Community Access and Inclusion Expo 2016

The Community Access and Inclusion Expo 2016 will be held at the Stratford Town Hall on Wednesday, May 11th from 5:00 p.m – 8:00 pm.
Below are links to the ELSB website, the official Expo 2016 invitation and to the official public service announcement.

http://www.gov.pe.ca/edu/elsb/2016/04/27/community-access-inclusion-expo-may-11-2016/ (ELSB website)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/edu/elsb/files/2016/04/expo2016_invite.pdf (Invitation)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/edu/elsb/files/2016/04/expo2016_psa.pdf (PSA)

Your help in promoting this event is greatly appreciated!!

Shelley Nelson (ELSB Community Access Facilitator)
Alison Campbell (ELSB Inclusive Education Consultant)
Lorna Champion (ELSB Inclusive Education Consultant)

Badminton

Badminton Club has started in lunch time Intramurals. Check the board outside Mrs. Neale’s office to see what day you play!
After School Badminton Club will begin March 7th
Monday 2:30-3:45: Grade 4 Boys and Girls
Tuesday 2:30-3:45: Grade 5 & 6 Boys and Girls
*Permission slips will go home this week. Please sign and return them to Mrs. Neale:)
If numbers are large- we may need to add another day! I will keep you posted.

Maribeth H. Neale

Moms Vs Hunger Food Drive

A group of mothers and fathers, have taken on the task of organizing a food drive to help in the fight against childhood poverty. This is the 2nd year for the food drive. With the support of a dozen or so local businesses, groups, and individuals, last year we raised over 2000 lbs of food + monetary donations. This year we are hoping to beat that!

The idea is a result of a report with a former Federal NDP politician discussing the child poverty rates. Twenty-five years ago he put forward a motion to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000 and the motion was supported by all parties federally. Twenty-five years later the child poverty rate has remained unchanged.

February/March are months where the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry (Food Bank) can use some extra support. We learned that they are only able to provide, on average, the equivalent of three days-worth of food per family member per month.

On behalf of the Moms Vs Hunger group, I am reaching out to my contacts in the community to see who would be interested in participating in this worthwhile cause.

Leading up to March 4th, we would ask your students to bring in non-perishable foods and build up a stash which would eventually be donated to the Upper Room Food Bank. Each group donation is weighed to determine how many children each is able to feed.

Angela Lawlor

FEELIN’ GROOVY SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

feelinIt’s time again for the SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR at the Spring Park School Library!

 This book fair looks to be exciting and fun for everyone! Our  theme for this fair is Feelin’ Groovy!

The book fair will operate March 7th-11th

The hours are as follows:

Tuesday-Thursday

8:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.

On Tuesday evening 2:45 p.m-6:30 p.m ,the library will once again host a FAMILY EVENT! Students must come accompanied by an adult.

This is a great opportunity to help select the books you child maybe interested in reading.

Enter our family event draw to win $25 in books for your family and $25 for your classroom library

The Library will also operate the book fair during

Parent/Teacher Interviews on :

Thursday evening March 10th 5:00pm-8:00pm

Friday morning March 11th until 10:00

An information sheet on your child’s classroom visit schedule and a flyer of some of the book selections that will be at the fair will be coming home on Thursday, March 3rd.

See you at the fair!