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Grade 1 French Immersion Informationhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/220Grade 1 French Immersion Information<p>SCDSB offers <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=210982&pageId=12587752">French Immersion (FI) at Goodfellow Public School</a> for all schools in our area.<span><br><br>Thank you all who attended our virtual French Immersion Night!<br><a href="https://scdsb-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/r/personal/zreed_scdsb_on_ca/Documents/Messengers/FI%20school%20Presentation%202021.pptx?d=w2a278ac6ca35430da6e214546ae0d435&csf=1&web=1&e=9kVeIx"></a><a href="https://scdsb-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/r/personal/zreed_scdsb_on_ca/Documents/Messengers/FI%20school%20Presentation%202021.pptx?d=w2a278ac6ca35430da6e214546ae0d435&csf=1&web=1&e=9kVeIx" target="_blank">Click here</a> for a copy of the Power Point presentation - learn more about the FI program, watch videos created by our students. <br><br>Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions 705-436-3600 x23405. </span><br></p><p><br></p>
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SELF-ASSESSMENThttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/169CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SELF-ASSESSMENT<p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">​It is everyone's responsibility to self-assess each day before coming to the workplace/school. This can be done by using the online tool at <a href="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;">We thank you for doing your part! <br></p><p>​<br></p>
Online Forms and Pay Feeshttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/186Online Forms and Pay Fees<p>​<span style="left:171.12px;top:402.317px;font-size:22.08px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:439.517px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">The School Cash Online program is used by the SCDSB for online forms</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:876.002px;top:439.517px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"> and to collect sc</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:1038.97px;top:439.517px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">hool </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:464.957px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">funds.</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:502.157px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"><br>Parents/guardians can select to receive email notification when a new item becomes available. </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:527.357px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">Items are personalized to each st</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:495.365px;top:527.357px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">udent</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:550.322px;top:527.357px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">. </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:564.797px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">Payment can be made by credit card, electronic c</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:653.038px;top:564.797px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">heque or using a visa/debit style card.</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"><br>To create an online account, go t</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:491.766px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">o </span><a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:933.36px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:933.36px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">. </span></p>
Get Your Gator Gear Nowhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/165Get Your Gator Gear Now<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#222222;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">If you follow us on Twitter @GoodfellowPS or our library on Instagram- <span style="text-decoration:underline;">goodfellowschoollibrary</span> you've seen that we have revamped our school logo and colours. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#222222;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"><img src="https://api.entripyshops.com/api/GenerateImage/goodfellowps/60" data-file-id="2547401" width="299" height="380" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:300px;height:380px;text-decoration:none;" /></span></p><p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">Follow the link for different optio</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">ns</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;"> to pur</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">chase</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;"> s</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">p</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">irit</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">wear</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;float:none;"> items at our</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;float:none;"> <a href="https://goodfellowps.entripyshops.com/">Goodfellow Online Store</a> . </span><br></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Let's see staff and students in our new branding when we return to school. We encourage everyone to show our Gator pride every Friday! </span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Go Gators!</span><br></p>
