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Snow Valley Coupon Booklets on Sale! Valley Coupon Booklets on Sale! <p>​​Coupon Books for Snow Valley are currently on sale at the office.  The books are $20, $10 if which is profit for the school, $9 is kept by Snow Valley and $1 is donated to the Royal Victoria Hospital 'Hearts and Minds' program.  When you purchase a booklet, proceeds will go to supporting the purchase and maintenance of technology at NCPS.   </p><p>Included in the booket are the following coupons for Snow Valley:<br></p><ul><li>10 tubing rides ($40 value) valid Mon-Fri</li><li>​Free night lift ticket ($35 value) </li><li>2 buy one get one free rentals </li><li>​2 buy one get one free 5 pack tubing rides</li><li>Buy one get one free Mon-Fri lift ticket <br></li><li>Buy one get one free night lift ticket </li><li>2 buy one get one free  discover skiing packages (lift, rentals, and lessons for ages 6+) </li><li>​​Buy one get one free hot chocolate </li><li>Buy one get one free fountain drink </li></ul><div>Also included in the booklet are the following coupons for Cora's:</div><div><ul><li>​2 coupons for a free drink with your meal</li></ul><div>Lastly, the following coupons from McDonalds are included:</div></div><div><ul><li>2 buy one get one free Egg McMuffins<br></li><li>2 buy one get one free sandwiches (Big Mac, Quarter Pou​nder, Mc Chicken, Filet of Fish or 6 piece Mc Nuggets) with the purchase of large fries or salad </li><li>4 buy one get one free Mc Cafe beverage​s</li></ul></div><div><div>Snow Valley coupons are valid until March 31st (excluding Dec 26-Jan 1), Cora's coupons are valid until March 15th and McDonald's coupons are valid until May 31st. ​<br></div><div><br></div><div>Booklets can be purchased directly from the office.  We currently have a limited number available, so get yours quickly before they sell out! </div></div>
Let’s Talk Fall Produce!’s Talk Fall Produce!<p>​​For the first time this year, we're partnering with Neighbourhood Farms Inc. for part of our fundraising activities. Neighbourhood Farms is a food distribution network located in Midhurst, Ontario. It offers reasonably-priced local produce for school fundraising and other charitable activities.</p><p>We sent home product order forms this week so you can order your produce for collection right here at the school just in time for Thanksgiving!  </p><p>On every produce​ order, Nottawasaga & Creemore will earn a 50% return on profits that our 2016-2017 Parent Council will put to great use in this year's fundraising activities.</p><p><em><strong>Key dates: </strong></em></p><p>Order forms due: Friday September 30</p><p>Order pick up:  Friday October 7th</p>
Classroom Reorganization Update Reorganization Update <p>Each June, classes are determined for the upcoming school year based on the anticipated enrolment at that time.  Thankfully this year, we did not have to close any of our classrooms. We were however, required to collapse and redistribute the students in the Grade ¾ split class, which necessitated additional planning time due to the Grade 4's requiring French instruction.  As a result, we had a slight reduction of .1 in overall staffing and there will be some reorganization of the makeup of classes from Grades 1 to 6.  </p><p>These changes have been carefully considered through discussions between school administration and staff who work closely with your children.  In placing students, consideration is given to individual and group needs, strengths and learning styles of students, and the climate of the school as a whole.  With the support and positive outlook of parents, guardians, and staff, all our students will adapt to these changes and have a successful year at school. </p><p>As a result of these changes, Jennifer Kirkpatrick (who currently teaches Grade 2 with Mrs. Phillips) will be with us .6 (3 days a week) instead of .7.  </p><p>Notices will be going home this evening to students who will be affected by classroom changes that will take effect on Tuesday September 27<sup>th</sup>.  We thank you for your understanding and patience, as we work through this reorganization of staff and students. </p>
EQAO results at NCPS results at NCPS<div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></span><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Full results of our Grade 3 and 6 assessments have now been released.  The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) five-year trend remains positive in primary reading, and junior reading and writing. Math scores have continue to be an area of focus for the school, board and province.  The images below illustrate our school results for the 2015/2016 school year, as well as multi year trends.    </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">​<br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Gr%203%20and%206%20scores-%20school%20board%20province.jpg" alt="Gr 3 and 6 scores- school board province.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Grade%203%20results%20over%20time.jpg" alt="Grade 3 results over time.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Gr%206%20results%20over%20time.jpg" alt="Gr 6 results over time.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">School and board staff analyze EQAO data together with other assessment, well-being and engagement data to understand students and their needs.  Director Kathy Wallace notes that, “EQAO data is one part of a much larger set of data that we review. We don’t just look at achievement data—engagement and well-being are equally important. We need students to want to be in school, and to be interested in and connected to what they’re learning. And it’s that desire to learn that will lead to future success in life.”​  </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Last year, the Ministry of Education announced a </span><a href=""><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Renewed Math Strategy</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">. The strategy includes additional funding for school boards and focuses on professional learning to increase support for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">EQAO data is one piece of information that informs the development of the Board Learning Plan and School Learning Plans, as well at the multi-year strategic plan. Consultation is currently taking place for the SCDSB’s strategic plan. More information and opportunities to provide input are available at </span><a href=""><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"></span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Students who participated in the assessments last spring will receive an Individual Student Report (ISR). The ISR includes the student’s results, as well as a summary of school, board and provincial results.​</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The EQAO data at Creemore is based on fewer numbers of students than at larger schools, making it more difficult to determine trends. However, this allows us the additional opportunity to look at ​individualizing our support based on specific areas of need for each student.  </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">You can find the detailed report for our school </span><a href=""><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">here</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">. </span></p></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><br></span></div>
