December Staff Meeting

• Thank you to Adrian and Andre

• Returning in January – Ashley and Heather

• Saying goodbye at the Break – Devon and Miranda

• Saying goodbye and thank you to Bev

• Thank you from Cheyne to Bev – release schedule for all staff to attend

• Thursday, December 22nd at 12:15 in the gym


Inclement Weather

Communication for Staff – receive an email - what time?

In addition …..Information regarding details of cancellations or closures will be announced on radio and television stations (list provided in the minutes) and posted at, school websites. Information will also be available on Twitter (@Peelschools), Facebook ( or by calling 905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146.

Microwave use in classrooms –

Take the time to review safety measures regarding microwave use. No popcorn, unless supervised by a teacher

Brain Pop subscribe?

Family Responsibility Days

The principal or supervisor may approve a maximum of five days (prorated for part time employees) per year (September 1st to August 31st) with no deduction from their sick bank allocation for an employee to attend to urgent family responsibilities.

Urgent family responsibilities are events which

• are unplanned or out of employees’ control; AND

• involve the possibility of serious negative consequences, including physical or emotional harm, if it is not attended to; AND

• cannot reasonably be attended to outside of normal working hours.

The leave request must be to attend personal or family matters that cover all three criteria shown above.


Chocolate Fundraiser

Our Musical

I know it is a busy time of year but if possible please plan to attend one of the evening shows. The work that the teachers and students have done is amazing.

Monday, December 12th - School Teaser Performance -Time: 1:30

Tuesday, December 13th - Feeder School Performance (Burnt Elm, Rowntree, Edenbrook grade 5 students to attend) Time: 10am - 11:30

Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th - Evening Shows - Call time: 5:30pm for all cast and crew

Doors Open: 6:30pm & Showtime: 7:00pm - 8:30

Stay up-to-date with community-based opportunities

The Peel District School Board is pleased to introduce an electronic resource page on called, Community Corner, which contains links to information and resources in the community that may be of interest to students and their families. This site replaces our previous method of sending promotional materials about community clubs, camps, contests, fundraisers and events home with students on a regular basis.

School Safety - Emergency Procedures

Health & Safety

Fire Drill

Lockdown (Hold & Secure)

Evacuation site – Rowntree –use same exit doors as we would in a fire drill

Code Blue -

first aid response, medical emergency, 911

• use of 555

• Defibrillator use

Planning Ahead

Term 1 Report Card Timelines


A sign up chart will be posted the week of Dec 12th outside Adnan’s office (on the white board)

Firesides will occur the week of January 16th

What happens – discuss ALP (yes bring your ALP) and your top 3 teaching assignment preferences (look for e-copy)

Grade level, Department Updates

Team or Club updates

Before and After School Programs - SPARK, COY, OFIP


Pineapple Chart

The 4

Our Staff Social


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