School News

North Star News ~ November 8th, 2019

posted Nov 8, 2019, 1:13 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!


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It has been a busy week at Robert Little! So much going on, and a few unexpected blips along the way! 

 

It was lovely to have so many people out for our School council meeting on Monday.  We are very lucky to have such an involved and active parent community. Please know, Mrs Golightly and Mr Dykstra’s doors are always open for an update, a question or idea!  

 

We know that we have put out a lot of requests to our school community over the past few months. Food Drives, Fundraising and Holiday baskets to name a few.  We do say no to many groups that ask for our support, and we do hope our community know how grateful we are for each can, each donation, each minute of time your family donates and gives to this school.   

 

Looking ahead to the final 6 weeks of 2019, and we will have a few more ‘asks’ coming your way!  We have coupled again with the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation and the Halton Regional Police with the Toys for Tots campaign.  We will be asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys for distribution to families and children in need across Halton. Our Me to We Club will be collecting toiletries and personal items for the Womens’ Shelter and we will be selling tickets for our School Council Major Fundraiser...Holiday Basket Raffle! Please, give where you can and only where you can. This is a time when many hands are out looking for support, and we do not want to place additional pressure on any of our families to give past the point you can financially handle. 

 

So grateful to work in a community where we can collect almost 3000 items of non-perishables for our neighbours in need. Your generosity and kindness is noticed by the people who matter most, your children.  

 

 

Holiday Baskets

 

One Week to go! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to our Holiday Fundraiser! Here is how the Holiday Basket Draw will go!

 

  1. Each class chooses a theme and families are asked to donate an item to the class ‘basket’.  

  2. Volunteers will come in on November 15th to wrap up the baskets for display

  3. Raffle Tickets go on sale - $20.00 each -  all funds directly supporting our school learning initiatives. 

  4. Draw will take place at our Holiday Concert on December 12th

 

Remembrance Day 

 

We will be holding our Remembrance Day assembly on Monday, November 11th at 10:40 a.m. in the gym. The assembly will run until just after 11:00 a.m. so we can honour the Moment of Silence at that time. Our Grade 4 French Immersion class will be reading In Flanders Fields and our Glow Choir will be performing a song. All families are welcome to attend the Remembrance Day assembly and we hope you will join us for this important day. 


Experience Groove 


We are looking forward to our first Community Event on December 3rd!  Experience Groove will be here at Robert Little all day moving and grooving with our students. That evening, families are invited to sign up for a free 40 minute Family Fitness Session!  After your session, School Council has arranged for a healthy snack to help you cool down!


There will be a limited amount of tickets available for this event!  There will be 2 sessions, 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and the evening is open to your entire family (from 1 to 101 years old!). There is no cost for the tickets, however due to fire code we do need to limit the amount of people grooving in the gym! Tickets will be open on School Cash Online on Wednesday November 13th at 4:00 PM.  We will send out a reminder email the day of so you are prepared! 


We are grateful to our School Council and Mme Eastwood for organizing this great Family Event for our community! 


In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little


Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference! 


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Upcoming Important Dates (Also on ROL Web Calendar)


9th Acton Remembrance Day Parade 

11th Robert Little Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:30 (community welcome) 

15th Wear your Red/Blue or Spirit Wear!

18th Holiday Basket Tickets go on sale! 

18th - 22nd Scholastic Book Fair

20th Miracle on Main Kick Off Assembly 


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North Star News ~ October 25th

posted Oct 28, 2019, 6:58 AM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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Introducing...Little Robert!

The election results are in!  With 92% of eligible voters casting their ballot on Monday October 21st, we have a name for our new Gnome! Little Robert will be our newest little mascot for school wide events with a whopping 42% of the votes going toward this traditional name!  

