March 2020 Newsletter

 Thank you to all parents/guardians who attended interviews during the month of February. Ongoing home and school communication is integral to your child’s success and we will continue to work in partnership to support every student in their learning. We appreciate all the very positive comments and feedback from parents and their ongoing support of our dedicated staff as we work together for the common goal of supporting every child’s success. 

The office was extremely busy with kindergarten registrations this past month. Families of newly registered kindergarten students will be able to meet with teachers and staff as well as representatives of our School Council and partner groups of the Alderwood Centre when we open our doors during Education week in May. 

Earlier this week we email blasted out a very important update from the TDSB regarding the change to our bell times for the upcoming year. Please note that the FDK dismissal times will continue to be staggered for next year. 

As of September 2020, the start and end times of our school will change to: 

  • Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 Start time (morning bell): 8:35 a.m. 
  • Kindergarten end time (afternoon bell): 2:50 p.m. 
  • Gr 1-5 end time (afternoon bell): 3:10 p.m. 

Please note that supervision will continue to be provided 15 minutes before the morning bell and 15 minutes after the afternoon bell. 

The lost and found has become a happening place over the winter months. Please remind your child or make time as a family to drop by to reclaim misplaced items. All unclaimed items will be bundle up and donated. 

We expect the erratic weather to continue into March. Please send along extra clothing such as socks, and pants with your child/children. Indoor and outdoor shoes are a must. We monitor the outdoor conditions very closely on a daily basis to ensure that our students are not at risk to extreme temperatures and conditions. The icing over of our entire field and colas has made it necessary to have a number of indoor recesses. As a staff we make every effort to ensure that on these indoor days we offer DPA for our students or take them on walks on the salted sidewalks in the community so that they benefit from some fresh air. 

We have also had an extra active cold and flu season amongst our students and staff. Please remember to always protect yourself; wash your hands; cover your cough and sneeze into something other than your hands. 

From all of us here at SAB – we would like to wish all of our students and their families a wonderful and safe March Break 

Yours in partnership, 

M. Kanalec