Dear Parents/Guardians,

This blog update provides a window on the many wonderful activities and upcoming events at Courcelette.

Curriculum Night (Thursday, September 22)

Please join us anytime after 5:00pm and enjoy pizza and water provided by our Parent Council. The classroom visits will begin at 6:30 and again at 7:00 and will end at 7:30. The purpose of curriculum night is for you to meet your child’s teachers, hear about the main features of the curriculum and learn about the school day and classroom routines. We look forward to seeing you.

FALL FEST – SATURDAY, OCT 22nd
 Our annual Fall Fest will be on Saturday, October 22nd, from 11am to 3pm, at school. For over 30 years we have kicked off the school year with this family & friend orientated day. This year again we hope our children, friends and neighbours of all ages will enjoy the many fun events of the day including Bouncy Castles, Obstacles Course, Carnival Games, Haunted House, Treasure Baskets, Face Painting, Book Sale, Cotton Candy, Delicious Food & Drinks, and much more!
In the coming weeks, please look out for notices on the school blog, emails from parent council, and handouts in your children’s agendas detailing the various ways you can participate.
 For more information and/or to volunteer your time at any level of commitment for this annual school tradition, please contact Shan Collins, Fall Fest Chair, at: shanwcollins@gmail.com.  Additionally, we are grateful to Shan Collins who will be running this event for the third year, and we are actively seeking a parent volunteer to partner with Shan Collins to Co-chair this event this year and lead it next year.
 
Parent Council – first general meeting of the 2016-17 school year
Our first Parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28th 7:00 -8:30pm in the school gym. We urge you to get involved and have your voice heard. Please know that child care is provided during our monthly meetings.
Pizza Lunch via Munch-a-Lunch
Our first Pizza Lunch of the year is two weeks away.  Please sign up on Munch-a-Lunch:  http://www.munchalunch.com/schools/courcelette/.  Your Munch-a-Lunch account can be used to sign up for other school events throughout the year.
 

Communication

School communication is vital to other success of our students. We urge you to follow the school blog regularly and visit our school website, which is administered by Mrs. Robertson. The school website link is  http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/courcelette/

Also, please see Mrs. Robertson’s blog for all important Cross country dates at:

https://courceletterobertson.wordpress.com

Parent Council News
Student Class Lists (as well as other notices) are distributed through parent council.  In order to be included, please take a moment to sign up online for your family: http://eepurl.com/cekuVT

 

Parent Council Communication
Sign up for parent council communications at the following link:  http://eepurl.com/cekuVT
We communicate with you through this channel about critical school, neighbourhood and community issues as well as produce the class lists that allow your children to stay in touch with their classmates.

Ms. Rigó’s Blog

Ms. Rigó, who teaches French to all grade 4-8 students and drama and dance to Ms. Banfai’s Grade 3 class invites you to visit her blog at the following link.

https://msmargaritamariarigo.wordpress.com/

Athletics

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Many thanks to all coaches and students involved in cross country and boys and girls slow pitch. Students, please make sure to get your permission forms in to your coach.

Girls’ slow pitch practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays

Boys’ slow pitch practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays

*All slow pitch practices are after school

Terry Fox Run

Our community Terry Fox run will be held on Thursday, September 29th after the afternoon recess (rain date: September 30). We will be collecting $2.00 donations – Toonie for Terry. All proceeds will be going to the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you in advance for your support.

Message from Mrs. Robertson

 If any family in our Courcelette family has a small loveseat that they are throwing out/ recycling… please consider donating it to our Library!  It would be awesome if it was bonded leather or leather for wiping, but anything would be appreciated!  Many thanks for your consideration.
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Robertson, teacher-librarian

 

Important dates:

September 22nd Curriculum Night  5:00-6:30pm

September 28th Parent Council Meeting 7:00-8:30pm

September 29th Terry Fox Run (Rain date – September 30th)

September 30th Sharing Assembly 9:00-9:45am

September 30th Pizza lunch

October 5th Photo Day

October 24th-26th Grade 6 trip to Kearney