Thursday, 25 October 2012

Blog Question of the Week - October 26th

Your chance to win a $5.00 Tim Horton's gift card...

"What percentage of funds can we earn if we raise $10,000.00 or over in our DFS fundraiser?

Send in your answers to Don't forget to include your name.

You have one more chance to enter for the October Timmies Card next Friday. The draw for the October card will take place on Friday, November 2nd.

Announcmements Week of October 22 - 25

REMINDER....tomorrow is a PD Day (Friday, October 26th)...No School!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Crazy Shoe Contest Winners...Rowan, Nate and Katie.

Our Grade 5's spent the week at Earth Keepers.

Our Grade 8's had a Careers Day.

DON'T FORGET...Picture retakes and Class pictures will happen next Tuesday, October 30th

Our DFS Fundraiser package went home today
They are due back by Friday, November 9th.
We are unable accept late orders.
Please take some time to read over the information and see how you want to be involved.  There is a great rewards program for our students, make sure you read it!  Keep in mind, we have the potential to earn up to 45% profit through this fundraiser if we hit $10,000.00 in sales.  43% if it is under $10,000.00.  This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping in the comfort of your own home.  Get your kid's to show their catalogue to grandparents, aunts & uncles, neighbours & friends.  Every little bit counts.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Blog Question of the Week...Friday, October 19th

Your chance to win a $5.00 Tim Horton's gift card...

"What does DFS stand for and when is the final day?

Send in your answers to  Don't forget to include your name.

You have one more chance to enter for the October Timmies Card next Friday.  The draw for the October card will take place on Friday, November 2nd.

Announcements Week of October 15 - 19

Some Friendly Reminders...
  1. Students who are bringing scooters and skateboards to school...they should not be used on school property and that extra caution needs to be used when going up and down the stairs with these items, especially scooters as they can easily get in the way of others and be a tripping hazard.  Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
  2. During Indoor recess students are expected to find a place to settle/sit - students can play board games, do puzzles, talk with friends, read, etc...students are not allowed to be running around, no throwing objects and no balls are allowed.  Please remember that this is indoor time and activities must be settled and safe.
  3. All classrooms have now been equipped with their own recess equipment in their blue bags.  For this reason equipment will no longer be available for sign-out from the office so students are not to come down to the office anymore to sign out equipment.  Classes are encouraged to develop their own sign out system for their equipment.
A Lockdown drill took place on Friday at Noon.

GETTING EXCITED!!!!!!!!! On Thursday each student will be taking home their DFS (Deileman Fundraising Solutions) package.  This is our 1st (of 2) major fundraisers for the coming year.  Please take the time to fully read the information so that your family will know how they can best be involved!  This fundraiser will take place from October 25th through November 9th. 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Quick Survey Results

THANK YOU ,from your school council executive, for your good response to our Quick Survey that we sent out a couple of weeks ago concerning council meetings and when is the best overall time for them to be held.  We really appreciated those who sent back their forms indicating that they are either not interested or are just unable due to busy life schedules.  We realise that this is the case for the majority of our parent community and we just really appreciate what you are able to do in the time that best suits you.

For those who did respond with an interest in being part of the school council.  The majority indicated that Monday's at 3:15 seem to work best for the most people.  So, for the coming year our council meetings will continue to happen on the 1st Monday of each month from 3:15 - 5:15 p.m., with child care provided in the gym with 3 very capable grade 8 girls.

Always remember, your voice matters and you can always connect with your school council executive through our email addresses found on your monthly calenders or on the website.  You are always able to leave a message for us at 519-941-7487 ext. 500. and we will return your call as soon as possible.  We really believe we are part of a great school community and it's all of us together that makes it work so well!

Weekly Announcments October 1 - 5

THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our Terry Fox Run - especially to the students who made and sold bracelets.  They raised over $100.00.  In total we raised over $400.00!

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Cross Country Runners who took part in the race on Tuesday!  You represented Credit Meadows extremely well!!!!!!

1.   to all students that rough play in NOT ALLOWED.
 2.  that our large climber is currently closed until further notice.  Also, the outdoor stage is not suitable for use and is off limits to students.

A Fire Drill took place on Thursday morning.

THANK YOU to the CMES community for supporting our BOOK FAIR - it was a great success.  Congratulations to Nate who won the family book order draw and received $25.00 in books for himself and $25.00 in books for his class.

INDIVIDUAL PICTURES were taken on Friday.  A reminder that re-takes and Class pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 30th.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Boys and Reading

There is a nation wide (and world wide) disparity between girls and boys and their literacy skills. Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons may be biological. Some of the reasons may be sociological.
The good news is that research also shows that boys will read — if they are given reading that interests them. Boys also need to see male role models reading. If you are looking to help motivate your child into becoming a life long reader, click on these links to get ideas on how you, as a parent can help your child:

The Guys Read site provides a list of books of books that may be of interest to your child:

The Ministry of Eduation also has this great resource:

Let's help our children get excited about reading! Let's show them how you can get lost in a great book.