Friday File

October 23, 2020

Fieldstone students are diligent and dedicated learners. They have been working hard since the first day of school and can feel very proud of their achievements thus far. In their Six-Week Reports, which families will receive today, teachers have praised students’ many accomplishmentsThe Six-Week Report is based on initial observations and assessments for the first six weeks of school. It represents each teacher’s professional judgment based on formal, informal, and observational data collected. If you do not receive it today or if you require a hard copy, please contact administration@fieldstonedayschool.org. 

On Friday, October 30th, students, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to celebrate Halloween as a school. Please leave accessories at home (no masks and no toy weapons). Parents are welcome to send in individually-wrapped treats, which will be sent home with the students. Homeroom teachers will plan a little party (minus the food/treats) during the school day. During this time, they can decide to play Halloween-themed games, listen to Halloween music, do some Halloween activities, or watch a kid-friendly Halloween movie. We’re looking forward to having a spook-tacular time together!  

We know you share our concern for community safety and will keep Provincial Guidelines in mind when planning your Halloween celebrations. While trick-or-treating is not advised this year, we know that our families are creative and we look forward to hearing about the alternatives you and your children choose for spooky and safe celebrations on October 31st. 

Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend. 

Kind regards, 

Ms. Wong and Ms. Martin 


School News

 

Above: Grade Two students love French Class! They are always eager to learn new words and have fun with Mme. R.

FPA Fundraiser

The Fieldstone Parents’ Association is bringing back Grub Days and Pizza Lunches! There will be seven Themed Grub Days and Pizza Lunches, beginning in November. The pizza will be provided by our school caterer, Bryant, who is the owner of Bigman’s Gourmet PizzasPlease find the order form HERE. A hard copy of this form has also been sent home with each student. Payment in the form of a cheque, made payable to the Fieldstone Parents’ Association, is preferred. However, cash will also be accepted. Completed forms with payment are to be submitted to the Main Office by Friday, November 6, 2020. Thank you in advance for supporting our Fieldstone Parents’ Association! 

Character Pin Programme 

The Character Pin Programme has officially started for the 2020-2021 school year. Students can continue to get House Points for each pin that they earn in addition to the nice pin they will receive to put on their school blazers. 

Please click HERE to access an introduction to the Character Pin Programme as well as the task booklets for students to complete.  

If you have any questions or need assistance with working on your character pin tasks, please email Ms. Martin.  

Character Pins- Congratulations!

Jordana has already earned all six Bronze Character pins and now she has earned her Silver Respect pin 

Niko earned his Bronze Respect pin. 

Both of these students (siblings) have earned House Points for Richler House!  

Above: Grade Six students have been learning about air resistance in an experiential manner.

House News

House Points Update:

Carr = 214 

Fox = 177 

Peterson = 252   

Richler = 205 

Please find our House List HERE.

Although we may not be able to host House Events as a school at this time, our students can still earn House Points given by their teachers. Please refer to the House List to confirm which House you are in. Let’s go Carr, Fox, Peterson, and Richler!  

House Colours 

Carr – dark green / green 

Fox – red 

Peterson – navy blue / blue 

Richler – grey 

November Lunch Ordering Details

HERE is the November Lunch Menu and Order Form. Please submit the form by October 29th (submission details are included on the form).


Upcoming Events

Friday, October 23  Six Week Report Cards sent 
Friday, October 30 Happy (Day Before) Halloween! Wear a Halloween costume to school.

Homeroom Halloween Party.

Sunday, November 1  Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. (“Fall back” one hour) 
Monday, November 9  Lockdown Drill 
Wednesday, November 11 Number One uniform 

Remembrance Day 

Please bring a $2 poppy donation for the Royal Canadian Legion 

Thursday, November 12  Term One ends 
Friday, November 13  PD Day (no classes) 
Monday, November 16  PD Day (no classes) 
 Tuesday, November 17  Term Two Begins
 Monday, November 23  Term One Report Cards Sent
Wednesday, November 25 12:30 p.m. dismissal 

Virtual Parent-Teacher Interviews from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. 

Above: We all enjoy fun in the sun at recess time!


Reminders

 

In order to maintain the utmost safety of our school community, Fieldstone has decided that anyone exhibiting any possible COVID-19 symptoms should be tested; however, if the parents/guardians are advised by their medical provider that a COVID-19 test is not necessary, a COVID-19 test will not be required by the school. Parents/guardians should follow recommendations/advice provided by the medical providers as to when their children should return to school.  

This policy is made in accordance with the following guidance provided by the Ontario government on September 21st: 

It is recommended that schools advise the ill individual and/or their parent or guardian to have the ill individual seek medical advice, including the recommendation of testing for COVID-19, as appropriate or advised by their medical practitioner. 

We appreciate your ongoing support for the well-being of our community. 


Weekly Updates

 

Above: Grade Seven Climate Change posters make for excellent hallway reading material.

Please view our Weekly Updates by grade level:

Kindergarten to Grade Three 

Grades Four and Five 

Grades Six to Eight 

WEEKLY TUTORIAL SCHEDULE HERE  

Students who attend an after-school tutorial will be brought to their assigned entrance/exit doors at 4:25 p.m. to be picked up or they will go to After-Care which is available until 5:30 p.m. at an additional cost. 

 

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