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September 18
October Health Note 2018-Seeing
September 14
This Week-

Monday, Sept. 17- 

Tuesday, Sept. 18- Hot lunch Tots n Taters. Choir at 9:45am. 

Wednesday, Sept. 19- Cross country 1:15pm at Gibson Neill 

Thursday, Sept. 20- 1st day for milk. Hot Lunch Great Canadian Bagel

Friday, Sept. 21- Hot lunch Tots n Taters
September 14
Week at a Glance Sept 17-21
It has been a 'Kindness' week here at MAS! This week we focused on being kind and keeping the kindness chain going in honor of #BeccaTold MeTo day. We have seen many students making great efforts and learning about how to choose kind. 
We also had a visit from Harvest Jazz and Blues and were entertained by Dan Doiron. He had the whole school up tapping and keeping the beat to his tunes. 
I want to thank all the parents that were able to come to our 'Welcome Parent Night' on Wednesday. I hope that the information that was shared was informative for you and you were able to learn a little about what your child will be doing this year. Also please reach out if you would like to join any of our parent committees- PSSC and/or Home and School. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher to discuss. 
 
A few reminders: 
Students Fees- Reminder that student fees are due. The cost this year is $45. This can be paid online or at school. 
 
Homework Policy Reminder- Each week your child’s classroom teacher will update his/her teacher page to inform and share with you the weekly outcomes that are being taught in class, examples, and homework suggestions directly linked to classroom learning. Students of all grades are encouraged to read every night! Weekly homework suggestions allow for families to complete the activities/visit links/etc. to enhance their child’s learning at their academic level, reinforce skills taught in school, and promote student ownership in their learning. It allows for you as a family the flexibility to establish a routine, responsibility, and time management skills that meet your family needs and your child’s academic needs. It also gives your child empowerment to choose the activities they wish to complete and how they wish to show you what they are learning. 
 
Cross-Country- Students in grades 3-5 that have shown interest in joining cross-country this year will be bringing home permission slips. Please read and sign the bottom of the form and return to school as soon as possible. The first meet is this Wednesday at Gibson Neill. 
 
Hot Lunch October- Our hot lunch order forms for October will go home on Tuesday, September 18th and are due back on Thursday, September 27th. 
 
Estey Afterschool Art Program- We will be offering the Estey afterschool art enrichment program again this year for grades 3-5. Students that were interested brought home information this past week. To register you have to call or fill out form online. There is financial support for those that may need, so be sure to visit the website to get more information. 
 
This week: 
 
Monday, Sept. 17- 
 
Tuesday, Sept. 18- Hot lunch Tots n Taters. Choir at 9:45am. 
 
Wednesday, Sept. 19- Cross country 1:15pm at Gibson Neill 
 
Thursday, Sept. 20- 1st day for milk. Hot Lunch Great Canadian Bagel
 
Friday, Sept. 21- Hot lunch Tots n Taters
 
Upcoming Dates:
September 25th- Estey Art Program begins afterschool 3:00-4:30pm. DEC Sustainability Meeting 6:30pm at McAdam Avenue.
September 26th- Cross Country at Henry Park
September 27th- Terry Fox Walk. Asking students to make a $2 donation. Hot lunch forms due back.
September 28th- Orange Shirt day to honor the children that attended Indian Residential schools.
October 3rd- Cross Country McAdam Ave. 
October 5th- Riverview Orchard Apple picking field trip. Cost $4/per student. Santa's Little Helper Fundraiser goes home.
October 8th- Happy Thanksgiving. No school
October 9-12- Kindergarten Registration for 2019. Fire Prevention Safety Week
October 11th- School Picture day. 
 
If at anytime you ever have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
Cynthia Burnett
September 10
This Week-
Monday, Sept. 10- 
Tuesday, Sept. 11- Harvest Jazz and Blues Presentation
Wednesday, Sept. 12- Parent Welcome Night
Thursday, Sept. 13- Hot lunch orders due
Friday, Sept. 14- Rebecca Schofield Act of Kindness Day. Milk Order due. 

September 10
Week at a Glance Sept 10-14

Welcome to the school year of 2018-2019! We have had a great first week back. We have practiced a fire drill, held a whole school assembly, visited our new Makerspace room, met new friends, and got caught up with old friends. The students have all settled in nicely and we are looking forward to a great year of learning! 

A few reminders: 
Students Fees- Reminder that student fees are due. The cost this year is $45. This can be paid online or at school. 
Forms Sent Home- Please complete any forms that were sent home at the beginning of the week and return them to school as soon as possible. 
Hot lunch Orders- Reminder that hot lunch orders are due this Thursday, September 13. Our hot lunch program is offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from two providers. Tuesdays and Fridays will be from 'Tots'n'Taters' where students will be able to order chicken wraps, roasted chicken and pasta, taco and rice, and a chef's salad. This menu will vary each month with many healthy meal options. On Thursdays we will be ordering from Great Canadian Bagel. They will be offering a variety of bagel sandwiches and a fruit cup or orange slices. Both of these local companies worked with us to meet the requirements of the change to policy 711. 
Parent Welcome Night- On Wednesday, September 12th at 6:00pm we will be having our Parent Welcome Night. This is an opportunity for parents to come visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher, and learn about what your child will be learning about this year. We will begin the night in the gymnasium with all parents and then move to student classrooms. We will be welcoming parents to join our PSSC and our Home and School. We will share with you during the parent meeting what these wonderful school support groups do and how you can help out. 
Recess/Weather- We have had wonderful weather to start the school, but we know the rain/cold is on the way. Please be sure that your child is dressed for the weather. We will go outside during recess time as much as possible, unless the weather does not permit (heavy rain, cold temperatures). This means if it is drizzling, windy, snowing, etc. we will be outside getting fresh air and free time. Please make sure your child comes prepared to be outside for the weather- coats, rain boots, hats, mitts, etc. It is also a good idea (no matter what grade) to have a change of clothes in your child's bookbag or left in the classroom. 
 
