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September 29
Updates and Reminders

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School.

We are reaching out to you today with a couple of updates and reminders.

We are very proud of our school community during the transition back into the classrooms.  Things are running very smoothly while our team works extremely hard to ensure a safe and positive environment for our students.  A huge thank you goes out to our educators and cleaning staff for tackling the task at hand with such style and grace while maintaining an overall positive and productive environment within our school.  It is so wonderful to have our students back doing what they do best!

Please note that that our attendance records are being tracked very carefully and it is more important than ever to code the reason for a student’s absence accurately when using our safe arrival system.

As we head into October, we are looking forward to implementing some of the programing outside of the classroom that we held off on throughout September.  Please be on the lookout for more information about our food services, parent committees and organizations, as well as volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks.

Thank you to the seventy five percent of you that have paid student fees through school cash online and have completed the required online forms.  We have broken a record; this is the most participation we have had this early in the year since implementing the online system.  Thanks so much!  We would appreciate anyone who has not already done so to please complete this mandatory task as soon as possible using the link below.

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/SchoolCashOnline.aspx

Students will be taking part in a Terry Fox Walk throughout this week.  Classes will be going outside for a stroll with their classroom bubble after learning about Terry Fox and the organization founded in his name in support of cancer research.  Although we will not be collecting actual Toonies for Terry this year, we have set up the opportunity to donate a toonie in your child’s name to the Terry Fox Foundation through School Cash Online.  All proceeds will go directly to the Terry Fox Foundation.  Please donate with your child present in order to preserve the learning opportunity surrounding supporting important organizations and missions such as the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research. 

A reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday September 30th, is Orange Shirt Day at Frank L. Bowser School.  Tomorrow students are asked to wear orange and will learn about and discuss some of the experiences Indigenous People had with residential schools in Canada.  The story of the “orange” shirt will be shared in terms of its origin and its current symbolism.

Finally, a reminder that Friday is PICTURE DAY.  Students will have their picture taken throughout the day on Friday.  Packages will be available for purchase and proofs will be sent home with students at the end of the day on Friday October 2nd.

Thanks everyone, have a phenomenal rest of your day!​