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Week at a Glance Dec. 9-13

Hello MAS families! We have had a great week at MAS! Friday ended with a visit from Constable Bamford sharing with students about the finger print kits, then they got to visit with the Lions Club members to get their finger prints done. Students have the information pamphlets with them to bring home. We also participated today in the Ring a Bell Campaign to raise awareness of youth mental health. We talked about being connected, feeling good about ourselves, and then rang a bell for one minute.

A few reminders-

Breakfast Program-  Tuesday, December 10th-  Scrambled eggs, toast, and fruit.

Christmas Angel Tree Families- The Angel tree still has a few angles left on it. Please stop by and take an angel or two to support our families this Christmas. When you select an angel please stop by the office and let Roxy know. You can also call and ask Roxy to select an angel for you and place in your child’s homework bag. When you return the gift we ask that it come back wrapped with the angel tag attached to the gift. Please return wrapped gifts to the school no later than Wednesday, December 18th.

OURSchool Survey- We ran into some technical difficulties, but the OURschool survey will take place this week on Thursday. We will be doing the survey with students in grades 4 and 5.Students perception survey gives them the chance to share with us their thoughts about MAS. The survey measures 21 indicators based on most recent research on school and classroom effectiveness. 

Christmas Concert- We will be hosting our Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 11th at 10:30. Doors will open at 10:00am. Snow date will be December 12th at 10:30am.

Christmas Concert Decorating- We are looking for some parent volunteers to help decorate the gymnasium on Monday, December 9th at 1pm for the concert. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

School Christmas Dinner- On Friday, December 13th the students will be travelling by bus to Mactaquac for some fun in the snow and for our Christmas Turkey Dinner. The cost of this trip is $3. This can be paid by cash or SchoolCashOnline. If your child will NOT be getting the dinner please let Roxy know as soon as possible.

York Care Caroling- On Monday, December 16th the school will be going caroling at York Care. Students will be taking the York Care bus to York care and back to school. The bus has been approved by district office for transportation. If you have concerns, please notify Roxy. We are asking students to dress in fun Christmas clothing that day (Christmas hats, sweaters, shirts, etc.)

Caroling At Night- On Wednesday, December 18th students and families are invited back to school to go caroling in the neighborhood. We will be sending home a form on Monday for information as who will be attending. Everyone is invited back to the school after caroling for cookies and hot chocolate.

Breakfast Volunteers- We are looking for volunteers for breakfast program for January. Please contact Helga if you can help at helgarennke@gmail.com

This week:

Monday, December 9- Hot lunch- Great Canadian Bagel. EYE-DA screening for Pre-kindergarten. After school concert play practice for selected students.

Tuesday, December 10- Breakfast Program. Hot Lunch Tots N Taters. Estey Art program afterschool 3-4:30pm (Last session- parents are invited at 4pm).

Wednesday, December 11- Christmas Concert 10:30am, doors will open for seating at 10:00am. Hot lunch order forms due.

Thursday, December 12- Hot Lunch- Tots N Taters. OURSchool Survey grades 4&5. LHHS Clubs. (Christmas Concert snow day 10:30am).

Friday, December 13- MOCO Turkey dinner trip.

Upcoming Dates:

December 16- Caroling at York Care Centre 1:30pm. Wear a Christmas shirt or sweater.

December 18- Student Christmas Shopping Spree and Christmas Caroling 6pm followed by cookies and hot chocolate.

December 19- Art Richard Christmas Concert at Royal Road

December 20- Last day of classes for Christmas. Christmas Pajama day.

January 6- NO school students

January 7- First day back for Students

January 10- LHHS Clubs

January 27- No school for students. Teacher PL day. Family Literacy Day


Have a great weekend! If at anytime you ever have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Cynthia Burnett
BA, BEd, MEd
McAdam Avenue School
Anglophone School District West
f a child can't learn the way you teach, then teach in a way so that the child can learn. ~ Unknown.


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