Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Minister of Education
Updated March 31, 2020
On Monday, February 10, your children will be bringing home an order form for Ford City Spirit Wear. Purchase of Spirit Wear is absolutely optional. Our preferred method of payment is School Cash Online https://www.publicboard.ca/Parents/school-cash-online/Pages/default.aspx#/= . However, we will accept cash. Looking forward to see our community rocking the Ford City logo!
I am very pleased to share with you the JK Registration Flyer for the 2020-2021 School Year.
Beginning July 1 2020 through to June 30, 2021 all JKs (born in 2016) will be eligible for the Eye See…Eye Learn® (ESEL) program. All they need to do is have their comprehensive eye exam with a participating ESEL doctor and should they require glasses they will receive them complimentary from our participating optometrists waiving all dispensing fees and our industry partners Plastic Plus Canada and Modern Optical Canada.
Please share this flyer with parents on your website or through your social media during Kindergarten Open House, during May which is Vision Month and end of school year.
We want all kids starting school with the best healthy eyes and good vision to be able to learn to the full potential.
This is a great video that can show you how children can struggle in the classroom that are having vision issues.
Click to listen to the audio.
November 8, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We are very pleased to be offering MacMillan’s products as the Parent Council fundraiser for the current school year. Our fundraising campaign will generate funds for new computer equipment, class trips, etc.
With MacMillan’s Cookie Dough and Muffin Batter you can have fresh baked goods in only 20 minutes with no mixing and no mess! The batter comes to you frozen in convenient tubs. Unused portions can be refrozen. No mixing and no mess! Canadian Hand Made & Hand Crafted!! All MacMillan's Products are selected and prepared with the same high quality standards their customers have come to expect over the years. Attached to this letter, you will find a MacMillan's order form. A complete ingredient listing and nutritional guide is available from the MacMillan's Web Site - www.macmillans.ca
If you have any questions, please call Mr. Roth – 519-944-6300.
Beginning today, November 8, 2019 and continuing until November 22, 2019 we would like each student to help us raise funds. We would ask that the students canvass family and friends for sales, if each student sold 2 items the school would raise approximately $4,000. Payment should be gathered at the time of the sale, CASH ONLY. All order forms with payment must be returned no later than Thursday, November 22, 2019. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN. Please ensure your child’s name, phone number and teacher’s name are completed on the order form.
The products will be delivered to the school on Thursday, December 12, 2019 and will be available for pick up between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Orders must be picked up at this time. If this is not possible, please make arrangements for someone to get your order for you. We do not have facilities to hold your orders.
Please note: No Order will be Released Without Full Payment.
As a bonus, our school is offering prizes as incentives. For every item that your child sells, he or she will receive a draw ticket. If they sell ten items, they receive ten tickets. All tickets will be placed in a draw for a chance to win:
Thank you for supporting Ford City Public School.
Ford City Parent Council
SCHOOL-BASED REHABILITATION SERVICES 3945 Matchette Rd. Windsor, Ontario N9C 4C2 T: 519.252.7281 Toll Free: 1.800.976.JMCC (5622) F: 519.252.5873 www.jmccentre.ca September 2019 Dear Parent: Re: Occupational Therapists in the Classroom Over the past several years, the John McGivney Children’s Centre (JMCC) has worked with our local school boards and provided occupational therapy services within the classroom setting. Occupational Therapists (OT) are health professionals who work with children in many different settings and understand fine motor, gross motor, self-care, and self-regulation development. OTs visit classrooms to work with teachers to help students having difficulty with fine motor (printing, cutting), gross motor (jumping, throwing), self-care (putting on coat, zippers, opening packages), and self-regulation (being able to control emotions and actions). An OT may observe students in their classrooms, the gym, or playground. The OT will assist teachers and school staff with activity ideas, trying different materials, tools, and ways for students to participate in classroom activities and routines. The OTs will also support teachers during the year to monitor progress and provide more suggestions. The OT may trial different types of pencil grips, scissors or active seating (movement cushion, wobble stool) to see if these items help a student learn in the classroom. Teachers may share ideas with you that they are using in their classroom to help your child. If through this program your child appears to need more help with their fine motor, gross motor, self-care, or self-regulation skills, the teacher will ask your permission to share your contact info with JMCC. Next, the JMCC Intake Department will call you to make a plan for additional OT services. The OT will follow-up with you to discuss your child’s needs and recommendations. If you have any concerns about your child in the above areas, please let your child’s teacher know. If you have any questions about this service, please talk to your child’s Principal. Mileva Vuletic, Program Manager School-Based Rehabilitation Services
Just a reminder that Fall Photo Retake Day is November 7th. This Thursday!
Each year, the Greater Essex County District School Board offers International Languages Classes for pupils in the community from Grade 1 through Grade 8 only. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to learn a second or third language. You will find the online registration information (https://public.publicboard.ca/internationallanguageprogram/). Online registration should be completed not later than September 19th.