Mr. Brooks

Back by popular demand, It's Pancake Friday!!!  A special thank you goes out to the ladies from Stantec, as well as Alan Polches Jr, for their time towards creating a positive learning environment.  The students truly enjoy this breakfast treat to start their day.

Woliwon

Mr. Brooks  

 

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that today we will be sending home the information sheet detailing our partnership with Voague Optical.  This initiative is open to all members of the community, not just CHSMES students.  Today is the first day so please feel free to contact them to schedule an appointment. 

I have attached a copy of the information sheet.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 

Thanks

Mr. B

K4 Working on their Skating skills... they're improving each week.

Starting next week, February 3 and running until June 30 2014, CHSMES will partner with Vogue Optical to work towards ensuring all of our students get an eye exam to ensure their vision is adequatley cared for.

We would encourage all parents/guardians of CHSMES students to take advantage of this initiative as it benefits CHSMES's breakfast program.  For every exam performed $10 will be donated towards CHSMES's breakfast program, in the event a student needs a pair of glassses (and you order them from Vogue Optical) an additional $20 will be donated to our breakfast program. 

In total we could be recieving $30 per child if a pair of glasses is needed.  This is a great initiative as it is beneficial for not only CHSMES but the students that will benefit from vision impairments. 

We will be sending home a brochure at the end of this week and that is what you will take with you to your scheduled appointment.  You will need to schedule an appointment for an eye exam.

If you would like to find out more please give me a call at the school and I will be glad to discuss with you.

Thanks

Mr. Brooks

 

CHSMES is pround to announce a partnership with Caribbean Flavas to provide a weekly healthy nutritious hot lunch.

The menu is:

Week 1- Friday Jan 24: Mama's Mac & Cheeswe with a slice of Garlic Bread.

Week 2 - Friday Jan 31: Grilled Cheese Sandwitch and a Chicky in a blanket (Checiken w/cheese & apple sauce wrapped & baked in phyllo pastry)

Week 3 - Friday Feb 7: Chicken Alfredo with a slice of Garlic Bread

Week 4 - Friday Feb 14: Chicken Noodle Soup with a Veggie Samosa

Week 5 - Friday Feb 21: Same as week 1

Week 6 Friday Feb 28: same as week 2

All meals cost $5 and come with a white or chocolate milk.

All order forms will be sent home on Mondays and MUST be returned by Wednesday.  Late orders WILL NOT be accepted. 

CHSMES and Caribbean Flavas has worked hard to ensure all meals are healthy and deliscious for all of our students

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me here at the school...

Thanks Mr.B

50/50 will resume this week.  Our last 50/50 fundraiser initiative raised approx $900.  We will be using these funds to bring in Little Rays Reptile Show... stay tuned for details...

Thanks for your support and good luck!

Mr. Brooks

CHSMES has been awarded the Constable Craig Bailey Memorial Award for our contribution to Crime Prevention Initiatives in Fredericton.  CHSMES has been partnering with the City Fredericton Police on intitiaves that create a positive relationship with our students and staff.

We presently have two community officers that spend Thursday mornings with students in class.  We participate with the Kids and Cops intiative in the summer and just this last christmas we participated in the Cops and Kids initiative.

Special thanks to Officer Duncan Lombard towards his dedication and committment to include CHSMES on all of the activities

 

Woliwon

Mr. Brooks

Each and every Wednesday our K4 class is outside of the school developing skills... for the next 7 weeks our class will be skating at Willie O'Ree center from 9:30 - 10:30.  We have a group of 35 students and are asking for community volunteers to help assist with skates tied, assisting on ice (with or without skates) as well as removing skates.


If you would be availbale during this time, please contact me via email, facebook or 462-9683.  Skating starts this Wednesday.

Remember it takes a community to raise a child.

Woliwon.

Mr. Brooks 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Here, as in any other school, we deal with headlice.  Our policy states that we send students home for two days, during these two days we expect that they get treated and the house (beds, blankets, clothes, toys) gets cleaned out and everything else washed.   

Throught the school year, we have had reoccuring cases of headlice.  For me personally, I have had a hard time sending students home for the two days for each offence.  This may lead to a student being absent many days due to lice.  The other issue i have a hard time with, is that it is not the students fault and in the end they are the ones that are suffering (stigmatized from the classmates, missing time, etc).


On the other hand, there are many parents who work very diligently to ensure that their childs heads are clean of lice.  I can appreciate the fact that parents want students in their child's class to also be clean of lice.  If a parent discovers lice in their child's hair and summize that is was contracted from school, then they are upset and feeling the school is the problem.  We here at CHSMES do not want to be a place were lice is spread, as we do our best to ensure that all areas are cleaned and disenfected on a daily basis.

So, I ask all of you for your feedback as the best way to deal with topic:

Do you think sending the child home for two days is adequate?  (what if they only have knits and no actaul bugs in their hair? Is that a different scenario all together?)

Is it possible to create a parent support group in the community that could help support the families get everything cleaned out. (this is tough as we wont disclose students names, so it would have to be a parent/guardian asking for help in a non-judgmental way)  Perhaps if there is a group that could give me their name(s) i will pass it on if we find students with lice.

One of the things I  hate is making the phone call to parents informing them their child has lice... Hate that part of the job!!!

Thanks and I look forward to reading responses:

Please remember to email me (allison.brooks@nb.aibn.com) or inbox me privately on facebook (as i dont want it to be a open discussion but would rather get private feedback and summarize it and give the responses as one message... sometimes messages on facebook can be misinterpreted and I dont want that to happen).

Thank again

Mr. Brooks

 

Dear Parents/Guardians

On our ongoing process to improve CHSMES, we would love to hear some feedback from you, parents and community members, regarding issues that we have identified as possible discussion topics.   

What I am requesting from all of you is a personal response to myself via email or private message via Facebook, on your suggestions and possible solutions or just your general input to the issue/concern identified. 

Some of the topics identified are:

- Head Lice policy

- Attendance Policy

- Afterschool Program

- Emergency Contact Information

- Front Door locked procedure

- More to be added...

If there are any topics that you would like to add or would like to discuss please send me a message and I will be happy to address it.

Again, if you wouldn’t mind sending me a private message via email or facebook messenger and I will compile and put together points that people have identified so that everyone will have a sense of responses.

 

Thanks and I look forward to reading your feedback.

 

Mr. Brooks

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