Be The Best You Can Be
Students will be visiting the International Plowing Match in Ivy on September 18th. This event will run rain or shine so please have your children dress appropriately. Boots and/or comfortable shoes are a must. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
On Tuesday September 30th, Baxter Central will be walking/running in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. The Run will take place immediately following a short assembly in the gym at 2:00 pm. Parents are welcome to attend and should sign in at the office. All monies raised through our event will be forwarded to the Terry Fox Foundation in support of cancer research. We are very proud to be associated with The Terry Fox Foundation and believe that our involvement will launch a successful, positive and meaningful school year. We will walk rain or shine just like Terry did.
Terry Fox was a Canadian who has inspired people around the world with his courage and determination to fight cancer. To honor him and show our pride for this Canadian hero, we would like everyone to wear Canada colors on our run day. Bring out your red and white t-shirts. Put on your Canada hats and run proud in support of cancer research.
As we have done in the past, we are asking families to use our Dedication Cards which will be sent home, to honor a family or friend that has been touched by cancer. We are hoping for a $3.00 donation for each student, however families may donate more if they wish. Donations of more than $20.00 will be eligible for a tax receipt. Please include your full name, address, including the postal code. For every $3.00 donation your child will receive a ballot for some exciting prizes. Winners will be announced later in the week. It would be appreciated if all Dedication Cards be submitted to the school no later than by Thursday September 25th, so that we can display them in our school’s front foyer.
Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity! -Mrs. L. Greer
We will be hosting a volunteer orientation session for all our volunteers on September 16th at 9:30 a.m.. We hope to see you there!
At the end of the day, students who walk home will leave school property immediately at the dismissal bell from the north door. The busses will be held until the walkers leave school property.
Safety is always important, especially where busses and children are concerned. Parents who are picking up their child that is in JK/SK are asked to meet him/her at the kindergarten gate for pick-up so that the teachers can ensure that he/she has met and joined with the appropriate parent/guardian. If parents are at the school to pick their children up in other grades, they may pick them up at the dismissal door (north door) at 3:30 provided they do not go in between the busses. This is especially important for the safety of our students, It is essential that people do not pass in between the busses. Safety is important for all our students and staff
The Simcoe County District School believes that relationships between its schools and their communities can be strengthened through School councils. These councils, in their advisory capacity, serve as an ongoing mechanism for effective two-way communications and consultation between the school and the school community.
We are writing to you at this time to invite interest in joining our Baxter Central School Council. In order to express such interest, we are asking that you please come to the school and complete a self nomination form. These nomination forms must be received in the school office between Friday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 19, 2013 with the nomination period closing at 4:00 p.m.
At the school office on the back of the nomination form, you will find a list of the Roles and Responsibilities of School Council members. Please take some time to review this information.
Of additional note, all parents are invited to join us on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in the library. At this meeting, if an election is required, we will participate in an election of school council members. You will have the opportunity to listen to brief (1 to 3 minutes) presentations from all nominees interested in the opportunity. There are 10 parental positions available on School Council. Beyond these positions, there are positions for principal, teaching staff member, non teaching staff member, student and community representative for a maximum total of 15 School Council Members. If we receive more than 10 parental nominations, a vote will be required. This vote will be conducted by secret ballot. Neither proxy nor absentee voting is permitted. Voters must be present at the meeting in order to cast their vote. All parents/Guardians of a student enrolled at the school are eligible to vote for parent representatives on School Council.
Please take some time to consider your involvement in our School Council We welcome your input and look forward to our future collaboration towards the benefit of all of our students! – Mr. Cappadocia
We encourage our Baxter Central school community to subscribe to our website feeds. We will be sharing information and celebrating all the great things that take place at our school. We are also on Twitter (@ps_baxter). Give us a follow so you can be up to date with bus cancellations and some of the great things that our teachers are doing with our students.
This fall Triple P sessions will take place at Ernest Cumberland Elementary School. The Triple P seminars offer parenting tips and tools for every family that will make parenting easier and more rewarding. Click on the Triple P Fall flyer for further details.
Baxter Central Families,
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! Over the summer, Mrs. Jones was appointed as the new principal at Hewitt’s Creek P.S.. We wish her all the best at her new school and I would like to thank Mrs. Jones for all her support during my transition. My name is Sean Cappadocia and I am pleased to be the new principal of Baxter Central P.S.. I was the vice principal at Algonquin Ridge E.S. last school year. It is already evident that this is a special place and I look forward to meeting you in the upcoming weeks.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all returning families, our new kindergartens, students that have transferred to Baxter Central from other schools and all new parents and guardians. I look forward to getting to know the school community in the weeks and months to come. I hope that everyone had a great summer and you are ready for a wonderful school year.
Each new school year brings new opportunity. I encourage all parents to seize the opportunity to get actively involved in your child’s education as this year commences. Helping children with homework, reading to them or listening to them read, helping out with school activities, or just simply asking them how their day went, reinforces the message that you’re always interested in them and their school work.
Just as I encourage teachers to establish and nurture positive relations with the home, I ask that parents do the same with staff. Working together, we can offer your child a great year at school. We look forward to meeting everyone at our Meet the Teacher Night on September 25th.
Next year the dismissal bell will ring at 3:30 for bus students. At 3:35, once busses are dismissed, the walker bell will ring. This change will help students get home a little earlier, 10 minutes. The entry bell will continue to ring at 9:10. Recesses and nutrition breaks will be balanced, 20 minutes and 20 minutes. Thank you to all for your understanding.
With the return of warm weather we remind and refresh memories with regard to our dress code. The picture versions of the dress code as it has always appeared are on our school website. We expect that students come to school dressed for a day of learning and activity. The general highlights of our dress code are as follows:
Tops must have straps of at least three fingers. (No undergarments showing.)
Bottoms (shorts or skirts) must be at finger-tip length or longer
There must be a continuous line of clothing. (No bare midriffs.) Clothing must have only positive messages.