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June 07
June Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
June, 2019
734-3700

 

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/

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 4th Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2019)

 

Friday, June 7th– Students will attend a production of The Little Mermaid at Moncton Wesleyan Center

Wednesday, June 12th  Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon followed by a presentation by students.

                                                         All volunteers are invited to attend! (Please RSVP by June 10th)

 

Friday, June 14th – Popcorn  (fifty cents)

Monday, June 17th Last day for cafeteria orders

Tuesday, June 18th  - Field Day for all students

Wednesday, June 19th  Swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre and picnic for the entire school

Thursday, June 20th   Grade 5 Graduation (11 am)

Friday, June 21st   Last day for students and final report cards

(Dismissal/Bus times will be communicated once confirmed by district office. Also, a 2019-2020 school calendar will be included with June report cards.)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is the final monthly newsletter for the 2018-2019 school year. There are several events planned this month. (See dates and activities listed above.) Even though we are in the final weeks of this school year, I want to remind parents of the driving procedures around the school. Please use the drop off lane (the lane on the right) for dropping students off in the morning.  If you need to come into the school, please park in a parking spot. These procedures are in place for student safety. Thank you!

Some preparations have started for the next school year.  With this often comes questions about what classrooms students will be in next year.  We are unable to confirm the specific classrooms and teachers for students next year as changes continue to take place even over the summer. Class lists with homeroom teachers will be posted on the first day of school.

With summer just around the corner, we want to encourage students to keep up their literacy and numeracy skills. A good way to do this is to visit our local library.  We also want to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their continued support and wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing our returning students in September and wish our grade 5 students the very best in middle school.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

May 01
May Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
May, 2019
734-3700

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 – All readathon pledge and recording pages returned. Winners to be announced the

                   following week.

 

Friday, May 3rdNBTA Council DayNo school for students

 

Saturday, May 4thGrade 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 10th – Popcorn day  (Fifty cents)

 

Friday, May 17thNBTA Branch DayNo school for students

 

Monday, May 19th    Victoria DaySchools closed

 

Friday, May 31st – Popcorn day  (Fifty cents)

 

Tuesday June 4th  – Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2019)

 

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.  We also want you to know that we have been reminding students that toys are not to be brought to school (unless they are part of a learning activity planned by the teacher). 

The month of April included the Home and School Readathon Challenge for students. This fundraising event comes to an end this week.  Thank you to those who participated and to those who supported this challenge.  Pledges and forms are due back to the school this Thursday (May 3rd). Winners will be announced the following week.  

One final note, the Grade 5 Fundraising Breakfast is this Saturday from 8am-11am at the Kiwanis Centre.  Hope you can join us and support their efforts as they raise funds for their end of year trip.

Thank you,

Susan Wilmot

Principal

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.

 

April 05
April Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
April, 2019
734-3700
 

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, April 4th – Report cards for second term will go home with students

 

Thursday, April 4th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews (6pm-8pm)

                                    Please call the school to book an appointment (734-3700)

 

Friday, April 5th Parent/teacher interviews (9am-11am) and PD for staff

                              No school for students

 

April 2nd-5th -  Book Fair (set up in CRHS library)  See communication sent last week.

 

April 11th – Sistema concert  6:30 pm

April 12thPopcorn Sale  (50 cents) for students

 

April 19th – Good Friday – Schools closed

April 22nd – Easter Monday – Schools closed

 

April 23rd  – Home and School Meeting 6:30pm  

 

Looking ahead to May

May 3thCouncil Day – No school for students

 

May 4thGrade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre - Community welcome!

 

May 17thNBTA Branch DayNo school for students                   

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This week parent- teacher interviews will take place. Thursday April 4th (6-8pm) and Friday April 5th (9am-11:00am). We look forward to meeting with parents/guardians during these times.  Please call the school at 734-3700 to book an appointment time if you haven’t already. The Book Fair will also be happening this week.  Like other years, it will be set up in the library at CRHS and will be open during the week including Thursday evening and Friday morning during Parent/Teacher interviews. Addition information was sent home last week by our librarian. Sales from this book fair support our school library.

 

As you know our Home and School Association has organized a clothing drive to raise funds.  Items can still be dropped off at the school this week. Items will be picked up on Monday, April 8th. A  Readathon is also being planned as a spring fundraiser. Information from the Home and School Association will be sent home soon.

 

One final note, spring is upon us and our playground is already wet and muddy!  Please ensure students are dressed for outdoor play. Students look forward to this part of their day.  It is much more enjoyable when they are dry and warm.

Susan Wilmot – Principal

 

March 06
March Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
March 2019
734-3700 

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/

 

 

Friday, March 15th – Popcorn day (fifty cents, if students have not pre-paid)

 

Friday,  March 22nd – Professional Learning and Report Card day for staff (SCHOOLS CLOSED)

 

Tuesday, March 26th- 6:30pm Home and School Meeting  7:30pm  PSSC Meeting

 

Looking ahead:

 

April 4th – Report Cards for term 2

 

April 4th Evening parent/teacher interviews (more information will be sent home)

 

April 5th – Parent/teacher interviews (AM) and PD  No school for students

 

Friday, April 19th-Good Friday & Monday, April 22nd-Easter Monday (Schools Closed)

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back from March Break!  We hope the students had an enjoyable time. We are happy to be back and learning! 

There is still lots of winter play outside, so please be sure students come prepared with snow pants, hats and mittens. Extra mittens are a good idea as often they get wet.  Please be sure your child’s name is on all outdoor clothing.  It’s easy to get snow pants mixed up.

 

During the next few weeks, teachers will be assessing students in preparation for the report cards that will be going home on April 4th.  Parent – teacher interviews will take place that evening and the next morning.  Please watch for information about setting up an appointment. We hope to see you at the interviews!

 

Our Home and School Association has planned some fundraising activities. You will receive information about these soon.  Again this year, there will be a 10 day reading challenge for students. Students will be invited to get sponsors through family and friends.  Also a clothing drive will be taking place….so keep any unwanted clothing for this event.  Thank you!

Susan Wilmot

Principal

February 04
February Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
February, 2019
734-3700 

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/

 

 

Friday, February 15th -   Popcorn Sale (Home and School)  Fifty cents a bag

 

Monday, February 18thNew Brunswick Family Day – All Schools Closed

 

Tuesday, February 26th – Home and School Meeting  6:30pm

                                         PSSC Meeting   7:30pm

 

Thursday, February 28th – Skating for all students – afternoon. More details to come.

