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April 09
Right on, hang in MAS! We love you!
April 09
Continuation of Learning

Hello MAS Families. I hope this email finds you healthy and well. By now I am sure you have heard that schools are closed, but that is only the building. The MAS staff is not done the year of learning just yet and are excited to start on a new learning adventure with you and your child.

 As you are aware, we are moving to a continuation of learning plan for home. Our MAS teachers are beginning to prepare materials and searching for engaging learning resources suitable for your child and grade level. Teachers will be calling home early this week to find out what is the best approach to learning at home for their students and will do there best to accommodate families. We do realize these are unprecedented times and that families are dealing with different levels of stress and anxiety, so we want to work together.

 The focus of our continuation of learning is on Literacy, Numeracy, and Science (gr. 3-5). We also encourage students to continue to read everyday and to get 30 minutes of physical activity.  Our current plan is to send out the upcoming weeks learning plan- Day 1 to Day 5 on Fridays. This plan will be emailed as a PDF and also posted on the teachers page on the school website. It is recommended of an hour of learning a day, but reminder that this is 5 hours for the week and you can be flexible in your approach. As we navigate this new learning adventure together, please do not hesitate to reach out for support, clarification, feedback, etc. The teachers and myself are here to help in anyway possible to make this experience fun and positive. I also invite students to share their learning with their teacher through email with pictures and videos. The teachers would love to provide feedback and praise.

 For families that may need support, we are continuing to provide guidance and educational support services to our students. We have three ways for families to communicate any of their concerns. You will notice a form on our school website that can be used to reach out to school staff.  Another way to reach out is to call our school phone number 453-5422 and leave a message or you can reach out through district office line at 461-4100. Please reach out if your child or family would like or is need of any support or help connecting to supports. I can assure you that all sources are confidential.

Starting Monday April 6, we will begin going over all fees submitted for hot lunch, field trips, etc and begin refunding those that have paid through school cashonline.  Chef Roberta with Tot’s N Taters will be etransfering back those that have paid her via etranfer. Those that have paid by cash, we are still working through this and will be in touch with those families. This all may take some time, so please be patient.

 Please know that District has created a tab on the ASDW website with all communication and information around Covid19. Also in that Covid19 tab, is a link for other learning resources for Families if you are looking for extensions to learning.

 Thank you for all your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. Stay safe and practice social distancing but stay connected!

Cynthia Burnett

April 01
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March 13
This Week-

Monday, March 16- Great Canadian Bagel hot lunch. Hot lunch order forms going home.

Tuesday, March 17- Tots N Taters hot lunch. Skating at Willie O’Ree.

Wednesday, March 18- K-2 Extended Day Parent Focus group. Drama Practice after school for selected students.

Thursday, March 19- Tots N Taters hot lunch.

 

Friday, March 20- Sunshine Program. Papa John’s Pizza. Gr 5 swimming.

March 13
Week at a Glance March 16-20

Hello MAS Families. We have had a great week back here at MAS. Our grade 5 class had a visit to the superstore on Thursday where they purchased food and ingredients to make French cuisine for our French Café that will be hosted next week for their peers.

I realize this week has been busy with lots of information. If at anytime you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we can help direct you to find the answers.

Reminders-

K-2 Research Parent Focus Group- Due to school closure on Tuesday we will be rescheduling the parent group for Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm. I am still looking for a few more parents to join the focus group. Please email me if you would like to join.

Breakfast Program- Breakfast on Tuesday, March 17th is bagels and yogurt drink.

Skating- Reminder we are going skating on Tuesday March 17th at Willie O’Ree. Parents are welcome to join. We love the extra hands helping to tie up skates.  K-1 will skate 9:30-10:30 and gr 2-5 10:30-11:30am. We are doing are best to make sure all students have skates and helmets for the day.

This Week:

Monday, March 16- Great Canadian Bagel hot lunch. Hot lunch order forms going home.

Tuesday, March 17- Tots N Taters hot lunch. Skating at Willie O’Ree.

Wednesday, March 18- K-2 Extended Day Parent Focus group. Drama Practice after school for selected students.

