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Welcome to Egremont Community School
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Message from the PrincipalI

Welcome, everyone, to the 2017-2018 school year.  After a cool and wet summer we’re ready to get going, once again and looking forward to our time with your children.   Mrs. Lawrence and Mrs. Nicholson have the building  shiny and clean, as they always do!
There have been a few changes to our staffing and, unfortunately, some decisions yet to be made.  Ms. Haick has shifted her role to classroom teacher with the grade 6/7 class.  Mr. Shannon, we are happy to say, is returning and will give his expertise to teaching music and phys. ed., while Mrs. Barnes, who has been working at the board office has returned to take over the role as Learning Resource Teacher.
I regret to inform that Mrs. Shannon has decided not to return at this time, and we wish her all the best.  Mr. Aitken will take over the grade 8 classroom in her absence.  Mrs. Hartemink will return to the grade 1-2 classroom in November but currently her role is unfilled.  A temporary teacher will be here to run the classroom until hiring is completed.  Mrs. Wright also returns this year as Educational Assistant, along with Mrs. Los and Mrs. Smit.
Please remember that our current organization may change due to shifts in enrolment.  We hope that will not be the case.  Any changes will happen toward the end of September.
A reminder that this letter, and other useful information will be posted on our school website at , which we will endeavor to keep updated throughout the year.  Once again, I would also like to encourage everyone to sign up for our paperless e-newsletter, which must be done each year.  If you’d like to receive an e-newsletter just fill in the form on page 6 with your e-mail address clearly printed, and we’ll add you to the list. Please note, if you were on our list last year you will need to re-subscribe. Only one form per family is necessary.
Included in this newsletter is a school year calendar.  Note  the Professional Activity days (September 29, October 27, November 24, February 2, and June 1).  Report Cards will come home 3 times in the school year - the Progress report in November; Term 1 in February; Term 2 in June.  Complete school year calendars can be found on our website.
Please monitor your children for head lice and contact the school if detected so that we can minimize transmission.
Parent Council will be hosting an Open House on September 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.  
Of great importance for student safety, we now have students with life threatening food allergies in our building.  With this in mind, we are asking all families to refrain from sending any food products that may contain peanuts or shellfish.  Although this may cause some change in habits, it is essential that we put the safety of our children first.
        Also, A recent sample for sodium at Egremont was found to exceed an aesthetic objective concentration of 20 mg/L.  A fact sheet provided by the Grey Bruce Health Unit concerning the potential effects of sodium in drinking water can be found on this webpage under newsletters.

Here’s to a happy and engaging 2017-2018 school year!

JK/SK—Mrs. McCabe-Acheson
ECE—Mrs. MacTavish
SK/Grade 1—Mrs. Runyon
Grade 1/2— T.B.A.
Grade 2—Mrs. Short
Grade 3 —Mrs. Moore
Grade 4/5—Ms. Wilkin
Grade 5/6—Mrs. de Jong
Grade 6/7— Ms. Haick
Grade 8—Mr. Aitken

Core French & Primary prep coverage— Ms. Hodgins
Instrumental Music/Phys. Ed.—Mr. Shannon
Learning Resource—Mrs. Barnes
Educational Assistants: Mrs. Smit, Mrs. Los and Mrs. Wright

Office Manager—Mrs. Timmins
Head Custodian—Mrs. Lawrence
Evening Custodian—Mrs. Nicholson
Principal—Mr. Hopkins

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We are very excited to announce that we are offering parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events.
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school.  School related expenses will be available online for you to make payments during the school year.
You can register for your online payment account now.  Click on the image below to get started.
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