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November 30
November 25 Newsletter

LMS Newsletter

November 25th, 2021

 

Dear LMS Families,

 

We hope that everyone is doing well and staying safe. Volleyball and Cheerleading are underway, as well various clubs and activities for students to join. The colder weather has arrived and students should now be bringing warmer clothes for outside time. An extra mask and a water bottle are also still required for students to bring to school.

 

Parent-Teacher Interviews and Report Cards -The interviews will be done virtually, phone or email.  The report cards will be going out on Wednesday December 1st, and the interviews will be held on Thursday December 2nd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Friday December 3rd from 8:30am to 11:30am.  Parents requesting an interview are asked to email the teacher directly and set up a time. The interviews will be limited to 10 minutes to reach as many parents as possible. The staff email list is located under “About Us” on our school website or follow the hyperlinks to retrieve the staff email list.

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/schools/lewisville/Pages/School-Staff-Directory.aspx

 

No School-Friday, December 3rd for students due to the interviews and staff PD.

 

Picture Re-takes will be on Monday, November 29th for those students who indicated that they wanted re-takes. 

 

Information on 5-11 vaccinations-  Below you will find links with the most up to date public information regarding the vaccination roll-out for 5-11 year olds (all available through the GNB website).  

 

FAQs

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children FAQ (gnb.ca)

 

Pre-vaccination information sheets

13519_Under12_Pre_MU10 (gnb.ca)

 

After care

13519_Under12_Post_MU11 (gnb.ca)

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Daddies News- The committee would like to thank the teachers and students who organized the Pumpkin Carving Contest (winner 7F!), as well as Stirling’s Farm Market for donating the pumpkins. Greatly appreciated!

                                             -Jersey Day on Friday, November 26th ($1 donation)

 

Toy Drive- The holidays are fast approaching, as is Leadership’s annual Toy Drive. For many children, this time of year usually means gifts, family, and happiness. Unfortunately, for some children that is not always the case. To help put a smile on every child’s face, we are asking LMS families to donate new or gently used toys, books, and games. Gift cards are also appreciated. Your generous donations will be accepted from now until December 13th. These gifts will be given to boys and girls of various ages; in hopes of bringing them some holiday cheer. All donations will be given to Moncton’s Headstart Toyland. Thank you for your support.

                                              

Student Community Holiday Initiatives-An LMS Holiday Helpers club will be leading our annual Fill the Bus campaign and will be ambassadors for Project Nice List. Please stay tuned for further info on these initiatives!

 

What Kids Need Moncton - #snowflakestation is still accepting registrations for their Christmas gifts program. They have options for families to register to request support or to sign up to be a sponsor.

o   Request Support: http://www.wknm.ca/xmas/

o   Sign up to be a Sponsor: http://wknm.ca/xmas/sponsor.php

 

Christmas Box Program – Food Depot Alimentaire: Families can sign up to receive a Christmas food box by calling 506-800-1174. Registration is open until December 15, 2021.

 

 

Thursday, December 23-Last day before the break.

 

Monday, January 10th, 2022-Students return to school.

 

 

Stay safe,

 

Admin

 

 

 

 

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October 08
Parent Letter - October, 2021

October 8, 2021

Dear Lewisville Middle School Families,

 

Student life has begun at Lewisville!  Gardening, cooking clubs, leadership, intramural council, and Christmas Daddies are being finalized for students to join. There will be delays due to Public Health guidelines, but we are excited to get started again as soon as we can.

 

Upcoming dates:

Monday, October 11th-Thanksgiving Day (no school)

Wednesday, October 13th - Picture Day

 

Other important information to note:

Grade 7 Immunization Update- Please note that the regular immunization clinics in schools have been postponed. We will let you know when we receive the grade 7 immunization date.

Parent School Support Committee-If you are interested in being part of the PSSC for the 2021-2022 school year, please call 856-3474 to give us your information. Please contact us by October 15th.

School Cash online-This is the location to sign off on required documents and pay any school or team fees. Please visit the Anglophone East website to register.

Busplanner/Parent Portal -This will notify you of any school closures and bus delays. Please visit the Anglophone East website to register.