 

Great Big Crunch

The Great Big Crunch was a huge success this week at Robert Little. Thanks so much to Halton Food for Thought for organizing the event and to Drummond Farms for donating the apples. Enough apples were donated for all students and staff. All classes counted down and crunched into their delicious apples at the same time. They also participated in apple related activities and all had an amazing time taking part in this year’s Great Big Crunch 

Not Celebrating Halloween? 

If your family chooses not to participate in the events surrounding Halloween, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know in advance.  We will have a separate area in the school where any child who wishes not to participate due to personal choice, faith or specific needs can spend the first block of the day.  These children will be actively learning with an educator and will return to class after the costumes have been taken off for the day. 

**Please be sure to let your child’s teacher know by Tuesday October 29th at the latest if your child should not participate in our first block of activities.  We will not be able to accommodate with alternate plans after this date. 

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found bins are starting to overflow! We will be putting out all Lost and Found items on tables in the front hall next week. Please take some time next week when you are dropping off or picking up your child to look through the items to see if any of them belong to you. You could also take some time to look through the items if you are coming to the Halloween parade and assembly. All leftover Lost and Found items will be donated to charity. 

Remembrance Day 

On Saturday November 9th the annual Parade and Ceremony to recognise our Canadian Forces past and present will once again begin at the Olde Hide House.  This year, as in years past, we have been asked to send 1-2 representatives to carry our school Wreath in the Parade.  

If you family is interested in carrying the wreath for our school could you please email Mrs Golightly directly. In the case of multiple families we will draw to choose our representative.  

School Council Family Event 

Due to a scheduling conflict we have moved our family Experience Groove Event to December 3rd!  Please save the date for an evening activity of fun and fitness!  

More info to come soon!!

School Council Meeting - Monday November 4th @ 7:00 PM

We are looking forward to our next School Council Meeting coming up on November 4th.  Parent involvement is crucial to our school, and we value this time to sit face to face with the community and  talk about this great school!  

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order

  2. Reports from Committees

        1. Treasurer

        2. Principal Update and EQAO Sharing 

        3. Staff Updates 

        4. Holiday Basket Committee Update

        5. HHSSC Sharing 

        6. Farm Fundraiser Update

        7. PRO Grant Update

  3. New Business

        1. Scheduling Guest Topics/Speakers 

  4. Closure of meeting 

Looking forward to seeing new and old faces at our council table!

 

In Partnership,

 

Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference! 

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Upcoming Important Dates (Also on ROL Web Calendar)

28th WE assembly @ 11:45

29th Photo Retake Day! 

31st Halloween Parade @ 9:30 

Nov 1st Wear your Red/Blue or Spirit Wear!

4th Character Assembly @ 9:30  (community welcome) 

4th School Council Meeting (all families welcome)

9th Acton Remembrance Day Parade 

11th Robert Little Remembrance Day Assembly (community welcome) 

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A Message from Me to We

The WE Club is busy organizing a food drive for the WE Scare Hunger campaign this October. Did you know that 1 in 4 children in our country experience hunger in a daily basis? Imagine trying to concentrate in school when you haven’t eaten breakfast or have good to eat at lunch? We are helping to feed Acton with our food drive. Please donate non-perishable food items and help us fill our front display cabinet. 

There is a classroom challenge to see which Primary class and Junior class will donate the most food. The winning classes will decide if they want an extra recess or an extra gym period. There are tracking sheets outside of every classroom and we need more tallies. Let’s get doing, Robert Little! 

Thank you kindly from the WE Club ambassadors. 

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A Message from Your Student Council

Dear Families,

Once again this year we are hosting a raffle fundraiser just in time for the holiday season. You can purchase tickets for $20 each for a raffle of Holiday baskets full of all types of donated goodies. All funds generated will benefit Robert Little Public School.

We are asking families who are willing and able, to send in new or unused items that align with their classroom's theme, to donate towards this raffle. Donations will be accepted between October 22nd to November 15th.

Holiday baskets will be available for you to see in our front foyer during our Student-Led Interviews in late November. More details will follow at a later date.

Thank you for your generosity.

