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ATTENTION PARENTS 
Posted on the SCI website Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit & Community 
Resources 2014-2015 Schoo...
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Students and parents are reminded that all 
textbooks are loaned to students for their use 
and must be returne...
your skills when any form of outside assistance is used. Do be 
aware that many of the translation sites do a very poor jo...
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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
With excellent weather conditions in September, all of our Phys. Ed. classes had an oppo...
Some students’ faces are blocked out—no 
permission to use photos. 
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We went to the Stayner Community Garden. The studen...
Cooperative Education Program 
“Learning from Experience” 
We are now into our 2nd month of our Cooperative Education work...
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CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES 
There are lots of new and exciting activities going on within our department over the next ...
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The grade 10 Civics students have been working on the 
Youth Philanthropy Initiative once again this year. This 
govern...
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Students Against Impaired Driving continues to 
actively promote its cause under the leadership 
of student presidents...
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Student Council would like to thank the staff and stu-dents 
at SCI for making the Terry Fox Run such a fan-tastic 
ev...
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October 15 newsletter

  1. 1. STAYNER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE TELEPHONE 705-428-2639 FAX 705-428-0562 Caroline Smith, Trustee casmith@scdsb.on.ca Jackie Kavanagh, Superintendent jkavanagh@scdsb.on.ca Janice Ellerby, Principal jellerby@scdsb.on.ca Deborah Prairie, Vice-Principal dprairie@scdsb.on.ca Janice McLeod, Student Success & Special Education Ben Murray, Student Services Joan Walsh, Cooperative Education October 15, 2014 It is so good to be back at SCI! Thank you to everyone who has made me feel so welcome again. This is a great school and a great community to be part of. The school year is off to a fantastic start – read on to hear more about all the great things happening already this semester. My message this semester is about Communication and Parent Involvement here at SCI. I would like to invite all parents/guardians to become even more connected to your child’s school – here’s how: • Bookmark the school website. It is updated daily with events, announcements and information for everyone in our community • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see what is happening (get announcement feeds daily!) • Sign up for our new Remind text messaging service to get messages from the Office (see the notice below) • Get involved with our School Council • Come to Parent – Teacher interviews – or just call/email to connect with our teaching staff • Sign up for the new Parent Portal There are so many opportunities for you to make those valuable connections to help your child be even more successful! And we want to be connected with you. Take the time at our Parent/Guardian – Teacher interview night to complete a short survey to let us know how you would like to get involved. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or suggestions, please call. I welcome the opportunity to connect with you. Thank you for your commitment to public education and supporting success for your son and/or daughter. Janice Ellerby, Principal and Deborah Prairie, Vice Principal This Newsletter Principal’s Corner Coming Events Missing Forms - Please Return Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit & Community Resources School Council Meetings Guidance Information: -Parent Teacher Night -University Information Program -College Information Fair -In-school College and University Seminars -Up-Coming University/College Visits to SCI -Education Planning -40 hours of Community Service -Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day Textbooks Volunteers Giant Book Sale/Swap Join a Club, Team or Activities What is Going on at SCI? Library News French Department News T.F.C. Chess Club Lockers Health & Physical Education Girls Flag Football Green Industries Cooperative Education Program School Grounds Smoke Free 24/7 Math Help Canadian and World Studies Field Trips, Sporting & Other School Events SHSM Habitat Restoration Training S.A.I.D. Golf Halloween Haunt Terry Fox Walk Parent Workshops Bus Cancellation Information Recognize a Star at Your School Protect Against Cold & Flu Pay for Items On-Line Yearbook Halloween Dance