Teams (Office360.com)-Students have been practicing accessing Teams in school. It is important that students know their password and username in case they need to access this at home. Please ask them to have access to this information at home as well as in school. If there is a closure, students would check Teams for direction.

Health and Safety-Masks are required inside the school. Students should have a second clean mask at school. Please check if the mask fits properly over your child’s mouth and nose. The masks are often falling off their nose.

Student Profile Sheets (purple)-If you have not done so, please update and return the purple sheet. This will provide us with current addresses, phone numbers and emails.

Christmas Daddies Fundraiser-Halloween is coming and here at Lewisville to celebrate in SPOOKtacular fashion, we have an annual, school wide pumpkin carving contest.  In order to do this, we are looking for donations.  We are in need of 26 medium size pumpkins.  If you are able to help us out in any way, please email alison.jardine@nbed.nb.ca  Thanks for making it a BOOtiful and CREEPtastic Halloween for the students. All raised funds go to Christmas Daddies.

 

 

 

Stay safe this long weekend,

LMS Admin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 17
Parent Letter - September, 2021

Dear Lewisville Middle School Families,

Students are settling into the new year getting used to the routine. We expect that students are respectful, kind and successful to help them grow as a successful learner and member of the school community. Clubs and tryouts are beginning to start, and we encourage students to get involved. Girls’ Soccer has already started. Cross-country and Intramurals are beginning Monday, September 20th. & Boys’ Soccer, Gardening Club and Cooking Club signup sheets are posted and starting soon! Joining activities will help students feel connected to the school and others.

The following information is important to note:

·         Health and Safety Measures: As we transition into this year, please remind your child that masks are mandatory in school and on the bus. Having an extra clean mask in their bookbag is recommended. Students are required to sanitize entering the classrooms. A water bottle is also needed as the fountains are used as filling stations, not a regular drinking fountain.

·         Visiting the school: Appointments are required to meet with staff. Please call to arrange a time. If you drop an item off for your child, please label it.

·         Grade 7 Immunization forms have been sent home to grade 7 students. Please return the consent form to the homeroom teacher indicating consent or no consent by September 20th. Please call Public Health at 856-2401 if you have any questions.

·         Emergency Procedures: We have practiced the fire drill procedure with the students. Our lockdown procedure will be held Monday, September 20th. The lockdown procedure is a practice only and will have RCMP presence.

·         Student Fees are $30.00. This is paid using School Cash Online.

·         School and District forms:  These forms are accessed through School Cash Online and would need to be reviewed with your child and then signed off.

·         Cell phones: Students have been advised of cellphone expectations. The phones are placed in a pocket chart when they enter each class or locked in their locker. Cellphones and personal electronic devices distract learning. They may use the phones appropriately during non-instructional times.

·         Drop Off and Pick Up Zone Safety:

Drop Off Zone: This area is along the sidewalk on McAuley Drive and has caused some safety concerns during morning drop off. We need your cooperation so students are safe, as well as the traffic using McAuley. The drop off area is not a parking area; it is meant to drop off students by the sign and then drive forward into the road to proceed. One after the other. At this time, if there are cars parked, the other cars cannot move ahead and therefore cars are not able to flow properly. Please drop off your child and proceed so the lineup moves along. Using Highlandview to access the area is recommended as turning in The Village driveways and U-turns are causing congestion.

Cars parked on the opposite side of the drop off area cause students to cross a busy street. This is not safe.

The staff parking lot is not a drop off (or pick up) area. Our space is limited and cars dropping students off are causing safety concerns for staff entering or exiting the area and buses leaving.

Pick Up Zone: This area is along the sidewalk on McAuley Drive. Parents/guardians wait for the child in their vehicle at this location. Please be aware of similar safety concerns as mentioned above. 

·         Upcoming dates:

September 20th-Student Vote (Federal Election)

September 30th-Orange Shirt Day (Truth and Reconciliation)

Guidance News

Hello! My name is Ms. Bransfield and I am the new school counsellor here at LMS. My role includes working with students one-on-one, in small groups, in classrooms, and supporting staff here at LMS. This year, we are polling the students to ask them what they would like to learn about and discuss during our guidance classes. We hope that this makes our time together meaningful and targeted at what they are interested in and wanting to learn. I will update you each month and attach a parent resource or two that goes along with what we are learning.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to get in touch with me at Leslie.bransfield@nbed.nb.ca. Looking forward to working with you and your children to support them this year at LMS!

