Last Friday, we celebrated Walton’s 30th birthday! Our guests included
former principals Mr. Argue and Mr. Grender. Mrs. Dupuis also returned to
wish our school a Happy Birthday. It was very touching to hear speeches
from Mrs. Rajwani (who taught at Walton since it opened in 1989); Ms. Pass (who
attended Walton as a student) and Mr. Marsh (who has taught at Walton for 27
years). Mr. Grender also spoke. All the speeches summarized Walton
as a special place to learn and to teach. Thanks to Mr. Dyer-Dietz, Ms.
Callihoo and Ms. Kemp for organizing the assembly.
grade group presented their plans to make Walton a better place in the next 30
- Kindergarten: Garden Stones
- Grade ½: Salmon stream clean up
- Grade 3/4: Walton’s 30th Birthday Rocks
(They will set up a Facebook page!)
- Grade 4/5: “Kindness Rocks”
Federal Election will be held on Monday, October 21st.
Walton’s gymnasium will be used as a polling station. Parking and traffic
around the school will be…intense. I advise parents to take some extra
time in the morning to ensure their child gets to school safely. We may
also raise the parking lot chain to prevent our parking lot from being
“flooded” with voter’s cars. We will ask the election staff and
voters to use the washrooms in the gym changerooms.
talk about nut allergies. We are moving towards becoming a nut free
school at Walton. The reason? We have many students who have a life
threatening allergy to nuts. Even touching items that have traces of nuts
can cause an anaphylactic reaction. This is important since the
children use common areas such as the library and gym; common devices such as
laptops and ipads. This also includes contact with door knobs,
sinks and faucets. We’ll have more information in coming
keep this in mind as we get closer to Halloween.
the topic of Halloween…. Halloween is Thursday, October 31st.
We are planning a parade, but we are still working out the details.
Students can come to school in their costume but we ask that they leave their
props at home, especially replica weapons. These items can be a big
distraction at school and they are often lost or broken. Students can
bring a mask to school but they can only wear it during the parade.
Friday is a Professional Day. School will be closed on Friday, October 25th.
should have received your Lifetouch order form this week. Photo re-takes
will be done on Tuesday, November 5th.
a reminder that we go outside most of the time! There is the rare
occasion that we will keep the students inside at recess and lunch, but please
plan on dressing your children to be outside. It’s a great way to get
fresh air and to take a body break! Oddly, today, we kept the students
inside at lunch time due to the heavy rain.