Mitchell Elementary

November 2022 Newsletter

Mitchell Elementary School

A Great Place to Grow!

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Vice Principal's Message

Actual quotes heard in the halls and on the front steps of MES over the past few days:

  • “What a great day!”

  • “This is the best day of my life.”

  • “I have the best class in the building.” (multiple sources)

  • “It’s so great to get back volunteering in my child’s class!”

  • “I love this place!”

Interestingly, each comment reflected some type of open, healthy relationship. Student engagement goes hand in hand with healthy relationships and one of the ways we celebrate Social, Emotional, Academic, & Intellectual Engagement is through assemblies. Assemblies are open to everyone and the MES assembly schedule is highlighted on our school website calendar. So, consider this your personal invitation to join us throughout the school year. Our next big assembly will be the November 10 Remembrance Day assembly at 11:00. Everyone is welcome.

Daylight Savings Time - November 6th

Turn the clocks back one hour

Remembrance Day Assembly

Thursday, November 10th at 11 am in the gym

Everyone is welcome!

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Community Christmas

MES will be continuing with our tradition of community support and partnerships and is collecting items for the Community Christmas Hampers! If you would like to donate, please send non-perishable items to school with your child.

We will be collecting items November 15-24. Students can bring their donations to their classrooms.

These are some suggestions:

Baby Formula


Baby Crackers

Baby Food

Ivory Snow Detergent

Laundry Detergent

Fabric Softener

Dish Soap

Hand Soap



Garbage Bags


Cleaning Products




Cooking Oil

Canned Corn

Canned or boxed soup



Pasta Sauce

Sidekicks Pasta


Cheese Whiz

Cake Mixes

Juice Boxes


Toilet paper

New unwrapped toys (no guns)

November is Numeracy Month

November is Numeracy Month and this year’s theme is PuzzleMania.

Can you rebuild the Tangram square? What new shapes can you make from the Tangram square pieces? Can you solve the daily Math Mashup?

Watch for math puzzle challenges coming to your home this month and have some family fun creating and solving puzzles together.

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Hearing Screening - November 18, 21 & 22

Good hearing is essential for optimal learning. All students in grades K-1 will have their hearing screened yearly through a joint agreement with Hanover School Division and Southern Health. Additionally, students new to MES in grades 2-4 as well as those children whose teachers have concerns are also included. Children already under the care of an audiologist will not be screened. Screening will happen at MES on November 18, 21, and 22 with rescreening for select students on December 5. Parents will be notified if there is a need for a follow up appointment with an audiologist.

Parent Teacher Conferences - November 29 and 30

Please sign up on the Parent Portal to discuss your child's progress with their homeroom teacher. Sign up will be open November 21st.

Preschool Program at MES

Hanover Parent Child Community Program is offering a preschool program at MES in our hut.

  • Tuesday afternoons 1-3 pm
  • Thursday mornings 9:15-11:45 am

Please contact Stacey Marcoux at (204) 326-9829 or email for more information.

Pizza Fridays

Rocco's pizza is for sale on Fridays at lunch time.

**Please note*** Pizza tickets are sold in bundles of 4 for $10 (1 ticket per slice).

We will not be selling individual tickets. Tickets can be purchased by sending cash or cheque (payable to MES) to your child's homeroom teacher. If you would like to make a payment via the Parent Portal, please notify the school office by email to to make arrangements.

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Report Cards

Grade 1-4 report cards will be on Parent Portal November 23rd at 4 pm

Parent Council

PAC Members:

Chair: Meagan Plett

Corinna Rickey

Kara Fehr

Andrea Nedohin

Meghan Matthews

Elly Carr

Naomi Reimer

Heather Ginter

Angie Koop

PAC is doing Peak of the Market fundraiser! Funds raised will go towards new playground equipment "The Meteor" and/or for staff and student treats.

Chocolate Milk for sale

Chocolate milk is available everyday at lunch time.

**Please note** Milk tickets are sold in bundles of 10 for $10.

We will not be selling individual tickets for milk cartons. Tickets can be purchased by sending cash or cheque (payable to MES) to your child's homeroom teacher.

If you would like to make a payment via the Parent Portal, please notify the school office by email at to make arrangements.

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Dressing for the Weather

The days are getting colder and we want to remind students to dress for the weather as recess times can seem very long if you are cold.
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Student Fees Overdue

There are still quite a few students that have not paid their student fees for the 2022-2023 school year. Please pay online on Parent Portal or bring cash or a cheque payable to MES to the school office.
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