What’s the SCDSB Difference? Your ideas are needed’s the SCDSB Difference? Your ideas are needed <div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="c55u2-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="c55u2-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="c55u2-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;">The SCDSB is updating their strategic plan and they are looking for the input of all stakeholders. </span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="6j493-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="6j493-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="6j493-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;"><br data-text="true"></span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="b7698-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="b7698-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="b7698-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;">The purpose of a strategic plan is to set goals and directions that will guide the work of our organization and help us realize our vision of a community of learners achieving full potential. </span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="bvsme-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="bvsme-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="bvsme-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;"><br data-text="true"></span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="f7hr3-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="f7hr3-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="f7hr3-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;">The input from the consultation activities will help identify key areas stakeholders believe we should focus on in the school system. </span><span style="font-family:inherit;">The strategic plan will outline how—together—we inspire and empower learning for life. </span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="fvv32-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="fvv32-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="fvv32-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;"><br data-text="true"></span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="3ogb6-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="3ogb6-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="3ogb6-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;">Get involved now by taking this 5 minute <a href="">survey​</a>. </span><span data-offset-key="6rali-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;">You can also participate in </span><span data-offset-key="6rali-1-0" class="_5u8n" spellcheck="false" style="font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="6rali-1-0" style="font-family:inherit;"><span data-text="true" style="font-family:inherit;">#SCDSBDifference</span></span></span><span data-offset-key="6rali-2-0" style="font-family:inherit;"> Twitter chats hosted by the @sdsdb_schools account at 8 p.m. on Sept. 22 and Oct. 6</span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="5koup-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="5koup-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="5koup-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;"><br data-text="true"></span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="dhqje-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><div data-offset-key="dhqje-0-0" class="_1mf _1mj" style="direction:ltr;font-family:inherit;"><span data-offset-key="dhqje-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;">We encourage you to take a few minutes and get involved, your opinions matter! </span></div><div><span data-offset-key="dhqje-0-0" style="font-family:inherit;"><br></span></div></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="3tq7r" data-offset-key="755im-0-0" style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"></div>
Welcome back and a few reminders... back and a few reminders...<p>​<span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><strong>​W</strong></span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"><strong>elcome to the 2016-2017 school year!</strong></span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">On the first day of school, kindergartens will go directly to the kindergarten doors and Grades 1-8 will enter through the regular school entry doors  at the back of the school and proceed to the gym where they will be called to their classes.    Just a reminder that SK through Grade 8 begins on Tuesday the 6th and JK's begin on Thursday the 8th.  </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">We know that those first few days are sometimes difficult for little ones and for this reason we will wait until a</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">fter the first week of school, to ask parents to refrain from entering the yard during school hours. More information around the reasone behind this school board policy can be found in our newsletter which will be sent home with our start-up package in the first couple days of school. </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Lastly, just a final reminder that, although we love pets, with the exception of service dogs, they are not allowed on school property.  If you do bring your dog on the walk to school, we ask that you kindly wait for your child at the edge of the school property.  <br></span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:center;"></span><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:center;"><strong>OUR SCHOOL DAY</strong></span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">8:45 AM</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">   </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">                </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Ou</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">tside Supervision Begins</span></p><p>9:00 AM                   Entry Bell</p><p>9:00—10:40 AM       Instructional Time</p><p>10:40 -11 AM            1st Nutrition Break</p><p>11-11:20 AM              Recess Break</p><p>11:20—1:00 PM       Instructional Time</p><p>1:00—1:20 PM         2nd Nutrition Break (students in Grade 6-8 can leave for lunch with parent permission) </p><p>1:20-1:40 PM            Recess Break</p><p>1:40—3:20 PM         Instructional Time</p><p>3:20 PM                    Dismissal<span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p> </p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>



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