NES Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

Important Information

  • All students in grades K-4 must wear a face mask when indoors and riding the bus as per the Public Health mandate.
  • All non bus students will be dismissed at 3:35 each day. Please make sure to have a "meeting spot" arranged for your child to meet you if they are being picked up
  • If a student arrives late to school, please have them come in through the front doors to check-in at the office before they go to their classroom.
  • If a friend or relative is picking up a child from school the parent/guardian needs to notify the school or classroom teacher by 3:00 p.m. the same day. If the friend or relative will be regularly picking up your student please have them added to the parent/guardian approved pick up the list at the office

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Changes to Public Health Restrictions in Niverville

Public Health has removed the health district of Niverville-Ritchot from the additional restrictions that were placed on the Southern-Health region. This shift has two significant impacts on schools in the Niverville region.


1) Isolation Restrictions- If a household member is sick or symptomatic, only that student is required to stay at home. Other children in the family may still attend school.


2) Masks No Longer Required in Phys Ed- NES will return back to the previous restrictions where masks are NOT required during physical activity

Remembrance Day Program

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Our students will be participating in a school-wide Virtual Remembrance Day program on Nov 10 at 11:00am

Report Cards

Will be available to view November 19


Please note that we do not print or email report cards. To view of print your child's report card please log into your Parent Portal account and choose Report Card from the menu on the left.


More information on Parent Portal can be found at the end of this newsletter.

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Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences November 25 4:30-8:00

All families are encouraged to make an appointment to speak with your child's teacher. You will need to sign up for a 10 minute conference time through the Parent Portal and you will receive a link for a "Google Meet" from your child's teacher via email.


Sign up will open November 8 at 9:30 and will close on November 19 at 4:30

Picture Retakes - Nov 5

Students who wish to have their picture retaken can do so on November 5.


Please send your picture proof sheet with child on this day

The Niverville Elementary School Parent Advisory Council (NES PAC) needs your help!


We currently have a vacant Secretary position that needs to be filled immediately.

As well, several other positions will be coming vacant in the next school year.

· Chair

· Vice Chair

· Fundraising Coordinator


We meet about eight times during the school year - for under an hour each meeting.


If these positions are not filled, the PAC will be forced to fold and classroom enhancements funded by The PAC fundraising and hot lunch would cease to exist.


Things the PAC has done for NES staff and students over the past several years:


-New outdoor playground
-Gym mats
-Sensory paths
-IPads for classrooms
-Exercise bikes for classrooms and learning support
-Teacher radios
-Financial support for Grade 4 farewell party
-Kindergarten t-shirts
-Hot lunch


Come out to a meeting to see what it’s all about and how easy it is to volunteer and be a part of the NES community. Our next meeting is November 29 at 6pm. If you do plan on attending, please RSVP to ensure social distancing protocols are adhered to. Masks are mandatory. Or, if you want to let your name stand for one of the positions opening up, get in touch with us by emailing nesparentcouncil@gmail.com.

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November is STEM month at NES

Each week classes will be working on activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There will be a family activity sent home each week so you can have some STEM fun together at home.


Science is a way of thinking. Science is observing and experimenting, making predictions, sharing discoveries, asking questions, and wondering how things work.


Technology is a way of doing. Technology is using tools, being inventive, identifying problems, and making things work.


Engineering is a way of doing. Engineering is solving problems, using a variety of materials, designing and creating, and building things that work.


Math is a way of measuring. Math is sequencing (1, 2, 3, 4…), patterning (1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2…), and exploring shapes (triangle, square, circle), volume (holds more or less), and size (bigger, less than).


Here are some awesome STEM websites to explore as a family:

NASA STEM

STEM Labratory

What Should I Do If My Child Is Sick?

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Learning Support Corner

Hearing Screening took place last week at NES. If any concerns or questions arose for your child you will receive a letter encouraging follow up with an audiologist.


Please communicate any changes to medication or health care needs to your child's teacher as soon as they occur. Ensure that their medications, including inhalers and epi-pens are current. All medications have expiration dates.


If your child requires medication to be administered at school, a form is available at the office for you to fill out. All prescribed and over the counter medications must be in the original containers and liquid medications must be accompanied by a syringe or measurable spoon.


Information for medic alert bracelets is available to the office.

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Virtual Lost and Found

Here are the items left in our Lost and Found in the month of October. It will be cleaned out this Friday, November 5. Claim any items that are yours. The Lost and Found is located just inside our front doors by the office- items are on display on a table just inside the doors

October Lost and Found 2021

Religious Exercises at NES

School religious exercises/instruction will commence at such a time and in such a manner that logistical requirements related to the pandemic can be addressed.

PARENT PORTAL/STUDENT INFORMATION

The HSD Parent Portal is a communication tool designed to enhance and increase parent/guardian involvement in the education of their children by providing secure online access to their child's student information. With a single username and password, you can access data for each of your children attending an HSD school. The Access IDs along with setup instructions have been sent via email to all eligible parents/guardians of new students. If you are new to NES and did not receive the specified email, please contact the school office at 204-388-4861.

Please take a few minutes to review the student information and contact information for your child. It is important that the school has current address and contact information for your child in case it is necessary to reach someone during the school day. Changes can be made through the parent portal.

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