NES Newsletter

May Newsletter

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Thank you to the families and community members who generously gave donations to our school for the three families from our school community that were affected by the recent apartment fire. Our school, and the families were overwhelmed by your kindness.

Staples School Supplies

NES is once again partnering with Staples to offer school supply packages. This is a way for families to purchase supplies without having to go into the store. It is all completed online and shipped directly to the school or your home. More information will be coming in next month's newsletter.

Niverville Elementary School Classroom Placement

Classroom placement meetings are happening in early June. Students are placed into their next grade by a school team of classroom teachers, learning support teachers, school counsellor and the principal and vice principal.


The following criteria are considered when making class placements:


  • Equal distribution of ability levels
  • Balance of dependent and independent learners
  • Social connections and dynamics between students
  • Positive student leadership abilities
  • Male/Female numbers
  • Twins, siblings, and new students to the school
  • Special learning needs of individual students


The staff will take all information and balance classes to form the best possible learning groups. They will operate for the benefit of students, while taking into account individual needs, based on relevant information. We believe the overriding consideration at all times must be the learning environment for all members of the class. Your child’s placement will be written on the June report card. We realize and acknowledge there might be some students who may be initially concerned with their classroom placement. Our hope is to provide a stimulating environment that keeps your child engaged intellectually, emotionally, socially, and academically. We recognize that your child’s peers and friends may have an impact on their ability to remain engaged in the classroom content. With this in mind, we encourage you to talk about your child’s peers with them and about who they feel would be great learning partners for them. Please remember that there are many factors that are consider when making a class list and teachers will have a large say in the final student groupings. Friendships that work well at home and on the playground are not always best suited for the classroom. If you are comfortable leaving this decision up to the discretion of the school team there is no need to complete the form that is link below. If you would like to put forward a request, please complete the form through the link below and return it to the school by May 21, 2021.


Any requests regarding class placements need to be emailed to Mrs. Beaudin tbeaudin@hsd.ca by May 21st.


Thank you for your continued trust and support as we determine next year’s classes.

School of Choice Deadline

May 15, 2021 is the deadline for the School of Choice requests for the 2021 - 2022 school year. If you are planning to complete school of choice form(s) for your student(s) to attend a school out of your catchment area please hand them into your school or the Hanover School Division office no later than May 15, 2021


HSD School of Choice Information

MOVING?

If you are moving and your child is not returning for the September 2021 school year please advise the office as soon as possible. This information is important to our staff for placement next year.

HSD Transportation News

Hanover School Division Transportation Department has been very busy this year trying to accommodate all the changes that we have been facing throughout the school year. In order to help us prepare for the next school year - if you know that you will be moving locations/returning from home school; you are welcome to call or email our office at any time before school starts at 204-320-2347 or email hsdtransportation@gmail.com so we can ensure your child will have transportation set up for the school start up. We are open all summer long.


On another note - Are you looking for part time employment and want to start a new career? We are looking for spare school bus drivers for all areas of the division. You do not need experience or a class 2 license. We provide training with little cost to yourselves. You can drive as little or as much as you want. In the future regular positions can become available. Please call our office and talk to Robert if you have more questions.

BUSSING FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

Urban bussing times may be changing over the summer months. At the end of August / beginning of September, please check the Hanover School Division website for updates on the urban bus schedule. Website: HSD.ca - go to Schools and Department - then Transportation - Urban bus Routes - then click on appropriate map or view routes.
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Mrs. Doell loved celebrating Jump Rope for Heart with our Gr 1-4 students. She noticed the determination, perseverance, effort, and creativity that your kids demonstrated. NES has raised $5879 to help with heart and brain diseases. A huge thank you to all who contributed to the donations for Jump Rope for Heart this year.


Our NES students are looking forward to their earned rewards: extra recess, their teachers eating donuts on strings or getting a pie in the face, and on Friday watching Mrs. Beaudin and Ms. Kehler compete in a lip sync battle at our Grande Finale assembly.

Updating Medical Plans for Next Year

URIS Plans

If your child has an existing URIS plan, you will be receiving an annual renewal package in May. Please sign and return to Ms. Kehler by the end of May so renewals can be processed for the next school year.


If your child does not have an existing URIS plan but there have been changes in your child's medical status please contact Ms.Kehler at the school to review these changes and set up a URIS plan if needed.

Monthly School Nutrition Newsletter

Click "Download" below to read the Southern Health School Nutrition newsletter. This issue focuses on Meatless Meals
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2021-22 Kindergarten Orientation Plans

Thank you to those of you who have registered your kindergarteners for the upcoming school year. You will be receiving an email by May 7 with a Welcome Questionaire to complete and a virtual orientation website to start getting your child excited about kindergarten.


If you have not registered your child for kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year please do so. 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.

Lost and Found Tour

Here are the items left in our Lost and Found in April. 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.


**Friendly Reminder to label your child's clothing as we check for labels and do our best to return those to their owns before cleaning out the Lost and Found

Lost and Found May

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