SHIPYARD ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER November 2011 ACAP and The Cape Breton Regional Municipality would like to say “Thank You” to all students who participated in the Water Poster Contest. Over 1000 posters throughout the school board were submitted. Out of all the posters submitted we would like to congratulate the following Shipyard Elementary students who won Honorary Mentions and had their posters displayed at the Mayflower Mall on October 29th and October 30th. Congratulations go to: Angelique Quessy, Harmony Durham MacIntrye, Jacob Wolodka, Alexandria Kachafanas all of Grade 3A, Mrs. Thistle’s class and MacKenzie Marshall, Dylan Fraser, Dylan MacDonald of Grade 3B, Mr. Marsh’s class. School Travel Survey Parent/Guardian(s) are reminded to fill out and return to the school the School Travel Planning Survey that was sent home with your son/daughter last week. The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete and is very critical to the success of this project at Shipyard Elementary. All surveys must be returned to the school no later than Thursday, November 3rd. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey with your child. Subway Cards Shipyard Elementary would like to say “Thank You” to all who participated in one of Shipyard Elementary’s newest fundraisers. The Subway Cards proved to be a huge success and a very nutritional fundraiser. We are almost sold out of the Subway Cards and if you haven’t purchased one but plan on doing so, you have until Wednesday, November 8th. There are no expiry dates on the card, which is another benefit. Remembrance Day Ceremony Shipyard will hold its annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 8th at 1:15 pm in the Gym. Poppies will be handed out to all students for the ceremony. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are welcome to attend! No School There will be no school on Thursday, November 11 (Remembrance Day), Friday, November 25th (Parent Teacher meetings) and Monday, November 28th (Conference Day). Report Cards - Parent/Teacher Interviews Report Cards will be issued on Tuesday, November 22nd. Parent/Teacher Sessions will be held on Thursday, November 24th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Shipyard Elementary School. On Friday, November 25th, sessions will be held at Membertou from 9:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m. and at Shipyard Elementary School from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Please ensure you return your child’s signed Parent/Teacher Session Form with the time and date you would like to meet with his/her teacher. Cafeteria A reminder to parents, that we only have 3 microwaves in our Cafeteria. Please do not send items such as Kraft Dinner, Pizza Pops, Mr. Noodle, etc. These items take too long to heat and as a result, some children do not have enough time to finish their lunch. A Thermos is a great alternative! Cold Weather As we get closer to winter, parents are reminded that students will be going out for recess and lunch, students should dress appropriately with warm jackets, hats, mitts /gloves. Fundraising Students and staff will receive ten (10) Even Split tickets to sell. The student who sells the most tickets will receive $30.00 and the seller of the winning ticket. will receive $25.00 . All tickets and money must be returned to the school by Monday, December 5th. . Draw to take place at our Christmas Concert December 7th 2011. Fundraising continues to be the only way to provide students with bussing for fieldtrips at no cost to the student/parent. Most fieldtrips require bussing fees. Each year individual classes go on a number of field trips such as: swimming, McConnell Library, Skating, Empire Theater, Wildlife Park, etc. We encourage you to participate in our fundraising efforts so that we can continue to provide all our students the opportunity to attend these activities. When passing in your $10.00, we ask that it be in bill form. No loose change, please. Boston Pizza Receipts Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are reminded to have your Boston Pizza receipt stamped and placed in the box at the checkout at Boston Pizza. A 10% donation of all receipts will be donated to our school. There are a number of schools taking advantage of this fundraiser, so please make sure your receipt goes in the correct box. Once again, we thank you for your support. Skating Our skating program this year at C200 (9:30am – 10:30 am) will start in November and end in February for all students. The schedule is as follows: Grades P-3: November 2, December 8, January 18 and February 16 Grades 4-6: November 9, December 15, January 25 February 16. (This day only 10:45 am-11:45am) Parents/Guardians are reminded that it is mandatory to wear a CSA approved skating or hockey helmet. Students will not be permitted on the ice without helmets. All students must come to school to be bussed to Centre 200 with their class. School Cancellation Due to Inclement Weather Parents/guardians are advised that it is their decision whether or not to send their children to school on days of inclement weather. In the event of serious weather conditions that necessitate school cancellations, a general announcement will be made over the local radio stations starting at 7:00 a.m. and intermittently until 8:45 a.m. If a cancellation must be made during the school day, every effort will be made to have this decision made and announced in the schools and on the radio before 11:00 a.m. Parents/guardians should ensure that alternate arrangements have been made for the children. When school is cancelled, all co-curricular, extra-curricular and community education activities scheduled for that day are also cancelled. Milk Program This year the cost of milk will be $ 1.75/ 5 day week and $1.40/ 4 day. Money will be collected every Friday. Parent/Guardian(s) wishing to pay on a monthly basis can do so. Total for the Month of November $ 5.95 November 4 $1.40 November 11 $ 1.75 November 18 $ 1.40 November 25 $ 1.40 Alternate Plan Due to School Cancellation We ask that you send the Information Form – “School Cancellation” that was sent home with your child to be filled out and sent back to the school. Please make sure your child knows where he/she is to go in the event that school is cancelled during the school day (mid-morning). This does not mean a phone number to call, as we are limited in the number of phone lines. Your child should know an alternate plan if you are not at home during the day. Fantastic Four “The Fantastic Four” - Respect for Self, Others, Environment and Learning is an ongoing program at Shipyard Elementary School. Respect for self and ways to accomplish this are listed below: The month of November will be focused on RESPECT FOR ENVIRONMENT. Please encourage your children to show Respect by 1. Pick up any litter 2. Use eco-friendly products 3. Be sensitive to the people around you 4. Recycle, reuse and reduce 5. Respect idle free zones 6. Clean up your mess in the cafeteria, other people need to eat there too!! November Dates To Remember November 1 November 2 November 6 November 6 November 8 November 9 November 10 November 11 November 17 November 22 November 17 November 22 November 24 November 24 November 25 November 28 November 29 Even Split Tickets C200 Skating (Grades P-3) Milk Money ($1.40) $1.40 Clocks Go Back One Hour Remembrance Day Service 1:15 pm C200 Skating (Grades 4-6) Milk Money $1.75 Remembrance Day No School Milk Money $1.40 Reports Cards C200 Skating (Grades 4-6) NSCC Presentation Misuse of Social Media (Gr. 4-6) Milk Money $1.40 Parent Teacher (Shipyard Elementary) Parent/Teacher Interviews No School Parent Teacher Membertou – 9:00am-10:30 am Shipyard - 12:30pm-2:30 pm Conference Day No School NSCC Presentation Gender Issues (GR. 4-6) We know how much everyone enjoys reading the newsletter each month. So, in order to make sure the newsletter gets home, we thought we would offer a bit of an incentive. If your child completes, returns this portion of the newsletter, and answers the following question, we will enter the name of the child in a draw. Name one of Shipyard Elementary’s focus on RESPECT FOR ENVIRONMENT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Child’s Name: ____________________________________ Child’s Grade: ____________________________________ Congratulations to Allison MacLeod, in Mr. Carew’s 6B class! Allison correctly answered the question on RESPECT in the October Newsletter and won a GOTCHA prize.