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Are you moving over the summer? you moving over the summer?<p>​If you know that you are moving out of our area over the summer, it is quite helpful if you make us aware in the office.  This will allow us to pre-transition your son/daughter to their new school which will ensure they are placed in a class for September.  Also, if you know you are going to be away when school starts in September it is equally important that you let us know so we ensure we keep your child on our register.</p>
Kids Help Phone 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=""><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=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Kids:  <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>  </p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p></p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Summer Reading Reading<p>​</p><p>1. Digital books <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>2. Barrie Public Library has an engaging reading program called Readopoly for children ages 3 to kids entering Grade 6 and Wild Reads for Teens. Drop into to the Painswick or Downtown Branches, use this link </p><p><a><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://</span></a> or phone 705-728-1010.</p><p> </p><p>'Not reading over the summer leads to level drop off .  For children who don't continue to read over the summer, they can drop off significantly in their reading ability. The keys to preventing this are to give your kids interesting reading materials near their reading level and to talk to your children about what they are reading. This shows you care about them and their reading. And it helps them be ready for school in the fall without losing any of their reading ability all the while maintaining the reading level they ended the school year with (or even having it higher). Likely they will improve at reading.</p><p>Both the Painswick and Downtown branches have great collections of books for children, teens and parents. Staff can help you find the right books for younger children and they can set you up for ebooks and audio-books.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
Milk Recall Recall<p>​See the Newsletter section for more details.</p>
Ardagh Bluffs Food Drive Bluffs Food Drive<p>​Ardagh Bluffs is running a  Food Drive from June 6-17.  Bring in your non-perishable food items and help the Barrie Food Bank.</p>
Peanut Free Schools Free Schools<p>​</p><h1>We do have students with this life threatening allergy and it is of the utmost importance that no products with peanuts/nuts come to school.  </h1><p><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span></p><p><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Anaphylaxis </strong></span></p><p>Anaphylaxis is the most serious type of allergic reaction. It can progress very quickly and may cause death without proper medical attention.  <strong>An allergen</strong> is a substance which can cause an allergic </p><p>reaction. While food is one of the most common allergens, medicine, insect stings, latex and exercise can also cause a reaction. <strong>An anaphylactic reaction may not be immediately visible. During an anaphylactic reaction, any of these symptoms may appear -</strong> hives, swelling, itching, warmth, redness, rash, difficulty breathing caused by swelling, nausea<strong>. A good way to remember the symptoms </strong>is to<strong> think F.A.S.T.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>(look at </strong><strong>F</strong>ace, <strong>A</strong>irway, <strong>S</strong>tomach, <strong>T</strong>otal body (skin).<strong>)</strong> </p><p> </p>



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