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October 23
AHM Voicemail for Friday October 23rd

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday October 23rd:

Please note that Friday October 30th is now a Professional Learning Day for staff.  As such, there will be no school for students on that day.

The Arnold H. McLeod Home and School is holding a $300 Amazon gift card draw! Each entry is $5 and payment is made via e-transfer to ahmhomeandschool@gmail.com. Names must be in by noon on November 6th and the draw will take place that evening. A note will be coming home with your child soon!

 

Do your children misplace things at school? Do you wish you had an easy way to label their belongings? The Home and School Committee now has an account with Mabel’s Labels! Some of the proceeds from every purchase go directly back to the school! This is an ongoing fundraiser, so shop at your leisure! Information can be found on our Facebook Group ‘Arnold H. McLeod Home and School,’ and a notice will be coming home shortly!

 

Speaking of Facebook, the Home and School has a group on Facebook! Please request to join ‘Arnold H. McLeod Home and School’. We provide information on school closures, respond to questions about school activities, post fundraising information, and share other useful information!

 

Please do not send any items or donations to the school for the Holiday Bazaar. It will still be held but it will look at bit different this year. More information will follow at a later date.

 

That’s all for this week.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.

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October 16
AHM Voicemail for Friday October 16th

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday October 16th:

Registration for next year’s Kindergarten class started this week.  Registration will be done online with a virtual Welcome to Kindergarten parent meeting to be held on Thursday November 5th. Parents will be contacted for follow up assessments by the school at a later date.

Halloween is fast approaching.  Just a gentle reminder that students at AHM do not wear costumes to school.  We also follow the government policy 711 Healthier School Food Environment.  Please do not send treats to share with the class that do not meet this policy.  Some acceptable items include fruit and vegetable platters, yogurt tubes, granola bars etc. If you feel the need to send a gift in for the class please consider non-food items such as Halloween pencils, erasers, tattoos etc.  Please also remember that we are a nut free school.

Please note the following change in the school calendar:  Friday October 30th will now be a Professional Learning day for staff and no school for students.  This day will replace the scheduled Professional Learning day in February.  For an updated copy of the school calendar please visit our school website.

That’s all for this week.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.​

October 08
AHM Voicemail for Friday October 9th


Please note that there will be no school on Monday October 12th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Registration for next year’s Kindergarten class begins next week.  Registration will be done online with a virtual Welcome to Kindergarten parent meeting to be held on Thursday November 5th. Parents will be contacted for follow up assessments by the school at a later date.

Each month our students participate in a community service project.  In September, the students participated in Becca Told Me To Day.  This month, the students will be making cards to be sent to the local hospitals and delivered to patients. 

Halloween is fast approaching.  Just a gentle reminder that students at AHM do not wear costumes to school.  We also follow the government policy 711 Healthier School Food Environment.  Please do not send treats to share with the class that do not meet this policy.  Some acceptable items include fruit and vegetable platters, yogurt tubes, granola bars etc. If you feel the need to send a gift in for the class please consider non-food items such as Halloween pencils, erasers, tattoos etc.

That’s all for this week.  Thanks for listening and have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.​

October 02
AHM Voicemail for Friday October 2nd

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday October 2nd:

Green data collection sheets for each student were sent home last week.  Please return this to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

Congratulations to our Terry Fox T-shirt draw winners Henry Wynberg, Ejune Kwon and Jordan Leger-Caissie and the poster winner Braven Ahorn.  Many thanks as well for all of your generous donations to our Terry Fox collection.  As a school, we have raised over $1 200 from raffle ticket sales and T-shirt sales.  Way to go AHM!

At AHM we are always learning.  So far this year, students have learned about bus safety, covid protocols and practiced fire drills, hold and secure, lock downs and emergency evacuation walk.

Kindergarten registration week is coming soon.  From October 13th to October 16th, parents will need to first register online and then they will be contacted by the school to set up an appointment to finish the process.

That’s all for this week.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.​

September 25
AHM Voicemail for Friday September 25th

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday September 25th:

Orange Shirt Day recognizes the harm done to generations of children by the Indian Residential Schools and is an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that every child matters. This year we will observe ORANGE SHIRT DAY on Wednesday September 30th.If you do not have an orange shirt, you can wear orange accessories.

For the parents who are using our Kiss and Drop to bring their children to school.  We ask that you observe the following:

·         Students should be ready to exit the vehicle with their mask on and backpack nearby.

·         Parents should remain in the vehicle.  We are building independence at AHM and students should exit the vehicle on their own without help.

·         Please do not wait and watch your child enter the building.  There are three staff members on duty should your child need help.

·         Please move ahead to the front of the line if the opportunity presents itself.

We are also alarmed at the number of parents and students who are walking in the bus or Kiss and Drop lanes when arriving at school.  Please set a good example and use the sidewalks and crosswalks that are intended for pedestrians.

Please take a moment to read the government document titled Symptomatic Students FAQs.  It will answer many questions that you may have about children attending school and when to call 811.  This document can be found on our school website under the Quick Links tab on the right.

 

That’s all for this week.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.​

September 19
AHM Voicemail for Friday September 18th

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday September 18th:

Yesterday, your child’s teacher sent you a link with the virtual Meet the Teacher presentations for your child.  We hope that you enjoyed all the videos.  These presentations will be also available on our school website under the Quick Links tab on the right side of the page.

