.04px;top:320.433px;font-size:13px;">to think more about this.</span><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Today we begin our 12 days of Christmas in support of Christmas Cheer. For our 12th day of Christmas we invite you to donate boxes of macaroni and cheese. We also encourage each student to donate a new unwrapped toy, or a new book to help bring in Christmas joy to needy families in our community. It's a great way to demonstrate our spirit of empathy, compassion and citizenship so let's do our par and donate to Christmas Cheer.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Today the Junior Boys Voleeyball team is invited to play the Jr. Girls team at 1st break today. Everyone please eat your lunch first and come to the gym. Do NOT come before 11:10 and please eat your lunch first. No food allowed.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thurs. Nov. 28</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Today is our 11th day of Christmas and we invite you to donate canned fruit and vegetables. <span><span><span style="font-size:13px;"> We also encourage each student to donate a new unwrapped toy, or a new book to help bring in Christmas joy to needy families in our community. It's a great way to demonstrate our spirit of empathy, compassion and citizenship so let's do our par and donate to Christmas Cheer.</span></span></span><br><br>Congratulations to the Intermediate boys volleyball team for making it to counties. Well done! Meeting in Mrs. Joslin's room today at 1:40 pm.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">It's Garden club today and we'll be making wreaths for the Youth Garden show. 1st nutrition break will be Mrs. Schell and Mrs. Gale's garden club members. 2nd nutrition will be Mrs. Knott, Mrs. Centurione, Mrs. Emerton & Mrs. Svanda's members. Please bring your lunch to the learning centre portable.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Friday Nov. 29</strong><br style="text-decoration:underline;">Good morning! Let's talk about kindness today. We need to be friends to each other and help each other out when needed. So, when you are working in class, playing on the playground or with your friends outside of school, remember that you can make a difference. Bullying affects everyone; the chilod that does the bullying, the child that was bullied, and the bystander. What can you do today to be a good friend and practice kindness?<br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Today is our 10th day of Christmas and we invite you to donate cereal. <span><span><span style="font-size:13px;"><span><span><span style="font-size:13px;">We also encourage each student to donate a new unwrapped toy, or a new book to help bring in Christmas joy to needy families in our community. It's a great way to demonstrate our spirit of empathy, compassion and citizenship so let's do our par and donate to Christmas Cheer.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">There is a Junior Girls Volleyball pracitce at 2nd break today. <br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Thank you to Julia, Sam and Sophie for the morning music this week! The music team for net week is team #6 - Layla, Isabella & Chloe.<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p>
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