May: Important Dates

Mark your calendar:

May 8     Gr. 5-8 Spring Showcase of the Arts Night

May 15    Amazing Math Race Season 2.  Join us for a family evening of Math and                             STEM challenges. Don’t forget to RSVP.  There are exciting raffles, challenges                       around the school and a take-home loot bag for each family.

May 21-31  EQAO Grade 3 & Grade 6.  Please do your best to not schedule                                                             appointments or travel plans during this period. 

Save the Date:  Family Fun Fair coming June 12 

Lost and Found Claim Time Again.

It is that time again. Our lost and found box is overflowing with winter clothing and other items. We will be setting up tables in our front hallway next week with the Lost items in hope that they will be Found.  Students will be given opportunity to check out the tables, as well, we encourage parents to come for a viewing. At the end of next week, May 3, the items will be packed up and donated.lost and found

Join in Eco Challenge with our Eco Team

Boomerang Lunch Program

We are very excited to bring in the Boomerang lunch program in our school.

WHY WE NEED THIS PROGRAM:

It’s the responsible thing to do for our environment!

Most lunch waste in our schools comes from disposable packaging of single use food items, such as plastic bags, yogurt cups, and juice boxes and from uneaten food.  “Waste audits consistently demonstrate that a significant amount of school garbage is made up of unopened packaged foods, untouched fruit and juice boxes”, says Judy Gould, waste and energy manager for the Durham District School Board. “School lunches are a major source of waste – the average student’s lunch generates 30 kilograms of garbage per year, or 8,500 kilograms per school, according to the Recycling Council of Ontario.” (The Toronto Star, July 26, 2013)

Reducing waste is the number one choice when looking at recycling. Re-thinking our choices and making small changes in everyday living is a positive step in waste reduction. Encouraging the use of re-usable containers and bringing the right amount of food will reinforce that children can be part of the solution to our waste problems.

BOOMERANG LUNCH GOALS:

  • Enable parents to see what their children are actually eating during the day
  • Reduce the amount of wasted food
  • Reduce the amount of overall waste produced
  • Encourage healthy eating
  • Develop environment consciousness
  • Foster “leave no trace” thinking and action
  • Promote the use of re-usable containers

HOW IT WORKS:

  • what comes to school goes home
  • uneaten food , packaging or waste material is returned home in your child’s lunch bag

WASTE FREE SNACK/ LUNCH TIPS:

  1. Use reusable lunch carriers and containers.
  2. If you use single use containers, provide a re-sealable bag for the empty containers (yogurt, apple sauce, juice boxes) to be returned home
  3. Use reusable drinks bottles or thermos.
  4. Use a cloth napkin and wash and re-use.
  5. Use reusable utensils.
  6. Get your children to help pack their snacks/lunches with healthy foods.
  7. Only pack as much food as your child will eat.
  8. Label all containers with an initial or special symbol.
  9. Encourage your child to put their waste into a reusable container with a lid.

Please join in us in supporting this important initiative.

SINCERELY,                           THE ECO TEAM