Update for May 31 to June 4
Welcome to the month of June!
-Students in K to 5 will enter through the same entrance as previously.
-Masks are required to be worn by Grade 4-6 students during the school day.
-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.
-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.
-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.
-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.
-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
We will be having an outdoor celebration of our kindergartens on Tuesday, June 15. We will be providing further details to families soon.
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 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
Have a great week!