Tomorrow, Saturday September 19th, has been declared Rebecca Schofield Day in New Brunswick.  We are encouraging our students to participate in honoring this deserving young lady by performing random acts of kindness and recording it on the special pink paper that was sent home this week.  Please return the paper to your child’s teacher by Monday September 21st.  The papers will be used to create a visual display of all the good that our students have accomplished.

Breakfast Club will begin on Monday September 21st.  This year it will a Grab and Go breakfast of a sandwich and piece of fruit that will be eaten in your child’s homeroom class.

Next week students will be learning about Terry Fox to gear up for our Terry Fox Walk which will take place the following week. The walk will be done in individual class bubbles. Up until September 25th, students can purchase tickets for $1.00 each for a chance to win a Terry Fox t-shirt. All money raised goes to the Terry Fox Foundation. Teachers will have tickets in their classrooms and the draw will take place during a future assembly. 

Please remember to wear a mask on school property when dropping of your child in the morning or picking them up after school.  We are working hard to keep all our children safe and healthy.  We also need you to do your part and model mask wearing behaviour.

 

That’s all for this week.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.​ 

September 11
Friday September 11th

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday September 11th:

Welcome back!  We are extremely pleased with our first week of school.  The students are quickly settling in and learning the new routines and procedures.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind parents to monitor your child for the following symptoms on a daily basis: fever, sore throat, headache, runny nose, new or worsening chronic cough, new onset of fatigue or muscle ache, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, purple markings on fingers or toes. If you notice one of these symptoms, please contact 811 to discuss. If you notice two or more, please stay home and call 811.

AHM will be hosting a virtual Meet the Staff Night on Thursday September 17th. Check your email as teachers will be emailing you their presentation.

We would like to remind parents and students of the importance of bike locks if students are bringing their bikes to school.

Should you wish to drop an item off to your child during the school day, please use the plastic bins at the front door of the school.  Label the item. We will be checking the boxes periodically and delivering the items to the students.

If you are sending your child to school with a snack that requires a spoon, please also send along the utensil.  We are unable to provide spoons for snacks.

The student fee for students in Grades 1-5 for the 2020-2021 school year is $10.  The fee for Kindergarten students is $40 as this also covers the cost of school supplies for that grade.

Handbooks will be going home in a week or two as we wanted to make updates after the students have been here and following our plan.

That is all for this week.  Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.​

September 03
September 3rd 2020

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is a special voicemail message for Thursday September 3rd:

We can’t wait to have our students back! We are going to keep this voicemail short so as to not overwhelm anyone.

School begins on Tuesday September 8th

This year we will be starting the school year off with a staggered entry for all students.  This means that one third of the class will come each day from Monday to Thursday with everyone returning on Friday.  If you don’t didn’t get a postcard or a phone call with your start date, please contact your child’s teacher via the email sent on Thursday.  They would love to hear from you.

Supervision begins at 7:45 am.  We would like all walkers and students driven to school by parents to arrive at school as close to 8:30 am as possible.

All students will come inside as they arrive at school.  They must wear a mask on school property.  We have received a directive that buffs are not suitable.  Students need to wear a mask.  Please come in the main door for the staggered entry.

Don’t forget your extra mask and a filled, labelled water bottle.

Please feel free to send in the school supplies over a few days. A pencil, something to color with, duo tangs and indoor sneakers are the most important items for the first day.

Don’t forget your lunch and a snack.  The cafeteria is not open, and the Breakfast Club will begin on Monday September 21st.

Questions about Covid procedures?  Please read the newly uploaded document on our school website, Everything You Need to Know to Return to School School from A to Z.

 To register a child, please call 856-3475 to make an appointment.  The volume of calls is tremendous.  Please be patient.  We have already registered over 30 students in 3 days.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for listening and have a great evening.​

June 19
AHM Voicemail June 19th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H McLeod School.

This is the final voicemail for this school year.

 The teachers were thrilled to get a chance to see some of their students during report card pick up on Monday.  We want to thank all of you for your continued support and patience throughout this unprecedented time.

In the report card envelop sent home were the school supply list for 2020-2021 school year. They have also been posted to the school website under “School News”.  Please note the price for the student fee has been adjusted. The student fee will now be 10$ to cover the student agendas. You will be getting an alert for the 2020-2021 school supply fee of 10$ at some point. There was a glitch in the system and some of you received an e-mail about 2019-2020 school fee. This has been fixed. The District apologizes for this error.

Yesterday was the final delivery of student lunch bags daily. Families are asked to call the Greater Moncton United Way if there is a need throughout the summer months.

The first day of school for next year will be Tuesday September 8th 

 

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer filled with lots of fun!  We look forward to seeing everyone in the fall. The school phone messages will not be picked up between June 24th to August 31st.

 

That’s all for today.  Thanks for listening and have a great summer. 

 

 

June 18
AHM Voicemail June 18th

Good afternoon parents and guardians for Arnold H McLeod School.

I am pleased to say our Year End Slide show is ready! So, pop some popcorn, put on some fun music, and sit back and enjoy the show. A huge thank you to Mrs. Holman for putting it all together.

Click on the link below to see the slideshow. It is about 45 min in length so it may take a few minutes to open. The slideshow has also been posted to our school website.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLelHYmb2AMn1kXFDjKemUD4ak3RZrebo-

 

Hope you enjoy. Have a great evening.

June 17
AHM Voicemail Wendesday June 17th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is a special voicemail message for Wednesday, June 17th.

Each year at AHM grade level teams select one student who has shown growth either academically, behaviorally or both throughout the school year to receive the Apple Growth Award.

