News & Notes, Volume 15, No. 3

E-mail Distribution List
There seem to be some issues with our e-mails going through since Wednesday of this week past and we’re unsure as to the cause/solution.  If you receive this one, please alert your friends and neighbours to see if they have as well.  There have been some instances where they have gone to “Junk” or “Spam” but there are other instances where they have just not been delivered.  In the interim, we will post this to our school’s website to ensure a wider reach.

Scholastic Book Fair
Our Book Fair begins on Monday, October 21, 2019 and runs until Friday, October 25, 2019  The Scholastic Book Fair gives Beachy Cove Elementary the opportunity to bring our students, teachers, families and books together.  It is a wonderful community literacy event!

 Our special Family Event is Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm. 

Please email Mrs. Byrne at if you are interested in volunteering for this year’s book fair. 

Thanksgiving Holiday
We will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Recycling Blitz
Our recycling blitzes occur every Tuesday morning at the recycling shed in our “Kiss n’ Ride” drop off lane.  We accept donations of recyclable beverage containers that have been bagged – all you need to do is drop them off and we take care of the rest.Date Changes
Please note that the date for the Kindergarten Christmas concert has moved to Friday, December 13, 2019 at 1:00pm and the date for the Kindergarten year-end celebration has been moved to Wednesday, June 17, 2019.

Food Drive
Thank you to all of our families who generously donated to our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.  It was a huge success.  Our school’s contribution along with those other schools in our region will go a long way in putting food on the table of those less fortunate.

Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Club 
Our KES Breakfast Club hosted a special Thanksgiving breakfast for our learners today where they served up French toast and sausages. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all of our breakfast club volunteers who put so much time and effort into getting this organized and executed.  

School Closures
Please be reminded about our first school closures for professional development for this school year.  It is set for Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  The next PD day for which our school will be closed is set for Friday, November 22, 2019 followed by Friday, December 6, 2019.

We will also close at 11:00am on Thursday, December 5, 2019 to allow for parent-teacher interviews (details to follow).

Field Trips
There are lots of field trips occurring this fall.  Please remember to submit signed permission forms promptly as we don’t want to be placed in a position where we have to deny our learners the opportunity to participate because we don’t have a signed form.  Verbal permission over the telephone is no longer acceptable.

Hallowe’en Parties
We will celebrate Hallowe’en on Thursday, October 31, 2019 during the last hour of the school day.

As you begin the annual process of sourcing costumes, please bear in mind that we cannot permit costumes of a violent or sexual nature  in our school and any props should be small, safe, unobtrusive and not represent violence (i.e., guns, etc.).

We are not in a position to accept class sets of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, loot bags, treat bags, etc. at our Hallowe’en Parties; we spend far too much time passing them out and they cause a tremendous mess for our cleaning staff.  And, most importantly, we can never be too careful with allergens – far better to be safe than sorry.

Letters for Canada Revenue Agency

We have many instances where CRA will do random audits of our families in receipt of the Child Tax Benefit in which families are expected to get a letter from their children’s school which outlines addresses on file and start dates at the school.  

Please be advised that in we can only provide information that we can confirm as it exists in PowerSchool on the day of the request.  We are unable to confirm historical data due to the limitations of our current version of PowerSchool.

If you find yourself in this situation, we encourage you to explore the other options that the CRA makes available to you.


Calendar of Events

October 14, 2019 – Thanksgiving Day holiday

October 21-25, 2019 – Scholastic Book Fair

October 29, 2019 – School PD (Classes Cancelled)

November 7, 2019 – Remembrance Day Assembly at 1:00pm (Grade Four)

November 8, 2019 – Mid-fall break

November 11, 2019 – Remembrance Day holiday

November 22, 2019 – School PD (Classes Cancelled)

November 29, 2019 – Term I Progress Reports

December 5, 2019 – Parent/Teacher Interviews (School closes at 11am.)

December 6, 2019 – School PD (Classes Cancelled)

December 11, 2019 – Christmas Concert at 1:00pm (Grade One)

December 13, 2019 – Christmas Concert at 1:00pm (Kindergarten)

December 18, 2019 – Christmas Breakfast (Breakfast Club)

December 20, 2019 – School closes at 12:30pm for Christmas vacation

January 6, 2020 – School reopens at 8:30am following Christmas vacation

January 16-17, 2020 – Grade four immunizations

January 17, 2020 – KinderStart # 1

February 11-13, 2020 – Skating Sessions with the Town of PCSP

February 14, 2020 – KinderStart # 2

February 17, 2020 – Mid-winter break

February 26, 2020 – Pounce’s Birthday Breakfast (Breakfast Club)

March 6, 2020 – School PD (Classes Cancelled)

March 16, 2020 – St. Patrick’s Day holiday

March 20, 2020 – KinderStart # 3

March 20, 2020 – Term II Progress Reports

March 26, 2020 – Parent/Teacher Interviews (School closes at 11am.)

March 27, 2020 – School PD (Classes Cancelled)

April 8, 2020 – Easter Breakfast (Breakfast Club)

April 9, 2020 – School closes at 2:40pm for Easter vacation

April 20, 2020 – School reopens at 8:30am following Easter vacation

April 22, 2020 – Earth Day Assembly  at 1:30pm (Grade Three)

April 24, 2020 – KinderStart # 4

May 8, 2020 – Spring Concert at 1:00pm (Grade Two)

May 18, 2020 – Victoria Day holiday

June 5, 2020 – School Leaving Ceremony for Grade Four at 1:00pm

June 11, 2020 – Beachy Tones Musical at 1:00pm

June 16, 2020 – Sports Day for K, 1, & 2

June 17, 2019 Kindergarten Celebration at 1:00pm

June 18, 2020 – Sports Day for Grades 3 & 4

June 19, 2020 – Alternate Day for for K and Grades 1 & 2 Sports Day

June 19, 2020 – Year End Breakfast (Breakfast Club)

June 22, 2019 – Alternate Day for Grades 3 & 4 Sports Day

June 25, 2020 – School closes at 12:30pm for Summer vacation

June 26, 2020 – Administration Day (Teachers & Administration)

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