Blog update for February 18th, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We hope you and your family enjoyed a restful Family Day holiday.

Before and After School Care (K-6)

Survey of Interest regarding before and after school care (K-6) was sent home earlier this month. If you have not already done so, please complete and return the form to your child’s classroom teacher by no later than February 27th. If a second hard copy of the survey is needed, please stop by the office. Please see link below.

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Quebec City

The Grade 8 trip was a terrific success! Our students enjoyed taking in the culture and experiencing winter at its very best through activities such as dogsledding, tubing in Valcartier and tobogganing on the historic Dufferin Tarasse.

Memories of Quebec City (February 7-10)

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The magnificent Ice Hotel (Valcartier QC)

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Fun, fun, fun!

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Basilica Ste Anne de Beaupré

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Playing the spoons to some great fiddle music

Kindergarten Registration Information

Registration for Junior Kindergarten has begun. Please see the detailed flyer for all pertinent information. May I ask that you share this information with community members who do not currently have children at Courcelette, or better still, please introduce them to our school blog for all school updates.

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Grad Photos

The grade 8 grad photos will be taken on Tuesday, February 28th at 1:00pm. Graduation gowns will be provided. It is recommended that girls wear a white blouse and that the boys wear a white collared shirt and a dark tie.

February 14th dance

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Friendship was in the air at our Valentines Day dance

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Game On! Way to go kids

Lost and Found

Last Chance. There are many clothing items in our lost and found. Please come by if your child(ren) are missing clothing items. Unclaimed clothing items will be donated to charity later this week.

Important dates

February 23rd Sharing Assembly at 12:45

February 24th Pizza Lunch

February 27th Parent Council meeting

February 28th Grad photos

March 6 Performance for our Grades 1,2,3 students -stay tuned for more details

March 10th  School Dance (PM) – We will have a DJ for this event

March 13th -17th March Break

March 29th Parent Council meeting

March 31st Pizza Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog update for February 3rd, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please know that the books of condolences for Mr. McNaughton will be in our school foyer until next Friday, February 10th. Please feel free to include a thought or memory. Both books will be given to Mr. McNaughton’s family at a later date.

This coming Monday, a Survey of Interest regarding before and after school care (K-6)will be going home to be completed. Please complete and return the form to your child’s classroom teacher at your earliest convenience. You might wish to access the following link to view the survey in advance of receiving a hard copy on Monday.

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Great moments at Courcelette

Nice goal Matthew!

Taylor won a prize for her bookmark design at the Taylor Memorial Library. Here she is receiving her prize from Linda, the head librarian at the library. Well done Taylor!

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Congratulations girls on your first game victory. Go Broncos!

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We are working as a team!

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Grade 8’s trip to Quebec City

Next week, Ms. McKenzie, Mr. Knight and I will be accompanying our grade 8 students to Quebec City. We are all very excited! Future blog posts will include some pics.

Kindergarten Registration Information

February is the month during which registration for kindergarten begins for students born in 2013.  Please see the detailed flyer for all pertinent information. May I ask that you share this information with community members who do not currently have children at Courcelette, or better still, please introduce them to our school blog for all school updates. Many thanks

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Early March Break Holidays

Should you be leaving early for the break or returning later than March 20th kindly let Ms. Hepner know in advance. Thank you

Lost and Found

It’s that time again. There are many clothing items in our lost and found. Please come by if your child(ren) are missing clothing items. We will hold on to these items until February 17th. After that date, all unclaimed clothing items will be donated to charity.

Important dates to remember

February 7th-10th Grade 8 trip to Quebec City

February 14th Term 1 reports go home

February 16th and 17th Interviews

February 17th PA day

February 20th Family day holiday

February 24th Pizza Lunch

February 27th Parent Council meeting

Blog update, January 27th, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Kindergarten Registration Information

February is the month during which registration for kindergarten begins for students born in 2013.  Please see the detailed flyer for all pertinent information. May I ask that you share this information with community members who do not currently have children at Courcelette, or better still, please introduce them to our school blog for all school updates. Many thanks

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Safety Road Concerns

As a gentle reminder, please be mindful of student safety when you are driving your child(ren) to school. Both Fallingbrook and Courcelette are busy streets, particularly between 8:35-8:45am and 3:15-3:30pm. With student safety in mind, please drive carefully and stop only where the road signs indicate that stopping is permitted. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Kids Kitchen update. Please see the link below

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Important dates to remember

February 7th-10th Grade 8 trip to Quebec City

February 14th Term 1 reports go home

February 16th and 17th Interviews

February 17th PA day

February 20th Family day holiday

February 24th Pizza Lunch

February 27th Parent Council meeting

 

Blog update for January 24th

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This message is an update regarding the service and Celebration of Life for Mr. McNaughton.

