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September 2014 Newsletter
Family Dinner Night
Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our Family Dinner Night, scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th.
We thought we'd share some recipes, an app and websites to make up for it!
www.eatipster.com is an app that can be downloaded for your iPhone or iPad. It sends daily tips for healthy eating.
http://www.dietitians.ca/ is the website of dieticians of Canada - it offers recipes, nutrition tips
http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/default.aspx has more nutrition information and healthy recipes
Here are some more quick and easy winter recipe ideas:
Hallowe'en at MTPS
Despite some rather nasty weather and indoor recesses, we had an exciting Halloween at MTPS! All sorts of ghosts, ghouls, princesses and ninjas showed up in the afternoon for a costume parade and classroom parties. Grades 3/4, 4/5 and 5/6 rocked out to spooky tunes in the gym and had a great time dancing away the last block of the day.
Thanks to Mrs. Henderson’s class for organizing and running the dance and to Kaleb, Kory, Emerson and Lila for decorating the gym! It looked spooktastic!
A New School Climate Survey
Every two years, the Ministry of Education asks that we do a survey of all staff, parents and students from grades 4-8 on school climate, or how people feel about being in our schools. This year's survey questions were written by board staff, in consultation with teachers, EA's and parents. The survey takes much less time to complete and has much 'friendlier' language than one you might have seen two years ago.
MTPS Active Community Night
Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? Come to Madoc Township’s Active Community Night! Staff and parents from our school have been busy planning a fun and active evening which will take place on October 9th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will have representatives from many different sports and activities in the community, such as hockey, basketball, figure skating and yoga, as well as the opportunity to make and eat healthy snacks and get ideas for healthy and easy to prepare lunches.
Want to find out what Restorative Practices are really about? Wendy Fouts, our safe schools CYC will be there to answer questions and show off our beautiful new circle carpet! Hope to see everyone there!
Katie Weatherston comes to MTPS!
Our school was lucky enough to be able to host Katie Weatherston, a retired professional hockey player, won a gold medal in the 2009 Olympics, among many other awards and accomplishments.
Katie spoke with students from grades 3 to 6 about the importance of setting goals, both long-term (your dreams) and short-term (the small steps you will take to get there) and making plans for accomplishing both of these types of goals. Katie talked to students about her the role that determination and persistence in the face of enormous obstacles had played in her success.
The biggest hit of the presentation came at the end, when we all got to see Katie’s gold medal and the torch she used to light the Olympic flame in Turin. What an inspiring experience!