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June 27
Island View Receives Donation for Inclusive Playground

​"Island View School is so grateful to receive a very generous donation of $7,000 from the New Brunswick Children’s Foundation to assist us in reaching our fundraising goal for an inclusive playground for our school community.”​


April 18
A Tale of Arendelle - Help Needed!

Attention parents and guardians! As you know we have an exciting musical performance coming up in May. Students and teachers have been hard at work with rehearsals and preparations for our show, A Tale of Arendelle, scheduled to run the evening of May 17th and May 18th. We are looking for help from parents and guardians with costumes, supervision the night of the show, props and sets. If you think you can help us make this show a success, please contact Ms. Roy (, Mrs. Hazen ( or Mrs. O’Brien (Connie.O', or call the office at 658-5346 and leave your contact information.

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to hearing from you!​

February 28
Estey's Art After School Program

A reminder to parents and students that Estey's Art After School Program begins this Thursday and Friday. It is not too late to sign up for students who are interested. To register please call 638-9194 or register online at ​

February 17
Scentsy Fundraiser!

​Good Morning Island View Families! We have kicked off our Scenty fundraiser to help raise monies towards our new playground. You can order Car Bars (great for your car, gym bag, lockers, etc!) via the form that was sent home last week, or you can visit and order any of your favourite Scentsy products. Orders must be in by March 3rd and items will be available to be picked up during Parent Teacher on March 31st.

January 20
IVS Messages for Jan. 20

Good Day IVS Families


Robotics Afterschool Program – for those interested please return the application form and registration fee by Monday, January 23rd. Please make cheques payable to Robo North America. The registration information was attached to last week’s message.


Family Literacy DayJanuary 27 is Family Literacy Day across Canada and we encourage families to check out the web site for this special day as it has all kinds of interesting suggestions for celebrating literacy at home together, not only on this day, but also throughout the year. You can visit the site at


Peer Helpers – we are excited to have our peer helpers being supporting our younger students with minor problems during recess beginning next week.  These student leaders work under the direction of the duty teacher.  It is a great problem to build student leadership attributes with our older students.


IVS Talent Show – auditions will be taking place on Monday, Jan. 30th so students interested should be practicing their acts. Please remember to bring in your permission slip on the day of the auditions.  Good luck to all interested. It is always a great show!




Upcoming Dates:


Jan. 24th – 6:00pm PSSC Meeting – all welcome

December 20
Friday Dismissal Time

This is a note regarding our dismissal times for this Friday.  Please note, we have finalized our dismissal times with the district and bus drivers today.  We will be dismissing all bus students at 11:30am.  Our walker/pick up students will be dismissed as soon as busses are loaded and on their way.

December 15
Santa's Workshop

​Hello IVS families,

Santa's Workshop is scheduled for Monday, Dec.19.  If you have any items to donate, please send them in tomorrow (Friday).  This allows our volunteers to have everything organized for this exciting event!

December 09
IVS Messages for Dec. 9

Good Day IVS Families!

Santa Workshop – We are finding ourselves short on gifts for the kids to select from for their family members this year. At this point, we have enough gifts for the first rotation of students and we have three rotations during the day.  It would be greatly appreciated if you can support by sending in small gifts for this event.

We also have a “Bare Necessity” tree where we accept donations of new hats, mitts, socks and underwear for children. These are delivered to children in need on the west side.

Thanks to all who have send in items and are volunteering for this event! It is going to be great!

Christmas Craft sale, Dec. 10- is tomorrow!!!! We hope to see everyone out to this event.  We open at 10:00am and close at 2:00pm with over 50 vendors.  The costs is $2 per person (children are free). This is one of the best craft fairs of the season!

December Milk and Hot Lunch Ordering Dates – orders for the month of January open on December 5th and close on December 21st at midnight.   

Hour of Code – was a great success as several classes we able to take part in the event.  We were thrilled to have players from the Saint John Riptide basketball team visit our school.  We appreciate the hard work of Mrs. Cheryl Willson from our PSSC and her husband Mr. Jeff Willson from Brillant Labs for their support as well as all our parent volunteers: Mr. Underhill, Mr. Cho and Mrs. Masson for volunteering with the event.

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Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 10 – IVS 3rd Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 19 – Santa’s Workshop

Dec. 21 – Christmas Concerts (Families A-L at 8:30, M-Z at 10:15)

Dec. 21 – IVS Family Pizza Night – Papa John’s

Dec. 23 – Last Day for Students / Half Day of School for students

December 05
Home and School meeting Dec.5- Cancelled

​Hello IVS Families,

The Home and School meeting that was scheduled for tonight is cancelled.  Stay tuned for our next meeting.

December 02
Dec.2 message

Good Day IVS Families!
Lancaster Christmas Parade – A huge thank you to Mrs. Lindsay MacDonald for taking the lead this year and what an amazing job!  It was a true team effort with many families helping out and making it a positive experience for our school community.
Therrien Family Fundraiser – we want to thank the family for their generosity in opening up their “Haunted Manor” for our families with a donation towards our Playground Fund.  Thanks to all who visited and made a donation.
Ring a Bell / DotsNB – on Friday, Dec. 2nd we were excited to have our local MLA Dorothy Shepherd at IVS to communicate a message on positive mental health to our students.  The students “rang a bell” to bring awareness on the importance of positive children’s mental health.
Registration for Grade 1, 3, 6 – these forms are due back on Friday, Dec. 2nd. All students currently in grade K, 2, and 5 are required to register (for either French Immersion or English Prime).
H and S Fundraiser  Order forms  came home last week for Java Moose Coffee. Order forms are due back by Dec. 9th and orders will be distributed on Dec. 19.  Please make cheques payable to the “Island View Home and School Association”.
50 / 50 – Don’t forget to send in your toonie for our next week’s draw by Wednesday. You can’t win if you don’t play.  Next week’s draw will be over $400 for the winner. If you forgot your number it can be retrieved at and fill out the contact form or by emailing
Home and School- We are still looking for executive members of our Home and School team.  We meet monthly and plan many exciting activities for our school community. Contact Mrs. Daigle @ for more information.
Christmas Craft sale, Dec. 10- We are looking for a group of volunteers to help with set up on Friday, Dec.9, as well as, take down on Saturday afternoon.  Please contact Sherry Cahill @
We will also be having a bake sale during the event.  Please send in items with your child on Friday, Dec. 9 or bring them in the morning (no nut products please), to help us raise money for our new playground.
December Milk and Hot Lunch Ordering Dates – orders for the month of January open on December 5th and close on December 21st at midnight.   
Let's Talk Science at the library tomorrow @ 1:30: Matter Matters!
Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 2nd – Registration for Grade 1, 3 and 6 Due
Dec. 5- Home and School meeting (6:00 pm)
Dec. 7th – Hour of Code Event
Dec. 10 – IVS 3rd Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Dec. 19 – Santa’s Workshop
Dec. 21 – Christmas Concerts (Families A-L at 8:30, M-Z at 10:15)
Dec. 21 – IVS Family Pizza Night – Papa John’s
Dec. 23 – Last Day for Students / Half Day of School for students
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