The Spring Photo Proofs have arrived from Lifetouch and are being sent home. Families have two options to purchase pictures – online at mylifetouch.ca or return the paper order form to the school by April 30th.
Grade 7 Class today accepted a $3000 cheque for the Somerset Outdoor Classroom project from Ramona Roberts and Joy Larsen at Big Dog Convenience.
The date of March 9th for Spring Photos has been changed to April 7th.
We would like to welcome and thank the Hon. Jamie Fox, Minister of Fisheries and Communities and the MLA for Borden-Kinkora for attending our Home and School meeting this evening. Anita Conohan updated Home and School on what is currently happening at Somerset Consolidated.
- Both students and teachers continue to work well within their cohorts
- The breakfast program is set for the year because of the positive response from the community who received our donation letter in October. All donations were greatly appreciated. Students are loving the breakfast options.
- As for The Hot Lunch Program, some days are more popular than others. A lot of food gets thrown out so it is important that parents discuss food options with their child before placing their orders.
- A Christmas Concert is planned and students are working on their performances. The concert will be virtual and prerecorded.
- Leadership students are setting up school activities for Christmas. Information will be shared through our FB page and weekly update.
- Kinkora students will be making fruit kabobs for Somerset students before Christmas. – December 11th – Students will deliver at 8:15
- Dec 18 – Pyjama Day and Pancake Breakfast and Free Milk
Christmas Bazaar – Jennifer McGuire
- The Christmas Bizarre will take place December 11. The storm date is December 14.
- Students will attend in cohorts, following CPHO Guidelines (hand sanitizing, masks worn, visitors must wear masks and sign Covid form)
- Set up for the bazaar will take place the evening of Dec 10.
- Jennifer McGuire will work with Mrs. Wervers to organize what we need (children’s toys, men’s items, tissue paper and gift bags.) Students will need to bring items to school in their own bags and on the bus.
- Heather Campbell and Anita Conohan volunteered to organize the clean up crew. Jaime Fox will also join us that day.
District Advisory Council – Jeanette MacQueen School Food Project
- During Covid, delivered food to families
- Going to introduce a food literacy program
- 3 models now being used for the food project in PEI
- Registration is bi-weekly
- 7 to 10 vendors are being used across the island for the food project.
- 14000 students registered
- Challenges – ordering platform, consistency of food between vendors, what people like on the menu. – New menu to begin in January – promotional items to begin in December – Children in need were not getting access to the site. If this is happening, let them know
- Learning to navigate site for EAL families
- Schools are noticing more cost for breakfast programs
- Going through a large amount of food.
- Second Wave Covid concerns regarding sharing policies and plans with parents was discussed.
- Kindergarten Registrations: A concern that people are not getting a clear answer as to where they are to register their children
- There was also concern that the bussing website needs to be more clear for parents.
Anita read and updated everyone on the Home and School Budget.
Outdoor Classroom to begin April 1st – Patricia McKenna
- To be built of steel with a cement floor
- Classroom being made to fit 30 children
- Looking for donations or ideas for donations.
- Jamie Fox – $25000 committed to the project to match $25000 in donations.
- Andrew McCardle, Maintenance Engineer for the PSB, will decide where the classroom goes and will oversee the project.
Derik Arsenault will return as Principal of Somerset Consolidated on January 4th
An itinerant substitute is now available to the Kinkora family of schools.
What is the policy if someone in the school is tested positive for Covid.
- Anita will take direction from the school board.
Would ball hockey sticks be good for students? – Anita will speak to Katie Champion, our Phys Ed teacher about this idea.