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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.

January 13
January Newsletter

                 Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
January, 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, 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.

 

December 05
December Newsletter

                                                             Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
                                                                                     December 2016
                                                                                           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 Dec. 1st (Tomorrow) Popcorn sale 50¢ - Butter flavour only     (Thank you to the Home & School)  

Friday, Dec. 9th – Report Cards

 

Thursday, Dec. 15th – Christmas concert (1pm and 7pm)

 

Monday, Dec. 19th - Christmas Shopping Party

 

Friday, Dec. 23rd – Last day of school before Christmas holidays  (Half Day)

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10th – 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 Parent/Teacher interviews this past week.  Communicating about your child’s progress is an important part of supporting student learning.

As we prepare for the winter season and the potential for snow storms, please be sure you have returned the information sheet regarding contingency plans should schools close early due to weather or other unexpected situations.

       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 Thursday, Dec. 8th. The truck will be at the school from 3pm-7pm. 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.

  • Please consider becoming a member. A table will be set up at the Christmas concert so parents can join.

  • Tickets for front row seating at the Christmas Concert will be sold by the H&S the evening of the concert  ($2 for one ticket or $5 for three)

  • H&S will be organizing the Shopping Party on Dec. 19th – 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 (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. 20th.

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 2017!
Susan Wilmot

Principal

November 04
Novemember Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

November 2nd, 2016

734-3700

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

 

 

Thursday Nov 3th (Tomorrow) Popcorn sale 50¢ - Butter flavour only

                (Thank you to the Home & School)

 

Monday Nov. 7th 11:30am Remembrance Day Ceremony- Parents and Community are welcome to attend

 

Wednesday, Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day – School Closed

 

Thursday Nov 24th – 6pm-8pm – Parent/Teacher Interviews

 

Friday Nov. 25th – School closed to students for Parent/Teacher interviews and Professional Development 

 

December dates Report Cards  (Dec 9th)

                  Christmas Concert  (Dec 14th 7pm)

                  Christmas Shopping Party(Dec 19th)

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,
November is upon us with colder temperatures. Please be sure students come to school dressed for the weather. With the colder temperatures the potential for snow storms is just around the corner. Please see the school closure notice that is also being sent home today. Thank you.


This past few weeks we have had a few special events that I would like to note. First, the annual Harvest Lunch was enjoyed by all. This event was supported by Foods of the Fundy Valley as well as other community members.  It was great to see students involved in the preparation of this lunch. Thank you to all those who contributed to this event.  You also may have heard about a special guest who dropped by to perform and talk to our students. Last week we had a surprise visitor as part of the Sistema guest artist program.  Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan, who was born without a right hand, talked and performed for the students and staff. He is a world renowned musician and he shared his story with the students, encouraging them to set goals and not to give up.

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 soon. We are looking forward to a successful fundraiser!

On Monday Nov. 7th at 11:30 we will have our Remembrance Day Ceremony. 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.

Parent/teacher interviews will take place on Thursday evening (Nov 24th 6:00pm to 8:00pm) and Friday morning (Nov. 25th 9:00am to 11:00am). Contact the school beginning the week of Nov. 14th to schedule an interview time.  Schools are closed for students on Friday, Nov. 25th.

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. 7th – Remembrance Day Assembly -11:30am

Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day – School Closed

Nov. 24th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews

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

Dec. 19th  – Christmas Shopping Party

Dec. 14th – School Christmas Concert 7:00pm

 

October 05
October Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter

October 3, 2016

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, 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                   

August 10
2016-2017 Start Up Information

2016-2017

Start Up Information

 

  • First day for students is Tuesday, Sept. 6th  (Start time 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 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 which will be available a week before school starts. 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 10
June Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
June, 2016
734-3700
 
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged
in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
 
 
 
Thursday, June 2ndKindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2016)
                              
Friday, June 3rd  – All students attending Seussical Music/Drama Performance (Please be sure
                             permission slips have been returned.)
 
