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PATROLS 2017 2018
It seems like we just started the school year and before we knew it we're half way through! We are expecting colder than normal temperatures over the next few day as well as extremely slippery conditions, so please remember to not send students to school before the crossing guards are out, as we want to keep them safe when crossing roads. Also, in order to keep our patrols safe from the cold weather, we try to limit the amount of time spent out on post by doing a one-time crossing at 12pm and 3:30pm. Students who cross with patrols will go out as one group, be crossed safely, then patrols will sign off. Patrols will need to be out on post for 10-15 minutes at 8:45am and 12:45pm, but will be treated to a cup of hot chocolate when they come in.
Patrols were treated to a special field trip to Wheelies on the morning of November 8th. Patrols had a great time hanging out and testing their rollerblading abilities! Patrols enjoy this field trip as well as other special events and treats. Also, patrols receive free entry to Wheelies every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm-9pm with a valid patrol card.
On December 2nd, patrols are welcome to attend a free movie at St. Vital Silver City Cinema at 9:30am. Doors open at 8am. Patrols can also purchase popcorn and a drink for $5.50.
Patrol Celebration June 2017
We wish to thank all the patrols who worked so hard this year keeping students safe. Winters can be very challenging for our patrols, but they made it through with the help of some hot cocoa (or chocolate-flavoured hot water as one patrol liked to call it). We wish our Grade Six patrols all the best as they move on next school year. Well done! Our end of the year celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at Billy Mosienko Lanes for a morning of bowling, followed by a lunch provided by the Patrol Supervisors and then a fun afternoon with a movie. There is no cost to the patrols as this is a reward for all their dedication this school year. We would also like to thank our Patrol Supervisors, Ms. Bagri and Ms. Bui for making this year an exciting one for patrols with lots of surprises and rewards. We would also like to thank our hard-working Adult Crossing Guards for their service this year and for enduring the harsh climate conditions we have often throughout the year. We welcome our new Patrols who have been training for most of the month of May and will be on duty for the month of June. If your child is interested in becoming a patrol, please have them see Ms. Bagri or Ms. Bui for the permission form.
Patrols Are Wheelie Moving Now!
Patrols were treated to a fun field trip to Wheelies on the morning of November 16th as a reward for their hard work so far this school year! A great time was had by all! Patrols have also been rewarded with a special treat once a month and can look forward to many more surprises throughout the year!
Patrols are once again at their posts helping to ensure students cross safely. Our adult crossing guards are once again Ms. Evangelista, Ms. Pimentel and Ms. Martin. We welcome our Patrol Supervisors this year, Ms. Bui and returning again this year, Ms. Bagri. Patrols have been receiving special treats and are also heading off to Wheelies for a fun half-day in appreciation of their volunteered time and hard work.
Patrols are also reminded that if they would like to participate in extra-curricular activities and intramural sports, spares are required to fill in your spot on patrol duty. It is the responsibility of the patrol to find a spare and only use one when absolutely necessary. Often sports or activities don't start until 12:30 and therefore a spare is only needed for second lunch duty.
Also a friendly reminder that as the weather gets colder, patrols need to dress appropriately for the temperatures. Hats, scarves, mittens and a warm, winter coat are needed. It is also recommended that boots and ski-pants to ensure they stay warm. Please note that when the wind chill drops, we implement a 'Cross As One' system where students who cross with patrols, gather and go out as a group and cross all together. This diminishes the time that patrols need to be out in the cold weather and keep everyone safe from the harsh climate.
We thank parents of patrols who ensure their child is here on time and prepared for duty and for those who send their children to school during patrol duty times to ensure they get crossed safely.
Another year is winding down and at this time we would like to thank our dedicated Adult Crossing Guards and all our student patrols. As our grade 6 patrols move on to Junior High School, we wish them all the best. We are in full Spring training for patrols. If any student is interested in becoming a patrol, please see Mr. Chaszewski or Ms. Bagri for the form.
Responsibilities of Patrols:
- It is the responsibility of the school patrol to ensure the safety of the students crossing at their posts.
- It is the responsibility of the school patrol to act in a conscientious, courteous, and trust-worthy manner at their post, being mindful they are to set a good example for others, while also representing the school in a positive way.
- It is the responsibility of the school patrol to be on time for each shift. In the morning this is at 8:30am; lunch time shifts are at 11:55am and 12:40pm and at the end of the day at 3:25pm.
- It is the responsibility of the school patrol to ensure they are wearing appropriate clothing for the weather. (Remember winters can be very cold!)
- It is the responsibility of the patrol to inform an Adult Crossing Guard or a Patrol Supervisor if they are unable to make their duty.
Patrolling is an excellent opportunity to learn responsibility, teamwork and develop friendships with others. Patrols are leaders in the school and are important to student safety. If your child walks to and from school, please ensure they cross at supervised crossings with patrols during the times they are on duty.