 

 

Looking ahead – March Break is March 4th-8th

 

March 22ndProfessional Learning for staff – schools closed

               

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This month students and families are being challenged to eat a healthy snack each day.  This challenge is in preparation for March….which is Nutrition Month.  Students are encouraged to eat a healthy snack at morning recess (the school will also have some available).  There will be a follow up outing to celebrate this challenge, if the goal is met. More information will be sent home later this month.

A recent communication from public health encouraged healthy eating as a family at home…

o   Eat more often as a family at home.

o   Making healthy food choices is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family’s health.

o   Planning ahead when cooking can help you and your family eat better, save time and spend less money.

 Our Home and School Association is planning another clothing drive.  The clothes collected, raises funds for our school and helps support community living projects. More information will be sent by the Home and School soon.  So please hang onto to any unwanted clothes…..collection will begin later in March and pick up will be April 5th.

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

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.

 

January 22
Rescheduled Welcome to K event

Welcome to Kindergarten Event

 

Tuesday – January 22nd 6pm -  CANCELLED due to school closure (road conditions)

 

This event is rescheduled for Tuesday, January 29th at 6pm.

January 14
January Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
January, 2019
734-3700

 

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/

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 8th  6:30pm -   Home and School Meeting

 

Friday, January 18th -Popcorn Sale 50 cents

 

Tuesday, January 22nd  6pm – Welcome to Kindergarten Event for children starting school in September 2019.

 

Looking ahead – February 18th – Provincial Family Day – All schools will be closed

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

Grade four students finished the year with a project that helped the homeless. The whole school got involved! We want to thank everyone who generously supported this project.  We were able to make a huge donations to help provide Christmas Dinners for the homeless. As well, we were able to donate many welcome kits and other useful items.  Thank you Hillsborough Community, your support was greatly appreciated.  It made a difference for many people.

 

We have had some cold days over the holidays! 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!

 

Please remember that morning supervision begins at 8:15am. Students should not arrive before this time.  The first bell

rings at 8:35 and the second bell at :8:40 when  classes begin. Please have students at school by 8:40 so they do not miss

any learning. Thank you.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

 

 

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.

 

December 17
CONCERT UPDATE

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Tuesday (the 18th) is the Christmas Concert (1pm and 7pm). If schools are closed on Tuesday because of weather, the concert will be on Wednesday (19th) at the same times.

In addition, if this happens, the Home and School will be looking for parent volunteers to stay after the concert on Wednesday to help remove chairs and set up tables with shopping items. Thank you.

Note: The classrooms will be open at 6:30pm for students to arrive on the evening of the concert.

December 07
December Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
December 2018
734-3700

 

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/

 

 

Friday, Dec. 7th  - Pie delivery 2pm-6pm – Pie orders to be picked up in the school parking lot

 

Friday, Dec. 14th - Popcorn sale 50¢   (Thank you to the Home & School)

 

Thursday, Dec. 13th – Sistema Concert (6:30pm)

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18th – School Christmas Concert (1pm and 7pm) - (Storm date -Wednesday)

 

Thursday, Dec. 20th - Christmas Shopping Party

 

Friday, Dec. 21st – Last day of school before Christmas holidays  (Full Day)

 

Tuesday, Jan. 8th – Students return from Christmas holidays

Dear Parents/Guardians,

December is upon us along with plans for Christmas activities and events at Hillsborough Elementary School. First, let me say thank you for coming to our recent Parent/Teacher interviews.  Communicating about your child’s progress is an important part of supporting student learning.

 

       The Home and School pie order has been placed. Thank you to all those who sold pies and to those who ordered pies.  The pies will be delivered this week on Friday, Dec. 7th. The truck will be at the school from 2pm-6pm. Please stop by to pick up your child’s pie order.  We will have copies of the orders there.  THANK YOU for all your support! Winners will be announced this week at an assembly!  A few more notes from the Home and School Association:

  • Home and School information can be found on Facebook by searching for Hillsborough Home and School Association.

  • Please consider becoming a member – contact the school if you would like a member ship form.

  • Tickets for front row seating at the Christmas Concert (and VIP parking) will be sold prior to the concert. A separate communication will be sent this week from the Home and School.

  • H&S will be organizing the Shopping Party on Dec. 20th – Please send in gently used items before this date. Our students enjoy shopping for family and friends at this event!  (More information coming soon including volunteer sign up.)

Again this year, Anglophone East will support local food banks with their “Fill the Bus” campaign.  Students are invited to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to this event.  The bus will arrive to pick up items on Dec. 18th.

And don’t forget about our school project to help the homeless. Grade 4 student are concerned about those who are homeless and have given each class a list of items that would help. If you are able to contribute something on the list, it will make a difference. Thank you.

As this will be the last newsletter before the Christmas holidays, the staff here at Hillsborough Elementary School want to wish you a safe and joyous Christmas holiday and we look forward to your return in January of 2019!

Susan Wilmot

November 05
November Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

November 2018

734-3700

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6th – Rescheduled Home and School Meeting 6:30pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7th 11:30am Remembrance Day Assembly- Parents and Community are welcome to attend

 

Friday,Nov.9th-School Closed to students – Report card preparations and PD

 

Monday, Nov. 12th – Schools Closed to recognize Remembrance Day

 

     

Thursday, Nov. 22nd- First Report Cards go home and Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews(more details below)

 

Friday, Nov. 23rd – Schools closed to students - Parent/Teacher Interviews

 

December – Christmas concert – Tuesday Dec. 18th (1pm and 7pm)

                 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,
November is upon us and we have several things happening this month. First, our annual Remembrance Day Assembly will be On Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 11:30. Parents and community are invited to attend. When the veterans finish at CRHS, they will join us at HES. We hope to begin by 11:30am.

 

Students will receive their first report card on Thursday, Nov. 22nd. Evening Parent/teacher interviews will also take place on this date (6:00pm to 8:00pm) as well as Friday morning Nov. 23rd (9:00am to 11:00am). Parents are asked to contact the school beginning the week of Nov. 12th to schedule an interview time.  Schools are closed for students on Friday, Nov. 23rd.

Our fall fundraiser is about to begin. With the help of our Home and School Association, we will be selling Apple Valley pies again.  Students will be receiving all the needed information next week. We are looking forward to a successful fundraiser!

