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The Bison Gazette
Important Upcoming Dates
- Monday, Oct. 09: No School (Thanksgiving Day)
- Tuesday, Oct. 10: No School (Staff PD Day)
- Wednesday, Oct. 23: ICON School Photo retakes (am)
- Friday, Oct. 27: Hallowe'en Dance (6:00pm)
- Wednesday, Nov. 01: Early Dismissal (at 12:20pm for Grades 1-6) + No School (for Kindergarten)
- Sunday, Nov. 05: Daylight Savings Time ends (clocks "fall back" an hour)
- Monday, Nov. 06: School Council + KPA Meeting (7:00pm)
The 2023-2024 school fees are now available on the ParentPortal website (https://spschools.powerschool.com).
Fees can be paid through the online system (a service fee of 2.4% is charged for Visa and Mastercard payments, and the system does not accept Debit). Please note payment of school fees is not yet available on the PowerSchool app; please a browser. Did you know? You can choose to pay fees individually, or to pay a specific amount (in which case the system will distribute the payment to fees automatically).
Fees can also be paid with cash or cheques in the Kinosayo office (although please note that we likely will not have change available).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's school fees, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Angie in the front office.
Progress Flag Raising at Division Office
Today, St. Albert Public Schools permanently raised the Progress flag at Division Office. We are proud to be a part of a school division that is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families.
In the words of one of the students who attended “It’s always the right time of year to be nice!”
Table Talk - Storybook Pumpkin Patch
Participation is voluntary, and it's a great opportunity to have fun and be creative in your family, and share that fun with all the students who come into the Library!
See the poster below for more information, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! Halloween Dance
If your child is going to be absent for any part of the day, please either use our online system (https://kino.spschools.org/parents/absence-reporting) or email email@example.com.
Teachers don't always get a lot of time to read their emails during the day, and sometimes people are out of the school, so absences sent directly to teacher or office staff email addresses don't always get seen in a useful amount of time.
Also, if you are planning on taking your child out of school early, please make sure your child and their teacher know (in advance), so that the teacher can have your child ready and waiting for you. Last minute phone calls to the school to ask for your children to leave early become very disruptive for the children's class(es), and as children often need a bit of time to get ready to go, it could put you far behind schedule.
Healthy Hunger ("FUN LUNCH Thursdays")
The next Hot Lunch is September 29th! (As usual, orders must be placed by the previous Saturday.)
Hot lunch will offered each Thursday of the week, throughout the school year.
Parents please log onto the Healthy Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca), where you may view the available options for your child(ren). Here you are able to select the date, class room and food/drink choices you want for your child. Payment is made online at this time.
Did you know that money raised from this program is given back to the school, helping to enrich our kiddo’s school experience? Last year, this program raised $8241.50 for the school, which helped fund the new student-use Chromebooks.
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to volunteer, please email Kasia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fun Lunch is driven by volunteers from the Kinosayo Parent Association.