Wednesday, June 15th  Volunteer Appreciation Tea at 11:30am.  All volunteers are invited to attend!
Monday, June 20th  Swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre and picnic for the entire school
Tuesday, June 21st  - Field Day for all students and last day for cafeteria orders
Wednesday, June 22nd  Grade 5 Graduation (11 am)
Friday, June 24th  Last day for students (half day) and final report cards  
(Dismissal/Bus times will be communicated once confirmed by district office. Also a 2016-2017 school calendar will be included with June report cards.)
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
This is the final monthly newsletter for the 2015-2016 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 specially 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 2016-2017 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 24th. Forms received in the fall can take
up to two weeks to complete. (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. A summer program is planned for students. Specifics about the program have been sent home with the students.
 
We want to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a safe and enjoyable summer and 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 04
May Newsletter

                                                   Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                     
                                                                      May, 2016
                                                                       734-3700

 
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged
in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
 
 
Thursday, May 5th – Popcorn sale   (50 cents)
 
Friday, May 6thCouncil Day – No school for students
 
Saturday, May 7thGrade 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 20thNBTA Day – No school for students
 
Monday, May 23th – Victoria Day – Schools closed
 
Looking ahead to June
June 2nd – Kindergarten Orientation (for students starting Kindergarten in Sept. 2016)
June 3 – All students attending Seussical Music/Drama Performance (more information to come)
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 just over $1800 by reading and getting sponsors. The Home and School will use these funds to help with agenda costs and other school needs.  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 3rd at 6pm.
 
 As you know this past month we were part of a district lockdown. This is the first time such an event has taken place.  All schools have a safe plan which includes procedures for a lockdown that are reviewed and practiced at school with staff and students.  I would like to take this opportunity to give you more information about this specific procedure.  Please see the message added to the end of this newsletter and if you have further questions, let me know.
 
Last month I let you know about Sistema, a program offered through the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) that will begin at Hillsborough Elementary in September 2016.  Sistema is a violin ensemble program that provides instruments and daily lessons to children who wouldn’t get a chance to do something like this without such a program.  It is meant to provide positive change for students.  The program will be offered at lunch time for the entire year and will begin with approximately 25 grades 1 and 2 students.  It is hoped that more students will be added in the following years.  Eligible students have received application forms from Sistema NB.  Should more students be needed, we will be reaching out to other grade levels.   Such a program does not come without a cost.  If you would like to support Sistema, this can be done through NBYO and tax receipts will be issued. Cheques can be made payable to the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (note: for the Hillsborough Centre) and given to the school.  Any contribution is appreciated and will make a difference.
 
One final note, the warmer weather 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
Notice to Parents – School Safety and Security
This information has been provided through the RCMP in collaboration with the school district.
 
 
Staff and students are familiar with lockdowns, but we wish to increase your knowledge of our procedures.
 
It is important to understand that school staff will implement a lockdown and call police if/and when there is any reason to believe that imminent danger to students and staff may exist. At this stage, everyone in the school will move to a secure location, safe from harm. Police will respond to the school and no one will enter or leave, until the situation is resolved.
 
The first instinct of parents/guardians is to either phone the school directly or your child, or to go directly to the school.  You are asked not to do any of these, but instead to understand and follow the procedures outlined in this letter.
 
Roadways need to be kept clear for responding emergency vehicles, and parents and others attempting to drive to the school can slow police and other emergency responders from getting to and securing the area as quickly as possible.  Therefore, if you hear that a lockdown is occurring at your child’s school, do not go to the school. Instead, please wait for messages from the school or the district.  In some instances a staging area could be used.  This area/location would be communicated to parents and parents could go there to receive information provided by the police or school representatives. This location is selected as being far enough from the school to maximize your safety and that of others.
 
Please be assured that every effort will be made to keep you informed. Experience has shown that incorrect information often circulates during an event when it does not come directly from the police or school representatives.  Please note that, for safety reasons, some situations may require that some information be withheld until the situation is resolved. (In lockdown situations you may also contact the school district by calling 856-3222.)
 
