Hello Paisley Central Families,

Well that is the longest March Break our kids have ever had!?! It is my sincere hope that this greeting finds you well.  It has been a very busy summer as we have been preparing for students to return to school.

I have now posted a parent letter in the Current News tab.  The Return To School letter provides all of the details regarding the start up to the 2020-21 school year.

The detailed plan is part of the Return to School Protocol that was designed by the Bluewater District School Board.

If your child is participating in remote learning, you will be receiving information soon.

I am looking forward to reconnecting with all of you:)

Mrs. Krista Bell - Acting Principal

                                                                                                                   August 17, 2020

Hello Paisley Central!

I hope this message finds you well.  The summer weather has been absolutely perfect!  I hope that you have had the opportunity to enjoy it with your family.

In accordance with the recent announcement from the Ministry of Education, Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) is preparing for a full return to school for both elementary and secondary students on September 8, 2020. We have been working hard over the summer creating plans to support the return of  staff and students.  In an effort to ensure schools are fully prepared, all Ontario parents/guardians have been asked to pre-register their child(ren) for the fall. 

All students, new and current, who are planning to attend Bluewater District School Board schools are requested to complete this pre-registration survey on or before August 19, 2020. 

Families moving to a new school within the district and those registering from outside BWDSB will be sent a full registration package based on the information provided:

If you are a parent/guardian of a student registered in a BWDSB school who is electing to keep your child(ren) at home for the beginning of the school year, please complete the survey and indicate this in the appropriate question. 

Thank you for your time and please take care.

Mrs. Krista Bell - Acting Principal

                                                                                                                       June 30, 2020

Dear Paisley Central School Families,

It's hard to believe that July is upon us.  I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful summer and to thank you for all you have done over the last couple of months to support your child not only in their learning but for their well-being.

Although there is still some uncertainty regarding what school will look like in September, I am confident that we can handle it.  We will continue to support one another with words of encouragement, a positive outlook and a grateful attitude.

I wish you a healthy and happy summer and look so forward to welcoming staff and students back to school in September, no matter what it looks like!


Mrs. Krista Bell

Mrs. Bell has added summer school information for grade 6,7,8 students in the CURRENT NEWS AND LETTERS section.  You can also find the information  on the school board website at: and I've posted it to our Paisley Central Face Book page as well:)

Hello Dear Families of Paisley Central School,

I know you have been waiting patiently for details regarding picking up belongings at the school.  I have great news ….. we have access to the building next week. 

A parent or student from each household will be allowed to access the school as per a schedule on Wednesday, June 17th.  If you have a conflict on this day, access will also be available on Friday, June 19th.

Please go to the Newsletters section of this website to access the "Student Belongings Retrieval" file that will give you the schedule and the details.

I have also sent out a broadcast to your email and phone.

Thank you for your patience.


Krista Bell
Acting Principal

Happy Spring Everyone,

It is my sincere hope that all of you are doing well.  We had no idea that the last day of March Break would be the last day we saw our students for a long time!

That being said, I'd like to personally thank you, our amazing parents for supporting your children during these unique times.  Your health and well being is the most important thing at this time.  For families that have engaged in the on-line virtual learning, I'd also like to say thank you for sticking with it and for supporting your children with their learning at home.  Homeschooling can be challenging!  Your time and effort in this will pay off!

It is also important that I recognize our amazing custodian Mrs. T. who has been checking on our school both inside and out to ensure that it is in great working condition when we return in the future.

The teachers have been working so hard to plan and post lessons and activities on the virtual learning environment for our families.  Again, I'd like to thank them for all of their hard work.  There was so much new learning for them to do and they have been committed to doing whatever they need to do in order to stay in touch with families and provide continued support and learning for their students.  I feel very blessed to work with such a wonderful group of adults.

Our Early Childhood Educator Mrs. Denouden and our Educational Assistants Mr. Kerr, Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Abdel-Hamid and our office manager Mrs. Craddock send their best wishes to you and have been working with the teachers and are keen to support students in any way they can.

Take a moment to enjoy the newly posted spring pictures in the Photo Gallery section.  They will bring joy and color to your world.

I am working on a Spring Newsletter and will post it next week. 

I wish you a wonderful weekend.  The sun is going to shine and it's actually going to be warm outside! It even sounds like T-shirt weather.  Enjoy and stay healthy:)


Krista Bell - Acting Principal

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Happy Thursday Everyone,

I have added an excellent slide show presentation from our gal Jackie Ralph (Canadian Mental Health) to the NEWSLETTER section of the website.  The slide show walks you through many practical and user friendly resources for supporting you and your family during times like these.  There are some excellent apps, websites, etc. that can be used today and into the future as needed.

Stay well everyone:)

Krista Bell - Acting Principal

Dear Paisley Central School Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

I am thinking of all of you during these challenging times. Please know the Paisley Central Principal and staff are thinking of all of you.

The provincial government has launched a new online portal to assist families with student learning during the current closure of schools due to COVID-19.  I have posted the most recent letters in the NEWSLETTERS section to parents/guardians from Bluewater District School Board Director of Education Alana Murray and Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce with further information on planning that is happening locally and provincially to ensure student learning continues should the current school shutdown period extend beyond April 5, 2020.

Hopefully you have received the School Messenger broadcast in the form of an email and text with the links to a letters from our Director - Alana Murray and our Minister of Education.
Details are available in the provincial government’s media release, Ontario Helping Students Learn from the Safety
of Their Own Home.

Ongoing updates and resources can also be found at:, and on our BWDSB Facebook and Twitter pages.
This online portal, which is available at, enables students at every
grade level to continue learning while away from school.

Principal’s Message


It seems like January flew by quickly! I've enjoyed getting to know the staff, students and parents of Paisley Central School thus far.

Please note that the Parent Council meeting scheduled for this Monday, Feb. 3 is cancelled.  A new date will be set and communicated via our FaceBook page and school newsletter which can be found on this website and will also be linked to our FaceBook page.

In the absence of a collective agreement being reached between the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the provincial government, ETFO will be proceeding with next week's planned strike action as previously communicated. This includes their rotating one-day full withdrawal of services impacting Bluewater District School Board on Monday, and a province wide strike scheduled for Thursday.
As a result, this is the FINAL CONFIRMATION that schools in Bluewater District School Board will be closed to elementary students only on Monday, February 3, 2020 and Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Please note that third party child care centres will remain open on these dates, and Community Education evening programs will continue to run.
All schools will be open as usual to elementary students with regular classes occurring on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of next week.


Krista Bell - Acting Principal 


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