JANUARY NEWSLETTER

 

Box 287, 19 School St

Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

902-888-8495 (p)   902-888-8491(fax)

www.edu.pe.ca/miscouche

PRINCIPAL: Scott MacDonald                                               VICE-PRINCIPAL Sue Gogan

January 9th, 2020                                                                                                        Newsletter #5

Dates to Remember

Jan 6th– 31th- Dental Clinic at Miscouche

Jan 13th– Home & School Meeting- 6:30 pm

Jan 20th– Lunch with the Principal

Jan 27th– Literacy Day

Feb 17th– No School (Stat Holiday)

Feb 28th– PD Day (No School)

December Student of the Month

KA-  Deandra Cannon

KB- Libby Arsenault

1A-  Serenity O’Brien

2A-  Chandler Butler-MacAusland

3A-   Drew Nauss

4A-   Carley Anderson

5A-   Tamara MacPherson

6A-   Zoey Arsenault

7A-   Jack Duncan

8A-    Peyton Kilbride

9A-    Lucas Paugh

Phys Ed- Meisha Frost

Registration for 2020-2021 Kindergarten was held the week of Nov 18th-Nov 22nd, 2019.  If you haven’t registered your child, please do so as soon as possible.

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31st, 2020 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (368-6990), Summerside Office (888-8400) or Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring two pieces of information which verify proof of child’s age: birth certificate/PEI health card as well as verification of home address, such as current utility bill.
  • Dates for the parents and children to attend the Annual Welcome to Kindergarten sessions will be announced in the spring of 2020

Staff Updates

We would like to welcome Ellen Arsenault & Madelyn Marchbank to Miscouche Consolidated. Ellen will be with us until June for Phys. Ed & Madelyn is a new EA replacing Donna Bryanton who retired in Dec. Welcome Aboard!!!

Family Literacy Day

Every year on January 27, ABC Life Literacy Canada hosts Family Literacy Day, the largest national family literacy event in Canada. Literacy organizations, schools, libraries and media groups will coordinate numerous literacy-themed events and activities across the country in honour of this special initiative.

Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. News Media Canada is a proud supporter of Family Literacy Day, distributing public service announcements and editorial resources from ABC Life Literacy Canada to our members.

For more information, visit the Family Literacy Day website or download resources from the Community Wire website at www.communitywire.ca/en/org/abc-life-literacy-canada.

Kindergarten

We will also be celebrating Family Literacy Day by building a literacy snowman. Watching Frosty Grow with Good Books….  children will read a book record it on a snowball which will be used to build a literacy snowman on the wall. On January 27th we will be doing some special literacy day activities in our classrooms.

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices in Kindergarten to Grade Six

We have noticed an increase in cell phone/electronic device activity during the school day.  We have a number of students who are not finishing their lunches as they are distracted by electronics.  We have also had some issues on the playground with pictures and videos therefore we are asking that these items stay at home.  If a student MUST bring a phone for communication purposes we are asking that it stays in their locker at all times. Thank you for understanding.

Gymnastics

The Zone 2 Gymnastics meet will be held at Elm Street school on Wednesday January 29th. For all those elementary students who signed-up, listen to announcement for practice times starting soon. See Ms. Arsenault for more information.

Music

DID YOU KNOW?! Fun facts about the benefits of learning music in school… 

Increased Coordination: “Students who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children can develop motor skills when playing music”

Emotional Development: “Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures They also tend to have higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety” (National Association for Music Education).

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Honors Band Weekend – January 24-26 (Select Grade 9 Band Students)

Intermediate Band Days – March 3 (Grade 7-9 Band)

Halifax Band Trip – April 29-30 (Grade 7-9 Band)

Wednesday After School Band Rehearsals

The Concert Band (Grades 7-9) will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, January 15th after school from 2:30-3:30. A reminder that these rehearsals are required in order to attend any of our day trips and our Band Trip in April to Halifax.

