FRIDAY, Oct. 30/09

EESS FOOTBALL RESULTS THURSDAY:

Woodstock – SENIOR: EESS 20 StMarys 14

Touchdowns – Mitch Roloson 2; Field Goals – Brandon Aspden 2; Converts- Aspden 2                 Interception – Bud Laur

Record: EESS W 5 L 1, 2nd place to St Joes,  (End of league play)

Next Game – Playoff: Host Parkside, Nov. 6

 

TRAFFIC SIGNS COMING TO AYLMER AMISH COMMUNITY

Aylmer – Malahide Township Council will soon respond to recent concerns about  safety on the two main roads going through the Amish community east of town.  Due to the  shared use of  mostly Glencolin and College lines by vehicles and carriages, the township will be installing signs at the major intersections there in order to advise drivers who are entering onto the roads from other areas of the presence of the horse drawn vehicles.  As well, according to Rob Johnson, Director of Physical Services for Malahide,  due to the fact that a considerable number of children travel to and from Amish schools on or adjacent to the roadway on those roads,  Malahide will be installing  “pedestrians ahead” signs. They hope to have the signs installed in the next several weeks.

 

TODAY:

“Opening Night” for ‘Cemetery Club’ at Old Town Hall Theatre, 8 pm,  by Aylmer Community Theatre; $15 for Adults, Phone 773-3372. (Also, on Saturday 8 pm and on Sunday 2 pm )

 

***”MY BROTHER IS  STILL OUT THERE DELIVERING FLYERS FOR ‘AYLMER NEWS’ AND HE GOT A SCARE WHEN HE SPOTTED A SPIDER ON A MAILBOX. YES IT WAS FAKE,  BUT IF IT HAD BEEN REAL AND  HAD FOLLOWED HIM HOME, IMAGINE THE CALAMITY OF HAVING  ‘TWO’  NEW ‘web’ SITES IN TOWN!!… SO PLEASE PASS THIS SITE ON TO YOUR FRIENDS SO I CAN KEEP MY BROTHER OFF THE STREET. WE… ESPECIALLY MY BROTHER… WOULD APPRECIATE IT!!!

 

ABSENTEEISM INCREASING IN AYLMER SCHOOLS?

(AYLMERNEWS sent these questions to the 5 Aylmer schools yesterday. Only McGregor and Assumption have responded so far.)

1.Any major changes in absenteeism at your school this week/any flu-related?
2.Have any special procedures been put in place to deal with the H1N1 concerns?
McGregor (Principal Richard Auckland):
1.Certainly there has been an increase in absenteeism.  Our attendance numbers go to the Board of Education which in turn forwards them to the local Health Units.  Parents can choose to self-identify that there child is away due to flu-like symptoms, but are not required to do so.  As has always been the case, we are asking people to stay at home if they are not feeling well.
2-The Board has installed soap dispensers beside sinks in our classrooms and hand sanitizer is available in adult monitored areas (office and library).  We have had the local health unit come in to lead sessions on proper hand washing techniques.  Staff continue to encourage students to wash their hands after recess, before eating and at any time when they see a need.  Further education (i.e., coughing into your sleeve) is done as needed.  Any actions we take are a direct result of information and direction from the health professionals (the Ministry of Health/Elgin-St. Thomas Health Unit).

 

ASSUMPTION (Principal Laurie Intven) 1.  We appear to be “on the mend” and our numbers are actually improving this week.

2.  Every classroom has a hand sanitizer installed for supervised use.
There is a battery powered hand sanitizer as you enter the school for all
visitors.  There is a sign on the front door to make people aware of the
sanitizer.  Students are provided opportunities to wash hands with soap
and water.  There are several boxes of kleenex in each classroom.  Items
that are shared ie, musical instruments are sterilized between use, etc.

Hand washing posters and information about H1N1 are posted around the school and information has been sent home to families.

 

SCHOOLS AND ABSENTEEISM UPDATE:

EESS (Brendon White, Principal)

1.Certainly we have had some staff and students away due to flu like symptoms.  Absences are monitored centrally and general information about our absenteeism rate is shared with the local Board of Health.  All classes and extra-curricular activities are running as normal.

2.We have taken a number of measures to prevent the spread of the flu.  Probably the best resource to look at what we have done within the Board / schools can be found on our website at:  http://www.tvdsb.ca/ Just click the H1N1 link on the left.  I would suggest viewing our Director’s H1N1 Update video.

ASSUMPTION -ADD:

“Something else we are doing at Assumption (and the LDCSB) is that the
custodians are now putting priority on the “touch points”.  Tops of desks,
chairs, telephones, keyboards, door handles and push panels, etc. are a
high priority for cleaning.” – L. Intven

A READER WRITES: (Re-Preview Night Thursday of ACT Play “Cemetery Club”)
The Aylmer Community Theatre offers, and delivers, exceptional entertainment.
A.C.T. chooses challenging productions but the teamwork achieved in every area, from directing and producing to acting and to the crew and set work, it all comes together for a tremendous show.
The Old Town Hall is a first rate theatre in itself.  What a privilege to attend these productions; unbelievably, but appreciatively, we attend an opening night for $7.50 a ticket.  It’s a privilege for theatre goers to receive this gift from A.C.T.
“Cemetery Club” is lots of fun and is a wonderful show about friendship and relationships, and it’s all real.
The actors in this play have portrayed so many emotions and they have done it so beautifully; it’s easy to have a connection with them, and the story.
There is sadness in the story and it’s about death; but really, it’s about life.  There’s lots of humour and the audience was having great fun laughing and relating to the cast.  It was easy to respond to the characters; there was lots to think about and care about; and there was much to relate to from personal experiences with our own friends and families.
The actors sure have great depth to achieve taking the audience on this journey involving death and friendship and acceptance.
The characters in the play are Jewish, from Queens, New York; and the actors had great accents!  I’m not a critic, but, if I were, I would say this play was full of wonderful genuine performances!  Marion Rogers plays Lucille brilliantly (Barbra Streisand she is!)  Barbara Warnock, Laura Jean McCann, Al Leitch and Laurie Deven are wonderful. I wish I had had the opportunity to tell each actor following the opening night play how well they had done in portraying these complex friendships; they are brilliant actors.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this production of “Cemetery Club”.   It’s a privilege to attend the wonderful productions offered by A.C.T.; Aylmer and surrounding communities are richly blessed with this talent and the exceptional theatre.
I spread the word to anyone and everyone to attend this production of “Cemetery Club”, and future programs by A.C.T. too; thank you Aylmer Community Theatre.  Keep up the tremendous work; and thank you,
Sincerely
Linda Charlton

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