Aside from lockdown procedures, your child’s school may also implement a precautionary “Hold & Secure” if there is an unrelated emergency situation occurring outside the building or in the neighbourhood that could potentially present a danger to the school. In this situation all doors to the school are locked and monitored. Classes will generally continue but no one will be allowed to enter or leave the building until the situation is resolved. We also ask that you do NOT go to the school unless asked to do so by school staff.
 
We encourage you to discuss school safety with your child and to address any concerns they may have. If you have any questions about this or any other issue related to the safety and security of the school please contact the school at 734-3700.
 
April 04
April Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
April 1st, 2016
734-3700
 
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged
in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
April 1st – Report Cards go home with students
 
April 7thPopcorn Sale  (50 cents) for students
                Evening parent/teacher interviews – 6pm-8pm
 
April 8thParent/teacher interviews 9am-11am and PD for staff - No school for students
 
Week of April 11thSpring Dinner for all students provided by the gardening club & wellness 
                                 grant -  More details to come!
 
April 18th and 19th  Professional Development days – No School for students
 
Looking ahead to May
May 6thCouncil Day – No school for students
May 7th – Grade 5 Fundraising Breakfast at the Kiwanis Centre - Community welcome!                    
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Students enjoyed the opportunity to visit our local arena this week for skating.  Thank you to all those who were able to stop by and lend a hand by tying skates and/or assisting on the ice with the children.
 
Thank you to our Home and School Association for organizing a reading challenge as a spring fundraiser. A big thank you to all those who took part as readers and sponsors!  Sponsor sheets and pledges were requested for today but will be accepted next week as well.  The Home and School Association always welcomes new members! The next meeting is May 3rd at 6pm.
 
 We look forward to meeting with parents/guardians next week for parent/teacher interviews.  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.
(During interview time, items from our lost and found bin will be displayed on tables…hoping these items will find their way homeJ )
 
Hillsborough Elementary School staff have been encouraging self-regulation with students through a program called Zones of Regulation. You may have heard your child talk about zones.  We would like to give you more information about this program.  Please stop by our Zones booth during parent/teacher interviews next week or ask your child’s teacher.
 
We are happy to let you know that an exciting opportunity through the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) has been offered to the Hillsborough Community. A program called Sistema is planned to begin at Hillsborough Elementary School in the fall of 2016. Sistema is a violin ensemble program that provides instruments and daily lessons to children who wouldn’t get a chance to do something like this without such a program.  It is meant to provide positive change for students.  To make this happen some funds are needed therefore a group has been organized to work with the school and Sistema NB to make this happen.  You will be receiving more information in the coming months.
 
One final note, spring is upon us and our playground is rather wet and some days it is also 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 04
March Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
March, 2016
734-3700
 
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged
in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
 
Friday, March 4th – Popcorn Sale – 50 cents  (Not Thursday this month)
 
March 7-11th  - March Break! (Schools are closed)
 
March 25th – Good Friday (Schools are closed)
 
March 28th - Easter Monday (Schools are closed)
 
March 29th- 6pm – Home and School Meeting
 
Looking ahead to April:
 
April 1st – Report Cards will go home with students
 
April 7th – Evening parent/teacher interviews (more information will be sent home)
 
April 8th – Parent/teacher interviews and PD – No school for students
 
Two additional Professional Development days have been added to the school calendar.
Students will not have school on April 18th and 19th
Dear Parents/Guardians,
We are beginning this month with some school spirit activities. As you know the students went swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Center Monday. The rest of the week includes spirit related activities ending with a multi-age day where younger students and older students will take part in learning activities together.
 
 
Theme Days
Activities
Tuesday
School Spirit Day – Yellow & Black
Assembly
Wednesday
Jersey/Sport Day
Sliding
Thursday
Camo Day
Sock-Hop
Friday
Hat Day
Multi-Age Day/  Popcorn sale – 50 cents
The students will also have the opportunity to see two performances this month.  On Tuesday, March the 15th a trio from the NB Orchestra will present a short woodwind concert to the students and then on Thursday, March the 24th another performance, Razzamatazz will be presented.  Razzamatazz is musical interactive presentation by two performers who will highlight heritage, diversity and inclusion through their music.
 
