SEAC SOUNDBYTES – World Down Syndrome Day Contest

 World Down Syndrome Day School Contest World Down Syndrome Day is a United Nations sanctioned observance celebrated on March 21st (3/21) with the goal to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down Syndrome. Halton Down Syndrome Association launched WDSD Contest in 2015 with the same goal to spread awareness about Down Syndrome and help promote diversity and inclusion in our schools. WDSD School Contest was AMAZING last year! A total … Continue reading

Halton Region – Racoon Rabies Info

The Halton Health Department has requested that information on raccoon rabies be provided to all staff, parents and students in the School Board. Rabies is a fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of warm blooded animals, including humans. The virus spreads through exposure to saliva from infected animals – bites, scratches, or licks on broken skin and mucous membranes such as eyes or mouth. After someone is exposed to rabies, timely administration of rabies treatment can prevent rabies … Continue reading

SEAC SOUNDBYTES Dec 2018

Students with Special Needs and the Christmas Holidays Christmas and winter break can be fun, busy, and exciting – and the excitement and change in routine can also be chaotic for many students, especially those with special needs. As much as educators do their best to maintain structure for students, the excitement of the holidays, the many special events and activities, and the time off school can be overwhelming.  The change in routine can take a child out of their … Continue reading

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Here!

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, November 5, 2018, our school has moved to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger®  web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line Learn more about how to report … Continue reading

Vaping Concerns – Working to keep our students healthy and safe!

Dear Bishop Reding Families,   Our school community is having difficulty with students vaping in the washrooms, changerooms and on school property.    We have had multiple student reports and parent complaints. Vapes can have a negative impact on the health of both those who imbibe in vaping and those in the vicinity of the vape. It can especially be harmful to students who suffer from asthma and other respiratory issues.   Vaping on school property is a violation of … Continue reading

Town of Milton – Safety Procedures

The Town of Milton has provided the following video links and safety information regarding our school crossings, PXO, and uncontrolled intersections.  Parents and Students are welcomed to view this link and videos to understand what is expected for our BR Community.  Pedestrian safety website: https://www.milton.ca/en/live/crossingguards.asp Marked school crossing: https://youtu.be/njxLXBmdQ …. PXO: https://youtu.be/evnZ9RkE3hI …. No control:  https://youtu.be/mzcpd0y0lpY … Continue reading

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting !

We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, November 5, 2018, our school will be moving to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. Please use this system for any present or future absences. If you have a prior absence to report, please call the Bishop Reding Attendance line. Once implemented, the SafeArrival system will be available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one … Continue reading

Homework Club at Guardian Angels

Volunteer as a homework mentor at Guardian Angels School. In this group mentoring program, high school teens mentor youth in grades three through eight who require academic, social and/or emotional support. You are matched one-on-one with an elementary student in a group setting and are supervised by an adult volunteer. Programs run on Mondays after school for 70 minutes from November – May. What’s in it for you: Transportation is provided for free to Guardian Angels from Bishop Reding You … Continue reading

Bishop Reding student, Jay Mehta, attends the award-winning SHAD 2018 program at Western University

Jay earned the SHAD Fellow designation after being nominated to attend the award-winning enrichment and entrepreneurship program, SHAD, which brings together top youth from across Canada every July. Students go through an intense experiential learning program that empowers them to become leaders, innovators, and change makers. He is a member of the lifelong SHAD network which includes numerous Rhodes Scholars, Top 30 under 30 award winners, Loran Scholars, and leaders in many different fields in Canada and around the world. … Continue reading

“Making the Most of My Summer” By: Tife Ademidun 

My name is Tife Ademidun and I am a grade twelve student at Bishop Reding. I enjoy  involving myself in various programs and initiatives in my school as well as my local community.  This summer I had the privilege of participating in the Women in Engineering Summer Research  and Mentorship program at the Lassonde school of Engineering. This program offered seventy  grade eleven female students a job working in an engineering research lab at York University. As a  result of … Continue reading