Our grade three and four learners will host their Christmas concert on Monday, December 18 at 1:30pm and our Kindergarten learners will host theirs on Wednesday, December 13 at 1:30pm.
In an effort to reduce the number of times we come looking for money this year due to the tremendous cost of living increases we have all seen, we are not charging for our concert tickets this year. We know the strain that our families are under in these difficult times and this is our way of helping out.
Each Kindergarten learner can avail of up to four tickets and each of our learners in grades three and four can avail of two tickets each. You can book your tickets through your Rycor link starting at 10:00am on Monday, November 27. We will send your tickets home to you with your child.
Continuing with our good news, we are thrilled to announce that we are very close to securing enough corporate and personal donations to put off our Christmas dinner for all of our learners without any charge to our families. This is made possible by the following community minded businesses, organizations, and individuals:
Hazel Philpott’s parents: $500
Beachy Cove Animal Hospital: $500
Scott Hickey, Blacktop Solutions: $250
Ashton Lane, Bragg Electrical Inc.: $300
Veronica Hussey, V’s Foot Care: $400
Kaylen Janes, Firewood Factory: $300
Dairy Farmers of NL: Milk for every learner with their Christmas dinner.
Our learners in Kindergarten and grades one and two will enjoy their dinner on Thursday, December 14 and our learners in grades three and four will enjoy theirs on Friday, December 15.
We are awaiting word from one other organization that we hope will put us over the top and have it all covered. Stay tuned!
Don’t forget to book your appointment for a parent-teacher interview by clicking on the Optis link and please remember that we will close at 11:00am on Thursday, December 7 to facilitate these interviews.
A seasonal SOS! Please resist the urge to send your family’s “Elf on the Shelf” to school. Our learners are already dealing with reading, writing, and arithmetic mysteries; we don’t need a pint sized snitch reporting back to Santa. Imagine the chaos if twenty elves start their own revolution in the classroom. Please spare us from finding elves in our pencil sharpeners or staging rebellions on the bookshelf. Please help us keep our school “elf-free” – we don’t want to add ‘elf wrangler” to our job descriptions. Together, we can ensure a peaceful, elf-less education for our learners.
Our cafeteria will be closed on December 18-20. Please note this in your family calendars as you will have to send along recess snacks and lunches for these days. Kids these days will rarely get the chance to enjoy a good ol’ bologna sandwich so now’s your chance!
Early School Closure
We will close at mid-day on the last day of school before Christmas vacation, December 20, 2023. Our busses will depart our parking lot at 12:15pm. School will reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
Wishing you a weekend filled with more coffee (or other appropriate adult beverage) than chaos, more laughter than lost homework, and smooth sailing to take you through. Parenting is an extreme sport and you’re all winning gold medals. Until next time, may your snacks be plentiful and your bedtime negotiations be victorious. Stay awesome!