NES Newsletter

February Newsletter

Reminder: February 5 and 26 are no school days due to Teacher PD

February is I Love to Read Month

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I Love to Read Month at NES

We will be rotating through this schedule for the 4 weeks of February.

Each day of the week will be a special theme:

Monday - Read my Hat Day

Tuesday - Read My Shirt Day

Wednesday - Morning Announcement Guest Reader - Will you be able to guess who is reading?

Thursday - Read by Flashlight, bring a flashlight from home

Friday - Stop Drop and Read, always have a book with you


Also, Mrs. Beaudin will also be visiting the classrooms and reading some of her favourite books throughout the month.

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair *SAVE THE DATE* Feb 22-28 2021

Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school! To adapt to our changing needs, Scholastic has developed a Virtual Book Fair to provide an opportunity for our students and families to experience the joy of reading together.

So save the date!


Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will take place on

FEBRUARY 22 - 28, 2021!


When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site


Before our Fair begins, click the link to:

• SAVE it to your browser

• WATCH videos of popular new titles

• PREVIEW our Featured Books

Tumble Books Library

Hanover School Division has continued its partnership with Tumble Books to offer K-6 level e-books. Click this link to automatically sign in and enjoy reading options at home:


Tumble Book Library

Valentine's Day planning

Students are able to exchange Valentine's Cards again this year but we need to make a small change to the card delivery process that can occur with Covid restrictions in mind. The cards will need to be brought to school by February 10. They will be kept in the classroom for a recommended 48 hours before they will be sent home with the receiving students.

Also, if you would like to send a snack with your child, those need to be individually wrapped and made in a commercial kitchen. We can't accept baking from home at this time.

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PAC Hot Lunch Update

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic, NES PAC has decided to cancel hot lunch for the school year. Those who ordered hot lunch last school year, will be fully reimbursed. This includes funds that were transferred over to a sibling for those children that moved onto the middle school. Refunds will be issued by cheque in early February. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the exact date.


We will re-evaluate the circumstances in the fall, with hopes to offer hot lunch again.


We appreciate your patience regarding the hot lunch program.


Thanks,

NES PAC

School Nutrition Newsletter

Click "Download" below to read the Southern Health School Nutrition newsletter. Includes some discussion of how media impacts our kid's view of nutrition and a great new breakfast recipe

2021-22 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year opens February 15, 2021. To be eligible, children must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2021. More information will be available on the Hanover website at the beginning of February.



Registration will be online at www.hsd.ca. Anyone who does not have access to the Internet should visit the school office.


Parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children in January. This assists us in planning and preparation. Registering before March 1, 2021 will ensure there is sufficient time for school appointments and provide opportunity to participate in orientation activities.

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FREE Virtual Classes and Concerts at Steinbach Arts Council

Steinbach Arts Council has exciting news you may be interested in. They have been approved for the Safe at Home grant. Safe at Home is a provincially funded grant program that allows for free, online recreation between January 24 and March 31, for anyone who is interested. SAC is pleased to announce that our creative programs are now included on an online platform as part of this grant.

Which classes are offered?

Every class that is offered as part of our Safe At Home project have a SAH logo, making them easy to find. Register online today!

Steinbach Arts Council Website

Lost and Found Tour

Here are the items left in our Lost and Found in January. It will be cleaned out Friday. Claim any items that are yours. The Lost and Found is located just inside our front doors by the office.
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Crosswalk Safety /Parking

A friendly reminder to look out for the safety of our students and staff at the Pedestrian Corridor on Main Street. Below are the Pedestrian Corridor Driver responsibilities as written in the MPI Driver's Handbook

Pedestrian Corridors

These feature large, illuminated overhead signs, with alternating flashing amber lights on top. Large rectangular bars are painted on the crossing.

As a driver

• It’s illegal to pass traffic ahead of you that is slowing down or has stopped for pedestrians.

• Make sure the pedestrians have safely crossed the street or have safely reached the median of a divided roadway before proceeding.

• No parking or stopping is allowed within 15 metres of a pedestrian corridor


We have been placing pylons out during crosswalk times to indicate the 15 m spacing that should be left between cars and the Pedestrian Corridor. If you are turning left onto Main Street from 4th Ave South, you will need to yield to the cars stopped at the crosswalk and not turn in front.


Parking

Parking in the area by the crosswalk (with painted curbs and signage) is not permitted.


Thank you for helping us get students safely to and from school!

What Should I Do If My Child Is Sick?

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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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Important Reminders

  • All bus students in grades K-4 must wear a face mask if they are riding the bus. All grade 4 students must wear a mask and the grade 3 students in the grade 3/4 combined classes are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
  • 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