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School bus and taxi cancellations

To our families,

School buses and taxis are cancelled today Wednesday February 5, 2014. Transportation will not run this morning or this afternoon. School is open today.

If you bring your child to school and s/he normally takes the school bus you must also provide transportation home for your child today at 3:15 p.m. dismissal.

Morning entry times will be extended due to the conditions.

Please walk and drive safely this morning.

And yes, apparently spring is just over 7 weeks away. Until then, we continue to support each other through this prominent Canadian Winter with smiles.

Mr. Collins


Weather this week

Dear families,

As I blogged in December: As Winter approaches, it is now getting colder outside. Please be sure that your child(ren) is dressed appropriately (hat, gloves, winter jacket, scarves, boots, extra sweater) to keep warm for outdoor activities as they will still be going outside during morning and lunch recesses.
It may be prudent to send an extra set of clothes to school in case children become wet from outdoor play. Also, please ensure students have a pair of indoor shoes for the winter season. In the event of severe inclement weather, students will be kept inside during all or part of the recess break. Please make sure your child(ren) have a hat, mittens (gloves), winter jacket, scarves, boots, extra sweaters etc to keep warm. If your child(ren) is well enough to be at school, he/she is well enough to go outside to get fresh air.

This week we will monitor the wind chill and make decisions in conjunction with our board’s Extreme Weather policy and guidelines. Please understand there may be times we ask students to come in first thing in the morning due to windchill but then go out at lunchtime if conditions improve. It is important students are prepared to go outside when weather permits.

Also, I welcome all students who have joined us on our Winter Walks. They should continue to listen for announcements and participate when they can to also enjoy our Canadian winters.

For everyone who loves winter, this week is sure to please. If you prefer the warmer weather, then no doubt, this week will help remind us of the sunnier and warmer days to come.