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April 20
Bliss Carman Maker Faire
 
Dear School Maker Community,

Bliss Carman Middle School is hosting the very first School Maker Faire in Fredericton, N.B. on
May 9th, 2017. As you may already know, Maker Faire is an event created by Make Media that has
grown in international interest, celebrating innovation, creativity and resourcefulness (for more
information please visit this link http://makerfaire.com/makerfairehistory/).

This event is a student-lead entrepreneurship initiative that is raising money for the Canadian
Cancer Society. In addition to planning the event, the grade seven organizing class will be offering
workshops (including Learn to Solder, The Art of 3D Design & Robotic Coding) as well as selling
original products that they have made. Our goal is to educate the local community about Maker
Education and the innovative practices of students, thereby facilitating further growth in this
movement.
What better time to showcase student talent than during the New Brunswick Innovation Week
(May 8-12). With support from Brilliant Labs, we are using this event to celebrate innovation in
student entrepreneurship.
Location: Bliss Carman Middle School, 615 Kimble Dr., Fredericton, N.B
Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Admission: $2 Activity Cards: $5 (if two cards purchased, admission is free!)
Activity Cards will be available for purchase to take part in activities such as:
- Learn to Solder / 3D Design / Code mBots
- DIY Pavilion: Make your own boomerang or throwing star!
- The Ultimate Cardboard Arcade
- Drone Flight School: Bring your own!
- Oculus Rift
We are extremely excited to offer this event and look forward to seeing you there! Please help us
spread the word about our event!

 

January 30
New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey

The New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey is a provincial initiative of the Department of Social Development – Wellness Branch, in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the New Brunswick Health Council (NBHC). The elementary portion of this initiative, the New Brunswick Elementary Student Wellness Survey, began in 2007-2008 and was repeated in 2010-2011 and in 2013-2014. The survey gathers information from students in grades 4 and 5 and parents/guardians of students in grades K to 5. It surveys attitudes and behaviours regarding healthy eating, mental fitness, bullying, physical activity and tobacco use.

 
By taking the time to complete this survey, students and parents can contribute to their school’s improvement plans and student wellness activities. On February 20th, our school will be participating in this survey, as we aim to improve the health and wellness of children in our community. If you would like more information on this survey, please call the New Brunswick Health Council at 1-877-225-2521.
January 13
Savage's Bicycle Centre

​A heartfelt thank you to Savage's Bicycle Centre for their generous donation of bicycles to our students.  For the second year, Matt and his staff will provide many of our children the opportunity to be physically active and to develop an appreciation for a healthy lifestyle. 

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January 13
French Immersion Registration

If you missed the December 20th on-line registration deadline, and wish to register your child for the Grade 1 Entry, Grade 3 Entry or Grade 6 Entry French Immersion, please contact Janice Webber at 506-444-4035 or janice.webber@gnb.ca to complete the registration.

 
Effective Monday, January 9th,  French Second Language contact information and registration process will be updated on the ASD-W website (www.asd-w.nbed.nb.ca), under the “Parent” section.
 
Please NoteAll new registrations must be processed through the Office of the Superintendent.  This is critical to our planning and staffing process.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Saad.
December 20
December 23rd dismissal

Forest Hill students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM.

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!

December 06
Pajama Day

​Most classes will have a pajama day on the 22nd of December.  Details will be provided in your child's weekly newletter.

December 05
French Second Language Programs

Today is the last day to register for French Immersion!

Please be advised that the ASD-W presentation to parents regarding French Second Language Programs for the 2017-2018 School Year, that were cancelled due to weather conditions, have been rescheduled for the following dates:
 
·        Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Leo Hayes High School Library – 6:30 pm
·        Monday, December 12, 2016 – Fredericton High School Theatre – 6:30 pm
November 10
Bus Numbers

​Our bus numbers have changed! 

Morning:  Students previously travelling on bus 05 will now travel on bus 200.  Students previously travelling on bus 19 will now travel on bus 206.
Afternoon:  Students previously travelling on bus 125 will now travel on bus 234.  Students previously travelling on bus 103 will now travel on bus 222.
October 31
Holiday Concert

​Our holiday concert date is December 14th.  The first showing is at 9:00 and the second performance will be at 11:00.   If school happens to be cancelled on the 14th, the concert snow date will be  December 21st.​

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October 27
Lice Check!

​It's that time of year again, and we have had confirmed cases of lice in our students.  Please take the time each night to check your child's hair for signs of lice or eggs.    If head lice are found, start treatment (available at your local pharmacy)  as soon as possible. This will help prevent head lice from spreading.  If you are having difficulty treating head lice, please call the school or Public Health Communicable Disease Team toll free at 1-888-829-6444 for more information.​

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