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"The students and staff of Sir Robert Borden High School are a community of learners dedicated to creating an environment in which learning and growing for both staff and students is highly valued."
Happy Thanksgiving to our SRB Community
We are pleased to include your child’s Progress Report and an invitation to Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
I would like to highlight some of the exciting news from SRB this year.
Our website is always evolving and being updated with more timely notifications from School Council and the new Google calendars for School Events and the Sports Schedule. Consult www.sirrobertbordenhs.ca and follow the arrow as indicated in the picture to the right.
This year, at SRB, we have welcomed two new Autism Classes. Our students, teachers and Educational Assistants have settled into SRB nicely. The students have just begun their program of swimming lessons at a local community pool.
Student Council and Key Club are collecting canned food for the Food Bank. It is an annual event that is always successful and helps our community.
The Athletics Department is running their annual GRIND fundraiser on Friday, October 17th at 10:45 am. Pledges are collected or the student contributes a minimum of $10 in order to participate. Then students do a school walk or a “group run” around our track for 30 minutes. There are prizes for the most money raised by an individual or a class and for the most laps completed. The GRIND run will be followed by the opportunity for students to buy their lunch at a BBQ hosted by our Autism Unit. Proceeds will be divided amongst “Do It For Daron”, our very own Autism Unit, and the Athletics Department.
Student safety is always our first priority and we routinely practice our emergency procedures. Each semester we practice three fire drills and a lockdown. Without question, we cannot eliminate every threat and we hope one never arises, however, we can ensure that we are properly prepared.
Should you be taking your children to the doctor this fall, please remember to check that all of their immunizations are up to date. Teens need a booster for tetanus and diphtheria vaccines ten years after the preschool booster, usually between 14 to 16 years of age. The vaccine recommended for adolescents is called Adacel and it has added protection against whooping cough or pertussis. This vaccine is mandatory in Ontario and is provided free to all students. To contact Ottawa Public Health please phone 613-580-6744 ext 24108. Ask you doctor to notify Public Health about any vaccinations.
There are daily announcements about everything that is happening in our school. These announcements are then posted on Twitter@SRB_news.
Here are some of the upcoming highlights at SRB:
Friday, October 10th – PD day – no school for students
Monday, October 13th – Happy Thanksgiving Day – no school
Thursday, October 23rd – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Friday, October 24th – DEAR starts (Drop Everything And Read for pleasure in class)
Monday, October 27th – Rehearsal for Junior Awards Assembly
Tuesday, October 28th at 10 am – FALL AWARDS for Awards winners from Grades 10-12. Parents invited.
Thursday, October 30th – Music Concert @ 7 pm in the auditorium
Friday, October 31st – ZAP from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for students who have missed a test, quiz or assignment.
Tuesday, November 4th – Grad photo retakes. Students must make appointments on-line.
Wednesday, November 5th – Take Our Kids To Work Day for all Grade 9’s
Thursday, November 7th – Term 2 starts
Tuesday, November 11th – two Remembrance Day Ceremonies Times TBD
Tuesday, November 11th – School Council meeting from 7:00-9:00 in the library. All parents welcome.
Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15th – Mystery Dinner Theatre
Tuesday, November 18th – College & University Information Evening for all Grade 12 students & parents
Wednesday, November 19th – Report Cards issued at 3:00 pm
Friday, November 21st – PD day – no school for students
Friday, November 28th – our amazing Multicultural Show
As you can see, we are a busy and happy school here at SRB! Please encourage your student to become involved in some of the many different events, clubs or sports teams. We hope to see you at Parent Teacher Interviews on October 23rd. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your student to ensure success on their educational journey through high school.
Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend with your families and friends. Take time to reflect on all that is good in our lives!
Best wishes from Wendy Verreault, Proud Principal @ SRB