NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

École Heroes’ Memorial School

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.

Dates to Remember:
Nov. 1st PPO 7 p.m.
Nov. 3rd End of 1st term
Nov. 3rd Cycle 3 Fall Dance 7:00-9:30
Nov. 10th Remembrance Day Assembly
Nov. 15th 1st term reports on portal
Nov. 15th-18th Scholastic Book Fair
Nov. 16th Parent/teacher interviews
Nov. 16th Heroes’ Heroes Assembly
Nov. 17th Ped Day-No School
Nov. 18th Pre-Christmas sale
Nov. 20th Photo retake day
Nov. 21st Governing Board 7 p.m.
Nov. 24th Ped Day-No School
Nov. 24th QPAT convention
Nov. 25th Christmas Parade

PPO
Cycle 1 and K Movie Night: Thank you to all the students and families who attended. It was the biggest movie night turnout so far. $415.40 was raised for Heroes’! We hope that everyone had a fun evening.
Pre-Christmas Sale: The P.P.O. will have a canteen at the sale on Nov.18th. Come enjoy hot dogs and homemade soup while supporting the school. The P.P.O. will also be running a Flea Market and will have Heroes’ Ornaments for sale again this year.

Terry Fox Assembly
On October 27th we celebrated our Terry Fox fundraising efforts and distributed prizes to our top fundraisers. Thanks everyone for getting behind cancer research. We raised
$5,040.90!!

Top Fundraisers:
Cycle One: Sara Jette
Cycle Two: Jake Blinn
Cycle Three: Cordell Johnson

Overall Winner: Preston Burns (A new student!)

Bowling for Heroes’
This year teachers (mainly Liane Flynn) are organizing a fundraiser for students who would like to join the ski program but whose families are financially strapped for cash. The bowling alley beside Energie Sud is renting lanes to us on Dec. 2nd as a fundraiser for the ski program.

Details:
Sat. Dec.2nd from 1-3:30 p.m. $20 per person (includes 3 games and shoes). 6 people per lane. Reservations on a first come first serve basis.

Future newsletters
Please note that beginning in December, all future newsletters or any other important information from the office will be sent via e-mail. If you need to update or confirm your e-mail, please e-mail Mrs. Murphy @ murphyma@etsb.qc.ca.For families that do not have an e-mail, we will continue to send a paper copy home with your child.

Report Cards
In keeping with the Eastern Townships School Board’s (ETSB) efforts to improve communication with and for parents, a new parent portal website will be available for the November 2017 report cards. The ETSB, will be moving the student portfolios (which include the reports cards) to the new MOZAIK Parent Portal.
Instructions on how to access the portal, login and view your child’s report card will be sent directly to parents at the email address provided to their child’s school. If for any reason you have changed the email address at which you wish to receive information from your child’s school and/or the school board, please contact the school to update your information. The new parent portal will be available for the next report period in mid-November.

Scholastic Book Fair
The rules for book fairs have changed. We are not allowed to sell directly to children who choose books and then ask their parents for money. (It is considered unfair solicitation to approach youth directly.) Parents have to buy the books for or with their children.

Therefore, in order to make purchases easy for parents, the book fair will be open extra hours. It will be open in the daytime but also on parent’s night and during the pre-Christmas sale. Please continue to take advantage of high quality books at an affordable price. Thank you Pam Sylvain for overseeing this event!

Healthy Food Snack of the Month

100% WHOLE-GRAIN SNACKS
• Triscuits
• Popcorn
• Oatmeal (served warm in thermos)
• Shredded Wheat (Post or brand)
• Lundberg Brown Rice or Wild Rice Cakes
• Wasa Rye Cripsbread Varieties
• Ryvita Rye Varieties
• Kashi Heart to Heart Whole Grain Crackers (Original and Roasted Garlic)

Consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. Consuming foods containing fiber, such as whole grains, as part of a healthy diet, may reduce constipation. Eating whole grains may help with weight management.

In the interests of school health, please keep your child home if they are sick, coughing, and/or have a fever. It helps other students stay healthy and gives your child a chance to recover more quickly.

Sincerely,

Anne Stairs