Special announcement: .

Strike Update:

Friday, February 28, 2020.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which includes Provincial Schools Authority Teachers (PSAT), announced that their members will participate in a one-day full withdrawal of services (strike action) on Friday, February 28, 2020 at a number of Ontario school boards across the province, including the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch’s provincial schools, if a tentative agreement is not reached.

All provincial schools will remain open on Friday, February 28, 2020­ however, instructional programming will be suspended. Supervised activities will be provided during the school day. All residential programs will continue.

All demonstration schools remain open and full instructional programs continue.


Mise à jour sur la grève :

le vendredi 28 février 2020

La Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants des écoles secondaires de l'Ontario (FEESO), qui comprend des enseignantes et enseignants de l’administration des écoles provinciales (PSAT), a annoncé que ses membres participeront à une journée complète de retrait de services (grève) le vendredi 28 février 2020 dans plusieurs conseils scolaires de l’Ontario si aucun accord de principe n’est conclu.

Toutes les écoles provinciales seront ouvertes le vendredi 28 février 2020, mais le programme pédagogique est mise en suspens. Des activités supervisées seront offertes durant la journée scolaire. Il n’y aura aucune interruption aux programmes résidentiels.

Toutes les écoles d’application demeurent ouvertes et les programmes pédagogiques complets sont présentés.

Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

In Touch – February 2020

Date: January 31, 2020 | Categories: amethyst | Tags: newsletter

1515 Cheapside Street
London, Ontario, N5V 3N9
Tel. (519) 453-4400 / 1-866-640-0044
Fax (519) 453-4193
Website: pdsbnet.ca/amethyst
Twitter: @AmethystSchool
Mrs. Sherry Eacrett (Residence Manager)
Mr. Sean Gregory (Principal)

Dates to Remember:

  • Fri. Feb. 7 – Report Cards Go Home Tue. Feb. 11 Boler Ski Trip
  • Wed. Feb. 12 – School Council (5:30 pm)
  • Mon. Feb. 17 – Family Day (No Classes)
  • Fri. March 13 – PA Day (No Classes)
  • March Break Holiday (March 16 – 20)

Term 1/Semester 1 Report Cards

First term/semester Report Cards for both our elementary and secondary students will be sent home on Friday, February 7th.

Secondary parents please look for your child’s semester 2 schedule in your Friday packages next week. As always, should you have any questions please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

January Congratulations to

Ms. Dalzell’s Classes & Connor H. for receiving our Wow Belt Award
DJ & Mason for receiving our Growth Mindset Award (Silver Hardhat)
Jackson T. for receiving our GRIT Award (Golden Boots)
Mrs. Clifford’s Class & Tyler for receiving our Technology Award (Golden Headset)

Amethyst Silent Auction

Preparations are underway for our annual Silent Auction being held this spring. Some items we have received in the past are theatre tickets, water park and bowling passes, art work, gift baskets, books, jewellery, games, homemade jams/salsas and many other items. If you have any new or very gently used items you would be willing to donate, please send them to the main office. The deadline for donations is April 17th. If you have connections with any stores, restaurants or other companies, please contact them to see if they might be willing to donate something spectacular!

Family Day Holiday (February 17th)

As a reminder, Monday, February 17th is the Family Day statutory holiday and therefore the school will be closed. Enjoy the day with your family!

Residence Team Update

Our Residence character focus for the month of February is Respect.

The first month of the New Year has come and gone already! Within the Residence, students have spent January readjusting to schedules, routines, and waking up before noon! We had some tired children after the holiday, but most students were excited to be back and see their friends.

The secondary students have been working extremely hard this January preparing for exams. The secondary teachers created a clear schedule to assist the students with exam preparation. The residence team opened a study hall a week prior to exams, the students used their time wisely to prepare with friends and counsellors. It has been great to see the hard work and dedication shown in preparation for the end of the semester. Way to go Grade 9 students!

On January 29th Amethyst enjoyed family night at the Thompson Arena supporting the Western Mustangs hockey team. It was amazing to bring all the students and parents together to support local, GO MUSTANGS GO! Thank you to everyone who came out to the game!

In February we look forward to continuing our hard work and progress both academically and socially. Within the Residence we will continue to support each student to the best of our ability so that they are able to reach their full potential. As always, if there is anything more that we can do to help support your child, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your primary counsellor. Have a great February!

Amethyst Residence Team

School Council Corner

Please join us for our next School Council meeting on Wednesday, February 12th (5:30 pm) being held in the David Neill Centre (DNCC). Please RSVP with Janet Harju if you are planning on attending.

Healthy Tips for Healthy Kids

Tip #12 – Resilience Lives in Everyone

Help develop resiliency by:

  • Building a warm, loving relationship that includes a lot of hugs and high fives.
  • Teaching about emotions and positive ways to express them.
  • Sharing ways to cope with stress-exercise, deep breathing, music, etc.
  • Demonstrating positive coping skills, and ways to handle disappointments.

Children can “bounce back” after a difficult time