Welcome to St. Mary's Elementary School

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

     

    The Menu:

    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.


  • Free Skating


  • 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

    family.centre@ns.sympatico.ca

    www.kcfrc.ca


  • 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/