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PARENTS, WANT TO STAY INFORMED???? Sign up for School News on our home page. Check out the Upcoming Events and our Calendar on the Home Page and  Receive Whats New Articles instantly via email or text messages.  You also receive a weekly Event listing every Friday.   All sports information (tryouts, tournaments, etc.) are posted under the "Clubs, Teams, Workshops"Section of this website.

LATE OR ABSENT STUDENT?  CALL 905-846-0576 AND PRESS 1

gOING ON VACATION?  We require written notice in the office prior to the student leaving.  Verbal notification is not accepted.

BUSSING INFORMATION - Please visit the Bussing section on this website.

HOMEWORK HELP - Visit our Technology/Homework Help page.

                                         ***** NEWS, NEWS, NEWS ****

 RHL is planning two separate Overnight Excursions at Mansfield Outdoor Education Centre.  Spots are limited - First come, first serve.  Students choose their desired dates, either Thursday June 12th - Friday June 13th; or Monday, June 16th - Tuesday, June 17th.  Permission forms are available from Mrs. FitzGibbon or they are online on our home page under forms. Applications are due no later than April 23rd, 2014.

TECHNOLOGY FOR FAMILIES!

Peel District School Board has partnered with Decll Canada to offer special rates for Peel Board Families and Staff.  Please copy and pasted the link below to your browser for more information:

http://schoolsadmin.peelschools.org/1473/Documents/2014Dell_Canada_-Camera_Ready_Article[1].pdf

School Council March 27th minutes from the Meeting are posted on this site - Select Volunteer - School Council.

FUN LUNCH ON WED. APRIL 16TH!  rhl'S breakfast Club is hosting a FUN LUNCH! Order forms have gone home. Pre-orders only to ensure availability.  We will be having BBQ hamburgers, samosas, ice cream, freezies, chocolate bars and softdrinks.  All proceeds to the Breakfast Club. Thanks for your support. Order forms are also online on our home page under forms.

BAND FOR GRADE 6 STUDENTS:  RHL is considering creating a first year band class at the Grade 7 level.  Students at RHL in Grade 6 who are not in a band class, would have this option for Grade 7 starting in the fall of 2014.  Information and participation options were sent home with all grade 6 students on march 31, 2014.  We would ask that all parents please review and return the information, as required.  There is a copy of the letter filed on our home page under forms.

AGNES TAYLOR PUBLIC SCHOOL is hosting a community Mental Health Fair called Stand Up, Reach Out, Bounce Back on Wednesday, April 16th from 5-8 pm. The event will be held at CENTRAL PEEL SECONDARY SCHOOL. This is a free family event.  and includes several key speakers, children's activities, yoga classes, free food intolerance testing, games, facepainting and scavenger hunts.  Please copy and paste the link below for more information:

http://schoolsadmin.peelschools.org/1473/Documents/2014agnestaylor.pdf

 EDUCATION WEEK @ RHL is April 17th - April 24th.  Various daytime activities will be happening, as well as an Arts Night on Thursday, April 24th.  Student artwork will be displayed during the evening.  This is a judged event with prizes and recogonition for student efforts.

Grade 8 Graduation - Thursday, June 26th. Graduation will be during the school day.  Location is at the Manderin, 8 Clipper Court, Brampton. Students must provide their own transporation to and from Graduation.  Students must arrive at the manderin at 9:00 am. The graduation ceremony will be 1.5 hours starting at 9:30 and finishing by 11:00 am.  Photo opportunities will be from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. at the site.  Graduates will have a Mandarin Buffet from 12:00-1:00 pm followed by a dance.  All students must be picked up by 3:00 pm.  The cost will be $50.00 per student.  Due to very strict space availability, each student receives 2 tickets only. An information package and permission form will follow.

Spring Concert @ RHL is Thursday, May 22nd. Evening performance is at 7:30 -8:30 pm. There will be a fundraiser bake sale at this event.

EQAO @ RHL - mAY 26TH through MAY 30TH is EQAO testing at RHL for all grade 6 students.  On Wednesday, March 5th, RHL will be hosting an EQAO Information Night for parents of Grade 6 students.  Staff will explain EQAO procedures, the do's and don'ts and support for parents.  This meeting will be in the RHL Library from 7-8 pm.

