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April 29
Pickup Plan for Student Belongings

HES plan for picking up student belongings

 Anglophone East recently received approval and procedures for student items to be retrieved from schools.

This week teachers are gathering student items and will have them ready next week for pick up.

A schedule has been prepared (see below) so that parents can go to the school at designated times on Wednesday from 3pm -6pm and Thursday 3pm -6pm.

It will be important that the directives from the Chief Medical Officer are followed during pick up.

·        -  Maintain physical distancing (2m)  inside and outside the building

·         - Face Masks are recommended but not required

Please come at the time outlined.  The numbers have been counted to make this as efficient as possible.

Procedure:

1.      1.  Arrive at your designated time and day  (Check the day  designated for your child’s class, then the time based on the student’s last name) 

2.      2.  Enter through the front doors by the office.  Use hand sanitizer when entering.

3.      3.  Collect items from the hallway outside your child’s classroom.

4.       4. Continue down hallway and exit through the doors beside the parking lot.

 

Note – Only one parent is to accompany a student. (Or a parent may come without the student.) If there is more than one student in a family, they may come together with a parent. Choose one of your children’s designated times to come.

If you also have a student at CRHS, you can wait and come on Friday morning when CRHS has designated times.  You may come to HES after you finish at your designated time at CRHS.

The following questions will be asked before entering the building:

(You must be able to answer, “no” to all three questions to enter.)

·         1. Have you travelled outside the province?

·         2. Do you have any symptoms of COVID-19?

·         3. Have you been in contact with an infected person?

 

Wednesday, May 6th:

 

K/1Tingley, 1Weber, 3Trail, 4Williams

 

Thursday, May 7th:

 

KThorne, 2Carter, 2/3Ham, 5Ryder, 5Rushton

 

Student last names beginning with the following letter:

Please come on your assigned day.

 

3:00-3:15    A-B

3:20-3:35    C-E

3:40-3:55     F-H

4:00-4:15     I-L

4:20-4:35     M-O

4:40-4:55     --------

5:00-5:15     P-R

5:20-5:35      S

5:40-5:55      T-Z

 

 

NOTE: Friday morning 9am-11am time is available at HES for families who have students at CRHS as well. You may wait and come at this time.

 

If you have any questions, please call the school (734-3700) and leave a message. Messages are checked daily and we will call back. Thank you​

April 14
Home Learning-Week of April 13

                                                            Home Learning – Week of April 13th

Teachers have been contacting families this past week.  They have communicated with most but have not yet gotten to everyone.  If you see a call, from an unknown number, please answer as this may be your child’s teacher calling.  Thank you.

 1.Teachers are connecting with parents to check-in and talk about possible learning plans at home. They will make a plan for communication in the coming weeks.

 2. Possible learning activities will be shared by the teachers.  You are also welcome to use the district website where more resources are posted.

https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/SitePages/LearningAtHome.aspx

 

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Some teachers will be suggesting an online math program called DREAMBOX. More information about using this resource can be found under documents on this site or you can use this link:

 

https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/schools/hillsboroughelementary/School%20Documents/Dreambox%20setup.pdf

 

You are also welcome to continue using the FLORA modules for French activities.  No password is needed.  Directions for this resource can also be found under documents on this site or you can use this link:

 

https://flora.nbed.nb.ca/

 

Thank you for being so welcoming to your child’s teacher.  We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, you can call the school and leave a message (734-3700). Messages will be checked daily.

 ​

April 07
Home Learning - Week of Apr. 6

​HOME LEARNING

The Minister of Education has introduced a plan to help students learn from home.  It is suggested, where possible that elementary students spend approximately an hour a day engaged in learning activities.  Parents are asked to play a key role in their child’s learning.  It is understood that in our current circumstances, some families may not be able to support the suggestions given.

Home learning options will be made available on-line.

K-2 students will spend an average of an hour a day where possible, focused on literacy and numeracy. Physical activity and free play will also be part of their mental health and skill development.

Grades 3-5 will spend an average of an hour a day where possible, focused on literacy, numeracy and science. In addition, a half hour of reading and a half hour of physical activity is recommended.

 

Week of April 6th at HES 

1.      1.  Teachers are contacting parents this week to talk about current possibilities for learning at home, including internet and device availability.

2.       2. Teachers will make a plan for communicating with our families.

3.       3. To begin, learning options can be found on the Anglophone East Website (See top banner).

    http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/SitePages/LearningAtHome.aspx

Families can choose learning activities for students. Teachers will be following up to make suggestions and answer questions.  Note: If online learning is not available for families, teachers will assist with other options.

4.       4. If you have questions, you can still call the school number 734-3700 and leave a message.  These messages will be checked daily and we will get back to you.

We realize that this is new for everyone and our plans will continue to grow in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and support. We look forward to connecting with you about learning.​ 


April 03
Mental Health Support
Mental Health Supports in Anglophone District East

Child and Youth Teams - If you are an existing client or experience moderate to severe mental health and/or addiction concerns Available 8am – 4pm Monday - Friday    Phone: 869--6095


School Counsellors - If you would like strategies and tools you can use at home to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Available 8am – 4pm Monday - Friday   Phone: 871-2872  Email: SchoolCounsellingTeam1@nbed.nb.ca

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text HELLO to 686868 or kidshelpphone.ca     Chimo: 1-800-667-5005

If this is an emergency, call the Mobile Crisis Unit 866-771-7760 Sunday to Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. or call 911​
March 26
A Video For Our Students!

A VIDEO FOR OUR STUDENTS

https://youtu.be/WvC2ZtM2xKw

 

We miss you…see our challenge to find things you are grateful for!

Use #HESGRATEFULNESS to share.

 

Keep reading everyone and practice your math facts😊

We hope to see you soon!

 

HES Staff

 

March 14
Closure Notice

​Memo from Minister Cardy  (Department of Education and Early Childhood)
 
Dear Parents and Guardians, 
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all schools across the province will be closed for two weeks. This decision was made by the all-party cabinet committee in response to COVID-19.  This closure will be reassessed on an ongoing basis.     
 
