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School Photo Day October 18 & 19School Photo Day October 18 & 19<strong><font size="3"></font></strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><font face="Calibri,Calibri" size="3"><p>Don't forget to wear your smile!!!</p><p>Picture day at ARES takes place on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19.</p><p><strong>October 18 will be picture day for:</strong></p><p>JK-Grade 3 individual and class pictures<br>Class photo for Mr. Turner, Mrs. Horie, Mr. Heidman, and Mr. Collett's classes</p><p>Individual photos for 9 students attending We Day the next day.</p><p><strong>October 19 will be picture day for:</strong></p><p>Grade 4-8 individual and class photos</p></font></font>
School Bus Safety Week – October 17-21 Bus Safety Week – October 17-21<p>Next week is School Bus Safety Week.  As part of this special focus, school bus operators will be conducting emergency evacuation training on all buses at Algonquin Ridge on Monday, October 17, 2016.  This training will occur during regular morning transportation once the bus arrives with the students at the school.  After the training has been completed by the bus driver, students will disembark from the bus.  Training provided by the school bus driver will: </p><p>confirm that the school bus driver is in charge during an evacuation situation; </p><p>identify how to evacuate the bus safely by using the front door, rear door, and both doors simultaneously, as well as other evacuation options; </p><p>identify that students are to move away from the bus to a safe location designated by the driver following an evacuation. </p><p><strong>Please also note: </strong></p><p>Wednesday, October 19, 2016 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in the province of Ontario. This is a great opportunity for the school community to thank the bus drivers for all their hard work, as well as for transporting students to and from school safely. </p>
Lockdown drill on Thursday drill on Thursday<p>Every year we are required to have various safety drills at our school to ensure that students and staff are well prepared for a variety of different emergency situations.  We've already held a few fire drills this fall.  ​On Thursday, October 13, we'll have a lockdown drill at our school.  A second lockdown practice will happen later this fall.</p> <font size="3"></font><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">A <strong><font face="Calibri,Calibri"><font face="Calibri,Calibri">lockdown </font></font></strong>is used when there is a major incident or a threat of violence related to the school. Students and staff move to secure areas, away from doors and windows. Doors are locked, lights are shut off and blinds are drawn. Students and staff remain quiet. We practice lockdown drills at least two times per year. In the unlikely event of an actual lockdown situation, police ask that parents do not go to the school. Information will be communicated through the school board social media sites ( and and website (, through local police and local media. </span></p><font size="3"> </font>
Breakfast Club Club<p>Each year our school receives some government funding for a program called "Eat Well to Excel".  We use the funds from this program to provide some simple, nutritious snacks for students (i.e. apples, nutrition bars, juice boxes, raisins, etc.) that can be given to student who do not have enough to eat in their lunch or have forgotten their lunch.  </p><p>These funds are also used to purchase some breakfast foods for students who may not have had enough or any breakfast in the morning.  Breakfast club runs every day from 8:50 - 9:10 AM in a small room at the back of our school.  We encourage students who <span style="text-decoration:underline;">need</span> this service to come in the school to take advantage of it.  If you have a current criminal record check on file with the school board and would like to volunteer to help facilitate breakfast club, please contact the office.   This would be approximately a 45-60 minute commitment once a week starting at 8:45 AM.</p>
October Newsletter now available Newsletter now available<p>​Please click on the parents>newsletters tab above to access our October newsletter and learn more about what is happening at your school this month.</p>



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