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal HES

 

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.

October 05
October Newsletter

​                                                      Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

                                                                                        October 2018

                                                                                            734-3700

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/

 

 

Tuesday, October 2nd – Home & School meeting 6:30pm All Welcome!

 

Monday, October 8th – Thanksgiving – Schools Closed

 

October 9th-12th - Kindergarten Registration for students entering Kindergarten in September 2019 (Age 5 by Dec. 31/19)

 

Wednesday, Oct.17th–Picture day(not the 4th as indicated in previous newsletter)

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). 

Last week and this week, students have and will be traveling to Fundy National Park for nature presentations that will enhance science learning. Ask your child about this learning experience!

 

The first Home and School meeting will be Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm. All welcome!

A separate notice from the Home and School Association was sent home last week.

 

The PSSC (Parent School Support Committee) is looking for new members. The PSSC is a school community group that has an advisory relationship with the school principal. They meet approximately 5 times a year. If you would like to know more about this role or would like to be a part of this committee, please contact the school.

 

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.

     

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

As part of the school’s emergency plans, this past month we have practiced fire drills and lockdown procedures.  A lockdown is used if there is the possibility of danger to students and staff.  This is done by moving students to a safe location in the building. It is presented in a way that does not promote fear, but rather a sense of security. During a lockdown students will move to a safe place, close together with their teacher in the classroom. Students wait quietly in this place for any needed direction. Please see the reverse side of this newsletter for more information about lockdowns. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Please remember to use the new district Safe Arrival system when your child is absent from school.  You can call the school (734-3700) and follow the prompts to report the absence. More details were given in the last newsletter.  If you are experiencing difficulties with this process, please call the school office so we can assist.

 

 

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.


Looking ahead…

Nov. TBA - Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov. 9th – Schools closed for Professional Development for staff

Nov. 12th – Schools closed to recognize Remembrance Day

Nov. 22nd– First term report cards and evening Parent/Teacher Interviews

Nov. 23rd – Parent/Teacher Interviews (No school for students)

 

 

 

September 05
New Safe Arrival Program

SAFE ARRIVAL For all schools with K-8 students

Hillsborough Elementary school will be part of a safe arrival program to improve student safety!

Student absences will need to be reported in advance. If a student is not in class and the absence is not reported, then the new system will contact parents at the beginning of each day to ensure the safety of the student.

Schools will not accept absences reported to the school directly/through agendas or left on the school voicemail – all parents are required to use this system to report an absence.  You can call the school phone (734-3700) and an option will be given to report an absence through the new system.

You can also report an absence using one of the following…

    1. SchoolMessenger app (free)

      1. Provide your email address to the school.

      2. Download the SchoolMessenger app for parents (blue logo) from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at go.schoolmessenger.ca). 

      3. Tap Sign Up to create your account. (Ensure your account is showing in Canada)

      4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.

    2. Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca

      1. Provide your email address to the school.

      2. Go to the website.

      3. Click Sign Up to create your account.

      4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence

    3. Interactive Toll-free Phone

      1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.
        1-833-202-4304

      2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.

        Absences can be reported in advance:

  • 24 hours/day

  • 7 days a week

  • For any school day in the school year - Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence.

    If you don’t report your child’s absence in advance, the automated notification system will try to contact you (using the communication preferences if you have set them up in the SchoolMessenger app). This may include push notifications to the app, email, SMS text message, phone calls. You will be asked to provide the reason for your child’s absence immediately. You may do so using the phone line, website or mobile app.

    If an absence is not explained within approximately 20 minutes of the time that the school starts the notification process, school staff will follow-up to make sure that your child is safe. If you try to explain an absence using Safe Arrival, but are then told that it is past the cut-off time, please contact the school directly.  

    This system will begin automated call outs beginning Monday, September 10th.

    Please contact the school if you have questions or visit the Anglophone East Website for more information.

September 05
September Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

September  2018

734-3700

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/

 

Monday, September 17th 6:00pm - Meet the Teacher Night

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back and a special welcome to all who are new to Hillsborough Elementary School.  We are looking forward to a great year! A school newsletter is sent home monthly to provide important information. Our website, as well as talk mail messages will also be used to communicate with you. In addition, teachers will send home messages specific to your child’s class. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at the number provided above.

Staff

Principal Mrs. S Wilmot

Resource – Mrs. M Judson

Guidance – Ms. J Bamford

Music(K-5) and French(4) – Ms. L Steeves

French (K-3) – Ms. E Muise

Kindergarten – Mr. R Thorne

Kindergarten & Gr. 1 –Mrs. K Steeves

Gr. 1 – Mrs. C Weber

Gr. 2 – Mrs. K Carter

Gr. 2 – Mrs. J Ham

Gr. 3 – Mrs. G Trail

Gr. 4 - Mrs. L Williams

Gr. 4 -  Ms. K Ryder

Gr. 5 – Mr. C Smith

Administration Assistant – Mrs. A Boutilier

Librarian – Mrs. N Leblanc

Custodians – Mr. B Paige & Mr. G Smith

Educational Assistanta - Mrs. P Geldart, Mrs. R Keirstead, Mrs. L Steeves, Ms. N Stone, Mr. L Stevens

 

School Hours

8:15  Supervision begins and doors are open for bus arrival and student entry (For student safety, students should not arrive before 8:15 as this is when

supervision begins.)

8:35  First bell for students to prepare for classes to begin

8:40   Second bell for classes to begin

 (Entry through front door is necessary after this time

  as it is the only door that will remain open after      8:40.   Always check in at the office. Thank you.)  

 

10:15-10:30  Outdoor Recess

 

12:00-12:30  Lunch in classrooms

12:30-1:00  Outdoor recess

 

2:00   K-2 dismissal

3:00   3-5 dismissal

  Allergy Alert – 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.

 

·         School supplies for students have been purchased by the school.  Payment can be made to your child’s teacher or on-line through the district website (School Cash On-line) given above. The fee for all students is $30. The Home and School Association has covered the cost of agendas. Thank you.

·         Having indoor sneakers is important for all students. This helps keep our classrooms clean.

·         For the safety and security of the students, only the front door will remain open throughout the school day (except during early morning arrival when there is teacher supervision.)  When entering the school during the day, please check in at the office.  We are happy to help in any way we can.