A Home and school fundraising activity will also take place in March. This will be a 10 day reading challenge for students. Students will be invited to get sponsors through family and friends.  More details will be sent by the Home & School after March break.
 
Finally, thank you for not parking by the fence where students enter from the parking lot. We realize this has not been convenient and we are working with the district and some interested parents to make parking improvements, beginning with some parking spots designated for visitors.  These should be identified soon.
Have a safe and enjoyable March Break!
Susan Wilmot
Principal
 
February 27
School Spirit Week and Swim Permission

February 22, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,
During the week of February 29- March 4th, we will be take part in activities that show our school spirit while we learn.  The following outlines some of the planned activities, including swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Center the morning of Monday, Feb. 29th.  Please sign and return the bottom portion of this page to give your child permission to go swimming. Thank you.
 
Theme Days
Activities
Monday
Plaid Day
Swimming @ Dieppe Aquatic Center
Leaving at 9am and returning at noon.
Tuesday
School Spirit Day – Yellow & Black
Assembly
Wednesday
Jersey/Sport Day
Sliding
Thursday
Camo Day
Sock-Hop
Friday
Hat Day
Multi-Age Day
 
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Swimming at the Dieppe Aquatic Center Monday Feb 29, 2016
Students should have the following   -     Swimsuit
-          Bathing Cap
-          Towel
-          A bag to carry items in
 
 
I give permission for ____________________________ to participate in the wellness swimming activity at the Dieppe Aquatic Center (Monday, Feb. 29th, 2016)  and to travel by school bus.
Emergency contact (Monday)
 
Name______________________________ Phone # ____________________________
 
Parent signature: ___________________________ Date: _______________________
 
 
February 02
February Newsletter

                        Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
February, 2016
734-3700
 
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged
in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
 
 
         Thursday, February 4th-   Popcorn Sale (Home and School)  Fifty cents a bag
                                      (First Thursday of each month)
 
         Tuesday, February 23rd 6pm – Home and School Meeting
 
          Two additional Professional Development days have been added to the school calendar.
                                     Students will not have school on April 18th and 19th.
 
               
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.
 
With fluctuating temperatures our playground can be snow covered, slush covered (and last week it even had muddy sections). Please ensure students are dressed for outside play!  Snow pants, boots, hats and mittens should be worn for cold temperatures.
 
A couple of safety concerns that need everyone’s attention:
When dropping students off at school, please use parking area, do not drive in front of the school as students may be in this area. In addition, cars should not be parked by the fence (next to school in parking area), allowing students to be seen as they come and go from the school.  (The fence will soon have “No Parking” signs.)  Your attention to these items are important to the safety of our students.
Also, supervision in the morning begins at 8:15. Students should not arrive before time. Thank you.
 
 
Susan Wilmot
Principal
January 07
January Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter                    
January, 2016
734-3700
 
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged
in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
 
Thursday, January 7th – New cafeteria menu and pricing begins (See back of newsletter)
 
Thursday, January 14th -   Popcorn Sale (Home and School)  Fifty cents a bag
 
Wednesday, January 27th 6pm – Welcome to Kindergarten Event for children starting school in September 2016.
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone!  We are excited to be back with the students this new year.
The year is beginning in a cold way! It is important that children are dressed for outdoor play.  We know that outdoor play has positive benefits that go beyond just physical, it also impacts children’s cognitive and social development.   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!
 
Healthy Learners = Better Learners
(A recent communication to NB schools from Public Health)
·         This winter, don’t hibernate, participate!
·         Physical activity also boosts the immune system which makes it easier to fight colds and the flu.
Visit: www.eatrightontario.ca   and   www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/kids-teens/switch-off-the-screen.aspx
 
During the month of January we will be reviewing safety procedures in the school. All schools have emergency plans and
procedures that are reviewed periodically with staff and students.  Along with fire and evacuation procedures, we will
also practice lockdowns in each classroom.  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. Staff ensure that students know if there is ever anything around the school that
might not be safe, they will move to a place, close together with their teacher in the classroom. Teachers read to the
students while in this place and wait for any needed direction.
If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
 
