Be The Best You Can Be
The intermediate Boys Volleyball Team had a very successful season. They went to the Zone playoff and competed hard throughout the day. They ended up winning Zones and qualified for Areas. At the Area Tournament the team came up against a tough team from W.H. Day and lost two very close matches to be eliminated. Mrs. Lambert and Mr. Trafford would like to thank the boys for their commitment to early morning practices and all their hard work!
Many male teachers and staff in the school grew moustaches for Movember. It was a hard commitment, and all those who took part looked much different at the end of November!
Thanks to Mr. Morrison, Mr. Richie, Mr. Wells, Mr. Thompson, Mr.Trafford for growing facial hair for 30 days!
Baxter had a Moustache day at the end of the month. Moustaches could be purchased for a toonie with all money going to support men’s health. Baxter raised $450 between online donations and our moustache day! Amazing work!
Once again, we are preparing for our Christmas Treasures Sale. For those new to the school, it is very similar to a garage sale. We ask for donations from parents/guardians and they are sold to the students at a minimal cost. The intention of the event is to provide students an opportunity to purchase a small token for the members of the immediate family as well as to raise funds to support student activities. Donations for Christmas Treasures will be accepted from December 2nd to the 6th. As always we need items for men, such as books, pens, golf balls, decks of cards, etc. No clothing or sharp items please. Remember, the items you send in are going to be someone’s Christmas gift and must be carried home or taken on the bus. Set up will take place in the portable with shopping available to students on December 10th and 11th. If you are available to help in any way, please contact the office.
Baxter Central Food Drive
As Christmas draws near, thoughts turn to family gatherings. At Baxter our thoughts once again turn to other, less fortunate families. On December 2nd, we will be starting our FOURTEENTH food drive. We call it the Twelve Days of Caring. This year our focus is going to be on children and school lunches. While all food donations are welcomed, we ask that no peanut butter or nut products be sent in.
On the first day of caring, my good friend gave to me one box of cereal
On the second day of caring, my good friend gave to me two boxes of cookies
On the third day of caring, my good friend gave to me three containers of juice
On the fourth day of caring, my good friend gave to me four cans of tuna
On the fifth day of caring, my good friend gave to me five cans of stew
On the sixth day of caring, my good friend gave to me six boxes of mac and cheese
On the seventh day of caring, my good friend gave to me seven cans of Alphaghetti
On the eighth day of caring, my good friend gave to me eight jars of pasta sauce
On the ninth day of caring, my good friend gave to me nine cans of soup
On the tenth day of caring, my good friend gave to me ten cans of vegetables
On the eleventh day of caring, my good friend gave to me eleven bags of pasta
On the twelfth day of caring, my good friend gave to me twelve bottles of water
Please send all non-perishable food items in with your children. On behalf of the Baxter Breakfast Program and the Angus Food Bank, we would like to thank everyone for the contributions that are being made.
Baxter’s first Shining Star Assembly will take place on Friday, November 22 at 9:30 in the gym. These monthly 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!
The R.A.C.E. Against Drugs is an exciting half day program for grade 5 students. The primary objective of the drug education initiative is to utilize the sport of auto racing to capture the attention of young people and communicate with them as they move and interact throughout each pit stop to learn key messages about the importance of a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.
Nottawasaga R.A.C.E Against Drugs Committee includes the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Alliston Community Policing Committee, Nottawasaga OPP, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Simcoe County District School Board and Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board.
R.A.C.E. Against Drugs stands for Respect – yourself and others, by being drug free, Action – choose to act responsibly, don’t do drugs, Courage – to do the right thing even when it’s hard, say no to drugs, and Excellence – to be the best that you can be, be drug free.
Enjoy your day today Grade 5′s!
Today is “Take Your Child to Work Day”. Grade 9 students in high schools across Simcoe County are encouraged to accompany their parents at their place of employment. This creates an opportunity for our grade 8 students to visit the high school that they plan to attend next year. Students will get a taste of some of the optional courses available to them when they attend high school. Our grade eight’s are visiting Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School, Bear Creek Secondary School and Banting Memorial High School with their teachers. Enjoy your day!
Baxter Public School will be hosting a top selling author of fiction for young adults on Wednesday, November 13. All students in grades six to eight will have the opportunity to meet John Wilson (author of “Lost Cause”, “Four Steps to Death”. And “Shot at Dawn”). The novel “Lost Cause” is part of the popular “Seven” series, available for loan from the Baxter Public School Library.
Interested students in grades six to eight, and their families, will have the opportunity to attend an evening session at Banting Memorial High School to listen to all seven authors discuss the writing process and their involvement in the series. This is a tremendous opportunity for avid readers and aspiring authors to hear from some of Canada’s most popular young adult writers.
Please let Mr. Morrison know if you plan on attending the evening session.
Baxter students share their skills. Click here to see the story.
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The primary division will be selling beautiful candles and body cream. The products are Canadian made. There are 4 different smells; Grandmas Kitchen, Mango Coconut, Cupcake Frosting and Sugared Gingerbread. A sample of each is at the office.
This fundraiser will offset the cost of school trips and special activities within the school. Each product we sell, the company gives us back 40%.
Please make cheques payable to Baxter Central Public School. Orders are due by Tuesday, November 19 so that we can get the product shipped to us and sent home for you to use.