·         We also ask, when picking up your child, that you wait in the lobby/office area of the school.  This will help our children gain their independence and be able to attend to their regular routine. If at any time you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please write a note in the agenda the evening before, or check in at the main office and we can notify the teacher to come and speak with you when classes are not in session.

 

This year our school guidance counsellor for K-5 is Ms. Bamford. She will be at the school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  As per our provincial mandate, all students will receive proactive whole class counselling lessons at various times during the school year.  School counselling support is also delivered in small groups and for individuals, both with parent/guardian consent.  If you would like to speak with Ms. Bamford, please feel free to contact the school (734-3700).

 

 

Important Dates

All student information and signature sheets to be returned as soon as possible

These forms can now be done online (except for the student data collection form). Please see the district website for directions.

 

Monday, Sept. 10th  – Cafeteria Services begin   

Monday, Sept. 17th – Meet the Teacher Night  (6pm) 

                                                 

       Looking Ahead  

        Oct 4th –Picture Day                                                                                                                                 

        Oct 8th –Thanksgiving

 

August 16
2018-2019 Start Up Information

2018-2019

Start Up Information

  • First day for students is Tuesday, Sept. 4th  (First bell 8:35).

    (Kindergarten students have a staggered entry and have been mailed their specific date to begin.)

     

  • Class lists will be posted at the school on the first day for students and parents. Staff will be assisting students to their classes.

     

  • Bussing information can be found on the Anglophone East Website by clicking on "School and Bus Locator".  http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx
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  • School Supplies - In an effort to help our families, all school supplies are purchased by Hillsborough Elementary School. If you would like to see a list of the supplies purchased, please visit the district website at

     http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/School-Supplies.aspx

     

    Supply fee is $30 per student- Backpack, lunch box, non-marking indoor sneakers, outdoor shoes (Velcro if the child does not tie shoes yet) are items you will need to shop for or reuse from the previous year.

     

    Again, if possible please pay through Anglophone East online banking which will be available a week before school starts. Go to the Anglophone East Website and click on “School Fees and Forms”.    http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx

           Fees may also be paid at the school.  Thank you.

 

  • Bell schedule remains the same

    8:15 Supervision begins - students begin to arrive

    8:35 First bell - students go to classes

    10:15-10:30 Outside Recess

    12:00-12:30 Lunch

    12:30-1:00  Outside Recess

    2pm Dismissal for K-2

    3pm Dismissal for 3-5

     

  • Cafeteria information will be sent home (and posted) the first week of school.

    

           See you soon!!

June 01
June Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
June, 2018
734-3700

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/ 

 

Tuesday, June 5th- Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon followed by Drama, “Stone Soup”                                 All volunteers are invited to attend! (Please RSVP by June 4th)

 

Tuesday, June 5thNIGHT OF THE ARTS with drama presentation, “Stone Soup”.   1pm & 7pm

Thursday, June 7th – Popcorn  (fifty cents)

Tuesday, June 19th  - Field Day for all students and last day for cafeteria orders

Wednesday, June 20th  Swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre and picnic for the entire school

Thursday, June 21st   Grade 5 Graduation (11 am)

Friday, June 22nd    Last day for students (half day) and final report cards

(Dismissal/Bus times will be communicated once confirmed by district office. Also a 2018-2019 school calendar will be included with June report cards.)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is the final monthly newsletter for the 2017-2018 school year. Some special events have been planned for the students during the month of June including a special NIGHT OF THE ARTS on Tuesday June 5th. (See dates and activities listed above).

 

 

NIGHT OF THE ARTS – TUESDAY, JUNE 5th.   Parents and the community are invited to a celebration of the arts including a drama presentation, “STONE SOUP”. (The format is much like the Christmas concert….all students are involved, including Sistema).  Prior to the Drama performance at 1pm and 7pm, you are invited to view art/projects done by the students. 

Please have students at the school by 6:45pm.  Thank you and hope to see you on the 5th.

 

 

Please remember that flip flops are not appropriate outdoor footwear at school, even during nice weather.  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.

Some preparations have started for the next school year.  With this often comes questions about what classrooms students will be in next year.  We are unable to confirm the specific classrooms and teachers for students next year as changes continue to take place over the summer. Class lists with homeroom teachers will be posted on the first day of school.

With summer just around the corner, we want to encourage students to keep up their literacy and numeracy skills. A good way to do this is to visit our local library.

 

We want to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their continued support and wish you a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing our returning students in September and wish our grade 5 students a great new journey into middle school.

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

May 07
May Newsletter

                       Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
May, 2018
734-3700 

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 3rd  – Popcorn sale   (50 cents)

 

Friday, May 4thNBTA Council DayNo school for students

 

Saturday, May 5thGrade 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!!

 

Thursday, May 17thStaff Professional Learning - Half day for students – 11:30 dismissal

 

Friday, May 19thNBTA Branch DayNo school for students

 

Monday, May 21st   Victoria DaySchools closed

 

Thursday, May 24th  – Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2018)

 

Tuesday, May 29th – Home and School Meeting 6:30pm – New members welcome!

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

It is hard to believe that it is already the month of May!  This month begins with the Grade 5 Fundraising Breakfast this Saturday from 8am-11am at the Kiwanis Centre.  Hope you can join us and support their efforts as the raise funds for their end of year trip.

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!  They would also like you to know about another initiative they have taken to help our school. The following will explain….

 

Do you shop online or plan to?  If you said YES, we hope you can help!

 

SIMPLY By shopping through our fundraiser link, Flip Give will give back to Hillsborough Elementary a percentage of your purchase total.

 

It is really as simple as starting at our link, then you carry on shopping at your favorite stores, such as Sports Check, Indigo/Chapters, Walmart, Amazon, Nike, Starbucks, Under Armour and so many more.

 

The students at Hillsborough Elementary thank you in advance for starting your shopping experience through this link:

 www.flipgive.com/f/540270

 

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.

 

 

April 06
April Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
April, 2018
734-3700 

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 April 5thPopcorn Sale  (50 cents) for students

                                

Friday, April 6th – Report cards for second term will go home with students

 

Thursday, April 12th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews (6pm-8pm)

                                    Please call the school to book an appointment (734-3700)

 

Friday, April 13th    Parent/teacher interviews (9am-11am) and PD for staff

                                   No school for students

 

April 9th-13th   -   Book Fair (set up in CRHS library)  Separate communication will be sent

 

April 24th – Home and School Meeting 6:30pm     PSSC Meeting 7:30pm

 

Looking ahead to May

May 4thCouncil Day – No school for students

 

May 5thGrade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre - Community welcome!

