Changes to Kindergarten Schedule:
There is no school for Kindergarten students on Friday,
March 7th as there is a scheduled
Thank you letter from Operation
For the past several years our school, along with
many others, participate in Operation Christmas Child.
Here is a letter we just received giving details on this
Parents and Guardians of Grade 2 and 5
The Department of Education invites you to complete the
School Climate Parent Survey. By completing this survey,
you are giving your school, your school district, and
the provincial government your opinions regarding your
school and your school’s climate. By doing so, we are
able to gauge the quality of education you believe your
child is getting and where improvements, if any, need to
click here to view the School Climate Parent Survey
brochure. We encourage all parents / guardians of
children in grades 2 and 5 to take this online survey.
Click here to proceed directly to the survey.
Shave For The Brave:
This year our school will be a registered Shave for the
Brave School. To help kick it off this year, both Mr.
Murphy and Mr. Durdle will have their heads shaved. We
will have more information here on our school website
next week. The Shave is scheduled to take place at St.
Augustine’s School on Thursday, April 17th ,
the last day prior to Easter Break. Each dollar from
Shave for the Brave helps young adults in Canada deal
with cancer through supportive and informative programs.
For more information visit
Girls Guides Information Session:
The Girl Guides are looking to determine the level of
interest in starting a chapter on Bell Island. There
will be a parent information session at St. Augustine’s
Elementary on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:00 pm.
The meeting is open to parents and guardians of girls in
grades K – 6.
Violence Awareness Month:
February is Violence Awareness Month. In addition to
classroom activities which teachers are doing there are
two special events taking place this month. Our Stand Up
to Bullying Pink Shirt Day which is taking place on
Wednesday February 26th. For more information
on this you can visit
http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/. Students in Grades K –
6 are also taking place in Rachael’s Challenge.
Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim
of the Columbine High School shooting tragedy on April
20, 1999. While she was alive Rachel kept a number of
diaries and wrote several essays. Each piece of writing
focused on the same theme - the hope that she could one
day make a difference in the world. Since her death,
Rachel has made this difference. Her acts of kindness
and compassion coupled with the contents of her six
diaries have become the foundation for one of the most
life-changing programs in North America. In one of her
diaries Rachel wrote: "I have this theory - that if one
person can go out of their way to show compassion, then
it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will
never know how far a little kindness can go." This
started "Rachel's Challenge". Rachel's Challenge is a
program that is run by family and friends of Rachel. It
is an inspirational outreach program with the goal of
starting a chain reaction of kindness. This is Rachel's
Students at our school will be encouraged
to record their acts of kindness throughout the month of
February. Each time they do they will place a link on
our school chain. In March our chain will be combined
with chains from other schools who are taking part in
Rachel’s Challenge. To learn more about Rachael’s story
you can visit.