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Monthly Newsletter

Issue 3, November 2013



Welcome!

The month of November sees the end of the Soccer season and the beginning of Basketball! Practises have already begun for both the girls' and boys' teams. For more information, contact Mr. Klassen (boys') or Mr. Macgregor (girls').

In this month's newsletter, we get you acquainted with some updated security measures we are implementing to keep our school a safe and secure environment for our students and staff.
 

Parent Contact

Please See October's Newsletter for information on contacting students during school. Parents who need to talk with teachers must book an appointment ahead of time or may use email to communicate with teachers. Messages for teachers must be called into the office or emailed to the teacher.  Walking into class without warning to discuss homework or other problems is a privacy issue for students and staff, as private information might be overheard by other parents or students. When meetings are pre-planned, extra steps are taken by our staff to ensure that a truly private conversation can happen.

Principal's Message: School Safety

For the safety of our students and staff we must take precautionary measures to ensure that no one other than staff, students, and approved volunteers are walking in the hallways, or are in the classrooms.  Therefore; we ask that all parents and visitors wait at the front office until a secretary is available to help. In respect for the privacy of staff and students, please do not enter the front office at any time. Instead, please wait for service at the window. Parents picking up children can wait in the front entrance or in their vehicles.  

The exception to this are parents of Kindergarten students, who must pick up their children directly from Mrs. Lizotte's classroom.
 
I met with Kas Baker a local Sheriff who strongly suggested that we cannot be too safe when protecting our students and staff.  Acts of physical aggression and assault by people from outside the school are all too common, and Dawson Creek is no stranger to these kinds of incidents.

Please help us keep our children safe!
Thank You
Eva Hutchinson,
Principal

Concession

Mrs Stewart and Mrs. Langevin's goal is to supply healthy and homemade choices for students at lunch. Students can pre-order their meals and snacks, or they may come during lunch to purchase items like a bag of grapes, homemade muffins and cookies, watermelon, banana pops, apple drizzles or corn on the cob. You can't beat the price, either! The cheapest items go for 50 cents and a full meal is only $3. The Hottest selling item in October was the frozen banana pops. These are half a banana dipped in yogurt, rolled in granola and put on a popsicle stick.

New this year, every Friday will be Fundraising Friday! For this, we will be selling an item in concession and the money will go toward upgrades in the kitchen. These special items will be announced each Monday, and do not need to be pre-ordered. Finally, a quick reminder that hot lunches must be pre-ordered, and we cannot do replacements or refunds for absences. All order forms are due on the Wednesday of each week. 

Homework & Teacher Contact

Students with internet access should remember to check the homework websites for assignment updates and missed work. Students may also email teachers for assignment help. If a student does not have internet access, students will need to find some 'buddies' in the class that they can contact in the event of missed school or for homework help. Teachers are also generally available after school to give homework help. It is not the teacher's responsibility to get students caught up on work. It is the student's responsibility to get missed assignments at least a week ahead of time (in the event of a planned absence), or to arrange to have assignments delivered (in the case of illness). For unforeseen absences, students may contact teachers at school via phone or via email to arrange for assignment submissions or to get help.

Ms. Clayton
Mr. Klassen

Mr. Hokanson
 
Mr Macgregor

Mr. McGuire

Mr. Sanford
 
Ms. Hutchinson

Mrs. Landry

UPCOMING EVENTS


October 28th

Incompletes

November 8th

End of Term


November 11

Remembrance Day - No School


November 15

Report Card Day

November 26/27

Early Dismissal
Parent teacher interviews

December 12th

MCS Christmas play at Bethel Church

Memory Verse

The School memory verse comes from the book of John, chapter 1.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

2013 Sports.

Basketball season has begun! It is time to cheer on your MCS Rams! Contact coach Slykhuis or Mr. Klassen (boys'), Mr. Macgregor (girls') or Mr. Sanford (Juniors') for more information on joining the team and practise schedules!

Piano Lessons

For anyone interested in learning piano, Michelle Robillard is offering private piano Lessons at Bethel Pentecostal Church after school beginning in January 2014. Program highlights include learning to improvise at the piano, composition, repertoire, music theory, and ear training.
 
This is a diverse program that will challenge both beginners as well as more advanced students.  The cost is $15.00 per half hour lesson. Reserve your session with Michelle now for January 2014 at 250-782-1127.  Call to register today!
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