Please note, early learning and childcare facilities, including those located in schools, are not being asked to close at this time.  
 
We recognize that you have been receiving lots of information from various sources.  We will continue to send you updated information as it becomes available. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and the most recent information is available at www.gnb.ca/coronavirus.
 
For school and early learning and childcare facilities questions, you may call the 1-844-288-3888.
 
The directive that all individuals who have travelled on or after March 9th still applies and travellers are to avoid early learning and childcare centres for a period of 14 days. 
 
Dominic Cardy Minister

March 09
March Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
March 2020
734-3700

Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged

in fostering a love of life, learning and community.

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

 

Tuesday, March 24th- 6:30pm Home and School Meeting (Cancelled)

 

Thursday, March 26th – Popcorn day (fifty cents, if students have not pre-paid)

 

Looking ahead:

 

Friday, April 3rd – Staff Professional Development - No school for students

 

April 9th – Report Cards for term 2

 

Friday, April 10th-Good Friday & Monday, April 13th -Easter Monday (Schools Closed)

 

April 16th -Evening parent/teacher interviews (more information will be sent home)

 

April 17th – Parent/teacher interviews (AM) and staff PD  No school for students

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back from March Break!  We hope the students had an enjoyable time. We are happy to be back and learning! 

There is still lots of winter play outside, so please be sure students come prepared with snow pants, hats and mittens. Extra mittens are a good idea as often they get wet.  Please be sure your child’s name is on all outdoor clothing.

During the next few weeks, teachers will be assessing students in preparation for the report cards that will be going home on April 9th.  Parent – teacher interviews will take place the following week.  Please watch for information about setting up an appointment. We hope to see you at the interviews!

 **POSTPONED**    Saturday (March 14th – Saint Patrick’s Day), there will be an evening of entertainment and great food in support of our Sistema program. This event will take place at Farmer Brown’s. All the details are on the back of this newsletter.  All Sistema students have tickets if you would like to attend. (You can also purchase tickets by following the direction on the back of this newsletter or call the school.)

Our Home and School Association has planned some fundraising activities. You will receive information about these soon.  Again this year, a clothing drive will be taking place….so keep any unwanted clothing for this event.  Thank you!

Susan Wilmot

Principal

February 01
February Newsletter

                    Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
February, 2020
 

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, February 4th – Home and School Meeting at 6:30pm

                                       PSSC meeting at 7:30pm

 

Monday, February 17thNew Brunswick Family Day – All Schools Closed

 

 

Looking ahead – March Break is March 2nd -6th

 

April 3rdProfessional Learning for staff – schools closed

                


 

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

This month students and families are being challenged to eat a healthy snack each day.  This challenge is in preparation for March….which is Nutrition Month.  Students are encouraged to bring and eat a healthy snack at morning recess (the school will also have some available).  There will be a follow up event to celebrate this challenge, if the goal is met. More information will be sent home later this month.

We are looking for help from the community to add small play items to our playground.  We want to encourage more play and learning opportunities during our recess times outside. We know outdoor play has many benefits for children that impact learning and development. If you have any of the following items and could donate them for children’s play, it would be appreciated: Tonka trucks or other large cars/trucks for outdoor play

                                                                  Small shovels and buckets/containers

                                                                  Old pots and pans

Our Home and School Association is planning another clothing drive.  The clothes collected, raises funds for our school and helps support community living projects. More information will be sent by the Home and School soon.  So please hang onto to any unwanted clothes…..collection will begin later in March.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

 

 

January 10
January Newsletter

                 Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    

January, 2020

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, January 14th -  6:30pm -   Home and School Meeting

 

Thurs. Jan 9th & Thurs. Jan. 23rd  - Popcorn Sale 50 cents

 

Monday, January 20th  6pm – Kindergarten Event for children starting school in September 2020.

 

Monday, January 27th – Professional learning for staff -  All school closed

 

Looking ahead – February 17th – Provincial Family Day – All schools will be closed


 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone!  We are excited to be back with the students this new year.

The year ended with several special activities, including our Christmas concert, Christmas shopping, skating and breakfast with Santa.  Thank you to all those who helped by donating and/or coming to assist with these activities. They were enjoyed by all the students. 

We want to welcome Ms. Hudson to our school for the remainder of this school year. She will be replacing Ms. Bamford, our Guidance Counsellor, who is on leave.  Ms. Hudson will continue with the previous schedule of two days a week. If you would like to speak to Ms. Hudson, please call the school.

January will see colder days. It is important that children are dressed for outdoor play.  Extra mittens are encouraged.  We are happy to accept mitten donations. We always have students looking for mittens!  It is a good idea to have students’ names on outerwear.  (We have a lot of black snow pants at school that get mixed up.)

Please remember that morning supervision begins at 8:15am. Students should not arrive before this time.  The first bell rings at 8:35 and the second bell at 8:40 when  classes begin. Please have students at school before 8:40 so they do not miss any learning. Thank you.

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

December 06
December Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter        
December 2019
734-3700
 

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, Dec. 10th – Home & School meeting  6:30pm

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11th – School Christmas Concert (1pm and 7pm)

 

Tuesday,  Dec. 17th - Christmas Shopping Party

                                    Sistema Concert (6:30pm)

 

 

Thursday, Dec. 19th - Popcorn sale 50¢   (Thank you to the Home & School)

 

Friday, Dec. 20th  – Last day of school before Christmas holidays  (Full Day)

 

Tuesday, Jan. 7th – Students return from Christmas holidays

Dear Parents/Guardians,

December is upon us along with plans for Christmas activities and events at Hillsborough Elementary School. First, let me say thank you for coming to our recent Parent/Teacher interviews.  Communicating about your child’s progress is an important part of supporting student learning. 

       The Home and School coffee order has been placed. Thank you to all those who sold coffee and to those who ordered coffee.  The coffee will be delivered within the next 2 weeks.  We will have copies of the orders included with the coffee.  THANK YOU for all your support! Top sellers were recognized at a recent assembly.     A few more notes from the Home and School Association:

·         Home and School information can be found on Facebook by searching for Hillsborough Home and School Association.

