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
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
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 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 –
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
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
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