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Our Mission:
St. Augustine’s Elementary School is committed to
improving student learning, achievement and well being
 through high quality instruction in a culture
 that fosters leadership, respect, collaboration, safety, and healthy living.

Click to view last School Memo(s) - Posted January 14

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Family Literacy Week:
Family Literacy Day will take place on Tuesday, January 27th. We are encouraging parents, guardians to participate in “15 Minutes of Fun” literacy activities with your child(ren) each day during Literacy Week (January 26 – 30) As in the past we will have a form you can complete and submit for prize draws. To learn more about Family Literacy visit http://abclifeliteracy.ca/.  Throughout the week teachers will also be doing a variety of classroom based activities which highlight family literacy.

Book Exchange:
As part of Family Literacy Week we are asking parents and guardians for donations of any good quality children’s books that your child has out grown. Donations can be made until next Friday. During Literacy week we will let any students choose books from the donations. This is a great way to get different books into the hands of all students.

Power of Play:
This marks the third year of the Department of Education’s Power of Play initiative. It is aimed at showing the positive effects of play on early childhood learning and development. This year we will be celebrating the Power of Play during Family Literacy Week. While Family Literacy Week is for all students at our school, the Power of Play will focus on our K-3 students. It will culminate with a family afternoon on Friday, January 29th. More details on this coming next week. To learn more about the Power of Play visit http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/earlychildhood/power.html

School Closures / Delayed Openings:
In the event of school closures due to weather or road conditions the following protocol will be followed. A message will be sent to all parents via our automated calling system. For this reason we ask you make sure the school has your up-to-date contact information. A message will be posted to our Twitter account which you can either follow or view on our school website. We will also post on the Status Update section of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District website. (Please note that you can customize this section on your browser to display only schools of interest to you). A message will also be sent to local radio stations. Depending on the situation (power failure, etc) the order of these methods may vary however they will all happen within a short timeframe.

Emergency School Closures:
In the event we have to close school during the day for an emergency such as weather the same notification protocol will be used. However, before a student in K-6 can be released from school we have to make sure contact with a parent or guardian is made and that you are aware of the closure. Once an automated call is sent we will check to see which went to voice mail or were not answered. Then we will attempt to make individual calls. Again, for this reason we want to make sure we have your up-to-date contact information in our database. Sometimes during this situation, the high school may dismiss prior to us, especially if it happens during the afternoon.

Just a reminder that you can donate your recyclables to St. Augustine’s either by dropping them at the school or informing the staff at the Bell Island Green Depot when you drop them off there. We are registered with the MMSB and all donations made will be matched and credited to our account. AS with all fundraisers conducted by the school, all money raised is spent on resources which enhance the curriculum or activities for students.

Lunch Program Volunteers:
Each day our volunteers prepare and serve lunch to almost 100 children in addition to heating lunches which several other students bring to school. Without the time and talents of these dedicated individuals we could not offer our program. We could use a few more volunteers to help with this. 2-3 hours one day per week is all we require. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer please contact our coordinator, Jackie Hawco, at jackiewise101@gmail.com or by phone 488-2615

Outside Clothing:
Just a reminder to parents and guardian that we will continue to go outside at lunch time provided it is not too cold or wet. This will continue throughout the winter. Please make sure your child has warm clothes (snow pants, hat, gloves etc) in his or her locker.

Resources for Your Information:
The Public Health Agency of Canada has launched "Stop Family Violence", a new web-based source of current information for professionals and the public.

Stop Family Violence provides information for Canadians who are, or know someone affected by family violence, need help finding services, or want to learn about family violence in Canada. It also provides information and resources for professionals on how to help prevent or respond to family violence.  Government of Canada funding opportunities and other activities related to family violence will also be posted on these pages.

To learn more visit http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sfv-avf/index.php


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Allergy Alert:
Due to students and staff with allergies
we ask that the following items not be brought into our school.

Peanuts, and Shell Fish products.
We also ask that students and visitors to our school refrain from wearing scented products.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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