TIGER TALK - June 22, 2018

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Welcome to the penultimate edition of Tiger Talk for the 2017 - 2018 year. We’ve wrapped up this week of many events. Monday was incredibly hot and muggy so our junior track meet was postponed to this Tuesday, June 26. Let’s all hope for dry weather and nice temperatures.

This past Wednesday was our assembly to honour the time that Mrs. Benedetti has been with us. There were several tributes and kind words as she prepares for a new journey at Bruce Trail PS - there was even a flash mob! Check out the many pictures on Twitter.

Thursday saw our Grade 8 students graduate from elementary school. After 10 years (JK-8) of preparation they are definitely ready for the next step. Best wishes to all of them as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Pictures of the event can be found on Twitter.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

**Kindergarten Parking Passes:**
On the last day of school, staff will be in the parking lot collecting the Kiss & Ride parking tags from all of those who have one. Please have it ready and accessible when you pull in so we can keep the drop-off process moving. 

**MEDICATION to pick up in the OFFICE:**
If your child had medication stored in the office during the school year, please come to pick it up. 
If it is NOT PICKED UP by the end of the day on the last day of school (Friday, June 29), we must send it for DISPOSAL. We don't want your expensive medication to be disposed of over the summer!
Pick up options:
- COME to the school in person next week (Mon-Thu before 4:00pm, Friday before 2:00pm)
- print and complete the attached FORM and we will SEND the medication home with your STUDENT next week. 
(see attachment below)

Lovable Labels:
TJS Public School has teamed up with Lovable Labels to provide a service that will benefit you, your children and our school. 
It's a fact of life that kids lose their stuff! We spend a small fortune on hats and gloves, backpacks, even shoes, boots and coats that inevitably end up in the lost and found. In order to keep our kids' stuff out of the lost and found bin, we need to label everything!
So the TJS school council has joined forces with Lovable Labels to provide a practical solution to the labeling dilemma. With every purchase, TJS council receives 20% back in fundraising. Those funds go to helping provide our school with needed items. 
Lovable labels are dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer and UV resistant. The perfect fit for kids! 

Union Gas Announcement:
Beginning May 28th, 2018 Union Gas will be conducting work inside our Milton Gate Station (located in Coates Neighbourhood Park). The work will last from May 28th, 2018 until approximately September 28th, 2018 and will occur during the daytime hours of Monday-Friday (with the occasional Saturday), 7:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm. 

The work involved will have minor changes to the odorant system onsite that may result in a scent of natural gas being temporarily more prevalent during construction. The work revolves solely around the electrical building inside the station and not on the natural gas infrastructure itself. There are no safety concerns for the local community.

Milton Transit Read and Ride This Summer:
Children 16 years and under
July 3 – September 1, 2018
We invite parents to take advantage of free rides on Milton Transit all summer long for children 16 years and under. To help youth be “on the move” in Milton, we have extended the age for this year to 16 years. Visit a library branch to get started.
Read and Ride/Summer Reading Club Launch Event
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Milton Public Library (Main Library), 1010 Main St. East
Brought to you by Milton Transit, in partnership with Milton Public Library.

Our Pride Flag:
June is pride month. At HDSB we work towards everyone feeling included and valued. To recognize and support the positive learning that is occurring across Halton DSB schools to create and sustain inclusive, welcoming and healthy environments we fly a Rainbow Flag each June. It serves as a symbol of the efforts we are taking towards this goal.

Craig Kielburger SS (high school) registration:
​Grade 8 Registration at CKSS is ​on Monday, June 25th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm at the high school. At this time parents must bring a completed and signed Student Verification form and pay $100 Registration fee (preferred form of payment is School Cash Online). Students will receive their timetable at this time. If they are unable to register on June 25th, they can register at CK's main office from 8am to 4pm afterwards

Early Dismissal:
Please be reminded that the last day of school for children is Friday, June 29th. All Halton schools dismiss 90 minutes early that day. Our dismissal time for the last day of school is 1:55PM. Please arrange for pick up of your child(ren) at that time. Students who attend MCRC or an off site daycare that has bus pick up from our school will be picked up early by their caregivers that day.

Volunteer Opportunity:
Looking to volunteer at Tiger Jeet Singh PS for September 2018? Love to read with children? Or want to get involved in the snack program? Please check out the link below to get your Police Check so that you can volunteer at TJS: 
Email mcdonaldc@hdsb.ca or fellnerstagge@hdsb.ca if you need some help or ready to start volunteering!

Student Attendance Reporting:
Please remember it is your responsibility to report any lates and absences through School Connects by 9:20 a.m. by calling 1-877-409-6310 or hdsb.schoolconnects.com.

The TD Summer Reading Club:
Keep your students reading all summer long by promoting The TD Summer Reading Club for Kids. The program runs from June 23 to August 25 up to age 12. This summer, it's all about trying new things and exploring what interests you. Set your weekly reading goal and try to complete this goal every week for 8 weeks. Once you've completed your reading goal for the week, visit your nearest branch. Best of all, there are prizes too! Children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join.

Online courses for parents:
ROCK (the Reach Out Centre for Kids) has shared a few FREE online courses composed of learning modules on the following topics. They are available in English, Arabic and Urdu. 
-How To Talk To Your Child About Anxiety
-Helpful Tips From Parents Of Children Who May Have Mental Health Concerns.
These can be accessed on the ROCK website or at the following link

HDSB Multi-Faith (days of significance) Calendar for June:
We’ve had requests for information on the celebratory days that many of our families recognize. We hope you find this information helpful. (If we miss anything please feel free to let us know)

Aboriginal History Month 
Pride Month 
Italian Heritage Month 
Jun.8 - Jumatal Widha 
Jun.10 - Lailat-ul-Qadr 
Jun.15 - Eid Al-Fitr/ Ramadan ends
Jun. 17 - World Day Against Child Labour 
Jun. 20 - World Refugee Day
Jun. 21 - Summer Solstice

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