May 2016

End-of-year exams

Starting next week, students from grade 2 to grade 6 will start end of year evaluations. Please make sure to call the school justify all absences with the school secretary. In some cases, students who are absents may not be able to rewrite what has been missed. For more information, please refer to the information letter that was sent on Thursday, April 28th or contact your child’s teacher.

Cycle 3 Hiking Trip

Grade 5 and 6 students are going on a hiking trip to Luskville Falls on May 3rd. There is no cost for this trip. Please send a healthy snack, a packed lunch and plenty of water for this excursion.

Governing Board Meeting

The next Governing Board meeting will be on May 11th at 4:15 PM in room 20.

Holiday May 23rd is a holiday.

There is no school on this day.

PD Day

May 27th is a PD Day. There is no school for the students on this day. Daycare is open.


To register your child(ren) for this PD Day . You must register by Friday, May 20, 2016. The cost for a PD Day is $16.10 and must be prepaid upon registration.

Also, the before and after school program has openings for students with spots starting at $8.10 per day. For more information, please contact Mavis Palmer at 819-647-3911.

Pre-K and Kindergarten

There is an open house on May 27th for the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students of the 2016-2017 school year. Invitations will be sent out in the next few days.

Dental Hygienist

The school will once again receive the visit of the dental hygienist from the CLSC in May and June 2016. She is planning to see pre-K, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and some grade 6 students.

Indoor shoes

With the change of seasons, please make sure that your child has an indoor and an out- door pair of shoes. Thank you for helping us keeping our school clean!

Spring Fair and Facebook Auction

Mark your calendars for McDowell’s upcoming Spring Fair fundraiser to be held on June 1st from 5 – 8 p.m. The Lions Club will be hosting a BBQ; there will be many games, activities and prizes for children of all ages. The SCFD will be back with their popular mini fireman’s challenge and the 4-H Club will be bringing a cow in for ‘cow patty bingo’. There will be music performed by our Glee Club and the 4-H Square Dancers will also be there to entertain us! Proceeds from this year’s fair will be going towards the purchase of snow shoes, kindergarten play center items (water & sand ta- bles and pretend play items). We will be purchasing classroom essentials for each cycle. These items include basic school and art supplies, science equipment and novel sets. We would also like to contribute to Glee Club, Life Skills and grade 4 French Immer- sion. It is wonderful that so many areas will be supported by this fundraiser! If you would like to volunteer some time during the event, please e-mail Jayme at

Check out our event page on Facebook as well as our on-line auction at McDowell Spring Fair Auction 2016. There are some amazing pieces that have been created by our very own students! New Items will be added regularly. If you have an item or service, it’s not too late to donate. You can contact Lisa at

Remember, our event will be rain or shine, so please come out to support your school!