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Newsletter Novemberv2

  1. 1. Page 1 to the front doors of the school each Inside this issue: Wednesday morning BEFORE 8:15 Counting on You 2 a.m. to place their order. Boy's Hockey Club 2 ACTIVITY FEES which have not Red Cross-Babysitting Course 2 been submitted MUST be returned ASAP. In order for students to Relay for Life! 2 We will soon be approaching the attend this year's graduation City of Brampton-Parking 3 end of term one and teachers are celebration in June this activity fee Control beginning to work on report cards. must be submitted. Food Allergies 3 We are reminding students to Also, thanks to the enthusiasm of complete any overdue work and our Leadership Team in their effort EQAO Corner 3 submit it as soon as possible. Also, to boost school spirit, many Student Ambassadors 4 at Williams Parkway, we offer Williams Parkway Hoodies were Web News 4 students many before and after ordered this year! We look forward school, as well as lunch time to receiving the order in the next EQAO Answers 4 activities. We are encouraging more few weeks. As soon as they are Toys for Tots 4 student participation in these delivered they will be distributed to Grade 6's Skating 4 extra-curricular events. The students who are patiently awaiting students are also reminded to take their arrival. How schools keep students, 4 advantage of peer tutoring in math staff safe on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11:25. Grade 8 Parent's Night 5 THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE Immunization Screening 6 Miss N. Patel is proud to report that Celebrating Faith and Culture 7 due to the generosity and kindness High School Open House 7 of the Williams Parkway November Calendar 8 community, many boxes of food were donated to our local food banks. In a few short days, many students and staff brought in non Principal: Mr. D. White Vice-Principal: Mrs. T. Morrison perishable food items such as pasta, Guidance Counsellor: Ms L. Romaniello canned food and baby formula to Head Secretary: Mrs. A. Stephenson Thanks to the efforts of the help in the effort. Your support is Asst. Secretary: Mrs M L. Hayden Williams Parkway leadership team, greatly appreciated. We look Asst. Secretary: Ms M. Byrne our first Subway Lunch Order day forward to increasing donations for School Trustee: Mrs. B. Ford was a HUGE success with over 70 Superintendent of Schools: Ms S. Teal our upcoming Holiday Food Drive staff and students purchasing a which will take place in December. E-mail: healthy lunch. Every Wednesday If your son or daughter is interested this offer of a 6quot; sandwich in attending Mayfield Secondary (vegetarian, ham & cheese or School next September to pursue Assorted Meats) a drink (Kool-Aid their interest in Visual arts, Music, Jammer or water) and a Chocolate Drama and or Dance, you are Chip Chewy Granola bar, will be invited to attend an information Learning Skill of the Month: Conflict available for purchase for night on October 29th at 7-8pm. Resolution $5.00. Students who wish to order a Please make sure that you attend Character Education Theme: Courage lunch are asked to bring $5.00 cash this important session if you are at WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S
  2. 2. Page 2 all interested. Do not hesitate to the turnout, and the students are wonderful community pursue what you enjoy! See Miss N having a blast. The group will run and school-based event that gets Patel, Ms. Romaniello or Mr. Peet until the December holidays, please your child involved in loads of fun for further information. contact Mr. Marcovici if you'd like to stuff at school and helps to raise participate. money for cancer. It is an event OVERDUE WORK: report card which takes place worldwide time is quickly approaching, including Brampton which hosts students are encouraged to complete such an event every June. and submit all incomplete/overdue assignments at this time. It involves having your child be part of a team whereby each member has CLASS PARTICIPATION: to The Canadian Red Cross raised an amount of money show knowledge and Babysitting Course (minimum amount to be understanding....also makes school a determined) for Cancer through more fun place to be when you are We have the opportunity four our having people they know donate any involved in your learning! students to participate in a Canadian amount which can also be done on- Red Cross Babysitting Course. This line so that no money actually needs is a fun filled workshop that includes to be collected. Each of the everything from diapering, first aid, participants from the team takes his/ safety tips, rights & responsibilities her turn walking or running out on of everyone involved, physical the track for short periods of time, capabilities of all ages of children, something which occurs all night what makes a good babysitter, tips long over a period of 12 hours from for SAFELY finding babysitting jobs 7pm til 7am. In between they are and much more! involved in many fun events, eating, and camping out overnight in the This course has valuable information gym. Security and the safety of Information about Counting On You for children that stay at home your child is ensured and of course classes for the Winter session alone. This course will be offered at is paramount. (January to March) will be available Williams Parkway Public School as a in mid-November. Please see Ms lunch program on Tuesday Jan. 20, To kick-off the event, a Survivor’s Onizuka if you are interested. