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  1. 1. Page 1 April 2009 In this issue! The grade 6 classes will be going to the Drama Club 2 Museum of Flight Education Week(s) 2 and Aviation in The following students received Hamilton on April 1st. This will be Chapters gift cards for the effort Relay for Life 3 a full day trip and ties in nicely with they put into their Counting On You Earth Day 3 the Science curriculum topic of program, and their regular Flight. The cost of the trip is $16, attendance: Local Heroes sought 3 but those students who had already Keep children safe 4 paid $10 for the tubing trip to Mount Roget Morgan Chinguacousy which was cancelled Daniel Panke Reading as a Family 4 due to lack of snow, need only pay Mubarak Oseni Settlement Services 5-6 the difference of $6. This promises Jasmeet Rai Information to be an educational, enjoyable and Sanah Sediqui worthwhile trip. Celebrating Faith and Culture 7 Yusra Mukhtar Panther Lunch 7 Term 3 begins on Tuesday march April Calendar 8 24 and ends on Thursday May 14. Grade 8 students are encouraged to Thanks, Amanda, return their permission forms and Laurie Principal: Mr. D. White $25 fee, for the Mandarin Vice-Principal: Mrs. T. Morrison graduation Luncheon to be held in Laurie Onizuka, Guidance Counsellor: Ms L. Romaniello June. Head Secretary: Mrs. A. Stephenson Grade 8 Team Asst. Secretary: Mrs. M. Domingues Asst. Secretary: Ms M. Byrne School Trustee: Mrs. B. Ford Superintendent of Schools: Ms S. Teal As part of our Education Week Term 3 is well underway initiatives, Williams Parkway is now!! Students are reminded to hosting our first ever USED hand in all overdue art assignments. BATTERY DRIVE. It is hazardous On a side note: String art Learning Skill of the Month: to the environment to dispose of old projects will be started soon! Fairness batteries with your household Their picture starters, portraits and Character Education Theme: garbage. If you have any used perspective drawings have been Initiative batteries please send them to school assigned for Term 3 so far. Be sure with your child or drop them off to you have submitted yours when it is Mr. Metelnick in room 105. The completed to receive a mark. Used Battery Drive runs until Friday, April 24, 2009. WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  2. 2. Page 2 Abelard McInnes wouldn’t know a The Drama Club will also vampire if it came up and bit him. accept donations of lumber and Fortunately his niece Madeline is fabric. If you can donate or loan any there to assist him. of these items please contact Mr. Cooke or just drop them off at the Also visiting the village is school. Melisande, Melisande the Sorceress, With just over a month to go until Melisande the Terrible, Melisande our first performance, rehearsals for the Handmaid of Darkness. Once upon a Midnight have moved Melisande has a plan to rule the into high gear. world by linking her magical power with the power of a vampire. Once upon a Midnight is the story of Georgette is Melisande's assistant, what happens when an evil sorcer- however, she isn't exactly the ess, a not-so-evil vampire, and an sharpest knife in the drawer. At least inept vampire-hunter meet. her heart is in the right place. Education week(s) at Williams Problems start when Robert Parkway will take place the weeks Evangeline is not your typical confesses his love to Evangeline. of April 14th – April 24th. This vampire as she has never tasted She rejects him knowing that love year’s theme is “The Smile Within” human blood. In her twelfth year between them could never be. and Williams Parkway has Evangeline was turned by Kasimir Angry and disappointed, Robert interpreted this to mean “kindness to the Destroyer, on the very night he vows to destroy Evangeline. our environment” since we can all was defeated by Lord Alistair. Lord Meanwhile, Zoe has asked derive happiness from a cleaner, Alistair took pity on Evangeline, Melisande to cast a spell to make greener environment which gives us forced her to resist the urge to feed, Robert love her. hope for the future. and before he left Windermere had her swear a solemn oath before the And if that wasn't quite enough, In order to promote this “Smile assembled villagers to never harm there is also a bratty little girl with a Within”, a medley of them. fondness for mud pies, a talking cat, environmentally-related events will and a village that has turned night be taking place in the school over A century has passed. None remain into day for their beloved Evange- the course of the two weeks, from of the villagers who witnessed line. our kick-off assemblies, to the class Evangeline's oath, but their children workshops, (courtesy of the and their children's children have Performances of Once upon a Brampton City Clean Programs), to prospered. Evangeline endures, Midnight will take place during the our Community Clean Up on Earth trapped in the body of a young girl. day on May 5th, 6th and 7th for