Bateman Bobcat Banner: November 8, 2021

Bateman Bobcat Banner: November 8, 2021
Posted on 11/08/2021


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November 8, 2021


Upcoming Events:

  • November 10 - November 19: RBPS Scholastic Book Fair
  • Wednesday, November 10: Parent-Teacher Interviews (4:00 - 6:30 PM)
  • Thursday November 11: Remembrance Day (School is open for students)
  • Friday November 12: Parent-Teacher Interviews (8:30 - 11:00 AM) - No school for students
  • Thursday, November 18: RBPS School Council Meeting (6:30 PM)

RBPS School Council Meeting: Thursday, November 18, 6:30 PM

The next RBPS School Council meeting will be on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 PM. All parents / guardians are invited to attend this (online) meeting. IMPORTANT: In order to be added to our email distribution list to receive the Google Meets invite link, please email your rsvp to

The minutes of past School Council meetings, including list of those elected to the RBPS School Council, is posted on the School Council section of the RBPS Website.


RBPS Scholastic Book Fair: November 10 - 19

Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! Scholastic has developed a Virtual Book Fair to provide an opportunity for our students and families to experience the joy of reading together.

When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair

site using this link:

All proceeds from the Book Fair help us buy new books and resources for our Learning Commons. Thank you for supporting our school!


Student Absences

Thank you for calling or emailing if your child(ren) will be absent from school: letting us know in advance is appreciated by our office staff, Ms Henriquez and Ms Steward. When calling or emailing to report your child(ren)’s absence, please remember to include:

  • Name of student;
  • Teacher’s name;
  • Reason for absence;
  • If child is ill, the nature / symptoms of the illness (this is required information for COVID safety protocols).

Our attendance email is and the school phone number is 613-737-3169 (dial "1" to report a late / absence).


Outdoor Activities and Cold Weather

As we move into the cold weather season, students in Kindergarten - Grade 6 will continue to spend time outdoors for recess and outdoor gym. Please ensure that your child(ren) have suitable clothing to spend up to 40 minutes outdoors. We will continue to follow the OCDSB guidelines for cold weather, which includes keeping students indoors when temperatures drop to -25 or colder with wind chill.


Remembrance Day observed at RBPS

During the week leading up to Remembrance Day, students will be learning at an age-appropriate level about the sacrifices made by veterans, and why we honour their memory. Students and staff across the OCDSB will take part in a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:30 AM (recess times will be shifted accordingly). Parents and community members are invited to view this ceremony at this link. Kindergarten students will take part in more age-appropriate, classroom-based Remembrance Day activities


OSTA Annual Student Transportation Survey

Please complete OSTA’s annual online transportation survey.  We’d like to better understand how your child(ren) have been getting to school this year and what traffic impacts you have observed around your school site.


Occasional Lunch Monitors Wanted

School lunch monitors are RBPS parents and community members who work about 2 hours per day (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM, and 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) to help supervise students at lunch and recess. All lunch monitors are required to have a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC), complete a COVID-19 vaccine attestation, and complete other OCDSB training on safety procedures, supporting positive behaviour and preventing bullying, and other online training. We are currently in need of lunch monitors who can work on an occasional basis (a few times a week) on short notice. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an occasional lunch monitor at RBPS, please call the school office, or reply to this email.

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