Archive for February, 2015

Health & Safety Reminders

Global_Handwashing_Day_(emblem)Hi everyone,

There are many cold, flu-like and stomach bugs making the rounds this season, so here are a few reminders to help keep your family, and the other RYRNS families and teachers healthy.
1.  Do not send your child to school if any of the following occur: vomiting, diarrhea, fever, contagious viruses, pinkeye, or any infections (ear, throat etc.)
2.  Thank you to everyone who has been notifying me of your children’s illnesses/absences!  I can’t always reply (I receive a lot of messages!), but please know I’m reading your messages and passing the information onto the teachers.  Please continue to notify me of illness and other absences at the email no later than 8:45 (earlier whenever possible). When necessary, illness related information will be shared with the RYRNS community but families will not be identified.
3. Practicing good hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.  

Here’s how to scrub those germs away. Teach this routine to your kids — or better yet, wash your hands together often so they learn how important this good habit is:
– Wash your hands in warm water. 
– Use soap and lather up for about 20 seconds 
– Rinse and dry well with a clean towel.
To minimize the germs passed around your family, make regular hand washing a rule for everyone, especially:
– before eating and cooking
– after using the bathroom
– after cleaning around the house
– after touching animals, including family pets
– before and after visiting or taking care of any sick friends or relatives
– after blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
– after being outside (playing, gardening, walking the dog, etc.)

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Thank you all for helping to keep RYRNS healthy!  
Take care,
RYRNS Health and Safety Monitor

February 5, 2015 at 1:32 am

Play Date on Friday Feb 13 (School Closed)

playdateJoin your fellow classmates and parent/caregivers for some fun during the school closure on Friday, February 13th at Goofing Around Play Centre. Siblings are welcome!

We are being offered a special group rate of $10 per child ($2 per adult) which includes a slice of pizza, juice and sliced apples if we reach 25 kids. Please RSVP by Feb 9th. Socks are required for all.


February 4, 2015 at 11:31 pm


danceathonGreetings from your RYRNS Fundraising Team!
First off thank you for your support so far in our fundraising efforts.  Participation in these campaigns really helps the school, and of course directly benefits your little one!  In the past the school has held a mandatory event during the year for the purpose of fundraising, and this year we are holding a DANCE-A-THON!  Having one mandatory event each year, where each family must contribute, it crucial to ensuring we keep up the amazing level of care, education, growth and development that the students are receiving!  
The event will be held on Thursday February 26th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at The Children’s Urban Enrichment Studio (located at 2986 Lake Shore Blvd West).  All parents and siblings are all welcome, and there will be food, crafts, and of course DANCING to earn all their pledges!  We are asking the children to collect pledges in return for their dancing efforts!  The minimum pledge amount is $50, but of course we encourage you to collect as much as you can from family, friends or neighbours!  More details will be outlined in the Evite and the next Caboose newsletter.  Completed pledge forms can either be handed in to us on the February general meeting or placed in Oliver Poulton’s mailbox (Beaver).  We hope you can ALL make it, but if there is a conflict please kindly drop off your pledges through one of those two options before the event.

Download the Pledge Form, as well as a cover letter with some info for potential pledgers.

 We hope you are all looking forward to it – it will be a fun event!
Look out for the Evite that will come shortly and don’t forget to RSVP so we can plan accordingly!

February 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm


Our policy is to close the school if TDSB buses are cancelled. Therefore, due to weather, RYRNS will be closed today.

Enjoy the Snow Day!

February 2, 2015 at 8:23 am

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