Rob’s family welcomes the presence of a small school delegation at this Friday’s service. Some Courcelette teachers, Mr. Evans and I will attend. The family hopes that members of the Courcelette community will attend Rob’s Celebration of Life gathering at the Steamwhisle brewery “Roundhouse” which will be held Sunday, January 29th, between 1:00-4:00pm.

Thank you

Richard

Mr. McNaughton – obituary notice

Dear Parents/Guardians and Friends of Courcelette,

Mr. McNaughton’s father shared the obituary notice for Rob.  It will appear in the Star’s online version and in next Wednesday’s edition, as well as in the Globe on Saturday and Monday.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. McNaughton asked us to provide the name of an organization that  supports literacy. The Empower Reading Program, through Sickkids, was recommended to the family. This wonderful program supports children with reading disabilities. We are confident that Rob, who had a passion for helping children read, would approve of this program recommendation.

Richard

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Second Blog update for January 19th, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Kids Kitchen update. Please see the link below

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PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT TOMORROW, January 20TH, IS A PA DAY (THERE IS NO SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN)

Important dates to remember

January 20th PA day

January 24th Parent Council meeting

January 27th Pizza lunch

February 7th-10th Grade 8 trip to Quebec City

February 14th Term 1 reports go home

February 16th and 17th Interviews

February 17th PA day

February 20th Family day holiday

February 24th Pizza Lunch

February 27th Parent Council meeting

Blog update for January 19th, 2017

 

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is with heavy hearts that we all come to terms with the passing of Mr. McNaughton. Rob was a much loved teacher, son, friend, colleague and was engaged to be married. Thank you for your kind words of condolences and for your kind expressions of support.

Please know that we have books of condolences provided by our parent council.  These are in our school foyer. We invite you to include your thoughts and messages. We will give them to Rob’s family in the weeks to come.

We are in the early stages of planning a school Memorial for Mr. McNaughton, scheduled to take place in early May. We will keep you updated on this in the weeks to come.

Mr. McNaughton will never be forgotten and will be sorely missed.

 

 

Final Blog Update of 2016

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Last Tuesday, we had a visiting principal who was in charge of the school. Principal Tien visited all classes and contributed to important PA announcements. We were in very capable hands. Well done Isabel!
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Thanks very much to Mr. Hoang and Courcelette’s very spirited staff and students for the these fun presentations. Enjoy!
Staff Holiday Film: https://youtu.be/bjOOrMstwFw
Red and Green Assembly: https://youtu.be/Asr65-xMzuk
December Slideshow: https://youtu.be/BZ5u56rGLhE
Happy Holidays and all the very best in 2017!
Richard

Blog Update for December 22, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Courcelette has been a very, very busy place of late. Many classes have been on field trips and our primary students, choir and grade 5 students were hard at work preparing for the Holiday Concert. For those able to attend the concert, we appreciated your warm and enthusiastic response.

On behalf of the Courcelette staff, we wish you and your family a safe holiday season and a great start to 2017. It is a pleasure serving the Courcelette community.

Holiday Concert Pics (December 19th)

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 Introducing a pilot initiative (please see the attached link)

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Lost and Found

We have many clothing items in our Lost and Found. If your child/ren are missing clothing items, please consider dropping by the school. All that is not claimed will be picked up Friday morning and given to charity.

Kindergarten Registration

Beginning in February, Ms. Hepner will be registering new kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year. Please feel free to share the attached flyer with families in our school community who might not be subscribed to our school blog. Thank you

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Great moments at Courcelette

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Many thanks to the students and teachers from Malvern CI who filled our gym with great music and vocal performances. Bravo!

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Dates to remember

January 9th school resumes

January 24th Parent Council meeting

January 20th PA day

January 27th Pizza lunch

February 7th-10th Grade 8 trip to Quebec City

February 14th Term 1 reports go home