School News

Term 2 Pizza and December Milk

posted by Diana Bisante

Pizza and Milk are now available on School Cash Online!  Get your Orders in by Monday, November 26th, 2018

Inclement Weather Reminders

posted by Diana Bisante

Please see the attached Reminders from HDSB:

Wednesday's are Cookie Days

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:18 PM by Diana Bisante

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies.....We will be selling cookies online and delivering them to students every Wednesday.

Flavours to choose will include:

- Chocolate Chip
- Fudge Chip
- Triple Chocolate
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip
- Vegan Chocolate Chip

Cost $1.75 per cookie

Last Day to Order will be Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Cookies will be sold in three terms:

Term 1 - November, December, January
Term 2 - February, March, April
Term 3 (Ice Dawgs) - May and June ($2.00)

It will begin on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Cookies are supplied from Terra Cotta Cookie Co. and are Peanut and Tree Nut Free. 

Make sure to put your order in today, we cannot accept late orders.

Proceeds from sales will be going towards student enrichment.

Purchases can be made using School Cash Online.  If you requested a paper copy to be sent home, you should be receiving it shortly.

North Star News - November 2nd, 2018

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:13 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!


(Please read to the bottom of this email for important messages and attachments)


Thank you to all the families who came out to participate in our Halloween Parade and Assembly!  It was a spooktacular event, as always! If you were not able to attend, be sure to check out our amazing pictures and video on Twitter!


In Remembrance Week


November 5-9th will be our In Remembrance Week at Robert Little.  We are beginning our week with our Remembrance Day Assembly beginning at 9:30.  All members of our community are welcome to attend our ceremony which will focus on remembering the heroic actions of our Canadian Allied Forces.  As this is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day we are looking forward to making connections for our students to their lives and the fallen Canadians who fought for our freedom.  


For the rest of the week leading up to November 11th, our students and staff will do activities on a daily basis to take time to think, remember and honour our Canadian soldiers and their families. Many of our older classes will visit the Acton Cenotaph during the week to lay their class wreath and take time to see Acton’s connection to our Canadian War Heroes.  


Robert Little Time vs The World


As many of you have noticed, the main clock that runs our bells and hardwired clocks within the school runs 70-80 seconds slower than most standardized times on our Smartphones. We understand this has caused some strife for families who wish to drop off their children at 9:00, and are frustrated that the clock is still reading 8:59.  


We are continuing to work with the company who controls our clocks to see if we can get them adjusted.  Until then, our bells will run on the time we have. Though this means that it may be 70-80 seconds slower to start the beginning of the day, it also means the end of the day is 70-80 seconds later!  


Thank you for your patience, kindness and understanding as we work through this.  


Holiday Baskets


Thank you to families who have already started to drop off items for their class Raffle Basket. We are accepting donations until November 15th.  This is a fun and exciting way to support our school, and perhaps win some great items for your holiday gift giving. Families will be able to bid on the baskets of their choice and bring them home before the Winter Break.  Baskets will be on display for Student Led Conference and throughout our Scholastic Book Fair.


Attention Grade One Families


In the Halton District School Board, the entry point for the French Immersion program is Grade 2.  In the Grade 2 French Immersion program, 100% of the instructional day will be taught in French

On Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM, there will be an information session for any family that may have questions regarding the program. This session will take place at Acton District High School at 21 Cedar Rd. You can also call our school office if you have any specific questions we can help you with.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the French Immersion program is open to all Grade 1 students and will begin on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.   The deadline for submitting your registration form is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at 4 p.m. No registrations will be accepted after this date.

If you know of any families who attend different schools within Halton, please pass the word along regarding the Information night and registration deadlines.  


In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little


Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!



*****


Sneak Peek from Me to We!  


We will be collecting warm winter clothing and toiletries for Links 2 Care: Holiday Giving Program.  More information coming soon!


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Donating to Robert Little


We have had some families ask how they can donate to support our school on an ongoing basis.  If you are looking for a way to support our school based initiatives, you can visit our Cash Online page and click the Donate button.  These funds are 100% for our school based projects. Last year we raised over $2000 which went directly to supporting learning for our students. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our community!