Unfortunately, this year we are unable to celebrate their accomplishments during our final assembly in June. With permission from their parents we have posted the write up on our school website under the “documents” section. The students received a certificate, plaque, and a picture.

It is with great pleasure I announce the six Apple Growth winners for the 2019-2020 school year.

Kindergarten- Francois Allen

Grade One- Bryden Brown

Grade Two- Alexander Gallant

Grade Three- Zein Iqelan

Grade Four- Saddie Geldart

Grade 5 Kenneth Kay

Congratulations to all of you. We are very proud of the accomplishment you made this year.

 

Thanks for listening and have a great evening.

 

 

June 16
AHM Voicemail June 16th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is a special voicemail for Tuesday, June 16th.

We have many students celebrating a birthday over summer vacation. We would like to take this time to recognize all of them.

 Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating later in June: Landon, Fostina, Barraq, Mataya, Savana, Bryceon, Ava, Alex, Charlie, Zein, Dakota, Peyton, Kiara, and Aidan.

Happy Birthday to the following students celebrating a birthday in July: Parker, Alexie, Lucas, Madeline, Nour, Skyler, Liam, Adrian, Sophia, Kiera, Bailey, Taylor, Nikolai, Mirrin, Valentina, Colton, Chloe, Maddox, Amelia, Damian, Sophia, Myles, Dakota, Cloe, Bentley, Jessica, Zachary, William, and Jamie.

Happy Birthday to the following students celebrating in August: Brayden, Anywyn, Marley, Sekou, Amir, Belle, Mathias, Mia, Stanley, Samicah, Elora, Rian, Maddi, Nataleilgh, Morrison, Peyton, Ejune, Alyssa, Emma, Joseph, Layla, Olivia, Jude, Kellan, Juliana, Ayvee, Aiyanna, Paige, and Bailey.

We hope you all have a wonderful birthday!

•If you were unable to pick up your child’s report card yesterday please contact your child’s homeroom teacher to arrange another time to come by the school to pick it up.

Stayed tuned for tomorrows voicemail. We will be announcing the 6 students who were chosen this year for the AHM Apple Growth Award.

Thanks for listening and have a great evening.

 

June 16
AHM Voicemail June 12th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday June 12th,

Minister Dominic Cardy made an announcement today at 11:00am about the return to school plan for September. Follow the link below to watch his announcement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keYn4VCFSZA

 We are working on staffing for the fall and once that is in place we can begin to look at the physical layout of the school and a safety plan will be put in place. Please help us begin to transition your child for the fall now. Please explain to them the concept of a class bubble. This will be their sole grouping for all activities inside and outside of the school. Things will look the same and different next year. Arrivals, recess, specialty classes, lunch and departures will look different as we follow required safety guidelines. Some AHM traditions such as Math Flex and all our wonderful clubs and activities may have to be put on hold. We will do our best to make these changes as smooth as possible for our students and staff. We also understand that things could change at any time according to government directives and we will adapt and change accordingly.The Return to School Plan can be found on the Anglophone East School District Website.

Report cards will be picked up at the school on Monday, June 15th. It will be a drive-thru pickup. Please drive up to the pylons at the K-2 doors. If you are walking please line up at the pylons by the Kindergarten playground. Your child’s homeroom teacher will meet you and bring the report card to your vehicle. Please remain in your vehicle so we are following social distancing protocols. No one will be permitted into the building except for staff.  If you have multiple children, you can come at the time that is most convenient for you. K-2 will be from 9:00am to 11:30am and 3-5 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. If you can’t come on this day, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

•We are missing 200 library books and would appreciate it if you could return them when you come to the school on Monday. Please put them in a plastic bag labelled with your child’s homeroom teacher. The books will be cleaned later. Also homeroom teachers are looking for their classroom library books. It would be greatly appreciated if you could return them on Monday too.

Homeroom teachers were doing their final contact home this week. We appreciate your continued support throughout this time.

• The bagged lunch program ends on Friday, June 19th. If your family needs food please contact Peter McKee Centre at 506-383-4281

The “Out of Bounds” request form is now accessible for parents to complete and submit online.  Here is the link to the online version of the form.   https://AngloEast.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/15890/30/False/True

The link is also on the district website.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week: Anna-Lee, Carlos, Hannah, Mattaya, and Jazmine. We hope you all have a great day!

Please see the chart below for the special events happening the week of June 15th.

Date

Event

Monday June 15th

Report Card Pick Up K-2 9:000am -11:30am  & 3-5 12:30pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, June 16th

Voicemail announcing summer birthdays for students

Wednesday, June 17th

Apple Growth Award voicemail and posted on school website

Thursday, June 18th

Year End Slide Show voicemail and posted on school website

Friday, June 19th

Grade 5 Farwell video posted to school website

 

• The staff at AHM miss our AHM family. Thanks for listening. Have a great weekend.

June 05
AHM Voicemail June 5th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday June 5th,

We hope this message finds you all well. We have so many great parent volunteers at AHM. In June we usually invite our volunteers to the school and spoil them for a few hours. Unfortunately, in our current situation we will be unable to so. We just wanted to take this time to thank all of you. We appreciate your time and dedication to our school and think you are wonderful.

Report cards will be picked up at the school on Monday, June 15th. It will be a drive-thru pickup. Please drive up to the pylons at the K-2 doors. If you are walking please line up at the pylons by the Kindergarten playground. A staff member will meet you. No one will be permitted into the building except for staff.  If you have multiple children, you can come at the time that is most convenient for you. K-2 will be from 9:00am to 11:30am and 3-5 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. If you can’t come that day please contact the school at 856-3557.