A "Pond Farewell" to Mr. Chaterhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/233A "Pond Farewell" to Mr. Chater<p>​The SCDSB recently announced that our very own Mr. Chater has been promoted to the principal role and has been transferred to Orchard Park in Orillia. We will miss his humour, wit and love for our students dearly. Mrs. Wright who has been a member of our office staff the past two years will join Mr. Chater in Orillia. Both will make a great team and will bring a little Goodfellow up highway 11!</p><p>Please join me in welcoming Ms. Bennett as our new VP. Ms. Bennett brings a wealth of experience with the Toronto District School Board. We are happy that she joins our school community.<br></p><p> Mr. Chater would like to share the following:<br></p><p>A Pond Farewell, </p><p>It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing news of my move to become Principal at Orchard Park Public School in Orillia.  I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for how welcoming and accepting the Goodfellow community was with my arrival last September. It has been a pleasure getting to see all the personal growth and learning that has taken place with our students this year.  I wish I had the opportunity to say good-bye face to face but sometimes the moves in this profession are swift and immediate.  Please let all members of the Goodfellow school community know that they will be missed and remembered fondly. Enjoy your summer break and I wish everyone in our Gator family all the best, and until next time.  </p><p>The gator in a vest, </p><p>Mr. Chater</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessionshttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/138Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessions<p>​In 2022, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting virtual special education outreach sessions to assist parents/caregivers in learning more about programs, supports and ways that we work together to support students with special education needs. </p><div><strong>IEPs and school-based assessments – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Jan. 13 </div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.<br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br style="text-decoration:line-through;"></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in SCDSB schools and within our communities – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Feb. 17</div><div><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</span><br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students as they transition into school, from one school to another, and from school upon graduation – information for parents/caregivers</strong> </div><div>April 12</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Working with families to create safe and supportive environments for children who have experienced trauma – information for parents/caregivers </strong></div><div>May 10</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Participants are asked to register in advance. Information to access the sessions will be shared via email with individuals who have pre-registered. <a href="https://bit.ly/3s8OBm8">Learn more about each session and how to register</a>.   </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Emotion Coaching http://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/216Emotion Coaching <p><strong>Emotion Coaching </strong></p><p>As parents, we are constantly faced with big emotions - both our children's and our own, and it can be tricky to know how to respond! </p><p>Emotion coaching is a universal strategy to support behavioural and emotional well-being. Emotion coaching can help you connect with your child and manage outbursts in the moment, and support your child to develop emotional awareness and self-regulation skills in the long run. Join us to learn the simple but powerful steps of emotion coaching. </p><p>Maaike Canrinus is a school and clinical psychologist in Barrie. She works with children and families, providing assessment and intervention services, supporting learning goals and social-emotional well being. Maaike is also a parent of school aged children and can't wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to end!<br></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Thank you to the Hewitt's Creek PS School Council who has arranged and invited our school community for this event on May 17<sup>th</sup> @7pm </span><br></p><p>Click here to register- <a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Emotion%20Coaching.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Emotion Coaching.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Mental Health Resourceshttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/202Mental Health Resources<p>We hope everyone is staying safe & healthy and continuing learning online. Thank you to all the adults at home supporting our students and to our amazing staff who continue to make teaching & learning happen daily.  </p><p>We do also realize that these times can take a toll on all of us and wanted to share with you some of the mental health resources available to your children. Please find below a few websites/numbers to access if anyone needs support:</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">SCDSB resources:</span></p><p><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/d-oWyt0oqwVkLpJZxQu1Kg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh4IA_P0RHaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2Nkc2Iub24uY2EvY292aWQtMTkvbWVudGFsX2hlYWx0aF9hbmRfd2VsbC1iZWluZ19yZXNvdXJjZXNXB3NjaG9vbG1CCl_9v0z_X7UVa4hSFWtyZXlub2xkc0BzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~">https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19/mental_health_and_well-being_resources</a><br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/d-oWyt0oqwVkLpJZxQu1Kg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh4IA_P0RHaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2Nkc2Iub24uY2EvY292aWQtMTkvbWVudGFsX2hlYWx0aF9hbmRfd2VsbC1iZWluZ19yZXNvdXJjZXNXB3NjaG9vbG1CCl_9v0z_X7UVa4hSFWtyZXlub2xkc0BzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~">Mental Health and Well-being Resources - Simcoe County District School Board</a></p><p>We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we care about the range of emotions and levels of stress people may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time.</p><p><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/lINvUpHgr_qROiBhQEciVg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh4IA_P0QWaHR0cDovL3d3dy5zY2RzYi5vbi5jYVcHc2Nob29sbUIKX_2_TP9ftRVriFIVa3JleW5vbGRzQHNjZHNiLm9uLmNhWAQAAAAC">www.scdsb.on.ca</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Community resources:</span></p><p>Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868, KdsHelpPhone.ca, text- 686868</p><p>Kinark Crisis Line 1-844-417-1945</p><p>please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist more directly.</p><p>Take care and we hope to see you all soon!</p><p><br></p>
Goodfellow YouTube Channel http://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/199Goodfellow YouTube Channel <p>​<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCedGKxpdlBsZHjgiIGydf3w">Click here</a> to watch the latest edition of The Gator Gab and other videos. <br></p>