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school Council Meeting Nov 2, 2020 Council Meeting Nov 2, 2020<p>​Join us for our School Council Meeting tonight at 6 to 7:30 pm. You are invited to join us. We look forward in seeing you there.<br></p><p>Baxter School Council  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. </p><p>Join Zoom Meeting <br><a href=""></a> <br></p><p><br></p>
Gifted Screening Screening<p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Stud</span><span style="text-align:justify;">ents who display an advanced degree of general intellectual ability may require additional program support in order to reach their educational potential. This support may be through enhancing the curriculum, differentiated instruction and through providing program modifications. This type of programming is important to engage, motivate and challenge students who are identified as gifted in either the regular classroom or in gifted classroom placements.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">In consultation with parents/guardians, school staff determines who these students are through the gifted screening process.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Students may be nominated by either a teacher or parent/guardian.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Although our goal is to do the gifted screening process in Grade 3, i<span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">f you hav</span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">e child (ren)/</span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">students who are in grades 4-8 who were not tested in Grade 3 and they are displaying the </span><a href="/Documents/2020-2021%20Characteristics%20of%20Gifted%20Learners.pdf" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">characteristics of a gifted student</a><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">, </span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">can participate in the gifted screening process</span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">. </span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Parents/Guardians of a student currently in Grade 3-8, who wish the school to consider their child for screening, are asked to contact Mrs. Kadlec before November 19, 2020<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">If your child is nominated, a teacher from the school will contact you regarding the screening process.  You will be asked to sign a consent form as your child will be taking a standardized test (the Otis Lennon School Achievement Test [OLSAT]). Your child will be given some instruction regarding the test and will have the opportunity to take a practice test prior to the actual test. Once the school receives the results, you will be contacted, and these results will be shared with you. The school staff will also explain what any next steps may be. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">This opportunity is available to all student in-school and Learn@Home students. Please visit the <a href="/Documents/Gifted%20screening%20letter%202020%20on%20letter%20head.pdf">Gifted Screening Process letter</a> sent home with our Grade 3 students.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">If you require additional information regarding the gifted screening process, please contact Mrs. Kadlec. <br></p><p><br></p>
COVID-19 Supplemental Guidance Document for School Setting & COVID-19 Student Screening Tool Supplemental Guidance Document for School Setting & COVID-19 Student Screening Tool<p>​This is the latest information shared by SMDHU with schools in regards to COVID-19. Please visit the SMDHU: COVID-19 <a href="/Documents/covid-19supplementalguidance_schools-final_aoda-web.pdf">Supplemental Guidance Document for School Settings</a>. Also refer to the <a href="/Documents/covid-19-student-screening-tool.pdf">COVID-19 Student Screening Tool Should My Child Attend School or Child Care?</a><br></p>
Baxter School Community Book Club School Community Book Club<p>​We are looking at hosting a book club for our parents and school community members. The book is called Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett, Ph.D. To purchase the book visit <a href="" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color:#007c89;text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:helvetica;font-size:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">Amazon</a>.<br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">This book provides </span><span lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">a whole new perspective on emotions. It address <strong>emotional intelligence</strong> which is so relevant especially today. Working with staff, students and parents, I have come to realize that many of us are not in tuned with our own emotions let alone with our children/students emotions. In a school setting many staff refer to the <strong>Zones of Regulation</strong> which is a wonderful tool. The Permission to Feel takes this notion much more in depth. In the book it speaks about the <strong>RULER </strong>skills; <strong>Recognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate</strong>, and walks us through strategies to help build these skills within ourselves/students/families. These are all skills we work on trying to teach our students how to do, and yet we have little to some knowledge about being an emotion scientist let alone taking into account so many factors. This book not only addresses this frame work but also addresses ideas of how to implement action within our homes, school, and work place. Marc speaks of strategies on how to integrate <strong>Social Emotional Learning (SEL)</strong> into our daily programs/lives easily and effortlessly. These teachings work beautifully in the school, work and home settings. As a last thought, this framework is also supported by the use of tools such as the mood meter app and chart. