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October Newsletter

​                                                      Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

                                                                                        October 2018


Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged in fostering a love of life, learning and community.

Please see our website at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/



Tuesday, October 2nd – Home & School meeting 6:30pm All Welcome!


Monday, October 8th – Thanksgiving – Schools Closed


October 9th-12th - Kindergarten Registration for students entering Kindergarten in September 2019 (Age 5 by Dec. 31/19)


Wednesday, Oct.17th–Picture day(not the 4th as indicated in previous newsletter)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

October is already upon us and days are cooler!  Please be sure students are dressed for the weather. They go outside every day for play (as long as it is not raining). 

Last week and this week, students have and will be traveling to Fundy National Park for nature presentations that will enhance science learning. Ask your child about this learning experience!


The first Home and School meeting will be Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm. All welcome!

A separate notice from the Home and School Association was sent home last week.


The PSSC (Parent School Support Committee) is looking for new members. The PSSC is a school community group that has an advisory relationship with the school principal. They meet approximately 5 times a year. If you would like to know more about this role or would like to be a part of this committee, please contact the school.


Safety is always a priority in schools! Please note:

For the safety and security of the students, only the front door remains open throughout the school day (except during early morning arrival 8:15-8:40 when the parking lot door is opened and supervised.)

  • A quick goodbye helps your child get right to school routines and encourages the independence children need!


  • When entering the school during the day, all visitors are to check in at the office.  We are happy to help in any way we can.


  • A reminder that supervision does not start until 8:15, therefore students should not be arriving before this time.

As part of the school’s emergency plans, this past month we have practiced fire drills and lockdown procedures.  A lockdown is used if there is the possibility of danger to students and staff.  This is done by moving students to a safe location in the building. It is presented in a way that does not promote fear, but rather a sense of security. During a lockdown students will move to a safe place, close together with their teacher in the classroom. Students wait quietly in this place for any needed direction. Please see the reverse side of this newsletter for more information about lockdowns. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Please remember to use the new district Safe Arrival system when your child is absent from school.  You can call the school (734-3700) and follow the prompts to report the absence. More details were given in the last newsletter.  If you are experiencing difficulties with this process, please call the school office so we can assist.



Allergy Alert – Please remember, HES is a nut free school as we have some students with severe allergies to nuts.  Thank you for helping ensure our students are safe by not sending food with nut products.

Looking ahead…

Nov. TBA - Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov. 9th – Schools closed for Professional Development for staff

Nov. 12th – Schools closed to recognize Remembrance Day

Nov. 22nd– First term report cards and evening Parent/Teacher Interviews

Nov. 23rd – Parent/Teacher Interviews (No school for students)