With the recent winter weather /road conditions that we have been experiencing please remind students and staff of District Regulation 601 which deals with School Closures due to Weather Conditions and/or Hazardous Road Conditions. Please be aware that there may be times where we will be required to delay bus routes due to existing conditions and /or the progress of snow clearing/ice removal from the highways, streets and roads of the District. When a delay of bus routes is announced it will be as per the regulation:
The Basketball Season is now getting under way across the school district. Here is some preliminary information regarding our Basketball Program:
Gr. 2/3 Girls Coach – Colleen Barry
Practices – will be held at Noon Hour - starting in January
Gr. 2/3 Boys Coach – Ricky Stewart
Practice – Mondays (3:15 – 4:45, Dec. 2nd and Dec. 9th – recommencing in January)
Gr. 4/5 Girls Coach – Jamie Morrison & Ron Hoffman
MANGO Mania WEEK #4
Another way to accumulate 60 minutes of physical activity each day is by using active transportation.
What is active transportation?
It means to walk, bike or rollerblade instead of going by car! To do this:
Put on your sneakers, strap on a backpack and walk all, or part of the way to school.
Think twice before asking for a drive. Could you walk or use your bike instead?
Congratulations to Cassandra Savard who was the lucky winner of the Home & School Ladies Night diamond ring. Thank you to Siddall's Jewellers for donating the beautiful ring. Also, a special thank you to all the vendors and those who came out to support this event.
Energy drinks (ie. Redbull, Monster, Red Rain, Rockstar, Amp, Five hour Energy) claim to give you more energy and make you more alert. However, they are full of caffeine and sugar!
They also contain other substances, such as guarana, that has 2-3 times more caffeine than a coffee bean. The amount of caffeine in most energy drinks exceeds the recommendations for children.
Caffeine can cause nervousness, anxiety, stomach/intestinal upset, rapid heart rate, trouble sleeping, headache, fatigue, irritability and poor concentration.
MANGO Mania WEEK #2
Benefits of Physical Activity
Here are some benefits of doing physical activity each day:
Better posture and balance
Stronger muscles and bones
Feeling more energetic and happier
Feeling less stressed and more relaxed
Increased concentration/ better academic score
Here are some risks of being inactive:
High blood pressure
As you can see, you can really benefit from being physically active!
On behalf of Ethan, a sincere thank you is extended to students, staff and parents for your generous support. A total of $422.00 was raised by students at our Hat Day Event last week, $250.00 was donated by staff from our Jean Day Fund and $135.00 was raised with our $100.00 Bill Prize Draw - won by Susan Savoy. Good Luck Ethan!
Wow! What a great response from our students in support of Ethan! A total of $ 422.00 was collected on Tuesday as part of our Crazy Hat Day. A great selection of "funky" hats were seen throughout the school on this day. Thanks to all for your generous support!
Ethan is a wonderful little boy in Mrs. Cameron's Kindergarten class. Currently he is undergoing chemotherapy treatments and must travel to Halifax on a regular basis for his appointments. Our school is having a special "Crazy Hat Day" for Ethan on Tuesday, October 29th.
Students are encouraged to wear their special "crazy" hat (or their favorite hat) on this day and bring in a toonie for Ethan. A donation box will also be set up in the front lobby on this day to support this worthy cause.