Monday, 26 November 2012

DON'T FORGET! Anxiety Workshop

Anxiety Workshop
A presentation by the Child and Youth Mental Health Staff,
Dufferin Child and Family Services.

Wednesday, November 28th
6:30—8:00 p.m.
Credit Meadows Library
Refreshments provided. 

Please RSVP to Nancy Turner
519-941-7487  ext. 500 or


Blog Question of the Week

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

What are the 4 most common types of bullying?

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The draw for the November card will take place this Friday, November 30th. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Bully Prevention Week...November 19 - 22

Bullying Prevention Week
November 19 - 22, 2012

Below you will read the announcements that are happening each day this week in an effort to better help our children understand what bullying is and how they can help prevent it.  Take some time this week to talk to your children about what they are learning.

Bullying is behaviour that makes the person being bullied feel afraid or uncomfortable.  There are many ways that young people bully each other, even if they don't realize it at the time.  Some of these include:
  • Punching, shoving and other acts that hurt people physically.
  • Spreading bad rumours about people.
  • Keeping certain people out of a group.
  • Teasing people in a mean way.
  • Getting certain people to "gang up" on others.
The four most common types of bullying are:
  1. Verbal bullying - name-calling, sarcasm, teasing, spreading rumours, threatening, making negative references to one's culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, unwanted sexual comments.
  2. Social Bullying - mobbing, scapegoating, excluding others from a group, humiliating others with public gestures or graffiti intended to put others down.
  3. Physical Bullying - hitting, poking, pinching, chasing, shoving, coercing, destroying or stealing belongings, unwanted sexual touching.
  4. Cyber Bullying - using the internet or text messaging to intimidate, put-down, spread rumours or make fun of someone.
How common is bullying?
Approximately 1 in 10 children have bullied others and as many as 25% of children in grades 4 to six have been bullied.  Studies have found bullying occurs once every seven minutes on the playground and once every 25 minutes in the classroom.

In the majority of cases, bullying stops within 10 seconds when peers intervene, or do not support the bullying behaviour.

A bullied child is often powerless to stop the bullying without outside help.  Enlisting the help of a trusted adult is one of the best ways for a child to put a stop to the bullying behaviour.

Research shows that bullying can be effectively reduced when victimized children tell an adult, and persist in telling until their request for help is heard.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Blog Question of the Week

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

What is the School Council hosting on Wednesday, November 28th?

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You have one more chance to enter for the October Timmies Card next Friday. The draw for the November card will take place on Friday, November 30th. You have 4 opportunities to enter this month. Keep checking back with us every Friday for a new question.

Announcements Week of November 5 - 9

All DFS order forms were due back by today, Friday, November 9th.  We are unable to process late orders.  THANK YOU to everyone who took part in our Deilieman Fundraiser.  We will keep you posted for the dates when order pick ups will happen.

The school had a WONDERFUL Remembrance day assembly this morning.  Students shared their poems and songs along with wreaths made by each class.  We were also thankful for Jamie Blacklock, a parent of two of our students, who played the bagpipes for the was a real treat!

On Wednesday, November 28th, the School Council will be hosting an Anxiety Workshop for parents who have children who struggle with issues that produce anxiety in them.   This is a FREE seminar and will run from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the library. 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Blog Question of the Week November 2 - 8

Congratulations to Brenda T
for being our very first winner!
You will receive your card next week.

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

As of November 1st, what closes down for the winter season?

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You have one more chance to enter for the October Timmies Card next Friday. The draw for the November card will take place on Friday, November 30th.  You have 4 opportunities to enter this month.  Keep checking back with us every Friday for a new question.

School Council Meeting Agenda, November 5th

CMES School Council Meeting
Monday, November 5th, 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.  in the library.
Childcare is provided.
All parents are welcome!
Special Guest:         Constable Scott Davis    - Community Update
APPROVAL OF OCTOBER MINUTES                                  
FINANCIAL REPORT                                                          
Old Business
1. Anxiety Workshop Update
2. Trees update
3. Book Drive update
4. Deileman Fundraiser update
5. Christmas In the Meadows update
6. Setting Goals for the 2012-2013 school year.
7. Rocks & Rings

OPEN FLOOR (Opportunity for questions)



Announcements Week of October 29 - November 2

From Mrs. Gallaugher in the office:  At the beginning of October, a number of students received white envelopes addressed to their parents regarding important forms that needed to be completed by parents and returned to the school.  This is the second notice that was sent.  There are still a number (approximately 50) forms that have not been returned.  These forms need to be sent to the office as soon as possible so that records may be updated.  Thank you for your help in this matter.

DFS FUNDRAISER...we are heading into the final week of our special fundraiser. Here are some things to take note of:
  1. All taxes are included in the price of the item. There is no need to collect taxes.
  2. Payment must be included with the forms next week. All cheques can be made out to Credit Meadows School Council.
  3. Orders forms can be sent in anytime next week (November 5 - 9). The ABSOLUTE final day to receive orders is Friday, November 9th. We cannot accept late orders.
    1. Please send the white & yellow copies of the order form, along with all payment, in either a legal sized envelope or ziplock bag with your child's name and teacher on the front.
  4. Your orders should arrive at the school during the week of December 10th.
  5. Our Goal is $10,000.00 in sales allowing us to earn $4500.00 profit.
It is GREATLY appreciated!

Special Note:  Now that November has arrived our climbers are now closed for the winter season.

Photos:  Individual photo retakes and class pictures were taken on Tuesday.

Pizza day was moved to Thursday due to Halloween celebrations on Wednesday.