 

May 17th – Half day for students  (Professional Development for staff)

May 18thNBTA Branch DayNo school for students                   

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter Weekend!   As you know, our Home and School Association organized a Readathon as a spring fundraiser. A big thank you to all those who are taking part as readers and sponsors!  Students need to bring back their reading pages and sponsor pages with money collected by Tuesday April 10th to be eligible for prizes.  Winners will be announced later in the  week.  The Home and School Association has also organized a clothing drive to raise funds (separate communication was sent home).  Items can be dropped off at the school on April 12th  and 13th. The Home and School Association always welcomes new members! The next meeting is Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30pm.

 

Parent/Teacher Interviews are coming up Thursday April 12th (6-8pm) and Friday April 13th (9am-11:30am). We look forward to meeting with parents/guardians during these times.  Please call the school at 734-3700 to book an appointment time. The Book Fair will also be happening the same week.  Like other years, it will be set up in the library at CRHS and will be open during the week including Thursday evening during Parent/Teacher interviews. More specific times will be sent by our librarian with Book Fair information. Sales from this book fair support our school library!     Activities taking place at our local public library are included below!

 

One final note, spring is upon us and our playground is going to be wet and muddy!  Please ensure students are dressed for outdoor play. Students look forward to this part of their day.  It is much more enjoyable when they are dry and warm.

Susan Wilmot – Principal

 

 

Hillsborough Public Library –April Events

 

Let’s Get Crafty    April 6 & 20      3:30-5pm

Crafts for children 5yrs +

 

Story Time   April 12 & 26   2:00pm-2:30pm

A time of stories and songs for 0-4 year olds

 

After School STEAM Drop In     April 11 & 25   3:30-5:00pm

Come in and try out our STEAM activities

 

Family Movie Matinee   April 14    Starting at 2pm

 

After School STEAM Club              April 17                    3:30-5pm

Once a month Grades 3+ are invited to join our STEAM club where we will be working on STEAM related projects.

 

LEGO® Night           April 19           6-7:30pm

 

Earth Day Seed Planting    April 21                    2-4pm

 

 

Adult programs

Resume Drop in Help    April 5    4:30-6:30pm

Resume Drop in Help    April 7     1-3pm

In advance of the Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC) job fair being held on April 10th we will be offering two session of drop in resume help. Bring your current resume/cover letter to get some feedback or if you do not have a resume stop in and we can assist you in preparing one.

 

Read & Watch Book Club    April 26 6:30-8pm

March Selection – Bridget Jones’ Diary

 

Library Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday- Saturday    10am-12pm & 1pm-5pm

Thursday             1pm-5pm & 6pm-8pm

                               

            Follow us @ Facebook.com/hillsboroughpubliclibrary or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date on everything happening at the library!                     

 

March 02
March Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
March 2018
734-3700 

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, March 1stCamo Day – Wear camo attire!      SKATING in the afternoon

 

Friday, March 2nd – Team Canada Day – Wear Red and White!

 

March 5th -9th - March Break! (Schools are closed)

 

Thursday, March 15th – Popcorn day (fifty cents)

 

Thursday March 22nd – Professional Learning and Report Card day for staff (SCHOOLS CLOSED)

 

Tuesday, March 27th- 6:30pm Sistema concert

                                   7:30pm – Home and School Meeting

 

Friday, March 30th-Good Friday & Monday, April 2nd-Easter Monday (Schools Closed)

 

Looking ahead:

 

April 6th – Report Cards

 

April 12th Evening parent/teacher interviews (more information will be sent home)

 

April 13th – Parent/teacher interviews and PD – No school for students

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The month begins with some school spirit activities. We started the week with wearing plaid and our school colors. Today the students went swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre to celebrate their healthy snack challenge. March is national nutrition month! Public Health encourages us to share meals together: it opens dialogue, connects people and helps us eat a more balanced diet. Share a meal together tonight:   

Rice Bowl – Southwest Style

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, 1 cup chopped vegetables (peppers, corn, tomatoes, zucchini), 1 cup chopped meat or beans, 1 cup cooked brown rice, 2 Tablespoons salsa, shredded cheese or low-fat sour cream

Directions:

1.       In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet).  Add vegetables and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp.

2.       Add cooked meat or beans and cooked rice to skillet and heat through.

3.       Divide rice mixture into bowls. Top with salsa, cheese or sour cream and serve warm.  Enjoy!

 

Thursday we are wearing “Camo” and going skating (Grades K-2 from 1pm-1:45pm and Grades 3-5 from 2pm-3pm) Anyone able to help at the rink is welcome! The week ends by celebrating Team Canada…. Wear red and white!!


                  
A Home and School fundraising activity will also take place in March. Again this year, there will be a 10 day reading challenge for students. Students are invited to get sponsors through family and friends.  More details will be sent by the Home & School soon.

Finally even with some nice days, students still need mittens, hats and snow pants for playing outdoors. Please be sure students come prepared for outdoor play.  Thank you.

Have a safe and enjoyable March Break!

Susan Wilmot

Principal

February 05
February Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
February, 2018
734-3700 

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, February 8th -   Popcorn Sale (Home and School)  Fifty cents a bag – more information will be sent soon about pre-paying for the rest of the school year.

 

Thursday, February 15th –Half day for students –11:30 dismissal (Professional Learning for staff)

(CRHS has a half day on Wednesday therefore no cafeteria services on Wednesday for HES)

 

Monday, February 19thNew Brunswick Family Day – All Schools Closed

 

Tuesday, February 27th – Home and School Meeting  6:30pm  ???

                                         PSSC Meeting   7:30pm

 

Looking ahead – March Break is March 5th-9th

               

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

February marks the beginning of the second half of the school year!  Students continue to work hard at school to meet the academic expectations placed upon them. Your support in ensuring that homework is completed is important.  It may be a good time to re-establish homework routines like having a designated place to do homework, establishing a regular time for homework and removing distractions such as the television and social media during homework time.

This month students and families are being challenged to eat a healthy snack each day.  This challenge is in preparation for March….which is Nutrition Month.  Students are encouraged to eat a healthy snack at morning recess (the school will also have some available).  There will be a follow up outing to celebrate this challenge. More information will be sent home later this month.

