Memos

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Gerald Morgan, Principal & Jill Benoit, Vice-Principal

DATE: November 15, 2019

1. Staff Professional Development & Report Card Preparation:

Please note that school will be closed on Monday, November 18.

2. Reporting Session #1:

Parents/guardians are asked to note that progress reports will be distributed to parents/guardians on Thursday, November 28.

A note will be sent home prior to this indicating an appointment time for your parent/guardian meeting with your child’s teacher. Please send the note back to the teacher indicating if you can attend the meeting at the scheduled time, or indicate if you prefer to set up an alternate meeting.

Progress reports will not be sent home with students. Parents/guardians will be asked to meet the teacher to receive their child’s report.

Due to Reporting Session #1 and the scheduled parent/guardian meetings with teachers on Thursday, November 28, school will close at 11:20 a.m.

Busses will run their normal routes at that time.

3. Outdoor Clothing:

Please note that all children should be coming to school prepared for outdoor play (boots, coats, hats, mittens, etc.). When the weather permits, children will be going outside for Lunch Time play and/or at other points throughout the day.

4. Social and Emotional Learning Parent/Guardian Sessions:

Social and Emotional Learning is important in our student’s success and overall well being. It focuses on helping students develop social-emotional skills that are essential for working with others, building resiliency, reducing problem behaviours. Social-emotional skills are foundational for success in school and in life. It need to be taught and can improve with opportunities to practice in different contexts. It requires a long-term, whole-school approach that involves families and community partners. As a result, Stephenville Primary School is pleased to offer sessions to parents who are interested in improving social emotional skills in their families. At this point, we are asking for expressions of interest from families. If you are interested in learning more about this group, please email dalemclean@nlesd.ca or krystalleehann1@nlesd.ca or contact Stephenville Primary at 643 2331 and leave your name and current phone number with Miss Gertie by November 22, 2019. We will be on contact with families who are interested in the coming weeks.

continued cooperation.

5. St. Vincent de Paul Concert:

Ms. Nolan is preparing a Grade 2 choir to perform in the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The concert will take place at St. Stephen’s Church and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Grade 2 students are asked to be at the church no later than 6:45 p.m.

6. Grade 3 Christmas Concert:

Our Grade 3 students will be performing in a Christmas Concert here at the school on Thursday, December 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $2 and will go on sale Monday, November 25, with a limit of four tickets per student. If you wish to purchase tickets please send the correct amount of money along to your child’s teacher.

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RECIPES IN A JAR

Due Friday, Nov 15th, 2019

http://sps.recipesinajar.ca/?fbclid=IwAR0-JuEi3liGhl7vWlJVQMv_QEghQyOQEgzdyfK6BxkdqRI1qDjCQWFyaEo


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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Gerald Morgan, Principal & Jill Benoit, Vice-Principal

DATE: October 28, 2019

1.

HALLOWEEN Activities

Wednesday, October 30th. Is “Orange and Black” accessory day at our school.

Children can dress in orange and black or wear Halloween accessories (socks, earrings, etc.).

Thursday, October 31st, is “HALLOWEEN”. This will be a special day for children in our school. Individual classroom teachers will notify you if there are special events planned for their specific classes.

ALL children can wear their costumes when they come to school in the morning and keep them on all day if they wish. We ask parents to make special note of the following:

Children cannot wear costumes depicting violence in any way… This would include knives, daggers, blood, and other gory items. We must always keep in mind the age of our children and the lasting impressions that many of these things make.

Also, please note that due to the rising number of children in our school with food allergies and other medical conditions, we are asking parents/guardians not to send homemade and baked food items to school to be shared with classmates.

2. School Photo Retakes

School photo retakes are scheduled for Friday, November 1. Proofs were sent home last week. Please inform the school if you wish to have your child’s photo retaken on November 1.

3. Mid Fall Break & Remembrance Day Holiday:

Please note that school will be closed Friday, November 8 and Monday, November 11.

