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posted Nov 10, 2016, 4:49 PM by Natasha Crompton-Dunn   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 8:29 AM ]
REMEMBRANCE DAY 

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. Poppies will be available for students from 9:00 to 9:45 am. A student will come to your child’s classroom with the poppy box. If you would like to donate any money to the Veterans please send money with your child. The Remembrance Day Assembly will start at 9:50 am and end by 10:30 am

LIVE ON CASHLESS!
PW has the next term of pizza, milk and Pita up on Cashless. The next term of pizza and milk will start the week of December 19th. Please don't miss out! No late orders or partial payments will be accepted. Pita's are up for purchase for the month of December. If you missed the last two months don't worry, you can still get an order in before 2017! 

Compost bags are also up on Cashless and we encourage you to purchase them here. We have TWO sizes now and they are a great quality.

VOLUNTEER REQUEST
Mrs. Cann is still looking for volunteers to help in the library.  If you are interested please contact her directly at: canns@hdsb.ca

FOOD
At Pilgrim Wood we ask students not to share or trade food. We have this rule in place for safety. There are many food allergies as well as specific diets that students follow for a variety of reasons. We ask parents not to send food to school for children to share for birthdays or for other celebrations. At times teachers may choose to implement food related activities that are linked to the curriculum. Teachers will check the medical peril information provided by parents for food allergies and parents will be notified when food is being provided for instructional activities.

RACCOON RABIES
The Halton Region Health Department has received test results confirming cases of raccoon rabies found in skunks in Burlington. The rabies virus is spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually entering through a bite or scratch. Halton Health Dept reminds anyone who comes into physical contact with a raccoon or other wild animal to see a physician immediately about post-exposure rabies treatment and to report the exposure to the Health Dept as soon as possible, by calling 311. The Health Department is reminding residents to:
 teach children to avoid unfamiliar cats and dogs, not to touch sick or dead animals and to observe wild animals from a distance,
 ensure dogs and cats are kept up-to- date with their rabies vaccinations, 
 not allow pets to roam free and keep them indoors at night to prevent contact with wild animals, 
 take pets that come in contact with a raccoon or other wild animal to a veterinarian for follow-up,
 not attempt to relocate wild animals. 
More information about rabies is available at http://www.halton.ca/rabies