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Kindergarten Open House

 

Upcoming Dates

 

September

5 - First Day of School!

6 - First Day for JKs

14 - Meet the Teacher Night

15 -  Early Release Day

      students go home at lunch

19 - School Council Meeting

 

 

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Have a great summer Crossroads!

 

We are closed for the summer and will re-open on Monday, August 28th for student registrations. The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 5th. For information regarding report cards, kindergarten information, student transportation and other inquiries, please see below:

  • All report cards that were not picked up at the school were mailed to the student's home the first week of July.
  • Information for new kindergarten families was sent to parents in June and early July.
  • If you require General Transportation Information, please go to www.nsts.ca or call: Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290.
  • To obtain other District School Board of Niagara information please visit www.dsbn.org or call the DSBN Education Centre at 905-641-1550 between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please Note: The DSBN Education Centre will be closed the following Fridays: July 14, 21 and August 11, 18 and 25 and for the annual shut-down period of July 24th to August 4th inclusive.

 

We are excited about the outstanding educational opportunities that are provided at Crossroads Public School. Our newly built facility features state-of-the-art classrooms and common areas for students to engage in exciting 21st Century learning opportunities.  Innovative programs that meet the needs of all our students are taught by our dedicated and professional staff who truly care about your child.

Technology, environmental design/education, cutting edge teaching, English as a Second Language, support for struggling learners, Full Day Kindergarten, a wide array of extra-curricular opportunities, and more ... Crossroads has it all!

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the wonderful opportunities for student, parent and community involvement. We welcome your input and questions.

Download the Crossroads Brochure here

Click here to view our Bell Times.

 

From the Office

Listed below is a list of forms/letters from the office that have been sent home.

Click on the link to download the form you need.

Registering with School Cash Online (click here)   

Recess Project Introduction (click here)

DSBN Student Registration Form (click here)

Immunization Form (click here)

 

Food at our School: Working Together to Ensure a Safe & Health School for our Kids

 

During our last school year, a number of parents brought forward concerns regarding both the types of food being offered to children and the products brought in which potentially posed a threat to children with severe allergic reactions.

 

Research shows that “health and education success are intertwined: schools cannot achieve their primary mission of education if students are not healthy”2 and that “healthy eating patterns in childhood and adolescence promote optimal childhood health, growth, and intellectual development”.3

 

The school environment profoundly influences students’ attitudes, preferences, and behaviours. Research also shows that when nutritionally inadequate food and beverages are available and promoted at school every day, even along with healthier food and beverages, it becomes increasingly difficult for students to have a healthy diet.4

 

We have a number of children that attend our school that suffer from a severe allergy which can cause an anaphylactic reaction. An anaphylactic reaction is an allergic reaction so severe that in some cases, it can be life threatening.

 

The safety of our children as well as the Ministry’s Healthy Foods Legislation help to guide our decision-making when serving food at school. For this reason, we are asking for your support in making several changes in how we approach bringing food into our school.

  • Due to the number and severity of life threatening nut allergies at our school, we ask that all students bring nut-free snacks and lunches. Washing hands and faces before arriving at school is an excellent precaution if children have had a nut product for breakfast.
  • Only food items that guaranteed to be nut free will be permitted in the school.

We have also had a lengthy discussion as a staff regarding both the use of food as reward in class and class parties through the year, particularly the types of food items that are brought into the school.  We are committed to the following:

  • Teachers will no longer be handing out treats such as candy, freezies, etc. as positive rewards.  Instead, we will be using stickers and other special prizes.
  • Food for class parties will be following the Healthy Eating Guidelines and will no longer include chips, cupcakes, candy or other unhealthy choices.  Instead they will look for items such as fruit & vegetable trays, yogurt, health baked chips & salsa, etc.
  • Only food items that guaranteed to be nut free will be permitted in the school.

Please be assured that we will continue to celebrate our students’ birthdays, accomplishments, and special occasions in healthy and safe ways.  We really appreciate your understanding and support as we make this change.