We wish all our families the very best for the upcoming March Break. We look forward to the work we will engage in after the break which will include our March Mathness night on March 28th, our Welcome to Kindergarten evening scheduled for April 26th and our Mingle At Munsch evening event on May 9th.
Contribute to Strategic Planning at YRDSB – Upcoming Town Halls
York Region District School Board is revisioning its Multi-Year Plan (MYP) and Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-being. The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of public education in York Region public schools. The MYP incorporates the direction established by the Trustees with feedback received from all stakeholders, and will inform decision making at the Board in the years to come. Town halls will be taking place across the region and feedback collected from families and community members will inform the creation of a new MYP. Your voice is important and your input and feedback will help York Region District School Board support student achievement and well-being. There will also be other opportunities, including a survey available in April, to share your thoughts if you are unable to attend a town hall.
Save the Date!
TOWN HALL DATES AND TIMES
|Monday, April 16, 2018
7 – 9 p.m.
|Keswick High School
100 Biscayne Blvd., Keswick
|Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6 – 9 p.m.
|Markville Secondary School
1000 Carlton Rd., Markham
|Sunday, April 22, 2018
2 – 4 p.m.
|Sir William Mulock Secondary School
705 Columbus Way, Newmarket
|Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
|Maple High School
50 Springside Rd., Maple
|Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
|Bayview Secondary School
10077 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill
We appreciate these safety tips from York Region Police
It’s a good time for parents to remind children about personal safety.
Here’s what children need to know:
- Their name, age, telephone number, address, city and province. This can be done through rhyme or song.
- How to contact their parents at any time, by memorizing cell or work numbers.
- How and under what circumstances to call 911.
- To never approach or enter a stranger’s vehicle. A responsible adult would never ask a child for directions or any other question for that matter.
- Make sure they know they have a right to say “no” to an adult, especially when the adult is asking them to do something they have been taught is wrong or feels uncomfortable. Reminding children of this right is important because children are taught from a young age to respect adults.
- To always tell parents where they will be and to never enter someone’s home without their parent’s permission.
- If home alone, never admit it when answering the phone. Never answer a knock at the door or speak through it. Adults can be very persuasive. Teach your child to call you if there is a knock at the door and if they fear for their safety, teach them to call 911. Make sure they know that police officers are there to help them and would not get mad if it were a false alarm.
- If they think they are being followed or are in danger they should run home or to a public place. If someone grabs them, they should try to get away, yelling and screaming while doing so.
- It is important to play in safe areas, never take shortcuts and stick with a buddy whenever possible.
It is never too early or too late to teach children the importance of personal safety. Common sense, communication and consistency are the keys. Remind children to alert a responsible adult if something strange happens that makes them feel uncomfortable. Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility.
For more information on this subject, visit www.yrp.ca.