Day, April 22nd during period 1. Therein lies the problem, for Williams Parkway students and for Evangeline is very beautiful, and the Grade 4 and 5 students from Massey, Our daily routines within the school boys of the village often forget that Hilldale and Hanover. An evening too will exemplify our focus on the she is a vampire. Once such boy is performance will take place on environment. Each homeroom class Robert who has worshipped Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 PM. will be keeping track of their Acts Evangeline ever since his was little. Tickets for this performance are of Green with the goal of reaching $5.00 each and are available at the 1000 Acts of Green before the 2 Then there is Zoe, who has a crush door or in advance from the office. weeks are up. We will have a on Robert, but who is too shy to talk “lights out” incentive every to him. Zoe has a friend, Helene, afternoon. Our “used battery drive” Items Wanted who will do whatever it takes to has already commenced and will The Williams Parkway Drama Club bring Zoe and Robert together. continue. Additionally, with the is looking to beg, borrow or steal a knowledge that our school produces number of items: Visiting Windermere is Abelard no fewer than 25 bags of garbage a • wooden barrel McInnes the great-grandson of Lord week from our lunch periods alone, • wagon wheel Alistair. Abelard is a vampire hunter we will be promoting increased • firewood but he's not very good at it. In fact, WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  3. 3. Page 3 recycling during lunchtime, in you to students Simran Uppal, Sky of paper would be saved. particular, so that we can Williams, Jessie Smith, Dijnna That's 555,000 trees. dramatically reduce this. Classes Foster, Destiny Empedrad; Savannah 825 and 826 will be enhancing the Hylton, Nina Mathura, Nikita This year, EDC is encouraging garden out front of the school. Dharamdass, Filip Stranik, Arslan Canadians to go paperless with it's Ahmed, and their parents, for going Save Trees - Not Paper initiative. In Finally, we will be holding an to the trouble of baking all those partnership with Org-Matters “Education Week Poster Contest” at yummy items to raise money for a Solutions Inc., producers of all grade levels by encouraging all good cause and to help raise funds organizational and e-filing software, students to submit a drawing which for the event so that fun, and safety, Canadians can access software at incorporates the theme of “The can be assured. discounted prices that enables them Smile Within” and “kindness to the to go paperless. environment”, in the hopes of Parents and families of the students To find out more about this producing a mural for our school, as are invited to the event on May 22nd initiative, visit Earth Day Canada's a lasting memory that will always from 7 pm to 9 pm to join in some website at www.earthday.ca. “keep us smiling”. fun activities and entertainment, purchase some delicious food, to be Local heroes sought for part of the Opening Ceremony and Elmer safety awards Luminary Ceremony, and to hear local celebrities speak. To date we have had responses from Regional In partnership with the Ontario Councillor Gael Miles, Trustee Beryl Provincial Police (OPP) and Peel Planning for Relay is well underway. Ford, MP Dr. Ruby Dhalla, and are Regional Police, the Peel Children’s Many students have already handed awaiting a reply from Mayor Susan Safety Village will host the 16th in their pledge envelopes with the Fennel. annual Elmer Safety Recognition minimum $50 collected and awards on May 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 Many previous Williams Parkway subsequently have had their names p.m. students who are now in Mayfield or entered in the weekly raffles. We North Park will be helping out with have already raffled off 2 tickets to Children from junior kindergarten to the event as part of their Volunteer Silver City Movies, and gift grade 8 who have demonstrated Hours for Secondary students. As certificates from National heroic behaviour, good citizenship or well, a number of parents and family Sports. There are many more prizes performed an outstanding safety members have already generously to be given out, some during the deed can be nominated. donated their time and are working weekly raffles, and others at the tirelessly to ensure this event is a Relay event itself. Some examples Nominations are now being accepted great success. Thank you to Shaila of these prizes are: more movie for children living in Peel region Kibria and Diane Brockie for their tickets; a gift certificate from who go beyond expectations to roles. Chapters, courtesy of our own Mrs. contribute to a safer community. As MacDougald; 2 tickets to a show at many as 10 children will receive a the Rose Theatre during the summer; trophy and a certificate from Police shopping sprees at Bramalea City Chief Michael Metcalf at the Earth Day is April 22 Centre; a basketball and other