Memos

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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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

RE: Important Notes and Reminders

1. FINAL KINDERSTART SESSION:

Parents and Guardians of Kindergarten students are reminded that our final Kinderstart Session for this school year will be held this coming Friday, June 7. There will be no school for Kindergarten students on that date.

2. GRADE 1 and 2 SPRING CONCERTS:

The dates for our Grade 1 and 2 Spring Concerts have been set for Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, 2019, both beginning at 6:30p.m. See below for schedule for your child’s class. Tickets cost $2 and are available now with a limit of 4 tickets per student. Please send along money to teacher if you wish to purchase.

Concert Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, June 12 Thursday, June 13

Ms. Well Ms. O’Gorman

Mme. Fradsham Mme. Madore

Ms. Green Mme. Scott

Ms. Morgan Ms. Barne’s

The concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m., but parents/guardians are asked to please have students at the school by 6:15 p.m., to allow time for set-up. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

3. SCHOOL CLOSURE:

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

4. SPORTS DAY 2019:

Our Sports Day will be held on Friday, June 21st. 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 complete the form on the bottom of this memo and return to your child’s teacher by Monday, June 10th.

5. 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. Donations of non-perishable food items are being accepted for the Stephenville Food Bank.

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

Ms. Ivany Mme. Peter

Ms. Blanchard Mme. Elliott

Ms. Well Mme. Fradsham

Mme. Madore Ms. O’Gorman

Ms. Morgan Ms. Green

Ms. Barne Mme. Scott

Mr. Bennett Ms. Crocker

Ms. Child Mme. O’Connor

We ask that each child bring a donation for the Food Bank, if possible. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

6. SCHOOL STAFF RETIREMENTS:

Please note that at the end of this school year our two Chartwells employees, Theresa Hynes and Gwen Reardon, will be retiring from their positions in our cafeteria. Both ladies have also been dedicated volunteers with our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program for many years. We thank them both for their years of outstanding service and dedication to our school. We wish them all the best in their future.

Also, Mme. O’Connor will be retiring from her position as Grade 3 French Immersion Teacher in our school. She has contributed 30+ years to educating our children. We appreciate her valuable contributions to our school and wish her all the best in her retirement.

7. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Parents/guardians are advised that the last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 27th. Specific closing times will be communicated in another memo.


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I am available to volunteer for the Sports Day on Friday, June 21st.

FRIDAY (June 21st.)

All Day

Morning

Afternoon

Time (list times available)

Parent’s Name: Phone #:



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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: May 8, 2019

Re: Arts and Culture Center – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Stephenville Arts and Culture Center will be presenting "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" by Memorial University’s Opera Road Show Program (School of Music) on Thursday, May 16, at 10:00 a.m. We feel that this would be a great experience for our students.

The cost per student which covers bussing is $3.00.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING AND RETURN TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER BY TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019

My child, ___________________, DOES NOT have my permission to attend the performance of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at the Stephenville Arts and Culture Center on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

My child, ___________________, DOES have my permission to attend the performance of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” at the Stephenville Arts and Culture Center on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Enclosed is the $3.00 fee: _________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________


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1. SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY #5 – SCHOOL CLOSURE:

Please be informed that school will be closed on Monday, May 13, due to a School

Development Day.

2. VICTORIA DAY HOLIDAY:

School will be closed on Monday, May 20, in recognition of Victoria Day 2019.

3. KINDERSTART REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020:

The Newfoundland & Labrador English School District would like to inform

Parents/Guardians of its online registration for Kinderstart students for the school year

2019-2020 for both English and French Immersion Programs.

Registration will be available on Monday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., on the district website at

https://www.nlesd.ca/families/kindergartenregistration.jsp

Please note this registration process is for children who will attend Kinderstart in the

upcoming 2019-2020 school year and Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.

Children registered in Kinderstart will automatically be registered to attend

Kindergarten in September 2020.

In order to register, a child must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2020.

Required information to complete registration:

 MCP number including expiration date

 An email address in order to receive confirmation of receipt of your application

 Phone contact number and an emergency contact phone number, and

 An Internet-ready device

If parents/guardians require further information or assistance with the registration

process please call Stephenville Primary School at 643-2331 / 643-3442.

4. PLASTIC BAG CHALLENGE:

We are pleased to announce that we collected approximately 23,660 plastic bags. A big thank you to all who participated.

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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Friday, April 12, 2019

RE: Important Notes and Reminders

1. EASTER ASSEMBLIES:

Our Easter Assemblies are scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 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. Donations of non-perishable food items are being accepted for the Stephenville Food Bank.

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

Ms. Ivany’s Class Mme. Clarke’s/Peter’s Class

Ms. Blanchard’s Class Mme. Elliott’s Class

Ms. George’s/Well’s Class Mme. Fradsham’s Class

Mme. Madore’s Class Ms. O’Gorman’s Class

Ms. Morgan’s Class Ms. Green’s Class

Ms. Barne’s Class Mme. Scott’s Class

Mr. Bennett’s Class Ms. Crocker’s Class

Ms. Child’s Class Mme. O’Connor’s Class

2. EASTER HOLIDAYS:

Our last day of school before the Easter holidays is Thursday, April 18, 2019. This will be a regular day of school, with dismissal at 2:30p.m. School will be closed from Friday, April 19 to Friday, April 26. Students will return to school on Monday, April 29, and it will be Day 4 on the schedule.

3. SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY #5:

School will be closed on Monday, May 13, 2019. Teachers will be involved in professional learning sessions.

4. KINDERGARTEN YEAR END CELEBRATION:

Our Kindergarten Year End Celebration is scheduled for Thursday evening, May 30, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Reducing plastic bag waste in the Stephenville Primary community

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

Canadians generate 3.25 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. That’s enough to fill up 140,000 garbage trucks! When it comes to single-use plastic bags Canadians use so many that if we collected them all we would circle the globe 55 times!

To educate students and the community on plastic bag waste and the 3Rs, Stephenville Primary will be participating in the Plastic Bag Grab challenge from Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 26, 2019.

The Plastic Bag Grab challenge, a program of Recycling Council of Ontario, in partnership with Walmart Canada, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Cascades Recovery Inc., and Trex invites elementary schools across Canada to schools are challenged to learn and take action on plastics waste by reducing their use, while collecting discarded plastic bags for recycling in their schools and beyond.

What can Stephenville Primary win?A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded to one school in

each province/territory who best embraces the reduce and reuse objectives of the 2019 Plastic Bag Grab Challenge and best communicates their action to reduce plastic waste in their school community.

Prizes can be used towards school environmental initiatives such as gardens, solar panels, playground equipment, and more!

Last year, 635 schools across Canada participated in the challenge and collected 1.9 million plastic bags that were recycled into composite lumber for decks and outdoor furniture, by our program partner, Trex.

With your support, we can help millions of plastic bags get recycled instead of lost to disposal and spread the word on the 3Rs. To ensure we align with the program rules and messaging, please remember the following when sending plastic bags to school:

· Only plastic shopping bags are accepted in the challenge.

· Although the following plastic film items may be accepted by municipal recycling programs or retailers they are non-acceptable for this challenge: food storage bags, clear produce bags, frozen food bags, milk bags, snack bags, sandwich bags, dry cleaning bags, reseal able bags, plastic film packaging, or anything that is not a carry out plastic shopping bag.

· Please remember to follow the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Try to reuse a bag as many times as possible before sending it to school!

· Encourage children to use the 3Rs in their everyday lives.

· Please count your bags and stuff them into another plastic bag and bring to school for collection.

· Don’t forget to follow us on social media using the hashtag #PlasticBagGrab!

Thank-you for your participation, we look forward to your support. For more information, please visit PlasticBagGrab.com or feel free to contact the school.

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Memo - Monday, March 18th

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2019

RE: Important Notes and Reminders

1. HOLIDAY – MONDAY, MARCH 18:

Please note that school will be closed this coming Monday, March 18.

2. USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND CHILDREN’S CLOTHING:

We were recently contacted by an educator in Northern Canada asking if would be interested in collecting used children’s books and used children’s clothing for children in need in several Northern communities. We felt this would be a great way to “BEE KIND to others”. If you have used children’s books and used children’s clothing in good condition that you wish to donate please send along to the school by Friday, April 12. We will then pack and prepare for shipment. Thanks you for your support of this worthwhile initiative.

3. SECOND TERM REPORTS:

Second term report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, March 26. Teachers will set up appointments with the parents/guardians that they wish to see during the afternoon of Thursday, March 28. A form will be sent home giving all parents/guardians the opportunity to set up appointments with teachers on the afternoon of March 28 as well, if you wish to do so.

4. EARLY SCHOOL CLOSURE – SECOND TERM REPORTS:

School will close at 11:25 a.m., on Thursday, March 28, due to Reporting Session #2 and the scheduled parent/guardian meetings with teachers during the afternoon.

Busses will leave the school at 11:25 a.m., and follow their normal routes for dropping off students.

5. VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK 2018:

The week of April 7 – April 13, is “Volunteer Appreciation Week” across the province. At Stephenville Primary School we have a fantastic group of volunteers who assist us with many initiatives throughout our school. Without our volunteers many of our programs and initiatives would be unable to operate. We are planning a “Volunteer Luncheon” on Friday, April 12, to celebrate our volunteers and show them how much they are appreciated. The luncheon will be in our school gym beginning at 11:45 a.m. If you have volunteered at our school and you can attend this event, please contact Ms. Gertie our secretary at 643-2331 by Tuesday, April 9. Looking forward to seeing you at the luncheon.

6. EASTER HOLIDAYS:

Our last day of school before the Easter holidays is Thursday, April 18, 2019. This will be a regular day of school, with dismissal at 2:40p.m. School will be closed from Friday, April 19 to Friday, April 26. Students will return to school on Monday, April 29, and it will be Day 4 on the schedule.

7. KINDERGARTEN YEAR END CELEBRATION:

Our Kindergarten Year End Celebration is scheduled for Thursday evening, May 30, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

8. ROCK YOUR SOCKS:

On Thursday, March 21st sport your ODD socks with us for World Down Syndrome Day!

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BOOK FAIR BOOK FAIR BOOK FAIR

You are invited to our

“Dino-Mite”

Book Fair

Our students have turned into reading RAPTORS, BOOKCERATOPS AND

READASAURUS REX BOOKIVORES

Come enjoy a STOMPING, CHOMPING, READING

GOOD TIME

When: March 25th – March 29th

(8:30 am- 3:00 pm)

Where: SPS Library Learning Commons

Family Night

Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come enjoy a craft, fun face painting and Dino-Mite refreshments.

Classroom book fair visiting times:

Monday and Tuesday

Morning Afternoon

8:40–8:55 Mme Elliott 12:30-12:45 Mrs. Morgan

8:55-9:10 Mrs. Ivany 12:45-1:00 Mlle Scott

9:10-9:25 Mme Peters 1:00-1:15 Mlle O’Connor

9:25-9:40 Mrs. Blanchard 1:15-1:30 Ms. Childs

9:40-9:55 Ms. Wells 1:30-1:45 Mrs. Crocker

9:55-10:10 Mrs. O’Gorman 1:45-2:00 Mr. Bennett

10:25-10:40 Mlle Fradsham

10:40-10:55 Mlle Madore

10:55-11:10 Ms. Barnes

11:10-11:25 Mrs. Green


You are welcome to come to our Book Fair anytime during the week or you could come during the following “Family Events”:

Wednesday, March 27th

8:40-11:35 am – Family event for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. (Parents of these students are welcome to come along, pick up their child and visit the Book Fair together)

Thursday, March 28th

8:40-11:35 am – Family event for Grade 2 and Grade 3 students. (Parents of these students are welcome to come along, pick up their child and visit the Book Fair together)

Our Book Fair will be open Thursday,March 28th, during our Parent Teacher Interviews


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INTERNET SAFETY

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

For today’s students, life online can be just as important as what happens ‘in real life,’ as young people face a reality in 2018 much different than those experienced by the majority of us. From school to social time, computers, smartphones, tablets, the Internet and social media touch every aspect of their lives. The influence of the online world cannot be underestimated, nor can we underestimate its potential impact on a student’s current well-being or their future. While there are tremendous advantages and opportunities available through technology, social media and the Internet, we do know there are also negatives. We only need look to the recent situations at Harvard and Dalhousie Universities to see how someone’s online activity can impact on their future plans. As such, the education system has a role to play in helping students become good decision makers.

As it is everyone’s responsibility to teach our young people how to navigate the Internet safely and responsibly, as well as to model good online behaviour, we are sharing these resources with you to encourage continued discussion of these topics at home.

With the goal of developing a strategy to help our teachers better inform students about the use of technology, an Internet and Social Media Safety (ISMS) Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador English School District personnel was established. The committee recommends compulsory resources which have been divided into three categories: Grade 1 to 3, Grade 4 to 6, and Grade 7 to 12. These categories are derived from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education’s Safe and Caring Schools Policy, 2013 and the elements of ‘Digital Citizenship.’ Further information on the resources and topics is contained in Appendix A.

The District believes the more information we provide our students, the better prepared they are to face the challenges ahead. To ensure they are relevant to the latest in Internet and social media trends and issues, all lessons are updated annually. We encourage you to review the resources provided and help inform yourself on matters of Internet and social media safety and engage in discussions at home about how students can and do interact on the internet. The District also has a Social Media Use policy and a Student Terms and Conditions of Use that all families are asked to be familiar with. Further, there is an Acceptable Use of Technology policy and an associated agreement to be signed by all authorized users of District technology. All these resources are available on the District’s website - www.nlesd.ca

Should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on this matter please discuss them with your classroom teacher or school principal.

Thank you for your continued efforts as we strive to prepare our students for the ever-evolving world of the Internet, and social media in particular.

Regards,

NLESD

APPENDIX A

Topics and Resources for Internet and Social Media Safety

Before the end of the 2018-19 school year, all schools must have covered three key focus areas.

For Grade 1 to Grade 3 the topics to be discussed are:

✓ Digital Etiquette

✓ Rights and Responsibilities

✓ Digital Communications

For Grade 4 to Grade 6 the topics to be discussed are:

✓ Digital Access

✓ Digital Commerce

✓ Digital Literacy

For Grade 7 to Grade 12 the topics to be discussed are:

✓ Digital Law

✓ Digital Health and Wellness

✓ Digital Security

* Specific recommended lesson plans arranged by grade levels are available as part of the Action Plan provided to teachers and administrators. For more information, please contact your school administration.

The three compulsory resources for schools are:

o www.mediasmarts.ca - A Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

o www.youthprivacy.ca - A site available from the youth privacy section of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website. Here you will find a variety of resources and tools that have been designed for Canadian educators and parents/guardians.

o www.commonsensemedia.org - A resource dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice needed to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Further, schools and teachers are encouraged to discuss relevant lessons from any of the following resources:

o www.netsmartz.org – A resource provided for parents/guardians, educators and youth from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

o www.cybertip.ca/app/en - A resource operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, the site’s mandate is to protect children from online sexual exploitation.

o www.reallifeonline.ca - An Ontario resource with aims to educate children to be safe and healthy by applying real life behaviours to life online.

o www.kidsintheknow.ca – A safety program designed to empower children and reduce their risk of victimization with a focus on self-esteem and critical problem-solving skills.



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MEMO: RTL- RESPONSIVE TEACHER AND LEARNING POLICY

To: Families of Phase 1 Schools

From: Newfoundland & Labrador English School District

Re: Responsive Teaching and Learning Policy Information

Date: February 27, 2019

As you know, Stephenville Primary School was selected to participate in the 2018-19 year 1 phase-in of the Responsive Teaching and Learning Policy currently being implemented in forty K-6 schools throughout the province. This policy focuses on three fundamental areas; social emotional learning, numeracy and literacy. It introduces new resources to schools and supports teachers in providing timely and high quality learning opportunities for all students.

The policy advocates the use of the Tiered Approach to Learning. It promotes enhancing learning for all students by providing additional support for those who may experience difficulties. It also promotes the need to provide additional challenge for our advanced learners. This means that teachers work together to regularly assess and monitor evidence of student learning which will enable them to create learning experiences to meet identified needs. The Tiered Approach to Learning has replaced the need for alternate programs as necessary supports are provided within the tiers.

This has implications for reporting student progress and achievement. Past practice involved providing an insert with report cards to give information on alternate programs students were receiving. With term two reporting period approaching it is important to note the Alternate Program Inserts are no longer required. Inserts will continue to be provided for families of students who receive alternate courses or alternate curriculum [as outlined in their Individual Education Plan].

Teachers will endeavour to facilitate ongoing communication in an open and honest manner to ensure you are aware of your child’s progress and achievements in relation to the provincial curriculum outcomes.

Again, we thank you for your support and interest in your child’s learning.

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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

RE: Important Notes and Reminders

1. STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK 2019:

The staff of Stephenville Primary wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all parents/guardians for the kindness shown to our staff during Staff Appreciation Week 2019. A BIG THANK-YOU is extended to the organizing committee and to everyone who participated. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with you and your children.

2. EDUCATION WEEK 2019:

Throughout this week, March 4-8, we will be celebrating Education Week. We invite student to dress up as their chosen career on Friday, March 8th, 2019.

3. SECOND TERM REPORTS:

Second term report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, March 26. Teachers will set up appointments with the parents/guardians that they wish to see during the afternoon of Thursday, March 28. A form will be sent home giving all parents/guardians the opportunity to set up appointments with teachers on the afternoon of March 28 as well, if you wish to do so.

4. EARLY SCHOOL CLOSURE – SECOND TERM REPORTS:

School will close at 11:25 a.m., on Thursday, March 28, due to Reporting Session #2 and the scheduled parent/guardian meetings with teachers during the afternoon.

Busses will leave the school at 11:25 a.m., and follow their normal routes for dropping off students.

5. HOLIDAY – MARCH 18:

Please note that school will be closed on March 18, St. Patrick’s Day.

6. EASTER HOLIDAYS:

Our last day of school before the Easter holidays is Thursday, April 18, 2019. This will be a regular day of school, with dismissal at 2:40p.m. School will be closed from Friday, April 19 to Friday, April 26. Students will return to school on Monday, April 29, and it will be Day 4 on the schedule.

7. VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK 2018:

The week of April 7 – April 13, is “Volunteer Appreciation Week” across the province. At Stephenville Primary School we have a fantastic group of volunteers who assist us with many initiatives throughout our school. Without our volunteers many of our programs and initiatives would be unable to operate. We are planning a “Volunteer Luncheon” on Friday, April 12, to celebrate our volunteers and show them how much they are appreciated. The luncheon will be in our school gym beginning at 11:45 a.m. If you have volunteered at our school and you can attend this event, please contact Ms. Gertie our secretary at 643-2331 by Tuesday, April 9. Looking forward to seeing you at the luncheon.

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UPCOMING SPIRIT DAYS!

FEB. 22ND – PINK SHIRT DAY!

- Students are encouraged to wear pink on this day.

- Students will participate in a variety of activities focusing on how to be a good friend.

FEB. 25TH – 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL!

- Come to school dressed up as your 100-year-old self!

- Students will participate in a variety of activities in their classrooms.

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MEMO- Staff Appreciation

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Parent Committee

DATE: February 4, 2019

RE: Staff Appreciation Week 2018-2019

The week of February 11 - 15 2019, is Staff Appreciation Week at Stephenville Primary. To

recognize our staff at Stephenville Primary, we will be having daily treats each day of that week.

If you can donate a food item or volunteer your time, please indicate below. Someone from

the parent committee will contact you to discuss the details.

Please avoid foods with peanuts and fish due to allergies in our school. Thank you!

We thank you for any help you can give. Please return this form to your child’s teacher by

Thursday, February 7, 2019.


I can donate the following:

Monday: Fruit Tray ______

Tuesday: Veggie _____

Wednesday: Nachos _______ Hot Dip or Salsa _____

Thursday: Sweet Treats ______

Friday: Pot luck _____

Or, I can donate my time:

Monday, (February 11 at 10:00 a.m.) _____ help with recess duty

Tuesday, (February 12 at 10:00 a.m.) _____ help get refreshments ready/help with recess duty

Wednesday, (February 13 at 10:00 a.m.) _____ help get refreshments ready/help with recess duty

Thursday, (February 14 at 10:00 a.m.) _____ help with recess duty

Friday, (February 15 at 10:00a.m.) _____ help with recess duty OR

_____ help with lunch duty


Parent/Guardian Name: _______________________________________

Phone Number: ________________ (home) _________________

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VALENTINE’S RECYCLING BLITZ

Stephenville Primary is having a RECYCLING BLITZ!!!!!

· We would prefer you bring your recyclables to the depot and drop them off (or at the school if you are unable to). The school will collect the receipts showing the amount of recyclables from the Depot. Please make sure they are CLEAN and all covers are removed.

· Make sure the bags are clearly labeled with your child’s name, name of the school and teacher on each bag, otherwise their name will not go in for a draw.

Every student that participates will have their name put into a draw for a gigantic Valentine’s Bear! The draw will take place on February 14th on Valentine’s Day.

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FAMILY LITERACY DAY - FRI JAN 25TH

We will celebrate Family Literacy Day on Friday, January 25th, 2019. Family Literacy Day promotes getting together with family members each day to enjoy reading. ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together every day. Engaging in literacy activities as a family improves a child’s skills and also helps adults keep their skills sharp! Learning happens everywhere, and it's easy to make learning part of your daily life.

Family Literacy Day is a special day that promotes the importance of learning together as a family. It helps to reinforce the importance of learning with children as a means of building the knowledge necessary for future skills.

On Friday, January 25th, we will have a Family Pajama - Story Time Event here at the school. Children may wear their pajamas to school all day. Parents/guardians and family members are welcome to visit their child’s classroom for story time from 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. to read with the children. Students can bring in their favorite book to read or share with their class and milk and cookies will be served.

Parents/Guardians are invited to donate cookies, if they wish, for their child’s classroom but please ensure that they are peanut-free. We are also asking that they be store bought rather than homemade in order to ensure they are peanut-free.

**If you would like to donate cookies for Family Literacy Day, please do so by Wednesday, January 23rd.

As part of our Literacy Week Activities, there will be a Book Swap table set up. Parents/guardians and/or students are welcome to bring in a book that they’ve read, and leave it on the swap table, and pick another book off the table.

Here is a website address for the ABC Literacy Canada: http://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy

We look forward to seeing you all on Friday, January 25th!


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CHRISTMAS RECYCLING BLITZ

Stephenville Primary is having a RECYCLING BLITZ for the month of December!!!!!

· We would prefer you bring your recyclables to the depot and drop them off (or at the school if you are unable to). The school will collect the receipts showing the amount of recyclables from the Depot. Please make sure they are CLEAN and all covers are removed.

· Make sure the bags are clearly labeled with your child’s name, name of the school and teacher on each bag, otherwise their name will not go in for a draw.

Every student that participates will have their name put into a draw for a gigantic Christmas stocking! The draw will take place on December 21st before the Christmas break.

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Stephenville Primary Ball Hockey Schedule

November 28th: Wildfires vs Hurricanes

December 4th: Quakes vs Ice Caps

December 5th: Jets vs Kings

December 11th: No Hockey Xmas concert

December 12th: Wildfires vs Ice Caps

January 22nd: Quakes vs Kings

January 23rd: Jets vs Hurricanes

January 29th: wildfires vs Quakes

January 30th: Hurricanes vs Kings

February 5th: Ice Caps vs Jets

February 6th: Wildfires vs Kings

February 12th: Hurricanes vs ICe Caps.

February 13th: Wildfires vs Jets

February 19th: Hurricanes vs Quakes

February 20th: Lunch time (Quakes vs Jets) After school Ice Caps vs Kings

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MEMO

To: Families of Phase 1 Schools

From: Newfoundland & Labrador English School District

Re: Education Action Plan - Responsive Teaching and Learning Policy Information

Date: November 15, 2018

As you are aware, our school has been selected to participate in 2018-19 year 1 phase-in of the Responsive Teaching and Learning Policy currently being implemented in forty K-6 schools throughout the province. This policy introduces new resources to schools and supports teachers in providing early intervention in response to student learning and social emotional needs.

One of the key differences is the introduction of the Tiered Approach to Learning. This approach is about learning for all students with all teachers working collaboratively to meet student learning and social emotional needs. The Tiered Approach to Learning is an early intervention approach. The goal is to support student needs as they arise and designed to continue as long as the support is needed.

Within this model, there are three tiers or levels of instruction - Universal, Targeted and Intensive [including Sustained Intensive]. Classroom teachers, instructional resource teachers, reading specialists, teacher librarians, teaching and learning assistants and others [student assistants,etc.] may work with all students both within and outside the classroom under this new model.

Using the Tiered Approach to Learning means that teachers work together to regularly assess and monitor student progress to design learning experiences to meet student needs. One key change in this new model is that students do not require an identified exceptionality to receive additional support or increased challenge. All students have access to support from all teachers.

Students who are receiving the support of an instructional resource teacher will continue to receive the supports they require. This does not change. They will however, now receive these supports within the new model. This means that there will be a team deciding who will support the student, what needs to be worked on, and where the instruction will occur. The duration of time students stay in a given tier will depend on their progress in learning. A team of teachers will analyze student work to make that decision.

Students receiving sustained intensive intervention as part of the tiered approach to learning, will receive an insert in their report card indicating the supports received and your child’s progress. This is being worked on at present and will be in place for Term 2 if not ready for Term 1. Targeted intervention and intensive intervention progress will be reported through the report card. Students receiving alternate courses or alternate curriculum will continue to receive an insert to report progress.

Recognizing that parents are a very important part of the learning process, we commit to keeping you informed throughout the year as we implement these changes. Teachers will continue to communicate with you regarding your child’s progress and any supports provided within Tiered Approach to Learning.

Thank you for your continued interest in your child’s learning.

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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: November 20, 2018

1. National Child Day

The theme of this year’s National Child Day is “It’s our right to Identity”. The town of Stephenville has chosen to celebrate this day with a week of free activities for children. As part of the celebrations, we ask that students and staff at Stephenville Primary wear blue if they wish on Friday, November 23. In addition, the school will be extending our lunchtime outdoor play on that day to promote children having the right to play.

2. Reporting Session #1:

Parents/guardians are asked to note that progress reports will be distributed to parents/guardians on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

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 29, school will close at 11:20 a.m.

Busses will run their normal routes at that time

3. 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 5, 2018. 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.

4. Grade 3 Christmas Concert:

Our Grade 3 students will be performing in a Christmas Concert here at the school on Tuesday, December 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $2 and will go on sale Monday, December 3, 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

5. Christmas Assemblies:

Our Kindergarten and Grade 1 Students will be performing in our Christmas Assemblies which are scheduled for Thursday, December 20. Parents and Guardians are invited to attend the assembly that their child’s class is attending. Please note the times below

Morning Assembly 9:00 a.m. Afternoon Assembly 1:00 p.m.

-Kdgn Students will perform -Grade 1 Students will perform

Classes Attending: Classes Attending:

Ms. Barnes Ms. Crocker

Mme. Scott/Peters Ms. Childs

Ms. Morgan Mme. O’Connor

Ms. Green Mr. Bennett

Mme. Madore (Grade 2)

Students and family members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Stephenville Food Bank, if possible. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

6. Outdoor Clothing:

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

7. Christmas Holidays:

The final day of school before the Christmas holiday is Friday, December 21.

School will re-open on Monday, January 7.

More information regarding specific closing times will follow in a later memo.

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Library Classes

Day 1 - Kindergartens

Day 2 - Grade 1s

Day 4 - Grade 2s

Day 6 - Grade 3s



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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: October 24, 2018

1. HALLOWEEN Activities

Wednesday, 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 your child’s classmates.

2. School Photo Retakes

School photo retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 7. Proofs taken earlier will be sent home shortly for your viewing. Please inform the school if you wish to have your child’s photo retaken on November 7.

3. National Child Day

The theme of this year’s National Child Day is “It’s our right to Identity”. The town of Stephenville has chosen to celebrate this day with a week of free activities for children. As part of the celebrations, we ask that students and staff at Stephenville Primary wear blue if they wish on Friday, November 23. In addition, the school will be extending our lunchtime outdoor play on that day to promote children having the right to play.


4. Kindergarten Field Trip

The Kindergarten Field Trip to the Kippens Nature Trail is tentatively set for November 1 or 2, depending on weather. A phone message will be sent out to parents/guardians early next week.


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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 two 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, October 26, 2018. (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:

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

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

! Considering information respecting performance standards in the school;

! Assisting in the system of monitoring and evaluating standards in the school;

! Monitoring the implementation of recommendations in reports on the performance of the school;

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

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

! Communicating concerns respecting Board policies and practices to the Board; and

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




Kindergarten Field Trip cancelled for Friday, October 19th.

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School Closed Tuesday and Wednesday for Professional Development

October 16th and 17th

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Kindergarten Field Trip cancelled for Friday, October 12th. Being rescheduled for October 19th.

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School Photos:


School photos will be taken at our school on Thursday, October 11th, and Friday, October 12th. 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.


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Important Information about Busing: https://www.nlesd.ca/schools/busing/index.jsp


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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Friday, September 21, 2018

1. NEW School APP:

We now have an APP for our school. It is free and available for iphones and androids. Available at the APP store or Google play. With this app on your phone you can be right up to date with the latest school news and events with features such as memos, Calendars, Contacts, Social Media and Push Notifications.

2. CURRICULUM NIGHT – ANOTHER DATE CHANGE:

We sincerely apologize for this additional change. Due to another set of unforeseen circumstances, Curriculum Night scheduled for Thursday, September 27, has been postponed. The new date set for Curriculum Night is Monday, October 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Again, sorry for any inconvenience this may create.

3. BEE Day:

On Monday, October 1, 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.

4. Kids Eat Smart – Walk to Breakfast

Our school will be participating in the “Kids Eat Smart Walk to Breakfast” on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, 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!!!

5. Thanksgiving Assembly:

Our Thanksgiving Assemblies are scheduled for Friday, October 5th, beginning at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Parents are invited to attend the assembly that their child’s class is scheduled to attend. Please note the times below:

9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Ms. Ivany (K) Mme. Clarke (K)

Ms. Blanchard (K) Mme. Elliott (K)

Mlle. Fradsham (1) Mlle. Scott (2)

Ms. George (1) Mme. Madore (1/2)

Ms. O’Gorman (1) Ms. Green (2)

Ms. Morgan (2) Ms. Barnes (2)

Mme. O’Connor (3) Ms. Crocker (3)

Mr. Bennett (3) Ms. Childs (3)

We ask that each child and parent/guardian bring a donation for the Stephenville Food Bank, if possible. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

6. Thanksgiving Holiday:

Please note that school will be closed Monday, October 8th, in observance of The Thanksgiving Holiday.

7. School Photos:

School photos will be taken at our school on Thursday, October 11th, and Friday, October 12th. 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.

8. School Development Day #3 and Day #4:

Parents and guardians are asked to note that schools in the Western Region of the NL English School District will be closed on Tuesday, October 16th, and

Wednesday, October 17th, for Staff Professional Development.

9. Chartwells Menu:

Please note that pizza and garlic fingers are now available to be ordered on a daily basis.

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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: September 11, 2018

RE: Please Make Note…

1. CURRICULUM NIGHT – DATE CHANGE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Curriculum Night scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, has been postponed. The new date set for Curriculum Night is Thursday, September 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sorry for any inconvenience this may create.

2. TERRY FOX WALK:

Our annual Terry Fox Walk will go ahead on Friday, September 28, 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 are 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.

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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: September 7, 2018

RE: Welcoming Notes

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you and your children to the 2018 – 2019 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 90 new students and their families this year which includes approximately 70 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. 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. BEE AGENDA BAGS

As part of environmental initiatives at our school last year, we received a grant which allowed us to purchase a reusable BEE Bag for each student! These “Bee Bags” will REPLACE ziploc bag agenda baggies and will hold your child’s agenda, take-home materials, memos, canteen orders, etc. This bag must be brought to and from school EVERY day. Remember, BEE Kind to the World!!

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. CAFETERIA SERVICES

Chartwells School Dining Services are again providing cafeteria services to our school. A menu has been sent home. 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.schoollunchorder.ca. Unfortunately there are currently technical issues which need to be repaired before the link is active. To ensure that they are providing the best possible customer service Chartwells is delaying the launch of their online ordering until September 17th. They will, however, still offer all of their menu options using the baggie method.

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.

7. BREAKFAST PROGRAM

The Breakfast Program is up and running in our school again this year. Each morning breakfast will be served, at no cost, to any student who wishes to participate. Donations are accepted.

A BIG thank you is extended to Theresa Hynes and her group of volunteers for their dedication to our students.

8. 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.

9. CURRICULUM NIGHT

Curriculum Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12th, at 6:30 p.m. 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!!!

10. 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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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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SUPPLY LISTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Listed below are the supplies your child will need in September to start off their year in Kindergarten. If more supplies are required throughout the year we will let you know.

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

2 Large White Erasers

2 Pack of Pencils

5 Large Glue Sticks

4 Packages of Crayons (no fluorescent crayons please)

1 Pairs of Scissors (plastic handles with metal tips)

2 Exercise Book (English Students Only)

(no spiral bound or small exercises)

2 Plastic Duotang Folders (French Students Only)

3 Boxes of Tissues

4 Containers of Playdough

1 Pack of Plastic Spoons

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 will be left in the 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

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

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 Teachers


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Dear Parents/Guardians:

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)

1 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 Teachers

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GRADE THREE GRADE THREE GRADE THREE GRADE THREE GRADE THREE

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)

6 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

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GRADE THREE FRENCH IMMERSION 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 FRENCH IMMERSION. If your child runs out of supplies, we will send a note home.

1 Pkg Exercises

1 Pkg of 50 lined sheets

Hole Punch

Book Bag / Lunch Bag

6 White erasers

2 box of pencils (20 – 24 pencils) Note: No scented: Markers

Pencil sharpener (metal sharpener) Erasers

6 large glue sticks Stickers!

Scissors (good quality metal) point edge

Pencil case

Crayons or coloring pencils (no scents, please)

30 cm ruler (flexible)

Indoor sneakers

5 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. O’Connor

Grade Three French Immersion Teacher

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2017 MEMOS BELOW

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2017

1. CANTEEN SERVICES

The final day for canteen services will be Friday, June 22. Students will need to bring Recess and Lunch snacks from home for Monday, June 25, to Thursday, June 28. Supplies will be limited so Canteen Staff may have to adjust orders as needed. The following items are NO longer available to be ordered: Garden Salad, Fuel Pack, Ice Cream (Frozen Yogurt), Cinnamon Buns, and

Pudding cups.

2. CLOSING TIMES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 28

The final day of classes for students is Thursday, June 28. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 AM. Busses will make their regular runs at that time.

3. YEAR END ASSEMBLIES

We will be having our year-end assemblies on Wednesday, June 27. Parents/ guardians are invited to attend these assemblies. Please note the times below:

9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Ms. Ryan Mme. Clarke

Mme. Fowler Ms. Ivany

Ms. Blanchard Ms. O’Gorman

Mme. Scott Ms. George

Mme. Simms Mr. Target

Ms. Morgan Mme. White

Ms. Green Mlle. O’Connor

Ms. Crocker Mr. Bennett

Ms. Childs

We ask that each child bring a donation for the Food Bank, if possible. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

4. FACEBOOK PAGE

Please note that our current Facebook Page will be taken down at the end of this school year. Please see our School Website for information during the summer months.

5. SPORTS DAY 2018

Our Sports Day will be held on Friday, June 22nd. 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 18th.

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 26 to Thursday, June 28, in the school library. The program is FREE!!!

7. STAFF RETIREMENT

At the end of June we will have one staff member, Mme Sarah White, retiring from our school. She has contributed 30+ years to educating our children. We appreciate her valuable contributions to our school and wish her all the best in her retirement.

8. SOPHIA’S LEMONADE STAND

One of our students, Sophia, is setting up a Lemonade Stand in support of the local South West Coast SPCA. It will be taking place on Saturday, June 16 from 12 - 2 p.m., at 49 Main Street (SPCA location). Sophia will serve lemonade, treats donated by the Killick Cafe, and there will be teddy bear adoptions.

9. SCHOOL RE-OPENING IN SEPTEMBER

Our school, along with 39 other schools in the province, has been selected to take part in the Premier’s Task Force K-6 Initiative. As part of this initiative, staff will have professional development at the beginning of next school year.

School will re-open for Grade 1-3 students on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., and for Kindergarten students on Monday, September 10, 2018, 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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REMINDER: Reminder to all our parents and guardians that our School Parent Survey is still open. Please take some time to complete this survey as it helps us greatly with our School Development Initiatives. This survey is anonymous, no personal information is needed. Thank You for all your support. https://www.research.net/r/SDFamily1718EN

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RECYCLINGBLITZRECYCLINGBLITZRECYLINGBLITZ

We are having a BLITZ!!!!! Our goal:

25,000 recyclables!!!!

When: Tuesday, May 22nd to Friday, June 1st, 2018

Where: Stephenville Primary School

· We would prefer you bring your recyclables to the depot and drop them off (or at the school if you are unable to). The school will collect the receipts showing the amount of recyclables from the Depot. Please make sure they are CLEAN and all covers are removed.

· Make sure the bags are clearly labeled with your child’s name, name of the school and teacher on each bag, otherwise their name will not go in for a draw.

There will be prize draws every day and the class with the most recycling will win an ice cream party for their class. The top three students who bring in the most recyclables will also win a prize!

How to clean recyclables

Aluminum Cans: Soft drinks, beer, juice and flavoured drinks, and energy drinks. - RINSE OUT AND LET DRY BEFORE STORING

Plastic Containers: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer, flavoured (strawberry or banana) “twist-and-go” milk containers, and yogurt drinks. RINSE OUT AND LET DRY - - - REMOVE ALL CAPS

Glass Bottles: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer. RINSE OUT AND LET DRY ---REMOVE ALL CAPS

Steel Cans: Small single-serve containers and large juice containers.RINSE OUT

Drink Boxes (Tetra): Juice, flavoured drinks and milkshakes (including white, chocolate and flavoured milkshakes), and some alcoholic beverages (like wine and vodka).TO RINSE CUT OF CORNER, RINSE AND DRY.

Gable Top Containers: Juice and flavoured drinks. REMOVE CAP, RINSE AND DRY

Mini Sips (Drink Pouches): Juice and flavoured drinks pouches.REMOVE STRAWS AND PLASTIC FROM STRAWS, CUT CORNER, RINSE OUT

Bag-in-Box : Bag-in-Box wine (bag only).REMOVE CAP AND RINSE

It’s important to make sure all containers are contaminate-free in order to ensure they can be fully recycled as opposed to ending up in our landfills. Removing caps from your beverage containers is particularly important because they are usually made from a different material than the actual container and for the most part are not recyclable at this time.

To make sure your recyclables are contaminate-free, remember the following:

  • Empty all liquid
  • Remove caps, straws and other garbage
  • Rinse containers
  • Do not crush containers
  • Do not remove labels
  • Be sure to only return containers that are part of the Used Beverage Container Recycling Program


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Here is a link to our School Development Survey that will need to be completed by the 18th of May. Thanks so much, as your feedback is extremely important to our school community.

All parents and guardians are encouraged to complete the following survey:

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72 West Street, Stephenville, NL, A2N 1E3

Tel: 709-643-2331 Fax: 709-643-9335

https://sps.nlesd.ca/home

Building a Team – Working Together

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Friday, May 4, 2018

RE: Important Notes and Reminders

1. SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY #5 – SCHOOL CLOSURE:

Please be informed that school will be closed on Monday, May 14, due to a staff professional development day.

2. VICTORIA DAY HOLIDAY:

School will be closed on Monday, May 21, is recognition of Victoria Day 2018.

3. KINDERSTART REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019:

The Newfoundland & Labrador English School District would like to inform Parents/Guardians of its online registration for Kinderstart students for the school year 2018-2019 for both English and French Immersion Programs.

Registration will be available on Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., on the district website at https://www.nlesd.ca.

In order to register, a child must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2019.

Required information to complete registration:

· MCP number including expiration date

· An email address in order to receive confirmation of receipt of your application

· Phone contact number and an emergency contact phone number, and

· An Internet-ready device

If parents/guardians require further information or assistance with the registration process please call Stephenville Primary School at 643-2331 / 643-3442.

4. PLASTIC BAG CHALLENGE:

We are pleased to announce that we collected approximately 40,000 plastic bags. A BIG THANK-YOU to everyone who participated.


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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

RE: Important Notes and Reminders


1. STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK 2018:

The staff of Stephenville Primary wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all parents/guardians for the kindness shown to our staff during Staff Appreciation Week 2018. A BIG THANK-YOU is extended to the organizing committee and to everyone who participated. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with you and your children.

2. SECOND TERM REPORTS:

Second term report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, March 20. Teachers will set up appointments with the parents/guardians that they wish to see during the afternoon of Thursday, March 22. A form will be sent home giving all parents/guardians the opportunity to set up appointments with teachers on the afternoon of March 22 as well, if you wish to do so.

3. EARLY SCHOOL CLOSURE – SECOND TERM REPORTS:

School will close at 11:25 a.m., on Thursday, March 22, due to Reporting Session #2 and the scheduled parent/guardian meetings with teachers during the afternoon.

Busses will leave the school at 11:25 a.m., and follow their normal routes for dropping off students.

4. PLASTIC BAG CHALLENGE:

We will be participating in the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge again this year. We will be collecting plastic shopping bags with handles from now until April 20th. Please count your bags and have the number on the outside of the bag. We have a chance to win lots of prizes for our school. You can see the challenge here at this website: http://plasticbaggrab.com/en

5. SPRING BOOK FAIR:

Please note that our Spring Book Fair is scheduled for the week of March 19-23, 2018. A flyer and memo has already been sent home.

6. EASTER ASSEMBLIES:

Our Easter Assemblies are scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018. 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. Donations of non-perishable food items are being accepted for the Stephenville Food Bank.

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

Ms. Ivany’s Class Mme. Fowler’s Class

Ms. Ryan Class Mme. Clarke’s Class

Ms. Blanchard’s Class Mr. Target’s Class

Ms. George’s Class Ms. O’Gorman’s Class

Mme. Scott’s Class Mme. White’s Class

Mme. Simm’s Class Ms. Green’s Class

Ms. Morgan’s Class Ms. Crocker’s Class

Ms. Child’s Class Mme. O’Connor’s Class

Mr. Bennett’s Class

7. EASTER HOLIDAYS:

Our last day of school before the Easter holidays is Thursday, March 29, 2018. This will be a regular day of school, with dismissal at 2:40p.m. School will be closed from Friday, March 30 to Friday, April 6. Students will return to school on Monday, April 9, and it will be Day 1 on the schedule.

8. SCHOOL PARKING LOT:

A BIG THANK-YOU to all parents/guardians for adhering to the safety guidelines communicated regarding our parking lot. In recent weeks safety conditions have improved greatly on our school grounds both during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. This is very much appreciated.

9. VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK 2018:

The week of April 16 – April 20, is “Volunteer Appreciation Week” across the province. At Stephenville Primary School we have a fantastic group of volunteers who assist us with many initiatives throughout our school. Without our volunteers many of our programs and initiatives would be unable to operate. We are planning a “Volunteer Luncheon” on Friday, April 20, to celebrate our volunteers and show them how much they are appreciated. The luncheon will be in our school gym beginning at 11:45 a.m. If you have volunteered at our school and you can attend this event, please contact Ms. Gertie our secretary at 643-2331 by Tuesday, April 17. Looking forward to seeing you at the luncheon.


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Febreze Frenzy 2018

Recycle and win!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Stephenville Primary is participating in another recycling contest this year with TerraCycle and Febreze. TerraCycle and Febreze are excited to announce the annual Febreze Frenzy contest for the Air and Home Care Recycling Program! We would ask that you save all of the Febreze accepted waste that is shown on the back of this page, wash it carefully, and drop it off at the office in the recycling bin set up for this contest. We ask that you NOT send the accepted waste in by the students. Last year Stephenville Primary came in second place in Canada with the TerraCycle contest and we would like everyone to help us achieve our goal of being in the top ten in Canada.

How it works

From March 1 through May 31, collect and send in all brands of plastic air fresheners, car fresheners, plastic bottle trigger heads and their packaging for our school’s chance to win. There are $3,000 in TerraCycle bonus points up for grabs and 10 schools to reward!

Prizes

The top 10 schools will win the following prizes.

1st place: 100,000 bonus TerraCycle points = $1,000

2nd place: 70,000 bonus TerraCycle points = $750

3rd place: 50,000 bonus TerraCycle points = $500

4th place: 20,000 bonus TerraCycle points = $200

5th - 10th place: 10,000 bonus TerraCycle points = $100

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“Paws for Books” book fair will be coming to Stephenville Primary school on Monday, Mar 19th to March 22nd.

We invite your entire family and friends to come to our Book Fair to purchase the latest and greatest in children’s books. Books make great Easter Gifts. Our book fairs connect our children with the books they want to read. Your child will visit the book fair during class time and view/purchase books. Make sure you view our great flyer that contains some of the books you will see at our Book Fair.

Paws and have some fun!

Our Family Night is an event which you don’t want to miss. It will be held Tuesday, Mar 20th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This is an evening where you and your families can shop together and have some fun. There will be crafts, face painting, snacks, and more. Don’t miss it!!! It’s sure to be fun!

Book Fair Dates: Monday, March 19th – Thursday, March 22nd

Times: 8:30-3:00

Location: Stephenville Primary School

Family Night: Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Here are the times that our classes will be visiting our Book Fair. You are Welcome to come at these times or wait until Family Night or the Family Event Times. (you are also welcome to drop by anytime, not just these times).

MONDAY and TUESDAY

MORNING AFTERNOON

8:40-8:55 Mlle Fowler 12:30-12:45 Mrs. Morgan

8:55-9:10 Ms. Ryan 12:45-1:00 Mrs. Green

9:10-9:25 Mrs. Ivany 1:00-1:15 Mme. White

9:25-9:40 Mme. Clarke 1:15-1:30 Ms. Childs

9:40-9:55 Mrs. Blanchard 1:30-1:45 Mrs. Crocker

9:55-10:10 Mrs. O’Gorman 1:45-2:00 Mr. Bennett

10:25-10:40 Mrs. George 2:00-2:15 Mlle. O’Connor

10:40-10:55 Mr. Targett 2:15-2:30

10:55-11:10 Mme Scott

11:10-11:25 Mlle Simms

Wednesday, March 21st

8:40 – 11:35 a.m. Family Event for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. (Parents of these students are invited to come along, pick up their child and visit the Book Fair together).

12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Event for Grade 2 students. (Parents of these students are invited to come along, pick up their child and visit the Book Fair together).

Thursday, March 22nd AM

8:40-11:35 Family event for Grade 3 Students.

Book Fair will close, Friday, March 23rd at 12 PM.

*Check out our Teacher Wish Lists and purchase a book for your child’s class.

*Enter our Family Event draw where your child will have the opportunity to win $25.00 worth of books from our fair.



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72 West Street, Stephenville, NL, A2N 1E3

Tel: 709-643-2331 Fax: 709-643-9335

https://sps.nlesd.ca/home

Building a Team – Working Together

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2018

RE: BREAKFAST PROGRAM BLITZ

Every day we serve breakfast to approximately 175 students.

Next week, March 5 – March 9, we will be collecting items for our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program. We are asking parents/guardians/family members to donate food items to our program if they wish to do so. Simply have your children bring the items along with them in the morning or drop the items off at the office at any time.


ITEMS NEEDED INCLUDE:

-Apple Juice -Cheeze Whiz -WW Bread

-Boxes of Cereal (Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Special K Strawberry)

-Triple Fruit Raspberry Jam

Your generosity is very much appreciated!!!


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Building a Team – Working Together

MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: January 17, 2018

RE: PARKING LOT SAFETY NOTES

We have become increasingly concerned regarding the safety of our students on our parking lot due to the actions/practices of parents/guardians as it relates to operating and parking their vehicles. The safety of all our students is of utmost importance to all of us. Our first memo sent out to ALL families on the first day of school indicated regulations for our parking lot. These are also printed in our student agendas. Several individuals appear to be ignoring these regulations and are putting our students’ safety at risk.

Beginning immediately, the RCMP will be notified of drivers/vehicles not following these regulations. The RCMP have asked us to forward vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers. The RCMP will also do patrols as requested.

Again, our concern is student safety!!!

PARKING LOT SAFETY REGULATIONS

Please review the items listed below relating to student safety on the parking lot:

· DRIVE SLOWLY while on our school grounds. Be PATIENT.

· Follow directions indicated on signs.

· The traffic lane closest to the school (LANE #1) is to be used for drop-off and through traffic only. NO PARKING IN THIS LANE.

· The center lane (Lane #2) is for buses and through traffic only.

NO PARKING IN THIS LANE.

· Children and Adults MUST use the crosswalk when crossing from the parking lot.

· There is a STOP sign when leaving the Parking Lot.

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Parents/guardians entering the school or stopping their vehicles for extended periods of time must park in either of the following locations:

· On the school parking lot.

· On the St. Stephen’s Parish/Elementary School Parking lot and walk across the school grounds.

· On West Street next to the school.

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RECYCLINGBLITZRECYCLINGBLITZRECYLINGBLITZ

We are having a BLITZ!!!!!

