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Reminders from Wilshire

As we begin our last week before the March Break, we have some important reminders for parents:

  1. As we saw from the Amber Alert incident in Toronto last week, accurate taking of school attendance is critical for ensuring student safety. It is very important that if you know your child is going to be away from school that you report it through Edsby or by calling the school at 905-889-6767 (“Inform”).  The more unreported absences that we have, the more likely it is that an error could occur.  If you are reporting an absence after 8:55 for that day, you need to call and speak to one of our Office Assistants directly or enter it electronically in Edsby.  Thank you for helping us to ensure the safe arrival of all students to school.
  2. Our Gradual Morning Entry procedures that were in place for the winter months will be ending as of March Break. Beginning on March 23, students will remain outside in the back yard of the school until 8:55 when school begins for the day.  Staff will be on duty beginning at 8:40 to supervise students in the school yard.  Please do not drop off or send your children to school before 8:40 as there is no supervision for them and they cannot enter the school.
  3. Students arriving to school after 9:00 need to make sure they check in at the office and get a late slip to bring to their teacher. This will avoid the confusion that occurs when a student arrives at school after their teacher has already submitted the attendance.
  4. In efforts to be eco-friendly, we do not supply disposable spoons and forks to students. If you are choosing to send a lunch to school that requires a spoon or fork, please make sure you send along the necessary utensils to eat it.  We are encouraging students to keep a reusable spoon in their lunch bag that they can take home, wash, and reuse as needed.

Thank you for your assistance.  We hope everyone has a great March Break!

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Autism Awareness Campaign and Fundraiser

What is ASD?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a life-long neurological disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the people and world around them. ASD can affect behavior, social interactions, and one’s ability to communicate verbally. ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means that while all people with ASD will experience certain difficulties, the degree to which each person on the spectrum experiences these challenges will be different.

Where is the money going?

The money is going to Autism Ontario. Autism Ontario is an organization that ensures that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.

We are selling candy grams for $1.00 from March 9th– March 13th.  Students are encouraged to bring in a loonie or toonie next week to send a candygram to a friend.

Your money will go towards Autism awareness and research.  It will also help develop programs for people that have ASD, including our own Wilshire students!

 

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Reporting Absences in Edsby

Our March Break is quickly approaching (March 16-20).  We know that some families will either be starting their March Break vacations early or extending beyond March 23.  Please remember to report your child’s absence ahead of time through the Edsby attendance program or by calling Mrs. Kakish in the school office if you are planning to have your child miss school either before or after the March Break.  This will prevent you receiving calls from the school to find out where your child is.  Thank you in advance!

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School Crossing Guard

Parents,

Please note that there is currently no School Crossing Guard servicing the crosswalk at Beverley Glen in front of the school.  The City of Vaughan is trying to find a new crossing guard to fill this position but they are having difficulty filling all of the vacancies they currently have in the city.

Below is a little information about the program:

  • The City services 114 crosswalk locations which require Crossing Guards.
  • As you can imagine, the safety of children is paramount, and the community is urgently feeling the impact of the vacancies noted.
  • The program runs from September to June each year.  Guards are required to work a 2 or 3 shifts per day (lunch hour coverage may be required at limited locations).
  • Guards are paid for a minimum of 3 hours per day. The rate is $14.00 per hour.
  • We pay for all PA Days and offer some enjoyable incentives at our annual workshop training
  • Shifts are generally 40 mins to one hour (1) each.
  • Those travelling farther than 5 km receive a flat rate of $6.00 per day for travel.
  • Full training on proper procedure and health and safety matters, as well as proper attire and equipment are provided for all Crossing Guards.
  • Anyone wishing to apply should be able to speak some English, have sound judgment in dealing with traffic and be in general good health, as standing and walking for a longer period of time is a major requirement of the position.
  • For anyone wishing to inquire about employment, please contact Brenda Bisceglia at 905-832-8577 Ext. 6144.

In the meantime, please encourage your children who walk to school to use caution when crossing the street, cross only at a crosswalk, and make sure that cars have stopped before crossing.2019 CrossingGuardCard-7x52019 CrossingGuardCard-7x52