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 10
December Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
December 1st, 2015
734-3700
 
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged
in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
 
Monday, Dec. 14th - Christmas Shopping Party
 
Wednesday, Dec. 16th – Christmas concert (1pm and 7pm)
 
Friday, Dec. 18th – Pancake breakfast and Christmas Sing-Along for all students
                                Last day of school before Christmas holidays
 
Tuesday, Jan. 5th – 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 Parent/Teacher interviews this past week.  Communicating about your child’s progress is an important part of supporting student learning.
As we prepare for the winter season and the potential for snow storms, please be sure you have returned the information sheet regarding contingency plans should schools close early due to weather or other unexpected situations.
The Nor-card fundraising items have arrived; please notify the school office of any shortages as we have only a few days to claim these. THANK YOU for all your help and support!
The Home and School Association have a few items to share:
·         Home and School information can be found on Facebook by searching for Hillsborough Home and School Association.
·         Please consider becoming a member (information was sent home last week about this).
·         Popcorn will be sold once a month by the H&S for 50 cents. More information will be sent home with students before the first day which will be Thursday Dec 10th.
·         H&S will be organizing the Shopping Party on Dec. 14th – 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 (Max number of items K-2 will be 6 and Gr 3-5 will be 6-8) 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. 16th.
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 2016!
Susan Wilmot
Principal
November 08
November Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
November 2nd, 2015
734-3700
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
Wednesday Nov 4th our annual Harvest Lunch
 
Tuesday Nov. 10th 11:15am Remembrance Day Ceremony- Parents and Community are welcome to attend
 
Wednesday, Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day – School Closed
 
Friday November 20th – Picture retakes if previously requested
 
Friday Nov. 27th – School closed to students for Parent/Teacher interviews and Professional Development
 
Dec. Date to be announced - Christmas Shopping Party
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,

November is upon us with colder temperatures. Please be sure students come to school dressed for the weather. We go out every day for morning and lunch recess.  With the colder temperatures the potential for snow storms is just around the corner. Please see the back of this page for school closure procedures.

As you know breakfast program is up and running. We appreciate the many donations we have received to make this possible.  Our latest donations have come from the Eric Steeves Memorial Golf Tournament which took place in Hillsborough Golf Club in October as well as a donation from St. Mary’s ACW. We are also pleased to have received a Breakfast for Learning grant. 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.
 
Our Nor-card fundraiser is complete. Thank you for supporting this event! It was very successful, raising just over $3000 for the school.  Orders have been placed and should be received within the next few weeks.
On Tuesday Nov. 10th at 11:15 we will have our Remembrance Day Ceremony. Parents and community are invited to attend. Please arrive any time after 11am.  When the veterans finish at CRHS, they will join us at HES. We hope to start by 11:15am.
Report cards will be distributed on Friday, Nov. 20th.  The following week there will be parent/teacher interviews on Thursday evening (Nov 26th 6:00pm to 8:00pm) and Friday morning (Nov. 27th 9:00am to 11:00am). Contact the school beginning the week of Nov. 16th to schedule an interview time.  Schools are closed for students on Friday, Nov. 27th.
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                The following is a message to all parents/guardians from the Minister of Education, Serge Rousselle:
I’m pleased to inform you that the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has released its Reports on Achievement for the 2014-2015 school year. You can access these reports at www.gnb.ca/education or through your local school. I encourage you to view these documents, which are compiled and released annually to show how New Brunswick’s more than 300 public schools stand in relation to provincial achievement targets. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement in the education of your children. I appreciate your work on their behalf in partnership with teachers, school staff, home and school associations, parent school support committees, district education councils and the department.
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. 4th -    Annual Harvest Lunch
Nov. 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly -11:15am
Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 20th – First Report Card
Nov. 20th - Picture Retakes if previously requested
Nov. 26th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews
Nov. 27th – Morning Parent Teacher Interviews – No school for students
Dec.  ?      – Christmas Shopping Party-date to be announced
Dec. 16th – School Christmas Concert 7:00pm
 
October 05
October Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
October 1st, 2015
734-3700
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
Thursday, October 8th and Friday October 9th will be professional development days for staff – No school for students
Monday, October 12th – Thanksgiving – School Closed
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
October is already upon us and students are very familiar with school routines and expectations. Learning outcomes are taught everyday therefore it is important that students attend every day.  You can expect a letter from your child’s teacher keeping you informed of the learning outcomes that are taught in the classroom. 
 
