From the Principal’s Desk – April 12, 2012

Bicycles/Scooters

Parents and students are reminded that bicycles, skateboards and scooters are not to be ridden on school property.  During school hours they can be locked up at the bicycle racks or stored in student lockers.  Due to limited space there is no room to store these in hallways or classrooms.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our playgrounds a safe place to play.

Snacks

Swansea Public School makes every effort to provide a peanut/nut safe environment.  Parents are asked to ensure that any food brought to school – for lunch, snack, class distribution, crafts, field trips and School Council sponsored events – be Peanut/Nut Safe!  No Peanuts/Nuts, nut products or nut by-products, please!  A reminder to parents to review the snacks your child is bringing to school – especially the leftover Easter treats.

Parking

The Health and Safety Committee have been working with the school administration to resolve the congestions and unsafe conditions in our parking lots.

In an effort to improve student safety and reduce accidents in and around the school, the following measures will be enforced:

1) School Parking lots are for staff only (located south and north of the school.) Parents using staff parking lots will be ticketed;

2) Children are to be dropped off and picked up on Waller Avenue only for a standing period of 10 minutes between the hours of 8:00-9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and 3:00-5:00 p.m.   Parents staying over the allotted 10 minutes will be ticketed

3) Absolutely NO STOPPING, PARKING or BLOCKING in the School Bus Zone.  Parents found in violation of these city by-laws are subject to ticketing.

Parents, who need to drive children to school, are encouraged to use the areas suggested on the map at the back.  Some alternative suggestions are:

·         WALK! WALK! WALK!

·         Park a few blocks away and walk the rest of the way.

·         Use the empty parking lot near the field by Rennie rink.

Thank you in advance for helping us to ensure our children’s safety, alleviate congestion around the school and make the traffic flow more efficient and expedient for all parties involved.

Public Meeting Regarding Program Area Review

You are invited to a public meeting regarding possible program changes and a boundary change at some area schools. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information, seek feedback and answer questions.  The meeting will occur on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Road, in the library. Further information about this meeting will be send home next week in backpack mail.

Spring Concert

April Ayres:  A Celebration of Swansea’s Music Program

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Windermere United Church
6:30 and 7:15 PM

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Family Photo Night/Kindergarten Graduation Photos

Thursday, May 17th
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Edge Imaging will be coming to do family photos and kindergarten graduation photos. Family photo sittings will be $10 which will go to Swansea PS.  There is no cost for the kindergarten graduation sitting.

Families then have the option of ordering a variety of packages available through Edge Imaging.

International Languages High School Courses

Did you know that your child can study a language for credit in night school in grade 9?

International language courses in night school are one night per week, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. from October to June.  Students who complete the program successfully earn one credit for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

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Upcoming Dates

April 17th – 6:30 pm – Spring Concert, Windermere United Church
April 24th – 6:30 pm – PART meeting – Runnymede PS
May 2nd – 5:30 pm – Junior Concert
May 4th – Upper Canada Choristers Concert – Grace-on-the-Hill Church
May 16th – Kindergarten Orientation

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