From the Principal’s Desk — March 2, 2012

Swansea Pub Night

Wow – wasn’t that a party!!  Thank you to both staff and parents for supporting the Swansea Pub Night.  It was a wonderful evening – not only did we raise a great deal of money for Swansea PS but we also had the opportunity to celebrate with our neighbours and friends in true Swansea spirit.  Thanks to Kathy Richmond, Siobhan Blessing and their team for a memorable evening.

Swansea School Council will be putting out a final report of this event soon and of course lots of pictures.  The March 21st meeting of School Council will be devoted to deciding how we spend this money so please come out and share your thoughts and ideas.


Facebook 101

On February 16th Swansea hosted a workshop about Facebook – the dangers and how to set your privacy settings.  Below is the link to the handout with this information.  We encourage parents to sit down with their children and review their privacy settings together.
http://www.swansea-canada.com/Swansea_Public_School/ICT/Entries/2012/2/20_Facebook_101.html

Lunch Lady

The New Spring Menu is now available.  Go to www.thelunchlady.ca

Click on “ORDER HERE” to Log In, Retrieve a forgotten password or to Register for an online account or EMAIL taunya@thelunchlady.ca

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, March 7th – World Math Day
Thursday, March 8th – 6:30 pm – Senior Interlude
Sunday, March 11th – Daylight Savings Time begins
March 12 – March 16 – March Break
Wednesday, March 21th – Swansea School Council mtg.

WORLD MATH DAY

WEBSITE: http://www.worldmathsday.com/

Welcome to World Math Day.  This year World Math Day will be taking place on March 7, 2012 and the host city this year is Sydney, Australia!  This will be the second year that Swansea P.S will be participating in this event and we hope that we will score big and win the GOLD medal.

The objective of this event is for students to have an opportunity to compete against other students from around the world in basic number sense and numeration (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing).  At the end of each scheduled test the student will get immediate feedback as to how they did with each question.  For each correct question on the actual day of the competition, Swansea will score points.  The more points we get the closer we move to international recognition!

Students have gotten their own individual username and password from their teachers. Once students get their login information they can click on the link above which will direct them to the World Math Day home screen.  This is a great way for students to practice their basic math skills and an excellent way for parents to support their child at home as they strengthen their math computational skills!  Students will have the opportunity to compete at school. The competition does not end at Swansea, students are encouraged to continue to compete at home.

Looking forward to a great World Math Day On March 7th 2012!

– David Laredo

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