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December 11
THIS WEEK at MAS
Monday December 11-  York Care Concert 10:30am.
 
Tuesday December 12  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals.
 
Wednesday December 13   - Movie Night pizza and popcorn pre-orders due.
 
Thursday December 14 – Trip to Mactaquac for Christmas Dinner. Leaving school at 10:30 and returning at 1:30pm.
 
Friday December 15 – Family Christmas Movie Night- Polar Express. Come in your Christmas jammies!

December 11
Week at a Glance- December 11-15

Hello MAS Families! I apologize for the later in day email.  I want to thank all the families that came out to join us on our Literacy Night. It was great to see so many of you and hope that you enjoyed the evening and left with new learning or ideas. Today the students visited Royal Road School for a presentation by singer Art Richard.  Art Richard sings in French and engages the students in the French language through songs and actions. Lots of FUN!

York Care Christmas Concert- On Monday the school will be travelling by bus to York Care to perform our Christmas concert songs for the residents at York Care. The students are very excited to for this. CBC news has reached out and asked to run a story on this wonderful intergenerational partnership we have, so we will keep you updated on this as we are unsure if they will be there.
 
Christmas Angel Tree- We only have a few angels left if you would still like to support a family at Christmas. The tags are on the tree at the top of the stairs. Each tag has an item on it that a child in our school has wished for. The tag is also numbered, so please let the office know what number tag you have taken, so we can keep track. We ask that all gifts be wrapped, tag attached, and returned to the school no later than Wednesday, December 20th. We appreciate all your support.
 
Hot Lunch Order Forms- Hot lunch order forms for January went home last Monday and are due on Thursday, December 14th. Reminder that payment needs to be submitted separately for each hot lunch order form.
 
Moco Christmas Dinner- On Thursday we will be heading to Mactaquac for our Christmas dinner. This year students had choice of turkey dinner or chicken fingers and fries. Teachers asked students for their choice.
 
Family Movie Night- Notices went home today for Family Movie Night that will be held on Friday, December 15th. Please return form with your pre-ordered pizza, drinks, and popcorn.  The movie playing is Polar Express voted most wanted by students. Please come out and join us!
 
School Bell Schedule- I have received 20 responses to our survey. I will leave it up till the end of the weekend. Please if you have not done so, go to the link and let us know your thoughts. In the new year, we are looking to adjust our bell schedule to better serve our families/students and increase academic instructional time. I am looking for parent feedback and input. Please respond to the link below by next with your thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XMKLL6F
 
Shopping Spree- Student Christmas shopping spree will be on Wednesday, December 20th. Home and School is seeking some new volunteers. Please get in touch with Helga Rennke at 260-2017 or helgarennke@gmail.com
 
Hot Lunch- This week we will have hot lunch on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
This Week-
Monday December 11-  York Care Concert 10:30am.
Tuesday December 12  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals.
Wednesday December 13   - Movie Night pizza and popcorn pre-orders due.
Thursday December 14 – Trip to Mactaquac for Christmas Dinner. Leaving school at 10:30 and returning at 1:30pm.
Friday December 15 – Family Christmas Movie Night- Polar Express. Come in your Christmas jammies!
 
Upcoming Important Dates:
December 18- 1:00pm Christmas Concert (Weather date- December 19th)
December 20- Student Christmas Shopping Spree
December 21- Pancake breakfast for students
December 22- Last Day of school for Christmas Break dismissal at 11:00am.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a great weekend!
December 04
This WEEK at MAS

Monday December 4-  Choir practice at noon. Hot lunch forms go home. Concert decorating meeting 6pm at MAS

Tuesday December 5  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals.

Wednesday December 6   - LITERACY NIGHT 6-7:00pm.

Thursday December 7   - Pizza Hot Lunch. Etsey Art After School Enrichment for grades 3-5 (3-4:30pm).

Friday December 8 – Yoga 8:45am-10:00am. Art Richard performance at Royal Road School (10:15am).​

December 04
Week at a Glance- Dec. 4-Dec.8

Hello MAS Families! December is now upon us and that means a busy month. Today we celebrated positive mental fitness with DOTS for kids Ring a Bell Campaign. We talked about ways to have a positive mental health. Some of those ways are; get a goodnights sleep, hang with friends that make you feel good, know that it is ok to make mistakes, talk about your troubles and worries, learn to ask for help, and laugh out loud daily.

 

MAS Family Literacy Night- Please come out in your Christmas jammies and join us on Wednesday, December 6th for a literacy night from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. We will have a special guest reader, ideas for literacy activities at home, cookies and milk with a story by the tree, and a special treat to take home.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Christmas Angel Tree- In our upstairs foyer we have our Christmas families Angel tree. If you would like to help out and support our MAS families this Christmas, please feel free to take a tag or two. Each tag has an item on it that a child in our school has wished for. The tag is also numbered, so please let Roxy know what number tag you have taken, so we can keep track. We ask that all gifts be wrapped, tag attached, and returned to the school no later than Wednesday, December 20th. We appreciate all your support.

