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January 13
January Newsletter

                 Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
January, 2017


Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged

in fostering a love of life, learning and community.

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



Thursday, January 12th   -   Popcorn Sale (Home and School)  Fifty cents a bag


Tuesday. January 17th  6pm -   Home and School Meeting


Wednesday, January 25th 6pm – Welcome to Kindergarten Event for children starting school in September 2017.


Looking ahead – February 24th – No school for students  (Professional Learning Day for staff)


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone!  We are excited to be back with the students this new year.

January can be a cold month!  It is important that children are dressed for outdoor play.  Extra mittens are a good idea.  We are happy to accept mitten donations. We always have students looking for mittens! For our younger students, dressing for cold temperatures is taking a bit more time. Please encourage your child to do this on his/her own. Independence is an important skill we want all students to develop!


A past communication to NB schools from Public Health encouraged 3 different types of physical activities that promote

healthy growth and development in children.  Participating in all 3 works the body in different ways.

Endurance (running, dancing, soccer, hockey…)

Flexibility (active play on a playground, skipping, gymnastics…)

Strength (monkey bars, climbing stairs…)              Visit: www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca

Too much screen time was discouraged, noting some of the effects this could have on children:

  • Poor posture

  • Poor eyesight

  • Strains of the thumb, wrist and elbow 

                                                       Visit:  www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/kids-teens/switch-off-the-screen.aspx

A final message this month is from Hillsborough Public Library. Check out the activities happening there this month:


Story Time          January 13 and 27            10:30am – 11:15am

                                A time for stories and songs every other Friday


Adult Book Club Information Sessions    January 14 1:30-2:30PM   and     January 20     1:30-2:30pm

                        Come and get some information and sign up for one of our new adult book clubs. If you are not able to make it during these times, please call or visit the library


Lego® Night            January 19                      6:00pm – 7:30pm

                                We provide the blocks, the kids provide the ideas


Computer Basics for Adults – Windows Basics    January 25        12:00pm-1:00pm

                                Join us to learn some basics about using Windows on your computer. If you have a laptop please feel free to bring it to follow along, however it is not required.  Please call the library to register as space is limited.


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.