·         Please consider becoming a member – contact the school if you would like a membership form.

·         Tickets for front row seating at the Christmas Concert (and VIP parking) will be sold prior to the concert. A separate communication will be sent this week from the Home and School.

·         H&S will be organizing the Shopping Party on Tuesday, Dec. 17th – Please send in gently used items before this date. Our students enjoy shopping for family and friends at this event!  (More information coming soon including volunteer sign up.)

Again, this year Anglophone East will support local food banks with their “Fill the Bus” campaign.  Students are invited to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to this event.  The bus will arrive to pick up items on Dec. 17th.

Our grade 5 students are involved with a project they have named, “Help Us Help Others”. All students will be receiving more information about this project and how they can help.  Great initiative by our grade 5 students!

As this will be the last newsletter before the Christmas holidays, the staff here at Hillsborough Elementary School want to wish you a safe and joyous Christmas holiday and we look forward to your return in January of 2020!

Susan Wilmot (Principal)

November 08
November Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

November 2019

734-3700

 

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

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6th 11:30am Remembrance Day Assembly- Parents and Community are welcome to attend 

Friday,Nov.8th-School Closed to students – Staff professional learning  

Monday, Nov. 11th – Schools Closed for Remembrance Day

Tuesday, Nov. 19th   Home and School Meeting 6:30pm

Thursday, Nov. 21st- First Report Cards go home and Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews(more details below)

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Schools closed to students - Parent/Teacher Interviews 

Thursday Nov.28th  - Popcorn sale 50¢(Thank you to the Home & School) 

December 11th – Christmas concert – (1pm and 7pm)

                  


 

Dear Parents/Guardians,


November is upon us already! Many students have just participated in Halloween activities that included lots of treats. We ask that treats be limited to 2 each day for lunches. These can be enjoyed at lunch time so that healthy morning snacks can still be a part of the students’ day.

 

We have several things happening this month. First, our annual Remembrance Day Assembly will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6that 11:30. Parents and community are invited to attend. When the veterans finish at CRHS, they will join us at HES. We hope to begin by 11:30am.

 

Students will receive their first report card on Thursday, Nov. 21st . Evening Parent/teacher interviews will also take place on this date (6:00pm to 8:00pm) as well as Friday morning Nov. 22nd (9:00am to 11:00am). Parents are asked to contact the school beginning the week of Nov. 12th to schedule an interview time (734-3700).  Schools are closed for students on Friday, Nov. 22nd.

Our fall fundraiser is about to begin. With the help of our Home and School Association, we will be selling coffee this year!  Students will be receiving all the needed information this week. We are looking forward to a successful fundraiser!

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal HES


 

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.

 

October 09
October Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

October 2019

734-3700

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 8th – Home & School meeting 6:30pm All Welcome!

 

Monday, October 14th – Thanksgiving – Schools Closed

 

October 15th-18th - Kindergarten Registration for students entering Kindergarten in September 2020 (Age 5 by Dec. 31/20)

 

 

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). 

 

The first Home and School meeting will be Tuesday, October 8th  at 6:30pm. All welcome!

A separate notice from the Home and School Association was sent home in September.

 

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, all doors are locked throughout the school day (except during early morning arrival 8:15-8:40 when the front door and parking lot doors are 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 information at the end 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 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.  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.  Thank you for helping ensure our students are safe by not sending food with nut products.


 

Looking ahead…

Nov. TBA - Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov. 8th – Schools closed for Professional Development for staff

Nov. 11th – Schools closed for Remembrance Day

Nov. 21st – First term report cards and evening Parent/Teacher Interviews

Nov. 22nd – Parent/Teacher Interviews (No school for students)


 

Notice to Parents – School Safety and Security- Lockdowns

This information has been provided through the RCMP in collaboration with the school district.

 

Staff and students are familiar with lockdowns, but we wish to increase your knowledge of our procedures.

 

It is important to understand that school staff will implement a lockdown and call police if/and when there is any reason to believe that imminent danger to students and staff may exist. At this stage, everyone in the school will move to a secure location, safe from harm. Police will respond to the school and no one will enter or leave, until the situation is resolved.

 

The first instinct of parents/guardians is to either phone the school directly or your child, or to go directly to the school.  You are asked not to do any of these, but instead to understand and follow the procedures outlined in this letter.

 

Roadways need to be kept clear for responding emergency vehicles, and parents and others attempting to drive to the school can slow police and other emergency responders from getting to and securing the area as quickly as possible.  Therefore, if you hear that a lockdown is occurring at your child’s school, do not go to the school. Instead, please wait for messages from the school or the district.  In some instances a staging area could be used.  This area/location would be communicated to parents and parents could go there to receive information provided by the police or school representatives. This location is selected as being far enough from the school to maximize your safety and that of others.

 

Please be assured that every effort will be made to keep you informed. Experience has shown that incorrect information often circulates during an event when it does not come directly from the police or school representatives.  Please note that, for safety reasons, some situations may require that some information be withheld until the situation is resolved. (In lockdown situations you may also contact the school district by calling 856-3222.)

 

Aside from lockdown procedures, your child’s school may also implement a precautionary “Hold & Secure” if there is an unrelated emergency situation occurring outside the building or in the neighbourhood that could potentially present a danger to the school. In this situation all doors to the school are locked and monitored. Classes will generally continue but no one will be allowed to enter or leave the building until the situation is resolved. We also ask that you do NOT go to the school unless asked to do so by school staff.

 

We encourage you to discuss school safety with your child and to address any concerns they may have. If you have any questions about this or any other issue related to the safety and security of the school please contact the school at 734-3700.

 



 

September 06
September Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

September  2019

734-3700

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

Thursday, September 12th 6:00pm - Meet the Teacher Night

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back and a special welcome to all who are new to Hillsborough Elementary School.  We are looking forward to a great year! A school newsletter is sent home monthly to provide important information. Our website, as well as talk mail messages will also be used to communicate with you. In addition, teachers will send home messages specific to your child’s class. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at the number provided above.

