Community Update - February 10

Posted On Saturday February 11, 2023

Good Evening, Bellwood Community, the home of the Bobcats where we Belong, Believe and Succeed!!

We will be using Lunchbox by School Cash Online for our Subway Lunches on Tuesdays starting Tuesday February 21, 2023.  The deadline for parents/guardians to place an order is Sunday at 12pm for the upcoming delivery week.  If you would like to cancel your order you can do so 2 days prior to the scheduled delivery.  Please click on the links for more information How-to-Order-Guide - Bellwood Public School - Whitby.pdf Lunchbox_Parent_Guardian_FAQs.pdf    Parent_Guardian_Handout.pdf 

Our SCC Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser is up and running on School Cash online.  Deadline for orders will be Tuesday February 28, 2023.  Pick date for orders will be Wednesday March 8, 2023.  Each box of one dozen donuts will be $11.00!

We are reminding students daily to use kind words, to keep their hands and feet to themselves, and to smile as it goes a long way and may just make somebody’s day brighter! We need your help to remind your children to always be kind and that hands are for helping not hurting!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Hello from the O’Neill Performing Arts Department!

We are thrilled to be staging The SpongeBob Musical! It’s a REALLY fun show! Great music – all original songs composed by different contemporary artists (Ex. Panic! at the Disco, Steve Tyler, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Plain White T’s, Sara Bareilles). It is kid appropriate and definitely entertaining for adults too.

View the teaser  -

Please share the poster Spongebob promo post (4).png  - Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Thursday, February 16, 2023 - Friday, February 17, 2023 - Saturday, February 18, 2023

Ontario Tech University – 2023 Virtual Spring Break Camps

Ontario Tech’s Office of Continuous Learning, in partnership with the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is pleased to offer virtual spring break camps March 13 to 17.  Our spring camps cover educational subjects, including STEM, coding, and gaming! 

For more information about our camp offerings, please visit our camps website:

School Spirit Days

  • Every Thursday in February will be crazy sock/mismatched sock day.
  • February 14 wear your red, pink or white for Valentine's Day.
  • February 17 will be Cultural Day!  Dress in your cultures colours/clothing.
  • February 24 dress like your favourite character.  Could be from a movie, a book, tv show, etc.  Remember no masks please!

Lost and Found

We have organized our lost and found and would appreciate it if you would have your children look through the lost and found to see if any of their items are there.  We will have this organized for one more week and will be donating items not picked up on Monday February 13, 2023.

Kiss and Ride

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making our Kiss and Ride a safe drop off zone for our students.  There are just a few reminders;

  • Drop off and pick up should only be done in the Kiss and Ride unless you have parked and are walking your students to their line ups
  • Please do not cross in between the cars in the Kiss and Ride.  This is a safety hazard and we want to keep everyone safe especially our students, your children.
  • Please do not park in front of the kindergarten enclosure at the front of the school or in front of the garbage hut, we will be asking you to go back through the Kiss and Ride
  • The parking lot in front of the school is for parents 
  • The parking lot at the east end of the school is for staff only.  Please do not park in the staff parking lot as this causes issues especially for our supply staff.

School Climate Survey

The surveys will be open from Monday, January 9, 2023 – Tuesday, February 28, 2023.  Please click on the link to complete the School Climate Survey for Bellwood P.S.

Survey Instructions:

  • Responses from this survey will be used to enhance school safety and bullying prevention plans and their support is greatly appreciated.
  • The information being collected is anonymous, it is not linked to individuals unless personal information is voluntarily written in the open comment sections.
  •  It is very important that surveys be completed to the last page as carefully as possible.
  • While taking the survey, respondents are able to go back to previous pages and update existing responses.
  • Respondents must click the ”Done” button at the end to complete the survey.
  • Do not close the browser by clicking on the “X” in the top right – be sure to click ”Done” first.
  • When ”Done” is clicked, the survey will close and the browser will go to the DDSB website

SCC Family Movie Night Fundraiser

We are excited to offer another Movie Night as an SCC Fundraiser.  The NEW date for this is Thursday February 16, 2023 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The cost for the Movie Night will be $2 per person or $5 per family.  We will be selling treats at this event.

Save the Date

  • February 15 Term 1 Report Cards go home
  • February 16 SCC Movie Night Fundraiser
  • February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 20 Family Day NO School
  • February 21 Shrove Tuesday
  • February 22 Pink Shirt Day

Dates of Significance 

A Moment in Canadian Black History

Did you know…..

Chatham Coloured  All-Stars

Formed during the Great Depression, the Chatham Coloured All-Stars (1932–39) was the first all-Black organized baseball team in Ontario. Comprised primarily of men from the town of Chatham in Southwestern Ontario, the All-Stars became the first all-Black team to win a Provincial Ontario Baseball Amateur Association (OBAA) championship in 1934.

Saint Valentine's Day February 14

Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14. Across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of the patron saint, Valentine.


Your Admin Team,

Sharon Knights and Gavin Ruddock