SEPTEMBER 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:

 

September 13th                                                            PPO meeting 7 pm

September 15th                                                            Cycle 3 Sutton hike

September 20th                                                           Meet the Teacher 6:30 pm

September 20th                                                            Governing Board 7 pm

September 28th                                                            Terry Fox Run

 

Here are some extra curricular activities that we would like to bring to your attention.

 

Sign-up for the Fall 2017 swimming session at the Aquatic Center  @ 431 Bachand Cowansville

September 16 (Saturday): Cowansville residents only

- Registration for adult classes starts at 8:30 a.m.

- Registration for kid classes start at 9:30 a.m.

September 17 (Sunday): Residents from towns that have Intermunicipal agreements

- Registration for adult classes starts at 8:30 a.m.

- Registration for kid classes start at 9:30 a.m.Anyone can register after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17

 

The payment for the session fees are required when registering. These fees are:

# of children Cowansville and intermunicipal residents   All other Residents
1 30 minute sessions = $50.00 30 minute sessions = $350.00
45 minute sessions = $55.00 45 minute sessions = $355.00
60 minute sessions = $60.00 60 minute sessions = $360.00
2 10% discount on regular price for the second child (first child remains at the full price). No discount
3 20% discount on regular price for the third child (second child still gets 10% discount on regular price No discount
4 and more The fourth child (and any additional) are free. The third still gets the 20% discount, and the second the 10% discount. No discount

 

 

 

Granby Chess Club

 

Dear parent(s),

We are pleased to offer our Chess Training Program to the pupils of Heroes’ Memorial Elementary School. An 8 week lecture / playing session will start on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 and end on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.

 

The price for each pupil is ninety-five dollars (95$) for the whole session. All 8 lecture / playing periods will take place at Heroes Memorial Elementary School,

each Tuesday at lunch time and will take the entire period.

 

The deadline for registration is September 23rd,  2017. The number of available places is limited and the Chess Training Program will only happen if we reach at least 15 registrations.

Please note that the activity is for girls and boys aged 5 to 12. The Chess Training Program is meant to reach 3 goals: To offer the kids a chance to play chess at

school under the supervision of a specialist, to promote scholastic success, and help kids develop their social skills. The chess lectures of level 1 and 2 are given in the schools. For those more advanced, video lessons are available on YouTube for free. Your child may also be offered the chance to compete in local / national chess tournaments.

For several decades, tens of studies have demonstrated a link between children playing / studying chess and improving their academic results.

 

Our teaching method is aimed to maximize the phenomenon by using chess as a field of application for maths, sciences and language. During this formation, the child will be invited to develop his learning skills as well as to acquire some problem solving

tools. Then we hope he/she can use his new skills in other fields of interest during the course of his life.

 

My name is; Sylvain Courtemanche. I am the creator of the Chess Training Program. You must contact me in order to sign your child up or to get more information at

pionblanc@hotmail.ca or at 450.955.1092.

 

Please make a 95$ cheque out to «Club d’échecs de Granby», and send it to your school. For a cash payment please seal an envelope, put the name of your child on it and send it to your school.

 

***Please return all Terry Fox pledge sheets by Monday, September 25th. Used or not.

 

Have a great September!

 

 

 

Anne Stairs

Back to school information

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION /

SPECIAL PERMISSIONS – 2017-2018

 

 

    We ask that you please complete this form for each of your children and return it to

school by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th .

 

This form is for emergency purposes only.  It is important that you contact the school

if any information changes occur – ie.  Address, Babysitter, Health Situations, etc.

Walkers =   As we are aware that these students are not bussed, it is also very important

for parents to contact the school with any vital information.

THIS INFORMATION IS VITAL FOR COMPLETION OF YOUR CHILD’S RECORDS.

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 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

 

                                         Parents of children who require that medication be given to them on a daily basis or occasionally, should contact the school office in order to:

A) Complete a form authorizing us to administer the medication.

B) Provide dosage Information. (ie: prescription with child’s name& medication name)

 

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING – 2017-2018

   

     We ask that you please note this important school closure information,

     complete the 2017-2018  Emergency School Closing form, and return it to school by 

     TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th .    

 

 SCHOOL / ACTIVITIES / SUPERVISION FEES

   

    We ask that parents send in their payment to their child’s homeroom teacher.

    Only parents requiring a payment plan, should come to the office to do so,

    at Open House Night on Wednesday, September 20th.

    Your cooperation is appreciated in respecting this arrangement.

  • Cheques made out to Heroes’ Memorial School will be accepted.

    As mentioned, should you require a payment plan, you may pay the total amount in

two instalments:

    The first is due on September 20th  and the second on November 16th .

  • Please understand that the first payment must be made no later than

SEPTEMBER 22nd .

  • Please see the secretary to make a payment plan.

 

 BROME FAIR – FRIDAY, September 1st.

 

All students from Levels 1 through Secondary 1 will have an opportunity to go to Brome Fair on FRIDAY, September 1st.  Please find attached details, and make sure to return your child’s permission slip tomorrow, August 31st.

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                             

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE WANTS YOU!

 

The Special Education Advisory Committee Wants You!

 

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) advises the school board on its organization of services for students with special needs, educates parents as well as encourages them to become involved in their child’s school experience.

 

Parents of students with special needs constitute the majority of members on this committee.  The SEAC Chairperson and Parent Commissioner are selected from parent members of this committee.  Other members represent the various professional and support groups in the ETSB.

 

The committee allows you to meet and talk with others who have the interest of children with special needs at heart.  Meetings are held monthly in Magog at the Eastern Townships School Board Office between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.  Mileage compensation is available.

 

If this committee interests you, please ask your school principal for an application brochure or call the Assistant Director of Complementary Educational Services, Gail Kelso, at (819) 868-3100 x55035 to give your name or to ask for clarification.  Forms should be returned to your school principal by October 4, 2017.

 

 HEROES’ GYM UNIFORMS- SHORTS & T-SHIRTS

 

Shorts and t-shirts are available at the office at a cost of 10.00$ each.

The sale of shorts and t-shirts will occur ONLY during homeroom time and recess,

as well as on pre-determined times – ie. Parent evenings, etc.

 

WALKERS DOOR

 

As in the past we will assign an adult to assist the students who do not take a bus home at the end of the day.  The teacher will be stationed at the walkers’ entrance, and will release each student when the student identifies his/her parent/guardian.  We therefore ask parents/guardians to come to the walkers’ door to pick up their child. 

One additional request, we have several classrooms just inside the walkers’ entrance.  Heroes’ is asking parents to refrain from smoking while waiting for their child.  The smoke often travels into the classrooms through the open windows.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

 

Library classes will begin very shortly, and we are asking that all library books be

returned the morning before the scheduled library period, in order to allow our

volunteers more time for books to be shelved. 

Therefore we ask that you respect the Due-Date on your child’s book(s).

 

PPO NEWS

The first PPO meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 13th @ 7:00 pm.  If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team, come on the 13th.

Heroes’ 2017-2018 Operating Schedule

LEVELS KINDERGARTEN TO SECONDARY ONE

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

WALKERS AND BIKERS

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