Sept 14 – School Pictures
Sept 18 – Terry Fox Run / Corn Boil
Sept 28 – Grade 6 – HPV Needles
Oct 12 -Thanksgiving (no classes)
Oct 20 – Picture Retakes
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day (no classes)
Nov 20 – Parent Teacher (no classes)
Nov 27 – PD Day (no classes)
Welcome back to all of our returning students and to all of our new Kindergarten students as well.
It is hard to believe that another school year is here and we sure look forward to working with you and your children in the coming months. We love to see your children reach their full potential as the year ahead unfolds and encourage you to call at anytime, with any questions or comments that you may have. We have a few things to mention to you as the year begins:
•Forms to Sign: There are forms that have been sent home to be signed. Please return to school as soon as possible. Make sure to update the student info sheet with accurate contact info during this time of Covid.
•School Pictures: Are taking place Monday, September 14th. Retakes will be October 20th
School Counsellor: Lori Gard, our School counsellor, is pleased to assist students at Bloomfield Elementary with any matters that can help them experience a successful year. This year Mrs. Gard will be at the school on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and every second Friday. Students can be referred to Mrs. Gard by teachers, administrators, parents/guardians and at times they seek help on their own. Please contact the school if you wish to talk to Mrs. Gard.
Peanuts: Bloomfield Elementary is a peanut-free school. This includes all types of nuts. Students are not allowed to bring any food containing peanuts or any traces of nuts. If your child has peanut butter for breakfast, please make sure he/she washes his/her hands and face and brush his/her teeth afterwards. Slight traces can be dangerous or fatal.
Classes have microwaves to warm up lunches for students. However we ask that students do not bring items such as Kraft Dinner Cups, Mr. Noodles or frozen lunches that need to be cooked. We are finding that this is causing some students to spend their whole lunch time waiting to get food cooked. We are wondering if those meals could be cooked at home and then placed in a container that could just be warmed up at lunch.
Also, just a friendly reminder to please send utensils with lunches. Thanks for your help with this.
As the first week of school comes to a close, we want to thank you and tell you how well your children have done this week. We have been thoroughly impressed with their adjustment to all of the new procedures related to Covid. They have grasped these extremely well and I can tell you that they are expert mask wearers. Congratulate them on a very successful first week.
Please Note: The first bell is at 8:45 a.m. and dismissal occurs at 2:45 p.m. Children can be dropped off starting at 7:50 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. at their Cohort Door. We ask that parents do not drop off between 8:20 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. as busses will be here at that time. We ask parents that are picking up their child before school ends to pick up before 2:00 p.m. by calling Raeanne in the office or at 2:50 p.m. at their Cohort door. We ask that students are not picked up between 2:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Please send a note or phone if someone else is picking up your child.
Canteen Service: We have developed a menu based on the Public Schools Branch Nutrition Policy. The canteen service will begin on Monday, Sept 14th. If possible, please pay for the order on Monday morning of each week. Order forms are being sent home today
Monday: Chicken Crunch (Vinny’s)$3.25
Tuesday: Turkey Soup (Maple House Bakery) $3.00
Wednesday: Macaroni & Hamburger (Maple House Bakery) $3.75
Thursday: Cheese Pizza (Vinny’s) – $2.00. Please note that on the 3rd Thursday of each month it will be Garlic Fingers (Vinny’s) $2.00
Friday: Ham sub, Cheese String & Veggies (Foodland) $3.75.
White Milk 50¢, Chocolate Milk 80¢ and Yogurt 50¢ are offered every day. Ice Cream will be offered the last Friday of every month. We will inform you of any changes as the year progresses.
If your child is going to be absent and has ordered lunch that day please contact the school by 9:30 am to cancel your order. Otherwise we have to pay for that lunch. This way we can notify the teacher and have their lunch cancelled or forwarded to the next week. (if we are not notified we have to charge for that lunch since the cost is put on the school)
We are sending home information today as well on the Healthy Food School Program.
O’Leary Minor Hockey Registration:
Will be held at the O’Leary Rink Friday, September 18th from 6 pm – 9 pm There will be a bottle drive during registration in support of Ryan MacKinnon.