Sunday, December 10, 2017

Week of Dec. 11th - 15th

Student of the Month ~

Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Student of the Month Award:

Noah B - ECS                         Austin Frenzel-Neufeld - Gr. 4
Makenna M -  Gr. 1                Eva Micku - Gr. 5
Tolson H - Gr. 2                    Jakob K - Gr. 5 
Brett B - Gr. 3                      Kennedy H - Gr. 6

Library Book Club Winner~

Cameka S in Gr. 5 was the lucky winner of the Library Book Club Prize.  Students gave her favorite book the most votes!

The Golden Garbage Can ~

The following students were chosen as the Golden Garbage Can Award.  

Makenna M - Gr. 1                  Austin Frenzel-Neufeld - Gr. 4
Lydia R - Gr. 1                       Colby B - Gr. 5
Tolson H - Gr. 2                     Aron M - Gr. 6
Jaimesen H - Gr. 4

These students work hard to keep their work space, classroom, and school neat and tidy.

Character Education Presentation ~

A group of Gr. 5 and 6 students presented a skit on Patience during assembly.  With Christmas coming soon, this was a timely topic.

Five Days of Christmas ~

Thank you to everyone that sent in items for the Five Days of Christmas.  All items donated were taken to the local Christmas Elves.  Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Musical Presentation ~ 

All students and staff will be attending the musical presentation, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Wednesday, December 13 @ 12:30.  The presentation will be held at the MacLab Centre in Leduc.  If you have not already done so, please fill out the permission form on line.  Thank you!

Skiing ~ 

The Gr. 3-6 students will be hitting the slopes at Rabbit Hill on Thursday, December 14.  They will be leaving the school first thing in the morning and returning around 3:00 pm.  If you have not already done so, be sure to fill out the on line permission form.  Thank you!

Christmas Sweater Day ~ 

Students and staff are encouraged to wear a Christmas sweater on Friday, December 15. If students do not have a special Christmas sweater, they can add Christmas decorations to any sweater.  

PTA All Call for Decorating ~

The Parent Association is asking for volunteers to help with stage and concert decorations on Monday, December 18 @ 8:30 a.m.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Morning Supervision ~

Just a reminder that morning supervision does not begin until 8:10.  If you are bringing your child(ren) to school in the morning, they should not be left unsupervised before 8:10.  Thank you!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December News

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  It seems that each year people start to prepare for Christmas earlier than the year before.  Many people already have their tree and lights up.  

We are no exception here at New Humble Centre.  The Christmas concert has been chosen and students are auditioning for parts.  Soon every spare moment will be used to practice lines and songs.  I really do love watching all the students work together for a common goal - another stellar New Humble Centre Christmas Concert!

Boys' Basketball ~

This past weekend, the boys' basketball team played in a round robin tournament at Thorsby Elementary.  The boys played extremely well, winning two of their three games.  These games count towards their standing for the final tournament in January.

Skating Rink ~

Thank you to Nick Martinoff, Dusty Martinoff, and Darren Mankow, owner of Extreme Water Hauling for flooding the rink.  Darren Mankow donated the use of his water truck.  

The rink is now ready to skate on.  Remember that in order for students to skate at recess they need to be able to do up their own skates. They also have to have a CSA approved helmet and mittens. They are also encouraged to wear snow pants.

December Kindergarten Days:

5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 22

(Please note that Friday, December 8 was switched to November so there is no school for the kindergarten students on that day.)

December Birthdays 

Jaimesen Huber - 31st
Jenna Koch - 31st

Mark Your Calendar

The Five Days of Christmas ~ 

December 4-8

Please help New Humble Centre School make this holiday season a little brighter for families less fortunate than ours. The items that we donate will go directly to local Christmas Elves. This is completely voluntary; you may also decide to participate in only one day or in as many as you feel comfortable! Everything helps!

We have chosen a theme for each day. You can bring in one thing each day or drop it all off at once!

