School News

Back to School Message #4

posted Aug 22, 2019, 4:29 PM by Peter Marshall

A reminder to families to inform the office of any changes in the medical conditions of your child. 

If your child has received a new medical peril diagnosis of asthma, anaphylactic allergy requiring an epi-pen, diabetes or seizure disorder it is imperative that you inform the office so that a "Plan of Care" can be developed to ensure the safety and well-being of your child. 

Additionally if your child has suffered a concussion over the summer it will be important for us to be made aware so we can implement a "Return to Learn" plan.

Further information regarding Student Health can be found on the board website https://www.hdsb.ca/students/Pages/Health%20and%20Well-Being/Student-Health.aspx

Back to School Message #3

posted Aug 21, 2019, 12:25 PM by Peter Marshall

Available Now: 2019-20 Student Transportation Schedules

How to retrieve student transportation schedules:  Click on https://www.haltonbus.ca/student-transportation-schedules/ You will need your child’s 9 digit Ontario Education Number (OEN) to view the transportation details for your child. You can find your child's OEN on their report card.

No OEN?: If your child is eligible for transportation, and does not have an OEN, you will receive a letter in the mail the week of August 19th, outlining their transportation schedule.


*** Only 1 week left to register*** Calling all @HCDSB & @HaltonDSB first-time riders! Learn with your child about the importance of school bus safety at our annual First-Time Rider Safety Program on Saturday, August 24. Register online now: http://ow.ly/siWO50unSGv

Office Now Open

posted Aug 20, 2019, 8:08 AM by Peter Marshall

Welcome back everyone.  We will be sending a School Messenger email each day until school begins with important back to school information.
There will be an New To Boyne Open House Orientation Tour on Tuesday, August 27th.  Come anytime between the hours of 9 am and 11 am and we will have our school ambassadors take you through the school.  This is for our new families to Boyne PS.  

Summer Message

posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:18 AM by Peter Marshall

The school office will open again on Monday, August 19th.
First Day of School is Tuesday, September 3rd
Classes and teachers will be emailed to families using School Messenger on Labour Day Weekend
We are no longer posting class lists on the school windows by the front entrance

Friday Admin Blog (FAB) June 21st

posted Jun 21, 2019, 10:11 AM by Peter Marshall

Admin. Blog on Friday

 

a)    Staff Changes

Each school year there will be changes to a school staff. Change promotes professional growth and in some cases provides time to fulfill personal and family needs. As our numbers and programs change, we do sadly lose the expertise of a number of Boyne PS staff, but we also welcome new members to the team. We wish the very best to the following staff who will not be with us in September and thank them for their many significant contributions to our school.

 

From the office: Aarti Thiara

 

From the Kindergarten Staff: Megan Andrews, Manmit Bajwa, Hailey Bird, Sheila Carroll, Karen MacCarron, Tara McCrone, Heather Murray, Lisa Xu.

 

From our Educational Assistants: Olivia Bagnarol, Kyla Lauzon, Aisha Nazir, Cathie Sayer, Racheal Tate, Veena Vashisht, Jenna Whittam, Zeenat Yousufzai,

 

From our English Language Learner Team: Melanie Carr

 

From our Special Education Team: Rachel Alves, Vanessa Hendrix

 

From our French Team: Kristie Roberts

 

From our Primary Team: Sarah Afonso, Kari Kalisz, Julia Logan, Roslyn Smith

 

From our Life Skills Team: Miriam Silva

 

From our Junior Team: Brent Bielza, Stephanie Buttle, Tyler Carson, Steven Tomlinson

 

From our Intermediate Team: Luke Posavad, Calvin Turnbull

 

b)   The last day of school is on Friday, June 28, 2019 our school will dismiss 90 minutes early and the following changes in our timetable will be:

 

School will begin at our regular start time: 8:55 a.m.

Nutrition break #1 will be at: 10:05 a.m.

Nutrition break #2 will be at: 11:55 a.m.

Dismissal time will be at: 1:45 p.m.

Supervision Ends at: 2:00 p.m.

 

For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  

 

Friday Admin. Blog (FAB) for Friday, June 14th

posted Jun 14, 2019, 9:57 AM by Peter Marshall

Admin. Blog on Friday

a)     Follow us on Twitter    @BOYNEhdsb

 

b)    We had an amazing Fun Fair last night.  Congratulation to our School Council who did a marvelous job of organizing and running this event.  It was a great deal of hard work to pull it off and our school community benefited from this effort.  It was so wonderful to see so many families.  The weather cooperated and then the night was capped off with a Toronto Raptors Championship!  What a great day.

