Monday, June 18, 2018

Week of June 18th - 22nd

It is hard to believe that we are into our last full week of school.  Didn't we just have the Christmas Concert?  

It looks like we are going to be experiencing a bit of a heat wave this week.  Please make sure that your child brings a water bottle to school so that they can drink lots of water to stay hydrated.  They should also bring a hat to wear outside at recess.


Staff Appreciation Lunch ~

The staff would like to thank the Parent Group for the fabulous lunch that was prepared for them on Thursday, June 14th.  Also, thank you to Pam Hebner and 
Cheryl te Reitstap for supervising the students while the staff enjoyed their lunch!

Provincial Achievement Tests ~

Our grade 6 students will be writing their PATs this week.  On Monday they will write the language arts Part B test which is Reading Comprehension and then on Tuesday they will be completing the math test.  We wish them the best of luck on their tests!

School Track Day ~

Our students are gearing up for the yearly track meet which will be held on Thursday, June 21. Lunch orders were due last  Friday, June 15th.  Guest will be able to purchase lunch that day.

We will be following the same format for the track meet as last year.  In the morning the students will be divided into groups by their age where they will compete against other students of the same gender and age.  In the afternoon students will be divided into family groups to compete in a variety of activities with their family group.  

Parking is always an issue at the school as space is limited. This year we are asking that everyone park on the south side of the school.  We will only have one event happening on the south side of the school this year.  When parking, please be careful of the students that are moving to and from that event.  Thank you.

We will not be having  a rain out date. The hamburger/hot dog lunch will be served on Thursday, June 21th regardless. 

Parking ~

We are asking that if you are parking in the lanes in the middle of the parking lot, please remember that those are meant to be two parking spots.  Please pull up as far as possible if you are in the front of the lanes.  Thank you!  

Monday, June 11, 2018

Week of June 11 - 16

Student of the Month ~

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Student of the Month for May.  

Johanna A - Gr. 1                     Mike B - Gr. 5
Grayson J - Gr. 2                      Lucas M - Gr. 5
Reid O - Gr. 2                           Aron M - Gr. 6
Kobe C - Gr. 3



Golden Garbage Can Award ~

Congratulations to the following students for going above and beyond to help keep NHCS so neat and tidy!

Kinsley T - K                              Megan G - Gr. 3
Brynn O - Gr. 1                          Austin N.F - Gr. 4
Emily P - Gr. 2                           Rhylynn F - Gr. 5
Tolson H - Gr. 2                          Madison M - Gr. 5


Library Award Winners ~

Grady F from Gr. 1 and Colby A from Gr. 6 were the lucky students to have their names selected from the library draw.  Congratulations Colby and Grady!


Rainbow Lunch Prize Winner ~

Congratulations to Wyatt H for participating in the Rainbow Lunch and for having his name drawn for the LRC pass.  Way to go Wyatt!


Summer Camps ~

The Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre is offering a couple of summer camps.  







The Calmar Bench Show ~


Dear Parents & Students:

The Calmar Fair is being held on August 18, 2018 and we are extending an invitation to all individuals and families to come out and participate in our Bench Show, the “Old Fashioned Country Fair”. This is a friendly competition for all ages and also a great way to see what our kids have done in school or elsewhere, so we can showcase their talents and abilities. The Calmar Fair Bench Show is taking place in the Calmar Curling Arena during the Calmar Fair, with entries being submitted on Thursday, August 16. Judging will take place on Friday, August 17 and the Show will be open to the public on Saturday, August 18 from 8 AM - 3:30 PM.

This is an opportunity for anyone to compete with any project or interest that they may have. It does not matter if your interest is in art, writing, baking, photography, woodworking or horticulture, we have a category and competition for you! The Bench Show is the perfect place for you to display and compete with any of your school projects or work that you have done during the school year.

This year we are excited to again include: Lego Construction

There will be many different categories in which to compete. If you like to build with Lego, here is your opportunity to make your masterpiece, showcase it to the community and compete against other lego-minded kids. Let’s make this the “BIGGEST LEGO COMPETITION IN ALBERTA!”

