Happy Monday, Creeker Families! Here are some reminders for the week.
- The 1st
Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) meeting is taking place virtually
- School Cash closes for
Student Fees. Any families requiring financial assistance can contact our
school office 453-5409.
- Orange Shirt
Day & Truth and Reconciliation Day
- This Day is a very
important one for our students, our staff, and our community. We plan on
hosting a whole-school virtual assembly where we will discuss the
importance of the day, share stories, and highlight some important
values associated with the day.
- While it is our full
intent to keep the contents of our discussion very much age-appropriate,
there is a chance that curiosities may be triggered, and further
dialogue is needed. We encourage families to think about how an
appropriate conversation may continue at home.
- Friday, October
- Creeker Colors Day!!!!!
- All staff and
students are encouraged to wear Green and Yellow to celebrate our first
School Spirit Theme Day!
- We encourage families
to tweet @Gardencreekers with the hashtag #CreekerSpirit any pictures of
their children sporting Green and Yellow!
- October 5th
(Tuesday) – School Pictures are being taken
- Music Upgrades: Our school is
hoping to make some upgrades with music equipment. Monetary Donations are
welcome. Please contact email@example.com
if interested in supporting!
- Outdoor Intramurals have
started once again with Anglophone School District West’s approval. At
this time, we have Flag Football (Gr. 3-5) and Cross Country (K-5)
- Friendly reminder that
our District policies and protocols for mask-use is different than the
Provincial mask-mandate announcement made last week. Conversations about
why teachers may not be wearing their mask indoors when more than 2
meters away have been occurring.
- We continue to remind
students to take mask-breaks while physically distancing from others in
classrooms, gymnasium, music room, etc.
Thank you to families for making
efforts to have their children exit their vehicles during drop-off from the
‘passenger-side’. Here are a few upcoming reminders for you to be aware of for
the coming week.
- The most recent Memo from the Department of Early Education
and Childhood Development can be found on the Anglophone
School District West website https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-W/Lists/District%20News/DisplayForm.aspx?ID=573&RootFolder=%2Fsites%2FASD%2DW%2FLists%2FDistrict%20News&Source=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure1%2Enbed%2Enb%2Eca%2Fsites%2FASD%2DW%2FPages%2Fdefault%2Easpx
- Students will be
taking part in Physical
Education outside as much as possible and will be
required to wear masks if indoor classes are being taught
- At this time, our outdoor recess (early
morning drop-off, morning recess, and lunch recess) procedures will not
change. If 2 classes are in the gym at the same time, the
curtain will be used to separate both classes.
- Our indoor clubs are to stop for
the time being.
- Our outdoor intramurals are
going to take a pause for the time being. We are hoping
to get more clarification on whether or not activities such as
cross-country and flag football are permitted outdoors.
- Field trips can take place
as long as the numbers of students on the bus are small enough to keep
kids sitting with classmates from their ‘bubble class’ and a row of 1 or
2 empty seats separates the class bubbles.
- Here is an excerpt from the memo
regarding bus transportation
“To reduce the risk of transmission on the bus,
we are asking parents who are able to do so, to please drive their child to
school and help reduce the number of students on the bus to encourage greater
- Our Lock Down Drill is
taking place this Tuesday morning. All students will be receiving
additional direction on expectations to complete this drill safely.
Teachers have been discussing this and practicing this with their classes!
Much like our successful Fire Drill last week, we hope to minimize anxious
feelings through practice and discussions!
- Start-up packages are
to be submitted back to your child’s teacher and School Fees are
to be completed via School Cash online https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/
. Any families with financial constraints are encouraged to reach out
to the school to discuss available supports.
- If you have a child who
requires a medical/safety
plan due to the following, a Policy 704 form needs to
completed and submitted to our school. Please notify the office if you
- Our 1st Hot lunch option
will be communicated out very soon. School Cash online will be the
preferred method to register for this.
- Our Parent School Support
Committee is finalized and will be meeting frequently
throughout the school year to consult on school improvements. Thank you to
parents/guardians who expressed interest.
Have a great week everyone!
Thank you to all families who took part in our Meet the Teacher night! Our teaching staff was very pleased with the turnout and look forward to continuing to build connections with their students' families.
I would like to thank you all
for your continued patience with our after-school bussing. As our district
transportation continue to refine their own routines and routes, I anticipate
the wait/drop-off times to continue to improve. Here are a few upcoming reminders
for you to be aware of.
- School Tour Video
– For many families, it has been quite some time since you have been
inside our building! With that in mind, we have created a virtual school
tour which can be accessed here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N6Oix1GhpA.
