Please drive safely at all times, especially
off/picking up your child(ren), please make arrangements to meet
your child on either:
The West side
of Chancellor – students can cross Chancellor at the crosswalk
side of Markham, on either side of Chancellor Drive
purpose of the bus loop is for buses transporting students to be off
of the streets, it can also help to minimize the congestion on
Chancellor if used correctly. If using the bus loop during
drop-off/pick up times:
on Chancellor drive to enter (do not turn left into the bus loop)
far as possible in the loop (allowing more cars in at one time)
Turn right to
exit the loop (North on Chancellor)
The loop will
be closed to passenger cars in order to allow PTSD buses to remain
on schedule. If you approach the loop and the loop is ‘closed’ by a
staff member, continue north on Chancellor.
winter comes faster than we expect and we have a difficult time
changing our driving habits to suit the conditions of snow and
sleet. Imagine this: You are driving at 50 km/h. Suddenly, you see
something in front of you – a car, a small child, a trash can – can
you were going just a few km’s faster? You could still stop in time…
Speed is a
crucial factor in winter driving - it affects how quickly you can
stop. In ideal conditions, a vehicle travelling 60 km/h will take
10.33 m (over 30 feet) more to stop than a vehicle going 50 km/h.
Increased speed combined with slippery roads, reduced visibility,
following too closely, poor vehicle maintenance and distracted
driving can spell disaster.
Winter Driving Hazards
— Regardless of the time of year, speeding is always an issue on
Manitoba roads. In winter, it’s especially dangerous because the
traction of the road is considerably reduced. Ice on roads at -1 C
is twice as slippery as ice at -18 C, so pay attention at all times.
Ice is not easy to see, slowing down will decrease your chances of
getting into a collision in less than ideal conditions.
— One of the major hazards of winter driving is that our visibility
is greatly reduced. Falling snow, blizzards and even exhaust from
other vehicles makes it more difficult to scan the road and see
everything around us. In heavy snow or sleet, it’s a good idea to
turn your headlights on – day or night. This helps others to see you
better, especially those driving behind you. Glare from snow banks
and slick icy roads can further reduce your vision, so use your
visor or sunglasses.
clear snow and ice off from your vehicle before you drive so you can
see through your windshield, windows and mirrors. Make sure your
light covers are clear and clean off the rest of your vehicle to
avoid snow flying onto vehicles behind you. Keep a safe following
distance and expect the unexpected. While weather does play a factor
in collisions, Manitobans need to drive according to the conditions
of the road.
Consider using winter tires.
A snowflake and mountain image symbol on a tire indicates it meets
winter traction performance standards and has been designed
specifically for use in severe snow conditions.
December 1, 2016
Track Thursday at 12:50 in the gym for kids participating in the
Flying M Meet on Saturday.
Boys' Volleyball team will have a brief meeting at lunch today in
Mme Groves' classroom. Bring your lunch with you and be prepared to
go outside at the usual time!
students please check the updated schedule for next week.
practice at lunch hour today.
the last day to get your athletic clothing orders in. Please see Mr.
Schinkel if you are getting some.
students that participated in the Athletic Fundraiser need to hand
in their cards to Ms. Simons today!
Congratulations to the Grade 8 boys’ volleyball team on a great
season, finishing as Divisional Finalists. The team improved greatly
over the last couple months with success at tournaments and league
play. Look out for these boys next year on the volleyball court!