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March 20092

  1. 1. Page 1 March 2009 include: quot;A Fly in a Pail of Milk In this issue! The Herb Carnegie Storyquot; by Herb Carnegie, quot;George Washington Relay for Life 2 We are nearing the end of term two Carver The Man Who Overcamequot; and are quite pleased with the Black History Assembly 2 by Lawrence Elliott, and quot;Bill students who have worked diligently Cosby Family Funny Manquot; by Girls and Boys! Wrestling 2 and have put forth their best effort. Larry Kettelkamp. Tournament Students are encouraged to make the These books will Black History Month Assembly 3 last term their best yet by staying continue to be focused in class, submitting Literacy and Beyond 4 available after the assignments by the due dates and month of Parent Tip Sheet 5 asking for help February. when necessary. Cyberproofing 6 Also, the grade Keeping children safe during 6 seven students have the spring thaw one more skating Celebrating Faith and Culture 7 date on March 12th. Panther Lunch! 7 We have several school trips that School Calendar 8 occur throughout the year at Williams Parkway. These trips Principal: Mr. D. White often have students from several Vice-Principal: Mrs. T. Morrison If you have been accepted to any of Guidance Counsellor: Ms L. Romaniello classes across all grade levels the following programs of schools, Head Secretary: Mrs. A. Stephenson attending. Some classes only have Asst. Secretary: Mrs M. Domingues please tell Ms Romaniello in the two or three students attending Asst. Secretary: Ms M. Byrne counselling office: these trips. Therefore it is still an School Trustee: Mrs. B. Ford expectation that students not a Superintendent of Schools: Ms S. A. Teal Mayfield Regional Arts Program attending these trips come to school IB at Turner Fenton S.S for the regular program. St. Thomas Aquinas (Regular or Arts Program) Holy Name of Mary Learning Skill of the Month: Citizenship Character Education Theme: The second term of Counting On Independent Work You ends on Thursday March Ms. Foskett has had a wonderful 5th. The third term will begin on display of literature, fiction and Tuesday March 24th and end on non-fiction, on display for the Thursday May 14. If you are The grade 6's will month of February as a part of interested in this program for Term be going tubing quot;Black History Monthquot;. Some of 3, please give Ms Onizuka a on the afternoon the titles are: quot;Bud, Not Buddyquot; by completed permission form, or see of Tuesday, Christopher Paul Curtis, and quot;The Ms Onizuka in Room 119. Thanks March 10th. The cost is $10 for Skin I'm Inquot;, by Sharon G. Flake. to everyone for making this such a unlimited runs using Mount Chin- Both of these novels have won successful program! guacousy's tubes. awards. Various (auto) biographies WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  2. 2. Page 2 Pledge envelopes and Team forms It is with pleasure that have gone out to all those students the Child to Child who have brought in their program at Williams Registration Forms. Parkway Senior Public A big congratulations goes out to School presents The Black History the Williams Parkway Wrestling Many people are doing an awesome assembly: Evolution is Now! on Club, who not only organized a very job of raising money for cancer and assembly. The afternoon is for the successful tournament on February it is so very much appreciated. students during school hours, 21st at North Park Secondary Along with money raised by whereas the evening assembly is School, but also did extremely well gathering pledges, some students are intended to convenience the many in the competition. currently organizing bake sales to family members that have work add to the amount their team will obligations during the daytime Over 250 wrestlers from all over have raised. hours. This exciting event takes southern Ontario came out to the place at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm and aims wrestling festival. Our school All those students who raise $100 or to educate and entertain the entered 21 wrestlers who all did more will receive a CCS t-shirt and Williams Parkway community and great against more experienced have 2 chances for some great family members, while honouring wrestlers from private wrestling prizes. For every $50 raised, your the rich African/Caribbean clubs. For most of our wrestlers, it name will go into the pot for a community prevalent in Canadian was their first tournament. They chance to win at one of the draws. Society. showed drive and determination and The draws will take place after came out with 2 gold medals, 8 The evening promises a student March Break when most of the silver medals, and 5 bronze Fashion show, singing, guest pledge forms with the money have outstanding speaker Lilly Johnson to speak on been returned. Students may then show!!! Many grade eight the subject of Sickle Cell Anemia., still continue to raise money for leadership students, parents and as not to mention Performance from cancer, and may continue to have always, Ann Beams helped out with established musicians. events that add to the total money the tournament set up, food selling, their team raises. It is asked that each person, coaching, and scorekeeping. Thank planning on attending the evening you so much everybody. This was The team with the most money by assembly, contribute on dollar as the wrestling clubs' first tournament May will receive a pizza party. The admission for the assembly, of the season; other tournaments Class with the most money and the contribute one dollar as admission. include: Cambridge, Hagersville, most participants by May will Each dollar contributed will go Durham, Orillia and Thunder receive an ice cream party. The towards the Sickle Cell Association Bay. Our guys and gals are only student who collects the most of Ontario. For each dollar spent