4. Staff Professional Development & Report Card Preparation:

Please note that school will be closed on Monday, November 18.

5. Reporting Session #1:

Parents/guardians are asked to note that progress reports will be distributed to parents/guardians on

Thursday, November 28.

A note will be sent home prior to this indicating an appointment time for your parent/guardian meeting with your child’s teacher. Please send the note back to the teacher indicating if you can attend the meeting at the scheduled time, or indicate if you prefer to set up an alternate meeting.

Progress reports will not be sent home with students. Parents/guardians will be asked to meet the teacher to receive their child’s report.

Due to Reporting Session #1 and the scheduled parent/guardian meetings with teachers on Thursday, November 28, school will close at 11:20 a.m.

Busses will run their normal routes at that time.

6. Outdoor Clothing:

Please note that all children should be coming to school prepared for outdoor play (coats, hats, mittens, etc.). When the weather permits, children will be going outside for Lunch Time play.

7. Student Routines – Emergency Calls:

Please note that the office is receiving multiple calls daily to make changes to student routines, usually pick-up procedures. This has created concerns around student safety and students are often confused about where they are going and/or who is picking them up. We are asking parents/guardians to only make changes to student routines in emergency situations. Please communicate with our staff using the Student Agendas supplied by the school. We appreciate your continued cooperation.

8. Coats for Kids:

A BIG Thank-You is extended to the Knights of Columbus for donating winter coats to our school as part of the Coats for Kids program. If you know of a student who needs a new winter coat please let us know.


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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Gerald Morgan, Principal & Jill Benoit, Vice-Principal

DATE: October 29, 2019

RE: School Council Nominations

In accordance with the Schools Act, our School Council is holding an election. As a parent/guardian of a student in this school, you are eligible for election to our Council. The School Council is an excellent way to support the school, as you become directly involved with educational issues at the school level.

Our School Council consists of 10 -12 members, including a maximum of three (3) parent/guardian representatives elected by parents/guardians. A term of office is three years. This year we are seeking three parent/guardian representatives. If you wish to be nominated as a parent representative on our School Council, or you wish to nominate another parent, please complete the nomination form below and return it to the school by Friday, November 1, 2019. (You can nominate another individual, or offer yourself as a candidate).

Please support Stephenville Primary by becoming a member of our School Council.

Further information on the membership, purpose, and function of School Councils can be found on the back of this memo.

Stephenville Primary School Council

Parent Representative Candidate Form

I would like to nominate as a candidate for the position of PARENT REPRESENTATIVE on Stephenville Primary School Council.

Signature of Nominator:

Signature of Person accepting nomination:

Stephenville Primary School Council

Parent Representative Candidate Form

I, would like to be a candidate for the position of PARENT REPRESENTATIVE on Stephenville Primary School Council.

Candidate’s Signature: ______________________________

Address: _________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________


THE SCHOOL COUNCIL MODEL

What is a School Council?

A school council is a legally constituted body of elected and appointed representatives of the local school constituency. It is established for the purpose of developing, encouraging and promoting policies, practices and activities which will enhance the quality of school programs and improve the levels of student achievement in the school. The School Council meets on a regular basis to receive and disseminate information, and to consider and make decisions about school issues.

Who makes up the School Council?

The School Council is composed of a maximum of 15 members, including the principal. Other membership includes a maximum of six elected parents, a maximum of four elected teachers, a maximum of four appointed community representatives, and high school students (where applicable). Representatives are elected or appointed in accordance with The School’s Act, 1997, Section 25.

What does a School Council do?

School Councils, on behalf of the communities served by the school, will be responsible for working with parents, teachers, students and the community to set the future direction of the school, identify education priorities, determine strategies for achieving goals, and assess and report progress.

The School Council will facilitate a greater involvement of all stakeholders in matters that affect the school. It is a formal mechanism whereby parents, students, school staff and concerned community representatives can pool their knowledge, talents and resources in order to improve teaching and learning at the school level.

