All Hallows Elementary School

70 DR. WHALEN'S ROAD |  NORTH RIVER   |  NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR  |  A0A 3C0

News and Announcements

June 16, 2024

We hope that you are enjoying the warmer outdoor temperatures and the summer-like weather this weekend.  When we start classes on Monday, June 17th, 2024, it will be Day 1 on the Instructional Cycle.

We note that there are a number of books that are not returned to our Learning Commons.  If your child has borrowed a book, please search everywhere and make sure it is returned to us on Monday, June 17th, 2024.  Books are very expensive and parents can be held responsible for paying the cost of books that are loaned to their children and not returned.  Please dig deep and help us recover every possible borrowed book!

Parents are asked to note that each and every day is an important day for learning at school.  We have a full schedule of regular classes this week with some fun and relaxing activities thrown in.  Attached in your email, is our Countdown to Summer.  In addition to regular instruction, these are just a few activities in which all students and staff are invited to participate.

Our Field Day for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students takes place tomorrow.  Dress for the weather and slather on the sunscreen.

The Beginner and Advanced Fiddlers visit St. John's on Tuesday to perform in Center Court at the Avalon Mall.  Please ensure that permission forms are signed and returned to Ms. Mercer.

As we wind down to the last day of school, our thoughts extend to families who deal with food insecurity and the cost of living.  We are advised by The Helping Hand Food Bank that breakfast cereal is of high demand and in short supply.  To help alleviate the problem, we are asking you to reach into your cupboard to see if you have a box of cereal to donate.  If so, please send it along to school tomorrow or on Tuesday so that we can support The Helping Hand in filling tummies this summer.  Thank you for donating a box of cereal at this time.

As previously noted, Rainbow Food Services are not available this week to provide recess snacks and lunch orders.  In preparation for the last three days of school (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) parents are asked to provide healthy boxed lunches and snacks.  We will have a supply of free food items including white milk and fresh fruit; however, snacks and lunch items for purchase will not be available.

Your School Council and our friends from Holy Redeemer School are providing a treat for lunch on Wednesday that will include hot dogs, baked potato chips, flavored carbonated water and peanut free ice cream.  Fountain water, white milk and fresh fruit will also be available.  If your child will not eat this type of food, please provide a boxed lunch for Wednesday.

Parents are asked to not send or bring any junk food items to school at any time.  Fast food and junk food is not available at school and we ask parents to refrain from bringing or sending such products into the building.  Potato chips, cheezies, candy bars, sugar drinks, and pop are not healthy snacks and do not support the development of a healthy body and mind.  With the continued implementation of the Provincial School Food Guidelines, we are required to restrict potato chips, bars, pop, and other junk food.

On occasion you may want to provide a meal from a fast food outlet for your child.  If this becomes necessary, we ask that you take your child out for the meal and that the food not be brought into the building.

Our Closing Assembly will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2024.  We will pause to remember The Unknown Soldier and reflect on the life contributions of Terry Fox, Corporal Jamie Brendan Murphy and Rowena Street.  Our Kindergarten children are off to Grade 1 and Grade 6 students are moving on to Junior High so we will extend congratulations and best wishes to both groups.  Parents and friends are welcome to join us for this event.

Report cards will be distributed at 12:20 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024, and will not be available until that time.  Any Report Cards not picked up on Thursday, will be available during normal office hours on Friday, June 21, 2024.  Reports that are not picked by the end of the day on Friday will be stored in the child's file and made available at the start of classes in September 2024.

Classes end for Summer Holidays at 12:30 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024, with buses set to leave at that time.

June 9, 2024

We hope that you are enjoying the weekend.  The sun on our shoulders brings a spring in our step and now real excitement for the last weeks of school before the summer break.  As we move into the second last week, Monday, June 10th, 2024, is Day 2 on the Instructional Cycle.

It is Pride Week at AHE and there are many activities planned to bring awareness and support students.  The right to be free from oppression and discrimination is well established in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The same rights that many of our ancestors gave their lives  for on the battlefields of Europe in two Great Wars.  The same rights and freedoms for which our own Unknown Soldier paid the supreme sacrifice.

PRIDE activities at your school this week are designed to support children and adults in their understanding of freedom, acceptance, kindness, love, hope, responsibility, democracy and justice.  There is music, dance, art, video, painting, reading, writing, storytelling, and just about any activity to make learning fun.  All of the activities are invitational and not required as assignments.  We start the week with a Glow Dance for Grade 4, 5 and 6 students on Monday and finish the week on Friday with Colors Day when everyone is invited to wear all and or any color of the rainbow!