Our breakfast program is up and running. We are pleased to have a designated room this year with tables for students to sit and enjoy a healthy breakfast.  Thank you to the volunteers who make this happen! We are also looking for some dishes for this program. Cereal dishes (dishwasher safe) and well as cutlery are needed. If you can help with this, please let us know.
 
Cafeteria News - Milk and meal cards are available! These are very handy for students because the cards stay in the cafeteria bags and when the milk or meal card is done, Mandy will send a note home to parents.  Prices are as follows: Chocolate milk 20 for $11.00,   White milk 20 for $10.00,   Meal cards are $20.00.
If you have not paid for your child’s school supplies and agenda, please do so as soon as possible. (K-$25 and Grades 1-5- $30)  This can be done at the school or through the district website using Cash-online.
 
Volunteers are needed!  If you can help out with the upcoming fundraiser please call the school at 734-3700.  Assisting with collecting and preparing orders would be appreciated. We are also looking for some assistance with painting lines for games on the pavement in front of the school.  Previously painted lines have worn off.
 
Home and School needs you!!  If you are interesting in being a part of the Home and School, please call the school.
 
Fund Raising -  The Nor-card campaign is beginning tomorrow and will run for two weeks. Please see the other side of this page for more information.
 
A Toonie for Terry – As part of the Terry Fox Run for cancer research, students will be participating in a walk/run on Wednesday, October 7th in the afternoon at the school.  We will be sharing with students, the contribution Terry Fox has made. We encourage students to bring a “Toonie for Terry” that will be passed on for cancer research.
 
As you know:
·         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, we ask that you 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.
·         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 8th and 9th – No school for students   &     Oct. 12th – Thanksgiving – School Closed
Oct. 13th-16th – Registration for children entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2016 (Turning 5 by Dec. 31/16)
Nov. 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly (Time TBA)
Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 20th – First Report Card
Nov. 26th – Evening Parent/Teacher Interviews
Nov. 27th – Parent Teacher Interviews – No school for students
Susan Wilmot
Principal HES
September 09
September Newsletter

Hillsborough Elementary Newsletter
September 8, 2015
734-3700
Hillsborough Elementary is a community of diverse learners creatively engaged in fostering a love of life, learning and community.
Please check our website out at http://hillsboroughelementary.nbed.nb.ca/
 
Tuesday, September 15th 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. This is the first school newsletter. 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 J Lobbezoo
Guidance – Mrs. H Lean
Kindergarten – Mr. R Thorne
Kindergarten & Gr. 1 –Mrs. N Tingley
Gr. 1 – Mrs. J Ham
Gr. 2 – Mrs. K Carter
Gr. 3 – Mrs. G Trail
Gr. 3 & 4 -  Ms. K Ryder
Gr. 4 – Mrs. L Williams
Gr. 5 – Mrs. K Rushton
Administration Assistant – Mrs. A Boutilier
Librarian – Mrs. N Stone
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.)
 
10:15-10:30  Outdoor Recess
 
12:00-12:20  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 and you can find any information about forms, policies and bussing 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. K students- $25 and gr 1-5 students $30. This includes the cost of an agenda thanks to the support of the Home and School. 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, we ask that you 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.   Please see procedure information included with the cafeteria menu and letter from cafeteria manager.
·         The breakfast program will be in place again this year.  We are currently looking for more volunteers to assist with this program. If you are able to help (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
Sept 9th – Cafeteria Services begin
Sept. 15th – Meet the Teacher Night  6pm
More information coming soon about the following:
PSSC
Home and School
Fundraising Campaign
Volunteer Opportunities
 
