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Carleton School CouncilSchool Council allows everyone involved in school life - parents, learners, teachers, school staff and the wider community - to work together to support the school.

2018 - 19

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Meeting #1 September 17

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Important Dates

The dates below are a highlight of events at Carleton this month. Please see the calendar for complete events, activities and updates.


7 Winter Wonderland and Pajama Day
11 Grinch movie
13 Sip N' Sing, 5:30 p.m.
18 December Sharing Assembly
19 Caroling, 1:45
20 Caroling, 1:45
21 LSSS Music Department Visit, 8:55
24 Winter Break starts, no school until January 7



Welcome to Carleton Public School!

Achieving Success Together!

We are pleased to provide an outstanding education at Carleton Public School for our students. Innovative programs that meet the needs of all our students are taught by our dedicated and professional staff who care about your child. Our school provides extra-curricular opportunities that encourage the development of excellence, integrity and respect. At Carleton School, and throughout the DSBN, we all matter!

Our school entry bell rings at 8:50 a.m. Students should arrive and go to the playground between 8:35 a.m. and prior to 8:50. Students that arrive at the school earlier than 8:35 are still the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) unless they are attending a supervised morning club/practice. Students do not have access to the building until school supervision begins at 8:35.

Students must leave school property immediately after school unless staying for a school-sponsored event (e.g., an after school club or participating in a sporting event). Students watching after school sporting events must be supervised by an adult. If parents are picking up their children and remaining on school property (beyond the school day), they are reminded that they must supervise their children at all times.


Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of year again! We are very excited to present our upcoming annual Carleton’s Winter Wonderland/Joy Day! Students will enjoy an afternoon filled with fun, winter related activities, games, crafts, reading, dancing, and of course, some delicious holiday treats! To make this event even more memorable, why not come to Winter Wonderland dressed in your favourite pair of pj’s? Yes, that’s right; Winter Wonderland will once again be celebrated in style, comfort and coziness!

**Please note that this year’s festivities will be run a little differently. There will be NO FEE this year to join in on the fun, as punch cards will NOT be sold for this event. In addition, there will be no selling/purchasing of used books or baked good items. Instead, students will be divided up into cross graded groups, and groups will travel together throughout the school to each of our 5 preset activities. Each activity will offer students something a little different, and may include a visit from our friend from the North Pole, as well as a little keepsake to bring home for the holidays. We are sure that this year’s event will be a joyous hit!**

The date for this year’s Winter Wonderland/Joy Day is set for Friday, December 7th, 2018.

More information/reminders will be sent home as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions about this year’s event, please contact your child’s teacher.


Attendance Procedures

Carleton School is now using the SafeArrival program for attendance. With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

  • Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence

  • Use the SafeArrival website, at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence

  • Call the toll-free number 1-866-606-5567 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.  Future absences can be reported at any time.


School Advisory Council/Parent Council

The next council meeting is Monday January 28, 6:00 p.m. in the Carleton School Library Learning Commons. All parents are welcome.


Weekly Athletic Calendar - click here



Once again, we will be having our annual Carleton Shares with Community Care. Each week starting at the end of November, we will have a bin to fill up in the entranceway of our school. This is an annual event that Carleton is happy and proud to participate in, as it helps those less fortunate in our community. Please consider making a donation each week to show the spirit of the holiday season.  Only by working together can we help to make a difference in the lives of others.

Week 1 (Nov. 26-30)   Week of Toys (new or unopened toys)

Week 2 (Dec. 3-7)        Week of Personal Care(toothpaste, soap, shampoo, bathroom items, etc.)

Week 3 (Dec. 10-14)   Week of Warmth (hats, mittens, scarves, socks, etc.)

Week 4 (Dec. 17-21)   Week of Food (non-perishable food items)


School Cash Online

The Lunch Lady Program

Did you know you can join the Lunch Lady Program at any time? Go to www.thelunchlady.ca>START HERE to set up a Lunch Lady Account and check out the Online Menus available for Carleton School.

No Food or Drink on the Schoolyard

We have a policy of no food or drink on the schoolyard at Carleton School. This helps us to keep the yard litter free as well as preventing bees and other insects and animals from being attracted to the playground. This policy applies to students arriving at school in the morning with food and drink. Students are encouraged to finish their food and drinks at the place of purchase. They will be directed off the school grounds to finish these. (Special school events are the exception to this rule.)

iPad Code for Math Dreambox

The code you will need when you first download the Math Dreambox app is 42cv/Carleton. This code is specific to Carleton School students.

Lost and Found Items

We have many lost and found items accumulate during the school year. At the end of each month, unclaimed items are donated to charity. If you notice that your child is missing an item (usually clothing) please feel free to visit the school and check the lost and found bin located in the front foyer.