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Peel Learning Foundation aims to create hopeful tomorrows for Peel board students

Peel Learning Foundation aims to create hopeful tomorrows for Peel board students

​Peel Learning Foundation, a community-based, charitable organization, will officially introduce itself to the Peel community at a launch event on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. In partnership with the Peel District School Board, the foundation was created to enable Peel board students to achieve personal excellence by providing resources to help them overcome barriers.

Allan Drive MS - NEWS

Allan Drive MS - NEWS

​Allan Drive Parents,

We hope that you are staying warm during this cold snap. As we move into Term 2 we have a several pieces of information to share, as well as some school reminders.

Feb. 8th PD Day: Please note that Feb. 8th is a Professional Development Day and as such the school will be closed for the day; including the Office. All staff will be involved in Professional Development for the day.

May 8th to May 9th: Save the Date: Allan Drive students will be performing the musical Grease. There will be evening performances. More information to follow closer to the date.

Grade 8 Graduation: Save the Date: Our Gr. 8 Graduation Ceremony will be held at Allan Drive at 4:00 p.m. on Wed. June 26th. This will be followed by a dinner dance at Caesars Banquet Hall. Further information and details will follow closer to the date.

Reminders:

Social Media: Please ensure that you are aware of and checking in on your child's use of Social Media. We have had information shared with us in regards to some new platforms/applications that are not appropriate and do not promote the core values of Allan Drive or Peel District School Board (i.e. https://tellonym.me/). We have also reminded students recently of the expectations and guidelines around the use of phones at school. We would ask that you reinforce with your child that phones may be used for educational purposes and should not be used for texting/Social Media/etc. during instructional time. If as a parent you need to contact your child for an urgent matter during instructional time, please contact the office and we will support whatever your needs are.

Lunch Hour: Please note that the only students permitted to leave school property during the lunch hour are those students who have written permission to go home for lunch. For safety reasons we do not permit students to leave school property to go into the community or to a friend's house. If you are taking your child home/out for lunch you will need to come into the school and sign them out. Thank you in advance for your support in this; as your child's safety is paramount to us.

Uber Eats: We have recently had several students using the delivery service Uber Eats to deliver food to the school. At times this has occurred during lunch (which is from 11:20-11:40) and sometimes been during recess or instructional time. We have two services that provide parents and students with the opportunity to order a hot lunch 5 days per week. For safety and logistical reasons we do not permit students to order food and have it delivered at school. The only exception to this would be when a class/club may order something through a Staff member. We ask for your support in reinforcing this message to your child.

Again, we would like to thank you for your continued support at Allan Drive. It is truly an amazing school and the partnerships we have with our Parent Community is  instrumental in our success.

Thank You.

 

Sincerely,

Felicia Hiscock, Principal

Kristina Mathews, Vice Principal

Peel Learning Foundation

Peel Learning Foundation

Peel Learning Foundation aims to create hopeful tomorrows for Peel board students

Peel Learning Foundation, a community-based, charitable organization, will officially introduce itself to the Peel community at a launch event on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. In partnership with the Peel District School Board, the foundation was created to enable Peel board students to achieve personal excellence by providing resources to help them overcome barriers.

In its first year, the foundation will support Peel board students through:

  • Student Emergency Needs program

Depending on the need, the foundation will support individual students with food and clothing, medical supplies, eyeglasses and transportation costs, or where there is an emergency situation that requires a compassionate response.

  • Student Backpack program

The foundation will provide backpacks filled with school supplies that students need to fully participate in regular classroom work. The backpacks will be provided to students in need in a  respectful and confidential manner. They are tailored for students in kindergarten to grade 3, grades 4 to 8, and grades 9 to 12.

A launch event will be held at the HJA Brown Education Centre, located at 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga, from 9 to 10 a.m. on Feb. 22. The foundation's inaugural board of directors will be present as well as other guests. The event includes a performance by Mayfield Secondary School students and information booths. To RSVP for the launch event, visit www.PeelLearningFoundation.org/launch.

Individuals or organizations who are interested in learning more about and supporting the foundation can visit www.PeelLearningFoundation.org. They can also follow the foundation on Twitter and Facebook and use the hashtag #CreateHope to join the conversation.

School Messenger

School Messenger

How to report absences when School Messenger is experiencing technical issues

Recently before the Winter break, the SafeArrival system, provided by School Messenger, experienced problems reporting absences through the App and website. While School Messenger works diligently to fix any technical issues, parents/guardians are reminded that absences can always be reported by calling the School Messenger toll-free number 1-855-209-6155 even when the App and website are inaccessible.

Cold Weather Guidelines

Cold Weather Guidelines

Help your family stay warm this winter

Peel Public Health recommends the following cold weather guidelines for preventing cold-weather injuries:

  1. Reduce amount of time children (grade 8 and under) spend outdoors when the temperature is –20 degrees Celsius or colder, with or without the wind chill.
  2. Keep children indoors when the temperature is -25 degrees Celsius or colder, with or without wind chill. Some medical conditions may increase sensitivity to cold. Parents should consult their physician (Source: Environment Canada). 
  3. Allow indoor breaks if children say they are feeling cold or during extreme temperatures.
  4. Ensure children are dressed warmly, covering exposed skin: insulated boots, winter weight coats, mittens, hats, neck warmers.
     