Staff

Principal Mrs. S Wilmot

Resource – Mrs. M Judson

Guidance – Ms. J Bamford

Music(K-5) and French(4&5) – Ms. L Steeves

French (K-3) – Ms. E Muise

Kindergarten – Mr. R Thorne

Kindergarten & Gr. 1 –Mrs. N. Tingley

Gr. 1 – Mrs. C Weber

Gr. 2 – Mrs. K Carter

Gr. 2/3 – Mrs. J Ham

Gr. 3 – Mrs. G Trail

Gr. 4 - Mrs. L Williams

Gr. 5 -  Ms. K Ryder

Gr. 5 – Mrs. K Rushton

Administration Assistant – Mrs. A Boutilier

Librarian – Mrs. N Leblanc

Custodians – Mr. B Paige & Mr. C Jonah

School Hours

8:15  Supervision begins and doors are open for bus arrival and student entry (For student safety, students

should not arrive before 8:15 as this is when

supervision begins.)

8:35  First bell for students to prepare for classes to begin

8:40   Second bell for classes to begin

  (Entry through front door is necessary after this time

 as it is the only door that will remain open after 

8:40. Always check in at the office. Thank you.)

10:15-10:30  Outdoor Recess

12:00-12:30  Lunch in classrooms

12:30-1:00  Outdoor recess

2:00   K-2 dismissal

3:00   3-5 dismissal

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

 

·         School supplies for students have been purchased by the school.  Payment can be made to your child’s teacher or on-line through the district website (School Cash On-line) given above. The fee for all students is $30. The Home and School Association has covered the cost of agendas. Thank you.

 

NOTE: Agendas have been delayed and it will be a week or two before they arrive. Teachers will ensure you are able to communicate with them.

 

·         We also ask, when picking up your child, that you wait in the lobby/office area of the school.  This will help our children gain their independence and be able to attend to their regular routine. If at any time you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please write a note in the agenda the evening before, or check in at the main office and we can notify the teacher to come and speak with you when classes are not in session.

 

Our school guidance counsellor for K-5 is Ms. Bamford. She will be at the school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  As per our provincial mandate, all students will receive proactive whole class counselling lessons at various times during the school year.  School counselling support is also delivered in small groups and for individuals, both with parent/guardian consent.  If you would like to speak with Ms. Bamford, please feel free to contact the school (734-3700).

 

Important Dates

All student information and signature sheets are on-line.  Forms are accessed on the Anglophone East website under “School Cash”. (except for the student data collection form). Please see the district website.


 

Looking Ahead

Thursday, Sept. 12th – Meet the Teacher Night  (6pm)                                                              Sept 27  – Picture Day

                                                                                                                                

 

*******DISTRICT SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM FOR ALL SCHOOLS********


 

SAFE ARRIVAL For all schools with K-8 students

Hillsborough Elementary school is part of a safe arrival program to improve student safety!

Student absences need to be reported in advance. If a student is not in class and the absence is not reported, then the system will contact parents at the beginning of each day to ensure the safety of the student.

Schools will not accept absences reported to the school directly/through agendas or left on the school voicemail – all parents are required to use this system to report an absence.  You can call the school phone (734-3700) and an option will be given to report an absence through the system.

You can also report an absence using one of the following…

1.    SchoolMessenger app (free)

1.    Provide your email address to the school.

2.    Download the SchoolMessenger app for parents (blue logo) from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at go.schoolmessenger.ca). 

3.    Tap Sign Up to create your account. (Ensure your account is showing in Canada)

4.    Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

2.    Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca

1.    Provide your email address to the school.

2.    Go to the website.

3.    Click Sign Up to create your account.

4.    Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence

3.    Interactive Toll-free Phone

1.    Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.
1-833-202-4304

2.    Follow the instructions to report an absence.

Absences can be reported in advance:

·         24 hours/day

·         7 days a week

·         For any school day in the school year - Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence.

If you don’t report your child’s absence in advance, the automated notification system will try to contact you (using the communication preferences if you have set them up in the SchoolMessenger app). This may include push notifications to the app, email, SMS text message, phone calls. You will be asked to provide the reason for your child’s absence immediately. You may do so using the phone line, website or mobile app.

If an absence is not explained within approximately 20 minutes of the time that the school starts the notification process, school staff will follow-up to make sure that your child is safe. If you try to explain an absence using Safe Arrival, but are then told that it is past the cut-off time, please contact the school directly.


 

Please contact the school if you have questions or visit the Anglophone East Website for more information.

August 18
2019-2020 Start up Information

2019-2020

Start Up Information

·         First day for students is Tuesday, Sept. 3rd  (First bell 8:35).

(Kindergarten students have a staggered entry and have been mailed their specific date to begin.)

 

·         Class lists will be posted at the school on the first day for students and parents. Staff will be assisting students to their classes.

 

·         Bussing information can be found on the Anglophone East Website.                 

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx [School & Bus Locator]

 

·        School Supplies - In an effort to help our families, all school supplies are purchased by Hillsborough Elementary School. If you would like to see a list of the supplies purchased, please visit the district website at

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

 

Supply fee is $30 per student- Backpack, lunch box, non-marking indoor sneakers, outdoor    shoes (Velcro if the child does not tie shoes yet) are items you will need to shop for or reuse from the previous year.

 

Again, if possible please pay through Anglophone East online banking which will be available a week before school starts. Go to the Anglophone East Website and click on “School Fees”.    http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx   [School Fees and Forms] 

Fees may also be paid at the school.

 

·         Bell schedule remains the same

8:15 Supervision begins - students begin to arrive

8:35 First bell - students go to classes

10:15-10:30 Outside Recess

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:00  Outside Recess

2pm Dismissal for K-2

3pm Dismissal for 3-5

 

·         Cafeteria information will be sent home (and posted) the first week of school.


 

June 07
June Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
June, 2019
734-3700

 

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, June 4th Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2019)

 

Friday, June 7th– Students will attend a production of The Little Mermaid at Moncton Wesleyan Center

Wednesday, June 12th  Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon followed by a presentation by students.

