Be The Best You Can Be
Tomorrow is a spirit day. Students are encouraged to sport crazy hats or hairstyles. Show your spirit Baxter!
Education Week, May 5 to 9, is a province-wide celebration of student achievement and excellence in education. It is an opportunity to recognize the work and accomplishments of Ontario’s publicly-funded schools. The theme for 2014, as set out by the Ontario government, is Achieving Excellence in Education.
Baxter’s next Shining Star Assembly will take place on Tuesday, April 29 at 9:10 in the gym. These assemblies recognize and celebrate individual students nominated by Baxter staff for their learning achievements. Parents of students receiving an award will be notified ahead of the assembly. We encourage all students to keep trying their best at Baxter!
This year Baxter is participating in Jump Rope For Heart. Pledges have been sent home with students and are due back on Tuesday, April 29. We will be holding the event on Friday, June 13, 2014.
We are also implementing a new Skipping Club at the school. Members meet during second recess every Tuesday and Thursday. This is another program at Baxter to develop and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Ask your child if he or she has joined!
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.’