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Remembrance Day Ceremony Nov. 9

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We had a wonderful ceremony here at the school and it was attended by students, staff, parents, community members and volunteers. We had the pleasure of having Chief Warrant Officer Terry Buffett show some slides and speak about a few of his experiences, as did Sergeant Gordon Smith. We were also joined by Mr. Hume from the Legion. Students participated by singing, reciting poetry, laying wreaths and giving thanks to our soldiers who have fallen and those that are still serving.

 

Thank you!

Embedded Time

Embedded time rearranges the students’ academic week by adding minutes on each day so that fourteen afternoons during the school year, teachers can gather for professional development.

The dates for student early dismissals are as follows:

  Wed. Nov. 1            Wed. Feb. 21

  Wed. Nov. 22          Wed. March 7 

  Wed. Dec. 6            Wed. April 11

  Wed. Jan. 10           Wed. April 25

  Wed. Jan. 24           Wed. May 9

  Wed. Feb. 7             Wed. May 30

ACES students will be dismissed at 12:20 pm on “embedded Wednesdays”. Please remember to send a lunch and recess with your child on these days. Thank you for your support as we strive to improve student learning and teacher practice.

IMPORTANT NOTES OF INTEREST


Dropping Off Students: ​School​ ​classes​ ​begin​ ​at​ ​8:00​ ​but​ ​students​ ​should​ ​be​ ​in​ ​their​ ​classrooms​ ​by 7:55.​ ​Student​ ​buses​ ​start​ ​arriving​ ​at​ ​7:40​ ​and​ ​no​ ​other​ ​students​ ​that​ ​are​ ​being​ ​dropped​ ​off​ ​by​ ​parents​ ​should​ ​be​ ​arriving​ ​at school​ ​before​ ​this​ ​time​ ​as​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​supervise​ ​them.​ ​

NO PARKING Area:  Parents​ ​are​ ​also​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​be​ ​mindful​ ​of​ ​the​ ​"No​ ​Parking"​ ​area​ ​by the​ ​wheelchair​ ​ramp​ ​in​ ​front​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​"Drop​ ​and​ ​go"​ ​area​ ​only.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​exit​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​to​ ​help​ ​your​ ​child get​ ​out,​ ​please​ ​park​ ​in​ ​a​ ​parking​ ​space​ ​to​ ​allow​ ​other​ ​drivers​ ​easy​ ​access​ ​to​ ​the​ ​school.


 Items​ ​dropped​ ​off​ ​for​ ​students: If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​forgets​ ​something​ ​at​ ​home​ ​and​ ​you​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​drop​ ​it​ ​off,​ ​please​ ​leave​ ​it​ ​at​ ​the​ ​office​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Administrative Assistant.​ ​After​ ​classes​ ​have​ ​begun​ ​for​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​we​ ​limit​ ​disruptions​ ​to​ ​the​ ​classrooms​ ​as​ ​much​ ​as​ ​possible.


 Bussed​ ​students: We​ ​just​ ​want​ ​to​ ​remind​ ​parents​ ​that​ ​students​ ​under​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​8​ ​years​ ​old​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​dropped​ ​off​ ​at​ ​bus​ ​stops​ ​without​ ​a parent​ ​or​ ​guardian​ ​to​ ​greet​ ​them​ ​unless​ ​a​ ​note​ ​is​ ​written​ ​and​ ​signed​ ​by​ ​same​ ​giving​ ​the​ ​bus​ ​driver​ ​permission​ ​to​ ​do​ ​otherwise. This​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​policy​ ​with​ ​the​ ​School​ ​Board​ ​for​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​years.


 Breakfast​ ​and​ ​Snacks: ACES​ ​does​ ​have​ ​a​ ​breakfast​ ​program​ ​and​ ​snacks​ ​for​ ​students​ ​without.​ ​Now​ ​in​ ​saying​ ​that,​ ​we​ ​do expect​ ​for​ ​parents​ ​who​ ​can​ ​afford​ ​to​ ​do​ ​so,​ ​provide​ ​breakfast,​ ​snacks​ ​and​ ​adequate​ ​lunches​ ​for their​ ​children​ ​as​ ​the​ ​school​ ​fell​ ​considerably​ ​short​ ​of​ ​funds​ ​in​ ​previous​ ​years​ ​in​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​keep up​ ​with​ ​costs​ ​of​ ​bridging​ ​the​ ​gap.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​short​ ​of​ ​money​ ​for​ ​food,​ ​please​ ​keep​ ​in​ ​mind​ ​that the​ ​Hubbards​ ​area​ ​does​ ​have​ ​a​ ​very​ ​supportive​ ​food​ ​bank,​ ​the​ ​school​ ​can​ ​also​ ​give​ ​some​ ​assistance in​ ​certain​ ​cases.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​school​ ​with​ ​any​ ​questions.


 Updated Information:  If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​any​ ​information​ ​change​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​for​ ​any student,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​office​ ​with​ ​the​ ​changes​ ​to​ ​be​ ​recorded.