When: Monday, January 8th to Friday, January12th, 2018

Where: Stephenville Primary School

· Before you drop your recyclables off at the Scotia Recycling, please make sure they are CLEAN and all covers are removed.

· The school will collect the receipts showing the amount of recyclables from the Depot. No need to wait or go back for the receipts!

· Make sure the bags are clearly labeled with your child’s name, name of the school and teacher on each bag, otherwise their name will not go in for a draw.

Parents may drop their recyclables at the Recycling Depot over the holidays. There will be prize draws every day and the class with the most recycling will win a Pizza Party for their class. The top three students who bring in the most recyclables will also win a prize!

How to clean recyclables

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Aluminum Cans: Soft drinks, beer, juice and flavoured drinks, and energy drinks. - RINSE OUT AND LET DRY BEFORE STORING

Plastic Containers: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer, flavoured (strawberry or banana) “twist-and-go” milk containers, and yogurt drinks. RINSE OUT AND LET DRY - - - REMOVE ALL CAPS

Glass Bottles: Clear, tinted and opaque soft drinks, water, juice, flavoured drinks, liquor bottles, imported beer. RINSE OUT AND LET DRY ---REMOVE ALL CAPS

Steel Cans: Small single-serve containers and large juice containers.RINSE OUT

Drink Boxes (Tetra): Juice, flavoured drinks and milkshakes (including white, chocolate and flavoured milkshakes), and some alcoholic beverages (like wine and vodka).TO RINSE CUT OF CORNER, RINSE AND DRY.

Gable Top Containers: Juice and flavoured drinks. REMOVE CAP, RINSE AND DRY

Mini Sips (Drink Pouches): Juice and flavoured drinks pouches.REMOVE STRAWS AND PLASTIC FROM STRAWS, CUT CORNER, RINSE OUT

Bag-in-Box : Bag-in-Box wine (bag only).REMOVE CAP AND RINSE

It’s important to make sure all containers are contaminate-free in order to ensure they can be fully recycled as opposed to ending up in our landfills. Removing caps from your beverage containers is particularly important because they are usually made from a different material than the actual container and for the most part are not recyclable at this time.


To make sure your recyclables are contaminate-free, remember the following:

  • Empty all liquid
  • Remove caps, straws and other garbage
  • Rinse containers
  • Do not crush containers
  • Do not remove labels
  • Be sure to only return containers that are part of the Used Beverage Container Recycling Program



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Dear Parents/Guardians/Boys & Girls;

The scholastic book fair will be coming to Stephenville Primary.

We invite you to round up your entire family and rustle on down to our school to see the latest and greatest in children’s books. Books make great “Christmas Gifts” and we will have “Stocking Stuffers”. Make sure you view our great flyer that contains some of the books you will see on our ranch.

Book Fair Dates: Monday, Dec 4th – Dec 8th

Times: 8:30 – 2:30

Location: Stephenville Primary School

Family Night: Monday, Dec 4th, 6:30 – 7:30

***Come enjoy a fun night of crafts, face painting, a snack and lots of great books.

Here are the times our classes will be visiting our Book Fair.

Monday and Tuesday

Morning Afternoon

8:40 - 8:55 Mme Fowler 12:30 - 12:45 Mrs. Morgan

8:55 – 9:10 Ms. Ryan 12:45 – 1:00 Mrs. Green

9:10 – 9:25 Mrs. Ivany 1:00 -1:15 Mme White

9:25 – 9:40 Mme Clarke 1:15 – 1:30 Mme O’Connor

9:40 – 9:55 Mrs. Blanchard 1:30 – 1:45 Mrs. Fry

9:55 – 10:10 Mrs. O’Gorman 1:45 – 2:00 Mr. Bennett

10:25 – 10:40 Mr. Targett 2:00 – 2:15 Ms. Childs

10:40 – 10:55 Mrs. George 2:15 – 2:30

10:55 – 11:10 Mme. Scott

11:10 – 11:25 Mme. Simms

Wednesday, Dec 6th

8:40 – 11:35 Family Event for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. (Parents of these students are invited to come along, pick up your child and visit the book fair together).

12:30 – 2:30 Family Event for Grade 2 students. (Parents of these students are invited to come along, pick up your child and visit the book fair together).

Thursday, Dec 7th Family Event for Grade 3 . (Parents of these students are invited to come along, pick up your child and visit the book fair together).

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To: Parents/Guardians of Students at Stephenville Primary School

This year Stephenville Primary School will be having four Christmas Concerts; one concert per grade level.

The Kindergarten Christmas Concert will be on Thursday, December 7th.

The Grade 1 Christmas Concert will be on Monday, December 11th.

The Grade 2 Christmas Concert will be on Wednesday, December 13th.

The Grade 3 Christmas Concert will be on Tuesday, December 19th.

*Another memo will go home later this month regarding Concert ticket sales. We will be offering a family ticket pass for families that have more than one child performing in our various Christmas Concerts. Children are asked to wear any combination of Christmas colours: Red, Green shirt and/or Black/Navy bottoms. Any combination of any of these colours worn as a shirt/dress/skirt is also fine. The children are working very hard and are looking forward to their performance. Please make every effort to have your child attend.

Thank you for your support.

Heather C. Billard

Music Specialist

Stephenville Primary School

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To: Parents/Guardians of Grade 3 students :

Stephenville Primary School’s Grade 3 students will be performing at the annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Concert which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th. The concert will take place at St. Stephen’s Church and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the concert are available at the door. Performers do not have to pay admission. This concert is a great fundraiser for the needy and also a golden opportunity for the children to hear performances from other groups and choirs. Our choir is the first group to perform. Students are asked to be at the church no later than 6:45 p.m. Children will remain with parents before they perform and are asked to sit with their parents after we sing. If you do not wish to stay for the remainder of the concert, it is suggested that you park in the Primary School parking lot. (There have been problems in previous years with cars being triple parked and some parents not being able to move their cars). Children are asked to wear any combination of Christmas colours: Red, Green shirt and/or Black/Navy bottoms. Any combination of any of these colours worn as a shirt/dress/skirt is also fine.

The children are working very hard and are looking forward to their performance. Please make every effort to have your child attend.

Thank you for your support.

Heather C. Billard

Music Specialist

Stephenville Primary School

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MEMO TO: Parents/Guardians

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

DATE: November 3, 2017

1. Remembrance Day Holiday:

Parents and guardians are asked to note that Stephenville Primary School will be closed this coming Friday, November 10 and Monday, November 13, in observance of Remembrance Day. Tuesday will be Day 5 on the schedule.

2. School Development Day #3:

Parents and guardians are asked to note that Stephenville Primary School will be closed on Tuesday, November 21, for Staff Professional Development.

3. Reporting Session #1:

Parents/guardians are asked to note that progress reports will be distributed to parents/guardians on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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 30, school will close at 11:20 a.m.

Busses will run their normal routes at that time.

4. Math Games Filing Cabinet:

We have a Math Games Filing Cabinet available to parents/guardians in the Main Office. Each drawer in the cabinet contains math games that are appropriate for students in each grade (games address grade level outcomes). Parents are invited to come into the office and sign out games to play with their child/children at home. As a parent, you can help your child learn to enjoy math through play, and, of course, enjoyment is an important motivator for learning!