News & Notes, Volume 13, No. 12

News & Notes

Volume 13, No. 12, April 19, 2018

Environmental Fair
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s through its Advisory Committee on the Environment (ACE) is hosting it’s third annual Environment Fair on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10am-3pm at the St. Lawrence church hall.  For further details, please click here.

PD Day – Change of Date
As mentioned in an e-mail earlier this week, the date originally communicated (May 18, 2018) for our fifth and final PD day this year has been moved ahead by a week.  We will now be closed on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Art Days
We have finalized the dates for our annual Art Days (we’re running it over two days this year for maximum exposure) exhibit.  This is our opportunity to share the creative talents of all of our learners that they have honed through their participation in ArtsSmarts.  If you can spare a few minutes sometime over the course of June 12-13, 2018, please drop in to our school library to tour the exhibit and see your child(ten)’s artistic creations.

Seussical Jr. – The Musical
Our grade four learners are thrilled to bring you Seussical Jr. – The Musical on June14, 2018 at 1:00pm.  Tickets, on the basis of four per grade four learner, will be on sale on Monday, April 23, 2018.  Tickets are $5.00 each.  Please send along your ticket orders to your child’s teacher.  Any unsold tickets will be made available to those who would like additional tickets on Monday, June 4, 2018

KinderStart # 3
Our third KinderStart session is set for Friday, April 27, 2018.  Consequently, our current kindergarten learners will not have school on this day.

Spring Concerts
Our spring concerts are coming up very soon.  Our learners in grades one and two will present their concert at 1:00pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 and our kindergarten concert will be staged on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1:00pm.  Tickets will be on sale on Monday, April 30, 2018 (two tickets per learner in grades one and two; four tickets per learner in kindergarten).  Please send along your ticket order to your child’s teacher.  Any unsold tickets will be made available to those looking for additional tickets on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  Tickets are $5.00 each.

Opera Roadshow
We are thrilled to host MUN School of Music’s Opera Roadshow again this year.  All of our learners will get to take in this awesome experience on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. This opera will tell the story of The Billy Goats Gruff using the music of Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti sung in English to tell the story.  We really appreciate the opportunity to bring this wonderful cultural experience to our learners…and it’s FREE! 

Ballet Jörgen
Continuing with our theme of cultural experiences, we are also very happy to bring a national ballet company called “Ballet Jörgen” to our learners in K-3 (we cannot accommodate grade four learners because of space restrictions).  This is a professional ballet company who will tell the story of Anastasia in a full-length ballet, rich with incredibly detailed costumes, versatile sets, and exquisite lighting. And, again…it’s FREE! #welovefree

The ballet show will be staged on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Kids Eat Smart Program
Through the initiative and leadership of one of our parents, efforts are underway to establish a breakfast program for our learners here at Beachy Cove.  Our goal is to have a fully operational program, Monday-Friday, in the fall; however, we are aiming to do a “soft start” this spring for a couple of days per week.  Because of space and time restrictions, our program will be a “grab n’ go” type of program where our learners will stop at the breakfast table on their way to class upon arrival in the mornings and grab what is on offer for that particular day.  Our breakfast program menu will follow Canada’s Food Guide.

Cherie Butler, one of our parents, has agreed to fulfill the role of program coordinator; however, as you can appreciate, this will take many volunteer hands to make this program sustainable and successful. If you are in a position to offer your time and organizational talents to Cherie and her team as a breakfast club volunteer, please e-mail her at

Please understand that our breakfast program will be available to all of our learners…ALL of them.  It is not meant to be a stigmatizing program whatsoever…it’s free and it’s for everyone. 

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