DEAR NIS PARENTS/GUARDIANS,
We are pleased to inform you about our new way of keeping in touch with other friends from other classrooms. Each morning we log onto an online meeting and sing O Canada. We also get to see our friends & former teachers. Here are the daily themes: Motivational Monday, Tuesday Tales, Word of the Day Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Fun Fact Friday. We really enjoy our ritual morning assemblies.
Every last Friday of the month we will be doing shout-outs to students with special themes. This month, we were looking out for students who respects others and the rules. Congrats to the following students: Marilou Boyer (K4), Abby Whissell (K5), Haylie Bickford-Côté (1), William Goulet (2/3), Kayla Savoie-Gravel (3/4), Jude Hamel (4/5), Alexis Forget (6), and Lexa St-Amour. We are very proud of your hard work and efforts in respecting others and the rules.
Miss Kristie’s grade 1 students have also been creating mailboxes for classrooms/office so that students can write a letter to either a staff member or another student. Thank you Miss Kristie for your awesome idea.
Halloween was a great success this year. Families who wished to donate candy, were invited to do so before Wed. October 28th in order to have them ‘Quarantine’ for a full 48hours! Students were very grateful. Thanks to all the parents and staff for donating candies.
Our Breakfast Club is currently running at full speed. A down side to Covid-19 is the single use pre-packaging. Miss Kristie’s class had the brilliant idea to use the paper bags as dress up accessories and even made puppets. Ms. Lapierre’s class made haunted houses!
Special Shout-out to the Dupuis family that raised 12,053.00$ for the Leucan Foundation – Défis Têtes Rasées. Way to go Kelly, Alexis & Kaissy!
The playground project will be an on-going project for the next 4 years. The Committee made it their mission to add new and improved structures and making the playground a safe and fun environment to play. Reminder: Pastry Fundraiser forms & money are due on November 3rd.
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We are very reassured to see how cautious and comprehensive parents are towards the Covid-19 situation. We would like to encourage you to continue being vigilante. Quick reminder: Please call to provide the reason your child is absent even if it is for an appointment. If your child is sick, you need to describe his/her symptoms. (ex: cough, runny nose but has no fever) Please do not forget to use the Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool online at:
On this website, you also have access to the grid to help you recognize Covid-19 symptoms in your child. Our staff members are not equipped to answer your questions about Covid-19, if you need further assistance, please contact the nurses on the Covid-19 Health Line: 1-877-644-4545.
Winter is creeping up on us pretty fast. Please send your child with appropriate outdoor clothing. (Winter Jacket, snow pants, hat, scarf, 2 pairs of mittens *one on and the other as a ‘spare’ since they will most likely get wet*) It would be a great idea to also keep an extra pair of socks in their school bag or at school during the winter season. Last but not least, every child should have a change of clothing at school.
- The Ministry of Education announced that there will be 2 terms instead of 3 this year. Progress reports will be available on the parent portal as of November 3rd (K4 does not a PR). First term ends on January 11th and will be counted for 50% of their mark. You will be able to view your child’s report card on January 21st. Term 2 ends on June 23rd and will be counted for 50% of their mark.
- Parent teacher interviews will be either a virtual zoom meeting or a phone call on November 26th and/or 27th. Your child’s homeroom teacher will be contacting you to schedule a time. This is the perfect opportunity to communicate with your child’s teacher about their progress, behavior in class and how homework is expected to be completed.
- Remembrance Day is a very special day. Every year we educate students about Remembrance Day. This year our ceremony will be a little different than previous years. Each class will prepare their wreaths and memorize their poems/songs for this special day. We are asking every class to go lay their wreaths at the memorial monument at different times. We will then proceed with our usual ceremony but this time it will be online through a Zoom. We are inviting the legion, municipality and the Military to view student’s presentations and be present to our Remembrance Day ceremony.