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May Newsletter


                              Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
May, 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, May 4th – Popcorn sale   (50 cents)


Friday, May 5thCouncil Day – No school for students


Saturday, May 6thGrade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre8am-11am

                Pancakes, sausages and eggs    Adult $8  Children $4   (Free for 2 and under) 

                        Community Welcome!          Hope to see you there!!


Friday, May 19thNBTA Day – No school for students


Monday, May 22nd  Victoria Day – Schools closed


Looking ahead to June

June 1st  – Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2017)


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe that it is already the month of May!  With the nicer weather and more daylight hours, it is important to keep routines in place, including completing homework and bedtimes.  This will help students be more successful at school as they complete daily learning tasks.

As a follow up to the spring fundraiser organized by our Home and School Association, we are happy to let you know that students raised approximately $1000 by reading and getting sponsors. The Home and School will use these funds to help with school agenda costs.  A big thank you to our Home and School Association and to all those who took part as readers and sponsors!  The Home and School Association always welcomes new members! The next meeting is May 30th at 6pm.

This month our school will be taking part in a provincial wellness survey.  This survey is completed by all schools in the province.  It surveys attitudes and behaviours regarding healthy eating, mental fitness, bullying, physical activity and tobacco use. We will be completing the elementary portion of the survey which gathers information from students in grades 4 and 5 and parents/guardians of students in grades K to 5. This will be done during the week of May 15th.   Participation is anonymous and the information is kept confidential. Information from the survey has been used for planning by school districts and has also been used by other government departments to develop strategies and programs, as well as by local groups to support healthier communities. If you have questions about the survey, please let me know.

One final note, the warmer weather is coming which means summer attire.  Flip flops are not appropriate outdoor footwear at school.  The play area is uneven in places and we often use the field for outdoor gym classes where shoes with support are needed.

Thank you.

Susan Wilmot


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.