A Council is different from existing school committees and parent associations in that its membership is more broadly based, its right to exist is mandated in legislation, and it will have a specific set of functions and responsibilities under The School’s Act.

Who can be elected as parent representatives?

Any parent/guardian is eligible to serve as a parent representative on the School Council provided that they have a child attending that school at the time of election.

Purpose and Functions

The purpose of the School Council is to develop, encourage and promote policies, practices and activities which will enhance the quality of school programs and the levels of student achievement in the school.

The functions of the School Council are:

¥ To represent the educational interest of the school;

¥ To advise on the highest quality of teaching and learning in the school;

¥ To facilitate parent and community involvement; and

¥ To advise the School Board on matters of concern to the school and community

In undertaking these functions, the Council is responsible for:

1.Approving, for recommendation to the Board, a plan for improving teaching and learning in the school;

2.Supporting and promoting the plan approved by the Board for improving teaching and learning in the school;

3.Considering information respecting performance standards in the school;

4.Assisting in the system of monitoring and evaluating standards in the school;

5.Monitoring the implementation of recommendations in reports on the performance of the school;

6.Conducting meetings with parents and members of the community on matters within its responsibility;

7.Ensuring the report on the school, prepared under paragraph 24 (3)(k) of the School’s Act, is available to the public;

8.Communicating concerns respecting Board policies and practices to the Board; and

9.Approving and monitoring activities for the raising of funds for the school.

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October 28, 2019

Dear families and school community members:

Please be advised that at the October 26, 2019 meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board, trustees voted to undertake a review of the Stephenville High school system for potential adjustment of catchment areas, grade reconfigurations, and/or closures in anticipation of the upcoming school year (September, 2020). While the school review is in its initial stages, the process will include consultation with school councils, administrators and the school communities. District officials will be in touch with the school administrations of all schools within the Stephenville High school system (Stephenville Primary, Stephenville Elementary, Stephenville Middle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pathfinder Learning Center, and Stephenville High School) in the coming days to arrange an initial discussion with school councils before further information is shared with the school community. Should you have any questions, please contact Delores Clarke- Genge, Director of Schools, at (709) 637-4000 and deloresclarkegenge@nlesd.ca.

Regards, Daniel O’Brien Assistant Director of Education for Programs –

Western Region Western Regional Office Corner Brook, NL


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October 4th, 2019

Dear Parents / Guardians:

After speaking with Mrs. Rosie Ryan on Tuesday October 1st she informed me of a new initiative that School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador are providing for the 50th year of their existence in schools in our province. They are adding the grade 2’s to compete in the Cross country running events in the province for the upcoming season. We have opened up registration for the students in this age group for Stephenville Primary. The addition of this group will add about 30 more kids to the cross country team thus approximately 60 kids in total. I have 3-4 staff members that are willing to help out and would love to have a few parents from the community to join in if possible

Parents should note that they will have to arrange to pick up their children at 3:50 as bussing will not be provided for those choosing to participate in the after-school program.

It is very important for children who sign up to be committed to playing for the entire program. Any child whom signs up for the after school program will have to stay, unless there is contact from home indicating that the student will not be attending the program on a given day. This rule is put in place for the child’s safety.

Sincerely,

Roland Peddle

Physical Education Teacher

______ Yes, I would like my child, __________________________, who is in ___________________’s class to participate in the following after-school sports programs.

____Cross Country Running (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:50-3:50)

Please return this completed form no later than Wednesday Oct 9th, which will be the first session for the grade 2’s

Please indicate below if you are able to help out, there is only 5 practises left for the remainder of the season with this sport.

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Revised Cross Country Schedule

Hi Parents and Guardians,

The Cross country running season is upon us and there is a full slate of events scheduled for this region.

Please see the schedule for times and dates of the intramural Program and the Zone, Regional and Provincial (Island) races scheduled for this region. All races will take place at the Kippens Recreational Complex.

