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May 02
Item Retrieval

May 1, 2020

Dear families,

We in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions and precautions and the NB Department of Health we have put together a process for item retrieval from our school.

OVERVIEW

While the schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, the following procedures will be in place to allow the students’ parents or guardians to recover their personal effects and assistive technology tools beginning the week of May 4, 2020.  It is critical that we respect the instructions of the Chief Medical Health Officer of NB.  I have outlined below some general guidelines that will be followed.  

PROCEDURES:

  1. The schedule will be as follows:
    • Tuesday May 5 –         10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Wednesday May 6 –      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  2. We will not have appointments due to the small numbers at our school but we will respect general social distancing norms.  As such this will be the process:
    • Before entering the school everyone will be asked to read and respect the self-monitoring sign posted in front of the school.  A copy is attached to this email and you are asked to read it before visiting.
    • We will allow 1 family per class in the school at a time.
    • If a line forms there will be an area in front of the school marked by pylons indicating a 2 meter distance.  We ask you to respect this social distancing at all times.
    • All people entering the school must proceed to a designated hand washing area as ordered by the chief medical officer.
    • Supplies will be pre-bagged for you which means each visit should be very short.  We ask you not to use this time to socialize or meet with the teacher.
    • If you have more than 1 child, all your items will be placed outside the classroom of youroldest child.
    • Please limit your group to 1 adult/family and the child only if absolutely necessary.
  3. Face masks are not required but they are always encouraged if possible.
  4. Some families will be contacted if there is assistive technology available for them.  These will be in the front lobby labelled and disinfected for you.  
  5. Please do not return any school items such as textbooks at this time.
  6. Teachers, Educational Assistants and Administrative Assistants will be there to assist with this process.
  7. If belongings are being picked up by a person other than the student or their family member, there needs to be communication with administration. No items will be sent with a non-family member without previous approval.

If you have any questions please reply to this email or on Monday morning there will be staff in the school at 659-3943.

Sincerely,

Mr. Gorman

Principal

Fundy Shores School

April 13
Important Home Lesson Information

April 14, 2020

Dear families,

Here is some information to help your child stay connected to his/her teacher:

Mr. Gorman:

I have sent home a calendar of daily physical activities which I have attached to this email.  Also, some of the teachers have added links to provincial PE pages.  It is probably easier for me to send information through the homeroom teacher to keep things less confusing for parents. A minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity per day is recommended.  Please contact me by email at sean.gorman@nbed.nb.ca if you require further help planning activities.

Here are a few recommendations I have that will make a very positive difference for your entire family during quarantine:

·       Have a consistent and reasonable bedtime as well as a consistent wakeup time for your child. It is important that they stay disciplined and approach each day well rested to be at their best.

·       Set a daily schedule.  Some items that should be in your schedule include breakfast time, changing into daytime clothes, doing schoolwork, having age appropriate home chores and physical activity.  A good schedule will still leave plenty of free playtime as this is also important.

Don’t forget that you can also find information about the school from our web site: https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/district8/schools/fundyshores/Pages/default.aspx and please follow us on Twitter @FundyShores.

Mrs. McPherson:

Mrs. McPherson has built a Facebook page where she is sharing her weekly lessons. She is also sending work through email.  If you need to make contact her email is Julie.mcpherson@nbed.nb.ca.

Miss Orchard:

Miss Orchard has been keeping in touch with Class Dojo as well as the following web site: https://missorchard.weebly.com/.  If you have to reach Miss Orchard her email is Meredith.orchard@nbed.nb.ca.

Mrs. Thompson:

Mrs. Thompson has been keeping in touch with Class Dojo and Facebook as well as the following web site: https://mrsthompson23.weebly.com/.  If you have to reach Mrs. Thompson her email is Tanisha.thompson@nbed.nb.ca.

Mrs. Dell’Olio:

Mrs. Dell’Olio has built a Facebook page where she is sharing her weekly lessons. If you need to make contact her email is sylvia.dellolio@nbed.nb.ca.

Mrs. Bent:

Mrs. Bent has been keeping in touch with Class Dojo and Facebook as well as the following web site: https://mrsbentclass.weebly.com/  If you have to reach Mrs. Bent her email is natalie.bent@nbed.nb.ca.

Mr. Smith:

Mr. Smith has built the following web site which many teachers have already shared:  https://happysinging.weebly.com/.  If you have any questions he can be reached at michael.smith@nbed.nb.ca.