North Star News ~ October 18th, 2019

posted Oct 18, 2019, 1:33 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!


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The fall colours are at their best, though it is getting pretty cold!  A reminder to families to send their children in layers. Mornings can be quite cool, and afternoons much warmer.  Which leads us to ...Lost and Found! If your child is missing a sweater, jacket, boots or pants...remind them to visit our overflowing Lost and Found!  

 

Federal Elections

 

Robert Little is a polling station on Monday September 21st for our Federal Election.  The majority of voters will use our gym entrance and will not have access to the student areas of the school building.  For our voting community members with mobility difference, we will buzz these voters in through our main doors and escort them to the gym.  

 

Be sure to exercise your demoncratic right to vote on Monday (unless you have already in an advanced pole!) This is a great opportunity to bring your children with you and get them interested in our democtatic political rights! 

 

Name our Gnome!

 

Our students are voting on Monday as well!  Our new Gnome is ready for a name! Our Grade Five students have been polling our students, compiling ideas and the great vote will happen on Monday!  What will his name be? Little Robert? Gimli? Gary?....results will be posted next week!

 

Great Big Crunch

 

We will partaking in the Great Big Crunch on Thursday, October 24th. All Robert Little students in all classes will receive an apple so they can take a bite into their apple at the same time to hear a great big crunch! Students will be participating in activities and watching videos in their class leading up to the big moment. Be sure to ask your child about the Great Big Crunch after Thursday!

 

Halloween at Robert Little 

 

Historically Robert Little pulls out all the stops for Halloween!  As in past years we will have a full school Halloween Parade on October 31st at 9:30 AM.  Parents are welcome to come, line the halls and attend our Halloween Assembly.  Students (and adults!) are welcome to wear a costume or orange and black for the first block of the day.  Students will be asked to change back into their regular clothes for the remainder of the day. Students are asked not to wear the mask for their costume or bring any weapon accessories, as well, please no blood or gore.  This is an inclusive Halloween Parade and we have some children as young as 3 years old. Please consider this when dressing your child for school. We don’t want to be party poopers, but we also want everyone to have a good time!

 

Halloween is a time when families often ask to bring treats into the school for sharing.  Please do not bring any sweets or treats for sharing to the school, we will have to turn you away. Number One, the children will have tons of treats in a few short hours when they go out trick or treating.  Number Two (and most important) there are many families with dietary restrictions and allergies. We have a responsibility to ensure all children are safe from allergens and not given food that could compromise their families wishes.  

 

Save your candy and treats for handing out at night...we hear Acton Halloween Nights are very busy!  

 

Not Celebrating Halloween? 

 

If your family chooses not to participate in the events surrounding Halloween, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know in advance.  We will have a separate area in the school where any child who wishes not to participate due to personal choice, faith or specific needs can spend the first block of the day.  These children will be actively learning with an educator and will return to class after the costumes have been taken off for the day. 

 

Please be sure to let homeroom teachers know this week so we can plan age appropriate activities. 

 

School Fundraiser

 

Thank you to all our families who have supported our school in our first Fundraiser of the year.  If you have a few orders still to bring in please ensure they are here, in our office by Monday October 21st, end of day.

 


In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little


Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference! 


*****

Upcoming Important Dates (Also on ROL Web Calendar)


21st Federal Election at Robert Little 

21st Name the Gnome Election for our students! 

21, 22, 24th Grade 4 CCAT Testing 

24th BIG Crunch!

25th Wear your Red/Blue or Spirit Wear!

28th WE assembly @ 11:45

29th Photo Retake Day! 

31st Halloween Parade @ 9:30 



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From the Athletic Department: 

 

We are excited to announce the start of our very first  Athletic Council! Our athletic council is a team of 8 hand-selected Grade 4 and 5 students, A Parent Volunteer, School Health Nurse, Admin, and Mrs. Marinelli and Mlle. Eastwood. As a team, we will be striking to receive our Healthy Schools Certificate through OPHEA. We will be focusing on Physical Activity goals, and we can’t wait to get started! Stay tuned for more information!! 

