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Admin Blog for Friday March 8 2019

posted Mar 8, 2019, 7:40 AM by Peter Marshall

Admin. Blog for Friday, March 8, 2019     

Hello everyone, happy beautiful sunny winter day.  Here are a few important things for you to consider.

  1. Boyne has some exciting news to share!  An amazing charity called MusiCounts has granted Boyne PS with $8000 from their Band Aid Program to use towards our growing music program.  Here is some information about MusiCounts and what they are about:

From their Website:

Who they are - MusiCounts is Canada's music education charity and is affiliated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards.

Their Mission - Celebrates musical excellence and puts musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most.

Their Vision - That all children and youth in Canada have access to music education.

What: The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides up to $15,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment to school music programs to ensure their continued success and sustained growth.

For the first time ever, MusiCounts will be awarding $1 million in musical instruments and equipment to 96 schools across Canada, in part due to over $130K raised by the London JUNO Host Committee.

To-date the MusiCounts Band Aid Program has benefitted over 1,000 schools across Canada. MusiCounts saw application numbers increase by 30% compared to 2018 and can currently only help 1 in 5 schools who apply.

Boyne is one of these 96 schools from across Canada to receive a grant of money from the Band Aid Program for our music program, and we couldn’t be more excited!  This means lots of new and amazing opportunities for the students at Boyne to learn about, play, and appreciate music.

  1. Don’t forget to help us out.  Please do the Have Your Say Survey.

www.haveyoursayhdsb.ca

We want to be the school with the most parental input.  Please help us achieve this goal.  It does not take long.  Do it now, do it quick, get it done.  Thanks.

  1. Some important dates coming up for your calendars.  More information to follow.

April 3, 2019 – Indigo Fundraiser for Boyne PS

April 11, 2019 – Movie Night

June 13, 2019 – Fun Fair (if you are interested in helping with any of these events please contact the office and we will get you in contact with our School Council representatives)

Admin. Blog First of March, 2019

posted Mar 1, 2019, 9:44 AM by Peter Marshall

School Council Meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019.  All are welcome.  If you would like to request babysitting in order to attend the meeting please call ahead to the office early Monday morning so we can arrange.  The agenda includes a grade 7 girls’ STEM presentation, talk about our Fun Fair, and Projections for Next Year.

 

b)     We want to win the school competition and have our parents involved in the Have Your Say Survey.  The link is here… www.haveyoursayhdsb.ca   It does not take long to complete and your information is helpful to us.  Please take a few minutes and do this homework for us. 

 

c)      In anticipation of Easter we will be celebrating Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday! This event will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at Boyne Public School. The Diversity Club will be serving 2 pancakes with the option of maple syrup. We require permission for your child to participate in this event. Please sign and hand in the permission slip that was sent home by your child's teacher by the morning of the event.  Please note this event is TUESDAY, March 5th, (we found out some of the permission forms have the incorrect date, sorry)

Admin. Blog for Friday, February 22, 2019

posted Feb 22, 2019, 1:06 PM by Peter Marshall

Three important announcements this week.

1)      1) Boyne Community Connections: 3rd Thursday of every month in the Boyne School Library                   

Date: Thursday Feb. 28th

            Time: 9 AM - 10:30 AM

-Boyne Community Officer   

-Report Cards                                                            

-Settlement Specialist                                                                                                

 Our Settlement Specialist will be here to explain her role and how she can help you settle here in Milton.  

 Our Community Officer will be joining us to discuss social media. She will address social media sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. She will address any questions and concerns you may have.

 We also invite you to join our Boyne Parent Group on google+ where we post events, information and resources for parents. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102142023788863327785

Our parking lot is an active place, filled with students crossing and vehicles picking up other students. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for your family. For ease, we recommend that families park their vehicle north of the school, across Louis St. Laurent, and walk over to the school.

 

 

2)    2) The City of Milton has asked us to share: 

 Summer Camp registration is open.

 More information can be found at https://www.milton.ca/en/play/Camps.asp

 

3)      3) Parents are asked to ‘Have Your Say’, a survey that allows you to share with us your views.  It is easy to do and here’s the link.