• On June 2nd homeroom teachers e-mailed parents the final continuity of home learning plan. They were also posted to our school website under the “documents” section. Teachers will continue to check in weekly until Friday, June 12th.

The “Out of Bounds” request form is now accessible for parents to complete and submit online.  Here is the link to the online version of the form.   https://AngloEast.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/15890/30/False/True

The link is also on the district website.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week: Emmett, Rafael, Zoe, Vincent, and Francois. We hope you all have a great day!

Please see the chart below for the special events happening the week of June 15th.

Date

Event

Monday June 15th

Report Card Pick Up K-2 9:000am -11:30am  & 3-5 12:30pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, June 16th

Voicemail announcing summer birthdays for students

Wednesday, June 17th

Apple Growth Award voicemail and posted on school website

Thursday, June 18th

Year End Slide Show voicemail and posted on school website

Friday, June 19th

Grade 5 Farwell video posted to school website

 

•If you need the following: guidance support, mental health support, help with food, questions or concerns please refer to the chart below for who you should contact.

Guidance Support for your child

Sherry.Wilson-Storey@nbed.nb.ca

Mental Health Support

871-0091 or SchoolCounsellingTeam2 @nbed.nb.ca

Help with Food

 Peter McKee Centre 383-4281

Questions about home learning materials

Child’s Homeroom Teacher

School Related Questions

Angela Trueman (angela.trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya Gallant (tanya.gallant@nbed.nb.ca)

 The staff at AHM miss our AHM family. Thanks for listening. Have a great weekend.

 

May 29
AHM Friday May 29th Voicemail

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday May 29th

We hope this message finds you all well. On Monday June 1st families who were unable to pick up their child’s belongings can come by the school from 9:00 am to 2:00pm. Parents please make arrangements for someone else to come and get your child’s belongings, if you are unable. Please e-mail your child’s homeroom teacher the name of the person who will be picking up for you. It will be a drive-thru pick up just like last time. Parents can pull up to the front doors of the school or if they are walking stand by the pylons along the sidewalk. A staff member will be there to meet you. No one will be permitted into the school except staff.

 

All staff will be returning to school on Monday, June 1st. The same plan that was set out at the beginning of April by Minister Dominic Cardy will continue until June 12th. Homeroom teachers will continue with bi-weekly continuity of home learning plans and weekly check in.  Students will be receiving a final report card. These will be picked up at the school. It will be a drive-thru pick up. The date and time of pick up will be shared later.

•Please see the attached letter from the Superintendent, Mr. Ingersoll.

• Homeroom teachers will be e-mailing parents new home learning resources on Tuesday June 2nd.

The “Out of Bounds” request form is now accessible for parents to complete and submit online.  Here is the link to the online version of the form.   https://AngloEast.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/15890/30/False/True

The link is also on the district website.

• Please find attached the final Well, Well, Well physical education newsletter. It has also been posted to the school website under the “documents” section.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week: Sheli, Yasmin, Tytus and William . We hope you all have a great day!

 

 

 

 

•If you need the following: guidance support, mental health support, help with food, free educational supplement for families with no internet or technology, questions or concerns please refer to the chart below for who you should contact.

Guidance Support for your child

Sherry.Wilson-Storey@nbed.nb.ca

Mental Health Support

871-0091 or SchoolCounsellingTeam2 @nbed.nb.ca

Help with Food

 Peter McKee Centre 383-4281

Questions about home learning materials

Child’s Homeroom Teacher

School Related Questions

Angela Trueman (angela.trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya Gallant (tanya.gallant@nbed.nb.ca)

Free Educational Supplement for families with no internet or technology

Contact your child’s homeroom teacher for information

 The staff at AHM miss our AHM family. Thanks for listening. Have a great weekend.

 

May 15
AHM Voicemail May 15th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday May 15th,

•We hope this message finds you all well. So great to see the sun out. The new date for picking up student belongings will be on Monday, June 1st. More details about the procedure and times will be shared at a later date.

  Homeroom teachers will be e-mailing parents new learning resources on Tuesday, May 19th.  The resources will be posted on our school website in Team Folders under the “documents” section. Feel free to look at the work of other teachers for other fun ideas if this of interest to you.

•Please find attached the third Physical Education Newsletter called WELL, WELL, WELL. It has also been posted to our school website under the “documents” section under the folder named “Physical Education Newsletters”. Please check it out. A huge thank you to Miss. Fraser.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week: Alex, Alyssa and Hazen. We hope you all have a great day!

If you need the following: guidance support, mental health support, help with food, free educational supplement for families with no internet or technology, questions or concerns please refer to the chart below for who you should contact.

Guidance Support for your child

Sherry.Wilson-Storey@nbed.nb.ca

Mental Health Support

871-0091 or SchoolCounsellingTeam2 @nbed.nb.ca

Help with Food

 Peter McKee Centre 383-4281

Questions about home learning materials

Child’s Homeroom Teacher

School Related Questions

Angela Trueman (angela.trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya Gallant (tanya.gallant@nbed.nb.ca)

Free Educational Supplement for families with no internet or technology

Contact your child’s homeroom teacher for information

 TT f Have a great long weekend.

