June 2016

Principal’s message

June is here and it will be a very busy month!  Students are writing their final exams and getting ready for an exciting last few weeks. 

Please note that this year, report cards will not be given to the student on the last day of school.  Report cards will be mailed along with school supply lists in the first week of July.  Please make sure that the school has a valid address.


Grade 2 to 6 students are currently writing math exams until June 17th.  If your child is absent on one of those days, a Dr.’s note is required.

Spring Fair

The McDowell Home and School committee has organized the Annual Spring Fair which will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Lots of fun activities are planned, please come in great numbers.

There will be live entertainment from our one and only McDowell Glee Club, the 4-H Square Dancers and The Pontiac happy Fiddlers & Steppers.

We are very excited to announce that $10,010. was raised with the Facebook Auction.

Thank you to anyone who donated an item or bid!

McDowell Outings

June 1

Spring Fair

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

June 2/3

Track and Field

All day

June 6

Pre-K Monday-Wednesday group

Mill Dam Park


Track and Field Awards Ceremony

-Gymnasium at 2 p.m.

June 15

Regional Track and Field

Philemon Wright H.S.

June 17

Pre-K (More information to come)



Cycle 3-

Bike Ride PPJ


Room 7, 8, 10 and 13

Mill Dam Park

June 20

Room 4, 5,6, 7, 8 and 10 -

Logo Land


Room 13 and 16

Fun Haven


Room 15 and 17

Mont Cascade

June 21

Room 4, 5 and 6

Mill Dam Park P.M.

June 22

Grade 6

Graduation 1:15…


Room 22 and 24

Mill Dam Park P.M.

June 23

Room 15 and 16

Mill Dam Park P.M.

Track and Field (Spectators are welcome)

McDowell Track and Field events will take place on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3, 2016. 

The Track and field awards ceremony will take place on Monday, June 6 at 2:00 P.M. in the gymnasium.


The school’s best ranked athletes will be invited to participate in the regional track and field event at Philemon Wright High School on June 15, 2016.  In case of rain, the event will be held on June 17.

Governing Board

Next Governing Board meeting will be held on June 20, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.
Final phase of the school yard project.

A beautiful gazebo has been build in the school yard to allow students to sit in the shade and just relax.  Also, the kindergarten covered sandbox will be rebuilt this summer.

PD Days—Daycare Registrations

Our last P.D. days for the school year are Monday, June 27, Tuesday June 28th and Wednesday 29th. The deadline to register is Friday, June 17th.  These days are open to anyone registered in the school.  A prepayment of $16.10 per day is required to register for these days.  A minimum number of students is required to operate the program.

To get more information please contact Mavis Palmer at 819-647-3911.

WE ACT in action again

McDowell’s WE ACT Student Committee had a fundraising by collecting change at school for the Fort McMurray fire.  An amount of $504.45 was raised and sent to the Canadian Red Cross “Fort McMurray Fires”. 

Also, on Saturday, May 14, twelve members of the We Act Club volunteered to pack groceries at Joanne’s Value Mart to raise funds for “Free the Children” A whopping total of $850.00 was raised in support of a medical clinic in Kenya. 

Great Work!

Year Book

The yearbook will be for sale during the last week of school and the cost  $15.00 (cash only).  Please note that the school is looking for a volunteer who would like to take on this project next year.

Last day of school—June 23, 2016