Waverley Council [Edition 1, Volume 2] December 2011 The Giving Tree Council will be putting up a tree by the office; we will be encouraging students to donate and decorate it with new or gently used scarves, hats and gloves. Gifts of nonperishable food items can also be placed under the tree. All items donated will be used to benefit families within our school community. Zehrs Save-a-Tape Program Zehrs Save-A-Tape Program Bring your old Zehrs receipts into the office and we can redeem them for funding to support our school. gifts to their teachers. On behalf of the teachers at Waverley Drive public school, we would like to encourage you to instead make a charitable donation to honour your teacher. Donations made to the Learning Foundation are one way you can do this and benefit your child's class at the same time. Please see form at bottom of the newsletter. Krista Evans, Grade 1 / 2 Contact Us Check out the Council Board in the breeze way, or join our email list. You can also find more information on the school web site: http://www.ugdsb.on.ca/wav/. Feel free to send us an email [email protected] Holiday Gift Giving This time of year we understand that some students choose to give Next Meeting Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the school library. Fundraising Update Greetings from the Fundraising Committee! As we approach the holiday season, where thoughts turn to giving and sharing, I ask you to consider adding our school to your list. Our school has many needs that are not covered by school board funds. We have set a fundraising target of $20,000 this year, which we will achieve if we all work together. Our Waverley teachers welcome contributions to the UGLF for our school instead of presents this holiday season. Donations, big and small, are meaningful, practical gifts that will result in tangible supplies for classrooms, enriched programming for students, and income tax deductions for the parents. Everyone wins! Here is exactly what we are raising money towards: ROAR Day: $4,000 A day of guest speakers and instructional workshops for all grade 7 and 8 students that took place in October. Anti-Bullying Initiatives: $1,500 Year long programming including special guest speakers from the Toronto Argonauts for grades K-8. Scientists In School: $3,150 Hands-on, half-day workshops run by local scientists, for grades K-6 classes. Music Program: $2,000 To provide for the maintenance/repairs of class sets of guitars, ukuleles, brass and wind instruments, etc. used in musical instruction for all students. continued on page 2 500 Victoria Road North, Guelph, Ontario N1E 6K2 Birthday Books have arrived ••• Council has replenished the stock of Birthday books in Mrs. Topping's office. Announcements will be made for students to choose a book on, or near, their birthday. ••• Roar Day – a huge success! ROAR Day is a special day for our grade 7 & 8 students. It focuses on respect for self, opportunities to grow, achieving your potential and recognizing your strengths. Guests from our community lead workshops for the students and a powerful motivational speaker starts the day. Thank you Parent Council for supporting this worthwhile day. Tina Fontinato, Child and Youth Counselor ••• Lunch Program Gets a New Fridge A HUGE thank you to Parent Council who contributed $621.00 to cover the cost of our fridge... Patti Schopp, Educational Assistant Charitable Registration Number 89445 0444 RR0001 CONTRIBUTION FORM Name Address Postal Code Phone (optional) A. Email (optional) Method of Payment Enclosed is my cheque $ (made payable to: Upper Grand Learning Foundation) Fundraising Happy Holidays! continued Classroom Resources: $3,100 To give $100 to each classroom teacher to partially reimburse them for purchases of classroom supplies for our children. Birthday Books: $750 To give an ageappropriate book as a birthday present to every child who attends Waverley. Refrigerator: $621 To purchase a fridge to safely store lunch ingredients for the Food and Friends program which is providing snacks and lunches to children who need them. Demand has tripled over last year. Gratitude Fund: $200 To provide cards and tokens of appreciation, sympathy, etc. to Waverley staff when marking noteworthy occasions. Total: $15,321 We will apply any funds raised over and above $15,321 to our Family Fun Night in June. We have traditionally charged up to $12/child for FFN and would love to be able to offer this event to you at reduced or no cost. That is how we arrive at $20,000. So far, we have raised $3,915.75. Please help us to reach our target by filling in the Upper Grand Learning Foundation form and sending it to school with a cheque. Every contribution of $20.00 or more qualifies for an income tax receipt, with 100% of donations going to the school. If every family at Waverley gives just $40, we will achieve our goal this year! Say no to bugs! Treating and preventing head lice Hat season is upon us! also inhibits their movement and Unfortunately those horrid little makes it difficult for their eggs (nits) creatures known as head lice will to attach to the hair shaft. So spike also follow. Here are some myths that mohawk! and ways of keeping the bug blues There are several suggestions of away! essential oils that can be put directly Myth #1 Lice are NOT a sign of onto scalp or added to your daily poor hygiene. In fact they LIKE shampoo. Tea Tree Oil has been clean hair! suggested most often but other oils Myth #2 Lice do not jump or fly have also been recommended such from one head to another. They as: Lavender, Citronella, don't have wings and cannot jump. Rosemary and Coconut. Lice hate They become dislodged by air (hair) the smell! Add 12 to 15 drops directly movement. into shampoo or diluted with water in Myth #3 Lice cannot live in carpets, a spray bottle. beds, clothes and couches. A louse Vinegar! Yes the many uses of can only live for 45 hours away from vinegar! Wine vinegar or apple cider a scalp! vinegar have been said to be the Although there is not a 100% most effective. Do a vinegar guaranteed product to prevent head treatment once a week. Soak the hair lice, there are measures everyone in vinegar and leave it on for 20-30 can make to try and ward off these minutes then wash as usual. The acid pests! in vinegar will help detach nits (if Thank you so very much for your support! Together, we can do this! First of all, if your child has long present) and again the lice don't like hair, keep it tied back while at the smell! Your Fundraising Committee Chair, Ryla Alice Downie school or social functions. Braids Also speak to your family doctor, and buns are mostly recommended. pharmacist, or Public Health for other Another solution could be if your options. child likes to style their hair, let them! Using hair gel, hairspray or Information found via internet using other hair styling products simulates keywords: head lice, lice preventions, dirty hair that head lice don't like! It lice home remedy You can make a difference too! Come out to the next Council meeting on Monday, January 16, and see for yourself. B. Visa Master Card Card Number Expiry Date / Signature The administration fee charged by the banks for the use of credit cards will be deducted from the amount donated to the school, i.e. A $100 donation will result in $96.50 going to the school. I would like to support the Upper Grand Learning Foundation with a gift to: School Fund – I want to designate my donation to: Waverley Drive School Please forward your donation and completed Contribution Form to the Upper Grand Learning Foundation at the above address or to the attention of Upper Grand Learning Foundation through your nearest Upper Grand District School Board school courier service. Tax receipts will be issued for contributions of $20 or more. This information is collected pursuant to the Board’s responsibilities as set out in the Canadian Income Tax Act. This information will be used for purposes of processing your donation and will be securely stored and retained. Questions about this collection should be directed to [email protected] Thank you for supporting our students!