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October 04
Cross Country Meet hosted at MAS October 5
 

Reminder that our school is hosting the northside Cross Country meet tomorrow from 1:15 to 2:15.  Students in grades 3-5 who are participating should be here by 1:00 to get your t-shirt and warm up.  Please look for Mme. McCabe and Ms. Belyea.  Also a note to families who live close to the school - the Cross Country events have been very large, so expect to see lots of cars parked on the side streets.  If you're attending and looking for parking, the Christian Reformed Church next door has graciously offered their parking lot as well.

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October 01
Home and School Java Moose Fundraiser

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Don’t forget about our Java Moose fundraiser!  Shop local and support our school at the same time!  Our school will receive $4 for each bag of coffee sold!  

Important to note about this fundraiser:

Please ensure all rows and columns are filled in; please send in exact cash as we cannot give change; please ensure the seller’s name is on the sheet as we will be returning the​se to you to distribute your coffee. Orders due October 11th.

October 01
Weekly Memo - October 3-7

Good afternoon, MAS Families.  It is so hard to believe that this is the last week of September!  We have had another fantastic week here at McAdam Avenue School!  Our Cross Country racers had a meet at Henry Park, our Java Moose fundraiser began, we had our first Student Voice meeting (see attached photos), we handed out our first STAR student awards and we learned and reflected on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.  It was a small but mighty sea of orange this morning as we got together for our Orange Shirt Day assembly.

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Items to note for this week:

  1. Our Indigo Adopt-A-School fundraiser started on Sunday, Sept. 11 and runs until October 1.  Don’t forget that you can donate online at: https://indigoloveofreadingfoundation.givecloud.co/fundraisers/mcadam-avenue-school-fredericton-new-brunswick
  2. Don’t forget about our Java Moose fundraiser!  Shop local and support our school at the same time!  Our school will receive $4 for each bag of coffee sold!  Important to note about this fundraiser: please ensure all rows and columns are filled in; please send in exact cash as we cannot give change; please ensure the seller’s name is on the sheet as we will be returning these to you to distribute your coffee.
  3. School supply fees ($47.25) can be paid online at https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/.  If you would like to work out a payment schedule, please let Roxy or I know.  We would be happy to support you with this.
  4. Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Cross Country here at McAdam Avenue for students in grades 3-5 who are participating.  We will be hosting along with Royal Road School.  Please look for further communication about parking. We are still looking for volunteers!  The meets have been huge this year, so we appreciate all the help we can get.  Please reach out to me, Mme. McCabe or Mrs. Belyea if you can help out.
  5. Please send a change of clothes with your child.  We have had several students get their clothes dirty on the playground and we have had to call families to bring in a change of clothes.  As well, please let me know if you have any old clothing donations; we would gladly take them to have in case a child needs them!
  6. Friday, Oct. 7 – A family survey will be sent home for you to fill out.  This survey will be sent out multiple times this year and supports one of our School Improvement Plan (SIP) goals.  Please take a minute to fill out this survey and return it with your child by Wednesday, October 12.

Looking ahead:

-October is Children’s Vision Month! 

-Week of October 10-14 – Kindergarten Registration week for students who will begin school next year.

-Monday, Oct. 10 – Thanksgiving – NO SCHOOL

-Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Java Moose order forms and money are due

-Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Cross Country finals at Nasis Middle school at 1:15 (no transportation provided)

-Thursday, Oct. 13 – Jenna from Downtown Optometry will be here to speak with our students about vision for Vision Month!

-October 17-21 – Safe Schools Week.  We will be having a fire drill, bus evacuation, lockdown and site evacuation.

-Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Home & School/PSSC at 6:30

-A representative from CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) will be in to present to our students and staff about vision differences.

-Thursday, Oct. 27 – Student Voice meeting; STAR student assembly

-Friday, Oct. 28 – Halloween Howl (6-7:30) – Volunteers welcome!  Also, we will be looking for donations for treat bags.  Please reach out to our lovely Home and School co-chairs if you would like to volunteer or donate.  Dubayr3@gmail.com (Becky) and Ashley-lynn94@live.com (Ashley)

-Monday, Oct. 31 – Halloween Learning Centres


As always, thank you for supporting a positive home and school connection, and have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Christie Jordan

Principal

September 28
Orange Shirt Day

Reminder that September 29th is Orange Shirt Day since there is now NO SCHOOL on Friday for National Truth & Reconciliation Day.  We will be having an assembly at 9am, and also giving out STAR Student awards at this time.

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September 23
Weekly Memo - Sept. 26-30

Happy Friday, MAS families!  Despite the wet weather, it was another fantastic week here at McAdam Avenue!  We enjoyed our pancake breakfast and are very thankful for everyone who helped out, including Kiwanis and our Home and School Committee!  We learned a lot about Terry Fox during our Terry Fox Run, and our school raised $239 for the Terry Fox Foundation (our goal was $50)!

Items to note for this week:

  1. Our Indigo Adopt-A-School fundraiser started on Sunday, Sept. 11.  This means that September 11th-October 1st all the money raised for the book love program at the Indigo store that we have been partnered with in Oakville, Ontario will be donated to McAdam Avenue to help update the school library. We will get to use the funds raise to shop at a discounted rate to buy books.  Here’s the link to donate and to share with family and friends: https://indigoloveofreadingfoundation.givecloud.co/fundraisers/mcadam-avenue-school-fredericton-new-brunswick
  2. Monday, October 26 – Java Moose forms will go home.  Shop local and support our school at the same time!  Please make sure ALL rows and columns are filled out.  We will NOT be double-checking; we will order based on the final totals on each sheet.
  3. The breakfast program will begin at some point this week!  That means all students will have access to breakfast foods each day.    
  4. School supply fees ($47.25) can be paid online at https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/.  If you would like to work out a payment schedule, please let Roxy or I know.  We would be happy to support you with this.
  5. Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Cross Country at Henry Park at 1:15 for any student who has been attending practices at school (grades 3-5).  Please note you must provide transportation for your child (drop off and pick up).
  6. Thursday, Sept. 29 – Student Voice meeting; Orange Shirt Day & Assembly given that tomorrow is now a holiday.
  7. Friday, Sept. 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – NO SCHOOL
  8. Families have been asking about protocols for Covid-19 this year.  The direction we have been given is that as with any other communicable disease, we ask students/staff to stay home until they have no symptoms.  There is no set timeframe for this.  

