Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

In Touch May 19, 2022

Date: May 20, 2022 | 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 (Student Support Manager)
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 and show verification of this to attend school: COVID-19 school screening

Congratulations to our award winners last week:

  • Ethan C. won the Grit award
  • Mylah M. won the Growth Mindset award
  • Secondary Boys won the Wow award
  • Liam L. won the Kindness award

Staff and students are still required to complete and pass the covid-19 school screener each day. Please follow the NEXT STEPS that are provided at the end of the screener, including the directions about a RETURN TO SCHOOL.

A reminder that Monday, May 23 is a Holiday. Students will return to school on Tuesday, May 24th and transportation will be running on Tuesday morning next week.

If students are absent they should be checking their Google Classrooms and completing the asynchronous work that is posted when they are well enough to do so.

Thank you to all of the lodging staff for organizing a wonderful BBQ for our families. It was so great to meet so many of you in person!

Elementary students who qualified and have been training for track and field will attend the meet with the London District Catholic School Board at TD Waterhouse Stadium on May 31st.

Auction Update

The Hidden Bid portion of our Auction has begun.  In your child’s folder you will find a list of all the current standings and you can place a further bid if you wish.  Please return your bids on Tues. as all bidding will end at 3:30 that day.  Winners will be notified by Fri., May 27th.

Save the Date Student Recognition Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 7 – 9 pm. Please plan to arrive and be seated by 6:45. This is an evening where we recognize all of the students and their achievements. As we will be holding this event in our gymnasium, it is necessary to set a limit on attendance.  Each student will be able to have 4 guests attend, with the possibility of exceptions, once everyone has RSVP’d and we know numbers.  Please RSVP to Mrs. Harju (janet.harju@ontario.ca) by June 13th.

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend!

Extended Day Program/Lodging Update

Hi Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to everyone for making it out to the Family BBQ. It was a huge success! Student Lodging raised $650.00 for fundraising.

Every Wednesday night parents, siblings, and friends are invited to come to Amethyst to have dinner ($5.00 charge for families), swim, play in the gym, see the dorms, and interact with staff. Now that we are allowed to have families in the building, we’d love to see everyone! Next week will be the last week to bid on the square foot art show.

Amethyst is a scent free environment, please do not wear scents when entering the building.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday May 31 – Pool Olympics from 6-7:30pm! Fun games and activities in the pool! Attention extended day parents, please complete a permission form and pick up your child at 7:30pm if they choose to stay.

End of Year Trips Information

Extended Day – Palasad on Wednesday June 1 (3:15-5pm). Extended day will be back in time for dinner and transportation.

  • The Loft – Mackies trip to Port Stanley on Thursday June 16
  • Shark Tank – Palasad on Wednesday June 8
  • Eagles Den – Palasad on Tuesday June 21
  • The Knights – Fleetway on Monday June 13
  • The Cave – Palasad on Thursday May 26

** Please hand in permission forms **

Fundraiser – “Plantables”

Plantables is an exciting new start up (est. 1998) based in Forest, Ontario that grow healthy, hardy and happy fruit and vegetable plants. The best part is, they ship them DIRECTLY to your door, when you want them!

All you have to do is pick what plants you want to grow, choose when you want them delivered and wait for your box of garden-ready plants to arrive on your doorstep. Shipping weeks are available from April- June.

How does the program work?

Go to plantables.ca. and make sure they enter the code 1515 at the checkout or follow our direct link that has been emailed out to families – https://plantables.ca/for/1515.

Fundraiser – Kernels Popcorn

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Kernels popcorn fundraiser. We sold over 1000 bags!

Bags will be sent home in early June.

Extended day Information:

If students would like to stay for the school events past 5:30pm please fill out a permission form, cancel bus transportation, and pick up your child after the festivities are over. All permission forms have been sent to families via email. Please return to the Student Support  Manager- Sherry Eacrett- sherry.eacrett@ontario.ca, or send in with your child to the main office. Please reach out to the emails below if you have any questions.

Dorm Contact Information

  • Shark Tank: Dorm Ext 1621, Cell: 226-926-5619
  • The Cave: Dorm Ext 1699, Cell: 226-926-6731
  • Eagles Den: Dorm Ext 1676, Cell: 226-926-6341
  • The Loft: Dorm Ext 1686, Cell: 226-926-5574
  • The Knights: Dorm Ext 1675, Cell: 519-636-0369

Extended Day Contact Information