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West Bayfield Ornament Challengehttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/344West Bayfield Ornament Challenge<p style="text-align:center;">Please use the link below to vote for your favourite holiday ornament created by participating classrooms! </p><p style="text-align:center;">Voting closes on Friday at 4pm. <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC7xNUUp9pD7WrxgIYP05YjybriISMbgYGzFsKynHjlHElTg/viewform">https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC7xNUUp9pD7WrxgIYP05YjybriISMbgYGzFsKynHjlHElTg/viewform</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/images.jfif" alt="images.jfif" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Candy Cane Grams!http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/343Candy Cane Grams!<div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe src="/_layouts/15/videoembedplayer.aspx?site=8b9379d7af934671b505b583f5c2de99&web=a1f6cb58cd27455c89abd27a02779b54&list=0de8b9131d5a4a0d89aa4d6c28b14406&item=285&" data-duration="0" width="540" height="303"></iframe> </div><p>​</p>
Classroom Ornament Challenge http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/340Classroom Ornament Challenge <p style="margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:12pt;margin-left:0in;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;text-align:center;"> <strong><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#4472c4;"></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#4472c4;">Bronco </span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#980000;">Classroom Ornament Challenge to support our Holiday Tree</span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#e820d0;"> </span></strong><strong><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:red;">(in the front foyer).</span></strong></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;text-align:center;"><li style="color:black;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;"> <strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Each class is invited to participate</span></strong><strong><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></strong></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;"> <strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Creativity is encouraged – ornament may connect to a multi cultural or cross-curricular focus, capture celebrations around the world, a specific curriculum focus etc.</span></strong></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;"> <strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Ornaments must be hung on the tree on or before Monday December 9</span></strong></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;"> <strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Students, staff and families will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite ornament</span></strong></li></ul><ul style="text-align:center;"><li><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Voting will take place during time period Dec. 9 – 12</span></strong></li></ul><ul style="margin-top:0in;text-align:center;"><li style="color:black;margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;"> <strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Winners announced December 13</span></strong></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:12pt;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;"> <strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Prizes will be awarded for the TOP 3 winners and delivered the week of December 16. The grand prize winner will receive a pizza party for their class. </span></strong></li></ul><p>​</p>
Candy Cane Gramshttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/341Candy Cane Grams<p style="text-align:center;">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6">Candy</span> Cane <span class="ms-rteForeColor-6">Grams</span> will <span class="ms-rteForeColor-6">be</span> on <span class="ms-rteForeColor-6">sale</span> starting <span class="ms-rteForeColor-6">this</span> Friday, December <span class="ms-rteForeColor-6">6th!</span> <br></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong></strong></span><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Candy.png" alt="Candy.png" style="margin:5px;width:433px;" /></p>
Christsmas Cheerhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/339Christsmas Cheer<p style="text-align:center;">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong>Christmas</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6"><strong>Cheer</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong>starts</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6"><strong>on</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong>December</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6"><strong>2nd</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong>&</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6"><strong>runs</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong>until</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6"><strong>Dec</strong></span><strong> </strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong>14th!</strong></span> </span><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Christmas%20Cheer.jpg" alt="Christmas Cheer.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p>
**NEW** Items available on School Cash Online! http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/336**NEW** Items available on School Cash Online! <p>​Hi Bronco Families! <br></p><p><br></p><p>Just a heads up! There are new items (hot lunches) available to purchase on school cash! Make sure if you are wanting to order,  you do so before the end date!<br></p><p><br></p><p>Thank you for your continued support! <br></p>
School Council Fundraising Plan http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/334School Council Fundraising Plan <p>​</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"montserrat light";">2019 – 2020 School Council Fundraising Plan</span></strong><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"></span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">Hello West Bayfield Families!</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">We wanted to provide a quick update regarding our fundraising and school related initiatives for the upcoming school year.  Our School Council is proud to support the numerous fundraising initiatives, and our fundraising efforts <strong>SAY ACCOMPLISHMENTS!  </strong> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">This year, we are rolling out a few new items that we are excited to share with you.  You will see these appear on School Cash Online during the next few weeks.  Should you wish to participate in any or all of our fundraising initiatives we would like to thank you in advance for your support.  Feedback from our community in the past has resulted in a new item “West Bayfield Open Donations” which has been added to School Cash Online.  Families are now able to donate any amount of money to our school in lieu of participating in the fundraisers that are listed.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">To assist with our planning, administration has worked closely with our School Council to provide a list of “<strong><em>identified spending areas</em></strong>” so that our fundraising efforts are transparent and targeted.  There are a number of school related areas that our fundraising efforts will be supporting this year.  Some of these include: an upgrade to our sound system in the gym, new items to support technology within our school, an electronic outdoor sign to promote school related events and subsidizing the cost of field trips by $10 for every student K - 8.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">While some of our fundraisers, such as hot lunch and milk run throughout the school year, there will be a few that will occur during a specific time frame.  We feel it is important to share that while the next few months may appear busy, our focus will shift in the new year.  Beginning in January, School Council will be putting their efforts into planning and facilitating a handful of community engagement events for our Bronco families.  Some of the areas of focus include: supporting your child with self regulation, as well as literacy and numeracy games to support fluency.  <em>More information will be shared in January</em>.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:red;">Full Year Fundraisers</span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Pizza</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> - Pizzaville (every Friday)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Milk </span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">– Armco (daily) </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><strong><em><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Beginning in November</span></em></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">we will be trialing the 2 items below. We will be alternating every other Tuesday between pasta and pitas.  