 

c)     The following are the winning tickets for the raffles.  If you have a winning ticket we ask that you wait until Monday to contact us in the office to claim your prize.  Congratulations to all our winners.

 

Winning Ticket Number

1

CCM 24-Inch Youth Bike (Blue) & Helmet

3757150

 

2

CCM 27.5-Inch Adult Bike (Black) & Helmet

3757549

 

3

CCM 18-Inch Kids’ Bike (Black & Yellow) & Helmet

8224809

 

4

CCM 18-Inch Kids’ Bike (Purple) & Helmet

8225186

 

5

Hair Care Products & Free Hair Cut Ohana Salon

3757539

 

6

Epicure Seasoning

3756823

 

7

Soccer Shots Complimentary Season Age 3-8 ($190 Value)

2 Packages Available

3757018

3757299

 

8

Boyne Spirit Wear Package #1

3757659

 

9

Usborne Books

3757312

 

10

1 Month of Martial Art Classes Plus Uniform

8224874

 

11

Electric Toothbrush

3756830

 

12

$25 Sobeys Gift Card

3757076

 

13

$25 Metro Gift Card

3757286

 

14

Boyne Spirit Package #2

3757490

 

15

$250 Making Waves Gift Card

3757119

 

16

Sloth Piggy Bank & Paint Session at Crock A Doodle

3757345

 

17

Better Bodz 3 Training Sessions & Meal Plan

(2 available)

3757083

8224766

 

18

Thirty-One Gifts Utility Tote

3757198

 

19

Dance Etc.

3757309

 

20

2 Play Passes to Skedaddle Kids

9645622

 

21

Springridge Farm Season Pass for 4 People

3756837

 

22

SPArty Girl - $50 Off Party Package

8225192

 

23

Bike Tune Up Valued at $50 Courtesy of Spokes N’ Slopes Milton

3757719

 

24

La Rose $25 Gift Card

6857477

 

25

$50 Paramount Food Gift Card

8224819

8224819

 

26

$100 Walmart Gift Card (Gordon Food Service)

6858586

 

27

2 Bollywood Dance Classes

3757472

 

28

Aspire Climbing

8224964

 

29

Hand To Heart

6857858

 

30

Bike Tune Up Valued at $50

8224885

 

31

MLSE (Raptor’s Package)

3757366

 

32

Personalized Memory Box

3757013

 

33

Tinker Lab

3757036

 

d)    Each year we welcome new staff for next year.  We have just completed about three months of hiring in order to add to our incredibly strong staff.  We have hired the best of the best. Each year we say goodbye to amazing people who have become key contributors to our Boyne PS story.  This week we would like to announce those coming to us next September.

 

Joining our Office Staff: Andrea Bergen (f. Tiger Jeet/AJ MacArthur), Andrea Mulgrew (f. Bruce Trail)

Joining our Kindergarten Team: Hollie Anthony (f. New Central), Jessica White (f. New Central)

Joining our Primary Division: Joanna Bablitz (f. Oakwood), Stephanie DeClercq (f. EJ James), Caitlin Gaskin (f. LRT Regional), Julie Noble (f. Bruce Trail), Patricia Ramos Ward (f. Gardiner), Heather Sekine (f. LRT Regional)

Joining our Junior Division: Kendra Ambeault (f. Math Coach, Regional), Emily Dennis (f. Clarksdale), Phil Gibson (f. Irma Coulson)

Joining our Life Skills Classroom: Chris Dubrawski (f. Lakeshore)

Joining our Intermediate Division: Michelle Mendes (f. West Oak)

Joining our Administration Team: Chris Haneberry (f.Bruce Trail)

 

e)     The last day of school is on Friday, June 28, 2019 our school will dismiss 90 minutes early and the following changes in our timetable will be:

 

School will begin at our regular start time: 8:55 a.m.

Nutrition break #1 will be at: 10:05 a.m.

Nutrition break #2 will be at: 11:55 a.m.

Dismissal time will be at: 1:45 p.m.

Supervision Ends at: 2:00 p.m.

 

For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  

Admin. Blog June 8, 2019

posted Jun 8, 2019, 4:49 PM by Peter Marshall

Admin. Blog on Friday

a)     Follow us on Twitter    @BOYNEhdsb

 

b)    Want to help out a great school?  We are still accepting volunteers to help with our School Fun Fair.  It is held after school on Thursday, June 13th. We are looking for volunteers to provide some time to assist with our fun events for students.  If you are able to donate half an hour of your time please contact our school council Chair at Boynepschair@hdsb.ca   We would love to have you be involved.

 

c)     Come to the Fun Fair.  Thursday June 13th, 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  Go to Cash On-Line to get your $5 bracelets. This will allow students to experience all the inflatables and games your Boyne School Council has worked hard to organize.

