Week at a Glance- February 3 to February 7

Week at a Glance- February 3 to February 7
Posted on 02/02/2020
Week at a Glance

Hello Centennial Comets!

Black History Month
During the month of February, Centennial students will recognize Black History Month. Students will learn about the contributions and achievements of black leaders and their positive impact on Canadian society. Please take the time to discuss, with your child, the importance of why we recognize Black History Month.

LDSB Labour Updates
The school is closed to all students Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, due to the provincial strike by members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.  
For more information regarding LDSB Labour Updates please visit the LDSB website at: https://limestone.on.ca/ .

Literacy Week
During the week of February 10 to February 14, students will celebrate Literacy Week. Students will participate in various activities that promote a love and passion for books and reading.
Monday, February 10
Each class will decorate their doors with book cover templates that depict every student's favorite book.
Tuesday, February 11
Students will meet in the gym during the middle block for a whole-school Drop Everything and Read. Students will bring their own books and will enjoy treats while reading to themselves or to a friend.
Wednesday, February 12
Author, Ted Staunton will be visiting Centennial and doing a presentation for our Comets.  He is the author of many popular children’s books, including: The Almost Epic Squad, Bounced, Puddleman, Jump Cut and the Morgan Series.
Thursday, February 13
Students will participate in school-wide book exchange, where they will be able to share their love and passion for a previously enjoyed book.  Students are encouraged to bring in a previously loved book that they are willing to exchange for another book.
Students are also encouraged to dress up as their favourite storybook character or to wear clothing that has words on it. 
Friday, February 14
Students will decorate a heart with a book that they have recently fallen in love with.  Hearts will be displayed in the front hallway. 

School Year Calendar 2020-2021 Stakeholder Survey
The Limestone District School Board is requesting feedback on two options for the 2020-21 School Year Calendar.  With Labour Day landing on September 7th, 2020,  school will need to begin prior to Labour Day in order to ensure that the calendar has the required amount of days as prescribed by the Ministry of Education.   
In consultation with the School Boards that we share transportation with – Hastings and Prince Edward and Algonquin Lakeshore – and our School Year Calendar Committee, we are seeking input on starting school on either Monday, August 31st, 2020 or Tuesday, September 1st, 2020.   Both of these options would be PA Days, with students starting school the following day.  Each option has implications for the end of the school year and the placement of the final PA Day.  These are explained in the survey. 
LDSB is looking for feedback from students, staff, parents and our community members.  It would be appreciated if you would please take a moment to respond to the two options on an on-line survey.  The survey is open for responses until Friday, Feb. 7th.   Your input is important to us and we appreciate your time in submitting your feedback and comments. For more information, please visit the LDSB website which also provides a link to the Ministry of Education website.

Week Ahead
Month of February
Black History Month
Tuesday, February 4
Tallack’s Karate Kids Program
Wednesday, February 5
Choices at Calvin Information Night at 6:00pm
Thursday, February 6
ETFO planned strike day
Friday, February 7
ETFO planned strike day

Upcoming Dates
Week of February 10 to February 14
Literacy Week
Monday, February 10
School council meeting at 6:00pm
February 11 to February 19
Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, February 17
Family Day- No school
Wednesday, February 19
Term 1 reports go home
Thursday, February 20
Indigenous Family Network Night
Monday, February 24
JK, SK and Gr. 2 Dental Screening
Wednesday, February 26
Pink Shirt Day