                                                         All volunteers are invited to attend! (Please RSVP by June 10th)

 

Friday, June 14th – Popcorn  (fifty cents)

Monday, June 17th Last day for cafeteria orders

Tuesday, June 18th  - Field Day for all students

Wednesday, June 19th  Swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre and picnic for the entire school

Thursday, June 20th   Grade 5 Graduation (11 am)

Friday, June 21st   Last day for students and final report cards

(Dismissal/Bus times will be communicated once confirmed by district office. Also, a 2019-2020 school calendar will be included with June report cards.)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is the final monthly newsletter for the 2018-2019 school year. There are several events planned this month. (See dates and activities listed above.) Even though we are in the final weeks of this school year, I want to remind parents of the driving procedures around the school. Please use the drop off lane (the lane on the right) for dropping students off in the morning.  If you need to come into the school, please park in a parking spot. These procedures are in place for student safety. Thank you!

Some preparations have started for the next school year.  With this often comes questions about what classrooms students will be in next year.  We are unable to confirm the specific classrooms and teachers for students next year as changes continue to take place even over the summer. Class lists with homeroom teachers will be posted on the first day of school.

With summer just around the corner, we want to encourage students to keep up their literacy and numeracy skills. A good way to do this is to visit our local library.  We also want to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their continued support and wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing our returning students in September and wish our grade 5 students the very best in middle school.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

May 01
May Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
May, 2019
734-3700

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/ 

 

Thursday – All readathon pledge and recording pages returned. Winners to be announced the

                   following week.

 

Friday, May 3rdNBTA Council DayNo school for students

 

Saturday, May 4thGrade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre8am-11am

                Pancakes, sausages and eggs    Adult $8  Children $4   (Free for 2 and under) 

                        Community Welcome!          Hope to see you there!!

 

Friday May 10th – Popcorn day  (Fifty cents)

 

Friday, May 17thNBTA Branch DayNo school for students

 

Monday, May 19th    Victoria DaySchools closed

 

Friday, May 31st – Popcorn day  (Fifty cents)

 

Tuesday June 4th  – Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2019)

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that it is already the month of May!  With the nicer weather and more daylight hours, it is important to keep routines in place, including completing homework and bedtimes.  This will help students be more successful at school as they complete daily learning tasks.  We also want you to know that we have been reminding students that toys are not to be brought to school (unless they are part of a learning activity planned by the teacher). 

The month of April included the Home and School Readathon Challenge for students. This fundraising event comes to an end this week.  Thank you to those who participated and to those who supported this challenge.  Pledges and forms are due back to the school this Thursday (May 3rd). Winners will be announced the following week.  

One final note, the Grade 5 Fundraising Breakfast is this Saturday from 8am-11am at the Kiwanis Centre.  Hope you can join us and support their efforts as they raise funds for their end of year trip.

Thank you,

Susan Wilmot

Principal

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.

 

April 05
April Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
April, 2019
734-3700
 

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/

                                

Thursday, April 4th – Report cards for second term will go home with students

 

Thursday, April 4th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews (6pm-8pm)

                                    Please call the school to book an appointment (734-3700)

 

Friday, April 5th Parent/teacher interviews (9am-11am) and PD for staff

                              No school for students

 

April 2nd-5th -  Book Fair (set up in CRHS library)  See communication sent last week.

 

April 11th – Sistema concert  6:30 pm

April 12thPopcorn Sale  (50 cents) for students

 

April 19th – Good Friday – Schools closed

April 22nd – Easter Monday – Schools closed

 

April 23rd  – Home and School Meeting 6:30pm  

 

Looking ahead to May

May 3thCouncil Day – No school for students

 

May 4thGrade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre - Community welcome!

 

May 17thNBTA Branch DayNo school for students                   

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This week parent- teacher interviews will take place. Thursday April 4th (6-8pm) and Friday April 5th (9am-11:00am). We look forward to meeting with parents/guardians during these times.  Please call the school at 734-3700 to book an appointment time if you haven’t already. The Book Fair will also be happening this week.  Like other years, it will be set up in the library at CRHS and will be open during the week including Thursday evening and Friday morning during Parent/Teacher interviews. Addition information was sent home last week by our librarian. Sales from this book fair support our school library.

 

As you know our Home and School Association has organized a clothing drive to raise funds.  Items can still be dropped off at the school this week. Items will be picked up on Monday, April 8th. A  Readathon is also being planned as a spring fundraiser. Information from the Home and School Association will be sent home soon.

 

One final note, spring is upon us and our playground is already wet and muddy!  Please ensure students are dressed for outdoor play. Students look forward to this part of their day.  It is much more enjoyable when they are dry and warm.

Susan Wilmot – Principal

 

March 06
March Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
March 2019
734-3700 

Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged

in fostering a love of life, learning and community.

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

 

 

Friday, March 15th – Popcorn day (fifty cents, if students have not pre-paid)

 

Friday,  March 22nd – Professional Learning and Report Card day for staff (SCHOOLS CLOSED)

 

Tuesday, March 26th- 6:30pm Home and School Meeting  7:30pm  PSSC Meeting

 

Looking ahead:

 

April 4th – Report Cards for term 2

 

April 4th Evening parent/teacher interviews (more information will be sent home)

 

April 5th – Parent/teacher interviews (AM) and PD  No school for students

 

Friday, April 19th-Good Friday & Monday, April 22nd-Easter Monday (Schools Closed)

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back from March Break!  We hope the students had an enjoyable time. We are happy to be back and learning! 

There is still lots of winter play outside, so please be sure students come prepared with snow pants, hats and mittens. Extra mittens are a good idea as often they get wet.  Please be sure your child’s name is on all outdoor clothing.  It’s easy to get snow pants mixed up.

 

During the next few weeks, teachers will be assessing students in preparation for the report cards that will be going home on April 4th.  Parent – teacher interviews will take place that evening and the next morning.  Please watch for information about setting up an appointment. We hope to see you at the interviews!

 

Our Home and School Association has planned some fundraising activities. You will receive information about these soon.  Again this year, there will be a 10 day reading challenge for students. Students will be invited to get sponsors through family and friends.  Also a clothing drive will be taking place….so keep any unwanted clothing for this event.  Thank you!

