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YouTube Channel Channel<p>​Baxter Central recently added a YouTube channel as another means of communication with our school community. Please visit the link to see a newscast version of this month's newsletter. A big thank you to the students in Mrs. Grasser's class for a fantastic job.</p><p><a href="">Baxter Bear Paw (February)</a> </p>
Clothing Drive Drive<p><img alt="clothing.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/clothing.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p>The results are in- 6,670 pounds of clothes were collected from the Baxter Central school community to earn the school $867.10 to spend towards increasing technology in the school.</p><p>We would like to thank Mrs. Walker for organizing the event, the Saarela family for donating the cube van and all the other families for their donations and helping out on Saturday. Together, we are better!</p>
CHARACTER RECOGNITION EVENING 2016 RECOGNITION EVENING 2016 <p>The Simcoe County District School Board, through the Character Education Development Project Team, recognizes students, staff and volunteers who demonstrate good character in their daily lives. </p><p>Each year, nominations from schools and the Education Centre are received highlighting the good character of our students, staff and volunteers. Selected nominees are invited to the Education Centre in a celebration of those who exemplify the SCDSB Commit to Character attributes. </p><p>The Character Recognition Evening will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Education Centre beginning at 6:00 p.m. </p><p>The Recognition process begins on February 8, 2016 and ends on February 26, 2016. Recommendations can be made by e-mail or fax. </p><p>The Character Recognition Form (<strong>FORM 1</strong>) is available electronically on the SCDSB Public website at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> </p><p> </p>
OPERATIONS APPRECIATION DAY – FEBRUARY 17, 2016 APPRECIATION DAY – FEBRUARY 17, 2016 <strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="3"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="3"> </font></font></strong><font size="3"><p>Wednesday, Feb. 17 has been designated as Operations Appreciation Day. </p> <p>Staff, students, and school communities are encouraged to express appreciation to our operations team on this day, including our custodians Mrs. Judd and Mr. Thorne. </p> <p>This special day is a chance to go beyond the daily recognition and really highlight the impact our team has on helping to provide the safe and healthy learning and working environments we all enjoy. </p> <p><strong>We are encouraging our students and staff to wear grey or navy. </strong></p> <p></p></font><p><font size="3">Use the hashtag </font><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="3"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="3">#props2ops </font></font></strong><font size="3">on social media to share your messages of thanks.</font></p><font size="3"> <p></p> </font><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="3"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="3"><p> </p></font><p> </p></font><p> </p></strong><p> </p><font size="3"><p> </p><p> </p></font>
Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Loche from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Loche<p>​We were all shocked to hear the news of the school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan on Friday. </p><p>When these rare and tragic events happen, I think many of us feel a similar ache in our hearts. An ache of sadness, helplessness and sometimes anger. </p><p>Devastating events can help remind us of what's most important in life. Our relationships. Our love. Our kindness. How we treat each other matters.  </p><p>Our mental health team has provided tips for staff to help them deal with questions they may receive about what happened on Friday. While we don't encourage class-wide discussions, we know children do hear about major events and may have questions. It's important our staff members are prepared to deal with those situations. </p><p>Our mental health team has also provided tips for parents on how to help children cope: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. </p><p>The team also recommends the following resource from the Mayo Clinic: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>As always, our priority is the safety and well-being of each of our students. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. It's important for parents to know help is available through our schools and community agencies. Parents who are concerned about their children can always contact their principal or vice-principal.   </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Kathi Wallace</p>



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