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St. Augustine’s Elementary School is committed to
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 through high quality instruction in a culture
 that fosters leadership, respect, collaboration, safety, and healthy living.

Click to view last School Memo(s) - Posted November 27

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Lunch Program
The lunch envelope for the next three weeks was sent home on November 27. Please have your envelope and money ($2.00 per day) returned by Monday of next week. If your child is not participating in the lunch program please do your best to keep nutrition in mind. Please refrain from including things such as chips, bars, and soft drinks. A copy of the menu can be viewed here.

Please note this is a three week envelope that will take us up to Christmas break. There will be no lunch served on Monday, December 21 or Tuesday 22. Our Annual Kids Eat Smart Christmas Dinner will take place on Friday, December 18th. This is for all students whether or not your child takes part in the lunch program and is free. If your child is having dinner on that day please indicate it on the envelope. This will help with ensuring we have sufficient supplies ordered for all students.

There is also a pizza day included this time. Students have asked for this,  so once a month we will have a pizza day. There will also be milk and fruit served with it.

The lunch envelope was prepared to go home earlier this week with it to be returned on Friday. However due to some technical issues we were unable to prepare the accompanying memo which caused a delay in sending home the lunch envelope. Please return in on Monday.

Report Cards:
Report Cards will be sent home early next week with Parent-Teacher interviews scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd. Once again this year we will be using the Online Parent Teacher Interview Scheduler (OPTIS). We encourage you to use this system first. However, if you have technical issues please call the school to arrange an appointment time. 


Students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Thursday, December 3rd and there will be no lunch served on that day. Interviews are from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and from 6:00 -8:00 pm. Meetings can be scheduled online with all home room teachers as well as the physical education teacher, Mr Cose and the music teacher, Mr. Murphy. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our Instruction Resource Teachers (Ms. Tulk or Ms. St. John), our School Counsellor, Mrs. Ford or the Principal, Mr. Durdle, please call the school to arrange an appointment time. Please note that Mrs. Carbage, will be only be available during the following times 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

New Report Card:
This year the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has moved to a new province wide report card. While it is similar to the previous report card there are some important changes such as the move from a 5 point scale to a 4 point scale. A memo was sent home from the NLESD gives you some more information. As well there is a link to an online resource which further explains the report card. Teachers will also be explaining the differences at the upcoming meetings with parents and guardians.

Internet and Social Media Safety:
This marks the second year for the NLESD Internet and Social Media Safety initiatives for schools. All schools are expected to teach digital citizenship skills and review Internet and Social Media safety with all students. In addition they are expected to provide resources to parents as well. Teachers at St. Augustine’s School continue to work on this with our students. Click here  for a memo from NLESD with resource links and  more information.

After School Art Program
Some of our teachers are offering an after school art program. We would like to thank Ms. Best, Ms. Hibbs and Ms. Curnew for this initiative. Click here for more details and a permission form.

Outside at Lunchtime:
As the weather is now getting cooler we want to remind parents and guardians to ensure that your child is dressed appropriately every day for outside play at lunch time. All children will go outside as this is where supervision is taking place. If your child is not feeling well and would prefer him / her to stay inside please send along a note to inform your child’s teacher. He / she will be supervised at the office. Please note that this is only for a day or two as all children are expected to go outside.

Change to your Child’s Daily Routine:
Just a reminder that if your child is going somewhere other than home after school a written note must be given to your child’s teacher at the start of the day. Phone calls will only be accepted in the case of emergencies.  If your child is going to the Boys and Girls Club for the full week, one note on each Monday will do.

Eastern Health to Hold Mental Health Information Sessions for Parents and Caregivers
October 15, 2015 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that the Mental Health and Addictions Program will be holding information session for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who may be experiencing mental health issues. 

Click here for more information.

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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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