  2. 2. 2 ATTENTION PARENTS Posted on the SCI website Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit & Community Resources 2014-2015 School Health Quick Reference Guide. It contains information on Community Supports & Services and other helpful information. FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Upcoming Events, Career and Academic Information, Seminars, Services, and Initiatives… Supporting SCI students in their endeavours!!! You are encouraged to attend Parent/Guardian-Teacher Evening at SCI on Thursday, October 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Students can arrange interview times for their parents/guardians with their subject teachers. The partnership between home and school is one of the keys to our students’ success, and this event is a great opportunity to develop and strengthen those connections. We look forward to meeting with you! On October 8th, SCI hosted our area’s University Information Program. This event involved representatives from 21 universities across Ontario in one location talking about their programs and answering the questions of our Grade 12 students. The information gathered by students will help them make appropriate choices for their University applications this Fall/Winter. The College Information Fair for students in our region hosted at Georgian College (Barrie) was on Thursday, October 3rd from 8:15am to 11:30am. Interested students attended this fair and gained good information. In-school College and University Seminars have already begun at SCI. Senior students have been invited to sign up for an opportunity to listen and speak to representatives of many of Ontario’s colleges and universities regarding programs, admission requirements, tuition, scholarships, residence and school life. Further information about all of these sessions is available in our Guidance Office. UP-COMING UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS TO SCI Trent University Oct 16 8:30 am Brock University Oct 17 10:30 am Windsor Oct 21 1:00 pm Lampton College Oct 27 1:00 pm University of Guelph Oct 29 11:00 am Lakehead University Oct 29 1:00 pm Laurentian University Oct 30 1:00 pm SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETINGS We invite parents/guardians to attend our monthly School Council Meetings the last Monday of every month 7-9 pm in our School Library. All parents/guardians are welcome! SEMESTER ONE Oct. 15 Progress Report Cards Oct. 16 Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews 5:00 – 7:00pm Oct. 20 Awards Assembly 2013/14 awards Oct. 20 School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Oct. 24 Haunted House 5:00-9:00 pm Oct. 27 Secondary & Elementary P.D. Day Oct. 31 Halloween Dance 7:00 – 10:00 pm (Student Card Required) Nov. 2 Daylight Savings Ends Nov. 4 Term 1 Ends Nov. 4 Coop Information Meeting for Sem. 2 Students Nov. 5 Term 2 Begins Nov. 5 Take a Kid to Work (Grade 9 Students) Nov. 5 Spartan in Training Day Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Nov. 13 Mid-Term Report Card Distribution Nov. 14 Elementary & Secondary P.D. Day Nov. 20 Variety Night Nov. 24 Full Disclosure Nov. 24 School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Nov 27 Grade 8 Open House 6:30 - 8:30 pm Nov. 28 Character Recognition Assembly TBA Cdn Open Math Challenge Dec. 10 Coop Employer Appreciation Breakfast & Career Fair Dec 15-19 Holiday Cheer Activities (Student Council) Dec. 17 Holiday Concert 7-9:00pm Dec. 22-Jan.2 Holidays Jan. 5 Return to Classes Jan. 8-23 EQAO Math Testing (Grade 9) Jan 13-16 Grad Photos Jan. 15 University Applications Due to OUAC Jan. 22-28 Moratorium on all school activities Jan. 22-28 Final Evaluations for Sem. 1 Jan. 26 School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Jan. 29 Secondary P.D. Day Jan. 30 Elementary & Secondary P.D. Day Feb. 1 College Applications Due to OCAS SEMESTER TWO Feb. 2 Semester 2, Term 1 Starts Feb. 4/5 Grade Assemblies Feb. 11 Report Card Distribution (Sem.1) Feb. 16 Family Day (no classes) Feb. 23 School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm –Library Feb. 24 Math Contests, Pascal, Cayley, Fermat Mar. 2 Grad Photo Retakes Mar. 6 Semi-Formal Dance 6:30-10:30 pm (Student Card Required) Mar. 8 Daylight Savings Time Begins Mar.16-20 March Break MISSING FORMS We are still missing a large number of CASL Consent, Permis-sions and Acknowledgement and Information, Verification forms. If you have not signed and returned them to the school, please do so as soon as possible. Forms are available at the main office and on the website under forms. Thank you!
