Friday, September 30th NO School Regional In-Service Day
In-service Day, Friday, September 30th. No School for Students.
SMES LUNCH PROGRAM
On Monday, September 26th, the Home and School is pleased to be able to re-offer their lunch program.
Monday – Lugi’s Cheese Pizza - $2.75 per slice
Tuesday – Union Street Meat Tray with Meadowbrook Meat/Cheese/Crackers/Veggies – $2.75 tray
Wednesday – Pita Pit – (order must be placed on Tuesday)
Pita Only - $3.50 Pita with Drink and Snack - $4.50
Thursday - Union Street Meat Tray with Meadowbrook Meat Selections/Cheese/Crackers/Veggies – $2.75 tray
Friday – Subway Ham and Cheese Deli Sandwich $2.75
Available everyday: White Milk – 40 cents
Chocolate Milk – 90 cents
Meal Cards are Available in increments of $10 and $20.
School Terry Fox Walk
Please return your pledge sheets.
NS Action Plan for Education
New year and new initiatives for students and teachers
As we head into year two of Nova Scotia's Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels this school year.
This fall, students in grades primary to 3 will benefit from hands-on learning, including using floor robots to learn sequencing and programming. Students in grades 4-6 will benefit from Innovation and Exploration Kits that include Spheros and Makey Makey invention kits. Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation. These skills are not only related to learning math, science and the arts, but they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.
With the province's first literacy strategy for students in all grades, there will be a greater focus on the teaching of reading and writing and the development of
oral communication skills. Reading Recovery support has been increased for grade 1 students. Students in Grades 4 to 6 will have a renewed curriculum, with more time for literacy and math. Class caps are expanded to grades 4 to 6.
To help more students succeed in math, additional supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what is new this year, go to http://novascotia.ca/educationactionplan/ to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Programs available at Kings County Family Resource Centre
The Kings County Family Resource Centre is a place where you can come with your children and try many new things. We offer a variety of programs for adults and children. Check out what’s new at the Kings County Family Resource Centre in your area:
Play With Me – Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 Autism Centre – Kingston
Rhyme Time – Wednesday – 9:30-10:30 – Kingston Lions Club – Kingston
Playful Pals Play Group – Fridays – 9:30-11:30 – New Beginnings Church – Greenwood
For more information contact us at: 902-678-5760
NEXT School Assembly Day and BLUE and WHITE Day, October 24
School Assembly Day at 1:30 P.m. Wear your St. Mary's T-shirt.
Picture Day - Thursday, October 6th
Picture Day: Group and individual pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 6th.
Class "selfie" with their comment ca va emojis
Home and School Meeting, Monday, September 19th 6:30 p.m.
NEXT Home and School Meeting, Monday, October 17th 6:30 p.m.: Everyone welcome.
School Insurance Program (SIP)
Nova Scotia School Insurance Program (SIP) is the non-profit insurer owned by school boards across Nova Scotia.
Since 1988, basic student accident insurance for every student in the Province for school hours and activities has been paid by Nova Scotia School Board Association.
In previous years schools flyers were given to each student providing parents and guardians the option to purchase the Gold Plan for 24/7 coverage. This year the School Insurance Program would like to promote the Gold Plan only online, in an effort to take the eco-friendly route, reduce costs and staff time. Please review the information.http://sip.ca/parents-students/