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South Hull Elementary School

February Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Home and School Meeting – February 2 at 6:00
Home and School Subway Day – February 3
Governing Board Meeting – February 4 at 6:00
Beautification Grant Public Consultation – February 11 at 6:30 (see info below)
Staff Appreciation Week – February 10-13
Home and School Pyjama Night – February 13 – information to follow
Home and School Pizza Day – February 20

P.D. Day

The next P.D. Days will be February 9 and 10.  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 Thursday, February 26 as required.  Teachers will contact parents if a parent/teacher interview is required.

Beautification  Grant – Public Consultation

The South Hull Governing Board is in the early stages of preparing a bid response to the Quebec Government for a “School Beautification Grant”.   This grant is intended to fund the enhancement of the school grounds (i.e. the exterior), for the sake of the students, the teaching curriculum, and the after-hours use of the grounds by the community.   To help determine the direction of this bid, the Governing Board will be hosting an open Public Consultation session on Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the large gym.  All parents, teachers and neighbourhood residents are invited to attend; the South Hull bid will be influenced by the feedback received.   Please support our efforts by attending as this is a tremendous opportunity to invest in the school’s future!  If you have any questions, or wish to provide feedback electronically, please contact Marek Carroll at styledshadow@gmail.com.

Noon-hour Supervisors

We are in need of noon-hour supervisors.  If you have some spare time and are interested in some part-time work, please contact Mr. Yvon Denault, Daycare Technician at 819-684-3224.

Symmes Jr. High Open House

Grade 6 parents are invited to the Symmes Jr. High Open House for parents on February 25 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 10-13.  Information will follow from our “Home and School” committee. 

Bus Safety Campaign

The Bus Safety Campaign will be held during the week of February 2.  The theme will be “Do you see me?  M’as-tu vu?”   The bus safety presentation will be given to the students on February 3.

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.  There is no parking in the staff parking lot. 

Home & School News

Home and School Meeting – February 2 at 6:00
Home and School Subway Day – February 3
Staff Appreciation Week – February 10-13
Home and School Pyjama Night – February 13 – information to follow
Home and School Pizza Day – February 20

We are looking for volunteers for all of our upcoming events.  Please contact Crystal for more information at 613-513-3717.  Just a bit of your time goes a long way!

Home & School recently funded the following:

An additional kin-ball for intramurals
Recorders for the music program
Sports balls for each classroom
A new basketball backboard and net in the senior yard.

Check out our South Hull Parents Facebook page for information and updates!

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.

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 . The site has early morning school and bus closure information.

Cafeteria

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

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

Shared family meals are more likely to be nutritious, and getting everyone together is a chance to reconnect. Here are some simple suggestions for making mealtime into quality family time.  Visit kidshealth.org.

Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges. 

March Break Daycamps

Musical Camp for Grades 1,2,3,4 at Symmes/D’Arcy McGee – clbeaton@yahoo.com
Douvris Martial Arts: 819-682-0404 - www.douvrisaylmer.com
Camp Sportif Luc Côté: 819-682-7527 - campsportifluccote@hotmail.com