We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable April Break. The school will be closed and there will be no remote learning during the week of April 12-16. We recognize these are some very challenging times. To support students and families, we have highlighted some resources from https://www.tdsb.on.ca/
Parents and Families - COVID-19
Read more on Your Child's Mental Wellness and Remote Learning
Culturally Responsive Mental Health Supports
From Mr Hodgson: Hello Everyone, during the week off you may find yourself with some time on your hands. Here are some quick and easy activities for you to do!
Yoga For Kids with Alissa Kepas
Try box breathing with this short animation
Experience - Ludovico Einaudi | 10 Hours
A Message to Virtual students from In-School students at PERTH ! Students in Ms Slimani’s Grade ½ French Immersion class created the poster below . It represents love, friendship and unity. To the students in virtual learning “ We are one amazing family and our roots go beyond virtual learning. You are all incredibly special children. We miss you so much!” (Room 204).
Outdoor Learning Spaces - We are developing a schedule for all classes to sign up for outdoor learning space. As we move forward, staff will be looking at materials needed and have a firm schedule that ensures equity of access to outdoor space for all classes. Currently, part of the northern playground area is exclusively for Perth students. This area can be used at any time during the day excluding the recess and lunch times of both schools. Thank you to the School Advisory Council for supporting this initiative.
TECH Support for Remote Learning: Please access this link if you require support with student devices/ passwords Student Virtual Learning IT Support page
School Advisory Update SAC- Hi Perth parents and caregivers! What a week it’s been, to say the least. We hope you are all staying safe and are as well as can be. The Perth School Advisory Council (SAC) would like to extend an offer of help and support to those who need it. Please reach out at email@example.com at any time.
Next SAC meeting: The next SAC meeting will be held on Tuesday April 20 from 7–8:30. Please save the date! And message us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like Ms. Khan-Fitzpatrick or Ms. Lang to address anything at this meeting.
Upcoming online social for virtual family parents and caregivers :The Perth SAC is planning an online get-together for parents and caregivers of students in virtual school. We know many of you feel disconnected from Perth and we wanted to create a space for people to come together in community. We will be sharing specific details of this event ASAP!
SAC social media :Please be sure to follow the Perth SAC social media for more updates.
Our Facebook is: facebook.com/perthpanthers14
Our Instagram is: @perthave.parentcouncil
Thank you everyone. Take good care.
–The Perth SAC Exec
Special Dates in April
Ramadan - Ramadhan or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.Muslim families engage in fast and prayer from April 13-May 12n (wikipedia).
Happy Vaisakhi to Sikh and Hindu families celebrating on April 13. You can also learn from @TDSB_SHM (Sikh Heritage Month) on Twitter.
World Autism Month at TDSB- The goal is “ to increase people’s awareness about individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism affects people of all races and in all geographical regions and has a large impact on our students, their families, our communities and schools...all of us are working alongside, living with or know individuals with autism.
Genocide Awareness and Prevention -April as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month « World Without Genocide - Making It Our Legacy
As spring has arrived and warmer weather is here, please be aware of important PEDESTRIAN SAFETY INFORMATION.
The TDSB encourages active transportation to and from school whenever possible. Walking to school can be safer than driving and have a positive impact on student’s mental wellness and academic success.
Here are some safety tips from Toronto Public Health:
- Practice good role modelling by walking with your child and showing them road safety rules so that they can develop good habits.
- Wear bright, reflective clothing or accessories in cloudy or dark conditions so drivers can see you better.
- Teach your child to use their eyes and ears. Always stop, look and listen, even if there is a crossing guard, or traffic signals.
- Stop and check that cars in every lane can see you and make eye contact with the drivers. Wait until drivers have stopped before crossing the road.
- Look left, right and left again. Teach your child to cross the road only when the way is clear, or all the cars at the crosswalk or intersection have come to a full stop. Children shouldn’t cross the road between parked cars or mid-block.
- Listen for oncoming traffic and be alert. Pedestrians shouldn’t use headphones or cellphones when walking, especially when they are crossing the road. Distractions, even talking while walking, can put children in danger.
- Walk, don't run, while crossing the street. By running, you risk tripping and falling in the middle of the road.
Learn more about pedestrian safety by clicking these links:
Let's Go Walking! Lesson 2: Crossing Streets Safely
PARKING LOT REMINDERS
AM Drop off between 8:30-8:45am is especially busy. This overcrowding puts students and families at risk. At this time, we are asking please be considerate of others and:
- SLOW DOWN
- DO NOT SUMMON CHILDREN INTO THE PARKING LOT
- AVOID USING THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT FOR DROP OFF AND PICK UP
The Parking Lot is for Perth School, Daycare & St Luigi staff ONLY and must have school ID in the windshield. Cars parked illegally will be subject to fines from parking enforcement.