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Spring Safety at Ardaghhttp://agh.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/97Spring Safety at Ardagh<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;">BIKES/SCOOTER SAFETY</p><p> </p><p>As the spring weather is upon us, we are seeing many more students finding alternative ways of getting to and from school.  There are fewer cars going through the kiss and ride and many more students walking, cycling, skate boarding and scooting to school.  While we are very happy to see this and want to encourage it, we want to ensure the safest possible school and yard for all of our students and their property.</p><p> </p><ul><li>Students are reminded to walk on school property.  There are too many people on the yard for students to "ride" once on property.  </li><li>Students can bring their scooters into the school as long as they are the small ones (with small wheels and a collapsible/foldable handle).  These small scooters can be kept up against the walls behind their coat hooks. Students that are unable to fold their scooter are asked to come in last so they may safely go upstairs with it.</li><li>Anything bigger than these (e.g. large scooters, bikes etc.) will have to be locked to the fences along the school yard.  </li><li>Please remember that the school cannot be responsible for the loss of or damage to scooters/bikes etc.</li><li>Be sure to wear your BIKE HELMET at all times!</li></ul><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Thanks for your support and keep leaving the car at home!</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">SAFE FOOTWEAR FOR PLAY!</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p>While flip flops have become everyday fashion, we encourage students to wear safe footwear for outdoor play.    Not only does wearing them increase the chance of serious injury due to dropped objects or stubbed toes, but they are also associated with ankle sprains, and insole pain caused by their lack of support. Children especially are not able to safely play at recess or climb stairs. Please consider having your child wear closed toe shoes. </p>
Kids Help Phonehttp://agh.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/89Kids Help Phone<p>​</p><p><strong>Kids Help Phone…</strong></p><p><strong>Ready to talk?</strong><strong> 1-800-668-6868</strong></p><p>If you're not ready to talk,  check out the <a href="http://kidshelpphone.ca/Kids/AskUsOnline.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Asked Online</span></a> section of the Kids Help Phone site to read questions and stories that have young people have shared with us. The Help Phone line is always open no matter what time of day or night.  It is free.  Professional counsellors will chat with you, keep it anonymous and never share the info.<strong> </strong>We are here to help you, not get you into trouble.</p><p>We believe that you have choices when it comes to dealing with a problem. We can't tell you what to do, but we can help you think about different ways of handling your problem. You can decide what's best for you.</p><p> </p><p>Teens:   <a href="https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx</span></a></p><p> </p><p>Kids:  <a href="https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Kids/Home.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Kids/Home.aspx</span></a>  </p>
Ardagh Bluffs Showcasehttp://agh.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/95Ardagh Bluffs Showcase<p>​Student work will be on display from many subject areas, including: Social Studies, History, Science, Mathematics, Language, and Art.  You will also see projects that encourage critical thinking and inquiry skills, such as Genius Hour, Heritage Fair and computer coding projects and activities.   Get a glimpse of new pedagogies of learning like the 'Minds Up program'. Witness the use of the technology that the community has helped support through fundraising.  Use QR scanners on your smartphone to watch book reviews and student projects.  All of this while enjoying a burger or a hotdog at our barbecue and listening to the talents of our student buskers.  So come on out and see  the great things going on at our school!<br> </p>
Track and Fieldhttp://agh.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/96Track and Field<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, May 18<sup>th</sup> </p><p style="text-align:center;">Rain date: Thursday, May 19<sup>th</sup></p><p>Students are reminded to dress appropriately and bring water.  We will also be running our concession stand.  Grade 7 students will run it to earn money towards their Gr. 8 trip next year, so students may wish to bring money for food items such as hamburgers, hotdogs, freezies, water, and miscellaneous candy.</p><p> </p>
Sibling Photo Dayhttp://agh.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/91Sibling Photo Day<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​May 6th      </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Click on the link below for your order form:</span> </p><p><a href="/Lists/Newsletters/ARD-F161-0%20Smile%20Together%20Reminders.pdf">http://agh.scdsb.on.ca/Lists/Newsletters/ARD-F161-0%20Smile%20Together%20Reminders.pdf</a></p>
EQAOhttp://agh.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/92EQAO<p>​</p><p>EQAO assesses how well Ontario's public education system is developing students' reading, writing and math skills. EQAO provides reliable and useful information that is used to help improve student achievement and ensure the accountability of school boards.  Ardagh Bluffs analyzes results and we set goals for our teaching practices.  EQAO is one aspect of the puzzle and we look at all sorts of valuable data when setting goals for school improvement!</p><p> </p><p>Parents of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students are asked to ensure students arrive at school on time and appointments/lessons are booked for end of day during the testing weeks.  Testing occurs from May 25-June 8.  </p><p> </p>
Physical Literacyhttp://agh.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/93Physical Literacy<p>​</p><p><strong>Experts agree that physical literacy is just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.</strong></p><p>Physical literacy comes from developing a wide variety of fundamental movement skills such as hopping, skipping, throwing, catching, and jumping.</p><p>Physically literate kids have a lot more fun being active, and physically active ids get higher grades in school, have better social skills, and are happier and more confident.  As a parent, give your child the right start in sport, school, and life.  Enroll them in programs that develop physical literacy, and get them started with activities at home. Learn how by visiting <strong>ActiveForLife.com</strong> and <strong>scdsb.on.ca</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>

 

 

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