At the end of each week, I will email home a "Weekly Update" for parents/guardians to see what is coming up. 

 

 

School News

April 7-13

Message:

This past week, our staff had a discussion during our staff meeting about students bringing sticks of any kind, as well as toys, to school to use during recess.  While we know that using sticks during recess can be fun, we are kindly asking parents that all sticks remain at home (this includes hockey, lacrosse, ringette, baseball bats, etc…).  There is an increased risk of injury to other students and safety of our students is our first priority. Please also be aware that EIPS transportation has a policy about bringing large items onto the bus.  “Students shall Only bring items that can be held on their lap while enclosed inside a standard student backpack;”  As well, there is so space in the school to store sticks during the day and the school is not responsible for them.  

Teachers are also asking that students don’t bring toys from home to play with during recess.  This can create issues such as things getting broken, going missing or being traded without permission.  Teachers are also not responsible for things that are brought to school. If students bring items to school, we kindly ask that they be left in their backpacks during the day.  Students have access to recess bins and as a school, we will be updating these bins so students have access to phys. Ed. equipement during recess. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Now that the weather is warming up, students may begin to ride their bikes to schools.  Please remind your child that bikes, roller blades and scooters are not permitted to be ridden on school property and they should be walked to the bike racks once they arrive at school.  This includes the sidewalk on the driveway where the buses wait. Bikes, roller blades and scooters also cannot be used or accessed during recess. All students riding bikes, roller blades and scooters must wear an approved helmet.  Please be aware that there is no place to store scooters and rollerblades at the school during the day so these options are perhaps better left at home. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Working with you,
Mme Sauder & Mme Garneau

This week at CBN

Monday

  • Grade 3 field trip to Telus World of Science
  • 1B field trip to the Apple store to learn about programming in the AM
  • 1S field trip to the Apple store to learn about programming in the PM
  • Gr. 6 Girls basketball practice @noon
  • 4H - Brainwaves presentation in the afternoon
  • Gr. 6 Factorio club after school

Tuesday

  • Gr. 6 knitting club @ noon
  • Lock Down and Duck/Cover/Hold drill @1:00 pm
  • Parent Council @6:30 pm - everyone is welcome to join us!

Wednesday

  • DARE - Gr. 6
  • Gr. 6 Boys basketball practice @noon
  • Grade 5 & 6 - last round of options begins

Thursday

  • 1J field trip to the Apple store to learn about programming in the AM
  • 1G field trip to the Apple store to learn about programming in the PM
  • Gr. 6 Factorio club @noon
  • Gr. 6 knitting club @ noon

Friday

  • 1F field trip to the Apple store to learn about programming in the AM
  • Gr. 6 Girls & Boys basketball practice @noon

Saturday

  • Gr. 6 Boys & Girls EIPS Basketball tournament at Lakeland Ridge

Did you know?

Since December, Mme Piper and Mme Rovensky have been working with the gr. 6 girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.  This coming Saturday, both teams will be participating in the EIPS basketball tournament at Lakeland Ridge School.  Thank you to Mme Piper and Mme Rovensky for their leadership of this activity. Thank you in advance to our students who will be representing Campbelltown at the tournament.  Good luck!

From the Office

This coming week, we will be doing a Lockdown Drill on Tuesday afternoon as part of Administrative Procedure 165 - Emergency Preparedness and Response.  Please know that it will be done in a way that will not frighten the students and they will know that it is a drill.  Teachers will discuss the drill with students before Tuesday at 1:00.

A lockdown is used in response to acts or threats of violence to students and staff when the perpetrator is inside the building and directly impacting the school. During a lockdown, all students and staff immediately proceed to the nearest lockable area and all interior doors are locked. Lights are turned off, and students and staff remain quiet and hidden from sight until the lockdown is lifted. No one is permitted in or out of any area once it has been locked. Students and staff must respond quickly to a lockdown command to get to a safe location before doors are locked. No one, other than law enforcement, is permitted access to the building until the lockdown is over.

We will also practice a Duck/Cover/Hold where students practice covering their head and chest area in the case of extreme weather.

Counsellor’s Corner

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety A Step by Step Approach Anxiety is one of the most commonly identified mental health concerns in children and teens today. Learn to distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive and identify signs that a child or teen is experiencing problems with anxiety. Gain step-by-step strategies to assist your child to manage their anxiety and improve their mental health. Resources for parents/caregivers will be provided as well as tools designed to reduce anxiety.

Learn more and register at www.strathcona.ca/parentsupport or call 780-464-4044.

WHEN Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 1
WHERE Family and Community Services
FOR Adults, 18 years or older COST Free

Parent Council

Parent Council is conducting a short survey regarding family events in the spring. Please take 2 minutes to respond - your feedback is greatly appreciated!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFTZSX6

Our next parent council meeting is Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm.   We will be discussing the ASCA resolutions as well as ways we can build a joint culture with Heritage Hills Elementary School.  We will also be discussing some exciting upcoming events that Parent Council is hosting. Everyone is welcome to join us!

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