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Sept 2013 News

Sept 2013 News

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 MEET THE TEACHER BARBECUE
 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 20136:00 – 8:00 PM
Bring your Enjoy a SocialWhole Family Evening together 
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Meet Your Child’s Teacher and visit the classroom
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Tour the school
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Sign up for Exciting Volunteer Activities
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Purchase and properly size school spirit wear 
 Meals purchased for $5.00 include:
 
Hot DogsHamburgersChipsJuice/Water/Pop
(Halaal options available)
 
Ryerson Pubic School 749 Grand Valley Dr., CambridgePrincipal: Mrs. Deb Duncan Peacock VP: Mrs. Beverlie Stewart Office Manger: Mrs. Wendy Knowles
Attendance Line: 519-570-8123 X 3726 School Line 519-653-5532
 
 
SEPTEMBER, 2013
Ryerson Pubic School 749 Grand Valley Dr., CambridgePrincipal: Mrs. Deb Duncan Peacock VP: Mrs. Beverlie Stewart Office Manger: Mrs. Wendy KnowlesSchool Council Chairperson: Mrs. Amy Willard-Brown
 
Attendance Line: 519-570-8123 X 3726 School Line 519-653-5532
 
 
Parent Info
WELCOME BACK!
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Wed., Sept. 11 School CouncilTues., Sept. 17 Meet the TeachersWed., Sept. 18 Class PhotosMon., Sept. 23 First Day of ESNSLunchesFri., Sept. 27 Terry Fox RunFri., Oct. 11 PD Day(No school)Mon., Oct. 14 Thanksgiving Day(no school)Welcome to another great year at Ryerson Public School! We hope that everyone en- joyed some rest, relaxation and sunshine over the summer. The happy faces of the chil-dren tell us that they are glad to be back with friends and ready to take on another suc-cessful year of learning! Join me in thanking the amazing staff at Ryerson for the hardwork done over the summer making the school an inviting and comfortable learningenvironment. Our student population continues to grow at Ryerson. We have justabout hit the 500 mark! We gained another portable over the summer and have wel-comed many new faces. We hope that we can have a chance to meet all of our Ryerson families at the upcoming family barbecue. Enjoy a wonderful year!
Your Admin Team– 
Mrs. Duncan Peacock and Mrs. Stewart 
 
IMPORTANT
 
DATES
 
NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Special Parking Spaces
There is no drop off or pick up in the school parking lot at the beginning or end of theschool day. Please park on side streets andwalk in to drop off your children in themorning and to pick up your children at theend of the day. We recognize that this isnot convenient, but we have limited availa- ble parking and increased bus traffic. Your cooperation is essential to the safety of allour students
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We also ask that the speciallydesignated parking spots for YWCA Day-care users and the three handicapped park-ing spots be left available for use by thosein the communitywho need them. Us-ing these spots with-out a valid permit,even for only a fewminutes, when noother spots are availa- ble can result in a$301 fine.Several staff members have left the school to build their own families over the pastsix months and we have many added staff taking their places until they return. Join-ing us this year are Ms Pletz in Kindergarten, Rm 9, Mrs. Smith in Gr. 2, Portable 2,Ms Uttley in Gr. 4/5, Portable 7 and Mrs. Carney, Core French. Mrs. Mielen andMrs. McKinnon have both been seconded to work as Learning Services Teachers for the board this year. Replacing them are Ms Fishbein, Gr. 1-2, Rm 4 and Mrs. Lenczin Kindergarten, Rm. 19. We also have several new support staff including Mrs.Reeves, ECE in Rm. 17, Mrs. Quinlin, EA and Mrs. Girgenti-Collet, EA., MsAspden, Third Secretary, and Aida Puim, Evening Custodian. We are excited to havethese colleagues join our team and look forward to learning and working with them.
SAFE ARRIVAL AND ATTENDANCE CHECK PROGRAMS
Please remember to call the Attendance Check number 
519-570-8123 , Ext. 3726
if your child is going to be absent or late for school. This phone line is available 24hours per day. If your child comes late to school, please send a note explaining thereason for being late. Children coming late must always check in at theoffice before going to class. When communication is clear and con-sistent we can maintain close monitoring of daily attendance in theinterest of student safety.The Safe Arrival Program and Emergency Closures handout forwardedin the September package outlines procedures for emergency situa-tions. The prompt return of the Data Verification Forms allows us toupdate all student information. This information is used to communicate with fami-lies in the event of an emergency. Please ensure that the office is notified immedi-ately if there is a change in contact numbers.
SCHOOL WEBSITE
Another very helpful communication tool is our school Website.The school Newsletter will be posted on a monthly basis and manyclassroom teachers post their classroom newsletters as well. It is aquick and easy tool to access up-to-date information. Please visit theWebsite at:
http://rye.wrdsb.ca
 
