Bundle Up, Please!
As we embrace the new Play-Based Learning initiatives, there is an expectation that children will be spending an increased amount of school time outdoors. The “Great Outdoors” provides many benefits for our young learners; going outside provides opportunity for discovering and applying curriculum outcomes, especially in science, social studies, physical education, health, math and language arts. The added health benefit of active movement and fresh air is another reason to experience the outdoor classroom more often.
With all that being said, students are expected to participate in outdoor learning activities…it is not optional. We will not be expecting children to go outside in extreme conditions, but students will be expected to be properly prepared to go outdoors on a reasonable day. Some teachers have already communicated that students should be prepared to go outside more frequently. Of course, at this time of year, that would mean appropriate winter clothing.
There are a couple of ways that you can make sure that your child has the clothing items needed to go outside:
1. Pack a kit of outdoor clothing that your child can keep at the school.
2. Check your child’s Agenda daily for messages about going outside and prepare your child accordingly.
Considering that everyone should already be wearing winter boots, jackets, mitts and hats, at this time of year anyway, you would probably only need to provide a pair a snow-pants.
Thank-you for your cooperation. If you have questions, please call.
LEGO Robotics Team Success!
Our LEGO® Robotics team went to St. John’s this past weekend to participate in the 2018 Provincial FIRST Lego® League competition. They worked hard to design and code their Lego® robot to maneuver through a simulated outer space environment performing awesome tasks along the way.
Our team came home with two awards! They were recognized for their awesome teamwork and collaboration skills (2nd Place - Core Skills) - the judges were very impressed.
They were also recognized as one of the most promising teams to watch and received a "Rising Star" award from the judges. The judges were so impressed that they encouraged the team to put their skills to work in the ROV competition happening later this year.
Great job, team! Excellent, work!
Terry Fox Run Success!
Once again, our students and parents have shown tremendous support for the school’s Terry Fox Run. This was our 14th year of participation in the event. This year, we surpassed our $1200 goal by raising $1,485…a wonderful response…thanks!
Thanks to the tremendous support of people like you, that gives us a grand total of $18 746(since 2005)
A very important memo is being sent home today (Sep. 13). The memo has important information regarding recent changes to busing at Hillview Academy. Many of you have been affected by changes to bus routes and bus stops since the opening of this school year. We certainly appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through the details.
The memo contains information regarding:
Please read the memo carefully. Especially pay attention to the new requirements around Courtesy Seating Requests.
Please contact the school if you have any questions.
The memo can be downloaded HERE.
The school district has set up a Central Transportation Inquiry Form for anyone who wishes to submit their concerns about busing. This is the best method to ensure their concerns are logged and dealt with accordingly. The link to the form is listed below. https://goo.gl/EzqnPG
Questions about Busing?
The NLESD has a number of resources available on its website to help answer the most common questions regarding busing. We encourage you to take a look at the site by clicking here.
There is also a bus safety video which highlights students expectations and emergency evacuation procedures. Our students practice these drills each year. You can view the video by clicking here.
We have also placed a couple of NLESD documents about busing on our documents page.
Please note that Hillview Academy attempts to maintain an Allergy-Friendly and Scent-Friendly learning environment for our students.
Food products which contain (or may contain) allergens that place students at risk are not permitted at the school. Presently, we have no food allergy restrictions at the school; however, be aware that allergy alerts may change at any time.
The use of scented products is also restricted. Students, staff, and visitors are not permitted to use strongly scented body products (i.e. aerosols, sprays, perfumes, colognes) at the school; in addition, these products should not be applied prior to arrival at school.
We thank you for your help in considering the safety of others.
Check out our Documents section for recent school memos and other information.
We typically have a small supply of healthier snack choices that comply with the Food Guidelines for schools. Be aware that there may be some days that certain items will not be available.
The Item Price List is as follows:
Bottled Water $1.00
Milk (white & choc) $0.55
Cheese String $0.75
Gold Fish Crackers $0.75
Cookies (Bear Paws) $0.75
Ice Cream (Fridays only) $1.00