 Have Your Say

Boyne Admin. Blog for Friday, February 15, 2019

posted Feb 15, 2019, 8:37 AM by Peter Marshall

The Halton Learning Foundation Dinner is Cancelled.

It is with sadness that we announce that we will not be doing our Community Dinner for the Halton Learning Foundation with our friends from Paramount Fine Foods on Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Ticket sales were disappointing and the time required to organized student presentations, and the set up for the event did not make it beneficial for our charitable donation.  We have refunded all those that did buy tickets on line and you will see this refund within 3-5 business days.  Hopefully we can plan for this event next year as part of our, ‘Work Hard, Be Nice, Make a Difference’ fundraisers.

 

Food Program Funds Required Now for the Remainder of the Year.

Those families wishing to purchase any of our food items for the remainder of the school year are reminded that sales are soon to close in Cash On Line.  Final orders for the Pita/Smoothie sales are due Friday, February 22, 2019.  All other food orders (Paramount Fine Foods, Milk, Pizza) are due before Monday, February 25, 2019.  All food orders are done with Cash On Line.  Thank you for supporting our school.

 

Technology and You Tip of the Month: February

Are you aware of the latest trends being used to steal personal information online? To help ensure your data isn't being compromised, brush up on online safety tips by checking out the HDSB's Technology & You resources at www.hdsb.ca (Search: Technology & You) or follow #TECHandU on Twitter.

Admin. Blog for February 8, 2019

posted Feb 8, 2019, 12:14 PM by Peter Marshall

Admin. Blog Friday, February 8, 2019                      

School Event:

We need you.  Please see the link below concerning our next school event, the dinner for the Halton Learning Foundation.  Currently our numbers are below expectations and we need people who are interested to sign up before Wednesday, February 13, 2019.


Dear Boyne Mothers and Daughters:

A special opportunity just for you.  Please see the link below.


First Admin. Blog in February 2019

posted Feb 1, 2019, 5:54 AM by Peter Marshall

Hello everyone, happy, cold PA Day to all of you.  Staff are hard at work today at Boyne PS, we had a fabulous movie night last night in our gym and we wanted to send out this message early in the day to share our exciting news.

Earlier this week Boyne Public School received from the Halton Learning Foundation $3450 for our school.

Our staff completed Grant Applications and we were successful in three areas.

We are receiving :

$950 for mental health and wellness initiatives for our students.

$1000 for our Arts and Music program

$1500 for our Physical Education program.

We want you to help us say THANKS.

 

Halton Learning Foundation fundraising Dinner by Paramount

The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is a registered charity that collaborates with the Halton District School Board to assist students and support school programs.

HLF partners with individuals, corporations and community foundations to eliminate financial barriers to ​education for public school students in Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville. The foundation provide assistance through emergency funds for students-in-need, post-secondary scholarships, and engagement funds to help schools purchase tools and resources to engage students in learning.

Every time Boyne administration has reached out to the HLF for emergency funding for students/families in need they have provided.  And now we have received this engagement funding of $3450. We would like to offer our thanks back and provide funds for future requests.  Our ‘Be Nice’ fundraising for this year will be a COMMUNITY DINNER to support the HLF.

 

Would you like Boyne Staff to serve you dinner? Then put Feb 21 on your calendar. We invite our families to attend a dinner provided by Paramount Fine Foods. We will be having a buffet consisting of Pita, Humus, Fatoush Salad, Zaatr Manakeesh, Cheese Manakeesh as appetizers. The main meal will consist of Rice, Potato Wedges, Veg Pasta, Steam Vegetables, Chicken Shawarma, Falafel Shawarma, Kafta Skewers, & Chicken Skewers. The proceeds of this will go to the Halton Learning Foundation. We will serve the dinner buffet style and provide tables and chairs for all to sit comfortably. So bring your family and share a meal with us.  Tickets will be $15 per person and all proceeds will be turned over to the HLF.  Get your seat today.  All information can be found on Cash On-Line.  

