December 2022 Newsletter
Rebuilding a Community
A common recurring theme this fall has been about rebuilding our school community. When all of our regular community events and happenings were put on hold, most of us did not realize the length and magnitude of this shift. This fall we have been talking about rebuilding the social norms of gathering in assemblies, cooperative group work in the classroom, and essentially what it means to share space together in a formal or informal manner. With report cards and Parent/Teacher interviews just completed, we look forward to December. With that in mind, we invite you to our next step in the rebuild, our Christmas Concert. We hope to see you there and wish you all a blessed December and Christmas Season!
Kindergarten Concert 10 am
Grades 3 & 4 Concert 1:30 pm and 7 pm
SKATING - DECEMBER 15 & 16
Friday, Dec. 16
**Please make sure you child has skates and a helmet for skating. A bike helmet is fine.**
GRADE 4 CHOIR PERFORMS AT SCU
LOST AND FOUND
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AT MES
- Tuesday afternoons 1-3 pm
- Thursday mornings 9:15-11:45 am
Children will have the opportunity to play, learn, create, sing, and develop skills to prepare them for kindergarten.
Children ages 0-5 are welcome. You do not need to have a child attending the school, so feel free to invite other families that don’t have school aged children. Parents will be able to visit with other parents and participate in activities with their children. Programming is free and snacks will be provided.
Families can attend once or twice a week or drop by when able. We follow Hanover School Division’s calendar of in-services, holiday closures as well as hazardous/cold weather school closures. Our program is free to attend, and we can hardly wait to meet you!
Please contact Stacey Marcoux at (204) 326-9829 or email email@example.com for more information.
When the buses are running late, there will be a Bus Delay Bulletin posted on HSD website. You can also call the Transportation Department at (204) 320-2347.
Bus Loop Procedures
Just a reminder that there is no stopping or driving in the bus loop. This includes student pick ups and drop offs. Many children use that door when going out for recess and we need to keep the bus loop clear for safety reasons.
STUDENT FEES OVERDUE
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
CHOCOLATE MILK FOR SALE
**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 email@example.com to make arrangements.
PARENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
Chair: Meagan Plett
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
Dec 14 Grade 4 Choir at SCU
Dec 15-16 Skating
Dec 20 Christmas Concert
Dec 21 Last day of classes
Dec 22-Jan 4 Christmas break
Jan 5 First day of classes