 

Hot Lunch Order Forms- Hot lunch order forms for January will be going out on Monday and are due on Thursday, December 14th. Reminder that payment needs to be submitted separately for each hot lunch order form.

 

Christmas Concert Decorators- We are still looking for some volunteers with a love of being creative and enjoy to decorate. We will meet here at MAS in the room next to the office on Monday, December 4th at 6pm to brainstorm ideas and put a plan in place. Decorating day will be on Friday, December 15th.

 

School Bell Schedule- There has been some talk around looking at changing our school bell schedule in the new year to better serve our families/students and increase academic instructional time. I am looking for parent feedback and input. Please respond to the link below by next Friday, December 8th with your thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XMKLL6F

 

Hot Lunch- This week we will have hot lunch on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

This Week-

Monday December 4-  Choir practice at noon. Hot lunch forms go home. Concert decorating meeting 6pm at MAS

Tuesday December 5  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals.

Wednesday December 6   - LITERACY NIGHT 6-7:00pm.

Thursday December 7   - Pizza Hot Lunch. Etsey Art After School Enrichment for grades 3-5 (3-4:30pm).

Friday December 8 – Yoga 8:45am-10:00am. Art Richard performance at Royal Road School (10:15am).

 

Upcoming Important Dates:

December 11- Whole School to visit York Care and perform our concert songs.

December 14- Turkey Dinner at Moco in Mactaquac

December 15- Family Christmas Movie Night (stay tuned for details)

December 18- 1:00pm Christmas Concert (Weather date- December 19th)

December 20- Student Christmas Shopping Spree

December 22- Last Day of school for Christmas Break dismissal at 11:00am.​ 

November 24
This WEEK at MAS

Monday November 27-  

Tuesday November 28  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals. Hot lunch order forms are due.

Wednesday November 29   -

Thursday November 30   - Kindergarten and grade 3 visit York Care by bus.  Pizza Hot Lunch. Etsey Art After School Enrichment for grades 3-5 (3-4:30pm).

Friday December 1  – LHHS Clubs. DOTS for kids Day- RING a bell campaign. Tots n’ taters lunch.​

November 24
Week at a Glance- Nov. 27-Dec. 1

Hello MAS Families! Thank you to all those parents/guardians that took the opportunity to come meet with your child’s teacher. We hope that you found your time informative. If you were unable to attend please reach out to your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress and areas of growth. As interviews do not happen often, please feel free at any time to check in on your child’s progress.

Thank you to the Home and School for organizing the clothing swap. This was a wonderful idea and many families benefitted.

 

DOTS for kids Day- RING a Bell Campaign- On December 1st with our LHHS buddies we will participate in the ring a bell campaign to raise awareness and increase education to inspire youth, family, and communities to take positive actions in support of children’s mental health. If your child has a little bell they would like to bring on Friday to join in and ring, please send it along.

Hot Lunch Order Forms- Hot lunch order forms are due on Tuesday, November 28th. Reminder that payment needs to be submitted separately for each hot lunch order form.

Christmas Families- We are reaching out to our school community to see if any families are in need of extra support this Christmas. If you feel you could use a little extra help (gifts, groceries, etc) PLEASE get in touch with Roxy- Roxanne.yerxa@nbed.nb.ca or Mrs. Burnett- Cynthia.burnett@nbed.nb.ca  or call 453-5422, sometime this coming week. Please not that this is kept strictly confidential.

Christmas Concert- We are still looking for some volunteers with a love of being creative and enjoy to decorate. We will meet on Monday, December 4th at 6pm to brainstorm ideas and put a plan in place.

OURSchool Survey- Grade 4 and 5 students will be participating in a school student perception survey to share with us their thoughts about MAS. The survey measures 21 indicators based on most recent research on school and classroom effectiveness.

 

Hot Lunch- This week we will have hot lunch on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

This Week-

Monday November 27-  

Tuesday November 28  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals. Hot lunch order forms are due.

Wednesday November 29   -

Thursday November 30   - Kindergarten and grade 3 visit York Care by bus.  Pizza Hot Lunch. Etsey Art After School Enrichment for grades 3-5 (3-4:30pm).

Friday December 1  – LHHS Clubs. DOTS for kids Day- RING a bell campaign. Tots n’ taters lunch.

 

Upcoming Important Dates:

December 4 – Concert Volunteer Meeting 6pm.

December 6- Family Literacy Night at MAS. Come in your Christmas PJs.

December 8- Yoga and Art Richard Presentation at Royal Road (whole school to attend)

December 11- Whole School to visit York Care and perform our concert songs.

December 14- Turkey Dinner at Moco in Mactaquac

December 15- Family Christmas Movie Night (stay tuned for details)

December 18- 1:00pm Christmas Concert (Weather date- December 19th)

December 20- Student Christmas Shopping Spree

December 22- Last Day of school for Christmas Break.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a great weekend! 

