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Welborne News - June 12, 2017
Staffing News:  We congratulate several staff members who have accepted new positions.  Mrs. Sullivan will be moving to Fairfield Public School.  Ms. Robinson and Mrs. Struthers have both accepted positions at Elginburg Public School.  Mr. Kay will be the new teacher in our ‘REACH’ (Responsive Environment for Academic and Communication Help ) class - Formerly known as the Autism Program.  Mrs. Laura Blackburn will be joining us from Amherstview Public School and will be teaching in the primary division.  Mme. VanderMeer has accepted a full-time placement at Odessa Public School.  We still have a couple of positions to fill, and our Educational Assistants won’t be confirmed until after June 30.  
Barbecue This Thursday!  The School Council has been focusing on Community Engagement this year and with your overwhelming support, we are able to provide families FREE ADMISSION and participation in all events and activities at our 19th Annual End of Year BBQ.
This event is scheduled this THURSDAY, JUNE 15th, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Tickets for food and drinks will be available for purchase at the BBQ. If you are able to help AT ALL, please contact Crystal at 613 328 7920. Volunteers are still needed.
Track and Field:  Welborne had 44 athletes qualify for the District Track and Field last Thursday.  Our Bantam boys got first in their relay – breaking the record.  Other relay teams also had great showings.  Congratulations to all participants and thanks to coaches and parents.
Fire Drills and Lock Down Drill:  Before the end of the school year, we are required to have 3 more fire drills and one more lock down drill.  These should happen in the next couple of weeks.  
Collins Bay Sailing School:  This Saturday, June 17, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., there will be an open house located at Collins Bay Marina on Coverdale Drive http://collinsbaymarina.com/cbyc/sailing-school/cbyc-open-house/ .  The following week, June 22 (rain date June 23), we hope to have some of the sailing instructors visit Welborne (with a boat!) to talk about the sailing school.  
Moving this summer?   If your family is moving this summer, please let us know.  Unless we hear from you, we’ll assume that all students are returning.  If you move without informing us, that will leave gaps in our classes in September and may necessitate a re-organization.  
Dressing for School:  Now that the weather is warmer, members of our school community are reminded that sleeveless tops should be ‘3 fingers’ wide, tummies and backs need to be covered, and shorts and skirts should be a reasonable length.  We recommend sturdy sports sandals or running shoes for outdoor play.  ‘Flip flops’ or dress sandals are not safe for active play.    
Kindergarten Registrations:   If your child will be 4 or 5 by the end of December, please register. You will need a birth certificate, health card and immunization record.  If you are missing one of the documents, please register anyway.  Our ‘Discover Kindergarten’ open house will take place on June 22 at 4:30.  
Our next School Council meeting will take place this Tuesday, June 13 from 6:15 – 7:30.  Please send agenda items to Nicole Fray at ntennant@gmail.com.  Minutes from the April School Council meeting are posted in the front foyer.

Allergies – Please do not send nuts, peanuts or peanut butter into the school.  Asthma – Students are now able to carry and administer (with parent permission) their own asthma medication (puffers).

After School Program – New in Fall 2017:  Jung Do Martial Arts is featuring a new after-school program.  Transportation is included.  Please call or text 613-449-9935 for information.  
Summer Fun Pass:  Download coupon at Ontario.ca/funpass

Dates to Remember –
Monday – Wednesday, June 12-14:  Grade 3 students to ‘Swim to Survive’ p.m.
Tuesday, June 13:  Final School Council meeting for 2016-17 – All welcome!  – 6:15
Thursday, June 15:  School Council Barbecue and Grade 3 Trip to Upper Canada Village
Friday, June 16:  Hot Lunch – Pizza – Popcorn $2
Saturday, June 17:  Collins Bay Sailing School Open House for Students in Grades 4-8
Monday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 21:  Grade 7/8 trip to Camp Iawah
Wednesday, June 21:  Grade 6 Trip to Ottawa (returning at 6:00)
Thursday, June 22:  Discover Kindergarten for students new to Kindergarten in the Fall – 4:30
Friday, June 23:  Hot Lunch – Subs – Popcorn $2
Tuesday, June 27:  Grade 8 Graduation 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28:  Swimming Day at Lakeshore Pool – Details TBD
Thursday, June 29:  Last Day of School for students
Friday, June 30:  PA Day

Saturday, July 8:  ‘One Step’ Walk for Prader-Willi Syndrome – Lemoine Point – 10-3 onesmallstep.fpwer.org
Friday, September 1:  Between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. families are welcome to drop by the school to find out where students will be placed on September 5.  
Tuesday, September 5:  First Day of School for 2017-18 Year
Tuesday, Sept. 12 and 19:  Young Chorister Auditions 4:00 – 5:00 youngchoristers@gmail.com





Andrea Lawn
Principal
Welborne Avenue Public School
190 Welborne Avenue,
KIngston Ontario,
K7M 4G3
Phone:  613-389-0188
Fax:  613-389-9739