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Wilkinson Weekly Event & Activities Email
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Good Morning, Wilkinson! Today is Day 1. Here is your weekly rundown of what's happening at the school:

Electronic Payments: School Cash Online
Wilkinson is going cashless! Payments for agendas, yearbooks, class trips, etc., will now be made using the School Cash Online system. 

Please visit School Cash Online, select “Get Started Today” or “Register” and complete the three registration steps. For more information, please see these instructions which are also available on our Forms and Letters page. If you have questions about the registration process or using School Cash Online, please select the “Get Help” option on the top of the School Cash Online web page. You can also contact the School Cash Online Parent Help Desk at 1-866-961-1803 and parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com.

Single Use Plastics & Eco Team Logo Contest
Phase 1 of the school's initiative to eliminate single-use plastics is well underway! If you're looking for reusable water bottles and lunch containers, you can shop online using our Parent Council's fundraising links and earn money for the school with your purchase. Find a logoed bottle or lunch bag at Cafe Press or shop for hundreds of reusable items through Amazon and FlipGive. 

Remember, Eco Team logo contest entries are due this week! Students of all grades may take part in the contest by drawing a logo about the environment and phasing out single-use plastics. All entries should be submitted on an 8.5 x 11 paper to Room 20 (Ms. Harrison) by Friday, May 3rd. One primary and one junior winner will be selected the following week. Please reach out to Ms. HarrisonMr. Kotsampouikidis or Mme. Barbier with any questions.

Annual School Cleanup
Our annual school-wide cleanup and Earth Day celebration is on Tuesday, April 30th. We will gather in the gym at 12:45 pm for a short presentation by the Eco Team. We will review safety instructions when picking up litter. Then classes will head outside for 20-30 minutes to clean up a designated area of the yard. Some classes may be cleaning the streets adjacent to the school. Parent volunteers are welcome.

Kindergarten Playground Items
If you have gently used pails, shovels or other sandbox toys, you may donate them to the Wilkinson Kindergarten classes. Donated items may be left in the drop-off box in the main office. Thanks from the Kindergarten team!

Open House Next Week
Wilkinson's annual open house is next Wednesday, May 8th. Drop-in times are 10:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Our Student Ambassadors are ready and eager to give visitors a guided tour of the school. If your family is new to the school or you’ve never been able to take a tour before, drop in to learn your way around.

Health & Physical Education Program
Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week's Track & Field events! Top finishers moving on to the Birchmount team track meet on Tuesday, May 7th, were informed via morning announcements last week.

Track team members are invited to participate in practices, Monday to Thursday from 7:45 am - 8:45 (8:30 am Day 5). Practice will take place outside or in the gym in inclement weather.

Healthy Snack of the Week
This Week: Bell Peppers
Next Week: Berries

Please check the website for information on HPE programming at Wilkinson and updates regarding team practices, game schedules and
other info.

Movie Night on Friday
Join us on Friday, May 3rd for a showing of The Lego Movie 2. In preparation for our Fun Fair, spare pieces of Lego are being collected for our "Guess How Many" contest. Please review the movie night safety information, and join us in the gym. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the movie starts at 7:00.

Pizza Lunch on Friday
Children in Grades 1-6 who have registered for pizza lunches do not need to bring lunch to school on Friday, May 3d. Students are reminded to bring water or a drink in a reusable container.

Reminder: Direct Donation Campaign Ends Tomorrow!
The Direct Donation campaign ends on April 30th, 2019. Visit the website to learn more about how we use the funds we raise to enrich the curriculum at Wilkinson. If you choose to donate, you do so using School Cash Online. To ensure it is attributed correctly, please select Wilkinson Junior Public School as the Fund Destination and add Direct Donation to the message field. Donations of $25 or more are eligible for a charitable donation receipt.

You may also donate by cash or cheque using this form. Please note, tax receipts are not available for cash or cheque donations.

Parent Council Meeting Next Week
The Wilkinson School Community Council (WSCC) will meet next Monday, May 6th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the library.

Childcare is available upon request. All parents/guardians are welcome, you do not need to be a member of the council to attend. 

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