Crichton Park Update

December 2016



Christmas Holidays:

December 21st – last day of classes

January 3, 2017 – Classes resume


To our Canadian newcomers: We hope you enjoy our Christmas traditions and that you find a similar message between our celebrations! We look forward to learning about your traditions.


Is School Open?

Decisions on school closures are posted on the Board’s website at, on twitter at, recorded on 464-INFO (4636) and communicated to all radio stations. You can receive a text or email message by visiting the Board website-


Sometimes we have situations whereby we close schools mid-day. Please ensure that you have a plan in place, and that your child and your child’s teacher are aware of that plan if it has changed since you filled in the form in September. You will receive a call and an email if school is cancelled.


Did you Know…

  • We have a student sign-out book in the office (on the same podium as the sign-in book)? It is very important that you inform the teacher, office and child care (if applicable) that you are taking your child from the school during the day or during the lunch hour.
  • If your child is sick, please be aware that germs travel very quickly in a school and it becomes very hard to contain illnesses.
  • It is that time of year again that you should check your child’s head for lice.
  • The driveways of the school are for busses and staff member. Please don’t park in our parking lot or turn around in our driveways. Children are not paying attention to you when they are running onto the school grounds and excited to see their friends.
  • Education Week is the week of December 4-10. The theme this year is Computer Science. 


                                 The staff members of CPS wish you a peaceful yet merry Christmas.