Eastview Principal's Blog

Principal's BLOG Jan 24, 2020

Hi Everyone

Thanks for reading this. It's a shorty this week.

Last Call for Term 2 Food & Milk - All Term 2 orders for Pizza, Pitas, Pasta and Milk are due on Sunday, January 26th on School Cash Online. Please log on and make your selections. Term 2 begins Monday, February 3rd.

PA Day Friday Jan 31st

Intermediate Intramural 3 on 3 basketball

Intermediate 3 on 3 basketball has commenced with lots of interest and excitement. Both of the girls and boys have shown sensational teamwork and gameplay. Games will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at second break.

Physical Education Footwear

As the wet weather continues, please be advised that indoor shoes is an excellent option for keeping our hallways and gymnasium clean and slip free. It is a safety concern when the floor in the gym becomes wet from outdoor shoes but more importantly this reduces instructional time as the water needs to be cleaned up.

Intermediate Athletic Council

Huge thanks to the Athletic Council for creating teams, formulating schedules and devising rules for their Ball Hockey and 3 on 3 basketball intramurals. Members are always encouraged to attend meetings and assist in the running of our Intermediate Intramural Program. See Mr. French for more details.

Newcomer Family Meeting

The next Newcomer Family Meeting will be on Monday, January 27 at 9:00 am in the library. Please remember to sign in at the office before coming to the library.

An Albanian, Arabic, and Mandarin interpreter will be available to help families. If you need an interpreter for another language, please email Ms. P. Tran immediately at tranp@hdsb.ca.

Daniel Ridsdale, who is the Community Development Specialist from Oakville Parks and Recreation, will be speaking to families about available programs/activities. He will also be speaking about the recreational fee subsidy program. In order to qualify for this program, families are asked to provide some of the following documents:

· Notice of Assessment;

· Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice;

· Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax Credit Notice;

· Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families Notice;

· Ontario Works (OW) Statement of Assistance;

· Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Statement of Assistance;

· Refugees, within their first 12 months, are able to provide their Refugee Protection Claimant Document.

Please bring any of the above documents to Monday's meeting, if you'd like to confidentiality register with Daniel for the fee subsidy program. For more information, please see the attached Affordable Access Guide.

Lisa Pilgrim, who is an Instructional Program Leader, will be talking about Google Classroom. Affordable Access Guide - 2019.pdf

An Invitation from our friends at W H Morden PS - Social Networking and Online Safety - An Evening for Parents with Paul Davis - Free Event - Wednesday, February 12th - 7pm @ W.H. Morden Public School - 180 Morden Rd, Oakville, ON L6K 2S3

Paul Davis has over 25 years of IT experience he brings to his speaking engagements. Paul's presentation to parents is about online safety, social media, smartphones, cyberbullying, photo sharing, and advice for parents as they try and navigate and manage the dangers and use of their children's online activity. We strongly encourage all parents to make time to attend this event regardless of the age of children.

Ontario Education Leadership Camp Opportunity - Summer 2020 - Grade 5 - 8

They offer leadership courses for those interested in general school-based leadership, as well as those with special interest in areas such as the arts, athletics, the environment, innovation and creativity. See the pamphlet below.

OELC CASO All Course Offering 2020.pdf

Please check out the Rise and Struggle presentation recognizing Black History Month - poster is attached below.

20-02-07 - poster (3).pdf

And in Sports...

All-Star Weekend in the NHL...

NBA Raps vs Knicks tonight and Sunday vs the Spurs

Congrats to Pascal Siakam - named to the NBA All Star Game starting lineup

Super Bowl next weekend

That's it for this week. Enjoy your weekend. km