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2017-2018 School Year Calendarhttp://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1842017-2018 School Year Calendar<p>​​Hello Families,</p><p>​The SCDSB has approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 School year.  Please click the link below for a copy.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/2017-2018%20Calendar.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2017-2018 Calendar.pdf</a><br></p>
Jump to Success!http://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/189Jump to Success!A few weeks ago we held our Jump Rope for Heart event.  We surpassed our goal of $5000, and raised almost $8,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation!  Well done everyone!  <p></p><div>All students will enjoy an extra recess this week, due to surpassing our school goal!  Many thanks to Mme Rizzardo for organizing!</div>
Donation of Books to Leeder Placehttp://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/187Donation of Books to Leeder Place<p>​​One of the results of our successful Readathon this year, was to use half of the money raised to purchase books for a local family shelter.  Leeder Place, of Blue Door Shelters was chosen to donate books too.  Here is their note of thanks!</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/leeder%20place.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />leeder place.pdf</a><br></p><p>​<br></p>
Primary Playdayhttp://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/188Primary Playday<p>​Primary <span style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;">playday this year will be  broken into two days based on the size of our school.</span><br style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Thurs. June 22-k/1 in the morning</strong></span><br style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>Fri. June 23-Grade 2/3 in the morning</strong></span><br style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#212121;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:13.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;">Rain date will be determined</span>.  </p>
SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology optionshttp://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/74SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology options<p>​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is excited to announce two partnerships for the 2017-18 school year. The SCDSB has worked with Dell Canada and Staples to provide affordable options for families considering a technology purchase. Both programs are approved by the SCDSB.<br><br>Information about both programs, including product details and how to order, is available below. If you have questions about the programs, please contact either a Dell Education Advisor or your nearest Staples store, as appropriate.<br><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SimcoeCountyDSB-Dell%20BYOD_June2017.pdf">Dell Canada BYOD program letter</a><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/StaplesSchoolToolsBYOD_SimcoeLetter_EN2.pdf">Staples BYOD program letter</a><br> <br></p>
Area Track & Field **UPDATED**http://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/186Area Track & Field **UPDATED**<p><strong>​We have the results from yesterday's meet.  WH Day will be bringing home two, yes count them, two banners.  We finished first overall for the day with 630 points!  The next closest school had 377 points.  We also finished first over all for the relays​​, with 35 points.  Well done Thunderbolts!  Thank you to ALL staff involved in making this such a successful day for the students and the school!!</strong></p><p>We participated in the Area Track and Field meet at BDHS today.  It was a beautiful day for the meet and we will post results here once we have them.  A BIG thank you to Mme Martini, Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Wilcox for supervising our group of athletes.  </p><p>​Another big thank you to Mme Martini (and her daughter Kate), and our office staff Mrs. Senetchko and Mrs. Winslow for making the time to organize, gather and deliver pizza to the track students who had ordered it.  Thank you all!<br></p>
Spirit Day is Coming Soon!http://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/185Spirit Day is Coming Soon!<p>​​Check out the flyer for info on our Spirit Day on Thurs. June 1</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/spirit%20day.jpg" alt="spirit day.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Frameworkhttp://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/72Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework<div>​​The Ontario Ministry of Education is working with researchers to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.  <br><br>Students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards are invited to participate in an online survey and/or online focus groups to capture successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities to provide further support to enhance the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students.   <br><br>Third Progress Report - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36">English survey</a></div><div>Troisième Rapport D’Étape - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36&idlang=FR">French survey​</a>  <br><br></div><div>It is important to note that:</div><div><ul><li>​​​Participation in this survey is voluntary.  </li><li>This survey is confidential. That means that all answers will be combined anonymously (without any identifying information) with the answers received from other participants. No one who sees the answers will be able to link them to any individual person.   </li><li>Anyone can stop doing this survey at any time without any repercussions.</li></ul></div><div>All stakeholders are invited to participate in the online focus groups. To participate, RSVP to thirdprogressreport@gmail.com indicating which session you would like to attend. Please note that while we will make efforts to accommodate everyone spaces are limited to 10-12 people per session on a first come, first served basis.  <br><br></div><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Students</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Parents/Guardians</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Indigenous Organizations & Partners</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, May 23 </p><p style="text-align:center;">8-9pm EST (English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 12 7:30-8:30 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, May 25 6-7pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Friday, June 2</p><p style="text-align:center;">2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, June 21</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 8    2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;"> (French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 26</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 20</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 27</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)​</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div><div>The Indigenous Education Office of the Ministry of Education would be pleased to respond to any questions you may have regarding the process of engagement and data collection to inform the development of the Third Progress Report. Please send any questions directly to Jennifer Feasby, Manager Education Policy and Programs Unit (Jennifer.Feasby@ontario.ca).<br><br><br></div><div><br></div>
Let's Help Larissa!http://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/183Let's Help Larissa!<p>​​We have another school family facing a difficult time in their lives. The Billy family (Larissa is a special needs student in FDK), lost their home and belongings in a fire over the weekend.  Many of you are neighbours, and witnessed the devastating fire.  Fortunately everyone is safe, and have been taken in by friends and family.  If you would like to help Larissa and her family, you can donate on the <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/crown-cres-fire-assist-fund">GoFundMe</a> page, or email helpthebillyfamily@hotmail.com, if you have clothing donations to make.</p><p>​​​Let's show again, what a caring school community we have.<br></p>
Let's Help Katiehttp://whd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/181Let's Help Katie<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#333333;font-family:lato, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">​We have a student and her family who could use our help, as a school community.  ​Katie is a student at our school. At 6 months of age she was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (a condition that causes tumors to grow in her body). </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#333333;font-family:lato, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"> Katie is now 8 years of age and has struggled for years with the inherent side effects of the condition.  She has developed  tumors, one of which has caused her to lose the sight in one eye, and risks losing sight in the other. She has started a second round of chemotherapy, ​and the family could use our help as they make weekly trips to Sick Kids.  </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#333333;font-family:lato, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">If you feel you could help Katie and her family, please follow the link to her <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/c8zmqm-help-for-katie">GoFundMe page​</a>.  We have a close, caring school community​ that we know will help support one of our own.</span></p>