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Recently the Halton District School Board approved a series of promotions and transfers including the promotion of Mrs. R. Teszeri, Vice-Principal at Rolling Meadows Public School effective September 1, 2016. Mr.  Jones, our current Vice Principal will be joining James W. Hill Public School. We wish to express our appreciation to Mr. Jones for his strong leadership while at Rolling Meadows. His knowledge and expertise as well as his commitment to the school have been valued by all. We know you will join us in wishing Mr. Jones the very best in his new position.
We would like to take the opportunity to welcome Mrs. Teszeri to the Rolling Meadows community. Mrs. Teszeri comes to Rolling Meadows from her role as Instructional Program Leader where she has been a committed educational leader working with schools throughout HDSB. She demonstrates a strong ability in building collaborative teams among staff with a focus on improving student achievement.


Daily Announcements




FRIDAY JULY 1, 2016 Happy Canada Day!
No School for Students until Wednesday September 7



Class Building Information


Class Building for Next Year

We will start to build classes for September 2016 during the month of May. We will make every effort to balance classes and will spend many hours reviewing the learning profiles of our students. Our goal is to find the best placement for each student. A number of factors will be considered in building classes; such as, academic achievement, learning styles, social groupings and a balance of boys and girls. This information, combined with our knowledge of the teaching styles of staff members is utilized to create classes that will help each student be successful.

As parent(s)/guardian(s), you know your child from a different point of view and may be able to provide us with additional information about the learning environment you feel would be most suitable for your child.  Parents are invited to write or email the Principal, Mr. Slemko at slemkob@hdsb.ca.  Please include the name of the child and state any factors you feel should be considered when determining class placements.  Please do NOT request specific teachers. Staffing and teaching assignments may change before September and such requests cannot be honoured.

We request your input no later than Friday, May 6th. We will not be accepting any requests after this date. The school reserves the right to make final placement decisions.   Thank you.



Student Attendance Information


As you know, Rolling Meadows launched the Elementary Student Attendance program a few years ago.  Phase 1 of this program involved parents calling in to the Student Attendance Line (1-877-409-6310) or logging on to the Parent Portal website at

  • student absences
  • late arrivals/early pick up
  • vacations
We have been very pleased with the response and the involvement of our parent community for this initial phase of the program, and the purpose of this letter is to advise we are implementing the next phase of the program this Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Parents are welcome to inform teachers of absences/lates via agendas/notes, however once the system is implemented on April 6, 2016, you  must  call 1-877-409-6310 and/or the Parent Portal website to inform the office by 9:15 am on the day of the absence.  If you have planned vacation or appointments that are coming up, please ensure that you update this information on the portal as well.  Future absences can be reported at any time.

This final stage enables the attendance program to be fully automated.  When a student is marked absent from school and you do not contact the Student Attendance Line to report the absence, you will receive an automated call via SchoolConnects.  This automated call requires you to advise whether or not you are aware or unaware of your child’s absence/late at school.  Please note if you receive a call you MUST answer all the questions during the call or the system will call you again.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and ask for your patience as we move onto this next phase in the implementation of the program.
Sincerely,
B. Slemko, Principal



Think Recycle


Dear Families

Rolling Meadows PS is partnering with Think Recycle to recycle your unwanted cell phones

We are proud to announce that Rolling Meadows is calling on all parents, guardians and friends to

recycle their unwanted cell phones to help us raise funds for playground enhancements.

These items will be sent to Think Recycle in exchange for cash rebates.  

By collecting and recycling your old cell phones and smart phones you’re helping to teach our students

about the importance and value of recycling.

You can help by simply dropping off your items in the green cell phone box located by the main office at

Rolling Meadows.  

We recommend that you erase any private information from items prior to dropping them off. If you

are unable to do this, Think Recycle will ensure that any information left on devices is wiped clean.  

On behalf of Rolling Meadows, we look forward to your donation.

Think Recycle fundraising program is a division of Greentec which is committed to responsible

recycling. This is backed up with ISO-14001 Certification and zero-landfill policy. If you would like to

know more about Think Recycle visit www.thinkrecycle.com or email members@thinkrecycle.com  or

contact a representative by calling toll-free: 1.888.265.2895.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Rolling Meadows

Parent Council


Lunchroom Supervisors


Lunchroom Supervisors

If you are interested in becoming a paid Lunch Room Supervisor at Rolling Meadows, please contact the school as soon as possible 905-332-6000.  The position is Monday thru Friday from 12:40 to 1:40 p.m.