Schedule:

October 9th : After School Intramurals Time 2:50-3:50

October 15th: Cross Country Zone Race (Kippens Rec Plex) (Optional)

October 16th: After School Intramurals Time 2:50-3:50

To be determined: Regional Race Kippens Rec Plex

October 22nd: Cross Country Regionals Race (Kippens Rec Plex) (Optional)

October 23rd : After School Intramurals Time 2:50-3:50

There will be a separate note sent home before the actual race days that will provide all details about the race events. The races are not mandatory……we will encourage students to participate, but it will be the decision of all students and their parents.

Thanks Roland Peddle

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Thanksgiving Vegetable Fundraiser

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Gerald Morgan, Principal

DATE: September 17, 2019

RE: Thanksgiving Vegetable Fundraiser

This year we have once again decided to focus our fundraising efforts on the purchase of educational resources for our classrooms and/or our school.

To assist with funding these projects, and in keeping with our nutrition policy, we have planned a Thanksgiving Vegetable Fundraiser which will begin today, Friday, September 20, and will run until Friday, October 4, at which time all orders must be submitted to the school. Orders must be recorded on the order form on the reverse of this sheet. Orders must then be totaled, written on the bottom of the form. The bottom of the form can then be detached and submitted with payment to the school. Parents/ guardians are responsible for the delivery of the vegetable bags; and therefore must keep the top portion as their record sheet for deliveries.

As an incentive, for every 10 bags of vegetables a student sells, the student will receive $10. This will be taken care of after orders have been submitted to the school.

We will be selling 10 pound bags of locally-grown vegetables. Each bag costs $10 and contains the following:

Ä 5 lbs of potatoes

Ä 2 lbs of cabbage

Ä 2 lbs turnip

Ä 1 lb carrot

We are NOT asking children to go door to door. Make it a family and friend event. Please return all order forms by Friday, October 4.

Parents/guardians can pick up the vegetables at the school beginning in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9, all day Thursday, October 10, and Friday, October 11.

Thank you for supporting our school programs and initiatives.

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PARTICIPATION IS COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY…

If you do not wish to participate, please make note on the form and return the form to your child’s teacher.

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Please Make Note


MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Gerald Morgan, Principal & Jill Benoit, Vice-Principal

DATE: September 13, 2019

RE: Please Make Note…


1. BEE DAY:

On Friday, September 20, we will be having our annual ‘Bee Day’. This day focuses on reviewing behavioral expectations with our students. It will include visiting the different areas of our school to discuss the expectations in those locations, as well as classroom activities and a visit to the bus. Students are asked to wear yellow and black as part of the celebrations. We thank you for your continued support.

2. TERRY FOX WALK:

Our annual Terry Fox Walk will go ahead on Friday, September 27, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (if the weather permits). Families are encouraged to walk with us. Just drop by the main entrance of the school at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Friday and we will direct you from there. Children/Participants are encouraged to bring along a monetary donation if possible. A donation container will be set up in the office.

3. COMMUNICATION REMINDER:

To continue to improve our communication network with parents/guardians we will use our website, https://sps.nlesd.ca/home. We are also on Twitter and Facebook. To find us on both just search for Stephenville Primary and send a request to join.

4. HOT LIQUIDS - STUDENT SAFETY:

Parents/guardians are reminded that hot liquids are not permitted to be carried in the corridors of the school. We appreciate your support of this policy as we strive to ensure our school is a safe place for all students. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

5. SCENT AWARENESS:

Parents/guardians are advised that some members of our school community have adverse reactions to particular scents. In order to provide a safe learning environment, we have now posted signs asking that no scents be worn in our school. We thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that our school is a safe and healthy place for everyone.

6. KIDS EAT SMART - WALK TO BREAKFAST

Our school will be participating in the “Kids Eat Smart Walk to Breakfast” on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 8:10 – 9:00 a.m. This is an annual province-wide school based event hosted by TD Canada Trust and Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador, to help create awareness in every school community about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. Students who are well nourished have longer attention spans, better problem solving skills, and perform better in school. Students who are active have higher self-esteem, more self-discipline, higher academic performances and are more likely to have a healthy body weight. Together we are working to promote healthy minds and bodies and ensure success for all our students.

