This week's edition of Cette Semaine is a series of reminders for our community. We hope you all have a great week!
Please remember that Wednesday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day. This annual event is to recognize and acknowledge the experiences of residential schools in Canada. We encourage everyone to wear an Orange Shirt on Wednesday!
For those of you who have been with us for a few years, you will recall that École JH Sissons is was a scent aware school. People have different sensitivities to scents, especially strong ones. We ask that you be mindful of this, and that wherever possible we appreciate your use of scent-free products. We will be posting signs throughout the school and portables as a reminder, much like the ones we had displayed in the old school.
Along the same lines, we do have a number of students who are allergic to various products. Especially notable are things like peanuts, nut products and shellfish. There there may also be others. As such we remind families of our long-standing request to avoid sending foods with these common allergens to school. Individual classroom teachers who have students with sensitivities may also send out additional information if they haven't done so already. Much as we will to promote awareness of scents, we will also post notices reminding everyone that we are an allergy-aware community.
We were all very disappointed when the students in Mme. Jessica's class couldn't go berry picking last week due to the weather. The good news is that, weather permitting, their berry-picking trip has been rescheduled to Monday (tomorrow). If you have a child in Mme. Jessica's class, please be sure to have them dress for the weather conditions.
We would like to thank all of our drivers for their work to help make the grounds safe, and to keep traffic flowing safely during morning drop-off and pick-ups. We appreciate the driving at a safe speed and thank you for your caution. As a reminder, here are the procedures for drop off and parking: