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School Council Meeting

A reminder that our next School Council meeting will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019

7:00-8:30 pm

Procedures and Operating Guidelines:

  • Our collective work will focus on supporting student achievement and well being for each student at our school
  • Meetings will begin and end on time
  • All speakers and opinions will be respected (one speaker at a time, side discussions are to be kept to a minimum)
  • We will strive for consensus in our decision making
  • Individual students, parents and staff are not to be discussed (Refer parents or student issues to the teacher or principal)

 Agenda

Land Acknowledgement                                                         TBD

Welcome                                                                                 All

February Minutes/ Review Action Items                               Co-chair(s)

Admin Report                                                              Mr.Collins

Events                                                                                     All

Fundraising

  • Treasurer report Collins
  • Pizza Pizza Committee
  • Loose change challenge (Donation of money raised) Courtney

Subcommittees                                                                      All

New topics /Wrap Up                                                            All Members

School Parking Lot Best Practices

As previously communicated, we appreciate everyone’s support with our school parking lot. The Town of East Gwillimbury also issued a community notice last fall.  We again, ask for everyone’s support as serious safety concerns continue to be observed. Our foremost goal is safety for all students, staff and community members, and we need your help.

In the interest of improved traffic flow during drop off and pick up, we would ask for your continued support with current procedures:

  • All drivers drive with particular care in and around the school. We share a common interest in providing a safe environment for our almost 370 students and we ask that all drivers approach the school patiently, with consideration for pedestrian traffic, and other drivers. Please, drive slowly and alertly.
  • When dropping off a child (or children), drivers are asked to pull into the furthest available curbside spot and take care when merging back into the inner driving lane. No student should be dropped off from the inner driving lane and subsequently walk between vehicles.
  • At no time should a vehicle be left unattended or otherwise parked in the Kiss and Ride as parking is not permitted in the Kiss and Ride as it is designated fire route. The Town ByLaw officer has enforced this bylaw in the past.
  • Parents are to pull away from the Kiss and Ride as quickly and as safely as possible. Please do not use this time to socialize with other parents or staff.
  • Parents are not permitted to use the bus loop at the front of the school to drop off or pick up their children. This is a designated Fire Route and is permitted to accommodate only school buses. Please do not enter the bus loop.
  • At pick up if you do not see your child (or children), drivers are asked to continue to circle the Kiss and Ride, as needed. Drivers should not stop anywhere in the driving lane to pick up their child, rather continue around the Kiss and Ride and pull up curbside only when they see their child.

We would ask, most of all, for your cooperation in supporting our traffic plan, and we appreciate your patience in dropping off and picking up your children.  We thank you for your support in helping to improve drop off and pick up times at the school, and we would encourage you to review these procedures with your children.  As always, we remind parents that walking to school is the best way to alleviate traffic congestion and both an environmentally friendly alternative to driving as well as a healthy choice.

Our thanks for your support.

Kindergarten Registration

Just a reminder to our community that Kindergarten registration is now open.

Children who turn four or five years old during 2019, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten.

If you, or someone you know, is registering a child for Kindergarten at our school, you can access the online registration information at bit.ly/KindergartenYRDSB. Please note that for this pilot, a laptop or desktop computer is strongly recommended, rather than a mobile device.

Families are still welcome to register in person in the school office.  Registration forms are available on the Board’s website at www.yrdsb.ca.