On “Walk to Breakfast” day, students, parents/guardians, and family members are encouraged to walk to school together. After the walk, participants (students, parents/guardians, and family members) can enjoy a healthy and nutritious breakfast together. If the weather is bad, the walk will take place inside the gym. Our local Stephenville Dominion Store will be sponsoring the event and will be serving fresh fruit, etc. A BIG Thank-You is extended to Stephenville Dominion for their support of our school. To help support our program, we invite you to participate by making a financial or food donation to our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Club and participating in the walk at our school. All donations are MATCHED -DOUBLED by the Kids Eat Smart Foundation!!!

7. School Development Day #1 and Day #2:

Parents and guardians are asked to note that schools in the Western Region of the NL English School District will be closed on Monday, October 7th, and

Tuesday, October 8th, for Staff Professional Development.

8. Thanksgiving Holiday:

Please note that school will be closed Monday, October 14th, in observance of The Thanksgiving Holiday.

9. School Photos:

School photos will be taken at our school on Tuesday, October 15th, and Wednesday, October 16th. A background choice card will be sent home shortly. We ask that all children have a proof photo taken for school purposes. Proofs will be sent home later, with the prices for various packages, so that parents/guardians can place orders if they wish to do so.

The schedule for photos is as follows:

TUESDAY, OCT. 15

Mme. Elliott

Mme. Carter

Ms. Ivany

Ms. Blanchard

Ms. Ryan

Ms. O’Gorman

Ms. George

Mme. Madore


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16

Mme Peters

Ms. Green

Ms. Morgan

Mme Scott

Ms. Barnes

Mme. Fradsham

Ms. Wells

Mr. Bennett

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Allergy Alert

Building a Team – Working Together

ATTENTION - ALLERGY ALERT!!!

Dear Parents/Guardians of ALL Students:

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that there are several children attending our school who have life-threatening allergies. For these children, even the smallest contact with the allergen can cause a life-threatening (anaphylactic) reaction which could result in death. The severe allergies identified to date include allergies to nuts, peanuts, eggs, and shellfish. Precautions are being taken in individual classes to address these specific allergies.

However, one of these allergens, nuts/peanuts, is classified as an airborne allergen. It is extremely important that our whole school take the necessary steps to make Stephenville Primary as safe as possible for all students. All parents and guardians are asked for their understanding, cooperation and assistance as we take the following course of action.

1. Our canteen items consist of products that are peanut/nut free.

2. We ask for your cooperation in packing snacks for school. We ask that you read food labels to see if they contain the warning “may contain traces of nuts” and that you NOT send those snacks to school. These warnings are often found on the most unlikely products such as most candy, cheese-filled Ritz crackers and Vachon cakes, as well as some cookies.

3. Please note that “Soy Butter”, due to the difficulty in distinguishing it from peanut butter, is not permitted. This is a District policy.

We realize this is a big responsibility for you and your child. However, we have found in the past that if you involve your child in the selection of school snacks, they will quickly learn how to identify “unsafe foods and will be very cooperative in not bringing these foods to school.

Many thanks for everyone’s cooperation with this very important matter.

Sincerely,

School Administration

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Welcome Memo

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Gerald Morgan, Principal & Jill Benoit, Assistant Principal

DATE: September 4, 2019

RE: Welcoming Notes

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you and your children to the 2019 – 2020 school year. We extend a warm welcome to all of our returning students and families as well as the new students and families who have joined our school community. We have approximately 120 new students and their families this year which includes approximately 100 Kindergarten students. We are very pleased to have you all as part of our team.

We strive to make Stephenville Primary a friendly and welcoming school. Over the next several weeks we will be seeking parent volunteers for the various programs we offer. We especially need volunteers for our KES Breakfast Program. Please contact the school if you are interested. An open invitation is extended to each of you to become a part of our team and make this school year as successful as possible.

