Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

In Touch – June 10, 2022

Date: June 10, 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 and follow the direction given.

Congratulations to our award winners last week:

  • Jacob V. and Bella W. won the Grit award
  • Jax G. won the Growth Mindset award
  • Haiden K. 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.

Our Parent Council has used funds from the Parent Reaching Out Grant host Sara Westbrook who will present to our students as well as our parents. The parent presentation is a virtual presentation that will take place this week on Thursday, June 16th at 5:30 pm. We hope to see you there! A Zoom link will be sent to all families the morning of the presentation.

We enjoyed our year end field trip at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee. Students participated in team building activities and showed their great leadership skills.

Congratulations to our Grade 6 students who completed Junior EQAO this week. We wish our secondary math students well as they write EQAO next week.

We have ordered 2021-22 yearbooks for each of our students. Our Parent Council is subsidizing $10 towards the cost for each student. Students will receive these at Recognition Night. Please send in $13.75 to cover the remaining cost of the yearbook. Payment can be made by e-transfer to harjuja@pdsbnet.ca, cheque payable to Amethyst School Council or cash.  Thank you to the Parent Council for your generous support of all of our students and to Ang Sampson and the students who created our yearbook!

On Tuesday, June 21, our elementary students will be going Roller Skating. Information regarding this trip is included in the communication folder. Please send in permission slips and money for the trip.

Our secondary students will be completing culminating tasks next week and exams on June 20th and June 21st. On June 22, secondary students will be working with the Student Support Counsellors as well as preparing for Recognition Night. The secondary teachers have planned a trip for their students on June 23rd and in the evening they will participate in our Recognition Night. Please note that there will not be any further programming scheduled for secondary students after June 23rd as all final tasks/exams will be completed.

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. A reminder that our building is a scent free environment. Please help us protect the health and safety of staff and students by not wearing any scents for the evening.

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,

As the weather gets warmer students are spending a lot of time outside. Students are encouraged to bring in appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and bug off. We recommend students bring in fans for their bedrooms for the month of June.

Parents and siblings are welcome to come to Amethyst for family night every Wednesday!

Events In Lodging

  • Student BBQ for dinner: Staff are hosting a student BBQ with hot dogs, chips, caesar salad, and freezies on Monday June 20th at 5:00pm. Student Support Counselors will make dinner for the students instead of the kitchen. All day students are welcome to stay past 5:30pm for soccer baseball after the BBQ. Please fill out the permission form sent home to confirm your child can stay past 5:30pm. Pick up will be at 6:30pm.
  • End of Year Trips Information:
    • The Loft – Mackies trip to Port Stanley on Thursday June 16
    • Eagles Den – Palasad and Kelesy’s on Tuesday June 21
    • The Knights – Fleetway and DQ on Monday June 13

Square Foot Art Show:

Thank you to everyone for the support of our art show! Winners of the bids have been contacted by staff Laura! Option to pick up the winnings or they can be sent home with your child. Payments in cash only please.

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