Susan Wilmot

Principal

February 04
February Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
February, 2019
734-3700 

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/

 

 

Friday, February 15th -   Popcorn Sale (Home and School)  Fifty cents a bag

 

Monday, February 18thNew Brunswick Family Day – All Schools Closed

 

Tuesday, February 26th – Home and School Meeting  6:30pm

                                         PSSC Meeting   7:30pm

 

Thursday, February 28th – Skating for all students – afternoon. More details to come.

 

 

Looking ahead – March Break is March 4th-8th

 

March 22ndProfessional Learning for staff – schools closed

               

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This month students and families are being challenged to eat a healthy snack each day.  This challenge is in preparation for March….which is Nutrition Month.  Students are encouraged to eat a healthy snack at morning recess (the school will also have some available).  There will be a follow up outing to celebrate this challenge, if the goal is met. More information will be sent home later this month.

A recent communication from public health encouraged healthy eating as a family at home…

o   Eat more often as a family at home.

o   Making healthy food choices is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family’s health.

o   Planning ahead when cooking can help you and your family eat better, save time and spend less money.

 Our Home and School Association is planning another clothing drive.  The clothes collected, raises funds for our school and helps support community living projects. More information will be sent by the Home and School soon.  So please hang onto to any unwanted clothes…..collection will begin later in March and pick up will be April 5th.

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

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.

 

January 22
Rescheduled Welcome to K event

Welcome to Kindergarten Event

 

Tuesday – January 22nd 6pm -  CANCELLED due to school closure (road conditions)

 

This event is rescheduled for Tuesday, January 29th at 6pm.

January 14
January Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
January, 2019
734-3700

 

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, January 8th  6:30pm -   Home and School Meeting

 

Friday, January 18th -Popcorn Sale 50 cents

 

Tuesday, January 22nd  6pm – Welcome to Kindergarten Event for children starting school in September 2019.

 

Looking ahead – February 18th – Provincial Family Day – All schools will be closed

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone!  We are excited to be back with the students this new year.

Grade four students finished the year with a project that helped the homeless. The whole school got involved! We want to thank everyone who generously supported this project.  We were able to make a huge donations to help provide Christmas Dinners for the homeless. As well, we were able to donate many welcome kits and other useful items.  Thank you Hillsborough Community, your support was greatly appreciated.  It made a difference for many people.

 

We have had some cold days over the holidays! It is important that children are dressed for outdoor play.  Extra mittens are a good idea.  We are happy to accept mitten donations. We always have students looking for mittens!

For our younger students, dressing for cold temperatures is taking a bit more time. Please encourage your child to do this on his/her own. Independence is an important skill we want all students to develop!

 

Please remember that morning supervision begins at 8:15am. Students should not arrive before this time.  The first bell

rings at 8:35 and the second bell at :8:40 when  classes begin. Please have students at school by 8:40 so they do not miss

any learning. Thank you.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

 

 

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.

 

December 17
CONCERT UPDATE

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Tuesday (the 18th) is the Christmas Concert (1pm and 7pm). If schools are closed on Tuesday because of weather, the concert will be on Wednesday (19th) at the same times.

In addition, if this happens, the Home and School will be looking for parent volunteers to stay after the concert on Wednesday to help remove chairs and set up tables with shopping items. Thank you.

Note: The classrooms will be open at 6:30pm for students to arrive on the evening of the concert.

December 07
December Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
December 2018
734-3700

 

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/

 

 

Friday, Dec. 7th  - Pie delivery 2pm-6pm – Pie orders to be picked up in the school parking lot

 

Friday, Dec. 14th - Popcorn sale 50¢   (Thank you to the Home & School)

 

Thursday, Dec. 13th – Sistema Concert (6:30pm)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18th – School Christmas Concert (1pm and 7pm) - (Storm date -Wednesday)

 

Thursday, Dec. 20th - Christmas Shopping Party

 

Friday, Dec. 21st – Last day of school before Christmas holidays  (Full Day)

 

Tuesday, Jan. 8th – Students return from Christmas holidays

Dear Parents/Guardians,

December is upon us along with plans for Christmas activities and events at Hillsborough Elementary School. First, let me say thank you for coming to our recent Parent/Teacher interviews.  Communicating about your child’s progress is an important part of supporting student learning.

 

       The Home and School pie order has been placed. Thank you to all those who sold pies and to those who ordered pies.  The pies will be delivered this week on Friday, Dec. 7th. The truck will be at the school from 2pm-6pm. Please stop by to pick up your child’s pie order.  We will have copies of the orders there.  THANK YOU for all your support! Winners will be announced this week at an assembly!  A few more notes from the Home and School Association:

  • Home and School information can be found on Facebook by searching for Hillsborough Home and School Association.

  • Please consider becoming a member – contact the school if you would like a member ship form.

  • Tickets for front row seating at the Christmas Concert (and VIP parking) will be sold prior to the concert. A separate communication will be sent this week from the Home and School.

  • H&S will be organizing the Shopping Party on Dec. 20th – Please send in gently used items before this date. Our students enjoy shopping for family and friends at this event!  (More information coming soon including volunteer sign up.)

Again this year, Anglophone East will support local food banks with their “Fill the Bus” campaign.  Students are invited to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to this event.  The bus will arrive to pick up items on Dec. 18th.

And don’t forget about our school project to help the homeless. Grade 4 student are concerned about those who are homeless and have given each class a list of items that would help. If you are able to contribute something on the list, it will make a difference. Thank you.

As this will be the last newsletter before the Christmas holidays, the staff here at Hillsborough Elementary School want to wish you a safe and joyous Christmas holiday and we look forward to your return in January of 2019!