  3. 3. TEXTBOOKS Students and parents are reminded that all textbooks are loaned to students for their use and must be returned to the school at the end of each semester. In the event a textbook is lost or damaged, the student will be responsible to pay for its replacement. tool. In doing your research, think about your strengths, interests and future goals. Be sure to check admission requirements against your Status Sheet to ensure you have all the required courses to get into your desired program. If you would like help getting started with your research, feel free to come to Guidance and make an appointment to speak with a Counsellor. Later this Fall and Winter, students are encouraged to keep their eyes and ears open for upcoming in- school seminars on topics such as Careers, Trades, and Apprenticeship, Student Exchange, and GAP YEAR Volunteer/Travel opportunities. Hey, Grade Twelve students! Don’t forget that you must complete your 40 hours of Community Service and get your completed community service sheet to Guidance as soon as possible so that this important graduation requirement is behind you. Forty hours of giving to your community can be easily achieved if you start in Grade 9. Students in Grade 12 are encouraged to complete their service ASAP and hand in the required documentation so that your graduation date is not delayed. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2015. 3 Canadore College Oct 31 11:00 am Centennial Nov 3 11:00 am Humber Nov 4 11:00 am Georgian College Nov 6 1:00 pm Conestoga Nov 13 1:00 pm EDUCATION PLANNING Stayner Collegiate Institute is pleased to provide an exciting education planning resource for our students. MyBlueprint Education Planner (www.myBlueprint.ca) lets your child create an engaging and interactive Education Plan. They can build customized high school course plans, instantly identify the post-secondary options that are available to them and explore valuable information about apprenticeships, college programs, university programs and workplace opportunities across Canada! They can even access this resource from home. With this direct access from home, you can be more informed and involved with your child’s education and future planning. Log in and learn about courses, graduation requirements and the endless options available to your child. The “My Profile” feature allows you to set goals, save unlimited plans, short-list programs and occupations of interest, record extra-curricular activities and more. To access the site, visit www.myBlueprint.ca and input the Activation Key. (S.C.I.'s Activation Key: stayner) myBlueprint helps you to assist your child in making the most informed decision about his or her education. We encourage you to get started today and explore the website with them. In November and December, SCI will be offering College and University Application Workshops. If you plan to attend a post- secondary institution in Ontario you MUST come to one of these sessions to learn how to apply on-line. It is also very important that you research the programs and schools you are interested in attending NOW so that you are prepared to apply before the deadlines. myBlueprint.ca is an excellent research staynercollegiate.com VOLUNTEERS ARE REMINDED TO RETURN THEIR OFFENCE DECLA-RATIONS AND VOLUNTEER DRIVER FORMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you are not already a volunteer and wish to become one, please call the school for information. If you volunteer at another SCDSB school, that school can transfer your volunteership to us. Thank you! JOIN A CLUB, TEAM AND/OR GET INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES LISTEN FOR MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS, WATCH THE TV IN THE HALL OR CHECK OUT THE SCI WEBSITE FOR MEETING TIMES AND PLACES AT LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL GIANT BOOK SALE/SWAP Drop into the library on Parent/Guardian/Teacher In-terview night on October 16 to check out our epic book sale/swap. You can fill a bag of books for only $2.00!!! or you can bring in any gently used book and swap it for another book. Come get your Read On!!!!
  4. 4. your skills when any form of outside assistance is used. Do be aware that many of the translation sites do a very poor job, too. Use your own brain power for maximum honesty and success! Bonne chance ce semester! Some students’ faces are blocked out—no permission to use photos. LOCKERS Lockers are on loan to you by the school. Please attach items with masking tape only. Use your markers on paper and tape it into your locker. If you damage or disfigure the locker you are using, you can be held responsible for repairs. 