Fundraising

This fall, we completed two major fundraisers – ADL Cheese and Butcher Shop Meat Pies. Students were able to earn money towards their Halifax Trip. More information will be available soon for upcoming fundraisers. As always, contact Mrs. Mullen at any time if you would like to help organize/run any of these fundraisers. Our Executive Committee is always welcoming to new members and helpers.

Grade 6 Band

Grade 6 students should always have their instruments at school on days we have Music Class. Grade 6’s have music on days 2, 4, and 6.

Grade 6 students need to have each day in class: Instrument, Red Book, a pencil, a duo tang or folder to keep sheet music that they will be getting soon. 

Christmas Concerts

I am INCREDIBLY PROUD of all of my students who participated in the Christmas Concerts in December. A huge thank you to all of the parents, teachers, students and especially our administrators (Mr. MacDonald and Ms. Gogan) for helping make the Concert at the College of Piping possible. What an incredible opportunity for our students and for our parents, to see their children perform in such a beautiful, professional venue.

Home Practice and Term 2 Playing Tests

Do you see your child’s instrument coming home on a regular basis for home practice? It is best if you do! They will get the most out of their musical experiences (and be much less overwhelmed) if they are practicing regularly – I suggest even just 15 minutes, twice a week. Here are some tips for helping your child to get into a practice routine and to be productive!

Specifics about larger instruments:

Bass players can take their basses home for a weekend if it is back on Monday. I have very small practice amplifiers they can also take.

Tuba Players can take their instrument if they are being picked up and dropped off.

Percussionists can borrow a practice xylophone to take home to practice. Otherwise, rhythms for drum parts can be practiced anywhere at home.

All other instruments are easily transportable on the bus to and from school.

Tip #1: Choose two days of the week or weekend that works for them. At first, set a 15 minute timer. You just want to create the habit first.

Tip #2: Choose something small to practice that day – ONE small portion. If in grade 6, they will have a red book and possibly another piece of sheet music. Ask what number they did last in their red book during class, that’s a great place to start. If they are struggling, go backwards in the book to find an easier one. Parent tip: the back of the red book has a fingering chart with note names – you can help your child using this tool to read notes and find the correct fingerings. If your child is in Grade 7-9, they always have a scale they’re practicing (B-flat or F for example) as well as their sheet music. To choose something to practice from the music, check Google Classroom to see what their next playing test is (always scales and portions from their music). Parent Tip: all students should have at least a paper copy of the fingering chart for their instrument, so you can use this to help them or at least refer them to this if they are saying they don’t know the notes/fingerings. 

Term 2 Playing Tests are posted and students will be given their due date schedule in paper form as well. It is important to keep up on these so as not to fall behind. They are broken up into very small, manageable chunks for students to complete each week.

Courtney Mullen
Music Teacher

The Administration Team

The Public Schools Branch sent a Notice to Parents about school cancellations and closures. https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/notice_to_parents.pdf

Reminder to students about winter wind chill.  The weather may seem warm on some days and students may think they do not need to wear a warm jacket.  With the wind chill, the weather can turn dangerously cold in minutes.  Please dress with warm jackets, hats and boots.  Although it seems that everyone would know already, we still see many students coming to school without jackets or boots.

Breakfast Program

We need volunteers for the breakfast program.

We have a Miscouche Home and School Face book page to sign up on.

Or if not on Facebook.

Send a note or message to your home room teacher. They will pass it on to us.

Or email

miscouchehsbp@outlook.com

If you can help us out on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning please let me know.
We fill trays from 730am until 800am.

We are also in need of donations
Please remember NO NUTS
-Granola bars (low sugar)
-Cereal (low sugar)
-Apple sauce single serving (low sugar)
-Yogurt tubes
-Cheese
-Apples
-Oranges
Please drop off donations or send in with your child to give to their teacher.

