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Halton Student Transportation Services and area bus operators cooperatively host School Bus Orientation Day

Safety program to be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014

Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) and the local school bus operators want to remind parents of first time riders to register for their upcoming “School Bus Orientation Day” which will be held on SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 starting at 9:00 a.m.

School Bus Orientation Day is a safety program provided by HSTS and the local school bus operators to assist parents and first time riders in understanding the importance of school bus safety.

Parents of all first time riders are encouraged to bring their children to the free sessions, which will feature a classroom presentation on school bus safety, including a special Winnie-the Pooh video and a demonstration on a school bus. School bus company safety officers and bus drivers will talk to the children and their parents about safely getting on and off of the bus, proper behaviour on a school bus, crossing the street to get to a waiting bus and overall school bus safety. In addition, a handout will be provided to all young riders with tips on school bus safety. Both HSTS and the school bus operators hope the orientation sessions will help students and their parents feel more comfortable riding a school bus before the first day of school.

The sessions begin at 9 a.m. on August 23, 2014 at the following five locations throughout Halton. To register students and secure a preferred time slot, parents must contact the host bus company at the phone number listed next to the desired location.


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LOCATION
HOST BUS COMPANY
PHONE NUMBER
Acton
Acton District High School *Revised location
519-853-1550 (Tyler Transport Ltd.)


Principal's Message

June 2014

As the 2013-2014 school year draws to a close, we have much to celebrate at MSB…and much to be thankful for!

We would like to thank our volunteers for their time, energy and commitment. Whether they are working with students, helping in the library, working in classrooms, helping on field trips or preparing and serving food at our Breakfast and Healthy Snacks programs volunteers make a tremendous difference for both our students and staff.  Helping one another and providing a service to the community are wonderful examples for our students to emulate. Thank you for all that you do!

Our School Council has done another amazing job of raising funds for the school this year. Not only have they raised over $9000.00 through the Dance-A-Thon, the Holiday Basket Auction and the LaMontagne Fundraiser, they have also secured a $1000.00 Parents Reaching Out Grant to run Family Learning Nights. Money raised has been used to purchase 4 Elmo Projectors, 1 Bright Link and computer, 15 Chromebooks and Literacy Resources.

Many of our students have also benefited from the Breakfast Club and Healthy Snacks program. Thank you to Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Hot Dog Day volunteers, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 197 – Acton, Knox Presbyterian Church and Trinity United Church for donating to these programs.

On June 26th we will be recognizing the many achievements of our graduating Grade 8 classes. During their time at MSB, they have developed life-long friendships, encouraged each other throughout their elementary school journey and have matured into caring adolescents. We will miss them and are sad to see them leave. However, we will follow their high school achievements with great interest.

On behalf of the staff at MSB, thank you for your continued support…together we make a difference. We wish our students and their families a happy and safe summer.

Larry Stevens
Acting Principal


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