COUNTING ON YOU - New Spring Session is here!  Space is very limited for this free after school literacy and numeracy program.  Forms are online on our home page.  The classes run after school every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45 - 4:15 pm. February 18, 2014 to May 1, 2014.  Snacks are provided to students. Please call Mrs. Hamilton at the school if you have any questions.

STUDENT VOICE @ RHL.  RHL's student Voice has been busy organizing various events at RHL.  Classes at RHL will have the opportunity to earn spirit points for their Class by participating in these events.  Events include:

Prizes in June will be awarded to those classes with the most spirit points in each grade level.

HOT DOG DAYS @ RHL!!!  Please check our calendar for all upcoming Hot Dog Days.

SPEECH CONTEST at RHL!!  Ms. Cornacchia and Ms. Spadafora will be hosting a Speech Contest for RHL students.  There will be regional and PDSB final competitions. Speeches can be in English or French.  Students will have an opportunity to write and present a speech on a topic of their choice.  Teachers will be working with contestants during the lunchhour prior to the competitions.  Interested students should speak with their homeroom teachers and/or Ms. Cornacchia and Ms. Spadafora.The Regional Competition is May 1st and the PDSB Finals is May 8th, 2014.

GRADE 8 HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SELECTION: Grade 8 students at RHL should have handed in Course Selection sheets for Heart Lake Secondary School even if they are intending to go to another high school.  The reason is so that if the alternate high school does not finalize, students will still have their desired course selection registered.  Students will enter their courses online at RHL through the supervision of Mrs. Reid our Guidance Councellor.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Reid.

VOICE MAIL HAS ARRIVED AT RHL!!  Effective immediately our attendance reporting procedures have changed.  If you are reporting a late or absent student please call our MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER AT 905-846-0576 AND PRESS 1.  This will take you to the attendance line and you can report a late or absent student.  Our previous Attendance Line is no longer working.  If you wish to leave a message for a teacher on voice mail, please press the extension of that teacher or use the company directory.

GRADE 8 OTTAWA TRIP - Now Confirmed for June 3 - 6th, 2014.  Packages now available online. Trip is open to all grade 8's on a first come, first serve basis.  Applications must be in on or before December 10th, 2013.  The 2nd payment is $255.00 on February 12, 2014 and $255.00 on April 2, 2014.  

STUDY HALL:  Any students interested in working in the library at the lunch hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays should see Mrs. Fitz Gibbon for information.

QUEBEC oVERNIGHT TRIP for Grade 7's - June 2nd - 6th, 2014. Forms are available online on our home page, under "forms" effective 7:00 pm on Oct. 29th.  Trip is on a first come, first serve basis.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Kumar at the school. A second bus has now been added!! Mandatory meetings are on March 20th, May 5th, May 28th, 2014.

FOOD SALES!!    FOOD SALES!!   FOOD SALES!!!    FOOD SALES!!!

Food sales are back at RHL.  The program is beginning to get underway with the sales of Baked Chips, Popcorn & Cookies for $1.00 every day at lunch.  We also have a fruit cart filled with delicious apples, pears, bananas for just 25 cents!!  Thursdays (starting Oct. 10th) will be Pizza Days!  Students should purchase tickets on Tuesday or Wednesday for $2.00 per slice.  Pizza will be served on Thursday at lunch. Students will be allowed to buy pizza after ticket transactions are finished for $2.50. Therefore, if they buy tickets early, they save money.  Watch for new upcoming food sales in the near future...more goodies to follow!  White & Chocolate milk now available!

SCIENTISTS IN SCHOOL!  this fun interactive program returns to RHL. All grade 6, 7, 8 students will participate in two workshops as part of their curriculum science class.  All students are expected to participate as it is part of their mark. 

DROP IN BASKETBALL - JET MENTORS iS BACK AT RHL!  Drop in basketball returns to RHL beginning Thursday, October 17th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  There is space for 40 students.  The program runs on Thursday evenings. Students should come to the office for a permission form.

SCHOOL PHOTOS   Any concerns regarding school photos, please call Edge Imaging at 1-866-707-3343.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB! Once again, we are pleased to announce the return of The Breakfast Club (coordinated through the Boys & Girls Club of Peel Region) to RHL.  Thanks to the volunteer time of RHL Staff and our parent volunteers, students can enjoy a nutritious breakfast for just 50 cents.  Juice, waffles, cereal, fruit, yogurt, granola bars and more. Once each week we feature a "hot" Breakfast (Pancakes, scrambled eggs, etc.).  This is a Drop in Program and open to all students.  Students must enter through the outside staff room door. Entry is at 8:00 a.m. and late entry (after 8:10 A.M.) is not permitted.

