Please note our times
Our Early Release Days:
Sept 13 & Feb 13
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4- Grade 3 trip to Jordan School House
13-Toque Toonie Day
18- Techo Concert
19- Lunch Lady
Applewood Icedogs Night and Family Skate
(In The Pink Night)
Applewood School Community:
This is a letter informing you about the Gators H.E.L.P Community Care Toy and Food Drive. Mr. Honsinger’s 5/6 class of Applewood Public School is collecting any donations to help the less fortunate in our community. To give you a guideline of what you might donate, we have created a weekly schedule to follow.
On Mondays, we would like to primarily collect pasta and pasta products such as: Kraft dinner, spaghetti, and egg noodles etc.
Tin Can Tuesday:
On Tuesdays, we would like to collect items that are canned; such as: tuna, chicken noodle soup, fruit slices, peas and Zoodles etc.
Christmas Wish Wednesday:
On Wednesdays, you can bring in what a child might want for Christmas such as toys and stuffed animals.
Thursdays are dedicated to anything related to drinks. For example: Kool-Aid, powdered drinks, bottled water, formulas, etc.
First Year Friday:
On Friday, you can bring in baby food, formulas, baby toys, infant clothing and anything else for infants.
These donations will be sent to the Community Care in St. Catharines. Our toy and food drive will begin on Monday December 2, 2013, and will finish on Thursday December 19th, 2013. We will have bins set up inside the front doors of Applewood Public School for you to drop off your donations. There will also be boxes in different classrooms and that is where you will be donating your items! The Grade 5/6 class will collect the items from your box! We thank you in advanced for any donations you may bring.
Help Applewood Raise Funds for Special Projects
Without Spending any Extra Money!
Applewood Public School Council has signed up with FundScrip, a Canadian gift card fundraising company. You can help to raise funds for special projects within the school by buying gift cards online for purchases you already plan to make. The trick is to purchase the gift cards ahead of time by signing up as a supporter of Applewood and using the easy online purchasing tool with FundScrip. Applewood will then receive a percentage of the gift cards that you buy. It’s that easy!
Sign up in 3 quick steps:
1. Visit www.fundscrip.com/register
2. Enter Promo Code: PTX9PV
3. You are now on the Applewood School Account
4. Build your indvidual account name (name, address, phone)
5. Begin Shopping!
6. When finished, select checkout, payment type and confirm you mailing address
your card will arrive in 3-5 business days
With FundScrip, you can purchase gift cards for a number of stores you already shop at, including: Superstore, Esso, Shoppers Drug Mart, Future Shop, Home Depot, Sears, Winners and many more (Fundscrip List Of Retailers PDF).
The percentage earned varies by the retailer and there are special promotions each month. Consider purchasing gift cards for groceries, gas, gifts (birthdays, anniversary, Valentine’s day) and even your morning Starbucks!
One important thing to keep in mind is that we lose 1.99% of the commission when a credit card is used for payment, whereas a debit purchase costs only $0.85 per order. Since some rebate percentages are only 2% or 3%, paying by credit card significantly cuts down on the funds that Applewood earns. We would ask that you consider paying by debit whenever possible to maximize the amount the school can earn.
This program has the potential to be quite powerful if we all work together. For instance, if all of our families purchased $100 a week of gift cards through FundScrip and paid by debit, the school would earn a minimum of $18,000 per year to fund special projects. This isn’t difficult at all when you consider how much is spent per week just on groceries and gas.
Thank you, in advance for your participation!
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
There may be times during the school year where inclement weather or other situations could cause transportation cancellations or school closures.
At times when student transportation has been cancelled and schools remain open, the decision of whether or not to have children in school on that day rests with the parent or guardian.
Should you decide not to send your child to school in the event that transportation is cancelled but schools remain open, or if your child is ill or late, please ensure that you call your child’s school to inform them of your child’s absence.
A key resource in any emergency is the DSBN Emergency Information form that you filled out at the beginning of the school year. Please let the school know of any changes in contact information or procedures you wish to be followed throughout the school year.
For secondary schools it may become necessary to cancel late buses. Notice will be provided via school announcements and on the websites and subscription features by 11:30 a.m.
Information about transportation cancellations and school closures will be available as soon as it is available through the following channels:
DSBN Facebook or Twitter
NSTS Transportation Delay or Cancellation Alerts
Niagara Student Transportation Services 905-346-0290 Voice Auto Attendant
CKTB (610 AM) St. Catharines
CHRE (105.7 FM) St. Catharines
WAVE (94.7 FM) Hamilton
CHTZ-FM (97.7 FM) St. Catharines
CKOC (1150 AM) Hamilton
CKEY (105.1 FM) Niagara Falls/Fort Erie
CHML (900 AM) Hamilton
K-LITE-FM (102.9 FM) Hamilton
CHAM (820 AM) Hamilton
GIANT FM (91.7 FM) Welland
CHCH – Hamilton
CityTV Breakfast Television
Cogeco Channel 10