Hello everyone and welcome to the 2014/15 school year. We have a few reminders as well as some announcements.
On the first day of school we will congregate in the gym after the first bell. Teachers will have class lists and will be situated around the perimeter of the gym. After everone has found their teacher and classmates we will dismiss to the classrooms.
As per Board direction we will be using the Safe Welcome system right away. Doors will be locked at 9:30 AM and unlocked at 3:15 PM. During the day use the monitor/door bell to gain entry. We all know that this is an added safety feature for everyone in the building.
An information package will go home on Thursday of the first week. It will include a board callendar and forms that need to be sent back to the school right away. Check the Simcoe County School Board web site for a wealth of current information. The school site will be updated as well through the first few weeks to reflect staff changes.
Class and teacher assignments:
Kindergarten J. Smith (Clough) and A. Raikes (DECE)
1/2 N. Moreau 2/3 J. Cumming
3/4 P. Nitert 5/6 J. Drewes- Dewaele
6/7 N. Snell 8 J. White
FSL M. Hurley SERT Team C. Manuel and J. Johnson
Library P. Reinio E.A. L. MacPherson, B. Buttler E. MacClachlan
All school classroom organizations are tentative for the first few weeks of September. Hopefully we will not have to make any major shifts.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again,
Recently we have had to accommodate several changes with regard to school events.
Firstly, we have moved the Jump Rope for Heart to take place on Thursday May 29th at 2:10 PM outside, weather permitting.
Secondly, we decided to postpone the Dance-a-Thon which was supposed to occur on the 23rd, mainly because of the charity event for Camp Ooch, and we will also be asking for donations for Jump Rope. We will reschedule the technology fundraiser for the fall.
Thirdly, we have moved around the EQAO testing dates to accommodate various activities. The Grade 6 time will be from May 26th to 28th and the Grade 3 will be from June 2nd to 4th.
Lastly, we have moved our Grade 8 Graduation to be held on June 25th so not to coincide with Eastview Secondary School Comencement.
Kindergarten registration has officially opened to parents who wish to register their child. We have an all day Monday to Friday program.
Parents are encouraged to contact the school to make sure they have all of the necessary documentation the Board requires.
We will be having an orentation during the third week of June as well as an opportunity for a one on one with the teacher the first week of September.
Enrolment is an important factor in school staffing. If we have our registrants identified early it helps greatly for planning the next school year.
If you know of people who have Kindergarten age children and may not be aware of this opportunity, please let them know.
Welcome to 2014. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with family and friends. All of us at Shanty Bay P.S. are ready for the rest of the school year. We have plenty of great activities planned for the next few months. We continue to need volunteer support at every level of school life. Contact the school if you are able to help out.
Please look through the posted January newsletter and calender for a good overview of school happenings. Don’t forget to explore the new on-line method of ordering and paying for our school lunch programs. We hope to expand what you can sign up and pay for on line through the rest of the year
Our school web site and school council email distribution messages are the key to consistent home communication. There are many interesting and informative links available. We continue with our on going efforts to avoid sending home paper if at all possible. Do not hesitate to contact the school with any of your concerns.
Another successful holiday luncheon has been completed. Many thanks to Deb Miller and her amazing team of volunteers for what is certainly the highlight of holiday activities for the students at Shanty Bay Public School. Here are a few of the pictures from the event.
Holiday Luncheon 2013
The school council hosted a successful math awareness session on Wednesday evening, 27 November. Thanks to Mr. Carter for organizing the speaker from the board, Mr. Tim Hasiuk. Thank you as well as the parents and children who volunteered to organize and conduct the event.
Here is a copy of Tim’s presentation for those of you who were unable to attend.
Math Awareness Presentation, 27 Nov 13
Attached is the cover page for EQAO School Report for the 2012-2013 academic year. At the Grade 3 level, school scores improved significantly and our students were above the provincial average in all three assessed subject areas: reading, writing and mathematics. While our scores improved at the grade six level from the previous years, we were below the provincial average in two of the three categories (writing and mathematics). Everyone is reminded that EQAO scores should not be viewed in isolation, but rather in combination with classroom-generated results. For parents of students who completed EQAO testing, you can speak to your children’s teachers for a debrief on their individual performance.
EQAO 2013 SBPS Report
Please see the following classes and teacher assignments:
- Kindergarten Mrs. Lavigne -Wilson Teacher
- Grade 1 Mrs. Moreau
- Grade 2/3 Mrs. Cumming
- Grade 3/4 Mrs. Connor
- Grade 4/5 Mr. Schofield
- Grade 6/7 Mrs. Drewes-Dewaele
- Grade 7/8 Mr. White
- Special Education support Mrs. Teskey and Mrs. Seeley
- DECE assigned to Kindergarten Mrs. Raikes
- Educational Assistants Mrs. MacPherson and Mrs. Butler
- Library Mr. Reinio
Ms Nitert is no longer with us. We wish her well at her new school.
Although all of the grades except 1 are combined grades, some classmates have been together as a single group within a class for the
first time in quite a while. For those students who will be shifting to a new class and a new teacher, letters will go home tomorrow.
Thank you in advance for your understanding at this time.
Check out the newest tab on our website Cool School Pics to see some interesting pictures of our kids participating in classroom and fun activities around our school.
UPDATE!!! – Just added – Jump Rope for Heart and Music Monday Pics!!!
Shanty Bay P.S. is a village school on the north shore of Kempenfelt Bay (Lake Simcoe). The school serves both the village and a large rural component. There has been a public school in the village records since the 1920’s and before that; a rural school setting educated the local children.
Shanty Bay P. S. has had a rich sense of community. Since the new school was built in 1955, the school became a Community Centre as well as a respected educational institution. Students and their families have enjoyed the school facilities for education, entertainment and physical recreation. It is safe to say that this tradition continues today.
Please feel free to explore this new Edublog© site. It is quite extensive. Teachers have their own section or blogs where they can post information to keep you informed. The monthly newsletter and calendar will be included for your reference as well. Other sections will be dedicated to the School Council, the Principal, and Special events. The site will host many different links to other areas you may wish to visit.
We are proud of our School and the Shanty Bay Community. Come learn with us!