Be The Best You Can Be
Once again Baxter Central staff and students will be partcipatng in the naton-wide clean up program Pitch-In Canada. On Wednesday, April 23 (Thursday, April 24 if itrains), we will be cleaning up our school yard as well as the streets and roads in ourneighbourhood. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 will stay on school property. Students from Grade 4 to Grade 8 will be cleaning up around the neighbourhood. Students are encouraged to bring a pair of work, garden, or rubber gloves. Please make sure your junior and intermediate children have returned their forms so that they can leave the property with their teachers. Those without permission will help out the primary classes on the school yard. Thanks for your support of this community service.
Around the world, there are those whose voices are not heard. They are the girls who are denied an education because of gender inequality, school fees or the need to stay home and care for younger siblings. They are the child labourers or the children growing up in poverty. They are the students who are bullied at school. On Thursday, April 17 several students in grades 4-8 will be joining young people from around the world in silence. These students have taken a Vow of Silence in the hopes of raising awareness of the millions around the world who are not heard.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” —Malala Yousafzai
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This is an easy way for you to participate in a school fundraiser from the comfort of your own home! “Raise the Dough Night!” is sponsored by Domino’s Pizza Barrie. All you have to do is order the “Baxter Central Special” from Domino’s Pizza on Wednesday, April 16. The Baxter Special consists of Two Medium, Two Topping Pizzas and an order of Cheesy Bread for $19.99+tax.
Domino’s Pizza will donate $5 from every Baxter Central Special ordered on this day back to our school. Anyone can order this special. Call Domino’s Pizza South West Barrie 728-0330, Domino’s Pizza South East 722-5000 or Domino’s Pizza North 726-0230.
STAND UP against bullying? Show your support!
Where: Barrie City Hall
When: April 9, 2014 from 4:30 – 6:00pm
Why: In celebration of the International Day of Pink
What’s that: The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying. What did they do? They purchased pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic and transphobic bullying.
You can make a difference! Be a change maker. Start on April 9th at the rally. See you there!!
Did you know that you can subscribe to updates from the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium about your child’s bus and any delays? Parents/students can sign up for email notification of delays by student’s bus route number (no personal information required). The email subscription service is available at http://www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/ – click on ‘View bus delays,’ and then click on the subscription sign in the right corner.
SCDSB’s Learning Centres offer ‘Parents as Partners’ programs to all parents who currently have a child in school and the spring session of courses is starting soon. These free parenting programs help parents develop understanding, knowledge, skills and specific techniques that can be used at home to support and encourage the healthy development of their child. Participants will learn useful information and strategies to help their children succeed at school and discover ways to build a positive relationship with their child’s school. For more information, dates and registration information for the above programs, visit The Learning Centre’s website at: http://www.thelearningcentres.com/home, and then click on ‘Parents.’
The SchoolCash Online program is being rolled out across the county during this school year. The program offers parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. You can use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. The SCDSB is now starting to test the credit card option which will be available at a later date. To create an online account, go to https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com.
Registration is now open for Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) summer school courses. Students can register for numeracy preparation. Summer school programs are offered throughout July and August. All summer school program details, locations and registration information can be found at The Learning Centres website at: http://www.thelearningcentres.com/learning-centres-programs/summer-school . Register early, classes fill quickly.
Don’t forget to wear blue and grey tomorrow to show your appreciation for the work that our custodians do to keep our school clean and safe every day!
We’re going to the movies tomorrow! Join us at Circle Theatre in Alliston for a showing of ‘Despicable Me 2’. The show starts at 10:00 am. Minimum donation of $3/person is requested. 19 Victoria Street East, Alliston 705-435-7631. Please note: No outside food or drinks will be permitted in the theatre. This is a family event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.