This is a reminder to all parents and students that the Response Form of your child's report card needs to be returned to our office ASAP. If you have not already returned this form - please make arrangements to do so.
The students and staff at South Huron have a great tradition of helping others. Once again we’re asking for your help to support our Christmas Bureau campaign. This campaign is your opportunity to help share some of the joy of the Christmas season with people in our own community; people who - without our help - may not have a very merry Christmas at all. Any support will be gratefully received, and faithfully applied
The collection deadline for this year is
Thursday, December 4th
The following items are needed
- toys for boys and girls from infants to teenagers
- clothing items
- Canadian Tire Money which will be used to buy toys
- cash donations or cheques will also be accepted
Please bring these items in to your Day 1 Period 1 Class / Home Room Teacher
Working together we can make a positive impact on our school, on our community, and on our planet. Please take up this challenge, and remember your support of the Christmas Bureau is truly appreciated!
The South Huron Chapter of OSAID - Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving - will be hosting the MADD Canada presentation of "Aftermath" on Tuesday, November 25th. "Aftermath" is a production of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an organization dedicated to reducing the number of Canadians who are killed and injured by impaired drivers.
The format of "Aftermath" is similar to previous MADD presentations; it includes a dramatic section, followed by interviews with real victims who share the impact of impaired driving on their lives. The presentation is intended to be very powerful, and pulls no punches - the crash reenactment is very realistic - but this has proven to be very effective in conveying the consquences of making poor decisions to our students.
Here is a link to the MADD Canada preview of "Aftermath"
If you know of a student who has suffered a recent loss, or who might be particularly sensitive to the subject matter please let Guidance / Administration know asap so that alternate arrangements can be made; it is not the intention of our OSAID group to cause anyone any more distress.
The reality is that "Aftermath" presents a message that students need to hear - again and again. We recognise that our 7s, 8s, 9s, and many of our 10s are too young to drive; that almost the entire student body is too young to drink legally; and - with the laws in the province of Ontario - they are all too young to drive after consuming alcohol. OSAID and MADD do not condone underage drinking or the use of illegal drugs. Never the less, we also know that it happens - and the best time for students to think about the choices that they will have to make is now, so that they make the right choice, rather than making a bad choice with dire consequences. Unfortunately we have lost students in the past to drunk driving - and we don't want to lose any more.
The Exeter Santa Claus Parade is on Saturday! Our Music Department will once again be riding the float just before Santa and playing a number of festive hits! OSAID and Student Council members will be distributing candy along the route - and that's where YOU come in! We're looking for a few extra volunteers / elves to help distribute candy - if you'd like to help please see Mr. MacLeod in Room 209 on Friday for more information. Thanks!
The South Huron Chapter of OSAID will be holding a bottle drive
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
at the AG Building (behind the Rec Centre)
We will be collecting wine bottles, liquor bottles, beer bottles and cans - the money raised is used to support OSAID activities such as the MADD Presentation, candy for the Santa Claus Parade, and punch for the Formal in June. Your support is greatly appreciated!