To all the scientists in our school: the Mad Science class that was missed on Tuesday November 17 due to the school closure will be replaced at the end of the sessions. No lesson will be lost. Put it in your calendar.
The most up to date Hand Ball schedule has been posted under Extracurricular Activities. Girls Jamboree is Wednesday Nov. 25th and Boys Jamboree is Thursday Nov. 26th. Both Jamboree’s take place at Royal Bay High School.
This is an important message to let you know that there was an error on the school calendar. Early dismissal on Thursday November 19th is at 11:48 am and not 11:15.
The purpose for early dismissal is to allow for Parent teacher interviews. If you have not yet scheduled your interview please follow the attached instructions and go to the link provided.
The online appointments will close on November 17th at 4pm. If you need to change your appointment after the 17th please contact your child’s teacher directly.
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, November 19th. Appointments need to be booked online. Please use the following link. http://johnstubbs.schoolappointments.com
Orders are due no later than November 17th. Cheques payable to SD#62. Samples for sizing will be available for your convenience in the office.
Halloween is over and now comes a small quiet time to focus on learning. It is really important during the month of November that students get outside. Please make sure your child wears rubber boots and warm, water proof coat. We want students to get as much fresh air as possible.
A reminder that there is no school in session on Wednesday November the 11.
We have a few events happening at John Stubbs for Halloween. The middle school will be having a bake sale on Wednesday, a haunted hallway on Thursday and a dance on Friday. The elementary school will be doing various events in their classes and a dress up day on Friday. Please make sure costumes do not have weapons, masks or too much blood.
Halloween candy is always a challenge for parents and children. We all know and have witnessed the impact of sugar on our own bodies as well as that of our children. Please do not send Halloween candy to school.
What to do with Halloween candy? I have heard of some parents who have their children turn in all candy for a toy or a special event with parents (like a movie). I have tried to have my children eat as much as they want for one day and then they give me the rest (I do not eat as much as I want.)
Some children (like my son) have kept Halloween candy for years. This becomes a great science experiment. Is it really food if it lasts for years?
Do not give Halloween candy to your dog. As you probably know that can be really disgusting.
In the past it has been hard for me to throw candy out. I have learned that Halloween is about the dressing up, running around in the dark and counting candy. It did not have to be about gorging on sugar (yes, it is true ,that is what I did as a child and learned how hard sugar is on the body)
If you have some brilliant ideas of how to enjoy Halloween and get rid of the candy please send me an e-mail and I will post it here before the exciting day. Please enjoy your week before Halloween and after as it is a fun time for a child and adults too!