Thanks

Miscouche Breakfast Program

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COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS HAVE ARRIVED. PLEASE PICK ORDERS UP IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONE SO.

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Box 287, 19 School St

Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

902-888-8495 (p)   902-888-8491(fax)

www.edu.pe.ca/miscouche

PRINCIPAL: Scott MacDonald                                                 VICE-PRINCIPAL:  Sue Gogan

December 05, 2019                                                                                                     Newsletter #4

Dates to Remember

Dec 6th –          Joint Staff Day (No School)

Dec 9th–           Student of the Month lunch with Principal

Dec 11th–         Grade 5-9 Christmas Concert @ College of Piping-6:30 pm (Storm Date Dec 13th)

Dec 19th–         Students & Staff attending Caps hockey game- 11:00 am-Credit Union Place

Dec 20th–         Last Instructional Day for Students for 2019

Jan 6th–             First Instructional Day for Students for 2020

November Student of the Month

KA-   Levi Porier

KB-   Dominic Alombro

1A-    Abi Jones

2A-    Hans Abella

3A-    Patrick Hogan

4A-    Savanna Carroll

5A-    Charlie Buckle

6A-    Paige Silliker

7A-    Danielle Jones

8A-    Bella MacKinnon

9A-    Allie MacCaull

Phys Ed- Molly Grace Arsenault

Registration for 2020-2021 Kindergarten was held the week of Nov 18th-Nov 22nd, 2019.  If you haven’t registered your child, please do so as soon as possible.

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31st, 2020 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (368-6990), Summerside Office (888-8400) or Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring two pieces of information which verify proof of child’s age: birth certificate/PEI health card as well as verification of home address, such as current utility bill.
  • Dates for the parents and children to attend the Annual Welcome to Kindergarten sessions will be announced in the spring of 2020

Kindergarten

KA parents are invited into the classroom on Monday, December 16th @ 1:30 p.m.  This will give the parents an opportunity to see some of the fun, learning activities that occur in kindergarten daily.  Storm date Tuesday, Dec 17th @ 1:30 p.m.

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices in Kindergarten to Grade Six

We have noticed an increase in cell phone/electronic device activity during the school day.  We have a number of students who are not finishing their lunches as they are distracted by electronics.  We have also had some issues on the playground with pictures and videos therefore we are asking that these items stay at home.  If a student MUST bring a phone for communication purposes we are asking that it stays in their locker at all times. Thank you for understanding.

Basketball

Basketball for the Grade 4-6 Boys and Girls has started.  We have enough boys who have joined to put together 2 teams, but we need some more girls to make 1 team.  If your daughter is interested in playing, let her know to come out and play on DAY 4 at 11:45.  This year Athena and Elm Street are part of the mini league.  Boys practice Day 5 11:45-12:10.  Girls practice 11:45-12:10.   When we play away games parents are responsible to get their son or daughter to the game.

News from the Grade Six Class

Maritime Electric Presentation 

On November 19th, Mr. Vesey from Maritime Electric came to our class to give a presentation on electrical safety. Instead of being a boring, run of the mill, presentation, I actually found it interesting and easy to pay attention to. Here is what it was like.

While we were eating lunch, we saw someone in our classroom, well, I didn’t, but my friend did. He said he saw someone with a big metal box walking around. We were all kind of confused, but when we came back into the classroom, it made more sense. When we sat down, we were told that we had a presentation about electricity. We watched a video on electrical safety and precautions you should take when dealing with it. When the video was over, we all turned around and saw the next part of the presentation.

When we turned our chairs around, we saw this huge, almost dollhouse looking thing. It had miniature models of people, and some animals, that have gotten into bad situations that have something to do with electricity. (It was also powered so it could make the sound of a shock!) Mr. Vesey explained how they got into that situation, what to do to prevent that situation, and how to get out of it safely.