 

 

d)    WOW!  What an amazing evening with the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Night. This event was a huge success on many levels: the volunteers, the presenters, and most of all, the women and girls that attended!  It was an incredible experience to feel empowered by positive messaging abut how great it is to be female and be active. The ladies in the audience were amazing participants and a great time was had by all! We are truly blessed to have opportunities to lead healthy, active lifestyles, and to do activities with people that we love, is that much more awesome!  We have already been asked, "when we will do this again?" Thank you very much to the following organizations for their support:

·  ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

·  Town of Milton - Crystal Mascarenhas, Ragini Barrenkula, Shari Pay

·  Health Centre of Milton

·  Yasmina Ramzy - Arabesque Dance Company

·  Heather Laird - Just Breathe Yoga

·  Jackie Krizsan - Flag Rugby Ontario

·  Halton Learning Foundation

·  Halton Region Health Department - Monique Ford

·  Rikki Ciminsky - Fit2Dance Groove

·  Paramount Fine Foods

·  Food Basics

·  Sweet Bow Ties Custom Gifts

·  Our Grade 9 & 10 student volunteers, office staff, admin, and teachers who helped to make a difference for this evening to be a great success! 

 

e)     The Jump Rope Prizes have arrived and will be distributed as soon as we can sort and organize the boxes. Please be patient with us as this is a very busy time of year for everyone. Should there be a discrepancy, please contact Mrs. T. Jump Rope was great success this year but we still have an opportunity to cut her hair. We are $997 short of our $10,000 goal. If you have a corporate sponsor that is willing to help us out, then we would love to hear from you!

 

f)      Junior Track and Field is just around the corner. On June 19th, our Grade 3,4,& 5 students will travel to Georgetown District High School to participate in our junior meet. We will continue to have students try out for ball throw, 200 m and 400 m during our PE classes and successful students will receive a permission forms soon. Please be advised that there will NOT be relays at this meet due to time constraints. 

 

g)     We like to move it, move it!  Visit the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge at the Boyne Fun Fair next week for a chance to get some great prizes and have an opportunity to be active! Come and visit the display and log your minutes on the tracker!  

 

h)    The last day of school is on Friday, June 28, 2019 our school will dismiss 90 minutes early and the following changes in our timetable will be:

 

School will begin at our regular start time: 8:55 a.m.

Nutrition break #1 will be at: 10:05 a.m.

Nutrition break #2 will be at: 11:55 a.m.

Dismissal time will be at: 1:45 p.m.

Supervision Ends at: 2:00 p.m.

 

For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  

May's Last Friday Admin. Blog (FAB)

posted May 31, 2019, 1:11 PM by Peter Marshall

        Follow us on Twitter    @BOYNEhdsb

 

b)      Want to help out a great school?  We are still accepting volunteers to help with our School Fun Fair.  It is held after school on Thursday, June 13th. We are looking for volunteers to provide some time to assist with our fun events for students.  If you are able to donate half an hour of your time please contact our school council Chair at Boynepschair@hdsb.ca   We would love to have you be involved.

 

c)    This Tuesday June 4th, is a special day here at Boyne!  The French team has organized a concert performance for all students in grades 1-8. We're having the performer Etienne come to our school for two shows! Etienne aka DJ Delf is a French Canadian children's performer who has been performing his music for schools and audiences around the world for over 25 years!  His most famous fan is Justin Bieber...google it!  The viewing will take place in the gym.  Grades 1-4 are invited to the gym immediately following first break for periods 3-4.  Class4/5 will join grades 1-4.  Grades 5-8 are invited to the gym immediately following second break for periods 5-6.

 

d)    Senior Track & Field and Relays

Congratulations to the Senior Track and Field and Relay teams who competed on Wednesday, May 29th at Nelson High School against 11 other Halton schools in events such as: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m relays, 4x400 m relays, and Turbo Javelin! This was the most successful Senior Meet we have ever had with many ribbons from 1st place to 6th place being awarded!!! In addition to the ribbons, we also had a number of personal bests as our athletes competed against the other schools. We are very proud of our athletes who represented the school with pride and thank Mr. Laird and Mrs. Roman for their time in assisting at the meet!  You have worked so hard, Bears! Our Junior Meet for grades 3-5 will be on June 19th and information for that meet will come home in a few weeks. 

