Family Literacy Day is Tomorrow!

Favourite children's author and storyteller Robert Munsch is the ABC Family Literacy Day ambassador. Watch his videos to hear what he has to say about the importance of family literacy. He is so much fun! http://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/robert-munsch-family-literacy-day-videos

 

 

Family Literacy Day is Coming!

Take a learning journey on Family Literacy Day. Learning can happen anywhere, reading, writing, talking, exercising or playing. Do it together with your family every day. You'll be glad that you did! Visit the Family Literacy Day downloads page for lots of great tips and ideas that will get you learning together! http://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/free-downloads

 

Family Literacy Day is Friday!

January 27th, 2012 is Family Literacy Day! Celebrate the joy of reading with your family. Many people in our world cannot read or struggle with reading. Help your child develop this extremely valuable skill by making reading an important activity in your family. For information about Family Literacy Day and activities you can do with your child, please visit http://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy-day.

 

Winter Safety Tips for Walking on Snow and Ice

ICE IS NOT NICE!

Recent winter weather has brought the typical snow and ice conditions.  Facilities personnel will continue to remove snow, sand sidewalks and parking lots, and use ice melters to reduce slip and fall hazards as soon as possible.  Remember, however, that they can salt and it will melt one day, only for it to freeze overnight and be icy again in the next morning.  It is important for individuals to recognize the hazards of slippery walkways, playgrounds and parking lots.  Under these circumstances, there are several things that can be done to reduce the risk of falling.  Here are some helpful hints.

1. Wear boots or overshoes with non-slip rubber or neoprene soles or grooved and large tread soles.  Slick leather or plastic soles on shoes will definitely increase the risk of slipping.  Ice cleats can be added to footwear to increase traction over ice.  It is best to avoid heels when walking on snow and ice.

2. When getting out of your vehicle, look down at the surface to check if it is icy.

3. Use special care when entering or exiting vehicles and use the vehicle for support.  Before standing, brace yourself with the vehicle door and seat back, this will give you some stability.

4. Don't walk with your hands in your pockets.  This reduces the ability to use your arms for balance if you do slip.

5. Take shuffling steps in very icy areas.  Bending your knees a little and taking slower steps can greatly reduce your chances of falling.

6. Don't carry heavy loads, such as large boxes, cases or purses that may cause you to lose your balance when you're walking.

7. When walking, curl your toes slightly under and walk as flat-footed as possible

8. Don't step on uneven surfaces.  Avoid curbs and sidewalks with ice on them.

9. Place your full attention on walking. Digging in your backpack, brief case or purse, texting, emailing or phoning while walking on ice is dangerous.

Ms. Strauch's Grade 4 Class Field Trip Cancelled

Wednesday, January 18th's field trip is cancelled due to poor weather.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! Stay up to date by checking out the School Calendar link on the left hand side of the page.

Winter Holiday

School lets out for the holidays on December 22nd at 2:30pm.

School Resumes Thursday, January 5 at 9:00am.

The staff of Henry Braun School wish all of you a restful and enjoyable holiday season filled with peace and joy.

 

Traffic Safety

For the safety of our students, it is necessary for our school busses to have parking space in front of the school.  Please respect the parking signs.  They are posted to ensure that our students arrive and leave the school safely.  No Stopping Zone signs mean no parking or stopping at any time.  No Parking Zone signs mean no parking at any time, however, you may drop off or pick up.

 

Safety Patrol

The Safety Patrol runs daily at the intersection of Graham Road and Graham Court, as well as on the corner of Graham Road and Bayda Crescent. Grade 6 students work to ensure safe passage of students from all grades. On days when the temperature, with windchill, is below -25 degrees Celsius, the Safety Patrol will not run.

Poinsettia Pickup

SCC Poinsettia pickup is Tuesday from 3:30 until 5:00. Thanks for supporting the SCC!

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