Mount Saint Agnes Comings & Goings

Friday, December 11, 2015

Upcoming Events

December

  • Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th - Christmas Concert @ 6.30 pm
  • Friday 18th - 9:00 am start, non-uniform day. See below for dismissal schedule.


January


  • Monday 4th - School resumes
  • Thursday 14th - Elementary assembly at 8:35 am
  • Friday 15th - SPCA non-uniform day


School Notices

Dismissal Plan for Friday, December 18

Middles and High School dismissed at 11:45 am

ELP, Kindergarten and Elementary dismissed at 12 noon


Please pick you children up by 12:30 pm at the latest as the school will be closed at that time.


Loaves and Fishes - MSA has been asked to assist in providing shoe boxes filled with travel size toiletries, hard candy, toothbrush etc. for the clients of the Loaves and Fishes program. Christmas is the time for family and we would like to enable these folks to have some Christmas cheer. Please help support this initiative and bring donated shoe boxes to the office. Thank you!


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HOMEWORK HELP will not take place the week of December 14th - 18th. It will commence again on January 4th, 2016.


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Please consider sending in any empty wrapping paper tubes in preparation for the science Olympics in March…..as it is Christmas time we are asking now as lots of people are wrapping Christmas presents!


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Hot Lunch Forms for January - March 2016

Please find attached the hot lunch form for January 18th - March 18th. Forms should be returned to the office by Monday, December 14th. Any forms submitted after that date will need to be dropped of directly to La Trattoria, Attn: Joseph, and a late fee of $10 will be applied. (Hard copy forms have been sent home with all students)
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Digital Dilemma

What should I teach my kid about safe online behavior?


As soon as your kids begin to go online, it's important to explain your expectations of their behavior. By acting responsibly and respectfully, they will enjoy their time online and get the best of the Internet while mostly avoiding things such as cyberbullying and inappropriate content. Here are some basics to share with your child:


Communicate appropriately. Use the right language for your audience. You might write or speak to a teacher differently from a friend. And never use all caps!

Keep private things private. Don't share personal information, including passwords, your home address, inappropriate images, and gossip.


Respect others. Be courteous. Disagree politely.


Don't lie, steal, or cheat. Don't try to deceive others. Remember to give credit where credit is due. And, although it's easy to copy others' work, download things without permission, or use game cheat codes, don't do it.


Be an "upstander." If someone you know is being targeted by a bully, stand up for that person. You would want him or her to do the same for you.


Report misbehavior. The Internet is a giant community, and you can help it be a nice place.


Follow your family's rules. If your parent tells you to avoid certain websites or to stop texting after a certain time, listen. The more you act responsibly, the more privileges you'll get.


Think before you post, text, or share. Consider how you and others might feel after you've posted something. It's not always easy to take back what you've said online, and your online behavior can create a lasting footprint.

How do I report cyberbullying?


Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have gotten serious about helping users who have been targeted by bullies. If your kid is bullied on a website or in an app, go to the company's site and look for a section offering support, such as "Community Guidelines," "Safety Center," "Parent Info," "Safety Tips," or something similar. It may make recommendations such as blocking the bully or changing the setting for who can contact you.


If your kid is bullied or harassed over text message, call your mobile phone provider to report the number. You may be able to block it or change your phone number. Many carriers offer additional anti-bullying features for a fee.


If the abuse continues, you may need to enlist the help of your community: your kid's school, his or her coaches, or other parents. If the communication contains threats, you'll need to report it to law enforcement.

Outside Events

The Bermuda Youth Orchestra (BYO) has partnered with the Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) for their fall/winter concerts. This is a relationship which is in it 3rd iteration and one which has worked well for both organizations.


This year, they invite you to attend their annual performance on Friday evening, December 11th on Queen and Reid Street. This will be a Carol Concert and will be the final event of the Regiment's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Also joining will be the Bermuda Philharmonic Society, the Bermuda Chamber Choir, the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and some members of the Somerset Brigade Band.


This is a free open-air concert and will begin at 7:00 pm, lasting for about an hour. Come and hear some of your holiday favorites playing in the open air. Sing along with the choir and have a "Hallelujah" time at the end. Bring a chair and a blanket and take up your favorite viewing spot.


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Red Bull Youth Americas Cup Try out for Team Bermuda is on Dec 20th.

If you are strong, athletic and at least 17 years of age with a Bermuda Passport or Born in Bermuda you are eligible - male or female. There are a lot of positions within the team - so register an interest at www.acbda.bm.


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Uniform Shop Hours

January


Tuesday 12th & 26th: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Thursday 7th & 21st: 8:15 am to 9:15 am