a going to get better and we are pledges will receive a prize as well. raffle ticket will be awarded. The looking forward to the prizes include Gift Certificates, Art competitions. Thanks once again to We’re looking forward to an work and others. everyone that helped out and all our incredible, safe, fun, and profitable wrestlers for the spirit and hard We will collect your donation the (for cancer) event on May 22nd. work you have shown thus evening of the assembly. Don’t miss out. far. Keep it up! Please return this form to Miss Johnson or Ms Zimmermann Stay tuned to the Williams Parkway Sincerely, as soon as possible. We look we-site at, then go Mr. Marcovici and Mr. Smith forward to seeing you there!! to quot;teachers’ pagesquot;, then click on (Coaches) Regards, Mrs. Lazare 624, for updates to Mr. White (Manager) Child to Child, Miss Johnson, news about the Relay. Ms Zimmermann and Mrs. Petgrave WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  3. 3. Page 3 CHILD TO CHILD EVOLUTION IS NOW (EVOLUTION IS NOW) WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  4. 4. Page 4 The Ontario Literacy and Numeracy Secre- tariat Conference helps parents 'make a difference in literacy and beyond' The Peel District School Board is hosting its eighth annual parent literacy conference on April 4 at Sandalwood Heights Secondary School in Brampton. The conference, Make a difference in literacy and beyond – practical ways parents can boost learning, features sessions by leading experts who will provide helpful tips and ideas. This year's keynote speaker is Joe Rich, a guest therapist on the TV show CityLine. Rich will share his insights as a social worker for 25 years in his keynote: Parenting: The Long Journey. Workshops for parents of children in kindergarten to grade 5 include: building literacy with storytel- ling, making science fun, helping your child succeed in math, building self esteem, developing strong social skills and helping your family cope with stress. Sessions for parents of middle school students discuss how to: develop good study skills, build strong literacy skills through the arts and help your teen make a successful transition to high school. This free learning event includes lunch and is open to Peel board parents of students at all grade levels. Parents, this is your chance to learn practical ways to boost learning. Take one day to: • experience a powerful keynote presentation • learn from Peel educators recognized throughout Ontario as experts in literacy • explore valuable exhibitors representing community organizations, regional services and educa- tional products and browse publisher displays of children's' books and educational resources Register for this free conference by March 13, 2009! Conference and registration information is available in the quot;Spotlightquot; section of the board's web site, WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
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  6. 6. Page 6 Cyberproofing – protect your teen on the Internet Peel Regional Police want to remind parents that cyberproofing is a safe practice. Through education, teens will learn the necessary skills to help keep them safe on the Internet. Cyberproofing techniques can be used by your teen at home. Here are a few guidelines from Peel Police that may assist you and your teen: Maintain open lines of communication with your teen. • Tell your teen to never, under any circumstances, reveal personal information online. • Remind your teen to never agree to meet in person, an individual met on the Internet. • Teach your teen to stop immediately if they see or read anything that upsets them. • Restrict access to the Internet when there is no supervision available. • Be sensitive to the actions of your teen on the Internet. • Monitor your long distance telephone bills for unknown telephone numbers. • Select a family-friendly Internet service provider. Before subscribing, ask: • - if they have programs in place to block obscene material - if they maintain a list of recommended internet sites that are family-friendly - what actions they take towards individuals who act inappropriately through their service • Acquire software to assist in protection from the Internet. • Take a course on the use of the Internet or have your teen teach you. Make this a family activity. Keeping children safe during the spring thaw Now that winter's heavy snowfall has begun to melt away it's important that children be aware of the dangers of playing near waterways and storm sewers. Rising and fast moving water in lakes, ponds and creeks is increasingly likely as temperatures continue to rise and the forecast of rain spurs on the spring thaw. 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. WILLIAMS PARKWAY SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL 1285 Williams Parkway, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8 Tel: (905) 791-4324 Fax: (905) 791-8861
  7. 7. Page 7 Celebrating Faith and Culture - March 2009 DATE CELEBRATION FAITH AND CULTURE January Xsaak Aboriginal Spirituality Sunset March 1 to 20 Alá (Fasting month) Bahá'í March 2 Mehergan Zorastrianism March 2 Great Fast Begins Christianity March 6 World Day of Prayer Christianity March 8 or 9 Milad-ul-Nabi Islam Sunset of March 9-10 Purim Judaism March 11 Hola Mohalla Sikhism March 11 Holi Hinduism March 14 New Year Sikhism March 15 Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva's Birthday Buddhism March 15 to 20 Ghambar Hamaspath-meadem Zoroastrianism March 16 Kwan Yin Day Buddhism and Taoism March 17 St. Patrick's Day Christianity March 20 Lady Day (Ostara) Wicca March 20 Shunki-sorei-sai Shinto March 20 Spring Ohigon Buddhism March 21 Naw Ruz Zoroastrianism and Bahá'í March 26 Khordad Saal Zoroastrianism March 27 New Year's Day Hinduism March 27 Vasant Navaratri Hinduism 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