There will also be a Tractor Pull Competition!
This competition is divided into four age groups:
4-5 year olds
6-7 year olds
8-10 years olds
11-12 year olds

Register at the Bench Show on Saturday, August 18. The competition will be running throughout the day.
Please check out our extensive list of categories by finding us online at www.calmarfair.com or picking up a Contest Guide at the Calmar town office.

Bring your entries to the Calmar Curling Rink on Thursday, August 16. The competition will be open for display to the public on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

We will have a concession to provide hot and cold drinks along with pie and ice cream. Come and sit for a while and visit with your friends and neighbors. Bring your whole family out to see the Bench Show on Saturday, August 18, 2018 for a fun filled day!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

June

I do realize that this looks like a very long post but please take the time to read through it as there is very important information pertaining to our last month of school.  

Kindergarten Days

5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, & 27

June Birthdays

Colten G - 2nd                            Taylor P - 20th
Ben R - 5th                                  Emily P - 25th
Kylie T - 5th                                Mike B - 26th
Alissa K - 12th

July Birthdays 

Rhylinn F - 2nd                            Anna M - 21st
Kianna L - 5th                              Grayson H - 26th

August Birthdays

Cailey T - 9th                               Colby B - 17th

University of Alberta Botanic Gardens ~

The whole school went on a field trip to the Botanic Gardens on Tuesday, May 29.  Each of the groups spent the morning collecting organisms that live in the pond as well as trying their luck at catching some frogs. The afternoon was spent playing games where they had to take on the role of an animal or bird.  The students had so much fun they didn't even realize they were learning so much about science.  

Thank you to Mrs. Korteweg and Mrs. Kabanuk for coming along to help supervise.












To see more of the pictures, come to the school and watch the monitor outside of the gym.

Leduc Rodeo Poster Contest ~

Congratulations to Garrett A and Aron M for winning the Leduc Rodeo Poster Contest.  Garrett was presented with tickets to one of the Rodeo performances and Aron received a backpack with filled with items and tickets to the LRC.  Way to go, gentlemen!

All of the Gr. 5/6 art work will be on display at the LRC if you would like to check it out!

Mark Your Calendar 

Early Dismissal ~ 

Early Dismissal will be on Wednesday, June 6th. Students will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.

Assembly ~ 

The June assembly will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 8:30 am.  If your child is being recognized at the assembly their teacher will let you know.

Everyone is welcome to attend the assembly.

District Track Meet ~ 

Forty six students will be representing  New Humble Centre School at the District Track Meet on Friday, June 8th at Riverview Middle School in Devon.  We wish all the participants the best of luck in all of their events.

Gr. 5/6 Year End Field Trip ~ 

The Gr. 5/6 class is planning their year end kick off for Friday, June 15th with a trip into the city to do Laser Tag/Bowling in the morning and an Escape Room in the afternoon.  They will be returning to the school where they will be having supper, playing some games, and ending it off with a sleep over at the school.  

Provincial Achievement Tests ~ 

The Gr. 6 students have already written the Part A of the Language Arts Provincial Achievement Test.  The remaining tests are scheduled for:

Monday, June 18 - LA Part B (Reading Comprehension)
Tuesday, June 19 - Math Part A (Timed Facts) and Part B (Problems)  

It is important that the students get a good night's sleep the night before each test and have a nutritious breakfast each morning of the test.  There is plenty of research to support the benefits of good nutrition on school performance.

School Track Meet ~ 

Our students are gearing up for the yearly track meet which will be held on Thursday, June 21st . Lunch orders are due by Friday, June 15th.  

We will be following the same format for the track meet as last year.  In the morning the students will be divided into groups by their age where they will compete against other students of the same gender and age.  In the afternoon students will be divided into family groups to compete in a variety of activities with their family group.  

Parking is always an issue at the school as space is limited. This year we are asking that everyone park on the south side of the school.  We will only have one event happening on the south side of the school this year.  When parking, please be careful of the students that are moving to and from that event.  Thank you.

Due to the late timing of this year's track day we will not be able to schedule a rain out date. The hamburger/hot dog lunch will be served on Thursday, June 21st regardless. 

