News and Updates

Update for May 31 to June 4

Welcome to the month of June!

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.


KinderStart on Friday

No classes for Kindergarten students on Friday, June 4 because of a KinderStart session.


Abi’s Candlelighters Fundraiser

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


Donate to help Abi: St. Mary's Elementary Candlelighters Donation Page


Red Shirt Day

This will be occurring on Wednesday, June 2, to support people living with disabilities. Please see link:


More info here:Easter Seals


Kindergarten Celebration

We will be having an outdoor celebration of our kindergartens on Tuesday, June 15. We will be providing further details to families soon.


Walk-a-Thon

We will be having our fundraiser Walk-a-Thon on Wednesday, June 9. Pledge sheets were sent home last week. There are prizes for a variety of things associated with the fundraiser. The poster is attached!


Pride Month

Pride is celebrated in most of the world in June month! The diversity of staff, students and families at SME is one of our strengths. We will be participating in Pride activities during the week of June 14 to 18.


Here are some LGBTQ+ resources from NLESD: resources


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!