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Changes to the Provincial COVID-19 School Screening Tool to the Provincial COVID-19 School Screening Tool<p>​Attached you will find the<a href="/Documents/COVID%20Protocols%20Family%20Feb%2021.pdf"> SCDSB/Baxter message</a> of the latest changes (Feb 2021) to the provincial COVID-19 <a href="">School Screening Tool.</a><br></p>
School Council Meeting February 1, 2021 Council Meeting February 1, 2021<p>​Join us for our School Council Meeting tonight at 6 to 7:00 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><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href=""></a></span> <br></p><p><br></p>
School Council Opportunity Council Opportunity<p>​Parenting is a tough job and it does not come with a manual.  Come out to learn how to use Stuart Shanker's Self Reg framework to support your own well-being and help make parenting children of any age easier.  5 weeks/2hours each week.  Free!  All school community members are welcome!  Each participant will recive a FREE copy of Stuart Shanker's Self Reg Book.  When:  Every Wed from Feb 10 to April 14, 2021 @10:00 am to 11:30 or 7:00 pm to 8:30.  Virtually Via Zoom. <strong> RSVP by emailing or calling 705 424 9992</strong><br></p><p>Hosted by Parent Council, Facilitated by Child and Youth Workers SCDSB and financially supported by The Ont Ministry of Education & the SCDSB Parent Involvement Committee<br></p>
School Spirit Wear Spirit Wear<p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>SPIRIT WEAR</p><p>Baxter Central has a new provider for school spirt wear.  You can order spirit wear at any time of the year, no order is too big or too small.  Orders are sent directly to your home.  Check out the website at:</p><p></p><p>There is a tremendous amount of variety at this online shop.  Lets show the Baxter Bear's spirit and wear our school clothing!</p><p> </p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p>
School Council Fundraiser Council Fundraiser<p>Great news! School Council has just started a fundraising page for Baxter Central  P.S.on Indigo FUNdraising. </p><p>Every time we shop online through our group's fundraising page, Baxter Central earns cash back! It's that easy. A great way to get your shopping completed.</p><p>If we work together, we'll meet our $1,000 goal in no time. Join our fundraiser now using our invite code <strong>XMHZPL</strong> at </p><p><a href=""></a> </p><p> </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>
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>