School News

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!

North Star News! - 08-31-18

posted Aug 31, 2018, 4:18 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!


The classrooms are ready, lesson plans are done!  Hallways are shiny and teachers are pumped! We are looking forward to a great September!


Class Lists are Up and Out


Families will need their children’s Ontario Education Number which is located on the Report Card to see which class your child is in on Tuesday morning.  Can’t find the number? No worries! Staff will be out at 9:10 on Tuesday morning and we can help your child find the right teacher and line-up!


Our First Assembly of the year will be at 11:35 in our Gym.  Families are welcome to attend!


Pizza and Milk


Cash Online is open for Pizza and Milk orders.  Please note that we would like to start our program early this year, so get online and sign up for your Food Order today!  


We are grateful to all the exiting School Council members who worked (volunteered!!) over the summer to ensure this Fundraiser was ready to go!


Lead in Summer Water Testing


Over the summer the water was tested at Robert Little, and we did not pass the standing water test. We know the letter sent home earlier this week may have caused concern and worry.


What does this mean?  It means that if water is sitting the the pipes for a long period of time the water can be affected by the lead in the water pipes.

How is the Halton Board addressing this concern?  Our Custodial staff will flush all the drinking water pipes each morning for 5 minutes.  This will allow any water that was in the pipe to flush out, leaving new water in the pipe. We are confident the efforts we are making, which are compliant with the standards for water testing, will ensure our water will not contain lead.


If you have any concerns please contact leadinwater@hdsb.ca for answers.  


Technology at School


Students are reminded to keep personal technology at home.  We have a wide range of technology for student use. Students do not have a secure location to lock up anything of value, and technology is not permitted outside at break. There may be times when a classroom teacher may allow devices to be brought to school for a specific activity.  Please be reminded that this is never expected, only an optional request. We are not able to secure these devices and will not carry the responsibility if the device is lost or damaged.


We ask you have a conversation with your child at home to ensure tablets, phones and gaming devices are not brought to school.  Please be assured that if a child needs to contact parents during the day they are welcome to come to the office and request to call home. As well, if parents need to connect with their child please call the office and we will get urgent messages to your child. Thank you all for your support.


In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little


Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!


Acton Kindergarten Fun Fair

posted Jun 8, 2018, 12:52 PM by Diana Bisante


Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan

posted Jan 17, 2018, 2:15 PM by Christiaan Ottaway

Robert Little's Bullying Prevention and Intervention Action Plan can be viewed in the attached .pdf document.

Fair Notice Letter

posted Sep 11, 2017, 11:05 AM by Laura Everett

This letter is to inform you that the Halton District School Board has participated in the development of a region wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol along with our community partners. 

Student Supervisors Wanted

posted Nov 8, 2016, 11:31 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 8, 2016, 12:04 PM ]

Student Supervisors monitor children during nutrition breaks to make sure the classrooms and hallways remain a safe, calm and respectful environment. They observe and rectify any inappropriate behavior inside or outside, including foul language, arguments, fights, or excessive playing. Supervisors also monitor the room closely to avoid potential health risks, such as allergic reactions, choking and food spills. In addition, supervisors watch the exits to make sure students don’t leave the room without permission and stay in their seats.  After the meal, supervisors make sure students clean up, and head outside to the playground promptly. 

The position requires a commitment of approximately one hour per day and offers a starting pay of $11.45 per hour. 

Please fill out the attached form and provide a current (last 6 months) Background Check with a Vulnerable Sector Screening.  Contact the office for more information.

School Council Meeting Minutes

posted Oct 12, 2016, 6:04 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 4, 2018, 10:44 AM by Diana Bisante ]


School Council meeting minutes will be posted here monthly and can also be found in the main office.



Helpful tips for parents to ensure they receive email messages from HDSB

posted May 2, 2016, 11:36 AM by Jean-Paul Cousineau   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 12:54 PM by Unknown user ]


Note:  This is not a school, HDSB orSchoolConnects problem.
It is a problem with your  Internet Service Provider (ISP).

The following suggestions may assist parents with this problem:

How can I fix the problem so I can get school and HDSB emails?
1. Look to see if school emails are in your “spam” or “junk” folder and then mark them as “not junk”/”not spam”.
2.  Add the following email address to your contact list:   notifications@schoolconnectsweb.com
3.  Check your “webmail” service.  That’s where you go onto the Internet and login to a particular website to check your email.  More information on this below.

Which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are impacted ?
We are continuing to investigate the problem.  It currently appears to be impacting parents who use “Sympatico" and "MSN" as their Internet Service Provider (ISP).  This may be the result of these ISPs recently strengthening their spam filters, which are now filtering out the school and/or HDSB messages sent by "SchoolConnects".  
Desktop email software users
If you have a desktop email program (such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, Entourage, Mail for Mac etc.), these "missing emails" might not be in the junk folder that is part of that software.

