Friday Updates

January 19, 2018 Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please enjoy our Friday Update where we share important updates about coming events in our school and our community. We have 1 new updates and 5 reminder updates from last week.

From the Panda Room:

Kindergarten students in the Panda room have recently begun two handcraft projects.  Due to the interest and enthusiasm students have shown we are in need of additional supplies.  For our giant pompoms we need yarn (any and all will be happily accepted) and for our finger weaving we need more small rubber loom elastics (such as Rainbow Loom elastics).  Anything you're willing to donate, please send with your child or drop off at the office, labelled Panda Class.  Thank you!

News from the School Council:

“The RPPS SCHOOL Council is once again selling RPPS “swag”. We have t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, baseball shirts, toques for all ages, and of course, the very popular “Class of 2018” T-shirt featuring the signatures of all the graduating students (A must-have for the Grade 6 trip!) If you want to be the coolest mom/dad/grandparent/friend at any RPPS event, there are adult sizes available for all tops. Size samples will be available outside the school office. To order your RPPS Spirit Clothing, please visit the RPPS Spirit Shop on our school website at www.rockcliffeparkps./com/shop and place your orders by Monday, January 22, 2018. All items will be delivered in time for Spirit Week in mid-February. We have kept the prices as low as possible. Any proceeds will go towards RPPS events and programming. Questions? Just email

Planning for next year:

It's that time already!  We have begun to project our numbers for next year. A green form was sent home with your child today and we ask that you return it by Thursday, January 25th. Thank you to all of you who have already sent the green form in. A friendly reminder that it is due on Thursday.

Predicting how many students are returning to Rockcliffe Park PS is vital to our organization and staffing for the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you for your help with this.

Cash online- How to pay for school activities online:

Please remember to register for cash online. It's the most convenient, safe way to pay for school items for your child.  We have 304 families here at Rockcliffe.  So far 61 families have registered.  We are aiming for 100% participation and  we need your help to make our goal come true! If you have not yet registered, please go to the School Cash Online home page and select the  "Get Started Today" option. In a few short minutes you will be set up. Thank you!

Kindergarten Registration 2018

Kindergarten Registration officially begins the week of January 22-29.

You may complete an online registration form on the OCDSB website or a paper copy at the school.

You will also need to bring the following mandatory documents.

a) child's proof of age (ie. birth certificate or passport)

b) 2 proofs of address: drivers license or utility bill plus

plus purchase of sale or rental agreement

c) your child's Ontario health card.

Please join us for our Kindergarten Information Evening on January 24th 7-8 pm in the library.

Spanish After School Classes:

The Spanish After School program will be starting on Tuesday, January 23rd. Classes will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30. Students who have registered for the program, will meet the Spanish instructors outside the school office at 3:00 and will walk down to the classroom together. Parents are responsible for picking up their child at 4:30 from the school. If your child is in the EDP program, he/she will join the EDP after Spanish class at 4:30.

Thank you.

Upcoming Important Dates:

January 24: Kindergarten Information Night from 7-8 pm in the library

January 26: PD Day- No school for students

February 8: Grade 1-6 Character Trait workshops *Date changed*

February 12: Crazy Hair/Hat day

February 13: Sports Jersey day

                     School Council meeting 7-9 pm in the library. All parents are welcome!

February 14: Red and White day

February 15: Winter Carnival Day

February 14: Term 1 report cards go home

February 16: PD Day- No school for students

February 19: Family Day- no school for students

February 27: Toonie Tuesday

March 11: Spring Daylight Saving (Clocks go ahead 1 hour)

March 12-16: March Break- No school for students

March 20: School Council meeting 7-9 pm in the library. All parents are welcome!

March 26-27-28: Tennis Clinic for all grades 1-6 classes

March 30: Good Friday- No school for students

April 2: Easter Monday- No school for students

Have a wonderful week-end!


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