 

 

May 15
AHM Voicemail May 8th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday May 8th,

We hope this message finds everyone in good health. Our three pick up days were a success. It was so great to see so many familiar faces. For those families who did not get a chance to come by the school do not worry all belongings have been safely stored. Currently we do not have an alternate pick up day, but we will. Homeroom teachers will notify families once a new date has been chosen.

 Homeroom teachers e-mailed parents new learning resources this past week. You will be receiving these resources on a bi-weekly basis. The resources are posted on our school website in Team Folders under the “documents” section. Feel free to look at the work of other teachers for other fun ideas if this of interest to you.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week: Lily-Rose, Carson, Hayden, Wyatt, and Baxter. We hope you all have a great day!

Yearbooks were submitted and ordered before the pandemic. The school met all scheduled deadlines as usual. When they arrive Mrs. Trueman will hold them until the fall. All schools are closed, and mail is being held by Canada Post. They typically arrive mid-June. If there is a change and we can pick them up in late June Mrs. Trueman will let you know on a talk mail. No yearbooks will be mailed to homes.

If you need the following: guidance support, mental health support, help with food, free educational supplement for families with no internet or technology, questions or concerns please refer to the chart below for who you should contact.

Guidance Support for your child

Sherry.Wilson-Storey@nbed.nb.ca

Mental Health Support

871-0091 or SchoolCounsellingTeam2 @nbed.nb.ca

Help with Food

 Peter McKee Centre 383-4281

Questions about home learning materials

Child’s Homeroom Teacher

School Related Questions

Angela Trueman (angela.trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya Gallant (tanya.gallant@nbed.nb.ca)

Free Educational Supplement for families with no internet or technology

Contact your child’s homeroom teacher for information

 Thanks for listening and stay safe.

 

May 01
AHM Weekly Voicemail May 1st

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This the weekly voicemail message for Friday May 1st,

We hope this message finds everyone in good health. We appreciate your continued patience as we work through everything.

Great news. We have been given permission to allow parents to pick up student belongings. This means parents, you have homework to do this weekend. Make sure you find out who your child’s homeroom teacher is. Please find attached an explanation of the procedures, as well as the schedule for collecting your child’s belongings from school. In keeping with the province’s protocols for social distancing and maintaining safety, please read the attachment carefully so you are aware of the drive thru pick up process for Monday, May 4th Kindergarten and Grade 1 students, Tuesday, May 5th Grade 2 and Grade 3 students and Wednesday, May 6th Grade 4 and Grade 5 students.   All three days will have drive thru pick up times from 9:30-11:30am and 5:00pm to 6:30pm and Walkers only pick up from 11:30 to 12:00pm and 6:30 to 7:00pm.  No one will be permitted into the school for any reason, except for the staff. In many instances, especially in Grade 3-5 sneakers were not labelled. These may need to be returned in September. Procedures remain the same rain or shine. We would appreciate if you could drop off any library books on your pick up day. Also, if possible, can you please bag and label with your child’s name any classroom books or materials that were borrowed. These items will be stored and cleaned at the school level later.

• By the end of the day on Tuesday May 5th teachers will be e-mailing parents new learning resources. These resources will also be posted on our school website in Team Folders under the “documents” section. Feel free to look at the work of other teachers for other fun ideas if this of interest to you. These will continue to be posted on a bi-weekly basis.

Please find attached the second Physical Education Newsletter called WELL, WELL, WELL. It has also been posted to our school website under the “documents” section under the folder named “Physical Education Newsletters”. Please check it out. A huge thank you to Miss. Fraser.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week:  Dominic, Jaxon, Brody, Jonah, and Theo. We hope you all have a great day!

Yearbooks were submitted and ordered before the pandemic. The school met all scheduled deadlines as usual. When they arrive Mrs. Trueman will hold them until the fall. All schools are closed, and mail is being held by Canada Post. They typically arrive mid-June. If there is a change and we can pick them up in late June Mrs. Trueman will let you know on a talk mail. No yearbooks will be mailed to homes.

 

 

If you need the following: guidance support, mental health support, help with food, free educational supplement for families with no internet or technology, questions or concerns please refer to the chart below for who you should contact.

Guidance Support for your child

Sherry.Wilson-Storey@nbed.nb.ca

Mental Health Support

871-0091 or SchoolCounsellingTeam2 @nbed.nb.ca

Help with Food

 Peter McKee Centre 383-4281

Questions about home learning materials

Child’s Homeroom Teacher

School Related Questions

Angela Trueman (angela.trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya Gallant (tanya.gallant@nbed.nb.ca)

Free Educational Supplement for families with no internet or technology

Contact your child’s homeroom teacher for information

We thank you in advanced for your patience during the pickup days. The staff at AHM miss our AHM family. Please don’t forget that. Thanks for listening and stay safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30
AHM Voicemail April 24th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This the weekly voicemail message for Friday April 24th,

We hope this message finds everyone in good health. Your continued patience as we try to work out how to best guide our students is greatly appreciated.

Please see the Anglophone East Website if you or your family is understandably in need of some mental health and wellness supports during these challenging times. You can contact someone for support at 871-0091 or directly contact our school counsellor Mrs. Wilson-Storey @ sherry.wilson-storey@nbed.nb.ca . The link below also provides some resources for parents http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/SitePages/LearningAtHome.aspx

We understand some families may be experiencing food insecurity at this time. If you need support families can contact the Peter McKee Centre at 506-383-4281.

