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posted Jul 2, 2019, 9:35 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Ryerson School Office will reopen on August 19th, 2019

The first day back to school is September 3rd

Class assignments will be e-mail out by 

4:00 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 30th.

Transportation information will be mailed out from Halton Transportation by August 30th.

On the first day, teachers will be on the black top with class lists ready to greet students at 8:15 am.

Final words from Principal Laprade

posted Jul 2, 2019, 9:33 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Final words from Principal Laprade

"It takes a village to raise a child."  Many thanks for your contributions to our Ryerson Village.  Family support and engagement in a child's education is key.  One last thank you to School Council for being the parent voice of our school community and for all of their initiatives - what a dedicated and hard working group.

As I retire, I hold all of my Ryerson memories close - not because this was my last school, but because Ryerson is such a special school community . Thank you to all, who have welcomed me and supported my work here.

Ms. Tracey Pulford, Ryerson's new Principal, has been at the school several times this week making her transition to the school.  She has asked that I share her email, in case you should need to reach her, before school contact information is updated.

Best regards for a safe and enjoyable summer!

Mrs. D. Laprade

Next Week at Ryerson June 24-28

posted Jun 23, 2019, 8:43 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Next Week at Ryerson June 24 - 28

Tuesday, June 25th – Kindergarten Trip to Bronte 

Wednesday, June 26th – Grade 6 Graduation at 9:00am

  • Report Cards sent home

Thursday, June 27th – Goodbye Assembly

Friday, June 28th – Last Day of School!

Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm (bus transportation has been adjusted & outside   supervision ends at 1:40pm).  1st break is from 9:40-10:20/2nd break is from 11:30-12:20.

Have a Safe & Wonderful Summer!

See you back at school on Tuesday, September 3rd!!

**Breakfast Cart Program : Mon, Wed & Fri

For more information please visit: or

Principal’s Blog:

New Principal for Ryerson

As many of you are aware, Mrs. Laprade is retiring at the end of June. At this week’s Board Meeting it was determined that, Ms. J. Paziuk has been recalled to the Ministry and released from the previous appointment to Ryerson, for September.  Ms. Tracey Pullford has been appointed as Ryerson’s next Principal.  She was here at Ryerson today for a tour and met staff and students.  Mrs. Laprade and Ms. Pullford are currently working together on this transition.

Class assignments for next year: *New This Year* Class assignments will be EMAILED out via our School Messenger system on Friday, August 30th.  

The Jump Rope results are in - this year Ryerson raised $4535.55 for the Heart and Stroke foundation - amazing!!! Today the staff and students enjoyed the school wide incentive that they earned for raising that amount - 15 minutes of extra recess, with a Dance Party and a Bubble Party!   A good time was had by all! The fundraising 'thank you' gifts from the foundation will be distributed to students who earned them early next week. Thanks again to the Ryerson Community for supporting our Jump Rope for Heart event this year!

Medication/Epipen pick up/drop off-  Parents of students who have medication, epipens, or inhalers stored in the office should arrange to pick them up during the last day of school (or let us know if you would like them sent home with your child). Epi-pens, inhalers, etc. for NEXT YEAR can be dropped off to the school beginning August 26th.

Lost & Found:  Stop in to check out the lost & found. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

Next Week at Ryerson June 10 - 14

posted Jun 10, 2019, 5:44 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Next Week at Ryerson June 10 - 14

Monday, June 10th – Volunteer Appreciation Celebration @ 10:10am: All volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, June 11th – Bike Helmet Event – Grades 1&2. Hosted by Martin & Hillyer Associates       

Wednesday, June 12th – Track Meet for Grades 3-6 @ Frank J. Hayden

Thursday, June 13th – Pizza Day

**Breakfast Cart Program : Mon, Wed & Fri

For more information please visit: or

Principal’s Blog:

Ryerson staff expresses their thanks to our School Council parent group who provided the wonderful staff appreciation lunch.  It was very thoughtful, delicious and greatly appreciated.

Please note remaining calendar items:

June 17 – Playday

June 18 – Jr. Boys Soccer Tournament

June 19 – Jr. Girls Soccer Tournament

  • Family BBQ & Fun Fair

June 21 – Awards Assembly (parents welcomed by invitation only)

June 25 – Kindergarten Trip to Bronte

June 26 – Grade 6 Graduation 9:00am

  • Report Cards Sent Home

June 27 – Goodbye Assembly

June 28 – Last Day! Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm (bus transportation is adjusted & outside supervision ends at 1:40pm)

Next Week at Ryerson June 3 - 7

posted Jun 3, 2019, 8:37 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Next Week at Ryerson June 3 - 7 

Monday, June 3rd – Grades 1 – 4 Trip to African Lions Safari (Wear your Blue Ryerson Shirt!)

Tuesday, June 4th – Burlington Public Library Summer Reading Presentation

  • JK – Grade 3 Cool Pool Patrol (Water Safety) Presentation                       

Wednesday, June 5th – School Council Meeting 6:30pm in the library (everyone welcome)

Thursday, June 6th – Pizza Day

  • Staff Appreciation lunch (provided by Parent Group)

Friday, June 7th – PA Day (No school for students. Teachers will be working on assessment and    

                              evaluation. Educational Assistants are off site doing professional development)  

**Breakfast Cart Program : Mon, Wed & Fri

For more information please visit: or

Principal’s Blog:

  • Character Trait assembly will celebrate Optimism and Mrs. LaRiviere’s Gr. 2 class will introduce Courage as our new learning focus for June.  Courage: the ability to do something that is challenging or frightening. The ability to find strength in the face of a challenge.

  • As the weather is warming and we are seeing the sun more often, you are reminded to apply sunscreen at home and provide appropriate footwear for active participation at recess and in the gym.  Flip flops, crocs and sandals create safety concerns and restrict participation.

