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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!


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!