The last thing he did was get some volunteers (one being me) and asked them to demonstrate how they would react in a certain situation. My situation was, if a power line were to fall on your car, what would you do? I said to stay in the car and wait for help. He said it was right. He then asked, what about if the car was on fire? I said to jump out and land with your feet together, and then shuffle away. He said that it was right also. Anyway, after that, he patiently answered all of our questions. We received a booklet and certificate, then it was done.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed our time with Mr. Vesey. I learned a lot and had fun doing it! I am definitely excited for our next Maritime Electric presentation.                                  By Emily Coughlin

On November 19, Mr. Vesey came to our classroom. He is a worker from Maritime Electric and he came to do a presentation on electrical safety.

Mr. Vesey showed us a video called “The Shocking Truth”.  The video taught us what to do when there is a power line down and how far you have to shuffle away from a downed power line before you are safe to walk.  Another thing we learned is to never climb trees with power lines near them because you could accidently touch the wire. We also learned to never climb the fence to a substation if you lost something. If you lose something over the fence call Maritime Electric.

We learned a lot from Mr. Vesey and it was a great presentation!

By Logan Walfield

The Shocking Truth 

By Brianna MacArthur

On November 19, Mr. Vesey from Maritime Electric came to our class to teach us about electrical safety. He said that metal, water, and humans all conduct electricity. He then explained to us about an insulator, the object on a wire designed to protect it.

He also demonstrated the ways electricity can be dangerous.  We watched a video about the dangers and avoiding them. He taught us what you should do if you are in your car and hit a pole resulting in the line falling on the car. Electricity is very dangerous and if not handled properly can kill you, so it is best to take precautions around it.

Some examples of things you should not do are; do not enter a substation, do not play around a fallen wire, or climb a tree with a wire in it. Always think before doing stuff with electricity.  Ask yourself if you should be doing that. We were given a booklet about electricity to end the presentation. Electricity is a thing to respect. The presentation was a great one indeed.

Music

Grade 5-9 Christmas Concert – Wednesday, December 11th, at 6:30 PM @ the College of Piping Celtic Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $8.00, they are available in the office and at the door. Students performing need to arrive at 5:45 PM – there will be a bake sale happening in the lobby at this time for parents and the public to peruse!

After school band will take a break until we return in January. The first rehearsal date will be announced in the New Year.

We have completed two successful fundraisers for the band trip to date: ADL Cheese and Meat pies from the Butcher Shop. Meat Pies have been delivered – contact Mrs. Mullen if you missed pick-up. ADL Cheese pick up is currently scheduled for December 10th. Please see e-mails and Facebook for updates on times or changes to the date, if they occur.

The Administration Team

The Public Schools Branch sent a Notice to Parents about school cancellations and closures. https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/notice_to_parents.pdf

Reminder to students about winter wind chill.  The weather may seem warm on some days and students may think they do not need to wear a warm jacket.  With the wind chill, the weather can turn dangerously cold in minutes.  Please dress with warm jackets, hats and boots.  Although it seems that everyone would know already, we still see many students coming to school without jackets or boots.

During this holiday season, we hope you all can give a little to those in need.  Every little bit counts!

From the Staff at Miscouche Consolidated School, we wish you a wonderful season with family and friends.  Merry Christmas!

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DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

Box 287, 19 School St

Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

902-888-8495 (p)   902-888-8491(fax)

www.edu.pe.ca/miscouche

PRINCIPAL: Scott MacDonald                                                 VICE-PRINCIPAL:  Sue Gogan

December 05, 2019                                                                                                     Newsletter #4 

Dates to Remember

Dec 6th –          Joint Staff Day (No School)

Dec 9th–           Student of the Month lunch with Principal

Dec 11th–         Grade 5-9 Christmas Concert @ College of Piping-6:30 pm (Storm Date Dec 13th)

Dec 19th–         Students & Staff attending Caps hockey game- 11:00 am-Credit Union Place