Community Garden

LMS Community Garden & Greenspace

We’ve had a wonderful gardening season this summer, thanks to so many community volunteers! A special thanks to YOUTurns and the Boys & Girls Club of Dieppe for assisting our committee in July by painting our picnic tables for outdoor seating; our students are loving the new places to sit at recess. We are awaiting the delivery of our shed and tree benches and can’t wait to watch our garden and greenspaces ‘grow’ over the next year! Please encourage your children to sign up for Gardening Club at LMS, and as always, please remind them to not hang or play on the gazebo gutters (they’re a vital part of our water system!).  Happy Harvesting!

School Communication emails/talkmails and other documents are posted on the Lewisville Middle School website.

Stay safe,

LMS Administration

 

 

 

 

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August 31
Talkmail August 31

panther

 

 

Welcome to Lewisville Middle School 2021-2022

 

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

We are excited to welcome the new grade 6 students and see our grade 7 and 8 students again this September. This fall we will begin the school year with a staggered entry to review expectations and give students and teachers to get to know each other, classmates, and the building. One day is dedicated to one grade only and then all students return on Friday. The staggered entry will be as follows:

Tuesday, September 7th - grade 6 students only

Wednesday, September 8th-grade 7 students only

Thursday, September 9th -grade 8 students only

Friday, September 10th is the first day with all students returning to school.

Please note other details below:

·         Students start at 8:30 am with dismissal at 2:45 pm.

·         Upon arrival, students will be directed to their homeroom.

·         Transportation

 

Please check the Anglophone East District website for bus routes and pick up times. (Click on Resources, click Transportation, click Transportation Parent Portal) Please note that the student number from the report card is required to access this portal.

 

Alternate conveyance forms are to be submitted online through the Anglophone East website for students needing a bus to an alternate location other than their address. Any bus change may take several days therefore alternative transportation would be required until a bus is designated to a student.

 

·         A school supply list was enclosed with report cards and is attached under documents on our website. It is the same list for all grades.

·         Cafeteria services are scheduled to begin September 20th.

·         We provide school locks to students. School issued locks are mandatory to help keep personal items safe and secure. Locks will be distributed at the beginning of the year. It is their responsibility to make sure the lock is always locked on the locker. At the end of the year, locks are to be collected. If a lock is lost or not returned a replacement cost of $10.00 will be charged. If for any reason a new lock is needed during the school year, they may be purchased for $10.00 at the office. Most students share lockers.

 

·         Important notes to prepare for the fall:

 

a.      Please review the NB Healthy and Safe School guidelines and our LMS version attached for quick reference of expectations.

b.      Please sign up on School Cash Online via the Anglophone East website to avoid sending cash to school for health and safety reasons. Other communication is sent this way as well such as school forms.

c.       Absences are reported using the Anglophone East messenger service. There are 3 ways to report an absence.

                                                              i.      Call Toll-Free 1-833-202-4304

                                                             ii.      Sign in: http://go.schoolmessenger.ca

                                                           iii.      Download the SchoolMessenger app

 

 

Stay safe,

Mr. Bourque, Principal                                                                    Mrs. Carson, Vice Principal

 

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April 23
Drop Off Zone

Hello Parents and Guardians of Lewisville Middle,

The Drop Off Zone along the sidewalk has caused some safety concerns during morning drop off. We need your cooperation so students are safe, as well as the traffic using McAuley. The drop off area is not a parking area.  It is meant to drop off students by the sign and then drive forward into the road to proceed one after the other. At this time, if there are cars parked, the other cars cannot move ahead and, therefore, cars are not able to flow properly. Please drop off your child and proceed so the line up moves along. Using Highlandview to access the area is recommended as turning in The Village driveways and  u-turns are causing congestion.

Cars parked on the opposite side of the drop off area are causing students to cross a busy street. This is not safe.

The staff parking lot is not a drop off area. Our space is limited and cars dropping students off are causing safety concerns for staff entering the area and buses leaving.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping your children, staff, and community safe. We have asked for RCMP support to monitor the area and staff will be present in the busiest times to ensure student safety.

Sincerely,

Administration

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