Friday, September 29th was Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is about recognizing the resiliency and bravery of Residential School Survivors. It is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, school and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
To recognize Orange Shirt Day at Watson, our students placed orange handprints on a banner. At Watson we recognize that every child matters!
Terry Fox Run
Monday, Oct. 2, was the perfect reschedule day for our Terry Fox Run/Walk. The weather was perfect for our students to walk or run the neighbourhood and everyone received an apple snack. The Junior and Intermediate students followed a course from the school to Wexford, along Natanya and back up Carrick to Whipper Park. The Primary students walked the park and the Kindergarten students walked around the school.
Each day last week we learned facts about Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope and collected toonies for Terry. Congratulations Watson, our grand total donation for the Terry Fox Foundation this year is $1002.00, $252.00 more than our goal.
Special thanks to Mrs. Hand and Mrs. Davies for arranging our apple snacks.
On Thursday, October 12th, students in grades K-8 will be screened by Lice Crew, a Board Approved Service Provider. This whole school screening takes place 3 times per year during the months when Pediculosis is traditionally more active in student populations. This school community service is funded by fundraising and approved through School Council. Families will be contacted if the presence of nits/casings, nymphs or adult lice are found. Students with the presence of pediculosis are re-checked the following week at the same time students who were absent on the screening date are checked.
This week is Safety Awareness Week. Today, we practiced our first lockdown drill. Earlier this week, we also conducted a hold and secure drill.
Please be advised that during any of our school lockdown and hold and secure drills, a sign will be posted on all entrances to the school and childcare. We ask that when this sign is posted, visitors remain outside the building until the sign is removed. There will also be one additional lockdown drill later this year.
In addition to our lockdown and hold and secure drills, we conduct six fire drills over the course of the year. We held our first fire drill last Thursday, and our students were able to exit the building safely in just two minutes!
Safety is everyone’s concern. We encourage you to take a moment this weekend to discuss school and home safety with your child(ren).
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact the office.
Due to the rain, we have postponed our Terry Fox Run until Monday morning at 9:15 a.m. We will continue to accept “Toonies for Terry” until Monday.
On Wednesday, September 27, the Int. Boys’ Baseball team participated in the Area Tournament at West Park. They played 3 games against Holland Landing, RL Graham and Mount Albert. While we did not will any games we enjoyed a day of baseball and managed to avoid any rain.
Thanks guys, you made it a fun day. A special thanks to the parents who drove, kept score and coached bases; Mr. White, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Farwell, Mr. Rothwell.
Your Int. Boys’ Baseball team is:
Riley Back Stop
Austin the Vacuum
Justin Pizza Acquisitions
Robbie Walk Off
Arik Where’s My Bat
Brody Can I Play Short Stop
Logan Mak’in Contact
Cooper Big Hoofs
Murray the Arm
Mathew Cy Young
Nick I’ll Be Out There In a Minute