News and Updates

Update for May 10 to 14

We hope it was a wonderful Mother’s Day for all! It is a day of appreciation for mothers - in all the forms that may take! That’s why Mother’s Day is more than just about our own moms and we wish you had an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the ‘moms’ in your life.


COVID-19 Protocols

  • Arrival -Students in grade 6 will enter through the door on the end of the building near their classroom (the same door they exit through).

-Students in K to 5 will enter through the same entrance as previously.

  • Mask Wearing

-Masks are required to be worn by Grade 4-6 students during the school day.

  • -Students in grades K-3 are recommended to wear a mask.

-Please practice wearing a mask and discuss it with your child prior to entering the building. If you have any concerns related to mask wearing, please contact us.

-It is suggested you send an extra mask or two with your child.

  • Dismissal

-To mitigate congestion and adhere to COVID-19 protocols during dismissal time, we will now be staggering our dismissal times:

-2:10 pm Kindergarten and grade 3

-2:15 pm Grades 1 and 4

-2:20 pm Grades 2 and 6

-2:25 pm Grades 5 and 5 / 6

-Please be mindful of these staggered dismissal times if you pick up your child.

  • Family Members Dropping Off and Picking Students Up

-it is recommended family members wear masks on school premises, physically distance from other families, and leave school premises in a timely manner while dropping off, and picking up students. This is critical to adhere to in light of the current alert level and COVID variants.

  • Daily Screening

-Please complete each morning before school. Daily School Self-Screening Questionnaire

-The questionnaire outlines how people should respond if they note particular symptoms (the list of which has been rearranged slightly), or a combination of symptoms. Ultimately, the message is - if you are sick, stay home.

  • Access to Building

-Family members are not permitted in the building at this time. If you are picking up your child during the school day, please ring the bell and we will send your child to meet you outside.


PL Day and Kinderstart

Please keep these dates in mind:

  • Tuesday, May 11 - PL Day for teachers (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

  • Friday, May 14 - Kinderstart (NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS)


Candlelighters Fundraiser

The Candlelighters of Newfoundland and Labrador is a volunteer charitable organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families since 1982. We have a student, Abigale, at St. Mary’s Elementary who is bravely, winning her fight against cancer. To help Abi, we are going to join the Spin for Camp Delight Fundraiser.


Please see their website for more information: Candlelighters NL


Choose this link to donate: St. Mary's Elementary Candlelighters Donation Page


If you want to track your minutes of activity, choose this link: Personal Tracking Form


Spring Grounds Clean Up

We will be doing our annual grounds clean up this coming Thursday, May 13, weather permitting. Unfortunately, we cannot have the usual day with lots of parent volunteers, as in the past. We do have each class responsible for certain areas of our grounds. Thanks Ms. Gulliver for preparing the schedule for this amazing event.


Recycling Blitz

We will be having a Recycling Blitz on Thursday, May 20. We will be sending the details out in the next Weekly Memo (May 17 to 21). We wanted to give you some advance notice so you can start to get your recyclables ready.


Walk-a-Thon

Another important date to remember is Wednesday, June 9. We will be having a fundraiser Walk-a-Thon. Details to follow in the near future!


Grade 6 Vaccinations

The date of the grade six vaccinations is now Monday, June 7.

Supports and Help

If you're feeling you need help, reach out:

MH Crisis Line (709) 737-4668/1-888-737-4668 or your local ER.

Kids Help Line – 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

CHANNAL Warm Line – 1-855-753-2560

Doorways Clinics across the province

http://bridgethegapp.ca

http://apnl.ca


Have a great week!