items ceremony. from National Sports; Family What are you doing to bowling passes worth $70...and celebrate? Why not go The deadline for nominations is much much more. paperless…. April 1. If you know a child whom you wish to nominate, please contact Some grade 6 students have been Did you know that the average pine Christie Hallett at 905-453-2121, holding bake sales during the lunch tree yields about 9,000 sheets of pa- ext. 4071, or hour in order to raise more money to per? According to Earth Day Canada admin@peelsafetyvillage.on.ca. add to their team totals to try to (EDC), a national environmental Nomination forms can also be found qualify for the pizza party which will charity, if every North American at www.peelsafetyvillage.on.ca. be given to the registered team filed their tax return electronically which raises the most money. Thank instead of mailing it, 5 billion sheets WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  4. 4. Page 4 Keep children safe near storm sewers and waterways Rising, fast moving water in lakes, ponds and creeks is a common occurrence in spring. Children playing near storm sewers and watercourses, entering storm sewers through the outfalls, and entering storm sewers through access covers is dangerous. The City of Brampton has provided the following information to help keep children safe: • water flows in storm sewers and watercourses are unpredictable and may change quickly • toxic gases may be present in and around storm sewers and watercourses • access is restricted, making rescue attempts difficult • tragic falls could take place Parents are encouraged to review this information with their children and let them know how dangerous storms sewers and waterways are. Reading as a family can instil a lifelong love of reading When parents and children read together, they develop an important bond that can lead to a love of reading that lasts a lifetime. Reading aloud together is one of the best ways parents can help a child become a successful reader. Creating a positive experience for your child through reading and learning doesn’t take a lot of effort or time. When you make reading a joyful, fun activity, kids will keep coming back for more. Create reading rituals Start reading together as a family when your child is a baby. Set aside a special time and place to read together. Let your child know that reading is important to you and she can expect to enjoy this time with you on a regular basis. Make connections Children need experience with all kinds of text—from shopping lists to the internet to street signs. Point out different words around you. Help your child connect objects to the words that go with them. Talk about it When reading or telling a story, pause to discuss it. Ask open-ended questions like “What do you think will happen next?” or “What would you do?” Describe things in your own words to help make the story clearer for your child. Read it again Children need to hear favourite stories over and over. This helps them recognize and remember words. It also helps them learn how to predict what will happen next. Most importantly, as kids become familiar with a story, it gives them confidence about reading. Follow your child’s pace Don’t push your child to read beyond his ability. Choose books suited to his age and development, and select books that are interesting to him. Encourage your child’s reading and congratulate him when he learns a new word or masters a new skill. WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  5. 5. Page 5 If you would like settlement service, please contact Mr. Haadi Nanjiani at 905-791-4324 ext. 103 WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
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  7. 7. Page 7 Celebrating Faith and Culture - April 2009 DATE CELEBRATION FAITH AND CULTURE April Mmaal Aboriginal Spirituality April 3 Ramanavmi Hinduism April 5 or 12 Palm Sunday Christianity April 7 Mahavira-jayanti Jainism April 8 Farvardingan Zoroastrianism April 9 or 16 Holy or Maundy Thursday Christianity Sunset of April 8 to 16 Pesach (Passover) Judaism April 9 to 27 the month of Jalál Bahá'í April 10 or 17 Good or Holy Friday Christianity and Canada April 13 to April 17 Holy Week begins Christianity April 13 and 14 Saka New Year Buddhism and Hinduism April 13 or 14 Vaisakhi or Baisakhi Hinduism and Sikhism April 12 or 19 Easter or Pascha Christianity Sunset of April 20 to May 2 Ridvan Bahá'í April 13 or 20 Easter Monday Christianity and Canada April 21 Yom HaShoah Judaism April 25 or 26 Zarathosht-no-Diso Zoroastrianism April 27 Akshaya-tritiya Jainism April 28 to May 17 the month of Jamál Bahá'í April 30 to May 4 Ghambar Maidyozarem Zoroastrianism MONDAY - Patties - $1.00 Samosas - $.50 TUESDAY - Pizza - $2.00 per slice WEDNESDAY- Pogos $1.25 THURSDAY - Pizza - $2.00 per slice FRIDAY - Hot Dogs - $1.00 Pizza Pockets - $1.00 EVERY DAY Popcorn - $2.00 per bag WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861