DreamBox For Grades 1-6 2015-2016


September 2015

Dear Families,

This year, your child will continue to have access to DreamBox. DreamBox is a program that incorporates adaptive learning technology. Adaptive technology is defined as software that learns and alters itself based on the user’s inputs, while allowing for interaction with a broad base of learning styles. This differs greatly from many of the other math sites you may have heard of (e.g., IXL, Prodigy, etc.) in that information is gathered on how students respond to a question rather than simply the answer.

We encourage your child to access the program at home. It is often difficult to watch our children make mistakes. It is a natural instinct to want to help, however, please resist helping your child in the moment. When your child makes mistakes, DreamBox uses this information to meet their learning needs and provide additional support in a fun and interactive way. True learning comes from making mistakes. The data collected to support your child’s learning needs. Knowing that you are interested in your child’s progress, here are some ways that you can support them:
  • Ask them to teach you how to use DreamBox
  • Have them explain what they are doing as they work through the program
  • Communicate with your child’s teacher with periodic updates of what you are seeing at home (e.g., improved confidence in working with concepts, where they are needing help, etc.)
  • View the Parent Tips and Resources at http://www.dreambox.com/parent-video  



The Fraser Institute released an article about adaptive technology and makes reference to the benefits of DreamBox: http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/AdaptiveEdDraft_final.pdf 

The most important thing you can do to support your child in learning mathematics is to encourage them. You are an important partner in your child’s mathematics education.

B. Slemko               D. Jones
Principal               Vice Principal



LunchBox Orders


Dear Parents/Guardians:                                        

Rolling Meadows Public School is excited to continue the Lunchbox Orders for Tuesdays.

Lunchbox Orders is a convenient, online ordering platform featuring local restaurants.  An ordering calendar has been coordinated for the
Rolling Meadows community and may be found at www.lunchboxorders.com.    All orders are submitted on the website and payment is
processed on-line by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Visa Debit.  Visa and MasterCard gift cards are also accepted on the site.  
                                
How to Order:
1.      Go online at www.lunchboxorders.com and click on “ORDER LUNCH”.
2.      Click on the green “sign up” button to register your family account.
3.      Add your child to your account by clicking on “add a student”.
4.      Click “Order Now” (beside your child’s name) to access the school’s ordering calendar.
Proceed with ordering your child’s lunch by clicking on the blue order date.

The Benefits:
1.      All proceeds will benefit student learning at Rolling Meadows.
2.      All menu items featured are compliant with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Food and Beverage Policy, PPM 150.
3.      Lunchbox Orders is paperless and cashless.  Ordering online is fast and easy!
4.      Orders may be placed weekly or in advance, until Sunday at NOON.

Dates to Remember:

  • All orders, updates and cancellations must be submitted by Sunday at 12pm for the following week.
If you have any questions, please contact the Lunchbox Orders customer service team at 1.877.426.6860 or by e-mail at info@lunchboxorders.com.  The Customer Service Team is available Monday – Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm.

Thank you,
Mr. B. Slemko,
Principal


Art Supplies


ART SUPPLIES NEEDED
Rolling Meadow's Art Department is in need of the following supplies:

- baby food jars
- old shirts (used for smocks)
- newspapers

Thankyou,
Mr. Ritchie, Art Teacher




Inclement weather


The weather is changing. As you can see and feel we are now enjoying some chilly weather. Rolling Meadows follows HDSBs Inclement Weather Policy and that means that we still go outside when it's cold. We need to see everyone dress properly for winter in Canada. We use the Weather Tool located at the bottom of this webpage to determine the temperature outside. If the temperature or windchill reaches -20 C we will stay inside. Full details of the Inclement Weather Policy can be found here.


Please see the No Scents Campaign poster


Please see the No Scents Campaign poster found under Forms and Letters in the Sidebar to the right.


Please read: Help Us Stay Healthy


The following is helpful information from Halton Region Health

School-Board-Germ-Poster.pdf
wash_your_hands (1).pdf


Optional Attendance Info on Sidebar to the right under Invitations and Events




Cashless Schools


All field trip payments are now available for payment online. Check out the Cashless Schools Instructions in the right side bar and the Cashless Schools set up link and LOGIN on our school website at the top. Help us provide you with an easy, convenient and safe means to make purchases for your child.


Mental health and well being


Mental health and well-being is everyone's responsibility
The Halton District School Board has produced a mental health video for parents and guardians as part of its strategy to improve awareness and promote positive mental health and well-being.  The two-minute video is linked from the main page of the Board’s website at www.hdsb.ca  (Mental Health and Well-being) as well as posted on YouTube and on HDSB TV for staff.




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