Sunday, 16 December 2012

The Week of December 17 is Spirit Week

Since this is the last week of school before the holidays, each day will be a different 'spirit day':
Monday-Red and Green day
Tuesday-PJ day
Wednesday-Reindeer day
Thursday-Elf day
Friday-Santa Hat day

Cookie Day-New Date

Cookie Day has been changed to December 18 this week.

Friday, 14 December 2012


Thank You
to everyone who took part in our 2nd Annual
"Chirstmas In The Meadows". 
What a great night we had!
A Special THANK YOU goes out to everyone who helped in some way.  Whether it was donating cookies, crafts, raffle prizes or volunteering your time in some way.  We could not have had the wonderful evening we had without your involovement! 
You are appreciated!
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Monday, 10 December 2012


We are 3 days away from a great family night!  We will be putting everything together in the next couple of days.  Here are some things you should know...

  • We are still in need of COOKIES and CRAFT MATERIALS.
  • If there is anyone else who would like to donate a RAFFLE item...PLEASE, feel free!  We've got some great ones so far...but would benefit from a couple more.
  • PEOPLE TO GIVE 15 - 20 MINUTES AT THE END OF THE EVENING TO HELP CLEAN UP.  (Putting chairs away, tidying activity rooms)
    • For EVERY item you bring to donate to the Orangeville Food Bank, you will recieve a ticket.  So, if you bring 5 items, you will recieve 5 tickets....10 items, 10 tickets and so on.  You will then write your name on the back of the ticket and place your tickets in the container in front of the item you hope to win.  You can choose as many raffle items as you have tickets for or put them all into 1.  Raffle items will be selected at 8:00 p.m. and announced at 8:15 p.m.
    • Santa will be doing a story time with the children from 6:30 - 6:40 p.m.  He will then need 10 or so minutes to get ready in the Photo area.  Parents can go to the photo room and sign up to have their kid's pictures taken.  You will be given a number and an approximate time for your picture to be taken.  If you are #25 and it is still early in the evening, you are free to roam and participate in other activities and just come back periodically to see if it is close to your time slot.  Pictures cost $5.00 per picture and will will sent home (in a Santa Picture Frame) with your child on either Thursday or Friday of next week.  You will also be emailed a copy of your picture.

P.S.  If your child signed up to be in the Carolling Choir, we've asked that they come that night wearing a "Santa Hat."

If your child is an Elf volunteer (only grade 6 - 8's) we are asking them to wear an "Elf hat".

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Special Christmas Surprise

The following note was published in the Orangeville Banner this past Thursday.  We thought you as families would like to take special note:

Theatre Orangeville is currently offering “Special Student Pricing”
for our holiday production of A Gift To Last.

Elementary public school students that were planning on attending A Gift To Last with their schools can now attend any public performance at the special student rate of $11 (all inclusive).
In addition, Theatre Orangeville is extending the special rate of $11 (all inclusive) to an accompanying adult
(limit one adult per order).

Additional adult tickets can be purchased for the regular price of $33 (matinees) or $40 (evenings).
This offer extends to students of Mono Amaranth, Hyland Heights, Island Lake, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Laurelwoods, Primrose, and Credit Meadows public schools.
A Gift To Last runs at Theatre Orangeville through to Dec. 23.

A Gift To Last is suitable for ages eight and up. Tickets for this special offer must be purchased by calling the
Theatre Orangeville Box Office directly at 519-942-3423.

I’ve just had final confirmation from the North Pole that Santa Claus himself will indeed be able to join us here at Theatre Orangeville during the Sunday matinees of A Gift To Last on
Dec. 16 and 23.
A special visit from Santa, candy canes and complimentary DQ Grill and Chill ice cream for one and all —
it just doesn’t get any better that!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012



Today (Wednesday) a letter was sent home regarding the withdrawl of certain services from the teachers in the Upper Grand Board.  We want to assure you of a couple of things...

1.  Although teachers are unable to collect money and forms, students can still bring in their Food Order Forms AND Christmas In The Meadows Forms and take them directly to the office first thing each morning.  There are School Council volunteers available to receive all forms that have been requested.

2.  In the event of a strike,  Christmas In The Meadows will STILL HAPPEN!  This is a School Council run activity and does not require teacher participation.  We are looking forward, with great anticipation, to a wonderful evening with the families of CMES.  Our first Carolling Choir rehearsal happened today and it was AWESOME!

  • COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES!  (Peanut Free)  So far we only have 7 packages.
  • RAFFLE PRIZES.  You can drop any donations off in the office or contact Barb White to let her know what you will be donating.
    • Refreshment Coordinator
    • Craft Room Coordinator
    • Food Bank/Raffle Coordinator
    • Grade 7 & 8 Christmas Elves to help in the various activity stations.  (A note went home today with all grade 7 & 8 students.)

 If you are able to volunteer your time that evening, PLEASE, contact Barb White at

THANK YOU to the many families who have taken part in our 1st (hopefully annual) CMES BOOK DRIVE.  Your donations have been AWESOME .... and very much appreciated!  There are still 2 days left to bring in your donations.

Your School Council

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Blog Question of the Week

         Christina H!  You will receive your card this week!

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

Question: (Week of December 1 - 7)
What had to be cancelled on Monday, Dec.3rd and when will the next one be?

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

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

Upcoming Dates to Remember...

         Monday, December 3 - Friday, December 7th.

FOOD FORMS (January - March, 2013)...
         are due back by Friday, December 7th.

         Thursday, December 13th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
         ** RSVP's Due back Friday, December 7th
         ** We are still looking for 2 - 3 more adult volunteers
         ** We are in need of LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS
         of C O O K I E S!  (Peanut Free)  Please drop off your
         donations in the front foyer.
         ** We are hoping to have several donations of Raffle
             Prizes.  If you are able to donate and item or Gift
             card/Certificate or a service from your business,
             please let Barb White know by Monday, December
             10th at the latest.  THANKS in advance for your
             generosity towards our school! 


Our School Council Meeting, scheduled for Monday, December 3rd, has been cancelled due to some unforseen circumstances.  Our next meeting with be on Monday, January 14th.  Mrs. Crandall will be presenting the School Improvement Plan that the staff have been working on.  Be sure to schedule it on your calender!

Announcements Week of November 26 - 30

Winter has finally come - and we have snow on the ground.  Students need to remember that the snow must stay on the ground.  Throwing or kicking snow at others is not safe and therefore not allowed.