Wildcat Weekly Update

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Wildcats Weekly Update

September 16-20, 2019

Archie Stouffer is proud to be a Leader in Me School. This week, we celebrate what it means to be a Leader in Me School. To do this we are going to be looking at our paradigms, that is, the beliefs that we hold dear in our Archie Stouffer community.

Each week we will focus on one aspect of our leadership journey. We will do this through a focus on the 7 Habits. We hope that you will find this sharing beneficial as families, friends and community members are so important to our success at Archie.

Each Division has published their Divisional Mission Statement and they are working on classroom Mission Statements which will be displayed by our Open House and Barbecue on September 18th.

The Intermediate Division Mission Statement is…

As a POD Family we believe in synergy – Together is Better! By being our best selves, we will be role models for Archie Stouffer and continue to make it a safe and welcoming place for all.

New Wildcat Staff Members for 2019-2020!

Hiring is taking place this week for our new permanent staff. This is an exciting time for everyone at ASES. We are growing! Watch next week’s Wildcat Weekly Update for introductions of our new staff members. The new classes will be up and running on September 23rd.

New Schedule:

8:35- Entry

8:40 – 10:28 First Learning Block

10:28-11:13 Recess and Lunch BREAK

11:13-12:49 Second Learning Block

12:49-1:34 Recess and Lunch BREAK (Gr. 5-8 Downtown with permission/Hot Lunch Delivery)

1:34-3:10 Third Learning Block

CHALLENGE of the WEEK: Come to OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday and introduce your family members to at least 5 different people that they may not know yet.

September 18th is our Open House and BBQ! What a great time we will have! Everyone is welcome. The Book Fair will be open in the Library and we will once again host a BBQ and Corn Roast on the back yard. This year our theme is CELEBRATE! Wear your school colours.


September Salad Club is Wednesday, September 25th at 2nd Recess. The Catering Crew invites you to bring a donation of 1 piece of fruit and 1 vegetable to the all you can eat buffet.

Parent Council Meeting September 30th. The first Parent Council Meeting of the year will be held at 5 pm in the ASES Library. Please consider joining council. The commitment is this meeting plus 3 more throughout the school year.

Spirit Days–

September 30, 2019 Orange Shirt Day to represent the message that EVERY CHILD MATTERS. See www.orangeshirtday.org for more information.

School Spirit Wear

Our School Leadership Shirts were provided free to students in the Spring of 2018 and all new students continue to receive a complimentary shirt when they register at ASES. If you have outgrown your shirt and it is still in great shape, we encourage you to donate it back to the school for redistribution to students who have outgrown theirs. If you would like to purchase a new shirt, they are available now for $15. Order forms will be available at the Office beginning this week.


We appreciate our Custodial Team who worked hard this summer to ensure that our school was clean and any large capital projects like the Junior Washroom Renovation were completed in time for our start-up.


The following opportunities exist at Archie Stouffer for Volunteers:

Reading Tutors
Book Fair Volunteers (this is a great opportunity for high school hours)
Math Facts Facilitators
Breakfast Club Volunteers
Snack Club Volunteers
Monthly Head Checks
Library Helpers
Club Leaders (Games Club, Library Club, Sports Club, etc)

Are you able to volunteer? A current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required. If you have a current CRC on file, you will need to sign an affidavit for this year to keep it current. Hard copies are available in the Office. If you do not have one yet, please contact Sonja at the Office. She will support you through the process.

WE LOVE and appreciate our wonderful volunteers. If you can give some of your time to support our school we would be so pleased to welcome you.

Leadership @ Archie

Leadership opportunities can be found everywhere at Archie. Shout-out to the Student Leaders who have come forward to get our Leadership teams up and running for the year: Catering Crew, Me to We, Morning Announcements to name a few. Their team work and leadership helps us to keep engaged and have fun at school.

Wildcat Athletics

Intermediate Soccer Teams tryouts are happening soon.

Cross Country practices are ongoing. The first X Country Meet is on Sept. 24th at JDHES. The Board X Country Run is October 2nd in Lindsay.

WANTED: Donations for Our Wise Archie Store! We are always looking for warm clothes as we prepare for the cooler weather that Fall and Winter bring. Please bring any donations to the Office.

Families are welcome to shop at the Wise Archie Store. The Wise Archie Store will be open during Open House.

Enrichment @ Archie

At ASES we believe that our learning opportunities exist not only within our classrooms but outside of our classrooms. Our enrichment programming provides for learning opportunities to be extended and enhanced. Current Enrichment Opportunities:

Select classes will be attending Junie B Jones in Lindsay at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay. Information will go home to families soon. There may be additional tickets available. Please contact the school if you are interested.
Students will be returning to Abbey Gardens to work with staff learning about harvesting and canning of fruits and vegetables.

Tuck Shop

Our Tuck Shop has a variety of snack items and beverages. Tuck Shop will open for the year starting the week of September 23rd. The Tuck Shop is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All proceeds from the Tuck Shop support our Leadership Initiatives at Archie Stouffer ES

Sun Chips and Smartfood Popcorn $2

Ice Tea $1.50

Apple and Orange 100% Juice $1.00

Gatorade and Vitamin Water $2.50

Alternate Recess Options:

Walking Club for students in grades 4-6 starts September 23 Tuesdays and Thursdays at second recess. The walking club will be walking off of school property and so permissions will be required and space is limited to 12 students. If you are interested in joining this club, please return the permission form attached to Mrs. Austin. Hard copies are available in the Office.

Walking Club Permission Form

Community Corner:

Protect your pet! Low Cost Rabies Clinic is being offered Thursday, September 26th, 6-7 pm at Cardiff Community Centre (2747 Monck Rd.) by Faraday Animal Hospital. Get your dog or cat vaccinated. Cost $35/animal. For details, call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006

Nature Fixed at the Minden Cultural Centre. Runs Tuesday-Friday 10-4 pm until October 19. https://myhaliburtonhighlands.com/events/nature-fixed/

Stay tuned for updates on events and activities taking place in our area.

Service Learning at ASES

Plastic milk bags (the outer bag) are being collected to make sleeping mats for families in Haiti. They can be brought to the Office. Project leader: A. Mills, Gr. 3 Student

We are still collecting POP TABS for the Lions Club. Please bring your pop tabs to the Office.

Don’t forget to follow ASES on Twitter @ArchieStouffer or on Facebook Archie Stouffer Elementary School

Have a lovely week!

Upcoming Dates:

September 17 – – Book Fair Arrives @ ASES

September 18 – – Open House and BBQ; PHOTO DAY

September 19 – – WE DAY in Toronto

September 23 – – Tuck Shop Opens for the Year

September 24 – – X Country at JDHES

September 25 – – Salad Club 2nd Lunch

September 26 – – ASES’ Terry Fox Run

September 30 – – Orange Shirt Day; First Parent Council Meeting of the 2019-2020 school year at 5 PM in the library.

October 1st – – Water Festival 2/3, 3A, ¾ 9:15-2:50

October 2nd – – X Country at Ken Reid Park in Lindsay

October 9th – – Gr. 7 Immunization

October 11th – – Junie B Jones Academy Theatre Trip 3A and ¾

October 24th – – Photo Re-take Day