Thursday, March 19- Tots N Taters hot lunch.

Friday, March 20- Sunshine Program. Papa John’s Pizza. Gr 5 swimming.

Upcoming Dates:

March 25- April hot lunch orders due.

March 27- LHHS Clubs, Gr 5 swimming

April 2- World Autism Day wear Blue

April 3- No school for Students.

April 10- Good Friday no school

April 13- Happy Easter! No school.

April 14- Report Cards go home

April 16- Parent Interviews 4-7pm

April 17- No school for Students. Parent Teacher interviews 8:00-11:00am

April 22- Earth Day

April 23- Drama Festival

April 24- Gr 5 Swimming and Middle School Tour & Lunch

April 27- Music Festival

April 27 to May 8- No Tots n’ Taters hot lunch (Kitchen closed due to potential flooding)

May 1- NBTA Council Day- No school for students

May 7- Grade 5 Orientation and Parent Orientation

May 11- NBTA Branch day- No school for students

May 18- Victoria Day- No school for students

May 27- Welcome to Kindergarten class of 2020-2021

 

Have a great weekend. If you have any questions for concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

 

Cynthia Burnett
BA, BEd, MEd
Principal
McAdam Avenue School
Anglophone School District West
I
f a child can't learn the way you teach, then teach in a way so that the child can learn. ~ Unknown.

March 09
Public Health advice notice on when to keep your child home from school.
March 09
Important Message - Coronavirus: For Schools Following March Break
February 28
This Week-

This Week:  March 2-6 March Break

Monday, March 9- Great Canadian Bagel hot lunch.

Tuesday, March 10-  Tots N Taters hot lunch.

Wednesday, March 11-

Thursday, March 12- Tots N Taters hot lunch. Grade 5 visit to Superstore.

Friday, March 13- Sunshine Program. Papa John’s Pizza. Gr 5 swimming. LHHS Clubs.

February 28
Week at a Glance March 9-13

Hello MAS Families!  We had a fun Bunch of Munsch week. It was unfortunate our O’Dell park day was cancelled, but Friday we made some planning changes and did outdoor winter fun events- snow shoeing, sliding, snow painting, hot chocolates, etc.

Reminder that next week is March Break and there is no school for students.

Skating- After March break we will be going skating on March 17th  at Willie O’Ree. If you have not sent back your form, please do so as soon as possible.

Grade 5 Swimming- Starting on March 13th the grade 5 class will be participating in the district swimming program at Nasis indoor pool. Please be sure your child comes to school prepared for the sessions. They will travel by bus to Nasis Middle School. Bathing suites, towels, and plastic bag for wet clothing after. Be sure if your child comes to school already in their bathing suite that they bring everything needed to change into after.

K-2 Research Project- I am looking for a group of 5-6 parents with a child(ren) in grades k-2 level that would be interested in a focus group talk session around our extended day. Our researcher Greg Patterson will be here on Tuesday, March 10th. The focus group will meet at 6pm. Please email if you are interested in joining. I know last year parents found it very informative and enjoyable.

This Week:

Monday, March 9- Great Canadian Bagel hot lunch.

Tuesday, March 10-  Tots N Taters hot lunch.

Wednesday, March 11-

Thursday, March 12- Tots N Taters hot lunch. Grade 5 visit to Superstore.

Friday, March 13- Sunshine Program. Papa John’s Pizza. Gr 5 swimming. LHHS Clubs.

Upcoming Dates:

March 2-6- March Break

March 13- LHHS Clubs, Gr 5 swimming.

March 16- April hot lunch forms go home.

March 17- Skating at Willie O’Ree

March 20- Grade 5 swimming

March 25- April hot lunch orders due.

March 27- LHHS Clubs, Gr 5 swimming

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cynthia Burnett
BA, BEd, MEd
Principal
McAdam Avenue School
Anglophone School District West
I
f a child can't learn the way you teach, then teach in a way so that the child can learn. ~ Unknown.

February 28
March 2020 Nutrition Month Newsletter
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