This week: 
Monday, Sept. 10- 
Tuesday, Sept. 11- Harvest Jazz and Blues Presentation
Wednesday, Sept. 12- Parent Welcome Night
Thursday, Sept. 13- Hot lunch orders due
Friday, Sept. 14- Rebecca Schofield Act of Kindness Day. Milk Order due. 
 
Upcoming Dates:
September 25th- Sustainability Study Meeting #1 @MAS 6:30pm. Estey Art Program begins afterschool 3:00-4:30pm. 
September 27th- Terry Fox Walk. Asking students to make a $2 donation. 
September 28th- Orange Shirt day to honor the children that attended Indian Residential schools.
 
If at any time you ever have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday evening!
 
Cynthia Burnett BA, B.Ed, M.Ed
Principal/EST-Resource
McAdam Avenue School
Fredericton, NB E3A 1G7
(506) 453-5422
September 06
September Health Note 2018-Breakfast
September 02
Happy 2018-19 School Year!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. We are ready and excited for our students to join us!

School begins Tuesday, September 4th for all students in grades 1-5. Our teachers will meet the students on the playground to help guide them inside to their classrooms at the first bell. Our kindergarten students will be joining us on a staggered entry coming Tuesday or Wednesday from 9-11am and then all joining us on Thursday. 

On the first few days of school important information sheets will becoming home for parents to read over and complete. Please look for these sheets and return them to school as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We are looking forward to a great year at MAS!

August 23
Welcome Back Info Items

Hello MAS families! I hope the summer has been good to you and you found time to relax and enjoy the sun and heat. We are excited and looking forward to the new school year. There are a few information items that I wanted to share with you prior to school start. 

Supply List/Student Fee- Classroom supply lists can be found on our school website- https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-W/maes/Pages/Class-Supply-Lists.aspx. Student fees are $45. This can now be paid on schoolcashonline- https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/ 
 
School Hours- We have adjusted our school hours slightly after previous years observations and feedback from staff, to help in the transition with our extended K-2 instructional hours, and to maximize effective learning. 
 
7:50-8:05- Playground supervision and morning arrival
8:05-8:15- Announcments
8:15-9:50- Instructional Time
9:50-10:05- Recess
10:10-11:45- Instructional Time
11:45-12:15- Recess
12:15-12:35- Lunch
12:40-2:50- Instructional Time (K-2 will have a short snack break/mindfullness break in afternoon)
2:50- Dismissal 
*Wednesday- Dismissal- 12:15pm 
 
Afterschool Care- Many had inquired about new afterschool care options available to the school this past spring. We have been informed that the McAdam Avenue Christian Preschool next door will be offering after school care this year.  For more information please call them at 451- 8947. GOGO gymnastics has also offered afterschool pick up for their Main street location if they have at least 5 students enroll. Their contact info is 455-5496, afterschool@gogogym.com .
 
Reminder the first day back for students is Tuesday, September 4th. Our kindergarten students have a staggered entry- Tuesday or Wednesday 9-11am and then everyone Thursday. We will be contacting kindergarten parents at the beginning of next week to inform you of which day your child is to attend.
 
We are excited for a fantastic year at MAS and look forward to seeing everyone!
 
Cynthia Burnett BA, B.Ed, M.Ed
Principal/EST-Resource
McAdam Avenue School
Fredericton, NB E3A 1G7
(506) 453-5422
June 27
Have a Safe and Fun Summer!

See you back on the 4th of September, 2018.​

Cashless Schools Reminder:  School fees can now be paid through the summer at your convenience by visiting https://asdw.schoolcashonline.com/

June 27
Happy Summer!

Hello MAS Families! As the year has come to an end I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for all your support throughout the year. School community relationship is essential to student engagement and academic growth, so I thank you for being involved in our school community and in your child's learning.

Student fees-  The cost of student fees in September will be $45/child. This can be paid over the summer on schoolcashonline. You can also find a list of supplies that are required to purchase on our website- http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-W/maes/Pages/Class-Supply-Lists.aspx The remainder of supplies needed for the school year will be purchased by your child's teacher using the $45 student fee. If you require any assistance in paying the fee, please let us know and we can make arrangements to help support.
 
Afterschool Care- If you provide after school care and have space and would like us to share your name, please let us know or if you know of space, also please let us know.  GOGO gymnastics has also reached out and would be willing to do a pick up here at MAS if they had students afterschool.
 
I would like to wish you all a fun, safe, and wonderful summer vacation. For those moving schools, all the best and to our returning students and new to Kindergarten we look forward to seeing you in September! If you have any questions or concerns, I will check my email daily over the summer so please do not hesitate to contact me. 
 
Important Dates- 
August 20th- Administrative Assistant in office (Roxy we will be here starting this week) 
August 27th- Teachers are back.
September 4th- First day back for students/staggered entry for Kindergarten
September 5th- Staggered entry for Kindergarten. 
September 6th- All kindergarten students attend. 
 
Cynthia Burnett
BA, BEd, MEd
Principal 
McAdam Avenue School  
Anglophone School District West
If a child can't learn the way you teach, then teach in a way that the child can learn. ~ Unknown.
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