Susan Wilmot

November 05
November Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

November 2018

734-3700

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6th – Rescheduled Home and School Meeting 6:30pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7th 11:30am Remembrance Day Assembly- Parents and Community are welcome to attend

 

Friday,Nov.9th-School Closed to students – Report card preparations and PD

 

Monday, Nov. 12th – Schools Closed to recognize Remembrance Day

 

     

Thursday, Nov. 22nd- First Report Cards go home and Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews(more details below)

 

Friday, Nov. 23rd – Schools closed to students - Parent/Teacher Interviews

 

December – Christmas concert – Tuesday Dec. 18th (1pm and 7pm)

                 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,
November is upon us and we have several things happening this month. First, our annual Remembrance Day Assembly will be On Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 11:30. Parents and community are invited to attend. When the veterans finish at CRHS, they will join us at HES. We hope to begin by 11:30am.

 

Students will receive their first report card on Thursday, Nov. 22nd. Evening Parent/teacher interviews will also take place on this date (6:00pm to 8:00pm) as well as Friday morning Nov. 23rd (9:00am to 11:00am). Parents are asked to contact the school beginning the week of Nov. 12th to schedule an interview time.  Schools are closed for students on Friday, Nov. 23rd.

Our fall fundraiser is about to begin. With the help of our Home and School Association, we will be selling Apple Valley pies again.  Students will be receiving all the needed information next week. We are looking forward to a successful fundraiser!

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal HES

 

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.

October 05
October Newsletter

​                                                      Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

                                                                                        October 2018

                                                                                            734-3700

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)

 

 

 

September 05
New Safe Arrival Program

SAFE ARRIVAL For all schools with K-8 students

Hillsborough Elementary school will be part of a safe arrival program to improve student safety!

Student absences will need to be reported in advance. If a student is not in class and the absence is not reported, then the new system will contact parents at the beginning of each day to ensure the safety of the student.

Schools will not accept absences reported to the school directly/through agendas or left on the school voicemail – all parents are required to use this system to report an absence.  You can call the school phone (734-3700) and an option will be given to report an absence through the new system.

You can also report an absence using one of the following…

    1. SchoolMessenger app (free)

      1. Provide your email address to the school.

      2. Download the SchoolMessenger app for parents (blue logo) from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at go.schoolmessenger.ca). 

      3. Tap Sign Up to create your account. (Ensure your account is showing in Canada)

      4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

    2. Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca

      1. Provide your email address to the school.

      2. Go to the website.

      3. Click Sign Up to create your account.

      4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence

    3. Interactive Toll-free Phone

      1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.
        1-833-202-4304

      2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.

        Absences can be reported in advance:

  • 24 hours/day

  • 7 days a week

  • For any school day in the school year - Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence.

    If you don’t report your child’s absence in advance, the automated notification system will try to contact you (using the communication preferences if you have set them up in the SchoolMessenger app). This may include push notifications to the app, email, SMS text message, phone calls. You will be asked to provide the reason for your child’s absence immediately. You may do so using the phone line, website or mobile app.

    If an absence is not explained within approximately 20 minutes of the time that the school starts the notification process, school staff will follow-up to make sure that your child is safe. If you try to explain an absence using Safe Arrival, but are then told that it is past the cut-off time, please contact the school directly.  

    This system will begin automated call outs beginning Monday, September 10th.

    Please contact the school if you have questions or visit the Anglophone East Website for more information.

September 05
September Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

September  2018

734-3700

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/

 

Monday, September 17th 6:00pm - Meet the Teacher Night

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back and a special welcome to all who are new to Hillsborough Elementary School.  We are looking forward to a great year! A school newsletter is sent home monthly to provide important information. Our website, as well as talk mail messages will also be used to communicate with you. In addition, teachers will send home messages specific to your child’s class. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at the number provided above.

Staff

Principal Mrs. S Wilmot

Resource – Mrs. M Judson

Guidance – Ms. J Bamford

Music(K-5) and French(4) – Ms. L Steeves

French (K-3) – Ms. E Muise

Kindergarten – Mr. R Thorne

Kindergarten & Gr. 1 –Mrs. K Steeves

Gr. 1 – Mrs. C Weber

Gr. 2 – Mrs. K Carter

Gr. 2 – Mrs. J Ham

Gr. 3 – Mrs. G Trail

Gr. 4 - Mrs. L Williams

Gr. 4 -  Ms. K Ryder

Gr. 5 – Mr. C Smith

Administration Assistant – Mrs. A Boutilier

Librarian – Mrs. N Leblanc

Custodians – Mr. B Paige & Mr. G Smith

Educational Assistanta - Mrs. P Geldart, Mrs. R Keirstead, Mrs. L Steeves, Ms. N Stone, Mr. L Stevens

 

School Hours

8:15  Supervision begins and doors are open for bus arrival and student entry (For student safety, students should not arrive before 8:15 as this is when

supervision begins.)

8:35  First bell for students to prepare for classes to begin

8:40   Second bell for classes to begin

 (Entry through front door is necessary after this time

  as it is the only door that will remain open after      8:40.   Always check in at the office. Thank you.)  

 

10:15-10:30  Outdoor Recess

 

12:00-12:30  Lunch in classrooms

12:30-1:00  Outdoor recess

 

2:00   K-2 dismissal

3:00   3-5 dismissal

  Allergy Alert – 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.

 

·         School supplies for students have been purchased by the school.  Payment can be made to your child’s teacher or on-line through the district website (School Cash On-line) given above. The fee for all students is $30. The Home and School Association has covered the cost of agendas. Thank you.

·         Having indoor sneakers is important for all students. This helps keep our classrooms clean.

·         For the safety and security of the students, only the front door will remain open throughout the school day (except during early morning arrival when there is teacher supervision.)  When entering the school during the day, please check in at the office.  We are happy to help in any way we can.

·         We also ask, when picking up your child, that you wait in the lobby/office area of the school.  This will help our children gain their independence and be able to attend to their regular routine. If at any time you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please write a note in the agenda the evening before, or check in at the main office and we can notify the teacher to come and speak with you when classes are not in session.

 

This year our school guidance counsellor for K-5 is Ms. Bamford. She will be at the school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  As per our provincial mandate, all students will receive proactive whole class counselling lessons at various times during the school year.  School counselling support is also delivered in small groups and for individuals, both with parent/guardian consent.  If you would like to speak with Ms. Bamford, please feel free to contact the school (734-3700).