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">To begin and become a member of Baxter School Community Book Club please email Mrs. Kadlec to express your interest. </span></p><ol><li><span lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Join Marc Brackett’s book club -  <span style="color:black;background:white;">Thursday, October 1<sup>st</sup> at 7PM EST.  Please note that the book club (with Marc Brackett) will take place on this day every week for 6 weeks at 7PM. <strong>It will also be recorded for those who can’t make a session or the time. </strong>Don’t worry if you do not have the book as of yet, Marc walks you through each chapter as the weeks progress. Whether you read it before and receive clarification or read it after his talks and reflect on his teachings/research, it will open your mind to a new perspective. <strong>Go to the website to sign up for the club: </strong></span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><a href="" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#007c89;background:white;"></span></a></strong></span><span lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-family:helvetica, sans-serif;color:#757575;background:white;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0 ms-rteFontSize-3" style=""> </span></span></span></li></ol><p><span lang="EN-CA" class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:helvetica, sans-serif;color:#757575;background:white;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style=""></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0 ms-rteFontFace-5" style="">Marc's sessions run approximately 40min to 1hour a week. M. Brackett is a true expert in his field, he is the Director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He is also a Professor for the Yale Child Study Center.</span></span></span></p><ol start="2" style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Each week or two – those who <strong>volunteer to join the Baxter School Community Book Club</strong>, will gather virtually (dates and times to be determined - we will limit our times of meet to a maximum of an hour per week or two) to discuss your thoughts and reflections about what you have read and heard from Marc Brackett. <br></li><li>Discussions will be focused on sharing our reflection on becoming an emotion scientist and how best to understand ourselves and our children. We will focus on working together to help our children recognize their emotions, understand them, label them, express how they feel and the strategies they use to regulate, documenting our journey in learning, working together, and making a difference. We will listen to each other (building relational trust) and to our children, gaining from the knowledge, expertise and experiences of everyone throughout the process. My aim is to work together to build our Emotional Intelligence skills and take action that will influence change and impact ourselves and others in the area of mental health and well-being.</li><li>We are all participants and learners. We will draw on the expertise and knowledge of each other and welcome school and community supports such as social workers, special education support, our public health nurse and whom ever else may wish to partake in this opportunity. We are fortunate to have begun the journey within our school but work is needed to bridge the gap between home and school allowing us to work in partnership supporting the mental health of our children and families. Working together is the key to success.<br></li></ol>
School Council First Meeting & Nomination Form Council First Meeting & Nomination Form<p>​Please visit the <a href="/Documents/School%20Council%202020%20first%20meeting.pdf">attached document </a>for information on our first virtual school council meeting along with the nomination form to take part as a school council member. Our first meeting is being held on <strong>October 5th, 2020 at 6 pm.</strong> Please visit the Google Meet link <a class="GWpD7c Q30cfe FDuXl" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" href="" style="white-space:nowrap;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1a73e8;outline:none;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;display:inline !important;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></strong></a> to join us onn Monday. We look forward to seeing you then.