Movie Night on Friday, February 22nd – Small Foot

Please join us for the February Movie Night:
Small Foot
School Gym,

Friday, February 22nd , 6:30 – 8:30pm

Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 per person and include Carlingwood KERNELS
popcorn. Additional treats will be for sale for $1 each. Please bring a water bottle.
Seating for the event will be on the floor. All proceeds go to fund school council
initiatives.
Please note, for insurance purposes, parents or caregivers must remain with their
children during this event.
Volunteers and snack donations are required to make this a success. Please consider
signing up. Watch for the volunteer posting on the WAPS Facebook Page or email
woodroffecouncil@gmail.com

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Council Activities – Upcoming Council Meeting and Parenting Workshop…

Our School Council Meeting will be held this Tuesday, February 12th in the school library starting at 6:30pm.  We have some upcoming events to discuss including our parenting workshop on Parenting Truths being held this month (more information following) and Parents for Diversity will be putting on a workshop entitled “Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Schools” (register: www.parentsfordiversity.com).

Agenda items such as Committee reports, fundraising events and updates from the Principal will be presented.  We would also like to have a discussion about the 3 motions that OCASC (OCDSB’s assembly of school councils) is voting on to submit to the school board regarding the old/new health and physical education curriculum in Ontario and how we can have views of the WAPS community heard.

NOTE: All parents and community members are welcome to add items to the agenda by sending an email to woodroffecouncil@gmail.com or by adding them to the ‘Chalk it Up’ section at the meeting.  If you have any barriers to attending this meeting (ex. transportation, childcare…) please contact the chair at wapschair@gmail.com, so that we can find ways to support your attendance at the meeting.

FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP!!

PARENTING TRUTHS with MINDFULNESS ROCKS

Woodroffe Avenue Public School library

Thursday February 21st, 2019

6:30-8:30pm

Please join WAPS Council for the second of a two-part workshop from Mindfulness Rocks presenter Rebecca Lira. In Rebecca’s Parenting Truths she talks about Mindfulness, Authentic Connection, Kids as our Teachers/Knowing our Triggers, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Responsibility and finally, Clear Expectations and Natural Consequences.

Please register by email to the Emotional Well-being Coordinator

Free childcare is available so please indicate the number of children you are registering and their ages.

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Woodroffe Cake Raffle – Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019!

 

 

What is a Cake Raffle?
A Cake Raffle is when families generously make (or buy) and donate cakes, cupcakes, cookie cakes, cake pops and even non-food cakes. Teachers and students purchase raffle tickets to try to win their favourite cake. A delicious fundraiser!
How does it work?
All students will get one free ticket and additional tickets can be purchased. The price is $1 for two tickets, to a maximum of $10 for twenty tickets. Teachers will bring their classes to the gym to see all the cakes on display and everyone puts their ticket(s) in to try to win the cake of their choice. Each person is eligible to win only 1 cake. Please prepare your child that not everyone will win a cake. We will draw for all cakes in the afternoon and deliver the winning cakes to students starting at 2pm. All cakes will be sent home on Wed, Feb 13th .
Buying Tickets:
Tickets will be sold in advance on School Cash Online (week of Feb 4-8, closing Feb 8th at noon) and in class (with cash) the morning of Feb 13th. For our younger students and those buying many tickets, we encourage advance sales so that the tickets can be pre-printed for your child and safely distributed the morning of the raffle.
Donate a cake or volunteer for the event:
Lots of cakes and volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Please sign-up HERE to donate a cake and to help with this daytime event.
Cake Making Instructions:
When making your cake(s), please remember that all cakes are appreciated (no decorating experience necessary)! Please ensure proper hand washing and hygiene when baking and decorating cakes with children.
All cakes must also:
 Not be decorated with nuts or nut/peanut butter candy including candy like Reese’s  Pieces
Not require refrigeration
 Be small enough for our youngest students to carry home independently on the bus.
 Be on a foil wrapped base AND in sturdy box or a container that can travel home with students on the bus.
NOTE: Your container will not be returned (Dollar Stores are great for single use cake pans with transportation lids)
 Non-edible cake donations are also welcome (for example a cake made of craft supplies, sealed/packaged candy,
books, small toys or stuffed animals)
Cake Drop Off:
Please bring all donated cakes to the school on Tues, Feb 12 from 630-830pm or Wed, Feb 13 from 7-815AM. The more cakes we have the more winners we have. Tip: Consider sending 2 smaller cakes instead of 1 large cake or sending groups of 6-9 cupcakes instead of 12- 18. This allows for easier transport home AND we have more happy winners! Cakes for children with allergies: We will have a table for kids with allergies. All cakes for the allergy table must be store bought, sealed and clearly store labelled as nut-free. We cannot accept cakes made in a nut-free home, they must be store bought only.

For more information contact: woodroffecouncil@gmail.com

WAPS Used Book Sale – Books and Volunteers Needed

Please send in book donations to prepare for the annual WAPS Used Book Sale. On February 28 or March 1, all students can choose one book for free and purchase additional books for $1 each. The book sale will be open to the community on Saturday March 2, from 9am until 2pm.

We need:

  • Children’s picture books, chapter books and non-fiction
  • Graphic novels and comics
  • Games, puzzles and children’s DVDs
  • Adult fiction
  • Adult non-fiction (photography, gardening, cooking, crafts, etc. No text books, please.)

The three classes with the greatest number of donations will win a popcorn and hot chocolate party.

Please sign up HERE to help prepare and run the sale.  Evening and weekend slots available.
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Looking for great photos for the Woodroffe Yearbook!

We are starting to collect candid photos for this year’s book. If you have any great pictures from any Woodroffe event including school assemblies, clubs, sporting events, playing in the yard, field trips, classroom or school wide activities, please forward the best ones (full size and highest resolution) to wapschair@gmail.com.  We are also looking for group photos of all the Woodroffe sports teams.

If you have too many to send via email, contact us and we will invite you to contribute directly to a folder on Google Drive.

Please include the homeroom and event in the subject line.

Thanks!

The Woodroffe Yearbook Team

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Reusable Bags Needed!

Do you have any spare reusable bags? Before we start collecting books for the annual WAPS used book sale, we need strong bags to carry and store the books.  Drop off your reusable bags in the box by school front door, just outside the office.  We’ll start collecting for books Monday February 4, with the book sale running in school Feb 28 and March 1. Open to the public on Saturday 2 March, 9 am until 2 pm.

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