4 We are very fortunate and pleased to welcome a number of community partners and agencies to SCI. Confidential appointments with our teen health nurse are available weekly and with our counsellor from the New Path Family Services who will be present at SCI on a weekly basis. Students may request an appointment by filling out an appointment slip (available in Guidance) and submitting it in the drop box located in Student Services, or through the link on the school website. SCI’s Guidance Department is pleased to offer any information and/ or support to help you…short term support, problem solving, academic and career planning, and the list goes on and on…All the best for a successful Semester One! ~ Mr. Murray (Dept. Chair), Mrs. McLeod (Student Success Teacher), and Mrs. Kaster (Guidance Secretary) GRADE 9 TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day will be held on Wednesday, November 5th this year. Paperwork and permission forms will soon be sent home for parents to complete and return to the school. This special day provides a chance for young people to get a glimpse of the adult work world. If it is not possible for your child to accompany you to a workplace on this day, an alternate relative or friend of the family would be acceptable. Look for further information on this initiative in the coming weeks. LIBRARY NEWS Our Library Advisory Committee has met several times already this year and the group has great ideas to make the library an even better place. One of these activities will be our field trip to Chapters in Barrie in October. The White Pine reading program will start at the end of October with the announcement by the Ontario Library Association of the official list of ten books. Students should listen to announcements for information about how to participate in this amazing program that celebrates the best of Canadian young adult literature. FRENCH DEPARTMENT All students are encouraged to push hard at meeting deadlines on assignments this semester. Please also seek extra help during lunchtime or after school when in difficulty with new structures or concepts. Touching base with Mr. Arnott while in the midst of a major unit project or the day before an important unit test can make a huge difference in terms of your success. Students are reminded of the French Department policy on the use of the internet for translation from English to French. We understand and encourage the use of online dictionaries for the translation of individual words. However, like plagiarism, the use of internet translation sites or dictionaries to translate phrases or sentences is strictly forbidden without the consent of your teacher. Your French teacher cannot evaluate T. F. C. The Teens For Christ group meets weekly in Room 118 on Tuesdays at lunch. This group, open to all students, is directed by Ms. Perrin and Mr. Arnott. We wel-come new members for interesting discussions and are open to ideas on where we can be involved and make a difference in the lives of others in the school and the community. We re-cently held a “D.Q. cake with the Pastor” event and look for-ward to a variety of other events this year. CHESS CLUB Chess Club, under the direction of Mr. Arnott, continues to meet on most Fridays at lunch in room 118. We have had no tournaments so far but can look forward to a number of competi-tions in the near future in Barrie. Come on out if you haven’t played for a while, are an expert or would like to learn the rules! Also, parent drivers are need-ed— must be approved parent volunteers. Contact Mr. Arnott if able to drive.
  5. 5. 5 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION With excellent weather conditions in September, all of our Phys. Ed. classes had an opportunity to enjoy the great out-doors and take part in a variety of activities including lacrosse, softball, ultimate frisbee and flag football. Our hockey focus and personal fitness classes have also taken advantage of the great weather by taking part in some outdoor training. We’re crossing our fingers and hoping that we can head outside as much as possible in October, but please remember that the tempera-tures can fluctuate from day-to-day and it is important for students to have warm clothing ready for those chilly days. To ensure the safety of your child while participating in Phys. Ed. classes, we strongly urge students to bring a separate pair of court shoes which are only used in the gym and, if possible, a pair of cleats to wear outside on the field. GIRLS FLAG FOOTBALL This fall the Stayner Collegiate Institute fielded an amazing flag football team. An outstanding and dedicated group of over 25 SCI girls came together to learn a new sport and to form a great team. Most of the girls were completely new to the sport of flag football but were eager to learn. The amount of individual skill improvement has been truly impressive. Looking back at those first practices when throwing and catching a football were not exactly stellar to today when a quarterback can use a play-action to fake a hand-off left only to roll-out right and hit an athlete in stride running a precise 45-degree post-corner route for a 75-yard touchdown is truly impressive. On de-fence, the girls learned how to play their zones, when to attack the option play and how to go into the hip aggressively to come out with a flag. Mr. Creech, Mr. Dominic and Mr. Leyshon are very proud of the girls and had a great time working with them at practice, the tourna-ment and our games across Simcoe County. Great job girls!!! See you next season.
  6. 6. Some students’ faces are blocked out—no permission to use photos. 6 We went to the Stayner Community Garden. The students learned what is planted and grown in the vegetable garden. All vegetables are delivered to the Stayner Food Bank. This was to kickstart some enthusiasm towards developing our very own school vegetable garden. Students are busy re-landscaping shrub beds throughout the school. The front entrance to the school is getting a big make over. Students will be redesigning the gardens and using existing plant materials and new donated plant materials.