 

e)    Girls Just Want to Have Fun

We are really close to making the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" evening a reality!  Next Thursday, June 6th is going to be a magical night for many of our grade 1-8 female students and their mothers/aunts/grandmothers/sisters. This event is an opportunity to have fun and celebrate being females!  Our workshop sessions are filling up quickly and if you were not able to send your registration back with your daughter, please email Mrs. T at trojanovicm@hdsb.ca so that she can include you. Spaces are limited and we are approaching our caps for some workshops. We will do our very best to ensure that you and your daughter get at least one first choice. Due to the popularity of some workshops, we may have to offer a second or third choice in the sessions. Please note that we are able to accommodate a few students whose mothers are not available to attend as we have lined up "adopted" moms (Boyne Female Staff Members) to help supervise and be active with your daughter. We are unable to accommodate any fathers at this special event and we do thank you for your understanding. Confirmations will be sent home next week. We can't wait to see you!!!

 

f)     Jump Rope Prizes

A number of parents and students have been asking about the Jump Rope prizes. These are on order and will be distributed as soon as they arrive to the school. Thank you for your patience!

 

g)    Golf In Schools

On Wednesday, the grades 1 - 3 students at Boyne has a unique opportunity to learn a few things about golfing. Our school was very fortunate to receive an amazing gift from the Trafalgar Golf Club. They sponsored our school with an entire resource package of indoor training golf equipment for primary students. The aim of the Golf In Schools program is to teach young students about the game of golf and to help them develop further interest in playing. There are a number of fantastic golfing programs in the Milton area and we encourage your children to explore the life long benefits of playing golf. Golf is a fun way to enjoy movement and a great way to lead healthy, active, and successful well-balanced lives! FORE! 

 

h)    Community Better Challenge starts May 31st!!!  

Are you ready to get more active with the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge? This annual event aims to get neighbourhoods across the country moving together!  Our Milton Community could win $150,000 and be crowned Canada's Most Active Community! Let's Get Moving and track your move minutes to boost our community's total! All you have to do is get the app!  See the link below for more information.

Are you ready to Community Better? From May 31st – June 16th, tracked move minutes boost your community’s total in the first annual Community Better Challenge for a chance to be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community. Learn more here.

ParticipACTION will be here during the Boyne Fun Fair and will be giving people opportunities to have some fun while being active. Come and see the display and action on June 13th!

i)      Kidssentials is pleased to be offering Boyne families our fresh-served, catered lunches. We offer a variety of entrees including daily Halal, vegetarian and allergen free options.

Paper forms were due this past Wednesday, but online ordering is available for each Tuesday in June, up to 2 days prior to each lunch date.  Why not try Kidssentials Catering out and offer feedback to your school’s parent council- they make decisions for your fall lunch programs?   Thank you.

905.855.1914 / www.kidssentials.com / mail@kidssentials.com

Friday Admin Blog (FAB) for Friday, May 24, 2019

posted May 24, 2019, 8:50 AM by Peter Marshall

A) Follow us on Twitter    @BOYNEhdsb

B) Want to help out a great school?  We are still accepting volunteers to help with our School Fun Fair.  It is held after school on Thursday, June 13th. We are looking for volunteers to provide some time to assist with our fun events for students.  If you are able to donate half an hour of your time please contact our school council Chair at Boynepschair@hdsb.ca   We would love to have you be involved.

C) Are you ready to get more active with the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge? This annual event aims to get neighbourhoods across the country moving together!  Our Milton Community could win $150,000 and be crowned Canada's Most Active Community! Let's Get Moving and track your move minutes to boost our community's total! All you have to do is get the app!  See the link below for more information.

·  Are you ready to Community Better? From May 31st – June 16th, tracked move minutes boost your community’s total in the first annual Community Better Challenge for a chance to be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community. Learn more here.

·   

ParticipACTION will be here during the Boyne Fun Fair and will be giving people opportunities to have some fun while being active. Come and see the display and action on June 13th!

 D) We have some very exciting news for the females in our community!  Our very first "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" event will be taking place on June 6th. Registration for this free, empowering night, will be sent home next week. Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers and their daughters will be participating in workshops designed to be fun and active for all. Please join us, and some amazing workshop leaders, for a one-of-a-kind experience at Boyne! Registrations will be on a first-come, first-serve basis due to the limited number of participants in each workshop. We will work hard to accommodate all requests. Stay tuned for more information early next week!  It is going to be amazing! 


E) Kidssentials is pleased to be offering Boyne families a 4 weeks of our fresh-served, nutritious lunches on June 4, 11, 18 & 25. Kidssentials is different from other companies - mixing and assembling entrees right at the school so buns are not soggy and pasta is fresh and creamy.

Ordering is flexible. Fill out the paper order form that came home or go online to create an account at www.kidssentials.com. Paper form due date is next Wednesday, May 29th; online ordering is available until 2 days prior to each service date.

