Newsletter - Goderich Public School


Newsletter - Goderich Public School
Goderich Public School
Debbie Johnson- Principal
125 Blake St W. Goderich, Ont. N7A 1Z1
Tel: 524-8972 Fax: 524-4345
May 2015
Principal's Message
Next week is Education Week (as is every
week at GPS) and it will be business as
usual throughout the school. Staff
members take great care in supporting our
students and celebrating their successes
while encouraging all students to be kind,
caring, compassionate individuals who
strive to be the best learners they can be
each and every day.
EQAO is coming up - it is very important for children in Grades 3 and 6
to make every effort to attend school
from May 25 - June 4. Thank you for
your ongoing support.
Debbie Johnson
Join us on the GART
Goderich to Auburn Rail Trail
Saturday May 9, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Meet at the start of the trail, North Harbour
Check points along the way.
Walk, jog, or cycle the trail from Goderich to
Auburn or a portion of it!!
Announcement of the winners of the Bridge
Design Project 12:00 noon
"at the start of the trail"
For information contact Building Bridges Connecting Communities
Zehrs gift cards
Gift cards continue to be available through the
office -be sure to stop by and get yours before
grocery day or send the payment to your child’s
classroom teacher and we will send home any
cards you require.
They come in denominations
of $50.00 and $100.00 and all
proceeds will go to year end field
Spare pants
Children are irresistibly
attracted to puddles it
seems –and at this time
of year there are lots.
Please send a change of
clothes in your child’s
backpack –including
pants, socks and shirts.
Pizza Nights at New Orleans
Be sure to mark May 4,5,6 on your
calendar for Pizza Night at New
Orleans. From 4:00 until close, all 67
locations will donate 50% of every
purchase to the school of your choice!
When ordering (pickup or delivery)
simply hand in a Donation Form
containing the name of your
school. At the conclusion of the
campaign they will send half the
money back to the school.
Rally Cap Baseball Program
The Rally Cap Program is designed for players born in 2010 or later. It is an initiative to enhance players and coaches first experience with the game. The program helps teams teach the 6 fundamentals of
baseball in a fun and safe environment. It helps players learn fundamental motor skills, teaches basic
baseball skills and helps them learn the basic rules. It is an 8-10 week program that will start in late
May. For more information please contact Steve Hewitt at [email protected] or Barb Roosemalen
at [email protected]
Janes Walk
May 2 and 3, 2015
3:00 pm
Bring your bikes, scooters, strollers, roller blades,
musical intruments , costumes, etc for an Active
Transportation Parade. Decorate your mode of active
transportation or come as you are for a parade around
the Square before heading up West St. The parade will
end at Lions Harbour Park for a cupcake celebration of
Jane Jacobs birthday.
Junior Track and Field
May 8, 2015
May 11, 2015 (Rain date)
GDCI Track
Food available for purchase
Hot dogs
Jumbo Freezies $1.00
Good luck athletes!
Dear Goderich and Area Families
Goderich is entering its 20th year of
participation in the Communities in Bloom
program. It is, in part, through the volunteers who plant and maintain many of our
community’s beautiful gardens that we continue to receive commendations for being the
Prettiest Town in Canada!
We have a number of gardens this
year looking for volunteers to maintain them.
In an effort to engage our young people, we
decided to invite families to adopt a garden.
These plots range in size from small to quite
large (suitable for 2 families) and are in various locations throughout the town. A family’s
involvement could range from planting,
weeding and watering throughout the summer months to just weeding weekly. One of
a family’s concerns might be summer vacations but the Parks Department is more than
willing to take over garden care when volunteers are away. This is an excellent opportunity to teach children how to care for
plants but to also instil the importance of
If your family is interested in adopting a garden or simply would like more information, please give me a call. Barb Allen
(CIB Chair) 519 524 4658.
Find the Viking!
Kids! Help your parents read over the newsletter and find the Junior Viking hiding somewhere! Tell us
where she is hiding and enter your name for a free large pizza! Draw will be made on Wednesday, May
6th during morning announcements.
I saw the Junior Viking hiding ______________________________________________
Parent’s signature: ______________________________________________________________
Students name (s) ______________________________ Teacher _______________________
Math Minute
Because our goal is to produce mathematically powerful students who can
reason, solve, and explain both procedural and application problems,
students are encouraged to articulate
the mathematical processes they followed - first for themselves, and then
for others. Q. How is the slope of a
line used in mathematics? What information does the slope of a line provide?
Dress Code
Now that warmer weather is getting closer
(we hope!) we would remind parents of the
dress code devised by the parents and
community of Goderich Public School,
which applies to all students.
Please review this dress code with your
children. General guidelines indicate that
students should not wear: tops with spaghetti straps, tops that leave the midriff
bare or exposed, t-shirts with offensive
messages, no underwear showing, and
shorts should be an appropriate length.
Reading Corner
". . . reading aloud to children every day
With this newsletter, please find the
proposed School Council constitution.
If you would like input on this, please feel
welcome to attend our School council
meetings –next one is May 25th at 6:30
pm or feel free to drop a suggestion in our
box at the front of the school.
Spirit Day
Join the fun!!
Wear your
hockey jersey
on Friday
May 8, 2015.
puts them almost a year ahead of children
who do not receive daily read-alouds, regardless of parental income, education level, or cultural background. Whether in a
group or one on one, the read-aloud is a
way to 'marinate' children in the power of
the written word.
Reading aloud from a range of genres
affords a child the opportunity to experience
the sound of genre and how one differs
from the other." (Reading Today)