This year's Child Studies 11 students are the first-time parents of two new "Ready-or-Not Tots"! Students take turns caring for the electronic baby for a period of 3 days and 3 nights. The purpose of this project is to provide students with a realistic idea of the demands of parenting. The "baby" provides programmed tending events that are unpredictable to the student. It cries, coos, burps, must be fed and have its diaper changed periodically throughout the day and night. This is truly an "eye-opening" experience!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016- Report Cards will be going home.
Friday, April 29, 2016- Parent Teacher Day from 1 to 3pm. Students in Primary to Grade 12 will be dismissed at 12:20pm. Lunch will be provided.
2 grocery draws during parent teacher interviews.
Wagmatcookewey School Notice!
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Public Health Nurse and myself met again today to discuss the high student absentee rate at Wagmatcookewey School in the past week. Today, 77 students were absent from school. The majority of absences are due to stomach and flu viruses. From this meeting, we made a decision to close the school and the preschool building on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 for all children and students. The reason for the closure is to give students and staff an opportunity to recover from these viruses. Staff will be required to report to work.
Later today, on our school website and on our Facebook page, in consultation with Public Health Nurse Ann MacDonald and Public Health Environment Officer, Jason Catoul, we will be posting tips on the importance of disinfecting at home to reduce the spread of illness between family members.
Classes and preschool programs will resume on Monday, April 25, 2016.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school 902 295 3491 or 902 295 3009 or 902 295 1757.
Wagmatcookewey School Notice!
The Director of Education, the Public Health Nurse and myself met today to discuss the high student absentee rate at Wagmatcookewey School in the past week. Today, 88 students were absent from school. The majority of absences were due to stomach and flu viruses. From this meeting, we made a decision to close the school and the preschool building on Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20 for all children and students. The reason for the closure is to give students and staff an opportunity to recover from these viruses. Staff will be required to report to work.
On Thursday, April 21, the student absentee will be reassessed and an update will be sent home with everyone.
2016 School Science Fair Results
*Note 1st and 2nd place finishes go on to Regional Science Fair in Membertou on Thursday, April 14, 2016
Category 1 (grades 1 and 2)
1st…TIE (Grades 1 and 2)
Category 2 (grades 3 and 4)
3rd: “Finger Printing”…Mary and Reanna
1st: “How Much Sugar”…Makayla and Hope
Category 3 (grades 5 and 6)
3rd: “Battery from Potato”…Emily and Charlize
2nd: “Bouncy Bubbles”…Mason and Carter
1st: “Making a Square Bubble”…Logan
Category 4 (grades 7, 8, and 9)
3rd: “Solar Oven”…Kobe and Brady
2nd: “Balloon Power”…Dean and Colton
1st: “Wet and Dry Sand”…Tapanga
Category 5 (grades 10, 11, and 12)
3rd: *TIE: “The Most Effective Antacid”…Jade and “Macromolecules” Nevada and Chris
2nd: “Visual Acuity”…Cameron
1st: “Peripheral Vision”…Angeline
Preschool programs will not be operating on Monday, April 11 due to all staff participating in a Food Safety Training Course.
School cancelled due to power outage Monday, April 4, 2016
Many Physical Education classes will be held outdoors during the winter months. Activities such as snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, etc. are all parts of the PE program. All students are expected to have winter clothing (jacket, hat, mitts, water resistant pants, boots, etc.) available for each PE class. Also, during the winter months, it is also important for students to have proper indoor clothing and footwear.
Tip: Parent Page
Parents can easily monitor how their child is doing in school, at any time, by accessing the Parent page in Outcomes. Questions? Please contact Gloria @ 902-295-3491.
If your child is absent from the K4 program, it is important the parent or guardian call the teacher on the day the child is absent. The number is 902 295 2357 and ask for Flora Ann.