November 21
Home and Shcool Minutes, Nov 16, 2017
November 18
Handwashing Habits
November 18
This Week-

Monday November 20 -   Report Cards go home. Bookmarks, storm closure information, and Hot lunch order forms. PSSC meeting 6:00pm.

Tuesday November 21  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals
 
Wednesday November 22   - Clothing due for exchange.
 
Thursday November 23rd   - Yoga. Pizza Hot Lunch. Etsey Art After School Enrichment for grades 3-5 (3-4:30pm). Parent-Teacher Interviews and Clothing Exchange 4-7pm.
 
Friday November 24th  – No School Students. Clothing Exchange  and  Parent-Teacher interviews 8:30-11am. Professional Learning for teachers.
November 18
Week at a Glance- November 20-24, 2017

Hello MAS Families! This week was a short week and a quick one. We are moving into a very busy time of year.  Our grade 4 and grade 1 students had a great visit to York Care where they painted rocks and played bean bag toss and pool noodle balloons with the residents. It was very nice to see them interact and be so kind. Today we had our Leo Hayes Clubs. The rain put a little damper on our outdoor groups, but we made some adjustments and had lots of fun inside!

Santa’s Little Helper- Home and School would like to thank all those that helped support our Santa’s Little Helper fundraiser. We raised $910.50 to go towards school initiatives.
 
Report Cards- Your child will be bringing home their report card for first term on Monday. Please take the time to go over the report with your child and celebrate their success and talk about areas to grow. Your pre-arranged interview time to meet with your child’s teacher will be in the envelope. If you can absolutely not make arrangements for the time, please contact the teacher and let her know.
 
Clothing Exchange- This will take place Thursday, November 23 evening and Friday November 24th morning till noon in the school gymnasium and is completely FREE. Parents will be able to browse through the clothing and take what they need. We are still looking for donations, so if you have warm clothes (ex. Sweaters, hats, mitts, boots, jackets, snowpants, etc) that you wouldn’t mind donating to families who need them, please contact Hegla Rennke  at 260-2017 or by e-mail at helgarennke@gmail.com. Any leftover items will be donated to the Thrift Missions Store (on Sunset Drive) right after the event. We kindly ask that the items brought in be clean and in good condition.
 
Bookmarks- As cold and flu season is upon us, your child will be bringing home a book mark that reminds us when and how to wash our hands.
 
Weather School Closures- A notice will be going home with information about weather and school closure.
 
Hot Lunch Order Forms- Hot lunch order forms are going home also on Monday. Reminder that payment needs to be submitted separately for each hot lunch order form.
 
Christmas Families- We are reaching out to our school community to see if any families are in need of extra support this Christmas. The staff, along with Home and School, and a few other local groups are looking to support some MAS families in need. If you feel you could use a little extra help (gifts, groceries, etc) PLEASE get in touch with Roxy- Roxanne.yerxa@nbed.nb.ca or Mrs. Burnett- Cynthia.burnett@nbed.nb.ca  or call 453-5422, sometime this coming week. Please note that this is kept strictly confidential.
 
Christmas Concert- We are looking for some volunteers with a love of being creative and enjoy to decorate. We will meet on Monday, December 4th at 6pm to brainstorm ideas and put a plan in place.
 
Hot Lunch- This week we will have hot lunch on Tuesday, and Thursday.
 
This Week-
 
Monday November 20 -   Report Cards go home. Bookmarks, storm closure information, and Hot lunch order forms. PSSC meeting 6:00pm.
 
Tuesday November 21  - Great Canadian Bagel. Intramurals
 
Wednesday November 22   - Clothing due for exchange.
 
Thursday November 23rd   - Yoga. Pizza Hot Lunch. Etsey Art After School Enrichment for grades 3-5 (3-4:30pm). Parent-Teacher Interviews and Clothing Exchange 4-7pm.
 
Friday November 24th  – No School Students. Clothing Exchange  and  Parent-Teacher interviews 8:30-11am. Professional Learning for teachers.
 
Upcoming Important Dates:
November 30- Grades K and 3 to visit York Care will be taking a bus.
December 1- LHHS Clubs. Dots for Kids Day- RING A BELL campaign at 12pm.
December 4 – Concert Volunteer Meeting 6pm.
December 6- Family Literacy Night at MAS. Come in your Christmas PJs.
December 8- Yoga and Art Richard Presentation at Royal Road (whole school to attend)
December 11- Whole School to visit York Care and perform our concert songs.
December 14- Turkey Dinner at Moco in Mactaquac
December 15- Family Christmas Movie Night (stay tuned for details)
December 18- 1:00pm Christmas Concert (Weather date- December 19th)
December 20- Student Christmas Shopping Spree
December 22- Last Day of school for Christmas Break.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a great weekend!

 

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