School Climate Survey
We ask that all our parents and guardians take a few minutes (less than 5) to complete HPEDSB's School Climate Survey for Families. The information collected helps us to identify areas where we need to focus our attention.
The link to the survey can be found on the left hand side of this website.
Paul Davis - Your Children safe and Social Media
Bird's Creek School Council along with the School Councils for Maynooth, York River and Our Lady of Mercy are bringing renowned speaker Paul Davis to Bancroft on May 2. He will be speaking at OLM from 6:30 pm onwards. Dinner and child care are being provided (free of charge) to all parents and caregivers who are interested in what he has to say. You are encouraged to bring your phone and/or tablet.
Paul Davis is a dynamic speaker who knows his topic of online safety so well, that no one in the audience even considers tuning out for one second! He brings over 27 years of IT knowledge and expertise to his speaking engagements. He has presented to over 510,000 students from Grades 4 - 12 throughout North America, as well as presenting a TEDx Talk.
Please come out and join us and learn about the Social Media sites your children are using and how to keep them safe online.
Fun Fair planning meeting
We are having a Fun Fair planning meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm in our Learning Commons. All are welcome to join us.
Our Annual Fun Fair is set for May 1st! We always need help planning and organizing as well as running this wonderful event.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 5 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Learning Commons for our first planning meeting. All are welcome to join, your help is greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Events for Your Calendar
Some dates to make note of:
January 30 Pyjama Spirit Day
February 1 PD Day
February 6 Graphite Camp for Global School Play Day, whole-school trip
February 7 Junior Basketball Tournament at York River PS
February 14 Valentines Day - Pencilgrams, Dance Your Heart Out, Friendship Pictures
February 14 Red, Pink and White Day
February 21 Toronto Zoo Outreach Program - visiting all classes "Keeping Our Great Lakes Great"
Febrary 22 Mary Lambert, Juno Award Winner children's performaner
February 22 Twin Day
Juno Award Winner Mary Lambert is coming to BCPS!
School CashOnline - Thank You
We want to thank all those parents who have already registered for School CashOnline. Many ordered pizza for lunch for their children and purchased milk punch cards. The feedback has been great, a very convenient system.
If you have not already done so, we would ask that you register - whether you plan to purchase or not. In future we may be using this system to send messages home.
School CashOnline Registration
We are pleased to let you know that we are accepting online payments for school items!
Starting now, you can access the School Cash Online payment system to pay for field trips, food orders, school activities and more.
School Cash Online is easy, efficient and a secure way to pay for items instead of sending cash or cheques to school. School items and activities will be posted on School Cash Online and will show the amount(s) to be paid for your child. You can then choose to pay online.
Registration is simple and takes only a few minutes.
Go to http://www.hpedsb.schoolcashonline.com.
You will need to key in your child's last name and student number. The student number is printed at the top of the report card. Look for the 9-digit OEN. If you need help to register, contact the School Cash Online Helpdesk at 1(866) 961-1803 or call the school office and speak with Mrs. Holbook.
We will be offering pizza, milk, field trips and other items through School Cash Online and hope all our school families will begin using this service. Pizza should be ordered by the end of the day Tuesday for lunch on Wednesday. Milk and popcorn can be ordered at you need it but we ask that you order in quantities of 10 (10 cartons of milk or 10 bags of popcorn). We will have punch cards to keep track of your child's milk purchases.
We are excited to offer this new service and hope you will sign up for this preferred payment method. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school office.
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