Sunday, 3 October 2021

Terry Fox Run at Silver Stream


Our 16th Annual Terry Fox Run!    

Terry Fox represented the best that Canadians have to offer. He was an example of courage, humility, determination, and perseverance. From a young age he exemplified these attributes that made him an inspiration for not only Canada, but the entire world. The Silver Stream Community has also shown its incredible generosity again this year.  Our fundraising goal of $700.00 was met, and far surpassed any of our expectations.  In fact Silver Stream Public School raised an impressive $1176.00 this year!!! 

We are grateful to each and every donor.  Your giving spirit makes a difference as we help provide resources for the Terry Fox Foundation and the fight against cancer.  As the years progress, it is our next generation of students that will be the ones to continue Terry’s fight and lead this worthy cause towards his dream of a world without cancer.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Welcome Back Families!


Dear Families,

We have had a successful start to our school year over the last 4 days! It is SO wonderful to see so many of our students back in person again! We have missed having a full school very much!

The teachers are getting back into the swing of things while at the same time learning to teach within a hybrid learning classroom. It is not easy to engage both the face-to-face students and the students learning from home. Our teachers are amazing as they learn to accommodate for all students!

A big thank you to our parents/guardians for working as partners with our teachers and being patient with all the changes!

Our students are learning all the safety protocols for Covid such as hand sanitizing in and out of the classroom, keeping a safe distance, wearing masks all day, etc. They are doing it very well and learning all the other classroom routines as well! 

We are all looking forward to having a great year as we move forward during these unprecedented times!

Please remember to do the student screening and confirmation form before your child comes to school each day. This is very important.

Covid-19 School Screening Tool

And then after the screening tool, please do this Confirmation Form


Thank you for being our partners in education and for all your support.

Feel free to email me (patricia.yeates@yrdsb.ca) anytime or call the school if you have questions.

I will be updating you on possible reorganization soon as well as our "Meet the Teacher" virtual night.

Take care and talk to you soon,

Trish (Yeates)

Principal

Friday, 12 March 2021

Wellness Week (March 15-19)

 

Next Week is Silver Stream Wellness Week!


Next week (March 15-19), students at our school will have a chance to engage in activities that promote wellness, self-esteem and resilience. It will not be a typical week while students do activities related to wellbeing such as visual arts, nature walks, music and dance, STEM challenges, making of "worry boxes," learning to use a compass, whole-school fitness activities, virtual field trips and Thursday movies. There will be a wellness theme for each day:

  1. Monday: Gratitude Day
  2. Tuesday: Mindful Breathing Day
  3. Wednesday: Outside Mindfulness Day
  4. Thursday: Positive Self Affirmations Day
  5. Friday: Spread Gratitude Day
We are thankful to the intermediate student wellness committee and several teachers who worked very hard together to organize and bring this special week to our students!

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Parents for Children's Mental Health Support Group Meetings

 

PARENTS FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP (PCMH)


Monday, March 22, 2021 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A: COVID’s impact on Mood Disorders including depression.

PARENTS’ Support Group-All are welcome!

VIRTUAL MEETING

Does your child’s anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, learning disability, or behaviour

challenges make parenting difficult? Join us…


PCMH Chapter Support is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Aurora/York PCMH Meeting

Time: Mar 22, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91372172338?pwd=N0hkWkVLalZRMytHakpRTlFGa1ZEZz09


Meeting ID: 913 7217 2338

Passcode: 902988

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Meeting ID: 913 7217 2338


Benefits of PCMH Support Group:

• meet other parents with children who have similar challenges

• find encouragement and emotional support

• learn strategies to help your child or youth at home/school

• learn how to access resources in the community


PCMH is the only provincial, family-led, non-profit organization that provides a voice for families who face the challenges of child and youth mental health issues. PCMH provides support, education, and linkage between families, communities, agencies and government. PCMH believes in the promotion of family-centered principles of care. PCMH envisions a future in which children and youth with mental illness enjoy a high quality of life in welcoming and supportive communities.

 For more information and resources, please visit www.pcmh.ca.

Next Meetings: 

Monday, April 19 Topic Bullying at 6:30 pm – 8 pm.

Monday, May 10th Topic Community Resources 6:30 – 8 pm.

Monday, June 21st Building Healthy Relationships 6:30 – 8 pm

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy

 


Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy

The York Region District School Board is committed to championing equity and inclusivity. In response to continued evidence of anti-Black racism in Canadian institutions, including in education, the Board has co-developed an anti-Black racism strategy.


The Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy: Creating anti-racist and Black-affirming learning and working environments was co-developed by York Region Black community leaders, YRDSB staff and in consultation with students. The launch of the strategy marks a coordinated effort to address anti-Black racism at the Board.


On March 8, 2021 students, staff and families are invited to the virtual Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy launch event featuring guest presenter Robyn Maynard.


The program will examine anti-Black racism in educational institutions and unveil the Board’s strategy. 


The systemic nature of anti-Black racism requires that school boards act proactively to support equitable access to quality education and opportunities for all students, and to challenge the marginalization of Black students, staff and families. 


Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy launch event

On March 8, 2021 students, staff, families and community members are invited to the virtual Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy launch event featuring guest presenter Robyn Maynard. Register for the event.

The program will examine anti-Black racism in educational institutions and unveil the Board’s strategy on how to move forward. 

A copy of the strategy will be made available to the public on March 8th.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Helping Your Children Through the Pandemic



Helping Kids Build Resilience During the Pandemic


Hello Families,


Here is a good article about helping your children through the pandemic:


https://www.cbc.ca/1.5926704


Hope you all have had a safe and happy weekend,

Trish



Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Report It!

Report It

 

Our schools should be safe, welcoming and inclusive places for everyone. It is important that students know what to do if they witness or experience inappropriate behaviour or incidents of hate or discrimination. 

  • There may be situations when you can safely step in and intervene and help. 
  • Talk to an adult at school, family member or other trusted adult. 
  • Report the event without the person involved knowing using our online reporting tool, Report It.  

 

Report It lets you share information about inappropriate student behaviour or incidents of hate or discrimination. You can use the online form to report:

  • bullying, drugs, cheating, vandalism, harassment, violence or any other inappropriate behaviour 
  • incidents of discrimination or hate, including anti-Indigenous racism, ableism, anti-Asian racism, anti-Black racism, antisemitism, classism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, sexism, transphobia or other forms of hate

 

You can report events that happen at school, at school-related events, online or off school property if it negatively affects a student or the school climate. You can also choose to make a report anonymously. 

 

Complete reports are shared with the school to investigate and respond. 

 

Acts of discrimination, hate and bullying are never acceptable.  Using the Report It tool is a way of standing up for each other and for ourselves.

 

You can find Report It on the homepage of the Board website at www.yrdsb.ca and on the homepage of every school website, or watch this short video to learn more.