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3, Victory Lap takes place whereby 2009 from 11:00 am -12 noon. any community members living The course cost is $35.00 and will with cancer lead-off the opening lap include the Canadain Red Cross as everyone else cheers them on. As Babysitting Manual & wallet card. night falls, a luminary ceremony Permission forms will be sent home takes place which involves the with all Grade 6, 7, & 8 students on purchase of luminary bags for $5 November 13th and must be returned which the children decorate and on on or before December 5th with full which they write the name of payment. Registration forms will be someone they know who has passed accepted on a first-come first-serve away from cancer. A candle is basis. The maximum class size is placed in the bag and all the bags 30-35. light up the pathway of the track all night long. It is a particularly This past month the Williams touching and beautiful event. Parkway Hockey Club got underway. The club meets every When will this event take place? Monday and every second What is it? Wednesday at Terry Miller We have set aside Friday, May 22, Arena. Mr. Hogan and Mr. Relay for Life is an initiative of the 2009 as the tentative date. If it is Marcovici are very impressed with Canadian Cancer Society. It’s a indeed an overnight event, Relay WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  3. 3. Page 3 will take place from 7pm Friday the lead-off victory lap early on in May 22nd until 7am Saturday the evening. morning May 23rd. If it is not an overnight event, it will still take 5) Send baked goods for the night of place afternoon of May 22nd until the event. later at night of the 22nd. Has Williams Parkway partici- If you wish more information, stay pated before? tuned to Williams Parkway’s Since students at our monthly newsletters, pay attention school have severe Yes, 2 years ago we hosted a “Relay to any letters sent home as events allergies to peanuts and for Life” which had our students unfold, frequently check out our nuts, exposure to these involved in an evening-long event website at or the product can cause ana- which included having Mayor Susan blog site for class 624. Also, you phylaxis, a serious life-threatening Fennel attend and Trustee Beryl may contact Mrs. Lazare at reaction. We're requesting that you Ford. Our event was showcased in Williams Parkway at: not send your child(ren) to school the Brampton Guardian and was 905-791-4324. with any food products that may broadcast on Roger’s Cable Ten. contain Some of the events were: a bouncy peanuts, peanut oil or any nut castle; an illusionist show; karaoke; product. raffles for some great prizes; video games; music; and food, food, food. We invited surviving Cancer members from our community to walk the first lap, and we held a Luminary Ceremony which lit up the track out back upon nightfall. The City of Brampton has informed Williams Parkway that Parking How may I as a parent help out? Control Officers will be making regular visits to Williams Parkway 1) First and foremost, encourage this year. Please ensure that you are your child to participate. not parking in the fire route directly in front of the school. 2) Volunteer your time either at any time over the course of the year or at the actual event doing such things as serving food or even spending the night. 3) Contacting companies in Brampton who you think would be likely to donate food, prizes, etc. for the event; or perhaps you have contacts from work who you think would contribute to the event either by offering some free service or you know a celebrity who could speak or perform at our event. 4) Providing names of family members or friends who are presently living with cancer who you think would like to be part of WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  4. 4. Page 4 We will be collecting any Canadian Tire money you may have here in the office. We thank you for all donations to a very worthy cause. To figure out how much it would cost to buy a dozen eggs from the “P&W Grocery Store”, you would just have to add the trav- eling cost to the cost of a dozen eggs. $2.08 + $3.96 = $6.04 Grade 6's will be going on one free Since the “Onville Grocery Store” has the price for 18 eggs, you must first divide the skate day a month from November The grade 8 student Ambassadors until February at Terry Miller Arena cost of the eggs by 18 to get the cost of are a group of students who work each egg. next door. The skate will always be together each year to help in and $6.30 ÷ 18 = $ 0.35 in the afternoons between 1:00 and around our school community. This Next, you must multiply the cost of each 2:30pm. The