We look forward to working with, and getting to know, each of you. The following are several important points to make note of:

1. ALLERGY AWARE SCHOOL

Please be reminded that our school is an ALLERGY AWARE school. We have children in our school with life-threatening allergies to several allergens. A school-wide allergy alert has been issued relating to Nut and/or Peanut allergies. To ensure the safety of our students we are asking that parents/guardians NOT send items to the school that contain nuts or peanuts or that may contain traces of nuts or peanuts. Please note that “Soy Butter”, due to the difficulty in distinguishing it from peanut butter, is not permitted. This is a District policy.

2. REMINDERS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DAY

8:10 a.m. The school doors are unlocked at 8:10 a.m.

Please do not drop students off before this time

8:30 a.m. School Day Begins

10:10-10:25 Recess

11:35-12:20 Lunch

2:30 p.m. Dismissal

In an effort to improve student safety parents/guardians of Grade 1 – Grade 3 students are asked to wait for their children at dismissal time outside the school. Congestion in the main entrance area is a real concern. Walkers will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

Parents/guardians of Kindergarten children will be permitted to wait inside the main entrance area. Teachers will need to make contact with these parents/guardians at dismissal time. Kindergarten children will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m.

Your cooperation with this important matter is greatly appreciated!

3. BUSSING ITEMS

According to provincial policy, students within a school zone who live more than 1.6 km from the school qualify for bussing services to/from their home address ONLY. In some instances, courtesy bussing may be available if room exists on a bus. Please see this policy at https://www.nlesd.ca/schools/busing/doc/courtesy_seating_protocol.pdf.

Courtesy bussing will not be available until later in September.

Applications for courtesy bussing are available at the school or online.

4. SCHOOL PARKING LOT

The safety of our students is of most importance to all of us!! Parents/Guardians are asked not to park in either of the two lanes at the front of the school. The outside lane is for buses and thru traffic only (NO DROP OFF), and the inside lane closest to the school is for drop-off of students (NO PARKING). We ask that you please follow these regulations.

If the parking lot is filled, space is available at the right/rear of the school where the Irving Oil tanks were once located. You can also park in the Stephenville Elementary School parking lot.

5. CAFETERIA SERVICES

Chartwells School Dining Services are again providing cafeteria services to our school and will begin on Monday, September 9. A menu will be sent home later this week. Please refer to the instructions below:

1. Place your child’s order (with the correct change) in an envelope or baggie labeled with the child’s name (and teacher’s name).

2. The order must state what the child is ordering for recess and what is being ordered for lunch.

3. Orders can also be placed online at www.CafZone.ca.

4. Parents may purchase a meal plan. Please drop by the canteen to speak with the workers. The hours are 9:00 – 12:00 daily.

6. BREAKFAST PROGRAM

The Breakfast Program will begin on Monday September 9. Each morning breakfast will be served, at no cost, to any student who wishes to participate. Donations are accepted. If you or a family member or friend are interested in volunteering for the Breakfast Program please contact the school.

7. STUDENT INFORMATION FORMS

Student information forms have been sent home with all students. Please make the necessary corrections on these forms and return them to the school ASAP.

8. CURRICULUM NIGHT

Curriculum Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11th, at 6:30 p.m., here at the school. We encourage ALL parents and guardians to attend. Your involvement in your child’s education is critical. More information regarding the agenda for the evening will follow in the next few days. We hope to see you all there!!!

9. NO CHILD WITHOUT

Our school is involved in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. There is no cost for students who attend our school and are between the ages of 4 up to their 14th birthday. If your child has a medical condition, allergy, or is required to take medication on a regular basis then you should consider this program. A child’s MedicAlert identification can alert school staff, friends, coaches and others about your child’s medical condition should an emergency occur.

For further information come to the office for a brochure or go to www.nochildwithout.com .

To register for the program, your child will need a No Child Without brochure from the office which contains a special code/ ID number.


