School News

North Star News ~ April 12, 2019

posted Apr 12, 2019, 3:50 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!


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It has been a very busy week at Robert Little! Spring is hopefully here to stay.  


Parking Lot


As Spring has sprung we are asking for our Families to remind their children about Parking Lot Safety.  Students should not be walking through the parking lot to find the car picking them up. We ask that the driver either park their car in a designated parking spot, walk to the blacktop and walk back to the car with the child, OR wait in the line of cars and only allow the children to enter your car when you reach the blacktop.


We know waiting in a long line of parked cars is perhaps frustrating, however we are building parking lot safety routines with the children. We do not want the children to feel it is ok to walk between stopped cars.  


Community Playground Fundraising Raffle


Thank you to our school community! Our Community Playground Raffle raised $1260.00.  We will inform the Town of Halton Hills and make additions to the planned Playground.  Keep an eye out for more information from the Town regarding the design and construction dates!


Dance a thon- One Week to Go!


We are looking forward to our Annual Dance a thon on Thursday April 18th!  We can not wait to don our white and glow items and dance the day away! Be sure to get your families and friends to sponsor your children for this school based fundraiser. Pledge envelopes are due back to the office on Monday, but families can still donate online using the donate button.


Thank you to all the families who have already placed their GLOW Order . There will be limited quantities available on the day of for purchasing. Students will need to pay cash for any items purchased at the Dance a thon!


Staff Appreciation Breakfast


We would like to take this time and thank our school council for planning and organizing the staff appreciation breakfast which took place this morning.  All the staff were overwhelmed with gratitude and joy as the delicious items were pouring in.


A HUGE Shoutout to all of you, for all your baking, your platters of fruit, your delicious ehnic inspired dishes, for the eggs, donuts, muffins, juice and yogurt we were definitely well fed.  Thank you for all of you who contributed by making a monetary contribution, council was able to purchase a carafe of coffee and tea which kept us going all day.


It is truly amazing to be part of this wonderful community.  Thank you North Stars!

 

 

Second Notice: Classroom Placement for 2017-2018

 

As we start our planning for next year, we always like to provide the opportunity for families to share their thoughts about what type of learning environment they feel is the best fit for their children. This is an opportunity for families to provide the office with a written outline of your child’s needs and what styles of teaching have been successful for your child in the past.

 

As a reminder, we do not take into consideration any requests for specific teachers due to classroom size restrictions and staffing changes that can happen over the next few months. We must stress that the class building process takes many areas into consideration when placing students. Please email Mrs Colleen Golightly directly, or drop a letter off at our main office. (golightlyc@hdsb.ca)

 

All letters must be in the office by April 30, 2019, at the very latest, to be considered prior to class building.



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


April 15 - Pledge Envelopes due to office

April 16 - Hearing and Vision Check

April 18 - Dance a thon!

April 19 - Good Friday - No School

April 22- Easter Monday - No School

April 23 - Last day to purchase Ice Dawgs

April 23 - Last day to purchase May Milk


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The time has finally come!!! Ice Dawgs are back!!! we will be selling this cold treat online and delivering them to students every Wednesday for a cost of $2.00 per cookie.


Ice Dawgs will run for 8 weeks and will start Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 and end Wednesday, June 26th


Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are also available for purchase for $1.00.


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


Staff Appreciation Day:

posted Apr 4, 2019, 11:46 AM by Diana Bisante

A Message from your School Council:

Dear Robert Little Families, 

Your School Council is arranging a Staff Appreciation Breakfast for the morning of April 12th.  This breakfast will be enjoyed by all of our amazing staff at Robert Little and we are extending a request to our School Community to support this event.

How can you help? There are two ways our North Star Families can support this breakfast.  If you are able to provide peanut, tree nut and pineapple free breakfast items for sharing this would be greatly appreciated. Hot or cold, please be sure to place your name on any platters if you would like the platter returned to you.  (Hot items can be dropped off  by 8:30 on Friday the 12th, cold items can be dropped off at the school the day before)

If making a buffet item is not possible, we are accepting donations on Cash Online. We hope to purchase a carafe of coffee and baked items with any funds raised, just remember under message to indicate "Staff Appreciation Breakfast"

We know how appreciated the staff of Robert Little are to the families in our community. This event is a small token to say thank you to all our educators who go above and beyond each day to provide the best learning environment for our children. 