 

Mlle. Eastwood 


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A Message from Your Student Council

 

Dear Families,


Once again this year we are hosting a raffle fundraiser just in time for the holiday season. You can purchase tickets for $20 each for a raffle of Holiday baskets full of all types of donated goodies. All funds generated will benefit Robert Little Public School.


We are asking families who are willing and able, to send in new or unused items that align with their classroom's theme, to donate towards this raffle. Donations will be accepted between October 22nd to November 15th.


Holiday baskets will be available for you to see in our front foyer during our Student-Led Interviews in late November. More details will follow at a later date.


Thank you for your generosity.



North Star News ~ October 11th, 2019

posted Oct 15, 2019, 6:21 AM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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This weekend is one where we pause and give Thanks for all the people and things in our lives.  From the staff of Robert Little we would like to express our gratitude and thanks for all our community does to make this a wonderful place to work, live and belong.  We hope you each have time this weekend to sit at a table with people who you care for and celebrate the goodness in your life.  

School Fundraiser

Our first Fundraiser of the year kicked off Last week! (see attachments below)  Be sure to browse through the catalogues and visit the online stores to place your order. Thanksgiving is a great time to ask your family and friends to support you in your fundraising goals!  

Fundraising forms are due on Thursday!  So get fund-raising!  

In Partnership,

 

Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference! 

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Upcoming Important Dates (Also on ROL Web Calendar)

14th - Thanksgiving (no school)

16th - Monday Schedule 

17th - Friday Schedule 

17th - Fundraising Due into Office

18th - Spirit Day! (wear red/blue or ROL Spirit Wear)

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From the ROL Athletic Department!!

This past Tuesday, our North Star athletes travelled to Burlington to participate in the Halton Cross Country meet! Our students showed determination, hard work and excellent sportsmanship as we ran against 28 other schools! Some highlights were: 

Mallory Breese came in 6th for Grade 3 girls

-Jayla Ketner-Clark came in 7th for Grade 4 girls

-Megan King came in 12th for Grade 5 girls

-Ben Gognavic came in 2nd for Grade 4 boys

-Keenan David came in 1st for Grade 5 boys

Congratulations everyone and thank you for a wonderful meet!

Mlle. Eastwood

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Kindergarten Open House Flyer 2019 electronic.pdf 

Beginning school is a big step for children and parents, and the Halton District School Board wants to make that transition as smooth as possible. In October and November, the Board is hosting Calling All Three-Year Olds Kindergarten Open Houses in Acton, Georgetown, Milton, Burlington and Oakville for families to learn more about making the first school experience a happy one. 

Future students and their families are invited to attend any of the following Kindergarten Open Houses, to be held between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Acton: Thursday, Oct. 17 – McKenzie-Smith Bennett Public School (69 Acton Blvd)

Georgetown: Thursday, Oct. 24 – Silver Creek Public School (170 Eaton St)

Milton: Thursday, Nov. 7 – P.L. Robertson Public School (840 Scott Blvd)

Burlington: Thursday, Nov. 14 – Alexander’s Public School (2223 Sutton Dr)

Oakville: Thursday, Nov. 28 – Emily Carr Public School (2255 Pine Glen Rd)

At the Open House, students and parents will:

  • Explore a Kindergarten classroom

  • Learn about play-based learning

  • Pick up information and resource material in a free backpack

  • Access information about community agencies and resources in Halton

  • Get information about before and after school care

  • Connect with special education staff to discuss any developmental concerns

Registration for Kindergarten begins in January 2020 and takes place at the school your child will attend. Children born in 2016 can start Kindergarten in September 2020. 

Parents/guardians can learn more about the Calling all Three-year Olds Kindergarten Open Houses on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca and search: Kindergarten). 

Learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkgBpLg6B-M&t

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 Raising Digital Leaders.pdfAn Invitation to All Halton Hills Parents! Raising Digital Leaders.  Learn Proactive and Practical Strategies to help you balance tech, keep your children safe and to support your child using technology.  Please see the attached to learn more about this free presentation. 

North Star News - September 6th, 2019

posted Sep 6, 2019, 1:22 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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We are back in the swing of things and it has only been 4 days!  Phew! We did so much for our Welcome Week it feels like we have been here for ages! Our North Star Community has had an assembly, painted some rocks, practiced our mindfulness and reviewed our chart of Common Expectations!  Today we ended our week with a Robert Little Spirit Wear day! Our Soccer Baseball game was rained out half way through.. we will play next week to see who is the winner! 

School Council 

Yellow interest forms for joining our Robert Little School Council went out this week in our First Day Packages.  If you have misplaced your form, or did not get one, please use the attachment below to fill yours out.

An involved Adult Community is essential to supporting a thriving Elementary School.  Our School Council meets 6 times per year to discuss current school progress, plan Family Engagement events and support our school meet our goals.  Families are welcome to attend any meeting, regardless if you wish to be an executive member. Current information is shared and you have a direct opportunity to hear from the school administration.

If interested in being a voting member of Council, please complete your interest form today. All forms must be in our office by 4 PM on Friday September 20th to be considered for a voting position.  

Our first Council meeting is scheduled for 7 PM on Monday September 30th.  This meeting will be for all voting members AND any other family from ROL who wishes to attend. 

RLPS School Council Nomination Form-2019.pdf 


Forms, Forms, Forms

Please be sure to send your completed forms back to school ASAP.  If you need any support completing the paperwork, please contact us at the office and we can help you fill these out. 


Character Assembly 

Our First Character Assembly of the year will be this Monday Sept 9th at 9:30.  Families are welcome to attend. Please sign in at the office.

In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference! 

*****


Milk and Pizza are available on School Cash Online to Purchase for Term 1.  If you are not registered with school cash online, need assistance in signing up or would like a paper copy sent home so you can purchase via cash or cheque, please contact Mrs. Bisante at bisanted@hdsb.ca.  Milk closes on Monday, September 9th and Pizza closes Thursday, September 12th.


Lunch Lady will be providing Healthy, Warm lunches every Monday and Friday and Robert Little.  Please look out for their flyer in your child's backpack. Lunch Lady Flyer.pdf 

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Smile Cookie Days

Tim Horton’s locations at 318 Queen Street, Acton and 13535 Hwy 7 & Trafalgar Road (in the Esso Station), Georgetown, have selected HFFT again this year as the recipient of Smile Cookie sales from Sept 16-22. The funds go directly to support student nutrition programs in Acton and Georgetown, so please share a few smiles and Smile Cookies with friends, family, and colleagues in support of student nutrition! You can even pre-order your Smile Cookies – just download and complete the form and drop off at one of the locations.


Upcoming

9th -    Milk Closes  on School Cash Online

12th - Pizza Closes on School Cash Online

16th - PD DAY (we know...already!)

18th - Milk Program Starts - Term 1

20th - ROL Spirit Day (wear Red/Blue or Spirit Wear)

20th - DEADLINE School Council Nominations due to Office

23rd - Photo Day

24th - Open House, Pizza Term 2 Starts

27th  ROL Spirit Day (wear Red/Blue or Spirit Wear) --see the pattern here!

30th - Orange Shirt Day

30th - School Council Meeting (Elections)

North Star News - August 30th, 2019

posted Sep 4, 2019, 8:58 AM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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We are almost there!!!

The summer has flown by for all of us here at Robert Little! Our staff have been back at it since mid August and are ready for another amazing year. We hope you have been following our adventures on Twitter, our staff have been all over the place.  

Class Lists

Each family should receive an email today with your child’s class number and teacher.  If you do not receive an email please contact Mrs Golightly at golightlyc@hdsb.ca and she will review the assignment and let you know!   

