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June 10
Update and information regarding school year end and report card pick up

​Dear Parents/Guardians of MEMS students: I wanted to provide you with a timeline as we wrap up this unique school year. The last day of Teachers supporting students online will be Friday, June 12th . Report cards are currently being generated and will be distributed on Monday, June 15th, and Tuesday, June 16th , the same way students’ personal items were collected. We will follow the same class schedule and same physical distancing rules.

In keeping with the province’s guidelines, please do not come to the school if: ~you have a fever/are feverish, have a chronic cough or difficulty breathing ~you have travelled outside the province within the last 14 days ~you have had close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case ~you have had close contact with a person being tested for COVID-19 When entering MEMS, please follow the outlined traffic flow. All hallways are one-way for this visit and you must exit using the designated door. We have created the schedule to avoid lineups, however, there will be Staff at the main entrance who may request you wait in your car until numbers are such that entry is permitted. We appreciate your patience. There will be hand sanitizer available for you upon entry of the building. If you feel more comfortable with washing your hands with soap and water, the bathroom sinks in your student’s wing will be available for your use. Custodians will be engaging in sanitation measures, as well. If your student wishes to say goodbye to their teachers when retrieving their report card, one student will be permitted to be with one parent. Thank you for respecting physical distancing government guidelines.

Your child’s Homeroom Teacher will be in contact with you to schedule a specific ten-minute visit to the building .

If you have any tech devices that belong to the school, please return them and their power cords, etc., to your student’s Homeroom Teacher when you come for their report card. Thank you. Please note, if your student still has any items in the building, they need to be picked up at the same time as report cards. Unclaimed items will be disposed of so that summer cleanup can take place. We truly regret not being able to end our year with everyone. Our Middle School always look forward to our “Year End Celebration” the last day of school when we get to celebrate Middle School students’ academic and athletic accomplishments and wish our grade 8’s all the best as they head off to the high school. Please be assured, our Middle School Team are hard at work creating something to let our MS kids know how much we care and want to still celebrate with them. Stay tuned for some exciting celebratory surprise we will share via social media shortly.

On a final note, MEMS Staff are missing our students and would like to see everyone one more time so, weather permitting, on Thursday, June 18th (rain date: Friday, June 19th), from 11-12pm, we will be doing a “Drive-by Farewell” at which time Teachers will be outside the school, physically distanced around our driveway. We invite you and your children to end the school year with a wave goodbye. Cars will come in at the first driveway and follow the bus lane, doing the loop and exiting on Cedar St. We would love to see you there!

 Have a wonderful summer and be safe! 

Ms. Bryant Kynda Bryant

 MEMS Principal​



May 01
Message from Kynda Bryant, Principal of Minto Elementary & Middle School

This message is for Parents and Guardians of MEMS Students.  District has given us permission to allow entry into the school to retrieve your student’s personal belongings.  This is going to take place next Monday and Tuesday, May 4th and 5th, with designated time slots for an adult to retrieve these items.  Homeroom Teachers will be emailing you a parent/guardian letter with details and guidelines.  They will also set up a specific time when you will be permitted entry.  Letter posted at link below:

https://secure1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-W/mems/Documents/letter%20to%20parents%20re.%20pickup%20of%20personal%20items.pdf​

If you have more than one student, please speak to the Homeroom Teachers to make arrangements that will accommodate your needs.  Looking forward to seeing you next week.  Stay safe, everyone!​



April 09
Home contact and Learning Plan update

Hello all MEMS families, by the end of the week you should have heard from your homeroom teacher via phone or email. If you have not it may be that we do not have up-to-date contact numbers or email addresses for your home.  

You can send this information to the school by calling and leaving a voice mail at (506)327-7016 or emailing us at: mintoelementarymiddle@nbed.nb.ca. It is important that we have this up to date contact information as you can expect to be receiving  Home Learning Plans weekly beginning next week.

 We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Know how much we miss you and are thinking of you, you’ve got a friend in us: https://youtu.be/EaVVCT22SzU​

April 01
Request to Connect

r2c4.png​For students and families to gain support for normal stress and anxiety, personal concerns, and school or career development questions including postsecondary requests. Click on the "connect" image to the left.