Why not give Kidssentials a try and see why so many other schools in the area are also enjoying their entrees? Please contact the Kidssentials office if you have any questions.  Thank you.

905.855.1914 / www.kidssentials.com / mail@kidssentials.com        

F) Warm Weather and Tick Precautions

The warm weather brings an increase in the activity level of adult ticks across Halton Region. Information from the Halton Region website  provides recommendations for anyone taking part in outdoor activities in wooded areas or fields with long grassy areas, in order to minimize and detect exposure to ticks.

Wear:

·  light-coloured clothing, so it’s easier to see ticks

·  closed-toed shoes

·  long-sleeved shirts

·  long pants, tucked into your socks

After being outdoors, check for ticks on yourself and your children. Look:

·  behind your knees

·  on your head

·  in your belly button

·  in your groin area

·  in your underarm area

·  on the back of your body – use a mirror, or ask someone to check for you

Should you find a tick on you or your child, please follow these steps to remove and submit the tick to Halton Region for testing.

For further information about ticks in the area, and how you can limit exposure to ticks near your home, please visit the Halton Region website

Admin. Blog for Friday May 17, 2019

posted May 17, 2019, 11:52 AM by Peter Marshall

1) Girls Just Want to Have FUN!  We are planning a very exciting FEMALE ONLY fitness night on June 6th. Please keep this date open for your daughters in Grades 3-8 to attend with their significant female adult (mom, aunt, grandmother). Information will be coming in the next week for sign up. This event will be free of charge and is strictly for our girl population. Studies have shown that females are not active enough for optimal health and well-being and our goal is to introduce different activities to provide an opportunity for movement and bonding together. Stay tuned for more information!  We can't wait to see you!  

2) Athletic news: 

Our Grade 3,4,5 students had a great time at the Junior Relays this week!  Our teams worked hard and represented the school with pride in true Boyne spirit!  Special thanks to the grade 7 helpers who were amazing and also to the parents that were able to come and cheer us on!  We look forward to the Junior Track and Field meet in June. 

 Our Senior Track and Field meet has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 29th and our grade 6,7 and 8 students are busy trying out and practising during PE times as well as breaks to prepare for the excitement of the meet. More information to follow as we field all of our teams. 

 Our school is a busy place with grade 5 & 6 Junior Basketball at the moment. Our teams have been preparing and competing at tournaments for the past few weeks and will be wrapping up their season soon. Senior Soccer is well underway and Senior Cricket is set to go  in a few weeks!  Boyne will be hosting the very first Milton school Cricket Tournament and we are very excited to be providing this opportunity to our students. Many thanks to all the coaches who have been putting in endless hours of their time to enrich the lives of our students. Memories are made during events such as these. Thank you to the parents for your continued support of athletics at Boyne.

 

3) A CATERED LUNCH OPTION IS COMING FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE !

Kidssentials catering is pleased to be offering fresh-served lunches on Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25. Kidssentials is different from other programs bringing the food hot, ready to serve at lunch-time just a few minutes before the lunch bell. Buns are fresh – not soggy – never stuck to the burger, pasta are creamy and saucy – pasta cooked el-dente.

 Take a break from packing lunch by ordering Kidssentials.  Entrees also include a daily selection of Halal, vegetarian and allergen free options (gluten, soy, egg, sesame, seafood & dairy free).  Kidssentials is very flexible, order when convenient for your family; cancel by 8am for a credit on your online account.

 To try out Kidssentials out either:

Go online to www.kidssentials.com  to register for an account and find out more information OR

Complete the paper order form  recently sent home, and return it and payment to the school office by the due date of Wednesday, May 29th. Place paper orders in a sealed envelope in the box in the office marked Kidssentials (no cash, only cheque or credit card please).

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s order or if these payment methods are not convenient, please contact Kidssentials directly. Thank you.

905.855.1914 / www.kidssentials.com / mail@kidssentials.com

 4) Bag2School is working with us here at Boyne PS to increase the awareness of the importance of textile recycling.  Any funds recovered from this initiative go back to our ECO Team who work tirelessly to help at the school with everything GREEN.  All items are reused where possible and only a small portion recycled.  We are doing a collection so the more you bring in the more you will benefit the environment and our ECO Team. We accept all men’s, woman’s and children’s clothing.  Also: footwear, mittens, towels, backpacks, outerwear, scarves, purses, soft bags, hats, belts, handbags and linens.  Please do not include heavily soiled, wet clothing or hard good.

Drop off in the Kiss and Ride Area:

Tuesday, May 21st from 5 to 7 pm

Wednesday May 22nd 9:15 am -1:15 pm

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