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Inclement Weather Weather<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Bus Cancellation Information in Case of </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Inclement Weather</strong></p><p><br>Although fall has recently 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. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>All information regarding cancelled buses in Simcoe County is posted on the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium's bus information website at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>.  Our school is in the <strong>CENTRAL</strong> zone. When buses are cancelled, please remember that schools are still open (unless otherwise noted) for student learning.  </p><p> </p><p>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.</p><p> </p><p><strong>You can also subscribe to receive bus delay notifications, go to </strong><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span></a><strong> and you can follow the Consortium on Twitter @SCSTC_SchoolBus. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Safe Arrival on Inclement Weather Days</strong></p><p> </p><p>If your child walks to school you need to call the safe arrival line at (705) 728-5698 press "1".</p><p> </p><p>If you child takes the bus you do not need to call safe arrival.</p>
Movie Night Night<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;">Friday, February 10th</p><p style="text-align:center;">Doors open at 6:00pm</p><p style="text-align:center;">Movie starts at 6:30pm</p><p> </p><p>There will be water, popcorn and treats sold! </p><p><strong>Wear your PJs, bring a pillow, blanket and your parent!</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>This is a School Council sponsored fundraiser. Please, no outside food or drink. Students should have an adult with them.</p>
Barrie Colts Game Colts Game<p>​</p><p> TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW via <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>COME TO THE</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>BARRIE COLTS GAME- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>, 2017</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><sup>(at the Barrie Molson Centre)</sup></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">BARRIE COLTS vs SARNIA STING<strong><sup> </sup></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><sup>TICKETS: $20</sup></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><sup>(Ardagh Bluffs receives $6 for every ticket sold by the school!)</sup></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">Ticket Orders are due by January 30<sup>th</sup>.   </p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>SORRY!</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>LATE ORDERS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED</strong></span></p><p><em>Funds raised will go directly to supporting additional technology needs.</em></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>
Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at school, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at school<div>​​Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from January 9 to 27.</div><div><br></div><div>Survey topics include: the overall tone of the school, feeling of safety, student well-being, and equity and inclusion.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Complete the survey now</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><a href=""></a></div><div><br></div><div>A similar survey is being conducted with staff and students. Each school will receive a report of the school results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) senior administrative team and Board of Trustees also review the board-wide results. </div><div><br></div><div>The data will show our progress over time, and will highlight areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  </div><div><br></div><div>Parent and staff versions of the elementary School Climate Survey are being offered for the first time this year. Parent and staff versions of the secondary School Climate Survey were offered for the first time last year. Student School Climate surveys have been collected since 2007.</div><div><br></div><div>Questions can be sent to <a href="">​</a>. </div><div><br></div>
Christmas Cheer Cheer<p>​</p><p>Once again the holiday season is upon us and the Ardagh Bluffs community is being called upon to display that generosity that we are known for. The Barrie and District Christmas Cheer Association will be collecting new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to assist families in our city who are experiencing a difficult time this season. Last year our contributions helped more than 1800 Barrie families to have a brighter holiday.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p>Here at Ardagh Bluffs P.S. our Christmas Cheer train will once again be rolling through the front foyer in hopes of getting filled. </p><p> </p><p>From  November 28th  -  December 13th  we will be accepting donations. If donating non-perishable food items, please check the expiration date. Expired foods cannot be given out. </p><p> </p><p> In addition, we will be decorating our holiday tree with the donations of new scarves, hats and mittens of all sizes.  While out doing your own holiday shopping, please consider giving generously to the Christmas Cheer Campaign. </p>
Talent Show Show<p>​</p><p> </p><p>This year Ardagh Bluffs students will be performing in a school wide talent show.  Students from Grades 2 - 8 have signed up to perform.  We have a wide range of talent within our school, from singing to dancing to musicians.  Our students have been rehearsing and practising and will soon be ready to perform.  We are so proud of all the students who want to share their talents with the community! Due to the overwhelming number of students who wanted to participate in "Ardagh's Got Talent" this year, we have had to create 3 separate shows. On December 13<sup>th</sup>, there will be a Morning Show from 9:05-10:35am, an afternoon show from 11:25 am to 12:55 pm, and an evening show from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. A letter will be coming home with your child to indicate which show they will be performing in. Ticket order forms will be sent home with participants soon. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Please join us on:</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Tuesday, December 13</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> from 6:30-8pm</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>For "Ardagh's Got Talent" Show</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>$$$ Donation at the Door</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Non-Perishable Food Items accepted at door!</strong></p><p> </p><p>If you do not have a student in the show but would still like to attend, please contact Mrs. Hambrook at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>. We would ask you make a $$$ donation at the door to support our Music programmes, and food donations for the Barrie Food Bank will gratefully be accepted as well for each of the performances.  Please keep in mind that tickets are for admittance only.  There is no assigned seating.  Doors will open at 6:00PM.  We can't wait to welcome you and celebrate our talented students!</p>



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