This is a new process, there may be some glitches to the system, however doing it this way ensures that students personal information is not shared publicly. 

Tuesday Morning 

Staff will be out on the blacktop beginning at 9:05 to begin meeting their class.  Teachers will have a large sign with their name and class code, and there will be many adults out to help if you need any assistance finding your child’s teacher. We will have O Canada and Announcements outside once we are all gathered and then each class will go in to begin their day.

We will have some coffee on the blacktop for adults to enjoy a cup of coffee with your community. Knowing your school community and the families of your child’s classmates is important in developing strong relationships. Enjoy a moment of quiet once we all go inside after announcements. If you have a reusable cup, please bring it along! (We will have disposable ones if you forget!)

School Council for 2019-2020

We are excited to work with our community again this year and invite all returning and new members to consider running for an elected position on council.  Though any Robert Little family can attend any School Council meeting, our elected members can have a strong voice in the direction of our school journey.

Nomination forms will come home this week in your child’s first day package.  Please consider running! We are excited to work together this year for the children and community of Robert Little. 

#HDSBbuilds

This summer we have had a lot of work done around our school.  New windows have been installed and will help us keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter!  The Primary wing has had a new roof installed, and final touches will continue into the month of September.  The Town of Halton Hills has installed our wonderful new playground. We are so grateful to the community for all your input, ideas and support in fundraising.  We were able to add some extra fun activities to the playground and we have noticed our community already enjoying the new structure! 

Enjoy the long weekend!

 

In Partnership,

 

Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference! 

*****

Upcoming

September 6th - ROL Spirit Day - wear Red/Blue or Spirit Wear (every Friday!!)

6th - Grade 5 vs Staff Soccer Baseball Game

13th - ROL Spirit Day (wear Red/Blue or Spirit Wear)

16th - PD DAY (we know...already!)

20th - ROL Spirit Day (wear Red/Blue or Spirit Wear)

20th - DEADLINE School Council Nominations due to Office

24th - Open House 

27th  ROL Spirit Day (wear Red/Blue or Spirit Wear) --see the pattern here!

30th - Orange Shirt Day

30th - School Council Meeting (Elections)

North Star News ~ June 14th, 2019

posted Jun 14, 2019, 5:58 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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We had such a great week wearing our Rainbow of Colours to recognize and support our LGBTQ+ community!  It was a tough task finding items to wear each day and has opened up many conversations around inclusion and acceptance of differences.

Though there are only 10 days of school left...we have a TON of things going on around the school.  Next week is Track and Field Day, Play Day, practice for the Talent Shows and many of our clubs are ending for the year. Please be prepared for your child to begin bringing home items from school for you to look over, store, frame, or toss!

The Director’s Cut

Our Director of Education, Mr Stuart Miller, has been sharing short videos on our social media to highlight the wonderful things that we do as the Halton District School board.  Please follow this link to watch Episode #2!

https://www.hdsb.ca/our-board/Pages/Director%27s%20Cut%20-%20Videos/Episode-2-Parent-Engagement.aspx

 

Early Dismissal

On Friday June 28th, our school will dismiss 90 minutes early.  Students will be done for the 2018-2019 School year at 2:05.  Dismissal will take place from our Learning Garden! Families are welcome to join us at 2:00 to hear our closing words as we ‘ring the school bell’ for Summer Break!

For students who take school bus transportation to school: Halton Student Transportation Service (HSTS) has a bus stop calculator on their webpage for parents/guardians to use to calculate their child(ren)'s bus stop times on this day.  

For students who walk to school: Crossing guards will be in place based on the change in schedule for the day.

 

A Message from your Parent Council:

Parent Council would like to celebrate the end of school year with a complimentary pizza lunch for all students.  We will offer two slices of cheese pizza to grades 1-5 and one slice for kindergarten.  The pizza lunch will take place on Monday June 24th for grades 1-5 and Wednesday June 26th for our Kindergarten classes.  Please visit Cash Online and make a selection for your child(ren). Gluten Free and Vegan options are available.

