December Newsletter - Caudle Park Elementary School

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					                                     December 2011 Newsletter
                                      Caudle Park Elementary
This year our school is in year two of the school improvement planning process. We have been
continuing to meet on a regular basis to develop assessments in the area of math and literacy.

A reminder to all community members, please refrain from driving on the school yard during arrival
times (8:00-8:30) and dismissal times (2:00-2:40). Students use the school parking lot as an access
route to the school playground area in the morning and access to McGee Drive in the afternoon.

All visitors and volunteers need to report to the main office and sign in and obtain a volunteer or visitor
access badge. There are no exceptions to this protocol.

The Halifax Regional School Board takes great care when making the decision to alter the normal
operations of schools in the event of severe or inclement weather. Decisions on school closures and/or
bus cancellations are posted on the board’s website at , on Twitter at, recorded on 464-INFO (4636) and communicated to all local radio
stations. You can also receive notice of school and bus cancellations by e-mail or text message by
following the link on the front page (left side) of the HRSB website. If you are interested in learning
more on how decisions regarding closures and cancellations are made, visit .

On November 30, Carole Olsen, Superintendent of the Halifax Regional School Board, released her
Annual Report for the 2010-2011 school year. A printed copy will be sent home with your child. If you
did not receive the report, you can find an electronic copy on the school board website at or please contact the school office and we will make arrangements for you to receive a

A reminder to parents to check the lost and found bins on each floor before the holiday break.

The primary purpose of report cards is to communicate student achievement. Report cards will be sent
home on Thursday December 8.

Minutes of the SAC can be located on our website under the heading About Us.

The week of February 20th will be our Read-a-thon Winter Carnival. We will have a number of activities
planned throughout the week. There will be information in our February newsletter. On Wednesday
February 22nd will be our open house math night where parents and students explore learning around
operations with numbers.
Contact Information

Just a reminder to parents if you have any changes in your emails, home phone, work or cells, please
advise the office.

December 8 - Report cards go home
December 12 - HSA Movie Night- doors open at 6 pm
December 15 - Spirit Assembly 12:45 P.J. Day
December 16 - Last day of School-Regular Dismissal
January   3 - First day back 2012

                               December 2011 Newsletter
                               Caudle Park Elementary
                              Home and School Association
The HSA would like to thank all our families for their effort and participation in the
Pie Fundraiser, this Fundraiser was a huge success, slightly surpassing our
projected target. Pies are in TODAY!!! Pick up today from 2PM T 6
PM at the school!
Heading into this Holiday Season the HSA is planning another Annual Family
Movie Night. Just a reminder that the movie night is on Monday December 12th at
6:30 pm; please bring a chair, blankets and/or pillows with you to be comfy!
Popcorn and Pop/Juice will be served. There is no charge for this activity but we
will be accepting a food donation for Feed Nova Scotia.
Just a reminder that Caudle Park Elementary school is offering a new idea for
teacher gifts this Holiday season! For those parents who wish to participate, the
school will be accepting money donations for Feed Nova Scotia in honor of your
child’s teacher. A card will be made for the teacher from your child, explaining the
donation had been made in their name.
The HSA would also like to thank all the volunteers who help make Caudle Park
the best school around! The HAS would like to announce the monthly winners of
the volunteer awards: Sept - Sarah Partridge - Oct - Barbara Murphy - Nov -
Rhonda Zinck. Please remember to put your name in the box in the office when
you volunteer, to be entered in future draws!
Merry Christmas!
Sarah Martin-Anstey
VP Home and School Association

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