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December/January Newsletter

Upcoming Events for January 2015

  • Home and School Pizza Days –February 20, April 17, May 28
  • Derogation Information Session – January 14 WQSB (see details below)

Kindergarten and New Registrations – 2015-2016

Kindergarten registrations will be held on January 12 and 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Western Quebec School Board Office, 15 Katimavik in Aylmer, 819-684-1313 ext. 1155. 
You will need:

  • Long form (legal size) birth certificate of the child
  • Proof of elementary instruction in English in Canada of parent or sibling
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship of one parent
  • Proof of Quebec residency (Quebec driver’s license or Quebec government issued document)
  • Previous report card of the child (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of vaccination records.

Derogation – Parent Information Evening

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the parent information evening before deciding to apply for early admission to school.  The information session will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Western Quebec School Board, 15 Katimavik, Aylmer. 
To register for the session, please contact Wendy Routliffe at wroutliffe@wqsb.qc.ca / 819-684-1313 ext. 1163.

School Hours

For students who do not come to school via bus transportation or daycare, please be reminded that school starts at 7:55 a.m.  We are requesting that students be at school on time. 


It is very important to call the school and indicate the reason why students are going to be absent or late.  If you are phoning in your child as being sick, please indicate the symptoms.  If there is no answer, please leave us a detailed message. 

Inclement Weather – Website

Radio stations do not always provide accurate and up-to-date details regarding bus cancellation and/or school closure.  Please consult www.wqsb.qc.ca and click on inclement weather.  The site has early morning school and bus closure information.


Please ensure that your children come to school dressed for the weather with their hats, mittens, snow pants and warm boots.  Extra mittens, clothes and socks are always recommended.

Lost and Found

Please remind your children to check the lost and found for lost articles.  All unclaimed items will be donated to charity in December. 

Lunch and Snacks

We would like to remind parents that a healthy lunch and snack are always recommended.  ttp://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php

Personal Items

As indicated in the student’s agenda, we remind parents that personal items i.e. toys, cell phones, electronics, etc., are not permitted at school.

Special Acknowledgements

We wish to thank all of our wonderful parent volunteers who faithfully lend a hand in the classrooms, the library, on field trips, and throughout the school. 

Helpful Information for Parents

Proper hand washing is the best way to keep from getting sick.  For more information on keeping your kids healthy throughout the school year, visit www.kidshealth.org.

Head Lice:

Lice are contagious and downright annoying.  Learn more about this common childhood problem and how to get rid of those pesky little bugs.  Visit www.kidshealth.org.  For assistance on getting rid of head lice, there are helpful companies in the Ottawa area: www.licesquad.comwww licecrusaders.comwww.savvymom.ca.

Winter Break:

By the time the winter break rolls around, kids and families are ready for it.  Daily demands have caught up, and everyone needs a break.  The holidays also present opportunities to sneak in some fun learning.  Visit www.school family.com.

Home & School News

The Home & School/Aylmer Lion's Club Bingo Night that was held on October 7 raised $372.00 for books.  Thank you to all of the participants.  Congratulations to Ethan Roberts of Mme Isabelle Rochette's class who won a pizza lunch for the whole class, for the most tickets sold (13).

The Spaghetti Supper on October 9th was a big success! Thank you to The Governing Board members, the staff and all volunteers for making it a fun evening. The money raised from this event, as well as funds donated from Home & School, was put towards purchasing djembe drums for Mrs. Hamilton's drumming activity.

A big thank you to all the participants of the Samko and Miko toy sale that took place November 5-9.  Over $150.00 was raised from your purchases.

In order to commemorate literacy month, Home & School purchased a book for each classroom that was selected by the teachers.

Home & School is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels.  If you require labels for clothing, footwear, sports equipment etc., go to: Mabel's Labels campaign name or ID: South Hull.

Don’t forget to check out our South Hull Parents Facebook page for info and updates!

Keep an eye out for the flyer coming soon about the Regal Gifts fundraising campaign!

South Hull School staff would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a wonderful and safe holiday. 

Best wishes for 2015. Happy New Year - Bonne Année!