Thank you to all the parents who have helped support Parent Council in any capacity this year.  We look forward to the 2019/2020 school year and hope to see many new faces join our team.  Parent Council's primary objective is to raise funds to support the learning of our children.  We have members 'retiring' from our school so any time you can give will be greatly appreciated so that we can continue to run programs like our Pizza Days.  Please watch out for the volunteer form that will come home with the first week package in September.  We wish you a safe and fun summer!

 

In Partnership,

 

Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!

*****

Upcoming In June:

18 - JR Track and Field Meet 

19 -  Public Library Visit

20 - Grade 5 visit to MSB

21 - Play Day

24 - Junior Talent Show

24 - Kindie Field Trip to The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

25 - Gr. 5 Celebration of Learning followed by BBQ Lunch

25 - Kindie Play Day

26 - Primary Talent Show

26 - Gr. 5 Water Day

26 - Report Cards Go Home

27 - Used Book Sale Benefiting Sick Kids Hospital  - See below for more information

27 - Soccer Baseball - Gr 5's vs Teachers

28 - Last Day of School

28 - End of Year Assembly

28 - Early Dismissal 2:05 pm

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End of the Year Book Sale!

 During the last week of school, Robert Little will be holding a Book Sale where students and parents can come and buy some used books to encourage some summer reading. Starting this week, if you have any children or adult books that you would like to donate, please send them with your child to school and they can come to drop it off in the music room. Books will sell for $1 during the eating part of both nutrition breaks. Thursday, June 27, we will have the Book Sale open after school until 6 pm for families who want to come and take a look. All money raised will go to SickKids Foundation.

North Star News - May 31, 2019

posted Jun 3, 2019, 6:46 AM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!


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It is hard to believe that it is almost June!  We have so much to do in these final 20 days of school.  As the weather gets warmer families are asked to ensure your children come to school with a refillable water bottle so they can stay hydrated and cool as the classrooms warm up!  Children will begin bringing home work and personal items over the next few weeks as we prepare to say goodbye to the 2018-2019 school year.

School Council Meeting June 3rd at 7:00 PM

This will be our final School Council of the year.  We have Allison Hilborn coming from Our Kids Network, and some data to share on this year’s Have Your Say Survey.  All families are welcome to attend our Council meetings! The meetings are a great way to keep up to date with the goings at Robert Little and HDSB!  

Hope to see some new faces Monday Night!


In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little


Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!


*****

Upcoming


June 3 - School Council (Last one of the year!!)

June 6 - Track and Field Day

June 7 - PD Day


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North Star News - May 24th, 2019

posted May 24, 2019, 12:58 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!


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What a wonderful day to Jump Rope for Heart!  Our students and staff spent the last hour of our school day jumping, hula-hooping, dancing and running as we raise funds and awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Thank you to all the families for your generous donation to this worthy cause! We are very grateful to Mme Huc for all her organizing to make today a huge success!  Merci Madame!

 

Volunteer Tea

We loved having so many of our volunteers able to attend our Volunteer Tea on Wednesday. There were so many people who have volunteered this year, and were unable to come.  From all of the staff and students at Robert Little we want you to know how grateful we are for everything you do to support our work. This is such a great community to be apart of, and we couldn’t do it without all your help!  Thank you volunteers!

 

Fundraising for the Halton Hills Community Park at Robert Little

Please find below an advertisement from Cody’s Cows for their Teddy Bear Picnic coming up the first weekend in June.  This proceeds from this event will be put forward to our new Playground. We hope our North Star Families will be able to support this event!

 

Rafiki Bracelets - Me to We Club Rafiki Sales

At the beginning of the year, The Me to We students decided they wanted to sell rafiki bracelets as one of our fundraisers for the year.  They have been working hard making posters and writing morning announcements!