  5. Change wet clothing or footwear immediately.
  6. Although these conditions are unlikely to occur during the school day, ensure that all staff are able to recognize and treat symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia. Given plenty of warm fluids to prevent dehydration.
     
  7. When children are outside, be watchful for shivering or signs of numbness in faces, ears, hands or feet.
     
  8. Educate children in dealing with cold weather: drinking plenty of fluids, dressing warmly, and recognizing signs of cold injury.
What you need to know about the 2018 interim Health and Physical Education (HPE) elementary curriculum

What you need to know about the 2018 interim Health and Physical Education (HPE) elementary curriculum

The Ministry of Education's 2018 interim Health and Physical Education (HPE) elementary curriculum, which came into effect in September 2018, includes changes to the section on Human Growth and Development. No changes were made to the secondary HPE curriculum.​
Inclement Weather and Bus Cancellations - 2018/2019

Inclement Weather and Bus Cancellations - 2018/2019

Annual Water Testing at Allan Drive MS

Annual Water Testing at Allan Drive MS

​Dear Parent/Guardian:

Since 2007, the Ontario government has required schools to annually test their drinking water to ensure lead levels meet the provincial drinking water quality standard. Following a regular test of our school's water sources, an exceedence of lead was found in at least one of our drinking water/food preparation sources.

 

As soon as we were made aware, corrective actions were taken immediately to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. These actions, as directed by Peel Public Health, may have included re-testing, fixture or plumbing replacement/removal or more frequent flushing of the water source(s). If necessary, our school made alternate arrangements to ensure staff and students had access to another water source.

 

I want to assure you that the Peel District School Board has followed all the necessary reporting requirements and has taken all the corrective actions as directed by the local Medical Officer of Health to resolve any lead exceedences. A copy of our test results is available in our school office. More information is also available on the Ministry of Environment website at www.ontario.ca/drinkingwater.

 

I want to make sure that you have all the information, because the health and safety of students at our school is my top priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at 905-857-9144.  As always, if you have any concerns regarding your child's health, please contact your family physician directly.

 

Sincerely,

 

Felicia Hiscock

Principal

Allan Drive MS

 

Regional Learning Programs

Regional Learning Programs

Regional Learning Choices programs unlock passions

 

Regional Learning Choices Programs, offered by the Peel District School Board, empower students by providing them with opportunities to develop and explore skills in a particular area of interest. Regional  programs are open to all students who meet the criteria for acceptance. Students and their families are encouraged to attend the information night for the program of their choice to receive more information about the program and application details.

                           

Transportation is not provided for students in regional programs. If students have been accepted into a regional program and they live within the school boundary, they are eligible for busing only if they meet the distance criteria outlined in the board's Transportation Policy #39.

 

All regional programs include a non-refundable application fee and an annual program fee. All RLCP application fees are $40 annual fees, except the Truck and Coach program which is offered at no cost.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 ELEMENTARYSECONDARY
Applications openJan. 28, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 5, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.
Applications close Feb. 11, 2019 at 3 p.m. Nov. 21, 2018 at 3 p.m.

               
REGIONAL LEARNING CHOICES PROGRAMS OFFERED

 Programs                                                                                                              Starts in grade:679
Actively in Motion (AIM) – Royal Orchard MS
Advanced Placement – Central Peel SS, John Fraser SS
Arts – Earnscliffe Sr. PS (starts in grade 6), Queen Elizabeth Sr. PS (starts in grade 7), Cawthra Park SS, Mayfield SS
Arts and Technology – Morning Star MS
Graphic Design Management – T.L. Kennedy SS
International Baccalaureate – Bristol Road. MS, W.G. Davis Sr. PS, Erindale SS, Glenforest SS, Harold M. Brathwaite SS, Turner Fenton SS
International Business and Technology – Allan A. Martin Sr. PS, Lisgar MS, Williams Parkway. Sr. PS, Meadowvale SS, North Park SS, T.L. Kennedy SS
International and Executive Leadership Academy – T.L. Kennedy SS
Regional Skilled Trades – West Credit SS (starting in September 2019)   
SciTech – Centennial Sr. PS, Macville PS, Tomken Road. MS, Chinguacousy SS, Port Credit SS
Sports – Applewood Heights SS
Strings – Central Peel SS, Port Credit SS
Truck and Coach Engineering and Technology – Bramalea SS
Getting Your Questions Answered

Getting Your Questions Answered

Getting your questions answered

Do you have questions about your child's education? Here are some helpful people to contact to ensure you get the answers you need as quickly as possible.

Your child's teacher: If you have questions related to your child's education, the first person you should speak to is your child's teacher. They can assist you with homework and assessments, instructional strategies, classroom rules, and questions about the classroom/school.

Your school principal or vice-principal: If you require additional assistance, or if your question extends beyond the classroom, speak with your school principal or vice-principal. They can assist you with School Council, school safety, registration, student schedules, report cards, the Student Code of Conduct, and student discipline, along with many other school-wide topics.

Your school's superintendent of education: If you still have unanswered questions or concerns after speaking with your child's teacher and principal, you can talk to your local superintendent for assistance. Their contact information is available on the 'About Us' section of your child's school website.

 

Your local trustees: Trustees are elected representatives and can assist you with suggestions for the school board, board agenda items, board polices and board budget. You can learn who your trustee is by visiting http://www.peelschools.org/trustees/meetyourtrustee/Pages/default.aspx


 

 

 


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