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Guthrie Public School Kindergarten Orientation 2021http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/59Guthrie Public School Kindergarten Orientation 2021<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Guthrie%20Public%20School%20%20-%20Kindergarten%20Orientation%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Guthrie Public School - Kindergarten Orientation 2021.pdf</a></p>
Guthrie WORLD TRAVELLERS!http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/58Guthrie WORLD TRAVELLERS!<p>​Hello Guthrie!</p><p>Guthrie's Parent Council is excited to provide you and your fmaily with a fun, educational online event called GUTHRIE WORLD TRAVELLERS.</p><p>Learn and be entertained as a family with one of three exciting online events. Click this link to learn more: <a href="https://guthrie-world-travellers.mailchimpsites.com/" target="_blank">Guthrie World Travellers</a></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Thank you for supporting Guthrie's Virtual Book Fair http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/57Thank you for supporting Guthrie's Virtual Book Fair <p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/clifford.jpg" alt="clifford.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>Hello Gryphons!</p><p>Guthrie's Virtual Book Fair is here! May 3-9, 2021!<br></p><p>visit: <a href="https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5158903" target="_blank">Guthrie's Virtual Book Fair </a><br></p>
Guthrie Spiritwear!http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/56Guthrie Spiritwear!<p>​Good news Gryphons! Guthrie Spiritwear order deadline has been extended to April 4, 2021!</p><p>Visit our e-store at </p><p><a href="https://ke-guthrieps2021.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true">kuttingedge.biz</a><br></p>
Support Guthrie PS through FlipGive!http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/55Support Guthrie PS through FlipGive!<p>​</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">Your School Council is rolling out the first fundraiser of the year!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">FlipGive is entirely online and contactless. It gives the school credit for purchases made through the site using our school code. You can also purchase gift cards or donate directly to the school through the app. Many shops and brands are affiliated with the app, </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">including grocery stores and gas </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">stations. It keeps our community safe and the busy work out of our hardworking school staff.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:5pt;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;">Navigate to </span><a href="https://www.flipgive.com/"><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;text-decoration:underline;">Flipgive.com</span></a><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;"> and use code </span><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:16pt;font-weight:bold;">FQX3T2</span><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:16pt;"> </span><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;">to sign on to our team.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">Thank you so much for your support!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-US"> </span></p>
Remembrance Dayhttp://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/53Remembrance Day<p>Each year millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom. The Legion has provided each of our students with a poppy to wear on Remembrance Day, November 11th, as a symbol of Remembrance. </p><p>This year, due to covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to collect funds for the Poppy Campaign at the school. However, we ask families to please consider donating to our local Legion in support of vertans and their families. </p><p>Click <a href="https://www.legion.ca/remembrance/the-poppy-campaign/donate-to-the-poppy-fund" target="_blank">HERE</a> to donate.</p>
Gifted Screening - deadline Nov. 27http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/54Gifted Screening - deadline Nov. 27<span><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">Students who display an advanced degree of general intellectual ability may require additional program support in order to reach their educational potential. This support may be through enhancing the curriculum, differentiated instruction and through providing program modifications. This type of programming is important to engage, motivate and challenge students who are identified as gifted in either the regular classroom or in gifted classroom placements.  In consultation with parents/guardians, school staff determines who these students are through the gifted screening process.</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">Students may be nominated by either a teacher or parent/guardian.</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;">Although our goal is to do the gifted screening process in Grade 3, i</span><span style="font-size:11pt;">f you have child (ren)/students who are in grades 4-8 who were not tested in Grade 3 and they are displaying the </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;"><a href="http://bax.scdsb.on.ca/Documents/2020-2021%20Characteristics%20of%20Gifted%20Learners.pdf" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:11pt;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">characteristics of a gifted student</font></span></span></a></span><span style="font-size:11pt;">, can participate in the gifted screening process.  </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;"><strong>Parents/Guardians of a student currently in Grade 3-8, who wish the school to consider their child for screening, are asked to contact Mrs. MacIntosh</strong><strong> before November 27, 2020.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">If your child is nominated, a teacher from the school will contact you regarding the screening process.  You will be asked to sign a consent form as your child will be taking a standardized test (the Otis Lennon School Achievement Test [OLSAT]). Your child will be given some instruction regarding the test and will have the opportunity to take a practice test prior to the actual test. Once the school receives the results, you will be contacted, and these results will be shared with you. The school staff will also explain what any next steps may be. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">This opportunity is available to all student in-school and Learn@Home students. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">If you require additional information regarding the gifted screening process, please contact Mrs. MacIntosh.</span></p></span>
Guthrie's Terry Fox Run - October 8 & 9, 2020http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/52Guthrie's Terry Fox Run - October 8 & 9, 2020<p>CONGRATULATIONS GRYPHONS! Thanks to the generous donations of our Guthrie community, we were able to raise over $3500.00 for cancer research! A great big thank you to all donors!<br></p><p><br></p><p>​In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope, our school is participating in the <strong>Terry Fox School Run.</strong> We are proudly committed to raising much-needed funds for cancer research. Please consider supporting our efforts for this very worthwhile cause.</p><p>You can donate by clicking:</p><p> <a href="https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=911412">HERE to go to the Terry Fox School Run Website<br></a></p><p>Or you can visit <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/">SchoolCash Online</a> to donate<br></p><p>Or you can send a cash donation to Guthrie with your child. <br></p><p>Thank you for your support!<br><a href="https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?TeamID=911412"> </a></p>
Parent Council Zoom Meeting OCT 5th.http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/51Parent Council Zoom Meeting OCT 5th.<p>​</p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;">Dear Guthrie Parents/Guardians,<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-10-3">For the link to the October 5th Parent Council Zoom meeting, please contact Ms. Hornik.</strong><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">We are holding elections for Council positions on October 5, 2020  The format of this meeting has not been determined yet but will be either Zoom or Google Meet.  </span><br><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;">If you are interested in holding a Guthrie Parent Council position, please send Mel Hornik (mhornik@scdsb.on.ca) an email with your intent by Tuesday, September 22.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;"> Positions are open to any Guthrie parent.<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;">The positions are:</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong><span style="color:black;">Chair - </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Chair’s role largely ensures that proper Council meeting protocol is</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">undertaken at all meetings. They coordinate members and the meeting agenda with the</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">Principal or Vice Principal.</span></span><span class="apple-converted-space ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;"> </span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;"> </span><strong><span style="color:black;">Co-Chair - </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Co-Chair is to provide assistance and support to the Chair and fulfill their duties when absent.</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong><span style="color:black;"> Treasurer – </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Treasurer provides and maintains accurate accounting of all Council</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">transactions and provides updates on those reports at council meetings and at year's</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">end.</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong><span style="color:black;"> Secretary – </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Secretary records all items of discussion, follow-up and accurately</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">notes all motions and voting results at Council meetings. Minutes from these</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">meetings are recorded and distributed to all members</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;"><br> </span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">Although Parent Council won't be doing any fundraising in the near future, it still provides a valuable service to the school by providing feedback and deciding where to allocate school generated funds.  Voting members are an important part of this process, so please contact councilchairgut@scdsb.on.ca if you would like to be a voting member (but not in a titled position) of this year's Council .</span></span></p></span>