Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! We have gotten off to a great start this year with students settled in their classes and into the structure that school and the fall season brings. We want to welcome Mrs. Cormier back as Vice-Principal after being off on a deferred salary leave during the second half of the school year. We also welcome back Mr. Paquette in the gym after being off at the end of the school year. We are pleased to let you know that Ms. Weaver will be back with us for the full year in our K/1 classroom. Mrs. Miller was scheduled to be back with us in January 2015 but she is doing her part to keep the school population up and is expecting another baby so Mrs. Miller will not be back with us until the 2015-16 school year. Congratulations Mrs. Miller!! We also welcome back Mrs. Hebert from her maternity leave teaching French to gr. 4 and grades 6-8. We would like to welcome Mrs. Morris to our gr. 5 classroom. Mrs. Morris is filling in for Mrs. Fournier who will be returning from her maternity leave in April 2015. We also welcome Mrs. Hill, our new guidance counselor. Mrs. Paynter now has a position working in Sackville which is much closer to home for her. We also welcome Mrs. McEachern our new K-5 Literacy Lead to our school. Finally, welcome to our new educational assistants: Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Boudreau.
I am pleased to let you know about an important school improvement around our school. After a successful fundraising effort last year we have our playground fenced in! We would like to thank the City of Moncton and the Anglophone East School District for partnering with us to make this project a reality. The lack of fencing was a major safety concern for all as our school is so close to one of the busiest intersections in town. Now our youngest students can play safely and we thank the community for all their support. As you may have noticed, the fence was designed with a number of gates to allow the community to still have access to the playground outside of school hours. We want our students to play on the playground with their parents supervising after school and on weekends which is why we built the fence with gates to allow that access. We do ask that the community not cut through the playground while students are outside playing for safety reasons. People cutting through are not known to our students and these strangers can be scary to our youngest students who may be away from their parents for the first time. Our students are outside between 10:30-10:45 and between 12:15-12:30. These are the times we ask people not to cut through our playground. At other times, people are welcome; we just ask that you close the gates behind you so they are closed when our students go out to play.
Finally, we encourage our parents to be involved in our school. We welcome your presence volunteering in your child’s classroom or on field trips. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher with any concerns and we hope to see all families at our Meet the Teacher and community BBQ on Thursday, September 18th at 5 pm. Thank you parents for your cooperation, understanding, and continued support.