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December 02
Weekly Memo - Dec. 5-9

Happy Friday, MAS community! I hope everyone had a wonderful week. It really is hard to believe that it is December already! The excitement is in the air here as we enter the most exciting month of the year! We have lots happening this month and are looking forward to many special events with our students.

This week, we were very pleased to welcome the Fredericton Community Foundation on Thursday as they helped our family volunteers prepare breakfast for our students. We received a grant through this foundation for food and are so grateful for their support!  On that note, Monday, December 5 is International Volunteer Day. We have a formal celebration for our volunteers at the end of the year, but we want to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE who volunteers at our school and donates items for events. I have worked at many schools as a teacher, literacy lead and Admin, and I must say I have not seen the community support like we have here. Our staff and students are very lucky!

Our wonderful librarian, Janaya Lamkey, has been working hard at getting all of our new books ready for the shelves in the library. Below you’ll find some pictures of the books the students chose through our Indigo grant, and we have more arriving today!

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Items to note for this week:

-Saturday, Dec. 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

-Monday, Dec. 5 – International Volunteer Day

-Thursday, Dec. 8 – Parent/Teacher interviews in the evening; clothing swap and vendors in the gym

-Friday, Dec. 9 – NO SCHOOL for students; parent/teacher in the morning and PL for teachers in the afternoon

Looking ahead/reminders:

-Please refer to the December calendar for upcoming events! There is one change on the calendar for December. Star Student will now be happening on Friday, Dec. 23 instead of Dec. 22.

-If you need to speak to a staff member or Admin, please email or call to make an appointment.

-Thank you for reporting symptoms when you are reporting your child(ren)’s absence. It is very helpful for reporting to Public Health.

-We are still taking clothing donations for the clothing swap this Thursday and Friday. Thank you to those who have dropped off clothing so far!

-If you are struggling and would like to be added to our food backpack program, please reach out to Mrs. Yerxa or myself. We are happy to add families at any time. Backpacks go home with students on Thursdays and all we ask is that you return the backpack itself so we can repack it weekly. We are able to offer this because of support from The Community Kitchen.

-Just a reminder that Josh Paul is still looking for donations for food hampers for our families in need. The last time I checked with him, we still had 7/10 hampers left to be donated. The cost is $65 and will provide everything a family needs for Christmas dinner. If you would like more information or to donate please contact Josh at jrpaul1983@gmail.com. Thank you SO MUCH to those who have donated so far! Again, we have the best community.

-As well, Samantha Bell, realtor, will be supporting our students in need by providing them with a new pair of pajamas before Christmas. If you would like to donate or would like more information, please contact Samantha at samantha@exitadvantage.ca.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Mrs. Christie Jordan



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