|Halloween||http://bax.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/287||Halloween||<p>On October 29, the students may wear orange and black or a costume to school. Masks of ANY kind are not permitted, only COVID-19 masks may be worn. No weapons or costume add-ons are permitted and the school assumes no responsibility for torn, soiled or lost costumes.</p><div>The Simcoe County District School Board schools are spaces where we value student inclusion and diversity everyday of the year. However, Halloween is a time where we need to remind our students that “Culture is not a costume!”<br></div><div><br></div><div>Though dressing up at Halloween is fun and exciting, depending upon the choice of costume we choose to wear; it also runs the risk of being offensive to other cultures. As parents and guardians, Halloween is the opportunity to discuss cos-tume choices with your child. It is important not to inadvertently mimic culture by culturally appropriating racial, religious or ethnic groups. Some critical equity questions to ask yourself about your costume. Am I reinforcing stereotypes with the image I am portraying? Is my costume a form of exploitation of another culture?<br></div>|
|Self-Regulation Parenting Program||http://bax.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/286||Self-Regulation Parenting Program||<p>Bonnie Eddy and Simone Shears are excited to announce a <strong>FREE Self-Regulation Parenting Program</strong> from October to December 2021. <br></p><p>The program will be offered via Zoom and it is anticipated a great registration turnout across Simcoe County.<br></p><p>Click <a href="/Documents/Self-Reg%20Parenting%20Poster.pdf">here to access the Self-Regulation Parenting Program Poster</a> for additional information. <br></p>|
|Gifted Screening ||http://bax.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/285||Gifted Screening ||<p>Students who display an advanced degree of general intellectual ability may require additional program support to reach their educational potential. </p><p>Parents/guardians of a student currently in Grade 3, who wish to nominate their child for gifted screening may do so by contacting Mrs. Kadlec. Parents/guardians of students in Grades 4-8 may also nominate their child for gifted screening if they have not done so in prior years and believe that their child(ren) demonstrate characteristics of gifted learners. <br></p><p>Click on the <a href="/Documents/Parent%20Guardian%20Information%20Letter%20-%20Gifted%20Screening.pdf">Gifted Screening Process letter</a> for further information. Note, this letter was sent to all Grade 3 parents/guardians.<br></p><p>Common characteristics and identifiers of giftedness. Click on the<a href="/Documents/Characteristics%20of%20Gifted%20Learners.pdf"> Characteristics of Gifted Learners </a>for a detailed list.<br></p><p>Nominations are due by Friday Oct 15, 2021.<br></p><p><br></p>|
|Parent Council 2021-22 - October 4th - Virtual Meeting Link||http://bax.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/284||Parent Council 2021-22 - October 4th - Virtual Meeting Link||<p>Today, October 4th is our first Parent Council meeting for 2021-22. This meeting will be held virtually at 6PM. We are looking forward to another great school year.</p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Link Information:<br></strong></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong></p><span class="ms-rteBackColor-4"></span><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify" unselectable="on">Kyla Kadlec is inviting you to a scheduled School Council Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 938 6087 2501
|September 30th - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day||http://bax.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/283||September 30th - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day||<p></p><p>September 30th, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30 is also recognized as Orange Shirt Day.</p><p>The day Honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.<br></p><p><br></p>|