  • Calling all volunteers!  We appreciate everything that you do for Ryerson.  Please join us to be recognized on June 10th.

Tick Awareness

posted May 31, 2019, 7:51 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Attention: Ryerson Families​​​​​​​

Below is information for your reference, from the Halton Region.

Warm Weather and Tick Precautions

The warm weather brings an increase in the activity level of adult ticks across Halton Region. Information from the Halton Region website provides recommendations for anyone taking part in outdoor activities in wooded areas or fields with long grassy areas, in order to minimize and detect exposure to ticks.


  • light-coloured clothing, so it’s easier to see ticks

  • closed-toed shoes

  • long-sleeved shirts

  • long pants, tucked into your socks

After being outdoors, check for ticks on yourself and your children. Look:

  • behind your knees

  • on your head

  • in your belly button

  • in your groin area

  • in your underarm area

  • on the back of your body – use a mirror, or ask someone to check for you

Should you find a tick on you or your child, please follow these steps to remove and submit the tick to Halton Region for testing.

For further information about ticks in the area, and how you can limit exposure to ticks near your home, please visit the Halton Region website.

Jump Rope for Heart - tomorrow!

posted May 31, 2019, 7:41 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Our Jump Rope for Heart Event is tomorrow Friday May 31st

If the weather is nice, we will all be out on the blacktop from 11-12:20pm. 

If raining, classes will rotate through stations in the gym during pd 3,4,5,6. 

Please remember; dress appropriately for physical activity,  if you have RED wear it, all pledge forms and donations are due June 4th. So far we have raised over $2400! 

Way to go Ryerson!

Next Week at Ryerson May 27-31

posted May 28, 2019, 8:19 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Next Week at Ryerson May 27-31

Tuesday, May 28th - KF1 & KF2 Trip to Bronte 

May 28 - May 30 = Grade 3's are writing EQAO (bring present and punctual is essential) 

Thursday, May 30th - Sub Day

Friday, May 31st - Jump Rope for Heart Event @ 1:20pm

Principals Blog: 

  • Volunteer Recognition - We appreciate all that our very valued volunteers do for Ryerson.  If you volunteer in any capacity at Ryerson, we want to recognize you!  Please return your RSVP to the yellow invitation for a celebration of your time and support for our school, June 10 at 10 am.  If you volunteer and you can’t locate or didn’t receive the yellow invitation, please contact the office.

  • Class Building for 2019-2020.  In the weeks ahead, staff will be working on building classes for next school year.  While staff know our students well and make every effort to place each child in a class with friends and appropriate learning partners, I invite parents to share any needs you would like staff to consider, for your child(ren) in a letter or email to my attention.

  • No school for students.  Teachers working on assessment and evaluation.  Educational Assistants off site doing professional development.Last PA Day is June 7th.  


Next Week at Ryerson May 20 - 24

posted May 21, 2019, 6:00 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Next Week at Ryerson May 20 - 24

Monday, May 20th –Victoria Day Holiday (no school for staff/students)

Thursday, May 23rd – Pizza Day

                      - New JK’s Orientation Evening 4:30pm

Friday, May 24th – Grade 3 & 4 Trip to Mountsberg

May 22 – 24 = Grade 6 EQAO

**Breakfast Cart Program : Mon, Wed & Fri

For more information please visit: or

Principal’s Blog:

A huge shout out of thanks to our dedicated School Council members who planned and facilitated Family STEM Night.  It was a very successful event with wonderful family participation. Many thanks also to Mrs. Bernier and Mr. Harrison for promoting and showcasing the exciting learning and work of our students in the area of technology.  

Congratulations to our team of student athletes and staff coaches who participated in the regional Relay Meet.  Well done team.  We are very proud of the efforts of all who represented Ryerson!  Special recognition to our Gr. 5 girls team who finished third.

Jump Rope For Heart!  There are two more weeks to collect donations before our School Wide Jump event onMay 31st. Congratulations to Beatrix, Sienna and Quinn  - the first 3 instant prize winners! To be entered into the 'instant prize' draw, students need to return the pledge package OR sign up online. As a school we are $920toward our $5000 goal and approaching  some REALLY fun incentives along the way! Thanks for your support Ryerson!

Next Week at Ryerson May 6 - 10

posted May 6, 2019, 6:58 AM by Genevieve Brassard

Next Week at Ryerson May 6 - 10

Monday May 6th  & Tuesday May 7th – Grades 5 & 6 Earth Keepers Trip

Thursday May 9th – Pizza Day  

**Breakfast Cart Program : Mon, Wed & Fri

For more information please visit: or

Principal’s Blog:

Save the date! Family STEM Night is May 14th. Watch for a flyer coming home next week.

At Wednesday’s Character Trait Assembly, staff performed ‘We Are The Champions’ and Mrs. Laprade had blue hair for the day! We celebrated and recognized student achievements of Integrity (Integrity is: doing the right thing even when no one is watching). Mr. Adams Grade ¾ class introduced May’s trait Optimism (Optimism is: finding the positive and believing the best in any situation).

Jr. Intramural Basketball has wrapped up. Big thanks to Mr. Landreville, Mrs. Halkett-Rischke, Mr. Adams and Ms. Craik for leading this event and keeping many students very active and engaged.

Congratulations once again to Sophia L., who will be recognized at the HDSB Student of Excellence evening on May 9th. We are proud to have Sophia represent Ryerson at this event.

Jump Rope for Heart is officially underway! Pledge packages were sent home this week. Staff and students are looking forward to a month of fun and fitness, culminating with a school wide Jump event on May 31st. Thanks in advance for supporting our school’s participation in this Heart and Stroke fundraiser!

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