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January 09
Health Note 2019

What is Bullying?

 

Bullying is a form of aggression used by a child to maintain power over another child. It can result in emotional problems including anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or depression.

Types of bullying:

  • Physical bullying: using physical force against another person which includes kicking, shoving, taking and damaging belongings.

  • Verbal bullying: using words to verbally attack someone which includes name calling, taunting, offensive comments, making threats.

  • Social/relational bullying: trying to hurt another person through excluding them, spreading rumours or ignoring them, and gossiping.

  • Cyberbullying: using electronic media to threaten, embarrass, intimidate, or exclude someone, or to damage their reputation.

 

Bullying is NOT a normal part of growing up. Tips for parents/caregivers if their child is being bullied:

  • Listen to your child

  • Involve your child in looking for solutions

  • Create support for you and your child (teachers, school support staff, family members)

  • Build up your child’s self-esteem (praise and value their achievements, get them involved in school and community activities they enjoy)

  • Teach your child how to respond to bullying behavior (walk away, ignore, talk it out and seek help)

  • Work with your school to educate others about bullying

  • Tell your child you love them

 

Pink Shirt Day will be celebrated on February 27th. Pink represents our support against bullying behavior. Together we can make a difference. Remember everyone deserves respect and no one deserves to be bullied.

 

Resources:

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/bullies.html?WT.ac=p-ra

http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/violence--bullying-and-abuse-prevention/educators

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

Oromocto Education Centre, Anglophone School District- West

Healthy Learners in Schools Program

 

January 09
French Second Language Programs

FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

"Everyone at Their Best"

Learning French as a Second Language

ASD-W Presentations to Parents

At the Parent Information Meetings listed below, information will be provided on the following French Second Language Programs available in Anglophone West School District:

 Grade 1 Entry French Immersion Program

 Grade 6 Entry Late French Immersion Program

Intensive French Program

Schedule of Meetings: Locations:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ................. Fredericton High School (Theatre)

(Storm Date: Tuesday, January 22nd)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 ............ Leo Hayes High School (Library)

(Storm Date: Tuesday, January 22nd)

Monday, January 14, 2019 .................. Woodstock Education Centre (Saint John Room)

(Storm Date: Monday, January 21st)

Monday, January 14, 2019 .................. Perth-Andover (Southern Victoria High School Theatre)

(Storm Date: Monday, January 21st)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ................. Oromocto High School (Library)

(Storm Date: Thursday, January 17th)

All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. for parents of students in Anglophone West School District who wish to learn more about the French Second Language Programs that will be offered in the 2019-2020 school year. Parents who wish to enroll their children in the Grade 1 Entry or Grade 6 Entry French Immersion Programs will be required to complete the electronic registration form located on the ASD-W web site (www.asd-w.nbed.nb.ca). On-line registration will open January 15, 2019. Registrations received by February 28, 2019, will inform planning for formation of classes (as per Provincial Policy 309: French Second Language Programs).

For additional information, contact your local school

or the French Second Language Coordinator in your area:

Grade 1 Entry French Immersion: ................................. Amanda Desveaux – (506) 453-8682

Grade 1 Entry French Immersion: ................................. Renée Bourgoin – (506) 357-4019

Grade 6 Entry French Immersion .................................. Ann Manderson – (506) 357-4181

Intensive French Program: ............................................ Janice Gagnon – (506) 325-4567

or visit our web site www.asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

December 19
KVMS Basket Fundraiser

The winner of the Baskets are as follows:

Spa:  Kim Williams

Movie Night:  Tina Brewer

Gift Card: Amanda Dunphy

Games Night:  Sally Shepard

Kids Crafts:  Sharon Shepard

Taste of Chocolate:  Angela Whelan

Pet Lovers:  Jessica Lenentine

Winter Fun:  Stephen and Janette Alward

Warm Drinks:  Mrs. Tucker​

December 07
KVMS Fundraiser Baskets

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Get your tickets on the KVMS Fundraiser Baskets.  Lots to choose from.

Tickets coming home with your students.

December 07
Revisions to Policy 711 Healthier School Food Enviroment

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Today the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced revisions to Policy 711: Healthier School Food Environment.

These changes provide flexibility and empower local school communities to make informed decisions about the health and well-being of their students.

As part of these new standards, chocolate milk and 100 per cent fruit juice will be permitted to be sold in public schools.  

There will also be some flexibility for schools providing breakfast programs to students who need a better start to their school day.

For fundraising and special events, schools will be empowered to organize activities and occasions that respond to the needs of the local school community.

In-school celebrations, holidays, and special occasions will be permitted, although timing of these events must be reasonable and undertaken in moderation.

The overall main goal of the policy will continue to be to promote and make available healthy foods and beverages at school whenever and wherever possible.

December 05
The Coyote Chronicle

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. Our school is such a welcoming place for family and friends in our community. December is a busy month here at KVMS.  KVMS is a happening place to be!

    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.

    As we move into December there are many upcoming events that you need to know about.  The concert will take place on December 13th with two show times at 9 am and 12:45 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.   Staff and students are encouraged to come dressed in their pajamas on Thursday, December 20th.   Who knows, maybe I wear mine!

 

 

 

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 Coyote

 

 

December 05
Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day

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