Gr. 6 Farewell ~ 

On Monday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m. we will be having our Gr. 6 Farewell.  The staff hosts this event as an opportunity to say 'Thank You' to the Gr. 6 students for all of the contributions that they have made to New Humble Centre School and to wish them all the best in their future.  

Kindergarten Graduation ~ 

The kindergarten class will be celebrating their year of learning with a Kindergarten Graduation on Tuesday, June 26th in the morning. Mrs. Mertins will provide further details to the kindergarten parents.

Celebration of Learning ~ 

On Tuesday, June 26th at 2:30 p.m. we will be having our Celebration of Learning.  Students will be recognized for their contributions made throughout the year.  If your child will be receiving an award, your child's teacher will be in touch with you.  Here is a list of the awards that will be given out.

Love of Learning - Given to one student per grade.

Citizenship - Given to one student per grade.

Pursuit of Excellence - Given to multiple students in Gr. 4-6 that received honours.  

Panther Award - Given to 1 female and 1 male student in grade six.  This is a sports award.

Academic - Given to the top academic student in Gr. 6.  This award will be handed out at the Gr. 6 Farewell.

Division Track Meet presentations will also be made at this time.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there.
This is also a great time to help your child take home all of their supplies that were used throughout the year.

Last Day of Classes ~ 

The last day of classes will be on Wednesday, June 27th. The teachers are busy planning year end field trips to celebrate the class' year of learning together. All students are encouraged to attend the field trip with their class. As this is a regular school day, if a child is not going on the field trip with their class, they are always welcome to stay back at the school.  Participating in the field trip of other classes is not an option.

K - Gr. 2 will be going to the Leduc Recreation Centre.
Gr. 3 - 6 will be going to the West Edmonton Waterpark.

Report Cards ~

Report cards will go home on Wednesday, June 27th.  If your child will not be at school that day, their report card will be mailed at to them. 


Monday, May 28, 2018

Week of May 28th - June 1

Kindergarten Open House ~

On Friday, May 25 the children that will be attending kindergarten in the fall were invited to spend part of the morning at school.  It was great to see how quickly they all settled in and how comfortable they were to participate in the activities.  We look forward to having all of them attend regularly in the fall.

District High Jump Competition ~

Seven of our students are representing NHCS at the District High Jump competition in New Sarepta.  We wish all competitors the best of luck.

University of Alberta Botanic Gardens ~

On Tuesday, May 29th the whole school will be going to the University of Alberta Botanic Gardens to participate in a variety of science based curriculum activities.  Please remember that the students should dress in layers.  Also, here is list of other things to bring:  running shoes and/or rubber boots, a change of clothing, sunscreen, bug spray, and a bagged lunch.  

Stay tuned for pictures of the event. 

 


Monday, May 14, 2018

Week of May 14th - 19th

I hope that all of our NHCS moms had a wonderful Mother's Day!  

This will be our last week of swimming.  Reports back say that everyone is doing a great job at learning and practicing new swimming skills.  The students definitely come back to the school very tired.

The Gr. 3-6 classes will go on Tuesday and the K-Gr.2 will go on Thursday.  

Scholastic Book Orders ~ 

Just a reminder that the Scholastic Book Orders are due Thursday, May 17th.

Staff Planning and Development Day ~ 

There will be no school on Friday, May 18th as it is a Staff Planning and Development Day.

Victoria Day ~

There will be no school on Monday, May 21st as it is Victoria Day.  

Enjoy the extra long weekend!

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week of May 7th - 11th

 Last week sure was full of a variety of awesome activities.  Those activities would not have been possible if not for the hard work of the teachers.  A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Hansen and Mrs. Mertins for planning the One School, One Book activities and to Mrs. Martinoff for planning the Cultural Day.  A job well done, ladies!

Here are some pictures of the activities.  



Hats On For Mental Health





Cultural Potluck

Thank you to everyone that was able to make it to the Cultural Potluck.  We had 66 guest, students and staff enjoy the many dishes that were brought to share.  It was all very delicious!  


Morning With Mothers ~

Our kindergarten children have invited their mothers to class on Thursday, May 10th.  I am sure they will enjoy participating in the activities planned for them!

