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July 03
School Calendar
June 15
Mrs. Lord's Virtual Retirement Week

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June 15
Report Card Pick Up Times

​Report Cards and other student belongings can be picked up at the school on:

June 17th from 10-3
June 18th from 10-6

Please enter through the doors by the office and staff will assist you in picking up report cards/belongings. All items will be in the gym and you will exit through the other side of the building.

Please contact the school if you have any further questions.
May 18
FES Maker Challenge

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May 18
Guidance Tip of the Week: Being Mindful

In this time of uncertainty and changes, it is easy to become overwhelmed and anxious.  It is important for you and for your children to be mindful of your feelings and emotions and to have strategies to help you remain calm.  I have attached a couple of articles you may find helpful with easy steps you can take to maintain your calm. (They are in Weekly Learning Plans, Guidance)

 

STOP is an easy strategy outlined in the Mindfulness article.

S Stop and notice when you begin to feel some stress

Take a Breath

O Observe (How you are feeling now, and note what was upsetting.)

P Proceed

Hope you have a great week, Keep Calm and Move On.

Dianne Lord, FES Guidance.​

May 12
Guidance Tip of the Week: Online Safety

Guidance Tip:  Online Safety

 Now that being online is becoming a new normal for our students during Covid, we have a few suggestions for you to keep them safe.

  1. Discuss Internet safety with your children of all ages.
  2. Review and approve games and apps before you download.
  3. Make sure privacy settings are set to the strictest possible for online gaming systems and electronic devices.
  4. Monitor your children’s use of the internet, keep electronic devices in an open common room of the house.

 

Here are a couple of website with good advice on keeping are kids safe online.

https://protectchildren.ca/en/resources-research/online-safety/

 

https://privacycanada.net/online-esafety-guide-for-kids/

 

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May 03
Guidance Tip of the Week: Talking with Your Kids About COVID-19

I am sure you have already talked a lot with your child about Covid, however as New Brunswick transitions through our reopening phases they may have new questions, concerns and/or fears.

1.      Remember to listen to them.

2.      Remember they are always watching and will follow your lead.

3.      Reassure them that there are many experts who are working to keep us safe and healthy.

I have attached a copy of the proposed phases and an article that may help you as you engage in these conversations with your children.

Take Care, Be Safe.​

April 29
Plan for Retrieval of Personal Items

 FES has developed a plan to have families retrieve personal items from the school while still respecting Public Health directives. 

Families will be given a specific time to come to the school based on their last name. When you arrive at the school, you will enter the door closest to the office and follow the arrows to the gym. In the gym, students’ personal items will be in clear bags with their names on them.  Items that you can expect to find are personal items such as sneakers and any unused school supplies.  The unused school supplies returned will look different for each classroom. These will be handed out to you by staff members. You will then exit the school through the other front door. There will also be a table of Lost and Found items near this door. We will also have boxes where you can place library books or other items that belong to the school. 

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to the school. We are asking that only 1 adult per family come into the school. You may bring your children, but please remind them of physical distancing. You may have to wait outside if there are too many people inside the building when you arrive. 

The times for your family to come to the school are:

Monday May 4th from 10-12- Families whose last names are from A-D

Monday May 4th from 12-2- Families whose last names are from F-K

Tuesday May 5th from 10-12- Families whose last names are from L-P

Tuesday May 5th from 12-2- Families whose last names are from R-Z

We thank you for your patience. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We want to work with families to make this happen. On another note, I have loved seeing all of the rainbows and positive messages that have been shared on our Facebook page and sent through email! Keep them coming! 


April 26
Guidance Tip of the Week: Handling the Stress

I think we can all relate that this new normal at home can be stressful. We may have new roles to fill while trying to juggle all the balls which can sometimes seem overwhelming.  Stop, pat yourself on the back, you’re doing great.

A couple of suggestions to help with the stress:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be overwhelming.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Check out the articles I added to my guidance link under weekly learning.  Take care of you and have a great week.

Dianne Lord, Guidance Counsellor

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April 26
Rainbow Challenege from FES STEAM Committee
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