School News

Grade 6 Muskoka Field Trip

posted Dec 5, 2016, 8:52 AM by Karla McEachern   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 9:10 AM by Dawn Lazerte ]

Camp Muskoka
June 14-16, 2017
$345.00 per student includes meals, accommodations, programs and taxes
Parent Information Night on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6 - 7:15 pm
Letter attached - click on link

School Council

posted Apr 28, 2016, 9:15 AM by Karla McEachern   [ updated Sep 25, 2016, 6:31 PM by Dawn Lazerte ]

 Our School Council Chair is Carolyn McCamus. Meetings start at 6:00 pm and are usually scheduled the second Monday of the month. Please check the calendar for dates.

Electronic Agendas

posted Apr 28, 2016, 8:35 AM by Karla McEachern   [ updated Sep 17, 2016, 8:11 PM by Dawn Lazerte ]

At Stewarttown, students use an electronic agenda called EDSBY. Parents can log on to EDSBY once the new school year officially begins to check assignment due dates and information from the teacher. See attachment for instructions.

Bus Routes for September

posted Apr 19, 2016, 8:23 AM by Karla McEachern   [ updated Sep 17, 2016, 8:22 PM by Dawn Lazerte ]




HOW DO I FIND OUT MY CHILD’S BUS ROUTE?

GEOQUERY is Halton Student Transportation Services' online portal available to parents and students. Visit the HSTS website at www.haltonbus.ca and click on the link. Through Geoquery, you can access your child’s transportation schedule at all times but will need the following information to do so. If you child is new to the school and does not have the necessary information, call the school during the last week in August. Day Rider Bus Passes must be filled out 24 hours in advance with a parent's signature and given to the office for administration approval. This is a safety component to ensure we know what students are on what bus at any given time should there be an emergency. Day Rider Bus Pass Forms can be found under forms and are a one time event only; you will need to write another pass for another day. We ask for your cooperation in this procedure and we have the right to deny passes based on bus numbers, past bus behaviour and not following pass procedures. Please understand that busing is a privilege not a right and inappropriate behaviour may result in the loss of busing privileges.

You will need:

Your child’s O.E.N. (Ontario Education Number) When recording, remember to include dashes, e.g. 000-000-000.  The OEN is located at the top of your child’s report card.

Your address, e.g., 14 Lawson Drive

School Name

Child’s Grade


We are Eco-Gold!

posted Apr 7, 2016, 12:19 PM by Karla McEachern   [ updated Dec 21, 2016, 1:02 PM by Dawn Lazerte ]

Check out our Milk Bag Mattresses! Mattress Photos link. Our recycled creations will be donated to Doctors without Borders for surgical mats, medical supply packing and for people in under developing countries to sleep on. A huge thanks to the Montini Family for building us the 8 weaving frames and donating the cost of supplies (Granpa Michele in particular)!


What does it mean to be an Eco School? In June 2016, Stewarttown became a certified Eco-Gold by the EcoSchools network. In the past five years, our school has climbed from Bronze to Silver to Gold due to efforts of a strong student Green Team and school leadership. The Director of Education congratulated us stating, "I know this is a significant accomplishment that involves school-wide teamwork and leadership on the part of students, staff, and community members; energy conservation; waste minimization; school ground greening; environmental lessons and field trips directly connected to The Ontario Curriculum; and/or environmental stewardship projects and events. I commend your efforts and wish you continued success in your work with all aspects of environmental and sustainability education."


Please continue to save your can tabs, milk bags and used markers for our environmental stewardship projects. The tabs are saved to buy a wheelchair, the milk bags are used to make mattresses for underdeveloping countries and the markers are recycled by Crayola. Every week, our students do compost audits and assess each class on how well they compost without contaminants in the green bins. The students also do energy and waste audits. In 2015-16 and continuing today, all classes reduced their waste substantially by using a smaller garbage can instead of the large ones used for years. More waste was diverted to blue and green bins and the custodian noted financial savings too for garbage bags.


The Greening Project is now underway with the creation of a Butterfly Garden and more trees and shrubs being planted. Earth Week and Environmental Awareness and Stewardship are key pillars of the mandate of the Green Team and the whole school must work very hard to keep the GOLD status. Families can get involved by saving our recyclable items mentioned above, donating funds towards our Greening Projects (planting indigenous shrubs and tress) and helping us hydrate the plants in the summer months.



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