Administrator Blog for Friday, January 25, 2019

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:44 AM by Peter Marshall

Winter Cold Weather

We want your children to come to school on cold days.  The principal is responsible to determine the appropriateness of outdoor activities during inclement weather. Parents are responsible for considering weather conditions in preparing students for travel to/from school and any outdoor activities.  When the temperature or wind chill reaches -20°C (twenty degrees below zero, Celsius), students will be granted immediate entry to school upon arrival, and students will remain indoors during nutrition breaks. Students are also required to keep their outdoor coats/jackets with them throughout the instructional day, in case of a need to evacuate the school.  On cold days with minus temperatures students still go outside for their break time unless they are involved in a supervised activity inside the school. 

 

Staffing Announcement

There has been a promotion!

We are so happy to announce recent developments in the Halton District School Board that have involved the promotion of one of our outstanding educators.

We congratulate Mrs. Alison Miller, one of our amazing Special Education Resource Teachers  who has been promoted to the position of Vice Principal with the HDSB.  Mrs. Miller will soon be leaving us to lead W.H. Morden Public School in Oakville.  Mrs. Miller was successful in the promotion and interview process earlier this school year and we were all just waiting for an opening at one of the schools to occur.  Mrs. Miller has had a great impact in our school and worked with many families and students. We know she is going to miss us, as we will miss her.  She has fallen in love with the students and their families, and come to respect the hard work and dedication of our wonderful staff here at Boyne.


Kindergarten registration underway at Halton District School Board

Parents/guardians asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019


The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2019. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019. Once registered, children can sign out books from the school library.


At Boyne PS we have a very busy office during the day.  You can register at any time but have also set up added hours on January 29 &30 after the school day.  Registrations on those two days will be taken until 7 pm in the evening.

Please bring the following original documents when registering:

·  Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency

·  Proof of age: birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith record for your child

·  Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card


If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).

To register for Fall 2019, Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2019, and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) children must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2019.

To determine your home school, refer to “Find My Local School” under the Schools section on the HDSB website at www.hdsb.ca.

If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents/guardians should contact the principal/vice-principal of their school if they require accessibility accommodations to register their child for Kindergarten.

To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program, refer to the Parents section of the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) Search: Kindergarten.


School Council Movie Night-Thursday, January 31, 2019.  ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’. 

We are running out of tickets!  We will be checking our lists before entry is allowed in the gym for this show.  Tickets are available on Cash On Line only (cashless).  Drinks and snacks are also available for pre-order on line.  Only those that have purchased a ticket will be able to enter the school.  Each family member must purchase a ticket.  We cannot allow any outside food to be brought into this event.  Due to our capacity restrictions we are capping the number of tickets at 250.  Children must be accompanied by parents, for this event no day care can be provided.  Doors open at 6 pm, and the movie begins at 6:30 pm.

 

 Halton Learning Foundation fundraising Dinner by Paramount

The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is a registered charity that collaborates with the Halton District School Board to assist students and support school programs.

HLF partners with individuals, corporations and community foundations to eliminate financial barriers to e​ducation for public school students in Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville. The foundation provide assistance through emergency funds for students-in-need, post-secondary scholarships, and engagement funds to help schools purchase tools and resources to engage students in learning.

Every time Boyne administration has reached out to the HLF they have provided funds for our students and families.  We would like to offer our thanks back and provide funds for future requests.  Our ‘Be Nice’ fundraising for this year will be a COMMUNITY DINNER to support the HLF.

 

Would you like Boyne Staff to serve you dinner? Then put Feb 21 on your calendar. We invite our families to attend a dinner provided by Paramount Fine Foods. We will be having a buffet consisting of Pita, Humus, Fatoush Salad, Zaatr Manakeesh, Cheese Manakeesh as appetizers. The main meal will consist of Rice, Potato Wedges, Veg Pasta, Steam Vegetables, Chicken Shawarma, Falafel Shawarma, Kafta Skewers, & Chicken Skewers. The proceeds of this will go to the Halton Learning Foundation. We will serve the dinner buffet style and provide tables and chairs for all to sit comfortably. So bring your family and share a meal with us.