Monday: Keep us Fresh Day (personal hygiene items-toothpaste, shampoo, soap, body wash, etc)Tuesday: Keep us Warm Day (blankets, toques, mittens, scarves, socks, etc)Wednesday: Treat us to a Treat Day (candy, non perishable treat food)Thursday: Make us Feel Special Day (jewelry, bubble bath, hair products, etc)Friday: Fun Day (toys, books, games, etc)

On behalf of the PTA we want to say Thank You for your generosity this Christmas!

Early Dismissal ~ 

Wednesday, December 6th will be early dismissal for staff meeting.  Students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.


Our assembly will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 a.m.  If your child will be receiving special recognition at the assembly you will be contacted by your child's teacher.

Everyone is welcome to attend the assemblies.  We hope to see you there.

Whole School Field Trip ~ 

On Wednesday, December 13th all students and staff will be attending the musical presentation, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the MacLab Centre in Leduc.  There is a cost of $10 to the students for this presentation.

We will be leaving the school at 11:45 and returning at 3:00.  Permission forms will be on Powerschool on Monday, December 4th.

Gr. 3-6 Skiing ~

The Gr. 3-6 students will be hitting the slopes at Rabbit Hill on Thursday, December 14th.  Please be sure that your child's permission form is completed.  

We do recognize that December can present financial restraints on families.  If the cost of this field trip is prohibitive for your family, please stop at the office and talk to me so that we can waive the fee.  

Book Fair ~ 

Mrs. Micku will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, December 19th to Thursday, December 22 in the library.  The Book Fair will be open during Christmas concert.  More information about the Book Fair will be coming home with your child. 

Christmas Sweater Day ~ 

Everyone is encouraged to wear a Christmas Sweater on Friday, December 15th.  If your child does not have a special Christmas sweater they could decorate any sweater with Christmas or winter paraphernalia.

Christmas Concert ~ 

This year the students will be presenting "A Pirate Christmas" on Thursday, December 21st.  We will have an afternoon performance at 1:00 pm. and an evening performance at 7:00 pm.  Doors for the evening performance will open at 6:30 pm .  All students are asked to be in their classrooms by 6:45 at the latest.  

Donations to the Food Bank will be accepted at the door.

Refreshments will be served after each performance.  A special visitor will be making an appearance at the school that evening.  

Parking is available in the north field.

Everyone is welcome to attend!  We hope to see you there.

Christmas Potluck/PJ Day ~ 

In keeping with tradition, we will be having our School Christmas Potluck/PJ Day on the last Friday before the holidays.  Students are encouraged to wear their pj's and slippers to school this day. 

Mrs. Austin will be sending home the list of what each family is asked to send in.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in sending in food for the potluck!

Christmas Vacation ~ 

Christmas Vacation will be from Saturday, December 23rd, 2016 until Sunday, January 7th, 2017 inclusive. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Week of Nov. 27th - Dec. 1st

The basketball season is officially underway.  Both the girls' and boys' teams played against East Elementary on Thursday night.  Everyone on both team played very well and worked very hard on the court.  The boys won their game 32-6.  Unfortunately the girls' team did not fare as well.

Parking ~

When picking up your child from school at the end of the day, please be sure to park in the main parking lot.  Parking at the south end of the bus lane is not always safe.  If you park there before all of the buses arrive and there is a child walking to your vehicle, the bus driver is not able to see them.  For the safety of the students, please do not park in the bus lanes.  Thank you!

Boyle Street community Centre Donations ~

Thank you to everyone that donated new or gently used items for the Boyle Street Community Centre.  We collected eight large bags and 2 big boxes of warm, winter items to donate.  

Staff Professional Planning and Development ~

There is no school on Friday, Dec. 1 as it is a Staff Planning and Development Day for teachers.  Teachers will be working towards their goals on their Professional Growth Plans.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Week of Nov. 20th - 24th

Some Snow Fun ~

The students have been having fun playing on the snow hills that were created from the plowed snow.

