News and Updates

September 20, 2023

Good morning,

Just a couple of notes to take us through the rest of the week….the week that seems to be flying by. Is that an age thing?

First of all, from the “I Never Thought I’d Have to Write About This!” file, please be advised that due to supply chain issues, pizza and garlic fingers are unavailable for the foreseeable future – they can’t source crusts! The online ordering system reflects this but you should note this in case you send along paper orders.  As soon as this is worked out, the online ordering system will be updated.

We were busy this week with safety drills including fire drills and a lockdown drill.

The fire drills went really well; in most cases we had our school fully evacuated in about two minutes.

We practiced a lockdown drill today – this is where we go behind locked doors and “get small and stay small” in the event of an armed intruder (that gives me shivers just to type those words). The drill went really well overall and we are really proud of our learners for the way in which they conducted themselves.

For further information on lockdown drills, please click here and here.

We will hold our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from October 3-6.  We invite those of you who are in a position to do so, to donate a non-perishable food item to our drive.  If you are not in a position to do so, please don’t worry!  We don’t track who makes a donation or who doesn’t – it just gets added to the table area in the foyer. In these economic times we fully understand that the price of groceries has skyrocketed and we don’t want any of our families feeling additional pressure from activities such as these. All of our items will be donated to the Community Food Sharing Association.

We sometimes get requests from families to administer medications (prescription and over-the-counter) to our learners.  Please understand that we are not permitted to administer any type of medication unless it’s fully documented according to NLESD policy and its documentation requirements. Please reach out to us if you have questions.

Don’t forget that we are closed on Friday, September 29, 2023 for professional development and again on Monday, October 2, 2023 in obervance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Finally, we tip our hats to Ella and her friend Josie who organized and ran a lemondade stand late in the summer with all proceeds ($120) going to our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Club.  Thank you Ella for organizing this and to Josie for being such a wonderful helper.

That’s all for now.  I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of this beautiful day outside.



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