Please find below some important information from AHM:

• Homeroom teachers will continue to have weekly check-ins to maintain social connections to the school and provide support around the home learning material. These meetings may be on the phone or through e-mail. If have not heard from someone as a result of a telephone number change or such, please contact school administration and we will share the updates with the teachers. Angela.Trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya.Gallant@nbed.nb.ca. The Department of Education has directed teachers to limit their assessment of student work. Teachers will not be marking work or providing grades.

• Homeroom teachers e-mailed parents new learning resources that were more personalized to the learning that was happening in your child’s classroom. You will be receiving these resources on a bi-weekly basis. The resources are posted on our school website in Team Folders under the “documents” section. Feel free to look at the work of other teachers for other fun ideas if this of interest to you. If you have questions reach out to your teacher or school administrators. Please do not call the school and leave a voicemail as buildings are closed.

If you have not already check out the Physical Education Newsletter WELL, WELL, WELL it is posted on our school website under the “documents” section.

 •  The Anglophone East Website for Home Learning Resources for Families can be accessed through the District School Website or follow the link below. 

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/SitePages/LearningAtHome.aspx

 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development resources can be accessed through the link below  https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/learning_at_home.html

The District is working on a plan for students to get their belongings in a safe manner. We are still not permitted to allow students to access the school. We will notify families when more information is available.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week: Cooper, Mutesem, Sabrina, Marissa and Kyra. We hope you all have a great day!

•If you have children or know of a family who have children who were born in 2015 you can register them for Kindergarten online. All necessary documents can be delivered to the school when we reopen!

The staff at AHM miss our AHM family. Please don’t forget that. That’s all for now. Thanks for listening and stay safe.

 

 

 

April 17
AHM Weekly Voicemail April 17th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This the weekly voicemail message for Friday April 17th,

We hope this email finds everyone in good health. Just a friendly reminder: there is no right way to feel right now. Your continued patience as we try to work out how to best guide our students is greatly appreciated.

Please see the Anglophone East Website if you or your family is understandably in need of some mental health and wellness supports during these challenging times. You can contact someone for support at 871-0091 or directly contact our school counsellor Mrs. Wilson-Storey @ SchoolCounsellingTeam2@nbed.nb.ca . Both avenues will provide you with ideas and resources.

We understand some families may be experiencing food insecurity at this time. If you need support families can contact the Peter McKee Centre at 506-383-4281.

Please find below some important information from AHM:

• Homeroom teachers will continue to have weekly check-ins to maintain social connections to the school and provide support around the home learning material. These meetings may be on the phone or through e-mail. If have not heard from someone as a result of a telephone number change or such, please contact school administration and we will share the updates with the teachers. Angela.Trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya.Gallant@nbed.nb.ca. The Department of Education has directed teachers to limit their assessment of student work. Teachers will not be marking work or providing grades.

• By the end of the day on Tuesday April 21st teachers will be e-mailing parents other learning resources that are more personalized to the learning that was happening in your child’s classroom.  You will be receiving these resources on a bi-weekly basis. These resources will also be posted on our school website in Team Folders under the “documents” section. Feel free to look at the work of other teachers for other fun ideas if this of interest to you. If you have questions reach out to your teacher or school administrators. Please do not call the school and leave a voicemail as buildings are closed.

The first weekly Physical Education Newsletter called WELL, WELL, WELL has been posted to our school website under the “documents” section under the folder named “Physical Education Newsletters”. Please check it out. A huge thank you to Miss. Fraser.

• The lip-sync video Mrs. Berry created for us to see some familiar faces while we are apart has been uploaded to our school website under the “documents” section under the folder named AHM “Just Sing” video. Thank you to Ms. Berry for creating the video!

 •  The Anglophone East Website for Home Learning Resources for Families can be accessed through the District School Website or follow the link below. 

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/SitePages/LearningAtHome.aspx

 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development resources can be accessed through the link below  https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/learning_at_home.html

These links have also been added to our school website under the “Quick Links” section.

We are still not permitted to allow students to access the school. We are consulting with the Department of Health on how we can allow students to retrieve their personal items while meeting the expectations for social distancing. We will notify families when more information is available.

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following students who will be celebrating over this coming week:  Jakob, Elin, Itay, and Abbie. We hope you all have a great day!

•If you have children or know of a family who have children who were born in 2015 you can register them for Kindergarten online through the District website.

Weekly voicemails will be added to our school websites. The staff at AHM miss our AHM family. Please don’t forget that. That’s all for now. Thanks for listening and stay safe.

 

 

 

 

 

April 10
AHM Voicemail April 9th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This the weekly voicemail message for Thursday April 9th,

We hope this email finds everyone in good health. These last couple of weeks have certainly been unprecedented and we all have been impacted with changes to our daily lives. We know some families are focusing on schoolwork, some families are focusing on mental health and some families are focusing on survival. Different families have different needs, at this time. Let’s be supportive of that. Thank you for your patience as we try to work out how to best guide our students. We know there will be bumps in the road but we are confident that together we can make it work.

Please see the Anglophone East Website if you or your family is understandably in need of some mental health and wellness supports during these challenging times. You can contact someone for support at 871-0091 or directly contact our school counsellor Mrs. Wilson- Storey @ SchoolCounsellingTeam2@nbed.nb.ca . Both avenues will provide you with ideas and resources.

We understand some families may be experiencing food insecurity at this time. If you need support families can contact the Peter McKee Centre at 506-383-4281.