This video will be available on our school website as well.
- Grade 3-5 students will be
visited by members of the ESTEY
Art program Monday afternoon. Information will be shared
for any families interested in registering their child for this
after-school program. This is set to begin at the end of the month once
- Due to some excessive rain on
Friday, our Fire
Drill was postponed and will take place this morning.
Prior to the alarm sound, all students will receive important reminders
about how to travel safely inside and outside of the building and most
importantly, to remain calm when this important procedure is needed. For
some, this experience can generate some anxieties. We hope to minimize
these feelings through practice and discussions!
- This Wednesday, September 15th,
at 6:30pm our teaching staff will be available for a virtual ‘Meet the Teacher’
welcome. Stay tuned for the invitation coming from your child’s teacher.
- Start-up packages
that were sent home last week with your child are to be completed and
submitted back to your child’s teacher. If you have not done so yet,
please make this a priority this week as this information is very important
for our record system.
- If you have a child who
requires a medical/safety
plan due to the following, a Policy 704 form will be sent
home to be completed or updated. Please look for it in your child's
backpack, sign and return by Wednesday September 15.
- carries an Epi-Pen
- takes medication on an
on-going basis at school (for example: inhalers, Ritalin)
- needs immediate care
due to a potential life threatening situation or condition
- ongoing observations
for a health condition
- School Cash online
is available for families to pay for student fees https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/
. If payment by cash or cheque is required, please note that the identical
cost from school cash will be needed.
- We are hoping to start with Pizza as our first Hot lunch
option of the school year starting in early October.
School Cash online will be the preferred method to register for this. More
info to come soon!
Creek School will take part in the annual Terry Fox Run again this Friday, September 17th. In
order to be allowed to wear a Hat
or Pyjamas for the day, students are asked to donate $2 to
their child’s teacher. All classes will participate in our school event
starting at 1:00 p.m.
- A memo will be going home
about Cross Country
Running opportunities for children at the Gr. 3-5 levels.
A school wide event has been set for October 6th. Stay tuned
for more information.
It has been a great first couple of days back at school. We are seeing
smiles, hearing laughter, and already noticing many of our students settling
into their new routines. Although we have experienced some challenges with
bussing, we are so thankful for the patience and understanding our families
The first Newsletter of the school year can be found below as well as a
welcome from our Home & School Committee. Please have a read and let the
office know if you require any further clarification.
Newsletter - September 2021 - Welcome Back.pdf
I hope you are all enjoying these final summer days as we approach the first
week of school! Our teachers, custodians, and admin assistants continue to work
hard to prepare the school and classrooms for a wonderful year of learning for
your children. We are
delighted to host our newest Kindergarten Creekers to our school community on
September 7th and 8th between 9:00am and 11:00am. Our
returning students in Gr. 1-5 will also be beginning their first day of school
on September 7th.
This Friday between
2:00pm and 2:30pm, families will be receiving an email from their child’s new
teacher welcoming them to the 2021-2022 school year. In that
communication, information will be given, questions will be asked, and
important reminders will be shared. Among these reminders will be to ensure that your child has indoor
sneakers, 2 water bottles (1 stays at school and the other for their bookbag),
a packed lunch with snack, 1 mask to wear when entering/exiting our school, and
at least one extra mask to leave at school. Extra masks will be
available in our office for emergencies. I encourage families to have the
following information ready to be shared with their child’s teacher:
For Grade 1-5 students coming to school on September 7th, there
will be staff members
waiting just outside the entrance doors between 7:40am and 8:10am to welcome
your children inside the school and guide them to their assigned classroom.
Parents/guardians will be asked to remain outside of the school as part of our
mandated COVID protocols from government officials. Dismissal for our Gr. 1 and 2 students
will be at 1:50. Students being picked up will exit the school
with their teacher and bussing students will begin their routes home or to
after-school daycare. Dismissal
for our Gr. 3-5 students will be at 3:05.
In the coming days, a
newly revised family handbook will be made available on our school website.
This document will contain school hours, recess plans, safety protocols,
important screening information, and much more. Stay tuned for this important
Finally, our ‘Meet
the Teacher Night’ is scheduled for September 15th at 6:30pm.
Due to COVID restrictions, this will be conducted virtually. You will be
receiving more information from your child’s teacher as we approach that night.
The first day of school is an important one for all children to feel safe,
cared for, and a sense of belonging. Our staff is so excited to make this
year’s first day of school a great one!
If you have any questions, feel free to call our office 453-5409