Dec 20th–         Last Instructional Day for Students for 2019

Jan 6th–             First Instructional Day for Students for 2020

November Student of the Month

KA-   Levi Porier

KB-   Dominic Alombro

1A-    Abi Jones

2A-    Hans Abella

3A-    Patrick Hogan

4A-    Savanna Carroll

5A-    Charlie Buckle

6A-    Paige Silliker

7A-    Danielle Jones

8A-    Bella MacKinnon

9A-    Allie MacCaull

Phys Ed- Molly Grace Arsenault

Registration for 2020-2021 Kindergarten was held the week of Nov 18th-Nov 22nd, 2019.  If you haven’t registered your child, please do so as soon as possible.

  • Children must be 5 years old by December 31st, 2020 in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Parents are asked to register their child at his/her local elementary school during school hours. If you are unsure of your school zone, please call the Stratford Office (368-6990), Summerside Office (888-8400) or Toll Free 1-800-280-7965.
  • A registration form will be completed at the time of registration.
  • Parents are reminded to bring two pieces of information which verify proof of child’s age: birth certificate/PEI health card as well as verification of home address, such as current utility bill.
  • Dates for the parents and children to attend the Annual Welcome to Kindergarten sessions will be announced in the spring of 2020

Kindergarten

KA parents are invited into the classroom on Monday, December 16th @ 1:30 p.m.  This will give the parents an opportunity to see some of the fun, learning activities that occur in kindergarten daily.  Storm date Tuesday, Dec 17th @ 1:30 p.m.

Cell Phones/Electronic Devices in Kindergarten to Grade Six

We have noticed an increase in cell phone/electronic device activity during the school day.  We have a number of students who are not finishing their lunches as they are distracted by electronics.  We have also had some issues on the playground with pictures and videos therefore we are asking that these items stay at home.  If a student MUST bring a phone for communication purposes we are asking that it stays in their locker at all times. Thank you for understanding.

Basketball

Basketball for the Grade 4-6 Boys and Girls has started.  We have enough boys who have joined to put together 2 teams, but we need some more girls to make 1 team.  If your daughter is interested in playing, let her know to come out and play on DAY 4 at 11:45.  This year Athena and Elm Street are part of the mini league.  Boys practice Day 5 11:45-12:10.  Girls practice 11:45-12:10.   When we play away games parents are responsible to get their son or daughter to the game.

News from the Grade Six Class

Maritime Electric Presentation 

On November 19th, Mr. Vesey from Maritime Electric came to our class to give a presentation on electrical safety. Instead of being a boring, run of the mill, presentation, I actually found it interesting and easy to pay attention to. Here is what it was like.

While we were eating lunch, we saw someone in our classroom, well, I didn’t, but my friend did. He said he saw someone with a big metal box walking around. We were all kind of confused, but when we came back into the classroom, it made more sense. When we sat down, we were told that we had a presentation about electricity. We watched a video on electrical safety and precautions you should take when dealing with it. When the video was over, we all turned around and saw the next part of the presentation.

When we turned our chairs around, we saw this huge, almost dollhouse looking thing. It had miniature models of people, and some animals, that have gotten into bad situations that have something to do with electricity. (It was also powered so it could make the sound of a shock!) Mr. Vesey explained how they got into that situation, what to do to prevent that situation, and how to get out of it safely.

The last thing he did was get some volunteers (one being me) and asked them to demonstrate how they would react in a certain situation. My situation was, if a power line were to fall on your car, what would you do? I said to stay in the car and wait for help. He said it was right. He then asked, what about if the car was on fire? I said to jump out and land with your feet together, and then shuffle away. He said that it was right also. Anyway, after that, he patiently answered all of our questions. We received a booklet and certificate, then it was done.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed our time with Mr. Vesey. I learned a lot and had fun doing it! I am definitely excited for our next Maritime Electric presentation.                                  By Emily Coughlin

On November 19, Mr. Vesey came to our classroom. He is a worker from Maritime Electric and he came to do a presentation on electrical safety.