Susan Wilmot
Principal HES
September 07
Cafeteria Information

Hillsborough Elementary School - Procedures for Cafeteria Orders
Cafeteria Services are available through Chartwells at Caledonia Regional High School beginning September 9, 2015. The menu (including prices) are sent home with all students. The menu will also be posted on the school website soon.
The following includes the procedure for ordering lunch, followed by a message from Mandy (cafeteria manager).
To order please do the following: (This process has been found to work well in past years.)
1.       Place a note in a baggie or envelope with your child’s name and a list of food to be purchased.  Include the amount of money needed.  (Change can be made by cafeteria staff. This will be given back to the student in the bag/envelope he/she brought)
2.       Orders (in baggies/envelopes) will be picked up from each classroom when morning classes begin and they will be delivered to the cafeteria.
3.       Food orders will be ready at lunch time and will be delivered to students in the classroom (change will be given back at this time).
 
Please note:  If late orders are brought to the school by parents, we ask that you deliver the order to the cafeteria.  This will allow school staff to stay focused on teaching and learning for students.  Thank you.
 
 
Message from Mandy (cafeteria manager)   -   What is for lunch ?
Another school year is upon us, and I am very excited to be running the cafeteria this year along with my co-worker Lisa.  Chartwells has an exciting new menu with our fruits, veggies, and meat products coming from local farmers from around the Maritimes.
Sometimes the menu can be a little tricky to figure out, so I’ll break it down a little:
·         Specials or our theme meals are what you see daily for week 1, week 2 etc.
·         We have sweets and homemade goodies on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
·         Homemade hamburgers and chicken burgers on Fridays.
·         And Monday and Wednesday is PIZZA DAY!!!!!! J
We also have fresh subs, homemade soup, grilled cheese, fresh salads, sandwiches, fruit cups, yogurt, and wraps daily.
If we are going to have something different or a special that is not on the menu, I will be sure to pass along a notice so everyone will know about it. J
Also for children in Hillsborough Elementary School, if you would like to order a sub, this is what we have:
Prices for a 6” sub
·         Veggie              $4.00
·         Ham                  $4.00
·         Pizza                 $4.00
·         Tuna                         $5.00
Toppings Include, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, pickles, cucumbers, banana peppers, black olives.
Sauce: butter, mayo, ranch, bbq , ceaser, thai, honey mustard and mustard.
Thanks  Mandy J
MENU to follow soon.
 
August 21
School Supplies 2015-2016

​In an effort to help our families, all school supplies are purchased by Hillsborough Elementary School. A fee will be communicated to parents when students return in September. 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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

June 08
ASD-E Choir

The Anglophone School District East School Choir will be visiting our school Monday June 4 at 10:40 am. The public is welcome to come and hear our own Mariah Tingley perform with the choir that she has been practising with all year.​​

October 31
Remembrance Day Assembly

​The community is invited to come to the gymnasium at 11:15am Nov 6 to pay tribute to our past and current military who defend our country. 

October 30
Playground Opening

We celebrated the opening of our new playground by inviting many dignitaries to our school.​

The official opening of our new playground equipment was Thursday October 30 at 1:00pm  Over a 5 year period various fundraisers and many community donations allowed the school to purchase and install 5 new pieces of equipment.  Many thanks to Mr. Robertson’s class at Caledonia Regional High School who volunteered by spreading the rock base at each of the playground pieces.  Also, the equipment was made possible in part with the help of a Family Youth Community Assistance Program grant as well.
 
In the picture, front row Kyle Larocque, Ainsley Liptay, Josee Steeves, Dusty Weaver, Sam Downey and Jenica Liptay
Back row: Principal Dave Wheaton, past MLA Wayne Steeves, ASD-E Facilities Manager Candace Scott, MLA Brian Keirstead, Mayor Patrick Armstrong, ASD-E Gregg Ingersoll, ASD-E Director Janet White and East Coast Daycare Karen Lindsay  Missing from photo Jason Downey from Brunswick Limestone
October 08
POPCORN and FORTUNE COOKIES

Popcorn sales start this coming Wednesday October 15.  ​Popcorn is .50 cents and fortune cookies are .25 cents.

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