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LUNENBURG ACADEMY This is my last opportunity to speak with you from my desk as
principal of Lunenburg Academy. I have thoroughly enjoyed the
1895 opportunity to work with the students, staff, parents and community
of Lunenburg in this post. There will never be another school like the
A National Historic Site Academy on the hill.
SAC/Bluenose Academy news: The students from CCS, LA and
DATE: June 17, 2011 RDES will vote on the mosaic design next Friday, June 24 when we
travel to CCS for morning fun activities. Fundraising for the outdoor
classroom and playground equipment is moving along very well. The
Del 97 Kaulbach Street website for Bluenose Academy is also up and running.
Mail PO Box 759
This week on the Hill: Golf in Schools launch was held June 10 at
Lunenburg NS B0J 2C0 10:00 AM. The students now have a great new gym resource. Thanks
to Golf NS and Golf Central. On Tuesday we were entertained by the
Tel 902-634-2220 S.O.U.L. (Singers of United Lands) musicians. What a musical
Fax 902-634-2222 treat. Math Musical Measurement Day was a great success. Thanks
to Mrs. Glen for her hard work in arranging the day. Look for a write
Email firstname.lastname@example.org up in a future Bulletin. Academy Wear will be distributed either this
afternoon or early next week. Wear it with pride.
Curriculum news: Provincial math assessments results will be sent
Looking Ahead: home next week. If parents request a re-scoring of an assessment, they
June 22 Field Day must contact the school principal before Thursday, June 30, 2011. On
June 23 Gr. 6 Graduation @ 6:30pm a different note, the Department of Education has provided
June 24 Walk/Run & Fun Day @ CCS bookmarks in support of bicycle safety. These will be going home with
June 27-29 Marking days (No Students) this Slate. Take time to check out the bicycle safety book for grades P-
June 30 Report Card Day - 10:15 dismissal 7 at www.accessns.ca/bicycle. It is a very informative book for
(Parents/Guardians welcome – 3rd floor) students and parents. You can print your own copy.
Aug. 8-12 Primary Transition to School@ LA
Classes for next year: As most parents know, there will be two split
classes at the Academy from September to December (Grade 3-4 and
4-5). There will be included with report cards on June 30, a letter
Wind in our Sails - June 24th about the process for determining placement in these classes. We will
Bluenose Academy Outdoor Space Fundraiser also tell parents the teachers’ names - those we know- who will be
teaching each grade level.
Walk/Run - PINK DAY
@ Centre Consolidated School Academy off site: Students from all grades have enjoyed a variety of
class trips in the month of June, sprinkled as they have been between
rain storms. We are very fortunate to have teachers dedicated to
8:30 - LA Students leave for CCS by bus learning in the larger “classroom” around Lunenburg and further
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. WALK/RUN afield in NS.
(Wind In Our Sails) (45 min)
Spring Fair: What a successful day we enjoyed! The rain held off!
9:30 - 11:30 Fun Day Activities (2 hours) Thanks to Tara Green and her team for their amazing organization
11:30- 12:00 Bluenose Academy Student Mosaic and scheduling of the events. Such a fun day does not happen
Voting without the wonderful help of many behind the scenes volunteers.
12:00 – board the bus for return to LA
Accreditation update: Yesterday, June 16, the Department of
Remember to wear Pink in support of Anti- Education awarded Lunenburg Academy a full five year
accreditation. Congratulations to staff, parents and community for
Bullying! five years of hard work on school improvement.
Parents/Guardians are welcome to join in the fun, please Summer Fun: Coming home on June 23 with all students P-5 will be
meet us at Centre School. a little book of activities for families to complete during a week of
your choice during the summer - Screen Free, Summer Fun. We
encourage you to participate in this alternative to screen time.
