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Terry Fox Run 2018 Fox Run 2018<p>​Our school is proud to be participating in the Terry Fox School Run. Our school event will be on Friday, September 28th. More information will be sent home via your child's classroom teacher.</p><p> </p><p>Please join our school community and support this worthy cause, click: <a href=""></a> to be taken to our school's fundraising page. The Terry Fox Foundation has a great reputation with 82 cents of every dollar going directly to cancer research. Thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer.</p><p> </p><p>If you would like to purchase a Terry Fox T-Shirt for yourself or your child/children, please visit our <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>School Cash online</strong></span> to make your purchase. Youth sizes are $15/shirt and adult shirts are $20/shirt. All proceeds from the shirts go towards the Terry Fox Foundation, and also count toward our school amount of money raised. The deadline for ordering shirts is Sunday, September 16th. Unfortunately, NO LATE ORDERS can be accepted and there are no exchanges/returns. We plan to have all shirts delivered to the school in time for our Terry Fox event so that students can wear them on our event date.</p><p> </p><p>Thank you for your support!<br></p><p><br></p>
Volunteers needed! needed! <p>​We could really use your help this year. If you are able to generously donate any of your time to <a href="/parents/volunteer">volunteer</a>, please contact the school office at 705-458-4461 at your earliest convenience. <br></p><p>We are hoping to have volunteers join us for reading with students in the primary classes and helping teachers in some classrooms. Our library can benefit from volunteer assistance too!</p><p>We need help with our Pizza Program, Safe Arrival, our Healthy Snack Program and of course field trips and sports.</p><p>Remember, too, the Cookstown Central P.S. <a href="/parents/school-council">School Council</a> is looking for your support.</p><p>All volunteers need to have current police checks and vulnerable sector checks. Once you have completed a police check you must sign a Declaration every fall (September) in order to remain on our list of approved volunteers.</p><p><span class="ms-rteBackColor-4">Our Volunteer ORIENTATION will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:30 am.</span>  This short meeting will take place in the library.  We hope to see you soon. If this date and time do not work for you, please contact the office and we will set up a time with Mrs. Reynolds.<br></p><p>We hope you will consider joining our dynamic team.<br></p>
Kiss 'N Ride Map for Parents 'N Ride Map for Parents<p>It is that time of year again.  Please see the attched map to help our Kiss 'N Ride program run smoothly!  Thanks in advance.<br></p><p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Kiss%20%27N%20Ride%20map.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Kiss 'N Ride map.pdf</a></p>
First Day Locations Map to asssit with student arrivals Day Locations Map to asssit with student arrivals<p>Here is a map to assist with finding the locations students will need to know as they arrive for our first day tomorrow.</p><p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/First%20Day%20Locations%20Map%20to%20asssit%20with%20student%20arrivals.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />First Day Locations Map to asssit with student arrivals.pdf</a></p>
Welcome Back to all CCPS families Back to all CCPS families<p>Welcome back everyone!!!</p><p>Please have a look at the attached document to assist with our first day back to CCPS tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing about your goals for the new school year!​</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Welcome%20letter%20to%20parents%20about%20first%20day%20procedures.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Welcome letter to parents about first day procedures.pdf</a></p>
Mindful Moments at CCPS Moments at CCPS<p>​​Thanks to our Staff Mental Health Team and Student Cookstown Action Team—each morning Cougars will have the opportunity to start their day with a Mindful Moment.  At the end of announcements each day—student team members will guide us through a mindful moment that will help us self-regulate (calm) our minds and bodies to prepare us to be the best learners we can be. Students may also choose to opt out of this guided activity and privately reflect or sit quietly during this moment. This choice has been shared with all staff and students.  If you have any further questions,  please contact the office.</p><p>Some of the benefits shown in the research regarding mindfulness for staff and students include:</p><ul><li>Decreased stress and depression</li><li>Emotional regulation</li><li>Improved behavior and social skills</li><li>Reduced fatigue</li><li>Improved mood and self-esteem</li><li>Improved attention, memory and concentration​</li></ul>
Sign Up for the School Council REMIND Up for the School Council REMIND<p>​We have a new and exciting method for parents/guardians to receive information from our school.  It is called "Remind" and it can easily be installed on your phone.  Some of you may already be connected with classroom reminds but this one is being facilitated by your school council.  If you sign up you will receive "reminds" via text message ie: important dates coming up at school (picture day, due dates for fieldtrip payments, pizza and sub order reminders etc....) All you have to do is text the message @cookstown to the number 587-409-0081 to receive this feature on your phone.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with School Cash Online for field trips, lunch days, etc. with School Cash Online<p>​If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up for school Cash Online.  This is our preferred method of payment for all school fundraising, including lunch days and field trips.  School Cash Online allows you to pay with your debit or credit card.  Follow these steps to get started; 1. Go to  or from our school website click on “Pay Fees” 2. Register and add your child to the newly created account 3. View and purchase items through echeck or credit card The School Cash Parent Helpdesk is available 24/7 to help you with registration, password recoveries or any other payment issues.  Call the helpdesk at 1-866-9611803 or email  </p><div> ​</div>
Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st<p>​​<strong>What is World Down Syndrome Day?</strong></p><p>Every year on March 21, communities are encouraged to recognize and celebrate contributions from people with Down syndrome in their schools, communities, a​nd around the world! WDSD is officially ratified by the United Nations.</p><p> <strong>How can you celebrate?</strong></p><p><strong></strong></p><ul><li><strong>Wear Crazy Socks!  </strong><br></li><li>Come to school on March 21 wearing your craziest, wildest socks! This is a fun and easy way to show your support </li></ul><p>Incredible progress is made when people with Down syndrome are supported and given the opportunity to contribute to society. People with Down syndrome can go to school, finish university, find careers, and get married. The CDSS works to ensure that all people with Down syndrome live fulfilled lives. ​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Let's show Cookstown's inclusive Cougar spirit by celebrating and supporting our friends and community members with Down syndrome!</strong></p>
VOLUNTEER TEA TEA<p>​VOLUNTEERS,</p><p>​Look for an invitation to our school Volunteer Tea coming out at the end of March.  We will be having the Volunteer Tea on April 19th at 10:15.  SAVE TGHE DATE.  We appreciate all of our volunteers and what they do and bring to our school.<br></p>