Staff will be on hand to serve and welcome you and we will have a series of presentations and events to entertain you while you eat.  Tickets will be $15 per person and all proceeds will be turned over to the HLF.  Get your seat today.  All information can be found on Cash On-Line.

Administrator Message-January 18, 2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:07 PM by Peter Marshall

Administrator Update – Friday, January 18, 2019

Kindergarten registration underway at Halton District School Board

Parents/guardians asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019


The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2019. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019. Once registered, children can sign out books from the school library.


At Boyne PS we have a very busy office during the day.  You can register at any time but have also set up added hours on January 29 &30 after the school day.  Registrations on those two days will be taken until 7 pm in the evening.

Please bring the following original documents when registering:

·  Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency

·  Proof of age: birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith record for your child

·  Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card


If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).

To register for Fall 2019, Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2019, and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) children must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2019.

To determine your home school, refer to “Find My Local School” under the Schools section on the HDSB website at www.hdsb.ca.

If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents/guardians should contact the principal/vice-principal of their school if they require accessibility accommodations to register their child for Kindergarten.

To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program, refer to the Parents section of the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) Search: Kindergarten.

Lock Down Drill Planned

Each term, as part of our Safety Plan schools conduct fire drills and a lockdown rehearsal.  These planned practices are important in ensuring that staff and students are aware of how to appropriately respond in the event of a real emergency.  Boyne Public School will be conducting a lockdown drill on Tuesday, January 22nd during third period class, this is approximately 11:15 am.  During the drill we as the administrators go on to the public address system and speak with the students and staff during the drill, explaining that it is a drill, a practice and everyone is safe.  Access to the building is cut off during this time.  We wanted our community to be informed prior to this drill so families are aware.

School Council Movie Night-Thursday, January 31, 2019.  ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’.  Tickets are available on Cash On Line only (cashless).  Drinks and snacks are also available for pre-order on line.  Only those that have purchased a ticket will be able to enter the school.  Each family member must purchase a ticket.  We cannot allow any outside food to be brought into this event.  Due to our capacity restrictions we are capping the number of tickets at 300.  Children must be accompanied by parents, for this event no day care can be provided.  Doors open at 6 pm, and the movie begins at 6:30 pm.

French Immersion-at Anne J MacArthur PS

Our grade 1 families that are interested in the French Immersion program at Anne J MacArthur Public School are asked to register soon.  French Immersion is now a full day, every day French program with entry at the grade two level.  Registration for these programs occurs during the last two weeks of January each year.  For the 2019-2020 school year, the deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2019 at​ 4 p.m.​  Registration forms are available at the school 

 

Big Community Event

The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is a registered charity that collaborates with the Halton District School Board to assist students and support school programs.

HLF partners with individuals, corporations and community foundations to eliminate financial barriers to e​ducation for public school students in Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville. The foundation provide assistance through emergency funds for students-in-need, post-secondary scholarships, and engagement funds to help schools purchase tools and resources to engage students in learning.

Every time Boyne administration has reached out to the HLF they have provided funds for our students and families.  We would like to offer our thanks back and provide funds for future requests.  Our ‘Be Nice’ fundraising for this year will be a COMMUNITY DINNER to support the HLF.

 

On Thursday, February 21st we are partnering with Paramount Fine Foods of Milton and offering the following dinner buffet options.

 

Apps:

·  Pita

·  Humus

·  Fatoush Salad

·  Zaatr Manakeesh

·  Cheese Manakeesh

Mains:

·  Rice

·  Potato Wedges

·  Veg Pasta

·  Steam Veg

·  Chicken Shawarma

·  Falafel Shawarma

·  Kafta Skewers

·  Chicken Skewers

Dessert:

·  Baklawa

Staff will be on hand to serve and welcome you and we will have a series of presentations and events to entertain you while you eat.  Tickets will be $15 per person and all proceeds will be turned over to the HLF.  Mark your calendars.  Get ready to sign up when we put it out on line.  Tell your Boyne friends and see if you can create a table of 6.