As mentioned above, this is the second last week of school with just nine days of classes left for students.  The Grade 3 & 4 Field Day is set for tomorrow, but if it rains it will go ahead on Tuesday.  The Grade 1 Field Trip to The Salmonier Nature Park and the Grade 2 Field Trip to The Fluvarium both take place on Tuesday.  The Grade 5 Field Trip to Cupids and Bay Roberts and the Grade 6 Field Trip to St. John’s are set for Wednesday.  Our annual Kindergarten Celebration takes place on Thursday afternoon.  The Grade 3 Field Trip to Colony of Avalon and the on-site Kindergarten Fun Day are both scheduled for Friday, June 14th, 2024.

With summer holidays close by, could it hardly be a time for quiet reflection on the important contributions of those who died on battlefields?  We say, “Yes indeed!”  As we approach July 1, Memorial Day here in Newfoundland and Labrador, we ask our school community to pause, reflect and to commemorate those who chose to stand for good against evil and who gave us the freedom and liberty we take for granted today.  In the last few days of the school year, if you hear your children talking about Remembrance it is because we are working to help them understand that the images on the big screen about D Day, Memorial Day and the Unknown Soldier are authentic.  The stories and images of children in Europe caring for the graves of our soldiers are real.  We invite you to help our children understand and to never never forget because in forgetting we are bound to repeat.

June 2, 2024

We hope that you are enjoying the weekend.  School is closed for Staff Development on Monday, June 3rd, 2024.  When we start classes again on Tuesday, June 4th, it will be Day 1 on the Instructional Cycle.

We have a busy week ahead with most of our students off to see a production of Frozen Jr. The Musical at Amalgamated Academy on Tuesday.  It is World Oceans Week in Canada, we have a Scholastic Book Fair, the Grade 5 and 6 Field Day is set for Thursday and Grade 4 classes visit the Salmonier Nature Park on Friday.

World Oceans Week Canada is a celebration of ocean events, learning and engagement held during the week of World Oceans Day which is June 8th, 2024.  Events and activities are designed to recognize the important role the ocean plays in our everyday lives and how local waterways connect us all with the ocean.

The purpose of World Oceans Week and World Oceans Day is to raise public awareness and celebrate human connections to coastal areas, the ocean and watersheds in Canada.  Together, we can inspire action to ensure a healthy ocean for future generations.

Talk to your child about the World Oceans Week learning activities that they experience at school.

Starting on Tuesday, a Scholastic Book Fair is on in our Library Learning Commons with Family Night set for 6:30 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.  This is a Buy One, Get One Free event and a great opportunity to stock up on some books for summer reading.

Our Field Day for Grade 5 and 6 students is set for Thursday, June 6th, 2024.  This on-site active living event is weather dependent so if it rains it will be moved to Friday, June 7th.

The Grade 4 Field Trip to Salmonier Nature Park is set for Friday, June 7th, 2024.  Parents of Grade 4 students are asked to ensure that permission slips and fees are in the hands of teachers by the deadline established.

In recent days, we have seen some children coming to school with what is considered inappropriate attire for our school demographic.  In dressing your children for school and school events, please make sure that shirts and tops completely cover the upper body.  Strapless, spaghetti strap, single narrow-strap, off the shoulder, and belly tops are not appropriate and are not permittedShort-shorts and miniskirts are also not appropriate and not permitted.  Shorts should hit just above the knee.  T-Shirts and articles of clothing that contain inappropriate language, logos and street slang are not permitted. 

Indoor running shoes are required for inside the building and physical education activities.  As they can easily fall off the foot, Crocks and flips are not appropriate for children to wear inside the school or when participating in school activities.  Appropriate outdoor footwear must be worn to school and for all school related outdoor activities and field trips.

Please support our efforts to keep all children safe from any sort of harm.


May 30, 2024

This is a reminder that Friday, May 31st is a full day of regular classes for all students.  Monday, June 3rd, 2024 is a Staff Development day.  There are no classes.

We are planning to attend Frozen Jr. The Musical at Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024.  A memo printed on blue paper related to this event was sent home on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024.  It is again attached in your email.  Please note the importance of having permission forms signed and fees paid on or before Friday, May 31st, 2024.

On Friday of this week we are ending our month-long author study of Robert Munsch.  The whole school has been participating in Munsch MAY-hem.  We have been exploring his many books and voting on our favorites. To celebrate this, we are asking students to dress as their favorite Munsch character tomorrow, Friday, May 31st, 2024! 


May 28, 2023

We hope that you are enjoying the nice weather today and let's hope that it continues for some time.

As you are aware, Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from Holy Redeemer School (HRS) in Spaniard’s Bay are now spending time with us.  We are finding that the process of integrating these folks into our routines is going well and we are very happy to help our friends in need.  Thank you for your support and understanding as we extend our hands of kindness.

Parents are reminded that Friday, May 31st is a full day of regular classes for all students.  Monday, June 3rd, 2024 is a Staff Development day.  There are no classes.

