February 2014 [pdf version]

Upcoming Events

P.D. Day

The next P.D. Days will be February 10 and February 28.  There will be no classes for the students.  Please contact South Hull Daycare at 819-684-3224 for daycare services if required.

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews

Term 2 report cards will be sent home on February 25.  Parent/teacher interviews will take place during the evening on February 27 and the morning on February 28 as required.  Teachers will contact parents if a parent/teacher interview is required.

Bus Safety Campaign

The Transportation Safety Campaign will be held during the week of February 3.  The theme will be “Do you see me?  M’as-tu vu?” 

Symmes Jr. High Open House

Grade 6 parents are invited to the Symmes Jr. High Open House for parents on February 12 at  6:30 p.m. in the auditorium (925 Du Plateau, Aylmer).

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week will be held during the week of February 11.   Information will follow from our “Home and School” Committee. 

Philippines Disaster Relief  Project

The students of Mme Sylvie Giroux’s grade 2 class raised $325.00 for the Plan Canada disaster relief efforts in the Philippines.  Plan Canada matched  our donation and we raised a grand total of $650.00.  This donation will go towards helping two families who were affected by the Typhoon Halyan.


Please be reminded that there is no parking available in the staff parking lot.  Also, there is no stopping or parking in the morning bus lanes.  Please abide by the municipal street signs.

Absences and Lates

Please be reminded to call the school in the morning and leave a message if your child is going to be absent or late.  If there are changes to your child’s end of day arrangements or are picking them up early, please write a note to the teacher on that day.  Please ensure that the school has your current phone numbers.


For sanitary reasons, please ensure that lunch orders are sent to school in clean baggies and ensure that lunch orders are clearly identified.  

Special Presentation for Parents

On February 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Western Quebec School Board, 15 Katimavik, Aylmer, a free Video Conference will be held featuring William Richardson.  William Richardson is a world renowned author and educator.  His video-conference session is “Raising Modern Learners”.  All parents and staff of the WQSB family are welcome to attend.  Please register at nplourde@wqsb.qc.ca.

Community Events

Winterlude, Parc Jacques Cartier, January 31 to February 17.  For more information call
819-243-3383.  Tubing, skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing  at Lac Beauchamp.  For more information call 819-669-2548.

Helpful Hints for Parents

In keeping with our healthy lifestyle program, please be reminded that soft drinks, candy, etc., are not permitted at school.   Healthy choices are always recommended. 

The post-class munchies are part of most students' afternoon and eating junk food isn't a smart choice.   Before loading up on chips and soda, check out these ideas on healthy and tasty  ways to fill the hunger void.   Visit www.kidshealth.org  and www.tremplinsante.ca/recette (en français).

Another new year has started, and with it, possibly some resolutions.  While you might be trying things like going to the gym more often, the start of a new year can also be a great opportunity to make some changes that help the whole family.  For ideas (and resources) to get you started, visit SchoolFamily.com
For winter reading suggestions, visit www.partenairesaylmer.ca.

March Break Daycamps

Douvris Martial Arts: 819-682-0404 - www.douvrisaylmer.com
Camp Sportif Luc Cote: 819-682-7527 - campsportifluccote@hotmail.com