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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>
Spring Safety at Ardagh 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 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>
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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