Mrs. McDade:

Mrs. McDade is handling the duel role of Resource and Guidance during this situation.  She has reached out to a number of families offering additional educational support as needed.  She can also help with smaller guidance concerns.  Here email is Ashley.mcdade@nbed.nb.ca but if this is in regards to a guidance request please make a request through the information below.  If it is an academic concern it’s best if you start by expressing a concern with the teacher who will bring your concern to our weekly school wide services meeting that myself and all teachers have online with district support.

How do I access school guidance staff? 

Saint John Education Centre (Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield, St Martins) - 506-349-7663

The phones will be answered Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

What if my child or youth has a more serious mental health concern?

You can reach the nearest Child and Youth Team (weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the following numbers: 

Charlotte County area: 506-466-7380

Saint John area: 506-658-3737  

 

Sincerely,

Sean Gorman

Principal 

Fundy Shores School

February 28
March Newsletter

FUNDY SHORES SCHOOL NEWSLETTER  

March 2020

 Celebrate Items 

Ø  Thank you to the Home and School Association for providing a wonderful week of treats for staff members.  The meal on Friday was a highlight for all. 

 

 Upcoming Events 

Ø  March 2nd – 6th – March Break – No School

Ø  March 12th – Top Cops Reading will present their program to the students to encourage literacy.

Ø  March 16th – 20th – Heart Healthy Schools Water Stations.  We will provide fruit infused water to all classes and encourage water as a healthy choice.

Ø  March 16th – 20th – Elementary School Wellness Survey.  We will be participating in the 2020 New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey.  There will be a paper questionnaire for students in grades 4 and 5 and a paper questionnaire for parents of students in grades K-5.  Please look for these to be sent home to families.

Ø  March 19th – The rescheduled date for the ELF Celebration for grade 2 ELF students and parents.  An invitation will be sent home to confirm the date and for parents to RSVP.

 

 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!  

January 29
February Newsletter

February 2020

 Celebrate Items 

Ø  Congratulation to all the students who successfully completed the screen time challenge. 

 Upcoming Events 

Ø  February 6th – Basketball Jamboree at Forest Hills School – 3:30 pm.

Ø  February 10th – 14th – Fruit and Vegetable awareness week.  Healthy foods will be available.

Ø  February 11th – PSSC meeting at 6:00 pm followed by Home & School.

Ø  February 17th – Family Day Holiday – No School.

Ø  February 24th – 28th – Winter Carnival week.  A schedule of events will be sent later.

Ø  February 24th – Fire Safety.  Musquash Fire will have presentations for all students.

Ø  February 24th – Crazy Hair Day.

Ø  February 25th – Imperial Theatre Field Trip for all students.  This is a free event for students. Buses leave at 9:00 am.

Ø  February 26th – Pink Shirt Day – Anti-Bullying campaign.

Ø  February 27th – ELF Celebration for all grade 2 ELF students.  Lunch provided.

Ø  February 27th – Hat Day.

Ø  February 28th – PJ Day.  We will also be planning fun winter activities.

 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!  

January 29
January Newsletter

January 2020

 Celebrate Items 

Ø  Thank you to the Home & School for decorating our gym for the Christmas concert.  The decorations made for a wonderful atmosphere and the students really appreciate it. 

Ø  Mrs. Bent’s Grade 5 class had a very successful Entrepreneur’s Day and raised hundreds of dollars for local charities.  Thank you to everyone who supported this project.

 

 Upcoming Events 

Ø  January 13 – Welcome to Kindergarten.  All new students who have registered for school beginning in September 2020 will participate in our Welcome to Kindergarten event at the school from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.  This is a child and parent event.  If you know of anyone who has not yet registered, please ask him or her to phone the school at 659-3943.  This is still a regular school day for all students.

Ø  January 20-24 – Screen Time Challenge.  All students will be challenged to have less than 2 hours a day of screen time.  Details will be sent home soon.

Ø  January 27 – No school for students due to teacher professional development. 

 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!  

January 29
December Newsletter

December 2019 

 Celebrate Items 

Ø Thank you to the Home & School for organizing Movie Night.  They raised $109.00 Ø Thank you for your Empty Stocking Fund donations.  We were able to donate $225.00. 

 Upcoming Events 

Ø  December 9th – Last Pre-School Playgroup before the break.

Ø  December 12th - Grade 5 Christmas Market.  The Grade 5 class will hold a market to sell hand-made items as part of their entrepreneurship program.  The market will be held in the gym from 10:00 – 11:30 am. 

Ø  December 12th – Newcomb Ball Jamboree at Forest Hills School.  Permission forms have been sent home.