Basketball Game ~  

The first basketball game of the season for both the girls' and the boys' teams will be happening on Thursday, November 23 against East Elementary.  The games will be played at East Elementary School in Leduc.  Games will begin as soon as the teams arrive at East Elementary.  Best of luck to both teams! Go Panthers Go!

***If you are going to be transporting students other than your own child, you must fill out the parent driver form and provide a copy of your insurance to the office.  If both parents may be driving occasionally, then both parents need to sign the form.  Anyone  driving other students must have a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance. You do not need to fill out a form if you are only transporting your own child.***

Report Cards ~  

The first term report cards will be sent home on Friday, November 24th.  When your child brings home their report card, take some time to talk about it with them and perhaps have them set some goals for the next term.

Morning Supervision ~

This is a reminder that supervision before school in the mornings does not start until 8:10 a.m.  Any students arriving before that time are still the responsibility of the parents.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school.

Boyle Street Community Centre ~

We are still accepting donations for the Boyle Street Community Centre.  Donations to the Centre have been down this year so in trying to be more community minded we are accepting donations of new or gently used adult clothing that would be worn in the winter. 

Thank you in advance for your generous donations and thank you to Mrs. Dudiak who has volunteered to drive the donations into the Centre for us.   

Friday, November 10, 2017

Week of Nov. 13th - 17th

Remembrance Day ~  

Thank you to all of the parents that were able to make it out to our Remembrance Day Service. Also, thank you to Mr. Popowich from the Calmar Legion for representing the Legion at our service.  

The students did a wonderful job performing at the service. 

The Greeters

Wreath Carriers

 Four of our Gr. 6 students did an excellent job sharing some history of the First World War with us.

The Kindergarten & Gr. 1/2 Class
singing We Remember and
reciting Pretty Poppy 

The Gr. 3/4 Class
singing Remember Flanders Fields

The Gr. 5/6 Class sharing a
Message of Peace

The technicians

Art work provided by the students

No School ~

There is no school on Monday, November 13 as it is Mid-Term Break

Picture Retakes ~ 

Picture Retakes will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  If your child is having their picture retaken please be sure to send back the original package of pictures.

Book Orders Due ~  

The scholastic book orders are due to the library on Thursday, Nov. 16th.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Week of Nov. 6th - 10th

Halloween ~  

Thank you to all of the parents and siblings that came out for the Halloween parade.  It was great to see so many of you dressed up.  The students had a wonderful day participating in all of the Halloween activities.

The Kindergarten class

The Gr.1/2 class

The Gr. 3/4 class

The Gr. 5/6 class

The staff with our Student Services' Instructional Coach
as the Wicked Witch.

A little spider with her web!

Students had to touch unidentified objects????

Decorating cookies.

Making Crafts.

Using their science skills to make spider webs.

Participating in Halloween games.

Thank you to the PTA for providing treat bags for the students and their siblings.

Jack-O-Lanterns ~

Thank you to the families that brought their Jack-o-lanterns to school to share with all of us.  There definitely is a lot of talented people!


WE Day ~

Fifteen of our Gr. 5/6 students, along with Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. LaGrandeur and Mrs. Martinoff, spent Wed., Nov. 1st at WE Day in Calgary.  The students listened to a variety of speakers who shared their stories of how they overcame adversity.  There were also a few musical artists that the students got to listen to.  

Thank you to the PTA for providing funds to offset the busing costs and making this day possible for the students!

Early Dismissal ~

Wednesday, Nov. 8th is Early Dismissal.  Students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

School Trustee Visit ~

The new School Board Trustees and Dr. Yanitski will be visiting the school on Wed., Nov. 8th in the morning.  Every year the board visits all of the schools in the District.

School Council/PTA Meeting ~ 

The School Council and Parent Teacher Association Meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting is held in the back room (old computer room).  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

Remembrance Day ~ 

The Remembrance Day service will be held on Friday, Nov. 10th at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend the service.

Dress Up Day ~

Students are encouraged to dress up in their dress clothes - dress, suit, dress pants and shirt, etc. on Friday, Nov. 10th.  This will coincide with our Remembrance Day service.