 

 

Important Dates

All student information and signature sheets to be returned as soon as possible

These forms can now be done online (except for the student data collection form). Please see the district website for directions.

 

Monday, Sept. 10th  – Cafeteria Services begin   

Monday, Sept. 17th – Meet the Teacher Night  (6pm) 

                                                 

       Looking Ahead  

        Oct 4th –Picture Day                                                                                                                                 

        Oct 8th –Thanksgiving

 

August 16
2018-2019 Start Up Information

2018-2019

Start Up Information

  • First day for students is Tuesday, Sept. 4th  (First bell 8:35).

    (Kindergarten students have a staggered entry and have been mailed their specific date to begin.)

     

  • Class lists will be posted at the school on the first day for students and parents. Staff will be assisting students to their classes.

     

  • Bussing information can be found on the Anglophone East Website by clicking on "School and Bus Locator".  http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx
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  • School Supplies - In an effort to help our families, all school supplies are purchased by Hillsborough Elementary School. If you would like to see a list of the supplies purchased, please visit the district website at

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

     

    Supply fee is $30 per student- Backpack, lunch box, non-marking indoor sneakers, outdoor shoes (Velcro if the child does not tie shoes yet) are items you will need to shop for or reuse from the previous year.

     

    Again, if possible please pay through Anglophone East online banking which will be available a week before school starts. Go to the Anglophone East Website and click on “School Fees and Forms”.    http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx

           Fees may also be paid at the school.  Thank you.

 

  • Bell schedule remains the same

    8:15 Supervision begins - students begin to arrive

    8:35 First bell - students go to classes

    10:15-10:30 Outside Recess

    12:00-12:30 Lunch

    12:30-1:00  Outside Recess

    2pm Dismissal for K-2

    3pm Dismissal for 3-5

     

  • Cafeteria information will be sent home (and posted) the first week of school.

    

           See you soon!!

June 01
June Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
June, 2018
734-3700

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, June 5th- Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon followed by Drama, “Stone Soup”                                 All volunteers are invited to attend! (Please RSVP by June 4th)

 

Tuesday, June 5thNIGHT OF THE ARTS with drama presentation, “Stone Soup”.   1pm & 7pm

Thursday, June 7th – Popcorn  (fifty cents)

Tuesday, June 19th  - Field Day for all students and last day for cafeteria orders

Wednesday, June 20th  Swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre and picnic for the entire school

Thursday, June 21st   Grade 5 Graduation (11 am)

Friday, June 22nd    Last day for students (half day) and final report cards

(Dismissal/Bus times will be communicated once confirmed by district office. Also a 2018-2019 school calendar will be included with June report cards.)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is the final monthly newsletter for the 2017-2018 school year. Some special events have been planned for the students during the month of June including a special NIGHT OF THE ARTS on Tuesday June 5th. (See dates and activities listed above).

 

 

NIGHT OF THE ARTS – TUESDAY, JUNE 5th.   Parents and the community are invited to a celebration of the arts including a drama presentation, “STONE SOUP”. (The format is much like the Christmas concert….all students are involved, including Sistema).  Prior to the Drama performance at 1pm and 7pm, you are invited to view art/projects done by the students. 

Please have students at the school by 6:45pm.  Thank you and hope to see you on the 5th.

 

 

Please remember that flip flops are not appropriate outdoor footwear at school, even during nice weather.  The play area is uneven in places and we often use the field for outdoor gym classes where shoes with support are needed. Thank you.

Some preparations have started for the next school year.  With this often comes questions about what classrooms students will be in next year.  We are unable to confirm the specific classrooms and teachers for students next year as changes continue to take place over the summer. Class lists with homeroom teachers will be posted on the first day of school.

With summer just around the corner, we want to encourage students to keep up their literacy and numeracy skills. A good way to do this is to visit our local library.

 

We want to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their continued support and wish you a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing our returning students in September and wish our grade 5 students a great new journey into middle school.

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

May 07
May Newsletter

                       Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
May, 2018
734-3700 

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/ 

 

Thursday, May 3rd  – Popcorn sale   (50 cents)

 

Friday, May 4thNBTA Council DayNo school for students

 

Saturday, May 5thGrade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre8am-11am

                Pancakes, sausages and eggs    Adult $8  Children $4   (Free for 2 and under) 

                        Community Welcome!          Hope to see you there!!

 

Thursday, May 17thStaff Professional Learning - Half day for students – 11:30 dismissal

 

Friday, May 19thNBTA Branch DayNo school for students

 

Monday, May 21st   Victoria DaySchools closed

 

Thursday, May 24th  – Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2018)

 

Tuesday, May 29th – Home and School Meeting 6:30pm – New members welcome!

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

It is hard to believe that it is already the month of May!  This month begins with the Grade 5 Fundraising Breakfast this Saturday from 8am-11am at the Kiwanis Centre.  Hope you can join us and support their efforts as the raise funds for their end of year trip.

As a follow up to the spring fundraiser organized by our Home and School Association, we are happy to let you know that students raised approximately $1000 by reading and getting sponsors. The Home and School will use these funds to help with school agenda costs.  A big thank you to our Home and School Association and to all those who took part as readers and sponsors!  They would also like you to know about another initiative they have taken to help our school. The following will explain….

 

Do you shop online or plan to?  If you said YES, we hope you can help!

 

SIMPLY By shopping through our fundraiser link, Flip Give will give back to Hillsborough Elementary a percentage of your purchase total.

 

It is really as simple as starting at our link, then you carry on shopping at your favorite stores, such as Sports Check, Indigo/Chapters, Walmart, Amazon, Nike, Starbucks, Under Armour and so many more.

 

The students at Hillsborough Elementary thank you in advance for starting your shopping experience through this link:

 www.flipgive.com/f/540270

 

One final note, the warmer weather is coming which means summer attire.  Flip flops are not appropriate outdoor footwear at school.  The play area is uneven in places and we often use the field for outdoor gym classes where shoes with support are needed.

Thank you.

 

 

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