<br></p><div class="kMp0We JPnLRc" aria-label="Video conference" style="width:232px;display:flex;min-height:40px;padding-right:4px;box-sizing:border-box;align-items:center;outline:none;color:#000000;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><div class="nGJqzd uRfYIe qHOG6d" style="display:flex;max-height:56px;align-self:stretch;flex-grow:0;flex-shrink:0;width:0px;overflow:hidden;padding-left:8px;"><div class="AhcGBe" style="display:flex;align-self:center;align-items:center;overflow:hidden;"><div role="button" class="U26fgb mUbCce fKz7Od rF3YF uRguKd" aria-label="Edit meeting code" aria-disabled="false" data-tooltip="Edit" data-tooltip-vertical-offset="-12" data-tooltip-horizontal-offset="0" style="transition:background-color 0s ease 0s, opacity 100ms linear 0s;border:0px;border-radius:50%;cursor:pointer;display:inline-block;flex-shrink:0;height:32px;outline:none;overflow:hidden;text-align:center;width:32px;z-index:0;color:#5f6368;fill:#5f6368;vertical-align:top;left:60px;"><span class="xjKiLb" style="top:50%;fill:#5f6368;opacity:1;"><span class="Ce1Y1c" style="display:inline-block;fill:#5f6368;opacity:1;top:-10px;"><span class="DPvwYc NhjcAb" aria-hidden="true" style="font-family:"material icons extended";font-size:20px;line-height:1;text-rendering:optimizelegibility;display:inline-block;direction:ltr;font-feature-settings:"liga";pointer-events:none;fill:#5f6368;opacity:1;"></span></span></span></div></div></div></div><div class="kMp0We JPnLRc" aria-label="Phone number" style="width:232px;display:flex;min-height:40px;padding-right:4px;box-sizing:border-box;align-items:center;outline:none;color:#000000;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><div class="NI2kfb DX3x9d ECCms" style="color:#3c4043;line-height:16px;padding-bottom:6px;padding-top:6px;flex-grow:1;align-items:center;flex-wrap:wrap;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;white-space:nowrap;padding-left:8px;"><div class=" Q3pZ0e" style="line-height:normal;overflow:hidden;"><br></div></div></div><p><br></p>
Baxter's Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information's Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information<p>​Click on the link to access Baxter's<a href="/Documents/Baxter%20Central%20Drop%20%20Pick%20up%202020.pdf"> Drop-Off and Pick-Up</a> information<br></p>
SMDHU - COVID-19 - COVID-19 <p>​</p><p>The SMDHU has revised their <a href="">COVID-19: SMDHU Supplemental Guidance for School Settings</a> document.  It is revised to indicate the following change:<br></p><p><strong>Any household members of staff /student/visitors experiencing symptoms are to self-monitor </strong><a href="/Documents/factsheet-covid-19-self-monitor.pdf"><strong>(</strong><a href=""><strong>self-monitor fact sheet</strong></a><strong>)</strong></a><strong> for 14 days. These household contacts of the ill individual can continue to come to school, as long as they have not developed symptoms themselves.</strong></p><p>It is expected as we learn more there will be revisions.  We will send updates as they are needed.</p><p>The SMDHU has also provided the following resources for parents:</p><p>Parent screening tool <a href="/Documents/covid-19---parent-assessment-tool-for-children-(003).pdf">(<a href="">colour</a>)</a><br></p><p><a href="">Parent hand out</a> – My Child Has COVID 19 Symptoms – Now What?</p><p><a href="">Parent FAQ</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>
Baxter Central 'Kidney Clothes' Clothing Drive Central 'Kidney Clothes' Clothing Drive<p>​Baxter Central is teaming up with the Kidney Foundation of Canada for a <a href="/Documents/Baxter%20Central%20kidney%20foundation.pdf">'Kidney Clothes' clothing drive.</a> If you are cleaning out your closets and wish to donate your items, consider putting them in tightly closed garbage bags with a label identifying Baxter Central P.S. You may wish to drop off your items at the Kidney Foundation at 570 Bryne Dr in Barrie between 11-3 pm Monday-Friday. Your generous donations will, in turn, benefit our Baxter school community in supporting student achievement. For more details please see the attached<a href="/Documents/Baxter%20Central%20kidney%20foundation.pdf"> flyer</a>. <br></p>
School library book return library book return<p dir="ltr" class="zfr3Q" style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:14px;margin-bottom:0px;outline:none;color:#212121;font-size:18px;text-decoration-line:inherit;font-family:roboto;line-height:1.55;white-space:pre-wrap;padding-left:0px;text-align:center;">Please return any library books you have at home when you come to the school to collect your belongings...<br></p><p dir="ltr" class="zfr3Q" style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:14px;margin-bottom:0px;outline:none;color:#212121;font-size:18px;text-decoration-line:inherit;font-family:roboto;line-height:1.55;white-space:pre-wrap;padding-left:0px;text-align:center;">The book drop off bin will be placed outside. Thank you for your cooperation.<br></p><div><br><br></div>
Pick-UP of Student Belongings of Student Belongings<p>​We would like to thank you for your patience in collecting student belongings.  Our school team have been working to gather student belongings for pick up on Wednesday June 3 and Thursday June 4th. Our aim in this situation is to help you stay safe and be able to pick up your child/childrens' belongings quickly and effeciently. It is for these reasons that a schedule, alphabetical order of family names, has been created for a particular day and time. We ask that you kindfully respect the well thought out schedule and abide to the date and time provided. If neither of these days will work, please contact the Principal. Please see the <a href="/Documents/Student%20Belongings%20Pickup.pdf">attached schedule</a> with all details for student belonging pick-up.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Student%20Belongings%20Pickup.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Student Belongings Pickup.pdf</a><br></p><p>Thank you.<br></p>