October 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:

October 3rd                                                      PPO meeting 7 p.m.

October 4th                                                      Cross Country Run

October 5th                                                      Sutton Hiking in Cycle 3

October 12th                                                    School Photo Day

October 12th                                                    Movie Night All cycles

October 15th                                                    Interim Reports go home

October 16th                                                    Governing Board Mtg.

October 17th                                                    C Soccer Tournament

October 25th                                                    A & B Soccer Tournaments

October 31st                                                    Hallowe’en


PPO News

Oct. 12: Family Movie Night for all cycles. Doors will open at 6:40 p.m. and the movie will start at 7pm. Come join us for a fun evening to watch Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the sale of popcorn, drinks and snacks will be put towards buying art supplies for Heroes’.
**If you are interested in receiving P.P.O. news, please follow our Facebook page, Heroes Memorial Elementary School PPO, or email anniejoyce@hotmail.com to put be added to our mailing list  

Terry Fox Run

We were blessed with a warm sunny afternoon for the Terry Fox Run. Thank-you students, staff and parents for supporting this event. As you know we are a nationally recognized Terry Fox school. Last year Fred Fox, Terry’s brother, came to visit us and to thank us for our involvement with the run.


Rainy Days

As much as possible we like to go outside on rainy days to get a break from the classroom. Students prefer this to staying inside. However, it is no fun for students who don’t have proper clothing. On rainy day please send your child with at least a raincoat and boots so that they can still benefit from fresh air and running around.


Student School Council

This year at school, cycle 3 and Sec. 1 students will have the opportunity to participate in their own council. This will give them a place to: voice their ideas, influence school life, organize activities, and take responsibility for their environment. Your child needs your signature on their nomination form in order to participate in this activity.


Breakfast Program

Our breakfast program is back. It will be starting on Monday, October 15th. Thank-you volunteers! We rely on you to make this program possible. Should you be interested in helping out, please contact the office @ 450-263-1612 ext. 10801.



The school has a Facebook page called, What’s Up Heroes’? You can see on a weekly basis some of the activities we are engaged in. It is a great way to see the highlights and get a sense of the day to day vibe at our school. Check it out!


Sports News

The Cross-Country Run will take place this Thursday on October 4th. We have 56 runners who will be representing our school. This is 23% of our population! Good luck to all our students.

Soccer practices have started. There are 4 divisions including students from Grade 3 and up. Divisions 1,2, & 3 have after school practices. Division 4 practices are always at recess or lunch time.



Band and choir practices are starting up. Guitars, percussion, trumpets, flutes, recorders and clarinets all have practices at various recess and lunch breaks. There are also after school practices for band and choir. Please watch the schedule so that you are not surprised if your child doesn’t get off the bus! 46 students are involved one way or another in our music program.



Just a friendly reminder that you can now pay your cafeteria bill via an e-transfer.

The e-mail on the October menu was incorrect.  The correct e-mail is sonia021517@gmail.com


Engine Room

Starting on October 9th our Engine Room will open to targeted students. It is a facility that teaches self-regulation. Students with regulation difficulties that come with ADD, ADHD, ASD, or ODD will be prioritized. It is a physical way to teach children to recognize the difference between deregulation and being in a “just right” space for learning. The exercises and techniques used in the Engine Room promote, focus, impulse control, relaxation, and self-awareness.


Have a warm and happy Thanksgiving this weekend! 


Anne Stairs/Principal

Community School Course List 2018

Missisiquoi Community School Cowansville, QC
Ecole Communautaire de Missisquoi 2018

Astronomy & Star gazing – part 1                             Florian Charette
Book Club based on Louise Penny                        Wendy Seys
Bridge (Advanced)                                                             Carol Potter
Cards (Canasta & 500)                                                   Rodney Mahannah
Chair Caning                                                                            John Hodge
Country Heat – fitness – moving to the music     Tammy Drew
Creative Writing & storytelling                                 Bee Santori
Crocheting & Knitting                                                       Grace Hadlock
Digital Photography                                      Brian Allen, Dade Dudgeon
English Conversation                                              To be confirmed
French Conversation                                                  David Warner
French (level 2)                                                             Danielle Malenfant
Guitar (Beginners)                                Martha Lickfold, Frankie Green
Line Dancing                                                                     To be confirmed
Jog your Mind                                                                       Barbara Jack
Local & World History                     Michel Racicot / Louise Smith
Painting (Acrylic)                                            Daphne Whitehead
Quilting                                                                                         Susan Dover
Stained Glass                                                                                 Jeff Page
Stitching (Finishing stitching projects)                Rose Highfield
Taking Care of the Environment                           Charles Riordon
Teddy Bears                                                                            Elizabeth Shanks
Your Finances                                                                    Doug Johnston



This school is for adults, 16 and over. Cette ecole est pour les adultes, 16 ans et plus.
Date: Registration: Thursday September 20, 2018 at 7:30
Inscription: jeudi, le 20 septembre 2018 a 19:30
Classes every Thursday at 7:30 from September 20th to November 29th
There will be no class on the 22nd of November
Cours chaque jeudi a 19:30 du 20 septembre au 29 novembre
Il n’y aura pas de cours le 22 novembre

Place: Heroes’ Memorial School, 317 South Street, Cowansville
Ecole Heroes’ Memorial, 317 Sud, Cowansville

Cost: $10.00 per person for the 10 weeks
10.00 $ par personne pour les 10 semaines
Social Hour: With coffee, tea, cookies after each class at 9:00
Please help the environment by bringing your own cup
Heure sociale: Avec café, the et biscuits apres chaque cours a 21h
S.V.P. aidez l’environnement en apportant votre propre tasse.

All classes begin on registration night.
Supplies, where needed, will be provided by the student
Le premier cours aura lieu le soir de l’inscription.
Le materiel requis pour les cours, si necessaire, doit etre fourni par l’etudiant.

INFO: 450-558-6219 450-266-2008 450-263-6130
Facebook: Missisquoi Community School

Heroes’ 2018-2019 Operating Schedule


8:00am Bus students arrive and are supervised on the playground

8:15am Students proceed to homeroom classes

8:25am. Classes begin

10:25-10;45am Recess

12:15- 1:05 pm Lunch

2:35 Program ends

2:45 Busses depart


Please do NOT arrive at school before 8:00am. This is very important to all students since we do not have any supervision on the playground until 8:00am. Likewise, after school all walkers MUST exit from the Davignon Boulevard door, and bikers from the Playground door. They should be out of the building no later than 2:45pm.

* Parents who regularly meet their children after school should do so OUTSIDE the Davignon Boulevard (exit #2 door).

For all other procedures regarding overnight visits, as well as occasional pick-ups, please refer to the Guidelines and Expectations Booklet