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WINTER WEAR & CARE DRIVE - RHL's Student Voice and Me to We groups are running a "Keeping Warm Head to Toe" drive from December 4th, 2013, through to December 17th, 2013. Parents and students are welcome to drop off donations of New hats, mitts & socks which will be donated to a local charity. We hope this drive will reinforce the character attribute of "caring" with our students and develop citizenship and a sense of community and social awareness. Students should bring items to their classrooms to obtain spirit points. Items will be displayed with our Christmas trees in the front foyer.
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.
GRADE 8 REGIONAL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS are due on Sunday, December 8th, 2013. Any applications that are being DELIVERED TO SCHOOLS MUST BE IN BY DECEMBER 6TH. Online applications will be accepted up until December 8th. Registration for High School courses will be done in early February, 2014. Registration will be with both a paper copy and through the My Blueprint Program. More information will follow and be given to students. Please visit our Home Page (Forms) for High School Information.
ATTENTION: GRADE 8'S - Graduation Photos will be on Monday, February 3 and 4th, 2014. Class schedules will be posted in due course.
WINTER CONCERT: Set aside the date of Thursday, December 12th, 2013 for RHL's Annual Winter Concert. There will be a daytime performance for students at RHL at 12:30 pm and an evening performance for parents at 7:00 p.m.
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.
MANSFIELD OVERNIGHT TRIP for Grade 7's & 8's - January 14th - 17th, 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. Fitz Gibbon at the school.
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!!
COUNTING ON YOU IS BACK! free After School Program RHL is once again happy to offer the Counting On You program to our Grade 7 & 8 students. Counting on You is the name of the free language and math assistance program offered by the Peel District School Board. Counting on You gives students in grades 7 & 8 the support and attention they need to improve their skills and learn strategies to be more successful in school. Our first session of Counting on You will run from October 22nd to December 19th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Free snacks will be provided. There are more details along with parental permission forms available on our home page, under "forms".
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. Permission forms and letters were sent home with students and payment and forms are due back on Friday, October 18th, 2013.
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 Photo Retake proofs are in. Last day to order is November 20th, 2013. Late orders are subject to an additional $10.00 fee. You may also order online to receive your photos faster! Any concerns regarding school photos, please call Edge Imaging at 1-866-707-3343.
RHL SKI TRIP - Friday, February 21st, 2014, at Mount St. Louis, Barrie. Forms to be sent home in January.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB RETURNS TO RHL ON OCTOBER 1ST!!!! 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:
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:
GRADE 7 Hep B, Dose 2 & GRADE 8 GIRLS DOSE 3 HPV For 2013/2014. Next clinic is January 28, 2014, for Meningitis and HPV. 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 24th, 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.