  7. 7. Cooperative Education Program “Learning from Experience” We are now into our 2nd month of our Cooperative Education work experience. For many students, these workplace expo-sures are their first work experiences. Talk to your children about workplace etiquette and socially acceptable behaviour, about the importance of attendance and punctuality and about the need for completion of assignments as due. Most important ---- Talk to your children about SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE. Help them to learn from these new experiences. Placements include but are not limited to: Retail Small Equipment Maintenance Nursing Design Electrician Food Services Social Work Automotive Technician Elder Care Child Care Automotive Repair Hair and Aesthetics Carpentry Heavy Equipment Maintenance/Repair Plumbing Dentistry Equestrian Trainer Millwright / Welding Music/Recording Child and Youth Worker Construction Interior Design Graphics Horticulture Pharmacy Massage Therapy Agriculture Library Graphic Design Photography Animal Care Planning & Development Geothermal Energy Certification: Stay tuned for potential certifications such as Forklift & Propane training, Fall Arrest Training, CPR, WHMIS (on-line as requested) to be scheduled. Career Fair Displays - will be Wed. Dec. 10th from 8:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ALL students MUST attend. Stay tuned for details on the Employer Appreciation breakfast, the same morning, 7 a.m. Any students interested in an Apprenticeship should speak with their Coop teacher. Please contact the Coop department at any time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the program. We look forward to meeting you during the Student/Parent/Teacher Conference, Thursday, October 16th. Mrs. Walsh, Mr. Morris Cooperative Education Department MATH ... meh MEH! Math Extra Help Interested in some FREE math extra help? Please see your math teacher or Mr. Pearson in Room 660. The Math Ex-tra Help program will run every lunch (excluding Wednesdays), and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7 SCHOOL GROUNDS SMOKE-FREE 24/7 This is a reminder to students, parents, guardians, and community members that under the Smoke-Free Ontar-io Act it is against the law for any person to hold lit to-bacco or to smoke anywhere on school property at any time. Please respect this law when visiting the property for purposes such as to pick up students, to meet with staff and to attend school performances and sports events. Your actions encourage youth to obey the law and to choose tobacco-free lifestyles. Have questions? Contact the Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1- 877-721-7520 or visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.
  8. 8. 8 CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES There are lots of new and exciting activities going on within our department over the next little while. On September 23, Mrs. Brown’s grade 11 Travel and Tourism students had the chance to visit Blue Mountain, one of our region’s top tourist destinations. They were able to experience the high ropes course, the triple zip line as well as the Ridge Runner. Students were able to put their skills to the test and challenge themselves with a very demanding high ropes course. They put aside their fears and were very successful. Way to go!! In October, Mrs. Brown will be taking her grade 9 Geography students on their walking tour of Toronto. We will depart SCI at 8:10, drive down to Yorkdale and then experience a subway ride to Queens Park. We will walk along Bloor Street, check out the expensive shops and perhaps see a movie star?! From there we will walk through the University of Toronto campus, hear a ghost story and continue to Spadina Avenue which used to be the driveway of the Baldwin family, who were members of the family compact in early Toronto. Hard to believe that this estate was once way out in the country!! We will walk past the Art Gallery, cross University Avenue, through Nathan Phillips Square in front of City Hall and end up at the Eaton Centre for lunch. After lunch, we will walk through some of the 11 km of underground malls to the C.N. Tower. We will take the 58 second ride to the top of the tower for a wonderful view of Canada’s largest city!! FIELD TRIPS, SPORTING & OTHER SCHOOL EVENTS Prior permission from School Administration must be received if your student is on a field trip, sporting, or oth-er school event and will not be returning with the bus or driver. Parents must send a written request for this per-mission in advance of the event. Due to liability issues students are not allowed to drive themselves unless they are 18, have written parent permission, filled out a Private Vehicle Use Form and have School Administra-tion permission. Students are under no circumstances allowed to drive other students, including siblings.
  9. 9. 9 The grade 10 Civics students have been working on the Youth Philanthropy Initiative once again this year. This government sponsored program allows students the opportunity to research one local grass roots organization and put together a presentation for their class. The best presentation from each of the four classes will participate in the finals which will take place in our library in May. At this time we don’t have the exact time of this venue but your son/ daughter should be able to tell you closer to that time. Students have researched local organizations such as The Door, the COPE dogs, the Food bank, the Reuse store, My Friends House, E3 and Home Horizon to name a few. The group that has the best presentation will be able to present a $5000.00 cheque to the winning organization. I am happy to report that our New Hampshire trip will be going this year. Mrs. Brown has 20 students signed up to go and take on the White Mountains!! We will be hiking a number of trails including Zealand Falls, Mt. Willard and Mt. Eisenhower. Students will also visit the Flume Gorge, Cannon Mountain’s aerial tramway and take the cog railway to the top of Mt. Washington, the highest point on the eastern seaboard. We are all very excited about this opportunity!! In October, Ms. Wiwchar and Mr. Nielsen will be taking their grade 10 history classes to Base Borden to see first-hand some of the machinery used by our military personnel. They will visit the museum and have the chance to talk to one of the officers. They will also be travelling to Midland in November to visit the Simcoe County museum where a number of activities have been planned. Overall, it looks like it is going to be a very exciting year and students will have the chance to experience first-hand what they are learning about in the classroom!! SHSM HABITAT RESTORATION TRAINING Our SHSM students could not have asked for a more perfect day to head out to Minesing and rehabilitate the shores of Willow Creek. On September 23, our SCI SHSM students teamed up with students from St. Joe's High School and spent a day building deflector wings in the Willow Creek under the guidance of aquatic biologists from the Nottawasaga Valley Conserva-tion Authority. The deflector wings are made from old pine trees that are anchored to the side of the shore. Over time sediment will build up in the trees, and when there is enough sediment build up dormant willow stakes will be planted. The roots of the willow will stabilize the newly formed portion of the stream bank. These deflector wings will help redirect the water in Willow Creek to increase the quality of the habitat. Way to go SHSM students - not only did you learn a lot about habitat restora-tion, you have helped restore habitat in a creek that flows through the Minesing Wetlands - a wetland of international importance!