 
 Keep​ ​our​ ​students​ ​safe,​ ​PLEASE​ ​REMEMBER​ ​that​ ​ACES​ ​is:

-Nut-Safe​ ​School​​ ​-​ ​Some​ ​students​ ​have​ ​an​ ​anaphylactic​ ​allergy​ ​to​ ​peanuts​ ​and/or​ ​nut​ ​allergies,​ ​therefore​ ​we​ ​attempt​ ​to  keep​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​school​ ​nut​ ​free.​ ​This​ ​also​ ​includes​ ​such​ ​ingredients​ ​as​ ​peanut​ ​oil,​ ​almond​ ​extract,​ ​etc.​ ​ Please​ ​discuss​ ​this  with​ ​your​ ​child​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​do​ ​not​ ​bring​ ​any​ ​food​ ​containing​ ​peanuts​ ​or​ ​other​ ​nuts​ ​to​ ​school.

-Pea​ ​and​ ​Lentil​ ​Safe​ ​School​​ ​-​ ​We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​student​ ​with​ ​an​ ​anaphylactic​ ​allergy​ ​to​ ​these​ ​food​ ​items.​ ​Please​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​that  no​ ​peas​ ​are​ ​included​ ​in​ ​snacks​ ​(that​ ​includes​ ​dried​ ​ones​ ​and​ ​chips​ ​that​ ​are​ ​made​ ​from​ ​dried​ ​peas)​ ​and​ ​check​ ​the  ingredients​ ​labels​ ​on​ ​soup​ ​and​ ​salad​ ​items​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​other​ ​obvious​ ​foods​ ​that​ ​these​ ​items​ ​can​ ​be​ ​contained​ ​in.


  -Immuno​ ​Suppression​​ ​-​ ​Please​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​school​ ​or​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​teacher​ ​if​ ​your​ ​child​ ​has​ ​been​ ​exposed​ ​to,​ ​or​ ​has  contracted​ ​any​ ​virus​ ​or​ ​infection​ ​such​ ​as​ ​chicken​ ​pox,​ ​impetego,​ ​strep​ ​throat,​ ​pneumonia,​ ​pink​ ​eye,​ ​etc.​ ​We​ ​will​ ​have​ ​new  students​ ​attending​ ​this​ ​year​ ​who​ ​are​ ​highly​ ​susceptible​ ​to​ ​infection​ ​due​ ​to​ ​immuno​ ​suppression. 

-Scent-Sensitive​ ​School​​ ​-​ ​We​ ​ask​ ​for​ ​your​ ​co-operation​ ​in​ ​making​ ​Aspotogan​ ​Consolidated​ ​a​ ​scent-reduced​ ​building.  There​ ​are​ ​many​ ​students,​ ​staff​ ​members,​ ​and​ ​parents​ ​who​ ​are​ ​affected​ ​adversely​ ​by​ ​scented​ ​products.​ ​These​ ​products  can​ ​cause​ ​ill​ ​effects​ ​such​ ​as​ ​nausea,​ ​irritation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​eyes,​ ​breathing​ ​problems,​ ​asthma,​ ​and/or​ ​lack​ ​of​ ​concentration.  Medical​ ​research​ ​bears​ ​this​ ​out.​ ​Some​ ​students​ ​do​ ​not​ ​realize​ ​they​ ​have​ ​allergies​ ​which​ ​affect​ ​their​ ​concentration​ ​span,  thereby​ ​hindering​ ​their​ ​progress​ ​in​ ​school.​ ​Please​ ​help​ ​us​ ​build​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​school​ ​environment​ ​by​ ​refraining​ ​from​ ​wearing  scented​ ​products​ ​of​ ​any​ ​kind​ ​when​ ​entering​ ​ACES​ ​(with​ ​the​ ​possible​ ​exception​ ​of​ ​a​ ​mildly-scented​ ​pesticide-free​ ​bug  lotion).   

ATTENDANCE:  This​ ​is​ ​very​ ​important​ ​for​ ​school​ ​students.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​known​ ​that​ ​students​ ​who​ ​miss​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​school​ ​time​ ​or​ ​are​ ​chronically​ ​late  for​ ​school​ ​tend​ ​to​ ​be​ ​affected​ ​in​ ​some​ ​way.​ ​​ ​Here​ ​at​ ​ACES​ ​we​ ​want​ ​students​ ​to​ ​come​ ​to​ ​school​ ​every​ ​day​ ​unless​ ​there​ ​is  a​ ​good​ ​reason​ ​for​ ​being​ ​absent.​ ​Student​ ​attendance​ ​is​ ​put​ ​into​ ​their​ ​file​ ​every​ ​day,​ ​and​ ​if​ ​they​ ​are​ ​not​ ​able​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​for  whatever​ ​reason,​ ​parents​ ​are​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​call​ ​the​ ​school.   

 Volunteers: Volunteers​ ​play​ ​a​ ​very​ ​big​ ​role​ ​in​ ​the​ ​community​ ​and​ ​school​ ​environments​ ​and​ ​we​ ​are​ ​always​ ​in​ ​need​ ​of​ ​help​ ​here​ ​at​ ​the​ ​school​ ​level.​ ​If​ ​you like​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​children​ ​and​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​become​ ​a​ ​volunteer​ ​for​ ​our​ ​school​ ​for​ ​such​ ​things​ ​as​ ​book​ ​fair,​ ​class​ ​trips,​ ​reading​ ​with students,​ ​etc.​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​school​ ​for​ ​the​ ​paperwork​ ​that​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​be​ ​completed​ ​to​ ​start​ ​the​ ​process.

 

 

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