P-6 who participate in Art Club. Thank
you for helping to make this club a
From the Lunch Room:
Month of June
(5 days remaining x $0.35 = $1.75) Thank you to Tara Green for her hard work
and dedication to our annual spring fair! You and
---------------- your team of volunteers helped to raise just
Lunch Menu: over $5000.00 @ the 2011 LA LA PA Looza
Mondays – Mac & Cheese held this past Sunday. The Day provided three
or hours of great fun enjoyed by kids and adults
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches alike. This was the final year for our Spring Fair,
Tuesdays- Corn Chowder or and Tara’s 10th year organizing it! Thank you to
Caesar/Chicken Caesar Salad or all staff and students who helped out as well, and
Ham & Cheese Subs of course to the various
Wednesday – businesses that made
June 22 - Chili donations. A portion of the
Thursdays - Chicken Wraps (with Ranch funds raised will be donated to
Dressing, lettuce and cheese) the “Wind in our Sails”
or Toasted Bagels campaign for Bluenose
Academy’s outdoor space.
Fridays - Big Red’s Pizza
Assistance Around Cyberbullying
SSRSB transportation department is Survey for Teachers, Students
looking for your help: Many Students
will be switching schools next year, As you may already be aware, the Minister of Education has
whether it be transferring from struck a task force to address the issue of cyber bullying in
Nova Scotia. The task force and its working group consists
elementary to junior high school or due to moving. of many individuals with expertise in working with children
One issue that seems to bring a lot of confusion and youth. These people also want as much student and
for these students is whether or not they will have teacher input as possible in order to deliver practical
the same bus and bus stop next year. In the recommendations by December of 2011.
majority of these cases there will be a different
Last week, the Department of Education launched an online
stop, route and time for their bus next year. survey on cyber bullying.
Therefore we ask that you contact the
transportation department at 902-541-8252 or The URL for the Task Force website is:
902-541-8253 to determine where their bus stop http://cyberbullying.novascotia.ca
will be next year. The URL for the Task Force survey is:
Cyber bullying touches all of us in some way. Only together
can we tackle this issue, and find ways to reduce this form of
The Grade 3 Class won $250.00 in a harassment. Your help is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, or if you need assistance, please
contest this year and have decided don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.
to donate the money to the "Wind In
Our Sails" campaign. This puts Glenn Friel
them in the Doryman category and the Communications Officer Department of Education
902-424-5432, Cell: 902-456-7416
School, Grade and Year will E-mail: email@example.com
appear on the donor Recognition Wall.
Ms. Chisholm would like to With fine weather, we always strive to encourage
thank all students in grades children to move away from computer or TV
screens. On June 23, your son or daughter will
be bringing home a package including many fun
activities. We encourage you for at least one
week to turn off those screens and enjoy family
Splashes at the Lunenburg Swimming Pool
Opening Week June 20 to 24
Public Swim 2 to 4 pm
Swim Team 4 to 5pm
Sat/Sun June 25 & 26
Regular weekend schedule * begins June 27 Swim lessons/Regular daily schedule * begins
*See Summer Recreation Guide
Call Courtney Tremere our Pool Manager, at 634-4499 if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
Paint Sea on Site
Children’s Art Event
Two sessions on Saturday, July 23 from 9am until noon or 1 pm to 4pm. Budding artists,
aged 6 to 13, are invited to create paintings, which will be displayed at the Paint Sea on Site
Show on Saturday and Sunday.
The participants should register from 8:30 until 9 or 12:30 until 1pm at the Lunenburg
At the start of the session, they will receive a 30 minute painting lesson, then the children head out
into the town to paint the scene of their choice. A parent or other adult must accompany the children at
this time. Two hours later, the young artists should bring their work back for hanging. These paintings
will not be for sale.
For only $10.00, each child will receive a basic painting kit, a Paint Sea on Site hat, a painting lesson,
and the fun of seeing their work on display in a big art show.
A maximum of 25 children can be accepted for each session, so reserve a spot early.
To register, or for more information, call Susan Beavan at 766-0126.