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Your Robert Little School Council

Have your Say Robert Little!

posted Mar 29, 2019, 5:06 PM by Diana Bisante

This summer, the Town of Halton Hills Recreation & Parks Department in coordination with the Halton District School Board will be replacing the playground at Robert Little Public School.

A design has been prepared for the replacement playground structure at Robert Little Public School and would like your feedback.

Please take a moment to review the renderings that have been prepared for the proposed design and provide your input on what feature options you prefer.

We request your feedback by April 23 so that we may keep the project on schedule for construction in the summer of 2019.

Thank  you.

https://www.letstalkhaltonhills.ca/robert-little-playground-replacement

North Star News ~ March 29th, 2019

posted Mar 29, 2019, 5:02 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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Another Amazing Family Math Night

We had whopping 247 people out for our second Family Math Night! Thank you to all the families who stopped in, played some games and had great fun with our school community!  A HUGE thank you to our School Council for all their hard work in creating passports, making estimation jars, buying participation prizes and working the welcome desk for the evening. It is truly a blessing to have such a strong group of parents who support our school. Thank you!!

 

Have Your Say Survey

Thanks to all the parents and guardians who have completed the Have Your Say survey at home and at Family Math Night. The survey has been extended until Friday, April 5th. If you have not done so, please click on the link below and complete the survey. Your answers give valuable information that we use to improve our school and make Robert Little the best it can be for your child!

www.haveyoursayhdsb.ca/

 

Pets Rule - Support the Humane Society

Ms Perugini’s Class have started their own business to raise funds for the Humane Society.  Pets Rule is a not-for-profit business that would like to raise funds for Dogs and Cats. Beginning April 1st, students from Mrs Perugini’s class will be selling Dog and Cat Treats for $1.00 a bag.  All proceeds will go towards our local Humane Society. If you are in the need for Dog or Cat treats...send in your money beginning Monday!


 

Lockdown Drill

We will be holding our second and last lockdown drill of the school year on Monday, April 1st. Our community officer from Halton Police - Officer Mike Hunchak - will be joining us to provide us support through the process. Please have a conversation with your child about the lockdown drill and that we practice them to ensure that everyone is safe. If you have any questions or concerns about the lockdown drill, please contact Mr. Dykstra.

 

Earth Hour

Earth Hour is taking place on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please take some time as a family to turn out all the lights and electronics in your home to help out this great cause to do your part to help the environment. Today at Robert Little we acknowledged Earth Hour by turning out our lights and electronics from 2:00 to 3:00. Our classrooms had chats about why we participate in Earth Hour and the importance of caring for our environment and Earth. Below is a link for the Earth Hour to website for further information. Thanks so much and please help do your part for Earth Hour!!!

https://www.earthhour.org/


Community Playground Fundraising Raffle

Today students came home with tickets that can be purchased for our Community Playground Fundraiser.  Over 20 local businesses have donated items to be raffled off to raise funds to make our new Playground, bigger and better.  Each ticket costs $10.00 and families can determine which items they wish to bid on. Additional tickets can be found in the office and can also be printed from home, please see the attached Raffle_Tickets.pdf 

 

Student of Excellence

We are very proud to announce that the recipient of the 2018-2019 Student of Excellence for Robert Little Public School is Graeme Furzer.  Graeme is a Grade 5 student who is highly involved in athletics, clubs, and activities here at Robert Little. Graeme is a leader within the classroom, and out on the playground.  He is a student we can consistently rely on to make solid choices, one who always considers the impact of his actions on others and strives to make our school, and community a better place.  We look forward to celebrating with Graeme and his family at the Awards Ceremony in May. Congratulations Graeme!

 

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

April 1 - Character Assembly

April 1 - Lockdown Drill

April 2 - Term 3 Pizza Starts

April 2 - Autism Awareness Day - Wear BLUE!

