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Newsletter October/November

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Our New Principal

Please join us in welcoming our new Principal, Céline Sévigny. Mme Sévigny will start transitioning into the school on October 17 and will officially start as Principal on October 31. Mme Sévigny comes to us from the Commission Scolaire des Draveurs. She is an experienced administrator with more than eight years as vice-principal in an elementary school as well as serving as acting principal for a period of time.  

A long-time resident of Aylmer, Celine has a strong understanding of the local community and is looking forward to contributing further to the community in her professional capacity.

Upcoming Events

October 17 - Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) at the WQSB
October 18 - Governing Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
October 19 – Information Session for Governing Board Members at Symmes/D’Arcy Library
October 28 – Touch Football at Lord Aylmer
October 28 – Monster Ball – information to follow from the Home and School
October 31 – Halloween

November 2 – Home and School Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Staff Room
November 4 – Vaccinations for grade 4 students
November 10 - School Photos
November 18 – 1st term report card being sent home
November 22 - Scholastic Book Fair for the students only
November 23 - Scholastic Book Fair open all day during parent teacher  interviews
November 23 - Parent/Teacher interviews

IMPORTANT - PD Day – October 21 – School Closed

IMPORTANT REMINDER – Due to Quebec Hydro, there will not be any electricity in the school on October 21, therefore, there will not be any daycare services for this PD day. 

THERE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT BE ANYONE AT THE SCHOOL
PLEASE DO NOT DROP-OFF ANY STUDENTS.

PD Days – November 23, 24 and 25

Please take note that there will not be any classes for children on these days. 
Please contact South Hull Daycare for registration if required for these PD days no later than November 16.

Report Cards & Parent/Teacher Interviews

Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, November 18.  Parent/Teacher interviews will be held on Wednesday, November 23.  An appointment will be assigned and a letter will be sent home from your teacher.

Halloween – October 31

Students will be permitted to wear Halloween costumes to school.  Please refer to the orange Halloween letter that will be sent home on October 24.   Please be reminded that costumes must be worn to school in the morning before getting on the bus and/or arriving at daycare.  Students will not be permitted to change into costumes during school.  Masks or any accessories, i.e. swords, wands, etc., are not permitted.  Please be reminded that candy is not permitted at school.

Photo Day

Photos will be taken on Thursday, November 10 and not November 1 as previously indicated in the October/November newsletter.  Retakes will be taken on Thursday, December 8.   Students who were absent on picture day will automatically be sent for retakes. 

Scholastic Book Fair 

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held on November 22 for the students and November 23 for parents during the parent/teacher interviews.  If you are interested in volunteering for the Scholastic Book Fair on November 22 and 23, please send an email to Mme Christine Gevry at cgevry@wqsb.qc.ca.

Home/School Communications

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. 

Remembrance Day 

Friday, 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 Friday, November 4.

Governing Board

This year’s Governing Board Executive are:

  • Marek Carroll – Chair
  • Parent Representative – Nick Giannakoulis
  • Alternate Parent Representative - Normand Robert.

Home and School

This year's Home and School Executive are:

  • Nick Giannakoulis – President
  • Skye Cameron – Vice President
  • Shelley Kerr - Treasurer
  • Dianne Campbell – Secretary

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Staff Room.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information please contact Nick Giannakoulis at nick_giannakoulis@videotron.ca  or at 613-316-9923.

Upcoming Home and School Meetings:

December 7, January 11, February 1, March 8, April 5, May 3, June 7.

Lunch and Snacks

We would like to remind parents to ensure that students have their lunches and snacks before leaving for school in the morning.  Please send in only healthy lunches and snacks. [suggested site

Late Arrival

There is a high volume of late arrivals in the morning at school.  Please ensure that students are at school and on time.  The bell rings at 7:55 a.m. and classes start at 8:00 a.m. 

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.  Please leave a message on the answering machine in the morning.  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.

Daycare

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. 

  • Please do not block the driveway due to emergency reasons. 
  • Please be reminded that indoor shoes are mandatory at daycare.
  • Please be reminded to pack extra socks and clothing for daycare.
  • Please be reminded to pack extra mittens when the cold weather arrives.

Extra Clothing

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.

School 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. 

Lice

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”.