Based on feedback from parents and students our hope is that these items will continue for the remainder of the year.  <strong>Look for these </strong><strong> items on School Cash online! </strong></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Pasta</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> - Pizza Palace (alternating Tuesdays)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Pitas</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – Pita Pit (alternating Tuesdays)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:#0070c0;">Additional Fundraisers </span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:#0070c0;"> </span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Barrie Colts Hockey</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – September (complete)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Bradford Greenhouse</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">– Poinsettias, floral table arrangements (pet friendly) - Open until November 24 – <strong>Pick up</strong> December 2 from 1-4 p.m. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Mom's Pantry</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – Cookie dough, muffins and spreads – Opening soon until November 24 – <strong>Pick up</strong> December 18 from 1-4 p.m. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Bronco Bash</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – Annual school end of year celebration – Details to follow in May 2020. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:red;">February 14<sup>th</sup> 2020</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:red;"> </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">– School Council will be supporting a <strong>FREE dance</strong> for students K-8.  </span><strong><em><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">No pledges will be collected this year!</span></em></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">  </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">Any questions regarding our fundraising initiatives can be directed to <a href="mailto:councilchairwes@scdsb.on.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"> councilchairwes@scdsb.on.ca</a> . The following School Council members are part of the WB Fundraising sub-committee and includes Megan Freeman, Lisa Pfrimmer, and Kelly Viljanmaa. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">We look forward to working together to support our West Bayfield family!  </p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal">West Bayfield School Council </p>
Ned's Mindset Mission http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/333Ned's Mindset Mission <p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/thumbnail_image002.png" alt="thumbnail_image002.png" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;">Ned joined us on Friday November 8<sup>th</sup> for an interactive and engaging assembly.  Students in K-6 participated.  </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="color:red;">Ned’s message was powerful and well received by our students!   </span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;">We encourage parents to access these FREE resources to support your child(ren) in developing a growth mindset and uncovering the power of “not yet!”   </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.mindsetmission.com/parents.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">http://www.mindsetmission.com/parents.html</a></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Where can I purchase? </span> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Yo-Yo’s can be purchased up to and including Thursday November 14<sup>th</sup>.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Delivery date:</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Yo-Yo’s will be delivered to students on Friday November 15<sup>th</sup>.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Any questions please contact the office.</span></p>
Rotary Book Day November 20th, 2019http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/330Rotary Book Day November 20th, 2019<p style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;">​<span style="font-size:11pt;">The Simcoe County District School Board is pleased to partner with the Rotary Clubs of Barrie and Innisfil for the 4th Annual <strong>Rotary Book Day</strong>. <br></span></p><p style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><br></span></p><p style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">The Rotary Club is providing copies of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure</span> to be distributed to every SCDSB Grade 2 student in Barrie and some Innisfil schools on <strong>Wednesday November 20, 2019.<br></strong></span></p><p style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure</span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;"> is a story of a young entrepreneur named Andy who, with the help of a mysterious voice providing guidance and support, learns the value of truthfulness, fairness, goodwill and partnerships that benefit everyone involved.  </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"></span></p><p style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:11pt;"></span><span style="color:#141823;font-size:11pt;background-color:white;"><br></span></p><p style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="color:#141823;font-size:11pt;background-color:white;">Teachers will have the </span><span style="color:black;font-size:11pt;background-color:white;">opportunity to use the book to complement the literacy curriculum while reinforcing SCDSB’s commitment to character education program.</span></p><p style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><br><span style="font-size:11pt;"><strong></strong> </span></p>
NED’s Mindset Mission http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/327NED’s Mindset Mission <p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">​<span style="left:298.595px;top:81.1943px;font-family:sans-serif;">On November 9th NED’s Mindset Mission Assembly is visiting our school! NED and our students take a </span><span style="left:298.849px;top:102.528px;font-family:sans-serif;">journey to find their positive mindset. The show is filled with storytelling, humour, illusions </span><span style="left:298.71px;top:123.861px;font-family:sans-serif;">and amazing yo-top tricks where our kids learn the hidden message in NED's name:</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="left:298.71px;top:123.861px;font-family:sans-serif;"></span><span style="left:328.142px;top:146.584px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>N</strong></span><span style="left:351.286px;top:160.69px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>ever give up — understand The Power of YET</strong></span><span style="left:328.142px;top:182.584px;font-family:sans-serif;"><br></span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="left:328.142px;top:182.584px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>E</strong></span><span style="left:346.153px;top:196.69px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>ncourage others — spark courage in other people</strong></span><span style="left:328.142px;top:218.584px;font-family:sans-serif;"><br></span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:328.142px;top:218.584px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>D</strong></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:351.55px;top:232.69px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>o your best</strong></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:431.554px;top:235.099px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>® </strong></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:443.165px;top:232.69px;font-family:sans-serif;"><strong>— always be learning and growing</strong></span><span style="left:298.595px;top:277.194px;font-size:14px;font-family:sans-serif;"><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="left:298.595px;top:277.194px;font-family:sans-serif;">Do you want to learn to yo? A yo-top is both a mindset tool and a tangible reminder of </span><span style="left:298.595px;top:298.528px;font-family:sans-serif;">NED's message. While learning to yo, children will make mistakes, try again and improve.<br></span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="left:328.454px;top:304.914px;font-family:sans-serif;"></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-0" style="left:328.454px;top:328.38px;font-family:sans-serif;"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-0"><strong>Yo-Yo's will be available to purchase on www.schoolcashonline.com from Oct 28th-Nov 12th. </strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="left:298.595px;top:298.528px;font-family:sans-serif;"></span></span></p>