Please find below some important information from AHM:

• You should have all been contacted by your child’s teacher to check-in and provide any general guidance as to next steps. Homeroom teachers will continue to have weekly check-ins to maintain social connections to the school and provide support around the home learning material. These meetings may be on the phone or through e-mail. If you did not hear from someone as a result of a telephone number change or such, please contact school administration and we will share the updates with the teachers. Angela.Trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya.Gallant@nbed.nb.ca. The Department of Education has directed teachers to limit their assessment of student work. Teachers will not be marking work or providing grades.

• Next week Mrs. Fraser will be sharing a weekly Physical Education Newsletter called WELL, WELL, WELL. Please check it out. It will also be posted on our school website.

 •  The Anglophone East Website for Home Learning Resources for Families is up and running. You can access it through the District School Website or follow the link below.  

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/SitePages/LearningAtHome.aspx

There are also resources from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development at the link below  https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/learning_at_home.html

These links have also been added to our school website under the “Quick Links” section.

• Beginning the week of April 20th teachers will be e-mailing parents other learning resources that are more personalized to the learning that was happening in your child’s classroom.  You will be receiving these resources on a bi-weekly basis. These resources will also be posted on our school website in Team Folders under the “documents” section. Feel free to look at the work of other teachers for other fun ideas if this of interest to you.

We are not currently permitted to allow students to access the school. We are consulting with the Department of Health on how we can allow students to retrieve their personal items while meeting the expectations for social distancing. We will notify families when more information is available.

• During our morning announcements, we send out happy birthday wishes. Since we are currently not at school, we thought it would be a nice idea to begin doing this in our weekly voicemails. First, we would like to wish happy belated birthdays to the following students: Mazye, Liam, Desiree, Leeland, Karina, Dominic, Abbygail, Tess, Felix, Alexiis, Dawson, Grayce, Noah, Jacob, Brayden, Kylie, Rowan, Melodie, Meadow, Grayden, Hayden, Emilie, Coleman, Misha, Chase, Shalev, Henry, Ridley, Kaleb, Gabriel, Ayden, and Court.

Celebrating Birthdays over this coming week will be: Orianna, Stuart, Elliot, Aiden, Rocko, Evelyn, Parker, Asher, Kayden.M, and Kaden.K. We hope you all have a great day!

Weekly voicemails will be added to our school websites. The staff at AHM care tremendously about your children and we all miss our AHM family. Please don’t forget that. That’s all for now. Thanks for listening and stay safe.

 

 

 

 

April 03
AHM Voicemail Friday April 3rd

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This the weekly voicemail message for Friday April 3,

Please find below some important information from AHM:

-          You will be getting a survey later today from AHM on behalf of Anglophone East School District. Please take time to answer these 4 questions. It will give us valuable information on our school demographics and home learning moving forward.

-          Please see the Anglophone East Website if you or your family is understandably in need of some mental health and wellness supports during these challenging times. You can contact someone for support at 871-0091 or directly contact our school counsellor Mrs. Wilson- Storey @ SchoolCounsellingTeam2@nbed.nb.ca . Both avenues will provide you with ideas and resources.

-          We understand some families may be experiencing food insecurity at this time. If you need support families can contact the Peter McKee Centre at 506-383-4281. AHM has donated their unused Breakfast Program funds to the Food Depot Allimentaire. This $1000.00 donation was made possible by previous donations from families and our Presidents Choice Children Charity Grant.

-          What can you expect next week?  Homeroom teachers will be calling each family. Calls will happen Tuesday-Thursday. Mrs. Holman will be contacting families of students on Personalized Learning Plans. If you do not hear from someone as a result of a telephone number change or such, please contact school administration and we will share the updates with the teachers. Angela.Trueman@nbed.nb.ca or Tanya.Gallant@nbed.nb.ca.

-          We understand this is an unprecedented time in public education. Please understand that you as parents received information on home learning in NB before teachers did. As a district we are working on a consistent, solid mechanism to provide to parents with home learning options.  We will all do our best. You will do your best. We will support each other the best we can with what we have available to us.  The staff at AHM care tremendously about your children. Please don’t forget that.

-          How can I support learning the week of April 6, 2020? The Department of Education has launched a website. Please check it out at

EECD Family Resource Page at the link below: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/learning_at_home.html

-          At this point we are not permitted into the school building. When the Chief Medical Officer via the School District advises us that is it safe to do so, we will make a plan to return your children’s possessions. We understand this is on your mind and we will share information with you about collecting items when it’s available.

-          We will continue to send out Talk Mail messages each Friday to update parents.

Take Care. Stay Safe. Wash your Hands. Be kind to one another.

That’s all for now thanks for listening and have a great weekend.

 

January 29
Special Voicemail From Mrs. Trueman January 29 th

This is a brief talk mail for Wednesday January 29, 2020

 

This is a voice message from Mrs. Trueman, principal of Arnold H. McLeod School.

 

Upon dropping students off this morning, you may have noticed an RCMP car parked on the corner of the kindergarten and grade one playground. He is there watching a property far away from the school.

 

No one at the school was in danger. No one is in danger. No one in the school has done anything wrong.

The RCMP advised me we have nothing to worry about. He has all of my telephone numbers-work and personal -to contact me day and night.

 

I brought the students inside this morning as a precautionary measure. I did not want them to see a police car on a playground and have fears or concerns. I wanted to be able to explain to them why he was there. I made an announcement to students at 8:38 am and also sent a more detailed email to staff by 8:00 am.

