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- Home and School Meeting – November 4 at 6:30PM
- Governing Board Meeting – November 11 at 6:00PM
Support Staff Strike Day
Please be advised that the support staff association (Independent Association of Western Québec) have officially notified the Minister and the Western Québec School Board that it will exercise its right to strike on November 4.
There will not be any classes or daycare services on Wednesday, November 4.
Teacher Strike Day
Please be advised that the Teachers Union of Western Quebec has decided to strike on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. Information will follow regarding the teachers’ strike.
There will not be any classes or daycare services on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10.
PD Days – November 25, 26 and 27
Please take note that there will not be any classes for children on these days.
Please take note that DAYCARE will be open on November 25 and 26 only.
Please contact South Hull Daycare at 819-684-3224 for registration if required for November 25 and 26. Registration for Daycare PD Days will not be accepted after Thursday, November 19.
There will not be any daycare on Friday, November 27.
Communication between Home and School
We often receive calls requesting information regarding various issues. Please remember that your child has an agenda and a communication bag/folder. Ask your child daily for their agenda and/or their communication bag/folder to ensure you are kept up to date on important issues. The monthly “green” newsletter is also a great source of information and is sent out at the end of each month.
Report Cards & Parent/Teacher Interviews
Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, November 20. Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Wednesday, November 25. An appointment will be assigned and a letter will be sent home from your teacher.
The photo retakes will be held on Friday, November 20. Students who were absent on picture day will automatically be sent for retakes.
Wednesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day. We would like to invite our students who participate in Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies and Sparks to wear their uniforms to commemorate Remembrance Day. The school will have a minute of silence.
Hepatitis A + B and HPV Vaccination
The CLSC will be implementing their IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM for all Grade 4 students on Tuesday, November 17.
Lunch and Snacks
We would like to remind parents to please send in only healthy lunches and snacks. Healthy Canadians
Please be advised that we will not be wearing Halloween costumes at school this year.
Students should not be bringing Halloween candy to school. Thank you for your cooperation.
There is a high volume of late arrivals in the morning at school. The bell rings at 7:55 a.m. and classes start at 8:00 a.m. There are many reasons why students should not arrive late in the morning:
- They miss morning announcements and procedures for the day;
- They miss academic instruction time;
- Teachers need to reorganize the class attendance for their records and for emergency readiness procedures;
- The notes for the office and orders for the cafeteria are picked up and delivered first thing in the morning;
- Teachers often collect homework, signed tests and check agendas first thing in the morning;
- Secretaries have heavy workloads and need to enter late codes for all children arriving after the bell.
Late, Absent and End-of-Day
Please be reminded that it is very important to call the school and indicate the reason why students are going to be late or absent. If you are phoning in your child as being sick, please indicate the reason. If you are changing your child’s end-of-day arrangements, notes to the teachers are required on that day – please indicate your child’s full name, teacher’s name and the date.
Daycare vis-à-vis Afternoon Bus Service
Please be advised that as per the Western Quebec School Board’s transportation directives, students registered at daycare in the afternoon for five-days a week are not entitled to afternoon bus services.
Please be reminded that when picking up your children at daycare, parents are not permitted to access the classrooms at any time. We ask that parents remain in the designated daycare areas. Should you wish to have access to the lost and found, please inquire with Yvon Denault, Daycare Technician.
We are also reminding parents not to block the driveway due to emergency reasons.
Please be reminded that indoor shoes are mandatory at daycare.
Please be reminded to pack extra mittens, socks and clothing for daycare.
With the cold days approaching, please pack extra mittens, socks and clothing in your child’s school bag.
Lost and Found
Please encourage your children to check the lost and found. Parents are welcome to come and check the lost and found during regular school hours and must sign in at the office. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity in December.
Bus Lane Safety
Please be reminded that there are posted municipal signs indicating that there is no entry to Crescent North between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. Also, please abide by the municipal street signs regarding parking in the school vicinity.
Home and School
This year's Home and School Executive are:
- Nick Giannakoulis - President
- Josee Sisson - Treasurer
- Dianne Campbell – Secretary
South Hull School’s families really showed their Halloween spirit at The Monster Ball on October 22. The DJ, Edward Hutchison, from Sound Vibrations dazzled the costumed crowd with his light show and got everyone moving with his selection of groovy and spooky hits. A big thank you goes out to all of the participants and volunteers. The Aylmer Food Bank was so appreciative of the generous food donations that totalled 450 lbs and the monetary donation of $45. The event was a huge success! We raised a grand total of $1,133.75.
The Samko and Miko Toy sale will be held from November 4 to 8 at the EY Centre. Have your receipts stamped and then send them in to the school. We will be having a Pyjama Night on Friday, November 6 so that you can shop at the Samko and Miko Toy Sale. Information will follow.
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Nick Giannakoulis at email@example.com or at (613)316-9923.
Future meeting dates for the rest of the school year are:
December 2, January 13. February 3, March 9, April 6, May 4, June 1
Flu Vaccination Clinics
Walk in Vaccination Clinic (Flu/Grippe): Aylmer Sector: 4-100 Broad St., Aylmer, is open on November 28 and 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
For other locations in Hull and Gatineau, or for more information, please contact www.santeoutaouais.qc.ca; info grippe hot line: 819-966-6277.
Important and helpful information for Parents
Kidshealth.org is a website that offers many helpful tools for parents including head lice, homework, etc. Check it out!
Unfortunately, this is a popular time of year for head lice. We are asking all parents to be vigilant and closely check their children for head lice and should any be found, removal procedures must be completed immediately. Please inform the school if your child has lice. For helpful information regarding head lice, go to www.kidshealth.org. Click on the parent’s page and search “lice”.
Derogation - Parent Information Evening
In Quebec, students must be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2016, in order to attend kindergarten for the 2016/17 school year. The Québec Ministry of Education (Ministère de l’Éducation, enseignement superieur, et recherche) requires all students whose birthdays are later than September 30th to receive a “derogation” for permission for early admission to school.
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Parent Information evening before deciding to apply for early admission to school.
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Western Québec School Board
15, rue Katimavik, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)
To register for this session, “Understanding the Process to Request a Derogation for Early Admission to School”, please contact Wendy Routliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 819-684-1313 x 1163.