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Welcome Raiders Raiders<p>​We are all ready to welcome our students back for the 2016/17 school year.  There are a lot of exciting plans in the works starting with a Raider Day on Friday.  We look forward to meeting you on the North Field at 8:50 on Tuesday morning.  The Senior Kindergarten students will meet on the Kindergarten Yard.<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/20160902_101031.jpg" alt="20160902_101031.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p>
Birthday Buddies Buddies<p>​If you are having a birthday please come down to the library first thing in the morning and choose one of the Birthday Buddies to keep you company all day long!<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/20160902_101043.jpg" alt="20160902_101043.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p> </p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Poutine Day Day<p>​The school was buzzing today - students and staff were VERY excited to visit the Smokes poutine truck that set up in our parking lot as a fundraiser for Parent Council.<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/IMG_0120.JPG" alt="IMG_0120.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></p>
Firefighters Visit Visit<p>​Our grade 1s were lucky enough to get a visit from Barrie Firefighters today.  They learned about fire safety and what to do if your fire alarm goes off.  They were also<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/IMG_0336.JPG" alt="IMG_0336.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /> invited to climb into the fire truck.  Thank-you so much!</p>



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