February Newsletter

École Heroes’ Memorial School

Dates to Remember:
February 1st Ski day
February 3rd End of Second Term
February 6th Math workshop for Parents 2:45-4:15 p.m.
February 6th Dental Hygienist
February 7th PPO meeting 7 p.m.
February 8th Ski day
February 9th Public Speaking
February 13th &14th Zoomobile workshops
February 15th Governing Board 7 p.m.
February 15th Reports available on Parent Portal
February 17th Floor Hockey Tournament
February 23rd Grad Photos
February 23rd Parent/Teacher Interviews
February 24th Cycle One Grimpe et Partout

Mission: To provide a healthy environment that inspires a growth mindset and educates children to become active and compassionate citizens.

Vision: Students and staff will be partners in developing a growth mindset and become models for each other.

Hello Heroes’,

Welcome to February! Our ski program is winding up soon with February 8th being the last day. It has been a great activity so far with well-behaved students and no accidents. Good job! It is important that we represent our school well when we are out in the community.

On Monday February 6th, right after school there will be a Math workshop for parents sponsored by the Yamaska Literacy Council. Babysitting services are available. Come and find out how to help your child with Math!

Some of our Cycle 3 students have been out recently hiking in Sutton with the PENS program. They are learning about the environment in mountainous forest setting. This is their second visit into the park nature reserve.

Ms. Bates’ grade 6 class was able to raise $954 with cookbook sales! This means that their yearbook costs are covered for this years’ edition. They would like to thank everyone who bought and sold cookbooks.

I was told that Cycle One movie night was a huge success! Thanks parents for supporting our school. The funds from this event will help offset the costs associated with a fun activity day for Cycle One. They are planning an outing to Grimpe et Partout on Friday February 24th, just before the March break.

PPO updates
The winners of the P.P.O. drawing were drawn on Jan. 27th.
And the winners are…
#1. James Wright: 2 tickets to the Montreal Canadiens
#2. Grant Green: Snowjam Snowboard
#3. Joanne Marchand: $30 St. Hubert’s Gift Certificate
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. Your support is greatly appreciated. A total of $776.00 was raised for Heroes’.

Upcoming P.P.O. funded activities
- Granby Zoo’s Zoo Mobile will be coming to Heroes’. Students from Kindergarten to Sec. 1 will get to participate in a one hour interactive, educational workshop with a zoo biologist.
Feb. 13- Cycle 3, Sec. 1 and B.E.S.T.
Feb. 14- Kindergarten, Cycle 1 & 2
- Cycle 1 Grimpe et Partout: P.P.O. will be contributing some funds to help send the Cycle 1 students for a day of physical activity at Grimpe et Partout. The movie night raised over $700 towards this event. Thank you parents for your great support.

REFAC: Please take note of the message from Melanie Whitham at the REFAC.

NEW DATE for the New Year’s Brunch at the ReFaC,
your Resource for Families of Cowansville and area!
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
10 am to noon
1159, rue du Sud, Cowansville
A delicious, home-cooked breakfast!
A place for the kids to play and to spend a great time in family!
A chance to win a prize for your participation!
A chance to discover The Resource for the Families of Cowansville and area!
Please RSVP so we make sure to have enough food for everyone!
To reserve and for more information (450) 815-1110

NEW at your Resource for Families of Cowansville!
Daycare service for children 18 months to 5 years old!
OPEN TUESDAY AND THURSDAY from 9 am to noon for the members of the ReFaC.
To reserve: You must call to book on Monday mornings for the week.
For more information: (450) 815-1110

Registration for Preschool

Registration for the Cowansville preschool will be on Monday March 6th, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., at door #8. For more information please contact Cathy at 450.204.9644.

Fitness Class
Looking for a Live fitness class? Join Ashley Wheeler every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 OR 6 to 7 in the gym for PiYo® LIVE.

It combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements all put to great music. People of all fitness levels are welcome. Sign up in advance or simply drop in unannounced! Yoga mat and water bottle suggested. 10$ a class. Bring a friend and get a coupon for a FREE class. Visit TheBeHealthyBeHappyCoach.com for more information.

Soccer Registrations
Cowansville soccer: Registration March 11th 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. or March 22nd 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Cowansville Aquatic Centre.

For more information: http://club.quomodo.com/asmc/
Dunham soccer: Registration February 17th 3:00-7:00 p.m., February 18th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m., March 22nd 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Dunham Town Hall.

For more information: www.soccerdunham.ca/inscription/

School Fees

If you have not yet paid your school fees, you will be contacted by the office. Please plan to get this taken care of!


Anne Stairs