Our Hallowe'en Assembly was great fun.Our winners for "Two of a Kind !
Bullying Reporting Process for Students
On November 18, 2013, the Halton District School Board will launching its new online reporting tool for students to report bullying behaviours. This reporting tool will allow students to confidentially report incidents of bullying behaviours directly to the principal and vice principal. Students are still encouraged to talk to an administrator or a trusting adult at school to report incidents of bullying and not feel this is the only method of reporting available to them.
The reporting tool was developed with input from several stakeholder groups including student focus groups, members of the Safe
Schools Advisory team and administrators, in addition to consultation with other school boards who have developed similar reporting tools. The tool will be live on individual school websites on Monday, Nov. 18, which coincides with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Nov. 18-22, 2013. Students may access the reporting tool from a computer or mobile device through your school website by clicking on this icon, . This will link to an online form they will complete. Once submitted, the form is sent directly to the principal/vice principal’s inbox. The principal will then investigate and respond to the incident to ensure students feel safe and receive the most appropriate support.
Registration for the "W.I. Dick takes over Ottawa" year end grade 8 trip is still open. Parents are encouraged to register their son or daughter online at the EF Tours website prior to October 30. All students have received the registration package outlining where to go online to do so. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Albrecht at 905-878-8119.
CKSS and MDHS Invite You to Attend Rachel’s Challenge – a Community Initiative on Kindness
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We thank you in advance for your time and consideration. We are writing in regards to an initiative called The Kindness Project. In an effort to bring parents, teachers, students and community members together, Craig Kielburger Secondary School is hosting Rachel’s Challenge on the evening of Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm. We do hope you consider attending.
What is Rachel’s Challenge?
Rachel's Challenge is a series of empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote,
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."
We Need You!
Rachel’s Challenge provides a sustainable solution to the escalating problems of bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination and school violence through this simple, but important message of kindness. All students of Craig Kielburger Secondary School and Milton District High School will be hearing this message and be included in this school-wide assembly and program start-up on October 23rd and 24th.
We want you to be a part of this chain reaction solution, as well. As such, please consider dropping by the CKSS auditorium from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 24th. It is widely known that ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ Our schools need the help and support of parents and community members to be a part of this important solution.
Should you wish for further information, feel free to review the website at http://www.rachelschallenge.org/ or contact school social worker, Marsha Simms-Luke at 905-878-0575 ext. 340.
Terry Fox Fundraiser
Our little school raised just over $2200.00 for Terry Fox.
We have several teachers who are getting a pie in the face on Friday as well as other student winners.
Well done ! Thanks to Mr. Carbell for his leadership..
The WI Dick Cross Country Team:
Congrats to all participants!
Food4Kids is a not for profit agency that has been providing food to children since 2011. Food4Kids is a very targeted program; they provide children aged 4-15 years, who have limited or no access to food over the weekend, with a package of healthy food to take home with them each Friday.
At the school, the food package is placed into a child's backpack using the student’s own backpack (or one provided solely for this purpose). This helps shield the child from any stigma that might be associated with being hungry or receiving food assistance. It’s not just about providing food for kids; it is ensuring children have access to healthy food impacting their physical and emotional development. If you are interested in having your child participate in this programme or would like more information, please contact our vice principal Mr. Albrecht by phone (905-878-8119) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Cake Decorating Club is BACK !
Sign up in the mall is Monday , September 16th - Information meeting is Thursday, September 19th in the library at 12: 30 pm
Cost is $5.00 for this club plus the cost for a decorating bag and one decorating TIP.
Club is supervised by Mrs. DeMan - senior students
work as mentors
Clubs Kick off Assembly - Next Wednesday, September 11th at 1: 15 pm
The Terry Fox run, our ECO club, our Me to We committee and our CANDi internation Animal welfare clubs will be highlighted. This is a wonderful way for our students to get involved in local and global affairs.
We are excited to welcome Ms. Claire Rourke to the WI Dick staff. Ms. Rourke will be the home room teacher for class 83 FI and will be teaching French Language Arts, Social Studies, and Physical Education and Health.
Our next School Counicl meeting is in our school library on Monday October 7th at 6: 45 pm . All parents are welcome to attend.
Entry Bell- 8:05 a.m.
Period 1 8:15- 9:15 a.m.
Period 2 9:15- 9:55 a.m.
Nutrition Break 9:55 – 10:35 a.m.
Period 3 10:35 – 11:25 a.m.
Period 4 11:25 – 12:15 a.m.
Nutrition Break 12:15 – 1:05 p.m.
Period 5 1:05 – 2:05 p.m.
Period 6 2:05 – 2:45 p.m.