A recent communication from public health encouraged healthy eating as a family at home…

o   Eat more often as a family at home.

o   Making healthy food choices is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family’s health.

o   Planning ahead when cooking can help you and your family eat better, save time and spend less money.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

 

 

January 12
January Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
January, 2018
734-3700

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/ 

 

Popcorn Sale will begin again in February – more information will be sent home soon

 

Tuesday. January 16th  6:30pm -   Home and School Meeting

 

Thursday, January 18th Half day for students – Staff PD  (Dismissal 11:30 am)

 

Monday, January 22nd  6pm – Welcome to Kindergarten Event for children starting school in September 2018.

 

Looking ahead – February 15th – Half day for students  (Professional Learning for staff)

                         February 19th – Provincial Family Day – All schools will be closed

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

We have had some cold days over the holidays! 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 the following positive actions:

Story Time            January 11 & 25  2:00pm-2:30pm

A time of stories and songs for 0-4 year olds

Let’s be Crafty    January 12&26       3:30-4:45pm

Afterschool crafts for 5-14yr olds

Afterschool Chess Club       January 16             3:30-4:45pm

School aged children are invited to come learn and  play chess afterschool

Afterschool STEAM Drop In               January 17 & 24   3:30-5:00pm

Come in and try out our STEAM activities

Afterschool STEAM Challenge              January 18                          3:30-5pm

Come and see if you can complete our winter themed Steam Challenge. For Grades 3+

LEGO® Night            January 25                          6-7:30pm

We provide the blocks, the kids provide the ideas.

Computer Courses for Adults     starting January 20    2:00-3:00pm

Looking to learn the basics or refresh on your skills. Register for our 4 week adult computer course.

Contact the library if you are interested in learning more about our monthly adult book clubs!                           

Library Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday- Saturday    10am-12pm & 1pm-5pm

Thursday                1pm-5pm & 6pm-8pm

 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.

 

December 01
December Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
December 2017
734-3700 

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/ 

 

Friday Dec. 1st – Parent/Teacher Interviews  & PD for staff– No school for students  

Thurs Dec. 7th - Popcorn sale 50¢   (Thank you to the Home & School)

Tuesday, Dec. 12th – School Christmas Concert (1pm and 7pm)  

 

Friday, Dec. 15th – Sistema Concert (6:30pm)

 

Monday, Dec. 18th - Christmas Shopping Party

 

Friday, Dec. 22nd– Last day of school before Christmas holidays  (Half Day)

 

Monday, Jan. 8th – Students return from Christmas holidays

Dear Parents/Guardians,

December is almost upon us along with plans for Christmas activities and events at Hillsborough Elementary School. First, let me say thank you for coming to Parent/Teacher interviews this past week.  Communicating about your child’s progress is an important part of supporting student learning.

       The Home and School pie order has been placed. Thank you to all those who sold pies and to those who ordered pies.  The pies will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 8th. The truck will be at the school from 2pm-6pm. Please stop by to pick up your child’s pie order.  We will have copies of the orders there.  THANK YOU for all your support! Winners will be announced soon!  A few more notes from the Home and School Association:

  • Home and School information can be found on Facebook by searching for Hillsborough Home and School Association.

  • Tickets for front row seating at the Christmas Concert (and VIP parking) will be sold prior to the concert ($3 for one ticket). Tickets to be returned by Friday, Dec. 8th. This information was sent home with students.

  • H&S will be organizing the Shopping Party on Dec. 18th – Please send in gently used items before this date. Our students enjoy shopping for family and friends at this event! Each item will be 50 cents (Max number of items K-2 will be 6 and Gr 3-5 will be 6-8. This number could change depending on how many items come in.) If you can volunteer for this event, please contact the school at 734-3700 or Angela Barkhouse at abarkhouse@rogers.com

Again this year, Anglophone East will support local food banks with their “Fill the Bus” campaign.  Students are invited to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to this event.  The bus will arrive to pick up items on Dec. 19th.

As this will be the last newsletter before the Christmas holidays, the staff here at Hillsborough Elementary School want to wish you a safe and joyous Christmas holiday and we look forward to your return in January of 2018!

Susan Wilmot

Principal

November 03
November Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

November 2017

734-3700

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

 

 

Thursday Nov. 2nd(Tomorrow)Popcorn sale 50¢(Thank you to the Home & School)

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8th 11:30am Remembrance Day Assembly- Parents and Community are welcome to attend

 

Friday,Nov.10th-School Closed to students – Report card preparations and PD

 

Monday, Nov. 13th – Schools Closed to recognize Remembrance Day

     

Friday Nov. 24th – First Report Cards go home

 

Thursday, Nov. 30th- Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews(more details below)

 

December dates Friday, Dec. 1st – No school – Parent/Teacher Interviews

                  Christmas Shopping Party (Dec 18th)

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,
November is upon us! What a beautiful fall we are having. Colder temperatures will come! Please see the school closure notice that is also being sent home this week.

We have several events happening this month. First, our annual Remembrance Day assembly will be On Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 11:30. Parents and community are invited to attend. When the veterans finish at CRHS, they will join us at HES. We hope to begin by 11:30am.

 

On Thursday, Nov. 16th students will enjoy our annual Harvest Lunch. This event is supported by Foods of the Fundy Valley as well as other community members. Our own garden club helped grow the vegetables that will be used for the lunch. Students will also be involved in the food preparation. Thank you to all who help make this happen!

Our fall fundraiser is about to begin. With the help of our Home and School Association, we will be selling Apple Valley pies.  Students will be receiving all the needed information next week. We are looking forward to a successful fundraiser!

Parent/teacher interviews will take place Thursday evening Nov 30th (6:00pm to 8:00pm) and Friday morning Dec. 1st (9:00am to 11:00am). Parents are asked to contact the school beginning the week of Nov. 20th to schedule an interview time.  Schools are closed for students on Friday, Dec. 1st.