April 10 - PINK Shirt Day

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Interested in a rewarding career with the YMCA? Visit their upcoming Job Fair...Click the attached for more information:

we-are-hiring-poster-8.5x11_FINAL-January 2019 (1).pdf 

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Do you have bicycles in your garage that are too small or no longer used but are in working condition? Would you like to sell or donate your used bikes? Or are you looking for a good deal on a used bike? The Halton Hills Bike It Committee is hosting a bicycle buy and sell event, click the attached to find out more:

Used Bike Buy and Sell.pdf 

North Star News - Feb 22, 2019

posted Feb 22, 2019, 4:06 PM by Diana Bisante

Good Evening Robert Little Families!

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Exciting News

We are very excited to announce that our Mrs Kerrie Stoehr has been promoted to a Vice Principal and will begin her new career at Alexanders Public School in Burlington!! Mme Stoehr has been an integral part of Robert Little for 17 years and will be greatly missed!  We know how dedicated Mme Stoehr has been to our amazing North Star families, the community of Alexanders is so lucky to have her join them beginning right after March Break.

Once a North Star always a North Star!  We wish Mme Stoehr the best of luck and know that she will be fantastic in this new adventure.  

 

School Council

Our next School Council is Monday March 4th at 7:00 PM in our Library Learning Commons.  All families from Robert Little are invited to come out and hear about the great work we do at our school.  We will be discussing our upcoming Math Night, Fundraising for our new Playground and preparing for an awesome Spring!

If you have never been to a School Council meeting, why not come out and spend the hour with other invested parents who strive to make our school the best it can be!

Looking forward to seeing you here!

 

Pink Shirt Day

We will be having Pink Shirt Day here at Robert Little on Wednesday, February 27th to raise awareness about bullying. The focus for the 2019 Pink Shirt Day campaign is all around cyberbullying. Teachers will be holding discussions in their class about bullying and cyberbullying and what we can do to help put an end to it. Please send your child to school on Wednesday in a pink shirt so we can raise awareness and help put an end to bullying!

More information about Pink Shirt Day can be found at www.pinkshirtday.ca

 

Attention Grade Three Families

We hope many of our families will take advantage of this opportunity to understand the EQAO process and how to prepare your child (and yourself) for this important process.  Though EQAO is not assessed for grades, we closely read and monitor the data and use our results to inform our next steps in our academic learning.

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

6:30 - 7:30pm

Ethel Gardiner P.S. Georgetown

 

EQAO: The Power of Good Information

Education Officers from EQAO's School Support and Outreach Team will provide an overview of EQAO’s mandate and how the assessments are created, administered and scored. In addition, parents will learn how they can work with the school to support their child’s success before, during and after the assessment process. EQAO’s web-site and resources for parents will be shared.

 

In Partnership,

Colleen Golightly

Trevor Dykstra

and the Staff of Robert Little

Be Kind, Do your Best, Make a Difference!


*****

Upcoming

February 25 -Term 1 Reports go Home

February 28 and March 7 - Swim to Survive

March 4 - School Council (7:00 PM)

March 8 - Beginning of March Break

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Save the Date: Family Math Night

Your School Council is very excited to announce that we are having our second Family Math Night on March 26th!  We can not wait to see all our Robert Little Families here enjoying math together.

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Interested in the YMCA for Summer Camp? Click on the below link for Information 

Seeking Part-time Student Supervisors

posted Jan 16, 2019, 1:25 PM by Diana Bisante

We are looking for supply student supervisors to assist with Lunchtime routines.  If you are available for 1 -2 hours between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm we would love to hear from you. 

Benefits:

 - Competitive Wages

 - Flexible Working Hours

 - Friendly Staff

Please fill out the attached application and drop it off to the office between 8:30-4:30.   You may also call if you have any questions: 519-853-2540


Cookies are Here for Term 2

posted Jan 11, 2019, 9:11 AM by Diana Bisante

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies.....

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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 $1.00 per cookie

Last Day to Order will be Thursday, January 17th, 2019
 

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, February 13th, 2019

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.

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

posted Jan 8, 2019, 1:46 PM by Diana Bisante

Please see the attachment located below!

Office Hours for Registration

Monday to Friday 9:30-4:00

Late night Registration on Monday, January 14th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

 

Please remember to bring the following documents:

·         - 2 Pieces of Proof of Address (Utility bill, Telephone, etc.)

·         - Child’s Birth Certificate, Passport or PR Card

Inclement Weather Reminders

posted Nov 16, 2018, 8:49 AM 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.

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