Mr. Vesey showed us a video called “The Shocking Truth”.  The video taught us what to do when there is a power line down and how far you have to shuffle away from a downed power line before you are safe to walk.  Another thing we learned is to never climb trees with power lines near them because you could accidently touch the wire. We also learned to never climb the fence to a substation if you lost something. If you lose something over the fence call Maritime Electric.

We learned a lot from Mr. Vesey and it was a great presentation!

By Logan Walfield

The Shocking Truth 

By Brianna MacArthur

On November 19, Mr. Vesey from Maritime Electric came to our class to teach us about electrical safety. He said that metal, water, and humans all conduct electricity. He then explained to us about an insulator, the object on a wire designed to protect it.

He also demonstrated the ways electricity can be dangerous.  We watched a video about the dangers and avoiding them. He taught us what you should do if you are in your car and hit a pole resulting in the line falling on the car. Electricity is very dangerous and if not handled properly can kill you, so it is best to take precautions around it.

Some examples of things you should not do are; do not enter a substation, do not play around a fallen wire, or climb a tree with a wire in it. Always think before doing stuff with electricity.  Ask yourself if you should be doing that. We were given a booklet about electricity to end the presentation. Electricity is a thing to respect. The presentation was a great one indeed.

Music

Grade 5-9 Christmas Concert – Wednesday, December 11th, at 6:30 PM @ the College of Piping Celtic Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $8.00, they are available in the office and at the door. Students performing need to arrive at 5:45 PM – there will be a bake sale happening in the lobby at this time for parents and the public to peruse!

After school band will take a break until we return in January. The first rehearsal date will be announced in the New Year.

We have completed two successful fundraisers for the band trip to date: ADL Cheese and Meat pies from the Butcher Shop. Meat Pies have been delivered – contact Mrs. Mullen if you missed pick-up. ADL Cheese pick up is currently scheduled for December 10th. Please see e-mails and Facebook for updates on times or changes to the date, if they occur.

The Administration Team

The Public Schools Branch sent a Notice to Parents about school cancellations and closures. https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/notice_to_parents.pdf

Reminder to students about winter wind chill.  The weather may seem warm on some days and students may think they do not need to wear a warm jacket.  With the wind chill, the weather can turn dangerously cold in minutes.  Please dress with warm jackets, hats and boots.  Although it seems that everyone would know already, we still see many students coming to school without jackets or boots.

During this holiday season, we hope you all can give a little to those in need.  Every little bit counts!

From the Staff at Miscouche Consolidated School, we wish you a wonderful season with family and friends.  Merry Christmas!

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Dec 5/19

  1. Little recess rehearsal for the vocal version of  “All I want for christmas is you.” Big recess for all playing in the song “Christmas is.”
  2. 12:10 today rehearsal for Savanna grade 6 “Where are you christmas.”
  3. Picture retake order forms due today.
  4. Reminder for teachers to send Greco orders down.
  5. A purple puff ball was found. If it’s yours come down to the office to claim it.
  6. Basketball at 11:45 Monday for Grade 4-6 Girls
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Nov 23/19

  1. Girls Junior High basketball today and tomorrow 2:30 – 4:00. Boys basketball today from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Game’s thursday.
  2. After school band wednesday at 2:30 – 3:30. Only two more.
  3. Tuesday little recess rehearsal for savanna Gr. 6. Tuesday big recess rehearsal for Gr.7-9 rock band.
  4. All singers in the christmas concert remember to memorize your lyrics.
  5. Meat pie fundraiser due tomorrow.
  6. Basketball for Grade 4-6 Girls – Day 4
  7. Basketball for Grade 4-6 Boys – Day 5
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COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER

Cookie Dough fundraiser orders need to be in by Friday, Nov 29th, 2019.  No exceptions!!

Order will be placed Friday afternoon, Nov 29th.

Thanks

Miscouche Home & School

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