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posted Aug 29, 2018, 9:33 AM by Rob Brown



Welcome Back !


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our students and their families back to C.H. Norton for the 2018-19 school year. We look forward to another year of learning, growing and making a difference !


Air Conditioning Update


The Facilities Department has been working hard over the summer to repair the Air Conditioning in the school. It took approximately six months for the Cooling Tower, that broke down unexpectedly, to be manufactured, however, it arrived on time, has been installed and is scheduled to be up and running for the start of school.


Staffing Updates


As is the case with most years, we have had a few staff changes for this year. In June we said goodbye to Mrs. Marconi, Miss Track, Mrs. Podmore, Mrs. Broe-Vayda, Mrs. Fournier, Mrs. Calder, Miss McPhee and Mr. Reilly from our teaching staff.  In addition we said goodbye to Mrs. Sutton from our Educational Assistant team and to Mrs. Stickle, our Child and Youth Counsellor.


With all of these changes we are excited to welcome some new staff members. Mrs. Gelok-Marks, Mrs. Dinning, and Mrs. Jarvis will be joining our teaching staff and Ms. Blyleven will be our Child and Youth Counsellor.


Office Hours


Our office will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday Aug. 27th to Thursday Aug. 30th On Friday Aug. 31st the office will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.


School Supplies


Teachers have ordered basic supplies to provide to their students. Please see the C.H. Norton web site for a list of suggested supplies. These are suggestions only and not requirements. They are provided at this time so that families can take advantage of sales if they wish.


Class Lists


Class lists will be posted on the front doors of the school and on line on Friday August 31st by 1 p.m. You will need your child's OEN number to identify them on the class list, this number can be found on the report card. Our teachers put a lot of thought into placing students in classes. Students are given the chance to provide input into who they would like to have as friends in their classes and we try our best to make sure at least one of their requests is met. In addition to this, classes are created to optimize learning based on the teacher’s knowledge of student learning styles.This is a very collaborative process requiring the input of sending and receiving teachers as well as school administration. Class changes are rarely made and if a change is required it is done after the start of school so that input from all staff can be considered.


Bussing


Bus students will be able to find out information regarding their routes by clicking the Halton Student Transportation Service link on the C.H. Norton or HDSB web site. Questions regarding bussing should be directed to the Halton Student Transportation Service.


Parking


We encourage students to walk or ride their bikes to school whenever possible. If students are transported by car and dropped off on Cleaver Ave. they need to cross the street with the crossing guards located at each of the stop signs on Cleaver Ave. We ask parents not to drive into the parking lot during the times listed on the green sign at the parking lot entrance. Also, the back parking lot is for staff only. These rules ensure that our busses can drop off and pick up students safely. We appreciate your cooperation with this.


First Day Procedures


The first day of school is Tuesday September 4th. The dates for the remainder of the school year can be found on the school web site. Our school hours remain the same as last year. Supervision will begin on the blacktop at 9 a.m. Teachers will stand on the blacktop at the back of the school in order of grade and have signs indicating their name and class number. Students will line up with their teacher and enter the school at 9:15 a.m. First Nutrition break is 10:55 -11:35 a.m., Second Nutrition Break is 1:15 to 1:55 p.m., Dismissal is at 3:35 p.m. and Supervision ends at 3:50 p.m.



Sincerely,

Rob Brown Lisa Brown

Principal Vice Principal

C.H. Norton P.S. C.H. Norton P.S.



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