November Milk - Available Now

posted Oct 18, 2018, 6:36 AM by Diana Bisante

Term 2 Milk for November is Now available online using School Cash Online https://schoolcashonline.com

You will be able to purchase white or chocolate milk until 11:59 pm on Friday, October 26th, 2018.  

North Star News - October 12th

posted Oct 12, 2018, 2:45 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

(Please read to the bottom of this email for important messages and attachments)

We have had an eventful week at Robert Little!  Our Grade 5 Students enjoyed using cameras and learning about photography with the Focus on Nature Workshops. We are very excited to see their photos!  The warm weather has brought out lots of caterpillars and bugs that our students have enjoyed building homes for, we hope that Fall lasts a few weeks longer!

Update on Your School Council

The First meeting on your Robert Little School Council was last Monday.  We have a powerful group of parents who have some great goals for supporting our students and families this year.

We are interested in surveying our families to review our Food Fundraisers and see how we can accommodate for dietary restrictions and aversions. We do not want children to be left out of our special days due to a food intolerance, yet we also need to review the cost to families and feasibility of our providers in creating additional choices. Families can expect a survey to come home soon.  

Our School Council will be looking into entering Robert Little into the Acton Christmas Parade.  The theme is the Magic of Christmas and one of our School Choir’s will entertain on the parade route.  More info to come!

We Scare Hunger

Our Me to We Club is currently running our Food Drive for We Scare Hunger!  We ask our families to send in any non-perishable items for our collection display.  Our goal is to fill the Display Case in our front hall with donations. We need your help to make this goal a reality!

Remembrance Day

November 11th is coming up quickly.  As the date falls on a Sunday this year we wanted to ensure of families are aware of the Parade and Ceremony from The Olde Hide House to the Acton Cenotaph.  Parade begins at 10 AM, the Ceremony begins at 10:30 AM.

We have been asked to have a student carry the Robert Little Wreath in the Parade.  Usually, we handle this as a school, but due to this being a weekend, we are hoping there is a family who would like to volunteer to represent us in this important event.  If your family is interested, please email Mrs Golightly (golightlyc@hdsb.ca) before October 30.  If there is more than one family interested, we will do a random draw to choose the representative.  

In Partnership,

 

Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!

*****

Month in Review:

Oct 8-26 - We Scare Hunger Food Drive

Oct 25 - BIG Crunch  - HLF Providing Apples for the Whole School to initiate Healthy Eating

Oct 30 - Picture Retake Day, Class Picture Retakes for classes: 1-2, 3-1FI, 3-2FI and 4-1

Oct 31 - Halloween 

Calling all 3 Year Old's....

We invite all three-year olds and their parents to attend a Kindergarten Open House to learn more about making this first school experience a happy one.  Please see the attached flyer for more info.

North Star News - October 5th, 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 5:16 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

The month of October is in full swing!  This month our Character Theme is Thankfulness and kicked it off with an amazing assembly.  We have invited all our students (and you our families!) to fill out a leaf of thankfulness for our tree.  

 

Supervision Hours

This week we noticed that 20-30 students are arriving before 9:00 AM, without supervision.  A reminder that supervision on the blacktop begins at 9:00 and there is no adult supervision before that time.


From all of us at Robert Little we wish all our Families and the Acton Community a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with Family and Friends!  

In Partnership,

Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!

*****

 

Our Me to We club is kicking off our We Scare Hunger food drive! From now until October 26th, please send any non-perishable food items to school with your child to help support our local fundraising initiative. Some popular items include (but not limited to): soup, pasta sauce, juice, flavoured rice, pasta, Mr. Noodle, jam, tuna and pancake mix.

Thank you so much for your support!

Me to We club

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On Thursday, October 4th, our North Star Cross Country Team travelled to Kelso Conservation Area with 28 other Halton Schools. Our athletes did an amazing job! We had representatives from Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5. Out of the 6 races and 19 schools, our athletes finished with 10 ribbons! Congratulations to the following athletes: 

 



Grade 3: 

Shelby Breese -  4th place

Ben Gognavic - 2nd place

Owen Bousfield - 3rd place

Kason O'Donell - 7th place

Grade 4: 

Megan King - 10th place

Keenan David - 1st place

Trystan Tate - 10th place

Grade 5: 

Kennedie Hoffing - 3rd place

Logan Hamilton - 6th place

Curtis Pitre - 4th place

Congratulations to ALL of our athletes who participated and raced! You represented Robert Little exceptionally well! We are all so proud of you. 