Admin. Message January 11, 2019

posted Jan 11, 2019, 12:46 PM by Peter Marshall

Boyne Community Connections

3rd Thursday of every month in the Boyne School Library       

            

Date: Thursday Jan. 17th      Time: 9 AM - 10:30 AM 


-Town of Milton (Programs and Activities)       

-Settlement Specialist                                                      

-After school Tutoring               


Our Settlement Specialist will be here to explain her role and how she can help you settle here in Milton.  

We also invite you to join our Boyne Parent Group on google+ where we post events, information and resources for parents. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102142023788863327785

Our parking lot is an active place, filled with students crossing and vehicles picking up other students. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for your family. For ease, we recommend that families park their vehicle north of the school, across Louis St. Laurent, and walk over to the school.

 

Kindergarten registration underway at Halton District School Board

Parents/guardians asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019


The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2019. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019. Once registered, children can sign out books from the school library.


At Boyne PS we have a very busy office during the day.  You can register at any time but have also set up added hours on January 29 &30 after the school day.  Registrations on those two days will be taken until 7 pm in the evening.

Please bring the following original documents when registering:

·  Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency

·  Proof of age: birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith record for your child

·  Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card


If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).

To register for Fall 2019, Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2019, and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) children must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2019.

To determine your home school, refer to “Find My Local School” under the Schools section on the HDSB website at www.hdsb.ca.

If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents/guardians should contact the principal/vice-principal of their school if they require accessibility accommodations to register their child for Kindergarten.

To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program, refer to the Parents section of the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) Search: Kindergarten.

 

 


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To learn more about the importance of being safe online, visit the Halton District School Board's Technology & You resources at www.hdsb.ca (Search: Technology & You) or follow #TECHandU on Twitter.

 

 Prime Minister’s Awards nomination deadline is January 14, 2019! 
 
Do you know an amazing teacher or early childhood educator? Why not start the New Year off on high note by nominating them for a Prime Minister’s Award (PMA)?
 
We’ve made nominating easier by creating a list of the 
steps you need to follow.
 
Past recipients have told us winning a PMA was the highlight of their teaching career. So help make some memories and nominate a terrific teacher today! For more information, please contact us by 
email or by telephone at 613-991-4255.

Last Admin. Blog of 2018!

posted Dec 21, 2018, 8:59 AM by Peter Marshall

1)     We would like to start with a big ‘hug’ to our community for all your support and positive energy towards Boyne PS.  We want to wish every family a wonderful holiday break with special moments filled with love and kindness.

We know there has been much conversation about our parking lot in the morning and the Kiss and Ride area.  Although it does take some time in the morning and there is a large volume of vehicles, our partners at Milton Parking Authority have commented that it does run well in comparison to other schools in the area.  We now have Viola Desmond Public School leaving our site so our volume should decrease.  Parking off site and walking continues to be the suggested plan for your morning routine.  If you choose to use our Kiss and Ride area we want to remind you of the following expectations for staff as put out by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario:

“The Halton District School Board does not support the practice of assisting students with getting into or out of cars when parents/guardians are dropping off or picking up.  This practice is a potential safety issue for staff. While it is acknowledged that this practice may support the flow of cars through school parking lots, it is advised that staff do not:

-          Open or close car doors

-          Reach into cars to undo seatbelts

-          Assist students getting into or out of cars.”

Please not that this information is for our general drop off area.  It does not apply to educational assistants who are assigned specifically to students with special education needs.  This is the reason our school parking lot is closed at the end of the day.  Students with special transportation needs require the specialized busing to use our main parking lot.  Signs are placed out in the parking lot every day and we ask parents not to use the parking lot for this reason.

 

3)      Our School Council is beginning a new committee to assist families with Special Education students.  Please feel free to contact us in order to get more information.  Consider coming to our school council meetings the first Monday of every month.  Here is the Working Together document from the Board of Education if you wish to see more information at this time.

  WorkingTogetherBooklet.pdf 

 

4)      The first school council meeting of 2019 will be Monday, January 7th.  The agenda is attached below.  All are welcome.

 Meeting Agenda - January 7, 2019.pdf 

In a very short amount of time we will all be back to school.  Happy New Year.  We look forward to a wonderful 2019.  All the best to you and your loved ones.

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