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SCHOOL RE-OPENING IN SEPTEMBER

School will re-open for Grade 1-3 students on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., and for Kindergarten students on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.,

Please make note of the following important information regarding our School Schedule:

· School doors open at 8:10 a.m.

· School begins at 8:30 a.m.

· Dismissal is at 2:30 p.m.

· Recess is from 10:10 – 10:25 a.m.

· Lunch is from 11:35 – 12:20 p.m.




SUPPLY LISTS

KINDERGARTEN

Note: Please do not label any of the following supplies:

2 Large White Erasers

2 Packs of Pencils

5 Large Glue Sticks

4 Packages of Crayons (no fluorescent crayons please)

1 Pair of Scissors (plastic handles with metal tips)

2 Exercise Books (no spiral bound or small exercises) (English Students Only)

2 Plastic Duotang Folders (French Students Only)

3 Boxes of Tissues

4 Containers of Playdough

1 Pack of Plastic Spoons

1 Pack of Plastic Straws

Note: Please label the following supplies with your child’s name:

1 Pair of Indoor Sneakers (Velcro is strongly recommended)

1 School Bag (large enough to hold exercises and art projects)

1 Lunch Bag

1 Full Change of Clothes (Shirt, pants, underwear & socks)

This outfit will be placed in your child’s locker in case of a spill or accident).

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you and your child in September.

Sincerely

Kindergarten Teachers

Grade One (English & French Immersion)

Listed below are the supplies your child will need in September to start off the year in Grade One. If your child runs out of supplies, we will send a note home.

4 white erasers

2 boxes of pencils (20 – 24 pencils)

6 large glue sticks in September

2 pairs of Scissors (good quality metal)

Pencil case (large soft-sided case with a zipper)

4 Pkgs of Crayons (Maximun of 24 in a box)

*Indoor sneakers

1 Pack of exercise books - non-coiled

2 boxes of tissues

A change of clothes (to be left in the locker, in case of an “accident”)

8 Duo Tangs

1 Pack of plastic spoons

1 Pack of Straws

1 Pack of Coloring Leads (French Immerson only)

Book Bag / Lunch Bag

No binders or mechanical pencils, please. Please label only inside sneakers. (Do not label any other supplies).

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to meeting you and your child in September.

Sincerely,

Grade One English & French Teachers

Grade One / Two (French Immersion)

Listed below are the supplies your child will need in September to start off the year in Grade One.

If your child runs out of supplies, we will send a note home.

4 white erasers

1 boxes of pencils (20 – 24 pencils)

6 large glue sticks in September

*Indoor sneakers

2 boxes of tissues

A change of clothes (to be left in the locker, in case of an “accident”)

8 Duo Tangs

1 Pack of Coloring Leads (French Immerson only)

Book Bag / Lunch Bag

No binders or mechanical pencils, please. Please label only inside sneakers. (Do not label any other supplies).

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to meeting you and your child in September.

Sincerely,

Mme. Madore

Grade One/Two French Teacher

Grade Two (English & French)

Listed below are the supplies your child will need in September to start off the year in Grade Two. If your child runs out of supplies, we will send a note home.

4 white erasers

2 boxes of pencils (20 – 24 pencils)

Pencil sharpener

6 large glue sticks

Scissors (pointed, good quality metal)

Pencil case (large soft-sided case with a zipper)

Crayons and coloring leads (no markers please)

Indoor sneakers

1 Box Straws

4 boxes of tissues

1 Pk Exercise Book (4 in package)

10 Duo Tang Folders (Please do not write names of them)

2 Package of plastic spoons

Earbuds/Earphones

1 Spill proof Water Bottle

Book Bag / Lunch Bag

No binders or mechanical pencils, please.

Some of your child’s supplies may need to be replenished after Christmas.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to meeting you and your child in September.

Sincerely,

Grade Two English & French Teachers

Grade Three (English)

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Listed below are the supplies your child will need in September to start off the year in Grade Three. If your child runs out of supplies, we will send a note home.

