Françoise Pelletier's blog
October 25, 2016
To all drivers dropping and picking up kids at Elsie Mironuck School.
We are asking you to stop in the blue zone (see map below) when you need to drop off or pick up your child. The red zone is a NO STOP ZONE from 8:30-9:00AM and again from 3:15-3:45PM. EVERY DRIVER that will be seen stopping in the red zone will receive a parking ticket of $110.
Police will be on scene this Friday October 28th issuing tickets. Police will be on scene periodically during the school year without further notice after this Friday.
If your child is too young to be walking from the blue zone (Coldwell Rd and Stewart Ave) all the way to Elsie Mironuck, please park in the blue zone and walk with them to school.
Cst. P.CHAGNON 670
Regina Police Service
Our school’s nutrition program is proudly funded by Breakfast for Learning. Thanks to their support, we are able to offer our students a healthy meal or snack during the school day.
Breakfast for Learning
Breakfast for Learning is a national charity that is committed to helping children across Canada realize their full potential in life by ensuring that all children attend school well nourished and ready to learn, giving them the best chance of success in life.
As Canada’s first charity focused on child nutrition, Breakfast for Learning has been helping support school based nutrition programs in every province and territory for almost 24 years.
In the 2015/16 school year, Breakfast for Learning funded 1,900 breakfast, lunch and snack programs, served 241,485 children and youth, and provided more than 41 million nourishing meals and snacks.
Since 1992, Breakfast for Learning has helped 3.8 million children enjoy over 594 million healthy meals and snacks.
For more information, please visit breakfastforlearning.ca.
Orange Shirt Day
Resources and Ideas
Background: Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event
held in Williams Lake in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’account of losing her pretty new orange shirt on
her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of
residential schools happening annually. The date was chosen because children are back in school and teachers
have time to plan, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti‐racism and anti‐bullying policies for
the year. Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and community
agencies to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
Please see the attached order form for the SCC Family BBQ and Classroom Walthrough which you should have received yesterday. We would love to see you all there. Order forms and the amount are due by the latest on Friday. No late orders will be accepted since this is a catered event. Face painting and bouncy castle will be available for the students and their siblings. This is a great time for our school family to get together and socialize. I am sure it will be a beautiful day!
Walthrough are a chance for your child to show you their classroom. There will not be any formal presentations by the teachers as they will be helping with the BBQ. This will take place from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. with the BBQ to follow at 5:30 till 7:00 p.m.
For those students taking part in our Cross Country run at Douglas Park, you can indicate this directly on the order form and we will make sure your orders are ready after the race.
See you all on Wednesday evening.
Come join us on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the school for our first SCC meeting of the school year. Everyone is welcome and your support would be much appreciated.
Happy Labour Day everyone,
Thank you for making our first few days so excellent. Our entire staff worked tirelessly to make our school start a successful one for students and parents. We were all so excited to see the students, hear their stories and adventures from summer, and get started on the learning journey for this year. Please watch those packpacks and binders for information and forms to be filled out and returned this week.
A reminder that our school day starts at 8:53 a.m. and ends at 3:37 p.m. The weather does not look all that favourable for the coming week so we suggest students come with appropriate clothing for possible cold and rainy days. Please take a look at the attached information document called Attendance Matters. This poster outlines the correlation between attendance starting from Pre K to student achievement to high school graduation. Thank you for reading this and sharing it as a family.
While I have your attention, this might be a great time to set-up your account for online payments. You can follow the easy directions after clicking on the Online Payments on the left of the screen. We will be using Online Payments for most transactions requiring payment. Thank you to those who have already signed up, it makes life much simpler for you and our teachers can then keep their focus on much more important matters, such as literacy and numeracy.
Please also look for information regardng Cross Country Running, Debating Club, Band, PAA and other groups. Most sign-up sheets should be available this week in the school for various grade levels.
Readers are Leaders - Lire c'est grandir!
Hello Students, Parents and Guardians,
We sure hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather and taking advantage of summer holidays. This is just a little reminder that school officially starts for students on Thursday, September 1st at 8:53 a.m. Our kindergarten students will have a staggered start and parents/guardians should have received communication to advise them of the actual start date last spring.
Students will gather on the playground and be directed by staff according to their grade. They will then be taken to their classroom by their new teacher for this year. Busses will run as usual. If you required information from Transporation, please see the post below for their hours and contact information. Do not worry about school supplies as we will be ordering in bulk this year in an effort to save money and time. Students should come to school with a backpack, their indoor shoes and for those students in grades 4 and up, a change of clothes for physical education.
There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy! Get outside, be active and enjoy the freedom. Don't forget to keep on reading daily to challenge your brain and keep learning.
See you soon Mironuck Eagles!
Please see the note below regarding the bulk purchase of school supplies for the next school year. No shopping required, we will notify you of the cost in September 2016. Have a safe and super fun summer!
See the document below for information regarding the summer hours for our transportation department.