  10. 10. 10 Students Against Impaired Driving continues to actively promote its cause under the leadership of student presidents Marlee Morrill and Kenne-dy Robinson, along with assistants Gracie Steckroat and Meghan Culham and staff advisor Mr. Arnott. We want to raise awareness of the hazards of substance abuse mixed with driving. Too many members of our school community have learned first hand the pain and loss suf-fered when those we care about make wrong decisions to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs. We meet on Mondays at lunch in room 118. We were pleased to welcome Heather Duncan (presenter) and Bev Hostyn (Director of Educational Awareness) from M.A.D.D. Canada on September 30 with a very stirring and impactful wide screen presentation. Our S.A.I.D. Week takes place just before the Victoria Day long weekend in May involving such events as trivia contests, a Bring Your Own Bana-na event and effective announcements. We welcome the support and fresh ideas of new participants in the group. We look forward to your involvement in this very worthy cause. Take the message to heart: substance abuse and driving—that means the use of alcohol or drugs--can result in death or irreversible damage to us, our friends and our family members. SCI golf team consisted of 8 players. We competed in the two matches at Midland Golf and County Club - qualifying for GBSSA. We entered 6 players in last week’s tournament, competing for posi-tions at OFSAA. We had a strong turnout and everyone played very well. Matt Breedon shot a low 74 and was one shot away from going to OFSAA. The team reached our goal and we had a fun short season.
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  12. 12. 12 Student Council would like to thank the staff and stu-dents at SCI for making the Terry Fox Run such a fan-tastic event! This year we had a number of staff chal-lenges and raised enough money to see Mr. Dominic wear a dress and nylons, Mr. Murray dress like Batman for a day, Ms. Perrin get a pie in the face and Mr. Pear-son wear pigtails and get a pie in the face. During the event the SCI staff/student band performed, students participated in yoga, and even took turns paying to soak teachers with water balloons in a dunk-tank like contrap-tion. We also had a dress-up challenge. Ms. Rusnak’s class went with a parenting dress-up theme, while Mr. Creech’s class showed their spirit with tie dye out-fits! As a school we raised just over $1000 dollars and had a lot of fun in the process!