November date is year, we have adopted the Chum egg by 12 to find the cost of a dozen eggs $0.35 x 12 = $4.20 Thursday, November the 6th. City Christmas Wish as our Finally, you must add the cost of the dozen social cause. We will be eggs to the travel cost to find out the total fundraising through candy grams, cost. How schools keep students, bake sales and other events to raise $4.20 + $1.29 = $5.49 staff safe money to buy presents for kids ages 12 – 16 at in December. This group Now you can compare the two prices to The Peel District School Board was chosen as they are often see which route will cost you less money. follows a number of procedures to P&W Grocery =$6.04 ensure our schools are a safe place forgotten when people make Onville Grocery = $5.49 donations around the holidays. If to work and learn. Schools use the you would like to donate your time, following safety strategies: money or a gift to the Chum City • All visitors are required to report Christmas Wish through the student to the main office and obtain a Ambassadors, please speak to Ms visitor's pass. Romaniello. • Students use a quot;buddy systemquot; “Toys for Tots” is a charitable when leaving the classroom — endeavour which was initiated by to go to the washroom, library the Peel Regional Police in 1993, in etc. partnership with the Salvation Army • Teachers supervise students in- and Canadian Tire. During the side and outside the school dur- months of November and December ing recesses and before and after off duty members of Peel Regional school. Williams Parkway's website is back online. Mr. Metelnick is in the proc- Police volunteer several hundred • All exterior doors, except the ess of revamping the site to give it a hours to collect cash, Canadian Tire main entrance, are locked during fresh, new look. Be sure to visit money, and new unwrapped toys school hours. for school donated by the public which are • Street-proofing skills are re- news and information. As well, the used to purchase or give as viewed regularly with students quot;Teacher Pagesquot; feature of the site Christmas gifts for many • Staff and students are expected provides direct links to web pages children in need. to report unidentified individuals maintained by individual teachers to the office immediately. where information on homework, Here at Williams Parkway we • Hold fire drills and quot;lockdownquot; assignments, and due dates can be would like to kindly ask rehearsals. found. As the fall progresses, more everyone to check their glove boxes • Ensure evacuation plans are in teacher pages will be available. or any other corner of your home place. Be sure to check periodically for and please generously donate any • All staff and volunteers have up- updates to the school website and to Canadian Tire money you may have to-date criminal record checks. individual teacher pages. to Toys for Tots campaign that is • Work with the police to educate initiated by Peel Regional Police. students about safety. 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 - November 2008 Date Celebration Faith and Culture November Gwilatkw Aboriginal Spirituality Sunset October 31 to November 1 Samhain Wicca November 1 All Saints' Day Christianity November 3 Jnana Panchami Jainism November 4 to November 22 Qudrat Bahá'í November 9 Kathina Buddhism November 11 Remembrance Day Canada November 12 Birth of Baha'u'llah Báhá'í November 12 Ram quot;Ha Nguonquot; CaoDai November 13 Dev Diwali Hinduism and Jainism November 13 Lokasha Jayanti Jainism November 13 Birth of Guru Nanak Sikhism November 15 and 28 First of Advent (Christmas fast) Christianity November 16 Louis Riel Day Aboriginal Spirituality November 23 to December 11 Qawl Bahá'í November 24 Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur Sikhism November 26 Day of Covenant Bahá'í November 28 Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Bahá'í November 30 First Sunday of Advent Christianity If your grade 8 child is interested in attending one of the specialized programs offered around Brampton, or if you are moving into a new North Brampton area, please be sure to attend you school's Open House. It is important to remember that unless you have been accepted into a specialized program, you must attend the home school in your area. If you have any questions about high school, please speak to Ms Romaniello in the office. Mayfield Regional Arts Oct. 29th 7:00 pm Brampton Centennial Regular & Regional Dec. 9th 6:45 pm Central Peel Regular Nov. 20 7:00 pm North Peel Vocational Nov. 20 6:30 pm Port Credit Regional Strings Nov. 25 6:30 pm Turner Fenton Regular Nov. 25 7:00 pm North Park IBT Nov. 26 7:00 pm Heart Lake Gifted and Regular Nov. 27 7:00 pm Mississauga Regular Nov. 27 7:00 pm Mayfield Regular Jan. 07 6:00 pm Turner Fenton IB Jan. 08 7:00 pm Fletcher's Meadow Regular Jan. 14 6:30 pm Bramalea Regular & Regional Jan. 15 7:00 pm Chinguacousy Regular & Regional Jan. 15 7:00 pm North Park Regular Jan. 15 7:00 PM Harold Brathwaite Regular Jan. 15 7:00 PM WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
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