OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

With the help of some great people and good insight ACES now has an outdoor classroom for all students to enjoy! Marci Ernst, Phys. Ed. and Reading Recovery teacher put a lot of extra time and effort into obtaining a grant to get the project off the ground. The Municipality of Chester and the South Shore Regional School Board were very helpful and supportive of it and many thanks goes out to Moving Your Earth Construction Ltd. in Fox Point as well as South Shore Sand and Gravel in Chester who made donations of time, equipment, and material to make the project a reality. Here are some photos taken since the classroom opened.

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.

 

 

Important Notice for 2017-2018

To all Parents, students and staff

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 students attending next school year who are highly susceptible to infection due to immuno suppression.

Keep in mind also when packing lunches/snacks for your child, that our school is considered a nut/peanut safe and lentil safe school. This includes all forms of lentils/peas. We have students attending who are severely allergic to these food.

Our school is also a scent-free school. We ask that you chose scent free or low scent detergents, fabric softeners , sunscreens and insect repellents.

 

Pages