Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

In Touch – November 5, 2021

Date: November 8, 2021 | 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 (Manager of Student Living)
Ms. Angela McHardy (Principal)

Amethyst’s mission is to provide a safe place where students, families and staff find support to learn, grow, discover and ultimately “Believe in Themselves”.

A reminder that students must pass the screening tool daily to attend school:

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Our secondary students had a great time rock climbing this week! It was so nice to be able to go on a field trip! Our elementary students will have this opportunity on November 30th.

Congratulations to our award winners last week:

  • Leila A. won the Grit award
  • Carmyn G. won the Growth Mindset award
  • Mrs. Woodiwiss’ class won the WOW award
  • Cameron L. won the Kindness award

Our next Parent Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 9 at 5:30 pm. All parents are invited to attend. A Zoom meeting invite will be sent to all families before the meeting. Our social worker, Melissa Baidboobonso, will be presenting Strategies for Dealing with Homesickness at the meeting. There will also be a student dorm presentation.

Next week we will be observing Remembrance Day. We are asking for students to donate $2 for their poppy that will be provided from the Royal Canadian Legion. If students have any relatives who have served or are serving and they would like their name added to our Remembrance Day bulletin board, please email the name(s) to sampsoan@pdsbnet.ca. We will gather together in the gym to observe Remembrance Day. A zoom link will be sent and families are welcome to join us at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 11.

Spirit Wear is now on sale. The flyer and order form is included in the communication folder. Please return all orders no later than Thursday, November 18.

Spirit wear brochure

Order form can be downloaded here:

Here are the links to the sizing charts for the spirit wear:

Thank you to those who reached out about the opening of the pool. At this time we are waiting for further direction from the Middlesex London Health Unit and we will let you know when there are any updates.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Ms. McHardy

Student Lodging and Extended Day Update

Hi Parents and Caregivers!

November has arrived, along with some colder weather. Please ensure children have the appropriate clothing and footwear to be outside. Staff and students spend as much time outside as possible to encourage mask free time.

Keep an eye out for trip forms being sent out weekly for walking distance trips, like Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Talize, etc. Please sign, date, and bring back with your child.

Student Lodging finished up their last week of optional running club this week, thank you to all students who participated!

Special shout out to all Secondary Girls for running Thursday night Snack Bar. Every one of you is doing a great job! Don’t forget to bring $3-5.00 to support the Snack Bar fundraiser for an end of the year trip!

Have a great weekend,

Student Lodging and Extended Day Staff