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February 05
Home and School Gift Card Raffle Fundraiser

Home and School will be doing a “Gift Card Raffle” on March 1st in support of student activities and are looking for donations of gift cards - no donation is too big or too small!  This has been our most successful fundraiser in the past.  If you would like to donate a gift card, please send it in with your child by Friday, February 10th.  Thank you so much in advance!

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February 03
Weekly Memo - Feb. 6-10

Good afternoon MAS families!  

It’s been a very cold week here at MAS!  We snuck outside briefly this morning during the drop off recess, however the temp has fallen, and we are back indoors.  I know that it’s supposed to get SUPER COLD overnight tonight and into tomorrow, so I hope that you all get a chance to hunker down and stay warm!  

This week, we welcomed Ms. Boone to our team! As well, our school enjoyed whole school bingo, the 4/5 class switched to their English block and enjoyed a bilingual learning outing to Cora’s and the Sports Hall of Fame. All classes began learning about kindness, and we celebrated students during our Star Student assembly. There has been so much quality learning taking place!   

Monday-

Tuesday- Safer Internet Day 

Wednesday- Sarah Francis (First Nations Subject Coordinator) presentations 

      -Home and School (no PSSC this month) at 6:30

Thursday- 2nd Half Milk begins   

Friday- Gift card raffle donations are due - no donation is too big or too small! This has been our most successful fundraiser in the past.

-Pokemon Club

-Kindness Story/Teams


1.    PSSC has kindly purchased some books that families can sign out. Some are specifically for parents/guardians, and some are books parents can share with their children to learn about all kinds of diversity, SEL topics and/or differences. Please visit the link below! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094BAEAF28A3F5CF8-masfamily 

2.      Groundhog Day was Feb. 2nd and it seems like it saw it’s shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter! 

3.      Gift card raffle donations - tickets will be sold starting Monday the 13. Draw March 1. Stay tuned for details. 

4.      Yearbook order information coming soon!

5.      New school update: The design is 75% complete and should be completed by March. There will be an Open House when the design is completed. Further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. 

6.      February is Black History Month and we will be celebrating this by discussing citizens of the black community, and historical events surrounding black history, every day during morning announcements, and by placing information points on our school bulletin boards. We will also be visiting NMS for a presentation, on February 17th  

7.      In conjunction with NMS, we have changed when we will be delivering popcorn to our students.  Moving forward, it will be delivered to students on the last Thursday of the month. 

8.      You may be aware that EECD is looking to make changes to the French Immersion program beginning this September.  They shared some information with parents in an email sent out to you on Dec. 15th and they held public consultation sessions.  You may provide feedback through an EECD survey which you can access here: https://www.narrativeresearchsurveys.ca/S2/87/1187849/ 

Thank you for your continued support! 

Sincerely, 

Liz McCabe

January 31
UNB Elementary Sport nights

Reds Hockey pic.jpgThe Elementary Hockey night is happening this week!

Hope to see a lot of schools out there to help Celebrate Coach MacDougall and his recently won Gold medal at the World University Games!

Click on letter for details.

2023 Feb 3 MHKY Elementary School Night - Letter.pdf ​

January 27
Weekly Memo - Jan 30-Feb3

Good afternoon!

It’s been a busy week of learning at MAS! Students enjoyed a delicious lunch in celebration of the Chinese New Year, engaged in discussion around compliments and were flexible during our early departure on Monday!

*A note re: January 27th popcorn. As there was a snow day on Thursday, we unable to pop popcorn. The popcorn will be delivered at a later date. Thank you for your understanding!

*Milk (January 27th): Our apologies, but due to yesterday’s storm, we did not receive our milk order today as hoped. Students were invited to drink from the fountain today, and we will have a double milk day on Monday, February 30th, with milk served at both snack and lunch. Again, we thank you for your understanding!

Week At a Glance: 

Monday, January 30   

  • Star student assembly @ 1 pm 
  • Whole school bingo @ 2:15 
  • A big welcome to Ms. Boone who will be teaching the ½ class for the remainder of the school year!

Tuesday, January 31 

  • Unannounced fire drill  
  • Hot Lunch: Great Canadian Bagel


Wednesday, February 1 

Thursday, February 2 

  • Grade 4/5 class to Cora’s and the Sports Hall of Fame 

Friday, February 3  

  • Hot Lunch: Papa John's Pizza

Reminders/Items to Note 

- February is kindness month! Students will be engaging in activities and discussions related to kindness!

-Just a reminder that drop-off in front of the school in the ‘drive through’ zone is Kiss and Drop only. If it is going to take longer than a few seconds to drop off your child, please park in one of our designated spots.

-Home and School will be doing a “Gift Card Raffle” on March 1 in support of student activities and are looking for donations of gift cards! If you would like to donate a gift card, please send it in with your child. Thank you so much in advance!

