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Tiger Success Awards
On Monday September 28th we held our first Tiger Success Award ceremony of the year. Each month students are selected to receive an award for demonstrating excellent character attributes. For September our classrooms focussed on Respect: "We value ourselves, others and our environment. We give consideration to the thoughts and actions of others. We treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves, with courtesy and dignity."
Teachers selected the following students this month:
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Pizza Day Tomorrow!
Pizza will be sold tomorrow at lunch for $3.00 per slice. Money will be collected when the pizza is delivered.
Terry Fox Walk
The student council is doing a great job organizing the Terry Fox Walk. This will be held on Friday October 2nd. Everyone is encouraged to wear red and white and to bring donations for cancer research.
School Group Cross-Country is postponed until Thursday.
Open House and BBQ!
On Thursday we held our annual Open House and Barbeque. The weather was perfect for the picnic style event which saw over 150 children, parents and grandparents come to the school. The open house was organized by our school council which consists of amazing volunteers who organized everything. Our amazing custodians, Greg and Coner helped out to get us set up and to make the school look great!
Guests were treated to a barbeque dinner which was prepared by the Picton Fire Fighters. Their team effort saw them cook 144 hotdogs and 75 hamburgers in just over 30 minutes! We are very grateful that they are able to come to help us each year.
Inside the school, many community agencies that we partner with on a daily basis came to share their programs and information with us. Tables were set up by The Royal Canadian Legion, The HUB, County Kids Read, The Prince Edward Libary, The School Yearbook, The Prince Edward Fire Fighters, Highland Shores Children's Aid Society, The ROC, The Health Unit and Community Living. Parents and students were able to visit with the speakers at each table. There were many take-aways -- including free books!
This was the first event for our new Tiger Student Council. Twelve of our fantastic intermediate leaders came to support the evening. They did so much to help: i. showed up early to help set-up, ii. helped with any cleaning and preparation, iii. gave tours to parents, iv. and stayed late to help clean up. We are so proud of our Student Council. This is just the first of many leadership opportunites for them.
Queen Elizabeth School is very fortunate to have a wonderfully dedicated group of parents who volunteer their time to be part of school council. This incredible evening was only possible because of their hard work!
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Letter Home Today
Please click the link to see the letter that was sent home with all students today.
Students in our French Immersion and Core French classes are celebrating Franco-Ontarian Day today! There are history lessons, music and lots of green and white!
Pizza sales will start on Wednesday. Pizza will be sold for $3.00 per slice. Money will be collected on Wednesday of each week.
Peace Maker Training
Today, some grades 4 - 8 students were trained to be Peace Makers. These students volunteer their time to help other students solve problems on the playground at recess. The training session was lead by our Child and Youth Counsellor, Mr. Rob Furmidge and our VP, Mrs. Shelmerdine.
Students collaborated to identify ways they could help others. They also participated in team building and problem solving activities. These dedicated students are committed to helping others. One grade 4 student said, "I want to help others make good choices."
At the end of the training sessions each student will receive a certificate. Students will create a schedule of when they would be on duty at recess.
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