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November 2012 Newsletter

November 2012 Newsletter

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Ryerson News
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Attendance Line: 519-570-8123 X 3726 School Line 519-653-5532
Principal: Mr. Peter Berndt Office Manager: Mrs. Wendy KnowlesSchool Council President: Mrs. Amy Willard-Brown
Principal’s Message
Going into the beginning of November always brings aboutsuch a change in a school. Gone is the newness of a newschool year as we find ourselves in our established routines.The weather twists from our summer experiences and thecolder, wetter weather swoops down upon us, changinghow we dress and our outside activities. Halloweenalways kicks off this time and then one cannot forget – or hopefully you will not forget – the time to turn back your clocks this coming weekend! Change is in the air!Recently, teachers have been working diligently on your child`s progress report cards for grades 1 to 6. All the staff is gearing up to meet with you during our parent – teacher interviews on November 8
and 9
. This is such a valuabletime for us to connect and share in the learning experiencesthat have been taking place over the past two months. Italso provides an opportunity to work together to help shapewhat will take place during the future 8 months. We arelooking forward to seeing you all over these days.We have celebrated a few great school events over this pastmonth: our Thanksgiving assembly and special lunch, our staff vs student all-star football game and our HalloweenSpirit Day. We have kick-started our character education program for the year and are now gearing for our Remembrance Day assembly. A lot of great things arehappening at Ryerson to be excited about and to look forward to each day! We eagerly anticipate another greatmonth ahead. Check out some of the upcoming events onour special dates list in our newsletter.Sincerely,Mr. Peter Berndt
Special Dates
November 2 Picture Retake DayNovember 5 Progress Reports go home (Gr 1-6)November 5 Kindergarten Vision & Hearing testingNovember 6 Kindergarten Vision & Hearing testingNovember 7 Pita Lunch 1
NBNovember 8 Remembrance Day AssemblyNovember 8 Interviews: 4 pm 8 pmNovember 9 Interviews: 9 am noonNovember 14 WE Day EventNovember 14 RMI lunch 1
NBNovember 14 Grade 1- 3 Peter & the Wolf playNovember 14 School Council @ 6:45November 20 Grade 2 & 3s to Safety VillageNovember 21 Pita Lunch 1
NBNovember 28 RMI lunch 1
NBNovember 30 Spirit Day: Loud and Bright DayDecember 12 School Council @ 6:45December 21 Spirit Day: PJ & board game dayDecember 22 Winter Holidays Begin
Ryerson P.S. 749 Grand Valley Drive
Parking Lot Reminder:
 Mrs. Stewart 
Parents are reminded that the parking lot is
onlyavailable for school, board and daycare staff during our morning and ending times.
Parentswho drive their children to school will be required to park on Grand Valley Drive or any of the side streets near theschool.Parents who require access to the YWCA daycare will beable to enter and park in the designated YWCA daycare parking spots to drop-off/pick-up their child. The YWCAwill provide parents with a parking pass that will be clearlyvisible to honour this access.If during the school day you need to pick-up or drop-off your child at school, you are welcome to drive into the parking lot and park your car. If you are only staying a fewminutes you may use the bus bay right in front of theschool to park your car and enter the school to sign-in or  pick-up your child.We appreciate your support in keeping our parking areasafe for our young learners.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Ms. Knowles
A reminder for parents to please notify the school (519)
570-8123 ext 3726
if your child is ill or will be late due toan appointment. Please state your name, your child’s name(spelling the last name), grade and teacher’s name and thereason for the absence. Please contact the school EACHday your child is absent unless you know they will notreturn until a certain date. If a student is absent and no phone call/note has been received a phone call home willtake place to ensure the child’s safety.
 Arriving Late
Please ensure you sign your child in at the office if theyarrive after the bell. The student will need an admissionslip to enter the classroom.
Leaving Early
When students are leaving early for the day, please write anote in the planner indicating the time you need to pick thestudent up, and you may meet them in the office at thattime. All students leaving during the day need to be signedout in the office.
