Back to School Tuesday, September 5th

We are so excited to welcome back all our students and families!

JOIN US!

Evening Welcome Back Family BBQ - New date/time this year! All school families are invited to our Welcome Back to School BBQ which takes place on Friday, September 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Parish Gardens.  All SFA students will receive a ticket for a free hot dog meal.  There will also be smokies and hotdogs for parents to purchase for themselves and siblings.  Please bring your picnic blankets and any additional food items you would like.  Thank you to our PAC and PEC members and all of the parents who have volunteered to assist with the BBQ!  We look forward to seeing you there to (re)connect with our families, leadership team, and staff! 

WEEK AT A GLANCE:.

Monday, September 4th:

·       Labour Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 5th:   First Day of School

·        Grades 1 to 7 – 8:45 am to 12:00 pm.  At the bell, students will line up in the backlot of the school (not at the door), and will be greeted by their teachers there.  We will begin with a brief welcoming and prayer before entering the school.  If it is raining: the school doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and parents may escort their Gr. 1-7 child directly to their classroom. You are welcome to wait with him/her until comfortable, or until the 8:45 a.m. bell.  (If parking your car, please arrive early as road work and construction in the neighbourhood has limited access around the school). 

·        All Kindergarten students – 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Mrs. Busto will greet students and parents near the Kindergarten stairwell at the side of the school. If raining, the doors will open at 9:15 a.m. and parents may escort their child into the classroom.

·        9:00 – 10:00 am coffee reception in the library, hosted by the principal, Mrs. Sussex.

·       11:00-11:30 am Meeting with Mrs. Yam for parents who are volunteering for Traffic and Supervision.  There will also be a meeting on September 6th.  All supervisors (new and returning) are asked to attend one of the meetings.

 Please note:

 * there is no bus service on the first day of school as Mr. D will be finalizing his route.

* there is no before or after school club on the first day of school.

* the Welcome Back BBQ has been moved to Friday, September 8th.  We look forward to coming together as a community for this family event (see below for more info). 

Wednesday, September 6th:

·        Bus service begins.  If your child/children will be using the school bus please let the office or Mr. D know immediately.

·        Before and after school club begins (except for Kindergarten students).  Before school club starts at 7:30 am. at the Kindergarten entrance.  After school club will run from the bell until 5:30 on Mondays to Thursday and until 5:00 pm on Fridays. 

·        Full day of school for Grades 1 to 7 (8:45 am to 3:00 pm).  Students will line up at their respective entrances.  Teachers will review this with the children. 

·        Kindergarten half day.  Classes will be either 9:00 am to 11:30 am or 12:15 pm to 2:45 pm.  Please refer to previous email sent to see if you are in the morning or afternoon class.  Students will line up at the Kindergarten stairwell.  Please pack a water bottle and snacks for your child.

·       2:15-2:45 pm Meeting with Mrs. Yam for parents who are volunteering for Traffic and Supervision.  There is also a meeting on September 5th.  All supervisors (new and returning) are asked to attend one of the meetings.

 Thursday, September 7th:

·       Full day of school for Grades 1 to 7 (8:45 am to 3:00 pm). 

·        Kindergarten half day.  Classes will be either 9:00 am to 11:30 am or 12:15 pm to 2:45 pm.  Please refer to previous email sent to see if you are in the morning or afternoon class.  Students will line up at the Kindergarten stairwell.  Please pack a water bottle and snacks for your child.

·        PEC Meeting at 7:00 pm.

Friday, September 8th:

·       Full day of school for Grades 1 to 7 (8:45 am to 2:00 pm). 

·       School Mass at 9:15 am.  Please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform, including a school sweater. (Kindergarten will not be attending this mass)

·        Kindergarten half day.  Classes today will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:45 am to 1:45 pm to accommodate our 2:00 pm early dismissal each Friday.  Please refer to previous email sent to see if you are in the morning or afternoon class.  Students will line up at the Kindergarten stairwell.  Please pack a water bottle and snacks for your child.

·       Early dismissal – 2:00 pm

·       Evening Welcome Back Family BBQ - New date/time this year! All school families are invited to our Welcome Back to School BBQ which takes place on Friday, September 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the Parish Gardens.  All SFA students will receive a ticket for a free hot dog meal.  There will be smokies and hotdogs for parents to purchase for themselves and siblings.  Please bring your picnic blankets and any extra food you would like.  Thank you to our PAC and PEC members and all of the parents who have volunteered to assist with the BBQ!  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Saturday, September 9th:

·        Work Bee 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.  (Parent Participation: Please confirm your attendance by contacting Patrick Foster at pjpfoster@gmail.com)

PARENT HANDBOOK AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

For more information regarding the procedures of the school, please refer to our Parent Handbook on the website here

If you have any questions regarding the above, please email Mrs. Mackay in the office (office@sfaschool.ca).