CHANGES?  If you have changed your cell, work or home numbers, please ensure the Main Office is notified ASAP.  You may call us or have your child bring a note to the Main Office. This is important in the case of a sick student or any injuries or emergencies. 

NEW SECURITY ENTRANCE AT RHL.  Beginning this September, the front doors of our school will be locked during the school day.  This is part of the Safe Welcome program announced by the government in December 2012 for all elementary schools in Ontario.  Portable doors will also be locked.  A letter explaining the program was sent home in June 2013.  A follow up letter is also being sent home the first week of school.  A camera and buzzer unit is installed and is linked to a monitor in the main office.  Anyone (parents, staff and visitors) who wishes to access the school once the school day has begun will request entry by pressing the buzzer. Staff in the main office will be able to see and speak to the person and release the door lock to provide access.  Our lunchhour is 11:16 am - 12: 16 pm and you may experience further delays for access as student office helpers will only answer the buzzer and must locate an adult to provide access.  Please be patient in adjusting to this new procedure in order to provide further safety and well-being of all students and staff at RHL. 

BYOD - BRING YOUR OWN DEVICES. New policies and procedures are now in effect. Parents, please copy and Paste the link below into your search browser to get all information on the PDSB website relating to the use of electronic devices and the internet in the classroom:

http://www.peelschools.org/aboutus/21stCentury/byod/parentresources/Pages/default.aspx

CHAPTERS ADOPT-A-SCHOOL - This September, Chapters Brampton will be adopting our school here at RHL.  Our school will receive free books for our library through students online purchases.  Every 50 "adoptees" earns RHL 1 free book and every online gift card of $25.00 purchased by students, their parents or our staff gets 1 free book for our library. It is free to adopt our school through Chapters and the campaign runs until October.   Please copy and paste the link below for all sign up information:

http://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/schools/590

GRADE 7 Hep B, Dose 2 & GRADE 8 GIRLS DOSE 3 HPV For 2013/2014.   If you have questions regarding immunizations, please call Region of Peel at 905-790-7700.

SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING:   Elections were held on October 2nd, 2013.  For the upcoming 2013/2014 school year, meetings will be , January 22nd, March 27th and May 22nd.   All parents welcome. Please note the minutes from the School Council meetings are posted online usually a few weeks after the meeting. Please check the Volunteer/School Council section of this website for updates.

IMPORTANT LETTER RE: WIFI SAFETY in schools posted on our Home Page (under forms).

HOMEWORK HELP - Parents/Students, please check out our new "Technology & Homework Help" Page. This page provides information, Free Downloads, Links, etc. for helpful Technology Programs for Students and Parents...excellent homework help.

MONTHLY STUDENT AWARDS - Each month RHL awards one student from each homeroom a "Student of the Month" Award.  These awards are based on character traits demonstrated in and out of the classroom by students.  Each month we have a different "theme". Students are awarded a certificate and some treats and prizes as well. Our students can make a difference by being the best person they can be!

 STUDENTS WITH ALLERGIES/MEDICAL ISSUES

IF YOUR CHILD HAS AN ALLERGY, PLEASE GO TO THE "FORMS"SECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE "ABOUT US"  PAGE TO PRINT OFF REQUIRED FORMS.   PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS MUST COMPLETE THE NECESSARY FORMS AND PROVIDE THEM TO THE OFFICE.  IF ANY MEDICATION IS BEING ADMINISTERED TO A STUDENT AT SCHOOL, PARENTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED FORM COMPLETED BY YOUR CHILD'S PHYSICIAN. NO MEDICATION WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY STAFF WITHOUT COMPLETED FORMS. It is advisable for all paperwork to be completed prior to your child commencing school. Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

ONLINE FORMS NOW AVAILABLE!!

Due to the increasing number of students who tend to "lose"permission forms, we have decided to post the majority of our permission forms online. Please note that all students will continue to receive handouts of trip and permission forms from homeroom teachers, however, if a student has "misplaced"a form and the extras have run out in the office, we will be referring students to our website to print their own required forms themselves.  Please visit our "forms"section on the left side of the "About Us" page of our website to view and print forms relating to trips and events.  Most organized trips and events are curriculum based and it is strongly encouraged that all students attend the trip/event to enhance their knowledge and grades.