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Volunteers - upcoming Ski Trip

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Dear Families: We are welcoming parent volunteers for our upcoming day at Snow Valley on Wednesday, March 7.
If you are interested in joining us, please email me at carolyn.lamy@yrdsb.ca
We thank you in advance for your consideration. 

Mrs. Carolyn Lamy

Carolyn Lamy Vice Principal Fossil Hill Public School 2 Firenza Drive Woodbridge, ON L4H2P5 905.653.8055 ext. 156

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Celebrating Lunar New Year in Kindergarten

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Happy Lunar New Year!

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Dear Families:



To all those who celebrate Lunar New Year, we would like to wish you and your families a very happy celebration.


February 16, marks the Lunar New Year for members of the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities.
To celebrate, people may light firecrackers, hang poetry, enjoy a family feast (oranges and apples are considered lucky fruits), exchange gifts (adults may give children laisee, red envelopes filled with money), and buy new clothes or new shoes. Fossil Hill PS will acknowledge this occasion through various activities that promote sharing and understanding.
We wish all staff, students and Fossil Hill community members celebrating Lunar New Year a happy and joyful celebration in the company of family and friends.
Carolyn Lamy and Joanne Lomanno-Aprile





Lunar New Year is a cultural and religious celebration for many Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese. This is the year of the Dog. People born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006 were also born in the year of the “Dog”. …

Flu Activity in York Region

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Increased Absenteeism Due to Illness in York Region Schools
York Region Public Health has noticed an increase in school absenteeism due to illness. When York Region Public Health receives reports of increased absenteeism, we support the affected schools by providing infection prevention and control measures as well as monitoring of absences in collaboration with the school.
Many viruses are active at this time of year in the community, including enteric viruses (like norovirus) and respiratory viruses (like influenza, commonly known as the flu.) Preventative measures can help reduce the spread of illness in the community.

Norovirus The most common symptoms of norovirus illness are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. The illness often begins suddenly, about 24 to 48 hours after exposure, and the infected person may become very sick with frequent vomiting and/or diarrhea. In general, children experience more vomiting than adults.

To lower the spread of norovirus within our comm…

Spirit Days

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Fossil Hill's Spirit Committee is chasing away the Winter Blah's
with lots of spirit activities coming up.

To get us into the Olympic Spirit, Friday, February 9th we'll be weaingr red and white and maple leafs to show our Canadian pride.

On Wednesday, February 14th, we'll celebrate Valentine's Day with red, white and hearts.        
And the next day, is the 15th of the month, so it's Pajama Day again. Keep following this blog for more information about future Spirit Days at Fossil Hill Public School.
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Message From Our Trustee
With report cards coming home, this is a good time of year to review your child’s progress and to set goals for the rest of the school year.
As trustees, our goals are set out in the Board Multi-Year Plan. In the coming months, trustees will be reviewing and updating this plan. This process will include opportunities for public input, and trustees will be out in the communities talking about this. More information will be shared about this in the spring.  
Developing and reviewing the Multi-Year Plan is just one of our responsibilities as publicly elected officials. Trustee responsibilities also include hiring the Director of Education, setting Board policies and the annual budget, and communicating with the public.
This is a good time to learn more about the role of trustees with the next municipal election taking place later this year on October 22, 2018. York Region District School Board has 12 trustees, elected by ratepayers. As a trustee, listening and …

PA Day - Friday, February 2

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A reminder to all our Families that Friday, February 2 is a PA Day!  
We wish you a safe and fun long weekend!