Special thanks to our parent volunteers for helping out on Thursday. Thank you for Mr. Cousineau for also helping out. Additionally, thank you to Mlle. Eastwood, Mrs. Paul and Mrs. Mattocks in leading our practises every day, and setting up our athletes for success. What a great season!

Calling all 3 year olds!

posted Oct 5, 2018, 10:28 AM by Diana Bisante

We invite all three-year olds and parents to attend a Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, October 25th at MSB from 6:30-7:30 pm to learn more about making the first school year experience a happy one.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

North Star News - September 21

posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:20 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

It was wonderful seeing so many families out at our Annual Fall Open House on Tuesday night. Your children were so proud to show you their new classroom and teachers.  We look forward to working together with families for another amazing year.

Parking Lot Reminders

A reminder to all families around Safety Routines at the beginning and the end of the day. Already this year we have had a few close calls with children (and adults) crossing through our active parking lot.

Please do not park along the front of the school as this is our Bus and Fire Route.  Parking in this area interferes with the buses reglur routes, and in the case of a fire the emergency vehicles would be blocked.  Please no not park along the front of our school, we have ample parking in our parking lot, and in the parking spots on School Lane.

In the Morning

We have a ‘Kiss and Ride’ at the top of the drop off loop.  If you are bringing a child to school, please only have them get out of your car at this location, or you may park your car (in a parking spot) and walk them in.  Cars should not stop or park in the loop during morning drop off, we must keep the flow of cars moving. Please be patient, it may take a few minutes to get through the loop!!

In the Afternoon

We do not run a Kiss and Ride in the afternoon.  If you are coming to pick up your child, please either park in a parking spot and meet them on the blacktop, or wait in your car in the line of cars in the parking lot loop.  Please do not park and exit your car in the parking lot loop, this is a an active lane for cars and buses and we can not have parked cars blocking the flow of traffic. A reminder that children should never enter the parking lot to try to find the car, rather they need to wait until you the adult has seen them and can help them safely enter the car.

We are doing daily announcements about parking lot safety to help teach the children that they should only enter a parking lot if they see the car they are going to, they look both ways and enter the parking lot safely. If you are in our parking lot in the PM, please keep your eyes out for any children entering the parking lot from between parked cars. Please keep your speed low while exiting our parking lot loop to ensure student safety. We are hoping that with the collected efforts of the school, teachers and parents, we can ensure children learn the importance of Parking lot safety.

School Photo Day - Monday Sept 24th

A reminder that Monday September 24th is Picture Day!!  

Time to Run for Terry

Robert Little’s annual Terry Fox Run is coming up on Friday, Sept., 28.  This year our school has a goal of raising $1,500.00 or $5 a student. The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation, with $.82 cents of every dollar raised going directly to cancer research.

You can donate online by visiting our school fundraising page www.terryfox.ca/RobertLittlePSA or by using the school pledge sheet.  Of course, you are welcome to donate more to The Terry Fox Foundation to support cancer research.  For more information visit www.terryfox.org

In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little


Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!

*****

Last Call- School Council Nomination Forms

School Council Nomination forms are due into the Main Office by September 24th at noon.  We hope to see our returning council members joined by new Parents and Families in our Robert Little Community.

What does it mean to be on our School Council?  School Council will meet a minimum of 5 times in a school year.  Staff will share what is going on in the school, and the Administration will share school goals and improvement planning. Historically our school council runs fundraising for Food and Holiday Basket Raffles.  Our School Council also supports our school with booking family events (such as least year’s Math Night).

We can not run our School Council Programs without support form our community. Please contact Mrs Golightly if you need any further information.  Our first meeting will be October 1st. At this meeting we will have Elections of our 2018-2019 School Council, a visit from our School Trustee and begin our initiatives for the 2018-2019 sch

New School Schedule!!

posted Aug 31, 2018, 4:30 PM by Diana Bisante

Hey Robert Little.....Make sure you check out our new school schedule.  Click Here to see your NEW day!

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