Shark Tales The Newsletter for École Shannon Park School Volume 2, Issue 6 February 2010 • African Drum & Dance Ensemble Bonjour Parents, Guardians and Friends, Performance & Tour Many wonderful things are taking place at École The Shannon Park African Drum & Dance Shannon Park School. In response to the Ensemble, comprising of the school choir and earthquake in Haiti, the students, staff and the African Drum & Dance troupe are hosting a families at Shannon Park have been giving series of African performances as follows: donations to the Red Cross to help the Haitian Tuesday, February 23, at 11:00 am community. It certainly warms one’s heart to Performance at Shannon Park School watch the enthusiasm generated by such for students of Shannon Park and thoughtfulness. Thank you to everyone for your visiting schools in the HRSB. support. Tickets- $1.00 Tuesday, February 23, at 6:30 pm Cheers, Performance at Shannon Park School Nancy Liberatore for Shannon Park School parents and the community at large. Tickets- $2.00 February 24–26 8:45am-12:30pm Road shows at six schools within the HRSB Schools to be announced. • Quiznos th • In-service Day-Friday, February 19 We will be taking orders for the final two No school for students weeks of February and monthly Quiznos orders (Tuesdays and Thursdays) will begin in March for the remainder of the year. • Parent Workshops Parent workshops will begin on February th th 25 and 26 and continue each Thursday and Friday in March. No workshops will be held during March Break (March 15- • Winners of the Pool and Pizza Parties 19). French Immersion sessions will be held for the Fall Fundraiser: on Thursdays and English sessions on Fridays. A notice and registration will be o st 1 – Primary Samson – provided in the coming weeks. Dartmouth Sportsplex Pool and Pizza Party nd rd • Primary French Immersion Parent o 2 and 3 – 3 Robichaud and Information Evening 5 Rohland Rogers – Class Pizza Party th Parents interested in registering their child o 4 – 1 Irwin – Free Hot Lunch for primary French immersion are in February welcome to attend an information session th on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 pm at Congratulations! Shannon Park School. • Hot Lunches on Storm Days building in the event of an emergency. Practicing these drills will help to ensure the If a student misses a hot lunch due to a safety of all who attend Shannon Park storm day, a coupon will be provided for School. $3.75 to be used on the next month’s order. This will be good for Boston Pizza or • LET’S DO LUNCH! Quiznos. Earn money and support your local elementary • Registration Month school by spending your lunch with us! We are currently seeking caring, friendly and reliable If anyone knows of any primary aged individuals to work over the lunch hour on a full- children for next year, please let them know time, part-time and substitute basis. Shifts about primary registration this month. average approximately 1.25 hrs per day. The Eligible children must be 5 by December current hourly wage is $10.90/hr plus 4% st 31 . Parents interested in French vacation pay. Individuals who may be Immersion must register their child at their interested are encouraged to call Jeff Turple home school and indicate on the application at 464-2000 ext. 8498 or email him at that they are registering for French email@example.com for more details. Additional Immersion. information on our opportunities can also be found on the HRSB website at www.hrsb.ns.ca. • SPEC . • Milk Program Our next Shannon Park Enhancement Committee meeting will be held on The second half of the milk program starts February 4 at 7:00pm. Discussions will be February 1, 2010. The cost is $30.80. around the future plans of Shannon Park School. All are welcome to attend. • INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL • SAC CLOSURE POLICY INFORMATION Our next School Advisory Council meeting The decision to cancel school will usually be th will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 @ made as close to 6:00 a.m. as possible and it 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend. will be communicated on the radio, the Board’s website:www.hrsb.ns.ca and through the • Safety First school cancellation number: 464-INFO (4636). Please do not send long scarves to school If our school is cancelled either the school with your child. These scarves present a name will be mentioned or the Dartmouth High potential choking risk. Family of Schools as we are part of this family. Thank you for your cooperation. Please ensure students are properly dressed for the weather conditions, regardless of • Yves Rossignol Performance whether they travel by bus or walk. Before dropping students off at school on Students in grades 3-6 will be treated to a inclement weather days, parents should ensure French & English musical performance on that staff has arrived and is immediately Friday, February 5 at 1:30. Primary-2 available to provide supervision. Students students will attend a performance of a should not to be on the school ground prior to similar nature at a later date. 8:25am. • Isolation Drill Procedures When busses are cancelled and schools are open, parents must use their own discretion Over the next few months our school will with regard to sending their children to school. begin conducting isolation drills. Our When schools are open, meaningful Emergency Management plan requires that learning activities will be going on in we have a plan in place to secure the classrooms. Shark Tales The Newsletter for École Shannon Park School Volume 2, Issue 6 February 2010 • Department of Finance - Public Consultations The Department of Finance is holding public consultations throughout the province to hear from Nova Scotians on their priorities for the upcoming provincial budget. There are two meetings scheduled • Health Promoting School Support for our region: Girls Soar Physical Activity Week 2010 Dartmouth, Feb. 1 (1-3 p.m.) Dartmouth nd th North Community Centre, 134 Pinecrest Dr. February 22 – 26 , 2010 Eastern Passage, Feb. 1 (6-8 p.m.) Eastern The goal of this week is to “To Lodge, 625 Cow Bay Rd. celebrate, motivate and educate girls in sport and physical activity”. The public can also submit comments. For more information visit the Department of Finance website at: • Parking and Picking Up Students http://www.gov.ns.ca/finance/backtobalance It is imperative for the government to hear Please be reminded that with the advent of people discuss the importance of public snowy weather and icy conditions, to use education to the future prosperity of our extra caution when driving near the school. province. Children tend to jump off snow banks and slide into the street when walking to or from • Change in contact information school. We ask that you not park or stop on the street in front of the school to allow Please advise the school secretary busses to get by. The parking lot across the 464.2084 and the classroom teacher if you street is available should you wish to wait. have a change in phone number. It is Thank you for your support. important that we can contact you in the event of an emergency.