Looking ahead:

-October is Children’s Vision Month!  As part of our School Improvement Plan, we will be having various visitors to educate us about vision and differences we may see such as glasses, Braille, walking canes, etc.

-Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Cross Country at MAS at 1:15 for students who are participating.  They’ll need transportation.

-Wednesday, Oct. 5 – World Teacher’s Day

-Friday, Oct. 7 – A family survey will be sent home for you to fill out.

-Week of October 10-14 – Kindergarten Registration week for students who will begin school next year.

-Monday, Oct. 10 – Thanksgiving – NO SCHOOL

-Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Java Moose order forms and money are due

-Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Cross Country finals at Nasis Middle school at 1:15

-October 17-21 – Safe Schools Week.  We will be having a fire drill, lockdown and site evacuation.

-Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Home & School/PSSC at 6:30

-Thursday, Oct. 27 – Student Voice meeting; STAR student assembly

-Friday, Oct. 28 – Halloween Howl (6-7:30) – Volunteers welcome!  Also, we will be looking for donations for treat bags.  Please reach out to our lovely Home and School co-chairs if you would like to volunteer or donate.  Dubayr3@gmail.com (Becky) and Ashley-lynn94@live.com (Ashley)

-Monday, Oct. 31 – Halloween Learning Centres

 

Thank you for your continued support, and I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Mrs. Christie Jordan

Principal

September 23
Java Moose fundraiser begins Monday, September 26

Your MAS Home and School committee are excited to kick off our first fundraiser of the year!

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Watch for Java Moose Coffee forms coming home on Monday!  Shop local and support our school at the same time!

September 21
Run with Terry

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Friendly reminder that Terry Fox pledge forms/money as well as online donations are due this Friday, Sept. 23.  Here is the link to donate online: 
https://schools.terryfox.ca/7591.  Our school has set a goal to raise $50!  Thank you for your support.

September 20
Construction Notice

construction.pngThere will be construction happening tomorrow at the McAdam Avenue/Hemlock intersection.  The company has advised it will be down to one lane which will not effect coming in to the school, but when you're leaving there will be a detour down Wilkins.  They've said it will be for tomorrow only - Wednesday, Sep 21.

September 16
​National Day of Mourning Sept 19 - Schools closed for the day

The Government of New Brunswick announced that the province would be observing the National Day of Mourning on September 19 for the passing of the Queen. 


September 16
Weekly Memo Sept. 19-23

Happy Friday, MAS families!  It was a busy but great week here at McAdam Avenue with lots happening already!  We started Cross Country practices with any interested students in grades 3-5, library classes began, we had school pictures taken, we got a start on our Diversity library which supports one of our School Improvement goals and participated in an amazing Becca Schofield Day assembly!  I have attached some pictures for you to see.

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Items to note for this week:

  1. Our Indigo Adopt-A-School fundraiser started on Sunday, Sept. 11.  This means that September 11th-October 1st all the money raised for the book love program at the Indigo store that we have been partnered with in Oakville, Ontario will be donated to McAdam Avenue to help update the school library. Here’s the link to donate and to share with family and friends: https://indigoloveofreadingfoundation.givecloud.co/fundraisers/mcadam-avenue-school-fredericton-new-brunswick
  2. The Terry Fox Run forms were sent home.  Donations can also be made online at https://schools.terryfox.ca/7591
  3. We’d love to hear about any Acts of Kindness your child(ren) performed on the weekend for Becca Schofield Day!  Please feel free to send them along to me or their teacher.
  4. The breakfast program will begin the week of September 28!  That means all students will have access to breakfast foods each day.    
  5. School supply fees ($47.25) can be paid online at https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/.  If you would like to work out a payment schedule, please let Roxy or I know.  We would be happy to support you with this.
  6. Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Cross Country at Gibson Neill Memorial Elementary School at 1:15 for any student who has been attending practices at school (grades 3-5).  Please note you must provide transportation for your child (drop off and pick up).
  7. Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Home and School and PSSC meeting at 6:30.
  8. Thursday, Sept. 22 – Pancake breakfast
  9. Friday, Sept. 22 – Terry Fox run
  10. Our school is hosting a Cross Country meet from 1:15-2:15 on October 5, and we’d love to have some volunteers come to help out!  Please reach out to me if you are interested.
  11. A Thank You goes out to Chelsea at Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals for donating a water bottle to each student!
  12. Our new School Improvement Plan can be found on our school website.

Looking ahead:

  1. Our wonderful Home and School Committee is facilitating a Java Moose coffee fundraiser!  Shop local and support our school at the same time!  Information and order forms will be sent home on Monday, Sept. 26 and this fundraiser will run until October 11.
  1. Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Cross Country at Henry Park 1:15-2:15 for those students in grades 3-5 who have committed to Cross Country.
  1. Thursday, Sept. 29 – Our first Student Voice meeting - I will choose different students monthly to meet with me to discuss how they think things are going at school.
  1. Friday, Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day.  We will be having an assembly that day.  STAR student awards will also be handed out.

Thank you for the great start-up, and I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Mrs. Christie Jordan

Principal

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