DECE Appreciation Day

We would like to extend appreciation to all of our ECEs today. At our school, our Designated Early Childhood Educators work with teachers in the Full Day Kindergarten program. This partnership allows for a team taught program to meet the needs of our youngest learners.

Our DECEs have post-secondary diplomas or degrees in Early Childhood Education and belong to a College that supports their profession. The work they do is diverse and partly includes:

  • Planning for and providing education to pupils in junior kindergarten and kindergarten.
  • Observing, monitoring and assessing the development of pupils in junior kindergarten, kindergarten and extended day programs.
  • Maintaining a healthy physical, emotional and social learning environment.
  • Communicating with families.
  • Providing supervision of and support to students in daily activities.

Please help me extend thanks to Ms. DeVries, Ms. Laverock, Ms. Fleischman, Ms. Vieira, Ms. Kenyon and Ms. Miyazaki.

Our school also thanks our Before and After Care program operators. Our Before and After Care team are also ECEs who support our students in our extended day programs. We appreciate our partnership with Mount Albert Children’s Academy.

Once again, we thank our DECEs and all the work they do at our school.

Mr. Collins

Legalization of Cannabis

Please see the following information from our Board’s Caring and Safe Schools Department on the upcoming legalization of Cannabis:

As of October 17, 2018, it will be legal for individuals ​19 and older​​ to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. It remains illegal for anyone under the age of 19. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario. Regardless of age, cannabis is not allowed on school property or at school-related events at any time.

It is illegal for ​anyone​​ regardless of age to smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis:

● at school, on school grounds, and all public areas within 20m of these grounds

● on children’s playgrounds and public areas within 20m of playgrounds

● in child care centres, or where an early years program is provided

● in places where home child care is provided – even if children aren’t present
In YRDSB, we want families and students to be informed about the facts of cannabis legalization. To support this learning, you may find the following resources helpful . You can also request a hard copy through the school office.
Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know
Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk With Your Teen
We will continue to provide students with information and support to make positive and healthy decisions.

 

EDBSY interview sign up

Family/staff interviews are set for the evening of Thursday November 22, 2018 and the morning of Friday November 23, 2018. This year we will be continuing our use of an online process through Edsby to manage our interview scheduling this year.

Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.

Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for interviews. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened November 7th will have access. For more information on EDSBY please see http://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.

If you have not yet registered, you will receive an email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address we have on file for legal parents and guardians. If this information has changed, please let our office know. If you ahve already registered there is nothing you need to do at this time.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office.

Sincerely,

Mr. Collins