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October Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

October 3, 2016


Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged in fostering a love of life, learning and community.

Please see our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/


Thursday, October 6th and Friday October 7th will be professional development days for staff – No school for students

Monday, October 10th – Thanksgiving – Schools Closed


Dear Parents/Guardians,


October is already upon us and days are cooler!  Please be sure students are dressed for the weather. They go outside every day for play (as long as it is not raining). 


Our breakfast program is up and running.  Thank you to the volunteers who made this happen! The breakfast room is open every day at 8:15 when supervision begins at the school. We were pleased to receive a Breakfast for Learning grant again this year. Breakfast for Learning is a charity that helps children across Canada by ensuring they attend school well-nourished and ready to learn. For more information visit breakfastforlearning.ca.


Cafeteria News – The cafeteria now has CHICKEN NUGGETS J all white meat, light breaded coating , served with bbq sauce, sweet & sour sauce or ketchup $3.00 (daily).

Also the cafeterias has clip cards for $20.00, saves from sending cash. White and chocolate milk cards also available, get 20 white milk for $10.00 or 20 chocolate milk for $11.00.

If you have any questions/concerns please call Mandy 734-3744 or email Mandy.sturgeon@compass-canada.com.


Safety is always a priority in schools! Please note:

  • For the safety and security of the students, only the front door remains open throughout the school day (except during early morning arrival 8:15-8:40 when the parking lot door is opened and supervised.)

    A quick goodbye helps your child get right to school routines and encourages the independence children need!


  • When entering the school during the day, all visitors are to check in at the office.  We are happy to help in any way we can.


  • If at any time you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please write a note in the agenda the evening before, or call/vist the main office and the teacher will be notified. Teachers will contact you when they are not required to be with students.  They are often involved with meetings or other required duties before or after school but will make it a priority to contact you as soon as possible.


  • A reminder that supervision does not start until 8:15, therefore students should not be arriving before this time.


  • The school safety plan includes procedures for various emergencies.  Students have practiced the procedures required in case of fire and lock downs.  This month we will practice a site evacuation.  On Wednesday afternoon (Oct 5) HES students and staff will practice moving to our safe location which is the Hillsborough Baptist Church. Should there be a real emergency that does not allow re-entry to the building, everyone will go to this location and parents will be notified.  The practice on Wednesday will allow students to become familiar with this procedure.  After walking to the safe location and entering the building to see where we are to go, buses will then transport everyone back to the school. 


  • Finally, principals from HES and CRHS were recently visited by the RCMP to inform the schools of a community plan that focuses on safe roads throughout the Hillsborough community including the school zone. In an effort to make the roads in the Hillsborough area as safe as possible, the RCMP will be focusing on driver and pedestrian safety.  There will be more police presence in the community and at the schools over the next several weeks.  RCMP will be talking to drivers as well as walkers to promote safety for everyone.


Allergy Alert – Please remember, HES is a nut free school as we have some students with severe allergies to nuts.  Thank you for helping ensure our students are safe by not sending food with nut products.


Important Dates

Oct 6th and 7th – No school for students   &     Oct. 10th – Thanksgiving – Schools Closed

Oct. 11th-14th – Registration for children entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2017 (Age 5 by Dec. 31/16)

Nov. TBA - Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day – Schools Closed

Nov. 24th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews

Nov. 25th – Parent Teacher Interviews – No school for students