 

Please understand the safety of your children is always and always will be on my mind.

Hugs,

Mrs. Trueman

 

 

 

 

 

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September 13
AHM Voicemail September 13th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School, 

This is the weekly voicemail message for Friday September 13th: 

 

There will be a Home and School meeting on Monday September 16th at 6:30 pm in the Library.  All are welcome. 

 

AHM wishes to advise parents that parking in the parking lot at the front of the school is for staff only. We only have 28 spots for over 40 staff members.  If you are parking to walk your child to the playground, please do so on Storey Road East. 

 

School Picture Day will be next Wednesday, September 18th.

 

The weather is changing, and the mornings are getting cooler. Please ensure your is coming dressed appropriately for the cool mornings.

 

This is a reminder that the student fee for the 2019-2020 school year is $25.  We realize that this time of year can prove to be financial demanding for families.  You may wish to pay the school fee in installments.  Feel free to discuss this with your child`s teacher. We are encouraging all of our parents to sign up online for the School Cash net option to pay for the school fees.  There is more information available on the district website. 

 

Thank you to all who attended Meet the Staff Night.  It was a great night with a wonderful turnout.  Should you like to see the information that was shared during the evening, the presentations have been uploaded to the school website under the News section. 

 

There was a meeting yesterday Thursday, September 12th at recess about Cross Country. If your child missed the meeting the information has been posted on the school website under the documents tab and in the outdoor bulletin board located at the front door of the school. Also posted on our school website under the documents tab is the list of extra-curricular activities, clubs and sports that will be offered for the school year.  Please remind your child to listen to the announcements for start-up meetings and remind them of their commitment once they join an activity.  Permission slips will be sent home with children once an activity begins. These permission slips will not be placed on School Cash.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with the new School Messenger attendance app, please contact the school and we will gladly help you with the problem. 

 

Next, Saturday September 21st, has been declared Rebecca Schofield Day in New Brunswick.  We are encouraging our students to participate in honoring this deserving young lady by performing random acts of kindness and recording it on the special pink paper that will be sent home next week.  Please note that this activity is completely voluntary.  Should your child choose to participate please return the paper to your child’s teacher by Monday, September 23rd.  The papers will be used to create a visual display of all the good that our students have accomplished.  

 

That’s all for now. Thanks for Listening and have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

September 12
AHM Voicemail September 12th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School,

This is a special voicemail message for Thursday September 12th:

AHM will be hosting its annual Meet the Staff Night tonight Thursday September 12th.  The evening will begin with a short presentation in the gymnasium at 6:30 pm followed by teacher presentations in their respective classrooms.  Students are more than welcome to attend this event with their parents; however, please be mindful of disruptions to the teacher presentations. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances Mrs. Trites our Grade One English teacher will not be here for Meet the Teacher.

Thanks for listening and have a great night.

September 12
AHM Voicemail September 6th

Friday, September 6th

Good afternoon parents and guardians of Arnold H. McLeod School

Welcome back!  We are very pleased with our first week of school.  The students are quickly settling in and the learning has begun.

Way to go parents and guardians of AHM. We have 57% of our families using School Cash Online to pay school fees and fill out important school fees. That is 190 out of our 329 families. Let’s see if we can have 90% by the end of this month. Information on how to sign up is posted on our school website and on our What’s Happening boards which is located at the front entrance of the school and the bulletin board directly across from the office. You will also get a paper copy in your student handbook, next week.

Reminder that students are not to be dropped off before 7:55am. There are no teachers on duty prior to this time. Sometimes you see students prior to the 7:55 bell- they are Lewisville students here for bus transfers.

This is a message from your Home and School President Jen Leger. School has started and the AHM Home and School Association is back at it! Our first meeting will be Monday, September 16th, at 6:30pm in the Library. We are always looking for fresh new faces to join our committee. We meet once a month to discuss and plan fundraising initiatives for our school. Come check us out! Hope to see you there!

AHM will be hosting its annual Meet the Staff Night on Thursday September 12th at 6:30 pm. The evening will begin with presentations in the gymnasium and proceed to the classrooms. This evening is geared towards adults.

Student handbooks will be sent home by the end of next week. Please fill out the blue form that will be sent home in the handbook and return to the school by Friday September 20th. Make sure to fill out both sides of the page.

We are currently organizing the AHM’s Breakfast Program.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the school at 856-3475.  The time commitment would be from 7:30 until 8:30 am. The Breakfast Program will begin on Monday September 23rd. Thank you to several parents who have committed to return already.

The cafeteria will begin to serve students on Monday September 9th.There will be no hamburgers or cheeseburgers served on Monday. Pizza, salads, fruit, Meal of the day, and Lunchables will be available beginning Monday. The Lunchables are a new addition to the menu this year. There will be a different one served each day. Copies of the menu were sent home Thursday. All meals are 5.50$, 6.00$ with a white milk, and 6.05$ with a chocolate milk. All pricing can be found on their website at SchoolLunchorder.ca Please send your order on a piece of paper with the money in a Ziploc bag.  Please refer to the information sent home about a new online ordering system called CafZone offered and maintained by Chartwells. This is a different system than last year so you will need to create an account on CafZone.ca. The online system is only available beginning on Wednesday, September 11th.The cafeteria menu and CafZone information has been uploaded to the school website.

We would like to remind parents and students of the importance of bike locks if students are bringing their bikes to school.

The fall picture day will take place on Wednesday September 18th.

That’s all for now. Thanks for listening and have a great weekend!