 

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

Nov. 8th – Remembrance Day Assembly -11:30am

Nov. 13th – School closed to recognize Remembrance Day

Nov. 30th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews

Dec. 1st – Morning Parent Teacher Interviews – No school for students

Dec. 18th  – Christmas Shopping Party

December  School Christmas Concert – Date to be announced

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal HES

October 03
October Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

October 2017

734-3700

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/

 

 

Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving – Schools Closed

 

October 10th-13th - Kindergarten Registration for students entering Kindergarten in September 2018 (Age 5 by Dec. 31/17)

 

Thursday, October 19th will be half day for Hillsborough Elementary Students (professional development for staff) – Dismissal at 11:30am

(Note: Caledonia has a half day on Wednesday, Oct. 18th)

 

 

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). 

This month, students will be traveling to Fundy National Park for nature presentations that will enhance science learning. Specific information including the date for each class will be sent home by classroom teachers. Please complete and return permission for your child to participate. Thank you

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. All students are welcome!

The PSSC (Parent School Support Committee) is looking for new members. The PSSC is a school community group that has an advisory relationship with the school principal. They meet approximately 5 times a year. If you would like to know more about this role or would like to be a part of this committee, please contact the school.

 

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/visit 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.

     

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. 9th – Thanksgiving – Schools Closed

Oct. 10th-13th – Registration for children entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2018 (Age 5 by Dec. 31/17)

Oct. 19th – Half day for HES students  (Dismissal 11:30am)

Nov. TBA - Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov. 10th – Schools closed for Professional Development for staff

Nov. 13th – Schools closed to recognize Remembrance Day

Nov. 24th – First term report cards

  Susan Wilmot

  Principal HES

September 07
September Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

September  2017

734-3700

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/

 

Monday, September 18th 6:00pm - Meet the Teacher Night

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back and a special welcome to all who are new to Hillsborough Elementary School.  We are looking forward to a great year! A school newsletter is sent home monthly to provide important information. Our website, as well as talk mail messages will also be used to communicate with you. In addition, teachers will send home messages specific to your child’s class. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at the number provided above.

Staff

Principal Mrs. S Wilmot

Resource – Mrs. M Judson

Guidance – Mrs. H Lean

Music and French – Ms. L Steeves-Bourque

Kindergarten – Mr. R Thorne

Kindergarten & Gr. 1 –Mrs. N Tingley

Gr. 1 – Mrs. C Weber

Gr. 2 – Mrs. K Carter

Gr. 2/3 – Mrs. J Ham

Gr. 3 – Mrs. L Williams

Gr. 4 -  Ms. K Ryder

Gr. 5 – Mrs. K Rushton

Administration Assistant – Mrs. A Boutilier

Librarian – Mrs. Publicover

Custodians – Mr. B Paige & Mr. G Smith

School Hours

8:15  Supervision begins and doors are open for bus arrival

           and student entry (For student safety, students

           should not arrive before 8:15 as this is when

           supervision begins.)

8:35  First bell for students to prepare for classes to begin

          (Entry through front door is necessary after this time

           as it is the only door that will remain open after

           8:35. Always check in at the office. Thank you.)

10:15-10:30  Outdoor Recess

 

12:00-12:30  Lunch in classrooms

12:30-1:00  Outdoor recess

 

2:00   K-2 dismissal

3:00   3-5 dismissal

 

Allergy Alert – 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.

 

 

·         Anglophone East website is http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx . You can find any information about policies and bussing as well as forms on this site. 

·         School supplies for students have been purchased by the school.  Payment can be made to your child’s teacher or on-line through the district website (School Cash On-line) given above. The fee for all students is $30. The Home and School Association has covered the cost of agendas. Thank you.

·         Having indoor sneakers is important for all students. This helps keep our classrooms clean.

·         For the safety and security of the students, only the front door will remain open throughout the school day (except during early morning arrival when there is teacher supervision.)  When entering the school during the day, please check in at the office.  We are happy to help in any way we can.

·         We also ask, when picking up your child, that you wait in the lobby/office area of the school.  This will help our children gain their independence and be able to attend to their regular routine. If at any time you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please write a note in the agenda the evening before, or check in at the main office and we can notify the teacher to come and speak with you when classes are not in session.

·         We will continue with our regular schedule for ordering lunch from the cafeteria again this year.  Separate cafeteria information will be sent home from the cafeteria manager soon.

·         The breakfast program will be in place again this year.   If you would like to volunteer in our breakfast room (approx. one hour, one day a week) please call the school office. Thank you.

·         Our Home and School plays an integral part of the success for our school year. Please consider being a part of the Home and School. More information to follow.

 

 

Important Dates

All student information and signature sheets returned as soon as possible

Friday, Sept 8th – Cafeteria Services begin

Monday, Sept. 18th – Meet the Teacher Night  (6pm)                                                      Looking Ahead

Tuesday, Sept. 19th – Picture day!                                                                 Oct. 9th – Thanksgiving

Thursday, Sept. 21st – Half day for students (Staff PD)                              Oct. 19th – Half day for students-staff PD

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal HES

 

August 29
September Start up Information

2017-2018

Start Up Information

 

  • First day for students is Tuesday, Sept. 5th  (Start time 8:35).

    (Kindergarten students have a staggered entry and have been given their specific date to begin.)

     

  • Class lists will be posted at the school on the first day for students and parents. Staff will be assisting students to their classes.

     

  • Bussing information can be found on the Anglophone East Website under “Bus Info”                 

    http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx 

     

  • School Supplies - In an effort to help our families, all school supplies are purchased by Hillsborough Elementary School. If you would like to see a list of the supplies purchased, please visit the district website at

     http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/School-Supplies.aspx

     

    Supply fee is $30 per student- Backpack, lunch box, non-marking indoor sneakers, outdoor    shoes (Velcro if the child does not tie shoes yet) are items you will need to shop for or reuse from the previous year.

     

    Again, if possible please pay through Anglophone East online banking. Go to the Anglophone East Website and click on “School Cash Online”.      

    http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/default.aspx

    Fees may also be paid at the school.

     

  • Bell schedule remains the same

    8:15 Supervision begins - students begin to arrive

    8:35 First bell - students go to classes

    10:15-10:30 Outside Recess

    12:00-12:30 Lunch

    12:30-1:00  Outside Recess

    2pm Dismissal for K-2

    3pm Dismissal for 3-5

     

  • Cafeteria information will be sent home (and posted) the first week of school.

June 05
June Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
June, 2017
734-3700

 

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

                   

 

Thursday, June 8th  Volunteer Appreciation Tea at 11:30am.  All volunteers are invited to attend!