Thank you and have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Liz McCabe

January 20
Weekly Memo - January 23-27

Good afternoon!

We hope everyone had a good week! Our students are really enjoying student-led clubs and are taking initiative to be ‘leaders’ of these clubs. It is so great to see. We are now offering the following clubs: art, hockey, rock-painting and Pokemon! Thanks to our teachers who are supervising, as well as a parent who will be hosting the Pokemon Club starting next Friday.

Week At a Glance:

Monday, January 23 – Chinese food lunch to celebrate Chinese New Year

Tuesday, January 24 – National Compliment Day (activity in the gym at 10:30)

Thursday, January 26 – Great 4/5 class to Cora’s and the Sports Hall of Fame

                -Star Student assembly at 1pm

Friday, January 27 – National Family Literacy Day

                -School clothing orders due

                -Popcorn served for those who ordered

                -Friendship Friday (theme is types of conflict and how to deal with conflict appropriately)

Reminders/Items to Note:

-I (Mrs. Jordan) will be out on medical leave until February 6. If you need support during the time, please reach out to your child’s teacher or to Ms. Elizabeth McCabe who will be in the office fulfilling my duties during this time (Elizabeth.McCabe@nbed.nb.ca)

-Just a reminder that drop-off in front of the school in the ‘drive through’ zone is Kiss and Drop only. If it is going to take longer than a few seconds to drop off your child, please park in one of our designated spots.

-The February calendar will be sent out next week.

-Home and School will be doing a “Gift Card Raffle” on March 1 in support of student activities and are looking for donations of gift cards! If you would like to donate a gift card, please send it in with your child. Thank you so much in advance!

-You may be aware that EECD is looking to make changes to the French Immersion program beginning this September. They shared some information with parents in an email sent out to you on Dec. 15th and they are holding public consultation sessions. The next session will be held in Fredericton at the Delta Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 25th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  You may also wish to provide feedback through an EECD survey which you can access here:   

https://www.narrativeresearchsurveys.ca/S2/87/1187849/

Thank you and have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Christie Jordan

Principal

McAdam Avenue School

January 20
Home and School Minutes 18-Jan-2023
January 20
PSSC Minutes 18Jan2023
January 15
MAS Clothing 2022-23 is now available for purchase!

Watch for forms sent home January 12th!  The clothing line is provided by Coastal Graphics Fredericton with our school spirit colours - Royal blue and white.  Now available in SchoolCashOnline.  Clothing orders are due Friday, January 27th.

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January 15
Weekly Memo - January 16-20

Good morning,

I hope everyone is staying safe today and that the students are enjoying some time playing in the fresh snow! We had a great first week of 2023 together and we are looking forward to some fun activities together this month. Please refer to the January calendar that was sent home before the break for upcoming events. Here is an electronic copy:

January 2023 calendar families.docx 

This week at a glance:

-Monday, January 16 - Hot lunch forms go home

-Wednesday, January 18 - PSSC/Home and School meeting at the school at 6:30

-Thursday, January 19 - Whole school breakfast (bagels and apples) served in classrooms

Reminders:

-If possible, please send your child with an extra pair of mittens. 

-Thank you to those of you who ensure your children are at school and ready on time. Although we understand that occasionally things happen that lead to a late drop-off in the mornings, we are seeing an increase in tardiness. This is a reminder that our bell rings at 8:10. A student arriving late has an impact on that student as well as the entire class. 

Thank you so much for your continued support, and we are looking forward to a wonderful 2023!

Christie Jordan

Principal

McAdam Avenue School

January 15
Weekly Memo - Jan. 9 - 13

Good morning and happy Sunday! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with family and friends. We are happy to get back into routine and to see the students tomorrow!

One of our goals as we get back into the swing of things here at MAS is to partner with the students and staff at Nashwaaksis Memorial School to ease into our move to NMS next fall. I was Vice-Principal there last year, my children attend that school, and I still have a wonderful relationship with Jason Burns, the Principal at Memorial as well as the staff. It is a fantastic school and Jason and I are working closely to make the transition as smooth as possible. If you ever have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.

The January calendar was sent home in December, but below you will find a digital copy for your reference:

January 2023 calendar families.docx 

Reminders for this week:

 -It is not too late to hand in the form if your child would like Chinese food on January 23 to celebrate Chinese New Year. If you have misplaced the form, please just email Roxy or I and we will add your child to the list. I'd ask that you let us know by Wednesday, Jan. 11.

-If you or someone you know would like to speak to our students about Chinese culture this month, please reach out to me.

-Other than that, it is a fairly 'normal' week as we settle back into our daily routines. Please refer to the January calendar for upcoming activities this month.

I hope you have a great Sunday and I look forward to a wonderful week ahead!

Christie Jordan

Principal

McAdam Avenue School

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