Kindergarten Registration Jan 19

Kindergarten Registration to Commence January 19, 2018

Kindergarten registration will commence on January 19, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. Registration forms are available on YRDSB’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Children who turn four or five years old during 2018, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. For more information please visit the YRDSB website or contact your local school.

French Immersion Information Night

French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations

Information sessions for the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at French Immersion schools on January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. Please visit YRDSB’s website in January 2018 (http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/fi/Pages/Program-Locations.aspx) to find the FI program location for your elementary school location. FI registration will begin January 19, 2018. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2018, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can visit or call the school office and request an Office Index Card – short version. The Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to the designated FI program location to register between January 19 and February 9, 2018. This eliminates the need to provide duplicate enrollment information or to pre-register.

 

YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enrol. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. Space requirements at some schools may mean that siblings are in different schools for primary dual track French Immersion programs due to differing grade structures. Like any of our schools across the Board, changes to school boundaries, and/or the accommodation model for the French Immersion program may need to be considered when new schools open, a school experiences enrolment growth, and program changes occur. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools.

More information is available on the Board’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision. Overflow refers to situations in which the Board directs students to attend a school other than their community school or optional program for a specific period of time, as defined in Policy #108.

 

 

Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

  • Progress Reports are coming home on Wednesday, November 22. These reports are an indication of how your student is doing in relation to achieving the expectations by the end of Term One.
  • Parent teacher interviews are taking place on Thursday and Friday (Nov 23 and 24). We encourage parents to bring their child with them to the interview/conference. It is an important opportunity for students to share their successes, challenges and engage in conversations to set goals and create a plan to achieve them.
  • PA DAY– There is no school for students on Friday, Nov 24.

Henderson’s Senior Band performs at the Toronto Marlies hockey game Nov 29th.

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Where: Ricoh Coliseum at Exhibition Place

Time: 6:45p.m.

Ticket Price: $26.00

What: The National Anthem and Livin’ on a Prayer at Intermission

Only a limited number of tickets are left to purchase on School Cash Online or sending in a cheque with your child to school.

Please come and support our award winning senior band at this event. Those who purchase a ticket will automatically be entered into our LUCKY DRAW. The winner will receive 4 PLATINUM tickets to a future Toronto Marlies hockey game at the Air Canada Centre. The winning student will be announced at our school.

 

Remembrance Day Assembly Friday November 10 @ 11:00

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Please join us at our Remembrance Day assembly, Friday, Nov. 10. The assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. so please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier to sign into the office. We have a poppy donation box at the office. We will giving each student either a pin or sticker poppy. We are asking that students bring in a small donation on Friday in support of our Canadian veterans.

Important Info

EDSBY- Parent-Teacher Interviews

1)    Today (Nov 3) parents/guardians received an email from EDSBY informing them that they could register for EDSBY. This is the first step before being able to sign up for interviews. Please register at your earliest convenience.

2)    The next step will take place on November 10. On Friday, Nov 10, parents/guardians will be able to sign up for parent-teacher interviews (interviews and Conferences will take place on Nov 23 and Nov 24).

3)    If you did not receive and email from EDSBY, check your junk mail. If not there, please call the office to let us know.

MEDICATION

If your child requires medication at school (from an inhaler to cough medicine to ibuprofen, etc.), the medication must be stored in the office and parents/guardians must sign a form indicating this (We can send home the form requiring your signature and information).

TIME CHANGE

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IS YOUR STUDENT ILL?

If your child is too sick to go out for recess s/he is too sick to come to school. Please note that all students go out for recess if it is an outdoor recess.

Information About Parent-Teacher Interviews/Student-led Conferences

November 1, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Parent-Teacher Interviews/Student Led Conferences will be scheduled for after school on November 23 and for the morning of November 24 for students in SK to grade 8.

Henderson Ave. PS. is pleased to announce that we will be using an online process through Edsby to manage our Parent-Teacher interviews scheduling. Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families. Many more Edsby features will be rolled out in months ahead.

Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s parent-teacher interview. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened on November 10 will have access. For help signing up for Parent-Teacher interviews, please visit http://bit.ly/edsbyparents. If you do not have access to a computer/technology, please let the office know and we can set up a time for you to do so at the school.

You will receive an email from York Region District School Board in the next two days with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office.

Important Timelines

 

Nov 3 Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) to create Edsby accounts
Nov 10 Parent – Teacher Interviews schedule opens at 10:00 a.m. for booking, an invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby inbox with a notification to your email.
Nov 21 Progress Report Cards sent home
Nov 22 Interview/Conference Schedule Closes at 3:30 p.m.
Nov 23rd/24th Parent-Teacher Interviews