Ø  December 13th – Christmas Craft Day – The Home & School will be in building Christmas crafts with each class.

Ø  December 16th – K-1 Gingerbread activity.  Mrs. McPherson’s class will build gingerbread houses during the day. 

Ø  December 18th – Christmas Concert.  Our annual Christmas concert will be held at 12:45 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm).  

Ø  December 20th – Annual Christmas Breakfast for all students at 8:00 am in the gym. 

Ø  December 20th – Last day before Christmas. 

 

 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!  

October 31
November Newsletter

FUNDY SHORES SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

November 2019

 Celebrate Items

Ø  Thank you to the Home & School for organizing a wonderful Halloween event at the school and raising $500.00 for classrooms.  Also, thank you for the Halloween crafts. 

Ø  The cross-country and soccer teams both had successful outings.  We are very proud of the grade 3 boys cross-country team who placed 2nd in the entire district!

 Upcoming Events

Ø  November 1st – EYE-DA (testing for pre-K students) begins at the school by appointment.  If anyone knows of a child born in 2015 who has not yet registered for kindergarten, please ask them to call the school.  

Ø  November 4th – PSSC meeting at 6:00 pm.

Ø  November 7th – Remembrance Day Ceremony 11:00 am – all are welcome to attend.

Ø  November 7th - Fire Safety presentation at 12:30 pm

Ø  November 8th – No School for students – teacher professional development. Ø November 11th – No School – Remembrance Day Holiday.  

Ø  November 15th – Author Anne Scott will have a presentation for grades 3-5.

Ø  November 18th – Report Cards are being sent home.  

Ø  November 19th – Crane mountain Field Trip for Mrs. Dell’Olio’s class.

Ø  November 21st - Student Led Parent–Teacher 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Both the parent and child should be attending.  Appointments can be made by calling the office during school hours beginning November 18th. 

Ø  November 22nd - Student Led Parent – Teacher 8:00 – 10:00 am.  Same as above. 

Ø  November 29th – Financial Literacy.  This will be a presentation on understanding money for grade 4 students presented by Credit Counseling. 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!

October 02
October Newsletter

FUNDY SHORES SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

October 2019

  Celebrate Items

Ø  Thank you to everyone who helped us raise money for Terry Fox.  We raised a total of $345.70.  

 Upcoming Events

Ø  October 1st – The Legion will be in to do a presentation about the annual poster contest.

Ø  October 2nd – Cross-country meet in West Saint John – 3:30-5:30.  Notes have gone home.

Ø  October 7th – The first PSSC meeting at 6:00 pm.  This will be followed by a Home & School meeting.

Ø  October 10th – All Norcard orders should be sent to the school.

Ø  October 14th – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School.

Ø  October 15th – 18th – Kindergarten registration.  Please come to the school between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm and bring Birth Certificate, Medicare and Immunization Records.

Ø  October 17th – Soccer Jamboree at Millidgeville North School – 3:45 – 5:00 pm.  Permission notes are being sent home.

Ø  October 22nd – Tim Blackmore will perform a piano concert for all students.

Ø  October 23rd – Mrs. Thompson’s class will have a PALS sponsored field trip to Rockwood Park.

Ø  October 29th – Kickoff to kindergarten 5:00 pm.  All parents of children who will be starting school in September 2020 are invited to an information session at our school.

Ø  October 30th – Harvey’s Studios picture re-takes.

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!

September 04
September Newsletter

FUNDY SHORES SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

September 2019

  Celebrate Items

Ø  Welcome to Fundy Shores School for the 2019-2020 school year!

 

 Upcoming Events

Ø  September 3rd – First Day of School.

Ø  September 9th - Milk and Hot Lunch begins.  Details will be sent home.

Ø  September 18th – Lockdown Drill.  Similar to a fire drill, schools regularly practice what to do in the event of a lockdown.  This will be done at approximately 10:00 am with assistance from the local R.C.M.P.  Entry to and contact with the school may be cut off for 10-15 minutes.  Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Ø  September 26th - Our annual Terry Fox Walk will be held at 7:50 am.  As usual, students will walk to the end of Ridge Road and back twice.  Any parents who wish to join us are welcome as always. 

Ø  September 27th – Norcard Fundraiser sent home.

Ø  September 30th – Harvey’s Picture Day in the morning.

Ø  October 2nd – Cross Country meet for grade 3-5 students.  The event will be held at 3:30 pm in West Saint John.  Information will be sent home soon.

 

HAVE A GREAT MONTH…AND YEAR!

 

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