Hello MAS families! This is our second full week of school and many students are all settled in and into routine. It has been a great start to the year and we are very pleased. It also looks like 'Fall' has found us. Please be sure your child is dressed in layers for the cooler weather in the mornings and warm afternoons.
A few reminders:
Students Fees- Reminder that student fees are due. The cost this year is $45. This can be paid online or at school.
Sustainability Meeting- Reminder that on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30pm the District Education Council will be here to present information around the sustainability study of MAS. We welcome and encourage all parents and community members to attend.
Cross-Country- The second meet for those signed up in grades 3-5 is on Wednesday at Henry Park. Please arrive by 1:15pm.
Hot Lunch October- Our hot lunch order forms for October went home on Tuesday, September 18th and are due back on Thursday, September 27th.
Estey Afterschool Art Program- Estey afterschool art enrichment program begins this Tuesday, September 25th for those that have registered. The students will meet in the work room right afterschool.
Terry Fox School Walk/Run- As part of our annual Terry Fox Walk /run day we are asking for a $2 donation towards the Terry Fox Foundation. Students will meet on the field with their classes and walk/run on Thursday, September 27th at 1pm for 15 minutes as part of our school participation.
Orange Shirt Day- On Friday, September 28th we will be participating in Orange Shirt Day. Orange shirt day is an opportunity to wear orange shirts as a symbol of the wrongs done by the residential school system to Aboriginal children and communities. As part of our 10 year education plan we made a commitment to inform students of the history of residential schools. We will join hundreds of others across Canada and wear orange to honor the children that attended Indian Residential Schools.
Home and School- On October 4th we will be sending home our first fundraising event of the school year- Santa's Little Helper. Please keep your eye out for more details.
Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision- We have added an information sheet on our website under Health News for families that may need access to free eye care.
Monday, Sept. 24- Running club grades k-5 at lunch. Apple Orchard field trip information coming home.
Tuesday, Sept. 25- Hot lunch Tots n Taters. Choir at 9:45am. Estey Afterschool Art program. DEC meeting at 6:30pm
Wednesday, Sept. 26- Cross country 1:15pm at Henry Park
Thursday, Sept. 27- Hot Lunch Great Canadian Bagel. Terry Fox walk at 1pm.
Friday, Sept. 28- Hot lunch Tots n Taters. Orange Shirt Day
October 3rd- Cross Country McAdam Ave.
October 4th- Santa's Little Helper Fundraiser goes home.
October 5th- Riverview Orchard Apple picking field trip. Cost $4/per student.
October 8th- Happy Thanksgiving. No school
October 9-12- Kindergarten Registration for 2019. Fire Prevention Safety Week
October 10th-District Finals 1:15pm at Nasis Middle School (Rain date October 17th)
October 11th- School Picture day.
October 12th- Fire Safety Presentation 9am.
October 15-19- Safe Schools Week
Have a great weekend. If at anytime you ever have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.