Tuesday, June 20th  - Field Day for all students and last day for cafeteria orders

Wednesday, June 21th  Swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre and picnic for the entire school

Thursday, June 22nd  Grade 5 Graduation (11 am)

Friday, June 23rd   Last day for students (half day) and final report cards

(Dismissal/Bus times will be communicated once confirmed by district office. Also a 2017-2018 school calendar will be included with June report cards.)

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is the final monthly newsletter for the 2016-2017 school year. Some special events have been planned for the students during the month of June (see dates and activities listed above). Other than these specifically planned activities, regular school routines continue during the month of June. Teaching and learning remain a focus.

Please remember that flip flops are not appropriate outdoor footwear at school, even during nice weather.  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.

Some preparations have started for the next school year.  With this often comes questions about what classrooms students will be in next year.  We are unable to confirm the specific classrooms and teachers for students next year as changes continue to take place over the summer. Class lists with homeroom teachers will be posted on the first day of school.

A message from transportation concerning alternate conveyance requests for the 2017-2018 school year:

Parents/Guardians may request to have their child/children delivered to an alternative address. Students MAY  be permitted to travel to an alternative address subject to the following conditions:

 

• If the service requested occurs on a consistent basis (i.e. every day to same location)

• If the request can be accommodated on an existing route and stop

• If the bus can accommodate extra passengers.

 

Forms can be requested from the school office and should be returned by June 23rd . Forms received in the fall can take

up to two weeks to process. (Forms will also be available on the Anglophone East website in July and August.)

 

With summer just around the corner, we want to encourage students to keep up their literacy and numeracy skills. A good way to do this is to visit our local library.  There are activities planned for the month of June and throughout the summer.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their continued support and wish you a safe and enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing our returning students in September and wish our grade 5 students a great new journey into middle school.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

May 08
May Newsletter

 

                              Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
May, 2017
734-3700

 

                        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

Principal

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.

 

April 02
April Newletter

                            Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
April, 2017
734-3700

 

                       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/ 

 

Book Fair – This Week!  Including evening hours on Thursday 4:30-8pm and Friday 8:30-12

 

Tuesday, April 4th – Sistema Concert 6:30 pm    Community welcome!

 

Thursday April 6thPopcorn Sale  (50 cents) for students

                                 Evening parent/teacher interviews – 6pm-8pm

 

Friday, April 7thParent/teacher interviews (9am-11am) and PD for staff

                             No school for students

 

April 14th – Good Friday – Schools Closed

April 17th – Easter Monday – Schools Closed

 

April 28th-  Professional Development day for staff– No School for students

 

Looking ahead to May

May 5thCouncil Day – No school for students

May 6th – Grade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre - Community welcome!                    

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Students enjoyed the opportunity to see a Theatre New Brunswick Production with Riverside Consolidated School, today.  We thank Riverside School for invited us!

 

As you know, our Home and School Association organized a reading challenge as a spring fundraiser. A big thank you to all those who took part as readers and sponsors!  Winners will be announced at an assembly on Tuesday. The Home and School Association always welcomes new members! The next meeting is Tuesday, May 11th at 6pm.

 

 We look forward to meeting with parents/guardians this week for parent/teacher interviews.  If you haven’t already, please call the school at 734-3700 to book an appointment time for either Thursday between 6pm and 8pm or Friday between 9am and 11am. Don’t forget about the Book Fair also happening this week.  It will be set up in the library at CRHS and will be open during school hours this week (except 12-12:30). It will also be open during parent/teacher interview times on Thursday evening 4:30-8pm and Friday 8:30-12:00. Sales from this book fair support our school library! 

 

One final note, spring is upon us and our playground is getting wet and muddy!  Please ensure students are dressed for outdoor play. Students look forward to this part of their day.  It is much more enjoyable when they are dry and warm on the cold days.

Susan Wilmot

Principal

March 03
March Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
March 2017
734-3700
 

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, March 1st– Popcorn Sale – 50 cents   &   Camo Day!

 

Friday, March 2ndPajama Day!

 

March 6th -10th - March Break! (Schools are closed)

 

March 28th- 6pm – Home and School Meeting

 

March 31st – Report Card Day

 

Looking ahead to April:

 

April 6th – Evening parent/teacher interviews (more information will be sent home)

 

April 7th – Parent/teacher interviews and PD – No school for students

 

April 14thGood Friday (Schools closed)

 

April 17thEaster Monday (Schools closed)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are beginning this month with some school spirit activities. We started the week with wearing plaid and our school colors. Today the students went swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre to celebrate their healthy snack challenge.  It was an enjoyable day for everyone! Thursday we are wearing “Camo” and the week ends with a pajama day.  Three cheers for Hillsborough Elementary School!

A Home and school fundraising activity will also take place in March. This will be a 10 day reading challenge for students. Students are invited to get sponsors through family and friends.  More details are being sent by the Home & School this week.

Finally even with the nice days we have had (after all the now), students still need mittens, hats and snow pants for playing outdoors. Please be sure students come prepared for outdoor play.  Thank you.

Have a safe and enjoyable March Break!

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

February 05
February Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
February, 2017
734-3700

 

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, February 2nd-   Popcorn Sale (Home and School)  Fifty cents a bag

 

Monday, February 13th – Theatre New Brunswick Presentation with Riverside Consolidated School

 

Friday, February 24th – Professional Learning day for staff -  No School for Students

 

Looking ahead – March Break is March 6th-10th

 

               

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

February marks the beginning of the second half of the school year!  Students continue to work hard at school to meet the academic expectations placed upon them. Your support in ensuring that homework is completed is important.  It may be a good time to re-establish homework routines like having a designated place to do homework, establishing a regular time for homework and removing distractions such as the television and social media during homework time.

 

This month the entire school has been invited to see a Theatre New Brunswick performance with Riverside Consolidated School.  Students will travel by bus on February 13th to the Riverside Recreation Centre where they will enjoy a performance titled The Damsel In Distress Who Saved Herself’ performed by TNB Young Company’s. Thank you to Riverside School!  Permission slips for traveling by bus will be sent home next week.

 

This month students and families are being challenged to eat a healthy snack each day starting next week.  This challenge is in preparation for March….which is Nutrition Month.  Students are encouraged to eat a healthy snack at morning recess (the school will also have some available).  There will be a follow up outing to celebrate this challenge. More information will be sent home later this month.

 

Susan Wilmot

Principal

 

 

  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.

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