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Important Dates

                            JANUARY

7 Welcome Back

8  Last day to order

    Ice Dog tickets

9  First Pasta Day

15 Int Boys Basketball Edith

     Cavell @ STD

14 Safe arrival program begins

17 Int Basketball St. D @

     Connaught (Boys play 1st)

18 PD Day No School

19  IceDogs Game

22 Book Fair Begins

21 Int Basketball St.D @

     Woodland Girls play 1st

23 - Mar 6 Primary Dreambox

24 Bus safety session

24 Int Basketball Parnall @

     St.D Boys play 1st

28 Literacy Day Wear PJs

28 Int Basketball St.D @ POW

     Girls play 1st

30 St.D @ Connaught Boys

     play first

30 Assembly Period 3

31 New to JK

     Open House 10 - 6

      FEBRUARY

5. Int Basketball Gracefield @

    St.D Girls play first

7   Grad Pictures

8   Report cards sent home

     100 s day

14 Movie Night 6:00 - 7:30 pm

15 PD Day - No School

21 Robotics competition

25 Mad Science Assembly

      K- Gr. 6

27 Pink shirt day

28 Danceathon

            MARCH

1  Gr. 2 & 3s to Walker Living

    Campus

7  Gr. 5s to St. Johns

21 Mad Science Begins

25 Chess Tournament

             APRIL

4 Math Night 5:00 - 6:30 PM

26 Forest of Reading Conf.

30 HPV and Hep B

 

Monthly Theme

   JANUARY

    PERSEVERANCE

 

NEW TO JK OPEN HOUSE

On Thursday, Jan. 31st from 10am-6pm we will be having an Open House for all students who will be new to Kindergarten in September, 2019.  If your child or you know of a child who will be 4 years of age before Jan. 1st, 2020 and live in the St David's catchment area, please let them know of this wonderful opportunity.  Please bring proof of birth (birth certificate, passport), proof of address and immunization records.  It is very important that we have registered the number of students who will be coming in the fall so that we have accurate staffing.  We are looking forward to meeting our future Dragons. 

Safe Arrival Program

To enhance our existing absence-checking procedure, we are introducing a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called SafeArrival.  This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

  • Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
  • Use the SafeArrival website, at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
  • Call the toll-free number 1-866-606-5567 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.  Future absences can be reported at any time.  SafeArrival app will have a number of benefits for both parents and staff. It is quick, convenient and will allow you to report daily absences as well as schedule future absences for your children for medical appointments and other important events in your lives. Using SafeArrival, you will be able to update your contact information easily, should it change. SafeArrival will also reduce the amount of staff time dedicated to tracking student absences, allowing them to spend more time supporting students. In addition, we will use the SchoolMessenger Communicate automated notification system to contact parents whose child is absent when the absence was not reported in advance. The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact points until a reason is submitted for the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, office staff will follow up. If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.If you have not provided us with an email address, you may do so by contacting the school y prior to Jan. 14th, 2019. After that date, you will be able to set up your account by visiting the Safe Arrival site via the Report Absence button which will be available on our school website. Starting on Mon. Jan. 14th, 2019, please report absences in advance using SafeArrival instead of sending notes or calling/emailing the school.  Starting Jan. 14th, 2019, staff will begin using the SafeArrival notifications to let you know if your student is absent (when you haven’t reported the absence in advance).  If you have children attending other schools, please continue to report absences using the existing procedures for those schools.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we implement this new system.

 

Early Dismissal

In order to help us with safety and confusion at the end of the day, parents are asked to not pick up their child/ren early (3-3:20).  If you have an appointment, please write it in your child's agenda or make contact with the office earlier in the day and we will have your child waiting.  Thank you for your help in this matter!!

 

 

School Council Volunteer Sign Up

School Council invites participation from all caregivers to volunteer at the school. Please sign up below for the events of your choice. We welcome you to attend meetings and get involved in any way you can. There are various roles you can help out with- please let us know if you have any questions.

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