March 21
ASD-W Update on School Closures

This ASD-W Update on School Closures was sent out via email. The referred to memo from Deputy Minister is uploaded to the documents section of our school website.


Families of Anglophone West School District,

You will find, below, a memo from the Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development for the Anglophone Sector, George Daley. In this message, Mr. Daley indicates that the school system is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All New Brunswickers, including school staff and students, need to follow the direction that has been outlined by the recent NB State of Emergency that was declared on March 19. While the day will come when we start looking at lessons, assignments, learning and schooling in general, the focus right now remains on safety, health, wellness and family. As noted in the Deputy Minister's memo, parents and students should not expect home learning options until April at the earliest. District and Department staff, followed by school staff, will prepare for the focus on learning as we approach the day for it to begin. I have advised all school administrators and staff that they are not to be providing lessons or work of any sort until the time is right, even if requests are being made.

Resources to support students and families with their own wellness are being prepared and will be shared next week. We have created a tab on our ASD-W website where we will share memos, resources and documents as they become available. It is worth checking this site regularly, whether you are a parent, ASD-W employee or casual employee with our district. Our website is http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca .

Thank you for your support of schools and our district during these unprecedented times. Please continue to focus on maintaining positive health in your homes.

Sincerely,

David McTimoney, Superintendent​
March 13
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and School Districts are postponing all school-sponsored events

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and School Districts are postponing all school-sponsored events involving students from different schools or the general public, until March 23 (or longer as required). This cancellation includes chess tournaments, sports games, talent shows, symposiums, etc. For MEMS this will also include practices. This decision was made in consultation with Public Health and the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association.


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development recognizes its directives have impacted many school-sponsored events such as interscholastic and extra-curricular sporting events and other planned activities. Decisions such as these are made in the interest of health and safety.

This measure will be reassessed as relevant information is made available.
March 10
COVID-19 Memo #2 from Dominic Cardy, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
If you did not receive the email, on behalf of the Superintendent, that was sent Monday at 7:15 PM to all families of students that attend ASD-W schools, Please visit documents section of this website to read: COVID-19 Memo #2 from Dominic Cardy, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development with important details regarding International travel (including USA) and as it relates to attendance at school.

 

Thank you!

March 09
Pink Shirt Day at Minto Elementary Middle School

The last Wednesday of February is Pink Shirt Day and Minto Elementary Middle School observed it along with schools across Canada.  The day aims at promoting kindness, celebrating diversity and encouraging inclusion.  This global phenomenon was inspired by two young men in Nova Scotia in 2007 (www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/). 


Every class participated by wearing pink shirts and there were even two classrooms with 100% pink; congratulations to Mrs. McFadden's grade 2 class and Mme. Andrew's grade 1 class. 
Thank you to all students, staff, and families who support this movement on Pink Shirt Day and every day by performing acts of kindness for others and acts of service to their school and community.   

For more information on Pink Shirt Day you can visit http://www.pinktshirtday.ca/.​
November 17
​Nov 18- 22 @ MEMS


On Tuesday, the Middle School students will have their swim trip. Please make sure permissions slips and money are turned into homeroom teachers.

On Wednesday, popcorn will be on sale for $1. Proceeds from these sales go to support the grade 5 french trip at the end of the year. The cafeteria will have their Hunter's special on.

On Thursday, K-8 report cards will be sent home with students. Parent/Teacher meetings are scheduled Thursday night from 6-8pm. Simultaneously, our Home & School will have their second annual fundraiser held in the cafeteria. This year's theme is "Storybook Christmas".

There will be no school on Friday for students. Teachers have PL in the morning and parent teachers interviews from 1- 3pm.

Our mountain of lost and found items is growing! These items are out on a table by the office entrance, Please look through when you come in for parent teacher to see if any of items belong to your child. After Friday we will be donating the unclaimed items.​
October 23
MEMS School Clothing

MEMS will be taking orders for school clothing until November 1, 2019. All clothing will be black with white lettering (MEMS CUBS) and a blue/white cub paw print. Please include cash or check payable to MEMS along with your completed order form or hand in completed order form and pay using Cashless Schools online. All forms and money can be handed into your child’s homeroom teacher.  

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