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ÉCOLE PORT ELGIN SAUGEEN CENTRAL SCHOOL
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Last Grade 8 Graduation at École Port Elgin Saugeen Central School  
Below are the AWARD WINNERS from the event...
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giphy.gifPrincipal and Vice-Principal’s Message, Karen Spragg and Amy Doherty

 

We are at the end of another school year and  June is a very busy month with numerous field trips, special celebrations and end of the year activities.  As the weather warms ,a kind remember to ensure that your child has sunscreen—a small travel size bottle in their lunch kit or backpack so that they can reapply it before breaks.  Also, as we move into sandal season, the school asks that children not wear flip-flops or other loose sandals at school.  Children run and play and our concern is that ,without proper shoes, an injury could occur. 

I am pleased to announce that the administration team at EPESCS will remain the same for the 2019/2020 school year.  I congratulate Amy Doherty who will move from acting vice principal to vice principal at Saugeen Central. 

Sadly, this month we will be saying good-bye to not only our grade 8s moving to high school but also the 6 and 7s as they also transition to SDSS.   The plans for Saugeen District Senior School are finalizing and the Port Elgin administrative team are excited about what the new location will offer to  our students. 

Staffing for all Bluewater schools is still being finalized; however, Saugeen Central families will be pleased to know that many of our staff at EPESCS will be moving to SDSS to welcome students in September of 2019. 

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in September. 




file:///C:/Users/sprakar/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01.jpgRobotics Workshop at Ecole Port Elgin Saugeen Central School  
On December 6, 2018, several Saugeen District Secondary Students, guided by Lesley Parker, visited EPESC to show off their expertise with Lego Mindstorms, Dash Robots and Spheros.  One area of the gym was also devoted to introducing students to coding websites such as www.code.org

SDSS students created opportunities for students to use software such as the Blockly and the Sphero EDU app to move robots through mazes.

Groups of EPESC students and teachers visited the gym to take part in these coding activities and would have been happy to stay with the robots all day!

A special thanks to Mrs. Parker, Mr. Ferguson and all the visiting SDSS students.




EV3.jpgCoding at EPESC
Mr. Gibbons' Coding Club:
Within the past half a year, EPESCS has invested in some very impressive LEGO Mindstorm robots. These robots are fully customizable and allow students to experiment with, play, design, and create robots capable of a wide variety of tasks. Students will learn how to build and design robots, but will also learn how to use computer coding / programming. They will be able to use the LEGO programming tool to build a program from the ground up which will bring their EV3 robot to life! Using sensors, motors, buttons, and wheels, these robots are able to complete complex tasks given the appropriate code. Under the tutelage of Mr. Gibbons, students at EPESCS will have the opportunity to take part in the school’s first ever coding and robotics team.



Coding in 3/4 Rapke:

Mrs. Rapke's class is learning to code Dash and Dot robots.  They have to plan each step of the robot's movements as they guide it between obstacles.
  
Why teach coding?  Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it is important for kids to understand and be able to work with and understand the technology around them. Having children learn coding at a young age prepares them for the future. Coding helps children with communication, creativity, math, writing, and confidence.

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Parking Requests

Remember to follow the rules of the road even when on school property by obeying all traffic signs, one ways, speed limits and parking guidelines.

Please note that the custodial staff are requesting that if you are parking in the parent lot, kindly do not park your car in front of the dumpstersIn addition,  kindly do not park or drop off your child in the bussing zone from 8:30-9:00 am and from 3:00-3:40 pm.  Thank you!

Remember to not drop off or pick up your child in the staff parking lot.  This becomes a hazard for students who are crossing here and a challenge for staff to get out of parking spaces at the end of the day.  



11212018_13838_0.pngÉcole Port Elgin Saugeen Central School Fundraising Program 2018-201911212018_13851_1.png
The What When and Why of ÉPESCS Fundraising!

Ongoing Fundraisers over Whole Year
Wednesday Pizza Delight Lunch
 proceeds go to the ‘Principal's Discretionary Fund’ which supports classroom technology, library books, and school-based funded initiatives

Fundscrip
This is a website where you can purchase gift cards to use at hundreds of businesses. You get the full amount of the gift card, and the school gets 2-10% of the value as a kick-back. Go to www.fundscrip.ca and pick École Port Elgin Saugeen Central. Then use invitation code SCRK2S to support the ongoing costs of the ÉPESCS Music Program or invitation code L4Z6JQ to support the Wildcat Outside Pride Playground Revitalization Project.

Early Fall
11212018_13921_2.pngQSP Magazines and Cookie Dough
Main order already in but magazines can be ordered all year.
Cookie dough pickup will be announced.
proceeds to Principals' Discretionary Fund (as above)

Late Fall (November)
Beefway Order #1
Watch for order forms for this popular fundraiser of locally raised and butchered meats. Orders will be due on a date to be determined.
proceeds will go toward purchasing additional technology such as computers and iPads


Early Winter (January)
Little Caesar's Pizza Kits
A great deal for making pizza at home on cold winter nights. This will start after the Christmas Holidays, order deadline and pick up TBA.
proceeds will be determined closer to the fundraising date


Early Spring (April)
Beefway Order #2
This spring fundraiser will get your family ready for barbeque season. It will start after March Break, order deadline and pick up TBA.
proceeds will be determined closer to the fundraising date


Late Spring (June)
Fun Fair  
This event is held each June to celebrate the year!
proceeds are used by the School Community Council which then directs money toward numerous activities in school for students and staff.



SCHOOL SCHEDULE
School Day begins—8:55 AM

(Reminder that outside supervision for students

does not begin until 8:45 AM)

1st Nutrition Break—10:55 AM to 11:35 AM for Primary
and 11:35 - 12:15 for Junior/Intermeidate Students

2nd Nutrition Break—1:35PM to 2:15 PM

Dismissal—3:15PM




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Did you know that you can subscribe to get electronic bus cancellation notifications?  And that you must re-subscribe every school year.  Email subscriptions are purged each summer and subscribers are asked to re-subscribe to ensure we have an accurate list of email addresses each year. 

Anyone can subscribe for email notifications for general notices, school closures and route cancellations & delays.  You must first confirm that you have a valid email address.  To subscribe go to https://www.mybrucegreyschoolbus.ca and click on “Delays & Cancellations” (top right corner), then click on the “Subscriptions” icon, Under Other Options click on “Subscribe”.  Enter your email address and press the “Subscribe” button.  Our automated system will send you an email confirmation containing a link that you will need to click to complete the subscription process.

When you receive that confirmation email, click on the “Confirm” link and enter a password beside New Password, then enter it again.  You should receive a message on-screen thanking you for confirming your subscription and telling you can now login to manage your subscriptions. 

For more information, go to the Transportation Consortium website:   www.brucegreyschoolbus.ca and click on Subscribe for Delays and Cancellations.



SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM

We take our responsibility for students seriously.   Therefore, we ask that you please call the school before 8:55 AM if your child will be absent or late at 519-832-2038 X 100 .  You may leave a message if calling before 8:30 AM.  If we have not heard from you or your child before 8:55 AM, we will make every effort to contact you.  Thank you for your support in keeping your children safe. 



 



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