  13. 13. 13 PARENT WORKSHOPS The Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences at Mackenzie Health is partnering with Simcoe County District School Board’s Special Education Staff to offer eight after school workshops for parents/guardians and educa-tors focusing on Policy/Program Memorandum No. 140 (PPM 140) Incorporating Methods of Applied Be-haviour Analysis (ABA) Into Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the application of ABA strategies within programming. While ABA strategies are necessary for students with ASD, they are good strategies for all students. Staff and parents are invited to attend the after school workshops at the Education Centre. If interested, please contact Sue McNabb in the Special Education Department at (705) 734-6363 ext. 11246 or smcnabb@scdsb.on.ca to register. Since a limited number of spaces will be reserved for parents, registra-tion will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Information about sessions is also available at www.scdsb.on.ca. DATE TOPIC LOCATION TIME November 6, 2014 Option #1: Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends. How to Teach Social Skills to Chil-dren with ASD Option #2: Rewards, Reinforcement and Special Interests Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30 December 4, 2014 Option #1: Self-Regulation: Developing Self-Monitoring Skills and Strategies Option #2: Communication is Key! Dif ferent Ways of Teaching Communication Skills Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30 January 8, 2015 Option #1: Going from Here to There: Tough Transitions Within the Day and Over Time Option #2: Sexuality Education Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30 February 5, 2015 Option #1: Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends. How to Teach Social Skills to Chil-dren with ASD Option #2: Rewards, Reinforcement and Special Interests Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30 March 5, 2015 Option #1: Self-Regulation: Developing Self-Monitoring Skills and Strategies Option #2: Communication is Key! Dif-ferent Ways of Teaching Communication Skills Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30 April 9, 2015 Option #1: Going from Here to There: Tough Transitions Within the Day and Over Time Option #2: Sexuality Education Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30 May 7, 2015 Option #1: We Are All in It Together! Your Community Partners Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
  14. 14. FREE AFTER-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH ASD This year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Centre for Behaviour Health Scienc-es at Mackenzie Health are partnering to offer workshops for par-ents and educators of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These workshops will be offered monthly during the school year, starting in October. All of the workshops are free for parents and educators, and run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the SCDSB Edu-cation Centre, 1170 Highway 26 in Midhurst. Space is limited in each workshop and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact Sue McNabb at smc-nabb@ scdsb.on.ca or 705-734-6363 x11246. For more information and specific session descriptions, visit SCDSB’s website at: www.scdsb.on.ca/Parents/Pages/Workshops.aspx. BUS CANCELLATION INFORMATION IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER Although fall has just arrived, winter is just around the corner in Simcoe County. With it comes the possibility of severe weather, challenging winter driving conditions and, as a result, possible bus and school event cancellations. All information regarding cancelled buses in Simcoe County is posted on the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium’s bus information website at www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca. Our school is in the WEST ZONE. When buses are cancelled, please remember that schools are still open (unless otherwise noted) for student learning. The Consortium, in conjunction with bus operators, will make the decision to cancel school buses before 6 a.m. and as such, will make every effort to post announcements between 6 and 7 a.m. Parents should also note that inclement weather cancellations are effective for the whole day and buses cancelled in the morning will not run at the end of the day. You can also subscribe to receive bus delay notifications here: https://scstc.ca/Subscriptions and you can follow the Consortium on Twitter @SCSTC_SchoolBus. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON You may have heard of a nasty cough that has been hospitalizing some children in the United States. It has now been detected in Canada, including communities in Ontario. This particular bug is called the Enterovirus D68, a cousin of the family of common cold viruses. For most people including most children, this virus will cause mild illness similar to the com-mon cold. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Most people don’t need a visit to the clinic or the hospital, and will get better on their own. There is no specific antibiotic or antiviral medication or vaccine for D68. The virus spreads like the common cold, by droplets from sneezing or coughing and from nasal mucus. It can also be picked up by touching surfaces that have been contaminated. This virus behaves much like the cold or influenza, and protect-ing yourself and your children is much the same as with those diseases. For more information, visit the Health Unit’s website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org. DO YOU WANT TO RECOGNIZE A STAR AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL? Our new employee recognition program, SCDSB STARS, provides the opportunity for members of the school com-munity to nominate an outstanding SCDSB teacher, custodian, educational assistant, early childhood educator, administrator, office staff person, etc. who has done something wonderful to support students in our system. SCDSB STARS will be informed of the nomination and the staff person will be recognized in our weekly internal staff eNewsletter. He/she will also receive a personalized thank you and commemo-rative lapel pin from the Director of Education. It’s just one way to recognize the shining stars in our education system who make a difference every day in our schools, facilities and classrooms. Nominate an outstanding staff person by visiting www.scdsb.on.ca and clicking on Staff – SCDSB Stars. PAY FOR FIELD TRIPS, ETC. WITH SCHOOLCASH ONLINE The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools. Payment by credit card has now also been added. Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student. Parents will use a secure online account to process pay-ments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. To create an online account, go to https:// simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com. Please contact the school office with any questions. 14 S.C.I. YEARBOOK 2014-2015 ORDER A LIFE TIME OF MEMORIES $40.00 PREORDERED $45.00 IF YOU DON’T ORDER YOURS TODAY YOU CAN PAY BY CASH, CHEQUE OR SCHOOLCASH ONLINE (2 PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE)
  15. 15. VALID 2014—2015 STUDENT CARD OR PROOF OF PURCHASE REQUIRED LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU WISH TO BRING VISITORS See you there!

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