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Picture Proofs Proofs<p>​Picture order forms have gone home with some mighty fine looking students. The due date is November 2nd.</p>
Hot Dog Orders Dog Orders<p>​Hot dog order forms for Oct 31st to Nov 28th have been sent home. The due date is October 26th. You won't want to miss out on this yummy hot lunch.</p>
Friday Pizza Days Pizza Days<p>​You can choose between Cheese and Pepperoni. Bring your $2.00 per slice each Friday and enjoy!</p>
School Council Council<p>​School Council will meet Monday, November 7th, 2016. New council members are always welcome and all parents are invited to attend to see what is discussed. The meetings start at 5:00 p.m. and will be finished by 7:00 p.m.</p>
Volunteers needed needed<p>​We are looking for volunteers to help with special lunch days and the breakfast club. Please contact Mr. Prouty in the office if you can help us. Without the volunteers, we are unable to offer these programs.</p>
Author Sigmund Brouwer Visit Sigmund Brouwer Visit<p style="text-align:center;">​​In the afternoon on Tuesday, October 18th, our Grade 5-8 students will be visited by Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer. </p><p style="text-align:center;">Sigmund is one of the authors of "Seven the Series". This series is unique as it consists of seven books from seven different authors. They are written so that one can read them in any order. The authors include Eric Walters, Sigmund Brouwer, Shane Peacock, Norah McClintock, John Wilson, Richard Scrimger and Ted Staunton.</p><p style="text-align:center;">This series was so popular last year that these seven authors have written seven prequels! These prequels follow the adventures of the same characters that were in the first two series.</p><p style="text-align:center;">In the <strong>evening of October 18th</strong>, six of the seven authors will be presenting at<strong> Ardagh Bluffs Public School</strong>.  The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end around 8:30 p.m.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>This evening event is free- there is no charge for students to attend. </strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;">For more information about the books and the tour, please click on the following link: </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href=""></a></p><p style="text-align:center;">The books <span style="text-align:center;">from all the s</span><span style="text-align:center;">eries </span><span style="text-align:center;">(Seven, Sequels, Preq</span><span style="text-align:center;">uels) </span>will be on sale at this evening event and some of the books will be avaialble durinnng the afternoon.  Prices for each of the individual books are $10 and the sets are $60; no tax. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted.</p><p style="text-align:center;">The authors will be available after the presentation to autograph books. </p><p style="text-align:center;">I hope to see as many of our Grade 5-8 students and their families at Ardagh! Please mark your calendars as this is a wonderful opportunity for our students to see six authors at one event!    </p><p style="text-align:center;">Any questions about this event, please contact Mrs. Raycraft (Teacher Librarian) at the school. Thanks for your support!</p>
French Program Review Program Review<p>​​Following are the contents of a letter being distributed to all families at Hillcrest and Portage View public schools regarding an upcoming French Program Review.</p><p><br></p><p>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) introduced the French Immersion (FI) program, beginning with Grade 1, in September 2013. The FI program is one component of the SCDSB's French as a Second Language (FSL) program. At that time, the board identified which schools would offer the program to ensure fair access to students from across Simcoe County. In order to maintain this fair access, the program must be reviewed on a regular basis to help balance enrolment and to minimize impacts on home school student populations.</p><p>A Program Review (PR) has been approved by the SCDSB Board of Trustees for our school. A proposed option is splitting the FSL program, with some grades attending Hillcrest Public School and the others attending Portage View Public School. All students in the English program would continue to attend their home school.</p><p>This review is being conducted to ensure balanced enrolment at our schools. The results of the review would take effect in September 2017.</p><p><strong>We are hosting an information session to address parent questions and get feedback on the proposed changes.</strong></p><p><strong>Date: October 13, 2016</strong><br><strong>Time: 7 p.m.</strong><br><strong>Location: Portage View Public School</strong></p><p>Further information is included in the SCDSB's 2015-16 Capital Plan. You can view it online at <a href=""></a>  under 'Board' and 'Capital Planning'. Click on the Capital Plan 2015-16 link.</p><p>I invite you to contact me at 705-734-6363 x11397 with any questions or comments you have.​​</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Stuart Finlayson<br>Superintendent of Education ​</p>



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