Baxter Central Public School

Be The Best You Can Be

Sep
30
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Along with staff and members from the community, our students took the pledge “I am Terry” and continued with Terry Fox’s work with his Marathon of Hope this afternoon. We will update the post with the total amount of pledges as soon as it becomes available.

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Sep
26
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A big welcome back to our grade 7  OELC leader delegates! Thank you Mr. Morrison and Mrs. Lambert for giving our students this opportunity.

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Sep
25
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Thank you for your continued cooperation in providing me your input with the morning arrival of our students. In consultation with staff and parents, we will make some improvements to our morning bus drop-off and Kiss and Ride to improve the safety of our students effective October 6th. No changes are required for our dismissal procedures at this time.

The Kiss and Ride program allows parents/guardians the opportunity to drive through the side loop in order to safely drop off their children. This is very important as it significantly reduces the congestion of vehicles alongside the buses and the dangers of students potentially getting hit by a vehicle exiting their vehicle in moving traffic.  This will alleviate many safety issues.

The Kiss and Ride can be a safe and effective way of allowing children to enter school property providing that it is used properly. To facilitate the safe arrival of students and to alleviate congestion in the parking lot, please adhere to the following:

1. Enter the parking lot slowly and in single file
2. Proceed to the designated Kiss and Ride
3. Remain in your vehicle while your children get into or out of the vehicle
4. Proceed slowly and safely out of the parking lot alongside the buses (no stopping zone)

Please do not stop in the Kiss and Ride any longer than it takes for your children to get into or out of your vehicle. If you need to assist your child getting into or out of your vehicle, or need to meet them on the yard/at the door, please park in a designated parking spot.

We appreciate your support and cooperation in helping to keep our students safe.

Click here for map- Kiss and Ride.

Sep
25
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This Friday, September 26th is a Professional Development Day for schools across the county. Some staff at Baxter Central P.S. will be engaged in learning that day with a strong focus on math, technology and mind growth set. We would like to invite students, parents, guardians and community members to join us via Twitter for our day of learning. From 9:30 until noon, we will be posting pictures and comments about our learning. Follow us at  @ps_baxter  and the hashtag #scdsb.

Sep
25
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Baxter Central P.S. is very fortunate to have so many supporting volunteers at the school. We hosted a volunteer orientation session where they were given an overview of the school’s emergency procedures, volunteer opportunities as well as the requirements and expectations in a school setting. If you were unable to attend, please see Mrs. Lee or Mr. Cappadocia to review the Power Point slide show and sign the volunteer orientation declaration form. The Power Point slide show is attached for your convenience.

Volunteers at Baxter Central P.S.

Sep
25
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Our Meet the Teacher evening will take place next Thursday October 2nd and will run from 5:30—7:00 p.m.. We are inviting all of our students and parents to visit classrooms and meet our staff. Pancakes and sausage will be served. Be sure to get your order in today. We look forward to seeing all of our Baxter Central families.

 

 

Sep
21
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We are excited to kick-off the new school year with our first School Council meeting which has been set for Monday September 22nd at 6:30 in the library. At this meeting, we will elect our members and the executive and share our vision for the year. We hope to see you there!

 

Sep
19
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IMG_1986 The staff, students and parents wish Mr. Trafford all the best with his new class at Cookstown P.S.. He will be missed!

Sep
19
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The Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences at Mackenzie Health is partnering with Simcoe County District School Board’s Special Education Staff to offer eight after school workshops for parents/guardians and educators focusing on Policy/Program Memorandum No. 140 (PPM 140) Incorporating Methods of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Into Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the application of ABA strategies within programming. While ABA strategies are necessary for students with ASD, they are good strategies for all students.  Staff and parents are invited to attend the after school workshops at the Education Centre.

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TOPIC

LOCATION

TIME

October 2, 2014 Option #1: Understanding Why Children Do What They Do Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
November 6, 2014 Option #1: Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends. How to Teach Social Skills to Children with ASD

 

Option #2: Rewards, Reinforcement and Special Interests

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
December 4, 2014 Option #1: Self-Regulation: Developing Self-Monitoring Skills and Strategies

 

Option #2: Communication is Key! Different Ways of Teaching Communication Skills

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
January 8, 2015 Option #1: Going from Here to There: Tough Transitions Within the Day and Over Time

 

Option #2: Sexuality Education

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
February 5, 2015 Option #1: Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends. How to Teach Social Skills to Children with ASD

 

Option #2: Rewards, Reinforcement and Special Interests

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
March 5, 2015 Option #1: Self-Regulation: Developing Self-Monitoring Skills and Strategies

 

Option #2: Communication is Key! Different Ways of Teaching Communication Skills

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
April 9, 2015 Option #1: Going from Here to There: Tough Transitions Within the Day and Over Time

 

Option #2: Sexuality Education

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
May 7, 2015 Option #1: We Are All in It Together! Your Community Partners Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30

 

If interested, please contact Sue McNabb in the Special Education Department at (705) 734-6363 ext. 11246 or [email protected] to register. Since a limited number of spaces will be reserved for parents, registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Information about sessions is also available at www.scdsb.on.ca.

 

Photo 3Photo 1 Photo 2 photo Students boarded seven buses for a day of fun and learning at the International Plowing Match in nearby Ivy. Students enjoyed visiting the displays, the shows and especially bringing back a few free souvenirs that were being handed out. Thank you to the teachers and all our volunteers for giving our students this opportunity and for making Baxter Central a great place to be!