All ISPs also have junk mail filters, which are regularly "beefed-up", to keep ahead of spammers, and “catch more spam". Undoubtedly some legitimate emails are being caught in these filters.  If they are caught by these filters, you may never see these messages or know they were even sent to you. .

Check your webmail
All ISPs have a "webmail" service.
- If you don't know the webpage to log-in, start with the home page of your email company (or ISP)
e.g.~http://www.sympatico.ca        ~http://www.rogers.com        ~http://www.videotron.caetc.
- From that page there should be a link to "webmail", or "check my email" or something similar.
- You will need to know your login (usually your email address) and your password. Your password may be hard to find if you use a desktop program exclusively, as the software usually remembers the password for you, so you probably don't need to remember it on a day-to-day basis. If there is no “forgot your password” reminder feature, or you really can't find it, you may need to call your ISPs "help" desk.
- Once you are "in", you should check the junk mail folder.  Again, if you find emails from “SchoolConnects”, mark them as "not junk" and "add the email address” to your address book, or "safe senders list".
- At this time, you may want to check the "security" settings, or the "junk mail" settings.
The following webpages may also be of assistance to you.

From Bell's website (Sympatico)
Creating a safe sender list
Adding an email address to our safe sender list ensures that messages from that address will not be moved to the junk mail folder.
1. From your Bell Mail inbox, click on Options in the top right corner. Select More Options from the drop-down menu.
2. Under Preventing junk email, click Safe and blocked senders, then click Safe senders.
3. Type the email address of the sender in the Sender or domain to mark as safe box, and then click Add to list.

From the Outlook.com website
Errors sending or receiving email
I didn’t receive an email someone sent me
If someone sent you an email but the message never reached your inbox, here are some ways to fix the problem.

Check your Junk folder
1. In your Outlook.com inbox, click the Junk folder and search for the missing email.
2. For any messages that shouldn’t have been sent to Junk, right-click the email and then clickNot junk. The email will be moved to your inbox.

Check your inbox filter and sort settings
You may not be able to see certain messages if your inbox is filtering based on categories, or if the sort order is different than usual. Both features are at the top of your message list.
- For filtering, check the View: setting. If it doesn’t say View All, click the setting and select All.
- For sorting, click Arrange by. If an option is selected you don’t want, select the correct option. If it’s already selected, but the order is reversed (for example, it’s sorted by date but the oldest message is at the top and you want the latest), click the selected option. The order will switch.
Note:  If Conversation is selected, your messages are grouped by subject line and the message list only shows the last email in a conversation. To remove the grouping, click a different option, for example Date.

Add the sender to your contact list
Email from people who are in your contact list will always reach your inbox.
1. Find a message from the sender’s current email address and open it.
2. In the message header, click Add to contacts beside the sender’s name. The mail address will be added to your contact list.

Check your Blocked and Safe senders lists
1. Click the Options icon (gear wheel) and then click Options.
2. Under Preventing junk email, click Safe and blocked senders, then click Blocked senders.
3. Follow the instructions on your screen.
1. When you’re done, click Safe and blocked senders at the top of the page.
2. Click Safe Senders and follow the instructions.
3. To go back to your inbox, click the Outlook logo.

I’m not receiving email from Hotmail, MSN, Sympatico or Bell Internet on my Blackberry smartphone
If you’re not receiving email from your Hotmail, MSN, Sympatico or Bell Internet accounts, but are receiving email from other accounts, it’s likely that you need to re-validate your Hotmail, MSN, Sympatico or Bell Internet accounts. For security reasons, these accounts need to be re-validated every 90 days. You’ll get a reminder message about 3 days before your accounts expire. You can re-validate your accounts from your computer or from your BlackBerry smartphone.

If you’re not receiving email from any account, read this article for help troubleshooting:

To re-validate using your computer:
1. Log in to the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS)
2. On the Email Accounts screen, click the “no email icon” next to the email account you want to validate (top left of your screen).
3. A Validation screen will appear. Type in your email account password and click OK.
4. You’ll see a confirmation message if the re-validation was successful.

To re-validate using your BlackBerry smartphone:
1. Press or touch Menu.
2. Click the Email Settings icon located in either the Setup folder or on the BlackBerry smartphone Home screen.
3. If necessary scroll down and type your username and password and then select Log In.
4. Select Edit under the email account you want to re-validate.
5. Type in your email account password.
6. Scroll down and select Save.
If you require further assistance, please contact Technical Solutions.

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