Book Bag / Lunch Bag

6 White erasers

3 boxes of pencils (20 – 24 pencils)

Pencil sharpener (metal sharpener)

3 large glue sticks

Scissors (good quality metal) rounded point edge

Pencil case

Crayons or coloring pencils (no scents, please)

Indoor sneakers

6 boxes of tissues

1 pkg exercise books (4 in pkg) (32 Page exercises please)

1 Pack of spoons

Earbuds/Earphones

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to meeting you and your child in September.

Sincerely,

Grade Three English Teachers

Grade Three (French Immersion)

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Listed below are the supplies your child will need in September to start off the year in Grade Three. If your child runs out of supplies, we will send a note home.

1 Pkg Exercises

1 (1”) Binder

1 Pkg of 50 lined sheets

Hole Punch

Book Bag / Lunch Bag

4 White erasers

2 box of pencils (20 – 24 pencils)

Pencil sharpener (metal sharpener)

4 large glue sticks

Scissors (good quality metal) point edge

Crayons or coloring pencils

30 cm ruler (flexible)

Indoor sneakers

2 (Packs of 4) Duo Tang Folders (no plastic)

2 boxes of tissues

French-English, English-French Dictionary (Robert Collins is good)

Earbuds/Earphones

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to meeting you and your child in September.

Sincerely,

Mme. Fradsham

Grade Three French Immersion Teacher





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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Gerald Morgan, Principal & Jill Benoit, Assistant Principal

DATE: Friday, June 14, 2019

RE: Important Notes and Reminders

1. SCHOOL CLOSURE:

Please be ireminded that school will be closed on Monday, June 17.

2. CANTEEN SERVICES

The final day for canteen services will be Friday, June 21. Students will need to bring Recess and Lunch snacks from home from Monday, June 24, to Thursday, June 27. Supplies will be limited so Canteen Staff may have to adjust orders as needed.

3. CLOSING TIMES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 27

The final day of classes for students is Thursday, June 27. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM. Busses will make their regular runs at that time.


4. YEAR END ASSEMBLIES

Our Year End Assemblies are scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The first assembly is scheduled for 9:00 A.M. and the second assembly is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Parents/Guardians/Family Members are invited to attend. Please check the schedule below to see when your child’s class is scheduled to attend.

First Assembly at 9:00 A.M. Second Assembly at 1:00 P.M.

Ms. Ivany Mme. Peters

Ms. Blanchard Mme. Elliott

Ms. Wells Mme. Fradsham

Mme. Madore Ms. O’Gorman

Ms. Morgan Ms. Green

Ms. Barnes Mme. Scott

Mr. Bennett Ms. Crocker

Ms. Childs Mme. O’Connor

Donations will be collected for Stephenville Food Services. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

5. SPORTS DAY 2019

Our Sports Day will be held on Friday, June 21. There will be many events that will be lots of fun for the children. If any parents/guardians would like to volunteer to help Mr. Peddle with the various events, please contact the school by Monday, June 17.

6. CYN SUMMER BOOKWORMS PROGRAM

CYN Summer BookWorms Reading Program brochures will be sent home in the near future. Registration will take place on Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 27, in the entrance lobby. The program is FREE!!!

7. SCHOOL APP

A new School App entitled “SchoolMessenger” will be available in September. Our old school app will no longer be available. Watch for a separate memo regarding this which will be distributed later.

8. SCHOOL RE-OPENING IN SEPTEMBER

School will re-open for Grade 1-3 students on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., and for Kindergarten students on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.,

Please make note of the following important information regarding our School Schedule:

· School doors open at 8:10 a.m.

· School begins at 8:30 a.m.

· Dismissal is at 2:30 p.m.

· Recess is from 10:10 – 10:25 a.m.

· Lunch is from 11:35 – 12:20 p.m.

It has been a pleasure to work with you and your children this school year! Thank-You for all your support!

All the best to our Grade 3 students as you move to Stephenville Elementary School. We will miss you…


Have a Safe & Happy Summer!

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