Gr. 7 Orientation ~

The Gr. 6 students and their parents are invited to a Gr. 7 Orientation at Calmar Secondary School on Thursday, May 10th. The event starts with a BBQ at 5:00, followed by a school tour at 6:00 and then orientation at 6:30.  This is a great opportunity for the Gr. 6 students to learn about what they can look forward to in Gr. 7.

Grade 6 Language Arts Writing PAT ~

The grade 6 students will be writing the first of their PAT's on Friday, May 11th.  If your child is in Gr. 6 please make sure they get plenty of sleep the night before and that  they have a nutritious breakfast that morning.  

Parking Lot Woes (cont.) ~


In the last little while we have had a couple close calls with students almost getting hit by vehicles while either being  dropped off in the morning or picked up at the end of the day.  As we are all aware, the parking lot becomes very congested and it makes it difficult to see the students as they make their way to or from their vehicle. Therefore we are asking everyone that is dropping off or picking up students to please escort the child(ren) to the school sidewalk.  Thank you for helping us keep all students safe!        

Sunday, April 29, 2018

May

It is hard to believe there are only two months of school left. I always start to get a little anxious at this time of year when I start to think of all the things that still need to be done, all the curriculum still need to be covered and how little time we truly have.  Somehow or other, each year, they all seem to get finished.  Fingers crossed that it is the same this year!

In case you didn't know, you can find us on Facebook at  New Humble Centre School @ NewHumbleCentre.


Kindergarten Days

1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 15, 29, & 31

May Birthdays

Makena M -  1st                       Sam B - 12th
Madison P - 2nd                       Austin F. N - 13th
Brynn O - 4th                           Brett B - 23rd
Megan G - 7th                          Brianna L - 23rd

Mark Your Calendars

Education Week ~ 

We started off thinking we would keep Education Week simple this year since we had such a busy Celebration of the Arts Week.  Well before we knew it one activity turned into many.  Here is the schedule of activities for Education Week.  

All Week - One School - One Book ~ April 30 - May 4
The book that will be our focus for One School - One Book is The Giving Tree: Traditional Metis Stories by Leah Dorion.  Each day we will focus on one subject and do activities that incorporate aspects of the story.

Monday - Health - Discuss giving and receiving compliments.
Tuesday - Math - Patterning to create a representation of the Metis Sash.
Wednesday - Science - Helping the environment.
Thursday - Social - Working Together
Friday - Language Arts - Comparing the two books called The Giving Tree.

Monday, April 30 ~ Author, Darcy Polny, will be at the school at 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, May 2 ~ Hats On For Mental Health & Cultural Day.  The Cultural Potluck will begin at 11:45 until 12:30.  Presentation of cultural projects will go from 1:00 - 2:15

Lunches will be provided by the PTA all week with the exception of Wednesday when we will be having our Cultural Potluck.


Swimming ~ 

Swimming continues for all classes.  Please note that the times have changed for all classes.  For May, all classes will swim from 11:00 - 12:00.

Gr. 3-6 swim on Tuesdays, May 1, 8, and 15 from 11:00 - 12:00.
K - Gr. 2 swim on Thursdays, May 3, 10, and 17 from 11:00 - 12:00.


Early Dismissal ~ 

Early dismissal will be on Wednesday, May 2nd.  Students will be dismissed at 2:30.


Assembly ~ 

Our May assembly will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at 8:30 a.m.  If your child is being recognized at the assembly their teacher will notify you. 


Staff Planning & Development Day ~ 

There will be no school on Friday, May 18th as it is a Staff Planning and Development Day.  


Victoria Day ~ 

There is no school on Monday, May 21st as it is Victoria Day. 


Kindergarten Open House ~

This year, all children that will be attending kindergarten in the fall are invited to spend some time at school on Friday, May 25th.  They will have an opportunity to meet their teacher, see the classroom, and participate in some activities. It should be a great time for all of them.


Whole School Field Trip ~

The entire school will be going on a field trip on Tuesday, May 29th to the Botanical Gardens.  More information will be coming home in the near future.  You will be notified when permission forms are available on line.