Rafiki Bracelets are inspired by Maasai beading traditions in Kenya, handmade with love by women we know as mamas—extraordinary, talented women who are beading their way to a brighter future for themselves and their families.

The bracelets will be sold for the month of May through CashOnline are $10-$15 each and will take about 2 weeks to arrive. With every Rafiki bracelet purchased, Robert Little's Me to We Club will be directing the money towards our pillar —education opportunities in India.


In Partnership,


Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little


Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!


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Upcoming


May 27 - K2 and K3 Field Trip to Willow Ecology Centre

May 28 - New to Kindergarten Orientation 6:00-7:00pm

May 28, 29, 30 - Gr. 3 EQAO

May 31 - Grade 2 Field Trip to Mountsberg Conservation Area

June 5 - Grade 3 Field Trip to Country Heritage Park


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North Star News ~ Friday May 17th, 2019

posted May 17, 2019, 1:18 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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We had a wonderful Show Week for our musical At the Bandstand.  A huge congratulations to all the students who participated in this annual Spring Celebration. We had a sell out crowd for our finger snapping, foot tapping, rocking good time!  

Our Open Doors

We pride ourselves at Robert Little for having open doors and open minds for our families to address questions and receive feedback.  We are grateful to our families who come to us and seek out answers, clarify our processes and confirm their questions. We want to ensure all our families know that our doors are open, anytime.  It is only through our collaboration and positive actions that we are able to work together to make our school and our community as best as it can be.

Grade 3 EQAO

The Grade 3 students will be participating in the EQAO Provincial Assessment next week on Tuesday May 28th, Wednesday May 29th, and Thursday May 30th. There are 6 sections in the assessment (4 Language and 2 Math) and they will be writing 2 sections a day. If you have any questions regarding EQAO, please contact your child’s teacher. More information can be found about EQAO at www.eqao.com

Volunteer Tea

Wednesday, May 22nd will be our Volunteer Tea in our Library Learning Commons from 1:00-2:00.  Invitations were sent home via email, but for any parent who have volunteered this year we want to ensure you have received your invite! If you are able to come, we do hope you can drop in for this event. We could not do the things we do without all the support and help from our parent volunteers.

Lost and Found

Thank you to all the families that visited the Lost and Found table while here for the At the Bandstand musical this week. The table will remain out next week until Friday, May 24 and all leftover items will be donated.

Jump Rope For Heart

Once again Robert Little will be participating in the Heart and Stroke Jump Rope For Heart to promote healthy and active living while benefiting those in need and who may one day be in need. Fundraising will begin right away with the event taking place on Friday, May 24th during periods 5 & 6 (Rain Date Friday May 30th).

Our School Goal is $5000.00, last year Robert Little raised over $6,400.00.  Please go over safe fundraising practices with your children (no unsupervised door to door, etc)  Donations are being accepted online at www.jumpropeforheart.ca and you can also find details for online sponsorship, prizes and much more! Please return the donation envelopes by the day of the event on Friday, May 24th.

Rafiki Bracelets - Me to We Club Rafiki Sales

At the beginning of the year, The Me to We students decided they wanted to sell rafiki bracelets as one of our fundraisers for the year.  They have been working hard making posters and writing morning announcements!

Rafiki Bracelets are inspired by Maasai beading traditions in Kenya, handmade with love by women we know as mamas—extraordinary, talented women who are beading their way to a brighter future for themselves and their families.

The bracelets will be sold for the month of May through CashOnline are $10-$15 each and will take about 2 weeks to arrive. With every Rafiki bracelet purchased, Robert Little's Me to We Club will be directing the money towards our pillar —education opportunities in India.


In Partnership,

​​​​​​​Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!

*****

Upcoming

May 20 - Victoria Day

May 22 - Volunteer Tea 1:15-2:00pm

May 24 - June Milk Due

May 28 - Kindergarten Orientation 6-7:00pm

May 28, 29, 30 - Gr. 3 EQAO

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