 
 
SCHOOL LUNCHPROGRAM
 
Elementary School Nutrition Servicesadministers the Ryerson nutrition pro-gram. They will be offering a greatselection of beverages, subs, wraps, pita’s (Pita Pit), pizza (Domino’s) andfresh snacks to students,so place your ordersearly to avoid disap- pointment. All prod-ucts on their websitemeet or exceed the nutritional guide-lines (PPM150) as set out by the minis-try of education. Food delivery will begin the week of 
September 23rd.
 A flyer detailing the process for regis-tering and ordering has been attachedto this Newsletter.
Parent Info Cont’d
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Character Education
 
At Ryerson, we want students to work positively and cooperatively inschool, at home and in their communities. Our Character Education Pro-gram is based on the 8 Keys of Excellence:
 Speak With Good Purpose, Integrity, Balance, Commitment, Failure Leads to Success,
 
Ownership,Flexibility, and This Is It.
Students are given many opportunities to prac-tice the 8 Keys at school, and we encourage them to use these habits of ex-cellence in all aspects of their lives. Each month, we have oneKey that we focus on. There isan assembly each month to high-light the new key, and to cele- brate a month of success. InSeptember classes will use their understanding of the Keys to build a Class Agreement that reflects how thestudents in the class will treat each other, how they will treat fellow stu-dents in other classes and how they will respect their school environment.Ask your child about their class agreement today!For more information about our program, please see the Character Educa-tion page in your child’s planner. You can also visit the 8 Keys of Excel-lence website atwww.8keys.org. We appreciate your support as we allwork together to guide our students toward a future full of confidence, lead-ership, teamwork and motivation!
STUDENT PLANNERS
The staff of Ryerson place a very high val-ue on communicationwith parents, and onstudents being wellorganized. Our grade 1-6 students areusing student planners to help keepthem organized and to communicateinformation between home and school.Please take the time to check the stu-dent planner each evening for specialnotes from school and to closely moni-tor homework and other school assign-ments. Many teachers request that the planner be signed each evening. It isvery important that the planners bereturned to school each day so that thedaily process is not interrupted. Thecost of the planner is $9.00. Pleasereturn payment or the planner by Sept.13th. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact theschool office.
Leadership Opportunities
Students in the junior division have manyleadership opportunities at Ryerson School.Grade 5 and 6 students may apply to be a partof the Leadership Club. The club takes re-sponsibility for many of our fundraising ef-forts, assemblies and special days. Junior students can also volunteer to be Bus Patrols,Lunch Helpers, Office Helpers, LibraryHelpers, Announcers, etc.. Encourage your child to participate and take advantage of themany experiences available at Ryerson.
INTRAMURALS and CLUBS
Intramurals and clubs will be underway verysoon. A Running Club and Poster MakingClub are in the works and Ryerson UtimateFootball League will begin very soon. Check out our October Newsletter for reports of thefun!
NUT ALLERGY  ALERT
We have students in our school who have severe aller-gies to nuts. We have always been a “NUT-FREE” site, butwant to take this opportunityto remind families not to in-clude nut products in chil-dren’s lunches (e.g., peanut butter, granola bars with nuts, Nutella). We appreciate your vigilance in this area!
CLASS PHOTO DAY September18, 2013

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