We are planning to attend Frozen Jr. The Musical at Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024.  A memo printed on blue paper related to this event is in book bags today.  It is also attached in your email.  Please note the importance of having permission forms signed and fees paid on or before Friday, May 31st, 2024.

On Friday of this week we are ending our month-long author study of Robert Munsch.  The whole school has been participating in Munsch MAY-hem.  We have been exploring his many books and voting on our favorites. To celebrate this, we are asking students (if they want) to dress as their favorite Munsch character this coming Friday - May 31st, 2024! 


May 26, 2024

We hope that you are enjoying the weekend.  As we start classes again tomorrow, Monday, May 27, 2024, is Day 2 on the Instructional Schedule.

As you are aware, Holy Redeemer School (HRE) in Spaniard’s Bay has closed and we are welcoming the Grade 4, 5 and 6 students starting tomorrow morning.  Apart from the movement of some classes to different rooms, there are no changes that impact our students.  HRE students are housed in different classrooms and will for the most part operate on their own schedule.  There are no changes to our daily routines or expectations and the events and activities planned for our students will continue as normal.

Buses for students from Holy Redeemer School arrive at 7:50 AM.  They will load and depart at 2:00 PM.  This will have no impact on our morning or afternoon routines and procedures.  While there may be some socialization among our students and those from HRE throughout the day, our new friends are coming with their own teachers and support staff.  We look forward to this opportunity to learn and grow together.

Parents are asked to note that due to the non-arrival of some materials, the Scholastic Book Fair will not take place this coming week.  We hope to have this item back on our schedule for the following school week.

Parents are also asked to note the information letters that are starting to come home related to the various field trips and out-of-school activities that are planned for the coming weeks.  It is important to return completed permission forms as well as the associated fee to homeroom teachers well in advance of the planned event.

Field Days for all of our students are now added to our school calendar.  The day for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 is June 17th.  The day for Grade 3 and 4 is June 10th and the day for Grade 5 and 6 is June 6th.  The rain date for each group is the day following.  Field Days are organized by Ms. Norman and her Active Living Team and support many outcomes found throughout the primary and elementary curriculum.

As you are aware, PRMA starts this week for students in Grade 3 and 6.  We provided information on this assessment in previous announcements and it is circulated in book bags again tomorrow.


May 23, 2024

We are pleased to welcome Grade 4, 5 and 6 students and staff from Holy Redeemer School on Monday, May 27, 2024.  They will be staying in our school temporarily for the remainder of the school year.  Thank you for your patience with this transition and we appreciate your understanding as we provide a welcoming environment for our new friends. 

Daily Schedule for 2023 - 2024

Bus Arrivals and Homeroom 1 -  8:15 - 8:30 AM

Period 1 - 8:30 AM

Period 2 - 9:10 AM

Period 3 - 9:50 AM

Recess Break - 10:30 AM

Period 4 - 10:50 AM

Period 5 - 11:30 AM

Lunch Break - 12:10 - 1:00 PM

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 students eat at 12:10 and play at 12:35 PM.

Grade 4, 5 and 6 students play at 12:10 eat at 12:35 PM

Period 6 - 1:00 PM

Period 7 - 1:40 PM

Homeroom 2 - 2:20 PM

Dismissal - 2:30 - 2:35 PM

Bus Loading and Departures - 2:35 - 2:40 PM

The following items are now included on the school calendar:

All dates are tentative and subject to change - we will always notify you in advance of any schedule changes.

NOTE

For reasons of safety and security, school exterior doors are locked and closed at 8:25 AM each day and will stay that way throughout the entire day.  Persons needing access inside the school are asked to ring the doorbell and wait for assistance.  Only students registered at the school, staff and persons with scheduled appointments are permitted inside.  Persons dropping off children, picking up children or dropping off items are asked to wait outside.

Poetry Week 1.mp4

Poet - Tree

Students are building a poet-tree.  Check out their videos for the contributions thus far!

Communities Against Violence

Provincial_School_Food_Guidelines_2021_Final.pdf
Kids Eat Smart Recommended Food List, Fall 2022.pdf
Build Day - June 8, 2013.mp4

Celebrating 11 Years!

On June 8, 2013, our community came together with strength and determination to make a dream come true and salute one of our own.  Thanks and gratitude are extended to all who committed to making a difference in the life of a child by focusing hope and dedicating love to the legacy that is Corporal Jamie Brendan Murphy Community Park.

We are committed to meeting the learning and achievement needs of each student in a safe, caring, healthy, and socially just environment. 

Pink Shirt Day - February 23, 2023

A time to laugh and a time to play - a time to be kind day after day.

We stand for love, hope and justice!

A GREAT learning place . . . 

"The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Dr. Seuss: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! 

~ All Hallows Elementary School ~