School Council Meetings:
October 25 - 6:30 pm
November 22 at 6:30 pm
January 24 at 6:30 pm
February 28 at 6:30 pm
April 25 at 6:30 pm
May 23 at 6:30 pm
Camp Muskoka for Grade 6 Students - October 3-5
Intermediate Soccer Tournament - October 4
Pizza Days - October 5, 12, 19 and 26
Gr. 7 &8 Quebec Trip Info Night at 6 pm
Cross Country Meet at Burgoyne Woods - October 5
PD Day - October 7
Thanksgiving Monday - October 10
Camp Dalewood - October 14
Cross Country Meet at Fireman's Park - October 19
Picture Re-Take Day - October 24
School Council Meeting at 6:30 pm - October 25
Character Education Assemblies - October 28
8:30 am - Gr. 6-8
9:20 am - Gr. 1-2
10:50 am - Gr. 3-5
John Haeni Intermediate Girls Volleyball Tournament on October 29
Halloween - October 31
Fundscrip is coming in November
September has come and gone! Life at Dalewood is incredibly busy with staff providing great activities for our students. Please read below to check out our upcoming events.
COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER
On Thursday, October 6, Diane Lamb from QSP will be at Dalewood to kick off our Cookie Dough fundraising campaign. Students will be selling buckets and boxes of cookie dough from October 6 to 25. Proceeds from grades 1-4 students will go to the School Council projects. Students in grades 5-8 will use the proceeds to off-set Camp Muskoka and Quebec trip costs. Please encourage your children to get involved in this worthwhile fundraiser. Click here for flyer.
GRADE 7&8 IMMUNIZATIONS
Our school nurse came on October 4 to discuss the immunizations of Hep. B and Meningococcal C (Gr. 7) and HPV (Gr. 8). The actual immunizations will occur on October 17, 2016. The school nurse will follow up with any students who are absent that day.
Puissance en Sois - P.S. CLUB
The P.S. Club (Power from Within) is active at Dalewood and we are looking forward to what they are planning on October 19 – GO Purple Day!
PHOTO RETAKE DAY
Monday, October 24 is Photo Retake Day for those students who missed the first Picture Day.
SCHOOL COUNCIL UPDATE
On Tuesday, September 27, we held our first School Council meeting. Our newly elected executive is:
Co-Chairs - Kerri Rogers & Christina Atkinson
Vice Chair – Cindy Dunn
Secretary – Gale Coskan-Johnson
Treasurer - Margaret Unruh
Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm in the Learning Commons. We have a guest speaker coming to talk about “Packing Healthy Lunches and Snacks”.
HALLOWEEN at DALEWOOD
Halloween is a long standing tradition at Dalewood and it is so exciting to see all of our students and staff dressed in fun costumes. We will, once again, be continuing that tradition this year on Monday, October 31.
Guidelines for costumes are as follows:
*can be worn for the entire day
*nothing covering the entire face
*no weapons can be brought to school as props
*no offensive content in the costume
Students will be asked to remove their costume, prop, etc. if the principal deems necessary.
Many of our students will be trick or treating on Monday night and filling their bags with lots of candy. Consequently, we are asking parents NOT to send any goodies to the school on Halloween that contain sugar. Thank you for your cooperation in this area.
OCTOBER IS INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH
Lace up your shoes or snap on those bike helmets for an active trip to school. If you live far from school, park a few blocks away and walk part of the trip. If you ride a bus, take part by walking to your bus stop. Tips to remember when walk or biking:
- Look left, right and left again when crossing the street;
- Never run or dart out into the street or cross between parked cars;
- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them and watch out for cars that are turning or backing up;
- It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible;
- Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks;
- Watch out for cars coming out of driveways and alleys;
- If what you are doing has wheels, protect your brain – always wear a helmet;
- When riding your bike, ride in the same direction as the cars are driving.
All Dalewood students are encouraged to WALK to school or the bus stop on WALK WEDNESDAYS during the month of October.
SCHOOL TRAVEL PLANNING
Last spring, several parents, students and staff engaged in a community walk to look at barriers to students walking to school. We would also like to get some information from all of you. Please consider filling out the walkability checklist online. Your input will add to observations we made last spring during a tour of routes our students take to school. The checklist is available online at www.icanwalk.ca/en/how_walkable. We have also sent home a paper copy of the checklist if you prefer. Our school plans to form a committee to look at ways to make it easier and safer for our students to walk
SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY
During the month of October, students in grades 4-8 will be participating in an online survey looking at how feel attending Dalewood. Click here for more information.
If you are interested in having your child participate in a lunchtime MAD Science Club, please fill out the application at the link below and drop it off at the Dalewood office.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE CONFERENCE
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:15 PM at Eden Secondary School
The DSBN Parent Involvement Committee invites you to join us for an evening of learning, sharing and networking with a focus on ideas for all DSBN parents and School Councils.
It's free to register and a light dinner will be provided.
Session topics include mental health, special education, math, Kindergarten, transitioning to high school and so much more! Click here for flyer.
DALEWOOD DONATION DRIVE
On November 4 and 5, Dalewood will be collecting used articles of clothing and household items Click here for flyer. Also, collecting electronic items Click here for flyer. On November 4 and 5 we will also be selling apples for $20 a half bushel Click here for flyer.
GRADE 8 GRADUATION
Grade 8 students and parents are invited to mark your calendars. Our grade 8 graduation will be taking place on Tuesday, June 27 at Governor Simcoe. Grade 8 parents will be invited to attend our first planning meeting in November.
DOUG LE DRAGON BLOG
Each week, Dalewood students have the opportunity to earn “Class of the Week”. Students win this honour by “Doing their best, doing what’s right and doing what’s expected.” When a class is earns “Class of the Week:”, the Dalewood Dragon names “Doug” spends the week learning with them and the students provide information for his blog. Please check out Doug’s blog at dougledragon.blogspot.com
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE-La Boite A Soleil Information
PARKING at DALEWOOD - The Dalewood parking lot is a very busy place both before and after school. We are asking parents to NOT park on the road in front of the school when dropping off or picking up their children. We need to keep this area clear for the busses. Please drop your children off at Guy Road Park or the north corner. Or, even better, please encourage your children to walk to school. All children are asked to travel to the back of the school when they arrive and wait for the bell to ring before entering the school.