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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! DAY OF SCHOOL!!!<p>We are celebrating the last day of school in a big way Cougars!!!  Our final assembly of the year begins at 9:15am and we are asking all students and staff to show their spirit one last time for Ultimate Spirit Day!!!  </p><p>Let's make the last day one we will remember!!!<br></p>
Bicycle Reminder... Reminder...<p>​Just a reminder to our students and families that now we have more and more biking and/or skateboarding to school, that we are asking students to remember that they need to wear their helmets and also walk their bikes or boards when on school grounds.  Safety is key, and we thank you for your help in keeping our kids safe!<br></p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p></p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Thank you Connaught!!! you Connaught!!!<p>A special note of thanks to all our students and staff that participated in Hat Day on Thursday!  A great display of hats and caring spirit was seen, and we thank all those who donated to the Family of Schools initiative for Fort McMurray.  What a wonderful feeling to know we helped to make a difference!</p><p>Enjoy the PD Day, and see you all back here again on Monday!<br></p>
Still time to order your yearbook! time to order your yearbook!<p>​Have you ordered what promises to be the BEST yearbook ever?  If you haven't, it is not too late!!!  Orders are still be accepted in the office for $15.00.  This is one special way to remember what an incredible year we have had at Connaught and the memories made.</p><p>Order yours by this Friday May 28th!!!<br></p>
The Business Fair is coming!!! Business Fair is coming!!!<p>​It is only hours away students and families...the Intermediate Business Fair!  Remember that it is tomorrow - Thursday May 12th - from 9:30 to 2pm.  Lots of wonderful treats, games and food will be available, and this is an event you do not want to miss!  Come join us tomorrow at the Business Fair!!!<br></p>
Jump Rope for Heart is tomorrow!!! Rope for Heart is tomorrow!!!<p>​We are jumping tomorrow Cougars for Jump Rope for Heart!  Please bring in your pledge forms, and help us become heart heroes as we skip tomorrow!!!<br></p>



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