Remembrance Day Assembly
Our Remembrance Day Assembly will be held onThursday, November 8
at 10:30 am in our gym. All are
welcome to attend this ceremony with us in rememberingthose who have sacrificed for the freedom and peace we benefit from today.
Pita Pit at Ryerson
By Mr. Grant, Miss Nichol and Ms. Bates
Yes indeed, Ryerson is offering Pita's once again every 1stand 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you didn't have theopportunity to purchase a pita through our first five-week run through in September to November 7th, sales will becoming up shortly for Wednesday's for the rest of  November through January. Pita Pit offers nothing deep-fried, battered or grilled in fat. They do not add salt (unlessyou want), and they do not stuff good-for-you, great-tastingfillings in big wads of bread. As their website states,"Welcome to fresh thinking and healthy eating at the PitaPit, a proudly Canadian place to eat." Students may get anyof a Turkey, Chicken, Ham, or Garden (Vegetarian) pita for  just $5 each. If you haven't tried one, head out to your localPita Pit and try one soon, or grab one from one of our Ryerson order forms coming soon! 
 Zehrs Tapes
 Mrs. Willard-Brown
Do you shop at Zehrs? Did you know that Zehrs` receiptslast year provided our school with over $500 worth of supplies? How does this happen? Gather up your Zehrsreceipts every time you receive them and send them intoschool with your child. Your child can then drop them off in the special box in the office where we collect them. Weorganize the receipts and total the amounts and then sendthem into the head office for Zehrs. We receive a percentage of money back to spend on sports equipment for our school based on how much we have submitted.Please consider becoming involved in this simple way tosupport Ryerson!Want to go even one step more in this direction? Consider collecting Zehrs tapes at your place of work or from your extended family. It is amazing what can happen when afew people work together to accomplish this collection andwith all of us working together great things can take placein this area!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Mrs. Willard-Brown
 Thanks for all of the Ryerson families that supported our QSP fundraiser in October. Sales were approximately 3times higher than last year’s QSP campaign! We do nothave our final tallies in terms of how much School Councilwill receive from QSP, but based on last year’s numbers,we are well on our way to this year’s fundraising goals.
If you made a donation in September and indicated thatyou did not want to receive further fundraising information,you may have received QSP fundraising information. Weapologize for this, but did not have time to verify all of our class lists and notify teachers. Rest assured that we willhave your child’s planner labeled shortly to avoid futureconfusion!
Save the Date
Ryerson Night with the WinterhawksMark your calendars !
 This year’s Night at the Cambridge Winterhawks isscheduled for 
Saturday January 26
.For those who haven’t attended before, this is a fun nightout to watch some great local hockey while socializing withfellow Raptor families and staff. This year we managed tosecure the “
Skate with the Hawks
” night, so children can bring their skates and will have the opportunity to skatewith members of the Cambridge Winterhawks after thegame. Order forms for tickets will go home before theholidays in December and will be due back early in Januaryin order to ensure that tickets are received in time for thegame.
 Book Plate Fundraiser
 Mrs. Willard-Brown
The next fundraiser for School Council will be the “Book Plate Fundraiser”. This allows families to make donationsthat directly benefit our Home Reading Program. Each $10donation receives a book plate that is placed in a newHome Reading book, indicating the fact that you made adonation. Watch for order forms in December!
Nutrition Note
 Ms. Piraino-Crandon
Foods with Maximum Nutritional Value:
Whole wheat, whole grain and multigrain bread andgrain products
Vegetables and Fruit
Milk (2% MF or less, white and chocolateFoods with Moderate Nutritional Value
White enriched breads, bagels
Lower-fat muffins and fruit loaves
Cookies – whole grain, fruit bars, oatmeal, gingersnaps
100% fruit juiceFoods with Minimum Nutritional Value
Hot dogs, salami, bologna
Chocolate-covered granola bars
Pastries, cakes
Fruit drinks, punches, cocktails

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