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February 14
The Coyote Chronicle
Keswick Valley Memorial School
Office: 506-363-4717
  In the blink of an eye, it is February already! It’s Waylon the Coyote here to keep you in the loop. The New Year started off with a bang! The boys’ basketball team won their first game of the season after a nail biting back and forth game. We are proud of how many of our students have committed themselves to represent KVMS athletics by being a team player. Play hard, work together, and do your best.
   In other news, Mrs. Stewart was awarded staff of the month for being a super hero. She wears many capes and does her very best for our staff and students. Thank you for all you do for our school and community. Our KVMS choir represented our school by singing at the FHS hockey game – such a talented group of students. Our middle school students danced up a storm at the dance. Thank you to our DJs and teachers who volunteered their time to make this possible.
   Our little buddies program is up and running. Our students who took an interest in mentoring others went through a training session with Mrs. Pugh. These role model students are committed to supporting our little ones who could use a buddy to help them make great choices.
   Winter is here and will be for a while. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately to be outside, weather permitting. Being out in the fresh air, being active, and sporting those rosy cheeks will help keep you mentally fit during the next couple of months.
KVMS is skating in February. Enjoy the additional physical activity and sharpen your skating skills. The Student Leadership Team is also planning a Winter Wellness Week the week before March break – stay tuned for additional details.
   Our students told us we needed more clubs and we listened! We currently have a wide variety of clubs that are being offered here at KVMS such as tag games, Lego, yoga, photography, board games, chess, choir, Student Leadership, knitting, walking/running club and the list goes on! Please encourage your children to take advantage of these opportunities and to try something new.
   February 28th is Pink Shirt Day. Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear pink to symbolise a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Nova Scotia, Canada. Please help KVMS take a stance against bullying by encouraging your children to wear pink. We will be creating awareness and talking with your children about this issue at our February Student of the Month assembly.
Upcoming dates to remember:
February 16 – ML Ski Trip
February 19 – Family Day/No School
February 26 – Grade 8 Boys Wellness Day
February 27 – Half Day PL (early dismissal for students)
February 28 – Pink Shirt Day
March 5-9 – March Break/No School
   Stay warm, stay active, and stay positive. Remember, February is the month to celebrate friendship. Throw around kindness like confetti!
~Waylon the Coyote
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Mrs. Foster-Stewart was recognized for being a super hero who has worn many capes.  Her hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed.  She goes above and beyond to support her staff and students.  Mrs. Stewart is flexible, fair and fun!  We thank her for everything she does to make KVMS the best place to be!   She will enjoy the parking spot for February.

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Shawnette Lagacy was chosen Employee of the month for December 2017 for going above and beyond the call of duty.  Her zest for life, positive attitude and humor are contagious.  The time, effort and commitment she gives to our students is appreciated.  We thank her for being her!

February 14
Presented by: Nutritionist, Natalie Treadwell
Power to play strong comes from food energy!
Date/Time: Monday, March 19 @ 6:30 pm
(Storm Date Monday, March 26)
Place:  Keswick Valley Memorial School
20 Route 616, Burtts Corner, NB
This power-packed presentation is
    offered free of charge!
Please join us and gain helpful information as Natalie shares how you can provide healthy lunch options and save money, too!
February 14

E.A. Appreciation Breakfast


All 10 Educational Assistants were treated to a wonderful breakfast on January 19th.  Our school is such a caring place - all staff participated to make this happen, from supplying food, monetary donations, setting up/cleaning up and taking care of our students while we enjoyed this special time together.  How wonderful it is to be so supported! We would like to thank each and every one for the lovely gesture!

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 "Level 2 students were rewarded with ice cream cake for their hard work and maintaining consistent integrity throughout the term. Way to go students!"







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Bell Let’s Talk
Mrs Piron's Grade 8 LA class spent time learning about Mental Health this week and the importance of kindness. To support Bell's Let's Talk campaign they filled a white board full of motivational quotes and words of support.

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Thank you to local businesses, Bird's Corner Store, Estey's Auto Repair, Crabbe Mountain, Raine Drop Day Spa, Aparaloka Yoga Studio, and Jenny Brewer-Registered Massage Therapist for their donations and to our community members and the KVMS Cares Committee for helping us celebrate our KVMS Staff during Staff Appreciation Week. We appreciate your generosity, thoughtfulness, and kindness.
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HELP WANTED: Looking for a breakfast program volunteer for upstairs on Wednesday mornings.
Please contact KVMS if you can help us out.
December 20
The Coyote Chronicle December Newsletter

Hi Friends,
    Waylon the Coyote here! Can you believe it is already December?!? Mrs. Tucker and her elves have done an amazing job turning KVMS into Who Ville. Our school is such a welcoming place for family and friends in our community. December is a busy month here at KVMS. From We Day to the Science Fair, to student-led sock hops, and hosting the District badminton tournament – KVMS is a happening place to be!
    We have been fortunate in terms of weather; however, it is getting colder. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately to enjoy the winter wonderland that is upon us. Being active and getting fresh air are important components to being mentally fit. We love to bring learning outside so please make sure warm winter gear is packed every day.
Middle school students just celebrated their academic achievements during the Breakfast of Champions tradition. We invited our students to enjoy a full hot meal provided by the cafeteria. We recognized all of the great things our middle school students did last term and took time to celebrate their successes. Thank you to Mrs. Manzer for capturing our memories made in middle school with a slideshow.
    Grades 3-6 have been reading Wonder as a read aloud and had the privilege of going to a private screening of the movie – how cool is that?!? What a powerful message the movie had to share. It is a friendly reminder to be kind to one another. I would highly recommend this movie, it is a MUST see!
    December, so many events that you need to know about. To kick off the season, we held a school wide PJ day on Dec. 13. Staff and students came to school dressed in their favorite PJs. Everyone was treated to a cup of warm local apple cider and cookies. This event sure got everyone in the holiday spirit.  The concert will take place on Dec. 15 with two show times at 9 am and 1 pm. Please come join us! There will be raffle tickets on beautiful baskets up for purchase on the day of the concert – thank you for your contributions to the baskets. Please bring your change and help us raise money to improve our Amy Horton Memorial Track.
    Our student leadership team has been busy hosting activities this month to increase student involvement and make connections. The staff took on select students (grades 5 - 8) from a random draw in a game of floor hockey on Dec. 13 at noon. I was in the cheering section chanting “Go STAFF Go!!! The staff won the match and earned full on bragging rights.  Student leaders will be selling holly-o-grams (flavored candy canes) for $1.00 each from Monday, Dec. 17 - Dec. 21. What a great way to help raise money and send that special someone a sweet treat just in time for the holidays. Our SOM assembly is on Thursday, Dec. 21 – please wear your ugliest Christmas sweater – I hear there are prizes to be won! Friday, Dec. 22 is early dismissal for our students – the busses will leave the school at 11:15 am.
    From my family to yours, have a safe and happy holiday! Spread the joy of the season with the gift of giving from the heart.   -Waylon

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