June 2014 [pdf version]

Dear parents:
It is hard to believe that another school year has come and gone. I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year; to thank all the staff, the many parents and volunteers who so freely gave of their time and resources. Their contributions have greatly enriched our school lives at South Hull in so many ways.

I must first congratulate all of our graduating Cycle 3, Year 2 students. Their hard work and determination will ensure their success in the future. Moving on to Junior High School is an exciting and challenging period in their lives. Our teachers and staff at South Hull join me in wishing them every success in the future.

South Hull School is a very special place. Our dedicated teachers work tirelessly to create an atmosphere that makes learning fun! I want to thank my staff, including the secretaries, the custodians and the classroom aides for their dedication throughout the year. As well, I would like to thank our terrific team in the Daycare; their continuing efforts have made the before school, lunch time, and after school periods a pleasurable time for our students. Thank you to “Peggy” our cafeteria lady for providing our lunches. I know you will join me in thanking everyone for a job well done.

I would like to thank our Home and School Association for their hard work and dedication raising money to benefit our school. As well, thank you to our Governing Board Committee for their contribution throughout the school year.

I want to extend a sincere thank you to the library volunteers for the enormous number of hours spent keeping the library up and running.

Finally, I would like to congratulate every student for the effort they put into their learning.
Have a great summer everyone!
Judy Millar, Principal

Upcoming Events

June 3

Home and School Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

June 5

Governing Board

June 10

World Cup Soccer

June 12

Kindergarten Open House @ 1:15 p.m.

June 12

Summerfest 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

June 12

Scholastic Book Fair

June 16

Grade 6 Graduation @ 1:00 p.m.

June 17

WQSB Track and Field at Philemon Wright High School

June 17

Talent Show

June 18, 19, 20

Grade 6 Camp Air Eau Bois

June 20

Grade 4 and 5 trip to Lac Philippe

June 20

Kinder and grade 1,2, 3, picnic at school

Kindergarten Open House

The 2014-2015 kindergarten students are invited to the annual Open House that will be held on June 12 at 1:15 p.m.

Volunteers - Criminal Background Checks

It is the Western Quebec School Board’s practice to request criminal background checks from volunteers who are involved with students at our school, i.e. field trips, classroom activities, etc. Your teacher will provide you with an application for a criminal background check as required. Thank you.

Report Cards

Report Cards are being sent home on Friday, June 20. If your child is not attending school on June 20, you may pick up the report card at the front office.

Summerfest

The annual Summerfest event is planned for Thursday, June 12 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. BBQ and refreshments plus lots of fun activities including: dunk tank, giant games, potato sack races, face painting and more! Clown entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Volunteers are essential to making this event a success. Please contact Tammy Guindon at tl_guindon@hotmail.com or 819-332-6820.
Admission for Summerfest – please bring small change:
Children: $1.00
Adults: non-perishable items for the Aylmer Food Bank
2 hot dogs, 1 hamburger or 1 veggie burger: $3.00
Juice or water: $1.00
Cotton candy: $2.00
Dunk tank: $2:00.

Scholastic Book Fair

On Thursday, June 12, the Scholastic Book Fair will be open during the day for the students. Parents are welcome to visit the book fair during Summerfest from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cash or cheques only please.

Grade 6 Graduation

Grade 6 parents are invited to the grade 6 graduation on Monday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the large gym. A small reception will follow in the small gym. Please be reminded that due to a limited amount of space, 4 guests per student may attend.

Talent Show

The talent show will be held on Tuesday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m. Please note that due to the maximum capacity restriction regarding fire regulations, only the parents of the talent show participants are invited to attend.

End of Year Trip Grade 6

The Grade 6 classes will be going to Camp Air Eau Bois on June 18, 19 and 20. We wish them a wonderful end-of-year camping experience!

End of Year Field Trip for Grade 4 and 5

The grades 4 and 5 students will be going to Lake Philippe on Friday, June 20. Please make sure students have the necessary clothing, lunches, water and sun block. If it is a rainy day, it will be cancelled. Have Fun!

South Hull School Picnic for Kinder, Gr, 1-2-3

Please mark this date on your calendar; Friday, June 20. Let’s make it a special day! We are planning a picnic on the school premises for students. We are inviting the parents to join us. Bring your picnic basket, blanket, hat and sunscreen. If it is a rainy day, we will picnic in our classrooms.

IMPORTANT - Cafeteria Notices

Please note that the cafeteria will not be open on, Monday, June 23.
For the 2014-2015 school year, the cafeteria will open on September 2.

Last Day of School

Monday, June 23, will be the last day of school. Please inform the office if your child will not be attending school.

First day of school 2014-2015

The first day of school will be Thursday, August 28. The kindergarten students will have a progressive entry. Kindergarten information will be sent home during the summer via Canada Post.

School Fees 2014-2015

Please mark your calendars! Pick-up of your bus information package and payment of school fees will be held on Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20 from
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the school.
School Fees Breakdown:

Supervision

$ 70.00 (all grades)

Paper

$ 25.00 (all grades)

Kinder Supplies

$ 25.00 (Kinder)

Workbooks

$ 30.00 (grades 1-6)

Agenda

$ 10.00 (all grades)

For a Total of: Kindergarten $130.00; Grades 1-6 $135.00. Payments for school fees will be accepted in cash or cheque (payable to South Hull School) only, as we do not have a debit machine. Families of more than two children will be charged $140.00 maximum for noon-hour supervision fees.

The only exemption for school fees is for students enrolled in daycare three days per week or more. The noon-hour supervision fee is waived as it is covered in your daycare fees.

Please note that outstanding school fees carry-over to the next school year and are considered arrears. To ensure school fees are not in arrears, please submit payment before the end of the school year.

Daycare Registration 2014-2015

Registrations will be held at the school on Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday,
August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For information please call Yvon Denault, Daycare Technician at (819) 684-3224.

School Year 2014-2015

It is extremely important to let the school know as soon as possible if your child is not attending South Hull School next year. Call us at 819-684-6565.

2014-2015 Registrations

To register your child for Kindergarten they must be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2014. For more information please visit www.wqsb.qc.ca or call 819-684-2336 ext. 1155 to book an appointment.

Required documents for registration:

We Day Fundraiser

Thank you all so much for your generous donations for the used book and toy sale. We raised $450.00 that will go towards building a school “brick-by-brick”. For more information about We Day Free the Children: www.freethechildren.com.

Weather

We are asking students to come prepared for all weather types. Raincoats, splash pants and rubber boots must be worn on misty days as we will be going outside. Back-up clothing is recommended for all ages. Please keep your umbrellas at home.

Bus Lane

We would like to remind families to regard the city bylaws and pay close attention to the road signs that indicate that there is no access to Crescent North between 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Please watch for the school bus flashing lights.

Lates and Absences

It is extremely important to inform the school on a daily basis if your child is going to be late or absent. As well, please send notes to the teacher on the day that you are picking up your child early or changing their end-of-day schedule. Please indicate the teacher’s name, the child’s full name and the date.

Helpful Hints for Parents

For information regarding summer chores to help teach children responsibilities, and ideas to encourage summer reading visit www.schoolfamily.com.
For information regarding sun safety visit www.kidshealth.org “Walking on Sunshine”.
Have a safe and wonderful summer