Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

In Touch – May 27, 2022

Date: May 27, 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:

  • Luke R. won the Grit award
  • Jasmine B. 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.

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.

In the last few weeks students have participated in all of our emergency drills. They have done an excellent job at following the protocols for each drill in order to ensure the safety of everyone on site.

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. Information has been shared directly with those students/families.

Auction Update

Thank you to everyone who supported our auction. We raised $2520 that will support initiatives for our students here at Amethyst. Thank you to Mrs. Harju and Ang Sampson for organizing the auction and to everyone who donated items and bid on items at our auction. It was a very successful fundraising event!

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 weekend!

Extended Day Program/Lodging Update

Hi Parents and Guardians,

Upcoming Events At Amethyst

  • Tuesday May 31 – Pool Olympics from 6-7pm! Fun games and activities in the pool! Attention extended day parents, please complete a permission form and pick up your child at 7/7:30pm if they choose to stay. Please also let the bus company know if your child will not be needing the bus for this activity.

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 and Kelsey’s on Wednesday June 8
  • Eagles Den – Palasad and Kelesy’s on Tuesday June 21
  • The Knights – Fleetway on Monday June 13
  • The Cave – Palasad on Thursday May 26

Square Foot Art Show

Thank you to everyone for the support of our art show! The last day to bid on art for the art show is on Friday May 27th. Winners of the bids will be contacted next week! Option to pick up the winnings or they can be sent home with your child. Payments in cash only please.

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