Best Wishes from Mrs. Skinner

As the new school year approaches I’d like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to the students and to the school community for a successful 2016-2017 school year. As the last school year drew to an end I made the decision to retire from my position as Principal of Bishop Abraham. I have spent 38 years in education in Newfoundland, the last 23 years at Bishop Abraham. As changes are coming to the school system I felt it was time for change for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at this school and want to thank  the school community for the support you have extended to the school and to the staff over the years. I am looking forward to seeing the students after school opens as I return from time to time to volunteer.

Jo-Ann Skinner

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Kindergarten Supply List for 2016-17

KINDERGARTEN SUPPLY LIST 2016-2017

  • 1 pkg. (12) pencils (HB)*
  • 2 large glue sticks*
  • 2 packages of 16 crayons (red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, black brown)*
  • 1 pair of scissors with rounded metal blades – plastic blades are not suitable for cutting in Kindergarten.
  • 2 white erasers – these are the best for erasing and are not as messy as the pink ones.*
  • No pencil boxes, please (these are difficult to store on the Kindergarten work tables)
  • 1 dry erase marker (to be used with individual white boards)
  • 1 paint/craft shirt or apron
  • 1 package of paper (either lined or unlined)
  • Recommended – 1 pair Gym sneakers to be left in the classroom. Please make sure they have non-marking soles.
  •  * It is recommended that you keep one of each of these items at home for completing homework.  Also, it’s a good idea to have a pair of scissors at home too!

PLEASE PUT NAMES ON BELONGINGS

It is recommended that children leave a pair of sneakers at school for Gym.

*PLEASE MAKE SURE SNEAKERS DON=T HAVE BLACK SOLES WHICH LEAVE MARKS.

Notices:  School Opening in September for Kindergarten:  On Wednesday, September 7th children are to come to school for 8:55 a.m.  If you know of new students who are not registered here, please inform them that they should come to school at 10:30 a.m. on September 7th.

Student Supervision: the School Board legal advisors have informed us that we are not to permit students into the building until supervision begins.  At Bishop Abraham, supervision begins at 8:40 a.m.  Effective the first school day in September, students who arrive prior to that time will not be permitted into the building regardless of weather.  If your child currently is dropped at school early, please make alternate arrangements prior to school opening.

 

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Class Supply Lists 2016 – 17

 

BISHOP ABRAHAM ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM SUPPLIES 2016/2017

 

Grade 1

4 exercise books (32 pages)

1 pkg. pencils (HB)

2 pkg. crayons (16 per pack)

1 pkg. markers (12 per pack)

2 large glue sticks

2 white erasers

1 – 1” black, hard covered binder

1 scissors (metal with rounded tops)

1 old shirt or smack for painting

Gym clothes/sneakers*

Please do not put names on pencils, exercise books, or duo-tang folders.

 

Grade 2

8 exercise books (32 pages)

1 pkg. (12) pencils HB

2 pkg. (24) crayons – no markers or leads

2 large glue sticks

1 bottle of white glue

2 white erasers

1 – 1” black, hard covered binder

8 duo-tang folders (2 each: yellow, blue) (1 each: red, green, orange, black)

1 pair scissors (metal with rounded tops)

1 pencil case/box

Gym clothes/sneakers*

Please do not put names on pencils, exercise books, or duo-tang folders.

 

Grade 3

8 exercise books (32 pages)

4 duo-tang folders  (1each:  blue, green, orange, yellow)

1 pkg. (12) pencils HB

1 pkg. (24) crayons

1 pkg. coloured leads

2 large glue sticks

2 white erasers

1 – 1” black, hard covered binder

1 pkg. loose leaf (200 sheets)

1 pair scissors (metal with rounded tops)

1 pencil sharpener

1 pencil case/box

1 ruler (30 cm.)

Gym clothes/sneakers*

 

 

Grade 4

12 exercise books (32 pages)

1 pkg. loose leaf (200 sheets)

1 pkg. (12) pencils (HB)

1 pkg. coloured leads

1 pkg. (24) crayons

2 large glue sticks

2 white erasers

1 – 1” black, hard covered binder

12 duo-tang folders

1 pair scissors (metal with rounded tops)

1 ruler (30 cm.)

1 pencil case/box

1 pencil sharpener

2 coil books, 200 pages, 6”x9″ small one (homework & journal)

1 old shirt for painting

Gym clothes/sneakers*

 

Grade 5

1 pkg. (12) pencils (HB #2)

12 duo-tang folders (2 each: blue, orange, purple, green, yellow, red)

6 exercise books  (32 pages)

2 pkg. (200-300 sheets) loose leaf paper (to be handed in)

2 coil books, 200 pages, approx. 6″x9″(homework/journal)

1 pkg. coloured leads (no markers) – 1 at school, 1 at home

1 pkg. crayons

2 white erasers

1 – 1” black, hard covered binder

1 pair scissors (metal with rounded tops)

2 large glue sticks

1 pencil sharpener

1 pencil case/box

1 ruler (30 cm.) wooden

1 old shirt for painting

(Gr. 5 students use loose leaf instead of exercise books)

Gym clothes/sneakers*

 

Grade 6

12 duo-tang folders (for subjects & projects)

2 pkg. loose leaf paper 200-300 sheets (to be handed in)

4 exercise books (32 pages)

1 pkg. pencils (HB)

1 pkg. coloured leads

2 white erasers

2 large glue sticks

1 ruler (centimetres) – please put name on it

1 pencil case

1 pencil sharpener

1 pair scissors (metal with rounded tops)

1 coil book, 200 pages, 6’x9″ small one (homework & journal)

Protractor (whole set not needed, just protractor)

Gym clothes/sneakers*

PLEASE PUT NAMES ON BELONGINGS

It is recommended that children leave a pair of sneakers at school for Gym.

*PLEASE MAKE SURE SNEAKERS DON=T HAVE BLACK SOLES WHICH LEAVE MARKS.

Notices:

<    School Opening in September – on Wednesday, September 7th children are to come to school for 8:55 a.m.  If you know of new students who are not registered here, please inform them that they should come to school at 10:30 a.m. on September 7thKindergarten parents have been informed when their children start school.

<    Student Supervision: the School Board legal advisors have informed us that we are not to permit students into the building until supervision begins.  At Bishop Abraham, supervision begins at 8:40 a.m.  Effective the first school day in September, students who arrive prior to that time will not be permitted into the building regardless of weather.  If your child currently is dropped at school early, please make alternate arrangements prior to school opening.

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER!

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June 23 Assembly

Our final day assembly begins at 9:30 on Thursday June 23 with the presentation of athletic awards to elementary students. This is followed by presentation of Social Justice awards. At approximately 10:15 primary students will enter the gym for the Student of the Month awards. The assembly will conclude with musical selections by the Grade 5/6 Choir. Lunch will be with all students together at 11:30-12:, dismissal is at 12:30. As always parents are welcome to attend the assembly.

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Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation, June 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm for parents who will have students attending Brother Rice next year. Please click on the link above to to read the invitation.

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Grade 6 Parents Meeting

We have just been advised by Brother Rice administration that the Parent Orientation planned for 6: p.m. today, Monday June 13, has been rescheduled to 6: p.m. on Monday June 20, 2016.

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KinderStart Program Evaluation

PARENT/CAREGIVER Survey for KinderStart program evaluation:
http://fluidsurveys.com/s/KS-caregiver-2016/
The survey will take just a few minutes to complete and will provide the Division with valuable information about the program (and phase II pilot) for planning and enhancements for 2016-17 school year. The survey is now open and is to be completed on or before Friday, June 24, 2016.

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